Archive - Obituary
May 17th, 2012
CRANSTON - Bistransky, Joseph M, 44 of Griswold Avenue, Cranston, died on May 12, 2012.
He was the son of Francis and the late Katherine (Herbert) Daigneault. For the full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com.
CENTRAL FALLS. Aurelio Tovar, 84, passed away Monday at RI Hospital after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Iada (Ojeda) Tovar. He was born in Barranquilla, Colombia a son of the late Juan and Adriana (Blanco) Tovar. Mr. Tovar migrated to the US in 1967. He had been employed in the Textile Industry for many years in Colombia and in the Blackstone Valley before retiring.
CENTRAL FALLS: Theresa C. Laporte, 84, passed May 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Henry Laporte.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Alcide and Rose A. (Lacroise) Laliberte. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Central Falls and had been employed for over 30 years by Blackstone Catering.
ATTLEBORO - Leroy E. Emory, 90, of Newport, North Carolina and formerly of South Attleboro passed away at home on Monday, May 14, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Parsigian) Emory.
Born in Durham, North Carolina, a son of the late Dee Irving and Ella (Tilley) Emory, he resided in South Attleboro most of his life before returning to North Carolina 6 years ago.
PAWTUCKET - Robert R. Hanson, 52, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William P. and Doris (Paulhus) Hanson.
He is survived by his sister, Diane Grennell, and his two brothers, Bill and Bruce Hanson.
SMITHFIELD - Sophie V. Drezek (Szczoczarz), 94, of Douglas Pike and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Drezek.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late George and Veronica (Matisewski) Szczoczarz. She was a resident of the Heritage Hills Nursing Center for the past 4 years previously having lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
CRANSTON - Ann Mitson, 79, passed May 11th.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late George and Eliza (Burns) Mitson.
After graduating from St. Xavier's Academy, she had been employed by New England Telephone then Amica Insurance Company.
She is survived by several cousins including her caregivers, Helen M. Shields of Johnston and Martha LaBrosse of Lincoln.
CUMBERLAND - Catherine V. (Quinn) Vaughn, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late James M. Vaughn, Jr.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Francis James and Mary Ellen (Nolan) Quinn. Catherine was a communicant of the Church of St. Leo the Great.
PAWTUCKET - Lillian E. (Fuller) Storin, 88, a homemaker, of Hope and formerly of Seekonk, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Storin.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Alfred and Grace (Franklin) Fuller, she resided in Seekonk before moving to Hope in 2008. Lillian had been employed by Federal Products, and was a Cub Scout and Blue Bird Troop Leader.
CUMBERLAND- Emily DaFonte, 88, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph DaFonte.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Diolinda (DeJesus) Almeida.
Mrs. DaFonte had lived in Cumberland for over fifty years. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Rezendes-Sheehan and Patricia Ann Whalen, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Francisco and Augusto Almeida.
LINCOLN - Arlene M. Harrold, 78, died Wednesday at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Daniel F. Harrold.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Pryor) Cunningham.
Sophie V. Drezek
PAWTUCKET - Sophie V. Drezek (Szczoczarz), 94, of Douglas Pike and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Drezek.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late George and Veronica (Matisewski) Szczocarz. She was a resident of the Heritage Hills Nursing Center for the past 4 years previously having lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy I. (Hesseman) Brown, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Brown.
Born in Madison, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph and Valeria (Pierson) Hesseman, she resided in Pawtucket over fifty years.
Dorothy was a member of the Women's Circle and the Acacia Club at the First Baptist Church, Pawtucket, and enjoyed music and crafts. Dorothy especially enjoyed knitting, she would often make and donate baby sets, as well as hats and mittens for children.
PAWTUCKET - Linda M. (Thibeault) Roy, 65, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert F., Sr. and Flora I. (Daigle) Roy.
Linda worked in the Accounting Department of Hasbro for over fifteen years until retiring. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Linda enjoyed playing cards; music; Twin Rivers, and was a former member of St. Teresa's Choir.
WOONSOCKET - Clarisse Landry, 93, passed May 9th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Landry.
Born in Lincoln, a daughter of the late Pierre and Sarah (Gagne) Emond.
She is survived by a daughter, Anita DuCharme and her husband Albert with whom she resided in Woonsocket, a brother, Emile Emond of Cumberland, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Raymond E. Landry.
SWANSEA - Muriel I. (Blake) Allenson, age 80, of Swansea, died, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the Kimwell Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Merrill S. "Mel" Allenson.
Born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late David and Ida (Poirier) Blake, she lived in Seekonk for many years and had been a resident of Swansea for 25 years.
A graduate of Pawtucket East High School, she worked at Swank in Attleboro and Taunton for 20 years. Muriel was a member of the Red Hat Society, was a very talented knitter, and an excellent cook.
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Libucha 98, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Libucha.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late John and Ludwika (Uram) Szerlag. She lived in Coventry for the past 3 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Seamstress for the former New England Industries for 10 years retiring in 1976.
Mary was a member of St. Josephs Church Holy Rosary Society and the former Senior group. She was also a member of the former Orchard Lake Schools Ladies Auxiliary.
PAWTUCKET. Timothy H. Karpinski, 59, formerly of Towers East, passed away, Saturday after an illness. He was the longtime companion of Debbie Huntington. Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. a son of the late Chester and Katherine S. (Fenessey) Karpinski. Tim lived in the Pawtucket area most of his life until moving to Johnston a short time ago.
CUMBERLAND - Margarida Carvalho (Carreiro), 97, of Broad St. passed away Tuesday in the Pawtucket Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Jacinto Carvalho.
Born in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Augusta) Carreiro. She resided in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland for most of her life.
She was employed by the International Packaging Co., Pawtucket for many years until her retirement and had previously been employed by the Central Braid Co., Central Falls.
ATTLEBORO - Anita (Bandieri) Oliver, 85, formerly of Timothy Drive, Attleboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Oliver, Sr.
Anita was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Cesare and Celia (Giambastiani) Bandieri.
Mrs. Oliver is survived by her children, Anthony J. Oliver Jr., Kathleen Laurence, Carolyn Oliver-Lawson all of Pawtucket and Susan Oliver of Attleboro, MA, four grandchildren, one great-grandson and a brother Paul Bandieri.