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PAWTUCKET â€“ Sophie Cunha, 88 died on Friday at the Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages, FL. She was the wife of the late John Cunha. Born in Clinton, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Nicienski, she had been a resident of Pawtucket most of her life.
Prior to her retirement several years ago, she had been employed as a spinner at the former Sydney Blumenthol Company. She was a communicant of Blessed Pope John Paul II (formerly known as St. Leo the Great Church) in Pawtucket. Mrs Cunha liked to crochet, knit and play cards with her friends from Colonial Village in North Smithfield and her Villager friends in Florida.
Survivors are two daughters: Sandra (Lewis) Olson of The Villages, FL and Debra(Donald) Morin of Mesa, AZ; one granddaughter: Jennifer (David) Remieres of Mesa, AZ, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Cunha, four brothers and one sister.
The funeral will be held Thursday (Dec. 22) at 8 a.m. from the DARLINGTON MORTUARY OF L. HEROUX & SON, 1042 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, 699 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Dagget Avenue, Pawtucket.