Archive - Obituary
September 10th, 2014
Ralph J. Skurka Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Ralph J. Skurka Sr., 63 of Main St. passed away Monday, September 8th at home. He was the beloved husband of Karen R. (Tolman) Skurka. They had been married for the past 41 years.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Amy (Buckley) Skurka Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
PAWTUCKET - Aguinaldo Dolivramento, "Gui" 76, passed on September 3rd at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Francelina (Gomes) Dolivramento. Born in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, a son of the late Emanuel D. and Emilia (Lopes) Dolivramento.
He had been employed by the City of Pawtucket and Providence School Departments. He was also employed by BB Greenburger.
Henry V. Genest
ATTLEBORO - Henry "Hank" V. Genest, 68, formerly of Greenfield St., Seekonk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in Quebec, Canada, he was a son of the late Henry J. and Nellie M. (Penney) Genest. Hank was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was the proprietor of Hank's Garage on Case St., Seekonk for many years. He enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, taking them out to dinner often and teaching them how to fish and boat.
Joseph A. Olivier
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joseph A. Olivier, 85, a retired proofreader, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Dunn) Olivier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Bruno and Marie Blanche (Lessard) Olivier.
Joe resided in Central Falls until moving to South Attleboro in 1995. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, and a member and former Trustee of the VFW Post 1271, Central Falls. He was also a member of the Elks and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Noella L. Aunchman
N. KINGSTOWN - Noella L. Aunchman, 94, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at South County Hospital on Friday, September 5, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Aunchman until his death in 1984. She was born in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Philippe and Blanche (Chartier) St. Pierre. Noella worked at the former Deb Shoppe as a presser before her retirement in 1981. She was a long-time member of the choir of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland.
Violet L. Marceau
PAWTUCKET - Violet L. Marceau, 85, passed peacefully on August 17th surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph D. Marceau.
She had been employed by Apex for many years before retiring.
Marion A. Glasheen
PAWTUCKET - Marion A. Glasheen, formerly of Pawtucket passed into eternal life on Sunday, September 7, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Glasheen.
Mrs. Glasheen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Francis McGovern and the late Lillian (Mack) McGovern. She was a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone, now Verizon, for over 40 years.
Charles D. Lagor
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Charles D. Lagor, 87, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on September 4, 2014.
Charles was married to his loving wife Lois (Jacques) Lagor for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late William and Philemena (Pyne) Lagor.
Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Barbara M. (Gauthier) Fontaine-Blanset, 82, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter G. Fontaine, Sr., and the late Jack Blanset. Born in Pawtucket, she was one of six children of the late Philip J. and Marie B. (Doucette) Gauthier.
Barbara worked as a CNA until retiring, she then worked as a school lunch aide in the East Greenwich School Department for several years. Barbara was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Bridge.
Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.
PAWTUCKET - Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D., 93, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irene M. (Wojnilowicz) Czekanski.
Born in Warren, RI he was a son of the late Andrew L. and Frances (Krawczyk) Czekanski.
Dr. Czekanski was a member of both the RI Medical Society and the Pawtucket Medical Society. He was a Past President of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
During WW II he served as a Captain with the 363rd Station Medical Group in the U.S. Army Air Corp.
DANDRIDGE, TN - Leslie Thompson, 68, died at her home in Dandridge, TN on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Leslie, who grew up in Rhode Island, graduated from Cumberland, Rhode Island High School in 1963 and from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Microbiology in 1967. She earned a Master's Degree in Biomedical Research from Brown University in 1970.
Margaret C. Olson
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Peg" C. Olson, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was the loving wife of Michael R. Dunbar. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. Olson and Virginia T. (Bergeron) Andrew.
Peg was a CNA at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro for many years. She loved listening to music, caring for animals and camping. Peg lived life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
CUMBERLAND - Richard Bertrand, 67, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was the husband of Joyce (Marland) Bertrand. They were happily married for 44 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lea (Duhamel) Bertrand. Richard was an insurance underwriter for 35 years, retiring in 2010. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Anthony T. Olivo
FALL RIVER - Anthony T. Olivo, 73 of Fall River, formerly of Pawtucket, RI, passed on August 28, 2014. He leaves his wife, Candice Viveiros-Olivo; 2 brothers, Richard and Joseph Olivo; his sister, the late Marion Butler.
Anthony loved colorful and crazy socks, so please select a pair at the back of the church and take that final walk with him. Put a smile on his face and attend in casual summer clothes.
Edward A. Miecznikowski
PAWTUCKET - Edward A. Miecznikowski of Pawtucket died on September 2, 2014
He was the husband of the late Laura (Paoli) Miecznikowski.
Mr. Miecznikowski was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of the late Stanley and Gladys Miecznikowski. He was an auxiliary Policeman for the City of Pawtucket for many years.
Ed is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Gagnon and her husband Edmond of Pawtucket. He also leaves his grandchildren; Christopher Gagnon, Melissa Gagnon, and Nathan Gagnon and his great grandchildren, Alexander Dame and Christopher Gagnon.
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
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.
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.