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September 2nd

Maria I. Almeida

September 2, 2014

Maria I. Almeida

CENTRAL FALLS - Maria Isabel Almeida, 85, passed September 1st. She was the wife of the late Pedro B. Almeida.
She is survived by a four daughters, Isabel A. Ferreira, Maria D. Goncalves, Dalila Poulin, Teresa Brodeur, three sisters, Maria F. Barros, Maria dos Prazeres Gomes, Maria S. Maneca. Maria loved and cherished every moment she had with her daughters, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Jorge B. Almeida, Afonso C. Almeida and Jose C. Almeida.

Eleanor A. Sawyer

September 2, 2014

Eleanor A. Sawyer

Maria Vaz

September 2, 2014

Maria Vaz

PAWTUCKET - Maria (Silva) Vaz, 84, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Americo R. Vaz.
Born in Videmonte, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Margarida Silva. She moved to this country in 1968, settling in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Vaz was employed as Braider-Tender for the Conrad Jarvis Inc. for many years until her retirement.
Maria was a communicant of St. Anthony Church. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Benjamin J. Pytka Jr

September 2, 2014

Benjamin J. Pytka Jr

REHOBOTH - Benjamin J. Pytka Jr, 77, passed on August 30th surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Adel (Oldrid) Pytka.
He had been employed as a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service serving the Town of Cumberland for over 40 years. He was an Army Veteran.
Ben is also survived by five daughters, Karen Martel, Wendy Burke, Gwen Pytka, Lisa Vartanian and Tammi Johnson, two step daughters, Donna Long and Doreen Voyer, 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren that he adored. He was step father of the late Deborah Costigan McNeile.

William E. Mallon, Sr.

September 2, 2014

William E. Mallon, Sr.

RUMFORD - William E. Mallon, Sr., 88, of Rumford, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was the husband of Dorothy (Quinn) Mallon for more than 67 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Bernard and Blanche (Jacques) Mallon.

August 29th

Joseph E. Daviau

August 29, 2014

Joseph E. Daviau

Doris M. Depot

August 29, 2014

Doris M. Depot

CUMBERLAND - Doris M. Depot (Smith), 89, of 1 Flat St., passed away Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Donna M. Gingras in Sutton, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Depot Jr.
Born in Waterbury, CT she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Gobeille) Smith. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life having left for Florida in 1964 and returning to Cumberland in 1994.
She was employed by the Health-Tex Corp., Pawtucket for many years until her retirement in 1987. Mrs. Depot was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.

August 28th

Henry E. Belisle

August 28, 2014

Henry E. Belisle

CUMBERLAND - Henry E. Belisle, 91, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, August 26th. He was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Dupre) Belisle. Mr. & Mrs. Belisle had been married 71 years. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Hormisdas and Liliose (Mandeville) Belisle.

Esther R. Kingston

August 28, 2014

Esther R. Kingston

PAWTUCKET - Esther Rita (Varieur) Kingston, 48, passed away at her home in Pawtucket on Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was the daughter of Albert Varieur and Lorraine Daigle.
She is survived by her brothers Rick Varieur and Marc Varieur, her children Jason Kingston and Alisha Rockett and her grandchildren Nevaeh-Rose Melanson, Bentley Melanson, and Hunter Kingston. She will be dearly missed by her family and community.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at noon at the LaChapelle Funeral Home, 643 Main St. in Pawtucket.

August 25th

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.

August 20th

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

August 19th

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.

Therese A. Morin

August 19, 2014

Therese A. Morin

PAWTUCKET - Therese A. (Roy) Morin, 94, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Lionel T. Morin. Born in St. Hughes, P.Q., Canada, she was a daughter of the late Aime and Aldea (Vandal) Roy.

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