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Dorothy E. Lafond

August 25, 2014

Dorothy E. Lafond

PAWTUCKET - Dorothy "Dot" E. (Stewart) Lafond, 94, left the Earth peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Delphis "Del" E. Lafond. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Abbie (Northup) Stewart.

Gertrude E. Driscoll

August 25, 2014

Gertrude E. Driscoll

EAST PROVIDENCE - Gertrude E. Driscoll, 89, formerly of East Providence, died Friday. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Driscoll.
Born in Rehoboth, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Mort) Dengal.
Mrs. Driscoll enjoyed antiquing, knitting, and ceramics.
Surviving are two children, Christine A. Driscoll of South Kingstown and John H. Driscoll of San Diego, CA; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Emily Brisson, Joseph Kraemer, and Frieda Dengal.

Stacia M. Kuzdeba

August 25, 2014

Stacia M. Kuzdeba

CUMBERLAND - Stacia M. (Podgurski) Kuzdeba, 96, formerly of Woodland Street, passed away Sunday at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph Kuzdeba.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Strzempek) Podgurski. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Kuzdeba was employed as a Packer for the former Corning Glassworks Company of Central Falls for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.

Ida E. Fournier

August 25, 2014

Ida E. Fournier

PAWTUCKET - Ida E. (Jacques) Fournier, 89, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Clement J. Fournier. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Ida E. (Langlois) Jacques. Ida was a member of the Lamb of God Prayer Group for over twenty-five years.

Pauline R. Halliday

August 25, 2014

Pauline R. Halliday

PAWTUCKET - Pauline R. (Lussier) Halliday, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James "Bud" E. Halliday, Jr. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Noe Lussier and Emma (Carrigan) Lussier. Pauline was employed by the State of RI School Lunch Program for over twenty years until retiring in 1996. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid golfer.

Brother René Chenard, S.C.

August 20, 2014

Brother René Chenard, S.C.
July 3, 1924-August 15, 2014

PASCOAG - Brother René J. M. Chenard, S.C., 90, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died August 15, 2014 at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI. Born in Lewiston, ME, he was the son of the late Joseph and Emilia (Therriault) Chenard. Brother René died on the 70th anniversary of his first religious profession.

L. Mildred Hanley

August 20, 2014

L. Mildred Hanley

PAWTUCKET - L. Mildred "Millie" Hanley, R.N., 92, of Pawtucket, RI and Mashpee, MA passed away on August 19, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Hanley. Born in Hyde Park, MA, Millie was the daughter of Willard and Lillian (Moxham) Barnett, and sister of the late Willard Barnett. After completion of nursing school, Millie served as a Navy nurse during WWII. She was employed at the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital and was a school nurse - teacher in the Pawtucket School Department until retiring.

Dr. John K. Primeau

August 20, 2014

Dr. John K. Primeau

Gloria Bessette

August 19, 2014

Gloria Bessette

CENTRAL FALLS - Gloria (Harkness) Bessette, 89, of Central Falls died peacefully on August 19, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Health and Rehab Center in Pawtucket, RI. She was the wife of the late Gerard J. Bessette. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Marie (Vachon) Harkness.

Michael J. Stevens

August 19, 2014

Michael J. Stevens

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Michael J. Stevens, 38, of N. Providence, died Saturday at home. He was the fiancé of Laura L. Stevens. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of James Stevens and Diane (St. Pierre) Stevens.
He was a self employed painter/contractor.
He is also survived by his maternal grandmother Theresa (Fontaine) St. Pierre; son Ethan Stevens; daughters Alexandria, Raevin and Isabella Stevens; sister Stephanie Stevens; uncle Leonard and his wife Katherine St. Pierre; aunt Elaine Bedard; nieces Madison and Makensie Stevens and several cousins.

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