Archive - Obituary
August 14th, 2014
CENTRAL FALLS - Benvinda Fontes, "Vinda" 59, passed away on August 12th. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was the beloved wife of the late Francisco A. Fontes and the daughter of the late John Correia and Domingas Rocha.
As a loving and caring mother, she is survived by a son, Manuel Fontes, a daughter, Michell Fontes and a grandson, Jose Gabriel Fontes, all of Central Falls. She is also survived by her siblings Idilia Cosme. John Correia Jr, Estella Barbosa, Autilia Dylan and Lydia Nelson along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.
Bode Andrew Taylor
SEAVILLE. NJ - Bode Andrew Taylor age 4 of Seaville, NJ was called to Heaven on June 24, 2014 after a swimming accident. He was the son of Christine Czaja of Seaville, NJ and Jason Taylor of Absecon, NJ formally of Pawtucket, RI.
PAWTUCKET - Florence (Allen) McKinnon, 93, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Allan McKinnon for 60 years prior to his death in 2003. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Fannie (Hill) Allen.
Florence was a 1938 graduate of Central Falls High School, and was employed as a bookkeeper at the Carol Cable Company, Pawtucket for many years until retiring in 1990.
Barbara E. Campbell
PAWTUCKET - Barbara E. (Ventresca-Major) Campbell, 74, Born in Augusta, Maine on 11-16-39 to the Eva 'Pearl' (Morin) Ventresca and George Ventresca Sr. (both now deceased) and had a wonderful relationship with her stepfather, James E. Major of Lincoln, RI.
Barbara moved from Maine to Lincoln, RI in her early teen years. She enjoyed Saturday night roller skating, winter ice skating, spinning records...especially Elvis Presley, country music and summer beach days with her daughters. Barbara worked at Coats Field department store and School House Candy in Pawtucket, RI.
Mary A. Cardozo
CUMBERLAND - Mary A. Cardozo, 92 of One Mendon Road, passed away Tuesday in the Grandview Nursing Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Ezekiel Cardozo.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Isabel (Sanchez) Machado.
She lived most of her life in Cumberland.
She was employed by the A.T. Cross Company, Lincoln, retiring in 1984.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Mary was a member of the Cumberland Lions Club.
Theodore J. Durand
CENTRAL FALLS - Theodore J. "Ted" Durand entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 10, 2014 after a four year illness. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Degnan) Durand. They had been married 48 years.
Ted was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Brown) Durand. He was a Forman at Eastern Color and Chemical Company for over 48 years.
LINCOLN - Anna Labrie, 86, passed on August 6th. She was the wife of the late Ernest E. Labrie.
Anna was the daughter of the late John and Emelia (Kulak) Klimuszka.
She is survived by a sister, Laura Bankas of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles and Stanley Klimuszka.
CUMBERLAND - Adeline Piepszny, 93, passed away Tuesday August 5, 2014 at her residence in Port Orange, FL. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew J. Piepszny. They were married for 43 years.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Franciszek and Paulina (Chuckla) Pasciak. She lived in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was a graduate of Central Falls High School. Before retiring Adeline was employed as a Bookkeeper for Guyan Mills, Bonney Blouse Co. and North Central Airways.
Alexis R. Coulombe
PAWTUCKET - Alexis R. Coulombe, 13, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Mark Coulombe, and Tara Erskine. Alexis was going into the 8th grade at Goff Junior High. She loved to sing and dance.
Gerald "Jerry" Carroll
PAWTUCKET - Gerald "Jerry" C. Carroll, 76, of Pawtucket and a summer resident of Pittsburg, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Maryann N. (Banas) Carroll for fifty-four years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Nicholas E., Sr. and Grace Mary (Cameron) Carroll.
Edward W. Mowry
NORTON, MA - Edward W. Mowry, age 63, of Norton, formerly of Cumberland, RI passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Maryjane E. (Franco) Mowry and father of Rebecca L. Mowry.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 11th at 10:00 A.M. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (Off Route 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton. Burial with military honors will follow at the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 10th from 4:00-7:00 P.M.
Joseph J. Dewey
EAST PROVIDENCE - Joseph J. Dewey, 81, of Rumford, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Habib and Adell (Ganem) Dewey. Joseph was a printer for the Sun Chronicle and the Pawtucket Times for many years, and he was a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Branch of Damascus. He dedicated his life with his time and compassion for his family and friends.
John V. DeGoes
RUMFORD - John V. DeGoes, 77, of Rumford, RI passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne L. (Kurowski) DeGoes.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John and Mary L. (Nobrega) DeGoes. He resided in Rumford for the past 25 years, previously residing in Pawtucket. John served in the RI Air National Guard for 7 years and for the Air Force during the Berlin crisis from 1962-63.
PAWTUCKET - Eulalia Fontaine, "Lolly", 90, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leo Fontaine. Born in Wallingford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Alberto and Maria Rosa (Albuquerque) Ferreira.
She is survived by two daughters, Denise Fontaine, and Deborah Asermely, a brother, Edward Ferreira, and three granddaughters, Nichole, Christine, and Andrea Asermely.
Roland P. Genereux
GLOCESTER - Roland P. Genereux, 91, passed away peacefully at home. He was the devoted husband of Therese B. (Saucier) Genereux for 67 years. Roland was born in Canada, the son of the late Emile and Albertine (Coutu) Genereux; he was a longtime resident of Pawtucket before moving to Glocester.
Roland was a Teamster Truck Driver, Local 251 for 40 years before retiring in 1980. He was also a co-owner with his wife of the T House Hair of Fashion in Pawtucket for 50 years.
LINCOLN - Alina Goncalves, 92, passed on August 5th. She was the wife of the late Alzino Vaz
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde Island, a daughter of the late Pedro Goncalves and a daughter, Eugenia Alves.
She is survived by 6 sons, Alberto Vaz, Domingos Vaz, Bendavid Vaz, Olavo Vaz, Pedro Vaz, and Carlos Vaz, a daughter, Isabel Vaz, 31 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren a sister, Lidia Goncalves.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Lawn Ave, Pawtucket
Claudia C. Corrigan
PAWTUCKET - Corrigan, Claudia Chaves, of Dania FL and formerly of Pawtucket, died July 31, 2014 at Memorial Regional Hospital South. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Manuel H. Chaves of Texas and the late Patricia (Oliva) Chaves.
Claudia was Vice President of a nonprofit organization A Child is Missing.
In addition to her father; she is survived by her brother Philip M. Chaves of Texas, an aunt, uncle and cousins.
Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr., 78, July 30, 2014. Husband of Bertha (Davy) Bourgault. Father of Ronald Bourgault, Jr., Thomas Bourgault, Charlotte Waldeck and Nancy Hertl. Step-father of Debra Durant, Robert Gilbert, David Gilbert and the late Nancy Grace and Michael Walters. Brother of Edward Bourgault, Jr., Nancy Wunschel and his late twin, Robert Bourgault. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mary A. Burda
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Mary A. Burda, 90, passed away Sunday August 3, 2014 on her birthday, at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, Maine where she had been a resident since October 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Burda.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Annie (Pryziemski) Ladisz. She lived most of her life in North Attleboro, MA before moving to Maine in 2005.
Before retiring in 1986 Mary was an office clerk for Univis Frame Co., of North Attleboro, for 10 years and Arbeka Webbing, of Pawtucket, RI for 9 years.