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July 7th, 2014

Maria Leonor Lopes

July 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET - Maria Leonor Lopes, 87, passed on July 6th with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Miguel Lopes.
Maria is survived by two sons, Danglares Lopes of Central Falls and Carlos Lopes of Canada, four daughters, Olga Gaudencio of Somerset, MA, Isaura Andrade of North Providence, Dilia Mello of Pawtucket and Regina Araujo of Cumberland, two brothers, Ernesto Caetano and Luis Santo Cristo, two sisters, Dilia Botelho and Liliana Rogue, all of Portugal, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Valdemar Lopes.

Charlotte M. Ferland

July 7, 2014

Charlotte M. (Bowker) Ferland, RN, 88, of Hanover Avenue, Pawtucket passed away peacefully at home on July 4th, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice J. “Chief” Ferland. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Fallon) Bowker.

Charlotte graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1946, before working at both Memorial Hospital and Brown University for many years until her retirement. Charlotte’s greatest joys in her life were her family and her faith.

Robert E. Daigle

July 7, 2014

Robert E. Daigle, 71, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Bernard and Cecile (Rivard) Daigle. Robert was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a big NASCAR fan and was often called NASCAR Bob.

Virigina M. Szuluk

July 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Virginia M. Szuluk, 95, formerly of Primrose Street passed away Thursday June 26, 2014 at the Legend Oaks Health Care Center in Katy, TX. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Szuluk.
Born in Boston, MA she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn (Dempsey) Conway.
Before retiring Mrs. Szuluk was employed as a Copy Writer for a Catalog Co.

Leonard J.H. Nadeau

July 7, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS - Leonard J. H. Nadeau, “Lenny”, 52, passed on July 2. He was the son of the late Leonard J. Nadeau and Madeleine C. (Bergeron) Nadeau. He is survived by his six sisters, Nancy O’Malley, Peggy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Connie Whalen, Julie Heineke, and Marie Johnson. He also is survived by 13 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.

July 1st

Israel Galio

July 1, 2014

Israel Galio

PAWTUCKET - Israel Galio, 28, formerly of Pawtucket, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Pasadena, California on June 23.
Born in Pawtucket son of Marta Galio and Israel Sanchez. He moved to the west coast four and half years ago.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his partner Marc Cox of Pasadena, 2 sisters, Margarita Sanchez of Pawtucket and Stephanie Galio of Central Falls; 2 brothers, Rogelio Sanchez of Central Falls and Ivander Galio of Pawtucket.

June 30th

James E. Schoepfer

June 30, 2014

James E. Schoepfer

EAST PROVIDENCE - James E. Schoepfer, 83, of Rumford, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Audrey (Howard) Schoepfer for fifty-five years. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Otto O. and Helen L. (Mitchell) Schoepfer, he resided in Pawtucket until moving to Rumford in 2008.

Carol A. Ellis

June 30, 2014

Carol A. Ellis

CUMBERLAND - Carol A. (Quilitzsch) Ellis, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Ellis, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mintel) Quilitzsch.
Carol worked as a credit and collections manager at Hasbro for many years and was the secretary of the Bear Hill Village Tenants Association. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club and enjoyed knitting; crocheting; crafts and needle point.

Elizabeth A. Sweetland

June 30, 2014

Elizabeth A. Sweetland

GRANBY, CT. - Elizabeth A. Sweetland, 93, of Granby, CT beloved wife for 44 years of the late Raymond J. Sweetland, passed away on Sunday, (June 29, 2014) in Simsbury, CT. Born in Seekonk, MA on September 30, 1920, daughter of the late David T. and Frances (Fitt) Valentine, she was raised in Pawtucket and had lived in Cheshire, CT for 41 years before moving to Granby, CT to be closer to her family eight years ago.

Mary Rosa Johnson

June 30, 2014

Mary Rosa Johnson

CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Rosa Johnson, 98, died Friday, June 27, 2014 peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Armand J. Johnson for 55 years prior to his death in 1990. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosa (Senecal) LaVigne.
Mary worked in many local dressmaking shops as a meticulous hand-presser. She was a former member of the Central Falls Community Center, the Senior Club of Notre Dame Church and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local #429.

June 27th

Gary S. Butler

June 27, 2014

Gary S. Butler

PAWTUCKET - Gary S. Butler, 59, of Division Street, Pawtucket, entered into eternal life early Thursday morning. He was the beloved husband of the late Shelly D. (Card) Butler. He was born in Providence a son of Joan D. (Sossville) Butler-Lawrence-Napolillo of Cumberland and the late Kenneth Butler.
Gary was the office manager at Warren Tire Co. of Pawtucket for more than 30 years. He also was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Constellation and was a motorcycle enthusiast.

Donald H. Trahan

June 27, 2014

Donald H. Trahan

Joseph A. Kotlarski

June 27, 2014

Joseph A. Kotlarski

PAWTUCKET - Joseph A. Kotlarski. 67, passed away Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield were he resided for the past 18 months. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph S. and Mary A. (Avizynis) Kotlarski and the stepson of the late Germaine (Boudreau - Patenaude) Kotlarski. Prior to living in North Smithfield Joseph lived in Cumberland and Pawtucket.
Before retiring he was employed at New To You and the former Building 19 of Pawtucket. He was a member of the Blackstone Valley Chapter of RIARC.

June 26th

Arthur J. Letourneau

June 26, 2014

Arthur J. Letourneau

CENTRAL FALLS - Arthur J. Letourneau, 89, of Sylvian St., passed away Thursday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Chang (Hui) Letourneau.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Leo and Adouilda (Hebert) Letourneau.
Mr. Latourneau was a U. S. Air Force veteran having served in WW II, the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam. After his extensive military career he began his employment with the General Services Administration in Denver, CO retiring in 1970.

June 24th

Theresa A. Nacci

June 24, 2014

Theresa A. Nacci

PAWTUCKET - Theresa A. (Cherry) Nacci, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was the former wife of Edward A. Nacci of Providence. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Sarah J. (McNulty) Cherry. Theresa was a waitress at Asquino's Restaurant, East Providence for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling; playing cards; going to the casino; dancing and sing-a-longs.

Carol A. Carr

June 24, 2014

Carol A. Carr

PAWTUCKET - Carol A. Carr 60, of Pawtucket passed away on June 23, 2014.
Carol was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Fay) Carr.
She graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelors Degree in Education and earned her MBA from Bryant University. Carol was a longtime employee at CVS as Manager of Inbound Transportation in the Logistics Department of the CVS Store Support Center.

Paul T. Brasileiro

June 24, 2014

Paul T. Brasileiro

CUMBERLAND - Paul T. Brasileiro, 54 of Broad Street, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Maria S. (Goncalves) Brasileiro.
Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Antonio G. and Ana E. (Tibeiro) Brasileiro. He resided in Cumberland since 1971 previously residing in Portugal.
He was a machine operator at the Stern, Leach, Gardner Co., Attleboro, MA for many years.
He was a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland for many years.

Ann M. Molak

June 24, 2014

Ann M. Molak

PAWTUCKET - Ann M. Molak, 83, died June 23, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Edward R. Molak to whom she was married for 60 years. Ann was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Benedict Massey and Lillian (Garner) Maenza and lived most of her life in the Blackstone Valley.
Ann was a teacher in the Pawtucket School Department for 30 years retiring several years ago. She was a member of the Pawtucket Teacher's Alliance the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and the National Home and Gardening Club.

Helen T. Spaniak

June 24, 2014

Helen T. Spaniak

PAWTUCKET - Helen Teresa Spaniak (aka Szczepaniak) died on Friday, June 6 in Pawtucket.
She enjoyed talking with and helping family and friends and anyone who needed assistance. Music was a special passion of hers, playing the piano and singing. She loved all animals and had several French Poodles and cats and befriended many urban creatures in her neighborhood. She was also blessed with fine artistic and design skills.

June 23rd

Janet E. Poisson

June 23, 2014

Janet E. Poisson

PAWTUCKET - Janet E. (Pierce) Poisson, 78, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Elizabeth B. (Dolan) Pierce.
She leaves three sons, Norman D., Kenneth G. and Alan J. Poisson; a daughter, Darlene M. Poisson; a sister, Virginia Frenier; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Robert S. Poisson.

 

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