Archive - Obituary
November 20th, 2013
Dorothy G. Lessa
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy G. Lessa, passed into eternal life on Saturday after an illness. She was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Shirley A. (Freman) Lessa-Jackson and the late Albert N. Lessa.
Dottie had lived most of her life in Pawtucket and had been employed in the jewelry industry for many years before illness forced her retirement.
Ina A. Vendituoli
PAWTUCKET - Ina A. Vendituoli, 86, passed on November 16, 2013 with her loving family beside her. She was the wife of the late Frank Vendituoli, and the daughter of the late Eskel and Signe (Strom) Frick.
Arlene B. Smith
CENTRAL FALLS - Arlene B. Smith, 73, died Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Grandview Manor, Cumberland. A lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley, she was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Margaret (Dalton) Smith.
Arlene was employed by Shove Insurance Company for many years and also worked at Ann and Hope, Cumberland. She was a member of the Leon Mathieu Center, Pawtucket; she was an avid reader.
She leaves a cousin, Ann Bordeau of Uncasville, CT.
Mary A. McCaughey
PROVIDENCE - Mary A. (Gaudet) McCaughey died on November 18 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. A life long resident of Pawtucket, she was predeceased by her husband Bernard J., her daughter Adele and her siblings, Dr. Albert Gaudet, Walter Gaudet, Eleanor Lucey, Frances Galvin, Dr. Eugene Gaudet, and Grace Robinson.
PAWTUCKET - Davinia Monteiro, 62, passed November 17th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Amancio Rodrigues. She was born in Brava, Cabo Verde, a daughter of the late Antonio Tavares DePina and Carlota Monteiro. She worked for Conrad-Jarvis manufacturing for 27 years.
Kathleen V. Fonseca
CENTRAL FALLS - Kathleen V. Fonseca, 67, passed November 18th with her family by her side. She was the wife of Amadeu F. Fonseca; they have been married for 49 years.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Rose E. (Barry) Shottek.
She had been employed as an LPN for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Anthony J. Fonseca and David J. Fonseca, a daughter, Kristen M. Baker, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Kathleen was the oldest of seven siblings. She was the mother of the late John J. Fonseca.
Chief Chester W. Segers
INVERNESS, FL - Chief Chester W. Segers, U.S. Navy (Ret), 86, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis M. (Walsh) Segers. Born in Blount County, Alabama, a son of the late Clayton and Cotha Mae (McDonald) Segers, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to Florida in 1992.
Sarah E. Pendlebury
PAWTUCKET - Sarah E. (Ward) Pendlebury, 96, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Major General William B. Pendlebury, U.S. Army (Ret). Born in New Bedford, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth M. (Heatley) Ward. Sarah resided in Pawtucket most of her life before moving to Rumford in 1996 and then to Bristol in 2001. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and served as Choir Mother.
Jeannine M. Hoffer
PAWTUCKET - Jeannine M. Hoffer, 84, passed on November 15, 2013. She was the wife of the late Gera B. Hoffer.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Marie Rose (Bessette) Leberge.
Jeannine is survived by two daughters, Joan E. Ferrara of East Greenwich, RI, and Jean Standring of Pawtucket, a son, Gary Hoffer of Pawtucket, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a great great grandson.
William P. Drape
PAWTUCKET - William P. Drape, 69 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Friday at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane (Tanguay) Drape and they had been married for 43 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Louise (Poulin) Domenici and the late William H. Drape.
Prior to his retirement in 2007, Bill was a self-employed investment salesman for many years.
Evelyn F. Humphreys
MADISON, CT - Evelyn F. Humphreys age 86, widow of Joseph H. Humphreys, passed away on Monday with her beloved family by her side.
Evelyn was born on May 27, 1927, daughter of Arthur and Mary Bacon.
She was raised in Pawtucket R.I and graduated from Pawtucket High School.
Besides raising her three children, Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper for the Board of Education, Town of Madison and later on went on to receive a degree in computer programming from Middlesex Community College.
She was a member of St. Margaret's Church.
Arlene R. Fuller
WARWICK - Arlene R. (Scullin) Fuller, 68, of Harrison Avenue died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved companion of Charles C. Moss.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Maybelle L. (Holt) Scullin, she had lived in Woonsocket for 14 years before moving to Warwick 24 years ago.
Mrs. Fuller was a LSM Operator for the United States Postal Service in Providence for 24 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket.
Mary A. LaPlante
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mary A. LaPlante (Harkness), 59, longtime resident of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10th at The Village at Waterman Lake, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Robert J. A. LaPlante, who predeceased her in 1984. Mary was the daughter, and best friend of Teresa J. Harkness and the late Normand L. Harkness, Sr. of Lincoln. She was an RN for the City of Cranston Family Planning and WIC Program for many years before her affliction caused an early retirement.
Beatrice L. Weiss
LINCOLN - Beatrice L. Weiss, of Lincoln, died Monday at Landmark Medical Ctr. She was the wife of the late Marcel J. Weiss. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Rene P. and Florence (Laporte) Tougas.
She was a graduate of the former Notre Dame High School. She lived in Attleboro, MA and worked for many years at Texas Instrument before moving to Woonsocket where she made her home for 45 years. She was a retiree of AT Cross Mfg. Co. of Lincoln.
Annette Y. Dussault
CUMBERLAND - Annette Y. Dussault, 89 of One Mendon Road, passed away Tuesday in Riverview Healthcare Center, Coventry. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Dussault.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Eserest & Ida Vincellette. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
Kent C. Smith
PAWTUCKET - Kent "Kenny" C. Smith, 53, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 10, 2013, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Woods) Smith and the son of Alice Shirley (Jamieson) Smith of Lincoln and the late Justin Francis Smith.
Kenny resided in Lincoln before moving to Pawtucket twenty-seven years ago. He was employed as a form roller at Umicore, Attleboro and had previously been employed by EMS, Attleboro.
Lily Belle St. Onge
PAWTUCKET - Lily Belle St. Onge, 16 days old, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Lily was born in Providence on October 22, 2013, the beloved daughter of Christopher E. St. Onge, Jr. and Danielle R. (Greene) St. Onge of Pawtucket.
Thomas P. O'Brien
NARRAGANSETT - Thomas P. O'Brien passed away on October 29, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the beloved son of Norman F. and Jane M. O'Brien. Tom was a graduate of William M. Davies High School.
Besides his parents, Tom is survived by his brothers William O'Brien of Boston, Michael O'Brien of South Kingstown, Joseph O'Brien of Rehoboth and 1 niece and 5 nephews.
CUMBERLAND - Bertrand Thibault, "Bert" 83, passed at home on November 7th. He was the husband of the late Louisette Thibault.
Born in Coleraine, Canada, He was a son of the late George and Merilda (Jean) Thibault.
Bert had been employed as a Master Plumber and Pipe Fitter for over 50 years and was the former Plumbing Inspector for the City of Central Falls and a member of Local 51.
PAWTUCKET - Antonio LaRotonda "Anthony" 84 passed November 7th. He was the companion of Janet Carpenter. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Oscar and Lena (Nassi) LaRotonda.
Besides his companion he is survived by six children, Rose Marie Kadiuraus, Anthony LaRotonda Jr, Michael LaRotonda, Gail Tipple, Greg LaRotonda and Brandi Mangual, two sisters, Margaret McElroy, and Norma Ricci, a brother George Vose, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Antonio was the brother of the late Amelia LaRotonda.