Archive - Obituary
January 6th, 2014
CUMBERLAND- Michalina Maczuga, 88, passed away Sunday January 5, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Walter S. Maczuga.
Born in Poland a daughter of the late Stanislaw and Karolina (Krawczyk) Koziol. She lived in Cumberland for the past 52 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was a Weaver for the former Sydney Blumenthal Textile Co. and also was a Bookkeeper for Walterâ€™s Concrete Form Co. of Cumberland.
She was a member and past Mother Of The Year of the former Pulaski Polish Home of Pawtucket.
Charles W. Brod, Jr.
CUMBERLAND- Charles W. Brod, Jr., 95, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30th. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Stanton) Brod, whom he married April 18, 1948.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Olive (Robarge) Brod.
CUMBERLAND- Elizabeth "Liz" Teixeira, 91 passed away peacefully Friday at the Avon Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Alvaro Teixeira.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Beatriz Queija.
EAST PROVIDENCE- Norman "Uncle Norman" Bisson, 85, of Rumford, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Theberge) Fuller-Bisson and the late Virginia C. (Hamilton) Bisson.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Cleophas and Yvonne (Legare) Bisson, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to Rumford in 1956.
Myrtle A. Bachini
PAWTUCKET- Myrtle A. (Bowen) Bachini, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Benedict "Ben" J. Bachini.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Gertrude M. (Chase) Bowen, she moved to Riverside in 1949 and then returned to Pawtucket in 1957.
CUMBERLAND- Mary (Gomes) Volpe, 85, of Mendon Road, died Wednesday, January 1, at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of Edward Volpe. Mr. & Mrs. Volpe were married for sixty-six years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Jose and Amelia (Correira) Chita-Gomes, she had lived in Pawtucket for many years, before moving to Cumberland six years ago.
Cecile Eva Masse
ENFIELD, CT- Cecile Eva Masse, 82, of Enfield, widow of Arthur D. Masse (1977), entered into eternal peace Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014 at Evergreen Health Care in Stafford.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Bouffard) LaCourse,
Lisa E. Forestal
MAPLEVILLE- Lisa E. (Boucher) Forestal, 52, of Cooper Hill Rd., died January 1, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of T.R. Forestal whom she married November 5, 1983.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Honorable Edward O. Boucher Esq.
Mrs. Forestal worked over thirty years as a hairdresser for The Hairpin, Woonsocket. Lisa was a devoted animal lover and owner and was a member of the ASPCA and the Humane Association.
PAWTUCKET- Debra DaSilva, entered into eternal life on Thursday December 27, 2013 after an illness.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Charles Newton and Janice (Plante) Wagner and lived most of her life in the city.
Debra had been employed in the food service industry for many years and had been the linen manager at Kent Hospital for Angelica Linen Service for 6 years before retiring due to illness. She also had been a home health aid to several private clients.
Eileen P. Cadden
PAWTUCKET- Cadden, Eileen P., 91, of Maplecrest Drive, Pawtucket died on January 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the loving wife of James J. Cadden.
Eileen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth (Ford) Shannon.
She worked as a clerk for many years at the Health-Tex Corporation. Eileen was also a member of the Ireland 32 Society and the RI Cellidne Club.
Norman E. Fowler
GREENVILLE - Norman E. Fowler, born March 19, 1925, died on December 15, 2013 at Cortland Place in Greenville. He was the son of the late Ernest and Maryellen (Weavil) Fowler. He was also predeceased by his wife Marion (Miliken) Fowler.
Norman worked in the textile industry until he retired over 30 years ago.
His only survivors are cousins, Jean McGregor, Paul O'Toole and Sally Boisclair.
A Memorial Service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on January 8, 2014 at 11:30 am at Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln.
PAWTUCKET- Michael Gomes, 42, of Pawtucket died December 17, 2013.
He was born in Pawtucket.
He was the son of Donald F. Gomes and the late Claire E. (Muncey) Gomes.
He was employed by RI Hospital as a unit assistant for 15 years.
Besides his father, he is survived by his son Derrin Michael Quinn; his siblings, Nancy McKenna, William Gomes, Donna White St. Germain and Michele Gomes; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Donald Gomes Jr.
December 31st, 2013
Yole M. Fairman
PAWTUCKET - Fairman, Yole M. "Nonnie" 94, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Fairman, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Olga (Bottai) Marini.
She worked as a lace inspector at the former Seekonk Lace Company for 40 years before retiring.
Loretta I. Valentine
SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA - Loretta Irene (O'Brien) Valentine, 95, of Scottsboro, Alabama and formerly of Ridgewood Road, Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Valentine, Sr. Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Loretta F. (McKenna) O'Brien, she resided in Pawtucket for sixty-one years before moving to Scottsboro five years ago.
Madeline M. McConnon
PAWTUCKET - Madeline M. McConnon, of Pawtucket, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Valley Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Lena B. (Tracy) Callahan. She was the wife of the late Michael F. McConnon.
Madeline leaves her son-in-law, Donald LeBlanc, grandsons Brendan and J. Bradford LeBlanc all of Pawtucket. She is predeceased by her daughter, Eileen (McConnon) LeBlanc, brother John J. Callahan.
Devin J. Abbott
PAWTUCKET - Devin J. Abbott, "DJ", 15, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 27, 2013. He was a beloved son of Jennifer L. (LaDuke) Abbott and Joseph H. Abbott of Pawtucket.
Devin was a student at Tolman High School and had attended Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln. He attended Park Place Congregational Church where he was active in the fellowship. He was a member of the Tolman Swim Team and enjoyed skateboarding; making people laugh; visiting nursing homes and the elderly.
Dorothy M. Bascombe
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy M. (Vose) Bascombe, 92, of Old West Wrentham Road died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Willard E. Bascombe.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
She was employed by Tanury Brothers Jewelry Manufacturers of Lincoln for many years before retiring in 1965.
CENTRAL FALLS - Frank Lukaszewski, 84, passed away Friday December 27, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Hazel M. (LaCroix) Lukaszewski.
Born in Central Falls Frank was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Drzymalska) Lukaszewski. He was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Frank was employed as a Baker for the former National Bakery of Central Falls for many years.
Gail A. Rondeau
PAWTUCKET - Gail "Gee Are" A. Rondeau, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Elizabeth F. (Thibodeau) Rondeau. "Gee Are" served in the United States Air Force and then worked at Pawtucket City Hall in the Zoning Department for 44 years until retiring three years ago. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved cat, Mama. "Gee Are" loved animals and gave generously of herself to local animal shelters, particularly the Attleboro Animal Shelter.