Archive - Obituary
November 4th, 2011
Elizabeth M. Ferry
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth M. Ferry, "Betty" 95, passed November 4th at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Annie M.(O'Connor) Ferry.
June Doris Grocki
MAINE - June Doris Grocki of South Portland, Maine; and West Palm Beach, Florida; passed away on Oct. 22, 2011, at the young age of 91, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her close family.
Darlene M. Brady
PAWTUCKET - Darlene "Doll" M. (Roy) Brady, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of Edward Ted V. and Donna M. (Comey) Roy. Doll was a 2009 graduate of CCRI School of Nursing, and was a Registered Nurse at Riverview Healthcare Community, Coventry.
Besides her parents, she leaves three children, Chelsea M., Michael P. and Mikayla J. Brady all of Pawtucket; a sister, Sandra L. Roy of Phoenix, Arizona and many aunts and uncles.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Irene Granurzsewiez 92, formerly of Hunts Avenue passed away Thursday Nov. 3, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick T. Granurzsewiez.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Lawrence "HENRY" and Katarzyna (Ozog) Rafalski. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed by the former Vista Manufacturing Co. as a Seamstress. She was an avid Harmonica Player from the age of 16.
Stanley M. Podsiadlo
N. ATTLEBORO - Stanley Matthew Podsiadlo, 85, of Richards Avenue, North Attleboro, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Paradis) Podsiadlo to whom he was married on July 4, 1953.
Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on December 13, 1925, he was a son of the late Samuel and Katarzyna (Dziok) Podsiadlo. Raised and educated in Central Falls, Rhode Island, Mr. Podsiadlo resided in North Attleboro since his marriage 58 years ago.
Doris H. Johnson
LINCOLN - Doris H. Johnson, 78, of Old Jenckes Hill Road, died Wednesday, November 2, at Steere House, Providence. She was the wife of Richard C. Johnson.
Born in Gummersbach, Germany, a daughter of the late Kurt and Liddi (Blohm) Hertneck, she had lived in Lincoln since 1960.
Mrs. Johnson was a teacher at LaSalle Academy, Providence, and a member of Lime Rock Baptist Church, Lincoln.
Russell P. Jette
BURRILLVILLE - Russell P. Jette, 64, of Pascoag passed away peacefully Tuesday at home. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Arruda) Jette.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Raymond Jette of Central Falls and the late Estelle(Bourgette) Jette. He resided in Pascoag for the past 24 years, previously residing in Providence.
Rita Joan Kelley
GOLD CANYON, AZ.: Rita Joan Kelly (88) passed away on Monday October 31th in Mesa, Az. Born in Providence, RI, she resided in Pawtucket for over 40 years, and 12 years in Cumberland. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis H. Kelley and daughter Catherine F. Randall.
Rita had lived with her daughter Maureen and son-in-law, Charles Paul in Gold Canyon, Az. since 2008.
She is survived by her daughter Maureen, four grandchildren, Christopher Contois, Heidi Boulay, Brian Randall and Alan Randall, and two great-grand children.
John F. Babiarz
PAWTUCKET - John F. "Sam" Babiarz, 92 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Saturday at the Pawtucket Health Center. He was the husband of the late Josephine (Wollen) Babiarz and the son of the late John and Ann (Keilbasa) Babiarz.
Mr. Babiarz was a Machinist for the Leesona Corp and Brown & Sharp retiring in 1981. Sam was a Eucharist Minister for the former Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years. He held membership in the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and traveling with the Royal Travelers.
Mary E. McCann-Chatigny
PAWTUCKET - Mary E. McCann-Chatigny, 99, a resident of the St. Jeanne Jugan Residence passed away Saturday at The Residence. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Chatigny and the late George R. McCann. Born in Blackstone, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Laliberte.
Mrs. Chatigny was a longtime communicant of St. Theresa Church in South Attleboro and a member of the Christian Mothers group of the church. She was a member of the Piel Club and an active volunteer at LaSalette.
PAWTUCKET - Nedeh Kanakry, 91, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011. She was the wife of the late Habib "Hap" Kanakry.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Farrah) Sabbagh. Nedeh was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET: Phyllis (Lincoln) King, 81, passed October 29th at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William S. King Jr.
She was the daughter of the late Milton Lincoln and Maryellen (Cole) Large.
She had been employed by Osram Sylvania for 25 years.
After retiring, she and her husband relocated to Florida for 17 years before returning in 2007. She was an avid New England Sports fan.
Rita S. Corneau
CENTRAL FALLS: Rita S. Corneau (86) passed away on Friday October 28th in Worcester, MA. Born in West Warwick, RI, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie Anne (Cantara) Brindamour, and was preceded in death by her husband George E. Corneau.
For the past eight years she lived with her daughter Claudette and son-in-law, Mickey Blyskal in Boylston, MA. She was a long time resident of Central Falls, and a former Communicant of Holy Spirit (St. Matthew Parish).
Robert J. Snow
EAST PROVIDENCE - Robert J. Snow, 89, of Allerton Avenue, died peacefully on October 27, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Edna M.(Coogan) Snow.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Aborn and Mary (Burns) Snow, he lived in East Providence for 51 years.
Frances D. Pisarek
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Frances D. (Hodgkins) Pisarek, 86, of Urban Ave., passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Alfred Pisarek. Born in Keene, New Hampshire, a daughter of the late Ernest and Louise (Austin) Hodgkins, she resided in Pawtucket before moving to North Providence 26 years ago. Frances was a member of The Devine Mercy at the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Paul L. Gamache
SEEKONK - Paul L. Gamache, 52 of Marlaine Drive Seekonk, died Wednesday at the Home and Hospice Care of RI.
He was the husband of Kathryn "Kasey" ( Rogers ) Gamache.
He was born in Central Falls, RI a son of Roland & Therese (Jarest) Gamache of Seekonk MA.
Paul was a Creative Director for over 25 years, for the Pharma International Company.
He was a graduate of RI College Class of 1981 with a B.S. in Communication.
He has lived most of his life in Seekonk, also living in Syracuse, NY, as well as various other states before moving back to Seekonk.
James L. Cleghorn, Ph.D.
PAWTUCKET - James L. Cleghorn, Ph.D., 75, formerly of Lawton Street and a resident of Desert Hot Springs, CA for the past eleven years, died October 17, 2011.
He was the son of the late William M. and Josephine (Czekanski) Cleghorn. A graduate of Brown University, Harvard University and the University of Vienna, he worked as a biochemist in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
He is survived by a son, several cousins and his long-time friend Domenica Colmore.
CUMBERLAND - Deolinda Costa, 96, of Eddy Street passed away peacefully Tuesday in the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Jose Antonio DaCosta.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of Jose Miguel DosSantos and Maria Augusta Ribeiro. She resided in Cumberland for the past 20 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Costa was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. She loved to reflect in prayer, sing, cook, but most of all she was a friend to all.
Jeannette D. Vecoli
PAWTUCKET - Jeannette D. (Demers) Vecoli, entered into eternal life on Monday, October 24, 2011 at her home on Cute Street in Pawtucket, RI surrounded by family. Jeannette succumbed to complications from Lewy Body and Alzheimer's Diseases.
Born in Central Falls, RI on May 19, 1929 to William and Laura (Vandal) Demers, she is survived by two sisters: Rose McKenna of Swansea, MA, and Laura (Pat) Aylsworth of Attleboro, MA and two brothers: William (Bill) Demers of Deland, FL and John (Jack) Demers of Cumberland, RI.
Russell F. Bears Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Russell F. Bears Jr., 55 of Prince Street, passed away Saturday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He died unexpectedly after complications with pneumonia.
He was the loving husband of 19 wonderful years to Nelia Aguiar-Bears, and father of Adrian Aguiar-Ray of Pawtucket and two daughters.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Russell F. Bears and Elsie M. Baker.