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BRABIN (WALSH) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 12 July 2005] Fairhaven -- Margaret (Walsh) Brabin, 89, of Fairhaven, formerly of New Bedford, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Alden Court Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the widow of William Brabin. Born in Preston, England, she was the daughter of Patrick Costello and Margaret Costello Walsh. She immigrated to the United States in 1952, settling in the South End of New Bedford. In 1988, she moved to Alden Court. She was a communicant of St. James Church, New Bedford . She worked as a payroll clerk at Morse Twist Drill for 25 years until she retired in 1977. She was a member of the Dancing Dolls and the British Society. Mrs. Brabin enjoyed dancing, excelled at word games and loved reading, and baking was her passion. Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Alphonse and her husband, Stephen, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Maura Saltmarsh and her husband, Robert, of Mattapoisett; two granddaughters; two grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; a goddaughter; a niece and a nephew. She was the sister of the late Harry Walsh. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. 

BRADLEY [Taunton MA, The Daily Gazette, Fri evening 27 Dec 1889] Died. In North Easton, December 24th, Mary A., wife of James Bradley, 58.

BRADSHAW (BYRNES) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 23 March 2003] North Attleboro - Karen A. (Byrnes) Bradshaw, 45, of Juniper Road, formerly of Pawtucket, a homemaker, died Friday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the wife of David E. Bradshaw. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late John J. and Helen A. (McGill) Byrnes, she had lived in Pawtucket before moving to North Attleboro five years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Lindsey J. Hayes and Shayna L. Hayes, both of Newport; two brothers, George W. Byrnes of Riverside and John J. Byrnes Jr. of Pawtucket; two sisters, Frances M. Byrnes-O'Leary of North Attleboro and Helen A. Wiggins of East Greenwich; and several nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Church of St. Leo the Great, 699 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Burial will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BRADSHAW (CANOLE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 27 Nov 2005] Bradshaw -- Gertrude E. (Canole), 86, of Knoxville, TN, entered into eternal rest November 19, 2005 following a long illness. Born in Fall River,  MA, November 8, 1919, she was the second eldest daughter of the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Gertrude M. (Farrell) Canole. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clifford N. Bradshaw, in 1987. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Hershey (Ruth E.) of Knoxville, TN, two sons Robert C. of Hilo, HI and John P. of Knoxville, TN. She was the third eldest of nine children and is survived by one brother & his wife, Robert W. Connole (Mary) of Greenville, RI and one sister & her husband, Mrs. John C. Hart (Joan) of Fall River, MA. She leaves one grandson & his wife, Mr. & Mrs. B. Thomas Blakeley (Teresa) of Bradley, ME. She leaves one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clifford Bradshaw, Jr. (Flossie) of Diamond Springs, CA, 4 grandchildren in California, and two great-grandchildren, Caitlyn A. & Austin T. Blakeley, of Bradley ME. Survivors also include several nieces & nephews in the Midwest and East Coast. Charitable donations may be made in her name to ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens), Special Olympics or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A private funeral Mass was held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Knoxville, TN on November 25, 2005. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with internment at Westwood Hills Memorial Park in Placerville, CA.

BRADY [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 1 April 1882] Died… In Providence, 27th ult., Matthew Brady, 68.

BRADY [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 23 Dec 1882] Died... In Providence, 18th, Julia Brady, 49.

BRADY (KEENAN) [Fall River MA Daily Evening News, Friday 18 Oct 1918] The funeral of Mrs. Mary S. Brady was held from her late home of Pierce street this morning, and a solemn high mass for the repose of her soul was celebrated at St. Joseph's church. Rev. Fr. Boylan was the celebrant, assisted by Fr. Morris as deacon and Fr. Doherty as sub-deacon. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery. Beautiful floral tributes were in evidence. The bearers were William H., James, Charles and John Keenan, all brothers of the deceased.

BRADY (MURPHY) [Providence RI Journal, 7 Apr 2001] Eileen M. Brady, 75, of Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield, a secretary for the vice president of nursing at South County Hospital for 15 years before retiring, died Thursday at South County Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph I. Brady. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Lennon) Murphy, she had been a resident of South Kingstown since 1965. Mrs. Brady was a communicant of St. Francis Church, and a member of its Women's Club. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Thomas Brady and William Brady, both of Wakefield, and Joseph Brady of Newport; three daughters, Marie Hookanson and Paula Gravel, both of Middletown, and Karen Tarasevich of Wakefield; a brother, Francis Murphy of Providence; and six grandchildren. She was the sister of the late William Murphy and Ruth Brennan The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Francis Church, High Street. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BRADY (CARSON) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 21 June 2003] Providence - Marion G. Brady, 95, formerly of 6th Street, died Thursday at the Oak Hill Nursing Center, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Bartholomew Brady. Born in Pittsfield, N.H., a daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Piper) Carson, she had lived in Pawtucket for many years before moving to Providence 30 years ago. Mrs. Brady leaves two daughters, Elizabeth Logan of Tampa, Fla., and Sheila O'Brien of East Providence; a son, Henry Brady of Rehoboth; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Julia Savoie, and the sister of the late Janet Herrick and Raymond Carson. The funeral will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman St., Providence. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 3 July 2003] William T. Brady, 55, of Pomfret Road, Brooklyn, Conn., formerly of Foster, a high school teacher, died Tuesday at William E. Tolman High School, Pawtucket, after he was apparently stricken in the teachers' lounge. He was the husband of Joyce C. (Dean) Brady. They had been married for 25 years. Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late R. Wilfred and Julia (Chmura) Brady, he had lived in Foster before moving to Brooklyn over two years ago. Mr. Brady had been a teacher in the business department at Charles E. Shea Senior High School, Pawtucket, for 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and a member of the URI Alumni Association. He was a sports enthusiast, and a member of the Great Pyrenees Club of America. Besides his wife, he leaves a goddaughter, Melanie C. Thibeault of Attleboro. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.  

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 13 Dec 2003] Providence - Wayne R. Brady, 69, of Smith Street, a business owner, died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marjorie L. (Lapati) Brady. Born in Providence, a son of the late Edward F. and Lillian F. (Parsons) Brady, he had lived in North Providence for 38 years before moving to Providence 5 years ago. Mr. Brady had been the owner of the Inside Out Maintenance Co. for 15 years, and had owned Peoples Auto Sales, Pawtucket, for many years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He leaves two sons, Wayne R. Brady Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Todd M. Brady of Johnston; two daughters; Debra A. Duprey of Providence and Denise M. Brady of North Providence; a brother, Robert G. Brady, and a sister, Patricia Catanzarro, both of Providence; and five grandchildren. He was the father of the late Lori J. Brady, and brother of the late Charles L., Edward F., Donald R., Kenneth B. and Gene R. Brady, and Barbara A. Morracco. The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Ann Church, Cranston Street, Cranston. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 4 May 2004] North Providence - Stephen J. Brady, 80, of Brook Village Smith Street, a retired school custodian, died Saturday at the Elmhurst Extended Care Facility, in Providence. He was the husband of Frances M. (Williams) Brady; they had been married for 51 years. Born in Galway City, Ireland, a son of the late Thomas and Catherine (Gorman) Brady, he had lived in North Providence for 15 years, and previously had lived in Providence. Mr. Brady had worked for the City of Providence, in the School Department, from 1962 until he retired in 1984. He was a past president of Local 1211 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. He was a member of the Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Stephen J. Brady II and John F. Brady, both of Lees Summitt, Mo., and Michael T. Brady of South Kingstown; three daughters, Kathleen M. Pettengill and Maureen E. Kissel, both of Westerly, and Christina E. Groccia of North Providence; his twin sister, Mary C. McDonagh of Galway City; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Lady Chapel of Holy Name Church, Camp Street, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 6 Apr 2005] Brady, James A., 58, of Post Road died Monday at home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Dorothea R. (Shortell) Brady. He was a life-long resident of Warwick and a graduate of Providence College. He was the brother of William F., Thomas M., D. Elaine Brady and the late Margaret Brady-Cushman and uncle of Thomas F., Scott P., Kevin J. Brady, Clifford L. and Adam B. Cushman, Jarett W. Kobek and Tracy M. Jacques and several grand nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 A.M. in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Willimantic, CT. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements with Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home of Warwick.  

BRADY [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 30 July 2005] Newport, R.I. -- Helen M. Brady, 96, of Berkley Street, Taunton, Mass., died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at Newport Hospital, Newport, after a brief illness. Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Bridget A. Brady of Taunton. She lived in Taunton all of her life. She was a graduate of Taunton High School and Framingham Normal School, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Bridgewater State College. She was a career elementary teacher in the Taunton Public Schools for 42 years and was a life member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She and her sister, Elizabeth, hosted many gatherings of this organization at their summer home in Mattapoisett, Mass., and she remained active in this group up to her passing. In addition to being involved in and supporting a number of civic activities in Taunton and beyond, she was deeply committed to her church, formerly Sacred Heart, now Church of the Annunciation. She was a very generous contributor to a wide variety of organizations, both civic and religious, and was instrumental in having a handicapped-access elevator installed in her church. She loved Weir Village and could relate the entire history of the area and that of most of the families who settled there. Ms. Brady was also a gifted artist who exhibited her work at a number of area art shows and, though not displaying for financial reward, she did sell a number of her paintings to people who requested them. In addition to her artistic endeavors, she was a staunch environmentalist, a lifelong member of the Audubon Society, and a defender of open spaces and wildlife habitat to preserve the natural order. Survivors include two nieces, Carol M. Doherty of Cumberland and Barbara Brady Bodge of Mattapoisett; two nephews, John F. Brady of Portsmouth and Joseph L. Flynn of  South Dartmouth, Mass.; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was the sister of the late John, Margaret, Louise and Elizabeth. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday from the O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home,  70 Washington St., Taunton, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Annunciation of the Lord Church, Taunton. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Taunton.

BRADY (MASTERSON) RODICAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 4 Sep 2005] Brady, Eleanor Masterson Rodican, daughter of the late James H. Masterson and Ellen Mary Taffe Masterson. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died peacefully September 1 at age 93 at the home of her daughter, Deirdre, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Eleanor Brady, a native of Rhode Island, grew up in Pawtucket and graduated from Pawtucket East High School. In 1935, she married Charles F. Rodican, an immigrant from Ireland and moved to New York City. Their five children were born and raised in Queens, New York. In 1966, Mr. and Mrs. Rodican retired to Jupiter, Florida where they enjoyed new friendships and boating until he died of cancer in 1976, after forty years of marriage. The subsequent loss of her daughter, Suzanne, to cancer in 1994 added to this grief. In 1986, Mrs. Rodican became Mrs. John V. Brady, marrying a childhood friend from Pawtucket who was also widowed. They split their time between Pawtucket and Jupiter. Their adult children, who had been friends thoughout their lives, now became brothers and sisters. Mrs. Brady was widowed again in 2001 after fifteen years of marriage, when Mr. Brady died at the age of 95. Mrs. Brady continued to live an active and cheerful life, keeping her family closely connected and teaching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren how to live life to its fullest. Granddaughter, Kristin Delea, cared for her in her home in Jupiter, Florida until she moved to her daughter, Deirdre's home five months ago. Everyone who knew her will sorely miss her bright smile, caring heart and enthusiasm for life. She is mourned by her children and their spouses: Deirdre Boylston of Charlotte, NC, Charles (Cathaleene) Rodican of Cranbury, NY, Joan (Mike) Muhaisen of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Nancy Delea of Euless, TX. Eleanor is reunited in death with her daughter, Suzanne Corrigan (surviving husband, Vincent Corrigan). She was also predeceased by her brothers, Edward H. Masterson, James E. Masterson and sisters, Florence Gauch and Regis F. Douglas. Her memory is cherished by her grandchildren and their families: Dale Boylston and sons, Alex and Christian; Glenn (Abby) Boylston; Scott (Kristin) Boylston and daughters, Francesca and Makenzie; Brian Boylston; Deirdre (Ken) Taylor and daughters, Alayna, Deirdre, and Vanessa; Patricia Boylston, Timothy Corrigan, Deirdre Corrigan, William (Stephanie) Earl and children, Jordan and Billy; Katie (Kiko) Romaguera and children, Meaghan and Dallas; Kristin Delea, Deirdre Delea, and Maryann Delea; as well as step-children Claire White, John (Joan) Brady, Patrick Brady, Michael Brady, and step-grandchildren Luz Macias, Emmanuel Macias, and Lillianne Macias, Sara (Robert) Verrone, and Jamil Muhaisen. Funeral from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, Walcott St. at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours Monday 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home.

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Friday 23 Sep 2005] Brady, Michael V., 56, of  Hatchery Road , died Thursday at Kent Hospital, Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Sandra K. Pritko for 26 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of Jane (Fox) Brady of East Greenwich and the late Joseph E. Brady, Sr. Mr. Brady was a US Coast Guard veteran. He was a graduate of Rhode Island College. He was the principal cook for the Donovan Dining Center at Rhode Island College. Mr. Brady was an avid golfer, Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Besides his wife and mother, he leaves his children, Sean and Meghan Brady both of North Kingstown; three brothers, Joseph E. Brady, Jr. of West Warwick, Peter J. Brady of Boston, MAand Paul T. Brady of North Canton, OH; and a sister Mary E. Brady of Warwick. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday at Noon in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in his memory made to the Buttonhole Short Course, 1 Buttonhole Drive, Providence, RI 02909 , will be appreciated.

BRADY [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Feb 2007; Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 6 Feb 2007] Wakefield - Joseph I. Brady, 89, of Kenyon Avenue, South Kingstown died Sunday, February 4, 2007. He was the husband of the late Eileen M. (Murphy) Brady. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Senator James J. and Catherine V. (Barry) Brady. Mr. Brady was a graduate of St. Raphael’s Academy; attended Ithaca College and the University of Chicago. He served twenty years in the US Marine Corp. during WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He had worked as a revenue agent for the State of RI Division of Taxation and was a Supervisor for the RI Division of Motor Vehicles. He was a charter member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Valley Falls, a member of the Knights of Columbus, an avid sports fan and coached for the Narragansett-South Kingstown Babe Ruth League and was a Communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He leaves three sons, Thomas Brady, William Brady and friend Nadine Robinson and Joseph Brady all of Wakefield; three daughters, Marie Casale and her husband Joseph of Middletown, Paula Jestings and her husband Scott of Middletown and Karen Tarasevich and her husband Paul of Wakefield; brother, Paul Brady of Irvine, CA; sisters, Annetta Comolli and her husband Ferdinand of Bethany Beach, DE, Catherine Brady of Cumberland and Martha Descouteaux and her husband Francis of Cumberland; sister-in-laws, Margaret and Shirley Brady; grandchildren, Jennifer and Kellen Gravel, Paul and Joseph Tarasevich, Tyler and Shannon Hookanson, Katelyn and Sophia Casale, Bryan Jestings and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late James, Matthew, John and Marie Brady. The funeral will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 9 a.m. from the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street, Wakefield. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

BRADY [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Wednesday 14 Mar 2007] Brady - In Taunton, March 11, 2007. Hugh Joseph Brady, 85. Husband of Atherleen (Hanson) Brady. Son of the late James and Florence (Lamoureaux) Brady. Residence: Formerly of Highland St., Taunton. Father of Michael Brady and his wife Jean of Groton, MA, Kathleen Boulton and her husband Glenn of eagle River, Alaska. Brother of Phyllis Maynard of Randolph, MA, Ann Kelly of W. Yarmouth, MA, R. Constance Brady of W. Yarmouth, MA, John Brady of New Port Richey, FL, Gerald Brady of Brockton and the late James F. Brady and Elaine Bierbauer. Grandfather of Jeremiah Boulton, Jacob Boulton, both of Eagle River, Alaska, Nicholas, Philip and Benjamin Brady, all of Groton, MA. Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, Friday, March 16 at 9:30 am; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Annunciation of the Lord Church, Taunton at 11 am. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting Hours: Friday from 9:30-10:45 am. Interment in the family lot Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton, MA. Donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to the National Stroke Foundation, 9707 E. Easter LN, Centennial, CO 80112 or Annunciation of the Lord Church, 311 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA 02780.

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 10 April 2007] Brady, James J., III, 41, of Ocean Look and formerly of East Greenwich, died Sunday. He was the husband of Jennifer L. (Curran) Brady. Born in Providence, he was a son of James J. Jr. and Elizabeth (Cushman) Brady of Narragansett and he graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in 1984. Mr. Brady was an Automobile Finance and Insurance Manager for the past 20 years. Besides his wife and parents he is survived by, a son Cameron Brady and a daughter Emily Brady, both of Narragansett, a brother Richard Brady of Narragansett and two sisters Elise Brady-Moe of Newtown, CT and Heather Allen of Loganville, GA. The funeral will be at 9:00 AM Thursday from the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Peace Dale. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5-7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, 757 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. 

BRADY (REILLY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 28 Sept 2007] Brady, Margaret M. passed away Thursday at her Cumberland home at the age of 84. She was the wife of the late Matthew Brady Sr. She was the mother of the late Matthew 'Barry' Brady Jr. and daughter of the late Theresa (Devlin) Reilly and John Reilly as well as the sister of the late Theresa Such and the late Winnifried Reilly. She is survived by four daughters Mary Bonnie (Brady) Knopf, Maureen Goulet, Monica Brady and Peggy (Brady) Pacheco. She also leaves 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was employed by New England Restoration, Inc from 1985 to 1995 where she served as office director. She was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland. A member of the Daughters of Isabella, Alhambra Circle # 42, and a member of the Association of The Marion Movement of Priests as well as a past member of the St. Patrick's Mothers Club. She was an avid reader and her hobbies were oil painting and piano. She was proud to be a member of the Friva-Lasalle Baseball League of Cumberland a feeder team to the first National Woman's Baseball league prior to World War II. Her funeral will be held Monday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road Cumberland. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 PM.

BRADY [Providence RI Journal, Monday 14 Apr 2008] Brady, George I., 91, of Middle Street, Riverside, died peacefully on April 11, 2008. He was the husband of the late Madeline L. (Baldwin) Brady. Born in Providence, a son of the late Bernard F. and Laura (Stratton) Brady, he lived in Riverside for 68 years. Mr. Brady was a mail handler for the United States Post Office, Providence for 30 years before retiring in 1974. George was a member of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II. He is survived by one brother; Norman Brady of Williamsville, NY, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William S. Brady and Alfred T. Brady S.J. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 16 in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 12 noon. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Wednesday morning 11-12 noon.

BRADY [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries July 2008] Pascoag - Patrick Brady, 52, of Wallum Lake Road, Pascoag, RI, formerly of East Main Road, Portsmouth, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Zambarano Hospital, Pascoag, RI. Born in Philadelphia, PA on February 1, 1956, he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Patricia (Barrett) Brady. Patrick moved to Rhode Island as a young child while his father was in the US Navy. He and his family grew up in Middletown where he loved sports and played in Little League for many years. Patrick later attended Portsmouth High School. Over the years he held several different jobs, first for the local nurseries then for the Paquin's Service Station in Portsmouth. He then took a job in New Bedford working for a fish processing facility, where he worked for many years. He became very close with many of the other residents and staff at Zambarano hospital since he began living there in 2001. Two brothers Dennis Brady of Quincy, MA, and Timothy Brady of Newport, RI, two nephews and one niece, and four great-nephews and one great-niece survive him. He was the brother of the late Kevin Brady and Terrance Brady. A funeral will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Columba's Cemetery Chapel, Brown's Lane, Middletown. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Memorial donations may be made to Patients for Progress, 2090 Wallum Lake Road, Pascoag, RI 02859.

BRADY [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 22 July 2008] Wareham — George B. Brady, 73, of Wareham, born June 17, 1935, loving son of the late Phillip and Mary (Sullivan) Brady of Brockton, peacefully passed away, on July 19, 2008 surrounded by his loving family at the Brigham Women's Hospital, Boston. Loving husband of Patricia (Lopez) Brady and loving stepdad of Candace Murphy and Bill Clancy of Buzzards Bay, Sarah Dunn and Louis Butler, II of East Bridgewater. George graduated 1953, Brockton High. A former marine, he served proudly 1953-56 in Korea. After the military, he graduated from Burdett College with a Business Degree. He was a Real Estate, Insurance Broker, and Notary for over 40 years, and president of Tosca Brady Insurance Agency located in Brockton. He was an avid sports enthusiast. For a number of years he awarded the Brockton High Football team defense player of the week. He generously supported the YMCA children's summer camp, the Girls and Boys Club and many other local organizations. He was member of the Brockton "Y," the 100 Club, American Legion, Past President of the Noontime Lions, Brockton, Independent Insurance Agents, Brockton, Campello Businessmen's Association, Brockton. He was member/past treasurer of the Bertocci Memorial Club, Brockton, and a member of the Wareham Lodge of Elks. A humanitarian with a generous spirit. A smile and handshake for all. He will be sorely missed. George was the loving grandfather of Ashley Sullivan of Abington and loving step-granddad of Sgt. Chad Foster, stationed in Iraq, Heather Foster of HI, Patrick Murphy of Buzzards Bay, Michaela and Brandan Dunn of East Bridgewater. A special remembrance, Jason Clancy, of Carver, Loving Great-granddad of Donovin and Kira Foster of HI; Father in-law of Robert Sullivan of Abington. George leaves a daughter Jennifer of Abington. His four sisters and four brothers-in-law and sister-in-law. Joan Brady of Whitman, Gertrude Guiney of Pittsburgh, PA, Hellen and Joseph Picoraro of Hinsdale NH, Anne and Victor Savignano of Hanson, Richard D' Auteuil Sr. of Brockton, James and Diane Lopez, East Bridgewater and a dear cousin Claire Davock of West Bridgewater. Also many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Predeceased by a brother and four sisters, Mary McQueeney, Rose Brady, Alice Brady, Phyllis D'Auteuil, and William Brady, beloved nephews Edwin Piver, Dr. William Guiney and John McQueeney. His funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2008 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., (Rte. 28), Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church, Main St., Buzzards Bay. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Institute, Pain & Palliative Care Unit, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. 

BRAGGER (HEALY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 7 Sep 2005] Bragger, Helen V. (Healy), 81, of Pocasett Court, died Monday at home. She was the long time loving wife of the late William E. Bragger, Sr. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Vincent A. and Bertha (Larson) Healy, she was a Warwick resident for most of her life. The love of boating was shared by the entire Bragger family with Block Island holding many special memories. In her High School years Helen had a love for sports, was captain of the cheerleaders and voted most athletic. She currently was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Patriots. Mrs. Bragger was a volunteer at Kent Hospital for 23 years. She was a member of the Sweet Adeline's Chorale, Warwick Civic Chorale, Warwick Junior Women's Club, St. Rose of Lima Women's Club, and St. Kevin's Women's Club and a communicant of St. Kevin Church. She was the loving mother of William E., Jr., Robert R., Stephen T. Bragger, Mary Ann Grady, and James Q. Bragger. Loving grandmother of William, Christopher, and Keith Bragger, David Anderson, Robert Bragger, Lisa Biedermann, Eric Brock, Tracy Hansen, Michael, Jennifer, Tyler and Nathan Bragger, Ryan and Sharon Grady. Loving great grandmother of Giana and Jay Bragger, Sebastian and Karin Anderson, Zachary, Nicholas and Jacob Biedermann, Annika, Eric and Julia Brock, Hailey and Aidan Hansen, Dylan Tindle and Taylor Grady. Beloved sister of Claire Blackmar, Bertha Francis and Victoria Ellis. Her funeral will be held Friday at 9 AM from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue 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 Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, South Team, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated. 

BRALEY (CUMMISKEY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 27 Apr 2005] New Bedford -- Hilary (Cummiskey) Braley, 90, of Acushnet died unexpectedly Monday, April 25, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Roger R. Braley. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Haggerty) Cummiskey. She lived in Acushnet for 55 years and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. She was the owner and operator of Braley Orchards, which she managed with her husband and two sons until she retired. Mrs. Braley was a member of the Acushnet Historical Society. She was one of Acushnet's original "Apple Ladies." She was a friend to everyone and very dedicated to her family. Survivors include two sons, Roger R. Braley Jr. and Walton E. "Wally" Braley and his wife, Patricia, all of Acushnet; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be private. Arrangements are by Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road.

BRALEY (O’DONNELL) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 7 Aug 2005] Fairhaven -- Susan (O'Donnell) Braley, 49, of Mattapoisett died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was the widow of Eli G. Braley III. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John and Ita (Murphy) O'Donnell. She lived in Mattapoisett most of her life and was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. She worked at Carter's Clothing in New Bedford for many years. Mrs. Braley enjoyed riding her horse, Ned's Point Lighthouse, being at the beach, boating and most of all spending time with her three children. Survivors include two sons, Eli G. Braley IV and Adam L. Braley, both of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Amy E. Braley of Mattapoisett; two brothers, John O'Donnell and his wife, Claudia, of Oakland, Calif., and Peter O'Donnell and his wife, Catherine, of Mattapoisett; a sister, Kathleen Saunders, and her husband, Robert, of Mattapoisett; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two aunts. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road (Route 6), Mattapoisett. 

BRANAGAN [Providence RI Journal, Monday 15 Sep 2003] Attleboro - Rachel A. Branagan, 7, of 11 Harold Sweet Drive, died Friday at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, after an illness. Born in Attleboro, she was the daughter of Robert A. and Betsy (Woodard) Branagan, both of Attleboro. She was a student at Hymen Fine Elementary School, and loved attending the third grade. She enjoyed all types of crafts, and loved playing the piano, and camping. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Norton, Mass., and received her First Communion in May. Besides her parents, she leaves a brother, Alex R. Branagan of Attleboro; her paternal grandfather, Donald Branagan of North Attleboro; her maternal grandmother, Margaret (Kennedy) Woodard of Taunton; and several aunts and uncles. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro, with a funeral Mass at 10 in St. Mary's Church, 133 South Worcester St., Norton. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood, Mass. [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 15 Sep 2003] Attleboro -- Rachel A. Branagan, 7, of Harold Sweet Drive, died Friday in Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, after a long illness. Born in Attleboro on Sept. 27, 1995, she was the daughter of Robert and Betsy (Woodard) Branagan. Miss Branagan was a third grade student at the Hyman Fine Elementary School. She had enjoyed all types of crafts, playing the piano, and camping. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Norton, where she received her First Communion in May. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Alex Branagan of Attleboro; her grandfather, Donald Branagan of North Attleboro; her grandmother, Margaret (Kennedy) Woodard of Taunton; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was the granddaughter of the late George Woodard and Elizabeth (Pelletier) Branagan. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 in St. Mary's Church, 133 South Worcester St., Norton. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

BRANAGAN [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 21 May 2006] North Attleboro -- Donald A. Branagan Jr., 70, of Woodchip Square, North Attleboro, a retired quality control inspector, died May 18, 2006 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Pelletier) Branagan. Born in Boston on June 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Donald A. and Evelyn (Noonan) Branagan Sr. Donald was a graduate of Somerville High School, class of 1954. He worked at the former Pondville Hospital years ago. He retired in 1985 from the Foxboro Company, where he worked for many years as a quality control inspector. Donald was a communicant of St. Mark's Church in Attleboro Falls, and was a Marian Medal recipient. He is survived by five sons, Donald A. Branagan of Canyon Lake, Calif., Michael R. Branagan of Cumberland, R.I., Thomas J. Branagan of Laconia, N.H., David F. Branagan of Coventry, R.I., and Robert A. Branagan of Rehoboth. He is also survived by his siblings, Evelyn Wall of Chelsea and Paul Branagan of Abington; and his grandchildren, Mandy Branagan of Murrieta, Calif., D.J. Branagan Jr. of Pelham, N.H., Alex Branagan of Rehoboth, and Victoria Branagan of Coventry, R.I. He was the grandfather of the late Rachel A. Branagan. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. from the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, 105 Stanley St., Attleboro Falls. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Rachel Branagan Education Fund, P.O. Box 624, Attleboro, MA 02703 or www.rachelsroom.org . Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

BRAND (SHEEHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 12 July 2008] Brand, Carolyn (Sheehan), 71, of White Parkway, North Smithfield, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Eloise (Nelson) Sheehan. Ms. Brand worked for more than thirty-five years for AMICA Insurance, Lincoln, and, at the time of her retirement in 1997, she was a lease administrator for the Facilities Management Dept. She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Woonsocket, and enjoyed reading and spending time with her friends and family who fondly remember her as a very kind, loving, and charitable woman. She was a 1955 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1957 graduate of Bryant College, Providence. She is survived by a son, John Brand, of Woonsocket; a daughter, Lisa Snyder, of MA; a brother, Thomas Sheehan, and his wife, Barbara, of N. Smithfield; a sister-in-law, Ruth Sheehan, of CT; twin grandchildren, Noah and Maeve Snyder; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late James Sheehan. Her funeral will be held Monday, July 14, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 S. Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Farm Street, Blackstone, MA. Calling hours are Sunday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

BRANDON (O’GARA) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 2 Jan 2007] Brandon, Madeline G. (O'Gara), 89, of Sandhill Crane Court, Rockledge, Florida and formerly of Pawtucket, died Wednesday, December 20 at Wuesthoff Medical Center, Rockledge, Florida. She was the wife of the late Alexander K. Brandon. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William H. and Madeline (Reilly) O'Gara, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Mobile, Alabama in 1996. She had lived in Florida for the past 8 months. Mrs. Brandon worked at Gorman's Bakery, Apex and A & P Store before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church, Pawtucket. She is survived by 2 sons, William Brandon of Rockledge, FL and Richard Brandon of Gulf Shores, AL; one sister, Virginia Monaghan of Pawtucket; three grandchildren, Kenneth Brandon of Mobile, AL, Lisa Bodiford and William Brandon, both of Goose Creek, SC; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brooke, Blake, Erik, Allison, Kylee and Caden; and several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Michael Brandon. The funeral will be held Friday, January 5 at 10 A.M. from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. in St. Maria Goretti Church, 155 Power Road, Pawtucket. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 4-6 P.M.

BRANNIGAN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 10 Aug 2005] Brannigan, Raymond J., 59, of Friendship Street, a supervisor in the trucking industry, died Tuesday at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late John F. and Anna F. (Friel) Brannigan, he had lived in Providence before moving to North Providence 27 years ago. Mr. Brannigan was a supervisor for the Old Dominion Freight Lines of Cumberland for 16 years, retiring in 2004. He has also worker for the Pilot Freight Lines for many years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the American Legion Post 0102. He leaves a brother; John F. Brannigan, of Pomfret, Ct., two sisters; Margaret A. Orsini, of Naples Fl. and North Providence, Jane R. Brannigan, also of North Providence, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral will be held Friday, at 10:00 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cumberland Special Olympics, 65 Circuit Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864, in Raymond's memory, will be appreciated. 

BRANNON [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 24 Sep 2003] Warwick - Stephen J. Brannon, 78, of Gulf Street, a retired supervisor, died Monday at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late William C. and Agnes (Murphy) Brannon, he had been a Warwick resident since 1967. He was a 1948 graduate of Providence College. Mr. Brannon had been a supervisor at the Cranston Print Works Co. for many years before retiring. He was a communicant of St. Rose and Clement Parish, and a member of the Warwick Church Bowling League. He leaves two nephews, Stephen Daigneault of Warwick and William Brannon of Cranston; five nieces, Patricia Bishop of South Kingstown, Jeannette D'Antuono and Nancy Gagne, both of Warwick, Dorothy Rainone of Johnston and Karen Calabro of Cranston; and several grandnephews and grandnieces. He was the brother of the late William Brannon, Dorothy Daigneault and Margaret Houle. The funeral will be held tomorrow 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. Clement Church, Long Street. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BREAULT (RILEY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 17 Aug 2004] Burrillville - Anna V. (Riley) Breault, 86, of East Avenue, Harrisville, a retired secretary, died Sunday at Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Jesse L. Breault Jr. Born in Providence on Oct. 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Eugene E. and Della (Fox) Riley, she had lived in the Harrisville neighborhood all her life. Mrs. Breault had worked for the Burrillville School Department, as a secretary to the schools superintendent, for 31 years before retiring in 1980. She previously had worked for the State of Rhode Island, in the probation department, for five years. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a former member of its Rosary and Altar Society. She leaves a son, Paul Breault, and a daughter, Janice Breault, both of Harrisville; three grandsons, Michael Breault of East Providence and Jesse and Andrew Breault, both of Orange, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Rita Kenney. The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Keene-Browne Funeral Home, 445 Greenville Rd., North Smithfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick Church, Main Street, Harrisville. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Harrisville.

BREEN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 21 Sep 2003] East Providence - Kevin A. Breen, 47, of Euclid Avenue, a film-record supervisor, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, after being stricken at home. He was husband of Susan Maynard. They had been married for 20 years. Born in Providence, a son of James Joseph Breen of Acushnet, Mass., and the late Frances Newell (McCanna) Breen, he had lived most of his life in Warren before moving moved to Providence in 1982, and to East Providence in 2001. Mr. Breen worked as a film-record supervisor for Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Providence. He was a 1974 graduate of La Salle Academy, Providence, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1978. He was a collector and trader of books, and a Boston Red Sox fan. With a near-photographic memory, he was a reservoir of facts. He was known for his kindness to others. Besides his wife and father, he leaves a daughter, Kelsey Newell Breen, at home; a sister, Ellen Newell Breen of Attleboro; his stepmother, Lillian D. Breen of Acushnet; and eight nieces and four nephews. A remembrance-of-life service will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway. Burial will be private.

BREEN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 1 Aug 2004] Smithfield - James W. Breen, 66, of Coolridge Avenue, a retired Providence police sergeant, died Friday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph L. and Etheldreda H. (McKenna) Breen, he had lived most of his life in Providence before moving to Smithfield 13 years ago. Mr. Breen had worked in the traffic division of the Providence Police Department for most of his 22-year career, retiring in 1981 as a sergeant. He later worked as a bus driver for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority for 12 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Providence Lodge 3, the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 618, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves two brothers, the Rev. Joseph A. Breen, OP, of Somerset, Ohio, and Robert M. Breen of Warwick; three nephews, William E. Sweeney and Joseph L. Sweeney, both of Providence, and Michael J. Sweeney of North Providence; two nieces, Joanne M. Wittman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Carolyn A. Sweeney of Providence; and four grandnephews and two grandnieces. He was the brother of the late Barbara M. Sweeney. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike (Route 44), Greenville. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.  

BREEN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 12 July 2006] Breen, George J., 80, of Pine Cone Drive, died Tuesday peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of 58 years to the late Wanda (Karoblis) Breen. Born in Providence, a son of the late George and Beatrice (Hocking) Breen, he lived in Barrington for 52 years. Mr. Breen was Vice President of Citizen's Bank before retiring in 1988. George was a communicant and usher at St. Luke's Church. He was Past President and Chairman of the Board of The New England Association of Retail Bankers. He was a life member of the Bishop Hickey Council Knights of Columbus. Mr. Breen was a graduate of Classical High School, Bryant College and the University of Virginia. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran serving during W.W. II. He enjoyed spending time with his family, boating and traveling. He is survived by a son; David Breen of Barrington, three daughters; Patricia Kuppens of Onset, MA, Marie Breen of Zephyr Cove, NV and Jane Kelly and her husband William of Wakefield. He was the proud grandfather of two grandsons and seven granddaughters. He was the brother of the late Shirley M. Breen. His funeral will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 11:30 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in George's memory to F.J. Kuppens Memorial Fund, c/o Plymouth County Teacher's Credit Union, PO BOX 189, West Wareham, MA, 02576 would be deeply appreciated. 

BREEN (McALLISTER) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 14 Aug 2006] Breen, Ruth M. (McAllister), 83, of River Avenue died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Harold J. Breen. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Ryan) McAllister, she had been a life long Providence resident. Mrs. Breen was employed as a bookkeeper for E.I. Dupont in Providence for 14 years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Pius Church and a member of Club Dominica and the North Providence Senior Citizens. Mrs. Breen was the beloved mother of John J. Breen of Charlestown and James H. Breen of Barrington. Grandmother of Michael A. and Matthew H. Breen of Charlestown, Christopher P. and Alexander J. Breen of Barrington. Sister of James J. McAllister, Sr. of Providence and the late John, Francis, William, and Elizabeth McAllister. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45am from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Avenue (Rt. 44), Greenville with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius Church, Eaton Street, at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Inpatient Center, c/o 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated.

BREEN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 16 Sep 2006] Breen: of Acushnet, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, James J., 85. Husband of Lillian D. (Borges) Breen. Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the funeral home followed by a Mass at 11 in St. John Neumann Church, East Freetown. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Warren, R.I. [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 16 Sep 2006] Breen, James Joseph, 85, of Acushnet, MA, formerly of Warren, RI, died Sept. 12, 2006. Son of the late John and Sarah (McManus) Breen, Central Falls, RI. Husband of Lillian D. (Borges), and widower of Frances Newell McCanna, Warren. Beloved father of Ellen N. and husband William Clogher, Attleboro, and the late Kevin A. and wife Susan Maynard, Riverside, RI, and cherished grandfather of Kelsey. Brother of the late Dorothy (Breen) McEachern, Pawtucket. A WWII Army Air Force veteran, Jim earned a BS in Chemistry from URI and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He worked for Chemical Products, East Providence. A true Christian in action as well as belief, Jim loved music and was educated beyond his college degree by a lifelong devotion to reading. Visiting hours: 4-8pm Sunday, Sept. 17, Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford, MA. Funeral Mass, Monday Sept. 18, 11:00am, St. John Neumann, 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown, MA 02717. Interment at St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery in Warren, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Jim may be made to: 'Boston University', with notation: 'Boston University Tanglewood Institute Scholarship Fund in memory of James Breen'. (BU College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 attn: Chris Santos.) Safe home, Jim. 

BRENNAN [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Thurs 24 Aug 1893] In this city, 23d inst., Mrs. Ann Brennan, widow of the late Bernard Brennan, aged 86 years. Funeral will take place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ann Boyle, No. 186 Rodman St., tomorrow, Friday, at 8:15 o'clock a.m. A high mass of requiem will be sung for the repose of her soul at SS. Peter and Paul's Church at 9 o'clock a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

BRENNAN [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Tues. 11 May 1909] In this city, Brennan - 10th inst., Mr. Peter Brennan. Funeral from the residence of his son, Francis Brennan, No. 516 Third street, tomorrow, Wednesday at 8 o'clock a.m. High mass of requiem for the repose of his soul will be sung at St. Mary's Cathedral at 9 o'clock a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Wed. 12 May 1909] The funeral of Peter Brennan was held this morning from the residence of his son, Francis, 516 Third street, and was well attended. The body was conveyed to St. Mary's cathedral, where Fr. Noon celebrated a high mass of requiem. Burial was in the family lot at St. John's cemetery. The bearers were John, Thomas and Francis Brennan, sons of the deceased, and John J. Brennan, a nephew.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, 2 Jan 1999] Bertha C. Brennan, 90, of Merrimac Street, New Bedford, formerly of 20 D. Maple Gardens, a seamstress at various area companies and later working at St. Joseph Orphanage before retiring 20 years ago, died yesterday at the Mattapoisett Nursing Home, Mattapoisett. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Brennan. Born in Quebec, Canada, she moved to Fall River at the age of six, and had lived in the New Bedford-Mattapoisett area for the past 10 years. She was a communicant of St. William Church. She leaves three sons, Andrew J. Brennan of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., Joseph F. Brennan of New Bedford and Michael E. Brennan of Westport; one daughter, Patricia Taylor of Daley City, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Maplewood Home of Harrington-Sullivan, O'Rourke and Waring, 986 Plymouth Ave., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 in St. William Church, Chicago Street, Fall River. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.

BRENNAN  [Providence RI Journal, 31 Dec 1999] Francis B. Brennan, 80, of 591 Sixth Ave., Woonsocket, a former plant manager and vehicle inspector, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of F. Marie (Thimm) Brennan. Mr. and Mrs. Brennan celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary Oct. 27. A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Francis B. and Blanche (Bouchard) Brennan. Mr. Brennan was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. He was a plant manager of the former Joan Fabrics Co. in Nasonville and Quincy Dye Works and an emissions-control inspector for the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles. At the time of his retirement in 1995, he was employed by the Burrillville Racing Commission as a pari-mutuel clerk. He was a life member and past commander of the Fairmount Post, American Legion. He was a past officer of District 1, American Legion. He was a member of the Leclair, Kozlik, Logan Bassett Post, VFW, the Forty and Eight, and the Sacred Heart Senior Citizens. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Alfred J. Brennan of Woonsocket and Francis C. Brennan of Greenville; a daughter, Eileen Capparella of Harrisville; a sister, Barbara Brennan of Woonsocket; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Second Avenue. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, 7 Feb 2000] Brian J. Brennan, 40, of Cathedral Square, a retired used-car salesman, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital.  A lifelong Providence resident, he was the son of Joseph and Theresa (Nota) Brennan of Providence. Mr. Brennan was a salesman at several auto dealerships in the Rhode Island area for many years, retiring in 1995 because of illness.  Besides his parents, he leaves his grandmother, Anna Nota of Providence.  The funeral and burial will be private.

BRENNAN  [Providence RI Journal, 23 Feb 2000] Clara Brennan, 104, of 273 Oak Grove Ave., Fall River, died Saturday at the Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born in Lawrence, Mass., a daughter of the late William and Margaret (McCool) Brennan, she lived in the rehabilitation center since it opened in 1970.  She leaves no immediate survivors. She was the sister of the late Mary and William Brennan.

BRENNAN  [Providence RI Journal, 26 Dec 2000] Eric M. Brennan, 46, of Crestwood Drive, Kingston, the co-owner of Greenwood Liquors, died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Christine M. (Chapman) Brennan. Born in Providence, a son of Ruth A. (Olsen) Brennan of Warwick, and the late John T. Brennan Sr., he lived in Kingston for six years, previously living in East Greenwich. He was a corporate officer and co-owner of Greenwood Liquors, Warwick, for the last 10 years. Mr. Brennan was a bass guitar instrumentalist, playing in the Mark Quinn Band and Just Tus Band. Besides his wife and mother, he leaves two sons, Jeremy J. Brennan of South Kingstown and Eric M. Brennan Jr. of Newport; a stepson, Michael J. Whetstine of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, John T. Brennan Jr. of Warwick; a sister, Cynthia A. Ball of Warwick; and one granddaughter. The funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. Committal in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown, will follow.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 5 June 2003] West Greenwich - John T. Brennan Sr., 79, of Mishnock Road, a retired industrial foreman, died yesterday in the Veterans Administration Regional Medical Center, West Roxbury, Mass. He was the husband of the late Margaret J. (Pigeon) Brennan. Born in Johnston, a son of the late John J. and Ethel (Weston) Brennan, he had lived in West Greenwich since 1954. Mr. Brennan had been a foreman at the Sam Rock Machine Co. for many years, and later had been employed as a journeyman machine operator at the National Bottle Co., retiring in 1980. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, fighting in Europe and the Pacific, and received a commendation from the commander of landing craft and bases, Northwest African Waters, stating, "On the night of June 22, 1943, the LST 333 was torpedoed by an enemy submarine near the port of Delly's, Algeria. As a member of the crew, you conducted yourself with coolness, and through your heroic efforts you aided in extricating the wounded, dead, and dying from the burning shambles that was the crew's quarters. Because of your splendid action, it was possible to beach the disabled and sinking vessel three hours and fifteen minutes later." He was a volunteer firefighter at Mishnock Station, and a Boy Scout leader for Troop 35, Mishnock. An avid hiker, he was a member of Pepere's Trailblazers. He leaves two sons, John T. Brennan Jr. of West Greenwich and Donald J. Brennan of Warwick; a daughter, Margaret McNulty of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a sister, Kathleen Rozpad of Riverside; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late James, Edwin, Roy and Doris Brennan, and stepbrother of the late Buddy Woods. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Burial with military honors will be private.

BRENNAN (DEIGNAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 31 Dec 2003] Warwick - Rose A. Brennan, 77, of Hillard Avenue, a retired nurse, died Monday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Michael and Annie (Keegan) Deignan, she had lived in Warwick for 22 years, and had previously lived in Cranston. Mrs. Brennan was a nurse at Miriam Hospital in Providence for 28 years before retiring in 1988. She was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing, class of 1947, and of St. Xavier High School in Providence. She was a communicant of St. Catherine Church, and a former member of St. Matthew Women's Club. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She leaves two daughters, Kathryn A. Healey and Jeanne M. McGuinn, both of Cranston; two sons, Thomas M. Brennan of Lincoln and Raymond J. Brennan Jr. of Riverside; a sister, Anne Hayden of Providence; and three grandchildren. Her funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Catherine Church, Post Road, Apponaug. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 3 Jan 2004] Newport - Mary E. Brennan, 98, formerly of 6 Annandale Terrace, a retired registered nurse, died Wednesday at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation, on Harrison Avenue. She was born in Newport on July 24, 1905, a daughter of the late Michael and Nellie M. (O'Sullivan) Brennan. She had worked for more than 20 years as the school nurse at Hope High School, in Providence, and in various doctors' offices before retiring in 1970. She was a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Church, and a member of Hazard's Beach. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels after moving back to Newport. She leaves several cousins. She was the sister of the late Catherine, Helen, Ann M. and Teresa Brennan. A Mass of Christain Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Spring Street. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 25 Jan 2004] East Providence - Donald K. Brennan Sr., 81, of Williams Avenue, a retired executive vice president, died Tuesday at home. He was the husband of the late Evangeline (D'Amaral) Brennan. Born in Providence, a son of the late Michael and Marie Noella (LeFebvre) Brennan, he had resided in East Providence most of his life, and had also lived in Las Vegas, Nev., for 10 years. Mr. Brennan retired in 1987 as executive vice president of New England Pest Control, where he had worked for 38 years. He leaves two sons, Donald K. Brennan Jr. of East Providence and David A. Brennan of Cape Cod; two sisters, Doris Bartels of Warwick and Lillian Allard of Cranston; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, 79 North Carpenter St. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 7 Feb 2004] Johnston - Thomas A. Brennan, 72, of LaFazia Drive, a retired jewelry company owner, died Wednesday at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (DeAndrade) Brennan. They had been married for 52 years. Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Daniel and Sabina (McGovern) Brennan, he had lived in Greenville before moving to Johnston in 1978. Mr. Brennan was the owner of the former TAB Enterprises in Greenville for many years, retiring in 1987, and had previously worked at several jobs in the jewelry industry in the Providence area. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a corporal, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Mr. Brennan received near-fatal wounds during the Korean War, but was cared for and transported back to friendly forces by members of an enemy scouting party. When the Americans wanted to harm the Chinese soldiers who had assisted him or take them prisoner, he convinced his comrades to allow them to leave unharmed. He was a member of the Order of the Purple Heart, and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Brennan received a bachelor's degree in business administration later in life, and had been a mayoral candidate in Central Falls in 1962. He enjoyed politics, the Red Sox, and enjoyed seeing the Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVIII. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Thomas A. Brennan Jr. of West Warwick; a sister, Sabina "Sandy" Martinous of Cranston; three brothers, John Brennan of Lincoln, George Brennan of Cranston and Daniel Brennan of Coventry; and three granddaughters. He was the brother of the late James and Charles Brennan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leo Church, 697 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Burial with military honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 24 Feb 2004] Warwick - John Anthony Brennan, 77, of Miami Beach, Fla., and formerly of Conimicut, a former telephone-company employee, died Feb. 12 at Baptist Hospital, in Miami, after a struggle with heart problems caused by the rheumatic fever he had contracted as a child. Born in West Warwick on Dec. 14, 1926, a son of the late John P. and Rose E. Mitchell Brennan, he was raised in the Conimicut section of Warwick, in a house just one block from Narragansett Bay. He moved to Miami in 1953. Mr. Brennan had worked for New England Bell, and later, for Bell South, before he retired. He was a merchant marine during World War II, serving as a chief radio officer. He enjoyed his family, children, politics, the waterfront, and the Coconut Grove section of Miami. An avid sailor, Mr. Brennan was a member of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, where he had served as the commodore in 1979 and 1980 and had taught sailing to women at the club for nearly 20 years, because unlike some of his fellow sailors, he believed that women should be encouraged to do more than just open the beer and make the sandwiches on their husbands' boats. Mr. Brennan had been recognized for his many years of service to the marine community in and around Miami with a proclamation from the mayor and the renaming of the south channel at the Dinner Key Marina, which in February 2001 was declared to be The John A. Brennan Channel. An assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts from 1962 until very recently, he also had been honored with awards from the Boy Scouts of America, the Miami Marine Council, the Dade (County) Federation of Labor, and the Coconut Grove Village Council. He leaves two sons, David M. and Robert D. Brennan, both of Coconut Grove; two daughters, Ann Marie Brennan and Kathleen Krainson, both of Coconut Grove, and Kim Corlew of Brooksville, Fla.; three brothers, Paul P. Brennan and Dr. William F. Brennan, both of Warwick, and Michael D. Brennan of Narragansett; a sister, Mary Brennan Fleurant of Hendersonville, N.C.; his longtime companion, Ethel S. Felts of Coconut Grove; and four grandchildren. The funeral and burial were in Miami.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Satruday 28 Feb 2004] Cranston - George A. Brennan, 82, of Cranston Street, a retired personnel clerk, died yesterday at Kent County Hospital, Warwick. He was the husband of Theresa M. (Labonte) Brennan. They had been married for 55 years. Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Daniel and Sabina (McGovern) Brennan, he had lived in Cranston for 38 years. Mr. Brennan, along with his wife, had wintered in Lakeland, Fla., for 20 years. He was a personnel clerk at the former Quonset Point Naval Air Station, North Kingstown, for 20 years, retiring in 1973. He had also worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1973 to 1978. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans' National Association of Government Employees. He was an Army veteran of World War II, with the 547th Field Artillery Battalion. He was an avid walker. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Dorothy A. Langford of Coventry; two brothers, John Brennan of Lincoln and Daniel Brennan of Coventry; and two grandsons. He was the brother of the late James, Charles, and Thomas A. Brennan. The funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Immaculate Conception Church, Garden Hills Drive. Burial with military honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

BRENNAN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 17 Apr 2004] New Bedford -- Dennis M. Brennan, 58, of New Bedford died unexpectedly at home Thursday, April 15, 2004. He was the husband of Christine D. (DeMello) Brennan. A lifelong New Bedford resident, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Helena A. (Osenkowski) Brennan. He was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Mr. Brennan was a master controller at Channel 6 News in New Bedford and Providence for the past 32 years. He was a part-time deputy sheriff and NRA instructor. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Rhode Island School of Electronics. He was a boatswain's mate in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, with one bronze star, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He later served in the Coast Guard Reserve. He was a member of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association, Acushnet Rifle & Pistol Club, New Bedford Rod & Gun Club, New Bedford Revolver & Rifle Club, Mattapoisett Power Squadron, National Rifle Association, GOAL, and a member and former commander and vice commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla No. 605. In his younger years, he was a lifeguard, a volunteer for Alden Ambulance Corps, a Civil Defense member, a member of Junior Achievement and an emergency medical technician. Survivors include his widow and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the brother of the late Michael Brennan. His funeral Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

BRENNAN [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 23 May 2004] Seekonk -- Russell Brennan, 82, of Harman Avenue, died Saturday at the Life Care Center in Attleboro. He was the husband of Louise (Cornett) Brennan, to whom she was married for 57 years. Mr. Brennan was a supervisor for the L.G. Balfour Company in Attleboro for 40 years, retiring in 1986. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Thomas Brennan and Bethiah (Brown) Brennan-Trainer, and the stepson of the late Albert Trainer. He lived in Seekonk for most of his life. He served as a sergeant in the Army with Company I, 391st Infantry Regiment, during World War II. He was a member of the Seekonk Congregational Church; a lieutenant in the Seekonk Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, and a former member of the Segreganset Country Club in Dighton. He enjoyed skiing, golfing and gardening. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Russell Brennan of Seekonk; a grandson, and nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Donald Brennan and the brother of the late Virginia Greene and Marjorie Dalton. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a service at 11 a.m. in the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. Burial will follow at Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Avenue, Seekonk.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 26 May 2004] Providence - John T. Brennan III, 42, of Cumberland Street, a bricklayer and a former hockey player, died yesterday at home. He was the husband of Tammy J. (Coulombe) Brennan. Born in Pawtucket, son of Elizabeth (Blount) Brennan of Lincoln and the late John T. Brennan Jr., he had lived in Providence for the past eight years, and previously had lived in Pawtucket. A 1989 graduate of Bishop Feehan High School, in Attleboro, he had attended Elmira College, in New York, and had been a student teacher for a year at Bishop Feehan. Mr. Brennan had been a member for many years of the Brick Layers and Allied Craftsmen, Local 1. He was a former member of the Emergency Medical Technician Association at Rhode Island Hospital. He was a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, in Providence, and had completed the Bermuda Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mr. Brennan had played in the former European Hockey League, in Germany. He was a coach of Mite and Squirt Hockey, for the Pawtucket Youth Hockey Association, and a camp counselor for Horizon For Youth, in Sharon, Mass. Mr. Brennan was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, in East Providence. Besides his wife and his mother, he leaves two sisters, Kathleen A. Provost of East Providence and Patricia M. Brennan of North Kingston, and three nephews. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth M. Brennan. The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Leo the Great Church, Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.  

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 6 July 2004] Robert A. Brennan, 79, of Plymouth, Mass., and formerly of Providence, a former state legislator, died Friday at Jordan Hospital, Plymouth. He was the husband of the late Agnes Mahoney. Born on Jan. 12, 1925, a son of the late William and Mabel (Corcoran) Brennan, he had lived in Massachusetts until 1956, in Rhode Island until 1969, and in Vermont until 1984, when he settled in Plymouth. A graduate of Whitman High School, he had attended Colby College. He was a graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy and of the University of Massachusetts, where he earned a degree in public health. Mr. Brennan had been active for many years in the Democratic Party, and had twice been elected to the General Assembly. He was a former merchant marine. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Atlantic and the Pacific, as a commissioned officer. He leaves two sons, Tim Brennan of New Paltz, N.Y., and Peter Brennan of Virginia Beach, Va.; four daughters, Ginny Brennan of Fort Washington, Md., Colleen Barton of Ludlow, Vt., Pattie Aprea of Plymouth and Sheila Kopf of Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, William Brennan of Falmouth, Maine, Richard Brennan of Kentwood, La., and John Brennan of Poultney, Vt.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, with a funeral Mass at 10 in St. Peter's Church, Plymouth. Cremation will be in the Duxbury Crematory, Duxbury, Mass.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 24 Aug 2004] Warwick - Geoffrey G. Brennan, 56, of Sandy Lane, a custodial engineer, died Friday in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Davis Park, Providence. He was the husband of Geneva (Tumblin) Brennan. Born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., the son of the late Thomas and Aileen (Wright) Brennan, he had lived in New York before moving to Warwick 30 years ago. Mr. Brennan had been a custodial engineer at the Warwick Mall for the past two years. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Krystal Brennan of Warwick and Stephanie Tumblin of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a son, Steven Tumblin of Warwick; and a sister, Eileen Brennan of Winston-Salem. The funeral service and burial will be private.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 31 Oct 2004] Cumberland - Francis J. Brennan, 81, of Fiske Avenue, an auto-supply store owner, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. He was the husband Myrna E. (Brown) Brennan. Born in Providence, a son of the late J. Fred and Catherine W. (McCusker) Brennan, he had lived in Cumberland for 43 years. Mr. Brennan had been president and owner of the Pawtucket Auto Supply Co., on Broad Street, Pawtucket, for 53 years before retiring in 2000. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of FOPA Lodge 14, and a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Frances M. Jones and Janet Brennan-Depault, both of Cumberland, and Marie Fullerton of Burrillville; a son, Robert W. Brennan of Jamestown; his twin brother, Frederck W. Brennan in Maryland; and six grandchildren. He was the father of the late Paul J. Brennan. This funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 8 Dec 2004] Little Compton - Helen Brennan, 82, of Long Highway, a former assembler and transit conductor, died Monday at Newport Hospital. Born in Cardiff, South Wales, Great Britain, a daughter of the late Timothy and Catherine (King) Brennan, she had lived in Cranston for many years before moving to Little Compton in 1999. Miss Brennan had been an assembler of medical devices for the Davol Co., in Cranston, before retiring. She previously had been a conductor for the transit system in Cardiff. She leaves a sister, Catherine V. O'Connell of Cranston; two brothers, Bartholomew A. Brennan of Little Compton and Timothy F. Brennan of Cranston; four nieces; two nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. The funeral service and burial will be private.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 23 Dec 2004] Newport - Grace Agnes Brennan, of the St. Clare Home for the Aged, formerly of 16 Gibbs Ave., a former secretary, died Tuesday at home. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Michael and Mary (Buckley) Brennan. Ms. Brennan had worked for 33 years as a secretary for the chief of naval operations at the Naval Air Station. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She was a caregiver of her brother and sisters. She loved religion and her dogs, Coco and Kerry. She leaves a sister, Lillian C. Landers, and a nephew, Dr. Michael J. Brennan Jr., both of Newport; four great-nephews and a great-niece; and her caregiver, Anna M. Collins of Middletown. She was the sister of the late Thomas J. Brennan, Michael J. Brennan Sr., Marguerite R. Brennan and Mary T. Brennan. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8 a.m. from Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Mary Church, Spring Street. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.

BRENNAN (RODDY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 20 Apr 2005] Brennan, Ursula B. (Roddy), 90, of The Village at Elmhurst and formerly of Pleasant Valley Parkway, died Tuesday at Elmhurst Extended Care Facility. She was the wife of the late John J. Brennan. Born in North Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (Dugan) Roddy, and was a Providence resident for over 70 years. She was a communicant of Saint Pius V Church. She leaves a son John B. Brennan and his wife Joyce of North Providence; two grandchildren, John J. Brennan of North Providence and Mary E. Jannetti of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren Daniel, Brian and Lauren Jannetti all of Lincoln; a sister Claire Schupfer of North Smithfield. She was the sister of the late Mary G. Pickering. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10am in Saint Pius V Church, Eaton Street, Providence followed by burial in Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, to which relatives and friends are invited. Visiting Hours Thursday 5-8 PM in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations to the R.I. Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 Hallene Road, Suite 209 Warwick, RI 02886 in Mrs. Brennan's memory would be appreciated. 

BRENNAN [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Saturday 16 July 2005] West Yarmouth -- Russell E. Brennan, 96, a native of Attleboro and a permanent resident of Harwich for 32 years, died at his home on July 13 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Hester) Brennan of West Yarmouth and Harwich. Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Kathleen B. Wiggins of Bethesda, Md., M. Carol Brennan of Charlestown, Elizabeth B. Baker of Cohasset and Tara J. Brennan of Quincy; and four granddaughters. Mr. Brennan graduated from Attleboro High School in 1927, Providence College in 1931 and Boston College Law School in 1934, and was a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, retiring from active duty as a lieutenant commander, and continued as a member of the Naval Reserve for several years. From 1946 to 1969, Mr. Brennan was the treasurer of the Jeweled Cross Company, a family business located in North Attleboro that manufac-tures religious goods. He was a member of St. John's Church in Attleboro and most recently a member of Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich . At Holy Trinity, Mr. Brennan served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, member of the Holy Trinity Parish Council and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Mr. Brennan assisted Bishop James Connolly in locating and acquiring the land for Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro , and served as an incorporator and trustee of the school for several years. In recognition of his activity in church affairs during his lifetime, Pope John XXIII named Mr. Brennan a Papal Knight of St. Gregory in 1959. Mr. Brennan was a member of the Attleboro City Council for four years and was cochairman of the Attleboro Economic and Development Commission during its formative years. Since retiring to Harwich, he served as a member of the Harwich Finance Committee, treasurer of the Harwich Council on Aging, and director of the Allen Harbor Yacht Club. Mr. Brennan was Grand Knight of St. John's Council Knights of Columbus of Attleboro, a fourth-degree member of the Edward Douglas White Assembly, and president of the Attleboro District Serra Club, an organization promoting vocations to the religious life. He was a charter member and former president of the Boston College Club of Cape Cod and is an honorary member of the Boston College Joseph Cooledge Shaw Society. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church , Route 28, West Harwich at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery , Bourne. Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home, Route 28, West Harwich on Monday, July 18. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Pantry, Box 234, West Harwich , MA 02671 .

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 28 July 2005] Brennan, Mary C., 69, of Bryant Road , Cranston , formerly of Woonsocket died Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at home. Born in Providence , she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Margaret (Walsh) Brennan. Miss Brennan was a Registered Nurse for the Woonsocket School Department for 29 years before retiring in 1998. She was a graduate of Widden Memorial Hospital , School of Nursing and received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Providence College . She resided at her present address for the past seven years. She is survived by one brother Edward J. Brennan, of Cranston . Miss Brennan is also survived by several cousins. Funeral from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, Garden Court, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann 's Cemetery, Cranston . Visiting hours Friday 4-7 p.m.

BRENNAN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 29 Sep 2005] New Bedford -- William Bridge Brennan, 67, of North Street , Fairhaven , died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Linda M. (Smith) Brennan. Born in Providence , he was the son of Mildred F. (Bridge) Brennan of Fairhaven and the late William C. Brennan. He lived in this area all his life and was a member of Centre Trinity United Methodist Church . He was a machine operator at J.C. Rhodes; he also worked for Ashley Ford and Medeiros Bus/American Eagle Motor Coach. He was a Navy veteran, a petty officer second class. Mr. Brennan was a volunteer firefighter in Fairhaven and Dartmouth for more than 30 years. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, David Brennan, and his wife, Wendy, of Dartmouth ; a daughter, Lori-Ann Brush, and her husband, William, of Hollywood , Fla. ; a stepdaughter, Jessica Medeiros of New Bedford ; a brother, Richard C. Brennan of Fairhaven ; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Centre Trinity United Methodist Church, 473 County St. Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Monday 26 Dec 2005] Brennan, Robert Patrick, 56, passed away after a long-term illness at his home in North Providence, RI. He was born December 11, 1949. A Providence native, Bobby graduated from CCRI in 1978 with a degree in social work and worked for O.I.C Teen Group Home in Providence until 1988 when he took ill. He is survived by two daughters, Erin of Bridgewater, MA and Casey of San Francisco, CA. He also leaves behind his mother, Lelia Brennan of East Providence, and sisters Patricia Comeau of Kittery Point, ME, Roberta Lowell of Providence, Carolyn Norback of Drewsville, NH and Lori Brennan-Almeida of East Providence. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 10:00 AM at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Avenue, East Providence.

BRENNAN [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Monday 10 Apr 2006] Brennan - In this city, April 7, 2006, Clark F. Son of the late Merle F. and Minnie E. (Clark) Brennan of Raynham and formerly of Milford. Father of Timothy F. Brennan of Brighton and Keelin M. Brennan of Milford. Mr. Brennan also leaves a cousin, Frank P. Brennan of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. A Funeral Service will be held at the Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM. Interment: V.A. National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours: Monday, 5 to 8 PM. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the American Lung Assoc., Southeast Chapter, 1 Abbey Lane, Middleboro, MA 02346 or to Southeastern Mass. V.N.A./Hospice Care of Greater Taunton, 244 No. Main St., Raynham, MA 02767 or Bristol County Elder Services, 182 No. Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Monday 14 Aug 2006] Brennan, Thomas R., 74 years young, beloved husband of Maria (Caparco) Brennan of East Greenwich went to be with the Lord on August 12, 2006, holding his wife's hand. He was the father of Michelle White, Thomas P. Brennan and Colleen Dupre, step-father of David Roberto and Kristen Marshall and brother of Sister Michel Brennan, RSM and Robert Brennan. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren. Born in Providence, he was son of the late Francis and Gertrude (Shea) Brennan. He was husband of the late Irene (Monohan) Brennan. Mr. Brennan retired from the US Postal Service. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and attended St. Michael's College. He was a member of the US Air Force and a Korean War veteran. He was a proud Christian and member of Christ Church. His Funeral Service will be Thursday at 1pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., E. Greenwich. Burial with full military honors will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, No. Kingstown. Calling hours Wednesday, 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research or Christ Church Needs Ministry. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 4 Nov 2006] Brennan, Joseph J. 'Whitey' 69, of Fremont St. died November 3, 2006 at Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Evelyn (Jennings) Brennan of 49 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Gilligan) Brennan. Mr. Brennan had lived in East Providence before moving to Providence 8 years ago. Mr. Brennan worked as a truck driver for Chase Metal and Clifford Metal retiring in 2000. He was a member of Local 251 and was an avid Red Sox Fan. He is survived by his daughter Dawne Cameron, his grandchildren; Jordan and Colin all of Narragansett, and his brother George Brennan of Daytona Beach, FL. He was the father of the late Deborah L. Brennan. The funeral will be held on Monday at 9AM from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM in St. Joseph's Church Hope St. Providence. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 5-8 PM. Family requests that flowers are kindly omitted and contributions in his memory be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 12 Nov 2006] Brennan, Janet F., R.N., 81, of Convent Street, died Wednesday at home. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (OBrien) Brennan, she lived in Providence most of her life. Miss Brennan had been a registered nurse. She was a graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, and went on to practice nursing at St. Joseph Hospital in Providence for many years. She was a communicant of St. Augustine Church. She is survived by her friends and caregivers Norbert B. Stamps, Jr., Neil M. Stamps, and John F. Stamps. She was the dear friend of the late Norbert B. and Margaret C. Stamps, Sr. Her funeral will be Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son and Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

BRENNAN [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 23 Jan 2007] North Attleboro - Thomas H. Brennan Jr. of Grant Street died Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2007 in Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wrentham, at age 89. He was the beloved husband of Catherine (Doran) Brennan. Born Aug. 20, 1917 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Thomas H. and Mary Anne (Hoey) Brennan. Thomas grew up in Attleboro and was a 1935 graduate of Attleboro High School and later attended Bryant College. He had been a resident of North Attleboro since 1947. Mr. Brennan was a captain for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a navigator on several missions in the Pacific on a B29 which he was later honored to name the "City of Attleboro." For his service, he received numerous medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. During his working career, Mr. Brennan was a hand engraver at the Balfour Company for over 40 years before retiring in 1982. He was also a professional pianist in a group that played big band music at various events and institutions, including on several occasions the ballroom at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. Mr. Brennan was a passionate sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, and was also an avid reader. However, he was above all a dedicated family man to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the devoted father of Maureen and her late husband Thomas H. Mullowney of Plymouth, the late Judy Hoskins, Sheila and her husband Mark Fisher of North Attleboro, Thomas H. "Ty" Brennan III and his wife Karen of Attleboro Falls, and Terry and her husband Bob Petrucelli of Westboro. He is also survived by grandchildren Meaghan and her husband Jim Poulin, Matt Mullowney, Sean and his wife Katie Fisher, Rebecca, Catherine, Margaret and Carolyn Fisher, Kara and Julie Brennan, and Lauren and Mary Kate Petrucelli; and three great-grandchildren, Annaliese, Finn and Genevieve Poulin. He was brother of the late Joseph Brennan. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours for Mr. Brennan on Tuesday evening, Jan. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro. A funeral will be held from Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Mark's Church, Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Recreation Fund, 90 Taunton St., Wrentham, MA 02093.

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 7 Feb 2007] Brennan, Thomas F., Jr., 82 of New Britan Drive, died Monday, February 5, 2007 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of Marguerite E. (McNamara) Brennan. Born in West Warwick, the son of Thomas F. and Florence (Austin) Brennan, Sr., he resided in Warwick for 51 years. Mr. Brennan was a clerk at the Warwick Police Department for 10 years retiring in 1989 and was formerly employed with Typesetting Service Co. of Providence for 32 years as a proofreader. He was a WWII US Coast Guard veteran serving as a sonar man in the European Theater of Operations. He was a lifetime member of the Warwick Lodge of Elks, Wm Shields American Legion Post 43, Warwick Paca Club and the Warwick Municipal Retirees. He was the father of Deborah A. Lusignan of Foster, Patricia M. Laurie, Thomas F. Brennan, III both of Warwick and the late Kathleen M. Townsend. Brother of Joseph Brennan of West Warwick, Barbara Christianson of Warwick and the late Virginia Gentile. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. His funeral will be held Friday at 8 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in St. Benedict Church, Beach Ave. Burial with full military honors in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Friday 2 Mar 2007] Brennan, Daniel A., 75, of Main Street, a retired lace weaver, died Wednesday at home. He was the beloved companion of the late Doris L. (Beaudoin) Boeglin. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Charles and Doris (Standish) Brennan. He worked for twenty years at Valley Lace before retiring. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Cornerstone of Faith United Methodist Church, Coventry and of the Eastern Draft Horse Association. He enjoyed traveling throughout New England with his companion to the fairs. Everyday, twice a day, he would ride his bike on the greenway in Coventry. He is survived by several cousins and many devoted friends. Funeral service at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, Monday at 11 AM. Calling hours Monday 9:30-11:00. Burial with military honors will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Memorial gifts made to the Cornerstone of Faith United Methodist Church would be appreciated. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 2 June 2007] Brennan, Herbert V., 85, born on Main St. and a life long resident of East Greenwich passed away June 1, 2007 at home. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty L. (Woodmansee) Brennan. He was a son of the late George W. and Mary C. (Coyle) Brennan. Mr. Brennan retired as a sales office manager from Bostich after 30 years. He was a WWII Navy veteran, a graduate of LaSalle Academy and attended the college of the Holy Cross. In his early years, he loved the waters of Greenwich Cove, golf and tennis and was an active member in the Boy Scouts of America, East Greenwich Troop #2. He was a member and past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and a communicant of St. Francis deSales Church. Besides his wife, he leaves six children: John V. Brennan, Jean L. Brennan, George M. Brennan, Dr. Herbert J. 'Hub' Brennan, Elizabeth B. 'Dib' McCartney and Mary-Jane W. Brennan, five grandchildren and one step granddaughter. He was a brother of the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. George J. Brennan, Col. USAF Ret. and Raymond Brennan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00am in St. Francis deSales Church, School St., N. Kingstown. Burial with military honors will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, E. Greenwich. Calling hours Sunday, 4-8pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., E. Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Nursing Placement, 334 East Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Friday 30 March 2007] Brennan, Raymond J. of Ft. Myers, Fl died on March 24, 2007. Born in Providence, RI. On October 10, 1923. The son of the late Charles and Iola Brennan. Veteran of W. W. II. He was Husband of the late Rose Brennan and Margaret Brennan. He worked for Narragansett Electric before retiring. He was the father of Raymond J. Brennan Jr., Kathryn Healey, Thomas Brennan and Jeanne Mc Ginn. Brother of Bernard Brennan. He leaves four grandchildren and two great-grand children. A memorial service will be held at St. Judes Church on Front St. Lincoln, RI, on April 3, 10 am. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 7 August 2007] Brennan, Donald J., 58, died Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Colt State Park while training for a triathlon. He was the beloved husband of Linda A. (Carillo) Brennan. Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Margaret (Pigeon) Brennan, he resided in Hope Valley and West Greenwich before moving to Warwick in 1991. Don was a toolmaker at Leviton Mfg. for 22 years. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the US Army and continued with the National Guard for 20 years. As a young man, he was involved with scouting and became an Eagle Scout. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 15 years ago, his motto was 'I have Parkinson's, Parkinson's doesn't have me'. He competed in triathlons for all those years, completing various distances including 6 Ironmen and 26 marathons. He also took up woodcarving and made numerous intricate pieces of art. He was an inspiration to all that knew him and will be greatly missed. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Donald J., Jr., Michael C., Jaime Lynn and Kristen M. Brennan, two stepchildren, John J. Larkin and Lory Crosby. He was the brother of John T. Brennan, Jr. and Peggy McNulty. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 am in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial with military honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 5 Sept 2007] Brennan, Mary J., 77, of Grace Church Apts., died September 2, 2007 at RI Hospital. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late James C. Brennan and Marguerite T. (Drury) Brennan-Eldredge and a stepdaughter of the late Lewis C. Eldredge, Sr. Mary was employed as a nurse's aide at St. Joseph Hospital before retiring. She was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Cathedral, where she was a Eucharistic Minister, Altar Server and attended Mass daily. She was the sister of Lt. Col. James C. Brennan, USAF (Ret.), Raymond P. Brennan, Lewis C. Eldredge, Jr. and the late Edward J. Brennan, PPD (Ret.), Rita Pilozzi, Evelyn Brennan, and her twin-sister, Marguerite Brennan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul, Cathedral Square, Providence at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Amos House, 413 Friendship Street, Providence, RI 02907, will be appreciated. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 2 Oct 2007] Brennan, Paul P., 79, of Joelle Court, Warwick, died on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. Born in West Warwick, a son of the late John P. and Rose (Mitchell) Brennan, he was a life-long Warwick resident. He was a graduate of Gorton High School and Bryant College. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he served two tours of duty, and participated in five major battles. Mr. Brennan was an accountant with the State of Rhode Island before retiring 20 years ago. He was a member of Warwick Council #2295 Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a sister, Mary P. Fleurant of Hendersonville, NC; two brothers, Dr. William F. Brennan of Warwick and Michael D. Brennan of Narragansett; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John A. Brennan, Peter D. Brennan, and Rosemary A. Brennan; and the step-son of the late Vincenza M. (Curci) Brennan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 2, at 10 a.m. in St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial with military honors will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Contributions in his memory may be made to VNA of Care New England Hospice, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. Arrangements by Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home. 

BRENNAN (LEE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 17 Jan 2008] Barbara A. (Lee) Brennan, age 70, of Tiverton, passed away, Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late James and Gertrude (Leary) Lee.  She had been a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of the former Sacred Hearts Academy in Fall River and received a degree from Katherine Gibbs School.  She worked in the credit and collections office at Perkins Paper Company in Taunton for many years before retiring. Ms. Brennan was an active member of the Democratic Party.  She had a wonderful and kind sense of humor and Irish wit which her family and friends loved most about her. She is survived by her daughter Lee A. Brennan and her grandson Darren A. Brennan both of Tiverton, three cousins Patricia Dale of Somerset, Patricia McGuire of Ohio, and James Leary of New Hampshire.  She is also survived by many loved close friends. Her Funeral will be held Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 7:45AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Madeleine’s Church, 35 Lake Rd., Tiverton.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Friday from 4-7PM.  Flowers welcome or contributions in her honor may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd. Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.  Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 Jan 2008] Brennan, Edward J., 72, of Lincoln, passed away Friday, January 18, 2008 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. He was the beloved husband of Nina L. (Picard) Brennan. Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Charles and Sophie (Dyl) Brennan. He lived in Lincoln for the past 44 years and was formerly of Pawtucket. He was employed as a Truck Driver for many years at Smith General Trucking of West Warwick. Prior to that he worked for American Airlines and Corning Glass. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a Life member of the Amvets of Central Falls, Life member of the Knights of Columbus of Cumberland and a Life member of the Teamsters Local 251. Besides his wife he leaves his loving son Edward C. Brennan of Lincoln. He was the father of the late Karen Ann Brennan. His funeral will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 9:00 AM from the Karol A. Romenski & Sons Funeral Home, 342 High Street, Central Falls with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, 391 High Street, Central Falls at 10:00 AM. Calling hours Tuesday from 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM. Burial with Military Honors will be held Monday January 28, 2008 at the R.I. Veterans Cemetery Exeter at 10:00 AM. 

BRENNAN [Providence RI Journal, Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 30 Jan 2008] East Providence, R.I. - Robert E. Brennan, 78, formerly of Burnside Avenue, Riverside, R.I., died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at the Mount St. Francis Health Center in Woonsocket, R.I., after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy L. (O'Connell) Brennan. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Charlotte (Roache) Brennan, he lived in Riverside for 30 years, Cumberland, R.I. for seven years, and South Kingstown, R.I. for 10 years. Mr. Brennan was an English teacher at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island for 28 years before retiring in 1990. Robert was a graduate of LaSalle Academy, and graduated from Providence College summa cum laude, Class of 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was an avid reader, historian enthusiast and a devoted Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Providence College basketball fan. Robert enjoyed spending summers at Matunuck Beach with family and friends. Besides his wife of 53 years, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Brennan) Russo and her husband Joseph Jr. of Attleboro; a son, Stephen Brennan of Riverside, R.I.; a brother, James Brennan of Jupiter, Fla. and Block Island; a sister, Dorothy Holt of Boston and Narragansett, R.I.; a cousin, Beverly Burke of Boston; and two grandchildren, Joseph Russo III and Brendan Russo. His funeral will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 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. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Robert's memory to the American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St., Providence, RI 02903 would be deeply appreciated. 

BRENNAN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 10 June 2008] New Bedford — John J. (Jack) Brennan, 72, of New Bedford, formerly of Dartmouth and Newton, MA, died June 8, 2008, after a brief illness with cancer. He was born in Newton, MA, the son of the late Timothy J. and Delia (O'Dea) Brennan. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Smith). Jack leaves behind a loving family, including daughter Natalie M. Brennan and her partner Jennifer Brown of Dummerston, Vermont; daughter Elizabeth M. Rosen of Dartmouth; son Timothy J. and his wife Kimberly (Moran) Brennan of Hopkinton; daughter Delia O. Brennan of New Bedford; daughter Nora D. and her husband Daniel Cuphone of Newton; son William D. Brennan and his girlfriend Mary Treseler of Dartmouth; and his sister Mary Jane and her husband Gregory Geis of Queens, NY. He was the brother of the late Richard P. Brennan and Patricia Roy. Jack leaves behind seven grandchildren: Hannah, Eleanor (Ellie), and Katherine Rosen; John J. (Jack), Ryan, and Sarah Brennan; and William Cuphone. He also leaves his aunt Eleanor Owen, of Newton, and her daughter, Margaret Corcoran, of Woburn; his cousin Patrick O'Dea; his friends John and Ann Cedrone; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Jack also leaves behind sisters-in-law Martha (Smith) Sullivan, Alice (Smith) Larson, and Shirley Smith all of Dartmouth; Margaret (Smith) O'Neil and Natalie (Smith) and her husband John Arnett of New Bedford; and brother-in-law Alexander (Sandy) Smith of Rockport. He was a special uncle to many nieces and nephews, especially Tess Griffin of North Carolina. After attending Newton High School, Jack served as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Panama and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Jack was a Newton Police Officer for 31 years, retiring in 1998. He was extremely proud and honored to be from Newton and to be known as "Officer Brennan." He was a devoted friend of Bill W's for 26 years; a member of the American Legion Post 440 in Newton; and a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as their Grand Knight for the Stang Council in Dartmouth. When his children were young he was very active in the Newton Catholic PTA, serving as the President for two years. Calling hours will be Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at Blackington, Conroy and Hayes Funeral Home, 1479 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 am from Our Lady's Church, 575 Washington Street Newton, MA, with burial to follow at Newton Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Mary's Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA on Monday, June 16 at 10 A.M. Donations may be made in his memory to the Newton Police Memorial Association, 1321 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465 or to The Joan and James Vernon Cancer Center, c/o Newton Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation, 2014 Washington Street Newton, MA 02462.

BRENNEN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 Oct 2006] Brennen, Florence, daughter of the late Charles J. Brennen and Florence E. (Gaetz) Brennen, died on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Florence led a simple life and spent her adulthood in the caring hands of case workers and caregivers with the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. Florence enjoyed close friendships with dedicated staff members whose support allowed her to enjoy employment, recreational activities, and the daily life of the Aberdeen House family. She is survived by ten nieces and nephews; Maureen Gulick, Paul, James, William, and Edward Sweeney, Diane Malloy, Bruce, Stephen, Daniel and Philip Terrien. Florence is predeceased by her sisters, Helen Sweeney and Catherine Terrien. A prayer service will be held at Monahan Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman Street, Providence on Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, 3445 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

BRESLIN [Providence RI Journal, Friday 2 July 2004] Warwick - Ann Marie Breslin, 53, of Ryan Avenue, a customer service representative and former telephone company trainer, died Wednesday in Kent Hospital after an illness. She was the companion of Joseph Aurelio of Warwick. Born in Providence, a daughter of Maude M. (Breslin) Breslin of Warwick, and the late Donald J. Breslin, she had lived in Warwick most of her life. Mrs. Breslin was a customer service representative at Behr Supply, Providence, for the past year. She had been a trainer at the former New England Telephone Co. for 18 years. She was a graduate of Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, Class of 1969. She was a communicant of St. Rita Church. Besides her companion and mother, she leaves two sisters, Donna Breslin of Londonderry, N.H., and Geraldine Maglio of Mashpee, Mass.; a nephew, Jeremy Medicus of Westboro, Mass.; and a niece, Jessica Moran of McLean, Va. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Rita Church, Oakland Beach Avenue. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, West Warwick.  

BRIAND (WELCH) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 16 Aug 2005] Fairhaven -- Rose-Marie Briand, 76, of Taunton and Crescent Beach, Mattapoisett, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Our Lady's Haven after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the widow of Robert J. Briand. Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Marion (Brennan) Welch. She lived in Taunton and Mattapoisett all her life and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Taunton. She was a teacher in Taunton schools for 45 years, teaching at the Leonard and Maxham schools before retiring in 1997. Mrs. Briand was a graduate of  Taunton High School , Class of 1947, and Bridgewater State College, Class of 1951. She was a member of Goers & Doers, Queens Daughters, Immaculate Conception Woman's Guild, Bridgewater State College Sorority and the Gaelic Society. Survivors include a daughter, Mary K. Briand of Mattapoisett; two sons, Michael Briand of New Bedford and Daniel Briand of Mattapoisett; and six grandchildren. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, with a funeral Mass at 10 at Immaculate Conception Church, Taunton. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

BRICKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 15 May 2005] Brickley, Arthur W., Jr., 79, of A Street, died Friday at RI Hospital. Born in Providence a son of the late Arthur W. Brickley, Sr. and Margaret (O'Connor) Brickley-Gorman. He had lived in Cranston for 20 years with his late wife of 40 years Margaret M. (Nugent) Brickley. Mr. Brickley had been a Sales Manager for Prudential Insurance Co. for 30 years before retiring in 1981. He had since worked as a security guard, the last of which was with Cookson-America. He was a US Navy Veteran of WW II. He leaves a daughter Leslie B. Brickley with whom he lived, and a son Arthur W. Brickley, III of West Hartford, CT, and three grandsons. His funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:45 from the Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home, 684 Park Avenue, Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Cranston, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. His life will be celebrated with calling hours Monday 4-7 p.m. 

BRIEN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 25 Sep 2003] Pawtucket - Gerard H. Brien III, 37, of Johnson Street, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday in East Gate Nursing Home, East Providence. Born in Woonsocket, a son of Gerard H. Brien Jr. and Joanne M. (Myrtle) Brien, both of Woonsocket, he had lived in Woonsocket before moving to Pawtucket in 1998. Mr. Brien had been an assistant store manager at Williams-Sonoma Stores before retiring in May. He had also worked as a legal assistant for the Law Offices of Votta & Votta, in Providence. Besides his parents, he leaves his primary caregivers, Pauline R. Harris, Darlene Harris and Jacqueline Richer, all of Woonsocket, and Marguerite Leonard and Jeffrey Harris, both of North Smithfield; a brother, Matthew D. Brien of Lincoln; and three sisters, Monique S. Bergeron and Therese P. Grigo, both of Woonsocket, and Jeanne M. Maculan of West Greenwich. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agatha Church, Joffre Street, Woonsocket. Burial will be private.

BRIGGS (GALLAGHER) [Fall River MA Herald News, Fri 19 Jun 1931]  In this city, June 17, Mary (Gallagher) Briggs, beloved wife of Thomas Briggs. Funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 57 Arizona street, tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, at 8:15 o'clock a.m. A high mass of requiem will be sung for the repose of her soul at the Immaculate Conception church at 9 o'clock a.m. New Bedford and Providence papers please copy.

BRIGGS (LAWRENCE) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 18 March 2003] Warwick - Margaret E. "Peg" Briggs, 88, of Greenwich Avenue, a retired sales clerk, died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norman E. Briggs. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Mariano and Margaret (Gaffney) Lawrence, she had lived in Providence before moving to Warwick in 1975. Mrs. Briggs had worked as a retail sales clerk for many years before retiring in 1975. She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, in Providence, which she had attended for 52 years. She leaves two daughters, Joyce Sutphen of Warwick and Karen Briggs-Mowry of Coventry; two grandchildren, Tammy Matonis and Jeff Bellair, both of Warwick; and two great-grandsons. She was the sister of the late William Lawrence and Edward DiLorenzo and Rita Lawrence. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

BRIGGS (CLEARY) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Friday 2 Mar 2007] Briggs - In Taunton, Feb. 28, 2007. Jean F. (Cleary) Briggs, died after a lengthy illness at at 75. wife of the late Gilbert D. Briggs. Residence: No. Walker St.; formerly of Cohannet St. in Taunton. Loving mother of Jane Lewis and her husband William of Raynham, Gary Briggs and his wife Veronica of East Taunton, Judith Collins and her husband Alvin “Bucky” of Taunton, Jennifer Roggiolani and her husband Gabriele of Falmouth and the late Gilbert Briggs, Jr. Sister of James H. Cleary of Oregon and Martha’s Vineyard. Grandmother of thirteen and great grandmother of two. also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home 70 Washington St., Taunton, MA 02780 on Monday, March 5th at a time to be announced followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in st. Joseph Church in Taunton at a time to be announced. Relatives and friends are invited to Visiting Hours on Sunday from 4-7 pm. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Charity of Ones Choice.

BRIGHTMAN (McMULLEN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 22 Feb 2004] New Bedford -- Sarah M. (McMullen) Brightman, 81, of New Bedford died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of George H. Brightman, to whom she was married for 61 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late James and Malvina (Desmarais) McMullen, she lived in the city all of her life. She was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Mrs. Brightman was formerly employed as an instructor for Mary's Driving School for 25 years. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School. During her illness, she was provided care by the staff of Overlook, Coastline and the Blaire House. Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Nancy Kawa, and her husband, Chester, of Dalton, Ga.; a nephew, Michael Wilbur, and his wife, Patricia, of New Bedford; three nieces, Noella Joao, Rosemarie Moniz and her husband, John, and Ann Marie Viveiros and her husband, Mario, all of New Bedford; and her special friends, Anabelle Christy of New Bedford and Ron Barber of Dalton. She was the sister of the late Emma Coffin, Walter McMullen, Albert McMullen, David McMullen, Marie Wilbur and Lydia Garnett. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. Her funeral Mass will be at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

BRISSETTE (WALSH) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 14 Oct 2006] Brissette, Mary L. (Walsh), 78, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, in Cherry Hill Manor & Rehabilitation, Johnston. Resident of Spring St., Pascoag. Wife of the late Edward J. Brissette. She was born in Pawtucket, daughter of the late Mildred Walsh. Raised by her foster parents, the late Arthur and Theresa Racine. She worked as a Molder for 20 years at Tupperware, Blackstone, MA, and 22 years for Polytop, Forestdale, retiring in 2005 due to a long illness. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Pascoag, and an avid New England Sports fan. Mrs. Brissette is survived by a son, Capt. Gerard E. Brissette, RI State Police (Ret.) of North Kingstown, daughter Janice M. Brissette-Duval of North Smithfield, two granddaughters, Kimberly Brissette Brown and Kerri Burke, three great grandchildren, Riley E. Brown, Hannah Burke and William Burke. Her funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave., Pascoag, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Pascoag. Burial will follow in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Sunday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. 

BRITLAND [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 2 Sep 2003] Swansea - John H. "Jack" Britland, 78, of Dillon Lane, a retired maintenance employee, died yesterday at South Coast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Genevieve F. (Regan) Britland. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Welch) Britland, he was a lifelong resident of Swansea, and wintered in Homosassa, Fla., for the past 10 years. Mr. Britland had been a maintenance and custodial worker for the Swansea School Department for more than 15 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and earned several medals. He was a graduate of Joseph Case High School. In his earlier years, Mr. Britland was active in Swansea athletics, serving as a basketball and Little League coach. He was also a member of the Goldwing and Retread motorcycle clubs. He leaves a son, John H. "Jack" Britland Jr., two brothers, Earl and James Britland, and a sister, Mary Saylor, all of Swansea; three grandchildren and a great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph Britland and Catherine Kirkman. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Birchcrest Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 189 Gardners Neck Rd. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

BRITTON (CALLAHAN) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Thursday 10 Jan 2008] San Antonio, TX - Originally from Taunton, MA, Cheryl Lee (Callahan) Britton, age 44, passed away on January 3, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. She joined the Air Force after high school. While stationed in Germany she met the love of her life, Rick, to who she was married for 23 years. Cheryl and her family moved to San Antonio in 1993. She was very supportive as a Boy Scout mom and was most proud when her son attained Eagle Scout. Cheryl loved her pets, motorcycle riding, reading and all her friends. She was a great friend and the best mom that a husband and son could hope for. There are no words for their loss. She was preceded in death by her Father, David Callahan of Taunton, MA; step-father, David Forbes, Sr. of Tucson, AZ; and mother-in-law, Geneva Britton of Beebe, AR. She is survived by her husband, Rick Britton of San Antonio, TX; son, Sean David Britton of San Antonio, TX; mother, Nancy Forbes of Tucson, AZ; step-mother, Donna Callahan of Taunton, MA ; sister Sheila Callahan of Tucson; AZ; brother-in- law, Ronnie Britton of Beebe, AR; and numerous other relatives both near and far. A Memorial Service was held on Sat urday, January 5, 2008 at the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX. Donations in Cheryl’s memory may be made to the animal shelter of your choice. Arrangements were made by Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio, TX. 

BROADBENT (DORLEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday 26 Apr 2003] In Fall River April 23, 2003, Ruth E. (Dorley) Broadbent age 75. Wife of Frank W. Broadbent. Mother of Norma J. Deston and Carole L. Pankow. Grandmother of Jeffrey E. Deston, James R. Deston, Michael Scott Pankow and Melissa C. Roderigues. Great-grandmother of Grace Amanda Deston. Sister of the late Florence Broadbent. Requiem Eucharistic on Mon. April 28, 2003, at 10AM in St. John's - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 711 Middle St. Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours Sun. 4-7 PM in the 'Cherry Place' Home Of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll 178 Winter St. Fall River, MA. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Flowers welcome or contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. www.waring-sullivan.com. [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 26 April 2003] Fall River - Ruth E. (Dorley) Broadbent, 75, of Whipple Street, a retired nurses' aide, died Wednesday in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Frank W. Broadbent. They had been married for 56 years. A lifelong Fall River resident, she was a daughter of the late Everett B. and Mary L. (Ridge) Dorley. Mrs. Broadbent had been a nurses' aide at the former Union Hospital, now Charlton Memorial Hospital, for many years, retiring in 1989. She was a 1945 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Broadbent was a life member of St. John's-St. Stephen's Episcopal Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, vestry member, a licensed lay reader and chalice bearer. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Norma J. Deston of Somerset and Carole L. Pankow of New Bedford; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Florence Broadbent. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John's-St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 711 Middle St. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

BROADMEADOW (CAMPBELL) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 9 April 2008] Broadmeadow, Margaret 'Peg' 74 of Cumberland, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Walsh) Campbell. She had lived most of her life in Cumberland before moving to Lincoln in 2000. Mrs. Broadmeadow was an administrative assistant for Tyco International, Kendall Healthcare, and Sab Nife Inc. for several years before retiring. She was a member of the Valley Singers, AARP 4646, Saint Aidan Seniors, and the Cumberland Senior Center. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Broadmeadow and his wife Susan of Seekonk, MA, and Michael Broadmeadow and his partner Edwin of Orlando, FL, two daughters, Peg Bourassa of Cumberland, and Cathy Chenot and her husband David of Burrillville; she was also the mother of the late Mary Girard, she leaves her son-in-law, Kevin Girard of Burrillville, two brothers, Thomas Campbell and his wife Carol and Michael Campbell all of Florida, one sister, Agnes Campbell of Melbourne, Florida, eight grandchildren, Randy, Justin, Kelsey, Henry, Ben, Grace, Sam, Mary Cate and the late Matthew Bourassa; she also leaves several nieces and nephews and her cousin, Sister Roberta Campbell SSJ of Pawtucket. She was the mother-in-law of the late Robert Bourassa. She was the sister-in-law of the late Patricia Campbell. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 11am in Saint Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Judes Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Arrangements by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. 

BROGAN (MINER) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Friday 11 Feb 2005] Attleboro -- Evelyn G. "Lynn" (Miner) Brogan, of South Attleboro, Mass., passed away on Feb. 10, 2005 at the age of 78. Lynn was the beloved wife of Raymond Brogan, and loving mother of Colleen, Patrick, Marianne, Eileen, and Terence. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Lynn and Ray shared 58 years together, built their home together, and spent countless hours sailing in Narragansett Bay and throughout the East Coast and the Bahamas. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, Baltic Street, South Attleboro, followed by a reception at the Brogan family residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory may be made to the Phillip Hulitar Hospice Care Center, c/o Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Arrangements are under the direction of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Obituary written by her loving family.

BROGAN [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 7 Sep 2005] Brogan -- September 5, 2005, Melvin R. Husband of 44 years to Constance B. (Lizotte) Brogan, son of the late William and Blanche (Gagnon) Brogan, father of Colleen M. Ouellette, Kimberly S. Kimball, Susan C. Fallon, Timothy M. Brogan, brother of William Jr., Norman, Donald, and Clinton Brogan, loving grandfather of Amy and Robert Ouellette, Daniel Brogan, Brianna and Patrick Kimball, Ryan and Megan Fallon. His funeral will be held on Friday at 9am from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Thomas More Church, 389 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial is Private. Memorial donations in his memory to Diabetes Memorial Endowment P.O. Box 1525, Fall River, MA 02722. Calling hours with video photo album Thursday 4-7pm.

BROMLEY (LENNON) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 25 Apr 2005] Bromley, Grace A., 94, formerly of Pawtucket Avenue, died Friday in Waterview Villa, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Harold Bromley. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Martin and Lena (Farrell) Lennon, she was an enamel charger for Levens Manufacturing Company in Attleboro for 11 years, retiring in 1960. She leaves a niece, Carol Deitrick of Warwick. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martha's Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Calling hours respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 would be deeply appreciated. 

BROOKS (O'BRIEN) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Thursday 21 Aug 2003] Norton -- Alda M. Brooks, 72, a retired food service supervisor, died Tuesday in the Morton Hospital and Medical Center, Taunton. She was the wife of Ralph Brooks Sr., to whom she had been married 53 years. Born in Brockton on Aug. 31, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Rogers) O'Brien. She had been educated in Brockton schools and had resided in Norton for 22 years. Mrs. Brooks had worked at the Daggett-Crandall Newcomb Home for over five years before retiring. She was a former member of the Norton VFW Women's Auxiliary and had enjoyed cooking and sewing. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ralph Brooks Jr. of Wareham; two daughters, Ronda Brooks of Taunton and Lorie Kershaw of Mansfield; siblings; and three grandchildren. Services are private. Arrangements are by the Norton Memorial Funeral Home.

BROPHY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 14 Oct 2007] Brophy, Melinda Marie, 18, of Providence slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus in the comfort of her home on October 10, 2007 with her family by her side. She was a graduate of The Met High School in Providence. She was the daughter of Ronald Brophy, Sr. and April Brophy. She also leaves behind her much loved younger brother Robert Brophy, and Bryana Abril who was like a daughter to her and her two sexy beasts, Ghost and Stubbie Wubbie. She was a loving daughter, sister and a special friend. She is loved by many and will be missed by all. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 5-7 p.m. in The Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m. 

BROTHERS (REYNOLDS) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 22 July 2007] Brothers, Beverly J. (Reynolds), 68, of Modena Avenue Providence died Friday surrounded by her loving family at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a one month illness. She is the beloved wife of Gerald V. Brothers, Providence Firefighter (Retired). Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Nora Theresa (Ahern) Reynolds. She was a transcriptist for Medical Transcript Services of North Providence for 15 years retiring in 1995. She is a communicant of Saint Augustine Church Providence, a member of the former Saint Patrick High School Alumni Association. She was a life long Providence resident. Beverly is survived by her four devoted sons, Kevin P. Brothers, Edward M. Brothers, both of Providence, Timothy J. Brothers of Cumberland and Michael J. Brothers, Patrolman Providence Police Department of Smithfield. Three grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Marilyn A. Boule and her late twin brother, Bernard J. Reynolds. Beverly's funeral will be held Tuesday Morning at 8:45 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Augustine Church, Mount Pleasant Avenue at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Monday 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, Rhode Island. Kindly omit flowers, donations to Visiting Nurse Services, 6 Blackstone Place, Suite 515, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865, in her memory would be appreciated. 

BROTHERS (MONAGHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 31 Jan 2008] Brothers, Dorothy F., 87, of Eighth Street, died Tuesday at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre, Cranston. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Brothers to whom she was married for fifty years. Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late Jerome E. and Margaret F. (McLaughlin) Monahan, she lived in Providence most of her life. Dorothy assisted her mother in raising her five brothers after the death of her father at an early age. As a communicant, and volunteer, at Saint Raymond Church, Providence, Dorothy organized C.Y.O. dances, and was active with the Cub Scout and Girl Scout Organizations. She was a member of the Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island. She vacationed at Sand Hill Cove for almost forty years, and enjoyed having family, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors gather for cookouts at the beach house. Mrs. Brothers worked at the Miriam Hospital for thirty years, until the age of 82, before retiring, then volunteered for two more years. She leaves three sons, Raymond F. Brothers Jr and his wife Brenda, Richard Brothers and his wife Linda, Robert E. Brothers (Lt.CPD) and his wife Eileen; a daughter, Dorothy J. Meehan and her husband John; two brothers, Robert Monahan and Edward Monahan; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Marjorie A. Brothers, grandmother of the late Christopher J. Meehan, and sister of the late Thomas, Jerome, and Charles Monahan. The funeral will be held Saturday, at 8:45 am, from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours, Friday, 4- 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Association Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence RI 02906 in her memory will be appreciated. 

BROUGH (COYLE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 16 May 2006] Brough -- (Coyle), Mildred C. Age 88 of Somerset. Passed peacefully at her home in Somerset, surrounded by her family on May 14, 2006. Beloved wife of the late George J. Brough. Loving mother of George F. Brough and his wife Cynthia, Robert J. Brough and his wife Barbara, Richard P. Brough, Francis A. Brough and his wife Beth, Frederick A. Brough and his wife Linda, William H. Brough and his wife Priscilla, Christopher J. Brough, Mrs. Neil (Mary Ellen) Feldman and Mrs. James (Martha M.) Connor. Dear sister of the late Francis J. Coyle. Cherished grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 2. Funeral Friday, May 19, 2006 at 9 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County Street, Somerset (Route 138 across from Somerset High School), followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4 - 8 PM. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Outreach, 502 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02720 or to the SHARE Foundation, Inc. UMass Dartmouth, 785 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Fall River.

BROUGHTON (RILEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Saturday 1 Nov 2003] Plainville -- Eleanor Marie Broughton, 73, died Thursday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the wife of George W. Broughton. Mrs. Broughton was a secretary for Catholic Social Services in Attleboro for several years before retiring. She previously was a clerk in offices of the Town of North Attleboro, including the Department of Public Works and the Town Treasurer. She also was a medical secretary at the Veterans Hospital in Rutland and in the surgical unit at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. She was a secretary at St. Mark's Church in the Attleboro Falls section of North Attleboro. Born in Worcester on Dec. 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Michael F. and Honora (Donovan) Riley. She graduated from North High School in Worcester and the Worcester School of Business Science. She also studied philosophy at St. Bonaventure University. She lived in Attleboro Falls for nearly 30 years before moving to Plainville in 2001. She was a communicant of St. Mark's Church in Attleboro Falls. She was an active member of a prayer group sponsored by the Ministry of the Holy Trinity. Early in her adult life, she pursued a career as a Holy Sister in a Franciscan order. She served the order by teaching junior high school in New York City. She volunteered at her children's schools and was a Cub Scout den mother and a CCD teacher. She leaves three daughters, Nora Broughton Jestus of Norton, Ruth Mattson of North Attleboro and Christine Healy of Attleboro; two sons, Joseph Broughton of Sharon and Mark Broughton of Sammamish, Wash.; and eight grandchildren. Three more grandchildren will be born this winter. She was the sister of the late Rose and John Riley. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark's Church, Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

BROW [Fall River MA Daily Evening News, 1 Dec 1916] Charles F. Brow, a life-long resident of Fall River, died Thursday might after an illness of a few weeks' duration. For a period of 42 yeas he was employed by the Covel Machine Company, the greater part of the time as foreman, and about two years ago retired from active work. He was the husband of the late Margaret G. Brow, nee Sullivan, and he leaves to mourn his loss six sons and two daughters - George H., Arthur L., and Harold V.C. of Providence; Charles F. Jr. andWalter F. of Fall River; Franklin E. of Tiverton; Mrs. Francis P. Reilly and Mrs. William D. Keefe of Fall River. The sympathy of the community will be extended to them in their loss.

BROWN (DONOVAN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wed 20 Jan 1988] Ellen (Donovan) Brown, 85, widow of Manuel S. Brown, of 65 Albion St., died Tuesday after a brief illness. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late John E. Donovan and the late Lucy (Cummings) Donovan. She was a lifelong resident of this city and a member of Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by a brother Warren Donovan of Acton, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are with L.O. Paradis Funeral Home, 1555 Pleasant St. (Interment St. Patrick Cemetery.)

BROWN (COFFEY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 8 Jan 2004] Lincoln - Mary A. (Coffey) Brown, 85, of George Washington Highway, a communicant of St. Jude Church and a member of its Rosary and Altar Society, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Calvin D. Brown. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel J. and Cecelia A. (Fox) Coffey, she had lived in Lincoln for 55 years. She leaves a son, George D. Brown of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia M. Masso of Palm Desert, Calif.; three sisters, Johanna J. Murray of Greenville, and C. Agnes Diggins and Helena F. Eldredge, both of Providence; and six grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Michael H. Brown and sister of the late Catherine T. and Anna J. Coffey and Margaret M. Joyce. The funeral will be Saturday at 7:45 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Jude Church, Front Street. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BROWN (McCARRON) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 22 June 2004] Cranston - Anna I. Brown, 86, of Garden City Drive, died Saturday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Brown. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (O'Hagen) McCarron, she had lived in Cranston for many years. Mrs. Brown had worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for several years. She was a communicant of St. Mark Church. She leaves a son, Gary S. Brown of Richmond; a sister, Ellen R. Mulcahy of Waynesboro, Pa.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Richard E. Brown Jr. and sister of the late Catherine M. Briggs, Mary R. Mulholland, and James, Francis and Margaret M. McCarron. The funeral and burial will be private.

BROWN (CONNOLLY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 8 May 2005] Brown, Bertha C., 91, a long-time resident of Rumford, died April 2, 2005, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, Albany, NY. She was the wife of the late Kenneth R. Brown, Sr. Born in Lincoln, RI, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Bertha (Glockner) Connolly. Mrs. Brown had lived in East Providence since 1934 until moving to New York in 1994. She worked as a Sales Clerk at the former Shepards Department Store in Providence until retiring in 1975. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Newman Congregational Church, Rumford, for over 50 years. She leaves a son, Kenneth R. Brown, Jr., and wife Gail of Albany, a daughter, Carolyn B. Minchin and husband Michael of Los Angeles, four grandchildren, Michael and Monty Minchin, and Kristen and Carolyn Brown, four great grandchildren, Gracie, Monty, Kenny and Amelia Minchin and a niece Leslie Dunn. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. in Newman Congregational Church, Newman Ave., Rumford. Burial is private. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Newman Congregational Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4764, Rumford, RI 02916. Arrangements by the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.

BROWN [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 14 Aug 2005] Brown, Charles F. 94, of  North St., and formerly of Pawtucket, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Helen G. (Cloutier) Brown. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Edwin and Dora (Mahoney) Brown. He was a WW II Army Air Corp. Veteran. Mr. Brown was the owner/manager of the former Brownies Gifts in Pawtucket. He is survived by a brother Edwin C. Brown of Barrington, two sisters Dorothy Bauer and Kay Bardell both of Riverside, a nephew Ron Bauer of Riverside. He was the brother of the late George Brown. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside. Burial will be in Olivet Memorial Park in Riverside.

 

BROWN (CONNELL) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 16 Oct 2005] Brown, Velma F., died Thursday at Brentwood Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Brown. Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Frank L. and the late Minnie M. (Janes) Connell she had lived in Cranston for 75 years, West Warwick for 10 years before moving to Brentwood last year. Mrs. Brown was a 50 year member of Providence Chapter Order of Eastern Star, the Cranston Historical Society and a life member of St. David on the Hill Church Cranston. She is survived by one brother Everett L. Connell of New Iberia, LA and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Florence I. Sirois, William T., Walter N., Francis E., and Mary G. Connell, Margaret M. and Dorothy H. Guertin, Ellen Hernandez and Annie P. Fischer. Requiem Eucharist will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. David on the Hill Church, 200 Meshanticut Valley Parkway, Cranston. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Shrine Charities of Rhode Island, One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905 will be appreciated. 

BROWN (MALONEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 27 Dec 2005] East Providence, R.I. -- Alice Teresa (Maloney) Brown of South Broadway, East Providence, R.I., formerly of Lincoln Avenue, Pawtucket, died on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2005 at the Waterview Villa in East Providence where she had been a resident since June 2001. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Brown Sr. who died in March 1999. Born in Central Falls, R.I., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Barrett) Maloney. She was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School, Class of 1936. She resided in Seekonk and Pawtucket prior to moving to East Providence. Mrs. Brown was a communicant of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, South Attleboro. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed at the former Weintraub's Store in Pawtucket and previously held employment with the former Clover Bead Company, a jewelry manufacturer, in Pawtucket, where she had worked for 10 years. Mrs. Brown leaves two daughters, Kathy T. Reynolds and her husband Dr. R. Preston Reynolds of Seekonk, and Wendy A. Caves and her husband Jeffrey Caves of Sterling, Mass.; two sons, Charles F. Brown Jr. and his wife Patricia Ann (Homer) Brown of Eastham, Mass. and Craig S. Brown and his wife Linda Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren: Joshua, Brittany, Kerri, Greg, Christina and Sheila and a brother, Leo Maloney of Plainville. She was the sister of the late Earl Maloney and Raymond Maloney. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, with the Rev. James Fahey, pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, Baltic Street, South Attleboro, officiating. Private visitation will be held prior to the commencement of funeral services. Private graveside services will be held in the Swan Point Cemetery on Providence's East Side. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Brown's name may be made to either the National Eye Institute, Attn: Budget Officer, Building 31 -- Room 6A16, 31 Center Drive MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD 20892-2510 or by accessing http://www.nei.nih.gov/about/donations.asp to assist in the research of glaucoma or to the Resident Activities Fund of Waterview Villa, 1275 South Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914.

BROWN (FURLONG) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 16 Aug 2006] Brown, Ruth C., 82, of Village Drive, died August 13th at Cherry Hill Manor. She was the former wife of the late Byron A. Brown and the companion of the late Walter Bishop. Born in Cranston, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Cartwright) Furlong. She had lived in Smithfield since 1985, previously residing in Scituate. Ruth worked in retail for 45 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Esmond Village Assn. and the Smithfield Senior Center, where she was the first senior prom queen in 1998. She also was a chairperson for Bryant University Senior Prom for 11 years. She leaves two daughters, Barbara A. French of Plymouth, MA and Colleen R. Budlong of Cranston; a son, David B. Brown of San Anselmo, CA; three grandchildren, Mellissa Spicer of Cumberland, Sarah Budlong of Cranston, and Ashley Brown of San Anselmo; a great-grandson, Tyler Nicholas Spicer; and many nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late John, Augustine, Robert, Frederick, William, Margaret, and Grace Furlong, Rita McSparron, Winifred Wilkinson, and Vera Buckley. Her funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Michael Church, Georgiaville. Calling hours Thursday 5-8 p.m. Burial in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. 

BROWN (SHEEDY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 9 Apr 2007] Brown, Lillian A. (Sheedy), April 8, 2007. Beloved wife of the late John Cameron Brown, Sr. Devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Residence, Calderwood Drive. Funeral Service Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 10 a.m. in The Warwick Christian Fellowship, 430 Buttonwoods Avenue, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday 7-9 p.m. in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Rt. 5, Greenwood, Warwick.

BROWN (MAGILL) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 12 Feb 2008] Brown, Nancy A., 46, of Rosella Avenue, Pawtucket died Monday, February 11, 2008 at home. She was the wife of James E. Brown. They had been married 23 years. Mrs. Brown was born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident, the daughter of Maureen (McCourt) Magill of Pawtucket and the late Raymond B. Magill. She was the Head Teacher of Day Care for the Pawtucket School Department for many years. She also was an Activity Director at the Pawtucket Boy's and Girl's Club's Camp Ramsbottom in Rehoboth MA. Besides her husband and mother she leaves a daughter, Samantha L. Brown of Pawtucket, two sons, James E. Brown Jr. and Eric M. Brown both of Pawtucket, two brothers, Raymond B. 'Chip' Magill Jr. of Warwick, and Stephen M. Magill of North Attleboro MA, six sisters, Kathleen Allison of Seekonk MA, Marianne Fritsch of Milbury, MA, Susan Beadles of Cumberland, Mauree Searle of Scituate, Linda Reilly, of Rehoboth MA, and Jennifer Campbell of Attleboro MA, several nieces and nephews. The funeral for Mrs. Brown will be from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, Wednesday, at 9:00am. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, at 10:00am. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours will be Tuesday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Ramsbottom C/O the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket, 1 Moeller Place, Pawtucket RI 02860 in Nancy's memory. 

BROWNING (LYNCH) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Monday 17 Dec 2007] Taunton - In East Taunton, December 17, 2007 Carolann (Lynch) Browning died at her home on Middleboro Ave. in East Taunton peacefully at the age of 59. Carolann was born in South Boston and educated in Plymouth Ma. She worked at Haskin Co. on Weir Street in Taunton and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox Fan. She was the wife of Charles W. Browning Jr. of Taunton. She was the mother of Denise Rodrigue of Taunton and Charles W. Browning IV of Taunton. Loving grandmother of Kimberley, Alexis, Kaitlyn, Britni, Charles and Jared, all of Taunton. Sister of William Lynch of Holbrook, Robert D. Lynch of Fla. and Kenneth Lynch of East Taunton. Calling hours will be held at the O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton Wed. Dec 19th from 5-8 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church in East Taunton on Thursday at 9 AM. Interment at Mayflower Hill Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolann's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, Ma, 01701. 

BRUCE (MULLINS) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 22 Dec 2005] New Bedford -- Mary (Mullins) Bruce, 79, of New Bedford died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of William J. Bruce. Born in Fox Harbour, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen (Griffin) Mullins. She lived in New Bedford since 1945 and was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Survivors include her widower; three sons, Thomas Bruce of Rochester, Stephen Bruce of East Bridgewater and Kevin Bruce of Marstons Mills; a daughter, Kathleen Hawk of New Bedford; a brother, Peter Mullins of Placentia, Newfoundland; two sisters, Rebecca Murray of Fox Harbour and Nora Rose of Renews, Newfoundland; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the sister of the late Sara Sparrow and Bridget Murray. Her funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

BRUEN [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 29 June 2005] Attleboro -- Helen Nancy Bruen, 84, of Elizabeth Street, Attleboro, died on Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Life Care Center of Attleboro where she had been a patient since last summer. Born in Attleboro, Mass., on Feb. 14, 1921, she was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick J. and Catherine (Kelly) Bruen. Miss Bruen had lived in the same home where she was born for her entire life. She was a 1939 graduate of Attleboro High School, and earned her degree in elementary education from the former Framingham State Teachers College in 1943. Miss Bruen was an elementary school teacher at the Lincoln Elementary School in South Attleboro for 35 years prior to her retirement in 1979. Prior to and following her retirement, she was employed part-time for the former Horace B. Gowen Real Estate Company in Attleboro for many years. She was a lifelong communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church Attleboro. Miss Bruen leaves her devoted and dedicated sister, Mary Paille of Attleboro ; and two nieces, Nancy Moorhead-Welsh of Indianapolis, Ind., and Susan Kennedy of Lexington Ky. She was the sister of the late Catherine Moorhead. Visitation has been respectfully omitted. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 2, 2005, at 9 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, North Main Street, Attleboro, with the Rev. James Fahey, pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, South Attleboro, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Attleboro. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

BRUEN [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 24 March 2007] Bruen, Dorothy, 82, of Warwick Avenue, died Thursday at Kent Hospital. Born Doris Anna Bruen, in Providence a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Lillian M. (Sullivan) Bruen and sister of the late Barbara Sullivan. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Post Road, Apponaug, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours respectfully omitted. Arrangements by The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home. 

 

BRUNELLE (LAHEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 17 Oct 2005] Norton -- Brenda Brunelle, age 44, of Norton, formerly of North Attleboro and Foxboro, died at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005. Brenda was born on July 18, 1961 in Boston. She was a longtime resident of Foxboro, where she was a graduate of Foxboro High School in 1979. She was also a graduate of Macintosh College in Dover, N.H., class of 1992. Brenda worked as a sales representative for Graphic Arts and Trophies of Norton and was a sales clerk at Foxfield Beer & Wine in Foxboro. She was an avid Rolling Stones fan and a devoted wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. Beloved wife of Steven A. Brunelle. Loving daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (McCarthy) Lahey of Norton. Devoted mother of Lindsey Angerame of South Attleboro, Lewis Davis of North Attleboro, Nichole Brunelle of Norton and Stephanie Brunelle of N.H. Adoring grandmother of Dominic and Courtney Ragusa. Sister of Lawrence Lahey of Plainville, Steven Lahey of Norton and Diane Durda of Mansfield. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to calling hours on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Carpenter Street, Foxboro. Donations in Brenda's memory may be made to The Brunelle Children's Fund, c/o Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank, 1 Mechanic Street, Foxboro, MA 02035.

BRUNELLE (CORRIGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 22 Dec 2005] Brunelle, Ann M. (Corrigan), of Cumberland, died Tuesday. She was the wife of Joseph Brunelle, mother of Steven, James and Douglas Brunelle, sister of Charles and Norbert Corrigan, Mary Banach, Margaret Rattey, Lillian Corvo, Bernadette McIlmail, Esther Griffin and the late James H. Corrigan, Jr., grandmother of Steven and Tayla Ann Brunelle. Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8 at the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 9 AM in St. Ambrose Church, School St., Albion. Burial at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

BRUNELLE (SULLIVAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 27 July 2007] Sarasota, FL — Julie (Sullivan) Brunelle, 67, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of New Bedford, MA, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007. She was an employee of the Manatee County Sheriff's Department and a friend of Bill W. Survivors include a daughter, Cathleen Price; three sons, Frank, Michael and Jay Correira; two sisters, Margie Senna and Liz Maroon; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Her memorial service will be Monday, July 30th at New Life Pentecostal Church, 741 Kempton St., NB from 7:00 - 8:30pm. All friends and family welcome. Any donations may be made to W.R.A.P. House. 

 

BRYANT [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Friday 4 Apr 2008] Norton — Thomas J. Bryant III, 46, a lifelong resident of Norton, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro after being stricken ill at home. He was the love of Danielle M. Hottenrott, with whom he shared the last 13 years together. Born in Attleboro on Jan. 20, 1962, he was the beloved son of Thomas J. Jr. and Kathleen “Kay” (Sullivan) Bryant of Conway, N.H. He grew up in Norton, was educated in the Norton public schools and was a 1980 graduate of Norton High School. He furthered his studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he majored in art and art history, and graduated in 1985. Tommy was a self-employed building contractor and artist. He was a great writer and illustrator, a fine artist and sculptor, and was an extremely intuitive person. Marching to his own beat, Tommy was a free-spirited person who was always the leader and never a follower. He enjoyed the outdoors, walks in the woods and hiking. He loved children and held a special place in his heart for animals. A communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Norton, he also enjoyed gardening and cooking. He was happiest of all to share laughter and friendship with everyone. In addition to his beloved parents and his fiancee Danielle, he was the devoted brother of David A. Bryant of Norton, Steven W. Bryant and his wife Kim of Hampton Falls, N.H., and Karen L. Bryant Connolly of Dover, N.H. He was the cherished grandson of Minnie Vota of Conway and the late Thomas J. and Mary (Benaski) Bryant Sr. He was the adoring uncle to six nieces and seven nephews. Also surviving are his aunts, uncles, cousins and the loving family of Danielle. His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Monday, Apr. 7 at 9:30 a.m. from the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., Norton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, South Worcester Street, Norton. Burial will follow in the Timothy Plain Cemetery, Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Apr. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Tommy’s family has requested that donations please be made in his memory to the Thomas J. Bryant III Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 501, Norton, MA 02766.

BRYCE (O’HEARNE) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Sunday 19 Nov 2006] Bryce - In Taunton, Nov. 17, 2006, Age 89, Ann D. (O’Hearne), wife of the late Everett Bryce. Residence: Whittenton Street in Taunton. Mother of Judith McCloskey and her husband James of East Taunton and Richard Bryce and his wife Donna of Taunton. Sister of Kathleen Roberts of Taunton and the late Michael O’hearne, Edward O’Hearne and Elizabeth Sherman. Grandmother of Laurie Walsh of Taunton, Graham Shearstone of Maine, Matthew Bryce of Taunton, Melanie Souza of Fall River and Phillip Bryce of Virginia. Great Grandmother of nine grandchildren. Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton, Tues. Nov. 21st at 9 AM. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Taunton at 10 AM. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5-8 PM. Interment: St. Joseph Cemetery in Taunton. Donations in Ann’s Memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. 

BRYDEN (MULVEY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 21 Sep 2006] Bryden, Marie I. (Mulvey), 74, of East Providence, died Wednesday, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward Bryden. Beloved mother of Susan Jean of Attleboro, Linda Soares and Rebecca Caruthers both of Rehoboth, Edward Bryden of Barrington, Mark Bryden of Rehoboth, Kevin Bryden of Warren, and David Bryden of Coventry. She was also the mother of the late Herbert Bryden and Deborah Martins. She was the grandmother of 13, and had three great granddaughters. She enjoyed knitting, country music and helping others. Arrangements are with the William J Smith & Son Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Warren, where the family will receive friends Friday 4-8 p.m. Funeral will be Saturday from the funeral home at 9 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Tomorrow Fund, RIH Campus, 593 Eddy St., Prov., RI 02903-4949 or the American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St., Prov., RI 02903. 

BUCHANAN (O’ROURKE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 12 Jan 2006] Buchanan, Mary A., 87, of Lambert Street, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at home. She was the wife of the late John W. Buchanan (P.F.D.). Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Helena (Murphy) O'Rourke. Mrs. Buchanan was a salesperson for the former Shepard Department Store. She was the beloved mother of Kevin J. Buchanan of Cranston, Deborah A. Bizier of S. Dennis, MA, and Nancy J. Buchanan of Cranston. Loving grandmother of David A. Bizier, sister of Thomas F. O'Rourke of Smithfield and Mildred Parkhurst of Cranston. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Friends of Nursing, Attn: Jane Metzger, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903. Arrangements by 'Woodlawn' Funeral Home, Cranston.

BUCKLEY [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 23 Sept 1882] Died… In Providence, 20th, Walter Buckley, 63.

BUCKLEY [Newport RI Daily News, Monday 9 Feb 1914] Miss Catherine L. Buckley, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Buckley and the late John M. Buckley, died at her home on Mann avenue this morning, after a long illness. She had been an active, energetic and cheerful worker, but shortly after the death of her father, four years ago, she went into a decline and had not been her usual self since. For some time she was in such delicate health that her life was despaired of, but for the past two weeks she seemed to be mending and gave her family hope of recovery. Miss Buckley was the youngest of the family and he liveliest and her death will prove a severe blow to her aged mother. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers - Daniel J.H. and John F. - ahnd two sisters - Margaret A. and Mary G., the latter a teacher in the Townsend Industrial School . DIED - Buckley 0 In this city, 9th inst., at the residence of her mother, [30?] Mann avenue . Catherine L., daughter of Catherine and the late John M. Buckley. [ Newport RI Daily News, Tuesday 10 Feb 1914] Funeral Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 8:30. Mass of requiem at St. Joseph 's Church at 9. Relatives and friends are invited.

BUCKLEY [ Newport RI Daily News, Friday 27 Feb 1914] Buckley - In Pawtucket , 26th inst., Annie Laviena Buckley.

BUCKLEY [New Bedford MA Evening Standard, Tues 13 June 1922] Buckley - In this city, June 12, Dorothy, daughter of John and Nellie Buckley, of 337 Sawyer street, aged 17 days.

BUCKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 2 July 2003] Johnston - Frances A. Buckley, 87, of the Whytebrook Terrace Assisted Living Community, Cherry Hill Road, a retired Massachusetts state employee, died June 21 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center of Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, in Providence. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Frances (Voccio) Salo and William Buckley, she had lived in Cambridge, Mass., for most of her life. Miss Buckley was educated at the Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Mass. She had worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for several years before retiring. Miss Buckley enjoyed knitting. She leaves several cousins. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mary, Mother of Mankind Church, 24 Fourth St., North Providence.  

BUCKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Wed 10 Sep 2003] East Providence - James J. Buckley Sr., 75, of LeRoy Drive, Riverside, a retired tugboat steward, died yesterday in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of June L. (Ryder) Buckley. Born in New Haven, Conn., a son of the late Theodore and Martha (Odea) Buckley, he had lived in the Riverside neighborhood for 40 years. Mr. Buckley had been a steward aboard a Mobil Oil Co. tugboat for 40 years, until retiring in 1992. An Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 7th Infantry Division, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Buckley was a communicant of St. Brendan Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Julie and Jennifer J. Buckley, and a son, James J. Buckley Jr., all of Riverside; two sisters, Mary Russomondo of New York City and Theresa Hartner of Pott St. Lucie, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was the brother of the late Francis Egidi and Theodore Buckley. The funeral will be held on Friday at 7:45 a.m. from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BUCKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 15 Apr 2004] East Providence - Harry R. Buckley, 65, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of East Providence, a career Army man before retiring, died Monday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Providence, a son of the late Howard Leo and Mildred (Clark) Buckley, he had lived in Riverside section before moving to Florida 15 years ago. He leaves a son, Michael Buckley of Lakeland; two daughters, Laura Alderman of Lakeland and Colleen Lukacs in England; a brother, Howard Buckley of Jackson, N.J.; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, Fla.  

BUCKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 6 Jan 2005] Buckley, Catherine L., January 3, 2005. 91, of Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston, a shipping clerk for 40 years at the Calart Floral Company, retiring in 1975, died at the Manor. She was the daughter of the late James and Annie (Stevens) Buckley. She was the sister of the late Anna M. Buckley, Mary R. 'May' Hughes, James L. and Joseph P. Buckley. She is the sister-in-law of Kathryn Buckley of North Providence. She had lived in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence on Health Avenue for many years before moving to 1363 Smith Street, North Providence. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and was also an avid Novel reader. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:30am from the Hoey-Arpin-Williams-King Funeral Home, 168 Academy Avenue, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Church, 179 Academy Avenue, at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited to visit Friday morning before the Mass from 8:30am - 9:30am.

BUCKLEY (FINNERAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 18 May 2005] Buckley, Lillian A., 90, of Overfield Road died Monday at home. She was the wife of the late James T. Buckley. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Lillian A. (Sisson) Finneran. Mrs. Buckley was the chief clerk of the Providence Board of Canvassers for 25 years before retiring in 1980. Mrs. Buckley leaves 2 daughters, Lynn Renaud, of Monroe, Ct and Janice L. Cavaco of East Greenwich, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Leo A., George A., Leon A. Finneran, Ruth I. and Mary H. Hanley. Her funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 A.M. from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of christian Burial in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Fourth Ave., East Greenwich at 10:00 A.M. Burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling Hours Thursday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated. 

BUCKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 23 June 2005] Buckley, Mary R. 'Aunt May', 98, of Everett Ave., died June 19, 2005. She was a teacher for 36 years in the Pawtucket school system. She was the first Principal at the Cunningham Elementary School in 1965 and retired in 1973. Daughter of the Late James and Mary Ann (McNally) Buckley. She is survived by her niece Mary Sullivan of Providence and Nephew William Gilligan of Toledo, Ohio. She was the Aunt of the late James Gilligan. She is survived by several great nieces, great nephews and several great great nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence, RI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Metacom Ave., Warren, RI. Burial will be in St. Joseph 's Cemetery in Cumberland. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to RI Blood Center, 405 Promenade St., Prov., RI 02908 or American Heart Association, New England Affliate, 20 Speen St., Framington, MA 01701-4668. 

BUCKLEY [Newport RI Daily News, On-line obituaries, Jan 2006] Newport - Margaret M. Buckley, 86, a resident of the St. Clare Home in Newport and formerly of 26 Lee Avenue, Newport, died Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Newport Hospital after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Newport, she was born on May 29, 1919. She was a daughter of John J. and Hannah Connors Buckley. Miss Buckley worked as a Medical Receptionist for Dr. Richard R. Knowles on Bellevue for many years. After her retirement she dedicated her life to the care of her beloved sister Agnes Buckley, who predeceased her. A lifelong 5th Warder who grew up in the same house on Lee Avenue until moving a little over a year ago to the St. Clare Home where she received wonderful care from all the Staff there. A lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's Church and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Margaret will always be remembered by all for her generous nature and wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the fortune of meeting her. Margaret is survived by her niece Kathleen A. Mulkey and her husband Charles W. of Virginia Beach, VA; a grandniece Sherry Harrell and her husband Joshua of Smyrna, GA; and many loving close friends and relatives. A sister of the late Daniel J. Buckley and her late sister Agnes. Margaret's funeral will be Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 8 a.m. from the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport, at 9 a.m. Burial in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown, RI. Visiting hours Friday, January 27, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. Donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the Newport Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport, or to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 547, Newport, RI 02840. 

BUCKLEY [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 21 May 2007] Buckley - Charles W., age 96, of Tiverton, R.I., May 18, 2007. Husband of Anita Y. (Bourk) Buckley, father of Charles A. and Richard W. Buckley. Brother of the late William Buckley. Funeral Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Outreach, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720 Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery.

BUCKLEY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 10 Feb 2008] Buckley, Lt. Col. (Ret) David M., 53, of Cole Drive, passed away peacefully Friday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Leslie A. (Pita) Buckley for 26 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Frances R. (Healy) Buckley. His greatest and proudest accomplishment was serving in the US Armed Forces for 35 years. Lt. Col. Buckley served in the US Navy, the Naval Reserves, the US Air Force and the RI Air National Guard, specifically the 143rd Tactical Airlift Squadron. He served in Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was an Aircraft Commander and Commander of the OSF and was also one of the Directors of the Annual Open House Air Show at Quonset Point. In 1981 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island. He was a graduate of Air Force Air Command and Staff College. Lt. Col. Buckley was an airline captain for American Airlines and the former TWA. His latest civilian endeavor was as a principle architect of military communication software systems. He was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church. Besides his wife, he leaves his three children, Kaitlin A. Buckley, David P. Buckley and Meghan L. Buckley, all at home. His Funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:45am from the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School Street, North Kingstown. Burial with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the McGowan Roberts Scholarship Fund, RI Air National Guard, 1 Minuteman Way, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated. 

BUCKLEY (CURRAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 12 July 2008] Fall River — Katherine C. (Curran) Buckley, 88, of Dartmouth, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Buckley, M.D. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Matthew J. and Catherine (McLoughlin) Curran, she lived in Dartmouth for most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Mrs. Buckley was a graduate of Holy Family High School and Regis College. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, the Women's Luncheon Club, the Garden Club of America, and Garden Club of Buzzards Bay. She had been a member of the Board of Directors of the New Bedford Day Nursery. She was an avid supporter of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and Boston College Athletics. Survivors include three children, Arthur F. Buckley Jr., Louise B. Mitchell, and John C. Buckley, all of Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Alexander Buckley, Vanessa Buckley, and John Mitchell; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John D. Curran, Matthew J. Curran Jr., and Mary R. Kelleher. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, South Dartmouth. Burial will follow in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. 

BUCKLEY (O’DONNELL) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 24 July 2008] New Bedford — Teresa O. (O'Donnell) Buckley, 90, of Dartmouth died Tuesday July 22, 2008 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Buckley, M.D. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William F. and Mary Ann (Hughes) O'Donnell, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Dartmouth 30 years ago. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Mrs. Buckley was formerly employed as an office manager for Whaling City Cable Television. She later worked at Village Travel in Dartmouth. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the Katherine Gibbs School. She was a former member of the Catholic Women's Club. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics, and Providence College basketball. Survivors include four children, Joseph F. Buckley, Jr., and his wife Dolores, and Eileen M. Buckley, all of Dartmouth, Ann K. Buckley and her husband Thomas Miller of Mission Viejo, CA, and Kate Fuhst of Mattapoisett; two grandchildren, Katie and Chris Buckley; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Eileen Stuart, Dr. John O'Donnell, and Dr. William F. O'Donnell, Jr. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 AM in St. Mary's Church, South Dartmouth. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. 

BUCOLO (RUANE) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, May 2006] Portsmouth - Mary R. Bucolo, 81, of 147 Lawrence Drive, Portsmouth, RI, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. She was the wife of the late Mariano J. Bucolo. Born in Needham, MA on May 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (McGuiness) Ruane. Mary was a graduate of Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing. She was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a nurse from 1947-1952. She was a member of Wanumetonomy Golf Club. She was also an avid bridge player where she became a regional master in bridge and was an active member of the Viking Bridge Club. Mary was a member of Common Cause and she genuinely enjoyed her work as a volunteer for Child and Family Services of Newport County. She is survived by a daughter Janet Eastwood and her husband Patrick of Andover, MA, a daughter Carol J. Mutty and her husband Mark of Portsmouth, RI, a son Michael J. Bucolo and his wife Sherry of Palo Alto, CA, and son Peter A. Bucolo of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is also survived by her sister Elizabeth Anderson of Needham, MA and seven grandchildren: Weston and Lauren Bucolo, Dylan Kesson, Rebecca Mutty, and Kate, Ethan, and John Eastwood. She was the sister of the late James, Edward, John, Thomas, and Margaret Ruane, and Gertrude Fellows. Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 19, 2006 with a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Child and Family Services of Newport County, 24 School Street, Newport, RI 02840. Funeral arrangements by Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. 

BUDLONG (MACDONALD) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Saturday 25 Mar 2006] Foxboro -- Frances Arlene (Macdonald) Budlong, 85, died on Thursday, March 23, 2006 surrounded by the comfort of her loving family at the Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville. Frances was the daughter of the late Frank T. and Sophia (Neal) Macdonald. Frances was born in Providence on July 29, 1920. She was a native of Cranston , R.I. , and graduated from Cranston High School in 1938. She also graduated from Edgewater Secretarial School of Cranston in 1939. She married her husband Arthur at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Providence on May 22, 1943. She worked for the Foxboro Company for 24 years as an administrative assistant and retired in 1983. She was a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Foxboro and was a member of the St. Mark's Vestry and Altar Guild. She was also a member of the St. Mark's Bell Choir. She was a former chairwoman of the New Trading Post, and a volunteer driver for the FISH program in Foxboro. Frances was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking for her family. She loved to entertain her family and friends at her home and hosted an elaborate annual Christmas Eve party for many years. In recent years, she discovered that she possessed a talent in water painting and enjoyed creating paintings in her home at Island Terrace. The wife of the late Arthur M. Budlong Jr., she was the beloved mother of Carol J. Green and her husband Fred of Foxboro, Arthur `` Skip'' Budlong III of Wrentham and Lois Knight Martin and her husband Ronald of Plymouth; the devoted grandmother of Mindy Martin, Scott Martin, Joshua Green and his wife Wanda, and Jessica Green and Jaime Martin; and the loving sister of Mary Jayne Windrow of Cranston, R.I. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, March 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St. , Foxboro. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 116 South St. , Foxboro. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to benefit her granddaughter Jaime's special needs school. Please make your contributions to C.S.S/I.D.D.I., 38 Narrows Road, P.O. Box 372 , Assonet , MA 02702 .

BUGG (O’REILLY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 22 Oct 2005] Sandwich -- Mary A. (O'Reilly) Bugg, 74, of Onset, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands after a brief illness. She was the wife of Marshall C. Bugg. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was a resident of Onset for 40 years. She was a graduate of St. Gregory's High School and the Burdette School. Mrs. Bugg was a civil service stenographer at Otis Air National Guard Base in Bourne. She then owned Gateway Arms in Wareham before working for Raytheon in Waltham as a secretary, retiring in 1984. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Wareham and was a member of the Tobey Guild. Mrs. Bugg was also a member of "The Girls Club," a group of high school friends. Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Kathy Bither of Onset and Karen McDougal of Wareham; three sons, Kevin Bugg of Wareham, Kyle Bugg of Mashpee and Keith Bugg of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth Strobeck of Hopedale; 15 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Her funeral Mass will be at noon Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St, Wareham. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. 

BULGER [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 16 Sep 2006] Bulger, Paul A., 70, of Kinne St., died Friday at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joyce G. (Vanasse) Bulger. Born in Farmington, Maine, a son of the late Arthur J. and Emelienne (Chartier) Bulger. Mr. Bulger was an iron worker for Local 37 for many years before retiring in 1992. He was an Army Veteran, a member of the Knights of Columbus Gibson Council, 181, a West Warwick Little League Coach for 13 years and a communicant of SS. John and James Parish. He is survived by a daughter, Paula E. Bulger of Pawtucket; two sons, Mark A. Bulger of Chepachet and Brian H. Bulger of Warwick; a grandson, Sean P. Feeney and his German Shepard, Princess Dianna. He was the brother of the late Robert E. Bulger. His funeral will be held Monday at 9:00am from the Henault-Gallogly Funeral Home, 5 Eddy Street, West Warwick. A Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Church, Washington Street, West Warwick, at 10:00am. Burial will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Coventry. Visiting hours: Sunday 4-7pm.

BULK {SULLIVAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 28 April 2007] Bulk, Nan Goddard of 248 Vaucluse Ave, Middletown, RI passed peacefully early Friday morning while at home with family and friends by her side. A life long resident of Middletown, born September 4th, 1944. A loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Nan was a 1962 graduate of Rogers High School. She had a long employment history with Plantations Bank, Old Stone Bank and Citizen's Bank, retiring January 2005. She enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Wife of Ronald Bulk, Mother of Brian and Kevin Bulk. Daughter of late James E Sullivan and Myrtle (Bilsborough) Sullivan. Sister of I. Joyce Sullivan Riley of Dover, NH and M. Gail Sullivan Gilmore of Middletown, RI. Nan is survived by her loving husband Ronald. Also two sons, Brian and his wife Erica Sconyers, Kevin Bulk and Kerry LaCharity. She also leaves three grandchildren Lauren, Cameron and Christopher. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, May 1, from 4-8 pm. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 2, 1:00 pm, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown. Arrangements through O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St, Newport. Donations in her memory can be made to the Middletown Rescue Fund or Newport VNA Hospice. 

BULLARD (FOLEY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 27 June 2007] Glen Burnie, MD — Bridget M. "Biddy" Bullard, 68, of Glen Burnie, MD, died Monday, June 25, 2007. She was the widow of David D. Bullard. Born in New Bedford, Mass on April 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Peter H. and Josephine Mary Foley. Mrs. Bullard was a registered nurse at North Arundel Hospital for 30 years. She enjoyed shopping, water recreation, traveling and being with family and friends. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Survivors include her children, Debbie Hoffman, Peter M. Bullard and Valerie J. Robinette; three brothers, Peter, Joseph and Leo Foley; a sister, Zita Foley; and six grandsons, Shane, Tyler, Chad, Brett, Brody and Alec. She was mother of the late Jennifer Bullard. Visitation will be held Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway Southeast, Glen Burnie, MD. Burial will be in Crownsville, MD. Veterans Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 or Tate Cancer Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

BULLOCK (MURPHY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 3 Feb 2007] Bullock, Roberta A. 'Bobbie', 69, of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Johnsons Boulevard, Coventry, died Wednesday at home. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Bullock. She was a daughter of the late James W. and Irene (Cahill) Murphy, she had lived in Spring Hill for the past seventeen years. Bobbie is survived by her children, Kerrin, Michael and Patrick Bullock; beloved grandchildren, Michael and Nichole; and sisters, Michaela Murphy and Rosemary Di Giulio. A committal service will be held on Monday at 9 AM in The Chapel at RI Veterans Cemetery, in Exeter. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in her memory to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445, will be appreciated. Arrangements By Robert Iannotti Funeral Home.

BUMPUS (MORAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 7 June 2004] Wareham -- Catherine M. (Moran) Bumpus, 75, of Onset died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Tobey Hospital. She was the widow of Frederick E. Bumpus. Born in Falmouth, the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Doyle) Moran, she attended Falmouth schools. Mrs. Bumpus moved to Onset 57 years ago. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Osswald, and her husband, Robert, of Onset; three sons, Frederick Gene Bumpus of Paisley, Fla., John Martin Bumpus of Middleboro and George Edward Bumpus and his wife, Jill, of Onset; two brothers, James Moran and Robert Moran, both of Falmouth; a sister, Irene Maxim of Brockton; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her best friend, Kay Upton of Onset. She was the sister of the late John Moran, Frances Maxim, Theresa Warren and Dorothy Anderson. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Route 28. Burial will be in Veterans National Cemetery, Bourne.

BUNN (MULLANEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 24 Sept 2007] Bunn, Regina E. 'Pep' (Mullaney), 80, formerly of Sand Hill Cove, Narragansett, died Saturday, September 22nd, at the Clipper Home in Westerly. She was the wife of the late Norman J. Bunn. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Edward A. and Helen F. (Vigneau) Mullaney. Regina worked for New England Telephone as a long distance operator and in Shepard's Store in Providence. She was a graduate of St. Xavier's Academy in Providence. She is the mother of Michael J. Bunn and the late Linda St. Pierre. She leaves four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Joseph and John Mullaney. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Forbes Funeral Home, 28 Columbia St., Wakefield, on Wednesday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in RI Veterans Cemetery in Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 222 Richmond St., Suite 204, Providence, RI 02903.

BURDGE (SWEENEY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 23 Jan 2005] Burdge, Catherine R. (Sweeney), of Coomer Ave., Warren, RI, died Friday January 21, 2005 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Lester Burdge. She was born in Ashley, PA to the late Edward and Mary Sweeney. Mrs. Burdge was a school teacher in the Warren School System and was a member of St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren. She was very active in the church, helping run the Bingo and the Summer Festival at St. Mary’s. Beloved mother of Kathi Akin (husband Charles) of Kent, Ohio and grandmother of Jason A. and Charles C. Akin, also of Ohio. Mrs. Burdge was also the proud great-grandmother of six. The family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 25th at the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Warren, RI. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 A.M. in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720.

BUREAU (MORRISSEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 12 Dec 2005] Bureau, Rosetta E., 82, formerly of Windsor Road, died Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Bureau. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Rose (Muldoon) Morrissey. She had lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to N. Smithfield three years ago. Mrs. Bureau worked for Mercury Print & Mail of Pawtucket for three years, retiring in 1988. She is survived by a son Joseph R. Bureau of Cumberland; three brothers, Leo F. Morrissey, Jr. of Pawtucket, Gerald J. Morrissey of Beneveld, New York and Lawrence W. Morrissey of Cumberland; a sister, Margaret Morrison of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Shirley Kay. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Costigan O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Leo The Great Church, 699 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Antoine's Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue, North Smithfield, RI, 02896, in memory of Mrs. Bureau would be appreciated.

BURGESS (QUINN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 13 March 2008] Burgess, Catherine M. (Quinn), 85, of Oaklawn Ave., Cranston passed away Saturday March 8, 2008 at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Thomas W. Burgess. Born in Providence daughter of the late James J. and Theresa (Rocchio) Quinn. Catherine was a Register Nurse and Director of Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph's Hospitals. She also was involved with the Visiting Nurses of RI. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing. Catherine was very active in the community, helping deliver meals with Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Cranston Senior Center where she was honored as Senior of the year. She is survived by her loving children, Mary Jones of England, Doretta Sheridan of Cranston, her daughter in-law Joanne M. Burgess of Cranston, her cherished grandchildren, Thomas W. Burgess Jr. of East Greenwich, Andrew J. Burgess of Cranston, Shawn and Shannon Jones of FL, her sister, Evelyn Pelagalli of No. Providence. She was the loving mother of the late Thomas W. Burgess and sister of the late James J. Quinn. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 8 am from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Oaklawn Ave., Cranston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours: Friday morning 7-8 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimers Assoc., 245 Waterman Ave., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. 

BURKARD (FORD) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 26 July 2008] Burkard, Margaret C. 'Peggy', 75, a homemaker, of 'Harborview' 3663 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly at home on July 24, 2008. She was the wife of the late Gust Burkard. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Margaret A. (Duffy) Ford, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside. Peggy is survived by a brother; Joseph F. Ford of Riverside, two sisters; Mary R. Ford of Rumford and Irene E. (Ford) Carrigan of Rumford and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Raymond J. Ford. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday July 29, 2008 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside at 7:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. 

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 2 Sep 1961] Raymond J. Burke of 16 Sheffield Ave., North Providence, a retired chauffeur for the Providence Water Department, died Thursday at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Grady) Burke. Born in Providence, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Ryan) Burke, he had been a resident of North Providence for five years. Mr. Burke was a veteran of World War I. He retired from the water department in 1956. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Madden of Providence; two brothers, Elmer A. Burke of Providence and Ambrose D. Burke of North Scituate, and two sisters, Mrs. John C. Going of Middletown and Miss Elizabeth J. Burke of North Providence. The funeral will be held from the Russell J. Boyle Funeral Home with a solemn requiem Mass in St. Augustine's Church, Mount Pleasant Avenue, at 11. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. [Submitted by Jerry Earnshaw]

BURKE [Providence RI Evening Bulletin, Saturday 15 May 1982] Fort Myers, Fla. - Ambrose D. Burke, 81, of 4939 S. Galaxy Drive, a retired North Scituate businessman and former Providence resident, died Tuesday at home. He was the husband of Florence M. (Osterlund) Burke. Mr. Burke owned the Gulf and Mobil stations on Chopmist Hill, North Scituate, from 1945 until retiring in 1972. He was born in Providence, and lived in the Mount Pleasant area until 1945, and in North Scituate until 1976. His parents were the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Ryan) Burke. Besides his son, he leaves a son, Donald O. Burke of Warwick; a daughter, Mrs. Marion P. Earnshaw of Middlebury, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Isabelle M. Going of Newport, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:45 a.m. from the Russell J. BOyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Church, Fair Street, Warwick, at 10. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. [Submitted by Jerry Earnshaw]

BURKE [Sarasota FL, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 1 July 1999] Murielle R. Burke, 74, Bradenton, died June 30, 1999. She was born Jan. 5, 1925, in New Bedford, Mass., and came to Manatee County 26 years ago from East Norwich, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church. She was a 10-year volunteer for the Red Cross and a member of Bradenton Country Club. Survivors include her husband, Theodore J. Jr.; a daughter, Jayne B. Pyres of Oyster Bay, N.Y.; a son, Kevin of Lattingtown, N.Y.; four sisters, Rita and Patricia, both of Syosset, N.Y., Edith of New York, and Joan of Brewster, N.Y.; two brothers, Owen of Yonkers, N.Y., and John of New York; and four grandchildren. All services and burial will be in New York. Memorial donations may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, in care of Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, is in charge.

BURKE  [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 26 Oct 1999] John A. Burke Jr., 77, of 15 Mattapoisett Ave., Swansea, a retired Navy captain, died yesterday at home. He was the husband of Margaret (Bailey) Burke. They had been married for 52 years. Born in Fall River, a son of the late John A. Burke Sr. and Laura M. (Driscoll) Burke, he lived in Swansea most of his live, moving to Englewood, Fla., in 1991, and returning to Swansea in July. Mr. Burke was an insurance broker for 30 years. He had also worked as a project manager for the State of Massachusetts for 20 years, retiring in 1984. He served on the finance and advisory board for the Town of Swansea and was chairman of the board for 2 years. He served in the Navy for 26 years, on active duty and in the Naval Reserve. He was a fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II, and continued flying an A4 Skyhawk with the Naval Reserves at the South Weymouth Naval Air Station through 1968. He was also a squadron commander of VAJ 911. He received the American Theatre Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater and World War II Victory Ribbons. Mr. Burke was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the United States Naval Institute, and the Association of Naval Aviators, and was a commanding officer for a number of Naval Air Squadrons. He was a former member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus Bishop Cassidy Council. He was a graduate of Joseph Case High School, Swansea. Mr. Burke was a parishioner of St. Michael Church, Swansea, and had been a parishioner of St. Rafael's Church, while living in Englewood, Fla. Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Michael Burke of Little Compton, John A. Burke III of Somerset, and Peter J. and Paul C. Burke, both of Swansea; a brother, William M. Burke, and a sister, Claire A. Thompson, both of Swansea; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday from the Birchcrest Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., with a funeral Mass at 10 in St. Michael Church, Ocean Grove. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Friday 28 Feb 2003] North Smithfield - James T. Burke, 88, of Sunnycrest Avenue, a former employee of the Kendall Co., died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Muriel (Leclerc) Burke. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late James J. and Bridget M. (Kerrigan) Burke, he was a lifelong resident of Slatersville. Mr. Burke had worked in management at Kendall in Walpole, Mass., for many years before he retired in 1981. He was a past treasurer of the North Smithfield Democratic Committee, serving for 28 years, and a member of the North Smithfield School Committee from 1961 to 1967. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and received the Bronze Star. He was a member of LeClair- Gotlik- Logan- Bassett VFW Post 6342, Forestdale, and the 37th Division Veterans Association. He had managed the Red Raiders football team for many years. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Margaret L'Heureux of Williamsburg, Va., and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Katherine Tinque. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:45 a.m. from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Slatersville. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Slatersville.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 6 April 2003] Central Falls - Alfred B. Burke, 87, of 13 Ledge St., a retired braider-tender, died yesterday at Rhode Island Hospital after an illness. He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late William H. and Anna (Sylvestere) Burke, he was a lifelong resident of the city. Prior to retirement in 1972, he had been employed for 20 years as a braider-tender at the former Robin Braid Co. He was a communicant of Notre Dame Church, and a member of the Notre Dame Senior Citizens, and the League of Sacred Hearts of the parish. He was also a member of the Community Center. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post 1271. He leaves a cousin, Gladys Haggerty of Rumford. He was the brother of the late Jeannette Burke. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, 20 Ledge St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Notre Dame Church, Broad Street. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 10 May 2003] Cranston - Donald E. Burke Sr., 68, of Dove Court, formerly of Shenandoah Road, Warwick, owner of Burke Tile Co., died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Barbara R. (Galvin) Burke, to whom he had been married for 48 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late William J. and Helene M. (Degnan) Burke, he had lived in Warwick before moving to Cranston last year. A skilled marble and tile installer, he was the owner of Burke Tile Co. for 50 years. He had served in the Marine Corps. He was a founding communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church, Warwick. He had served on the board of directors of P.A.L., Warwick, and was a supporter of youth football leagues. He enjoyed sports, time spent with his grandchildren and his work. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Donald E. Burke Jr. of East Greenwich; a daughter, Mary L. Burke of Cranston; a brother, William L. Burke of Glendora, Calif.; and four grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Madelyn Furtardo. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:45 a.m. from the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Rd. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 9 July 2003] Smithfield - Thomas N. Burke, 100, of 80 Douglas Pike, a retired reporter, died yesterday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. He was the husband of the late Helen (Warren) Burke. Born in Haverhill, Mass., a son of the late Patrick and Mary (Hardy) Burke, he had lived in Providence for most of his life. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School. Mr. Burke had been a reporter at the Pawtucket Times Newspaper for 25 years, until retiring in 1971, and had previously worked at the Haverhill Gazette. He was a member of the Newspaper Guild. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He leaves a son, Thomas W. Burke of Providence; a daughter, Dr. Mary K. Burke of Lincoln; a brother, Francis Burke of Haverhill; and four grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Edmund, Patrick, Lillian and Katherine Burke. The funeral will be held on Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Jude Church, Front Street, Lincoln. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.  

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Friday 21 Nov 2003] Cumberland - John E. Burke Jr., 76, of 5 John St., a retired police clerk, died Wednesday on Mendon Road after he was stricken in his car. Born in Cumberland on March 8, 1927, a son of the late John E. Burke Sr. and Bertha T. (Bullock) Burke, he was a lifelong resident of Cumberland. Mr. Burke had been a clerk for the Cumberland Police Department for 25 years before he retired. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Post 14, the Albion Social Club, and the Mendon A.C. He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church. He leaves a sister, Bertha Burke, with whom he lived, and a twin brother, William F. Burke of Central Falls. The funeral will be held Monday at 8 a.m. from J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd., Route 122, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Patrick Church, Broad Street. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

BURKE [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 27 Dec 2003] New Bedford -- Walter R. Burke, 85 of Fairhaven, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital, unexpectedly. He was the widower of Thelma (Hughes) Burke. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Patrick and Laura (Beaulieu) Burke, he lived in Fairhaven all of his life. Mr. Burke was employed by Goodyear as a machine operator until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. James Church in Fairhaven. He was a member of St. James Seniors and was a W.W. II veteran serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors include his companion, Matilda Cote; a daughter, Lois Pierce and her husband, William, of New Bedford; a brother, George F. Burke of Dartmouth; a sister, Mildred Patnaude of Fairhaven; two grandchildren, Tammy Bastoni and William Osterdahl; four great-grandchildren, William Osterdahl, Jenna Osterdahl, Macy Osterdahl and Henry Bastoni; and several nieces and nephews. His funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Church. Interment will be in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 11 Feb 2004] Warwick - James H. Burke Sr., 98, of Field View Drive, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died Monday at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, in Bristol. He was the husband of Ethel M. (Jacobson) Burke. Born in Bristol, a son of the late James J. and Mary (DuPeron) Burke, he had lived in Cranston before moving to Warwick in 1971. An Army veteran of World War II, he had served in Japan after the war as an administrator with the Army of Occupation. He retired in 1948, as a lieutenant colonel, after many years on active duty. He then joined the Rhode Island National Guard, and served as an auditor at the Guard headquarters in Providence for 20 years, until retiring in 1968. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, James H. Burke Jr. of Warwick; a daughter, Patricia A. Burke of Central Falls; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Charles Burke. The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave. (Route 5). Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 13 Apr 2004] Warwick - Robert J. Burke, 57, of Warwick Avenue, a water district senior technician, died Sunday at home after an illness. He was the husband of Stella-Louise (Haughey) Burke. Born in Providence, the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (March) Burke, he had lived in Providence before moving to Warwick in 1999. Mr. Burke was a transmission and distribution senior technician for the Greenville Water District, where he had worked for 35 years. He was a member of the Rhode Island Army National Guard for 25 years, retiring as chief warrant officer in 1992. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence, Class of 1964. He was a coach in Mount Pleasant Little League for many years. He was a communicant of St. Kevin Church. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Christine E. Burke of Providence, Elizabeth A. Estner of North Kingstown, and Kathleen L. Burke of Warwick; a son, Robert J. Burke II of Warwick; two sisters, Virginia Smith of Foster and Barbara Rivard in Michigan; and two granddaughters. The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Chritian Burial at 10 in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial, with military honors, will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.  

BURKE (O'TOOLE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 25 Aug 2004] North Providence - Miriam G. Burke, 87, of Belcourt Avenue, a retired chief clerk, died yesterday at home. She was the wife of the late William J. Burke. Born in Quincy, Mass., a daughter of the late Owen and Gertrude (Moriarty) O'Toole, she had lived in North Providence since 1949. Mrs. Burke had been the chief clerk in the business office at Rhode Island College for 17 years, until retiring in 1983. She was a charter member of the former Visiting Nurse Association. She was a member of the Friendly Mixers Square Dance Club, East Greenwich. She leaves a son, Paul K. Burke of North Providence; a sister, Barbara Fitzgerald of Groton, Mass.; a brother, Raymond O'Toole of Boston; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was a sister of the late Eleanor Wrightman and Owen O'Toole. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Elliott M. Robbins Funeral Chapel, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Monday 13 Sep 2004] Warren - Eleanor Burke, 92, formerly of Church Street, a former school teacher, died yesterday at Grace Barker Nursing Center. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late James W. and Margaret (Byrne) Burke, she was a lifelong resident of Warren. Ms. Burke was a school teacher in Warren and Bristol, and also worked for the federal Office of Housing. She was a 1936 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. She was a member of the Massasoit Historical Society and a communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Church. She leaves several cousins. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 15 Church St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Mary of the Bay Church, Main Street.

BURKE [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 19 Oct 2004] Burke -- October 17, 2004 John J. Husband of Lorraine (Dion) Burke, son of Charlotte (Pianka) Burke and the late John J. Burke Sr. father of Brian C. Burke, brother of Cynthia Medeiros, loving grandfather of Cailin and Allison Burke. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9am from the Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Home, 945 S. Main St., Fall River, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 am in Saint Theresa Church 265 Stafford Rd., Tiverton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery Fall River. Memorial donations in his memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Calling hours Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 18 Oct 2004] Tiverton - John J. Burke Jr., 58, of Fairwood Drive, a retired telephone technician, died yesterday at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Lorraine (Dion) Burke. Born in Fall River on Dec. 9, 1945, he was the son of Charlotte (Pianka) Burke of Swansea, and the late John J. Burke Sr. Mr. Burke had been a technician for Verizon for 32 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Burke was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1965. He enjoyed working around the yard. Besides his wife and mother, he leaves a son, Brian C. Burke of Bristol; a sister, Cynthia Medeiros of Swansea; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Home, 945 South Main St., Fall River, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Theresa Church, 265 Stafford Rd., Tiverton. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River.

BURKE [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Friday 24 Dec 2004] Somerset -- Thomas F. Burke, 81, of Fall River died Wednesday Dec. 22, 2004, in Somerset Ridge Center. He was the husband of Mary Ruth (Farrell) Burke; they were married 54 years. Born in Fall River, the son of the late Thomas F. and Sarah (Connelly) Burke, he was a lifelong resident of the city. Mr. Burke was a 1943 graduate of Mount St. Charles in Woonsocket, R.I. He was a men's clothing salesman for the family business, Burke's of Fall River, until the store closed. He worked for Edgar's Department Store in Fall River for 20 years before retiring in 1986. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Quincy in Newport, R.I. He received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with two stars and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with two stars. He was a communicant of Holy Name Church in Fall River. He was a former member and president of the Fall River J.C.'s, and a member of the Fall River Elks, the Fall River Clover Club, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and its choir. He was a member of a local barber shop quartet. Survivors include his widow; a son, Thomas F. Burke of New Bedford, and his wife, Claudia, of Fall River; a sister, Mary Silvia of Tiverton, R.I.; a grandson, Christopher Jordan of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Anna Manning, Rita Silvia and Paul Burke. His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Waring-Sullivan Home Of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 in Holy Name Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Fall River. 

BURKE [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 18 Jan 2005] Lakeville -- Richard E. Burke, 72, of Lakeville died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Patricia R. (Mahoney) Burke. They were married 45 years. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late W. Kenneth and Veronica (Corey) Burke. He lived in New Bedford before moving to Lakeville in 1973. He was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville and served as an altar boy in St. Lawrence Church in his youth. Mr. Burke was formerly employed by the New Bedford School Department for 30 years, first as an English teacher at Keith Junior High school and later in the special needs department. Mr. Burke served in the Army for two years and later in the Army Reserves. He was a graduate of Holy Family High School, Providence College, and he received his master's degree from Bridgewater State College. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Richard Burke Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Dartmouth, and Matthew Burke of Lakeville; a daughter, Margaret Mary Mastrofrancesco, and her husband, Joseph, of New Bedford; a brother, W. Kenneth Burke of Dartmouth; three sisters, Marty Burke and Barbara Gillis, both of Needham, and Kathleen Mello of Milford; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Edward Burke. His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Sts. Martha and Mary Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

BURKE [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 12 May 2005] Attleboro -- William Henry McCarty "Harry" Burke, 63, of Carlon Street, Attleboro, died unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, May 8, 2005. He was the husband of Christine Evelyn (Allen) Burke, who currently resides at the Wedgemere Nursing Home in Taunton. Born in New York City, N.Y. on Sept. 12, 1941, he was a son of the late Vivian Catherine (McCarty) Burke, and John Joseph Burke, Jr. of Tiverton, R.I., and was the stepson of Anne Burke of Tiverton, R.I. Mr. Burke was a 1959 graduate of Rockland (Mass.) High School, and had resided in the Attleboro area for 35 years. He was employed as a dishwasher for more than 20 years for Morin's Diner located in downtown Attleboro. A communicant of Holy Ghost Church, he was a member of the church choir for several years and was a volunteer lector. Mr. Burke enjoyed sports, music, and playing card games. In April he performed in the production of "Attleboro Goes Wild West" at the Larson Senior Center as a member of the chorus. In addition to his wife, father, and stepmother, he leaves a daughter, Marie Burke Manthe of Topeka, Kan.; a son, Lee Allen Burke of Attleboro; a brother, Thomas J. Burke of Bartlett, Ill.; two sisters, Helen Burke Montague of Wellesley, Mass., and Anne Burke Sadow of Dartmouth, Mass.; two grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a graveside funeral service on Friday, May 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Cemetery, West Street, Attleboro, with the Rev. John Raposo, pastor of Holy Ghost Church, Linden Street, Attleboro, officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation has been respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Burke's name may be made to either the Larson Senior Center, Attn: Madeleine McNeilley, director, 25 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, or to the American Heart and Stroke Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

BURKE (BAILEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Friday 20 May 2005] Burke -- (Bailey), Margaret J., May 17, 2005, age 80 of Swansea, formerly of Englewood, Fl.,wife of the late Captain John A. Burke, Jr., U.S.N. Ret. Mother of Michael Burke, John A. Burke III "Jay" and his wife Robbie, Peter J. Burke, Chief of the Swansea Fire Department and his wife Joan and Paul C. Burke and his wife Dona; sister in law of Claire A. Thompson and her husband Edward N. Thompson. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Angus A. Bailey. Funeral Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 9 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at "Birchrest," 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, (North of Rt6 intersection) followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Chapel of St. Michael's Parish, 532 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, MA. Visiting hours Friday, 4-7 PM. Donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea, MA.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 19 June 2005] Burke, Katherine M. 'Cappy', 73, of Bradenton , Florida , died peacefully at home, Thursday evening, June 16, 2005. Born in Providence , a daughter of the late Elizabeth and William Burke. Cappy was an accomplished pianist, teacher, newspaper publisher and MENSA member, while a resident of Lincoln and Jamestown . She will be missed by her brother, Dr. William Burke of Sarasota and his family and by friends Kevin and John Farrell. She was the sister of the late Honora Venturi of Switzerland , and the late Joan Boyd of Missouri . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 6600 Pennsylvania Ave. , Sarasota , FL 34243.

BURKE (CARTY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 18 Aug 2005] Burke, M. Virginia 'Ginny', 81 years, a long time resident of Warwick, died August 16th at Home and Hospice in Providence. She was the wife of the late George E. Burke, Jr. Born in Providence , she was daughter of the late Henry H. and Mary T. (Bracken) Carty. Mrs. Burke was an elementary school teacher for the Cranston and Warwick school systems. She was a 1945 graduate of Rhode Island College and a member and past president of the E. Greenwich American Legion Post #15 Auxiliary. She leaves three sons; George H., James P. and Thomas E. Burke and her daughter Kathleen M. Buckley, the mother of her grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and Laura Virginia all of Warwick . She was sister of the late Anne Dill. Her funeral will be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., E. Greenwich . Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church , Fourth Ave., E. Greenwich . Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery , E. Greenwich . Calling hours Friday 5-8 p.m. 

BURKE (MAHONEY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 19 Aug 2005] New Bedford -- Patricia R. Burke, 73, of Lakeville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of Richard E. Burke. Born in New Bedford , she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Margaret P. (Lorsbach) Mahoney. She lived in New Bedford most of her life before moving to Lakeville in 1973 and was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville and a former communicant of St. Lawrence Church. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School , Framingham State College and Boston University . She worked as a guidance counselor at Normandin Junior High School for many years until she retired. Mrs. Burke enjoyed playing bridge. Survivors include two sons, Richard E. Burke Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Dartmouth and Matthew Burke of Lakeville; a daughter, Margaret Mary Mastrofrancesco and her husband, Joseph, of New Bedford; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Sts. Martha and Mary Church, Lakeville. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St .

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 15 Sep 2005] Burke, Francis J., M.D., 72, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at his home in Narragansett. He was the beloved husband of Margaret H. (Rourke) Burke for 46 years. Born in Providence , the son of the late Francis B. and Mary E. (Coleman) Burke. Dr. Burke was a resident of Narragansett for 12 years previously being a lifelong Providence resident. Dr. Burke was a graduate of La Salle Academy 1950, Providence College 1954 and the University of Maryland Medical School 1962. Dr. Burke was an active practitioner of Dermatology for 39 years in Warwick , RI . He was a member of various dermatological societies and on the staff at Kent , St. Joseph 's and Fatima Hospitals . He was a First Class Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and an active parishoner of St. Thomas More Church in Narragansett. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Francis J. Burke, Jr. of N. Kingstown, James M. Burke of Warwick; two daughters, Mary B. Fox and Kathleen B. Cottam both of Warwick and eight grandchildren. His funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the J.F. Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Ave. , Providence with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius V Church, Eaton St. , Providence at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to: The American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345. 

BURKE (DONNELLY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 Oct 2005] Burke, Evelyn A. (Donnelly), 83, of Greenville Ave. , Johnston , died Friday, September 30, 2005 at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Burke. Born in Providence , a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna ( Conway ) Donnelly, she moved to Johnston in 1984. Mrs. Burke was a clerical worker at N.E. Telephone in Providence for 40 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of N.E. Telephone Pioneer's Club. She is survived by, three daughters, Evelyn A. McKendall, Carol A. Renzoni and her husband Louis, all of Johnston, and Sharon A. Araujo, of Danielson, CT; two sisters, Dorothy Dacey, of East Greenwich, and Ruth Previte, of Johnston; two brothers, Norman Donnelly, and Walter Donnelly, both of Warwick; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. She was the sister of the late Thomas Donnelly. Funeral from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brigid's Church, 1231 Plainfield St., Johnston at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Sunday 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, 298 West Exchange St. , Providence , RI 02903.

BURKE (New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 8 Nov 2005] Fairhaven -- Maurice F. Burke, 83, of Fairhaven died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Our Lady's Haven after a long illness. He was the widower of Helen (Gelinas) Burke. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Milo and Katherine (Farren) Burke. He moved to New Bedford in 1952 and settled in Fairhaven in 1960. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, where he was a lector and a Eucharistic minister and sang in the choir. Mr. Burke served in the Navy during World War II and graduated from Boston College in 1950. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years, mostly in the New Bedford office, retiring in 1981. He prepared income taxes for the Tax Man for several years. He was a member of Fairhaven Town Meeting and Mid Town Twirlers Square Dance Club and a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen in New Bedford. Survivors include a son, David J. Burke, and his wife, Lisa, of Fairhaven; four daughters, Eileen F. Coates and her husband, Jerry, of Marion, Miss., Marie D. Roderick and her husband, Russell, of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Amaral and her husband, Gary, of Fairhaven and Catherine B. Ericksen and her husband, Rod, of Colchester, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a longtime friend, Genevieve LaFleur of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews. He was father of the late Maurice F. Burke Jr. and brother of the late David J. Burke and Henry Burke. His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery No. 1, New Bedford.

BURKE (CARNEY) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 10 Feb 2006] Burke, Mary C. (Carney), 95, of Old Pocasset Rd., Johnston, previously of Redwood Dr., Cranston, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. She was the beloved wife of the late John T. Burke. Born in Providence the daughter of the late Richard and Ellen (Lynch) Carney. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, and was the sister of the late Edward, Richard, Charles, Ellen and Mildred Carney, Alice Cullen and Louise O'Connell. Her funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Cranston St., Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours: Saturday Morning 8:30-9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Ann Church Renovation Fund 1493 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920. 

BURKE [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 27 Mar 2006] New Bedford — William Kenneth Burke, 71, of Dartmouth, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the widower of Carol A. (Feldon) Burke. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Veronica (Corey) Burke. He lived in Dartmouth most of his life and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in  Dartmouth. He was a mechanical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I. for 35 years until he retired. Mr. Burke served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. Survivors include two sons, Daniel J. Burke of Dartmouth and John M. Burke and his wife, Kayla, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Ann-Marie Richard and her husband, Michael, of Plymouth; three sisters, Mary Burke and Barbara Gillis, both of Needham and Kathleen Mello of Milford; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late James Burke and the brother of the late Richard Burke and Edward Burke. His funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church. Burial will follow in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

BURKE (MORTIMER) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 20 May 2006] Burke, Eleanor M., 80, a homemaker, formerly of Edgewood Avenue, passed away Wednesday at Harborside Healthcare, Pawtuxet Village. She was the wife of the late William M. Burke. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Meehan) Mortimer. She is survived by her children, Joyce Phillips, William Burke, Jr., Colleen Burke, and Richard Burke; sisters Pat Sousa and Beverly Roy. Also survived by several granchildren and one great grandchild. Her funeral will be held Monday at 8:45 AM from 'Woodlawn' Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Paul's Church, Cranston. Burial will be in RI Veteran's Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours Sunday 5-7 PM. 

 

BURKE-PAOLANTONIO [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 8 July 2006] Burke-Paolantonio, Maureen, RN, 65, of Cumberland passed away Friday at the Hospice In-Patient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Michael J. Paolantonio. Born in Providence a daughter of Dorothy (Rowley) and the late Lawrence Burke. She was a Registered Nurse for 35 years at Women & Infants Hospital. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her children, Kevin J. Motta and Colleen A. Pelletier. Her funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 AM from 'Woodlawn' Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Aidan's Church, Cumberland. Burial will be in RI Veteran's Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours Sunday 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or ALS, 1637 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Friday 8 Sep 2006] Burke, Philip E. 'Pete', 74, of West Greenwich, died August 31 at Kent County Hospital after a short illness. Born in Hope, RI, he was raised in Buttonwoods and was the son of the late John and Stella Burke. He is survived by his loving wife Geraldine (Deana) Burke, his four children, Philip Burke Jr., Michael (Pat) Burke, Erin Jones and Sue Ehret. He has two grandchildren, Brian Burke and Chelsey Ehret. Pete leaves behind three sisters, Patricia Destefano, Stella (Sis) Anderson, Barbara Murphy and his brother Paul Burke. He was the beloved brother of the late John (Jack) Burke, Jr. and Michael Burke. Pete was a sergeant in the army during the Korean War and was a long time union member of the Bricklayer Local No. 1. His passions were hunting, fishing and his dogs. He spent most of his life enjoying the outdoors and living on the water in Warwick where he raised his family for 40 years. He was a well known character and for many a loyal and trusted friend. Pete was unforgettable and left his imprint with everyone he touched. Pete will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Greenwich Monday at 10:30 a.m. 

BURKE (ROWLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 14 Oct 2006] Burke, Dorothy V. (Rowley), 91, formerly of Chandler Ave., Cranston died Friday October 13, 2006 at Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Lawrence J. Burke. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine (Hand) Rowley. She was employed in the jewelry industry for many years until retiring. She was the mother of the late Maureen Burke-Paolantonio, grandmother of Kevin Motta of Hubbardston, MA and Colleen Motta-Pelletier of West Warwick, sister of Catherine Daley of Providence and the late Rita Foley and Mary Stark. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 9am from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by services at 10am at the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Sunday 6-8pm. 

BURKE [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Monday 30 April 2007] Burke - Of Middleboro, April 27, 2007, Richard A. Burke, Sr, husband of Joan Sandra (Marsh) Burke of Middleboro and father of Richard A. Burke, Jr of Middleboro, Kathleen Vieira of Taunton and Sally Terenzio of Middleboro, grandfather of EJ Vieira, Kris Vieira, Katie Vieira, Gina Terenzio and Anna Terenzio; brother of Ann Walsh of Kingston, MA, Thomas Burke and his wife Muriel of Falmouth and Barry Burke and his wife Roberta of Taunton and uncle of several. A Graveside Service to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Friday Mat 4, 2007 at 11AM. Visiting hours are omitted. Donations in his memory may be made to the Patients Activity Fund, Middleboro Skilled Care Center, 23 Isaac St.’ Middleboro, MA 02346. Arrangements by the Sowiecki Funeral Home, Taunton, MA.

BURKE (NOONAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 12 March 2008] Burke, Veronica R. (Noonan), 94, formerly of Warwick Ave., passed away Sunday at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Burke. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel E. and Annie (Mullaney) Noonan. Mrs. Burke was a telephone operator for New England Telephone Co. for many years before retiring in 1965. She was a former communicant of St. Michael Church. She is survived by four nieces. She was the sister of the late Mary C. Siddall, Anna Moriarty, Christine Carlos and John E. Noonan. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the James J. Gallogly & Sons Funeral Home, 671 Broad St., Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, Oxford St., Providence. Interment will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Thursday 6-8 p.m.

BURKE (KEEFE) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 11 April 2008] Burke, Geraldine M. 'Deana', 72 of Warwick died April 9th at Kent County Hospital after a short illness. Born in Providence, Rl, she was raised in Warwick and was the daughter of the late Alice and John Keefe. She was married for 53 years to the late Philip 'Pete' Burke. She is survived by her four children, Philip Burke, Jr., Michael (Pat) Burke, Erin Jones and Sue Ehret. She has two grandchildren Chelsey Ehret and Brian Burke. 'Deana' worked as a housekeeper most of her life and raised her family on the water in Apponaug for 40 years. She loved the beach and enjoyed the many years on the cove with her dogs and the never ending visitors. Her passions were all things Irish, with St. Patrick's Day ranking # 1. Her trademark red hair was as vibrant as her personality. She loved life and laughter and had a great sense of humor. Deana was a dear friend to many and found the goodness in everyone. She was the sweetest and kindest soul and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at Gorton Funeral Home, 721 Washington St., Coventry, Saturday at 11:00 AM. 

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 15 Apr 2008] Burke, Frank L., 89, formerly of Rumford, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at the Westerly Hospital. He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Malkewitz) Burke. He was born in Clinton, Mass., a son of the late Lloyd and Gladys (Campbell) Burke. Mr. Burke was a photoengraver for the Providence Journal for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union, Providence Local 239-M, a member of the former Ladd School Parents Association & Hamilton House. He was an Air Force Veteran of WWII serving in the 1st Service Squadron attached to the 324th fighter group in the European Theatre. He was a member of American Legion Post #10. He enjoyed tennis in past years, also enjoyed playing bridge and cribbage, and was an avid reader. He leaves two sons; Stephen Burke of Barrington and Kenneth Burke of Pawcatuck, CT, two sisters; Irene Cardoza and Elaine Rider, one brother; William Burke and three grandchildren. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM in the Perry/McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 4-7. 

BURKE (HOLMES) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 1 July 2008] Burke, Margaret J. (Holmes), 94, formerly of Warwick Avenue, died Saturday at Steere House. She was the wife of the late John F. Burke, Sr. Born in Providence, a duahgter of the late John A. and Margaret J. (McNamara) Holmes, she had lived in Cranston for over 40 years. Mrs. Burke was a sales lady at Grants Department Store before retiring in 1959. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella St. Paul Circle and the 3rd Order of St. Francis. She leaves one grandson, Derek J. Burke of Johnston and one granddaughter, Kelly A. Vitale of Cranston. She was the mother of the late John F. Burke, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Paul Church, 1 St. Paul Place, Edgewood Tuesday at 10 AM. No Calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Saint Paul Church Memorial Fund will be appreciated. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Arrangements by Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home.

BURKE [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 July 2008] Burke, Thomas M., 72, of Harris Avenue, passed away Thursday at home surrounded by his family after a five year courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Mary D. (Bannon) Burke. They had been married for 50 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. and Mildred F. (Burke) Burke. He was a resident of West Warwick for most of his life. Mr. Burke was a textile printer with various textile companies for 30 years before retiring and later becoming the director of transportation for the former Stat Lab, Inc. He was a Army Veteran, a communicant of SS. Peter & Paul Church and the former St. James Parish, a member of the Gibson Council Knights of Columbus # 181, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Pawtuxet Valley, former financial secretary of the Machine Printers and Engravers Association and a lifelong Democrat. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mary E. White and her husband Bill of Warwick; five sons, Michael J. Burke and his wife Diane of Suwanee, GA, John P. and Stephen T. Burke both of West Warwick, Patrick T. Burke and his wife Bea of Glocester and Thomas J. Burke and his wife Sherry Weitzen of Providence and ten grandchildren. He was the brother of the late John J. Burke. His funeral will be held Tuesday, at 8:45 am from the Henault Gallogly Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am in SS. Peter & Paul Church, Highland St., West Warwick. Burial with military honors will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to VNA of RI, 475 Kilvert St., Ste. 400, Warwick, RI 02886 in his memory would be appreciated. 

BURLEY [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 31 March 1984] Burley, Robert F. March 30, 1984. Husband of Marion V. (Hughes) Burley. Residence Brook Village, 2072 Smith St., North Providence. Funeral from the J.F. Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Ave., Monday at 8 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius Church, Eaton St., at 9 a.m.

BURNETT (CURRAN) [Tampa FL Tribune, 15 March 1941] Mrs. Annie Curran Burnett - Clearwater, March 14. - (Special) - Mrs. Annie Curran Burnett, winter visitor from Providence, R. I., died today in a hospital. She is survived by her husband, M. George Burnett and two daughters, Mrs. D. J. Dundin, Johnston, R. I., and Mrs. John S. Abbott, Rutherford, N. J.

BURNS [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 11 Feb 1882] Died… In Fall River, 2d inst., … Caroline G. Burns, aged 35 years.

BURNS [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 2 Sept 1882] Died… In this city, 1st inst., Johnnie, infant son of Frank and Abby Burns, aged 11 weeks.

BURNS [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 23 Sept 1882] Died… In this city, 18th inst., Abby, wife of Frank Burns, aged 36 years.

BURNS [Newport RI Daily News, Monday 2 Feb 1914] Burns - In Providence, 31st ult., Mary L., daughter of the late Mary F. Burns in her 47th year.

BURNS (MURPHY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday, 20 Jan 1960] Mrs. Mary E. (Murphy) Burns, wife of the late Michael Burns of 467 Wood Street, Somerset, died yesterday in a hospital here after a long illness. A Somerset resident for 30 years, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Mary E. (Murphy) Murphy. She is survived by a son, Joseph M. Burns of Somerset and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Friday morning from her residence with a solemn high mass of requiem at 9 in St. Thomas More Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, this city.

BURNS [Sarasota FL, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 5 Dec 1999] Francis L. Burns Sr., 76, Palmetto, died Dec. 2, 1999. He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Pawtucket, R.I., and came to Manatee County 26 years ago. He served in the Army during World War II and was a fireman for the city of Pawtucket. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; four daughters, Linda Sheets of Mansfield, Texas, Kathleen Fielder of Foster, R.I., Robin Phillips of Katy, Texas, and Joyce O'Connell of Polk City; a son, Francis Jr. of Polk City; four sisters, Margaret Charpentier of Rhode Island, and Lillian Farrell, Helen Hindle and Ruth Vadnais, all of Pawtucket; two brothers, Augustus of Pawtucket and Joseph of Attleboro, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel, Ellenton. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.  

BURNS (BAKER) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 26 Dec 2002] Eileen M. (Burns) Baker, 78, of Somerset, died Tuesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Kenneth J. Baker. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late James J. and the late Josephine (Jennings) Burns, she had lived in Somerset for the past 30 years. She was a member of St. Thomas More Parish in Somerset. Besides her husband of 60 years, she leaves nieces and nephews. Private arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St., Fall River. 

BURNS [Fall Rive MA Herald News, Thursday 23 Jan 2003] Burns, John P., age 75, in Fall River, January 21, 2003. Husband of Dorothy (Burke) Burns, father of Kathleen Pereira, Kevin Burns, and Michael Burns, father-in-law of Steven Pereira and Anna Burns, brother of the late Geneve Donald, Theresa Wood, and Mary Desrosiers. Funeral Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 9AM from the 'Cherry Place' Home of Waring - Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 & 7-9PM. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. 

BURNS [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 23 Jan 2003] John P. Burns, 75, of Oakland Street, Fall River, died Tuesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy (Burke) Burns. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Charles Burns and the late Rose (Frain) Burns, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and Thibodeau's Business College. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II. Mr. Burns was a veteran firefighter of the Fall River Fire Department for more than 36 years, rising through the ranks to deputy chief and retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Massachusetts Permanent Fireman's Association, the Fall River Permanent Fireman's Benefit Association and was a communicant of Holy Name Church in Fall River. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Pereira of Fall River; two sons, Kevin Burns of Fall River and Michael Burns of Chicopee; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was also a brother of the late Geneve Donald, Theresa Wood and Mary Desrosiers. Arrangements are by the Cherry Place Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., Fall River.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 18 Feb 2003] N. Kingstown - Joanne Burns, 67, of Birchwood Drive, a retired teacher and social worker, died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Anna E. (Meehan) Burns, she had lived in Providence before moving to North Kingstown 40 years ago. Miss Burns had taught at North Kingstown High School, and had worked been a social worker for the State of Rhode Island, working in the South Kingstown area, before retiring due to illness. She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church. She leaves a sister, Sister Mary Theresa Burns, C.P., of East Greenwich; and two nieces, Karen Harvey of Glocester and Elaine Marinaro of Narragansett. She was a sister of the late Helen E. Henry. The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave. (Route 5), Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School St., North Kingstown. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 22 Feb 2003] East Providence - James T. Burns, 78, of Circuit Drive, Riverside, a retired claims manager, died yesterday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Henry) Burns. They had been married for 53 years. Born in East Providence, a son of the late James T. and Eva (Kennedy) Burns, he had lived in Riverside for 42 years. Mr. Burns had worked as a claims manager for the Shelby Insurance Co., Braintree, Mass., for 27 years, retiring in 1987. He had worked as an adjuster for Providence Washington Insurance Co. from 1950 to 1960. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific aboard the Allen M. Sumner. He was a life member of Riverside Bishop Hickey Council, Knights of Columbus, where he was a member of the 4th-degree St. Pius X, and a member of American Legion Riverside Post 10. He was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He enjoyed golfing. His wife is his only survivor. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial with military honors will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 27 March 2003] Tiverton - Susan Burns, 54, of 30 Farnsworth Ave., formerly of Prescott Place, Newport, a psychic, died Friday at home. She was the fiancee of Rodney Farias of Tiverton. Born in Fall River on July 17, 1948, she was the daughter of Walter and Rita (Marshall) Burns, both of Ocala, Fla. Ms. Burns was a psychic, teacher and healer. She enjoyed working in her flower garden. Besides her parents and her fiance, she leaves a daughter, Justine Roze McGowan of Tiverton; two brothers, Michael Burns of Fall River and Jeffrey Burns; and a granddaughter, Beatrix Roze McGowan of Tiverton. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Burial will be private.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 May 2003] Middletown - Raymond J. Burns, 89, of Blenheim Newport, 303 Valley Rd., and formerly of 41 Dixon St., a civil servant and landscaper before retiring, died Monday at home. Born in Newport on Feb. 23, 1914, he was the son of the late John Patrick and Agnes B. (Lohan) Burns. He was educated at the St. Augustin Grammar School and the former De La Salle Academy, in Newport. Mr. Burns had worked at the Naval Supply Depot in Newport for many years, and also had worked for the T.J. Brown Landscaping Co. of Newport for more than 30 years before retiring in 1998. He was a longtime member and club historian of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dennis E. Collins chapter, in Newport. He was a former member of the Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club, in Middletown. He loved gardening and reading. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Augustin Church, in Newport, where he had been an usher and collector for more than 30 years. Mr. Burns was featured in Kathryn Whitney Lucey's book Born Newporters, which was introduced last winter at the Newport Art Museum. He is survived by nine nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Charles V. Burns Sr., Patrick J., John T., Aggie, Eileen and Alice L. Burns, Mary Lynch and Rosaleen Rooney. The funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Augustin Church, Carroll Avenue. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Lane.

BURNS (DOYLE) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 5 July 2003] Cranston - Patricia E. Burns, 70, of Arthur Street, a retired nurse, died Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Burns Sr. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur Francis J. Doyle and Leonie Eva (Caron) Doyle Ehrlich, she had lived in Cranston for 42 years. Mrs. Burns was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing, and had been a licensed practical nurse at the former Cranston General Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was a communicant of St. Paul of Edgewood Church. She leaves a son, Robert W. Burns Jr. of East Providence; four daughters, Patricia B. Auerbach of Fall River, Joanne E. Carter of Warwick, Kathleen B. Hicks of North Kingstown and Susan J. Zweighaft of Burbank, Calif.; five brothers, Arthur Doyle of Portsmouth, N.H., Donald Doyle of Arroyo Grande, Calif., John Doyle of Cumberland, William M. Doyle of Waterford, Conn., and Robert Doyle of Southlake, Texas; two sisters, Eleanor Crowley of East Providence and Jane Campbell of Pawtucket; and nine grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Barbara Totah. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Paul of Edgewood Church, One St. Paul Place. Burial will be held in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BURNS [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 16 July 2003] In Fall River July 14, 2003. Thomas F. Burns. Husband of the Elizabeth C. (Connefy) Burns. Son of the late Dr. Thomas F. Burns and the late Margaret (Breen) Burns. Father of Thomas F. Burns, Michael A. Burns, Sharon A. Carey and Kathryn E. Simkevich. Residence Somerset, MA. His funeral will take place on Fri. July 18, 2003 at 9 AM from the Rose E. Sullivan and Waring Home 866 County St. Somerset followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Thomas More Church Luther Ave. Somerset. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Fall River. Calling hours Thurs. 4-8 PM. Flowers welcome or if you wish kindly make donations in his memory to Hospice Outreach Inc. 502 Bedford St. Fall River, MA 02720. [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 16 July 2003] Somerset - Thomas F. Burns, 78, of Washington Avenue, a retired teacher and coach, died Monday in Southpointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth C. (Connefy) Burns. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Dr. Thomas F. and Margaret (Breen) Burns, he had lived in Somerset for 43 years. A 1941 graduate of Coyle Cassidy High School, in Taunton, he received his bachelor of science degree from Providence College in 1948. He received his master's degree in education, from Bridgewater State College in 1950; and an advanced certificate, in math, from the University of Vermont in 1964. Mr. Burns had taught at Somerset High School, where he was the head of the math department and the head basketball coach, from 1962 to his retirement in 1982. He previously had taught at Barrington High School, from 1956 to 1962; in Fall River public schools, from 1949 to 1956; and at La Salle Academy, in Providence. He was a member of the Somerset, Bristol County (Mass.) and National Retired Teachers Associations. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he served as a bombardier navigator. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Over the Hill Gang. Mr. Burns was a parishioner of St. Thomas More Church. He leaves two sons, Thomas F. and Michael A. Burns, both of Fall River; two daughters, Sharon A. Carey of Fall River and Kathryn E. Simkevich of Saunderstown; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the Rose E. Sullivan and Waring Home, 866 County St., with a funeral Mass at 10 in St. Thomas More Church, Luther Avenue. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.  

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 28 Aug 2003] Warwick - Rose E. Burns, 84, formerly of Stanmore Road, a retired office worker and church volunteer, died yesterday at the Elmhurst Extended Care Facility, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William H. and Rose E. (Hughes) Burns, she had lived in Warwick since 1950. Miss Burns had been an office clerk for the Leesona Corp. for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She had previously worked for the American Screw Company. Miss Burns had been a parishoner of St. Timothy Church since 1950 and was a regular communicant at daily Mass. She was also a volunteer in the church office and a member of St. Timothy Women's Club. She enjoyed ballroom dancing at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston. She leaves three nieces, Rosemary B. Snyder of Cumberland, Kathleen B. Dentch of Attleboro, and Patricia B. Sinclair of Old Saybrook, Conn. She was the sister of the late G. William and James H. Burns. The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Timothy Church, Warwick Avenue. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 30 Sep 2003] Robert E. Burns, 65, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of Providence, a retired property manager, died Sept. 2 at Heartland Hospital, Sebring, Fla. Born in Providence, a son of the late William and Carmelita (Jordan) Burns, he had lived in Providence for many years before moving to Pompano Beach 25 years ago. Mr. Burns had been a property manager in the Pompano Beach area for many years before retiring. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roger Williams Post 35, in Providence. He leaves three daughters, Lorraine Green of Avon Park, Fla., Lori Wilson of Sebring, Fla., and Donna Minton of Radcliff, Ky.; two brothers, Stephen M. Burns of North Kingstown and John M. Burns of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mary C. Mulvey of Providence; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was a brother of the late William F. Burns Jr. The funeral and burial were in Florida.

BURNS (McDONALD) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 Feb 2004] Johnston - Mary Elizabeth Burns, 64, of Simmonsville Avenue, a retired customer-service representative, died yesterday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Gilbride) McDonald, she had lived in Cranston before moving to Johnston a year ago. She leaves two sons, Paul Burns of Coventry and Richard Burns of Johnston; three daughters, Cheryl Desmarais-Burns, Donna Simonelli and Karen Burns, all of Cranston; two brothers, James McDonald of Cranston and Edward McDonald of Warwick; a sister, Margaret Sohar of Scituate; and 10 grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Elizabeth Paone. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BURNS (HARRINGTON) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 July 2006] Burns, Christine J. (Harrington), 84, formerly of Kulas Rd., recently of Westerly, died Friday at Westerly Hospital. She was the wife of Royal E. Burns. They had been married for 67 years. Born in Hope, a daughter of the late Winfred and Etta (Stewart) Harrington. She lived in West Warwick for many years before moving to Westerly two years ago. Mrs. Burns was a devoted foster mother to 14 children and she enjoyed playing bingo. Besides her husband she is survived by her beloved children, Conrad R. Burns of Coventry, Ronald E. Burns of Suffolk, VA, Janet C. Burns of Coventry, Sharon L. Auger of Glendale, AZ, Maureen E. Burns of Madison, NC, Steven M. Burns of Westerly, Patricia M. Strickman of Wake Forest, NC, Susan M. LaFerriere of Pine Knoll Shores, NC and the late Sheila L. Burns; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Mildred Hartley, Grace Crompton, Waite Ellington, Ellery and Irwin Harrington. Her funeral will be held Monday at 11 A.M. from the Henault-Gallogly Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church, 120 Legris Ave., West Warwick at 12 noon. Interment will follow in RI Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. 

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 7 Mar 2004] Cranston - William R. Burns, 69, of Lawnacre Drive, formerly of East Greenwich, a business owner, died Wednesday at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H. He was the husband of the late Valerie J. (Kinloch) Burns. They had been married for 47 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Helen (Furtaw) Burns, he had lived in East Greenwich for many years before moving to Cranston seven years ago. Mr. Burns had operated the family manufacturing business for 50 years. He leaves two daughters, Belinda Millette of East Greenwich and Melanie Miller of South Kingstown; two sons, Paul and Gary Burns, both of Cranston; two sisters, Helen DelVecchio and Beatrice Tanner; a brother, John Burns; and six grandchildren. The funeral and burial were private.

BURNS (AHERN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 24 Mar 2004] North Kingstown - Muriel L. Burns, 82, of Elmwood Drive, a secretary for the Department of the Army, in Washington, D.C., during World War II, and in Boston after the war, died Monday at the St. Elizabeth Home, in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Burns. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Sweeney) Ahern, and she had been a resident of North Kingstown for 26 years. Mrs. Burns was a graduate of the Sweeney Business School. She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church. She leaves three sons, Paul R. Burns of Cabot, Vt., Alan R. Burns of Sandown, N.H., and Brian T. Burns of Warwick; a daughter, Patricia May of North Kingstown; 11 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. She was the mother of the late Joanne LaJoie. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Fagan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School St. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 23 June 2004] Coventry - Marcus J. Burns Jr., 76, of Sheffield Avenue, a retired jewelry-tool maker, died yesterday at Kent Hospital, Warwick. He was the husband of Una E. (Gallant) Burns. Born in Providence, a son of the late Marcus J. Burns Sr. and Mary L. (Wilson) Burns, he moved to Coventry in 1954. Mr. Burns was a jewelry-tool maker for McGough & Kilguss, and later Universal Optical Co. in East Providence. He retired after 45 years in 1993. He was an active member of the International Association of Machinists union. He was an Army veteran who served with the occupation forces following World War II. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church, Crompton. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Deborah A. Arnold of East Greenwich; and four grandchildren. He was the father of the late Gary E. Burns and the brother of the late Jacqueline Roberts. The funeral will be held Saturday at 7:45 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Route 5, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Mary Church, 66 Church St., West Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

BURNS [Newport RI Daily News, Thursday 6 May 2004] Burns - In Middletown, RI, on May 4, 2004, Cdr. William F. Burns, Jr., USNR-Ret., husband of Anne (Hickey) Burns. Residence 171 Tuckerman Avenue, Middletown, RI. Donations in his memory may be made to the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842, or to the Easton's Point Association, P.O. Box 4468, Middletown, RI 02842.  [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 6 May 2004] Middletown - William F. Burns Jr., 65, of 171 Tuckerman Ave., a retired Navy commander, a conservationist, and a longtime town official, died Tuesday at home of mesothelioma. He was the husband of Anne (Hickey) Burns. Born in Boston, he was a son of the late William F. and Mary (Galvin) Burns, and the stepson of the late Mary (Ward) Burns. Mr. Burns was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, in Boston, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. He received his master's degree in marine affairs in 1981, from the University of Rhode Island, where he later earned his Master Gardener's certificate, in 2000. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he had served for 22 years before retiring. He later had worked for Raytheon Corp., on the Trident Submarine Program, at the Naval Underwater Warfare Center. Mr. Burns had served as a member of the Middletown Conservation Commission for 23 years, and as its chairman for several years. He had been responsible for the town's Annual Earth Day Cleanup and the International Coastal Beach Cleanup, "Get the Drift and Bag It," at Second Beach, for 20 years. He also had served on several other town boards and committees, including the panels responsible for the 1992 and 2002 Comprehensive Plan updates and the 2003 Storm Water Management Plan. Mr. Burns also had been a volunteer with the New England Wild Flower Society, which he assisted in indentifiying endangered Rhode Island plant species. In 2001, he was named the Earth Day Environmentalist of the Year by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management; the award was presented by Sen. Jack Reed. Mr. Burns was a member of the faith community at St. Lucy Church, and of the St. Lucy's Small Christian Community, the Dandylions. Besides his wife, he leaves five sons, William Burns III of San Diego, Calif., Christopher Burns of Rehoboth, Kevin Burns of South Weymouth, Mass., Timothy Burns of Charlestown, Mass., and Brian Burns of Middletown; a daughter, Megan Burns of Middletown; a brother, Stephen Burns of Boston; and seven grandchildren. He was a brother of the late David Burns. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Lucy Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown.  

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 11 July 2004] Providence - John J. Burns, 89, of Douglas Avenue, a former jeweler, died Tuesday at Berkshire Place. He was the husband of the late Georgia (Merrow) Burns. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (Carroll) Burns. Mr. Burns had been a jeweler at various companies in the Providence area for many years before retiring. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He leaves a daughter, Barbara Watkins of Garland, Texas; a sister, Mildred Rail of Arcadia, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Burial took place Thursday in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BURNS [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 21 July 2004] Burns -- Entered into rest Monday, July 19, 2004; Kevin "Burnz" Burns, 61, retired Tiverton Fire Fighter, of Hilton St., Tiverton; husband of Florence (Lavoie) Burns, son of the late Joseph R. and Lillian (Rousseau) Burns, father of Sean Burns, Dana Burns, David Burns, Douglas Burns, Donald Burns, Kenneth Lachance, Wayne Lachance, Norma Carvalho, Lynda Amarantes and the late Ronald Lachance, Jr., brother of Cathleen Beaulieu. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery, 3805 Main Rd., Tiverton. Memorial service to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tiverton Ambulance Fund, 85 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878. [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 21 July 2004] Tiverton - Kevin "Burnz" Burns, 61, of Hilton Street, a retired town firefighter, died Monday at home. He was the husband of Florence (Lavoie) Burns. Born and raised in Fall River, the son of the late Joseph R. and Lillian (Rousseau) Burns, he had lived in Tiverton for most of his life. He was a 1960 graduate of BMC Durfee High School and a 1970 graduate of Bristol Community College, and also had attended Southeastern Massachusetts University. Mr. Burns had been a Tiverton firefighter for 30 years, until retiring in 1995, and was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters. He was a member of the North Tiverton Sportsmen's Club and the Fall River Irish Heritage Association. Mr. Burns was a communicant of St. Mary's Cathedral, in Fall River. Besides his wife, he leaves seven sons, Dana and Sean Burns, both of Tiverton, David Burns of Swansea, Douglas Burns of Tucson, Ariz., Donald Burns of Seattle, Wash., Kenneth Lachance of Pawtucket and Wayne Lachance of Leander, Texas; two daughters, Norma Carvalho of Fall River and Lynda Amarantes of Pawtucket; a sister, Cathleen Beaulieu of Fall River; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Ronald Lachance Jr. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, 3805 Main Rd. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 27 Jan 2005] Burns, Robert W., 69, of Providence Street, West Warwick, a retired carpenter/woodworker, died Monday at home. He was the husband of the late Catherine C. (Centracchio) Burns. A son of the late Leo and Frances (Binns) Burns, he had lived in West Warwick for 30 years. Mr. Burns had been employed with Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. He was an avid woodworker. He is survived by a daughter, Robin L. Fausnaught of Lafayette, Indiana; two brothers, Harry and Arthur Burns both of FL; two sisters, Doris Underwood and Barbara Nelson both of FL; and four grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Leo Burns. His funeral will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in The Prata-Murphy Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick. Burial will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Coventry. Relatives and friends are invited and may call one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 would be appreciated.

BURNS (SHROAD) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, June 2005] Newport - Agnes M. "Bunny" Burns, 87, of 80 Gibbs Avenue , Newport , died Saturday June 11, 2005 at the Newport Hospital . She was the wife of the late Charles V. Burns. Born on March 27, 1918 in Newport , RI she was the daughter of the late Frederick Shroad and Mary (O'Loughlin) Shroad. Mrs. Burns was a life long parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Newport and a graduate of the former St. Joseph High School , Class of 1935. Mrs. Burns was a true Newporter in that she resided here for her entire life. She was a homemaker and dedicated to the upbringing of her children. For a period of 9 years she worked outside of her home for the Newport School Department in the Hot Lunch Program at Thompson Junior High School . Mrs. Burns is survived by two daughters Barbara A Easterbrooks with whom she resided and Mary Alice Lyons of Newport . A son Charles V. Burns, Jr. of Portsmouth, RI; a brother John S. Shroad of Middletown, RI; grandchildren David B. Easterbrooks, Kimberley A. Lyons, John J. Lyons, Deborah A Reilly, Conor R. Burns, Rory C. Burns; two great-grandsons Joseph M. Reilly and James W. Reilly. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church followed by burial in St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Lane, Middletown , RI . Visitation in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home 465, Spring Street, Newport on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, from 4-7 p.m. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties , P.O. Box 690 , Portsmouth , RI 02871 or to the St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, 5 Mann Avenue , Newport , RI 02840.

BURNS (SULLIVAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 Sep 2005] Burns, Maureen T., (Sullivan), 66, of Marigold Drive, a sales person for 30 years for Avon died Tuesday at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Gerald E. Burns, Sr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John J. Sullivan and Theresa (Martin) Sullivan-Hughes, stepdaughter of the late Robert Hughes, she lived in Warwick for 46 years formerly residing in Providence. She was the mother of Gerald E. Burns, Jr., Theresa E. Gurchik and the late Michael Burns and grandmother of Megan L., Erin M., Sarah E. Burns, Lynn H., III and Orion M. Gurchik. Her funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane . Burial in the RI Veterans Cemetery , Exeter . Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. 

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 5 Oct 2005] Burns, Robert W. 'Richard', 57, of North Providence, passed away on Sunday. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Ferrante) Burns. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, he was the son of the late William J. and Audra (Medler) Burns. Mr. Burns was employed as a shipper with the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Providence for over 26 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Theresa Carbone; 2 sons, Brian and Kevin Burns; a sister, Sharon Hackney; and 7 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Nancy Burgess. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday evening at 7 PM in the A. A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence. Funeral Friday at 8 AM with prayers and military honors to follow at 9:30 AM in the Committal Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 12-3 PM and 6-9 PM. 

BURNS (BURKE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 2 Jan 2006] Burns (Burke) -- Dorothy M. age 76 of Fall River Dec. 30, 2005. Wife of the late Fall River Deputy Fire Chief John P. Burns. Mother of Kathleen Pereira, Kevin J. Burns and Michael S. Burns. Sister of Rita Joncas, Brenda Burke, Patricia Pingley and the late Colleen Gallant. Funeral Wed. Jan. 4, 2006 at 9AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tues. 4-7PM. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 2 Jan 2006] Fall River -- Dorothy M. (Burke) Burns, 76, of Fall River, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Fall River Deputy Fire Chief John P. Burns. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Bridget (Hodnett) Burke. She was a resident of Fall River for most of her life and a communicant of Holy Name Church. Mrs. Burns was a homemaker and a member of the Fall River Firefighters Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Pereira of Fall River; two sons, Kevin J. Burns of Fall River and Michael S. Burns of Chicopee; three sisters, Brenda Burke of Westport, Rita Joncas of Pennsylvania and Patricia Pingley of Connecticut; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Colleen Gallant. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. 

BURNS [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 8 Feb 2006] New Bedford — James L. "Lenny" Burns, 86, of North Dartmouth died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the widower of Elizabeth (Szarek) Burns. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late James and Sarah (MacLean) Burns. He lived in Dartmouth most of his life and was a graduate of Dartmouth High School. A World War II Army veteran, he served with the 261st infantry regiment in the Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon, the American Theater Campaign ribbon, the Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal, and he was honorably discharged after nearly three years at the rank of staff sergeant. He worked as a thread grinder for Morse Twist Drill for many years until retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Country Club of New Bedford for 64 years, and he won numerous tournaments in his earlier years. Mr. Burns was an avid golfer and also enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his many friends at the club. Survivors include a daughter, Denne DeMello and her husband, David, of Dartmouth; a sister, Thelma Tolletti of Wareham; a brother, Earle Burns of Florida; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George Burns. His funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. George Church, Highland Avenue, Westport. Burial with military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 23 Apr 2006] Burns, Dr. Gene K., 77, of Benefit Street, a longtime trustee of Johnson & Wales University, died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Roger Williams Medical Center. He was the companion of Erkki O. Turunen. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Walter E. and Mary E. (Doherty) Burns; he lived in Providence most of his life. Dr. Burns was the President of E.K.B. Associates in Smithville, New Jersey for 20 years, retiring in 1992. He served as a Sergeant in The United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, class of 1950. He then served as an assistant buyer for The Outlet Co. in Providence, a Buyer for Globe Dept. Store in Scranton, PA, The Shephard Co. in both Providence and Warwick and Tilden-Thurber Co. in Providence. He then owned and operated 6 retail stores in New Jersey until his retirement. Following his retirement, he was a Sales Representative for Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston. He was awarded his Doctorate in Business Administration by Johnson & Wales University in 1986. He was a longtime member of The Board of Trustees of Johnson & Wales University. He was appointed by then Mayor Vincent Cianci to the Providence School Board in 1998. He had served as President of the School Board of Galloway Township, New Jersey for 17 years. He served on numerous commissions both in New Jersey and Rhode Island. He was active in volunteer service at St. Francis Chapel in Providence. He is also survived by a brother Walter E. Burns of Cranston; four nieces and several grandnieces and grandnephews. He was a brother of the late Catherine M. Burns. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 92 Hope Street, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Kindly omit flowers. Gifts in his memory to Blessed Sacrament School, 240 Regent Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 would be appreciated. Arrangements by The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, Warwick. 

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 24 May 2006] Burns, J. Gerald, of Old River Rd. died Monday at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth (Bateman) Burns. Born in Pawtucket a son of the late Edward G. Burns, Sr. and Katherine (Garvey) Burns. He lived in Lincoln for the past four years and prior to that he lived in Smithfield. Mr. Burns was a sales representative for the Norb Unger and Associates. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pawtucket. Besides his wife he leaves one son Todd G. Burns and his wife Renee of Scituate, one brother E. Gregory Burns, Jr. of Cranston. A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 4-7 p.m. in Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Miriam Hospital Fain-3 Building, Hematology and Oncology Department, 164 Summit Ave., Providence, RI 02906, would be appreciated.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 7 Oct 2006] Burns, Francis L., Jr., ‘Skip’ 68, died unexpectedly at home on September 26, 2006. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Dr. Francis L. and Ann (Murphy) Burns Sr. Mr. Burns graduated from Providence Country Day School and Yale University. He also studied at the Sorbonne in France. Skip was a free-lance writer, an accomplished pianist, world traveler, and lover of the arts. The burial will be private. Arrangements under the direction of W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, East Providence.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 25 Oct 2006] Burns, Joseph E., 71, of Riverside, formerly of Providence, died Monday, October 23, 2006 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Loretta (Marafino) Burns. Born in Providence son of the late William and Madeline (Linehan) Burns. Mr. Burns worked as a printer for Taco, Inc. for over thirty years. Besides his wife he leaves his brother, William Burns, Jr. and his wife Dolores of Providence; three nieces, Donna Burns, Patricia Barry and Cynthia Gohring; three nephews, Joseph and Raymond Burns and Joseph Gohring and one great nephew, Daniel Burns. A funeral service will be held Friday at 8:15 AM from the Winfield and Son's Funeral Home, Route 116, Scituate with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Anthony's Church, Plainfield St., Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Chapel, 58 Weybosset St., Providence, RI 02903. Calling hours Thursday 5-8 PM. 

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Friday 16 Feb 2007] Burns, William 'Willy', Sr., of Dora St., passed away on Wednesday. Mr. Burns lost his beloved wife of 64 years, Marietta 'Mary' (Viscione) Burns in May of 2006. He was the son of the late Matthew A. and Catherine (O'Connell) Burns. Mr. Burns retired from the Hamel-Dahl Machine Co. Previously he had been employed by the Drake's Baking Co. He was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the Infantry in the South Pacific. William was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, RI Post 45. He leaves a daughter, Pat Foley; two sons, Robert Otrando, and William Burns, Jr; nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary, Helen, Robert, John, Tom, and Michael. Calling hours Friday, 4-7 p.m. in the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, 165 Power Rd., Pawtucket. Burial with Military Honors in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. 

BURNS (MORRISSEY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 March 2007] Burns, Mary E., Formerly of Edgewood, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Evergreen Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Burns. They had been married for over 40 years. Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Catherine L. (Hurley) Morrissey. Mrs Burns was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Catherine Gibbs College. She was a classical pianist. Mary was a performer for the USO during WWII. She was an active Cranstonian, working in polling places and supporting community works in Cranston and Rhode Island. She was a communicant of St. Paul's Church of Edgewood for over 65 years. Mary, her Mother and Grandmother were all accomplished pianists. Mrs. Burns was a member of St. Paul's Women's Club, Daughters of Isabella, Legion of Mary, Secretary for Cranston East Band Boosters, Edgewood Little League Women's Auxiliary, Rhode Island State Right To Life and Catholic For Life. She leaves a daughter Constance L. Furbush of New Hartford, NY, two sons William J. Burns of East Providence, Robert E. Burns of Cranston, Grandmother of Stacey M., Robert M. Furbush, Michael P. Kathryn A., Matthew W. Burns. Also several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Regina A. Morrissey and Martha Fitzpatrick Rose. Funeral Saturday at 9:00 am from the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St at Park Ave, Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial concelebrated at St. Paul Church of Edgewood, One St. Paul Pl., Cranston at 10:00am. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in East Greenwich. Calling Hours Friday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made in her memory to St. Paul Church. 

BURNS [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Tuesday 13 Nov 2007] Taunton – Burns. In Taunton, November 13, 2007 Robert T. died after a lengthy illness at Golding Living Wedgemere Center in Taunton at the age of 74. Robert was the son of the late Terrance & Margaret (Grady) Burns. He was a resident of Taunton all his life and resided on Tremont Street in Taunton and Salty Water Florida. Robert was born in Taunton and educated in Taunton Schools. He was a graduate of Taunton High School Class of 1953. Robert worked for the Commonwealth of Mass. for the Division of Motorboats then moved to the Environmental Police, served for 30 Years, and retired as a Lieutenant. Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran and belonged to the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. Post 611 in Taun- ton, American Legion Post 121 in Berkley and the P.A.C.C. in Taunton. Robert leaves his children, Kathleen Burns of Taunton, Linda Garcia and her husband John of East Taunton, Elizabeth Menzies of Taunton and her late husband Barry, Michael Burns of Taunton, Steven Burns of Taunton and Christopher Burns and his wife Erica of Taunton. Grandfather of Nicholas Menzies of Taunton, Jonathan Garcia and Katharine Garcia, both of East Taunton and Even C. Burns of Taunton. His companion Constance Dubois of Taunton and Florida. Brother of Terralynn Sullivan of East Taunton and the late Maureen Colton, also uncle of several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at the O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton Friday, November 16th, at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary's Church in Taunton at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to Maureen Colton Scholarship Fund, Taunton Fed- eral Credit Union, 14 Church Green, Taunton, Ma, 02780. 

BURNS [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 22 Nov 2007] Michael Burns, 63, of Bates St., Fall River, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007. Survivors include, his parents, Walter and Rita (Marshall) Burns of Ocala, Florida; 2 children, Ann Hassett and her husband Brian of Plymouth and Derek Burns and his wife Kristy of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Colin Hassett of Plymouth and Taylor, Dante and Kayleigh Burns of NC and a niece, Justine McGowen of Newport, RI. He was the brother of the late Walter and Susan Burns. Following cremation, a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Visitation, prior to the service Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:30 PM.

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Monday 25 Feb 2008] Burns, Paul D., 48, of Logan Street, passed away at home on Sunday, February 24, 2008 with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Olivera) Burns for 20 years. Born in North Kingstown, he was the son of Paul L. Burns, and his wife, Angela, of Providence, and the late Mary (McDonald) Burns. Paul was a Campus Patrol Person for 11 years at the URI Bay Campus. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was the father of Lisa A. Gareau and Cheryl-Ann Roy. Father-in-law of Ed Gareau and Tom Roy. Grandfather of Angelia, Catherine, and Xander. Brother of Donna Simonelli, Richard, Cheryl, & Karen Burns. His funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Robert A. Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (Rte.117), Coventry, with a Requiem Eucharist at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Apostle, 170 Fairview Ave., Coventry. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. 

BURNS [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 June 2008] Burns, John J., 77, of Crandall Street, passed away June 17th at the Hallworth House. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James and Annie (Hagen) Burns. Mr. Burns retired in 1975 as bank manager for the former Industrial National Bank. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a medic. He was the brother of Anne M. Burns, Eleanor M. Iavarone and her husband Joseph with whom he resided, and the late James B. Burns. He was the uncle of Kenneth, Stephen and Lawrence Iavarone and great uncle of Kenneth, Michael, Kimberly, Timothy, Kristina and the late Matthew G. Iavarone. Visitation will be held Friday 5-8 p.m. with a funeral on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Church, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed by interment with military honors in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Edward Food and Wellness Center, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI 02904. 

BURNS [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, July 2008] Middletown - Middletown High School Math Teacher and Retired Senior Msgt. Thomas “Tom” Joseph Burns, 62, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence. He was the loving husband of Susanne “Sue” (Allenby) Burns. Married on July 20, 1968, in Redlands, California, they recently shared their 40th anniversary. He was the loving father of three daughters, Kelly, Liz, and Lindsey. Tom was born in Boston, MA on June 20, 1946; he was the son of the late Leo V. Burns and Kathleen (Quinn) Burns, and brother to Leo Burns Jr., Paul Burns, and Peter Burns. Growing up in both Dorchester and Canton, MA, Tom was surrounded by many cousins, grandparents, and relatives during his childhood. He spent much of his youth involved in sports. He participated in Little League Baseball, and especially loved CYO Ice Hockey. He also spent many days working as a caddy and in the pro-shop at the local golf course alongside his brothers. Tom attended Boston College High School, graduating in 1964. At age 18, he then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he began his 20-year military career allowing him to enjoy his love of travel and his commitment to serving his country. Tom served his country during the Vietnam War. One of his proudest moments was his participation in “Operation Homecoming” on March 16, 1973, bringing home American POW's from Hanoi. He was highly decorated during his military career; however his most notable award was the Meritorious Service Medal for risking his own life in order to rescue a fellow soldier from a burning building. Tom retired in 1984, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. He enrolled in college at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, with Departmental Honors in Social Science, in 1988. He began teaching math at Chaparral Jr. High and then Alamogordo High School, in Alamogordo, NM. Besides teaching Math, Tom was a well-respected football, cross country, and track coach. Moving to Newport, RI in 2001, he continued his teaching and coaching career. Tom enjoyed the simple things in life, most of all spending time with his family. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee, a crossword puzzle, a Red Sox game, and a sunny day at the beach. In addition to his wife Sue, Tom leaves three loving daughters, Kelly and husband Davie Salas of Las Cruces, NM, Elizabeth and husband Jim Diesing of Portland, OR and Lindsey and husband Steven Montoya of Socorro, NM; five adoring grandchildren Sydney, Thomas, Kyle, Emma, and Megan; brothers Leo Burns, Jr. and wife Liz of Rome, NY, Paul Burns of Brownfield, ME and Peter Burns of Quincy, MA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins who held a special place in his heart; and his Alamogordo and Middletown High School family and friends who shared his fun-loving spirit and were always there for him. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008, at 9 am, at St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. Private burial will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Newport, attn: Mary Beth Manuel, P.O. Box 450, Middletown, RI 02842, which will benefit graduating Middletown High School students.

BURRELL (O’CONNOR) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, Nov 2005; Providence RI Journal, Thursday 24 Nov 2005] Naples, Fla. - Barbara Mary (O'Connor) Burrell, 77, of Naples, FL and previously of Newport, RI, died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Naples Community Hospital following a heart attack and stroke after a lifelong battle with diabetes.  She was a former elementary school teacher with the Woonsocket and Providence school departments in Rhode Island. For 52 years, Mrs. Burrell was the beloved wife of E. William Burrell, former long time faculty member and Dean at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.  Born on May 15, 1928 in Woonsocket, RI to Dr. John V. O'Connor (MD) and Mary Greene O'Connor, she was the sister of the late Edwin O'Connor and the late John V. O'Connor Jr. and very close cousin to Patricia Green Thibodeau of Topsfield, MA. Mrs. Burrell lived in Woonsocket until she was married then lived in Providence until moving to Newport RI in 1968. After her husband's retirement in 1996, they moved to their winter home in Naples.  Mrs. Burrell graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1945 and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA in 1949. She was the Literary executor for her brother, the late Edwin O'Connor, Pulitzer Prize winning author of several novels, including The Last Hurrah. She was a communicant at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Burrell is survived by her son Jason (Jennifer) Burrell of Rockledge, FL, and her daughter, Mary "Betsy" Burrell of Milford, CT; a sister-in-law, Beatrice O'Connor of Massapequa, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was celebrated today, November 25, 2005, at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Burial was at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery in Pawtucket, RI. Donations in her memory may be made to Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, or Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. Fuller Funeral Home, East Naples, FL 34116.

BURROWS (MULHERN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 27 Apr 2006] Burrows, Dorothy M. (Mulhern) 78, of West Park Lane, Kingston, formerly of Cranston and a former winter resident of Fort Myers, FL died Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Philip J. Burrows. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas B. and Catherine E. (Naughton) Mulhern. Mrs. Burrows was a teacher's aid for the Cranston School Department for twelve years before retiring in 1980. She was previously a stenographer and typist for the State of Rhode Island and the Internal Revenue Service. Mrs. Burrows was a graduate of the former St. Patrick's High School, Providence. She is survived by her children, Steven M. Burrows, of Narragansett and John E. Burrows, USAF stationed in Germany, Phyllis A. Abedi of Wakefield, Kathleen A. Phipps of Nashua, NH and Joanne D. Sadlowski of Herzogenaurah, Germany. Mrs. Burrows was the grandmother of eleven. She was the sister of Marion McGuire of Wappingers Falls, NY, Theresa Feehan of Sanford, Maine and Edward J. Mulhern of Seattle, Washington. Mrs. Burrows was the mother of the late Robert A. Burrows and the sister of the late Lenore M. Newman, Rita C. Allen and James F. Mulhern. Funeral from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, South County Chapel, 1111 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Cranston Street, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, South County Office, 143 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879-3511. 

BURROWS (MAGUIRE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 10 May 2007] Burrows, Anne 88, formerly of North Lake Drive, died May 7, 2007 in West Palm Beach, FL. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Burrows Sr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Hannah G. (Trapp) Maguire, she lived in Barrington for many years and West Palm Beach, FL for 6 years. Mrs. Burrows was a Pharmacist and practiced at the West Barrington Drug Store and Nayatt Road Pharmacy. Anne was a graduate of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences Class of 1940. Mrs. Burrows was a communicant of St. Luke Church. She was a member of the Rhode Island Country Club and the Barrington Garden Club and was active in the Nayatt School P.T.A. She is survived by her three children; Frank Burrows Jr. and his wife Carol of Olympia Fields, IL, Janet James and her husband William of Boston, MA and Lynda LaRue of Boynton Beach, FL, two sisters; Mary Millard of Barrington and Virginia Bowers of Narragansett and two grandchildren; Justin Gaines and his wife Nicole and Lauren Burrows. She was the mother of the late Suzanne Burrows. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington on Saturday May 12, 2007 at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Anne's memory to Hospice of Town Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407 would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements by the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside.

BUSH (DEVINE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 20 Aug 2003] Warwick - Jeanne (Devine) Bush, 53, of Audubon Road, died yesterday at home. She was the wife of Leo T. Bush Jr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Florence (Dougherty) Devine, she had lived in Cranston before moving to Warwick 27 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Leo T. Bush, III, and a daughter, Julie A. Pankowicz, both of Warwick; three sisters, Ann and Mary Devine, both of Cranston, and Carole Sutton of Warwick; and a brother, James Devine of Foster. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

BUSHELL [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 12 June 2004] Providence - Paul A. Bushell Jr., 53, a former state worker, died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the son of Paul A. Bushell Sr. of Warwick, and the late Elizabeth F. (Carberrry) Bushell. He had lived in Providence most of his life, previously residing in Warwick. Besides his father, he leaves three sisters, Carolyn E. Fawe of Warwick, Deborah A. Davis in Georgia and Diane L. Haggerty of East Providence; two brothers, Dennis C. and Joseph A. Bushell, both in California; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bushell was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be private.

BUSHELL (GARLICK) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 30 May 2006] Bushell, Dorothy R. (Garlick), 89, of Willow Road Greenville, died Sunday May 28, 2006 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur L. Bushell. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank and Anne (Kaine) Garlick. Dorothy lived in Providence before moving to Greenville in 1950. She was the beloved mother of Eileen A. Mangarelli, mother-in-law of Albert Mangarelli. She is also survived by two step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late James Garlick, Mary Garlick, and Eileen Young. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Avenue (Rt. 44), Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Philip Church, Putnam Ave., Greenville. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Wednesday 6-8 p.m.

BUTLER [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 11 March 1882] Died… In this city, 8th inst., Lizzie, daughter of Maurice and Alice Butler, aged 3 years and 8 months.

BUTLER [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 18 March 1882] Died… In this city, 8th inst. Lizzie, aged 3 years and 8 months, 9th, Alice, aged 1 year, 4 months and 11 days, children of Maurice and Alice Butler.

BUTLER [Providence RI Journal, 16 March 1987] Providence --- Margaret G. Butler, 79, formerly of the Regency Apartments, a Secretary at the Providence post office for 27 years, retiring 16 years ago, Died Saturday at Waterview Villa Nursing Home, East Providence. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William J. And Jane (Doyle) Butler. Miss Butler previously had been a teacher in the Providence public school System. She was a graduate of the former Rhode Island Normal School in 1926 And a graduate of the former Bryant Stratton College in 1938. She was a member of the St. Xavier's Alumni Association. She leaves several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. From the Funeral Home of T.F. Monahan and Son, 230 Waterman St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at Sacred Heart Church, Taunton Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

BUTLER (GRIFFIN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 23 Jan 2003] Butler, Ellen D., age 93 of Bloomfield, CT formerly of Fall River, MA & Cranston, RI. Wife of the late Nicholas Butler, father of Robert F. Butler, Mrs. Henry (Lois) Holly, Marilyn Davis, sister of Catherine Reid, grandmother of Nicholas F. Butler II, Ellen Ann Macauley, Laura Beth Brown, Hank, Robert, Christopher, Wayne & John Holly, Michael, Thomas & Gregory Davis & Donna Campbell. Funeral Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at 10:00AM from the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St. Fall River followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00AM in Holy Name Church, Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7PM. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Fall River. 

BUTLER (CONNOR) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 15 Feb 2003] Warwick - Genevieve L. (Connor) Butler, 75, formerly of Beach Avenue, died Thursday at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre, Cranston. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Butler. Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Theresa Connor, she had lived in Warwick for 45 years. Mrs. Butler was a former member of St. Benedict Circle, Daughters of Isabella. She leaves three daughters, MaryJane Butler of Hope Valley, Terry Chaffee of Warwick and Nancy Solomon of North Providence, and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

BUTLER [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 23 March 2003] John D. Butler, 80, of Quincy, formerly of Fall River, died Saturday at Quincy Medical Center, Quincy. He was the husband of Esther M. (Carter) Butler. Born in Fall River, son of the late Patrick A. and Catherine A. (Burke) Butler, he had lived in Quincy for 52 years. He attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and graduated from Boston College's Evening Division with a bachelor of arts degree in 1978, and he received the Dean's Achievement Recognition Award. He was a World War II Navy veteran and saw combat in the Solomon Islands. Mr. Butler graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy in 1947 and served in the state police for 34 years, retiring as a detective lieutenant in 1981. While with the state police, he was assigned to the attorney general's office for 12 years. He also worked for the Norfolk County district attorney's office and served in other positions with the state police. Besides his wife of 51 years, he leaves a sister, Alice A. Comiskey of Swansea, and many nieces and nephews. He also was the brother of the late James P., Harold N., Francis J. and Joseph P. Butler, Mary Butler Oliver and Helen E. Tercera. Arrangements are by the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

BUTLER [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 8 Nov 2003] East Providence - Clarence Morris Butler Sr., 90, of Central Avenue, a retired business owner, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of Eva Marie (Paul) Butler, and the late Lenora Maye (Waldron) Butler. Born in Providence, a son of the late Clarence and Sarah (Morris) Butler, he had lived in East Providence for 42 years. Mr. Butler, one of the first black business owners in the state, had been the owner/operator of Butler Auto Service, Providence, for many years before retiring. He was a member of Haven United Methodist Church. Mr. Butler enjoyed collecting clocks, and spending time with his dog, Gala, who never left his side. Besides his wife, he leaves six sons, Clarence M. Butler Jr., and William H., James A., Leonard A. and Domenic J. Butler, all of East Providence, and Bernard A. Butler of Pawtucket; four daughters, Miriam M. Butler, Lillian M. Jackson and Faith A. Komanapalli, all of East Providence, and Ruth Bonner of Johnston; two stepsons, Phillip H. and Paul N. Cosores, both in California; a stepdaughter, Beverly Pierro of Pawtucket; two brothers, Charles H. Butler of East Providence and Victor W. Butler of North Providence; and 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Kenneth and Alton Butler, Sarah L. Walker and Catherine Lewis. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Haven United Methodist Church, 220 Taunton Ave. Burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

BUTLER (LYNCH) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Sunday 12 Sep 2004] Brockton -- Eileen M. (Lynch) Butler, 81, died Friday evening at the Brockton Hospital following a brief illness. She was born and raised in Brockton, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary J. (Reardon) Lynch. She remained a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Butler was a graduate of St. Patrick High School in Brockton, class of 1942. She also was a graduate of Brockton Business College. For 30 years she was the bookkeeper at Liberty Printing Company in Brockton, retiring in 1982. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her dogs. She was the loving mother of Kathleen M. Badger and her husband Dennis of East Bridgewater, and William J. Butler and his wife Cheryl of Norton. She was the devoted grandmother of Jacqueline and Alison Badger, both of East Bridgewater and Michael and Maria Butler of Norton. She was also the mother of Brian M. Butler of Carver. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Raymond Lynch and Rita Leach. The funeral will be held from the J. Frank Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Route 123) Brockton, Tuesday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours are Monday 4-8 p.m. Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice 14 Page Terr., Stoughton, MA, 02072 or the Arthritis Foundation Mass Chapter, Chatham Center, 29 Crafts Street-Ste 450, Newton, MA 02458.  

BUTLER (MULLEN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 6 Nov 2004] Warwick - Patricia M. (Mullen) Butler, 80, of Transit Street, a homemaker and volunteer, died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Benjamin R. Butler. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John T. and Mary M. (Quinlan) Mullen, she had lived in Warwick for 52 years. Mrs. Butler had volunteered at McAuley House for many years. She was a communicant of St. Timothy Church. She leaves three sons, Jeffrey M. Butler of Coventry, and Mark S. and Michael P. Butler, both of Warwick; a daughter, Karen A. Chartier, and a stepson, Benjamin L. Butler, both of Warwick; two sisters, Roberta Farrell of Providence and Gail Godek of South Kingstown; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John J. Mullen. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Timothy Church, Warwick Avenue. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Wakefield.

BUTLER [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 22 Sep 2005] Taunton -- Philip John Butler Jr., 63, formerly of Middleboro, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in Morton Hospital and Medical Center, Taunton, surrounded by his family, following a period of declining health. Born in Fall River , he was the son of Lillian M. ( Campbell ) of Middleboro and the late Philip John Butler. He attended and resided at Saint Coletta School, Hanover, where he faithfully served as an altar boy. Later, he was a resident of Wrentham State School and most recently, Rehoboth, where he lived for the past three years. Survivors include his mother; a brother, Dennis W. Butler of Middleboro; two nephews; two nieces; 13 grandnieces and grandnephews; an aunt; an uncle; and many cousins. His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday from the O'Neill Funeral Home, 59 Peirce St. , Middleboro with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in Sacred Heart Church , Middleboro. Burial will be private.

BUTLER (McALOON) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 2 Oct 2005] Butler, Jennifer E., (McAloon), 31, of Veazie Street, passed away on Friday. She was the daughter of Dennis and Alice (Borrelli) McAloon. Besides her parents, she leaves her beloved children, Alisa Kapp and Andrew Butler; two sisters, Jill and Denise McAloon, a brother, Kevin McAloon, and her grandfather, Michael Borrelli. Jennifer's Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 A.M. from the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins Street , Providence . Service to follow at 10:30 A.M. in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church , 262 Academy Avenue in Providence . Burial in Highland Memorial Park , Johnston . Calling hours Monday 4-8 P.M. 

BUTLER [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 8 Dec 2005] Butler, Gordon J., 79, of Lewis Farm Rd., died peacefully at home on Wednesday, surrounded by his loving family. He was the former husband of Lisette A. (Goozey) Butler. Born in Summit, he was a son of the late James and Nora 'Laura' (Berry) Butler. He was a lifelong resident of Coventry. Gordon was a truck driver for Summit Gas Co. for many years before retiring in 1988. He was a true outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and golfing and was considered by many to be a 'Jack' of all trades. He worked as a Starter at the Richmond Country Club. He is survived by his devoted companion, Carol Wolf of Coventry, three sons, Colin Butler of Dousman, WI, Steven Butler of Greene and David Butler of West Warwick, three daughters, Rebecca Potter of Coventry, Susan Lang and Lisa Johnson, both of Foster, and a sister Muriel Andrews of Coventry, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Norman Butler and Harvey Corbett. His funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Robert A. Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., Coventry. Burial will be in Mapleroot Cemetery, Coventry. Visiting hours Friday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. 

BUTLER (SULLIVAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 29 Oct 2006] Butler, Lillian M. (Sullivan), 91, of Smithfield, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2006, at North Bay Manor. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Butler. Born in Providence, where she lived for 50 years before moving to Smithfield in 2001, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Lucy M. (Pierce) Sullivan. She leaves a devoted cousin, Lillian M. Connaghan and her four sons, Leo, Stephen, Scott and Rick Connaghan and some very close friends. Her funeral will be held Monday 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. Visiting hours respectfully omitted. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BYASSEE (FOLEY) [Newport RI Daily News, Thursday 17 June 2004] In Newport, RI, on June 13, 2004 Margaret Mary (Foley) Byassee. Residence 2 Donna Drive, Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the donor´s choice. [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 15 June 2004] Portsmouth - Margaret M. (Foley) Byassee, 82, of 2 Donna Drive, an artist, poet and vocalist, and a teacher of art and music, died Sunday at Newport Hospital, Newport. Born in Newport on Jan. 17, 1922, a daughter of the late Edward B. and May W. (Cruickshank) Foley, she had moved back to the area five years ago, after she retired. She was a 1941 graduate of Rogers High School, and received a voice scholarship to Wheaton (Ill.) College, where she was a soloist with the Women's Glee Club. She earned a master's degree in art and education at the University of Tennessee. A Navy veteran of World War II, she served for two years. Mrs. Byassee had taught art and music, at the junior high school level, in Chattanooga. A former artist in residence at Sweetwater, Tenn., where she served for two years on a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commisssion, she had received many awards for her work, from judged and juries shows. "The Vision," an exhibit of her recent work, is now on display at St. Anthony Church, in Portsmouth. It also had been shown in Europe. Her work previously has been shown in San Francisco, Calif.; in Maryland; and at the Ariel Galleries in the Soho section of New York City. She was one of 10 artists chosen to display work at the New York Art EXPO. Mrs. Byassee had been honored with several awards for her poetry, most recently, at a seminar in Washington, D.C. Her work had been published by the International Society of Poetry, and selected for a book of poems by a British firm. A member of many art and poetry organizations, including the Portsmouth Art Guild, she was a past president of the Chattanooga Civics Art League and the Authors and Artist of Chattanooga. Mrs. Byassee was an art teacher at the Portsmouth Senior Center, to which she had donated two large murals, and a soloist in the center's Island Senior Chorus, performing at local gatherings and the group's annual concerts. She enjoyed traveling, camping and driving her own camper. She leaves two sisters, Bernardette Foley of Southern Pines, N.C., and Barbara Foley Dunn of Newport; three nieces, a nephew, and several great-nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Anthony Church, 2836 East Main Rd. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown.

BYRNE [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 12 Feb 2003] Providence - Daniel J. Byrne, 57, of East George Street, a fire dispatcher, died Sunday at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late John M. and Laura M. (Shannon) Byrne, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a graduate of Hope High School and Rhode Island College. Mr. Byrne had been a fire dispatcher since 1974, working for the Providence Department of Public Safety, in the Communications Division. He was a member of the Laborer's International Union of North America. He was once honored with a citation for instructing a mother, over the phone, how to perform CPR on her baby, and saving the baby's life. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War era, he served in Spain. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Byrne was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He leaves a brother, James E. Byrne of Westboro, Mass.; a sister, Helen Sagan of Fairfield, Ohio; five nephews; a niece; and several great-nephews and great-nieces. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joseph Church, Hope Street, Providence. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BYRNE [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 4 March 2003] Attleboro - Edward R. Byrne, 66, of West Street, a retired business owner, died Sunday at New England Medical Center, Boston, while awaiting a heart transplant. He was the husband of the late Camilla (Faella) Byrne. Born in Providence, a son of the late Edward R. Sr. and Pearl (Hines) Byrne, he was educated in Pawtucket schools and was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, in Pawtucket. Mr. Byrne had owned and operated Bourcier Moving and Storage, in Woonsocket, from 1974 until retiring in 1996. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he served as a radar operator, and for part of his service was stationed in Japan. Mr. Byrne was a collector of many items. Each years since 1987, he had traveled to St. Maartin, where he liked to go scuba diving. He leaves a son, Kyle Byrne; two daughters, Lori Byrne of Rochester, Minn., and Pamella Thatcher in New Hampshire; a brother, John Byrne of Blackstone, Mass.; four grandchildren; and his friend, Maureen Dias of North Attleboro. He was a brother of the late Colin, Thomas and Edward Dunphy. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Burial will be private.

BYRNE (SULLIVAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 22 March 2003] Westerly - Pamela J. Byrne, 39, of 49 Tower St., a customer-support representative at Trivin Inc., Groton, Conn., died Thursday at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn. She was the wife of Christopher K. Byrne. Born in New London, she was a daughter of the late Michael J. Sr. and Barbata (Rayner) Sullivan. She enjoyed quilting and camping. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Ryan S. Faillance, a daughter, Megan A. Faillance, and two brothers, Michael J. Sullivan Jr. and Garry O. Sullivan, all of Westerly; two sisters, Anne S. McMullin of North Stonington, Conn., and Maureen S. Smith of Pawcatuck, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, Conn.

BYRNE [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 7 April 2003] Byrne Sr. -- Tiverton, Saturday, Richard, 84, husband of late Winifred (Lynn). Father of Winifred and Richard Byrne. Funeral on Tuesday, April 8, from Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, 462 Main Rd. Tiverton with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Madeleine's and burial at St. Patrick's. Calling Hours: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Mr. Byrne's name may be made to Hospice Outreach, 502 Bedford St., FR MA 02720. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 7 April 2003] Tiverton - Richard Byrne Sr., 84, of 989 Lake Rd., a retired automotive parts salesman, died Saturday at home after an illness. He was the husband of the late Winifred G. (Lynn) Byrne. They had been married for 33 years. Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Thomas H. and Lillian. Mr. Byrne had worked all his life as an automotive parts salesman for such companies as Williston Auto Electric, Holden Auto Parts, Richard's Automotive, and Chet's Auto Supply. He was a corporal in the Cavalry during World War II and then served in the Army Air Forces. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Byrne enjoyed being at home and working in his yard. He leaves a son, Richard J. Byrne Jr., and a daughter, Winifred K. Byrne, both of Tiverton, and three brothers, Alvin Byrne of Tiverton, Kenneth Byrne of Fall River and Ronald Byrne of Somerset. He was the brother of the late Thomas, William and James Byrne, and Lillian Campion. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, 462 Main Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Madeleine Church, Lake Road. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

BYRNE [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 7 April 2003] Richard Byrne Sr., 84, of 989 Lake Road, Tiverton, died on Saturday at home after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Winifred G. (Lynn) Byrne. He was the son of the late Thomas H. and late Lillian (Fennelly) Byrne. Mr. Byrne was employed as a salesman in the auto parts industry by Williston Auto Electric, Holden Auto Parts, Richard's Automotive and Chet's Auto Supply. Mr. Byrne, a World War II veteran, was a corporal in the cavalry and subsequently the Air Force, where he received the American Defense Ribbon, an American Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal in 1944. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by a son, Richard J. Byrne Jr., and a daughter, Winifred K. Byrne, both of Tiverton. He leaves three brothers, Alvin Byrne of Tiverton, Kenneth Byrne of Fall River and Ronald Byrne of Somerset.  He was also the brother of the late Thomas Byrne, William Byrne, James Byrne and Lillian Campion. Arrangements are with the Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, 462 Main Rd., Tiverton, R.I.

BYRNE [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 May 2004] Scituate - James T. Byrne, 63, of Rustic Way, Hope Village, a retired manufacturing manager, died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. He was the husband of Janet (Lambert) Byrne. They had been married for 40 years. Born in Providence, a son of Juliette N. (Graveline) Byrne of Hope, and the late James C. Byrne, he had lived in Narragansett before moving to Hope over 30 years ago. Mr. Byrne had been a manager at General Dynamics in Quonset, and Groton, Conn., for over 29 years before retiring in 1995. He had been a Little League coach, and Webelo scout leader in Scituate, and had volunteered at Hope Community Services. Besides his wife and mother, he leaves a son, James C. Byrne of Loveland, Colo.; two daughters, Anita M. Sowers of Hope and Tasha A. Brayton of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Dennis J. Byrne in Colorado; two sisters, Judith Black and Kathleen Doyle, both of Coventry; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Robert A. Iannotti & Sons Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, North Pleasant Street, West Warwick. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Coventry.  

BYRNE [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 8 Sep 2005] Byrne, Martin T., 68, of Roxbury Ave. , a former Executive Assistant to the General President of the National Ironworkers Union, died Wednesday at South Bay Manor in South Kingstown . He was the husband of the late Jane H. (Humphrey) Byrne. Born in Providence , he was the son of the late Martin P. and Margaret V. (McDermott) Byrne. Martin began his Iron worker career as an apprentice in August 1958, in Local 37, Providence , Rhode Island . He served his Local Union on the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, as an apprentice instructor, and as a member of the Rhode Island State Apprenticeship Council. He also served his Local Union as an Executive Board member, President, and Business Agent for twelve years. He was responsible for removing and resetting the Rhode Island Independent Man during it's restoration as Business Agent in 1975. He was President of the Providence Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for ten years before going to Washington D.C. in 1980 when General President John H. Lyons appointed him General Organizer and assigned him to International Headquarters. He graduated from the prestigious Harvard University Trade Union Program in 1981 and attended Labor Law classes at Brown University and Providence College while a Business Agent. Martin was appointed Executive Assistant to the General President in 1986, and served in that position under three General Presidents, retiring in 2002. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a former member of the Providence Civic Center Authority. For the last twenty five years, Martin's office had administered various programs for the International which included: Iron Workers International Reciprocal Agreements, Market Recovery Programs, General Presidents' Maintenance Agreement, Building Trades Department Project Review Committee which approves and negotiates Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), Chairman of the National Heavy and Highway Committee, Union Privilege Program, Dollars Against Diabetes (DAD's Day) and Editor of the award winning magazine, The Ironworker. He leaves a son, William H. Byrne of Narragansett and a daughter Kathleen A. Byrne of Greenville , two grandsons, William M. and Brendan W. Byrne of Narragansett, two brothers, Donald M. Byrne of Providence and Lawrence P. Byrne of Seekonk, two sisters, Margaret Morrissey of North Kingstown and Maureen A. Piampiano of Scituate . He was the brother of the late John P. Bryne and Kathleen M. Bathgate. Funeral and visitation will be held Friday at 7:30 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home 331 Smith St., Providence . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius V. Church Eaton St. , Providence . Visiting Hours, Friday morning 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Donations to Martin T. Byrne Scholarship Fund C/O Local 37 Ironworkers 845 Waterman Ave., East Providence , RI 02914, in his memory would be appreciated. 

BYRNE [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 2 Nov 2006] Byrne, Sr. Mary E. Modesta, 93, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, Ein Karim Community, North Smithfield, died Monday at St. Antoines Residence, N. Smithfield. Born in Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Anselm and Catherine (Rowan) Byrne. She entered the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, at North Providence June 13, 1938 where she pronounced her final vows December 15, 1943. She was a trained Montessori teacher who taught in schools in Fall River, Woonsocket, Arizona and Providence. Visiting hours Thursday from 2 -8pm with a Wake Service at 7pm in Holy Family Chapel, Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Chapel Friday at 11am. Arrangements by Russell J. Boyle and Son. 

BYRNE (EVANS) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 25 March 2007] Byrne - Irene F. (Evans), age 83, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset, March 23, 2007. Wife of the late Edward T. Byrne; Mother of Timothy W. Byrne and his wife Barbara B., Sister of Esther O'Malley and the late Joseph F. Evans and Rose M. Nugnes; Grandmother of Rob Scott, Monica, Mary and Juan Byrne. Funeral Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at 8:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. John of God Church, 1036 Brayton Ave., Somerset. Visiting hours Monday 5-8PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Stang Annual Fund, c/o Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Rd., N. Dartmouth, MA 02747. Burial at 2:30PM in National Cemetery of Bourne.

BYRNE [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 Nov 2007] Byrne, Robert W., 73, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday at Kent Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Marie D. Byrne for 53 years. Born in Manhattan, NY, he was a son of the late Henry S. and Anna (Duley) Byrne. Mr. Byrne received a BS in Management from Centenary College in New Jersey and his EMBA from the University of Rhode Island and was an active member of alumni associations for both schools. He was a Vice President of Customer Services for NCR Corporation for 40 years before retiring. He volunteered on various planning committees for the Town of Exeter. He enjoyed traveling and fishing; and was an avid reader and sports fan. He was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church. Besides his wife he leaves five children, Eileen A. Straughn and her husband Richard E. of West Greenwich, Robert W. Byrne, II and his wife Monica of Falmouth, ME, Michael P. Byrne and his wife Carol of North Kingstown, Timothy J. Byrne of Chico, CA and Diane M. Cherella and her husband William P., Jr. of Springboro, OH; a sister, Laura Walseman of Rockville Center, NY; a sister in-law, Dorothy Byrne of Long Island City, NY; and nine grandchildren, Joseph R. Byrne, Richard E. Straughn, Jr., Robert W. Byrne, III, William P. Cherella, III, Robert M. Cherella, James S. Byrne, Caroline E. Cherella, Michael P. Byrne, Jr. and Katherine A. Byrne. He was the brother of the late Harry and Raymond Byrne. His Funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 from the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School Street, North Kingstown. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Exeter Community Food Bank, 227 Liberty Road, Exeter, RI 02822 will be appreciated. 

BYRNE (MaGUIRE) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 20 May 2008] Byrne, Margaret M. (MaGuire), of Loxley Rd., Providence, died Monday, May 19, 2008 in Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Earle M. Byrne, former State Representative of R.I. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Sullivan) MaGuire. She was an employee of the Internal Revenue Service for 25 years. Mrs. Byrne was a communicant of St. Augustine Church for the last 67 years and and an Honorary Member of the Rosary & Altar Society. She was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A member of the Holy Spirit Fraternity Secular Franciscan Order, The National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees, American Assn. of Retired Persons, the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, and a former member of Hamilton House and the North Providence Senior Citizens. She formerly was a volunteer at R.I. Hospital and Meals On Wheels. Surviving is a son, Daniel F. Byrne, Esq., of Atlanta, GA; granchildren, Brian and Christopher Henry, Tracy Mulligan, Cheryl Denis, Alexis Carter, Adrienne Baird; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mother of the late Mearle A. Henry and sister of the late Alice Hoar. Her funeral will be held Friday at 8 a.m. from J. F. Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Augustine Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Thursday 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the R.I. Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907. 

BYRNES (HUNT) [Providence RI Journal, 10 Aug 1999] Bridget A. Byrnes, 95, of DeAngelis Drive, Narragnasett, a former cook at Friendly Rest Home, Pawtucket, for five years, retiring in 1967, died on Sunday at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre, Cranston. She was the wife of the late Andrew J. Byrnes. Born in County Roscommon, Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Roger and Katherine (Giblin) Hunt. Mrs. Byrnes had resided in Narragansett for the past six years, having formerly lived in Pawtucket. She was a founding member of the Erie Society of Rhode Island. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy K. Martone of Narragansett; two sons, Andrew P. Byrnes of Castlebury, Fla., and Roger J. Byrnes of Pawtucket; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Mary P. Hughes, and sister of the late Marie Gil, Katherine Crawley, Nancy Donnely and Nora Costello. Her funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Lady Chapel, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Providence, at 10. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BYRNES [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 30 April 2003] East Providence - Margaret M. Byrnes, 77, of 1275 Broadway, and formerly of Brightridge Avenue, a retired bookkeeper, died Sunday in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles E. Byrnes Sr. and Madeline (Hacala) Byrnes, she had lived in Pawtucket before settling in East Providence in 1979. Miss Byrnes had been a bookkeeper for CNC Chemical of Woonsocket for 20 years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Martha Church. She leaves three sisters, Theresa A. Perry of East Providence, Marie D. Byrnes of Pawtucket and Helen L. Paul of West Warwick; two nieces; and three nephews. She was a sister of the late Pauline Ferreira and Charles Byrnes Jr. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BYRNES [Providence RI Journal, Friday 15 Aug 2003] Providence - Mary R. Byrnes, 92, of 329 Broadway, a homemaker, died Monday at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. Born in Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Helen (Conley) Byrnes. She leaves a daughter, Linda McKay of Providence; a brother, William P. Byrnes of Warwick; three sisters, Grace T. Byrnes of Providence, Frances A. Newman of Salem Depot, N.H., and Gertrude B. Dwyer of South Dartmouth, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Thomas H. Byrnes Jr. and Helen K. Tattrie. The funeral services will be held at a later date.

BYRNES [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Sunday 8 Feb 2004] New Bedford -- John Francis Byrnes, 76, died Friday at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Ann M. (Dolan) Byrnes. The couple celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary last Feb. 18. He was born in Pawtucket on Oct. 21, 1927, a son of the late Joseph Byrnes, DDS, and Esta (Gibney) Byrnes. He was a resident for the past five years of New Bedford, and had previously lived in Attleboro for 35 years, as well as Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Mr. Byrnes was educated in Pawtucket schools and was also a graduate of New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming in Boston. He was a production supervisor for 38 years at Swank Inc. of Attleboro, retiring many years ago. He was also formerly employed at Cheetham Mortuary in Pawtucket. During World War II, he served as a corporal in the U.S. Army. He coached baseball, Junior All-American League Football and the Swank softball team, all in Attleboro. He was an honorary life member and past grand knight and past district deputy for the Knights of Columbus, St. John's Council, in Attleboro. Mr. Byrnes was also a member of the American Legion, Post 20, Attleboro, and a former member of the Attleboro Lodge of Elks, BPOE 1014. He was also an instructor for Junior Achievement in Attleboro. He enjoyed sports, traveling, golf and Notre Dame football. In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, Joseph Byrnes of New York City, Kevin Byrnes of Monroe, Va., Michael Byrnes and Terrence Byrnes, both of New Bedford, and Daniel Byrnes of Attleboro; two daughters: Susan Byrnes of Taunton, and Kathleen Byrnes of Riverside, R.I.; a sister, Doris Kelly of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren and a niece. He was the father of the late Patricia Ann Byrnes. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main Street, Attleboro. Burial with full military honors will be held in St. John's Cemetery, West Street, Attleboro. [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 10 Feb 2004] Byrnes -John Francis Byrnes. February 6, 2004. Beloved husband of Ann M. (Dolan) Byrnes. Loving father of Joseph M. Byrnes of New York City, NY, Kevin J. Byrnes of Monroe, VA, Michael D. Byrnes and Terrence J. Byrnes, both of New Bedford, Daniel P. Byrnes of Attleboro, Susan E. Byrnes of Taunton, Kathleen F. Byrnes of Riverside, RI and the late Patricia Ann Byrnes. Mr. Byrnes is also survived by a sister: Doris F. Kelly of Norfolk, VA, seven grandchildren and a niece. Residence: Rockway Street, New Bedford. Formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL and Attleboro, MA. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 10:00 AM from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. Followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main Street, Attleboro. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will take place in St. John's Cemetery, West St., Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Special Olympics Massachusetts, 450 Maple St., Bldg. 1, Danvers, MA 01923-4009.

BYRNES [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 28 Apr 2004] Byrnes - Of Attleboro, April 26, 2004. Howard E. Byrnes. Husband of Violet R. (Forant) Byrnes. Father of Elsie Corrigan and her husband John of Attleboro. Grandfather of John III, Patrick, and Thomas Corrgian all of Attleboro. Brother of the late Harold Byrnes. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main Street, Attleboro. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 Apr 2004] Attleboro - Howard E. Byrnes, 66, of Robert Street, a retired electrician, died Monday at home. He was the husband of Violet R. (Forant) Byrnes. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Elsie Darling. Mr. Byrnes had been an electrician at the former Englehart and St. Regis companies, and later at the Hollander Co., where he had worked for many years before he retired. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Byrnes enjoyed auto racing, collecting coins and baseball cards, diving and catching lobster. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Elsie Corrigan, and three grandsons, John Corrigan III and Patrick and Thomas Corrigan, all of Attleboro. He was the brother of the late Harold Byrnes. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass.

BYRNES [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 5 May 2004] Bristol - Charles W. Byrnes, 84, of 119 Peck Ave., a retired boiler operator, died Monday at home. He was the husband of the late Mary B. (Alves) Byrnes. Born in Bristol, a son of the late Edward and Mary (Driscoll) Byrnes, was a lifelong resident of the town. He was a graduate of the St. Mary parochial school, in Bristol. Mr. Byrnes had been a boiler operator, in Providence, for the Narragansett Electric Co., for more than 30 years before retiring in 1980. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Anthony C. Almeida Post 237, and the American Legion, Carney Post 6, both in Bristol. Mr. Byrnes was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Church. He leaves two sisters, Christine Hudson of Westerly and Loretta Heller of East Providence; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth A. Alves of Bristol, with whom he made his home; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was the brother of the late Edward, Gerald and Albert Byrnes. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Elizabeth Church, Wood Street. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the North Burial Ground, Hope Street.

BYRNES [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 25 May 2004] Narragansett - Roger J. Byrnes, 65, of DeAngelis Drive, and formerly of Pawtucket, a packer, died Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Andrew P. and Bridget A. (Hunt) Byrnes, he had lived in the city for many years before moving to Narragansett five years ago. Mr. Byrnes had been a packer for the Hasbro Toy Co. of Pawtucket for 15 years, and had previously worked for the New England Paper Tube Co. for many years. A sports fan, he loved watching the Boston Red Sox, stock-car races, and the Darlington Little League baseball games. He leaves a sister, Nancy Martone of Narragansett; a brother, Andrew J. Byrnes of Taunton, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a brother of the late Mary P. "Pat" Hughes. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, South County Chapel, 1111 Boston Neck Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Point Judith Road. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.

BYRNES [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Fiday 2 Sep 2005] Wareham -- Donald Peter Byrnes, 65, of Pocasset died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at the Forestview Nursing and Care Center Facility in Wareham. He was the former husband of Nancy (Gropp) Byrnes. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Walter and Katherine Byrnes. He was raised in Marshfield. He was a peacetime veteran of the Marine Corps. He was the president of Donald Byrnes Associates. He was also the facilities manager for Erik Bevans at the Mashnee Island Grill. Mr. Byrnes was a devoted father and confidant to all. He enjoyed social gatherings with his family and friends and always looked forward and kept a positive outlook. He loved NCAA basketball and sailing. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Byrnes-Stark, and her husband, James, of Canton; three sons, Michael Byrnes and his wife, Brenilda, of Winchendon, and David Byrnes and Daniel Byrnes, both of Middleborough; two brothers, Walter Byrnes of California and John Buster Byrnes of Maine; three grandchildren; many loving relatives and friends; and his dog. His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Mashnee Island Grill, 161 Leeward Dr. (On Mashnee Island), Bourne. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements are by the Wareham Village Funeral Home, 5 Center St.

BYRNES (HOEY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 19 Dec 2007] Byrnes, Mary H., 85, of Palmer Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on December 14, 2007 at her winter home in Port Charlotte, FL, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas H. Byrnes. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Frances (Murray) Hoey, she lived in East Providence for 50 years and wintered in Port Charlotte, FL for 20 years. Mrs. Byrnes was a secretary for the East Providence School Department for 13 years before retiring in 1987. Mary was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and the San Antonio Church, Port Charlotte, FL. Besides her husband of 58 years, she is survived by a son, James T. Byrnes and his wife Tracey Byrnes of Peacedale, RI; two daughters, Marianne Martin and her husband Ken Martin of Punta Gorda, FL and Carolyn M. Tongyai and her husband Jonathan Tongyai of Saibel, FL; three brothers, Peter Hoey of Lincoln, James Hoey and Edward Hoey, both of Cumberland; and four grandchildren, Alison J. Martin and Kathryn Martin of Punta Gorda, FL, and Dylan T. Byrnes and Julie Byrnes of Peacedale, RI. Her funeral will be held on Friday, December 21, 2007 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mary's memory to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care of Port Charlotte, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, would be deeply appreciated.