Archive - Obituary
July 2nd, 2012
ATTLEBORO, MA -Annette M. (Coutu) Geoffroy, 83, of Attleboro passed away on Saturday June 30, 2012 at Madonna Manor in North Attleborough. She was the wife of sixty-two years to Adrian E. Geoffroy.
PAWTUCKET - Marie-Claire Y. Johnson, 74, of Pawtucket passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on June 30, 2012. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late George and Aline (Penelle) Lefebvre. She was a Registered Nurse at the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for over 30 years.
Mrs. Johnson was an active member of St. Raymonds Church in Providence. She was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Shawl ministry and a member of the Leisure Group there.
CUMBERLAND - Henry N. Belhumeur, of 27 Mount View Drive, Cumberland, passed away peacefully at the Mount St Rita Rest Home on June 30, 2012. He was survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Leona (Palin) Belhumeur.
Mr. Belhumeur was a veteran of World War II during which he attained the rank of sergeant with the 593rd Air Force unit and was stationed for much of the war in England.
He was a lace weaver for most of his working life working both at Central Lace in Central Falls and later Seekonk Lace.
WOONSOCKET - Patricia M. Renn, 77, of Woonsocket, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Viola E. (Klang) Smith. She was a resident of Woonsocket for many years.
Patricia was a graduate of the former West High School in Pawtucket, Class of 1952. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Dramatics from Emerson College in Boston with the Class of 1956.
PAWTUCKET - Lawrence T. Blake Jr., of Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket died July 1, 2012. He was the husband of the late Clara I. (Poirier) Blake.
Mr. Blake was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Lawrence T. Blake Sr., and Helena (Ash) Blake.
Mr. Blake was a WWII Veteran of the United States Army and a longtime member of the American Veterans Post #33.
PAWTUCKET - Leslie E. "Buddy" Good, 78 years old, died Sunday at the VA Medical Center in Providence with his family by his side.
Born in Curwensville, PA a son of the late Spencer and Florence (Milliron) Trainer and the late John F. Good.
He was the owner/operator of L. Good & Sons Plastering. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. He was a member of Smithfield Ave. Congregational Church and Carr-Lancaster VFW Post 10213.
PASCOAG - Gladys A. Mulligan, 87, of Rock Ave. and formerly of Cumberland died Thursday in the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Edward Mulligan.
Born in Rehoboth she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Hazel (Brown)
Gribbin. She resided in Cumberland many years before moving to Pascoag.
She was employed for many years by the former Harris Printing Co., Pawtucket until her retirement in 1962.
PAWTUCKET - Hills, Thomas M., 59, of Wheeler Street, Pawtucket died on June 29, 2012. He was born in Central Falls, the son of Theresa E.(Fugere) of Pawtucket, and the late William H. Hills.
Thomas worked as a Digital Technician at Hirsh International.
Mr. Hills is survived by his longtime loving companion Joanne Lopatka of Pawtucket, a daughter, Kimberly Hills from Virginia, a brother Kenneth H. Hills of Florida and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother William G. Hills.
FRANKLIN, NH - Mrs. Jean M. Tetreault, 81, formerly of Franklin, NH, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2012 at Concord (NH) Hospital.
She was born in Providence, RI and lived in Pawtucket, RI until 1973.
She worked several years as a nurse's aide at Miriam Hospital in Providence and was active in Darlington Congregational Church in Pawtucket.
She is survived by four children.
CUMBERLAND - Linda Lee (Costa) Devonis, 59, of Geldard St. passed away surrounded by her family at home on Thursday. She was the beloved wife of William Devonis.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late George Costa Sr. retired Commander, Cumberland Police Department and the late Olinda P.(Lourenco) Costa. Linda Lee was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the Memorial Hospital of RI for the past 11 years and was previously employed by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of RI, Providence for 21 years.
SOMERSET, MA - Darlene E. Rea, 54, died Tuesday, June 26th at Tobey Hospital, Wareham, MA after an illness. Miss Rea was born in Fall River, MA, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Yvette (Raymond) Rea. Miss Rea was employed at Macy's for several years prior to her illness.
In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother Kenneth D. (Julie) Rea of Pawtucket and a nephew Kenneth J. Rea.
Pawtucket - Dolores E. "Dee" (Bogdan) Buba, 80, formerly of Pawtucket passed away peacefully at a hospital in Virginia. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard, whom she met in the seventh grade. She was born and raised in Pawtucket and was the daughter of the late Adol Bogdan and Stacia (Mroz) Hillman. She is also survived by her sister, E. Carolyn Bogdan of Onset, MA.
She graduated from East High School and was employed at Joy Chemical Co. in Pawtucket attaining the position of Operations Manager.
SEEKONK - Mary S. Pierce, 93, died Sunday, June 24th at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro after an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Vernon Pierce.
She was born in Lowell, MA the daughter of the late John and Mary (Silva) Ferreira. She grew up in Central Falls and lived much of her life in Pawtucket and Seekonk before moving to Attleboro.
She and her husband owned and operated Northeast Insulation Inc., for thirty years before retiring in 1986.
She leaves no immediate survivors but considered her many employees and caregivers as her family.
PAWTUCKET - Edith E. (Hey) Brennan, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2012. She was the former wife of the late James E. Brennan.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late John and Lucinda(Cowdell) Hey.
Edith was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Pawtucket F.O.P. Lodge # 4, and enjoyed sewing and knitting.
LINCOLN - Ina R. Sanville, 80, of Franklin St, passed on June 24th with her loving daughter by her side. She was the wife of the late Wallace Sanville.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Loretta (Dyke) Trottier.
CENTRAL FALLS - Anna T. Malec, 94, passed away Friday June 22, 2012 at the Grandview Center in Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony F. Malec.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Wincenty K. and Rozalia (Karolczuk) Bialkowska-Nasal. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Anna was employed as a Billing Clerk for the former Sidney Blumenthal Textile Co. and later was a co-owner, Secretary and Treasurer of the former Town and Country Gardens and Landscaping Co.
NO. PROVIDENCE Amada R. Espinal, 85, formerly of No. Providence and Central Falls, entered into eternal rest Saturday, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Carlos E. Espinal.
She was born in Medellin, Colombia, a daughter of the late Jesus Giraldo and Julia Sabala and had migrated to the United States in 1979 and had lived in Central Falls, Pawtucket and No. Providence. She had been employed at the former Healthtex Mfg. and also was a childcare provider.
PAWTUCKET: Theresa "Terry" Allard, 84, passed June 24th at home with her loving daughter by her side. She was the wife of the late Maurice Allard. She was a longtime Pawtucket resident before moving to Blackstone Falls 12 years ago
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Aurore (Chartier) Desorcy.
TRENTON, MI - Tierney, James P., age 82 of Trenton, MI, left us June 5, 2012.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Beloved husband of 53 years to Patricia. Loving dad of Pamela, Jamei, Mary and Peter (Aliza). Proud grandpa of Sophia and Max. Dearest brother of Helen Golden, Melbourne, FL and William (Gerry) Tierney, Hartford, CT.
Preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Margaret, and sister, Elizabeth Carpenter, Pawtucket, RI; survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a Korean War Army Veteran.
PAWTUCKET- Phyllis H. Braga, 74, passed away Friday June 22, 2012 at her residence with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Braga.
Born in Seekonk she was a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Helen (Kalinowski) Matonis. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 10 years and was formerly of North Attleboro.