Archive - Obituary
July 16th, 2012
CUMBERLAND - Sadie V. (Pora) Dzialo, 93, of Mendon Rd. passed away Sunday in the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Stanley F. Dzialo.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Kedzierski) Pora. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the Cumberland Senior Center.
PAWTUCKET - James H. Holden, 92, Pawtucket, died surrounded by family on July 15, 2012. Husband of the late Lucille (Whiteside) Holden to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in Providence, son of the late John and Jenny (Maher) Holden. He lived in Harmony and Harrisville before moving to Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Arruda, John W., 60, of Armington Street died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Donna M. (Proctor) Arruda.
Born in North Attleboro, a son of the late Arthur F. and Marilyn E. (Brown) Arruda, he had been a Cranston resident for the past 15 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Mr. Arruda was a driver for the Royal Cab Company for the past 15 years. He served in the U.S. Army.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Mariette S. (Joyal) Bruneau, 80 formerly of 500 Mendon Road, South Attleboro died Saturday July 14, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Rodolphe P. Bruneau to whom she was married 54 years.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Armand A. and Ernestine R. (Brouillard) Joyal.
Mrs. Bruneau volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her lifetime and spent the last 25 years dedicated to Amos House in Providence.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Dolores R. Guatieri (Welsh), 85, died peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Orchard View Manor in East Providence.
She was predeceased by her late husband, Marius and her beloved daughter Loren. Until her retirement, Mrs. Guatieri was a principal in Hammart, Inc. a former Central Falls Aluminum Manufacturing business.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Helene V. (Clark) and Charles Welsh and the sister of Charles G. Welsh, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. and the late H. Sheila Margraff of Clearwater, FL. and Eloise M. Cook, Farmer's Branch, TX.
PAWTUCKET - Sister Jacqueline Lemieux (Sr. Anne Melanie), SUSC of St. Cecilia Residence, Pawtucket, died suddenly on July 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
She was born in Taunton, MA on August 13, 1937, the daughter of the late Oscar and Helen (Nolin) Lemieux. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister Marguerite Steeves and brother Paul Lemieux, nieces and nephews, and a grandniece survive her. Her brother Raymond and sister Gertrude predeceased her.
CUMBERLAND - Diane A. (Descoteaux) Pepin, 68, of 156 Bear Hill Rd. passed away on Saturday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Vivian (Chaston) Descoteaux of Woonsocket and the late Gerald Descoteaux. She resided in Cumberland most of her life.
She was employed by the Dynisco Corp., Franklin, MA for 8 years until her retirement. Previously, she had been employed for over 15 years by the Motorola Mfg., Co., Mansfield, MA.
PAWTUCKET - Susan M. Kelley, 59, of Glen Meadows Drive, Pawtucket passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of retired Pawtucket Police Chief, George L. Kelley III. They had been married 37 years.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Providence, the daughter of the late John V. Fargnoli and Mary (Gebhardt) Fargnoli. She was a Court Clerk for the State of Rhode Island in RITT where she leaves many friends.
Alice D. Hurd
EAST PROVIDENCE- Alice D.(Walz) Hurd, 87 formerly of Toner Street, Rumford died Thursday July 12, 2012 at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport.
She was born in Holyoke, Ma. a daughter of the late Jacob and Dora (Scholl) Walz.
Mrs. Hurd was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital before retiring.
William T. Moreau
SEEKONK, MA - William T. 'Bill' Moreau, 54, died unexpectedly on Wednesday at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Ryan) Moreau for 28 years. He was born in Central Falls, RI, the son of the late Oscar and Claire (Chartier) Moreau and lived in the Blackstone Valley until moving to Seekonk 24 years ago.
Mr. Moreau was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and was a biology teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough, MA; he was admired for his passionate devotion to his students.
CENTRAL FALLS- Raymond J. Gauthier Jr, 54, passed on July 12th.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Helen (Gill) Gauthier and Raymond J. Gauthier Sr.
He had been employed for many years by Harris Industries and previously worked laying the Alaskan Pipeline from its beginning to end.
Ray served aboard the USS Nimitz from 1974 to 1980; he then served as a Seebee from 1986 to 1980.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Robert Gauthier of Pawtucket and Michael Gauthier of California.
Aida Nunes Henao
CUMBERLAND- Aida Nunes Henao, 74, of Cumberland, died Sunday at Greenville Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel Nunes.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Tomas and Alice Silva.
Her sons, Manuel "Manny" Nunes and his wife Eileen of Cumberland and David J. Nunes of Arizona, her brothers Tony, Fred and Fausto Silva, her sisters Clotilde Almeida Batista DaSilva, Amelia Costa and Dolly Packard, and her grandchildren Nicholas and Cassidy Nunes survive her.
PAWTUCKET- Sophia (Carlson) Stewart, age 96, passed away on July 11, 2012 at the Genesis Healthcare Pawtucket Center with her loving family by her side. She was married for sixty years to her beloved husband, the late Robert Stewart.
A long time resident of Pawtucket, Sophia was the daughter of the late Roy and Annie (Whyte) Carlson and was the sister of the late Dorothy Read, the late Edwin Carlson and the late Thomas Carlson.
Doris I. Flynn-Gomes
PAWTUCKET- Doris I. Flynn-Gomes, 62, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Anthony Gomes.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Irene (Boissonneault) Pommenville.
Doris was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Sister Mary Gibson
LEOMINSTER- Sister Mary Gibson, 84 formerly known as Sister Mary Rose, of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died Thursday July 12, 2012 at St. Mary's Heath Care Center in Worcester, MA.
Sister Mary was born in Pawtucket, RI on May 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (McCarrion) Gibson.
She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Pawtucket, RI, and entered the Sisters of the Presentation in 1947, professing her final vows in 1952.
CRANSTON - George A. Bishop, Jr., 63, of Lillian Lane died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Rosemary (Antico) Bishop.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Ann M. (Goyette) Bishop of Pawtucket and the late George A. Bishop, Sr, who died on July 2nd. Mr. Bishop had lived in Merrimack, NH for 15 years and Apex, NC for 3 years before moving to Cranston this past February.
Mr. Bishop was a senior software engineer for Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, NH for 10 years and Durham, NC for 4 years. He was a graduate of Tolman High School and Blake Computer Institute.
PAWTUCKET - Bernard M. Milone, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The son of the late Emanuele M. and Bernadette (Lantagne) Milone, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
Mr. Milone was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the DAV. He served in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns and was awarded the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with two Bronze Stars.
PAWTUCKET - Moreau, Catherine ("Kay") M. a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, Rhode Island died July 10, 2012 at The Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, RI. She was the widow of Leonard J. Moreau.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Catherine (Lynsky) O' Donnnell.
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Nason, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Born in Providence, he was a son of Carolyn M. (Finnegan) Moul, Ronald "Pa" J. Moul and Paul R. Nason. Eddie worked for the Pawtucket Water Supply Board before retiring several years ago. He enjoyed fishing and cooking and he loved dogs.
WOONSOCKET - Marcel R. Hetu 80, of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Lambert) Hetu.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lila (Beaudoin) Hetu. Marcel was a Machinist for EG & G Sealol Co. for over fifteen years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in the Third Infantry Division from 1952-1954. Marcel was an avid Yankees fan.