Archive - Obituary
August 27th, 2013
Idalina S. Alves
PROVIDENCE - Idalina "Nonnie" S. (Soares Avellar) Alves, 45 died Friday in Providence.
Calling hours Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Friday 9:00 a.m. LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket, 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
Leonard J. Nadeau
CENTRAL FALLS - Leonard J. Nadeau, "Lenny" 93, passed on August 25th. He was the husband of Madeleine (Bergeron) Nadeau. They have been married for 63 years.
He was the son of the late Hylas J. and Emiliana (Doherty) Nadeau.
He was a self-employed Audio Video Communications specialist.
Lenny was an Army-Air Corp Veteran of WWII serving as a communications officer and pilot stationed in North Africa, Egypt, Jerusalem and France. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Civil Defense and the Q B's.
Mary V. Quinn
LINCOLN - Mary V. Quinn, 93, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Quinn. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Anna (Connolly) DeGuilio.
Mrs. Quinn had been employed as a clerk in the Handbag Dept. of Apex Stores and later as a textile lab worker for Premier Thread Co. until her retirement in 1985. She was a communicant of St. Jude Church and a member of its Friendly Visitor Program and Women of Spirit. She was also a Girl Scout leader for many years.
Kenneth P. Vary
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Kenneth P. Vary, 60, of North Attleboro, MA died suddenly on August 20, 2013 in Attleboro, MA
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Paul E. and Dorice Vary.
Step-son of Yvette Vary of Johnston. Step-brother of Alan and his wife Diane Vary of Florida. Uncle of David and his wife, Lori Vary of Florida. Devoted friend and loving companion of James S. Warren.
Elizabeth H. Crowe
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth H. Crowe, 86, passed away Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the widow of Russell Crowe.
Born in North Scituate, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Eva (St. Onge) Crowley. She moved to and settled in Cumberland in 1939.
PAWTUCKET - Gertrude Bechard, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was the wife of the late Joseph Bechard. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Louisina (Desaillier) Lamarre.
Getrude is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Foehr, and her granddaughter, Lisa Foehr. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Her funeral will be private. For online condolences,
Arrangements by the Prata Funeral Home.
Armand O. Janelle
PAWTUCKET - Armand "Chipo" O. Janelle, 92, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice L. (Tetreault) Janelle. Born in the Hebronville section of Attleboro, a son of the late Domino and Felicite (Brousseau) Janelle, he resided in Pawtucket since 1947.
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, SOPHIE "SALLY" DZIJA, (nee KANACZET), 95; beloved wife of the late Theodore Dzija, devoted mother of Sandra Dzija and her husband Andrew Miller of Baltimore, and Alan Dzija and his wife Marcia Dzija of New York City; loving grandmother of Amy (Timothy) Driscoll, Emily (Matthew) Flowers, Andrew (Genevieve) Dzija, Ben Miller and Ezra Miller; cherished great-grandmother of Madeleine Driscoll, Timothy Driscoll, Grace Flowers, Melody Flowers, Eliott Dzija, and Charles Dzija. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
William A. Cheek
PAWTUCKET - William A. Cheek, "Bill" 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 23rd. He was the husband of Lillian (Donato) Cheek. They had been married for 53 years.
Bill was an oil truck driver for many years and then worked for Peterson Puritan before retiring. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Maryann Bray, Deborah Britt and Brenda Veverios, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Sandra E. Caraman Azadim
PAWTUCKET - Sandra E. Caraman Azadim, 68, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was the wife of Lachen Azadim. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Pauline (Richard) Griffin.
She is survived by three children, Lana Mulrath, David Caraman, and his wife Lisa, and Daniel Azadim, four grandchildren, Ben Amanda, and Rebecca Mulrath, and David Caraman Jr., three sisters, Nancy O'Neill and her husband J. Edward, Celia Kemp and her husband John, and Susan Rayball, and one brother, Edward Griffin.
Merilda L. Roy
PAWTUCKET - Merilda L. (Baron) Roy, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Robert H. Roy for fifty-five years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adalbert and Annette (Tanguay) Baron. Merilda had been employed by the Paramount Card Company.
Henry T. Fugere
PAWTUCKET - Henry T. Fugere, 89, passed on August 22nd. He was the husband of Yvonne A. (Perron) Fugere. They had been married for 65 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Philias T. and Beatrice H. (Picard) Fugere.
He had been employed at RI Hospital for over 20 years retiring in 1988. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a former post commander of Amvets Post 33, American Legion Post 45 and former president of the Pawtucket Veterans Council. Henry enjoyed working on model airplanes.
Agnes S. Piasecki
PAWTUCKET - Agnes S. Piasecki, 91, passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Piasecki.
Born in Worcester, MA she was a daughter of the late Kostanty and Agnes ( Drapala ) Grala. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Mrs. Piasecki leaves her loving family, one daughter Claudia J. Zajchowski and her husband John of Florida and James Piasecki and his wife Patricia of Lincoln, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one sister Genevieve Kay of Pawtucket, nieces and nephews.
Frederick T. Borek
PAWTUCKET - Frederick T. Borek, 87, formerly of Carter Avenue passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Walter and Bertha A. (Gontaski) Borek.
Before retiring Fred was employed as a Industrial and Commercial Building Appraisal Engineer for Factory Mutual Inc. of Norwood, MA.
He was a WWII Navy Veteran serving as a Seaman First Class.
Mr. Borek leaves several cousins.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Marcotte, Violet, 84, of North Providence, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was the wife of Charles Marcotte. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Samia (Kishfy) Raheb.
Violet was a secretary for the Pawtucket School Department for 13 years, retiring in 1986.
Eric J. Fournier
ATTLEBORO - Eric J. Fournier, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine T. (Marot) Fournier for 24 years, and the late Louise (Delude) Fournier. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Raoul and Laura (Riendeau) Fournier.
John E. Small Sr.
FLORIDA - John E. Small Sr., of Florida and formerly of Pawtucket died on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was the husband of the late live (Lavalle) Small.
Mr. Small was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late James Small and Anna (Gannon) Small. He was a WWII Veteran of the United States Air Force.
PAWTUCKET - Theodore Klepadlo, 84, passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at East Gate Nursing Center in East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Genevieve J. (Padykula) Klepadlo.
Born in Providence he was a son of the late Antoni and Stanislava (Kremski) Klepadlo. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring he was employed as an Engineer for the City of Pawtucket Water Department. He was an avid woodworker.
He leaves one brother Leonard Klepadlo of North Providence and several nieces and nephews.
Doreen G. Marshall
PAWTUCKET - Doreen G. (Brule) Marshall, 56, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2013 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Paul A. Marshall for 40 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy Y. (Patten) Shaw and the late James McCabe.
Doreen was a homemaker and enjoyed attending her pulmonary rehabilitation sessions, and meeting the many friends she had made over the years. Above all, Doreen was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family and her late canine companion Winnie.
Joseph N. Tente
PAWTUCKET - Joseph N. Tente, 81 passed away Wednesday August 14, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket on Dec 21, 1931, he was the son of the late Antonio & Aurora (Bento) Tente. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 yrs, Joan (Angiolillo) Tente. He was the father of the late Robert Tente, & brother to the late Alice & Arnold Tente.