Archive - Obituary
March 10th, 2014
John B. Lawler
CUMBERLAND - John B. Lawler, 77, of Cumberland, passed away Friday at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Garrity) Lawler.
Born in Bermuda, he was the son of the late Maurice and Clara (Smith) Lawler. He was raised in the Worcester, MA area and resided in Cumberland, RI for over 48 years.
Robert J. Rooney
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Robert J. Rooney of North Providence died on February 28, 2014.
Mr. Rooney was born in Providence, the son of Veronica Albury of Leehigh Acres, Florida and the late Francis N. Rooney. He was the stepson of Robert R. Albury.
He was previously employed by Cumberland Farms.
CUMBERLAND- Helen (Staba) Luiz, 92 formerly of Tyler Street, passed away Friday at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late James Luiz.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Koziol) Staba. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the Cumberland Senior Center.
PAWTUCKET- Christine Sherlock, 64, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (McNamara) Sherlock.
Christine enjoyed spending time at home and painting. She leaves a sister, Mary Sherlock of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Karen Sherlock.
Helen A. Gumieniak
CUMBERLAND - Helen A. Gumieniak, 70, passed away Tuesday March 4, 2014.
Born in Pawtucket she was a beloved daughter of the late Stanley J. and Anna T. (Balbaton) Gumieniak. She lived in Cumberland for the past 47 years.
Before retiring Helen was a fourth grade Teacher at the Virginia M. Cunningham Elementary School of Pawtucket for 43 years.
Helen was a graduate of Rhode Island College Class of 1965 and a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa and Quota Societies.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Carrara, Patricia, 81, of Rumford, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Montgomery) Carrara. Patricia graduated from Roger Williams School of Nursing and worked most of her career at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket.
She is survived by her sister, Jacqueline Mynarski and her husband Thomas, her niece, Patricia Mynarski and nephew, John Mynarski.
Russell B. Chadwick
PAWTUCKET - Russell B. Chadwick, 60, of Pawtucket died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Sharleen (Jamieson) Chadwick.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Russell A. and Doris (Barton) Chadwick, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life.
He was a rigger for Hallamore Transportation Company for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Teamsters Local #251.
Joan M. Dolloff
PAWTUCKET - Joan M. Dolloff, 73, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Kindred Oak Hill Transition Care & Rehabilitation, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Dolloff. Joan was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Albert and Angelina (Kennedy) Falocco and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. She was a sales associate at Apex Department Store and Macy's until retiring several years ago. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for many years.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Patricio, 93, of Taft St., died peacefully Monday night, March 3, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born May 10, 1920 in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Jesus) Patricio.
Maria was the sister of Mary Deus Patricio of Pawtucket and of the late Ernest Patricio, Joaquim Patricio, and Celeste Patricio. She also leaves a nephew Ernest Patricio Jr. and his wife Sandra; a niece Gail Moore and her husband Clay; her great-niece Sherrie Patricio Souza and 2 great-nephews, Russell and Blake Moore.
A. Dorothy Jacobs
PAWTUCKET - A. Dorothy (Berlinsky) Jacobs, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Napoleon Leon Albert Jacobs and the late Albert E. Hamel. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Sidney S. Berlinsky and Mary (Winters) Tierney.
Dorothy worked at McConnell & Carpenter, Pawtucket, for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed listening to music and reading; spending time at home with her family, and participating in various activities with the seniors group at Rumford Towers.
Gladys D. Jaworski
PAWTUCKET Gladys D. Jaworski, 90, passed away Sunday March 2, 2014. She was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Dr. Rudolf A. Jaworski Sr.
Born in Ludlow, MA she was a daughter of the late Jan and Josephine (Chlastawa) Duda. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 65 years.
A graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Gladys was a registered Nurse. She was a supporting citizen of the Polish American Community being an active Member of the Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation for many years. She was an parishioner of St. Joseph's Church of Central Falls.
Allan G. Battersby
CENTRAL FALLS - Allan G. Battersby, 73, passed peacefully at home on March 2nd. He was the husband of Joyce (Mocogni) Battersby. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past May. He was the son of the late Arthur and Jeanette (Bechard) Battersby.
Allan proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard; he was a hardworking man, a dedicated father, a loving grandfather and an avid fisherman.
Edith F. Lima
PAWTUCKET - Edith F. Lima, 82, passed peacefully on March 2nd at home with her family by her side.
Born in Sao Antao, Cabo Verde, a daughter of the late Augusto and Aurora Lima.
Alfred J. Menard, III
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Alfred J. ("Fred"/"AJ") Menard, III, 80, passed away at home on Friday, February 28, 2014.
Born in Manville, he was the son of the late Rhode Island House Speaker, Alfred U. Menard, II and Flora (Lessard) Menard. He was the husband of Roxanne L. (Masson) Menard, RN, formerly of Shawinigan Falls, SUD, P.Q. Canada, and was a resident of South Yarmouth, MA.
Kevin J. Lessa
CENTRAL FALLS - Kevin J. Lessa, 53, formerly of Washington St. and he also lived on Japonica St. in Pawtucket, passed into eternal rest on Monday at the Home & Hospice Care of RI, after an illness. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Shirley A. Jackson and the late Albert N. Lessa.
Kevin had been employed at B & E Chrome Plating for 30 years until he was stricken with a stroke.
Doris L. Slavin
LINCOLN - Doris L. (Sherman) Slavin, 96, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge, MA. She was the wife of the late D. Howard Slavin.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late S. Eber and Jennie P. (Hammond) Sherman, she had lived in Lincoln for over 50 years. She was a direct descendant of seven families, including John Alden, which came over on the Mayflower.
Agnes A. Colvin
PAWTUCKET - Agnes A. (O'Neill) Colvin, 101, of Pawtucket passed away on March 1, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Colvin.
Born in Darwen Lancaster, England, the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Bolton) O'Neill. She was the secretary to the President of the former Metals and Controls and then worked in medical transcription at the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for many years.
Edward J Kelly Sr.
DIGHTON, MA - Edward J Kelly Sr. of Dighton Ma passed away Tuesday 2/25. Ed, better known as "Buck" was born on June 24, 1930.
Predeceased by his oldest daughter, both Buck and Karen Allen will be lovingly
remembered by his daughter Karlene and her husband Richard Bourque, his son Ed and his wife Louise, his youngest daughter Rhonda and her husband Michael Thomas, and his son in law Steve Allen.
His stories will be missed by his grandchildren Jennifer, Stephany, Ashlee, Justine, Tracie, Taylor and Kathleen.
NAPLES, FL. - Loretta (Beaulieu) Richard, 90, of Naples, FL passed away on February 25, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, on June 9, 1923, she was the daughter of Rosalma and Arthur Beaulieu. Happily married for to James C. Richard for 39 years, Loretta had spent the past 13 years of retirement enjoying life in Naples. While in Rhode Island, Loretta was actively involved in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. She enjoyed her crossword puzzles and time with family and friends.
Frances E. Morgan
CENTRAL FALLS - Frances E. Morgan of Central Falls died on February 26, 2014. She was the wife of Edward I. Morgan.
Mrs. Morgan was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Charles Sistakavskas and Mary (Zadonis) Sistakavskas. She worked in the textile industry in Central Falls for many years.