Archive - Obituary
May 2nd, 2012
PAWTUCKET- Irene A. Walas 93, passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care Center of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter A. Walas.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Veronica (Koczwanski) Bozek. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket
During WWII she was employed in a Defense Plant, General Cable and received a Certificate from U.R.I. for Management and Quality Control. She was a Supervisor in the Inspection Dept. until the termination of the War Contract.
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Richard A. "Dick" Kelley, 72, of Avery Street, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home. He was the husband of Jeanne T. (Ringuette) for over 50 years.
PAWTUCKET - Josephine (Gonzalez) Craveiro, 87, formerly of Chestnut Street, Pawtucket, passed away Monday in the Hallworth House Rehabilitation Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Manuel R. Craveiro.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Rodriguez) Gonzalez. She resided in Johnston for the past 10 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Craveiro was employed as Embroiderer for the former Health Tex Inc. for many years, and later was a CNA for The Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls.
Woonsocket - Elaine P. (Lucrkut) Anderson, 67, of Allen Street and formerly of Canterbury Avenue, Cumberland passed away peacefully on April 30, 2012 in the loving arms of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Craig Anderson.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was one of three children born to Agnes (Leal) Lucrkut of East Providence and the late Anthony Lucrkut. She had lived in Cumberland for 43 years before moving to Woonsocket 3 years ago.
Edward M. Kenney
SMITHFIELD - Edward "Ted" M. Kenney, 94, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side at his daughter's home. He was the husband of the late Marion (Booth) Kenney.
Ted was the son of late Joseph and Sarah (McAllister) Kenney-Dyson.
He had been employed by the Wardwell Braiding Machine Company as a truck driver and carpenter and had also worked as a maintenance person at the Pawtucket Day Nursery. Ted attended the Woodlawn Baptist Church and was an Army-Air Force Veteran of WWII.
WARWICK - Nancy A. (LaFountaine) Seaton of Richmond Drive, Warwick and formerly of Yorkshire Street, Providence passed away Monday April 30, 2012 surrounded by her loving family, at the Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Center, Providence.
Nancy was born in Pawtucket the daughter of Barbara (Thorpe) LaFountaine of Davenport, Florida and the late James LaFountaine of Pawtucket. She was the Administrative Assistant at Pawtucket Fastners for over 20 years. Nancy graduated from Tolman High School in 1974.
CUMBERLAND - Lionel J. Bibeault, 89, of Eaton Street, formerly of Old River Road, passed away Thursday in the Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Rousseau) Bibeault.
Born in Blackstone, MA he was the son of the late Omer and Marie (Giguere) Bibeault. He resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Lincoln.
Mr. Bibeault was the owner of the Crawford Door Sales of Pawtucket, and the former Country Kitchen of Cumberland for many years.
CAMP HILL, PA. - Donald Joseph Magnuski, Sr., 78, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away April 28, 2012 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born August 21, 1933 in Providence, RI, son of the late Roman and Leona (Martin) Magnuski.
Surviving Donald are his son, Donald Magnuski, Jr. and wife Cindy; grandsons, Trevor and Clayton Magnuski; and brother, Raymond Magnuski.
A private memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of PA, Inc.
PAWTUCKET - Cecile D. Gemme, 95, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late Frederick Gemme.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late David and Jeannette (Favreau) Peloquin. Mrs. Gemme had lived in Pawtucket for forty years before becoming a resident of Golden Crest Nursing Home, North Providence, six years ago.
PAWTUCKET - Rene Fournier, 68, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. He was the husband of the late Constance Fournier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Phillip and Eva (Caouette) Fournier. Rene was a chef at Providence College, retiring in 2004.
He is survived by a son, Christopher Fournier, a brother, Armand Fournier. a sister, Viviane Belisle, and his companion, Denise McCaffrey. He was the brother of the late Donald, Gerald and Daniel Fournier.
Anthony F. Medeiros
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Anthony F. Medeiros, "Tony", 81, passed April 29th at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Charlotte (Bruno) Medeiros. They have been married for 47 years.
He was the son of the late Anthony and Maria (Pacheco) Medeiros.
He had been employed as a truck driver for 45 years and was a member of the Teamsters, Local 251.
Tony was a Korean War Veteran; he enjoyed fishing and boxing. His greatest joy was time spent with his family.
PAWTUCKET- Kelley, Robert, 82, of Newport and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Robert and Kathleen (Ward) Kelley.
Mr. Kelley lived most of his life in Pawtucket before moving to Newport fourteen years ago. He was a shipping clerk for Geo. F. Fuller Company for forty years, retiring in 1987. He is survived by a sister, Frances Kelley and many cousins. He was the brother of the late Mary Kelley.
McCONNON, Gertrude F. (Smith), 91, of Atwood Avenue, passed away April 27th at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Conaty) Smith; wife of the late John McConnon (Ret. Pawt. P.D.); cousin of Janice M. Kennedy, Eleanor T. Perdue, Lee-anne K. Hart, Lt. Joseph P. Hart (N.Kingstown P.D.), and the late Mary Rita Wetzel and Carol A. (Wetzel) Crocker.
She had been a devoted communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church in Pawtucket.
Alfred Farnworth, Jr.
PAWTUCKET- Alfred Farnworth, Jr., 98, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth E. (Crocker) Farnworth.
Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Alfred, Sr. and Florence (Barker) Farnworth.
PAWTUCKET- Vincent H. Cavanaugh, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Medora G. (Charland) Cavanaugh.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James L. and Ellen J. (Kenney) Cavanaugh.
He was a World War II, US Army veteran. Vincent worked as the superintendant of the Lebanon Knitting Mill, Pawtucket; he later worked at Carol Cable, Lincoln for 10 years, until his retirement.
SCITUATE- Christine Dias-Vieira PHD, 36, of Old Plainfield Pike, passed away Friday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Michael Dias-Vieira.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Vicente and Albertina Dias of Cumberland. She resided in Scituate for the past five years, previously residing in Warwick.
Mrs. Dias-Vieira was employed as a Psychologist at the RI Veteran Hospital, Providence past five years.
She was a communicant of the Our Lady of Fatima Church.
EAST PROVIDENCE- Elisa Baptista, 49, passed April 27th.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a daughter of Virgilio Duarte and Amelia Baptista. She was the loving mom of Maiza B. DaGraca and Devin Baptista.
She is also survived by four sisters, Lucy Silva, Lucilia Silva, Maria Pendlebury "Paluca" and Maria Almeida, two brothers, Napoleao Almeida and Benjamin Duarte and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Arlindo, Joel and Irma Baptista.
Angelo G. Michalopoulos
PAWTUCKET- Michalopoulos, Angelo G., 81, of Auburn St., Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of George and Anna (Capetas) Michalopoulos.
Angelo was a self employed barber and a long time church sextant at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET- Jeannette Savard, 101, of Woonsocket and formerly of Pawtucket, entered into eternal peace, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. She was the wife of the late Amedee Savard.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (LaFontaine) St. Jean.
Mrs. Savard lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Woonsocket in 1999. She was a woman of great faith, a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt to her many nieces and nephews and friend, she will be greatly missed by all.
CUMBERLAND- Donald Sankey, 75, of Broadview Avenue, passed away Wednesday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Priscilla (Butler) Sankey.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Albert and Helen (Dunford) Sankey. He resided in Cumberland for the past 49 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Before retirement, he was employed by the Cumberland School Department for 10 years, and previously worked as a carpenter. He was the former owner of Central Avenue Liquors of Pawtucket.