Archive - Obituary
July 11th, 2014
David E. Hamel
PAWTUCKET - David E. Hamel, 65, passed away on July 10th. He was a son of the late Ernest and Thelma (Freebairn) Hamel.
He had been employed by Colfax Industries for 30 years as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union 251. He was a member of the Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues preservation society, a former member of the SOS Big Band. David was also the Chaplin of the Howard Roger Legion Post, 25 and played local Jazz sessions' as Dave "Bebop" Hamel. He served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972 aboard the submarine "USS Bluefish"
PAWTUCKET - Gladys Conlon, 73 of Pawtucket passed away on July 8,2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Conlon for 52 years. She is survived by her 10 children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Avenue Lincoln, R.I. on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. for complete obituary www.thekeefefurneralhome.com
Katherine Anne Foley
CUMBERLAND - Katherine Anne Foley (11/08/1990 - 07/09/2014)
Katie, only 23 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She leaves behind two sons, Jayden Chace and Ashton Cole, her brothers, John andKris, her mom, Jenn, her dad, Jack, her grandmother, Heather, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. She was predeceased by Grampy
Olden, and Grammy & Grampy Foley.
Rowland E. Hill
PAWTUCKET - Rowland E. Hill, 89 passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.
He was the father of Cindy Roberge and her husband William with whom he resided. He was also the brother of Violet E. Hill of Central Falls.
Committal prayers will be held on Monday July 14, 2014 in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2 PM in the Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Fellowship Fund of the Memorial Baptist Church.
Bruce S. Camire
ATTLEBORO - Bruce S. Camire, 68, of Attleboro, passed away on July 10, 2014 at home with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Joubert) Camire .
Bruce was born in Attleboro, the son of the late Gerald and Anna Claire (Arsenault) Camire.
Before his illness, Bruce was a self employed auto body mechanic, he loved to restore cars, was an avid NASCAR fan, most of all he was a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family.
HELEN MICHALENKA (Mroz)
PAWTUCKET - Helen Michalenka, 97, passed away Tuesday July 8, 2014 at Pawtucket Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Talia Michalenka. They were married for 72 years.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Walenty and Mary (Pietrasz) Mroz. She lived in Pawtucket, Narragansett and Lincoln.
Before retiring in 1979 she was employed as a Textile Worker in the Blackstone Valley Area.
PAWTUCKET - Nancy Bourne, 87, of Myrtle Street, entered into eternal life on Monday at the Home & Hospice Center in Providence after an illness. She was the wife of the late Joao Botelho. Nancy was born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Anthony and Umblina (Nunes) Rodrigues. She had lived in New York and moved to Rhode Island in 1973. She was a seamstress for Dansco of Attleboro before retiring.
Marie L. (Hubenette) Rastelli
CENTRAL FALLS - Marie L. (Hubenette) Rastelli, 68, of Washington Street died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at home.
Born in Detroit, MI, a daughter of the late Robert Hubenette and the late Claire (Nainteau) Ritchie, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Central Falls 14 years ago.
Mrs. Rastelli was an elderly health care worker before retiring.
She is survived by one son, Michael C. Rastelli and his wife, Mary-Ann of North Attleboro, MA; and two grandsons, Alexander Rastelli of Pawtucket and Devin Rastelli of Charlestown.
John J. Finan III
CUMBERLAND - John J. Finan III, Esq. "Jake" of Wakefield died on July 9, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Finan was born in Arlington, Virginia, the son of John J. Finan Jr. Esq and Anita M. (Genst) Finan of Cumberland.
Jake was a graduate of Providence College and Suffolk University Law School. He was a founding partner in the law firm of Finan and Grourke in 1990.
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita S. Goudreau, 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. Miss Goudreau was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Arthur and Stella (Daudelin) Goudreau. She was a cloth inspector for more than 25 years at the Berkshire Hathaway Company retiring in 1986.
She leaves no immediate survivors. She leaves her dear friends and caregivers Charlene and Ed Stachurski of Lincoln.
Cyrilla A. (Dailey) Conti
Aurette G. (Duphily) Stumm
Antoinette (Malky) Norman
PAWTUCKET - Catherine Lachut (Kacharo) of Garden Street, Pawtucket died at home on July 3, 2014. She was the wife of the late Michael Lachut.
Mrs. Lachut is survived by her sons; Robert Lachut and Steven Lachut.
There will be a service for Catherine on Friday, July 11, at 10:30 am in the Notre Dame Cemetery Chapel, Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket. Her burial will follow. For online condolences please visit
Sister Pauline Fournier
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Sister Pauline Fournier (Sr. Pauline Dolores), SUSC of Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, died Monday, July 8, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Central Falls, RI January 15, 1925, daughter of the late John and Marie Rose (Chauvin) Fournier. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her niece, Theresa
Galletly and grandnieces survive her. She was predeceased by her sisters, Sr. Therese Jeanne, SUSC and Anita and her brother Hector Fournier.
CUMBERLAND -Thomas C. Cox, 68, of Ronald Avenue, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Quinn) Cox, and they had been married for the past 47 years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Donald and Jennie (DelMatio) Cox. He resided in Cumberland for the past 40 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mr. Cox was the owner and operator of TOCO Express Inc. of Milford for the past 15 years retiring due to illness. He was previously was the owner of Star Wine Liquors of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Harry A. Miller, 71, of West Forest Avenue died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Bethany Home, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Thomson) Miller.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Harry F. and Catherine (McDade) Miller, he had lived in Pawtucket for the past 50 years.
Mr. Miller was a project manager and estimator for Donatelli Construction Company for 10 years before retiring in 1991. He previously worked for Diebold Safe Company, Mosler Safe Company, and Citizens Bank.
PAWTUCKET - Antonio Carvalho, 89 of Pawtucket died Thursday at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane Rochette. Born in
Pawtucket he was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Serra) Carvalho. He was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement he was a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years.
Antonio is survived by his son Kevin and his wife Pat of Warwick; his granddaughters, Karisa and her fiancÃ© John of Warwick and Kaitlin of
His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE
PAWTUCKET - Raymond Vincent, 91, of Mt. Vernon Blvd, Pawtucket passed away on July 5th at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center. He was the loving husband of Anna (Totoro) Vincent. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Dona and Marie (Allard) Vincent.
Before starting his career working for the Teknor Apex Corporation, Mr. Vincent served his country in the U.S. Navy during the WWII. Raymond loved to travel and was a member of the Royal Travelers as well as a lifelong member of The American Legion.