Archive - Obituary
May 23rd, 2013
PAWTUCKET - Mary Thomas, neĂ© Doyle, passed peacefully from this world on May 22, surrounded by her family. Born on May 11, 1946 to Beatrice and Laurence Doyle, Mary is survived by her brother Larry Doyle and his wife, Kathy, her daughter Lori Thomas, her grandson Justin Thomas and his wife, Danielle Thomas, her son, Dennis Thomas and Dennis's partner, Craig Pishotti. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Richard Thomas.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Mary was a longtime resident of Pawtucket.
Robert J. Bliss
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. "Bob" Bliss, 84, of Winter Garden, Florida and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2013. Born on September 20, 1928 in Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence (Collinson) Bliss.
Flore I. Fontaine
CENTRAL FALLS - Flore I. Fontaine, 97, formerly of Central Falls, died Monday at St. Antoine Residence, N. Smithfield. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Oliva and Rosanna (Berard) Fontaine.
Miss Fontaine had been employed as a supervisor for Moore Fabric Co. until her retirement in 1975. She was a communicant of St. Mathieu Church prior to moving first to the Villa at St. Antoine and then to the residence. She had been a member of the Children of Mary, and the Golden Agers of St. Matthew, St. Cecilia and Notre Dame Churches.
JosĂ© N. ConceicĂŁo
PAWTUCKET - JosĂ© N. ConceicĂŁo, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Maria L. ConceicĂŁo. Born in Sta. Barbara, Algarve Portugal and was the son of the late JosĂ© B. ConceicĂŁo and Maria Lucinda Das Neves. He lived in Pawtucket and worked for Algar Construction before retiring. He was a member of the UniĂŁo Portuguesa Beneficente and the Portuguese Social Club of Pawtucket, RI.
Francis A. LaBree
PAWTUCKET - Francis "Tuddy" A. LaBree, 65, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Susan C. (Joyce) LaBree for 36 years and the late Sally (Leighton) LaBree. Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Francis W. and Dorothy M. (LeBrun) LaBree.
Frank was a supervisor at Englehard Industries, Plainville, MA, for over 25 years and was an avid baseball fan.
Joan L. Madden
REHOBOTH - Madden, Joan L., 78, of Peck Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Leo Madden. They were married for fifty-two years.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Alice (Amos) Glanvill and stepdaughter of the late Margaret (Morley) Glanvill, she lived in Rehoboth for the past thirteen years, previously living in Pawtucket and Providence.
Richard H. Campbell Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Richard H. Campbell Sr, "Dick" 72, passed on May 21, 2013. He was the loving husband of Donna M. (Lambert) Campbell. They have been married for 52 years.
He was the son of the late Leo and Loretta (Kelly) Campbell.
He had been as a machinist and toolmaker for many years and was the lead guitarist and vocalist of "Country Loving" and other bands since he was a child. He also taught guitar to many.
Mary T. Slaby
PAWTUCKET - Mary T. Slaby 93, of Jeanne Jugan Residence 964 Main Street passed away Sunday May 19, 2013 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie (Koziol) Slaby.
Before retiring in 1980 Mary was employed as an Assembler for Carol Cable Co. for 44 years.
For many years Mary was a communicant and active member of St. Joseph's Parish in Central Falls, and a member of the former Ladies Auxiliary of the Orchard Lake Schools.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Audrey Carolyn (Wulff) Quinlan of Swan Court, North Providence and formerly of Pawtucket died on Sunday May, 19, 2013. She was the wife of the late Francis B. "Lefty" Quinlan.
Mrs. Quinlan was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Scott) Wulff.
Thomas F. O'Brien
PAWTUCKET - Thomas F. O'Brien, 96, of East Ave., died at Landmark Medical Center on Friday. Born in Pawtucket a son of the late John J. and Delia A. (Flaherty) O'Brien.
Mr. O'Brien lived most of his life in the city. He was a letter carrier for US Postal Service for 31 years, retiring in 1977. He was a veteran of the US Army Signal Corps during WWII.
His only survivor was a friend, Noreen Sherys of Cumberland. He was the brother of the late John J. O'Brien and Winifred Gill.
CENTRAL FALLS - Rose (Abraham) Sweeting, 94, of Eben Brown Lane died Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George Sweeting.
A lifelong resident of Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Annie (Shabo) Abraham.
Mrs. Sweeting was a jewelry worker for Monet Jewelers, Pawtucket before retiring.
She was a member of St. Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox Church, Central Falls, where she was also a member of the Ladies Society of the Church.
Dr. Nora M. Walker
PAWTUCKET - Dr. Nora M. Walker, 87, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Parfenchuck for twenty-seven years. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Dada) Walker.
SEEKONK - Rachel Elinor (Cowles) Monty, 92, formerly of Ellis St., passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the former wife of the late Leo T. Monty, Sr. Born in Northampton, MA, she was a daughter of the late Winfred P. and Jennie (Kentfield) Cowles.
Jose F. Furtado
PAWTUCKET - Jose F. Furtado, 77 died Friday at his home in Pawtucket. He was the husband of Maria L. (Botelho Medeiros) Furtado. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria Furtado. Jose came to the United States in 1980 and settled in Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement in 2000 he worked as a machine operator for Elizabeth Webbing in Central Falls. He volunteered and was a member of the Amigos das Terceira and he played for the Holy Spirit Committee and Rancho of St. Anthony's.
Eunice M. Simmons
PAWTUCKET - Eunice M. (Oakland) Simmons, 96, of Salem, NY and formerly of Pawtucket died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Queensbury, NY. She was the wife of the late George F. Simmons.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Millichamp) Oakland, she had lived in Pawtucket all of her life before moving to New York 9 years ago.
Mrs. Simmons was a bookkeeper for the Pelletier Trucking Company, Pawtucket before retiring. She was a 1933 graduate of Pawtucket High School.
CUMBERLAND - Stanislaw Mach, 81, passed away Thursday May 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Stanislawa (Markocki) Mach.
Born in Grodzisko Dolne, Podkarpackie, Poland he was a son of the late Antoni and Maria (Przeszlo) Mach. He lived in Cumberland for the past 12 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for Ocean State Finishing Co. of Woonsocket.
Mary T. Plant
CUMBERLAND - Mary T. Plant, 86, passed May 15th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Milton W. Plant.
Mary was the daughter of the late Aborn and Mary (Burns) Snow.
She retired from the Cumberland School Department and had also worked for Ann & Hope of Cumberland.
Ernest J. Feuti
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Ernest J. Feuti, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Janice M. (Banach) Feuti. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alphonse and Antoinetta (Prete) Feuti. Ernest was a member of the Attleboro Lodge of Elks # 1014 and the Fraternal Order of Police Associates.
Ernest leaves his siblings, Eleanor M. Peloquin and her husband, Noel of Pawtucket and Robert G. Feuti and his wife, Roberta of Charlestown, RI and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Carolyn Duquette.
Jessica L. Alves
CUMBERLAND - Jessica L. Alves, 38, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket. She was a daughter of John and Gayle (Vose) Alves.
Beside her parents, she leaves a daughter, Ociana Liberty Alves, a son, Kyle Alves, a brother, Christian Richard, a sister, Nicole M. Alves and her godfather, Daniel J. Alves.
Her funeral and burial will be private. For online guest book please visit
CUMBERLAND - Mary Gertrude (Davis) Berard, 88, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul F. Berard. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Christopher and Catherine (Goodwin) Davis, she resided in Cumberland since 1955.
Mrs. Berard had been employed by Fram; the Cumberland School Lunch Program and Texas Instruments until retiring in 1988. She was a former volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of RI and was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Bowling League.