Archive - Obituary
January 7th, 2014
Catherine J. Grant
ATTLEBORO - Catherine J. (Gaouette) Grant, 60, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert G. Grant, Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Clinton M. and Dorothy L. (Bailey) Gaouette of Seekonk.
Catherine was a lifelong member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Seekonk, where she served as a Deaconess and President of the Womens Fellowship. She was very active in many church activities and served on several committees. Catherine was also an active member of the Linsey Woolsey Quilt Guild, Attleboro Falls.
Pauline A. Smith
LINCOLN - Pauline A. Smith, 85, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Harry C. Smith. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late James and Ann E. (Cassidy) Nelson.
Mrs. Smith was employed for the State of RI as a medical claims examiner for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active parishioner/volunteer at St. Jude Church.
Ernest A. Tapley
CUMBERLAND- Ernest A. Tapley, 88, of Cumberland, died Sunday at The Holiday Nursing Home. He was the husband of Ursula (McCann) Tapley.
Born in Millinocket, ME, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude (Madore) Tapley.
Mr. Tapley was employed as a truck driver for A&P Stores and Dexter Farms. He was a member of Teamsters Local #370. Mr. Tapley was a World War II Army veteran.
CENTRAL FALLS- Irene Bouvier, 84, passed on January 5th.
Born in Lowell, MA, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Leda (Charette) Bouvier.
She had been employed by AT Cross for many years.
Irene is survived by a sister, Rita M. Turenne of Central Falls and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Armand J. Bouvier
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, (Tommorow) at 9:30am in Holy Spirit Parish, Dexter St, Central Falls. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.
CUMBERLAND- Michalina Maczuga, 88, passed away Sunday January 5, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Walter S. Maczuga.
Born in Poland a daughter of the late Stanislaw and Karolina (Krawczyk) Koziol. She lived in Cumberland for the past 52 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was a Weaver for the former Sydney Blumenthal Textile Co. and also was a Bookkeeper for Walterâ€™s Concrete Form Co. of Cumberland.
She was a member and past Mother Of The Year of the former Pulaski Polish Home of Pawtucket.
Charles W. Brod, Jr.
CUMBERLAND- Charles W. Brod, Jr., 95, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30th. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Stanton) Brod, whom he married April 18, 1948.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Olive (Robarge) Brod.
CUMBERLAND- Elizabeth "Liz" Teixeira, 91 passed away peacefully Friday at the Avon Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Alvaro Teixeira.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Beatriz Queija.
EAST PROVIDENCE- Norman "Uncle Norman" Bisson, 85, of Rumford, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Theberge) Fuller-Bisson and the late Virginia C. (Hamilton) Bisson.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Cleophas and Yvonne (Legare) Bisson, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to Rumford in 1956.
Myrtle A. Bachini
PAWTUCKET- Myrtle A. (Bowen) Bachini, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Benedict "Ben" J. Bachini.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Gertrude M. (Chase) Bowen, she moved to Riverside in 1949 and then returned to Pawtucket in 1957.
CUMBERLAND- Mary (Gomes) Volpe, 85, of Mendon Road, died Wednesday, January 1, at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of Edward Volpe. Mr. & Mrs. Volpe were married for sixty-six years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Jose and Amelia (Correira) Chita-Gomes, she had lived in Pawtucket for many years, before moving to Cumberland six years ago.
Cecile Eva Masse
ENFIELD, CT- Cecile Eva Masse, 82, of Enfield, widow of Arthur D. Masse (1977), entered into eternal peace Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014 at Evergreen Health Care in Stafford.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Bouffard) LaCourse,
Lisa E. Forestal
MAPLEVILLE- Lisa E. (Boucher) Forestal, 52, of Cooper Hill Rd., died January 1, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of T.R. Forestal whom she married November 5, 1983.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Honorable Edward O. Boucher Esq.
Mrs. Forestal worked over thirty years as a hairdresser for The Hairpin, Woonsocket. Lisa was a devoted animal lover and owner and was a member of the ASPCA and the Humane Association.
PAWTUCKET- Debra DaSilva, entered into eternal life on Thursday December 27, 2013 after an illness.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Charles Newton and Janice (Plante) Wagner and lived most of her life in the city.
Debra had been employed in the food service industry for many years and had been the linen manager at Kent Hospital for Angelica Linen Service for 6 years before retiring due to illness. She also had been a home health aid to several private clients.
Eileen P. Cadden
PAWTUCKET- Cadden, Eileen P., 91, of Maplecrest Drive, Pawtucket died on January 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the loving wife of James J. Cadden.
Eileen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth (Ford) Shannon.
She worked as a clerk for many years at the Health-Tex Corporation. Eileen was also a member of the Ireland 32 Society and the RI Cellidne Club.
Norman E. Fowler
GREENVILLE - Norman E. Fowler, born March 19, 1925, died on December 15, 2013 at Cortland Place in Greenville. He was the son of the late Ernest and Maryellen (Weavil) Fowler. He was also predeceased by his wife Marion (Miliken) Fowler.
Norman worked in the textile industry until he retired over 30 years ago.
His only survivors are cousins, Jean McGregor, Paul O'Toole and Sally Boisclair.
A Memorial Service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on January 8, 2014 at 11:30 am at Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln.
PAWTUCKET- Michael Gomes, 42, of Pawtucket died December 17, 2013.
He was born in Pawtucket.
He was the son of Donald F. Gomes and the late Claire E. (Muncey) Gomes.
He was employed by RI Hospital as a unit assistant for 15 years.
Besides his father, he is survived by his son Derrin Michael Quinn; his siblings, Nancy McKenna, William Gomes, Donna White St. Germain and Michele Gomes; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Donald Gomes Jr.
December 31st, 2013
Yole M. Fairman
PAWTUCKET - Fairman, Yole M. "Nonnie" 94, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Fairman, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Olga (Bottai) Marini.
She worked as a lace inspector at the former Seekonk Lace Company for 40 years before retiring.
Loretta I. Valentine
SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA - Loretta Irene (O'Brien) Valentine, 95, of Scottsboro, Alabama and formerly of Ridgewood Road, Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Valentine, Sr. Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Loretta F. (McKenna) O'Brien, she resided in Pawtucket for sixty-one years before moving to Scottsboro five years ago.
Madeline M. McConnon
PAWTUCKET - Madeline M. McConnon, of Pawtucket, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Valley Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Lena B. (Tracy) Callahan. She was the wife of the late Michael F. McConnon.
Madeline leaves her son-in-law, Donald LeBlanc, grandsons Brendan and J. Bradford LeBlanc all of Pawtucket. She is predeceased by her daughter, Eileen (McConnon) LeBlanc, brother John J. Callahan.