Archive - Obituary
November 18th, 2011
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Elsa (Ochsenreiter) Brunelle, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Theophile "Ted" Brunelle for 54 years and the companion of Lionel Lee LeMarier for many years. Born in Kempten, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gebhard and Karolina (Dadl) Ochsenreiter. Elsa was a devoted mother who enjoyed completing puzzles, playing cards, bowling and especially enjoyed dancing and waltzing. She was also a member of the Hi-Lo Camping Association.
Florence M. Piccolo
CENTRAL FALLS - Florence M. Piccolo, 96, passed peacefully at the Jeanne Jugan Residence. She was the wife of the late Vincenzo T. Piccolo.
She was the daughter of the late Delphis and Georgianna (Chabot) Gagnon.
Florence is survived by two daughters, Gloria McGovern of Cumberland and Jacqueline Fickle of Lincoln, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children, a great- great grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Roland and Roger Gagnon.
Joseph H. L. Moreau
CUMBERLAND - Joseph H. L. Moreau of Cumberland, Rhode Island died on Thursday, November 17, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline T. (Langevin) Moreau, to whom he was married for 58 years.
Elizabeth Frances Gunning
KINGSTON -Elizabeth Frances Gunning, 59, of Kingstown Road, Kingston, died November 15, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center in Providence after a four-month illness.
Born in Pawtucket on October 11, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Gunning and the late Frances V. (Dempsey) Gunning. Raised in Pawtucket, she moved to Kingston when she was in the sixth grade, attended St. Francis School, and resided in the greater South Kingstown/Narragansett area for much of her life.
George F. Rizzardini
SEEKONK - George F. Rizzardini, 73, of Newman Avenue, Seekonk Ma, died Thursday, November 17, 2011. He was the husband of the late Beverly L. (Carpenter)Rizzardini.
Mr. Rizzardini was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Lena M. and Gabriel (Pierini) Rizzardini. He served in the Army National Guard from 1956-1963.
Mr. Rizzardini graduated from the Massachusetts Police Academy in 1966 and served as both a full time police officer in Seekonk for two years and then a special Seekonk police officer until he retired in 2003.
Manuel V. Cardoza Jr.
CENTRAL FALLS- Manuel V. "VOOVOO" Cardoza Jr. 86, of Clay Street passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Lucinda (Catarina) Cardoza.
Born in Madeira, Portugal he was a son of the late Manuel V. and Maria (Teixeira) Cardoza Sr. He lived in Central Falls for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed by the Washburn Wire and Cable Co. of East Providence for many years
Manny was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Europe as a Truck Driver with the 1286th Engineer Combat Battalion.
Ronald J. Hanley
PAWTUCKET - Ronald J. Hanley, 77, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. Born in Providence, the son of the late Lester and Catherine (Carroll) Hanley, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. Ron was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was employed by the Carol Cable Company for many years until its closing. Ron was an avid sports fan, he especially loved the St. Louis Cardinals.
He leaves a daughter, Sheryl J. Pandolfi; two sons, Steven R. Hanley and Christopher M. Hanley; his former wife, Susan Y. (Amaral) Vachon and three grandchildren all of Pawtucket.
Yolande M. Lepine
PAWTUCKET - Yolande M. Lepine, "Betty", 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She was the former wife of the late Alfred Lepine. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Josephat and Victoria(Robitaille) Laramee. Mrs. Lepine was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Yolande was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket and attended school there as well. She served as a parish Den mother and Boy Scout leader for many years.
Rose E. Bonacorsi
PAWTUCKET - Rose E. Bonacorsi, 93, of Dover Street, Pawtucket died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred Bonacorsi.
Mrs. Bonacorsi was born in Pawtucket the daughter of Julio and Maria (Vanni)Scarpetti. She worked in a supervisory role at Rhode Island Textiles for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie "Sis" Emond, with whom she made her home, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a son, Richard Bonacorsi.
Margaret L. Blake
LOS ANGELES - Margaret L. Blake, 96, passed away on November 10, 2011. Margaret was born on December 19, 1914 in Central Falls R.I. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mary (Clavin) Blake, her sister Mary Hainey, and her brothers Charles, Raymond, Joseph, and Richard Blake. She was the beloved baby sister of the Blake family.
CUMBERLAND - Maria Andrews, 86, of 55 Hunter Drive, passed away Saturday at Home and Hospice Care of RI, Providence. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Andrews.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Aguiar) Costa.
Mrs. Andrews resided in Cumberland for over 40 years, previously residing in Pawtucket. She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.
E. Claire Roy Beaucage
PAWTUCKET - E. Claire Roy Beaucage, formerly of Benjamin Street, Pawtucket died Friday, November 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Beaucage.
Mrs. Beaucage was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Shabbott) Roy. She was an Executive Secretary for the Pawtucket Mutual Insurance Company for over 40 years before she retired in 1987.
She is survived by her cousin, Connie Randall of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Joaquim Gomes, 84, passed away Thursday at Home & Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of the late Maria "Julia" Gomes.
He was born Guarda, Portugal and migrated to the US 41 years ago. He had been employed at Slater Dye Works for more than 30 years.
He leaves a daughter, Maria Barbosa of Pawtucket, 2 sons, Manuel Gomes of Pawtucket and Antonio Gomes of No. Providence and 6 Grandchildren. He was the father of the late Joseph Gomes.
Yvonne R. Turgeon
LINCOLN - Yvonne R. Turgeon, 91, of Lincoln, formerly of Attleboro and Cumberland, died Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Center. She was the wife of the late Leo Z. (Jack) Turgeon. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Noel and Mary Ann (Brouillette) Benoit.
CUMBERLAND - Benjamin Deregla, 35, passed away Wednesday at the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Benjamin Deregla and Eileen(McDermott) Haney of Cumberland. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Ben was a Cumberland High School Class of 1994 Graduate.
Jennie T. Tripp
CUMBERLAND - Jennie T. Tripp, 81, of Middle St, passed November 9th.
She was the wife of the late Harry J. Walsh.
Jennie was the daughter of the late George R. and Elizabeth (Beckwith) Webster.
Walter E. Arnold Jr
CENTRAL FALLS -Walter E. Arnold Jr, 72, passed November 10th.
Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Walter and Helen (Carpenter) Arnold Sr.
Betty Jane Fewster
LEESBURG, Fla. - Betty Jane Fewster, 74, of Lakeview Drive in Leesburg, Fla. Died on Nov. 10, 2011 in Waterman Hospital, Tavares. She was the wife of Carl Fewster.
The daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Bowes) Eve, Mrs. Fewster was an LPN who had worked in various Rhode Island hospitals prior to her retirement 10 years ago.
Raymond R. Cookson
PAWTUCKET - Raymond R. Cookson, 95, of Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket died November 9, 2011. Mr. Cookson was the husband of Ruth (Nelson) Cookson.
Mr. Cookson was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Hull) Cookson. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army Air Corp where he served in the Philippines.