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ADAMS (KERRIGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 9 Oct 2003] Margaret M. (Kerrigan) Adams, 99, of Milford, Mass., formerly of Greene Street, North Smithfield, died Tuesday at Blair House, Milford. She was the wife of the late John Adams. Born in North Smithfield on June 28, 1904, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Geraughty) Kerrigan, she had formerly resided on Federal Street, Blackstone, Mass. Mrs. Adams had been employed at McCarthy's department store in Woonsocket and the Slatersville Finishing Co. She leaves a nephew, Richard Shea of Millville, Mass. The funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. from Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with graveside committal prayers at 10 in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Slatersville.  

ADAMS (MALONE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 16 Aug 2004] Adams Malone -- In Fall River, Aug. 14, 2004 Margaret T. Adams. Wife of Edward N. Adams, to whom he had been married for 60 years. Mother of Thomas J. Adams, Edward (Skip) Adams Jr. and Jane Magiera. Sister of Mary Cullen and the late Helen Phelan, Kay Golden and John Malone. Funeral Tues., Aug. 17, 2004 at 9 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., (between Cherry, Locust and High Streets) Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in Holy Name Church, Hanover Street, Fall River. Visitation prior to her funeral mass. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions can be made to Association of Retarded Citizens, P.O. Box 1943, Fall river, MA 02722. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 16 Aug 2004] Fall River - Margaret T. (Malone) Adams, 90, of Highland Avenue, a homemaker, died Saturday at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of Edward N. Adams. They had been married for 60 years. A lifelong resident of Fall River, she was a daughter of the late John Malone and Mary Jane (Mullen) Adams. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, and a former communicant of St. Bernard Church. Mrs. Adams was educated in local schools. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Thomas J. Adams of Bloomingburg, N.Y., and Edward (Skip) Adams Jr. of Somerset; a daughter, Jane Magiera of Ellsworth, Maine; a sister, Mary Cullen of Wakefield, Mass.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Helen Phelan, Kay Golden and John Malone. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., with a funeral Mass at 10 in Holy Name Church, Hanover Street. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

ADAMS (O’BRIEN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 18 Sep 2005] Adams, Mary J., (O'Brien), 86, of Hazel Street, Pawtucket, died Saturday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Adams, Sr. Mrs. Adams was born in Providence, a daughter of the late James F. and Annie (O'Reilly) O'Brien and had lived in Pawtucket for many years. She was a secretary in the Public Works Department of the City of Pawtucket for many years, retiring in 1981. During World War II, Mrs. Adams worked at Ft. Adams in  Newport. For the past 10 years, she volunteered at the library of the Woodlawn Catholic Regional School of Pawtucket. She leaves one son, Raymond J. Adams, Jr., and his wife Anita of Rumford; two daughters, Maureen E. Lopes of Westerly and Carol A. McKiernan and her husband Gary P. of Pawtucket; one sister, Frances H. O'Brien of East Providence; five grandchildren, Terrance P. Adams of Philadelphia, Katherine M. Adams of Norton, MA, Elizabeth A. Adams of Rumford, Matthew P. McKiernan of Providence and Kelly L. McKiernan of Pawtucket. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 A.M. from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Edward's Church, Weeden Street, Pawtucket at 10 A.M. to which relatives and friends are invited, calling hours Monday 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Library, 61 Hope Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 in Mrs. Adams memory.

AGNEW [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 April 2003] Cranston - John P. Agnew, 75, of Ivy Avenue, a retired mechanic, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Phyllis A. (O'Leary) Agnew. Born in Providence, a son of the late James F. and Elizabeth (Reilly) Agnew, he had lived in Cranston for 35 years. Mr. Agnew had worked as a mechanic and then with the customer-service department at the Narragansett Electric Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1991. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a communicant of St. Paul Church. He leaves three daughters, Maureen A. Raposa of Cranston, Elizabeth Geer of Warwick and Mary E. Robinson of North Kingstown; two brothers, Edward Agnew of Pawtucket and Donald Agnew of Warwick; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late James Agnew. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Jones-Walton-Sheriden Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St. at Park Avenue, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Paul of Edgewood Church, One St. Paul Place. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

AGNEW (GALLAGHER) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 29 Mar 2005] Cranston - Agnew, Genevieve I., 87, of Brookfield Drive, died Saturday at Brentwood Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Francis W. Agnew. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Mary I. (Lawton) Gallagher. Mrs. Agnew was a Bookkeeper for Schmid Cutlery, Co. for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Gregory The Great Church; and AARP. She is survived by three sisters Margaret A. Sauro of Cranston, Mary I. Montuori of Warwick, and Helen Martin of Anaheim, CA; a brother Anthony Gallagher of North Providence; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Her funeral will be held Friday at 9:45 a.m. from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Greenwood, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Gregory The Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. 

AGNEW (McGRATH) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 17 April 2007] Agnew, Helen C., 95, of, Cranston passed away, Sunday, April 15, 2007 at R.I. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest J. Agnew. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Johanna (Falvey) McGrath. Helen retired from New England Telephone after 31 years of faithful service. Helen was the matriarch of a very loving and devoted family. She is survived by two daughters, Judith D. Squizzero and her husband Robert of Cranston, and Joanne E. Butler and her husband Alfred of Narragansett. She leaves 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Ernest J. Agnew, Jr. and sister of the late Florence Potter, Gertrude Cahir, Catherine Campbell, Madeline Streb, John McGrath and William McGrath. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 8 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Apostles Church, 800 Pippin Orchard Rd., Cranston at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the John W. Ruscito Scholarship Fund, c/o CCRI Development Office, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865, would be appreciated. 

AHAESY [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 27 Jan 2008] Kevin M. Ahaesy, age 40, of Edgemond Street, Fall River, MA passed away Thursday, January 24, 2008 at home. He was the husband of Robin L. (Frederick) Ahaesy of Portsmouth, RI. Born in Fall River, MA, son of Patrick J. Ahaesy of Fall River, MA and Patricia (Daniel) Ahaesy of Somerset, MA, and stepson of Marilyn (Boule) Ahaesy of Fall River, MA. Kevin worked as a machinist at Julius Koch Inc. for several years. He was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church, and an avid Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a graduate of Diman Reg. Voc. Tec. High School, class of 1985. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Joshua R. Ahaesy of Fall River and Patrick J. Ahaesy II of Portsmouth, RI; two brothers, Daniel Ahaesy and his wife Lisa of Somerset, MA and Jason Ahaesy of Taunton, MA; one step-sister, Donna Boule of Fall River; several aunts and uncles, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 7:00 PM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Private cremation services will be held at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI.

AHEARN [Providence RI Journal, Monday 5 Dec 2005] Ahearn, John D., 91, of Cranston, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, December 3rd. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Evelyn (Johnson) Ahearn; son, John Ahearn; daughter, Carol Jeranian; four grandchildren, David, Kristen, Erin, David Adam, and one great granddaughter Sienna Rose. He was a former postal clerk in Cranston for over 30 years. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Matthews Church, member of the VFW, NAARFE, and the Cranston YMCA. He was an avid swimmer and had participated in the Cranston Senior Olympics. He was well know for his dry sense of humor and will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in St. Matthews Church (corners of Park and Elmwood Avenue) Cranston. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. in The Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. Kindly omit flowers. Donations to the American Heart Association, 275 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated. 

AHEARN [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Dec 2005] Newport - Michael J. Ahearn, 73, of 400 Bellevue Avenue, Newport and formerly of West Springfield, MA, died Wednesday, December 14, 2005 in Newport. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Sullivan) Ahearn. Born in Fall River, MA on December 30, 1931, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth Ahearn. A 1950 graduate of the former De La Salle Academy where he starred in three sports; football, basketball and baseball. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and served on the USS Tarawa during the Korean War. After the war he entered Bryant College, Providence and graduated in 1957. Mr. Ahearn was a long term Financial Credit manager in Massachusetts before retiring and moving back to Newport 10 years ago. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, he was a member of the Dennis E. Collins Ancient Order of Hibernians and the V.F.W. Besides his wife of 50 years, he leaves 2 sons, Kevin M. Ahearn of Westfield, MA, Michael W. Ahearn of Easthampton, MA; 3 grandchildren, Megan, Shane and Mariel Ahearn; 4 brothers, William Ahearn of CA, Danny Ahearn of Iowa, Timothy Ahearn and Brian Ahearn, both of Newport. A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, December 19, 2005, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown, RI. Visiting hours Sunday, December 18, 2005, from 2-5 p.m. in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. Donations may be made in his memory to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 547, Newport, RI 02840. 

AHEARN [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 8 Nov 2006] Ahearn - Edward W. Ahearn. A funeral mass, following cremation, will be held Saturday at St. Louis De France Chuch, Swansea at 10:00 AM.

AHEARN (HUDSON) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 18 Nov 2006] Ahearn - Passed away November 16, 2006, Elizabeth 'Betsy' (Hudson) Ahearn, wife of Michael A. Ahearn. Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited will be Monday, November 20, 2006 at the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport from 5-8 P.M. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to : Westport River Watershed Alliance, PO Box 3427, Westport, MA 02790 or St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, 182 Willow Ave., PO Box 491, Little Compton, RI 02387. [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 18 Nov 2006] Westport - Elizabeth "Betsy" (Hudson) Ahearn, 59, of Westport Point, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006. She was the wife of Michael A. Ahearn. Born in Brockton, the daughter of Louise (Suffern) Devlin of Fall River and the late James F. Hudson, she was a lifelong summer resident of Westport Point, becoming a permanent resident in 2000. Mrs. Ahearn was a vestry member of St. Andrews by the Sea Church in Little Compton, R.I., and a member of the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus. She was an avid horticulturist, gardener and antique restorer, but most of all she was dedicated to her children. Including her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Peter C. Lowe of New York and Matthew J. Lowe of Westport Point; a daughter, Sarah A. Lowe of South Carolina; her stepfather, Edward Devlin of Fall River; two brothers, James Hudson of Westport Point and Robert Hudson of California; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited will be Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport from 5 - 8 p.m. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Westport River Watershed Alliance, P.O. Box 3427, Westport, MA 02790 or St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, 182 Willow Ave., P.O. Box 491, Little Compton, RI 02837.

AHERN [Fall River MA Herald News, Fri 15 July 1983] Ahern, William J., July 11, 1983. Husband of Margaret (Dwyer) Ahern. Residence 205 Norton St., East Providence and Westport, Ma. Funeral from the Royce R. Smith Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside, R.I. on Saturday at 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martha's Church, Pawtucket Ave., E. Providence at 10 a.m.

AHERN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 16 Oct 2003] Providence - William J. Ahern, 47, of Sharon Street, a former Providence Journal circulation manager, died Saturday at home. He was the former husband of Katharine (Conley) Ahern of Vienna, Va. Born in Providence, a son of Hope V. (Miller) Ahern of Providence, and the late John J. Ahern Sr., he had lived in Virginia for two years, and in Providence most of his life. Mr. Ahern had been a manager in circulation-distribution for The Journal for several years. He had also recently worked in several supermarkets as a clerk. He was a 1974 graduate of La Salle Academy, and a 1979 graduate of Northeastern University. He was a coach in the Elmhurst Little League, and volunteered at the Father McKenna Center, Washington, D.C. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the New York Giants. He also enjoyed classical music and reading. Besides his former wife and mother, he leaves a son, Colin P. Ahern of Vienna; a brother, John J. Ahern Jr. of Coventry; a sister, Mary Ellen Panzini of West Warwick; and a niece and a nephew. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick Church, Smith Street. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

AHERN [Providence RI Journal, Friday 15 Oct 2004] Providence - Catherine L. Ahern, 86, formerly of Camden Avenue, a retired housekeeper, died Wednesday at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James A. and Ellen (Hayes) Ahern, she had lived in the Smith Hill section most of her life before moving to Pawtucket several years ago. Miss Ahern had been a private housekeeper for several families for many years before retiring in 1993. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the parish Rosary and Altar Society. She leaves three nephews, James P. Diggins Jr. of Providence, John J. Ahern Jr. of Coventry and Jack Ahern of El Paso, Texas; and two nieces, Jane Addeo of Annapolis, Md., and Mary Ellen Panzini of West Warwick. She was a sister of the late James A. Ahern Jr., John J. Ahern, Margaret M. Cahill, Helen M. Ahern and Elizabeth A. Diggins. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick Church, Smith Street. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.  

AHERN [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Friday 3 Mar 2006] Mansfield -- Michael F. Ahern Sr., 64, of  Mansfield died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at his family's homestead in Urlan More, New Market on Fergus in  Ireland. He was the beloved husband of Roseleen P. (Alta) Ahern to whom he was wed to on June 18, 1966. Born in Limerick, Ireland on April 8, 1941 he was a dear son of the late Michael and Bridget (Aherne) Ahern. He was educated in Ireland and while living in  Ireland worked on his family's farm. In 1962, he came to the United States. In 1964 his future wife Roseleen came to join him in America. In 1966 they returned to Ireland to be married. After their marriage the couple returned to the United States and settled in Dorchester. They lived in Dorchester until they moved to Mansfield in 1973. Mr. Ahern was a retired union carpenter. He worked for Local Union 33 in Boston until his retirement in 1997 at age 55. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Mansfield. He truly enjoyed working with his hands and would always find the time to help his friends and neighbors with building projects. He frequently visited his family's homestead in his native Ireland. His family's fondest memories are the times they spent together and how much pleasure he received playing with his granddaughters. Besides his beloved wife Roseleen, he is survived by his devoted children Michael F. Ahern of Mansfield, Stephen A. Ahern and his wife Kathy of North Attleboro, and Laura A. Ahern-Chartier and her husband John of Attleboro; his dear brothers Edward Ahern and his wife Maureen of Braintree, Oliver Ahern and his wife Elizabeth of Norwell and the late Patrick Ahern. Also survived by his cherished granddaughters Meghan and Ashley Ahern and his many nieces, nephews and friends. His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield, followed at 11 by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mansfield. Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Michael's family has requested that donations be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

AHERN (FLAHERTY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 24 Oct 2006] Warwick - Ahern, Virginia M. (Flaherty), 82, of Red Chimney Dr., died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 22nd with her children by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Austin T. Ahern, who passed away in 1974. She previously lived in East Greenwich while raising her family. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Kathleen M. (Barrett) Flaherty. Mrs. Ahern was a retiree of the New England Telephone Co. where she was a long distance operator and facility line assigner. Her career was interrupted while she took time to raise and care for her five children. Upon her retirement, she established a residence in Rockledge, FL, where she lived for 20 years before moving back to RI in 2004 to be with her family. She enjoyed traveling the world with family and friends and once told her granddaughter for a school interview 'that her life's greatest accomplishment was raising her five children and enjoying her grandchildren'. She is survived by three sons: Thomas F. and wife Marlene E. of E. Greenwich, John F. and wife Martha of Cranston, and Michael B. and wife Linda of E. Greenwich; two daughters: Judith of Warwick with whom she resided and Kathleen A. Caron and husband David of E. Greenwich; a sister, Ruth M. Boutelle of Rockledge, FL; a brother Thomas D. Flaherty, Jr. of Berlin, MA; and five grandchildren: Elizabeth, Brian, Daniel, Kelly and Kathryn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00am in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Fourth Ave., East Greenwich. Burial will be private. Calling hours Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

AHERN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 6 Feb 2008] Ahern, James J. 'Jimmy', 67, of Priscilla Avenue, died Monday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Catherine K. (Walch) Ahern. They had been married for forty-three years. Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. and Mary (Deery) Ahern, he was a lifelong city resident. Mr. Ahern was a teacher, and guidance counselor, at both Mount Pleasant and Central High Schools, for many years before retiring in 1995. He was a 1959 graduate of the Hargrave Military Academy, where he was the M.V.P. of the basketball team, and a 1965 graduate of Providence College, where he was a Co-Captain of the Basketball Team. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from Providence College in 1970, and soon thereafter, a C.A.G.E.S. Degree from Rhode Island College. A well-known coach throughout Rhode Island, Coach Ahern was honored for his accomplishments by many organizations. In 1980 and in 2003, he was named the Coach of the Year by the R.I. Interscholastic League. Over the years, he was inducted into the Saint Patrick Parish Hall of Fame, Hope High School Hall of Fame, the Rhode Island High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Words Unlimited Hall of Fame, and in May of this year, he was to be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He was a communicant of Saint Anthony Church. Besides his wife Catherine, he leaves a daughter, Pauline Ahern; four sons, Dan Ahern, John Ahern, Matthew Ahern and Christopher Ahern; three sisters, Mary Terry, Catherine King, and Pauline McCartney, and four grandchildren, Joshua, Ryan, Jacob, and Zachary. He was a brother of the late Margaret Arnold. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, at 10:00 am, in Saint Anthony Church, 549 Plainfield Street, Providence, to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4-9 pm in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Patrick School, 152 Holden Street, Providence, RI 02908 in his memory will be appreciated. 

AIKEN (DOWD) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 7 March 2008] Aiken, Dorothy B. (Dowd), 85 of Manton Street, died Monday at the Harris Health Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Aiken. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Leona (Couture) Dowd. She leaves her loving children, Donald R. Fagundes of Warwick; Sheila Dolan of Providence and Alice A. Alano of Pawtucket; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was private. 

 

AITKEN (MALONEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 2 June 2005] Aitken -- Rita L. (Maloney), age 87, of Sacred Heart Home, New Bedford, MA, formerly of O'Neil Rd., Somerset, MA, passed away. Wife of the late Elmer Aitken. Daughter of the late Daniel J. Maloney and the late Lillian (Marcoux) Maloney. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Duguay; four grandchildren; Mrs. Edward (Renette) Gendreau of Swansea, MA, Mrs. (Sherrilyn) Shannon of Dartmouth MA, Mrs. Stephen (Cynthia) McLeod of Killen Texas and First Class Petty Officer USN Christopher Durette and wife Francene of Groton CT seven great-grandchildren three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Aitken's funeral, which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held on Saturday June 4, 2005 from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Followed by a funeral Mass at a time and place to be announced. Interment will be in Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Friday June 3, 2005, from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Aitken's memory to Sacred Heart Home St. Joseph's Unit, 359 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 3 June 2005] New Bedford -- Rita L. (Maloney) Aitken, 87, of Summer Street, formerly of  O'Neil Road, Somerset, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Sacred Heart Home. She was the widow of Elmer Aitken. Born in Fall River, where she lived more than 43 years, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Lillian (Marcoux) Maloney. She was a parishioner of the former  St. Louis Church. She was a floor worker at Fall River Knitting Mills until she retired. Mrs. Aitken was the former president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of her church's Ladies Guild, former secretary of the Catholic Women's Club of Fall River and was an active member of Foster Grandparents. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Duguay of Killeen, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, with a Mass at 10:30 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Gardeners Neck Road, Swansea. Burial will be in Nathan Slade Cemetery Somerset.

ALBERT (MAHER) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 9 Sep 2006] Albert, Kathleen Ann (Maher) 'Kathy', of Jacksonville, FL, Aug. 16, with her loving family. Born in Cranston, Jan. 1, 1960 and moved to FL in 1974. Kathy was a member of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church. Wife for 23 years of Roy A.; mother of Roy M. and Kaylyn L. Albert; daughter of Miriam Comeau; sister of Francis Comeau, William C. Maher, Edward Jr., Frederick, Dennis and Dwayne Comeau, Vivian Cannon, Denise Drezek and Deborah Thornley; stepdaughter of Susan. Daughter of the late William H. Maher, Jr. Stepdaughter of the late Edward B. Comeau, Sr. A Memorial Mass at St. William's Parish, Warwick, will be held on October 1, 2006, at 10:30 A.M. 

ALEXANDER (MONAHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 20 May 2006] Alexander, Ann Marie, (Monahan), age 69, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was called home to our dear Lord on January 12, 2006. She was born Ann Marie Monahan in Providence, R.I. on January 15, 1936 to James Monahan and Anne Marie Bouchard Monahan. She attended St. Michael's Elementary School and Bay View Catholic High School in R.I. She was married on December 29, 1956. When her children were young Ann was a Cub Scout Den mother, a baseball mom and taught CCD for many years. She was full of life and enthusiasm and excelled in sports, particularly tennis and golf. Ann was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Andrews By the Sea Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, Texas for the past 19 years. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society and belonged to the Circulus Amicorum Group. She has been in frail health for the past few years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who loved her dearly. She is at peace in the loving Arms of God. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Col. Joseph E. Alexander, U.S. Army Retired, of Corpus Christi, Texas; and three sons: Joseph E. (Laura) Alexander, III, of San Antonio, Texas; James Francis Alexander of White Plains, New York, and John Anthony (Annette) Alexander of Shawnee, Kansas; three grandchildren: Joseph E. (Nicole) Alexander, IV, Justin Michael Alexander, and Sienna Marie Alexander; three great-grandchildren, Daniel Joseph, Dillon Patrick and Gillian Elizabeth Alexander. She is also survived by her loving sister, Peggy Monahan Campbell; her niece Donna Campbell Marcoccio with her daughters Amanda and Andrea and her nephew John Campbell; sister-in-law, Helen Pelletier and husband Roger and a niece-in-law of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Christine Watkins. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on May 22, 2006 at 10 AM at St. Timothy's Church, Warwick Avenue, Warwick, R.I. Burial will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston, R.I. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Lung Association. 

ALEXANDER (SCANLON) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 27 Feb 2008] Alexander, Elizabeth 'Betty' (Scanlon), 87, of Smithfield Avenue, passed away Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Armand Alexander. Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Neeley) Scanlon. She resided in Lincoln for the past 47 years. Mrs. Alexander was a graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing, and worked as a Registered Nurse with various area hospitals. She leaves one son, Michael J. Alexander of Lincoln; two daughters, Maureen Alexander of Lincoln, and Kathie Richard of Cumberland; five grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM in the St. Mary Church, 538 Broadway, Providence. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Relatives and Friends are kindly invited. Calling Hours will be held Thursday 5-8 PM. Donations may be made in her memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

ALFANO (REILLY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 29 Nov 2005] Alfano, Fleurette M. (Reilly), age 75, of  Hope Street , passed away on Sunday at The Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Alfano. Mrs. Alfano was born in Bristol on June 21, 1930, daughter of the late James E. and Catherine (Sylvia) Reilly. Beloved mother of James Alfano of Warren, Deborah Alfano Hope, and her husband Malcolm F. Hope of Londonberry, NH, Karen Couitt, and her husband Charles M. Couitt of Oceanside, CA. She also is survived by two grandchildren, Jeffrey Couitt and Kimberly Lane. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Mary of The Bay Church, Main Street at 10 a.m.. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

ALGER (MURPHY) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line obituaries, Jan 2006] Newport - Mary Eleanor Alger, 91, born in Riverside, RI, in 1914, died on Wednesday, Jauary 18, 2006 at St. Clare Home in Newport after a courageous bout with cancer. Eleanor was the wife of the late William F. Alger of Portsmouth and the daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Saunders) Murphy of Boston, Mass. She is survived by a cousin John N. Crouteau of Temecula, CA and 3 stepchildren, H. Clark Alger of St. Augustine, FL, William H. Alger of Newport and Sara Beth Cook of Middletown. Eleanor earned the respect of her colleagues after working in the field of medical records for over 40 years. She retired from Rhode Island Hospital as the Director of Health Information Services. Profoundly religious she was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in Portsmouth. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at St. Clare Home Chapel at 11 a.m. A burial ceremony in the Alger Family Plot in the Middletown Cemetery will be private. Memorial donations may be made in Eleanor's memory to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871, or to the St. Clare Home, 309 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. Funeral arrangements by the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. 

ALLAMBY (DOHERTY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 13 Mar 2006] Allamby, Mary Ellen, (Doherty), 91 of Warnerbrook Drive, died Saturday at West View Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late George J. Allamby. Born in Providence a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Welch) Doherty she had been a resident of Warwick for 15 years formerly residing in Cranston. Mrs. Allamby was employed at the former Briar Mfg. Co. She was the beloved mother of Margaret M. Peterssen of Warwick. Sister of Thomas Doherty, John Doherty and Teresa Rossi all of Warwick. Grandmother of Ryan T. Vigliotti and Kelli A. Vigliotti. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to RI Breast Cancer Foundation, 222 Richmond Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated.

ALLAN (DUGAN) [Newport RI Daily News, Friday 20 Feb 2004] Allan - In Newport, RI, on February 19, 2004, Mary (Dugan) Allan, wife of the late John S. Allan and former wife of Raymond L. Malone Sr. of Little Compton, RI.  Residence Harbor Village Apartments, Middletown, RI, formerly of 23 Concord Drive, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. Mary´s Church, Building Fund, Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 21 Feb 2004] Middletown - Mary (Dugan) Allan, 77, of Harbor Village Apartments, formerly of 23 Concord Drive, a retired teacher, died Thursday at Newport Hospital, Newport. She was the wife of the late John S. Allan, and the former wife of Raymond L. Malone Sr. Born in Newport on April 19, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Richard F. and Kathryn (Lawton) Dugan. Mrs. Allan had been a teacher at Thompson Junior High School for 30 years until her retirement in 1989. She had previously taught at North Kingstown High School. She was a member of the teachers union. She was a 1943 graduate of Rogers High School, and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church, Newport, and a member of the Rogers High School Alumni Association, and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Mrs. Allan enjoyed bingo. Besides her former husband, she leaves a son, Thomas R. Malone, and two daughters, Judith A. Malone and Kathryn M. Jarvis, all of Portsmouth; a stepdaughter, Anne Allan of Middletown; a brother, Richard F. Dugan Jr. of Little Compton; a sister, Cathleen D. O'Connell of Newport; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the mother of the late Raymond L. Malone Jr. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Mary Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Portsmouth.

ALLAN (CUSICK) [Newport RI Daily News, On-Line Obituaries, August 2007] Holyoke, Mass.- Mary E. Allan, 86, of Mont Marie Healthcare Center, Holyoke, MA, formerly of 7 Atlantic Street, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at the Holyoke Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Thomas Stanley Allan. Born in Fall River, MA, on January 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Murphy Cusick. Mary was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, and the former Burrough Business School in Boston. From 1945-1947 Mary worked at J.T. O’Connell’s on Long Wharf in Newport, RI. She belonged to Easton’s Beach for 65 years where she and her friends were members of the White Hat Club. She was a parishioner of St. Augustin’s Church of Newport, and St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. Mary is survived by her children, Thomas M. Allan and his wife MaryAnne (Miller) Allan of Middletown, Sr. Carol Allan, Sister’s of St. Joseph of Chicopee, MA, and Garry A. Allan and his wife Lori (Fische) Allan or Portsmouth; grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Amanda, Stephanie, Blake, and Andrew Allan. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, August 18, 2007, at 9 a.m. in St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Burial will be at Newport Memorial Park. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 17, 2007, from 4-7 p.m., in the O’NeillnHayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Sister’s of St. Joseph, Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Road, Suite 1, Holyoke, MA 01040.

ALLARD (BEHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 2 May 2004] North Smithfield - Catherine M. (Behan) Allard, 81, of 34 White Parkway, formerly of Grove Street, Woonsocket, a retired daycare worker, died Friday at home. She was the wife of Wilfred E. Allard. They were married May 11, 1946. Born on Sept. 17, 1922, in County Kerry, Ireland, a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Buckley) Behan, she had lived in Woonsocket for 50 years before moving to North Smithfield 2 years ago. She had been employed by Mount St. Francis Day Care Center, Woonsocket, for 20 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Tally-Ho Club, Woonsocket, and a communicant of St. Charles Church, Woonsocket. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Charles W. Allard of Woonsocket; a daughter, Jo-Ann Garzone, with whom she lived; three brothers, Jeremiah and Patrick Behan, both in Ireland, and Martin Behan of New York City; two sisters, Maura Nally and Eileen Hennessey, both in Ireland; and four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Robert Behan and Josie Tarrant. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Charles Church, North Main Street, Woonsocket. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

ALLEN (MULHERN) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 9 May 2003] Providence - Rita C. (Mulhern) Allen, 82, formerly of Lancaster Street, a former Girl Scout leader, died yesterday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Allen. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Naughton) Mulhern. She was a former Girl Scout leader for Holy Name Parish. She enjoyed listening to radio talk shows. She leaves two daughters, Patricia Skodras of Warwick and Joan Macomber of Providence; two brothers, Edward J. Mulhern of Seattle and James F. Mulhern of Cranston; four sisters, Lenor Newman of Warwick, Marion McGuire of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Dorothy Burrows of South Kingstown and Theresa Feehan of Medfield, Mass.; and five grandsons, two granddaughters and a great-grandson. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. from Cheetham Mortuary Inc., 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Theresa Church, 35 Dion Drive, Harrisville. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. 

ALLEN (BOYCE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 15 Oct 2003] Warwick - Mildred L. (Boyce) Allen, 84, of Thrush Road, a retired saleswoman, died Monday in Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William J. Allen Jr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Helen S. (Doherty) Boyce, she had lived in Providence before moving to Warwick 46 years ago. Mrs. Allen had been a saleswoman at Filene's department store, in the Warwick Mall, until retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Warwick Civic Chorale, and a former member of the Cranston Bowling League. Mrs. Allen was a communicant of St. William Church, where she had been a member of the choir and served on several committees. She leaves a son, William J. Allen III of Woonsocket; three daughters, Judith M. Zabbo of Warwick, Barbara E. Walaska of Exeter and Mary A. Waite of Georgia, Vt.; a brother, Arthur Boyce of Warwick; a sister, Evelina McCarthy of San Diego, Calif; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson. The funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Paul Church, Broad Street. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

ALLEY (MULLIN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 10 Nov 2003] New Bedford -- Gloria L. (Mullen) Alley, 68, of New Bedford died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Milton Alley. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Dube) Mullin, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Alley was employed at the Massachusetts Department of Recreation for many years until her retirement five years ago. She was a former member of the Panthers Club and enjoyed bingo at the Poirier Post. Her biggest love in life was her family, especially her son. Survivors include a son, Michael A. Sylvia, and his wife, Kim, of New Bedford; three sisters, Norma Sylvia of Wareham and Marsha LaMeire and Ivy Leavitt both of Palmetto, Fla.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Her memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. All other arrangement are private under the direction of the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. 

ALLIENELLO (BRADY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 18 July 2007] Allienello, Mary Louise (Brady), age 69, of Leahy St., Rumford, died at home Monday afternoon, July 16, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Victor N. Allienello. Born September 25, 1937, in Providence, she was the daughter of the late W. Stratton and Rose (Williams) Brady. Mrs. Allienello was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church. She was also a 1955 graduate of St. Mary's Bay View Academy and from the Roger Williams Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She worked as a registered nurse for the Pawtucket District Nursing Assn., the Hattie Ide Chaffee, Providence Maxillofacial Surgeons, and at the United Methodist Health Care Center. In addition to her husband of 48 years, she leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ann Allienello of Quincy, MA; her daughter, Lynn Allienello of Attleboro, MA; her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Brady of Springfield, VA; her daughter-in-law, Marylou Allienello and her grandchildren, Timothy, Kaitlin and Matthew Allienello, all of East Providence. She also is survived by three nieces, Sheila Barth and Mary DeVerter of NC, and Suzanne Ryan of CA; and one nephew, Michael Brady of TX. Her funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret's Church, Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Burial will follow at Mount St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial gifts be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

ALLISON (O'MALLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 26 Sep 2004] Cumberland - Mary F. (O'Malley) Allison, 80, of Mendon Road, a retired teacher and principal, died yesterday at Miriam Hospital, in Providence. She was the wife of Thomas M. Allison, to whom she had been married for 36 years, and previously had been the wife of the late Joseph M. McGarry. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Michael and Bridget (Joyce) O'Malley, she had lived in Central Falls before moving to Cumberland in 1975. Mrs. Allison had worked for the Central Falls School Department, as a teacher and as the principal of the M. Robertson Elementary School, for 30 years before she retired. She was a member of the Central Falls Teachers Association. She also had been the chairperson of the Seekonk Public Library, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Besides her husband, she leaves two stepsons, Thomas M. Allison of Seekonk and Gerard F. Allison of Aurora, Ill.; four stepdaughters, Christine Bednarz of Newport, Marjorie Tucci of Middletown, Conn., Susan O'Shea of East Providence and Lorie Wishart of Providence; a brother, John O'Malley Pawtucket; and 11 grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Austin, Edward, Charles, James and Michael O'Malley and Margaret Mangan. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Matthew Church, Dexter Street, Central Falls. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, East Providence. 

ALMEIDA (BUCKLEY) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Aug 2005] Salem, Mass. - Marianne Almeida, of Peabody, MA, formerly of Newport, RI, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at the Salem Hospital in Salem, MA. Born in Newport, RI on November 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late William and Anne (Conroy) Buckley. Mrs. Almeida was educated in the Newport Schools and was a graduate of Rogers High School, Class on 1939. She worked at the Newport Torpedo Station during war years. She moved from Middletown, RI to Peabody, MA, three years ago to be near family. Mrs. Almeida had belonged to the Edward King House, local AARP and Circle of Scholars in Newport, RI. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader and was a longtime patron of Easton's Beach. Mrs. Almeida was the wife of the late James P. Almeida. She is survived by five sons, Stephen Almeida and his wife Catherine of Ayer, MA, Christopher Almeida of Malden, MA, James Almeida and his wife Carol of Wakefield, MA, Nicholas Almeida and his wife Peggy of Saugus, MA and John Almeida and his wife Lori of Rowley, MA and two sisters, Judith Kuhn of Malden, MA and Jayne Byam of Middletown, RI. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Almeida was predeceased by her son, David Almeida. Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Avenue, Wakefield, MA on Saturday, August 13, 2005, at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion Street, Wakefield, MA, at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield, MA.

ALMON (KILPATRICK) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 15 Dec 2005] Almon, Jeanie G., 93, 35 Drolet Avenue, Pawtucket, died in Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday. She was the wife of the late Austin A. Almon, Sr. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Lewis) Kilpatrick, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, especially items for Women's and Infants Hospital. She had also been employed for several years by Paramount Cards of Pawtucket. Survivors are two sons, 'Skip' Austin A. Almon, Jr. of Norton, MA and William D. 'Bill' Almon of Pawtucket, one daughter, Kathryn A. Read of Ashland, New Hampshire, one sister Norma C. Pearcey of Smithfield, RI, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late John A. Almon and the sister of the late John Kilpatrick. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9:00 A.M. from the Darlington Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, 1042 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket followed by a Requiem Eucharist at 10:00 A.M. in St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1080 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 P.M. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Johnston.

ALMOND (McKENNA) [Fall River MA Herald News, Friday 11 May 2007] Almond - (McKenna), 49, Laura M. Almond of Oviedo, Florida, formerly of Swansea MA; passed away at home Sunday, May 6, 2007 following a valiant 10 month battle against pancreatic cancer. At her side at her passing was her husband of 29 years, Karl Almond of Oviedo. Mrs. Almond was the mother of Dana Bach and her husband (Johnathon) daughter of Rose (Demers) McKenna, sister of Margaret and Mary McKenna, Patricia Stone, Kathy Addison, Christine Stoddard, Dorothy Belloni, Norbert, Matthew, Joseph and Douglas McKenna, godmother of Devin McKenna and aunt to many nieces, nephews. She was the daughter of the late Norbert McKenna. Calling hours will be held Monday, May 14, 2007 from 4:00-9:00 pm with a Celebration of Laura's Life at 8:00 pm in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset. In Lieu of Flowers Donations In Her Memory May be Made To; Base Camp CCF, 7501 Glenmoor Lane, Winter Park, FL., 32792.

ALMONTE (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 8 Aug 2006] Almonte, Mary 'Doreen' (Kelley), 75, of Charlotte Drive, Warwick passed away Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Almonte, Jr. and they were married for the past 54 years. She was born in Providence the daughter of the late John and Suzanne Kazimera (Deion) Kelley. Mrs. Almonte retired from the Independent Energy in 1999 after 21 years due to illness. She previously was employed by New England Telephone Company, Federal Dairy, and Monte Vista Diner. Mrs. Almonte was a 1948 graduate of St. Xavier's Academy; she also devoted many years and countless hours to the John E. Fogarty Center for the Mentally Challenged. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Parish for the past 36 years. Mrs. Almonte was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She will sadly be missed. Besides her husband Angelo, she is survived by her loving children, Suzanne M. Varela of Warwick, Angelo Almonte III of Warwick, Lori Jean Almonte of Providence, John Peter Almonte of Warwick, Michael Patrick Almonte of Warwick, and Richard F. Almonte of Cranston. She was the grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 2 great-granddaughters, and was the sister of the late John 'Jack' Kelley. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Third St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery Cranston. Visiting hours: Wednesday 4-8 p.m. 

ALVES (CONNORS) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 9 May 2006] Alves, Christine M. (Connors), 40, of Parsonage Way, Attleboro, died Monday at the Miriam Hospital Providence following a year long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Joseph Alves, III. Born in Providence a daughter of Annette (Paquin) Connors of Pawtucket and the late Joseph W. Connors, she lived most of her life in Pawtucket and moved to Attleboro in 2001. Christine was a 1996 graduate of the CCRI Nursing Program and was a Registered Nurse in the operating room at Miriam Hospital retiring one year ago due to illness. She was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Mrs. Alves was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Attleboro. Survivors besides her mother and husband are a son, Shane Johnson; two daughters, Michaella Johnson and Alyssa Johnson all of Attleboro, MA; two brothers, Kenneth Connors of Colorado and David Connors of Dighton, MA. She also leaves nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and four dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11 AM in All Saints Episcopal Church, 121 North Main St., Attleboro. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the Lachapelle Funeral Home, 643 Main St., Pawtucket Thursday evening from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Christine's memory may be made to the Miriam Hospital Foundation, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. 

ALVES (DORNEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 29 July 2007] Mary J. (Dorney) Alves, age 85, of Highland Avenue, Fall River, died Thursday, July 26, 2007 in Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late John M. Alves. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late James and Helen (Golden) Dorney. She had been a lifelong resident of Fall River having lived in the Corky Row Section for many years. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one son Tommy Alves of Somerset, several nieces and nephews including Steven C. Dorney of Somerset, Gregory Dorney of Columbus, OH, and Michael Kobelecki of Tiverton, RI. She was sister of the late Joseph H., Edward, Jake “Trigger,” and James Dorney and Katharine “Kitty” Kobelecki. Her Funeral will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 8:30AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Spring St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours prior to her Mass from 8:30-9:30AM. Memorial contributions may be made to People Incorporated for Tommy Alves, 1040 Eastern Ave., Fall River, MA 02723. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery.

AMARAL (COONEY) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 19 Dec 2006] Taunton - Derith "Derry" Elizabeth (Cooney) Amaral, 59, a longtime Taunton resident, died on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 at her Hodges Street home, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Amaral Sr. She was born in Attleboro, the daughter of the late William P. and Ruth E. (Snow) Cooney. She attended King Philip High School in Wrentham. She was employed for many years as a quality control inspector at Kilburn Isotronics-CPS in Norton. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and loved birds, flowers and her family. She is survived by three sons: Richard C. Amaral Jr. of Conway, N.H., and Michael J. Amaral and Jason P. Amaral, both of Taunton. She also leaves two sisters, Sheila R. Cooney of Norton, and Judith E. Cooney of North Attleboro; and two brothers, William B. Cooney of Norton, and Paul R. Cooney of Plainville. She also leaves seven grandchildren, one niece, and two nephews. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Taunton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cedar Knoll Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in her name can be made to Hospice of Greater Taunton, 244 Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767.

AMBROSE (MAGUIRE) [Obituaries from the Boyle Funeral Home website, Sept 2008] Eileen Rose Ambrose (August 10, 1930 - September 18, 2008) - Ambrose, Eileen R.( Maguire) age 78 of Pembroke Ave, passed away at home on September 18th with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Raymond J. Ambrose. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James and Martha(Bonin) Maguire. Prior to raising her family, she worked in the Clerks office at the Pawtucket City Hall . Mrs. Ambrose was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. Besides her husband of over 50 years, she is survived by two sons, Mark C. Ambrose and his wife Mary Ann of Attleboro, Christopher M. Ambrose and his wife Michele of Smithfield. Grandmother of Shelly Dupuis and Vincent Arruda, great-grandmother of Brianna Kostka and Anthony Dupuis. She was also the sister of the late Helen Huber. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 8:45am from The Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home 331 Smith St., Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church 193 Walcott St., Pawtucket at 10am. A graveside interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday from 4 to 8pm, in lieu of flower’s, memorial gift’s in Eileen’s memory to; VNA of RI 475 Kilvert St., Warwick RI 028886, would be deeply appreciated. [Submitted by her son Mark C. Ambrose]

AMIDON (HACKETT) [Newport RI Daily News, Friday 20 Feb 2004] Amidon - In Newport, RI, on February 19, 2004, Patricia Ann (Hackett) Amidon.  Residence 44 Phelps Road, Middletown, RI.  Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island, 209 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 21 Feb 2004] Middletown - Patricia Ann (Hackett) Amidon, 57, of 44 Phelps Rd., an employee of Newport Hospital, Newport, died Thursday at the hospital. Born in Providence on July 22, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. Hackett Jr. and the late Jessie Patricia (Dennis) Hackett. Mrs. Amidon had worked at Newport Hospital in patient registration for over 38 years. She leaves four brothers, Sean J. Hackett of Portsmouth, Brian Hackett of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mike Hackett of Richmond, Va., and Kevin Hackett of Winter Springs, Fla.; and three nephews and three nieces. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.  

ANANIA (BURNS) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 28 Oct 2006] Anania, Lorraine (Burns), age 75, of 3 Stuart St., Warren and formerly of Richmond St., Bristol, died Wednesday, October 25 at her home. She was the wife of the late Angelo Anania. Born in Warren and a Bristol resident for most of her life, she was a daughter of the late George and Beatrice (Dallaire) Burns, Sr. Mrs. Anania was a supervisor for the Speidel Company in East Providence for 19 years, retiring in 1989. She had previously worked for the former Collins and Aikman Co. formerly of Bristol. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bristol and a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1949. She loved crocheting, traveling, playing bingo and especially spending time with her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by five sons, Angleo G. 'Skip' Anania, of Cranston, Michael Anania of Smithfield, David Anania of East Providence, Donald and Richard Anania, both of Bristol, seven grandchildren; Christine Anania, Jacquelyn Mouguin, Michael Jr., David Jr., Andrew, Christopher and Nicholas Anania, and a brother, Robert Burns of Warren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Burns, Jr. and a sister Doris Andreozzi. Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, Monday, October 30 at 9:00 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Vernon St., Warren. Visiting hours Sunday 2:00-6:00 P.M. 

ANDERSON (WHALEN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 13 Nov 2003] White Bear Lake, Minn. -- Susan (Whalen) Anderson, 50, of White Bear Lake died at home surrounded by her family Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of David L. Anderson.  Mrs. Anderson was an accomplished concert cellist, active throughout her life in the New Bedford and Fall River symphony orchestras and the Plymouth Philharmonic, and was a founding member of the Longwood Symphony. She was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and an active member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend who enjoyed sailing, crafts, homemaking and most of all, being a mom. She was a captain in the Nurse CORPS for the Naval Reserves. Survivors include her widower; her mother, Barbara Whalen; two children, Julie and Charles Anderson; a stepson, John Anderson; a sister, Christine Ketchel; and many other relatives and friends. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. Whalen. Her funeral service will be at 4:30 p.m. today in St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake. Arrangements are being handled in Minnesota.  

ANDERSON (CORBOY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 4 Sep 2004] Cumberland - Margaret T. (Corboy) Anderson, 72, of Eisenhower Street, a retired waitress, died yesterday at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of William A. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 11. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William and Lillian (Kelleher) Corboy, she had lived in Cumberland for 48 years. Mrs. Anderson had been a waitress at Wright's Farm restaurant, Burrillville, for 25 years before she retired in 1977. She had previously worked at the Admiral Inn and Johnny Shadow's restaurant. She was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Church. She enjoyed sewing and reading. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Karen Egan and Margaret Anderson, both of Cumberland, and Nancy Lewin of Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, William J. Anderson of West Warwick and John E. Anderson of Cumberland; two sisters, Lillian Leamy of Warwick and Muriel Duarte of East Providence; and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Frenier. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Rd., Cumberland. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

ANDERSON (McCROSON) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 Jan 2005] Fall River - Eleanor M. (McCroson) Anderson, 80, of Rolling Green Drive, a retired telephone operator, died Tuesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Fred Anderson Jr. Born in Fall River on July 24, 1924, a daughter of the late John and Bessie (Reynolds) McCroson, she had lived in Fall River for more than 50 years. Mrs. Anderson had been an operator for AT&T in Fall River. She enjoyed ceramics. She leaves two sons, Robert Anderson of Chester, Md., and David Anderson of Fall River; a brother, Ralph McCroson of Tiverton; and a niece. The funeral and burial will be private.

ANDERSON (HARRINGTON) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 18 Oct 2005] Anderson, Doris (Harrington), 71, of East Greenwich, died Thursday at her daughter's home while surrounded by loving family. The wife of Ernest T. Anderson. Born in Providence, daughter of the late Henry L. and Vera (Chase) Harrington. She lived in East Greenwich for 32 years. Doris was a woman of extraordinary strength and faith with a great love of God, family and country. She enjoyed music and dancing and was an avid Boston Red Sox and N.E. Patriots fan. A highlight of her life was being a nanny to several children of RI State Troopers. She also worked as a hospice volunteer and was a graduate of the East Greenwich Senior Police Academy. She is survived by her sister Barbara Fargnoli, and brothers William, James, Edwin, Henry and Richard Harrington. She will be sadly missed by four loving daughters, Christine Maini, Marjorie DiOrio, Kathleen Finnegan, all of Warwick, and Colleen Gavrielides of Wakefield, and 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She had 4 stepchildren, 17 step-grandchildren, and 14 step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 118 Division St., E. Greenwich. Burial will follow in RI Veterans Cemetary, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or, to the Women and Infants Breast Health Center, 1 Blackstone Place, Providence, RI 02905, or to V.N.A. of Care New England Hospice, 51 Health Lane, Warwick , RI 02886. 

ANDERSON (MAHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 14 Dec 2005] Anderson, Constance E. (Mahan), died at home Tuesday, December 13, 2005 in the house where she was born in Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Anderson, mother of Kristin Anderson and Bruce Anderson of Cumberland and Dwight Anderson of New Durham, NH, grandmother of 3, great grandmother of 3. She was the sister of the late Vincent Bud Mahan, Iris I. Slater and Marie J. Mahan. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral and burial are private.

ANDERSON (GERAGHTY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 17 Sep 2006] North Attleboro -- Deborah L. Anderson, 50, died on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro after a long illness. She was the wife of Roger L. Anderson. Born in Fall River on May 16, 1956, she was the daughter of John and Ruth (Guay) Geraghty. Educated in Foxboro, she was a 1974 graduate of Foxboro High School and lived in North Attleboro with her husband and daughter for the past 22 years. Mrs. Anderson was previously employed at Owens Illinois in Mansfield, Royal Hinge & Die in Plainville, the Foxboro Company, and most recently at Shaw's Supermarket in North Attleboro, where she worked in the floral and produce departments. Deborah loved her animals and enjoyed raising her Bichon Frieses, cats, birds, rabbits and tropical fish. She also loved gardening outdoors and her trips to Maine and New Hampshire every year with her family. She leaves one child, Danielle Anderson of North Attleboro; two brothers, Michael Geraghty of Foxboro and John Geraghty III of Falmouth; two sisters, Donna Pickering and Ruth A. Geraghty, both of Foxboro; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Roberts & Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Foxboro. Friends and relatives are kindly invited to come to Donna Pickering's home at 25 Maple Ave. in Foxboro following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Deborah's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

ANDERSON (O’BRIEN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 10 Dec 2006] Anderson, Mildred E. (O'Brien), 95, formerly of Greenwich Avenue, a homemaker, died Thursday at Brentwood Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Elmer A. Anderson. Born in Calais, Maine, a daughter of the late Merrill J. and Jennie C. (Lane) O'Brien, she had lived in Warwick for most of her life. Mrs. Anderson was active for many years in the Republican Party Circles, serving as Past President of the R.I. Republican Women, a R.I. Delegate three times to the National Republican Women's Conference in Washington, D.C., and was the Republican Candidate in 1956 for Warwick City Council. She was a member of the Warwick Zoning Board for 8 years, and was active for over 15 years as a volunteer at Kent Hospital serving over 10,000 hours of volunteer work. Millie and her late husband, Elmer, served as co-sextons of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she also was a member of the Parish Council and participated for many years in the life of the congregation and her Pontiac Community. She is survived by her devoted children, Merrill J. Anderson and his wife Paula D. of Warwick, and Marjorie E. McGunagle of Narragansett. She leaves behind her loving brothers, Richard O'Brien and John O'Brien, both of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was the cherished grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 6. She was the sister of the late James O'Brien, Charles O'Brien, Norman O'Brien, Urban O'Brien, Donald O'Brien, Genevieve Howcroft, Mary Perkins, and Marjorie Medeiros. Her funeral will be held Monday at 1pm from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwood, Warwick with a service at 2pm in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 3-7pm. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made in Millie's memory to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886. 

ANDERSON (McKEON) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 18 May 2007] Anderson (McKeon) Eleanor M., 80, of Capron Farm Drive, Warwick, passed away peacefully, May 15, 2007 in Haven Health Center, Coventry, RI. She was the widow of the late Edgar E. Anderson, Jr. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of Irish immigrants, the late Eugene J. and Maria (Barden) McKeon, and was very proud of her Irish heritage. She had been a Warwick resident since 1949. Eleanor was a graduate of Central High school with the Class of '44' and became a Certified Professional Secretary in 1953. Mrs. Anderson had been employed as a secretary for Autotime, before retiring, and had also previously been employed as secretary for United Transit Authority and several other businesses during her career. She was a past member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club, and a long time member of the Exeter Country Club. She was a loving and devoted, wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving, she leaves her son Richard Anderson and his wife Cynthia of Carolina, RI, and her daughter Janis Taaffe and her husband Charles of Clarksville, MD, three sisters Mary Clark of Warwick, Nancy White and Marguerite Corbett, both of FL, and five grandchildren Heather and Christopher Anderson of Carolina, RI, Brian Taaffe of Clarksville, MD and Courtney and Emily Anderson both of North Smithfield, RI, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also predeceased by a son James G. Anderson. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4.pm. in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, at 10:00a.m,. in St. Clement Church,111 Long St., Warwick. There is no procession from the funeral home. Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels, 70 Bath St., Providence, RI, 02908-9927.

ANDERSON (McCABE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 21 June 2007] Anderson, Lillian (McCabe), wife of the late Paul A. Anderson. Beloved mother of Glenn P. Anderson and his wife Rosemary. Funeral Service Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Greenwood Community Church Presbyterian, 805 Main Avenue, Warwick. Burial will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 7-9 p.m. in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Rt. 5, Greenwood, Warwick. 

 

ANDERSON (MEAGHER) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Monday 17 Dec 2007] Brockton - Helen P. (Meagher) Anderson, age 67 years, of Brock ton, MA died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at her home, where she has resided for the past 48 years, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of David W. Anderson for 48 years. Born Sunday, Nov. 17, 1940 in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Edna (Benoit) Meagher. Helen was a lifelong resident of Brockton and was educated in Brockton Schools. She retired due to illness after 20 years of service from the Community Bank in Brockton. She enjoyed bowling, traveling around New England, especially Northern Maine, going to Foxwoods, trips to the Cape Cod Canal and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and family. In addition to her husband David she is survived by two daughters, Joyce M. Anderson and her companion Scott Vieira of Taunton, MA and Cheryl Lynne McRae and her husband David of Taunton; four grandchildren, David McRae, Jr., Ashley McRae, Alyssa McRae and Amanda Vieira; five sisters, Edna Walsh of South Easton, MA, Theresa Duquette of Brockton, Barbara Tamulevich of Brockton, Mary Kespert of Biddeford, ME and Dorothy Burgess of South Yarmouth, MA; three brothers, Robert Meagher of Taunton, Wilfred Meagher of Bay Town, TX and Walter Meagher of Kansas City, MO and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Raymond A. Anderson and the sister of the late Fredrick J. Meagher, Jr. and James J. Meagher. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at 10:30 AM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St. Brockton, MA. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in West Bridgewater. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 from 4-8 PM. For additional information or directions please visit www.d-mfh.com. Arrangements are by the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Chapel for All Faiths, 647 Main St. Brockton, MA. 

ANDERSON (GALLIGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 14 Jan 2008] Anderson, Mary E. (Galligan), 94, of Vanderbilt Road died Saturday at the River View Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Maurice E. Anderson. Born in County Cavan, Ireland, a daughter of the late Bernard E. and Rose Anne (McAvinue) Galligan, she had been a Warwick resident for 38 years. Mrs. Anderson was a inspector for Davol, Inc. for 25 years before retiring in 1978. She leaves one daughter, Carol A. Wilson of Warwick; four grandchildren Sean and Brock Anderson of Houston, TX; Donald B. Wilson, Jr. and Michael Wilson of Warwick; two great grandchildren, Brody and Delaney Wilson of Warwick. She was the mother of the late Maurice Anderson. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 9 AM from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Francis Church, Jefferson Blvd., Warwick at 10 AM. Calling hours Tuesday 8 AM, 1 hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. 

ANDERSON (DWYER) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 3 April 2008] Anderson, Jeannine Kay (Dwyer), 63, of Falmouth, KY, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008 in Kentucky. Born on July 18, 1944, in Providence, R.I., she was a daughter of John Dwyer of Narragansett, RI, and the late Miriam (Heuser) Dwyer. She graduated from Warwick Veterans High School as the Valedictorian of her class in 1962. In Brindisis, Italy, in 1966, Jeannie married Richard Anderson, who preceded her in death on July 19, 2005. She earned an Associates Degree, MLT, from Beaver County Community College in PA and a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Kentucky University. She co-owned A & O Travel in Falmouth, KY, was a former member of the Grant and Pendleton County Chambers of Commerce and a member of the TOPS Group in Williamstown, where she also attended the Short Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Matthew A. Anderson, and his wife Lesa Layne-Anderson, of Hebron, KY; a daughter, Erica L. (Anderson) Jones, and her husband Steve, of Alpharetta, GA; four grandchildren, Jake Anderson, Haley Anderson, Riley Jones, and Owen Jones; a sister, Constance (Dwyer) Porter, and her husband William, of Charlottesville, VA. Jeannie loved travel, education and volunteering in community activities. She enjoyed membership in 4-H, Scouting, Northern Kentucky University Alumni Assoc., and Pendleton High School Band Boosters. She was a current member of the Falmouth Women's Club, 4 Oaks Homemakers, Body Recall, & The Association of American Women's Union. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 10 am in the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, RI. Relatives and friends are invited, and may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Pawtuxet Memorial Park in Warwick.

ANDIS (DONAGHY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 4 June 2005] Andis, Eileen A., 52, of Brattleboro, VT, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Westfield, MA on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Eileen was born in New Bedford, MA, but spent the majority of her life in Providence, RI, and Guilford, VT.  She is the daughter of the late Elizabeth A. (Thatchell) Donaghy and Joseph E. Donaghy. She is survived by her daughters, Nora C. Andis-Hamlett, Westfield, MA, and Sara (Andis) Shevlin, Ansbach, Germany. She leaves a sister, Elizabeth 'Bettyann' A. Femino, Smithfield, RI, and two brothers, John 'Jackie' M. Donaghy, Warwick, RI, and Joseph E. Donaghy, Providence, RI; four nieces and one nephew. Also left are her former husband, William E. Andis, and mother-in-law, Carmella Andis, of  Cranston, RI. Please join us at a memorial gathering on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at 2 pm. The gathering will be held at the Femino Home, 173 Stillwater Rd., Smithfield, RI.

ANDREW (KENNEY) [The Fall River MA Daily Globe, Friday, July 19, 1912] OBITUARY. Mrs. Teresa Andrew died last night at the Bay View Hospital after a six weeks' illness. She was the widow of Thomas Andrew and lived at 167 Plymouth Avenue. Her long residence in that section made for her many friends who will be sorry to hear of her demise. Four children survive, the oldest being 12 years, while there are also two sisters, Mrs. Jane Whalen and Miss Elizabeth Kenny, to whom sympathy will be tendered in this loss. The remains have been taken to 44 Brow Street. [The Fall River Daily Globe, Saturday, July 20, 1912] The funeral of Teresa Andrew took place this morning from the undertaking rooms of P.F. McDermott this morning and was largely attended by her many former friends and associates in this city. At the Cathedral, Rev. Fr. Quinn celebrated a mass of requiem for the repose of her soul. Interment followed in the North Burial Ground. (Contact Michele Almeida QUILL325@aol.com)

ANDREWS (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 1 June 2004] Theresa Ann Andrews, 75, of Goose Creek, S.C., and formerly of Providence, died yesterday in Trident Medical Center, North Charleston, S.C. She was the wife of the late John A. Andrews. Born in Cranston on Aug. 20, 1928, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Theresa Julia Collins Kelley. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy. Mrs. Andrews was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 166, Goose Creek. She leaves a son, Robert Andrews, and two daughters, Debbie Ingram and Eileen Oliver, all of Goose Creek; a sister, Mary Agnes Limoges of Warwick; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville, S.C. Burial will be in the Carolina Memorial Gardens, North Charleston.  

ANDREWS (CAVANAUGH) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 30 Mar 2008] Andrews, Joan Marie, 76, of Providence, died of breast cancer on Saturday, March 29 at the Tockwotton Home. She was the beloved wife of Charles A. Andrews, Jr. for 51 years. Joan was the daughter of the late James and Julia Cavanaugh of Pawtucket and the sister of the late James Cavanaugh, Jr. In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by her two sons, Jonathan C. Andrews and his wife Regina of Providence and Todd G. Andrews and his wife Julie of Providence, her daughter Julie Auclair and her husband Greg of Newton, MA, and six grandchildren, Charlie and Jack Andrews, Tynan and Olivia Friend, and Aiden and Lily Auclair. After graduating from St. Xavier Academy, Rhode Island College and attending graduate school at Boston University, Joan was a grammar school teacher in Pawtucket and later taught preschool at the Lincoln School in Providence. She was an active parent volunteer at her childrens schools including Lincoln, Providence Country Day School and Groton School, and served as a volunteer docent at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum for many years. Joan was a longtime member of St. Sebastian parish in Providence. She was a kind, warm, intelligent and selfless wife, mother and friend. She will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege to know her. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at 10 AM at the Church of St. Sebastian, 67 Cole Avenue in Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Sebastian will be followed by a private burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Joan Andrews to St. Sebastian Church, 67 Cole Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. 

ANDREWS (FITZGERALD) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 3 June 2008] Andrews, Jean Carol, age 78, of Wilmington, Delaware, died at home May 30, 2008. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of John F. and Marian J. Fitzgerald (nee Flint), she grew up in Rumford, Rhode Island. She graduated from East Providence High School and Brown University, and then obtained an M.A. in English from Columbia University. She became the head of the English Department at a private boys school, St. Dunstan's, and then an account executive at an advertising agency, both in Rhode Island. She married Peter G. Andrews in 1954, and moved to Cheshire, England for a few years, where her children were born. The family returned to the United States, and settled in Williamsburg, Virginia, where Mrs. Andrews raised her children and then taught English at the College of William and Mary. In 1971, she moved with her family to Bethesda, Maryland, where she became the Research Director of the Housing Guidance Council, and later worked as a systems analyst for three firms that consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense. During this time, she obtained a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University, and was Chairman of the Energy Planning Division of the American Planning Association and editor of its quarterly magazine. She was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Mrs. Andrews loved the ocean, particularly the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and was an ardent gardener, skier, and hiker. She and her husband walked across England in 1993. She traveled abroad extensively with her husband, forming some lasting friendships, particularly in Indonesia and Australia. She wrote a number of articles on genealogy, including a book on her father's family, which benefited from her travels to Ireland and extensive correspondence with distant relatives. She is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Peter Andrews, her son, Richard Andrews, and his wife, Cathy Lanctot, all of Wilmington, her daughter, Patricia Andrews, and her husband, Michael Gray, both of New York City, and her two wonderful grandchildren, Peter and Amy Andrews, also of Wilmington. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. 

ANGEL (DONNELLY) [Newport RI Daily News, Online Obituaries January 2008] Middletown - Ellen M. Angel, 61, of Rogers Lane, Middletown, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2008, at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Elbert S. “Al” Angel, Jr. Born in Newport on December 2, 1946, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Eleanor M. (Bayersdorfer) Donnelly. Ellen attended school in Newport. Loved by many and admired by all, she spent most of her life taking in people who needed care and fostering their needs, whether it was in her own home or at the local homeless shelters. Ellen loved working with the public and did so for her entire life. Besides her husband Al, she is also survived by her daughters Diana K. Angel of Mastic, NY, Dawn M. Matejceck of Bay City, TX, and Francine R. Adams of Tulsa, OK; a sister Francine E. Woodhead of Tiverton, RI; brothers Jack Donnelly of Newport, Paul J. Donnelly of Portsmouth, and James J. “Jimmy” Donnelly of Portsmouth; grandchildren Francis. Reynolds, Eric K. Reynolds, Steven D. Richards, Tina M. Matejceck, and Deanna R. Matejceck; her longtime childhood friend and sister-in-law Roberta Chester of Newport, and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at 10 a.m., at Newport Memorial Park, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen's memory may be made to The Healing Co-Op, 272 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. Arrangements are with the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840.

ANZALDI (BUCHANAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 29 June 2008] Mattapoisett — Cathleen (Buchanan) Anzaldi, 59, of Mattapoisett passed away June 28, 2008, at home with family, after battling a brief illness. Cathleen was a wonderful and devoted mother to 3 daughters, Danielle, Paige and Blair and a loving wife to William M. Anzaldi, Jr. Born in Red Bank, NJ, to Robert and Elizabeth (Scammell) Buchanan of Tuckerton, NJ, she spent her youth in Forked River, NJ. Shortly after high school Cathleen relocated to Boston to attend school. In 1990 she relocated to Mattapoisett with her family. In addition to caring for her family she assisted her husband in a family business, AIM Network. She had a love for traveling, playing tennis, cooking, dancing, sailing, photography and painting. Cathleen is survived by her husband; her children; her parents; her sister, Susan Griggs and her husband, Gene Griggs of Waretown, NJ; her nieces, Kim Robinson and her husband, Mark Robinson of Hainesport, NJ, and Colleen Griggs and her fiancé, Chris Marshall of Ithaca, NY; and nephew, Scott Churchwell of Bayville, NJ. Her Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 1pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd., (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Her family will be receiving guests on Tuesday from 11:30 -1pm prior to the service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Southcoast Hospice & Palliative Care, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.

ARCHAMBAULT (McGRATH) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 16 Dec 2005] Archambault, Mildred A. (McGrath), 97, formerly of Roger Williams Avenue, Warwick, died on Friday, December 16, 2005 at Riverview Healthcare Community in Coventry. She was the wife of the late Thomas A. Archambault. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Peter L. and Susan L. (Hand) McGrath, she lived in Warwick since 1944. Mrs. Archambault was a former member of the West Shore Tenants Association. She is survived by a daughter, Judith A. Jackson of West Warwick; three sons, Thomas M. Archambault of Bakersfield, CA, Richard C. Archambault of Warwick, and Alan H. Archambault of Tacoma, WA; seven grandchildren, three great grandsons and a great granddaughter to be born in February. She was the sister of the late Henry McGrath, William McGrath and Irene McGrath. Her funeral will be held on Monday, December 19 at 8 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. Visiting hours are Sunday 1-3 p.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Beacon Hospice. 

ARMINGTON (O'ROURKE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 9 April 2003] Cumberland - Isabelle F. (O'rourke) Armington, 91, of Old Diamond Hill Road, died Sunday at Emerald Bay Manor. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Armington. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Mabel (Macaloney) O'Rourke, she had lived in Cumberland for 20 years. Mrs. Armington had been employed at the former Carr's Caterers in Providence before she retired. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Providence, and Four Corners Community Chapel in Cumberland. She had been a past matron of Signet Chapter 21, Order of the Eastern Star, Cranston, and a member of the Cumberland Garden Club. She leaves three daughters, Harriet P. Waterman of Cumberland, Elizabeth C. Lacasse of Laconia, N.H., and Marjorie F. Rheaume of Concord, N.H.; 9 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Arthur O'Rourke, Evelyn E. Perry and Mabel L. Riley. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, East Providence.

ARMSTRONG (KIELY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 9 Oct 2003] Maureen Kiely Armstrong, 74, of Bluewater Hill Rd., Westport, Conn., formerly of Providence, died yesterday in Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital. She was the wife of Raymond Armstrong. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Whelan) Kiely, she had lived in Westport for many years. Mrs. Armstrong was a graduate of Elmhurst Academy and Rosemont College, and received a master's degree from Fairfield and New York Universities. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf and tennis. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, James Armstrong in Florida, Sean Armstrong of Westport and Daniel Armstrong of Boston; three daughters, Therese Armstrong of Boston, Kerry Armstrong in New Jersey and Siobhan Armstrong in Michigan; and two brothers, Daniel J. and John Kiely, both in Rhode Island. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Shaughnessey Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd., Fairfield, Conn., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Luke Church, Westport. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Westport.

ARNETT (O'BRIEN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 11 May 2005] New Bedford -- Mary V. (O'Brien) Arnett, 79, of New Bedford died at home Sunday, May 8, 2005. She was the widow of Robert Arnett. A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Loretta (Murphy) O'Brien.  Mrs. Arnett attended New Bedford High School and was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Parish. She was an operator at the Myles Standish Military Base during World War II and later at AT&T. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Survivors include a brother, William O'Brien, and his wife, Mary, of Conyers, Ga.; a brother-in-law, John Arnett, and his wife, Natalie, of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., with a Mass at 10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Parish. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

ARNOLD (McQUAID) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 2 Mar 2004] Portsmouth - Elizabeth (McQuaid) Arnold, 94, of Aquidneck Place, and formerly of 35 Sherman St., a retired Navy lieutenant commander and nurse, died Sunday at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence. She was the wife of the late Edgar R. Arnold. Born in Newport on Oct. 18, 1909, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Lilla (Mauler) McQuaid. A 1928 graduate of Rogers High School, and a 1931 graduate of the Newport Hospital School of Nursing, she had worked at Newport Hospital before moving to New York to pursue postgraduate studies at the Doctors Hospital. A Navy veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, she enlisted in 1943, and served for 23 years before retiring in 1966, as a lieutenant commander, after service that included duty in Japan and in the pediatric clinic at the former Newport Naval Hospital. She was a member of the Newport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Navy Retired Officers Association. Mrs. Arnold was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, in Newport, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of the Redwood Library. She leaves six cousins, George Brown of Newport News, Va., Michael Brown of Portsmouth, Vernon Brown of Providence, Anthony Thomas of North Smithfield, Margaret Thomas of East Providence and Jennifer Thomas of Newport. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joseph Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.  

ARNOLD (AHERN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 21 Dec 2004] Johnston - Margaret A. Arnold, 68, of Highland Avenue, a retired trimmer, died Sunday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Wheaton W. Arnold Jr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John J. and Mary V. (Deery) Ahern, she had lived in Johnston for 37 years. Mrs. Arnold had been a trimmer at the former Mine Safety Appliance in Esmond for 15 years, retiring in 1994. Previously she had worked at the former Worcester Textile Mill for many years. She leaves three sons, William J. Arnold of Providence, and Wheaton W. Arnold III and Timothy J. Arnold, both of Johnston; two daughters, Kelly A. Rose of Johnston and Sandra L. Johnson of West Warwick; a brother, James J. Ahern of Providence; three sisters, Mary W. Terry of Cranston, Catherine R. King of Tacoma, Wash., and Pauline F. McCartney of Warwick; and 11 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9:45 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 791 Potters Ave., Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

ARNOLD (HEALY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 18 Apr 2005] Arnold, Norma F. 70, died April 16, 2005 at a Brewer healthcare facility. She was born December 16, 1934 in Providence, RI the daughter of James and Carrie (Major) Healy. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Anthony F. Arnold of Brewer, three sons Anthony J. Arnold and his wife Sharon of Providence, RI, William F. Arnold and his wife Mary of Warwick, James R. Arnold and his wife Michelle of Brewer, five grandchildren Anthony, Dana, Richard, Katherine and James Jr., two sisters Mary Curley of Smithfield, RI, and Helen Duffy of Warwick, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by two brothers James and Robert Healy, two brothers-in-law Jack Duffy and Bob Curley. The family would like to thank the staff at Brewer Rehabilitation and Living Center for the excellent attention and care. A funeral service will be held 3pm Tuesday April 19, 2005 at Brookings-Smith, Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer, with the Rev. Roland Nadeau, officiating. Friends may call from 2pm until time of service. Interment will be in Williams Cemetery in Bradford.

ARSENAULT (O'BRIEN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 6 July 2004] Warren - Erin A. (O'Brien) Arsenault, 42, of 44 Warren Ave., and formerly of Bristol, died Thursday at Kent Hospital, in Warwick. Born in Newport, a daughter of Robert E. O'Brien of Portland, Maine, and Maryanne (Pistachio) Dube of Warren, she had lived in Bristol for many years. Besides her mother and father, Ms. Arsenault leaves a daughter, Taylor J. Faria of Warren; two brothers, Robert E. O'Brien of Warren and Nathaniel G. O'Brien of Lancaster, Calif.; three sisters, Robin E. Monast of Warren, Kristie L. Dannen Felser of Johnston and Kathleen J. Squatrito of Bristol; her mother's companion, whom she knew as "Papa Joe", Joseph Durand of Warren; and her companion, Joseph "Pan" Glynn of Warwick. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Mary-of-the-Bay Church, 645 Main St. Burial will be private.

ARSENAULT (EGAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 28 Nov 2006] New Bedford -- Winifred (Egan) Arsenault, 88, of New Bedford, died at home on Saturday, November 25, 2006, after a long illness. She was the wife of Norman Arsenault, married 41 years; and Daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Davies) Egan. She was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church. She was formerly employed as a Production Control Clerk at Cornell-Dubilier until her retirement. Mrs. Arsenault thoroughly enjoyed being with her family and her Grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Two Daughters: Patricia Lindstam & her husband Roy of Pinellas Park, FL; and Marjorie Thompson of Metairie, Louisiana, A Son Raymond Hall of St. Petersburg, FL, Five Grandchildren and Ten Great-Grandchildren, A Sister Agnes Winn of New Bedford, Several Nieces & Nephews. She was the Sister of the late Frances McCoy and Mother-in-Law of the late Ralph Thompson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8 PM at Rock Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Mary Church on Thursday at 9 AM. 

ARTHUR (CARROLL) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 2 March 2008] Marion — Helen Adams Carroll Arthur often referred to her grade school days in the North Shore town of Salisbury as being the perfect atmosphere for a youngster to grow and enjoy the outdoors and it was where she fostered friendships from the first grade that have provided her a lifetime of annual get-togethers with those classmates. Helen was born in the Allston section of Boston in 1940 to Andrew J. and Irene A. Carroll moving to Salisbury when she was five. Helen attended Newburyport High where she enjoyed competitive athletics of basketball, a sport that she played later in life taking on her children in games of HORSE in the driveway. Sports were important to Helen and she made sure that her children participated in sports in all of the seasons. She enjoyed tennis with her friends at the Sippican Tennis Club, golf at the Kittansett Club where she was a member for many years and skiing throughout North America with her children. Her love of fashion and interior design inspired her throughout her life and was evident in her beautifully decorated homes as well as her personal sense of style. She also delighted in the beauty intrinsic in design and color of the gardens at her home and in creating unique floral arrangements. Her nightly potpourri on the piano, performed while the children did homework with her background encouragement, was silenced in 1987 by rheumatoid arthritis. She never complained nor did this disease dampen her love of music or of sports. Helen married Richard I. "Dick" Arthur in 1959 and briefly lived on Ring's Island across from Newburyport. Living in Newport, RI for four delightful years was followed by forty-three years in Marion on the Massachusetts South Coast. Helen was active in the Catholic Women's Club of Saint Rita's Parish and delighted in managing the teenage girl's softball team of the Parish. Focus on family was always first with Helen and she has been the confidant of each of the children from their youth, as well as providing the deep, constant love and encouragement that youngsters cherish in a mother and grandmother. Helen died Saturday, March 1st in Marion after a short illness surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband and her children, Jeanne and her husband Ted Ackley of Warren RI; Richard and his partner Stephanie of Mattapoisett; Brian and his wife Lynn of East Greenwich, RI; Christine and her husband Trey Klein of Belmont; and Stephen and his wife Elena of Marblehead. Her grandchildren, to whom she is known as "Nana", Kathryn, Jon, Emily, Tom, Madeleine, Julia, Anne, Carolyn, Grace, Flora Jeanne, Jameson and Evan will miss her greatly. Survivors also include her siblings Robert Carroll, and Anne Jones of Salisbury, MA and Mary Easto of Venice, FL. Helen is predeceased by her son Jonathan and her sister Irene Mulrey of Walpole, MA. Visitation will be held at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett on Friday evening March 7th from 5 to 8 PM. Her Memorial Service will be held at the Wickenden Chapel at Tabor Academy on Saturday the 8th of March at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sippican Lands Trust, 589 Mill Street, Marion, MA 02738. 

ATKINSON [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Wednesday 9 Nov 1892] In this city: Atkinson - 8th inst., Alice, infant daughter of James and Isabella Atkinson, aged 8 months, 9 days. Funeral services at Mr. Atkinson's residence, No. [5?1] South Main street, on Friday, at 2 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

ATKINSON (MOORE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 22 Oct 2002] Ellen T. Atkinson, 87, of King Street, Fall River, died Sunday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Chester Atkinson. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late William Moore and the late Sabina (Callaran) Moore, she had resided in Fall River all her life. Mrs. Atkinson was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, William M. Atkinson of Tiverton, Paul C. Atkinson of Fall River and Kenneth P. Atkinson of Fall River; two daughters, Carol A. Fournier of Fall River and joan R. Atkinson of Fall River; two sisters, Ruth Miranda of Fall River and Rita Sullivan of Fall River; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was also a sister of the late Margaret Norton and Mildred Costa. Arrangements are by the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River.

AUBREY [Providence RI Journal, Friday 25 June 2004] Tiverton - Jerry (Jeremiah) E. Aubrey, 88, of Sakonnet Bay Manor, a retired government worker, died Tuesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of the late Therese (Marcoux) Aubrey. They had been married for 61 years. Born on May 22, 1916, a son of the late Frederick and Mary (McCarthy) Aubrey, he had lived on Cape Cod, and in Madeira Beach, Fla., and Tiverton. Mr. Aubrey had worked at the Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport, and the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D.C. After retiring, he worked for McLaughlin Research, in Middletown. In his youth, he was chosen as one of the models for the paintings of the saints in Seaman's Chapel, Newport. He was a member of the Swanhurst Choral group, and enjoyed wrestling, weightlifting and surfing in his youth. He was a 1935 graduate of Rogers High School. Mr. Aubrey enjoyed swimming, golf and classical music in his adult years. He leaves a son, Bob Aubrey of Skowhegan, Maine; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Judy Segalini. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

AUGER (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 July 2007] Auger, Susan R. (Kelley), 46, of Harbour Ave., died Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of Francis E. 'Buddy' Auger. Born in Warwick, she was a daughter of Louis B. Kelley, Jr. of West Warwick and the late Phyllis L. (Carr) Kelley. She was the sister of Michael L., Steven A., David P. James F., Colleen A., and the late William J. Kelley. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Robert A. Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rt.117), Coventry. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, W.W. Visiting hours Friday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. 

 

AUST (GIBLIN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 2 April 2008] Aust, Madeline Louise, 85, of Farnum Pike, Smithfield, affectionately known to many as 'Gramma Maddy', passed away peacefully early Saturday morning at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Libucha and the late F. Kenneth Aust. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Lessard) Giblin. Madeline was a communicant of St. Michael's Church in Smithfield where she was a former member of the Ave Maria Guild. She retired from North Safety Products in Cranston and had previously worked at Welsh Mfg. Company for many years. She loved to play Bingo and will be missed by her 'Bingo friends'. She cherished the time spent with her loving family, and especially enjoyed being with her great-grandchildren. She is survived by her devoted daughter Diane Boyorek and her husband Andrew of North Scituate; her daughter-in-law Marilyn Libucha of Glocester; and her sister-in-law Helen Giblin of North Providence. She leaves her cherished grandchildren who loved her dearly: Kimberly Mulcahy and her husband Mark, Erin McKenna, Shannon Melia and her husband James, Brett and Erik Libucha. She also leaves her precious great-grandchildren Cameron and Garrett Mulcahy, and Nicholas and Cassandra Libucha. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the loving mother of the late Dennis Libucha and sister of the late Margaret, Peter, Joseph and Alfred Giblin. Funeral Friday at 8:45 a.m. from The Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rte. 44), Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael Church, Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 p.m. 

AUSTIN [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 23 Dec 2004] Austin -- Siobhan, age 37, of Bristol, RI. December 19, 2004. Daughter of Brenda H. (Hampston) Austin and the late Edward A. Austin Jr. sister of Amanda O'Brien, Edward A Austin III and Peter J. Austin. Former wife of Robert J. Langlais. Granddaughter of Alice B. Hampston, and the late James E. Hampston, Edward A. Austin Sr. & Alice Austin Vendeteli. Aunt of Austin J. O'Brien, great niece of Virginia B. Kinder. Memorial Eucharist Service will be held Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 10:30 AM in St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 339 Hope St. Bristol, RI. Relatives and friend invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation N.E. Chapter/Bay State 20 Walnut St. #318 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or Greater FR Diabetes Assn., Camp Kyle, P.O. Box 1525 Fall River, MA 02722 Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, 178 Winter St., Fall River, MA. [Providence RI Journal, Friday 24 Dec 2004] Bristol - Siobhan Austin, 37, of Burton Street, a case manager, died Sunday at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. She was the former wife of Robert J. Langlais. Born in Fall River, a daughter of Brenda H. (Hampston) Austin of Bristol, and the late Edward A. Austin Jr., she was a longtime resident of Bristol. Ms. Austin worked as a case manager for Looking Upwards, in Tiverton. She was a graduate of Bristol High School, where she was a member of the color guard, the Honor Society and the DECA Club. She also attended Bristol Community College and the University of Maine at Orono. She was an avid gardener, equestrian, and a gourmet cook. An animal lover, she was a member of the 4-Club. She was also a member of the Girl Scouts. Besides her mother and former husband, she leaves a sister, Amanda O'Brien, and two brothers, Edward A. Austin III and Peter J. Austin, all of Bristol; her maternal grandmother, Alice B. Hampston of Fall River; and a nephew. A memorial Eucharist service will be celebrated Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 399 Hope St. Burial will be private.  

AUSTIN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 4 June 2008] Fairhaven — Miss Margaret M. Austin, 85, formerly of New Bedford, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven after a period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Michael C., and the late Helen E. (Killigrew) Austin, she lived most of her life in the city before entering the Haven three years ago. A graduate of Holy Family High School and Bridgewater State College, Margaret taught secondary school in North Reading and later managed the Austin Funeral Home in New Bedford. A communicant of St. Lawrence Martyr Church in New Bedford she was a generous person and contributor to the Fall River Diocese. Miss Austin also established several scholarships and endowments at several schools and colleges. She is survived by several cousins and many friends. Her funeral will be Friday at 9:00 AM from the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Lawrence Martyr Church, New Bedford at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 PM.

AVEDISIAN (CONNEELY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 3 May 2006] Avedisian, Patricia E. (Conneely), of Holland Drive, Wakefield, died suddenly at home on Sunday, April 30, 2006. She was the beloved wife for 37 years of Dr. John D. Avedisian. Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late James Leo and Elizabeth (Mooshoian) Conneely, she resided in Wakefield for the past 37 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. William F. (Leona A.) Calise of Coventry and Mrs. Kenneth (Kathleen) Bergeron of Bay Shore, NY; a nephew, Gregory M. Howarth, Jr., a niece, Mrs. Craig (Amy) Hines and a great-niece, Autumn A. Howarth. Visiting hours to which relatives and friends are invited, will be held Thursday from 4-8 pm in the Nardolillo Funeral Home - South County Chapel, 1111 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett. Her funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framington, MA 01701. 

AWE (McGUINNESS) [Newport RI Daily News, On-Line Obituaries, June 2007] Middletown - Tina M. Awe, 43, died, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at her home on King Road in Middletown, RI. She leaves behind her husband of 25 years, Carson W. Awe. She was the daughter of Catherine (Sanquedolce) McGuinness and the late Thomas McGuinness. She is also survived by her grandmother Carmella Sanquedolce and her brother Tom McGuinness, her four children, Melissa Forcina, Tishia, Andrew, and Leighia Awe, her stepdaughter Adrienne Lees, and her five grandchildren Sara, Aidan, and Anna Forcina, and Ivy and Kyla Perry. Church services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2007, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Newport, RI. 

AYASH (DOUGHERTY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday 6 Mar 2004] Ayash -- (Dougherty) Passed away in Fall River on March 2, 2004 Jeanne Lucille (Dougherty) Ayash, formerly Braga. Daughter of the late Joseph and Juliette (Morin) Dougherty. Residence 603 Palmer St. Age 67. Her private funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 1521 No. Main St. on Monday at 8:00AM followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anne's Church at 9:00AM. Interment in Notre Dame Cemetery. Private calling hours on Sunday 6-8PM. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Saturday 6 Mar 2004] Fall River -- Jeanne Lucille (Dougherty) Braga Ayash, 67, of Palmer Street died at home Tuesday, March 2, 2004. A lifelong Fall River resident, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Juliette (Morin) Dougherty. She was a member of St. Anne's Church. Mrs. Ayash was a homemaker and was a foster parent for 25 years for the Department of Social Services. Survivors include five sons, Bruce D. Fowler Jr. and Gregory S. Fowler, both of Rhode Island, Jeffrey W. Fowler, Joseph Braga and Arthur Braga, all of Fall River; three daughters, Deborah Gosselin, Cheryl Hull and Linda Braga, all of Fall River; two brothers, George Dougherty of Somerset and Joseph Dougherty of Westport; two sisters, Lorraine Saweijko of Swansea and Jackie Abdallah of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joan Biello. Her private funeral will take place at 8 a.m. Monday from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 1521 N. Main St., followed by a Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anne's Church. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. 

BABINE (EGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 23 Oct 2005] Babine, Noreen Mary (Egan), 76, of 21 Eyler Drive, Portsmouth, RI died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at home. She was the wife of the late Commander Arthur L. Babine. Born in Quincy, MA on December 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Elizabeth (Donaher) Egan. Noreen attended St. Mary's School in Quincy and Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth, Ma, graduating in 1945. Mrs. Babine was a homemaker and a bookkeeper. She was a communicant of St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth, a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her sons Paul Babine of Portsmouth, RI, Stephen M. Babine of Jacksonville, FL, and Philip E. Babine of Princeton, NJ, her daughter-in-law Tandee and Cristiane and her granddaughter Catherine. She is also survived by her sister Edna Walker of Braintree, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alice Borden, William, Francis and Paul Eagan. Her funeral was Saturday in St. Barnabas Church, with burial in St. Columba Cemetery. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

BADWAY (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 22 Jan 2008] Badway, Barbara A., 79, of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Providence, died Wednesday at South West Florida Regional Medical Center in Ft. Myers after a brief illness. She was the wife of Karam M. Badway. They had been married for 47 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Robert V. and Irene (Berard) Kelley. Ms. Badway lived in Providence for 44 years with her husband until relocating to Ft. Myers in 2004. She was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Robert Badway, of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Shirley Wilson and her husband Ted, of North Abington, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Ms. Badway's funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:45 AM from the A. Tarro & Sons Funeral Home, 425 Broadway, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Raymond's Church, 1240 North Main Street, Providence. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Woonsocket. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. George's Catholic Church, PO Box 367, Lincoln, RI 02865. 

BAGLEY [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 7 Apr 2001] George F. Bagley Jr., 71, of Linden Avenue, Cranston, a former tile setter, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of the late Madeline (Carr) Bagley. Born in Providence, a son of the late George F. and Sarah (McGillvery) Bagley Sr., he was a lifelong Cranston resident. He was a self-employed tile setter for 40 years, retiring in 1988. He leaves two daughters, Karen Lewis of Venice, Fla., and Patricia Burgess of Warwick; a son, George F. Bagley III of Saunderstown; a sister, Shirley Palumbo of Cranston; a brother, Charles Bagley of Johnston; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. 

BAILEY [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 6 Sep 1999] Gordon "Bill" Bailey, 78, of Locust Street, Attleboro, a gauge inspector for Texas Instruments for 27 years, retiring in 1983, died Saturday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Marjorie H. (Ebert) Bailey. Born in Maben, W.Va., a son of the late William B. and Lula Mae (Gillam) Bailey, he lived in Attleboro for 53 years and previously lived in West Virginia. A Marine veteran of World War II, Mr. Bailey served as a sergeant. He was a member of the Texas Instruments Retirees Club. Besides his wife, he leaves a brother, Donovan Bailey of Crab Orchard, W.Va.; a sister, Verona Smith of Beckley, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dexter and Hawthorne Bailey. A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in North Purchase Cemetery, 825 North Main St. 

BAILEY [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 5 June 2000] John Bailey, 82, of Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford, the founder of a building company, died Friday at the home of his daughter Susan Freitas in Fall River. Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Anna (Kane) Bailey, he was a summer resident of Chatham, Mass. Mr. Bailey operated the Bailey Building Co., Rumford, which he had founded in 1962, until he retired in 1997. He started the Bradley Hospital Annual Golf Tournament and had served on the Presidents Council at Providence College. He was a member of the Seekonk Lions Club. Mr. Bailey was a former member of Wannamoisett Country Club, Rumford, and was a benefactor to many individuals and charitable organizations. He was a member of the Eastwood Ho Country Club, Chatham. Besides his daughter Susan, he leaves two other daughters, Betty O'Brien of Fall River and Paula Bailey of Vienna, Va.; two sisters, Eileen Driscoll of Fall River and Anne Connearney of Somerset; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late David Bailey. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from Rose E. Sullivan and Waring Home, 866 County St., Route 138, Somerset, with a funeral Mass at 10 in Holy Name Church, Hanover Street, Fall River. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

BAILEY (GIBSON) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 1 May 2003] Burrillville - Grace M. (Gibson) Bailey, 87, of 35 Grove St., a former mill worker, died April 18 at home. She was the wife of the late Luther L. Bailey. Born on May 19, 1915, in Nova Scotia, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Dow W. and Gracie M. (Cochran) Gibson. She had worked for many years in area mills. She was a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary YGA of Pascoag, and a former Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Berian Baptist Church, Harrisville. She leaves a son, Leonard G. Bailey of Burrillville; a daughter, Charlene Ladurantaye of Taunton, Mass.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave., Pascoag. Burial will be in Acote Hill Cemetery, Chepacet.  

BAILEY (HAGGARTY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 26 Mar 2006] Bailey, Alice V. (Haggarty), 94, of Ten Rod Road, Chairman of the Board of Paul Bailey Chrysler - Dodge Inc. founded in 1928, died Wednesday in Roberts Health Center, North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Ernest Edwin Bailey. Born in North Kingstown, a daughter of the late J. Francis and Elfrieda M. (Weindel) Haggarty she was a life long resident of North Kingstown . A life long communicant of St. Bernard Church, North Kingstown, she had been a member of the church Choir, the St. Bernard's Womens Club and the Rosary and Altar Society. Mrs. Bailey was a graduate of North Kingstown High School Class of 1928 and Rhode Island College Class of 1932. She was a member of the Rhode Island College Alumni Association, and she always attended class reunions. She was a member of the North Kingstown Womens Club and the North Kingstown Swingers. She enjoyed traveling around the world and playing the piano. She was devoted to her family and caring for friends. She was the beloved mother of Edwin E. and Deborah E. (Brown) Bailey of Lisbon, NH, Keith J. and Debra (Sokoloski) Bailey of North Kingstown, and Maureen Bailey and her husband Leo H. Lemoi Capt. RI State Police (Ret.) of Exeter; the cherished sister of Phyllis P. Burke of Lynn, MA and M. Arlene Gardiner of North Kingstown; the beloved grandmother of Dwight, Brian, Glenn, Wayne, Stephanie, Dominique, and Michele; and the devoted great grandmother of Crystal, Alicia, Bryan, Christina and John Paul. She was the mother of the late Paul F. Bailey, the sister of the late Martin, George, Phillip, Vincent, and Roger Haggarty, and the grandmother of the late Kevin Bailey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Bernard Church, 415 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown . Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery , Exeter . Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday 3-7 p.m. in The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford, 140 West Main St. , Wickford Village , North Kingstown . In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to St. Bernard Church Building Fund, 410 Tower Hill Road , North Kingstown , RI 02852 or the North Kingstown Food Pantry, 450 Boston Neck Road , North Kingstown RI 02852 would be appreciated. 

BAILEY (MORIARTY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 26 July 2008] Bailey, Rosalind M. (Moriarty), 79, of Fountain Avenue died Friday peacefully at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of John A. Bailey, Jr., a former State Representative from Providence District 17. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Lillian H. (Woulfe) Moriarty. She was an Assistant Buyer in the children's department of Gladdings Store, Providence for fifteen years, retiring in 1959. She was a communicant of Saint Catherine Church, Apponaug and a former communicant of the Church of the Assumption, Providence. She was a C.Y.O. Adult Advisor from 1952 to 1964. In 1962 she was nominated C.Y.O. Woman of the year, Providence South. She was a leader of the Campfire Girls Elmwood District from 1966 to 1976. She received the Saint Ann award from the Catholic Committee on Scouting. She received the Waken award from the Campfire Girls. She was a member of the Bishop Hendricken P.T.A. from 1972 to 1980. She was a member of the ladies Auxiliary William Shields Jr. American Legion Post #43, Warwick. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Joan M. Weedon of Warwick, two sons, Joseph G. Bailey of Denmark, Europe, John G. Bailey of Warwick, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 7:45 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, (Route 117) Warwick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. in Saint Catherine Church, Apponaug. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 in Rosalind's memory would be appreciated. 

BAKER (O'BRIEN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 27 May 2003] Middletown - Mary (O'Brien) Baker, 87, of the John Clarke Nursing Center, died Sunday at home. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Baker. Born in Fall River on May 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (Bariquen) O'Brien. Mrs. Baker was a member of St. Joseph Church, in Newport. She enjoyed walking and playing bingo. She is survived by seven sons, Charles D. and George H. Baker, both of Middletown, Thomas W., Michael S. and Raymond Baker, all of Newport, and Frederick and Robert Baker, both of Fall River; four daughters, Dorothy M. Sinnott of Portsmouth, Jerrie Gross in South Carolina, Geneille Baker of Newport and Jane K. Gambrell of Middletown; a brother, Frederick O'Brien, in New York; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late James Baker and Delores Knudsen. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 8 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Libra service at 9 in St. Joseph Church, Broadway at Mann Avenue, Newport.  

BAKER (COONEY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 2 June 2004] Warwick - Velma E. (Cooney) Baker, 86, of Cowesett Road, a retired inspector, died Monday in the Morgan Health Center, Johnston. She was the wife of Walter R. Baker Jr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John F. and Elease (Webley) Cooney, she had lived in Cranston before moving to Warwick in 1982. Mrs. Baker had been an inspector of heating devices before retiring in 1982. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Kenneth D. Baker of West Warwick; a daughter, Judith E. Baxter of North Cape May, N.J.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Fred Cooney, Lillian Cooney and Doris Crook. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave. (Route 5), Warwick. Burial will be in the East Greenwich Cemetery, East Greenwich.  

BAKER (O'HEARN) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 1 Dec 2004] North Attleboro -- Kelli Kathleen (O'Hearn) Baker, 43, of Metcalf Road, North Attleboro, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, upon arrival to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the loving wife of Lt. Col. Brian L. Baker, US Army, to whom she was married on August 19, 1983. Born in Pawtucket, R.I. on Feb. 18, 1961, she was the beloved daughter of Joyce (Maddress) Strynar of North Attleboro, and the late Walter N. O'Hearn. She was the stepdaughter of Carl Strynar of North Attleboro. Ms. Baker was a 1980 graduate of North Attleboro High School and earned and associate's degree from Katherine Gibbs in 1981. She was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves having served from 1981 -- 1985. It was during her military service that she met her future husband. She was a dedicated homemaker devoted to her children and her husband's military career. Mrs. Baker grew up in South Attleboro and North Attleboro. For 20 years, she and her husband traveled as part of their military duties and during that time resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Virginia; Egypt; Kansas; Missouri; and New York prior to returning to North Attleboro in 2000. She and her family attended St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Attleboro Falls. Her favorite times were those spent dedicated to her beloved husband and children. She will be remembered for the love that she showed them each and every day. Mrs. Baker loved to go shopping and had a knack for interior decorating which she enjoyed immensely. She also had a love for gardening. In addition to her husband, mother, and stepfather, she leaves twin daughters, Erin Baker and Lauren Baker, both at home in North Attleboro; a son: Brendan Baker, at home in North Attleboro; two sisters: Patricia Fernandes of North Attleboro, and Kerry Emerson of North Attleboro; a brother: Christopher Strynar of Norton; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of life service with veteran's honors on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Burial will be private. Visitation with veteran's honors will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the funeral home prior to the commencement of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society -- Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.  

BAKER (FLYNN) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Mar 2006; Providence RI Journal, Friday 10 Mar 2006] Newport - Nancy P. (Flynn) Baker, 54, of Wolcott Avenue , died Tuesday at Newport Hospital . She was the beloved wife of Timothy E. Baker of 31 years.  Born in Norwalk , CT , she was a daughter of the late William H. and Dorothy-Ann (Riley) Flynn. Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Central Catholic Memorial High School in Norwalk CT and the University of Rhode Island Class of 1974. She was the co-owner of Baker's Pharmacy in Jamestown with her husband and had worked as a respiratory therapist and medical assistant. A devoted volunteer, she worked with VNS Hospice and served as an assistant on many medical trips to Nicaragua . She also enjoyed sailing and became an active member of the Newport Museum of Yachting. Mrs. Baker was a communicant of St. Mark Church. Besides her husband, she leaves her son, Ryan T. Baker, daughter-in-law Reagan D. Baker of Grovetown, GA and son Kevin F. Baker of Jamestown ; and a grandson, Cameron Sei Joong Baker. She was the sister of the late Sheila A. Flynn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00am at St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Avenue , Jamestown . Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery . Visiting hours Sunday 2-6pm in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Jamestown Medical Fund, PO Box 236 , Jamestown , RI 02835 or NEVOSH, Nicaragua Medical Trip, C/O Dr. Carl Sakouits, 191 America Way , Jamestown , RI 02835 will be appreciated. 

BALDIA (HOLLERAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 2 Apr 2005] Swansea -- Doris M. (Holleran) Baldia, 73, of Gardners Neck Road died at home Tuesday, March 29, 2005. She was the widow of Henry J.A. Baldia. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Mary L. (Terriel) Holleran of Fall River and the late James F. Holleran. She was a communicant of St. Dominic's Church. She was an assembler at Plastic Mold Engineering Co. in East Providence, R.I., for many years. She then worked at Data Packaging in Somerset for many years; she retired in 1994. Mrs. Baldia enjoyed reading, animals, art and oil painting. Survivors include her mother; a daughter, Doris M. Parker of Fayetteville, N.C.; a son, David M. Baldia of Fall River; a sister, Theresa Marcille of Concord, N.H.; two brothers, Thomas F. Holleran of Berkley and Joseph P. Holleran of Swansea; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, with a Mass at 11 at St. Dominic's Church, 1277 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea. Burial will be private. 

BALDISSERI (CAVANAUGH) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 15 Feb 2007] Baldisseri, Margaret T. (Cavanaugh), 69, of Randall Street, Greenville, passed away Tuesday, unexpectedly and peacefully at her home. She was the wife of Aldo Baldisseri. They had been married for 52 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edward and Estelle (Dolan) Cavanaugh. She had been a resident of Smithfield for 39 years and had previously lived in Providence. She was a graduate of the Community College of RI with an Associates Degree in Social Work. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Marie Baldisseri, MD and her husband Srinivas Murali, MD of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Donna Baldisseri and her husband Craig Campbell of Marlborough, MA, her loving grandchildren, Vijay, Sara, and Rani Murali, Colin and Gillian Campbell. She was the sister of Estelle McDonnell, Mary Cavanaugh both of Providence and the late Catherine Bellavance, Martha Campbell, Edward Cavanaugh, Jr., Eileen Appleton and Joan Ardito. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. Visitation Friday 4-7 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. 

BALFE [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, 2 Sep 1905] In the death of Francis Balfe, which occurred yesterday, the city has lost one of the staunchest devotees of the Irish cause that ever left the old country to settle here, and also one of its best citizens - a man who was admired and esteemed by all who knew him for his high character and sterling qualities of manhood. The deceased came here about a quarter century ago from England, where he had gone from his native country, Ireland, and where he occupied himself as a miner. After coming here he went for a time to Pennsylvania, and was employed there in the coal fields but later returned to this city and took the position of fireman, which he afterward relinquished to become engineer at the same plant. He remained in that capacity at the mill until her retired from active work about two years ago. The deceased was throoughly conversant with the chief events of history in general and Irish history in particular and was exceedingly well read in various forms of literature. He was a member of the Clan-na-Gaels and was always active in promoting its welfare. He is survived by one son Frank Balfe, and four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brady, Mrs. Frank Twiss, Mrs. Edward Tracy and Mrs. John L. Bagge. Death came after only a weeks illness and was due to a complication of diseases. The funeral will take place on Monday. [contact N. Sullivan]

BALLOU (KING) [Providence RI Journal, 3 May 1992] Ann M. Ballou, 78, of 547 Clinton St. died yesterday at the Landmark Medical Center-Woonsocket Unit. She was the wife of Louis E. Ballou Sr. Born in New Bedford, Mass., a daughter of the late William and Annie (Wooll) King, she moved to Woonsocket in 1934. Mrs. Ballou was a member of the Kennedy Manor Club, and the St. Agatha Ladies Guild. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Louis E. Ballou Jr. of North Smithfield, and Michael R. Ballou of Cumberland; two daughters, Deanne Gregory of Woonsocket, and Sheila Conrardy of Glendale; a sister, Sarah Cummings of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Kilcline Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Agatha Church, Logee Street. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass. [Contact Norman Daprato Npd8502@aol.com]  

BAMFORD (McNAMARA) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 15 Feb 2005] Bamford, Rita M. (McNamara), 89, formerly of Fair Street, Warwick, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at Scalabrini Villa. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald A. Bamford. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Bridget (Duffy) McNamara. Prior to raising her family, Rita worked for the Providence Chamber of Commerce. She was a communicant of St. Peter's Church, a former member of the Gaspee Seniors and St. Peter's Women's Club. She was well known for her Irish wit and humor, which endeared her to everyone she knew. She was the loving mother of Jack Bamford of North Kingstown, Mary McManus and Deborah Harig of Narragansett, Roberta Hayes of Warwick, Nancy Rita Bamford of Medford, MA, and Jim Bamford of North Attleboro, MA. Cherished grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 7. Her funeral will be held on Friday, February 17, at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. Visiting hours are Thursday 4-7:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Scalabrini Villa, 860 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852. 

BANAGHAN [Providence RI Journal, Friday 9 Dec 2005] Banaghan, Margaret, 89, of East Greenwich, a retired nurse, died December 4th at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. Born in Providence she, was the daughter of the late William and Mary E. (Flynn) Bangahan. She was the sister of the late William, James, Edward and Mary Banaghan. Her funeral will be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main Street, East Greenwich. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

BANAHAN [Providence RI Journal, Tues 22 Jun 1920] In this city, June 21, 1920, Catherine G. Banahan. Remains resting at the funeral home of J.F. Sheern Company, 171 Broad Street, at Stewart. Notice of Funeral later.

BANIGAN [Pawtucket RI Times, 23 Dec 1891] Popular Man Passes Away. James Banigan, a popular business man, who resided on Garfield Street, died suddenly yesterday morning. The deceased was in his 36th year and leaves a widow and several small children. He was engaged in the shoe business for a long time in the western district and was very well known in this village and Pawtucket. His funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock from his late residence.

BANIGAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 15 July 2003] Coventry - Laurence H. Banigan Jr., 87, of Wisteria Drive, a retired machinist specialist, a co-owner of the former Banimar's Texaco, and a dog breeder, trainer and exhibitor, died Sunday at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. He was the husband of the late Clare (Penhallow) Banigan. Born in Providence, a son of the late Laurence H. Banigan Sr. and Amalia J. (Gruenwald) Banigan, he had lived in Warwick for many years before moving to Coventry four years ago. Mr. Banigan had been a machinist specialist for the former Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. for 26 years, until retiring in 1981. He previously had been a co-owner of the former Banimar's Texaco service center, on West Shore Road, Warwick, for 23 years. A dog trainer, exhibitor and judge for many years, and a breeder of golden retrievers, he was a member of the American Kennel Club. He also had been the owner of the Naganab Kennels and the Companion Dog Training Club. Mr. Banigan was a communicant of St. Catherine Church. He leaves a daughter, Clare C. Ghigliotty of Coventry, with whom he lived; a son, Laurence H. "Larny" Banigan III of Warwick; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral service and burial will be private.  

BANIGAN (SWEERS) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 20 Sep 2005] Banigan, Mary A. (Sweers), 80, of Oaklawn Avenue , died Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center . She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Banigan to whom she was married for 50 years. Born in East Greenwich, a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Regan) Sweers, Mrs. Banigan was resident of Cranston for 50 years. A homemaker, Mrs. Banigan was a communicant of St. Mark Church and a longtime member of the St. Paul 's Women's bowling league. Mrs. Banigan leaves 1 daughter, Carol A. Satterthwaite and her husband Ronald of Dublin, CA; 3 sons, Robert E. Banigan of Illinois , Michael D. Banigan of Cranston , and Paul E. Banigan of Dublin , CA ; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be Thursday at 9 AM from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Ct. , Cranston , at 10 AM. Calling Hours Wednesday 5-8 PM. Burial in RI Veterans Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Mark Church Endowment Fund will be appreciated. 

BANIGAN [Providence RI Journal, Friday 27 April 2007] Banigan, John Joseph III, 81, passed away April 18, 2007 in Venice, Florida. He was a WWII Navy Veteran who lived most of his life in Rhode Island. He is survived by two sons, John and Philip, their mother Phyllis, their wives Kathy and Marilyn, and four grandchildren, Erin, David, Sean and Ryan Banigan. A memorial mass will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 11:15 in St. Joseph's Church on 92 Hope Street in Providence. 

 

BANIGAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 22 Apr 2008] Banigan, John T., 84, of Arthur Street, died Sunday surrounded by his loving family at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the devoted husband of the late Mona L. (Robinson) Banigan to whom he was married for 56 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Michael J. and Mary E. (McIntyre) Banigan, he was a Cranston resident for the past 24 years. Mr. Banigan was a Directory Advertising salesman for the New England Telephone Company for 18 years retiring in 1979. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy. A WWII and Korean War Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS John Hancock surviving kamikaze attacks and the typhoon of 1945. Mr. Banigan had the distinction of being one of the first servicemen to have shore leave in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender. He will be missed by his children, John T. Banigan of Cranston, Thomas J. Banigan of Providence, Paul F. Banigan of South Riding, VA, Maureen L. Renaud of Providence, Eileen F. Hopkins of Cranston and Mona M. Banigan of Cranston; 8 loving grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He leaves 2 sisters, Mary Gehrett of Elmhurst, IL, and Katherine Baucke of Grandville, OH. He was the brother of the late Joseph Banigan, Helen Radihen, Sister Mary Philemon, RSM, and Dr. Francis V. Banigan. He was loved dearly by many nieces, nephews and friends. His funeral will be Thursdsay at 9 AM from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue, Cranston, at 10 AM. Calling hours Wednesday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Hospice Care of RI will be appreciated. Burial with Military Honors, will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. 

BANNIGAN [Providence RI Journal, Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 1 Nov 2006] Coventry, R.I. - Edward J. Bannigan, 84, of Ramblewood Estates, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mabelle G. (Mitton) Bannigan for 58 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph F. and Gertrude B. (O'Brien) Bannigan, he had been a resident of Providence and Warwick before moving to Coventry four years ago. Mr. Bannigan was employed as a lineman and foreman for Narragansett Electric Co. for 38 years and retired in 1984. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Warwick Lodge of Elks and the Pawtuxet Athletic Club. Ed was a 30-year cancer survivor and spent many years giving talks to people with the same illness. He was the beloved father of Kathleen M. Andreozzi, and her husband, Joseph, of Wrentham; grandfather of Kristen, Katherine, Emily and Elizabeth; and great grandfather of Olivia. He was the brother of Barbara David, and the late Helen Monahan. He is also survived by two nieces and a nephew. His funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter. Visiting hours are Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St. - Suite 200, Providence, RI 02903, will be appreciated. 

BANNISTER (WHALEN) [Newspaper unknown, probably 16 August 1963] Mrs. Catherine A. (Whalen) Bannister, 64, of 14 Hazard Ave., Wakefield, R.I., died yesterday is Ayer, MA, where she was visiting. The wife of Charles A. Bannister, she was born September 20, 1898 in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Jane (Kenny) Whalen. She lived in Wakefield most of her life and had been employed in the cafeteria at St. Francis Parochial School, Wakefield. She was a member of Friendship Circle, Daughters of Isabella. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Charles T. Bannister of Peace Dale and John W. Bannister of Wakefield; five daughters, Mrs. Albert Hey, Mrs. Jane Belknap, Mrs. Douglas Adams and Mrs. Robert Weinreich, all of Wakefield, and Mrs. Walter Wolf of Fort Devens, MA; a sister, Mrs. William P. Stedman of Wakefield, and 17 grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Forbes Funeral Home, 28 Columbia St., Wakefield, tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. with a high requiem mass in St. Francis Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Peace Dale. BANNISTER, Catherine A. (Whalen) August 15, 1963. Wife of Charles A. Bannister, residence 14 Hazard Ave., Wakefield, R.I. Funeral from the Forbes Funeral Home, 28 Columbia St., Wakefield, Saturday, August 17, at 8:15 a.m. Requiem high mass in St. Francis Church, Wakefield at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours, Friday 7-9. (Contact Michele Almeida QUILL325@aol.com)

BANNON [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 30 Sep 2004] Providence - Joseph F. Bannon, 66, of Charlesgate Nursing Center, a former Lebanon Mills employee, died last Thursday at the center after a battle with multiple sclerosis. Born in Providence, a son of the late Frederick and Helen (Dawson) Bannon, he had lived most of his life in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area before moving to Providence six years ago. He was a Navy veteran, serving aboard the Valley Forge. He leaves a sister, Helen R. Beauchamp of Pawtucket; a niece, Dawn Renaud of Coventry; and a nephew, Michael Beauchamp of Woonsocket. A committal service with military honors will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Columbarium Chapel in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BANNON [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 28 Nov 2004] North Kingstown - John J. Bannon, 78, of Ten Rod Road, a retired business owner, died Friday at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Irene G. (McGee) Bannon. Born in Providence, a son of the late Russell E. and Alma T. (Thayer) Bannon, he had lived in North Kingstown for 31 years. A self-employed tile setter, Mr. Bannon had been the proprietor of Ceramic Tile by John J. Bannon for 60 years, retiring in 1999. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He leaves a brother, Owen Michael Bannon of Venice, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Michelle A. Keown and Alexander D. Conti, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Anthony D. Conti of Orlando, Fla. He was the father of the late Kathleen T. Conti, and brother of the late Russell and Wallace Bannon, and Madeline DeSimone. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BANNON [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 8 Apr 2006] Bannon, Bernice C., 84, a retired secretary died Thursday, April 6, 2006 at home. Born in Warwick, a daughter of the late John P. and Catherine T. (Reynolds) Bannon she had been a life long Warwick resident. Bernice was employed with the U.S. Intelligence Department in Japan during WWII, Blue Cross and the Warwick Company. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, a member of the Foster Grandparents and a communicant of St. Rita Church. She is survived by a sister, Barbara A. O'Connor, an aunt, Rita T. Sartain, both of Warwick and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late John J. Bannon. Her funeral will be held Monday 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rita Church at 9:30 am. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick, RI 02886, will be appreciated. 

BANNON [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 21 March 2007] Bannon, Joseph T., 80, formerly of Eaton St., died Monday at home surrounded by friends. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Torrey) Bannon. Born in Central Falls, a son of the late William and Catherine (Daily) Bannon. He had been employed as a driver by Royal Cab for many years, he then worked as a truck driver for Cumberland Farms before retiring. He was a WWII Veteran serving in Italy and Germany. He is survived by two brothers, Richard and Robert Bannon, a grandson and a great-grandson. He was the father of the late Linda Evans. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 12 p.m. from the Keefe Funeral Home, 1035 Lonsdale Ave., Central Falls. Relatives and friends invited and may call Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon. Burial with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. 

BARBER (SULLIVAN) [Providence RI Journal Saturday 9 Apr 2005] Warwick - Barber, Irene L., of Minnesota Avenue, died Tuesday at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, FL. She was the wife of the late Norman Barber. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Florence (Paine) Sullivan; she had lived in North Kingstown before moving to Warwick 6 years ago. Mrs. Barber was a Teacher for the Providence School System for 9 years. She and her late husband had owned and operated several local businesses. She was a Graduate of Rhode Island School of Education and a member of the French Club. She was active in Quidnessett Country Club and Valley Country Club. She is survived by a son Norman W. Barber of Cranston; a daughter Elly R. Barber of Auburndale, FL; a brother Vincent Sullivan of Warren; a sister Florence Guyett of Ivins, UT; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was a sister of the late William H. Sullivan, II. Her funeral will be held Monday at 9:00 a.m. from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Greenwood, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 596 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. Entombment will follow in Our Risen Christ Garden Mausoleum of St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to The American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St., Providence, RI 02903 or The American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated. 

BARBOZA (McMULLEN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 22 Nov 2005] Barboza -- Margaret (McMullen) age 92 of Fall River , November 21, 2005. Wife of the late Harry Barboza Sr. Mother-In-Law of Maria Lussier and her husband Maurice. Mother of the late Harry Barboza Jr. and the late Margaret "Peggy" Burrows. Sister of the late Joseph, John, Raymond, James and Irene McMullen, Mary Ellen Heddy and Florence Frost. Her funeral will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 9AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Joseph’s Church, 1335 North Main St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8PM. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham , MA 01701 . Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

BARBUSCIO (GILLOOLY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 28 Nov 2004] Providence - Catherine M. (Gillooly) Barbuscio, 83, of Brick Manor, Ninth Street, a homemaker, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Harry J. Barbuscio. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Catherine M. (Dempsey) Gillooly, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She leaves a sister-in-law, Doris Gillooly of Barrington; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth, Lawrence R., John J. and the Rev. William P. Gillooly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date. Burial will be private.

BARDEN-TIERNEY (McCULLOUGH) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 5 Apr 2006] Barden-Tierney, Mary M., 96, of Putnam Pike, died Monday at the Village at Waterman Lake. She was the wife of the late Everett F. Barden and the late Richard J. Tierney. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edward F. and Bertha (Ryan) McCullough, previously she had lived in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Providence, and later living in North Providence for 11 years, before moving to Greenville in 1993. Mrs. Tierney had been employed by the State of Rhode Island in the Purchasing Department for 22 years until she retired in 1971. She was a member of the R.I. State Employees Association, the Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens Club and the North Providence Senior Citizens. She was a former communicant of St. Pius V Church and a member of Club Dominicana. She was a member of IN-SIGHT. She leaves a son James E. Barden Sr., and his wife Marian, of Greenville; a daughter Eleanor F. Tierney, OP of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren, James Barden, Jr., Mary K. Barden, and Maureen Barden-Lynch, and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Bertha Petching, Edward and William McCullough. Her funeral will be Friday at 9:45 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Avenue (Rt. 44), Greenville. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, North Scituate. Visitation Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to IN-SIGHT, 43 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888 in her memory will be appreciated. 

BARKER (McHUGH) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 18 Jan 2008] Dartmouth — Roseanne E. (McHugh) Barker of Dartmouth died January 16, 2008. She was the wife of the late Walter T. Barker. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John F. and Roseanna (Braken) McHugh, she lived in Dartmouth most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth. Mrs. Barker was formerly employed as receptionist and administrative assistant at Bishop Stang High School for over 25 years. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Club and a past member of the Legion of Mary and the New Bedford Country Club. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy C. Lawrence, and her husband Jeffrey, of New Bedford; a step-daughter, Barbara J. Martin of Fairhaven; a sister, Margaret Norris of Dartmouth; 3 grandchildren, Tara Bolduc, Jay Lawrence and Jonathan Lawrence; and 3 great-grandchildren, Abigail, Joshua and Owen; a niece, Erin McHugh; and 2 nephews, John F. Carney and Hugh J. Carney. She was the sister of the late Mary M. Carney, James F. McHugh, John F. McHugh, Jr. and Elizabeth J. McHugh. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 AM in St. Julie Billiart Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours Friday 3-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Roseanne E. Barker Library, Media Center, Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747. 

BARLOG (GINTY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 4 Feb 2003] Pawtucket - Eleanor Catherine (Ginty) Barlog, 75, of Evergreen Street, died Sunday at the Orchard View Manor, East Providence, where she had been a patient for the past month. She was the wife of the late Stephen Barlog. Born in Blackstone, Mass., on July 20, 1927, a daughter of the late Bartholomew and Catherine Ginty, she was raised in Blackstone, and had lived in Pawtucket for many years. Mrs. Barlog had been an assembler at Texas Instruments, in Attleboro, for many years. She also had worked at Vista Donuts, in South Attleboro, and the Blackstone Cotton Mill. She leaves two sons, Charles E. Barlog, with whom she lived, and Edward T. Barlog Sr., also of Pawtucket; a sister, Christina Lefebvre of Blackstone; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was a sister of the late Margaret, Norman and Charles Ginty. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Blackstone. 

BARLOW [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 March 1942] The funeral of William A. Barlow, who died when the tanker of which he was a crew member was torpedoed off the Atlantic coast, was held yesterday from his home, 10 Salisbury street. A requiem mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Oxford street, by Rev. Raymond Murphy. Burial was in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston, where Fr. Murphy conducted the committal service. Bearers were Joseph Hamel, Mitchell Check, Bernard McIntyre, Edward Crowley, Ernest Dick and Joseph O'Mara.

BARLOW (COLLINS) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 10 Mar 2004] Cumberland - Alice (Collins) Barlow, 93, of Howard Road, died Monday at the Grandview Center. She was the wife of the late Ernest Barlow. Born in Cumberland, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary (McNulty) Collins, she was a lifelong Cumberland resident. She was a graduate of Bryant College. Mrs. Collins was the oldest member of the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the North Cumberland Grange. She leaves three daughters, Marion Shepherd of Cumberland, Barbara Callahan of Raynham, Mass., and Priscilla Patton of Downers Grove, Ill.; two sons, Ernest Barlow of Cambridge, Md., and Ralph Barlow of South Kingstown; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Michael Hasty. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

BARNES [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 24 June 2003] Fairhaven -- Muriel Barnes, 96, of Wareham, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Nichols House Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Rochester, the daughter of the late William E. and Maud (Fitzgerald) Barnes, she resided in East Freetown most of her life. She was a member of the East Freetown Congregational Christian Church. Ms. Barnes was employed as a teacher by the Acushnet Public Schools system until her retirement in 1971. She had previously taught in Lovell, Maine, and Berkley. She was a member of the East Freetown Grange P. of H., the Rochester Grange P. of H., the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Ladies Friendly of the East Freetown Congregational Christian Church. She enjoyed gardening and loved cats. Survivors include four nephews, Donald B. Hall of Wareham, Jon Kendrick of Oxford, Maine, Brian Kendrick of Hollis, Maine, and Thomas Kendrick of Sidney, Maine; two nieces, Natalie Fearing of Wareham and Barbara Coville of South Paris, Maine; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Helen B. Hall, Morgan E. Kendrick and C. Norman Barnes. Her graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rounseville Cemetery, County Road, East Freetown. Arrangements by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford.

BARNES (LOGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 17 Feb 2005] Barnes, Carol Jane (Logan), 80, of 355 Blackstone Blvd., Providence died Tuesday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Martin Barnes. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leo and Sarah Logan, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Barnes was a graduate of Wellesley College. She leaves one daughter; Nina Eidell of Chicago, one son Lee Barnes of Needham, MA one brother; Robert Logan of Chicago and three grandchildren; Daniel, Matthew and Michael. She was the sister of the late Shirley Young. A graveside service will be held Friday at 1:00 P.M. in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Contributions may be made to Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. Shiva will be observed at her late residence Friday 2-4 P.M. Arrangements by Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel.  

BARON (HOLLERAN) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 15 Jan 2007] Baron, Helen E. (Holleran), 85, of Clifford Street, died Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the wife of the late Pawtucket Police Officer William F. Baron. Born in Pawtucket, and a lifelong resident of the city, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Hayes) Holleran. Mrs. Baron was the Executive Secretary for the late Harry F. Curvin, former Speaker of the House, and later worked as a Shipper for Red Farm Studios of Pawtucket. Mrs. Baron was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church, Pawtucket. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara A. Baron of Lincoln, Catherine M. McKinnon, and Helen M. Baron, both of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Thomas, John and Timothy Holleran. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Cheetham Mortuary 1012 Newport Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 103 Pine Street. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday 3-7pm. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made to either, St. Mary Church, Renovation Fund, 103 Pine Street, Pawtucket, RI or Butler Hospital, Memory Disorder Research Program, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence RI, in memory of Mrs. Baron. 

BARR [Providence RI Journal, Friday 23 Dec 2005] Barr, Walter R., 91 of Roger Williams Ave., died Wednesday at RI Hospital. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Lillian G. (Koehler) Barr. Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late James and Ellen (Donnelly) Barr. Mr. Barr worked for over 40 years at Cook's Yarn and Dye Textile Co. Besides his wife he leaves a son Walter R. Barr, Jr., 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was father of the late Raymond E. Barr. A funeral will be held on Monday at 9:45 AM from the home of J.H. Williams & Co., 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Calling hours are omitted. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Rumford.

BARRA (BRENNAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 24 May 2007] Barra, Hope A. (Brennan) 76, of Johnston, died Tuesday May 22, 2007 at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston. She was the wife of Richard Barra. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Anna (Mulligan) Brennan She worked as a dispatcher for the Providence Police Department for 20 years until her retirement. Besides her husband she is survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Roccos Church Johnston, and may call at the Nardolillo Funeral Home 1278 Park Ave, Cranston Thursday 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. 

BARRETT [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Monday 21 Oct 1918] Barrett - Died, In this city, Oct. 21, Mrs. Rose Barrett, widow of the late Nelson Barrett. Residence No. 84 Smith street. DEATHS – Mrs. Rose Barrett passed away today at her home, 84 Smith street. She was the widow of Nelson Barrett and enjoyed a wide circle of acquaintances. Her daughters are Mrs. Emma Lafleur, Mrs. Addie Remillard, Mrs. Annie Mercier, Mrs. Nellie Bourgois and Mrs. Carrie Metizer. The sons are William, Edward and Frank Barrett.

BARRETT [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 March 1942] Barrett - In Riverside on the 17th inst. Wright, husband of Eliza (Nooby) Barrett, age 74 years, at his late residence, 92 Stone Ave. Funeral services to which relatives and friends are invited will be held at the mortuary of A.I. Crocker, 538 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, Friday evening at 6 p.m. Cremation at Forest Hills Cemetery.

BARRETT [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 30 June 1999] Peter C. "Pete" Barrett, 60, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Newport, also formerly a Marine, died June 23 at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston. Born in Norwood, Mass., he was the son of Peter V. and Ruth (Bishop) Barrett. Mr. Barrett was a graduate of Northern Illinois University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid golfer. He leaves three sons, Michael Barrett of Palm Beach, Fla., Ian Donnelly Barrett of Newport and Palm Beach, Fla., and Sam Barrett of West Palm Beach; a sister, Beverly Treannie of Foxboro, Mass.; and a companion, Myrle Wilson of West Palm Beach. The funeral was held June 26 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Foxboro, Mass.

BARRETT (BARRIE) [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 27 Sep 1999] Dorothy A. Barrett, 71, of Charlesgate East Apartments, Randall Street, Providence, a bookkeeper for Cardello, Nanni & Riccitelli, Cranston, for many years until she retired, died yesterday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Stanley P. Barrett. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Walter F. and Martha A. (Hill) Barrie, she lived in Providence for 10 years and previously lived in West Kingston for 30 years. Mrs. Barrett had been a bookkeeper for Carpenter & Wood Co. She had been employed by the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad at the West Kingston Station for many years. She was a communicant of St. Ann Church, Cranston. She leaves a son, Stephen P. Barrett of North Providence. She was the sister of the late Walter J. Barrie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 1493 Cranston St., Cranston. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Warwick.

BARRETT [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 28 Sep 1999] Francis J. Barrett, 85, of Orange Street, Attleboro, a retired truck driver, died yesterday in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Roseanna (St. George) Barrett. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late John J. and Margaret (Murnane) Barrett. He was a truck driver for the former Superior Motors of Pawtucket for 32 years before retiring. Mr. Barrett was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Attleboro, Teamsters Retirees Local 251, and the Persian Gulf Command. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. He leaves three sons, Francis and Richard, both of Attleboro, and John Barrett of Pawtucket; five daughters, Kathleen A. Arel of Swansea, Patricia Dale of Las Vegas, Rose Provencher of Glendale, Ariz., Margaret Pickett of Providence, and Barbara Collito of Attleboro, with whom he lived; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mildred McBride, Barbara Romano and Margaret Rosello. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joseph Church, South Main Street. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.

BARRETT [Sarasota FL, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 10 Feb 2000] George H. Barrett, 84, Bradenton, died Feb. 8, 2000. He was born Oct. 10, 1915, in New Bedford, Mass., and came to Manatee County 18 years ago from Lexington, Mass. He was a retired electronics engineer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a 4th-degree knight in Knights of Columbus. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton. Survivors include his wife, Edna; two sisters, Doris Boucher of Rochester, Mass., and Pearl Racine of New Bedford; and a brother, Charles of Rochester. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church. Shannon Funeral Home is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Food for the Poor, 550 S.W. 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

BARRETT [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 8 Oct 2000] John J. "Mr. B" Barrett Sr., 73, of Foley Avenue, Somerset a retired Internal Revenue Service officer, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of Helen (Moniz) Barrett. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Richard S. and Eva (Mercier) Barrett, he had lived in Fall River before moving to Somerset in 1993. Mr. Barrett received the Albert Gallatin Award for 35 years of government service. He retired earlier this year. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Bay State Post 1, and a life member of American Legion, John Foster Stafford Post 314. Mr. Barrett was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, John J. Barrett Jr. of Somerset, Richard S. Barrett of Rehoboth, and Paul T. Barrett of Fall River; two daughters, Kelly Pavao of Fall River and Stacy Wordell of Nashua, N.H.; a brother, James Barrett of Fall River; three sisters, Rita Del Grosso of Everett, Wash., Joan Smith of Tiverton, and Ann Gallant of Somerset; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard S. Barrett and Claire Lavoie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, South Street. Burial with military honors will be held in Nathan Slade Cemetery.

BARRETT [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 30 Nov 2000] Bernard P. Barrett, 77, of 121 Center St., a former shipfitter, died Sunday at Woonsocket Health Centre. Born in Charlestown, Mass., a son of the late Francis and Ruth (Lamb) Barrett, he lived in the Woonsocket area for six years. Mr. Barrett was a shipfitter at General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass. He retired in 1990. He was a veteran of the merchant marine. He leaves three brothers, Francis Barrett of Scituate, Mass., John Barrett of Weymouth, Mass., and William Barrett of North Weymouth. He was the brother of the late Robert Barrett and Ruth Thompson. The funeral will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St. Cremation will follow in Moshassuck Crematory, Central Falls.

BARRETT [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 8 Dec 2000] Charles B. Barrett, 67, of 156 Coggeshall Ave., Newport, a security and tour guide, died Wednesday at Miriam Hospital, Providence, of a heart attack suffered Monday at home. He was the husband of Mary M. (O'Neill) Barrett. Born in Holyoke, Mass., the son of the late William T. Barrett and the late Catherine (Bailey) Barrett, he lived in Newport for 17 years, previously living in Mystic, Conn., and Holyoke. He was a security guard and tour guide for the Newport Preservation Society for 16 years, working at The Breakers, Elms and Rosecliff mansions and was the senior guard at the Marble House for the past 10 years. Previously, he worked for the Massachusetts Division of Employment services as a senior interviewer for several years and later managed income property he owned in Holyoke. He graduated from Holyoke High School and attended Dean College in Franklin, Mass., and Westfield (Mass.) State College. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army from April 1953 to May 1955. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Mary Johnson of Beltsville, Md.; a brother, William Barrett of Waterbury, Vt.; three nieces and five nephews; and 13 grandnieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced later.

BARRETT [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 5 Nov 2003] New Bedford -- Thomas P. Barrett, 77, of Dartmouth died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Lecuyer) Barrett; they were married 56 years. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Thomas C. and Lillian (Heyford) Barrett, he lived in Dartmouth 51 years. He was a 1945 graduate of New Bedford High School and, in 2000, attended his 55th anniversary reunion. Mr. Barrett formerly was employed by Revere Copper and Brass as a methods man for 16 years. He later was employed by Morse Cutting Tools as an industrial engineer for 24 years. He was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church and attended Mass at Our Lady's Chapel in Downtown New Bedford. He was one of the first three Eucharistic ministers under the Rev. John Hogan. He was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis at Our Lady's Chapel. In 1944, Mr. Barrett enlisted in the Navy and served aboard a PT boat in World War II. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theater Campaign Medal. He was a founder of St. Isidore the Farmer Council of the Knights of Columbus of Dartmouth and Westport and served as its first financial secretary. He was the cubmaster for Pack 74 at St. George Church in Westport and counseled many dens in Dartmouth and Westport. He attended Camp Noquochoke in Westport. Mr. Barrett was one of Dartmouth's first appointed conservation commissioners. He was an elected member of the Dartmouth Planning Board, a member of the Dartmouth Youth Athletic Association and manager of the Yankee Little League baseball team. He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and PT Boat Inc. in Nashville, Tenn. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, bird hunting, walking, bike riding, attending morning Mass, reading and doing handyman work. Survivors include his widow; three sons, Thomas P. Barrett of Westport, Terrence M. Barrett of San Francisco and Michael A. Barrett and his wife, Stephanie, of Dartmouth; a brother, Norman Barrett and his wife, Doris, of Dartmouth; a sister, Grace Barton of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Emily A. Barrett and Thomas A. Barrett, both of Westport, and Michael P. Barrett, Patrick Barrett and Timothy Barrett, all of Dartmouth. He was the brother of the late Kathleen Omhan. His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Julie Billiart Church. Burial will follow in Friends Cemetery, Dartmouth. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

BARRETT (SWEENEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 10 Jan 2005] Barrett, Janet A., 70, of North Providence, died Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late James W. Barrett. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles and Jeanette (Brennan) Sweeney, she had been a resident of No. Providence since 1981, previously living in Providence. She leaves one son, James W. Barrett Jr. of Johnston; two daughters, Susan A. Marsella of West Warwick and Cheryl Taylor of Providence; a brother, William Sweeney of Scituate; four sisters, Dorothy Swanson of Cranston, Arlene Barone of Warwick, Carol Kupiac of Ohio and Ann Manocchio of North Providence. She is also survived by four grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Charles and Jackie Sweeney. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Elliott M. Robbins Chapel, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., No. Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Calling Hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.

BARRETT [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 April 2007] Barrett, Charlotte L. 92, of 1328 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, a retired educator, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Peter T. and Mary G. (Mulkern) Barrett, she was a Warwick resident for most of her life. She was a seasonal resident of Bonnet Shores, Narragansett since 1959, and of Boca Raton, Florida since 1971. Miss Barrett received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in education from Rhode Island College. She was employed in the Warwick Public Schools for over 35 years, retiring in the early 1970's as Supervisor of English Language Arts. For many years she was a teacher of English, and an English Department Chair, at Gorton Junior High School. The 'Charlotte Barrett Award for Excellence in English' is presented each year to a graduating eighth grade student. Miss Barrett also served on the building committee for construction of the original Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. Miss Barrett was a member of the Rhode Island College Alumni Association and the Warwick Retired Teachers' Association. Long interested in Democratic Party politics, she served as an alternate delegate to the 1960 Democratic National Convention. A founding member of St. Timothy Church in Warwick, she was a member of the St. Timothy Women's Club. She was also a member of the Bonnet Shores Beach Club and the Boca Raton Club & Resort. She is survived by three nieces, Ann D. McCaffrey of Warwick, Elizabeth D. Alfonso of North Kingstown, and G. Catherine Audet of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a nephew, Peter Barrett Cotter of Warwick; nineteen grandnieces and grandnephews, and fifteen great grandnieces and great grandnephews. She was the sister of the late Mary M. Castiglioni, Gertrude B. Davis, N. Teresa Barrett, Peter J. Barrett, and Margaret B. Cotter, and the aunt of the late Paul F. Castiglioni and William H. Cotter, III. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. 

BARRETT [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 May 2007] Barrett, Chief Richard M., 70, of West River Pkwy., died Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Providence, a son of the late William and Kathleen (Geary) Barrett, he had lived in Providence for most of his life prior to moving to North Providence 18 years ago. Chief Barrett had been a Battalion Chief for the Providence Fire Department. He was appointed to the Department in 1962, and assigned to Rescue 3. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Rescue 3 on April 25, 1971, to Captain-Rescue 3 on November 5, 1981, and to Battalion Chief of the Emergency Division on June 13, 1986. He retired on October 28, 1988 after 26 years of service. He had been an instructor at the Providence Fire Academy, and also had taught EMS at CCRI. He was a member of the Providence Firefighters Union-Local 799, Providence Permanent Firemans Relief Association, and the Retired Providence Police & Firefighter Association. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1951 graduate of Blessed Sacrament School, and a 1954 graduate of LaSalle Academy. He had been a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church since childhood, and had served the church as an altar boy. He was currently a communicant of St. Augustine Church. He was an avid Notre Dame fan, and was a Subway Alumni of Notre Dame. His sister Mary Ann Barrett of North Providence and his brother William F. Barrett of Norwood, MA survive him. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Rockne and Shadow. Another beloved dog, Gipper, had pre-deceased him. His funeral will be Tuesday at 8:45am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Augustine Church, Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, West Warwick. Visitation Monday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 50 Maude Street, Providence, RI 02908 in his memory will be appreciated. 

BARRON [Brockton MA Enterprise, 30 December 1926] MRS. MARGARET BARRON – Mrs. Margaret Barron, wife of Thomas Joseph Barron died this morning at the Brockton Hospital, aged 56. The home is at 81 Grove St. where the body was taken by undertaker W.G. McGlinchey and the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at St. Margaret's Church with interment at St. Patrick's Cemetary. Mrs. Barron had lived in this city 37 years, coming here from New Foundland. Beside her husband she leaves a daughter Margaret F., Mrs. Elizabeth Cook and Mrs. Mary Lagerstedt and five sons, Walter F., William H., Thomas W., Fred, and John Barron.

BARRON [Brockton MA Enterprise, Wednesday 12 January 1944] THOMAS J. BARRON - Thomas J. Barron, 431 Plain St., died, aged 88, at a local hospital. He was well-known as a shoemaker, operating his own business. He had been retired for some time. His wife was the late Margaret (Dunn) Barron. He is survived by 5 sons, John J., Lieut. Thomas W. of the Brockton Fire Dep't., Fred C., William H. and Walter F., all of Brockton. Three daughters, Mrs. Albert Lagerstedt and Miss Margaret Barron of Brockton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cook of Allston, 20 grand-children, 3 of whom are in the Armed Forces, First Lieut. A. Richard Lagerstedt, Staff Sgt. James J. and Pvt. Robert B., all in Foreign Services. He also leaves 9 great grand-children. The funeral will be held Sat. at 8:15 from 165 Belmont St. A High Mass of Requiem will be sung at St. Margarets Church at 9:00. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetary.

BARRON (FALLON) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 13 Aug 2005] Barron, Helen Agnes, 89, of Smithfield formerly of Gardner Ave., North Providence died Thursday at the Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. Mrs. Barron was a bookkeeper and secretary for the Joseph Abood Carpet Company for 25 years before retiring in 1976. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary Anne (Noone) Fallon. Mrs. Barron was wife of the late Edward A. Barron. She leaves two daughters, Mary T. Barron of Smithfield and Margaret M. Kelly of Greenville. Three grandchildren, Sean T., Meghannn N., and Caitlin E. Kelly of Greenville. She was a sister of the late, Thomas, John and Mary K. Fallon. Her funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave., Greenville with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Augustine's Church, Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visiting hours Sunday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Augustine's Church will be deeply appreciated. 

BARRON (McAULIFFE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 18 April 2007] Barron, Dorothy B. (McAuliffe), 86, of Sundance St. an office worker for Citizens Bank, Hoyle Sq. Providence, died Monday in Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Ralph D. Barron, Sr. She was born in Providence, a daughter of the late William B. and Ellen E. (Lonergan) McAuliffe, Sr. She had been a resident of Warwick for the past forty seven years. She was a member of the Church of Master Baptist in Providence, the PYACS of the Church and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She is survived by two sons, Ralph D. Barron, Jr. Ptl. W.P.D. of Warwick, Dean G. Barron of Middletown, RI, a sister Eleanor L. Tatro of Warwick, two grandchildren Hilary and Zachary Barron of Warwick. She was the sister of the late William B. McAuliffe, Jr. A graveside service will be held Friday, April 20, 2007 at 11AM in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, RI. Should friends desire, donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.

BARRON (DENNENY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 Apr 2008] Barron, Catherine M., of the Village at Waterman Lake passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008 at age 96. She was wife of the late John Barron who passed away in 1990. She was daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (Bohan) Denneny. Catherine was a longtime resident of North Providence and graduated from Technical High School in Providence and later the former Normal School in Providence in 1933. She spent 43 years teaching in Providence and Johnston before retiring nearly thirty years ago. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held from Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA on Wednesday, April 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass in Sacred Heart Church, North Attleboro at 10 o'clock. Burial to follow in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to RI Home & Hospice, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

BARRY [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 13 May 1882] Died… In this city, 7th inst., Edmond Barry, aged 46 years.

BARRY [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 29 July 1882] Died… In Providence… 26th, Stephen D. Barry, 81.

BARRY [Middleboro MA Gazette, 18 Jan 2001] Lakeville - Garrett T. Barry Sr., 89, of Lakeville, formerly of Middleboro, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at Island Terrace Nursing Home. Born in Boston, he was the husband of the late Helen F. (Taylor) Barry, who died on April 9, 1996, and son of the late Richard J. and Marguerite (Rice) Barry. During World War II, he served in the united States Marine Corps. He was retired from the Massachusetts Department of Education, and had taught at Bridgewater State College. After moving to Middleboro in 1066, he attended Sacred Heart Church. His greatest enjoyment were his family and reading. Survivors include two sons, Richard J. Barry of Stoughton, and Garrett T. Barry Jr. of Lakeville; a daughter, Patricia H. Rayan of Pembroke; a sister, Marguerite Gelinas of Connecticut; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Richard Barry and Dorothy McQuaid. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Old Colony Hospice, 14 Page Terrace, Stoughton MA 02072, or to a charity of one's choice, would be appreciated. Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home in Middleboro.

BARRY (MULCAIRNS) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 5 March 2003] Marilyn L. (Mulcairns) Barry, 55, of Brockton, died Monday at Regent Park Manor after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, daughter of Frederick Mulcairns of Dartmouth and the late Mary Louise (Collins) Mulcairns, she had lived in Brockton for many years. She graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford and attended Stonehill College in Easton. Besides her father, she leaves two sons, Timothy G. Barry of Menlo Park, Calif., and Garrett J. Barry of Groton; three daughters, Monica Barry Needle of Abington, Mary E. Barry of Dorchester and Kathleen L. Barry of South Boston; a sister, Frances R. Chepren of East Freetown, and three grandchildren. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

BARRY [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 30 April 2003] Attleboro -- Herbert Leo Barry Sr., 73, of Peck Street, a bartender, died Tuesday in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Anna Marie (Fitzpatrick) Barry, to whom he had been married 47 years. Born in Pawtucket on July 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Herbert and Doris (Patt) Barry. He had been raised and educated in Pawtucket and had resided in South Attleboro before moving to his home on Peck Street in 1962. Mr. Barry was a bartender for area restaurants and clubs, including the Jolly Miller Club in Seekonk, the Falls A.C. in the Attleboro Falls section of North Attleboro, Stone Ends in Attleboro and the former Holiday Inn in South Attleboro. He was a veteran of the Marines, serving from 1948 to 1949 and achieving the rank of private first class. He later served with the Marine corps reserves. In recent years he enjoyed country music and was a longtime fan of movies, especially Westerns featuring John Wayne. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family, loved animals, and was a wrestling fan and avid gardener. He enjoyed the Boston Red Sox and Rhode Island Reds. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Laura Lee Barry of West Yarmouth, Tracy Alger of North Attleboro and Patricia Barry White of Rehoboth; three sons, William Barry of Pawtucket, Timothy Barry of Pascoag, R.I., and Herbert Barry Jr. of Attleboro; five grandchildren, two nephews and a niece. He was the brother of the late William Barry. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Park Street, North Attleboro. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro. DEATH NOTICE - Barry - Herbert L. Sr., on April 29, 2003 at the age of 73. Husband of Anna Marie (Fitzpatrick) Barry to whom he was married on January 22, 1955. Father of Laura Lee Barry of West Yarmouth; Tracy A. Alger of North Attleboro; Patricia Barry White of Rehoboth; William T. Barry of Pawtucket; Timothy J. Barry of Pascoag, R.I. and Herbert L. Barry, Jr. of Attleboro. Grandfather of 5. Brother of the late William F. Barry. Uncle of two nephews and a niece. Residence: Peck Street, Attleboro. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 3, 2003 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, Park Street, North Attleboro with the Rev. James Fitzpatrick, pastor, officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation has been respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Attleboro Animal Shelter, Pond, Street, South Attleboro, MA 02703. To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit our on-line register book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the directions of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 15 June 2003] Warwick - Kathleen E. Barry, 44, of Long Street, an automobile detailer, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James A. and Anne E. (Merolla) Barry, she had lived in Warwick for most of her life. Ms. Barry had been working as a detailer at Norwood Motors for three years, and had previously worked at Jake Kaplan Motors. She leaves two sisters, Eileen A. Barry-Lydon of Warwick and Sheila C. Sako of Spring Valley, Calif. The funeral will be private.

BARRY (GORMLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 16 Sep 2003] Jamestown - Agnes V. Barry, 82, of Weeden Lane, a retired teacher and a former funeral-home owner, died yesterday at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Cornelius Barry. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Clement F. Gormley Sr. and Margaret J. (McQuade) Gormley, she had lived in Cranston before moving to Jamestown in 1975. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy of the Visitation, and a 1942 graduate of the former Rhode Island College of Education, now Rhode Island College. Mrs. Barry had been a teacher in the Warwick School System for 30 years, until retiring, and previously had taught in Providence for 3 years. She and was the senior vice president of the Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home, and had been the owner of the former Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home. She was a member of the American Federation of Retired Teachers and the Kent County Retired Teachers Association. Active in local politics, she was a member of the Rhode Island Democratic State Committee and the Rhode Island Democratic Women. A Navy veteran of World War II, she served as a WAVE in the San Francisco, Calif., Fleet Office. Mrs. Barry was a communicant of St. Mark Church, and a member of its Women's Club; a member of the Women's Club at St. Ann Church, in Cranston; and a past president of the Women's Club at St. Matthew Church, in Cranston, where she was also a former member of the Faith Circle, Daughters of Isabella. She was a member of the Rhode Island Club of Upper Pinellas County, in Florida. She leaves two sisters, Lucy C. Sullivan of Cranston and Margaret M. Woodbine of Jamestown; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was a sister of the late Clement F. Gormley Jr. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home, 684 Park Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Church of the Assumption, Potters Avenue, Providence. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BARRY (THOMPSON) [East Bay Newspapers On-line, 31 July 2003] Mary T. Barry, 89, formerly of Walnut Road, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Grace Barker Nursing Home in Warren. She was the wife of the late Thomas W. Barry. Born in Denver, a daughter of the late Oliver L. Thompson Sr. and Mary D. (Walsh) Thompson, she had lived in Barrington for 25 years. Mrs. Barry was a communicant of St. Luke's Church in Barrington and a member of its Young at Heart Club. She was also a member of the Barrington Senior Center, and enjoyed gardening. She leaves six sons, Thomas W. Barry Sr. of Barrington, John O. Barry of California, David J. Barry of Norfolk, Mass., Timothy F. Barry of Westboro, Mass., Michael T. Barry of Franklin, Mass. and Peter P. Barry of Warren; two daughters, Mary Ann Barry of Pawtucket and Kathleen T. Forget of Seekonk; a sister, Delores T. McQuade of Cranston; 19 grandchildren nd 13 great-grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Gertrude E. Scanlon and William J. and Oliver L. Thompson Jr. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Luke's Church, Washington Road. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket.

BARRY [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday 8 Nov 2003] Barry - Sr., Kenneth N. "Sarge" "KB", Sergeant, Dartmouth Police Department (Ret.), age 62, of North Dartmouth. Husband of Carol A. (Hayter) Brennan-Barry. Father of Kenneth N. Barry, Jr. and Leslie N. Barry. Step-father of David W. Brennan and Lori Brush. Brother of Gordon N. Barry, Sr. and Beverly Conrad. Son-in-law of William F. Hayter. Brother-in-law of William S. Hayter. Grandfather of Shawn N. and Justine G. Barry and Heather, Holly and Harrison Brennan. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:30 AM in the Dartmouth Funeral Home Of Waring-Sullivan, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 619 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 8 Nov 2003] Boston -- Kenneth N. "Sarge" "KB" Barry Sr., 62, of North Dartmouth died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Brigham & Women's Hospital. He was the husband of Carol A. (Hayter) Brennan-Barry. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Leslie N. Barry and Edith A. (Sylvan) Levesque, he was a lifelong Dartmouth resident. Sergeant Barry served on the Dartmouth Police Department for the past 38 years, retiring 10 days ago. He had a great love for the job. He was also on the Dartmouth District 3 Fire Department for more than 40 years, serving as deputy chief for several years. A 1959 graduate of Dartmouth High School, he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Salve Regina College. He attended various police training academies as well as the FBI Training Academy, Quantico, Va. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Massachusetts Police Association, Dartmouth Police Relief Association, Dartmouth Police Athletic League, Dartmouth Police Brotherhood and a charter member of the Dartmouth Police Honor Guard. He was a member of the International Identification Association and for many years was in charge of the firearms bureau of the Dartmouth Police Department. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 166, Fairhaven, and the Elks Club and Moose Lodge, both of New Bedford. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing, traveling, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Kenneth N. Barry Jr. and his wife, Simone, and Leslie N. Barry, all of North Dartmouth; a stepson, David W. Brennan, and his wife, Wendy, of North Dartmouth; a stepdaughter, Lori Brush, and her husband, William, of Clewiston, Fla.; a brother, Gordon N. Barry Sr. of North Dartmouth; a sister, Beverly Conrad of North Dartmouth; a brother-in-law, William S. Hayter of Fairhaven; his father-in-law, William F. Hayter of Lithia, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Shawn N. Barry, Justin G. Barry, Heather Brennan, Holly Brennan and Harrison Brennan. His funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Dartmouth Funeral Home of Waring-Sullivan, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. Burial will be in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven. 

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 16 Nov 2003] East Greenwich - Dr. Thomas F. Barry, 78, of Kenyon Avenue, a retired dentist, and a decorated combat veteran, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Marguerite (O'Rourke) Barry, and the late Frances A. (Stickley) Barry. Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas and Agnes (Duffy) Barry, he had lived in East Greenwich for 53 years. Dr. Barry had practiced dentistry in West Warwick for 37 years. He was a surgical staff member at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick, and a clinical instructor at the University of Rhode Island School of Dental Hygiene for seven years. He was a member of national boards in dentistry, and served on the Blue Cross-Delta Dental board, and the Delta Dental board for 13 years. Dr. Barry was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving with the 8th Army in Europe as a B-17 radio operator. He flew 28 combat missions, and was awarded five Air Medals with three Battle Stars. He later served as a dental surgeon during the Korean War. He had attended the former Rhode Island State College, now URI, and Providence College, and graduated in 1951 from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. He had enjoyed playing at Potowomut Golf Club for 40 years. He also liked canoeing, cross-country skiing, and playing piano at nursing homes. Besides his wife, he leaves a stepson, James Carlson of Exeter; a stepdaughter, Susan Carlson of Sudbury, Mass.; a brother, Philip J. Barry of New York City; a sister, Barbara Thompson Hanson in Montana; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Fourth Avenue. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 21 Dec 2003] Burrillville - John A. Barry Jr., 67, of Griffin Street, Pascoag, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Friday at Pine Grove Nursing Home. He was the husband of Elaine B. (Lamoureux) Barry. Born in Providence, a son of the late John A. Barry Sr. and Doris L. (Berg) Barry, he had lived in Providence before moving to Pascoag 15 years ago. He had been a distribution clerk at the Turnkey branch, in Providence, for 20 years before retiring in 1970, had previously been head bartender at the Providence Biltmore for 10 years. Mr. Barry had been a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 15, and Hotel & Restaurant Employees & Bartenders Local 217, AFL-CIO. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, and a member of American Legion Harrisville Post 17, and the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 12. He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Harrisville, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pascoag Council 383, and a 4th-degree Knight in Bishop McVinney Assembly 1061. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, John A. Barry III of Bridgeport, Conn., William F. and Michael E. Barry, both of Pascoag; two sisters, Maryann Waltz of Martinez, Ga., and Loretta J. Masterman of Providence; and eight grandchildren. He was the father of the late Michele J. Barry-Dugas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Gelineau Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Main Street, Harrisville. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Harrisville.  

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Friday 7 May 2004] Cranston - The funeral for Thomas J. Barry III, 52, of Wheeler Avenue, who died Wednesday on Route 95 in Milton, Mass., from injuries suffered in an auto accident, will be held Monday at 8:45 a.m. from Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Paul Church, 1 St. Paul Place. Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas J. Barry Jr. and Jeanette C. (McHale) Barry, he had lived in California and Ohio before moving to the Edgewood section of Cranston. Mr. Barry had been the sommelier at the Paragon restaurant at Foxwoods resort and casino. He was a graduate of Cranston High School East, where he was a member of the wrestling team, and a 1975 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he was on the wrestling team and a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. He was a communicant of St. Paul Church, and had been coach in Little League, hockey and soccer. Mr. Barry was a golf enthusiast, and avid Red Sox fan. He leaves a son, Sean D. Barry of Cranston; a brother, Daniel R. Barry of Narragansett; five sisters, Jean Kanaczet and Nancy Stevenson, both of Warwick, Joan Barry of Exeter, and Coleen Sivo and Karen Casperson, both of Cranston; his former wife, Rebecca Barry of Foxboro, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 1 June 2006] Barry, Daniel P., son of Janice Barry and the late Arthur Barry. Brother of Richard, Diane Estrella and Karen. Brother of the late Arthur. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 12:00 P.M. at St. Patrick's Church, 244 Smith St., Providence.

BARRY (GLENNON) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 6 Aug 2006] Fairhaven — Rita Glennon Barry, 91, of Dartmouth died Saturday August 5, 2006 at Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Richard O. Barry. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Nora (Manchester) Glennon, she lived in Dartmouth for most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. In 1953, Mrs. Barry and her sister-in-law founded Padanaram Pre-School. For 30 years she took great joy in teaching pre-school and kindergarten to children of the area. Mrs. Barry was a member of the St. Mary's Ladies Guild and the Anthony's Beach Association. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her son, Richard O. Barry, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Dartmouth; two daughters, Jane Erwin, and her husband Walter, of Falmouth, and Judith O'Malley, and her husband Brian, of Acushnet, two sisters, Mary Jane Baylies, and her husband Winthrop, of Weston, and Patricia Southwick, and her husband Raymond, of Mattapoisett; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Glennon of Dartmouth and Jan Glennon of Whidbey Island, WA; eight grandchildren, Kathleen Hanlon, Walter Erwin III, Trisha Stravin, Richard O. Barry III, Kevin M. Barry, Caitlin Barry, Shannon O'Malley Kearney, and Kerry O'Malley; ten great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was stepdaughter of the late Ellen (Saunders) Glennon and sister of the late Winifred Burke, Joseph R. Glennon, Jr., and Richard J. Glennon. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, Dartmouth. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 4-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center, 389 Alden Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719 or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. 

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 16 Dec 2006] Barry, Michael, 73, of Village Court, West Warwick, and formerly of Pender Avenue, Warwick, died on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Ballyduff, County Waterford, Ireland, a son of the late John and Alice (Aherne) Barry, he lived in Warwick before moving to West Warwick 4 years ago. Mr. Barry was a chemical mixer at Ciba Geigy Co. in Cranston for over 20 years before retiring in 1986. He was an avid card player, and loved to socialize at the Harp & Shamrock. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his friends at Oakland Beach. In his youth, he was an accomplished hurling player. He was treasurer of the Shamrock Football Club. He is survived by three sons, Michael J. Barry, and his wife Stacey, of Coventry, Kevin J. Barry, and his wife Maria, of Warwick, and David C. Barry, and his wife Dana, of Warwick; a sister, Maureen Fox of Cranston; four brothers, Richard Barry of London, England, Paddy Barry of County Cavan, Ireland, Joe Barry of County Waterford, Ireland, and Tom Barry of County Cork, Ireland; a companion, Francisca Pacheco of East Providence; and six grandchildren, Kevin Barry, Jr., Isabella Barry, Christina Barry, Sofia Barry, David Barry, Jr. and Olivia Barry. He was the brother of the late John Barry of County Cork, Ireland. His funeral will be held on Monday, December 18, at 10 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Rd., Warwick. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

BARRY [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Feb 2007] Newport - Kathryn C. Barry, passed away at Newport Hospital, on Monday, January 29, 2007 at the age of 94. For the past several years she resided at The Village House Center, 70 Harrison Avenue, Newport, where she was known for her independent and self-reliant spirit. Prior to her residence at Village House, she lived in her family home located on Memorial Boulevard. For several decades, her life in Newport was punctuated by almost daily walks around the city and unhurried lunches at the Newport Creamery on Bellevue Avenue. Born in 1912, she was predeceased by her parents, William E. Barry and Mary C. Sullivan and her three siblings, Edward, William and Lawrence Barry. Before her residence at Village House she attended mass regularly. Once at Village House, she remained quietly religious. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Village House Activities Fund, 70 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 21 July 2007] Barry, Ronald D., 75, of Sandro Circle, Warwick, died on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of the late Pauline Ann 'Polly' (Doherty) Barry. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late Thomas A. and Lillian (Edgerton) Barry, he lived in Warwick for 45 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Barry was a regional sales manager for Speed Queen, a division of McGraw - Edison Company for 25 years before retiring. After retiring, he was employed by the City of Warwick for 10 years. He is survived by three sons, Thomas A. Barry of Warwick, John J. Barry of Providence, and Timothy Barry of Warwick; two daughters, Veronica A. Rider of North Carolina, and Janice B. MacKenzie of East Greenwich; a sister, Elizabeth Miller of Norwood, MA; seven grandchildren and one great grandson. He was the father of the late Sally A. Barry, and the brother of the late Phyllis Chafe and Fr. Leo Barry. His funeral will be held on Monday, July 23, at 8:45 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road, Warwick. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. 

BARRY (FITZPATRICK) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 11 Dec 2007] Attleboro - Anna Marie (Fitzpatrick) Barry, 75, of Peck Street, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Miriam Hospital in Providence, where she had been a patient for the past two months. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert Leo Barry Sr., to whom she was married on Jan. 22, 1955 and who died on April 29, 2003. Born in Attleboro on Sept. 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Thomas and Marie Anna (McCracken) Fitzpatrick. Raised and educated in her native city, Mrs. Barry was a 1950 graduate of Attleboro High School. She was a graduate of the former Bryant & Stratton Business School and was a lifelong resident of the City of Attleboro. A professional legal secretary, Mrs. Barry was employed for a total of more than 30 years at the former Edwards & Angel Law Firm in Providence, where she was secretary to many members of the legal counsel including John Chaffee. She had also been employed at the former Hinckley & Allen Law Firm in Providence. Her favorite pastimes included listening to country music, shopping and making the most out of every moment in life. She had a love for food, whether cooking for her family or dining out with family and friends, and adored the beauty of flowers, especially red roses. She received her greatest satisfaction from raising her family and, in later years, the time spent with her beloved five grandchildren and more recently her first great-grandchild. She leaves three daughters: Laura Lee Barry of West Yarmouth, Tracy A. Alger of North Attleboro and Patricia Barry White of Rehoboth; three sons: William T. Barry of Rumford, R.I., Timothy J. Barry of Pascoag, R.I., and Herbert L. Barry Jr. of Attleboro; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Leonard T. Fitzpatrick of Attleboro. Visitation has been respectfully omitted at her request. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Thomas Rita, pastor, officiating. Burial will be private in St. John's Cemetery, West Street, Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sturdy Memorial Foundation Inc. - Attention: Cardiac Care, P.O. Box 2963, Attleboro, MA 02703. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 11 Dec 2007] Barry, Anna M. (Fitzpatrick), 75, of Peck Street, Attleboro, died on Sunday. Retired legal secretary for the former Edwards & Angel and Hinckley & Allen law firms in Providence. Complete funeral arrangements available at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com or by calling (508) 695-0200. 

BARRY (DALEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 20 Feb 2008] Nancy Anne (Daley) Barry, of Melrose, formerly of Fall River, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on February. 18, 2008 at the age of 80. Nancy was born & raised in Fall River and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Union Hospital School of Nursing in Fall River. She was worked as a Register Nurse for the Melrose Visiting Nurses Assoc., Normandy House and the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years before her retirement. Nancy was a member of the Melrose Women’s Club, Melrose Polymia Choral Group and active in many church committees at Incarnation Church in Melrose. Nancy was a Melrose resident for the past 45 years. She was the beloved wife of Robert Clement Barry, Sr. for 55 years. Daughter of the late Josephine M. (Doyle) Daley and Thomas Leo Daley. Loving mother of Sheila Ann Barry of Melrose, Robert Clement Barry, Jr. & his wife Wendy of Andover, Michael John Barry & his wife Eileen of Newburyport and Kevin Thomas Barry of Melrose. Caring sister of the late Thomas Daley, Jean Donovan, Richard Daley, John Daley, Robert Daley and Mary Faith O’Neill. Also survived by sister-in-law Pauline Daley of CT. Devoted grandmother of Robert Clement III, and David Richard of Andover, and Michael John, Richard Thomas, Christopher Patrick, John Terrence, Brian Joseph and the late Joseph Edward Barry of Newburyport. Also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday Feb. 22nd at 9:45AM. Funeral Mass in the Church of the Incarnation 425 Upham St., Melrose at 11AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8PM. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Melrose Visiting Nurses Assoc., 50 Tremont St., Melrose, MA 02176.

BARRY [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Saturday 15 March 2008] Foxboro - Robert J. Barry, 76, died on March 13, 2008 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the son of the late George and Margaret (MacDougall) Barry. Bob was born in Brockton on Nov. 12, 1931 and was a graduate of Coyle High School in Taunton, Class of 1950. He was a 1954 graduate of Boston College, where he earned a B.S. in economics. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 while stationed in Weisbaden, Germany. Bob and his wife Natalie (Creeden) were married on Aug. 8, 1959 at Saint Patrick's Church in Brockton. He had been a Foxboro resident for the past 39 years. He began his career with the Social Security Administration in 1958 and retired in 1987 as the area director responsible for the central, western, and southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. Bob loved all sports, especially the Boston College Eagles, and was a lifelong fan. He was also an avid golfer and longtime member of the Foxborough Country Club. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Foxboro and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was the loving husband of Natalie Barry; the beloved father of Robert Barry of Mansfield, Kathleen Pelick of Foxboro and Susan Coughlan and her husband Steven of North Attleboro; the devoted grandfather of Paige and Haley Pelick and Megan and Katelyn Coughlan; the brother of Helen Barry of East Dennis and the late Rev. George Barry SJ; the brother-in-law of Kathleen Creeden of Brockton; and the uncle of Susan Cole and her three children of Harwichport. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, March 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts & Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 17, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Carpenter Street, Foxboro. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Foxboro. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Maryknoll Fathers, Box 336, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0336 or St. Mary's Church, Foxboro.

BARRY [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 16 Apr 2008] Barry, Edward F. Jr., 80, of Pleasant Valley Parkway, died Tuesday at Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston. He was the husband of Mary P. (O'Brien) Barry for 57 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Cora (Finnigan) Barry, Sr. Edward was a cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in 1945 and Providence College in 1950. He was a World War II Coast Guard Veteran. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Kevin V. Barry of New York, NY, Edward P. Barry of Madison, CT and Paul F. Barry of Providence, a daughter, Christine Saccoccio of Cranston, five grandchildren, Joseph D., Edward A. and Patrick S. Saccoccio, and Edward G. and Katie E. Barry, and 4 great-grandchildren. His funeral and visitation will be held on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Academy Ave., Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations to Harmony Hill School, Absalona Hill Rd., Glocester, RI 02814, in his memory, would be appreciated.

BARTELS (BRENNAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 1 July 2007] Bartels, A. Doris (Brennan) Gray, 87, of Ridgeway Avenue, Warwick, died on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Cedar Crest Nursing Center in Cranston. She was the wife of the late William J. Bartels & Wilton S. Gray. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Michael and Marie (Lefebvre) Brennan, she lived in Warwick since 1954. Mrs. Bartels was a member of the Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian, where she served as an elder and deacon. She was an honorary member of the Warwick P.T.A. She was the beloved mother of Wilton S. Gray, II of the Virgin Islands, Steven J. Gray of Warwick, and Robert A. Gray of Largo, FL; Judith G. Emrick of Pascoag, Susan C. Salisbury of North Kingstown, Deborah J. Kelso of Wakefield, and Doris A. Santagata of Warwick. She is also survived by a sister, Lillian Allard of North Kingstown; eleven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Donald Brennan. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 3, at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a service at 10 a.m. in Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian, 58 Beach Avenue, Warwick. Visiting hours Monday 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pawtucket. If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian. 

BARTH (COLEMAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 15 July 2007] Barth, Elizabeth C. (Coleman), 89, of Moulton Street, passed away Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Barth. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (Quigley) Coleman, she had resided in Seekonk for 43 years before moving to Rehoboth. A homemaker, Mrs. Barth was a charter member of the Rhody Rovers Camping Association and belonged to the Cahill Post VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Barth is survived by 2 sons, John E. Moore of La Palma, CA and Joseph F. Barth of Smithfield; 2 daughters, Sandra J. Carter of Rehoboth and Lorraine Moore of East Providence; one sister, Catherine Silva of East Providence; 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Thomas M. Moore and Elizabeth C. Donnelly. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 8:30 AM from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, (Rte. 44) Seekonk at 10 AM. Calling hours Monday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to your favorite charity will be appreciated. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. 

BARTLEY (FLANAGAN) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 24 Aug 2004; Providece RI Journal, Wednesday 25 Aug 2004] Norton -- Agnes V. (Flanagan) Bartley, 86, of Norton, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, of cancer, at the Life Care Center in Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward D. "Ted" Bartley, former police chief of the Town of Norton from 1949 to 1974, who died December 31, 1991. She was born in Attleboro on August 30, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Terence and Delia (Coleman) Flanagan. She was educated in Attleboro schools and was a 1935 graduate of Attleboro High School. She was a 1937 graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Providence. She was employed as a secretary and notary public at the former Defiance Bleacher in Norton. It was at Defiance Bleachery where she met her future husband, the late Edward D. "Ted" Bartley. They were married on June 15, 1945, and Mrs. Bartley soon left Defiance to start a family. When her children were older, Mrs. Bartley returned to work, working at the former Fernandes Supermarkets, at the House in the Pines Schools for Girls, and at Milady's Dress Shop in Attleboro. Mrs. Bartley was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Norton, and was an active member and past president of the parish's former Catholic Women's Club. She had lived in Norton since 1946, and was formerly of Attleboro. She was a long time fan of the Red Sox. An avid reader, she was especially fond of mysteries. An animal lover, especially fond of cats, she would go to great lengths to care for whatever menagerie was currently residing in the Bartley household. In the summer of 2000, she realized a lifelong ambition and along with her daughter, Jacqueline, she traveled to Ireland to visit the birthplace of her parents who had emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s. She is survived by one son, Michael E. Bartley Sr. and his wife, Sally, of Gloucester, Va.; three daughters, Mary E. Bartley and Judith A. Bartley, both of Norton, and Jacqueline H. Teeven and her husband, David, of Northboro; two grandsons, Michael E. Bartley Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Gloucester, Va., and Brendan D. Bartley of Williamsburg, Va.; a granddaughter, Monica Teeven of Northboro; two great-grandsons, Stephen and Travis Bartley, both of Gloucester, Va.; and her brothers-in-law, Eugene LaCroix of Attleboro and Charles Cheetham of Norton. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was pre-deceased by her sisters, Eileen LaCroix and Mary Flanagan, her brother, William Flanagan, and her sister-in-law, Helen Cheetham. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend her funeral on Friday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. from the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., (off Route 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 in St. Mary's Church, South Worcester St., Norton. Burial will follow at the Norton Center Cemetery, Pine Street, Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 26th, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Agnes' family has requested that donations be made in her memory to either St. Mary's Church, 133 South Worcester St., Norton, MA 02766; the Life Care Activity Fund, Life Care Center of Attleboro, 969 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703, attn.: Ms. Randy Lynch; or to Nine-Lives Feline Rescue Shelter, P.O. Box 548, Norton, MA 02766.

BARTON [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 29 Oct 2003] New Bedford - Harold W. Barton, 90, of New Bedford died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Grace M. (Barrett) Barton.  A lifelong New Bedford resident, he was the son of the late Richard and Mary Ann (Laverty) Barton. He was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church, Dartmouth.  Mr. Barton was a New Bedford police officer for 20 years until his retirement. He later owned and operated Vacation Trailer Sales in Fairhaven. Many years ago, he was associated with the food concessions at Sargent Field and Brooklawn Park. He graduated from New Bedford High School in 1931. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. Survivors include his widow; a daughter-in-law, Nancy A. (McLaughlin) Barton; five grandchildren, Christopher J. Barton, Debra A. Barton, Scott J. Barton, Patrick Barton and Deidre A. Barton; four great-grandchildren, Quincy Barton, Grant Barton, Tyler Barton and Jonathan Barton; and a niece, Carol Jerome. He was the father of the late Russell D. Barton and David M. Barton, and the brother of the late Edward Barton, William Barton and Mildred Megna. His funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Julie Billiart Church, Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

BASILE (DONOGHUE) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 7 Nov 2007] North Attleboro - Marie P. Basile, 79, a longtime resident of 97 Grove St., died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2007 in Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long and happy life. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Domenic Basile. Born March 20, 1928 in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Timothy and Mary (Cunningham) Donoghue. Marie grew up in Roslindale and was a 1945 graduate of Roslindale High School. She married in 1952 and moved to North Attleboro in January of 1958. Marie was a devoted homemaker and longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church, where she served on the St. Mary's Guild. She loved to play bridge, do needlepoint and was very active in the community, including working the election polls for many years. She also enjoyed traveling, camping, spending time with her children and grandchildren and was well-known for her congo bars and coffee cakes. She is survived by her six children and their spouses: Joan M. and her husband Barney Konowski of Wayland, Christine L. Basile and her spouse Maria J. Hutsick of Southboro, Francis P. and his wife Toddie Basile of Bloomington, Ind., Stephen D. Basile of Middletown, R.I., Richard J. and his wife Deirdre Basile of Ridgefield, Conn. and Paul M. Basile of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Paul Donoghue of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Jeanne Downey of Green Harbor and Elizabeth Donoghue of Centerville; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro, followed by a Mass in St. Mary's Church, Park Street at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

BASS (DUFFY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 26 July 2004] Charlestown - Eileen C. Bass, 73, of Ram Island Road, a retired nursing director, died Saturday at Kent Hospital, Warwick. She was the wife of Raymond D. Bass. They had been married for 47 years. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Finley) Duffy, she had lived in North Kingstown from 1971 to 1997 before moving to Charlestown. Mrs. Bass had worked for the former state Medical Center, Cranston, for 22 years before retiring. She was a member of various professional nursing organizations and the American Legion Auxiliary. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Raymond D. Bass Jr. of Kennesaw, Ga., and Dale Bass of Wilbraham, Mass.; a daughter, Lee Ann Coynoyer of North Kingstown; and eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Helen McCarron and Dorothy Duffy. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Fagan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Bernard Church, 415 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BASSETT (MAGNER) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 21 July 2004] Warwick - Catherine E. Bassett, 77, of Pitman Road, a retired switchboard operator, died yesterday at Health Haven Nursing Home, in Coventry. She was the wife of the late Theodore R. Bassett. Born in West Warwick, a daughter of the late John T. Magner Sr. and Mildred (Duffy) Magner, she had lived in West Warwick and Warwick for most of her life. Mrs. Bassett had been a switchboard operator for the former New England Telephone Co., now Verizon, for eight years, and for the former Kent County Memorial Hospital, now Kent Hospital, for eight years before retiring. She was a member or the Warwick Jaycees. Mrs. Bassett was a communicant of St. Kevin Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, dancing, acting and the theater. She leaves a son, Paul M. Bassett Sr., a daughter, Nancy J. Haibon, and two brothers, James T. Magner Jr. and Francis Magner, all of Warwick; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was the mother of the late James E. Bassett, and the sister of the late Mary Douglas and Maureen Hollis. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BASSETT (DALY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 12 Jan 2008] Bassett, Margaret T., 84, formerly of Meadowbrook Drive died Thursday, January 10, 2008 at the Scandinavian Home, Cranston. She was the wife of the late Elliott R. Bassett. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Anthony & Margaret (Carroll) Daly. Mrs. Bassett previously resided in East Providence & Port Charlotte, Florida. She was a communicant of St. Brendan Church, a member of the East Bay Singers and an avid bowler. She leaves one son, Gary E. Bassett of Warwick, one sister, Veronica 'Vera' Mousseau of Florida & one brother, Joseph Daly of Cranston. Her funeral will be held Monday at 8:00 A.M. from the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence with a mass of Christian burial at 9:00 A.M. in St. Brendan Church, Turner Ave. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 3-6. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Alzheimers Assocation 245 Waterman St. Prov.R.I. 02906 would be deeply appreciated. 

BATES (FARRELL) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 10 June 2003] Dorothy (Farrell) Bates, 71, of Sparks, Nev., and formerly of Providence, died Thursday at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev., after a brief illness. She was the wife of Peter Bates. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Esther (Archambault) Farrell, she had lived in Providence before moving to Nevada more than 30 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves two sisters, Eleanor Wenthworth of Westerly and Elaine Marchetti of Cranston; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Norma Boulais. A private funeral service is planned in Nevada.

BEAGAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 16 May 2006] Beagan, Daniel P. Sr., 85, of Keech Pond Rd., died Monday at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. He was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Latham) Beagan. Born in Providence on February 21, 1921. A son of the late John and Catherine (Quigley) Beagan. He had lived in Chepachet for the last 30 years. Mr. Beagan was an Iron Worker for Local #37 for 35 years. He was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a proud member of the 57th Bomb Wing Association. He leaves two sons, Daniel P. Beagan, Jr., of Coventry and Joseph M. Beagan of Narragansett; two daughters, Dianne C. Ambrosino of Chepachet and Dorothy A. Feldmann of Acton, MA; and was the father of the late Mary A. Branch. Also 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was also brother of the late John, James, Luke, Andrew, Joseph, Raymond, Vincent, Catherine, Margaret, May, Helen, Ruth Beagan and Jenny Ganley, Mary Piccirillo, Frances Etchells. Funeral Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St. at Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Eugene Church, Putnam Pike, Chepachet at 10:00 a.m. Calling hours Wednesday 4-7 p.m. Burial will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery, Pascoag. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawt. 02680. 

BEAGAN [Providence RI Journal, Monday 25 June 2007] Beagan, Eugene V., 95 formerly of Johnston, died Thursday at the Rhode Island Veterans Home. He was the husband of the late Marie (Brehaney) Beagan. Born in Providence, a son of the late Patrick and Mary Jane (Cosgrove) Beagan, he had resided in Florida for 40 years, previously living in Providence, North Kingstown, and Johnston. He was mail carrier for United States Postal Service in Florida for 10 years, retiring in 1970. For many years he was a auctioneer in North Kingstown. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a member of the DAV-Chapter 40 in Florida. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Edward, James A., Thomas P., Leonard J., Francis and Andrew Beagan, Rose E. Shadbolt and Mary Galligan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Joseph Church Danielson Pike, North Scituate.

BEAGEN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 27 July 2003] Providence - Matthew C. Beagen Sr., 81, of Jastram Street, a retired employee of Roger Williams Grocers, Teamsters Local 251, died yesterday at Roger Williams Medical Center. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Clabby) Beagen. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was a son of the late James and Margaret (Leonard) Beagen. Mr. Beagen had worked for Roger Williams Grocers for 15 years, retiring in 1986. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Matthew C. Beagen Jr. of Riverside, John W. Beagen of West Warwick, Michael Beagen of Madbury, N.H., and Andrew J. Beagen of Providence; two daughters, Rosemary Beagen of Providence and Margaret Stoermer of Seattle; a brother, Daniel Beagan of Cranston; a sister, Dorothy Korkuc of Riverside; and 11 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Thomas and John Beagen, the Rev. James Beagan and Sister Mary John Leonard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Broadway. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.  

BEARD (HEALY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 28 June 2004] Pawtucket - Mary D. "Dot" Healy Beard, 82, of Greeley Street, a retired manufacturing inspector, died June 16 at Orchard View Manor, East Providence. She was the wife of the late George H. Beard, and the companion of Stanley F. Pakuc. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel F. and Mary (Walsh) Healy, she had lived most of her life in Pawtucket and Central Falls. Mrs. Beard had been an inspector for Texas Instruments, Attleboro, for many years before retiring. Besides her companion, she leaves a son, Charles J. Whelan Jr. of Parker, Colo.; two daughters, Maureen A. Cornist and Kathleen Andrews, both of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Daniel F. Healy Jr. of Pawtucket; three sisters, Margaret Dunn of Philadelphia, Beatrice Kennedy of North Providence and Audrey Judith DiGiovanni in Maryland; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Deborah M. Whelan, and sister of the late Eileen Perron, Patricia Kennedy, Frances Buckley and Babara LePorte D'Antonio. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway. Burial will be private.  

BEATTIE (CLANCY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 27 Feb 2008] Beattie, Marie F. (Clancy), of Cranston, died Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late James E. Beattie. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mabel (Bartley) Clancy. Marie was a case work supervisor for the RI Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services for 45 years, retiring in 1982. She was a graduate of Regis College in Weston, MA and a was a communicant of St. Mark Church, Cranston. She leaves her nephew, William Dwyer and his wife Jean and her niece, Jacqueline A. Baker and her husband Robert. She also leaves several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Thursday at 8:30 am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in St. Mark Church, Garden Court, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mark Church Renovation Fund, 9 Garden Ct., Cranston, RI 02920, in her memory would be appreciated. 

BEAUDOIN (POWERS) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 7 April 2007] Beaudoin, Dorothy R. (Powers), 90, of Sandy Way died Thursday, April 5 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Alcide J. Beaudoin. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Richard and Matilda (Murphy) Powers, she had lived in Lincoln for 30 years before moving to Cumberland 10 years ago. Mrs. Beaudoin was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland. An avid golfer in her younger days, she was a charter member of Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln and a member of Boynton Beach Country Club, Boynton Beach, FL. She is survived by her loving daughter, Janice D. Clauson of Cumberland; one sister, Claire O'Neill of Pawtucket; one grandson, Jeffrey P. Clauson; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Richard J. Beaudoin and the sister of the late Mildred Murphy, Ann Lotti, Margaret Stanton and Eleanor Tormey. Her funeral will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 8:30 A.M. from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. John Vianney Church, 3655 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Monday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to American Diabetes Assn., 222 Richmond St., Suite 204, Providence RI 02903.

BEBBY (WALSH) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 23 May 2005] Bebby, Barbara H., of Old Town Road, died Sunday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late William E. Bebby and the beloved companion of Silas 'Dub' Barrows of Block Island. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Luke F. and Catherine J. (Connelly) Walsh. Mrs. Bebby was employed at the Providence Office of the IRS and then the RI Association for the Blind for several years before retiring. She summered on Block Island as a child before becoming a full time resident in 1981. Besides her companion, she leaves two daughters, Barbara A. Bebby and Linda B. Fugere both of Punta Gorda, FL; a sister, Beatrice C. Walsh of Cranston. She was the sister of the late Catherine 'Etta' St. John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 12 noon in St. Andrew Church, Chapel St., Block Island. Visitation in the church one hour prior to Mass. Burial in Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Block Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 84, Block Island, RI 02807 in her memory would be appreciated. Arrangements with Henault- Gallogly, Funeral Directors.  

BECKETT (DUFFY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 14 July 2005] Smithfield - Beckett, Jean M., 67, of Dean Ave. , died Tuesday, July 12th at the Hospice Care Inpatient Center . She was the wife of the late Roy K. Beckett, Sr. Born in Providence , she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Marguerite (Flannery) Duffy. She had lived in Smithfield for 44 years. Jean was a mender for the former Worcester Company and was a homemaker. She leaves two sons, Roy Beckett Jr. and Scott Beckett, both of Warwick; four daughters, Sharon Bast, Colleen Spooner, and Stephanie Beckett, all of North Providence and Kellie Sabourin of Lancaster, NH; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was sister of the late Joseph, William, and Ann Duffy, Irene Chipman, and Marguerite Marcotte. Her funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence . Calling hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Burial in Highland Memorial Park

BECKMAN (GUMLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 2 April 2003] Margaret E. "Peg" Beckman, 94, of 8 Hampton Rd., Exeter, N.H., and formerly of East Greenwich, a retired assembler, died Monday at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Exeter, N.H. She was the wife of the late Malcolm S. Beckman. Born in Providence on Aug. 13, 1908, a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (McCullagh) Gumley, she had lived in East Greenwich before moving to Hampton Falls, N.H., where she had lived for 30 years before moving to Exeter, N.H., in 1999. A graduate of Lexington Grammar School, she had attended night school in Providence to earn her high-school diploma. Mrs. Beckman had been an assembler for Stanley-Bostich Corp., in East Greenwich, for many years before retiring. She leaves a son, Stephen R. Beckman of Scituate; a daughter, Bonnie J. Sheets-Keller of Hampton Falls, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Charles W. Beckman, and the sister of the late Thomas C. Gumley. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton. Burial will be on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Highland Memorial Park, Rhode Island Avenue, Johnston.

BEEHAN (MOORE) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 14 Feb 2008] Boston — Joan M. (Moore) Beehan, 75, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Terence F. Beehan, to whom she was married for 52 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Hugh and Florida (Bernier) Moore, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1950. She was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, where she was an active member of the Women's Guild, Couple's Club and participated in its parish activities. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's Club. Mrs. Beehan was formerly employed as a paraprofessional with the New Bedford School Department for 30 years and part time for the New Bedford Boys & Girls Club for 13 years, and earlier was employed by the New Bedford Gas Company for 5 years. Her greatest loves in life were her devoted family and faithful friends. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafting, shopping and traveling, along with being in the company of her six grandchildren and in attendance at their school and sporting events. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Patricia A. Beehan of East Falmouth, Mary A. Duffy and her husband John of Marshfield and East Falmouth, and Barbara A. Duffy and her husband Joseph of Norwell and Mashpee; a sister, Marguerite T. Cushman of Orlando, FL; two brothers, Joseph H. Moore and his wife Jeanine of Orlando and East Falmouth, and William F. Moore and his wife Marie Jeanne of Darien, CT; six grandchildren, Meghan, Brett, Terri, Trevor, Garrett and Kellie; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late James E. Moore. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 AM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. 

BEHAN [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Feb 2006] Newport - James K. "Bud" Behan, Jr., 82, of 209 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2006, at Newport Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jean M. McAuliffe Behan. Born in Newport, RI, on May 26, 1923. He was a son of the late James K. and Margaret Burns Behan. Mr. Behan left De La Salle Academy before graduating high school to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served for three years on several ships, including the destroyer U.S.S. Welles. His duties brought him to the South Pacific where he saw action during the invasion of the Philippines. After World War II, Mr. Behan attended Electrical School outside Washington, D.C. and eventually became a master electrician with several businesses in and around Newport. He also taught evening classes to apprentice electricians at the Newport County Vocational Technical School. A parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Newport and a longtime member and past president of the Dennis E. Collins of the Ancient Order of Hibernians where he was named Hibernian of the Year in 1994 and also a member of the Newport Lodge of Elks 104. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Mr. Behan leaves three sons, James K. Behan, III of Indialantic, Florida, Timothy M. Behan of Melbourne, Florida and Kevin E. Behan of Newport, and a daughter Kimberly A. Behan of Middletown, RI; a brother Michael J. Behan of Newport, RI; and seven grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Barbara Behan Booth. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport, at 9 a.m. Burial in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown, RI. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, February 21, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI. In lieu of flowers, donation maybe made in his memory to the Dennis E. Collins Scholarship Fund or the Ancient Order of Hibernians Building Fund, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

BEHAN [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, June 2007] San Francisco, Calif. - Vincent L. Behan, Jr., 73, died Saturday, May 19, 2007 in San Francisco, California after a long illness. His closest friends were at his side. He was born in Long Island, New York on August 27, 1933 and raised in Newport, RI. He attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from De La Salle Academy. He was the son of the late Vincent and Hannah Connor Behan. After high school he entered a religious order for a number of years. He then worked as food service director for an adult care facility in Manchester, NH. In 1982 he moved to California for health reasons. He had degenerative bone disease. In 1985 he became a wheelchair user. He was active in the Mayor’s Disability Council. He also served as Treasurer and later was elected Vice-President. His sister Anne Behan Westley of Portsmouth and Florida and nephews John, Edward and Michael Homer, nieces Theresa Gizdavich of Seaside, OR and Christine Dunn of Stuart, FL and eight grandnieces and nephews and many cousins survive him. He also leaves one Aunt Gwen Behan of Newport, RI. His parents preceded him in death. His cousin Rev. George Behan will say a funeral mass at a later date. Burial will be in St. Columba’s Cemetery in Middletown. Calling hours are omitted. Donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to Planning for Elders, 965 Mission Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

BEHAN (ROARK) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 13 Jan 2008] Behan, Denise (Roark), 48, of Chepachet, passed away at home January 6, 2008 after bravely battling cancer. Born in North Providence, she is the daughter of Elsie (O'Neill) Roark and the late Claude Roark. She is survived by her former husband and caretaker, Patrick Behan. She is the devoted mother of DeAnna (Roark-Unsworth) Boutin of Chepachet and Karissa Behan, still at home. She is also survived by her step-daughters, Michelle Camardo and Jennifer Murray both of CA, Tara Behan of Coventry, Stacey Behan of Providence and Krystal Armaral of Narragansett. She is the youngest sister of Sandra Sciotti of Providence; Linda Smith of Johnston, Richard, Kenneth, and Darrell Roark of North Providence and the late Claude Roark, Jr. She is the beloved grandmother of TiAnna and Shayna Roark and eight step-grandchildren. She also leaves behind nieces and nephews and her best friend Jade Bouchard. Calling hours will be held Tuesday January 15, 2008 from 4-8PM in the Winfield & Sons Funeral Home, 571 West Greenville Road, (Rt. 116), Scituate. 

BEIRNE (O'CONNELL) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 2 Jan 2005] Providence - Ann E. (O'Connell) Beirne, 76, of Killingly Street, died Wednesday at home. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Beirne Jr. A lifelong resident of Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward M. and Marguerite (King) O'Connell. Mrs. Beirne was a 1946 graduate of Classical High School. She was an avid traveler. She leaves three sons, Charles F. Beirne of Boca Raton, Fla., Edward M. Beirne of Providence and James P. Beirne of Westminster, Md.; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Booth of Providence and Kathleen J. Klimpel of San Diego; and seven grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Winifred O'Keefe and Marguerite Parsons. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Church of the Assumption, Potters Avenue. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BEIRNE (HAIRE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 8 June 2005] Beirne, Mildred E., 87 years of Greenwich Bay Manor, a secondary education teacher for 36 years in the East Greenwich school system, retiring from Cole Jr. High, died Tuesday at Kent Regency Elder Care in Warwick . She was wife of the late George J. Beirne. Born in Providence , she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (McConnell) Haire. She had lived in E. Greenwich most of her life. She leaves three nephews; C. Michael Haire, Stephen Haire and Thomas Goggin and three nieces; Penel Sykes , Virginia McGinn and Elizabeth Goggin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Fourth Ave., E. Greenwich . Visitation prior to Mass 9-9:30 a.m. in the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., E. Greenwich. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, E. Greenwich . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the E. Greenwich Fireman's Scholarship Fund. 

BEIRNE [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 20 Sep 2006] Beirne, Claire M., of Coolidge St., Seekonk and formerly of French St., Pawtucket died Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at Memorial Hospital of RI. Born in Pawtucket, a beloved daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hughes) Beirne, she was predeceased by her sister Barbara G. Beirne and survived by her sister E. Jane Beirne. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Seekonk. Claire earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Rhode Island College of Education. She was a sixth grade teacher at Potter-Burns School in Pawtucket and a member of the Pawtucket Teachers' Alliance and the Rhode Island Blackstone Valley Teacher's Association. Until leaving St. Joseph's Parish in Pawtucket, Claire had been a life-long member of that parish serving as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister both at the church and at Memorial Hospital. She had been Parish Council President, served on the Financial Committee, co-chaired the Catholic Charity Drive, and worked in numerable social committees. Funeral services will be held from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, Saturday at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Coyle Dr., Seekonk at 10 a.m. Graveside burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours Friday 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

BELANGER (SHORT) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 3 Nov 2005] Belanger, Patricia A. (Short), 65, of John F. Kennedy Circle , died Tuesday, November 1, 2005 in Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Richard E. Belanger. Born in Providence , a daughter of the late John P. and Bridget M. (O'Dwyer) Short. Patricia had worked for the George Greer Co. as a Bookkeeper for many years. She was past President of the Rosary & Altar Society of St. Augustine Church and also former chairman of it's Catholic Charity Fund Appeal. Surviving beside her husband are two sons, John P. Belanger of Manchester , NH , Joseph M. Belanger of East Hampton , CT ; two daughters, Patricia A. Belanger and Eileen A. Silva, both of Auburn , MA ; a sister, Barbara A. Theberge of South Dartmouth , MA , and two grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Augustine Church , Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence Saturday at 10 AM. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery . Arrangements by the J.F. Skeffington Chapel.

BELIVEAU (HEGARTY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 July 2004] South Kingstown - Kathleen E. Beliveau, 96, of Hundred Acre Pond Road, died Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Irving F. Beliveau. Born in County Claire, Ireland, a daughter of the late Francis and Marie (Pierce) Hegarty, she had lived in North Kingstown for 25 years before moving to West Kingston four years ago. Mrs. Beliveau was a communicant of the Kateri Tekawitha Chapel, in Exeter, a mission of St. Bernard. She leaves a daughter, Kathleen F. Quinn of West Kingston; four grandchildren, Kathleen Patterson and Brian and Michael Quinn, all of Exeter, and Neil Quinn of Richmond; and nine great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Susan Ward, Johanna Burke, Frances Lynch and Michael and P.J. Hegarty. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Kateri Tekawitha Chapel, 85 Exeter Rd., Exeter. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich.  

BELL (WALSH) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 24 Sep 2004] Tiverton - Kathleen M. (Walsh) Bell, 77, of Main Street, formerly of Naples, Fla., died Wednesday at Sakonnet Bay Manor. She was the wife of the late William Bell. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Lyons) Walsh, she lived in Fall River, Somerset and Naples before returning to the area several months ago. Mrs. Bell was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School. She was a former parishioner of St. Mary's Cathedral. She had been a member of the Pelican Bay Women's Club in Naples. She leaves three sons, Bradley R. Bell of Berkley, Mass., David W. Bell of Middletown and Brian V. Bell of Hampton, N.H.; a sister, Carol Feeney of Hampton, N.H.; and five grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Finnerty and Robert Walsh. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Cathedral, Spring Street, Fall River. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.  

BELL (MacKINNON) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 April 2007] Bell, Priscilla T. (MacKinnon), 78, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late John B. Bell, Jr. Born in Dorchester, MA, February 14, 1929, a daughter of the late Paul and Agnes (Gouthro) MacKinnon, she had been a Warwick resident since 1965. Mrs. Bell was employed as a waitress at the former Custy's and in the school lunch program for the Warwick School Department. She was a communicant of St. Benedict Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 272. She was the beloved mother of Susan Bell Dowgiala of Rumford, Jeanette Bell LaFlamme of Warwick and Kenneth G. Bell of Enfield, CT. Beloved grandmother of Robert A. and John P. LaFlamme and Zoe V. Dowgiala. Beloved sister-in-law of Marjorie A. Bell of Warwick and beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Simon and Paul MacKinnon, Agnes Chapman, Margaret Nelson, Eileen Libby Menezes and Renee Noonan Clark. Her funeral will be held Monday, April 23, at 8:30 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Benedict Church, Beach Ave. at 10 am. Visiting hours Sunday, April 22, from 3-6 pm, Monday 8:30-9:30 am. Private burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, 3445 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. 

BELLAMY (DONOVAN) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Tuesday 27 June 2006] Bellamy - In Boston, June 26, 2006 at age 67, Sheila (Donovan) Bellamy. Wife of the late George F. Bellamy III. Residence: Hall Street, Raynham. Mother of Kara E. Menzies and her husband Mark of Raynham and Brian T. Bellamy and his fiancee Sarah Cook of Raynham. Grandmother of Sean Patrick Bellamy of MA and Sheelagh Cook of MA. Sister of Jim Donovan of Taunton. Aunt of several nieces and nephews. Calling Hours will be held at the OKeefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street, Taunton, Thursday, June 29th from 5 to 8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anns Church in Raynham on Friday at 11 AM. Interment: Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham. Donations in Sheilas memory may be made to the Boston Center for Liver Cancer c/o Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

BELLER (LYNCH) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 19 June 1957] Mrs. Elizabeth L. Beller (formerly Parker) of 21 Suffolk Avenue, Pawtucket, R.I., wife of Harry W. Beller, formerly of this city, died Monday at her home after a long illness. Born in Central Falls, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Luke and Elizabeth (Riley) Lynch. She formerly was employed by the New York Lace Store in Pawtucket before her retirement in 1930. In addition to her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Stephen Pokraka of Warwick, R.I. ...

BELLEW (DOYLE) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, 5 Feb 1998] Wareham -- Evelyn M. (Doyle) Bellew, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Tobey Hospital after a short illness. She was the widow of William Bellew and daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Goodwin) Doyle. She was born in Boston and attended the local schools in Wareham. For 30 years, she ran and owned restaurants and hotels in the Onset area. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Ferreira of Harwich Port and Janice Davieau of Onset; a son, William Bellew of Somerville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. 

BELLUCHE (BRADY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 22 Jan 2007] Belluche, Rose Ann C. (Brady), 64, of North Providence, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Alfred F. Belluche. Born in White Plains, New York, she was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Mary (McKernan) Brady. She had lived in North Providence for the past 38 years. Rose Ann was a loving wife and mother and a devoted grandmother. She was a lover of flowers and enjoyed gardening. An avid bowler, she was a member of the Snithfield Womans League for 25 years. She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother for three years in the St. Augustine Parish. Besides her husband of 42 years, she leaves two sons, Alfred S. Belluche and Jim H. Belluche; a brother, Raymond Brady and three grandchildren, Joshua, Nate and Will. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9am from the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Augustine Church, Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. Visitation Tuesday 4-7pm. Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Donations in her name may be made to St. Augustine School, 635 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908. 

BENEDETTI (ZOMPA-KEATING) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 17 May 2005] Benedetti, Marie T. (Zompa-Keating), 93, of Chadsey Road, North Kingstown, died May 16, 2005 in South County Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Mario Benedetti. Born in Providence, the natural daughter of the late Anne F. (Keating) McGovern and the adopted daughter of the late Raffaele and Carmela (Porcelli) Zompa. Mrs. Benedetti was a seamstress for Victor Cleaners and a sales clerk for various stores. She was also a member of the St. Bartholomew Choir for over 50 years and the North Kingstown Senior Citizen Association. She leaves two sons, Paul J. Benedetti of San Pedro, CA and Richard Benedetti of West Warwick, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Vincent Benedetti and Jeanne LaRocco. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 8:00 a.m. from the Romano Funeral Home, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. in St. Bartholomew's Church, Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. 

BENKER (RILEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 15 June 2008] Lake Worth, Fla. - Doris Ruperta (Riley) Benker, 85, of Lake Worth, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008, at JFK Medical Center, Hospice of Palm Beach County. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Benker Sr. and the daughter of the late Nelson and Ruperta (Berry) Benker. Born on May 27, 1923, in Attleboro, she spent most of her youth living at Bungay Lake in North Attleboro, and continued to raise her family there. She was a 1940 graduate of North Attleboro High School. She moved with her husband Bob to South Florida upon retiring. While living in North Attleboro, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She was previously employed at WARA radio station, Colstone Pancake Restaurant, Colonial Florist and the Norton Country Club. She was also a member of the North Attleboro Garden Club and the Historical Society, with special interest in the Garrison House and Fire Barn. Survivors include her daughter, Carole Benker McLain Migneault, and her son Robert W. Benker Jr., both of Lake Worth, Fla.; sisters Geraldine Douglas Goldman of Chartley and Jeanne Bonin Stevens of South Attleboro; sister-in-law Helen Benker Ruest of North Attleboro; grandsons Tom Benker of North Attleboro and Pete Benker of South Attleboro; great-granddaughter Kate Benker of North Attleboro; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside memorial will be set up at a later date. Burial will be at Shepardville Cemetery, Plainville.

BENNETT (KEOHANE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 14 Sep 2006] Bennett, Marie K. (Keohane), 95, of Thompson Hill Road died Monday, September 11 at home. She was the wife of the late George R. Bennett. Born in Beach, North Dakota, a daughter of the late John Keohane and the late Kathryn (O'Brien) Jones, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 44 years. Mrs. Bennett was a secretary and had worked at the Judge Advocate General's Office in Washington, D.C. She also worked for the American Embassy in London, where she met her husband. Before retiring, she worked with her husband at the Chamber of Commerce in Havre, Montana. She was initiated into the P.E.O. Chapter C in Beach, North Dakota. She was a charter member of the Cumberland Book Club and a life member and past president of the Cumberland Garden Club. Mrs. Bennett was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland. She was an avid bridge player and pianist. She and her husband traveled extensively around the world. She is survived by two daughters, Michele M. Bennett of North Kingstown and Bridget R. Bennett-Lewis and her husband, Thomas Lewis of Uxbridge, MA; three grandchildren, Hilary, Andrew and Spencer Lewis; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John, Jerry and Daniel Keohane and Marion Halbkat. The funeral will be held Saturday, September 16 at 9:45 A.M. from the Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. in St. John Vianney Church, 3655 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Bennett's memory to the Hospice Unit, Visiting Nurse Service of Greater RI, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 515, Lincoln, RI 02865 or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, RI Chapter, 205 Hallene Road, Suite 209, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. 

BENSON (TOBIN) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, June 2006] Middletown - Carol Ann (Tobin) Benson, 58, of 33 Continental Drive, Middletown, RI, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. She was the former wife of James E. Benson of Boston, MA. Born in Newport, RI, on April 25, 1948, she was the daughter of Marie (Childs) Tobin of Newport, RI and the late Richard Francis Tobin. Mrs. Benson was a medical secretary for 30 years at the Newport Hosptial and she also worked part time at Dunkin Donuts for over 30 years, starting in Newport then going to Middletown on East Main Road. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's church and was also a member of the CYO as a young girl. In her down time she loved to read a good book. Besides her mother she is survived by her son David F. Benson and his wife Laurie (Hetland) of Middletown, RI; her granddaughter Jessica Rose Benson of Middletown, RI; her brother Brian Tobin of Peoria, IL, her sister Sharon DePalma of Newport, RI; her goddaughter Brittney Phillips of Raynham, MA; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis Tobin. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at 9 a.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.

BENTLEY (RYAN) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Feb 2007] Newport - Margaret “Peg” Bentley, 85, of 264 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI, formerly of Barefoot Bay, FL, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Annie (Cahir) Ryan and the “pitiful old widow” of Bob Gillerin and Walter Bentley. Peg was an LPN who worked at Kent Hospital for 3 years and South County Hospital for 22 years before retiring and moving to Florida where she worked at nursing for 7 years. She was a member of the Barefoot Bay Poetry Club and volunteered for the Sebastian Medical Center and many support groups. Peg was also a beloved friend and patron of Winn Dixie and Pool 2 of Barefoot Bay, FL. She is survived by 2 sons, Ted Gillerin of Jamestown, RI, Tim Bentley of Orlando, FL, and a daughter, Beth Reynolds of Newport, RI; 2 stepchildren, Bruce “Goose” Bentley of West Greenwich, RI, and Lynne Page of Cranston, RI. She was the grandmother of the late Ryan Reynolds and is also survived by 8 other grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her spirit touched all who knew her and “did she talk a lot or what”? We love and will miss you so very much Peg. In lieu of flowers, please bestow an act of kindness on another. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI. Funeral arrangements by the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI.

BENTLEY (DRISCOLL) [Fall River MA Herald News, New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 29 August 2007] Jean D. (Driscoll) Bentley, age 85, of Fall River died Aug. 28, 2007 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late former Fall River Fire Lt., James S. Bentley.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John W. Driscoll and the late Julia V. (Curley) Driscoll, she was a lifelong resident of the city.  Mrs. Bentley was an Administrative Secretary for the Children’s Home in Fall River which became the Children’s Stevens Home in Swansea for 17 years, retiring in 1980. A communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, she was a member of its Woman’s Guild and also the Catholic Women’s Guild.  She was a graduate and class vice president of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1938.  Mrs. Bentley was an avid reader and excelled at playing “Jeopardy.” Surviving: Son Brian S. Bentley, Assistant Superintendant –Director/Principal Diman Regional Vocational High School, and his wife Karen J. of Westport, MA, daughters: Mrs.  William D. (Marilyn B.) Rigby, retired Medical Technologist of Westport, MA and Ft. Myers, FL, and JoAnn Bentley, Architect, brother Rev. John P. Driscoll, Ret. Pastor St. Lawrence Parish, New Bedford, MA, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Sister of the late Lillian O’Boyle. Funeral Fri, Aug. 31, 2007 at 9:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St. followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Thomas St., Fall River. Visiting hours Thurs. 4-7 PM Burial St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fall River. 

BERG (DUFFY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 8 May 2006] Berg, Frances M. (Duffy), 64, a deli clerk for the Meadowbrook Super Stop & Shop for 22 years died Saturday May 6, 2006 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Nursing Home in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of Maurice C. Berg, born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leo J. and Elsie (Flink) Duffy, she lived in Warwick for 30 years. Mrs. Berg was a member of the World Wild Life Federation, she was the beloved mother of Harold 'Harry' S. Berg of Warwick and sister of Leo Duffy, Jr., James Duffy, Elizabeth Kent, Leona Duffy, Kathleen Velleco, Janice Brown and Helen Solitro. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.

BERGERON (REDDY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 8 Aug 2006] Bergeron, Sharon M. (Reddy), 62, of Post Road, died Monday at home. She was the wife of Paul J. Bergeron for 28 years. Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Anna V. (Flynn) Reddy. Mrs. Bergeron was a phlebotomist for Rhode Island Blood Center for 10 years, retiring in 2000. She had also worked as a hairdresser and cosmetologist for many years. She was a communicant of Saint Peter Church, Warwick. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Timothy G. Fey of Cranston, Jonathan G. Fey of Gardner, MA, a daughter, Pamela A. Fey-Mongeau of Warwick, four brothers, Francis Reddy of Providence, Albert Reddy of North Carolina, Joseph Reddy of Cranston and Donald Reddy of Warwick, a sister, Ann M. Coccio of Cranston, two grandchildren, Dillon Fey and Sean Fey-Mongeau and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Katherine Hallam, Doris McDevitt and Patricia J. Fee. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 AM from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM in Saint Peter Church, Fair Street, Warwick. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting Hours Wednesday, 4-7 PM. 

BERLIN (McCARTHY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 16 Aug 2005] Berlin, Lucille M., 87, formerly of Appian Way, a retired elementary school pricipal, died Monday at Waterview Villa Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the wife of the late William P. Berlin. She was born in North Hannibal , New York , a daughter of the late Thomas and Ann (Keeley) McCarthy. She moved to Barrington in 1953. She was a graduate of Oswego Normal School , now SUNY State College at Oswego and received a Master's in Education at Rhode Island College . She taught in a one room school house for a number of years in Hannibal , New York . Mrs. Berlin was an elementary school principal in Barrington at Sowams School and Peck Middle School for 26 years, before retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Barrington Women's Club and an avid reader and Bridge player. She is survived by two daughters, Judith B. Howe and her husband Jeffrey of Riverside and Paula B. Knight and her husband Oliver F. Knight, Jr. of Millbury , MA . She was the grandmother of Stephen M. Howe and his wife Stacey of Riverside, Susan DeAngelis and her husband Fred of Barrington, Oliver F. Knight, III and his wife Amy of Millbury, Ryan B. and Andrew W. Knight of Millbury, and the late Alice and Christopher Howe. She was the great grandmother of Catherine Alice DeAngelis and Alexandra E. Howe. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:45 AM from the Perry/McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Luke's Church, Washington Road, Barrington. Calling hours will be Wednesday 5-8 PM.

BERNIER (O'NEIL) [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday 1 Jan 2005] Bernier (O'Neil) -- Rita A., age 90, of Briarwood Ave., Tiverton, RI, formerly of Cambridge St., Fall River, MA, died December 30, 2004 in Bristol, RI. Wife of the late Joseph E. Bernier. Daughter of the late Fredrick O'Neil and the late Esther (Clifford) O'Neil. She is survived by a daughter, Susan "Sue" Thibault; a son-in-law, Paul Thibault; two sisters, Dorothy Branco and Mary Hrenko, two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Catherine Manville, Gladys Boissoneault, Raymond O'Neil and Frederick O'Neil. Mrs. Bernier's funeral which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 10:00 AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. in Holy Ghost Church, Judson St., Tiverton, RI. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 3, 2005 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Bernier's memory may be made to St. Elizabeth's Manor, One Dawn Hill Rd., Bristol, RI 02809. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 Jan 2005] Bristol, R.I. -- Rita A. (O'Neil) Bernier, 90, of Tiverton died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at St. Elizabeth's Manor. She was the widow of Joseph E. Bernier. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Esther (Clifford) O'Neil. She lived in Fall River most of her life; she resided in Tiverton more than 36 years. She was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton since 1968. Ms. Bernier worked at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. during World War II. After her retirement, she was a part-time receptionist at Citizens for Citizens in Fall River. She was a housemother at St. Anne's School of Nursing. She was a former member of the Tiverton Widows & Widowers and the Tiverton Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Thibault, and her husband, Paul, of Tiverton; two sisters, Dorothy Branco of Somerset, Mass., and Mary Hrenko of Westport, Mass.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Catherine Manville, Gladys Boissoneault, Raymond O'Neil and Frederick O'Neil. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, with Mass at 11 at Holy Ghost Church, Judson St., Tiverton. Burial will be private. 

BERRIGAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 Mar 2005] Cranston - Berrigan, Michael A., 56, of Massasoit Ave., died March 16, 2005 at his home. He was born in Providence a son of the late Daniel A. and Corinne M. (Bouler) Berrigan. Mr. Berrigan had been employed by Leviton Mfg. Co. in the shipping and recieving dept. He is survived by three brothers, Dr. Lee P. Berrigan of Fair Oaks, CA, Paul J. Berrigan of Narragansett and Russell A. Berrigan of Cranston. His funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the J.F. Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Ave., Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church, Cranston. Visiting Hours Monday 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston, RI 02905.  

BERRIGAN (DORGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 18 Mar 2007] Berrigan, Helen J., 85, formerly of Providence, died Saturday, March 17th at the Village at Waterman Lake, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late James A. Berrigan. Born in Smithfield she was a daughter of the late Edward and Eva (Roberts) Dorgan. Helen worked for the RI Department of Child Welfare Services for many years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Pius Church and a Coast Guard Veteran of WWII. She is survived by her children, Thomas J. Berrigan of Tewksbury, MA, Robert F. Berrigan of Henderson, NV, and Maureen A. Jackson of North Providence, and her grandchildren, Lauren V. Flatow of Charlotte, NC Ryan J. Berrigan of Henderson, NV, and Garrett J. Jackson of Johnston. She leaves a sister Rita Patrick of Ft. Bragg, CA, and a brother, Robert Dorgan of Providence. She was sister of the late Mildred Ring, Raymond Dorgan and Eugene Dorgan. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 AM from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Pius Church, Eaton St., Providence. Calling Hours Monday 4-8 PM. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Pius Church, 30 Elmhurst Ave., Providence, RI 02908-2893. 

BERRY (MOONEY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 7 Oct 2004] Raynham -- Mary T. (Mooney) Berry, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Life Care Center of Raynham after a period of failing health. She was the widow of Hollis M. Berry. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Helen (Doyle) Mooney. She was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville. She attended Boston schools and moved to Lakeville in 1959. Mrs. Berry was a member of the Women's Veterans Auxiliary, Post 6643, in Freetown, the Lakeville Golden Seniors and the Lakeville Friendly Seniors; she was a former member of the Buena Vista Shore Association. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family. Survivors include six daughters, Gertrude "Trudy" Del Signore of North Attleboro, Bernadette "Midge" Wyman of Berkley, Ann Marie Wilson of Waldo, Fla., Mary Smith of Georgia, Paula J. Morini of Plymouth and Claire-Ann Sferruzza of Lakeville; five sons, Bernard Berry, Hollis M. Berry Jr. and Thomas O'Brien, all of Las Vegas, Stephen M. Berry of Taunton, and Jack J. O'Brien of Lakeville; two bothers, John Mooney and Michael Mooney; three sisters, Helen Mooney, Kay McLearnon and Patricia Brenton; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Edward O'Brien, and the sister of the late Ann Trubucco and Josephine McNamara. Her funeral will be at 8 a.m. Friday at Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, with a Mass at 9 at Sts. Martha and Mary Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Knoll Cemetery in East Taunton.

BERUBE (BURNS) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 29 Oct 2006] Berube, Mary Burns, 93, of St. Clare Home, formerly of 7 Bowery Street, died October 28, 2006, at Newport Hospital. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, on December 3, 1912, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Margaret (Lynch) Burns, and the beloved wife of the late Edward L. Berube. She was the sister of the late William Burns Jr., Kathleen Burns, David Burns, and Margaret Burns. She is survived by a brother, John M. Burns and four children: Margaret (Berube) Leary; Edward B. Berube; Ann (Berube) Kibble, all of Newport, and John M. Berube of Lyndonville, Vermont. She leaves twelve grand children, one great grand child, and several nieces and nephews. She attended St. Mary's School and Rogers High School. In her youth Mary was an active member of the Natalie Brown Women's Basketball League, which traveled the state playing other competitive teams. Mary loved her family, her friends, her Portsmouth 'cottage,' and idle days of reading. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006, at 8 a.m. from the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 509 Broadway, Newport. Burial will be at St. Columba's Cemetery, Middletown. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. at the O'Neill-Hayes funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Clare Home, 309 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island. 

BESSETTE (O'ROURKE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 June 2003] Charlestown - Margaret M. (O'rourke) Bessette, 83, of Thomas Street, a homemaker, died yesterday at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Bessette Jr. Born in North Attleboro, a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (McClemens) O'Rourke, she had lived in Lincoln for many years. She leaves four sons, William J. Bessette of Lincoln, Christopher Bessette of San Francisco, Peter Bessette of Incline Village, Nev., and Stephen Bessette of Charlestown; eight daughters, Mary Ellen Krochmal of Cumberland, Barbara Mello of Portsmouth, Jacqueline Bessette of North Kingstown, Deborah McSherry of Middletown, Elizabeth Bessette of Newport, Linda Branch of Chepachet, and Anne Landry and Margaret Muksian, both of Lincoln; and 26 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Jack and A. Joseph Bessette. The funeral will be held Saturday at 7:45 a.m. from Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Jude Church, Front Street, Lincoln. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BESSETTE (McKNIGHT) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 16 Jan 2005] Bessette, Jane M. (McKnight), 77, of Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, formerly of Cumberland and Pawtucket, died Thursday. She was retired from the Cumberland School Dept. where she was employed as an Assistant to the Guidance Director at Cumberland High School. She attended Rhode Island College achieving honors in The Elementary Education Program. She was one of the founding members of the Friends of Library Association in Cumberland and active in demographic political campaigns in the local and state levels. Previously worked at the New England Telephone Company in Pawtucket, RI, she served as an assistant in the Wirechief's Office. A devoted mother and grandmother, she mentored children all her life, volunteering in PTA, CYO and Girl Scout programs. The former wife of Donald J. Bessette, daughter of the late George W. and Agnes (Flynn) McKnight, Jane leaves three daughters, Susan Petrie of Narragansett, Jane Bessette of Marion, MA and Linda Bessette of South Kingstown and three grandchildren, Brett Petrie and Kyle Petrie of San Diego, CA and Tara Jane Bessette of South Kingstown. She is survived by four sisters, Margaret M. Sherry of Somerset, MA, Barbara A. Gardner of Cumberland, Agnes E. Bisset of Narragansett and Maybeth McCormick of Cumberland and three brothers, F. Graham McKnight of Providence, John E. McKnight of North Providence and George W. McKnight of North Miami, FL. She was the sister of the late James L. McKnight and Peter R. McKnight and aunt to over thirty nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street, Wakefield, RI. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Arrangements by The J.F. Skeffington Chapel.

BETTENCOURT (GARRITY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 28 June 2004] Bettencourt -- Dorothy Mae (Garrity) on June 25, 2004 at the age of 71. Wife of George Bettencourt, Jr. to whom she was married on June 16, 1950. Mother of Doreen Lapointe of Tiverton; Deirdre Greene-Moniz of Fall River and George Bettencourt III of Somerset. Grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Sister of Frank and Michael Beleda both of Fall River. Aunt of several nieces and nephews. Residence: Buffinton Street, Somerset. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, July 2, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Christ Church, 55 Main Street, Swansea with the Rev. Beth Grundy, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation has been respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Bettencourt's name may be made to the Hospice Outreach Program, 502 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02720. Arrangements under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 28 June 2004] Somerset - Dorothy Mae (Garrity) Bettencourt, 71, of Buffinton Street, a retired seamstress, died Friday at home. She was the wife of George Bettencourt Jr. They had been married for 54 years. Born in Fall River on Jan. 19, 1933, a daughter of the late William and Florence (Harrop) Garrity, she was a lifelong resident of the area. Mrs. Bettencourt had been a seamstress at Rochelle Sportswear, Fall River, for over 25 years before retiring in 1995. She attended BMC Durfee High School, Fall River. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Doreen Lapointe of Tiverton and Deirdre Greene-Moniz of Fall River; a son, George Bettencourt III of Somerset; two brothers, Frank and Michael Beleda, both of Fall River; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Christ Church, 55 South Main St., Swansea. Burial will be private.

BETTY (KIRKMAN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 20 Mar 2003] Margaret M. (Kirkman) Betty, 86, of Ridge Street, Fall River, died Tuesday at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward T. Betty Sr. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Joseph H. Kirkman and the late Anne (Sullivan) Kirkman, she had lived in Fall River for all of her life. She attended B.M.C. Durfee High School. Mrs. Betty was employed as an assembler with Raytheon in Portsmouth, R.I., and Dighton for 10 years. Previously, she was employed with the former Louis Hand and Lamport companies in Fall River for several years. During World War II, she worked as a secretary at the U.S. Naval Base Torpedo Station in Newport, R.I. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish and was a former member of its Women's Guild. She leaves a son, Edward T. Betty Jr. of Fall River; a daughter, Margaret Anne Betty of Fall River; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She also was the sister of the late Joseph Kirkman. Arrangements are by the Jeffery E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St., Fall River.

BEVILACQUA (NORTON)  [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 28 May 2003] Fall River -- Elizabeth B. (Norton) Bevilacqua, 63, of Assonet died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Louis J. Bevilacqua; they were married 44 years. Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice (Cullen) Norton, she was educated in local schools; she graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy in 1957. Mrs. Bevilacqua was an administrative assistant to District Attorney Paul F. Walsh Jr., and previously to Sen. Thomas C. Norton. She was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church, Assonet. Survivors include her widower; three sons, Peter Bevilacqua of Mattapoisett, Michael Bevilacqua of Assonet and Jack Bevilacqua of Bloomington, Ind.; a daughter, Ann E. Lemieux of Dartmouth; two brothers, Thomas C. Norton of Somerset and Michael Norton of Assonet; a sister, Dorothy Neville of North Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St., with a Mass at 10 at St. Bernard's Church. Burial will be in Assonet Burying Ground.

BIANCO (MAHONEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 24 Mar 2004] Seekonk -- Judith A. Bianco, 62, of Tee Jay Drive, a retired fiscal director, died Monday in the Haven Health Center, Smithfield, R.I. she was the wife of Arthur Bianco. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Gobis) Mahoney of East Providence, R.I., and the late Arthur Mahoney. She had resided in Seekonk for 36 years. She was a 1959 graduate of St. Patrick High School, Providence, and a 1980 graduate of Community College of Rhode Island. Mrs. Bianco had worked for the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program, Pawtucket, for 25 years until retiring. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and a member of Hillside Country Club, Rehoboth, where she played golf. She had also enjoyed traveling, reading, and shopping. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Lisa Bianco of Seekonk; a brother, John Mahoney Jr. of Providence; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston, R.I. [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 24 Mar 2004] Seekonk - Judith A. (Mahoney) Bianco, 62, of Tee Jay Drive, a former fiscal director, died Monday at Haven Health Center, in Smithfield. She was the wife of Arthur T. Bianco. Born in Providence, a daughter of Mary E. (Gobis) Mahoney of East Providence and the late Arthur F. Mahoney, she had lived in Seekonk for 36 years. A 1959 graduate of St. Patrick High School, in Providence, she was a 1980 graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island. She had worked for the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program, in Pawtucket, for 25 years before retiring as its fiscal director. Mrs. Bianco was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Seekonk. She was a member of Hillside Country Club, in Rehoboth, where she played golf. She also enjoyed traveling, reading and shopping. Besides her husband and her mother, she leaves a daughter, Lisa Bianco of Seekonk; a brother, John Mahoney Jr. of Providence; and a granddaughter. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.  

BIANCHI (DOWD) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Thursday 30 Aug 2007] Attleboro - Anna Rita (Dowd) Bianchi, 88, of Verndale Avenue, Attleboro, died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Orazio Joseph "Ralph" Bianchi, a two-time candidate for mayor for the City of Attleboro, to whom she was married on Aug. 3, 1941 and who died on June 4, 1997. Born in Boston on Feb. 21, 1919, she was a daughter of immigrants from Ireland: the late Michael and Annie (Walsh) Dowd. She was raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, and moved to the Allston section of the city prior to moving to Attleboro 55 years ago. Mrs. Bianchi had been employed as a sales clerk for the former London's Department Store in downtown Attleboro, and later worked for the City of Attleboro as a special needs aide in the school department. She was also a devoted and dedicated homemaker to her husband and children. A woman of strong religious convictions, she was a longtime communicant of Holy Ghost Church in the Lonicut section of Attleboro. A self-described huge sports fan, she followed all teams Boston: the Red Sox, New England Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. Her family recalls with fondness her love for cooking and the enjoyment she found in reading. Both she and her late husband were longtime supporters of the Jimmy Fund and leukemia organizations since the death of their 9-year-old daughter to the disease in 1961. Mrs. Bianchi leaves four children: Steven F. Bianchi of Dalton, N.H., Susan D. Lewis of Attleboro, Geri M. Bouchard of Rehoboth and Carla M. Flanagan of Brimfield; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary McCarthy of Walpole and Florence Foley of Norwood; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Christine M. Bianchi, who died in 1961 and Robert A. Bianchi, who died in 1970. She was the sister of the late Joseph Dowd, John Dowd and Thomas "Francis" Dowd. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Church, Linden Street, Attleboro with the Rev. John Raposo, pastor, Attleboro, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Attleboro. Following graveside services, an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of fellowship and refreshment at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Bianchi's name and in honor of her daughter may be made to the National Children's Leukemia Foundation, 7316 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11234.

BIDLACK (GOFFE) [Newport RI Daily News, On-Line Obituaries, April 2008] Newport - Marion M. “Mim” Bidlack, 86, of Broadway, Newport, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2008, at home. She was the wife of Theron D. “Bud” Bidlack. Born in Newport, on November 29, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Sullivan) Goffe. Marion worked at the former Monowatt Plant, Thames Street, in Newport for over 27 years. She retired as a production operator from the Newport Electric Co. in Middletown in 1982. She was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century Club. She was very active with the Newport Lodge of Elks and a member of the Newport Emblem Club #16. She was the Newport Elks Mother of the Year in 1989 and volunteered her time at many Elks functions. She served on the Easton's Beach Commission, was an avid beachgoer, and loved to walk. Marion and her husband Bud have been parishioners of St. Joseph's Church for many years. Besides her husband of 67 years, she is survived by her two sons, Donald T. Bidlack of Daytona Beach Shores, FL and Kenneth R. Bidlack of Newport; six grandchildren, Kyle Bidlack, Krista Bidlack Oliveira, Kirstin Bidlack Stahl, Kerry Bidlack, Alison Bidlack, and Donald Bidlack, seven great-grandchildren, her twin sister Helen Shofner and her husband Howard of Shelbyville, TN; many nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was the mother of the late Claudia M. Bidlack. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at 10 am, at St. Joseph's Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport. Burial at St. Columba's Cemetery, Brown's Lane, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. Donations, in her memory, may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Arrangements are with the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840.

BIERNACKI (BARRY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 25 Mar 2005] Biernacki, Pauline P. (Barry), 84, of Cranberry Pond Apartments, Post Road, Warwick, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. She was the wife of the late John Biernacki. Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late Maurice and Helena (Carpenter) Barry, she lived in Warwick since 1990. Mother of John F. Biernacki of Cumberland and Judith A. Biernacki of Warwick; sister of Helena Kelly and Mary Lou Parente of Warwick, Alice Mooney of Phoenix, AZ, and the late Maurice Barry; grandmother of Melinda and Audrey Biernacki. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair St., Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are omitted. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Peter Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, Warwick.  

BIGOS (GALLESAHW) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 11 June 2006] Bigos, Dorothy F., of Deer St., Rumford, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 at home. She was the beloved wife of Walter S. Bigos. They were married 56 years on the day she died. Born in Pawtucket daughter of the late Edward and Mary (McCaughey) Galleshaw, she had lived in Rumford for the past 51 years. Dorothy was an avid quilter, and loved to travel. Besides her husband she leaves a son, Edward 'Ned' Bigos and a daughter Maureen Bigos both of Rumford. One granddaughter Sara Duquette. Dorothy was the mother of the late Walter S. Bigos Jr. Funeral from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, Wednesday at 8 a.m. Mass of Christian burial in St. Margaret's Church, Pawtucket Ave., Rumford at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours Tuesday 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

BILLINGKOFF (LYNCH) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 25 Nov 2007] North Attleboro - Rita A. Billingkoff, 94, a lifelong resident of North Attleboro and a 90-year resident of Grove Street, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, in Madonna Manor Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Howard Billingkoff. Born June 17, 1913, in North Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Catherine (Kelley) Lynch. She attended North Attleboro schools and was a 1931 graduate of North Attleboro High School. She then graduated from Pembroke College (now Brown University) in Providence, R.I. Rita taught fourth grade at Roosevelt School for 18 years before retiring in 1990. Prior to that, she taught for several years at Sacred Heart School. A longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church, she was also a longtime member of the Massachusetts Teacher's Association. Rita loved to travel, and some of her favorite places to visit were Ireland, France and Hawaii. She also enjoyed reading and was an avid sports fan of both the Patriots and Red Sox as well as a big fan of local town sports in North Attleboro. She is survived by her son, Garry H. Billingkoff and his wife, Pauline, of North Attleboro; her grandchildren: Lee Ann Ek and her husband, Eric, of New Market, Md., Lynn Smith and her husband, Scott, of North Attleboro, Eric Billingkoff and his wife, Kerrin, of North Attleboro, Susan Jourdenais and her husband, Michael, of North Attleboro, and Sara Billingkoff of North Attleboro; nine great-grandchildren: Julie, Valerie, Bryan, Timothy, Kevin, Kathleen, Ethan, Jackson and Clayton; and a dear niece, Jean Schmidt, and her husband, James. She was a sister of the late Thomas Lynch, Carmel Curtis and Eleanor Lynch. A funeral will be held from Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 10. Internment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Visiting hours will be held Monday evening, Nov. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita's memory to Boston Children's Hospital, Oncology 6 North, 1 Autumn St., #731, Boston, MA 02215-5301

BILODEAU (MOFFITT) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 3 Feb 2003] Edalene M. (Moffitt) Bilodeau, age 89, of President Avenue, Fall River died Saturday at home. She was the wife of George W. Bilodeau to whom she had been married for 64 years. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Francis P. Moffitt Sr. and the late Regina (Von Gesner) Moffitt. She spent her youth in Fall River before moving to several cities and towns including Portsmouth, R.I., returning to Fall River in 1967. Mrs. Bilodeau was a volunteer for the former Truesdale Hospital Auxiliary and Charlton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Fall River Women's Club and Fall River and Portsmouth Garden Clubs. She was also a member of the former First Presbyterian Church in Fall River now United Parish of Fall River. Mrs. Bilodeau was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School class of 1931. She attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and graduated from Fordham School of Beauty in Boston and Fall River. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jane C. Bilodeau of Tiverton; a son, Robert M. Bilodeau of San Jose, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was also the grandmother of the late Scott M. Eubank and sister of the late Rita Lindquist, Francis P. Moffitt Jr. and Edward H. Moffitt. Arrangements are by the Cherry Place Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll 178 Winter St., Fall River.

BINGHAM (CONNORS) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 2 Oct 2006] Bingham, Ellen B. (Connors), 69, of Cranston, died Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James Bingham. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (O'Donnell) Connors, she had been a Cranston resident since 1966. Mrs. Bingham was employed as a bus aide for handicapped children for 23 years with the City of Cranston. She was the beloved mother of Lynn McGrath of Cranston, Kenneth Bingham of Narragansett, Daniel Bingham and Roslyn Crowley, both of Cranston; sister of Mary Maynard of West Warwick, Margaret Bracken of Warwick, Catharine Kelly and John Connors both of Cranston, Patrick Connors of Providence, Sheila Connors of Foster and the late Nora Mosca; grandmother of Christine and Edward McGrath of Cranston. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11am at the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8pm. 

BIONDO (McGOWAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 31 Aug 2005] Biondo, Iola (McGowan), 87, of Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket and formerly of Central Falls, died Monday, August 29, 2005. She was the wife of the late Joseph Biondo. She is survived by three daughters, Joann Lopes of Cranston, Antonetta Smith of Manville, and Carol Gill of Providence, five sisters, Margaret Reynolds and Ann Giusti both of Pawtucket, Ida Benoit and Harriet Picard both of Seekonk, MA, and Ruth Fuller of Oregon, one brother, Joseph McGowan of North Providence, nine grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Shirley Gomes. She was the sister of the late Viola Souza and Frederick McGowan. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage St. , Pawtucket . Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, Dexter St. , Central Falls . Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery , Pawtucket . Visiting hours Thursday 5-9 p.m.

BIRCH (O’LEARY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 8 Jan 2006] Birch, Frances A., 91, a homemaker, of Johnson Avenue, died January 6th at Pine Grove Health Center. She was the wife of Everett N. Birch, Sr. Born in Northampton, MA, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Ella (Sheehan) O'Leary, and had been a resident of Johnston since 1947. Mrs. Birch had been a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 33, Graniteville, was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Graniteville Volunteer Fire Assn., and the Graniteville PTA. Beside her husband she leaves three daughters, Barbara Ferioli of Lincoln, Beverly Lancaster and Kathryn Swanson both of Scituate, two sons, Everett Birch, Jr. of North Providence and William Birch of Johnston, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was sister of the late Agnes, John, William, Catherine, Alice, Ella, and Rita O'Leary. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 A.M. from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. Lawrence Church. Burial in Highland Memorial Park. Calling hours Monday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906. 

BIRD (DALEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday, 28 Dec 2002] Alida Bird, 39, of Fall River died Wednesday at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of Marten Bird. Born in Cambridge, a daughter of James H. and Alida (Doherty) Daley, she was raised in Cambridge before moving to Fall River. Besides her husband and her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Margaret McMullen and Rita Conners, both of Florida; four sons, Billy, David, Paul and Nathan Bird, all of Westport; two brothers, Leo Daley of Maine and James H. Daley of Cambridge; three sisters, Mary Daley Pollander and Harriet Oleffe, both of Cambridge, and Pauline Quinn of Florida; and several nieces of nephews. Arrangements are by the Keefe Funeral Home Inc., 2175 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.

BIRD [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 9 Feb 2003] Christopher John Bird, 66, of New Bedford, died Saturday at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. He was the husband of Vivian (Pimental) Bird. Born in Fall River, son of the late John William Bird and the late Bertha (O'Brien) Bird, he had lived in this area for most of his life. He was employed as a maintenance worker at New Bedford Regional Airport. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, New Bedford. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Donna Carvalho of Acushnet and Lori Bird of New Bedford; a son, Christopher J. Bird Jr., of North Dartmouth; three brothers, James E. Bird of Canton, Ohio, Raymond Bird and Norman Joseph, both of Fall River; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also was the brother of the late Angela Coderre, Catherine Pankow, Rita Smith, Betty Willette, John Bird and Donald Joseph. Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home Inc., 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

BISHOP (FLYNN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 30 Mar 2004] Warwick - Marie A. (Flynn) Bishop, 77, formerly of Marigold Drive, a retired bookkeeper, died Sunday at the South Kingstown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, South County Trail, South Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Arthur D. Bishop. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Donahue) Flynn, she had lived in Warwick most of her life. Mrs. Bishop had been a bookkeeper for 30 years, at companies including Norwood Motors and New England Pest Control before she retired. She was a communicant of St. Kevin Church, a former member of its women's club, and a former den mother for the Cub Scouts. She leaves a son, Daniel A. Bishop of New Durham, N.H.; a brother, Andrew Flynn of South Kingstown; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Arlene Murphy and Helen Flynn. The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemtery, Exeter.

BISHOP (ROACH) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 12 June 2006] Bishop (Roach) --June 10, 2006 Claire P. Wife of the late David Bishop Sr., daughter of the late John J. and Rhea (Castonguay) Roach, mother of Leslie Desmarais, Barbara Sandusky, David Bishop Jr., Brian Bishop, and the late Beth Bishop, sister of Mary Walsh, Estelle Roach, Sister Annette Roach O.P., and the late Rhea Riley, and John Roach, grandmother of Marybeth Bishop, Stephanie Bishop, DJ Bishop, Nicole Bishop, Andrea Beaulieu, Paul Magnuski Jr. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9am from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10am in Holy Name Church 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery Fall River. Memorial donations in her memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Calling hours with video photo album Tuesday 5-8pm. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 12 June 2006] Fall River — Claire P. (Roach) Bishop, 81, of Stanley Street passed away Saturday June 10, 2006 at her son's home in Assonet. She was the wife of the late David Bishop Sr. Mrs. Bishop was born in Fall River, MA on January 24, 1925 the daughter of the late John J. and Rhea (Castonguay) Roach. She was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School class of 1942. After graduation she worked as a volunteer nurse's aid for the American Red Cross during WWII, and then as an inspector for the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. She then worked for Attorney Richard LaSalle for ten years before retiring several years ago. She was the founder of the Plymouth Bay Girl Scouts the first girl scout troop in New England, and received a Marian Award Medal. A communicant of Holy Name Church in Fall River, and a volunteer with the Good Samaritans. Survivors are two daughters Leslie Desmaris of Fall River, Barbara Sandusky of California; two sons David Bishop Jr. of Dartmouth, Brian D. Bishop of Assonet; three sisters Mary Walsh of Westport, Estelle Roach of Fall River, Sister Annette Roach O.P. of Mashpee; six grandchildren Marybeth Bishop, Stephanie Bishop, DJ Bishop, Nicole Bishop, Andrea Beaulieau, Paul Magnuski Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Beth Bishop, and sister of the late Rhea Riley, and John Roach. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9am from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery Fall River. 

BISSONNETTE (LEACY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 20 Sep 2005] Bissonnette, Mary G. (Leacy), 86, a homemaker, of Ocean Road , died peacefully Friday September 16, 2005 at Roger Williams Medical Center , Providence . She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred L. Bissonnette, they had been married for 57 years. Born in Providence , she was a daughter of the late George and Grace (Boyle) Leacy; she had lived in Warwick before moving to Narragansett 28 years ago. Mrs. Bissonnette was a lifetime member of The Larry Tetreault Senior Center in South Kingstown . She was the loving mother of Susan Ann Sullivan of Narragansett. Cherished grandmother of Sean Sullivan and Kerry Sullivan-Brothwell. She was a friend of many. She was the sister of the late George Leacy and Gertrude Henderson. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford, 140 West Main Street , Wickford Village , North Kingstown . Burial will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery , Exeter . Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 9:00-10:00 a.m. 

BLACK (LANNON) [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 6 May 2001] Ann M. Black, 93, of Commonwealth Avenue, formerly of Narragansett, a retired medical secretary, died yesterday at Kent Regency Genesis Eldercare. She was the wife of the late William F. Black. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Agnes (Higgins) Lannon, she had lived in Narragansett for 23 years before moving to Warwick 3 years ago. Mrs. Black was a medical secretary for Dr. William Bell in Providence for 10 years before retiring in 1976. She was previously employed by Prudential Insurance in Providence for more than 25 years. She was a former member of the Rosary and Altar Society at St. Martha Church, East Providence, a former CCD teacher at St. Thomas More Parish in Narragansett, and a former member of the Parent Council at Mount St. Rita Novitiate, Cumberland. She leaves a daughter, Ann J. Myers of Cranston; a son, William F. Black Jr. of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Dorothy Shields of Warwick; and four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Lillian Carstairs, Winifred Foberg, Helen Lannon and James Lannon Jr. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in Immaculate Conception Church, Garden Hills Drive, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BLACK (LEARY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 30 Dec 2003] Black (Leary) - Loretta W., age 94, in Fall River, December 26, 2003. Wife of the late Thomas Black; aunt of Barbara Brennan, Patricia McGuire and Atty. James H. Leary; great-aunt of Lee A. Brennan; sister of the late Gertrude C. Lee, Agnes W. Hathaway, Theresa V. Leary and Henry A. Leary. Funeral, Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at 9:30AM in the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 8:30-9:30AM in the Catholic Memorial Home. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Arrangements in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home Of Memorial Tribute At Cherry Place 178 Winter St., Fall River. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 29 Dec 2003] Fall River - Loretta W. (Leary) Black, 94, of Highland Avenue, a retired secretary, died Friday in Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Thomas Black. Born in Fall River and a lifelong resident of the city, she was a daughter of the late Patrick H. Leary and Mary A. (Bogan) Leary. Mrs. Black had been employed as a secretary for United Merchants until her retirement. Before that, she worked as a secretary for Dr. King's office on Purchase Street. She was a graduate of Thibodeau's Business School. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She loved sewing. She leaves two nieces, Barbara Brennan of Tiverton and Patricia McGuire of Worthington, Ohio; a nephew, James H. Leary of Amherst, N.H.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of the late Gertrude C. Lee, Agnes W. Hathaway, Theresa V. Leary and Henry A. Leary. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

BLACK (RILEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 20 Jan 2005] Black (Riley) -- Irene M., age 86, January 18, 2005 wife of the late Francis R. Black, mother of F. Robert, William P., Michael T. and James A. Black and Eleanor B. Furtado, Eileen B. Kelly and Margaret M. Maccarone, sister of Sidney and Leonard Riley. Funeral Saturday January 22, 2005 at 8:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at "Cherry Place," 178 Winter St. (at Locust, Cherry & High Sts.), Fall River followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in St. Mary's Church, Spring St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-7:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Elders Service Nutrition Program, 182 No. Main St., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 20 Jan 2005] Black, Irene M. (Riley), age 86, of Canal St. Fall River died Tuesday in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Francis R. Black. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Martin Riley and the late Margaret (Fraser) Riley, she was a lifelong resident of the city formerly living on Broadway. Mrs. Black was a homemaker and a lifelong communicant of the former St. Louis Parish in Fall River. Her hobbies included crocheting, baking and sewing. Surviving: four sons - F. Robert Black of Goliad, TX, William P. Black of Westport, MA, Michael T. Black of Tiverton, RI, James A. Black of Woodlands, TX, three daughters - Eleanor B. Furtado of North Kingston, RI, Eileen B. Kelly of Somerset, MA, Margaret M. Maccarone of Assonet, MA, two brothers - Sidney Riley of Sarasota, FL, Leonard Riley of Fall River, MA, 22 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a funeral mass at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary"s Cathedral, Spring St., Fall River. Visiting hours Friday 4-7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Elders Services Nutrition Program, 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA, 02720. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

BLACKMAR (KENNEDY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 18 Nov 2004] Warwick - Janice F. (Kennedy) Blackmar, 68, of Lindy Avenue, a retired housekeeper, died Saturday at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas Blackmar. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Leona (LaChance) Kennedy. Mrs. Blackmar had been a housekeeper at the Marriott Residence Inn, in Warwick, before retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Warwick Lions Club. She had been the head cheerleading coach for the Pop Warner Football League for six years. She leaves two sons, William F. Kennedy and Richard A. MacKinnon, both of Coventry; a daughter, Jean A. Adams of Warwick; three brothers, Frank Kennedy of West Warwick and James and George Kennedy, both of Clearwater, Fla.; five sisters, Bertha Chauvette of West Warwick, Rita Jencks of Lakeland, Fla., Rachel Mallette of Clearwater, and Ruth Sequin and Diane Jencks, both of Warwick; and seven grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Kathleen Piacente. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Rd.

BLACKMER (HEALY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 11 July 2008] Blackmer, Claire L. (Healy), 85, owner and operator of Claire's Beauty Shop before retiring, died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Leroy B. Blackmer and a daughter of the late Vincent A. and Bertha M. (Larsen) Healy. Mrs. Blackmer was a communicant of St. Kevin Church and a former member of St. Kevin Women's League and the Daughters of Isabella. She was the beloved mother of Richard B., David V., and Gary L. Blackmer. Sister of Bertha M. Francis, Victoria E. Ellis and the late Helen V. Bragger. Grandmother of Richard, Michelle, Rebecca, Christopher, William, Robert, Caileigh and Mackenzie. Great Grandmother of Alex, Erin and Sean. Claire will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Monday at 9 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889 will be appreciated. 

BLAIN (McCARTHY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 10 Jan 2005] Blain, Rita K. (McCarthy), January 7, 2005. Wife of the late Antonio Blain. Mother of Melodie Betters and sister of Ann McCarthy. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Pine Street, Pawtucket. Visitation Monday 5-8 in the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. Burial will be private.

BLAIS (HANLEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Thursday 27 Jan 2005] North Attleboro -- Mary Elizabeth "Marie" Blais, 87, of Holmes Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket. She was the loving wife of the late Charles A. Blais Sr. Born Oct. 27, 1917 in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Patrick F. and Mary V. (Burns) Hanley. Mrs. Blais grew up in Pawtucket and graduated from St. Xavier High School. She moved to North Attleboro in 1944. She was a librarian in Pawtucket before her wedding and became a devoted homemaker. She also owned and worked on the Blais Farm and sold eggs there for many years. Mrs. Blais was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in North Attleboro and enjoyed traveling. Her survivors include her son, Charles A. and his wife, Lois Blais of North Attleboro; a brother-in-law, Bernard Blais of North Attleboro; a sister-in-law, Sr. Mary Pieta, RSM of Attleboro; and several nieces and nephews. She was mother of the late Mary E. Blais and Elaine R. Blais, and sister of the late Theresa F. Condon. A funeral will be held from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, on Saturday at 8 a.m., followed by a Mass in St. Mary's Church, Park Street at 9 a.m. Private burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

BLAKE [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 6 Feb 2003] Newport - William Joseph Blake, 61, of Broadway, an auto mechanic, died yesterday at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Elaine Marie (Gracie) Blake. Born in Newport, he was a son of Florence (Hedley) Potts of Middletown, and the late William J. Blake Jr. Mr. Blake enjoyed motorcycle riding over the years. He was a CB-radio operator who used the handle "Moby." Besides his wife and mother, he leaves two sons, William J. IV and Brian M. Blake, both of Newport; two daughters, Debra Blake of Newport and Doreen Broomhead of Providence; four brothers, John Blake of Newport, Edward and Lawrence Potts, both of Middletown, and Lyman Potts of Portsmouth; a sister, Carol Potts of Newport; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. 

BLAKE [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 25 Feb 2003] Cecil B. Blake, 97, of Tremont Street, Taunton, Mass., and formerly of Providence, a retired service manager and service-station owner, died Saturday at Long Meadow Nursing Home, Taunton. He was the husband of Arline L. (Pierce) Blake; they had been married for 52 years. Born in Brewer, Maine, on April 19, 1905, a son of the late Alfred C. and Minnie May (Campbell) Blake, he had lived in Providence and Lakeville, Mass., for 37 years, before moving to Taunton 15 years ago. Mr. Blake had been the service manager of the former Robert's Motors, in Taunton, for 20 years. He had owned and operated the former Blake's Service Station, in Middleboro, Mass., for 20 years, until he retired in 1970. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served as a radio operator on B-29 bombers with the 39th squadron, 8th Air Force. Mr. Blake enjoyed golfing. He was a member of the Oakland Seniors and the Rocky Knoll Community Center of Taunton. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Madelyn L. Willis of Easton, Mass., and three grandsons, Charles Willis of Lakeville, Robert Willis of Andover, Mass., and Peter Willis of Raynham, Mass.; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Norman Blake, Miriam Kennedy and Margaret Carlson. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton. Burial will follow in Westville Cemetery, Taunton.

BLAKE (McDOLE) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 22 Sep 2003] West Warwick - Frances H. Blake, 78, of East Greenwich Avenue, a retired registered nurse, died yesterday at home. She was the wife of Richard J. Blake Sr. They had been married for 55 years. Born in Warwick, a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Gunn) McDole, she had lived in Cranston before moving to West Warwick in 1997. Mrs. Blake was a registered nurse, and a member of the staff at both Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, both in Providence. Before retiring in 1975, she was a registered nurse in the office of Dr. John B. Lawlor. She was a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1946, and a member of its Alumni Association. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church, Warwick. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Richard J. Blake Jr. of Southbury, Conn.; a sister, Elizabeth Hultquist of Warwick; and three grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Rita Lane. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Route 5, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Rd., Warwick. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BLAKE (QUIGLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 6 Mar 2004] Rehoboth - Kathryn A. Blake, 89, of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly of Rehoboth, died Feb. 21 at home. She was the wife of the late Raymond Blake. Born in Cleveland on Jan. 22, 1915, a daughter of the late Reber and Mae Quigley, she moved to Florida from Rehoboth in 1986. Mrs. Blake was a past president of the Rehoboth Garden Club, and a member of Rehoboth Congregational Church and the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. She leaves a son, Bruce Blake of Plainfield, Vt.; a daughter, Molly B. Hardy of Askeaton, Ireland; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Rehoboth Congregational Church. Inurnment will be in Rehoboth Village Cemetery.  

BLAKE [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 3 May 2004] Blake - Randolph E., age 87 in Fall River on May 1 husband of the late Christine (Cole) Blake formerly of 72 Randall Shea Dr., Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St., with interment to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. There are no calling hours on Monday.  

BLAKE [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 13 Jan 2005] Blake, Robert Francis, 38 of Council Rock Road, Cranston, died on Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Kristin (Patto) Blake. Born in Providence, a son of Geraldine (Barry) Blake of Cranston and Robert Blake of Wakefield, he had been a lifelong Cranston resident. He was an Electrical Engineer working for the C&M Corp. of CT for several years. He was a 1984 graduate of Cranston High School West and a 1989 Graduate of Roger Williams College receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Blake was a published engineer and was an avid softball player, participating in the Cranston and Warwick leagues. Besides his wife and parents he is survived by one daughter, Mackenzie Blake and one son, Ryan Blake both of Cranston and was the brother of Jacqueline Cunningham of Upton, MA, William Blake of NJ and James Blake of Cranston. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann Church, Cranston at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours Friday 2-4, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blake Children Trust Account c/o James Blake, 119 Stone Drive, Cranston, RI 02920.

BLAKE [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 18 Dec 2005] Blake -- Robert W, December 17, 2005, husband of Isabelle (O’Brien) Blake, father and father in law of Timothy & Joanne Blake, Elizabeth & Alfred Rezendes, brother of Thomas Blake, Margaret Connors, and also the late James A Blake, Louise Hollenbach, Elizabeth Roy, grandfather of Alan Rezendes, Susan Rezendes, Matthew Blake, Jeffrey Blake. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30am from the Hathaway Home For Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River , with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St Bernard Church, South Main St. Assonet. Burial will follow in Assonet Burying Ground. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Tuesday from 4-7 pm. Gifts in his memory can be sent to a charity of your choice.

BLAKELY [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Saturday 12 Nov 1892] In this city: Blakely - 12th inst., Thomas, son of James and Martha E. Blakely, aged 8 years, 7 months and 22 days. Funeral services at Mr. Blakely's residence, 74 County street at 12 o'clock p.m.

BLAKEY (JOYCE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 28 Nov 2004] Blakey (Joyce) -- Entered into rest Saturday, November 27, 2004, Cecilia (Joyce) Blakey, 68, of Stowe St., Fall River; widow of Edward Blakey; daughter of the late James and Cecilia (Dube) Joyce; mother of Kenneth K. Blakey, Sr. (wife Cheryl) and James E. Blakey; grandmother of Kenneth, Kevin, Heather, Jason and Stephanie Blakey; sister of Edmond Joyce, James Joyce, Margaret Rego Boudreau and the late Rose Gagnon. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River, with a funeral Mass in St. Anne Church, So. Main St. at 9:00. Interment, Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Assn., 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Sunday 28 Nov 2004] Providence -- Cecilia (Joyce) Blakey, 68, of Fall River, Mass., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the widow of Edward Blakey. Born in Tiverton, she was the daughter of the late James and Cecilia (Dube) Joyce. She lived in Somerset, Mass., and Fall River for many years. Mrs. Blakey had worked for the Fall River Knitting Mills for many years. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth K. Blakey Sr. and his wife, Cheryl, and James E. Blakey, all of Fall River; five grandchildren, Kenneth, Kevin, Heather, Jason and Stephanie Blakey; two brothers, Edmond Joyce of Tiverton and James Joyce of Washingtonville, N.Y.; a sister, Margaret Rego Boudreau of Fall River; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Rose Gagnon. Her funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., Fall River, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anne Church. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. 

BLANCHETTE (McALLISTER) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 14 Dec 2005] Blanchette (McAllister) -- December 12, 2005 Margaret M. Wife of 57 years to Edmond G. Blanchette, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary J. (Regan) McAllister, mother of Dianne Boucher, Joyce Walmsley, Stephen and David Blanchette, sister of Thomas McAllister, loving friend and mother in law of Elizabeth Blanchette, loving grandmother of Kevin, Andrea, Brandon, Kaitlin, Amy, Jessica, Laura Beth. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9am from the Hathaway Community Home For Funerals, 900 Buffington St., Somerset followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Saint Louis de France Church 56 Buffington St., Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Nathan Slade Cemetery Somerset. Memorial donations in his memory to Women & Infants Hospital 4th Floor Patient Care Fund, 101 Dudley St., Providence, RI 02905. Calling hours with video photo album Thursday morning 8-9 AM.

BLANEY [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 17 Dec 2003] Middletown - James C. Blaney Jr., 43, of 15B Buck Road, a former auto mechanic, died Monday in Middletown, at the home of his parents. He was the husband of Rhonda N. (Hamilton) Blaney. Born in Brockton, Mass., on Sept. 24, 1960, he was the son of James C. Blaney Sr. of Middletown and the late Agnes Rose (McNally) Blaney. Mr. Blaney had worked as an auto mechanic for various service centers on Aquidneck Island until June 2002. He was a member of the Middletown Lions Club. Besides his wife and his father, he leaves three sons, Robert J. Seale of Portsmouth and Brian M. and Christopher D. Eberhard, both of Middletown; a daughter, Kelley Marie Eberhard of Middletown; three sisters, Alice L. Couser and Linda S. Blaney, both of Newport, and Judith A. Blaney of Middletown; and a grandson. He was the brother of the late Susan M. Blaney. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 8 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Lucy Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Burial will be private.

BLANEY [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries Nov 2006] Middletown - James C. Blaney Sr., formerly of 3 Park Drive, Middletown, died on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston. He was the husband of the late Agnes Rose (McNally) Blaney. Born in Jamaica Plain, MA, on September 25, 1923, he was the son of the late Daniel and Matilda (McCormack) Blaney. Mr. Blaney served in the US Navy during World War II. Until his retirement, he was an employee of the Federal Civil Service. He was a communicant of St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. Mr. Blaney was the nephew and namesake of the late James C. Blaney, who lost his life aboard the Titanic. He is survived by his daughters Alice L. Couser of Newport, RI, Judith A. Blaney of Newport, RI, and Linda S. Blaney of Newport, RI; a daughter-in-law Rhonda Blaney and a brother William Blaney of West Roxbury, MA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late James C. Blaney Jr., and Susan Marie Blaney, and the brother of the late John Blaney, Daniel Blaney, Catherine Connare and Mary Moran. His funeral will be private. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02903.

BLANEY [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, April 2007] Newport - Judith “Judy” Blaney, 53, formerly of Middletown, RI, died suddenly on Monday, April 2, 2007 at the Newport Hospital. Born in Quincy, MA, on October 28, 1953, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Agnes R. (McNally) Blaney. Judy resided in Massachusetts until her family moved in 1965 to Middletown. She was a graduate of Middletown High School and the Rhode Island School of Hairdressing. Judy was well known as a hairdresser, working at Judy’s for years. She left the profession to care for her mother and father in their later years. Judy had a life long love of animals and volunteered at the Robert J. Potter League. She is survived by her sisters, Alice (Blaney) Couser and Linda (Blaney) McDermott of Newport, RI, her nephew Robert Seale of Warwick, RI and her companion Walter Bennett of Newport, RI. She was the sister of the late James C. Blaney, Jr. and Susan M. Blaney. Her funeral services will be private.

BLESSING (O’BRIEN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 26 Mar 2008] Blessing, Sheila, 71, of S. Hillview Dr., died Sunday at home. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and great friend, she will be greatly missed. She was the wife of the late George E. Blessing. Born in Manchester, England, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Hopkins) O'Brien. Mrs. Blessing was the owner of Bonnet Studio in Narragansett and the former Bonnet Lounge. Sheila leaves two daughters, Christine Dombrowski and Rose Wilson both of Narragansett; a son, Bernard Grillo of East Greenwich; a brother, Michael O'Brien in England; six grandchildren, Keith, Rachael, Sarah and Marcel Grillo, Zachary and Lily Wilson and a great grandson Miguel Gonzales. She was mother of the late Angela and David Grillo and grandmother of the late Bernard Grillo Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 AM in Christ The King Church, 180 Old North Rd., Kingston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Peace Dale. Visiting hours Friday 5-8 PM in the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Galilee Mission, P.O. Box 459, Narragansett, RI 02882 or Welcome House, 8 North Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879. 

BLESSINGTON (McNULTY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 19 May 2004] Cranston - Dorothea A. (McNulty) Blessington, 53, of Lyndon Road, a retired call-center operator and clerk before retiring, died Sunday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center of Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, in Providence, after a long illness. She was the wife of retired Providence Police Sgt. Thomas F. Blessington; they had been married for 29 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Madeline "Fern" (Hyde) McNulty, she had lived in Providence before moving to Cranston in 1977. Mrs. Blessington had been a call receiver operator for AAA of Southern New England for three years before retiring in 1998 because of illness. She had also been a communications control-center operator for the Providence Police Department, for 15 years, and a clerk in the Providence Municipal Court. She was a communicant of St. Matthew Church. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Brendan P. Blessington of Cambridge, Mass.; a sister, Kathleen Bruen of South Kingstown; a brother, Terrance McNulty of Largo, Fla.; five nieces; and five nephews. She was the sister of the late Sandra Richards. The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the James J. Gallogly & Sons Funeral Home, 671 Broad St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.  

BLESSINGTON (DILLON) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 12 April 2007] Blessington, Winifred V. (Dillon), 94, of Lyndon Rd., formerly of 315 Park Ave. Apts., died at home on Easter Monday in the promise of the Resurrection. She was the wife of the late John W. Blessington. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine A. (McLaughlin) Dillon. Mrs. Blessington worked in the Shepard Dept. Store for many years and for the City of Providence in the office of the Tax Assessor until her retirement in 1974 after thirty-three years. She was a communicant of St. Matthew Church, Cranston and formerly of the Assumption of the BVM Church, Providence, where she was a lifelong member of the Tabernacle Society. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas F. Blessington (Ret. Sgt. Prov. P.D.) of Cranston with whom she made her home and John J. Blessington also of Cranston; five grandsons, John, Kevin, Stephen, Justin and Brendan Blessington and a great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Catherine G. Dillon, Mary Cashman and Thomas Fran Dillon. Her funeral will be held Saturday at 9 am from the James J. Gallogly & Sons Funeral Home, 671 Broad St., Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in St. Matthew Church, Elmwood Ave., Cranston. Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours: Friday 5-8 pm. 

BLEVINS (McDERMOTT) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 8 Nov 2006] Blevins, Mary G. (McDermott), 75, of George Arden Ave., died Sunday at Kent Hospital. She was the companion of the late Robert J. Browning. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William L. and Alice Y. (Page) McDermott. She was a resident of Warwick for 47 years. Mrs. Blevins was a long time member of the AKC and Providence County Kennel Club and was instrumental in starting Bob Tasca, Sr. in German Shepherd dog breeding in 1968. She was the loving mother of, Kevin, Mary-Lynn, Colleen, Donald, Kathleen, Gerald, Justeen and the late Maureen; two sisters, five brothers and seven grandchildren. Her funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the James J. Gallogly & Sons Funeral Home, 671 Broad St., Providence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, Warwick at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Friends of the North Kingstown Dog Pound, 105 Narragansett St., North Kinstown, RI 02852 in her memory would be appreciated. 

BLICKER (CARNEY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 26 Nov 2006] Blicker, Cecilia M. (Carney), 84, of Putnam Pike, Chepachet, went home to the Lord on Thursday November 23, 2006. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice (Devine) Carney. Cecilia had been employed as a machinist for 20 yrs, retiring from the former Federal Products of Providence in 1987. Cecilia was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Eugene Church, she was a member of the Glocester Heritage Society, a volunteer at the Glocester-Manton Library and she was involved in local politics. She was the mother of Cecilia O. Gadouas, Patricia A. Blicker, Robert W., William C., Dennis K., and Michael F. Blicker. Cecilia was the grandmother of seventeen and the great-grandmother of eleven. She was the sister of Robert, John P. Carney, and the late Veronica Musso and Thomas C. Carney. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 am from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Eugene Church, Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Glocester Heritage Society, P.O. Box 269, Chepachet, RI 02814 will be appreciated. 

BLOUIN (KELLY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 21 Feb 2007] New Bedford -- Frances (Kelly) Blouin, 90, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at the Taber Street Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Blouin. Born in Westford, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Smith) Kelly. She lived in New Bedford for many years before moving to Wareham where she was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. For four years she was a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living Community of Dartmouth where her caregivers were so kind. She was at the Taber Street Nursing Home for a short time and received excellent care by a loving staff. Frances worked as a bookkeeper at the Acushnet Process Company for 38 years, retiring in 1979. She was a loving daughter, for many years caring for her aging parents, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was being with her family. In her later years, the births of her five great-grandchildren brought her much happiness. She leaves a daughter, Anne Chase, and her husband John, of Mattapoisett; a grandson, John Chase, and his wife Susan, of Medway; a granddaughter, Kelly Cox, and her husband Michael, of Lakeville; and five great-grandchildren, Michael and Jacqueline Chase, and Kaitlyn, Andrew and Alison Cox. She was the sister of the late William Kelly and Margaret Lacovara. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd., (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. 

BLUNSDEN (WELCH) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 21 Feb 2005] Attleboro -- Joyce Marie (Welch) Blunsden, 48, of Park Street, Attleboro, died on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a long illness. She was the wife of Robert Henry Blunsden. Born in Taunton, Mass., on March 29, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Stanley Arthur Welch, Sr. and Lorraine Marie (Sanborn) Welch. She was raised and educated in the City of Attleboro, where she remained a lifelong resident. Prior to her retirement due to illness in 1999, she was employed as an inspector and later as an office worker for Larson Tool & Stamping in Attleboro for 20 years. She enjoyed the sounds of country and western music, dancing, gambling and socializing with her family and friends. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son, Shawn A. Welch of Pawtucket, R.I.; a daughter, Sherry L. Keisling of Attleboro; three grandchildren, Alana Joyce Welch of Pawtucket, Allissa Taylor Lane of Attleboro, and Khloe Fegan of Attleboro; three sisters, Pamela Boulay of Attleboro, Candace Mylod of North Attleboro, and Cheryl Shahan of Awasa, Okla.; three brothers, Stanley A. Welch, Jr. of Attleboro, Daryl Thibodeau of New Bedford, and Robert Thibodeau of Attleboro; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Rayfield Milton Keisling III who died in 2000. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Following visitation an invitation will be extended to join the family for fellowship and refreshments. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a graveside funeral service on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at noon at North Purchase Cemetery, North Main Street, Attleboro, with the Rev. Carole L. Baker, pastor of the Central Congregational Church, Attleboro Falls, officiating.

BOBOLA (SWEENEY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 18 Mar 2007] Fairhaven -- Margaret (Sweeney) Bobola, 90, of Fairhaven, died Friday, March 16, 2007, peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Our Lady's Haven. She was the widow of Stanley J. Bobola; and daughter of the late Charles and Cecelia (Shannon) Sweeney. She was born in Taunton and lived most of her life in New Bedford and the past 27 years in Fairhaven. Mrs. Bobola graduated from Holy Family High School Class of 1933 and she was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Fairhaven and a member of the Solidarity Society and the Children of Mary. She was formerly employed at the former Mars Bargainland and Arlan's Dept. Store. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading but most of all was spending time with her family. She was very passionate towards all people in need. She is the beloved mother of Carole Duarte and her husband, Robert and Sandra Quintin and her husband, Ronald, both of Fairhaven; beloved Nana of Douglas Duarte and his wife, Stacey, Angela Johnston and her husband, Douglas, Timothy Duarte and his wife, Michelle and Brett Quintin and his wife, Amanda; beloved Great Nana of Allyson, Sarah, Emma, Quinn, Ian, Olivia, Christopher and Jack; her sisters-in-law, Alice Szymanski of Acushnet and Gloria Sweeney of FL.; several loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles, Edward and Thomas Sweeney; Mae Manning, Cecelia Townley and Madelyn Kruger. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Lady's Haven, 71 Center St., Fhvn., MA 02719. Her visitation will be this afternoon only 2-5 PM at Rock Funeral Home. Funeral from Funeral Home on Monday at 7:30 A.M., followed by Funeral Mass at St. Mary Church, Fhvn., at 8:30 AM. Interment River-Side Cemetery. 

BODELL [Providence RI Journal, Monday 12 June 2006] Bodell, Lionel B. 'Bo', 74, of Annie St., Pawtucket died Friday, June 9, 2006 at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of Patricia A. (O'Connor) Bodell. They were married 45 years. Born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident, son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Devlin) Bodell. Lionel was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy and a 1960 graduate of Providence College. He was an English teacher at Goff Jr. High School in Pawtucket for over 30 years. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in Germany. Lionel was an active member of the Darlington American Little League in Pawtucket serving as a coach for many years. Besides his wife he leaves two sons; Brian Bodell of Pawtucket and Gregory Bodell of Cumberland; one daughter, Kerri Waldon of Pawtucket; one brother, Joseph Bodell of Pawtucket and two sisters, Frances Keough of Pawtucket and Rachel Choiniere of South Attleboro. Lionel was the brother-in-law of Jim and Nan O'Connor of Cranston and Fred and Maureen Lynch of Cumberland. He was the grandfather of Erin and Shannon Bodell, Tyler, Zoe Waldon and Shea Barrie. Lionel also had several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Leo, Anthony, and Elizabeth Bodell, Dorothy Harvey, Bernice Sullivan, and Regina Calabro. Funeral from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, Newport Ave., Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. Burial with full military honors in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours Tuesday 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amos House, 415 Friendship St., Providence RI 02907 in Lionel's memory. 

BOGAN [Fall River MA Daily Herald, Tue 18 Sep 1894] In this city, Sept. 17, Patrick, infant son of Hugh and Mary Bogan, aged 1 month and 24 days. Funeral will take place from the residence of the grandfather, Mr. Jeremiah Sullivan, 82 Robeson St., Wednesday at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

BOGAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 28 Dec 2003] Woonsocket - Warren D. Bogan, 73, of South Main Street, a retired truck driver, died Friday in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, after an illness. Born on Sept. 2, 1930, in Woonsocket, a son of the late Vincent J. and Grace (Williams) Bogan Sr., he was a lifelong resident of the city. He had worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies for 25 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Circle Laurier, and the Italian Workingmen's Club. He leaves a son, Miles W. Bogan of North Smithfield; five daughters, Debra Bogan of Cranston, Jo-Ann Bogan of Nantucket, Mass., Roseanne Shaker of West Chester, Pa., Marianne Picard of Framingham, Mass., and Rebecca Esten of Woonsocket; two brothers, Kenneth Bogan of Bellingham, Mass., and Thomas Bogan of Pasadena, Md.; and eight grandchidlren. He was the brother of the late Vincent J. Bogan Jr. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Egidio DiPardo and Sons Funeral Home, 75 Harris Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Charles Borromeo Church, North Main Street. Burial will be private.

BOGLE [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 Aug 2004] Glocester - James R. Bogle, 49, of Ramble Road, a business owner, died Saturday at the home of a friend in Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James R. and Agnes J. (Costigan) Bogle. Mr. Bogle had owned and operated the Creative Design Jewelry Co. for 15 years. He leaves two sisters, Barbara Audino of Glocester and Gail Bogle of North Providence; two nieces and three nephews; and a great-niece and great-nephew. He was the brother of the late Stephen A. Bogle. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Church, Elmhurst Avenue, Providence.  

BOGOSIAN (DILLON) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 5 July 2008] Bogosian, Vivian L. (Dillon), 90, loving wife of Anthony Bogosian died peacefully July 1, 2008. Vivian met her husband during WW II and they married in 1943. They had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 15th. They lived in Cranston 50 years. She is also survived by her two children Linda Bogosian of Smithfield and David Bogosian and his wife Jessica of Cranston, two granddaughters Jessica Bogosian and Alexa Rose, two grandsons Gary and Mason Bogosian and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of Raymond Ploude and Ernest Pratt both of Cranston and the late Leo Dillon, Norman Pratt, Arthur Ploude, Shirley Gaglione and Annette Colaluca. She was born in Torrington, CT a daughter of the late Lillian Dillon Pratt and Andrew Dillon. Mrs. Bogosian worked at the Social Security Office at the onset of the new Federal Medicare Program in 1966. She also worked at the Patton McGayers Defense Plant. She was a member of St. Paul's Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, was a Charter member and past president of What Cheer Unit 77 of the American Legion, was president of Girl's State Program for the RI State Department and was an avid bowler and bridge player. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 10am from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Grace Church, Johnston at 11am. Visiting hours Sunday 5-8pm. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Kindly omit flowers. 

BOGUE [Providence RI Journal, Friday 25 April 2003] Coventry - Michael Joseph Bogue, 37, of Twin Brook Lane, a former sheet-metal mechanic, died Tuesday in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of Norman J. and Kathleen (DaCosta) Bogue, both of Coventry. Mr. Bogue had been a sheet-metal mechanic at Electric Boat in Quonset Point before retiring in 1985 because of illness. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Richard Bogue of North Kingstown and David Bogue of Grasonville, Md., and a niece and three nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. from Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

BOHN (O’CONNELL) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Saturday 8 Apr 2006] Bohn - of Taunton, April 6, 2006, Frances N. (OConnell) Bohn. Wife of the late Frederick E. Bohn. Mother of Michael Bohn and his wife Kimberley of Taunton. Grandmother of Michael Amado, Jaciy Bohn and Steven Palmer. Sister of Rita Sassone of Randolph and William OConnell of Dedham. Private Family Services will be held. Arrangements by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA.

BOIANI (MURPHY) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line obituaries, Oct 2006] Newport - Gertrude Elizabeth “Trudy” Boiani, 72, of 108 Eustis Avenue, Newport, RI, died Friday, October 6, 2006 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. She was the wife of the late Col. Peter John Boiani, USA, Ret. Mr. & Mrs. Boiani were married on November 10, 1956, they were married for 50 years. Mrs. Boiani was born in Newport, RI on July 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Quigley) Murphy. She is survived by her children: a daughter Lisa Boiani Shull of Cherry Hill, NJ, a son Peter J. Boiani of Middletown, RI, and a daughter Tina Boiani Gilchrist of West Warwick, R;, and her sister Corinne Riley of Barrington, RI; and seven grandchildren: Christopher, Kate, and David Shull; Peter Jon, Sophia, and Michaela Boiani; and Griffin Gilchrist. She was the sister of the late John Murphy. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 9 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport followed with a Mass of Christian burial, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours will be held Monday, October 9, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home.

BOILY (FORD) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 6 Feb 2005] Boily, Anna V., 87, formerly of Lonsdale Avenue, Pawtucket, died Friday at Woonsocket Health Center in Woonsocket. Mrs. Boily was the wife of the late George E. Boily. Born in Central Falls, daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Higgins) Ford. Mrs. Boily live most of her life in Pawtucket. Mrs. Boily was a textile worker in Moore Fabrics and other mills in the Blackstone Valley for many years before she retired. She leaves four sons; George Boily of Naples, FL, Thomas and Kevin Boily of Pawtucket and Kenneth Boily of Lincoln. Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Pine St., Pawtucket at 10:00. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours in the funeral home Monday 4-7 p.m. 

BOIS (PHELAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 7 June 2004] New Bedford -- Mae L. (Phelan) Bois, 63, of New Bedford died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at home surrounded by family and friends after an eight-year battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of George Bois; they were married in 1960. Born in New Bedford on Oct. 7, 1940, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Welch) Phelan, she was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. One of her greatest pleasures was shopping for and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known to comfort and give to those in need. Mrs. Bois savored the good times and made the best of the difficult times. She lived by the saying, "When one door closes, another one opens." For the past 15 years, she and her son Andrew owned and operated the Irish pub Shenanigans in the North End. Survivors include her widower; two sons, William Bois and his wife, Miriam, of Bel Alton, Md., and Andrew Bois and his fiancee, Teresa Timoteo, of New Bedford; a daughter, Michelle Hernandez, and her husband, Robert, of Coral Gables, Fla.; a brother, William Phelan of New Bedford; two sisters, Ruby Golonski of Long Beach, Calif., and Alice Thurmer of Park Ridge, Ill; and five grandchildren, Hayley, Cara, Bianca, Erica and Zachary.  She was the sister of the late Eugene Phelan. Among the many friends she considered family were Lisa (Mello) Ames and her son, Nathaniel, Tillie Pickering, Rita Santos, Barbara Davis, Doreen Benedetti, Carolyn Dwyer and Diana Henry. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Church. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

BOISCLAIR (GORMAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 26 August 2007] Boisclair, Roslyn M. (Gorman), 90, of Barnold Street, died Wednesday at home. She was the wife of the late Roland J. Bucky Boisclair. Born in Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Harold G. and Theresa (Carroll) Gorman. Mrs. Boisclair had been employed with the staple division of Bostich, East Greenwich until her retirement in 1982. She is survived by her nephew Harold D. Gorman and his wife Linda of Coventry and their sons, Dr. Stephen Gorman and David Gorman, and her Godchild Deborah Bridgmon and her husband Jack of West Warwick and their son Andy Bates. She is also survived by her extended family; Carol Ann Favrot and her husband James of FL, Karen Leite of West Warwick, Shirley Ann Bates of MA, and Donald and Robert Bates of West Warwick. She was the sister of the late Clinton Gorman and Elizabeth St. Jean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 854 Providence Street, West Warwick to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. Calling hours respectfully omitted. 

BOLAND [Newport RI Daily News, Wednesday 4 Feb 1914] Boland - In Pawtucket, 2d inst., [Nell?] widow of Garrett Boland.

BOLGER [Fall River MA Herald News, 24 Nov 1972] The funeral of George F. Bolger, husband of Mrs. Catherine E. (McCann) Bolger of 220 Wade St., was held Friday morning from the O'Rourke Funeral Home, with a funeral mass in St. Mary's Cathedral at 10. Rev. William G. Campbell was celebrant. Bearers were Kevin Bolger, Thomas and Patrick McCann, Emmanuel and Mary Trayan and Edward Beaudoin.

BOLING (McCARTHY) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Sunday 25 June 2006] Boling - Passed on in Boston, June 23, 2006. Bernice (McCarthy) age 78 of Taunton. Wife of the late Raymond V. Boling. Mother of Sandi L. McKinley, Keith R. Boling and his wife Margaret and Alan R. Boling and his wife Rosemary. Sister of Ronald McCarty. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours Monday, June 26, 2006 form 4-8PM in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford. All other arrangements are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 25 June 2006] Boston — Bernice (McCarty) Boling, 78, of Taunton died unexpectedly Friday, June 23, 2006 in New England Medical Center in Boston. She was the wife of the late Raymond V. Boling. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Elsie (Graham) McCarty, she lived many years in Hamilton, Ohio and retired to Port Charlotte, Florida before moving to Taunton five years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Charlotte. Mrs. Boling was a graduate of Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio and later worked as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and enjoyed knitting. She is survived by two sons, Keith R. Boling and his wife Margaret of E. Freetown and Alan R. Boling and his wife Rosemary of Elkhart, Indiana; a daughter Sandi L. McKinley of Cincinnatti, Ohio; a brother Ronald McCarty of Maine; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her calling hours will be Monday, June 26, 2006 from 4-8 PM in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford. All other arrangements are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. 

BOLTON (NEIL) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 May 2005] Bolton, Jeanie N., of Carlson Drive, Cumberland, a secretary for the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Cumberland for 16 years retiring in 1984, died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She was the wife of A. Donald Bolton. She was a daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes (Nelson) Neil and has lived in Cumberland for the past 39 years. She was an active volunteer serving Meals on Wheels in Cumberland and Lincoln, Hospice Care of RI and at the prison in Norfolk, MA. She had also served as a teacher's aide and reading tutor for the Cumberland Schools and held classes with Diet Workshops. She was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 13 and the Growth Group of the Barrington Congregational Church. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Donald S. (Maria) Bolton of Scituate, James M. (Debbie) Bolton of Glendale, RI, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home 398 Willett Avenue, Riverside. A memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Barrington Congregational Church 461 County Road, Barrington. Burial will be in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Philip Hulitar Center 50 Maude Street, Providence 02908 would be appreciated. 

BOOTH (MEEHAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 23 Aug 2005] Boston -- Mary E. "Molly" (Meehan) Booth, 84, of Fairhaven died unexpectedly Saturday at Boston Medical Center . She was the widow of Harry Booth. Born in New Bedford , she was the daughter of the late John and Edna (Smith) Meehan; she lived in Fairhaven 55 years. Mrs. Booth was a graduate of Holy Family High School in New Bedford and a communicant of St. Joseph 's Church in Fairhaven . She was a nurse's aide at Our Lady's Haven and also worked at Cornell Dubilier and Revere Copper and Brass. She was a member of the Red Hat Club, the Dartmouth Senior Citizens Center and was a former Girl Scouts leader. A voracious reader, she also enjoyed walking, cooking and gardening. Survivors include three sons, Harry J. Booth, and his wife, Mary Ann, of Dartmouth, Thomas Booth, and his wife, Karen, of East Falmouth, and Joseph M. Booth Sr., and his wife, Jean, of Mattapoisett; two sisters, Edna Harrison of Mattapoisett and Elizabeth Sweeney of Fairhaven; three brothers, John Meehan of Coventry, R.I., James Meehan of Manchester, N.H., and Gerald Meehan of Fairhaven; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a future great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She was mother of the late Patricia Booth, and sister of the late Richard Meehan and Rosemary Audette. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 in St. Joseph's Church, 17 Spring St., Fairhaven. Burial will be in River-Side Cemetery. 

BOOTH [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 27 Nov 2005] Booth, Robert F., 69, of Seaport Drive , died Thanksgiving Day after a two and a half year valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was the cherished husband of Cynthia P. (Pistocco) Booth. They had been married for 24 years. Born in Providence , a son of the late William and Anna (Donovan) Booth, he had lived in Providence most of his life before moving to Narragansett eleven years ago. Mr. Booth was a union truck driver for Inland Express for twenty years, and Saint Johnsbury Trucking Company for ten years before retiring in 1990. Most recently, he was a dispatcher for Town Line Towing, of North Providence . He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 251, for over thirty years, and a member of the Retired Teamsters Association. Beside his wife, he leaves a son, Robert A. Booth, of Narragansett, a loving daughter, Denise M. Begos, of Coventry, four grandchildren, Stephanie Booth, Robert Booth, both of South Kingstown, Holly Poy, and James Poy, Jr., both of Coventry. He was the son in law of, Peter and Carmen (DeSisto) Pistocco, of Narragansett, and a niece, Cheryl Charron, of Holden , Massachusetts . He was the brother of the late Dorothy Morrison. The funeral will be held Tuesday, at 9:00 a.m., from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street , Providence . Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church , Spruce Street , Providence . Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m., to which relatives and friends are invited. 

BORDEN (POWERS) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 25 May 2005] Borden (Powers) -- Lillian, age 104, of Fall River. Wife of the late Leroy H. Borden. Aunt and Godmother of Michael Borden, aunt of Nancy Wiseman and Christine Comella, great aunt of Nancy Steward, Amy Buckley, Candice Borden, Andrew Galuska and Edward Powers. Sister of the late Mildred and Edward Powers. Funeral Friday, May 27, 2005 at 8:30 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Church, No Main St. Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Her family will receive friends in the funeral home from 8:30-9:30 AM prior to her Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to Harold Hudner Oncology 795 Middle St. Fall River, MA 02721.

BOREK (O'DONAHUE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 Feb 2004] East Providence - Margaret Ann (O'Donahue) Borek, 57, of South Road, Winthrop, Maine, formerly of Monmouth Drive, Riverside, a business owner, chef, office manager, and teller, died yesterday at Miriam Hospital, Providence, after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of John Clifford Borek. Born in Limerick, Ireland, on June 6, 1946, a daughter of Thomas and Catherine M. (Bolster) O'Donahue, she had lived in East Providence for 23 years before moving to Maine in 1994. Mrs. Borek had been the owner and operator, with her husband, of Flicker's restaurant, Winthrop. She had also been an office manager for the Wannamoissett Country Club from 1984 to 1994, and a special-service teller for the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank for many years. She was a graduate of Hope High School, Providence. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Derek W. Borek of Rumford; two daughters, Jennifer L. Dalrymple in Connecticut and Nancy Borek of East Providence; a brother James M. O'Donahue of Johnston; two sisters, Maura P. Brodeur of Warwick and Frances E. Marandola of North Providence; and a grandson. She was a sister of the late Catherine C. Boudreault. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Barrington.

BORERI (MALLOY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 28 March 2003] Middletown - Mary T. (Malloy) Boreri, 70, of 3 Sachuest Drive, a former teacher, died yesterday at Newport Hospital, Newport. She was the wife of Richard S. Boreri. They had been married for 46 years. Born in Providence on Oct. 24, 1932, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Fitzgerald) Malloy. Mrs. Boreri graduated from Rhode Island College, and after a brief teaching career served nearly three years as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. She was a member of the Middletown Garden Club. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, R. Steven Boreri of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, and Kevin Boreri of Andover, Mass.; two daughters, Karla M. Dutton of Jakarta, Indonesia, and Dr. Susan Boreri of Worcester, Mass.; a brother, Edmund Malloy of Chepachet; and a granddaughter. She was the sister of the late William Malloy. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Lucy Church, 909 West Main Rd. Burial will take place Monday at 10 a.m. in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BORGATTI (O'LEARY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 15 May 2005] Mansfield -- Mary E. (O'Leary) Borgatti, age 50, of Mansfield, formerly of North Attleboro, died unexpectedly on May 13, 2005 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the partner of John Cole of Mansfield. Born in Brockton on Feb. 24, 1955, she was a daughter of John O'Leary of Pennsylvania and the late Alice (Laird) O'Leary. She had worked as a certified nursing assistant for seven years for various nursing agencies. She lived in Mansfield for three years and was formerly of North Attleboro for 19 years. She enjoyed knitting, and playing with her dogs. She was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham High School, Class of 1973, and attended the Community College of Rhode Island. Besides her partner and her father, she leaves two children, Brian Borgatti of Norton and Kristen Borgatti of Mansfield; three siblings, Ann Marie Gerald of West Bridgewater, Kathleen Koslowsky of Carver and Michael O'Leary of Bridgewater; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral from the Prophett Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. (Route 18), Bridgewater on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow in St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9 a.m. Visiting hours are Monday from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, Mass.  

BORGES (FINNEGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 20 July 2005] Borges, Frances M., 84, of Gerald Street, died Monday peacefully at home. She was the wife of the late Manuel V. Borges. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Catherine L. (Walker) Finnegan, she was a lifelong resident of East Providence. Mrs. Borges was an employee of the former Outlet Co., W. T. Grant Department Store and B. A. Ballou Mfg. Frances was a founding member of St. Martha Church and member of its Rosary & Altar Society. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Bay View Academy Class of 1939. She enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles, traveling and spending time with her family. She leaves a son; David P. Borges of Palm Harbor, FL, two daughters; Sharon A. Gomersall of North Kingstown, and Marie F. Hytinen of Potowomut, eight grandchildren and one great grandson. She was the sister of the late Marie Mitchell, Zita Brodeur, Joseph Finnegan, Anne Paniccia and Kathleen E. Boyd. Her funeral will be held Friday July 22 at 8:45 a.m. from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 4-7 p.m.

BOSHELL [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Thursday 27 Oct 1892] In this city: Boshell - 27 inst., Henry C., beloved son of Thomas and Elizabeth Boshell, aged 2 years and 7 months. Funeral will take place from Mr. Boshell's residence, No. 24 Eagle street, tomorrow, Friday at 2 o'clocl p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

BOTELHO (McAULIFFE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 24 Jan 2008] Botelho, Ann M., 72, formerly of Elinora Street, Riverside, died on January 22, 2008. She was the beloved wife of Richard Botelho. Born in Cohasset, MA, a daughter of the late William J. and Winifred (Ward) McAuliffe, she lived in Riverside for 35 years and Smithfield for 3 years. Ann was a graduate of Bridgewater State College Class of 1957. Mrs. Botelho was co-owner of the ARB Bookkeeping Services for 8 years before retiring in 2001. Ann was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She was a team member of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Association for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and taking her grandchildren to the beach. Besides her husband of 48 years, she is survived by three sons; Richard A. Botelho and Michael W. Botelho both of Coventry and James L. Botelho of Cronwall, NY, a daughter; Christine A. Strycharz of Johnston, a sister; Patricia L. DeCoste of Rockland, MA and eight grandchildren. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 9 am. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 5-8 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Ann's memory to the American Lung Association, 298 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be deeply appreciated. 

BOTELLE (RYAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 8 Apr 2007] Botelle, Patricia M. 'Patsy' (Ryan), 52, of Franklin Ave., died Friday at Miriam Hospital. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret C. (McElroy) Ryan Jr. Patsy was a Licensed Practical Nurse for 30 years, working at Roger Williams Medical Center and at various nursing homes. She was a graduate of the former Rhode Island Junior College School of Nursing. She enjoyed bass fishing. She is survived by her two brothers, Charles E. Ryan III of Albany, NY and John P. Ryan of Orlando, FL, four sisters, Elaine Bruneau of Pawtucket, Margaret C. Quinn and Ann M. Lizac of Warwick and Mary C. Breard of North Providence and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be on Wednesday at 8 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Smith Street, Providence. Burial will be private. Visiting hours, Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903 in her memory would be appreciated. 

BOUCHER (McGOWAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 30 Nov 2005] New Bedford -- Mary R. (McGowan) Boucher, 89, of Dartmouth died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Dartmouth she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Annie A. (Martin) McGowan. She lived in Dartmouth and New Bedford most of her life. She graduated from New Bedford High School and Kinyon-Campbell Business School. Mrs. Boucher was a secretary in the Product Engineering Department of Morse Cutting Tools and later worked for the United Way until she retired. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn L. Haskell and her husband, Allison, of New Bedford and Joan Wright and her husband, David, of Cumming, Ga.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph McGowan, Ellen Beardsworth and Ann Sullivan. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Julie Billiart Church, North Dartmouth. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.  

BOUCHER (BYRNE) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 3 Jan 2006] Boucher, Anne Marie (Byrne), 92, of Lincoln, died Saturday at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. 'Bert' Boucher. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Myles and Maria (Kelly) Byrne, she had been a longtime resident of Providence, had also lived in North Providence for many years, before moving to Lincoln several months ago. Mrs. Boucher was a loving mother, and devoted grandmother. She was a communicant of Saint Pius V Church. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Sheila A. Urban, of Lincoln, her son, Dr. Thomas O. Boucher, and his wife, Unn Boucher, both of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, her granddaughter, Anne Marie Sanuth, and her husband, Keith Sanuth, and her grandson, Dr. Thomas J. Urban. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Manuppelli, with whom she lived for twenty-five years. She also had six deceased brothers and two deceased sisters. The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Pius V Church, Eaton Street, Providence. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Pius V School Scholarship Endowment Fund, 55 Elmhurst Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, in her memory, will be appreciated. 

BOUCHER (WELCH) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 19 April 2007] Boucher (Welch)-Eileen M., age 90 of Fall River formerly of Swansea. Wife of the late Roland D. Boucher, mother of Mrs. Ralph S. (Barbara A.) Borges. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday April 21, 2007 at 10 AM in Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Her family will receive friends from 9-10 AM prior to her Service. Burial in Mt Hope Cemetery Swansea.

BOUDREAU (BARRY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 31 Dec 2003] M. Clare (Barry) Boudreau, 88, of West Falmouth, Mass., formerly of Lincoln, a retired teacher, died yesterday at the JML Care Center in Falmouth, Mass. She was the wife of the late Paul Boudreau. They had been married for 58 years. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late John J. and Bridget (Kiernan) Barry, she had lived in Lincoln for many years before moving to West Falmouth in 1977. A graduate of Rhode Island College of Education, she spent many years as an elementary school teacher in Central Falls. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Seton Church. She leaves a daughter, Terry Carlson of Pawtucket; a son, Mike Boudreau of West Falmouth and Revere, Mass.; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Rd., North Falmouth. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass.

BOUDREAU (RAFTERY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 12 Oct 2005] Boudreau, Edna Millie (Raftery), 61, died Monday, in Goldsboro NC. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Hannagan) Raftery. She was the mother of George Frye, Jean Doster, William Frye and Mary-Ellen Rossi; sister of Jean Quattrini, Richard Raftery, Donna Quattrini, Marion Leclerc, Colleen Elias, and Maisie Raftery. Also survived by thirteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Her funeral was private. Memorial contributions to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534 would be appreciated.

BOUDREAU (LANDRY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 15 Oct 2005] Boudreau, Florence P., 'Pat' (Landry), 74, of Commonwealth Ave., Warwick, died on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. She was the wife of Edgar E. 'Tim' Boudreau. Mr. and Mrs. Boudreau were married for 56 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Laura (Haley) Landry, she lived in Warwick since 1964. Mrs. Boudreau was employed in airport security at the  T. F. Green Airport before retiring 20 years ago. She was previously employed at the Ann & Hope store in Warwick. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Timothy P. Boudreau of Fremont, CA and Kevin P. Boudreau of Narragansett; a daughter, Cathy M. Boudreau of Lakewood, CO; a brother, Patrick Landry of Wyoming, MI; four sisters, Lyda Lisbon of Pensacola, FL, Marjorie Landry of Providence, Irene Boule of Fremont, CA and Amelda Cavanaugh of Narragansett; and four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret Hindle, Genevieve Clark, Mary Mycroft, Drucilla Weathers, Theresa Mitchell, and Ernest, Alvin, William and Arnold Landry. Her funeral will be held on Monday, October 17 at 8 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Spring Green, Warwick , with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Catherine Church, 3252 Post Rd., Apponaug. Visiting hours are Sunday 3-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery , Exeter . In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the RI Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence , RI 02909.

BOULANGER (MURPHY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 26 August 2007] Boulanger, Theresa Marie (Murphy), RN, 76, formerly of Paine Road, Cumberland died Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Epoch of Harwich Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Harwich, MA. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Denis A. and Mary Frances (McCarthy) Murphy, she had lived in Cumberland for 45 years before moving to West Dennis 3 years ago. She was a 1948 graduate of Classical High School and a 1951 graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, both in Providence. For 18 years, Mrs. Boulanger was employed as delivery room nurse at the former Woonsocket Hospital, now Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket and later worked at several local nursing homes before retirement in 1982. During the 1960's, she was an active volunteer for Meeting Street School in Providence, and in 1964, she served as the Rhode Island State Fundraising Chairperson for Easter Seals for the benefit of Meeting Street School. Mrs. Boulanger enjoyed the theater, college and professional basketball, gardening, antiques and the ocean. She was a dog lover, avid reader and bridge player. She was a member of the Yarmouth (MA) Senior Center. She is survived by three sons, Denis Boulanger of Franklin, MA, Stephen Boulanger of Sandy, UT and Brian Boulanger of Mesa, AZ; on daughter, Jeanmarie Zydok of Cumberland; and one sister, Maureen Murphy of Central Falls. She is also survived by six grandchildren and her former husband, Henry Boulanger of Versailles, KY and Naples, FL. Her funeral will be held Wednesday, August 29 at 8:45 A.M. from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. John Vianney Church, 3655 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Boulanger's memory to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, MSPCA - Angell, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 would be appreciated.

BOULEY (CONLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 5 Oct 2004] Burrillville - Ellen B. (Conley) Bouley, 85, formerly of Conley Lane, died Saturday at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence. She was the wife of the late Aldore J. Bouley. Born in Harrisville on May 21, 1919, a daughter of the late Edward and Emily (Davies) Conley, she had lived in the neighborhood all her life. Mrs. Bouley had been a nurses' aide at Zambarano Memorial Hospital, now a unit of the Eleanor Slater Hospital, for 20 years before retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary, Keegan-Dinagen Post 1023, in Pascoag. Mrs. Bouley was a former member of the Children of Mary at St. Patrick Church. She leaves two sons, Peter Bouley of Pascoag and John Bouley of Tolland, Conn.; three daughters, Mary Ellen Bouley of Smithfield, Emily Lucas of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Jane Blanchette of Pawtucket; a brother, Dr. James Conley of Milwakee, Wis.; and six grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Thomas Conley and Grace Kelley. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Highway, Oakland, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick Church, 104 Main St., Harrisville. Burial will be private.

BOULEY (GALLAGHER) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 7 June 2006] Bouley, Patricia A., 59, of Cross Street, died Monday, June 5th at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of William O. Bouley. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Edward and Isabel (Pattison) Gallagher. She had been a lifelong resident of Smithfield. Before retiring she had been an expeditor for AAI in Providence for several years. Besides her husband she leaves a daughter Kathleen A. Connors of Central Falls, a son Jeffrey R. Hassett of Providence, and six grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held Friday at 10 AM in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. Calling hours Friday morning from 9-10 AM. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. 

BOURQUE (WALSH) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries June 2006] Middletown - Susan Mary (Walsh) Bourque, 50, of 6 Burton Place, Middletown, RI, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA. Born in Boston, MA, on May 19, 1956, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Jeanne (Regan) Walsh. Before moving to Middletown, RI in 1992, Mrs. Bourque was a long time resident of Roslindale, MA. She was a graduate of St. Claire´s High School in Roslindale before graduating with a degree in nursing from Quincy College School of Practical Nursing. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for the Grand Islander Health are Center in Middletown for many years. She is survived by her three daughters, Kate R. Bourque, Alyxandra "Sachi" Bourque and Kheldhe Noni Bourque, all of Middletown, RI, her son Jonathan J. Bourque of Middletown, RI; her sister Donna J. Gatsoulis and her husband, Vasilios Gatsoulis, of Roslindale, MA. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Arianna Papadopoulos. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at 8 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in Boston, MA at a later date. Funeral arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI.

BOUTHILLETTE (CONNORS) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 24 May 2006] Bouthillette, Dorothy E. (Connors), age 71 of North Drive, Portsmouth, RI died Sunday in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Arthur Bouthillette. She was born in Pawtucket on May 28, 1934 a daughter of the late William and Onilda (Lussier) Connors. She had lived in Sayreville, NJ. for 35 years before moving to Portsmouth in 2000. She had been a Nurse at the Country Manor Nursing Home and Community Memorial Hospital in Toms River, NJ for 20 years before retiring in 2000. She leaves her sons, John and his wife Donna, Robert and his wife Marie, Glenn and his wife Nanci, Mark and his wife Shannon, Thomas and his wife Kelly and William Bouthillette; one daughter, Jennifer and her husband Robert Baker; three sisters, Carol Ward, Madelyn Young and Charlotte Richards; and one brother, William Connors; sixteen grandchildren; and her fiance, William Bains. Sister of the late Gertrude Bains. Funeral Friday at 9 AM from The Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St., Attleboro. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Joseph's Church, 208 South Main St., Attleboro. Burial in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours Friday 8:30 to 9:30 AM before Mass. 

BOUTIN (BOYLE) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Satirday 1 Dec 2007] Taunton - Helena G. (Boyle) Boutin, one great wife, 85 years old, died in the Taunton Nursing Home, on Friday evening November 30, 2007 with her husband of 60 years, Roland A. Boutin at her bedside. Born in Taunton, daughter of the late James and Helena (Murphy) Boyle. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Church, having been baptized, confirmed, attended St. Mary’s Grammar and High School and was married there. She was well- known for being a care- giver not only for her husband but to her several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews as well. She enjoyed her home, cooking, baking and gardening. Besides her husband she is survived by her nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Anna Fagan, John Boyle, William Boyle, James Boyle and Edward Boyle. Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be held from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, (Route 138 South) on Tuesday at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Taunton Nursing Home Activity Fund, 350 Norton Ave, Taunton, MA 02780. 

BOWDEN [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 26 Feb 2003] Edward H. "Clocker" Bowden, 80, of Crestview Avenue, Somerset, died Thursday at the Nichols House, Fairhaven. He was the husband of Edith (Rutledge) Bowden. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Edward Bowden and the late Ruth (Sullivan) Bowden, he had resided in Somerset for more than 57 years. He was an Army veteran, serving as a sergeant during World War II. Mr. Bowden was employed as a printer with The Herald News in Fall River for more than 33 years, retiring in 1988. He served as a vestryman in the former St. James Episcopal Church and was a member of the Church of Our Savior in Somerset. He was an avid bowler and was the founder and president of The Herald News Bowling League. Besides his wife of 57 years, he is survived by a son, Alan E. Bowden of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Doris Quinn of East Greenwich, R.I.; a grandson; and a nephew. Arrangements are by the Birchcrest Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 189 Gardner's Neck Road, Swansea.

BOWEN (DOLAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 30 Apr 2005] Bowen, Barbara H., 85, of Carpenter Drive, Green Hill, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of thelate David R. Bowen, they were married for fifty-four years. Born in Johnston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cora (Herald) Dolan. Mrs. Bowen had been a clerk for New England Telephone Co. for many years. She had lived in Cranston before moving to Green Hill in 1952. Mrs. Bowen was a communicant of St. James Chapel, Charlestown; a member of Cranston Garden Club, Arbutus Garden Club and Green Hill Civic Association. She leaves many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10:00 AM in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Rd., Charlestown. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Infusion Department of South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield, RI 02879 or St. James Building Fund c/o St. Mary Church, P.O. Box 475, Carolina, RI 02812. Arrangements by Avery-Storti Funeral Home, Wakefield. 

BOWEN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 25 June 2006] New Bedford — Francis E. Bowen, 66, of New Bedford died June 24, 2006 unexpectedly at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Timothy F. and Mary E. (Dowd) Bowen, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. Mr. Bowen was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. He was formerly employed as a meat cutter for Angelo's Supermarket until his retirement. Mr. Bowen was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Survivors include a brother, Edward F. Bowen, and his wife Madeline, of Acushnet; 2 sons, Timothy Bowen, and his wife Maureen, of Rochester and Patrick Bowen, and his wife Kelly, of Wrentham; a sister, Anne E. Sylvia of Middleboro; 5 grandchildren, Kylie, Zachary, Michael, Ashleigh and Averie. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 6-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. 

BOWEN (SULLIVAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 6 June 2007] Falmouth — Grace Sullivan Bowen of Falmouth, formerly New Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 2 at JML Care Center after a short illness. She was born in New Bedford in 1920, the youngest of four children to Daniel and Grace Sullivan. In her youth she was closely involved in raising her nieces and nephews after her sister's early death; in doing so she developed a life-long bond with them all. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music where she majored in piano. Here she developed a rich love not only of music, but also of the performing arts, and painting. After briefly teaching piano at home, she became the assistant to Dr. Paul Magnuson of New Bedford. She came to Falmouth in 1954 when Dr. Magnuson moved his practice here. She was a founding member and an officer of the Interfaith Choir. She continued her interest in painting with art classes offered at the West Falmouth Library. She was an active volunteer at Falmouth Hospital and a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. She retained her faith in the Catholic Church first at St. Patrick's and then at St. Elizabeth Seton's where she served on the Altar Committee and the Guild, and acted as Eucharistic Minister. She married Dr. Harry Bowen in 1981 at the age of 60. Her life-long interest in people soon knitted her into the hearts of the Bowen family. Her last years were spent at 30 Chase Road where she and Harry, in retirement, traveled widely, especially among their former AFS students in France and Norway, and in Washington State. She quickly established a happy rapport with their more distant children. And in time Grace became a capable crew on their own little sailboat, the "Osprey." She is survived by her husband and children, by the Sullivan boys, by the six children in the Largay family, by the Dorwart children, by her godchild, and by the AFS children throughout the world; yes, and by the children and grandchildren to come. A Mass of Celebration will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton's Church on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the JML Care Center in recognition of its very sensitive staff. JML Care Center, 184 Ter Huen Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540. 

BOWERING (McCAULEY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 8 Feb 2007] Bowering, Marjorie (McCauley), February 5, 2007. Beloved wife of Albert B. Bowering. Mother of David Bowering, Joyce Jay, Jane Tudino and the late Albert, Eddie and Raymond Bowering. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Sat. Feb. 10 at 11:30 am in St. Francis DeSales Church, 381 School St., North Kingstown. 

 

BOWERS (CUMMINGS) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thurs 25 Sep 1930] Passed away, in Truesdale Hospital, Sept. 23, Elizabeth Ada, beloved wife of Josiah A. Bowers, 32 Raymond street, and daughter of Catherine and the late Patrick Cummings. Services will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Lees, Drift road, Westport Point, Friday at 8:30 a.m. A mass will be sung at St. John's Church, Central Village at 9 a.m.

BOWLEY (CONROY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 31 Dec 2004] Newport - Theresa Conroy Bowley, 103, formerly of 39 Slocum St., a retired cinema employee, died yesterday in the St. Clare Home. She was the wife of the late Daniel D. Bowley. Born in Newport on Nov. 17, 1901, the daughter of the late Michael J. and Annie (Duffy) Conroy, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Conroy had worked with her husband at the Opera House Cinema for 49 years before retiring. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary Church. She leaves six nieces, Carol Conroy Rodrigues of Middletown, Dana Conroy Aymond of Jackson, Mich., Linda Conroy Vaughn of Hillsboro, Calif., Janet Conroy Park of Ridgefield, Conn., Louise Mellow Costley of Newport and Denise Trover of Tiverton; and three nephews, Michael Conroy, and Jack and Rodney Bowley; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis, Owen and John Conroy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Spring Street. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.

BOWNESS (McNALLY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Thursday 5 Feb 2004] North Attleboro -- Jane Ann Bowness, 41, of Mount Hope Street, a retired postal clerk and a retail sales clerk, died Tuesday in the Women and Infant's Hospital, Providence, after a long illness. She was the wife of William Bowness, to whom she would have been married 10 years on Valentine's Day. Born in Providence on June 28, 1962, she was the daughter of Raymond McNally of Barrington, R.I., and the late Barbara (Blifford) McNally. She had been raised and educated in Barrington, and had resided in North Attleboro since 1993. She was a 1981 graduate of Barrington High School, later attending a travel agency school and the Community College of Rhode Island. Mrs. Bowness had worked for the Barrington Post Office for 14 years, retiring due to illness in 2003. She was a member of the American Postal Worker's Union, Local 5615. She had also worked as a sales associate at Marshall's Department Store in East Providence, R.I., for 15 years. She had attended the Central Congregational Church of Attleboro Falls for five years, and had enjoyed gardening and reading. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by two daughters, Jennifer and Lorene Bowness, both at home; a brother, Mark McNally of Barrington; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls. Burial will take place in North Purchase Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls. [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 5 Feb 2004] North Attleboro - Jane Ann (McNally) Bowness, 41, of Mount Hope Street, a postal clerk at the Barrington post office, died Tuesday at Women & Infant's Hospital, Providence, after an illness. She was the wife of William A. Bowness. Born in Providence on June 28, 1962, a daughter of Raymond G. McNally of Barrington, and the late Barbara (Blifford) McNally, she had lived in North Attleboro since 1993, previously living in Barrington. Mrs. Bowness had been a postal clerk in Barrington for 14 years until illness forced her to retire last year, and was a member of the American Postal Workers Union, Local 5615. She had also worked at Marshall's in East Providence for 15 years. She was a 1981 graduate of Barrington High School, and attended Community College of Rhode Island. She attended Central Congregational Church. Mrs. Bowness enjoyed gardening and reading. Besides her husband and father, she leaves two daughters, Jennifer L. Bowness and Lorene J. Bowness, both at home; and a brother, Mark McNally of Barrington. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth Ave. Burial will be in North Purchase Cemetery, Attleboro.

BOWRIN (TOOLAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 21 Feb 2007] Bowrin, Mary Jane Toolan, 59, of Mt. Pleasant [S. Carolina], the wife of Kenneth W. Bowrin, died Monday, February 12, 2007 at her home. Born March 23, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Andrew A. Toolan and Catherine R. McGinn Toolan. Mary was the former administrative assistant to the director of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Snee Farm Country Club. She will be deeply missed by her family, husband, Kenneth; two step-sons: David W. Bowrin of Remington, VA and J. Michael Bowrin of Silver Spring, MD; a step-daughter: Diane Harsha of Gaithersburg, MD; a brother: Andrew J. Toolan of Cranston, RI; a sister-in-law: Kathleen A. Toolan; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews: Beth Toolan (Neath Pal) of Providence, RI; Timothy Toolan (Su Wu) of S. Kingston, RI; Heather Grant (Raymond) of Cranston, RI and William Toolan (Lydia) of New Jersey; five great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, One Saint Paul's Place, Cranston, RI. Burial at a later date will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Avenue, Suite 101, North Charleston, SC, 29405 or The Joan Pires Scholarship Fund, LaSalle Academy, 612 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI 02908. The Bowrin family is being served by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

BOXELL (COX) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 27 Oct 2003] Newport - Alice "Gerry" (Cox) Boxell, 82, of 516 East Walbash, Converse, Ind., formerly of Newport, a retired clerk, died Saturday in Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Jesse S. Boxell. Born in Newport on May 4, 1921, a daughter of the late Henry and Katherine (O'Neil) Cox, she had lived in Newport before moving to Indiana in 1962. While living in Newport, she had worked as a clerk for the Navy War College, and then for Raytheon. After moving to Indiana, she worked as a clerk for the Grant County Court House in Marion, retiring in 1985. She leaves a son, James W. Hallock of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Margaret A. Maldonado of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Joan Loughran of Swansea, Rhode Zurybida of Middletown and Anne Gadboury of Newport; her caretaker and granddaughter, Stephanie Planck of Gas City, Ind.; and three grandchildren. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway. Burial will be private.

BOYCE [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 27 June 2005] Mansfield -- Kevin J. Boyce, 59, of Mansfield , died Friday, June 24, 2005, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital , Attleboro . He was the beloved husband of Elaine A. (Hurley) Boyce, to whom he had been married for the past 31 years. He was born in Boston , Mass. , on June 14, 1946, the loving son of the late William and Katherine (Ryan) Boyce. Mr. Boyce was a graduate of Dorchester High School , and the New England School of Art, Boston . He was a quality control technician, having worked for Bayer Inc. of Walpole , Mass. , for the past 11 years. He had worked part-time for Discount Liquors in Mansfield . Mr. Boyce was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Mansfield. He was a member of the Mansfield Jaycees, the Committee for the Cycle of Life, Boston , and the Wamponaug Running Club in the Tri-Boro area. He had volunteered for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford , Conn. , and had enjoyed running, biking, kayaking, oil painting, hiking, reading, writing poetry, and working in his yard. Mr. Boyce had resided in Mansfield for the past 31 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted children, Ryan J. Boyce and Jillian M. Boyce, both of Mansfield . He was the brother of the late Karen McCaffrey, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 in St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt St., Route 106, Mansfield. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, June 28, in the funeral home, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kevin's memory may be made to Cycle for Life/Tufts-NEMC, 750 Washington St., P.O. Box 231 , Boston , MA 02111 .

BOYD (CUMMINGS) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wed 15 Nov 2000] Donna M. (Cummings) Boyd, 46, of Deacon Road, Westport, died Tuesday at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of John Boyd. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of Peter J. Cummings and Barbara (Welch) Cummings, both of Fall River. She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of the former Sacred Hearts Academy. She was employed for more than 20 years as a teacher's aide at the Westall School in Fall River. Mrs. Boyd was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers. She also loved boating and walking. Besides her husband and parents, survivors include two sons, Jack Boyd and Craig Bazinet, both of Westport; two brothers, Matthew Cummings of Dighton and Peter J. Cummings Jr. of Fall River, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by the Cherry Place Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Funeral Friday, November 17, 2000, followed by a funeral mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Main Rd., Westport, Ma. Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions to Harold Hudner Oncology Center, c/o St. Anne's Hospital, 795 Middle St., Fall River, MA 02724.

BOYD (KEAVY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 7 Feb 2003] Mildred (Keavy) Boyd, 90, of Hudson, N.H., formerly of Fall River, a former nurse's aide, died Wednesday at Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital. She was the wife of the late John R. Boyd. Born on July 17, 1912, in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Michael E. and Catherine (Nelligan) Keavy. She was a 1929 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. She had worked as a nurse's aide at Harvard Nursing Home. Mrs. Boyd was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, Hudson. She was a member of both the Hudson and Nashua Senior Citizens. She leaves two sons, John M. Boyd of South Myrtle Beach, S.C., and William Boyd of Lowell; four daughters, Janice Sullivan of Newbern, N.C., Dorothy Parcelewicz of Tampa, Fla., and Mary Lou Vanderpool and Barbara Langathianos, both of Lowell; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hudson. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Hudson.

BOYD (JOHNSON) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 8 Sep 2003] Warwick - Frances Boyd, 81, of Meadowbrook Terrace, Warwick Avenue, died Friday at Harborside Healthcare-Pawtuxet Village, 270 Post Rd. She was the wife of the late John J. Boyd. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Murphy) Johnson, she had lived most of her life in Warwick. Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Buttonwoods and Pilgrim Senior Citizens, and a member of their line-dancing group. She was a communicant of St. Kevin Church. She leaves a son, John J. Boyd Jr. of Richmond; a daughter, Judith Hilton of Warwick; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late George L. Boyd, and the sister of the late Jack and Thomas Johnson, Evangeline Reardon, Christine Piccirrillo and Anna Baptiste. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BOYD (FINNEGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 13 July 2005] Boyd, Kathleen E., 83, of 'Stonegate', Bullocks Point Ave. , Riverside , a homemaker, died July 11, 2005. She was the wife of the late Harry R. Boyd, Jr. Born in Riverside , a daughter of the late Peter J. and Catherine C. ( Walker ) Finnegan, she lived in East Providence for 73 years. Mrs. Boyd was a charter member of St. Martha Church and a member of its Rosary & Altar Society. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Bay View Academy Class of 1940. She leaves two daughters; Kathleen A. Boyd of Portsmouth and Jayne M. McDonald of East Providence , two sons; Peter J. Boyd of Santa Cruz , Ca. and Harry 'Bud' R. Boyd, III of Portsmouth, a sister; Frances Borges of East Providence , eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Marie Mitchell, Zita Brodeur, Joseph Finnegan and Anne Paniccia. Her funeral will be held Friday, July 15, 2005 at 8:45 a.m. from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave. , Riverside , with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Ave. , East Providence . Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 4-7 p.m. Contributions in Kathleen's memory to Alzheimer's Assn., 245 Waterman St., Suite 306 , Providence , RI 02906 , would be deeply appreciated.

BOYD [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 16 Aug 2005] Boyd, Joseph T., 77 of Amherst Street died Sunday, August 14 at Mount St. Francis Health Center, Woonsocket . He was the husband of Mary E. 'Betty' (Killeen) Boyd. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd were married 56 years. Born in Pawtucket , a son of the late Thomas E. and Ellen ( Henderson ) Boyd, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 56 years. Mr. Boyd was a sales engineer for ITT Grinnell for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Cumberland. He was a Korean War Army Veteran, who also served in the Rhode Island National Guard. He retired as a Major from the U.S. Army Reserves. Besides his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. The was the brother of the late Thomas E. Boyd, Jr. The funeral will be held Thursday, August 18, at 9 A.M. from the Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. Patrick's Church, 301 Broad Street,Cumberland. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Joseph 's Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Wednesday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Boyd's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906-5215, would be appreciated. 

BOYD [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 23 Jan 2008] Boyd, Thomas J., 50, of 'Riverside Terrace' Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside died on January 19, 2008. He was the former husband of Arlene (Deissler) Boyd. Born in Providence, a son of Robert L. and Constance (Carey) Boyd of Riverside, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside. Mr. Boyd was a truck driver for the City of East Providence Highway Department for 14 years before retiring in 2005. Thomas was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1975. He was a United States Army Veteran. Besides his parents he is survived by four brothers; Kenneth R. Boyd of Riverside, Timothy R. Boyd of Riverside, Terrance X. Boyd of Riverside and Stephen M. Boyd of Bristol, three sisters; Maureen P. Boyd of Riverside, Victoria A. Boyd of Riverside and Roseanne Cazeault of Dedham, MA and five nieces and five nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday January 25, 2008 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 am. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Tom's memory to St. Brendan School Turner Ave., Riverside would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of the W. Raymond Watson Funer Al Home Riverside. 

BOYLAN (TOWER) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 22 Feb 2003] Warwick - Doris S. (Tower) Boylan, 71, of Atlantic Avenue, a retired certified nurse's assistant, died Thursday in Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Donald M. Boylan. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Peterson) Tower, she had lived in Cranston before moving to Warwick 30 years ago. Mrs. Boylan had been a certified nurse's assistant at Pawtuxet Village Nursing Home for 15 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Gaspee Days Committee, and a past chairwoman of the Gaspee Days Parade Ball. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Maureen A. Boylan of Juno, Fla., Eileen E. Farrell of Narragansett and Lynn M. Brannon of Johnston; a brother, Arthur Tower of Bristol; a sister, Evelyn Mitchell of Providence; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Caroline Fabrizio and Helen Forkins. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Peter Church, Fair Street. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park.

BOYLAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 22 July 2008] Boylan, David R., 85, of Gould Avenue, died peacefully at home Sunday after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet M. (Olson) Boylan. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John T. and Mary A. (Sullivan) Boylan of Ireland. Mr. Boylan retired from Narragansett Electric Company in 1988 after 38 years. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Officer's Candidate School. He served as a second mate in the Merchant Marines during WWII. Mr. Boylan was the devoted father of Thomas F. Connors of Scituate, John T. Boylan of Providence, David E. Boylan and his wife Linda, Sharon A. Corcoran and her husband Robert, both of Warwick, and Pamela B. Ong and her husband Warren of North Kingstown. He leaves 10 grandchildren: Sean, Kelly and Thomas Connors, David P., Erin and Lauren Boylan, Christopher and Heather Corcoran, and Nora and Alexander Ong, and great-grandchildren Kyle and Gabriel Connors. He is also survived by his sister Eileen Morlock and brother Donald Boylan, both of Warwick. He was the brother of the late Theresa Capone, Anne Moran, Lillian Cianciolo, Margaret, Madeline, John, Henry, James, Edward and Robert 'Red' Boylan. His funeral will be Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from The Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in St. William Church, Pettaconsett Ave., Warwick, at 10 a.m. Calling hours Wednesday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, will be appreciated. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park. 

BOYLE [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 18 March 1882] Died… In Providence… 12th, John Boyle, aged 30 years.

BOYLE (SHAW) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 8 Aug 2003] Deborah A. Boyle, 53, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Cranston, a former personnel director, died July 30 at home. She was the wife of Michael E. Boyle. Born in Providence, a daughter of Doris (Connelly) Shaw of Warwick, and the late Charles Shaw, she had lived in Cranston before moving to Florida in 1998. Mrs. Boyle had been a personnel director at the former Martin Copeland Co., East Providence, for several years before retiring. She was a 1968 graduate of Johnston High School. Besides her husband and mother, she leaves a sister, Pam Kakela of Mendon, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral and burial were private.

BOYLE [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Saturday 16 Aug 2003] Boyle - Bradford W., Esq. August 13, 2003. Beloved son of Rev. Kenneth A. Boyle of Attleboro and Eleanor-Jean Leighton of Myrtle Beach, SC. Stepson of Dale S. Boyle of Attleboro. Brother of Kenneth A. Boyle, Jr., of Bristol, RI. Michael E. Leighton of St. Cloud, MN, Brenda-Jean Paradis of Pembroke, NH and Evangeline N. Boyle of Franklin. Stepbrother of Kathryn Wilson of Franklin. Residence: Pembroke, NH formerly of Pleasant St., Attleboro. Services in Four Corners Community Chapel, 2110 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, Monday at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation and flowers omitted. Gifts to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Program), Boston Court Appointed, PO Box 9663, Boston, MA 02114. ATTN: Susan Conrad in Brad's memory will be appreciated. Arrangements by the William W.Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket. [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 16 Aug 2003] Bradford W. Boyle, 39, of Buck Street, Pembroke, N.H., formerly of Attleboro, an attorney, died unexpectedly Wednesday at home. Born in Stoneham, Mass., a son of the Rev. Kenneth A. Boyle of Attleboro and Eleanor-Jean Leighton of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and a stepson of Dale S. Boyle of Attleboro, he had lived in Attleboro most of his life before moving to Pembroke two years ago. Mr. Boyle had practiced law in Attleboro for several years. He was a 1986 graduate of North Adams State College, and received his law degree in 1991 from Suffolk University School of Law, Boston. He enjoyed horses and the White Mountains. Besides his parents and stepmother, he leaves two brothers, Kenneth A. Boyle Jr. of Bristol and Michael E. Leighton of St. Cloud, Minn.; two sisters, Brenda-Jean Paradis of Pembroke and Evangeline N. Boyle of Franklin, Mass.; a stepsister, Kathryn Wilson of Franklin; and three nieces and two nephews. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Four Corners Community Chapel, 2110 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland. Burial will be private.

BOYLE (O'NEILL) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Thursday 26 May 2005] North Attleboro -- Marjorie M. Boyle, 75, a retired data manager, of 637 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, died May 23, 2005, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Harold Boyle. Born in North Attleboro on Sept. 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Durant) O'Neill. Mrs. Boyle was educated in North Attleboro schools, and was a graduate of North Attleboro High School, class of 1946. She held positions years ago at the North Attleboro School Department and at the former North Attleboro Trust Company. She worked as a data manager at Codex in Mansfield prior to retirement. Mrs. Boyle enjoyed making crafts and was described by her family as a "quilt maker extraordinaire." She also was a member of St. Mary's Parish in North Attleboro, until the formation of St. Mark's Parish, where she was remained a life-long communicant. She was also active in the Daughters of Isabella. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Susan Boyle of Poulsbo, Wash., Kathleen Paquin of North Attleboro, and Timothy Boyle of North Billerica; a brother, William O'Neill of Los Alamitos, Calif.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Paquin of Florida and Heather Paquin of North Attleboro; and her great-granddaughter, Kayle Paquin of North Attleboro. A funeral will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at 8 a.m. from the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Saint Mark's Church, 105 Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Scleroderma Foundation, NE Chapter, 462 Boston Street, Suite 1-1, Topsfield, MA 01983. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

BOYLE [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 5 June 2005] Boyle, M. Margaret, 94, of Smith St. , died Wednesday at Kent Hospital . Born in West Warwick , the daughter of the late Felix and Elizabeth (O'Hare) Boyle, she was a lifelong resident of the town. Miss Boyle was the corporate secretary and owner of the former Eastern Fuel Co. She was a lifelong communicant of SS. Peter & Paul Church and was a member of the church's Rosary and Altar Guild. She had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for 25 years. She is survived by many, many friends whom she considered family, especially Jean Brousseau, Albert Heroux, and her godchild, Kathy Lylons. She was the sister of the late Patrick F. Boyle. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road , Warwick . Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Church, 48 Highland St., West Warwick. Burial will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery . Visitation Monday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Meal on Wheels c/o 70 Bath Street , Providence , Rhode Island 02908 in her memory will be appreciated.

BOYLE [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 20 Sep 2005] Boyle, Marius F., 96, of Byron Boulevard , Warwick , died on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at Harborside Healthcare Pawtuxet Village in Warwick . He was the husband of the late Eleanor I. (Hewitt) Boyle. Born in Boston , MA , a son of the late John W. and Margaret ( Griffith ) Boyle, he lived in Warwick for 60 years. Mr. Boyle was employed by the RI Department of Employment Security in Providence for 25 years, retiring as department manager in 1974. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, Edward F. Boyle of Westborough , MA ; two daughters, Marilyn A. Boyle of Warwick and Anne J. Boyle of Cranston ; and one grandson, Michael Edward Boyle of Westborough , MA . His funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 21, at 10 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue , Spring Green, Warwick , with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. peter Church, 350 Fair Street , Warwick . Friends may visit on Wednesday 9-10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in St. Francis Cemetery , Pawtucket . In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306 , Providence , RI 02906 .

BOYLE [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Sept 2006] Newport - Francis Joseph Boyle, 79, of 12 Annandale Terrace, Newport, RI, died Monday, September 11, 2006 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of M. Delores (Roderick) Boyle. Born in Providence, RI on June 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Irene (Miller) Boyle. Judge Boyle served in the United States Navy, during World War II in the Philippines. Returning from the war, Judge Boyle attended Providence College and the University of Michigan and received a juris doctorate from Boston College Law School in 1952. He also received an Honorary Degree from Roger Williams University. Judge Boyle started his private practice in 1953 in Pawtucket and later joined the Newport firm of Moore Virgadamo, Boyle and Lynch, where he practiced until 1977. In 1977 Senator Claiborne Pell suggested his name to President Jimmy Carter who nominated Judge Boyle to the United States District Court for a seat vacated by Edward W. Day. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 30, 1977, and sworn in at the Old Colony House in Newport on July 1, 1977. He served as Chief Judge, from 1982 to 1992 and assumed senior status on December 1, 1992. During his tenure as Chief Judge, Judge Boyle was credited with modernizing the Court by installing a computer system, making Rhode Island's District Court one of the most efficient and technologically advanced in the nation. He was an early advocate of computer use in the courts and one of the first to have a computer monitor on his courtroom bench. As Chief Judge he was successsful in eliminating case backlogs and insisted on the practice of highest judicial ethical standards. Judge Boyle served on the Judicial Conference of the United States. He sat on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newport. Judge Boyle was a former member and past president of Serra Club of Newport, a member of the United States and Rhode Island Bar Assocations, a member and past president of the Newport County Bar Association, President of the Men's Democratic Club, and a member of the Board of Regents of Education. As a Regent, he was Chairman of the Special Population Subcommittee. Judge Boyle was a founder of the Newport County Catholic Regional School (known today as All Saint's Academy), the first regional Catholic school in the Diocese of Providence, and is the author of legislation that provides transportation for students attending parochial and private schools. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Christopher Boyle and Matthew F. Boyle of Newport, RI, Patrick J. Boyle of Strathem, NH, Deborah A. Stone of Newburyport, MA, Carole L. Kane of Newport, RI, Susan B. Michael of Middletown, RI, and Katherine B. O'Mealey of Franklin, MA; his grandchildren Allison, Mary Katherine, John, Brian, and Daniel Boyle, Kevin, Brendan, Christopher, Erin, Rebecca, Mollie, Matthew, Emily, Kaitlin, Abigail; and his great-grandson John R. Carter Jr. His funeral will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 9 a.m., from the Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Avenue, Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., in St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 15, 2006, from 4-8 p.m. in the Hambly Funeral Home. Donations, in his memory, may be made to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund, Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 14 Sep 2006] Boyle, Francis Joseph, Senoir Us District Judge, 79, of 12 Annandale Terrace, Newport, RI, died Monday, September 11, 2006 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of M. Delores (Roderick) Boyle. Born in Providence, RI on June 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Irene (Miller) Boyle. Judge Boyle served in the United States Navy, during World War II in the Philippines. Returning from the war, Judge Boyle attended Providence College and the University of Michigan and received a juris doctorate from Boston College Law School in 1952. He also received an Honorary Degree from Roger Williams University. Judge Boyle started his private practice in 1953 in Pawtucket and later joined the Newport firm of Moore Virgadamo, Boyle and Lynch, where he practiced until 1977. In 1977 Senator Claiborne Pell suggested his name to President Jimmy Carter who nominated Judge Boyle to the United States District Court for a seat vacated by Edward W. Day. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 30, 1977, and sworn in at the Old Colony House in Newport on July 1, 1977. He served as Chief Judge, from 1982 to 1992 and assumed senior status on December 1, 1992. During his tenure as Chief Judge, Judge Boyle was credited with modernizing the Court by installing a computer system, making Rhode Island's District Court one of the most efficient and technologically advanced in the nation. He was an early advocate of computer use in the courts and one of the fist to have a computer monitor on his courtroom bench. As Chief Judge he was successsful in eliminating case backlogs and insisted on the practice of highest judicial ethical standards. Judge Boyle served on the Judicial Conference of the United States. He sat on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newport. Judge Boyle was a former member and past president of Serra Club of Newport, a member of the United States and Rhode Island Bar Assocations, a member and past president of the Newport County Bar Association, President of the Men's Democratic Club, and a member of the Board of Regents of Education. As a Regent, he was Chairman of the Special Population Subcommittee. Judge Boyle was a founder of the Newport County Catholic Regional School (known today as All Saint's Academy), the first regional Catholic school in the Diocese of Providence, and is the author of legislation that provides transportation for students attending parochial and private schools. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Christopher Boyle and Matthew F. Boyle of Newport, RI, Patrick J. Boyle of Stratham, NH, Deborah A. Stone of Newburyport, MA, Carole L. Kane of Newport, RI, Susan B. Michael of Middletown, RI, and Catherine B. O'Mealey of Franklin, MA, his grandchildren Allison, Mary Katherine, John, Brian, and Daniel Boyle, Kevin, Brendan, Christopher, Erin, Rebecca, Mollie, Matthew, Emily, Kaitlin, Abigail, and his great-grandson John R. Carter, Jr. His funeral will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 9:00am, from the Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Avenue, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am, in St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 15, 2006, from 4:00-8:00p.m. in the Hambly Funeral Home. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund, Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840.

BOYLE [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 10 Jan 2007] Boyle, Leo J., Lt. Col., 85, of Foster, formerly of Scituate, died January 8, 2007 at the RI Veterans Home Bristol, after a courageous battle with Alzheimers disease with his family by his side. He was the husband of Hope (McCurdy) Boyle. He worked for 43 years at New England Telephone and was assistant to the supervisor. A WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corps., he piloted a B17 for many missions over Europe and received numerous medals. He was a Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph's Church in Scituate, served on the Scituate Zoning Board and was Past President and Charter Member of Kenbrin Swim Club. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters Judy Shirley and Kim Birrell and her husband Steve, three granddaughters Jennifer Shirley, Kelsey Birrell and Mackenzie Birrell, and one great grandson Alexander Mensel. He was also grandfather of the late Jamie Shirley. His wonderful personality and sense of humor will be missed by all who loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Church, Danielson Pike, Scituate. Burial to follow to Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. Calling hours Thursday 5-8PM in the Winfield & Sons Funeral Home, Route 116, Scituate.

BOYLE [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 8 May 2007] Boyle, Walter V., Jr., 89, of Sakonnet Blvd., died Saturday at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Bernadette I. (SanSouci) Boyle. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Walter V. and Ann A. (Doorley) Boyle. Mr. Boyle was a business manager for New England Telephone Company for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He was US Army Captain for the Infantry Division during World War II. He graduated from Providence College in 1939, receiving a Ph.B and was awarded the Golden Friars Award in 1989 and the Washington County Alumnus of the Year Award in 1993. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, The Sons of Irish Kings, and The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of South County. He is survived by his son Walter V. Boyle, III and his wife Janet of Narragnasett and his daughter, Madeline Anne Reilly and her husband James, of Narragansett, his sister, Marguerite M. Boyle of Providence, his sister in law, Sister Madeleine SanSouci, RSM, formerly of Salve Regina University, Newport, four grandchildren, Colleen M. Boisclair, Michael P. Reilly, Peter J. and Karen A. Boyle. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, (Route 117) Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours, Tuesday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bishop Russell J. McVinney Memorial Foundation, 485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 in his memory would be appreciated.

BOYLE [Providence RI Journal, Monday 3 Dec 2007] Boyle, Dr. John K. 'Jack', 77, of Smithfield, RI passed away on December 1, 2007 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, RI after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the devoted husband of Kathryn A. (Riedl) Boyle to whom he was married for 55 years. He was the son of the late Thomas E. Boyle and Florence G. (Carberry) Boyle of Worcester, Mass. His father was a high school physics and radio teacher and laboratory assistant at Clark University to Dr. Robert Goddard, United States rocket researcher. Dr. Boyle leaves five children and twelve grandchildren: Kevin Boyle and his wife Dorothy of Concord, MA and their children Joseph, Patrick and Bartholomew Boyle; Thomas E. 'Tim' Boyle, II of Cranston, RI, and his children Brittany and Scott Boyle; Michael J. Boyle and his wife Mary of Smithfield, RI and their children Michael, John, and Nicole Boyle; Elizabeth Boyle Eckel and her husband Jonathan of Westerly, RI and their son Jonathan Eckel, Jr.; and Susan E. Wild and her husband Robert of North Providence, RI and their children Brett, Cody, and Kasey Wild. A native of Worcester, Mass, Dr. Boyle was a four-star athlete at North High School earning that school's top athletic award upon graduation in 1949. Dr. Boyle graduated from Dartmouth College in 1953, majoring in history and economics and was a member of the football and basketball teams. At Dartmouth, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Honor Society. He earned a Master's degree from Harvard University in 1956 and a certificate of advance graduate studies from Harvard in 1960. Dr. Boyle earned a doctorate degree in education from Nova University in 1980. A life-long educator, Dr. Boyle began his career as a substitute teacher in Newton, MA, and later served as a history teacher, as well as football and track coach at Concord (MA) High School. He served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Stoneham, MA for three years, before moving to Smithfield, RI in 1963 to become Superintendent of Smithfield Public Schools, a position he held for 25 years. During his tenure in Smithfield, he supervised the construction and renovation of six schools, including Smithfield's first high school and new middle school. Upon his retirement in 1988, the town named the Boyle Athletic Complex on the Smithfield High School campus in his honor. He was inducted into the Town of Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame in 2001. He served as President of the Rhode Island and New England Superintendent's Association, and was named Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year in 1988. He was a member of the American Association of School Superintendent's and the IDMADT organization. He was also a member and held office in the Rhode Island Business Officials Association. He was instrumental in establishing the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative consisting of nine communities and the beginning phase of the Age of Technology in Schools. Dr. Boyle served in Korea as a Second Lieutenant and platoon leader with the First Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. An avid sports fan, Dr. Boyle enjoyed coaching youth sports and was a Providence College hockey enthusiast. He enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and playing cribbage. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He'll be forever remembered for telling great stories and jokes, reading books and playing ball with his family, and camping and building sandcastles at the Cape Cod. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make donations to the Dr. John K. Boyle Scholarship Fund c/o Citizen's Bank, 639 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI 02828. Funeral Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m.

BOYLE [Providence RI Journal, Friday 18 July 2008] Boyle, Robert B., 67, of Washington St., died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center. Born in Providence, he was the husband of Marilyn J. (Bacon) Boyle who celebrated forty-three years of marriage and was the son of the late Francis L. and Ruth (Benson) Boyle. He lived in Coventry for 41 years. Mr. Boyle was a carpenter ship wright for General Dynamics for forty-one years before retiring in 2002. He belonged to the South County Rod and Gun Club. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by a son Francis B. Boyle, a daughter Debra J. Beer, a sister Carol Patrick, and five grandchildren. His funeral services will be private.