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Stella A. Bedard
PAWTUCKET- Stella A. (Kowalski) Bedard, 92, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Bedard, a former teacher at Tolman High School.
Born in the Hebronville section of Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kaczowka) Kowalski.
Stella resided in Attleboro and Petersburg, Virginia before settling in Pawtucket in 1947. She was a 1937 graduate of Pawtucket High School, now Tolman High School and attended the Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was the co-owner of the former Teachers Pet Restaurant, South Attleboro until 1955. Stella was a former member of the Lincoln Country Club and its bowling league. She was a former Assistant Brownie Leader and a Unit Leader at the former Camp Blackstone, Cumberland.
She leaves her daughter, Mary-Jane Nunes and her husband, Arthur; two grandchildren, Joshua and Lindsey Nunes; a great-grandson, Ray LaPorte; a sister, Agnes Lonczak; a brother, John Kowalski and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Phyllis Niemiec and Lucy Fedo.
VISITATION will begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery. Gifts in her memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated.