Archive - Obituary
May 27th, 2014
Arthur J. Fontaine Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Arthur J. Fontaine Jr. 78, entered into eternal life, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of the late Elizabeth R. (Gelinas) Fontaine. Mr. Fontaine was born in Providence, a son of the late Arthur J. Fontaine Sr. and Rita R. (Rudduck) Fontaine. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket. He was a Merchant Marine for more than 30 years.
He leaves a daughter, Christine Elliott and her husband Thomas, with whom he resided. He also leaves 3 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Jeannie Hall.
Albert A. Jackson, Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Albert A. Jackson, Jr., 81, of Mendon Road died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Bayberry Commons, Burrillville. He was the husband of the late Lois F. (Rainey) Jackson.
Born in Pawtucket a son of the late Albert A. and Florence (McCullough) Jackson, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Cumberland in 1996.
Charles R. Leland, Jr.
SEEKONK - Charles R. Leland, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Ellen A. (Petzold) Leland. Born in Randolph, VT, he was a son of the late Charles R. Leland, Sr. and Janet (Maxfield) Larkin.
Catherine F. Russell
LINCOLN - Catherine F. Russell of Lincoln passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Robert Russell.
Mrs. Russell was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late John and Mary (King) Ford.
Mrs. Ford is survived by her daughters; Kathleen R. Russell of Lincoln and Beth-Ann Trudeau of Lincoln. She is also survived by her sister Joan Furoli and her husband James of Providence and her grandchildren, Michael R. and David R. Trudeau.
Lawrence J. Godek
LINCOLN - Lawrence J. "Larry" Godek, 92, of Williams Street, died Saturday, May 24, at home. He was the beloved husband of sixty-five years of the late Josephine (Zaborski) Godek.
Born in Plymouth, PA, a son of the late Frank and Teophila (Mazurkiewicz) Godek, he grew up in Taunton, Mass., and later built his home in Lincoln, where he and his wife lived for more than sixty years.
Mr. Godek was a World War II Army veteran, earning a Bronze Star, and numerous medals, while serving in the European Theatre.
John D. Sullivan Jr
PAWTUCKET - John D. Sullivan Jr, 61, passed on May 16, 2014.
He was the son of the late John D. Sullivan Sr. and Elmaira (Berard) Sullivan.
John was raised on Hendricks St, in Central Falls and joined the Navy during the Vietnam War, serving on a mine sweeper. After serving his country he worked for the Plainfield Dog Track. He has resided at the Bristol Veterans Home after suffering from a stroke 12 years ago.
Lugarde F. Baris
PAWTUCKET - Lugarde F. (Auclair) Baris, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Rene G. Baris. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alphonsine (Verville) Auclair. Lugarde was a lifelong communicant of St. Cecilia Church and a longtime volunteer at LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro.
Philip M. Bishop
WARWICK - Philip M. Bishop, 70, of Warwick passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at Kent County Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Central Falls, RI. He was the husband of Shirley A. (DuFault) Bishop.
Mr. Bishop worked for Narragansett Wire for over ~20 years before moving into the Social Services field and later retiring. Phil enjoyed spending time with his family. Taking pictures of his family was one of his favorite hobbies. Some of his other passions were reading the Bible, sports, cars and computers.
Barbara Ann Courtemanche
GREENVILLE - Barbara Ann (Potrais) Courtemanche of Greenville, RI and formally of Pawtucket passed away Monday, May 19th, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Louis R. Potrais and Anna B. (Swindells) Portrais. She was also married to Richard W. Courtemanche for 27 years.
She leaves behind her son, Richard W. Courtemanche Jr., and his wife Kimberly. Her daughter, Mary Ellen Courtemanche. Her four grandchildren, Kara, McKayla, Brandon , Nicole and her three great grandchildren.
Mary Czech ( Piegza )
PAWTUCKET - Mary Czech, 93, passed away Wednesday May 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Max A. Czech.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie ( Hul ) Piegza. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Mary was a self employed Seamstress for 45 years.
Maria C. Delgado
PAWTUCKET - Maria C. Delgado, 94 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at Evergreen Nursing Home East Providence. She was the wife of the late Joaquim L. Delgado. Born in Santa Maria, Azores a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Almeida) Correia Mrs Delgado had been a Rhode Island Resident over 50 Years. She had been a communicant of St. Anthony Church Pawtucket.
She is survived by Three sons, Mario Delgado and Eduardo both of Pawtucket and Joseph Delgado of Warren, R.I, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
John "Scottie" Allan
PAWTUCKET - John "Scottie" Allan, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis C. (Dickens) Allan for fifty-six years. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, a son of the late James and Elizabeth (McGarril) Allan, he resided in Pawtucket since 1959.
John was employed by the Rich Paper Box Company, Providence for many years until retiring in 2001. He was an avid New England sports fan; enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the DIP Club for many years.
M. Louise Langlois
CUMBERLAND - M. Louise Langlois, 98 formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah (McCaffrey) Langlois. She was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Miss Langlois was a school teacher in the Cumberland School District for 44 years.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Seniors and a participant at the Hamilton House, Providence.
Leo T. Poirier
SMITHFIELD - Leo T. Poirier, 89, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2014 with family by his side. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Theodore and Yvonne (Forcier) Poirier. Leo was a United States Army veteran of both World War II and Korea. He worked as a cost estimator at the former Collyer Insulated Wire Co., Lincoln for many years until retiring in 1988. Leo was a member of the DIP Club; LeFoyer and the American Legion. He was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and dear friends.
Robert V. Gordon
PAWTUCKET - Robert V. Gordon, 58, a truck driver, passed away April 20, 2014. Born in Palmer, MA, he was a son of Lucy M. (Beaulieu) Frechette and the late Vernon Gordon. Bob resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
Besides his mother, he leaves four siblings, Linda S. Gordon-Noel, Rene L. Gordon, Roland H. Gordon and Nancy D. Sutton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mary V. Garzoli
PAWTUCKET - Mary V. Garzoli, 99 of Pawtucket passed away after a short illness on may 18, 2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond P. Garzoli Sr.
A longtime resident of the city of Pawtucket she was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Wincenty and Michelina (Niechwiedowicz) Zukowski.
Mrs. Garzoli was a longtime member of St. Teresa's Church, active with the Mothers Club and the Senior Citizens. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed her many trips with the senior citizen's that she helped organize.
PAWTUCKET - Cecelia Alves, 75, passed on May 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late Luis R. Bolduc.
She had been employed by Royal Electric for many years.
Cecelia is survived by a daughter, Marie Johnson and her husband James, grandchildren Johnathan and Joshua Johnson, all of Pawtucket, a sister, Dorothy Degan and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alice Beland, Delinda, Dolphin, Albert, Joseph and Peter Alves.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit
CUMBERLAND - Adele Walach 96, of 1 Mendon Road passed away Friday May 16, 2014 at the Grandview Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John M. Walach.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Agata (Gorlowska) Orzechowski. She lived in Cumberland for the past 63 years.
Before retiring in 1982 Adele was employed by the Ann & Hope Store of Cumberland for 12 years. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.
Antonio C. Bucci
CUMBERLAND: Antonio C. Bucci, âTonyâ 91, passed peacefully on May 18th. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Lambert) Bucci.
Born in Berkley Village, Cumberland, he was a son of the late Antonio and Louise Marie
Rita M. Guilbeault
PAWTUCKET - Rita M. Guilbeault of Pine Street Pawtucket died on May 16, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry Guilbeault.
Mrs. Guilbeault was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Felix and Marion (Bertrand) Galimberti.
She was the mother of the late Gary Guilbeault.