Archive - Obituary
Gilbert G. Taylor, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Gilbert "Buddy" G. Taylor, Jr., 71, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was the husband of the late Rita M. (Venturini) Taylor. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gilbert G., Sr. and Bertha E. (Kinch) Taylor. Buddy was a millwright at Microfibres, Inc. for many years until retiring in 2004.
Vivian A. Almeida
PAWTUCKET - Vivian A. Almeida, 65, of Lonsdale Avenue, Pawtucket died on December 26, 2013.
Vivian was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Lucien and Hilda (Cote) Gravel. She was a self employed bookkeeper for many years. Vivian enjoyed her time at Sand Castles in Misquamicut.
Vivian is survived by her sister Crystal (Gravel) Kosowski and her husband Robert of Pawtucket. She also leaves her niece Victoria Kosowski of Pawtucket, her god daughter Brenda DelPivo of North Providence and several other loving family members.
David D. Fregeolle
COVENTRY - David D. Fregeolle, 65, of Arnold Road, Coventry, RI, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the husband of Susan A. (O'Neill) Fregeolle. They were married for forty-one years. He was the son of the late Leo and Isabelle (Roberts) Fregeolle.
David was a laborer for RI Resource and Recovery of Johnston, RI for eight years. He previously worked for Valley Gas Company of Cumberland, RI. He greatly loved his family, his animals and enjoyed working outdoors.
Lawrence E. O'Brien
HARRISVILLE - O'Brien, Lawrence E., 67, of Harrisville and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, a son of the late James and Cecile (LaPlante) O'Brien, and brother of the late Roger O'Brien.
Larry leaves his loving wife, Kathleen, his sisters, Jocelyn and Claudia O'Brien of Pawtucket, brothers Byron O'Brien of Pawtucket and Gary O'Brien of Niantic Connecticut.
Raymond A. Noury
PASCOAG - Raymond A. Noury, 90, of Pascoag, formerly of Woonsocket, died Friday at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was the husband of Therese (Deshaie) Noury and the late Francoise E. (Daigle) Noury.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie-Jeanne (Noury) Noury. He was raised in Central Falls and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Central Falls.
Elizabeth A. Mancini Larence
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth A. Mancini Larence, of Pawtucket died on Friday, December 20, 2013.
She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Larence. She was also the wife of the late Emelio Mancini.
Mrs. Larence was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lula) Boday. She worked at the former Fram Corporation for over ten years.
Paul R. Hardy
PAWTUCKET - Paul R. Hardy, 50, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of Ronald J. and Loretta A. (Bousquet) Hardy of Pawtucket. Paul served in the United States Marine Corps and was a graduate of Rhode Island College. He was beginning studies in Medicine of Psychology at Brown University.
Besides his loving parents, Paul leaves three siblings, Richard R. Hardy of Cumberland, Michael P. Hardy of Rumford and Susan M. Lizotte of Burrillville; four nieces and a nephew.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D., a former Captain in the United States Air Force and most recently a Regional Medical Officer in Psychiatry with the State Department in Ghana, died December 12, 2013.
A celebration of his Life will take place January 11, 2014 at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, Greenfield, MA and again on January 26, 2014 in Laguna Beach, CA. Information is available at https://facebook.com/groups/1377967199109194 or
Lorraine E. Houle
MILLVILLE - MA - Lorraine E. (Charon) Houle, 85, of Millville passed away Wed. Dec. 18, 2013, with her family by her side, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. She was the wife of the late Gaston R. "Gus" Houle who died in 1998.
A longtime resident of Millville, Mrs. Houle had been employed in the cafeteria at the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School for 22 years.
CUMBERLAND - Viola (Ashetzie) Edwards, 94, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at her daughter's residence in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Paul Edwards.
Born in Republic, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Ashetzie. She resided in Cumberland for over 45 years.
Mrs. Edwards was employed as a Box Manufacturer for the International Packing Company for many years.
PAWTUCKET - Veronica Conlon, 88 a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, died December 19 after a long battle with dementia. She was the daughter of the late Anna (Griffin) Conlon and Peter Conlon. She was preceded by her brothers Thomas Conlon, Edward Conlon and Joseph Conlon. Veronica was born January 13, 1925 and spent much of her childhood between Pawtucket and Riverside RI. She worked for the state of Rhode Island for 35 years before retiring. She was an avid golfer, loved to travel and loved to learn even more.
ATTLEBORO - Miss Amaral died Wednesday peacefully at home. She was 91 years old, born in Attleboro, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Diamantino A. Amaral and Amelia (Araujo) Amaral and had lived in Pawtucket for 70 years. She was a member of St Anthony's Church Pawtucket, RI.
Sonia A. Rodriguez
CENTRAL FALLS - Sonia A. Rodriguez, entered into eternal life at home on Wednesday, surrounded by her family. Sonia was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Rafael Rodriguez and Petra Paradiso, she has lived in the Blackstone Valley since 1990. Sonia had been employed at CCL of Cumberland for 6 years and previously at Texas Instruments.
She leaves a son Dennis Alduen of Central Falls and many close friends. She was the sister of the late Aurea Buzo Rodriguez.
Louis Lanni Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Louis "Brother" Lanni Jr., 75, of Appleton Ave., died Dec. 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice. He was the husband of Maryann (Sienko) Lanni.
Born Aug. 13, 1938, in Providence, he was a son the late Louis Lanni Sr. and Anna Sousa Lanni.
In addition to his wife of 48 years, he leaves his son David Louis Lanni. He was also the brother of the late Jeanette Dutra.
His services were private.
Steven C. Blakey
PAWTUCKET - Steven C. Blakey, 59, passed away peacefully on Dec. 18, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Adelina M. Faria
PAWTUCKET - Adelina M. (Medeiros) Faria, 59, passed away Monday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in St. Miguel, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Rosa (Melo) Medeiros. She moved to this country in 1971, settling in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Faria was employed as a Jeweler for the Monet Inc. of Pawtucket for over 20 years, but most recently was employed by Accutech Inc. of Foxboro for the past four years.
Maurice L. Lamontagne
CENTRAL FALLS - Maurice L. Lamontagne "SAM" 85, passed away Wednesday December 18, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dolores G. (Lussier) Lamontagne.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Elgea and Fortunate (Houle) Lamontagne. He was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring he was a self employed Electrical Contractor for many years.
Sam was a WWII Army Tech 4. He was a Past Director of the Dexter Credit Union and a member of of the Electrical League of Rhode Island.
Cecille Plante Atkins
PAWTUCKET - Cecille E. (Arnold) Plante Atkins, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Leo Plante and Henry L. Atkins. Born in Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Valeda (Carrier) Arnold, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. Cecille was a volunteer at area food banks and enjoyed baking and sewing.
Richard T. Ribeiro
CUMBERLAND - Richard T. Ribeiro, 65, unexpectedly passed away Monday. Husaband of Lorraine (Lafond) Ribeiro, father of Carleen Correia, Christeen Duffy and Cathleen Landry.
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