Archive - Obituary
June 10th, 2014
Mildred Axon Willett
LANCASTER, KY - Mildred Axon Willett, 94, passed away Friday June 6, 2014. She was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island November 7, 1919, she was the fourth and youngest child of Joseph and Ada Ashworth Axon, and grew up in Valley Falls, Rhode Island.
Eva G. Annis
CENTRAL FALLS - Eva G. Annis (Drolet) 115 Washington St., Central Falls, RI, died unexpectedly June 7, 2014 at the age of 76. She was born in Pawtucket, RI and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Drolet.
Eva is survived by her daughter, Linda M. Fruzzetti and her husband Anthony of Middleboro, MA, her three grandchildren, Angela, Jessica and Felicia; her two great grandchildren, Morgan and Catelin, her dear friend Terry of 48 years and nieces and nephews.
George N. DeWolfe
EAST PROVIDENCE - George N. DeWolfe, 84, of Rumford, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joan C. (Howe) DeWolfe for 62 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Robert and Harriet (Mason) DeWolfe.
Howard Campbell Newsome
MELBOURNE, FL - Howard Campbell Newsome, 84 years old, passed away on May 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Florida, where he had lived since 2007, after moving from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Frederick Newsome and Elizabeth Campbell.
Alberto S. Resendes
CUMBERLAND - Alberto S. Resendes, 62 of Broad Street passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lucia M. (Sousa) Resendes.
Born in Ponta Delgada, Feteiras do Sul S. Miguel Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel Costa and Luisa (Farias) Resendes. He has resided in Cumberland for the past 30 years, previously residing in Portugal.
Mr. Resendes was a machine operator for the Carol Cable, Lincoln for 20 years until his retirement.
Member of the Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente, Pawtucket.
Lillian D. Mantha
PAWTUCKET - Lillian D. (Ledoux) Mantha, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Melina E. (Denoyelle) Ledoux. Lillian was an inspector at Royal Electric, Pawtucket and Woonsocket for many years until retiring.
She leaves her son, Richard W. Mantha with whom she resided; a brother, Edgar G. Ledoux of North Smithfield and a nephew, Brian Ledoux of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Arthur L. Ledoux.
CRYSTAL RIVER, FL - Marylouise Martin, 95, formerly of Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, joined her husband, sisters, mother and father in heaven on January 3, 2014. She was a resident at the Crystal River Nursing Home. She was the wife of Frederick Martin Jr. to whom she was married on February 5, 1944. Born in Providence on Sept. 15, 1919, she was the daughter of Robert Cronin and Angela (Golden) Cronin.
Frances M. Fruzenski
CUMBERLAND - Frances M. (Gallo) Fruzenski, 88, of Bear Hill Road died Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Karl Fruzenski.
Born in Worcester, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Butera) Gallo, she had lived in Central Falls before moving to Cumberland in 1971.
Mrs. Fruzenski was a jewelry worker at A.T. Cross Company, Lincoln before retiring.
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice Cruz, 94, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 one day before her 95th birthday at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Cesar Cruz, Sr. She was born in Danielson, CT, the daughter of the late Amedie and Josephine (Chaput) Pelletier; she lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Beatrice was a housekeeper for St. Jude's Church for many years.
Pawtucket â€“ Lillian G. (Dupras) Neumann, 94, passed peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George Otto Neumann. Born in No. Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Felix J. and Edith G. (Goyette) Dupras. Lillian was a member of St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church; itâ€™s seniors group and the foundress of â€śStitch and Ripâ€ť Knitting Club. She leaves a daughter, Cheryl L. Brooks and her husband, Russell R. of Warwick; two grandsons, Ryan R. and Kyle N. Brooks; nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Anna M. Hebert, Alice Estrella and Ernest â€śBudâ€ť Dupras.
CUMBERLAND - Francisco DaSilva, 91, of Cumberland passed away Sunday. He was the husband of the late Maria Emilia (Machado) NDaSilva.
Born in Cedros, Faial, Acores, Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel and Rosa DaSilva. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
Mr. DaSilva was employed at American Insulated Wire Co. for many years until his retirement.
PAWTUCKET: Germaine Patenaude Kotlarski, 98, passed on June 2nd. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Patenaude and Joseph Kotlarski.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Firman and Merilda (Beaudoin) Boudreau.
She had been employed by various textile Mills in the Pawtucket area before retiring.
Germaine was a former member of the Notre Dame Womenâ€™s Club, the Royal Travelers.
PAWTUCKET - Silvia L. (Vecoli) Tupaj, 67, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Daniel G. Tupaj, Sr. for 47 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Silvio and Esther (Lafond) Vecoli. Silvia worked in the school lunch program at Cunningham School, Pawtucket, for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards on Friday evenings with her friends. Above all, Silvia enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and three beautiful great-grandchildren.
CENTRAL FALLS - Zofia Wilinkiewicz, 91, passed away Saturday May 31, 2014 at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw Wilinkiewicz.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late Jozef and Kamila (Lipinski) Dardzinski. She lived in Central Falls for 56 years.
Before retiring Zofia was employed as an Injection Molder for Hasbro working in the Central Falls plant. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Society of St. Joseph's Church.
Paul S. Barry
LINCOLN - Paul S. Barry, 62, formerly of Lincoln, died May 26, 2014 in Western Australia. He was the husband of Alice Liang and the son of the late Ambrose G. Barry MD and Blanche I. Barry, RN. He was born on May 1, 1952 in Providence, and grew up with his family in Lincoln. He was the owner of Creative Office Systems before continuing his career as a Software Analyst in various areas in Australia and Africa. He also had the opportunity to teach at the University level in China. In addition, he was an active member of Mesa.
SMITHFIELD - Gwendolyn Barber of Putnam Pike, Smithfield passed away on May 22, 2014.
Miss Barber was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Peter and Francelina Aidu (Viera) Barber.
She is survived by several cousins.
Linda J. Hicks
CUMBERLAND - Linda J. (Williams) Hicks, 65, of Dexter Street died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Harry Hicks
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Larue and Cora L. (Shelton) Williams.
Mrs. Hicks was a textile worker and had worked for Sanford-White in Pawtucket and Health-Tex in Cumberland. She later worked as a bus monitor for the Cumberland School Department before retiring.
Ana F. DePina
CENTRAL FALLS - Ana F. DePina, 83, passed on May 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of the late Napoleao and Elzira DePina.
NAPLES, FL - Carden, Colleen Diane, 53, beloved daughter of William S. and Elaine J. (Drolet) Carden, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Seekonk, Massachusetts passed away on May 19. Born in Pawtucket she was the granddaughter of the late William G. and Jeanne G. (Barre) Carden and Ulrick and Rolande (Lambert) Drolet.