Archive - Obituary
January 20th, 2012
Sister Stephen Marie de Ste. Gertrude, LSP
PAWTUCKET - Sister Stephen Marie de Ste. Gertrude, LSP, a Religious Sister of The Little Sisters of the Poor, Saint Jeanne Jugan Residence, Pawtucket, died Friday, January 20, 2012 at The Residence. Born Kathleen Frances Cronin in Saugus, MA, on December 3, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Gertrude V. (Dugan) Cronin.
Elizabeth M. Quigley
WESTERLY - Elizabeth M. Quigley, 89 formerly of Lonsdale passed away Tuesday January 10th in Westerly Health Center.
She was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Burke) Quigley.
She was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland. She attended St. Patrick School and Cumberland High School.
Martin H. O'Brien Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Martin H "Marty" O'Brien Jr., 70, of Grand Avenue, Pawtucket died Monday, January 16, 2012 after a fifteen year battle with cancer. Marty was the husband of Carol (Roberge) O'Brien.
Mr. O'Brien was born in Providence, the son of the late Martin H O'Brien Sr and Cecilia A. (Coyne) O'Brien. He was a salesman for the Rumford Supply Company for many years.
Marty truly enjoyed sitting in his yard and tending to his flowers and the birds they encouraged to visit.
PAWTUCKET - Ronald J. Davis, "Ron" 51, passed unexpected on January 17th. He was the husband of Denise A. (Plouff) Davis.
Born in Central Falls a son of Beatrice (Cartwright) Davis of Pawtucket and the late Alfred Davis.
Ron had been employed as a truck driver for many years.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca "Bekki" Davis and Samantha Davis, both of Pawtucket, a grandson, Joseph, 2 brothers, Alfred and Clifford Davis, 2 sisters, Cathy Rodriguez and Judy Massey and many nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Olive (Caldwell) Stewart, 93, of Francis Avenue went home to the Lord on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Tockwotton Home, Providence. She was the wife of the late Andrew Stewart, who died January 9, 2001. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were married 59 years.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late James and Louisa (Simpson) Caldwell, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
Mrs. Stewart was a secretary at Lorraine Mills, Pawtucket and later was a server for the Rhode Island School Lunch Program for over 20 years before retiring.
Maria C. Furtado
LINCOLN - Maria C. Furtado, 88 of Lincoln died Sunday at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late Antonio F. Furtado. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Medeiros) deSousa. Maria came to the US in 1973 and settled in Pawtucket. She has been a Lincoln resident since 1995. Prior to her retirement in 1986, she worked as a set up binder at M.F. Case Company in Pawtucket for 13 years.
Athanasios G. Dafulas
ATTLEBORO - Athanasios G. Dafulas, 75 of Emory Street Attleboro, died Sunday at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.
He was the husband of Elaine (Papavasiliou) Dafulas.
He was born in Malakasi, Greece, a son of the late George & Haido ( Papalexiou) Dafulas.
He was a veteran of the US Army serving as a Corporal.
Mr. Dafulas was a Toolmaker and Machinist for the L.G. Balfour Company for over 45 years, before he retired 10 years ago.
Mr. Dafulas has lived in Attleboro for over 55 years coming from Greece.
Lucille M. MassÃ©
PAWTUCKET: Lucille M. (Lussier) MassÃ©, 80, died peacefully January 13, 2012 at Brentwood Nursing Home in Warwick, RI. Formerly of Hunts Avenue in Pawtucket, she was the beloved wife of the late Bertrand G. Mass to whom she was married for fifty years. Born March 24, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lussier and Bernadette Lussier (Duplessie).
William G. Bebeau
NORTH PROVIDENCE - William "Bill" G. Bebeau, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Dorothy M. (Audette) Poole and her husband, Norman of Pawtucket and the late Edward W. Bebeau. Bill resided in Pawtucket until moving to North Providence in 1999.
He had been a supervisor for Nordson EFD for many years and enjoyed mountain biking.
Pedro M. Cano
PROVIDENCE - Pedro M. Cano, 92, passed on January 14th at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Carlina Cano.
Born in Bolivar Antioquia, Colombia, a son of the late Antonio and Adelina (Sanchez) Cano.
Lawrence J. Jette Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Lawrence J. Jette Sr., 85, husband of the late Rita A (Magnant) Jette, died in Plymouth Ma. on December 23, 2011. He had previously lived in Pawtucket, RI for most of his life. He was the son of the late Lillian Lawson and Joseph Jette.
Ted P. Gibola
CUMBERLAND - Ted P. Gibola 93, passed away Monday January 9, 2012 at Mt. St. Rita Health Care Center.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Walter and Margaret (Hus) Gibola. He was a life long resident of Cumberland.
Before retiring in 1983 he was employed for 21 years as an Electrical Inspector for the Road and Bridge Dept. of the RI Dept. of Transportation.
Ted was a WW II Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion.
Walter E. Gontarski
PAWTUCKET - Walter E. "CHIEF" Gontarski 62, passed away Friday January 13, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Walter and Alice A. (Gadziala) Gontarski. He lived in Pawtucket all of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as an Extruder for Carol Cable Co.
Chief was a member of the Polish American Mutual Benefit Association of Pawtucket and was an avid sports fan and card player.
Orise St. Pierre
CUMBERLAND - Orise(Grenier) St. Pierre 96, of Angell Road, Cumberland, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012, at St. Antoine Residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo J. B. St. Pierre. They were married for forty-six years.
Cheryl A. Morin
PAWTUCKET - Cheryl A. Morin, 51, of Pawtucket died Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Cheryl was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Robert J. Morin and Bella A (Correia) Morin. Cheryl was a gifted artist; she enjoyed weaving, painting and sculpting. A strong willed woman, Cheryl was always advocating for others and herself. She loved people and truly enjoyed interacting. Cheryl grew up on a farm where she developed a love of all animals, particularly horses.
PAWTUCKET - Daniel daSilveira, 74 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Matilda "Tillie" (Albuquerque) daSilveira and they had been married for 50 years. Born in Fial-Cedros, Azores he was the son of the late Antonio and Ana (Mendonca) Silveira. Daniel came to the US in 1958 and settled in Pawtucket.
Daniel was a member of the Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity in East Providence, the Portuguese Continental Union, Lodge 49, Pawtucket and a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
David P. Fernandes
PAWTUCKET - David P. Fernandes, 46, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Born in Pawtucket he was a son of Robert J., Sr. and Maureen C. (Welsh) Fernandes.
Besides his parents he leaves a daughter, Justine D. Fernandes of Pawtucket. Brother of Leslie A. Jones of Swansea and Robert J. Fernandes, Jr. of Rehoboth.
Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by Services at 12 p.m. at CHEETHAM FUNERAL HOME, 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will be private. For online condolences visit: www.CheethamFuneralHome.com
Felix A. Lima
CUMBERLAND - Felix A. Lima (87), of Cumberland, was born in Pawtucket, RI, the eldest of four children of Jose and Maria (Luiz) Lima. He was the loving husband of Delia (Rego) Lima for sixty-six years.
LINCOLN - Jeannette Beauchemin, (Paquette), 87, passed away January 10th peacefully at Grand View Center.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alseme and Rena (Caplette) Paquette. She had been the wife of the late Joseph Leo Beauchemin.
She was the beloved mother of Jeanine McNeill and husband Larry, Paulette Pino and husband Frank, Dennis L. Beauchemin, Michele Kocon and husband John and David A. Beauchemin and wife Karen; cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 4.
Mrs. Beauchemin retired from the State of RI School Lunch Program.