Archive - Obituary
July 18th, 2014
Hubert J. Fregeolle
PAWTUCKET - Hubert "Curly" J. Fregeolle, 88, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marguerite "Peg" (Salois) Fregeolle, the couple would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Labor Day. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Ernest and Alice (Millotte) Fregeolle. Curly was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater aboard the destroyer, USS Picking. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Cecilia Church.
Matilda D. Fortunati
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Matilda "Tillie" D. (Lapham) Fortunati, passed away at home on Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Fortunati. Born in Seekonk, the daughter of the late Wilbur D. and Blanche M. (Arpin) Lapham, she resided in Pawtucket before moving to South Attleboro 25 years ago.
Tillie had been employed by the Ledgemont Country Club, Fram and the Harvest Bakery. She gave freely of her time and talent by volunteering for many different organizations including the Memorial Hospital of RI and Meals on Wheels.
PAWTUCKET - Russell Turmel, 81, passed Wednesday July 16th with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Edna B. (Lambert) Turmel. He was of the son late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Shorrock) Turmel. Russell was the proprietor of Turner Caulking and Restoration for many years.
Victoria M. Gonya
PAWTUCKET - Victoria M. (Lamoureux) Gonya 79, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Hospice center surrounded by her family and her beloved cat Mai-tai. Her husband Rudolph A. Gonya predeceased her. They had been married for 60 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George Lamoureux and Victoria (Breault) Lamoureux. Victoria had been employed as a spooler and a private duty nurse in her younger days. She was also a Eucharist minister at St. Raymond Church for many years.
PAWTUCKET- Ora Potter, 88 a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Apollo Beach, Florida where she has been residing for the last 3 years. Service will be announced at a later date.
Brian R. Labonte
WEST GREENWICH - Brian R. Labonte, 48, died unexpectedly on July 14, 2014. Brian was born in Pawtucket, the son of Robert J. Labonte (Providence County Sheriff-Retired) and the late Alice V. (Thompson) Labonte.
Brian was the office manager in a local law office.
In addition to his father he leaves two sisters, Deborah Garay of Pawtucket and Donna Simmons of Springtown, TX; his nieces and nephews: Gloria Garay, Jose Garay, Nadine Simmons, and Nicole Simmons; and grandnieces and nephews Zaria, Jalen, Sincere, Jaleah, Julianna and Lola.
SEEKONK - Robert Medeiros, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marianne Medeiros. Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Manuel C. and Mary R. Medeiros of Fall River.
Gail E. Quinn
Formerly of Pawtucket - Gail E. Quinn passed on January 7, 2014. A Celebratory Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Saint Maria Goretti Church, Power Rd, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited.
M. Joyce Noble
PAWTUCKET - M. Joyce Noble, age 89, a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Atria Senior Living at Lincoln Place where she had been residing for the last 17 months.
Arminda M. daLomba
PAWTUCKET - Arminda M. daLomba (Monteiro), 88, of Pawtucket, died July 13, 2014. She was the wife of the late Caledio daLomba. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde. She was a daughter of the late Antonio and Matilda (daCosta) Monteiro. She came to this country 46 years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was formerly employed by N.E. Paper Tube Co.
She is survived by her five children James and Tony daCosta, Carmen Rodrigues, Maria daGraca and John DosSantos. Twenty two grandchildren, thirty five great-grandchildren, two nephews and three nieces.
PAWTUCKET - June Dash, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Dash, Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Jane (Fox) Cartier.
Jeanne d'Arc Fournier
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Sister Jeanne d'Arc Fournier, SUSC of Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, died July 9, 2014 at the age of 93. She was born in Lawrence, MA July 20, 1920, daughter of the late Napoleon and Roseanna (Raymond) Fournier. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her brother Francis Fournier of North Attleboro, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. Her sister Annette Logan and brothers Joseph, Donald, Romeo and Raymond predeceased her.
Robert G. Ostiguy
LINCOLN - Robert G. Ostiguy, 85, of Lincoln, died July 11, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Tillier) Ostiguy. They had been married 55 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George A. and Antoinette E. (Bouchard) Ostiguy.
Mr. Ostiguy was employed as a plumber for Local #51 for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Rhody Oldies Hockey Club.
GREENVILLE, RI - Joseph Soares, 89, of Greenville, RI formerly of Attleboro passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2014 at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Pascoag, RI. He was the husband of the late Edna N. (Surprenant) Soares.
Born December 20, 1924 in Fall River, MA he was a son of the late Jose and Mary (Martins) Soares.
Gail E. Quinn - Formerly of Pawtucket - Gail E. Quinn passed on January 7, 2014. A Celebratory Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Saint Marie Goretti Church, Power Rd, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited.
David E. Hamel
PAWTUCKET - David E. Hamel, 65, passed away on July 10th. He was a son of the late Ernest and Thelma (Freebairn) Hamel.
He had been employed by Colfax Industries for 30 years as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union 251. He was a member of the Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues preservation society, a former member of the SOS Big Band. David was also the Chaplin of the Howard Roger Legion Post, 25 and played local Jazz sessions' as Dave "Bebop" Hamel. He served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972 aboard the submarine "USS Bluefish"
PAWTUCKET - Gladys Conlon, 73 of Pawtucket passed away on July 8,2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Conlon for 52 years. She is survived by her 10 children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Avenue Lincoln, R.I. on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. for complete obituary www.thekeefefurneralhome.com
Katherine Anne Foley
CUMBERLAND - Katherine Anne Foley (11/08/1990 - 07/09/2014)
Katie, only 23 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She leaves behind two sons, Jayden Chace and Ashton Cole, her brothers, John andKris, her mom, Jenn, her dad, Jack, her grandmother, Heather, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. She was predeceased by Grampy
Olden, and Grammy & Grampy Foley.
Rowland E. Hill
PAWTUCKET - Rowland E. Hill, 89 passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.
He was the father of Cindy Roberge and her husband William with whom he resided. He was also the brother of Violet E. Hill of Central Falls.
Committal prayers will be held on Monday July 14, 2014 in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2 PM in the Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Fellowship Fund of the Memorial Baptist Church.