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PACE (WHELAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 8 Apr 2006] Pace, Dorothy M. (Whelan), 85, of Carlton Avenue, Warwick, died on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late A. Fred Pace. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Albert V. and Rose (Bonardi) Whelan, she lived in East Greenwich before moving to Warwick 29 years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Diane M. Kittsley of Scarborough, NY; a son, Frederick C. Pace of Lincoln; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m. in the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick. Visiting hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. 

PACHECO (COSTELLO) [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 9 Mar 1999] Carol M. Pacheco, 64, of 100 Green St., Fall River, died Sunday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Carl and Marie (Rogers) Costello, she lived in Fall River for most of her life. She was a graduate of Bristol Community College, had served in the Air Force during peace time and was past president of Harbor Terrace Tenant Association. She leaves four sons, Daniel Costello, William Costello, James Costello and Timothy Costello, all of Fall River; a sister, Diane Costello of Fall River; two brothers, Robert Costello of St. Petersburg, Fla., and William Costello of Boston; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Catherine Massaro and Bernard Costello. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 8 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., with a Funeral Mass at 9 in Sacred Heart Church, Linden Street. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

PACHECO (FOLEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 31 July 2006] Pacheco - Mary (Foley), age 74 in Fall River, July 26, 2006. Wife of the late Richard A. Pacheco; mother of Mrs. John (Rhonda) Silvia, Mrs. Ralph (Gail) Bliss, Deborah Oterelo, Dianne Pacheco and her significant other James Curtis, Christianne Carvalho, and Richard A. Pacheco, Jr; grandmother of Shellie and John Silvia III, Rachel and Marc Bliss, Christopher and Mary Oterelo, Jesse and Evan Couto; sister of Margaret Livesey, Thomas, John, George and James Foley and the late Benjamin Endicott and her beloved cat Saki. Her Requiem Eucharist will be held on Tuesday August 1, 2006 at 11AM in St. Luke's Episcopal Church 315 Warren St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting Hours Monday 4-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions may be made to BCC Foundation - TASC ESL, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Sunday 30 July 2006] Fall River — Mary (Foley) Pacheco, age 74, of Archer St., Fall River, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Richard A. Pacheco. Born in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late John Foley and the late Rhoda (Endicott) Foley, she spent the majority of her life in Fall River. She graduated from Bristol Community College in Fall River with an Associates Degree in 1988. Mrs. Pacheco was employed as a Teachers Assistant at Bristol Community College in Fall River for many years helping teach English as a second Language, prior to that she was employed by Forecaster Coats and Fall River Manufacturing. She was also a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fall River. Survivors include: 4 daughters, Rhonda Silvia and her husband, John of Somerset, MA, Gail Bliss and her husband, Ralph of Tewksbury, MA, Deborah Oterelo of Fall River, MA and Dianne Pacheco and her significant other, James Curtis of Trenton, ME; 1 son, Richard A. Pacheco Jr., of Madrid, Spain; 1 sister, Margaret Livesey of Fall River, MA; 4 Brothers, Thomas Foley of Skowhegan, ME, John Foley of Somerset, MA, George Foley of Warwick, RI and James Foley of Colchester, VT; 8 grandchildren, Shellie and John Silvia, III, Rachel and Marc Bliss, Christopher and Mary Oterelo, and Jesse and Evan Couto; many cousins; nieces and nephews; and Beloved cat, Saki. Mrs. Pacheco was also the sister of the late Benjamin Endicott. Her Requiem Eucharist will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 11AM in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 315 Warren St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions may be made to BCC Foundation - TASC ESL, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport. 

PADO (REAGAN) [Newport RI Daily News, Thursday 16 Oct 2003] In Newport, Rhode Island, October 13, 2003, Mary Margaret (Reagan) Pado, wife of Edward J. Pado. Residence 10 Dexter Street, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Lucy's Hearth, 913 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. [Memorial Funeral Home, Obituaries on-line; Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 15 Oct 2003] Newport, - Mary M. (Reagan) Pado, 81, of 10 Dexter Street, Newport, died Monday, October 13, 2003 at Newport Hospital Newport, RI. She was the wife of 60 years of Edward J. Pado of Newport. Born in Newport, RI on December 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Keenan) Reagan. A 1940 graduate of Rogers High School, Mrs. Pado worked for many years as an Operator with New England Telephone and later worked at the former W.T. Grants of Newport. She was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church. She is survived by two sons Edward Pado and Michael Pado both of Newport, RI, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret "Peggy" Reagan Plymesser. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, October 17, at 9:00am in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Lucy's Hearth, 913 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842.  

PADULA (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 2 Jan 2008] Padula, Alice A., 98, formerly of Edgewood Ave., passed away December 30, 2007. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Mary (McCusker) Kelley. She had lived in Edgewood most of her life. Alice was a communicant of St. Paul Church for many years. She was sister of Mildred Roderick of Bristol and the late Thomas O'Rourke and William J. Kelly. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St. at Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Paul Church of Edgewood, One St. Paul Pl., Cranston at 10:30 a.m. Burial at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling Hours Thursday morning 9:00-10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to St. Paul Church of Edgewood. 

PAILLE (BRUEN) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 26 Mar 2007] Attleboro - Mary B. (Bruen) Paille, 96, of Christopher Heights, South Main Street, Attleboro, formerly a longtime resident of Elizabeth Street, Attleboro, died at her home on Thursday, March 22, 2007. She was the wife of the late Alfred A. Paille Jr., who died in 1995. Born in Attleboro on Aug. 18, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Catherine (Kelly) Bruen. Mrs. Paille was a lifelong resident of the City of Attleboro and was a 1928 graduate of Attleboro High School. Following high school, she enrolled in the former Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1931. As a nurse, she held professional positions at several local businesses, including Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Wheaton College, and the former Metals and Controls Corporation and the former Foxboro Co. She was a member of the Industrial/Occupational Nurses Association of Boston, and as a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro was a former member of the St. John's Ladies Guild. Mrs. Paille leaves five nieces: Nancy Welsh of Indianapolis, Ind., Susan Kennedy of Lexington, Ky., Dorris Paille of Flagstaff, Ariz., Dianne Hu of Murrysville, Pa., and Sandra Walls Trammel of The Villages, Fla. She was the sister of the late Helen Nancy Bruen and Catherine Moorhead. Visitation has been respectfully omitted. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main St., Attleboro. Private burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Attleboro. Following church services, an invitation will be extended to join Mrs. Paille's family for continued fellowship and refreshments at Christopher Heights, 45 South Main. St., Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

PAILTHORP (SULLIVAN) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 14 Mar 2007] Pailthorp, Margaret M. (Sullivan), 84, of Sarasota Ave., died Monday at Scallop Shell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Walter L. Pailthorp. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Genevieve (Blake) Sullivan. Mrs. Pailthorp was a secretary for General Electric and BIC for many years. She was a graduate of St. Xavier's Academy and Edgewood Secretarial School. Mrs. Pailthrop was a member of the Power Squadron in CT for many years, enjoyed boating and walking along the seawall. She is survived by her daughter, Judith A. Louzon and her husband Alfred (Butch) Louzon II of Narragansett; a brother, William Sullivan of Warwick and two grandchildren, Justin L. Louzon and Chelsea A. Louzon. She was the sister of the late Henry Sullivan. The funeral will be Friday 8:45 AM from The Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Star of The Sea Church, 864 Pt. Judith Road, Narragansett. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scallop Shell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 981 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, RI 02879. 

PAINE (FLYNN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 11 May 2008] Paine, Maureen M. 'Moe' (Flynn), 74, of Bristol Ave., a devoted wife and mother, passed away at home, Wednesday, May 7, 2008, surrounded by her family and friends. She was the beloved wife of the late Nelson J. Paine for 34 years. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late James L. and Cecelia (O'Brien) Flynn, she resided in Seekonk for many years until returning to Pawtucket in the 1990s. After raising her family she was employed as a jewelry inspector for 3 years by Swank; a receiver at the Apex Warehouse, Seekonk and most recently a hostess at her sons restaurant, Timothys Place, Pawtucket until retiring. She adored and loved all of her family and friends. Moe made everyone feel special and always made new friends wherever she went. She was a computer enthusiast; avid bingo player; seamstress and very artistic. She leaves seven children, Nelson G. Paine of Pawtucket, Helen V. Gannon of Harrisville, Timothy E. Paine of Florida, William F. Paine of Pawtucket, Matthew J. Paine of Cumberland, Bettyanne Romano of Seekonk and Cynthia M. Paine of Las Vegas; eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Helen Brassard of Arizona, Elizabeth Duff of Pawtucket, Margaret Marshall of Cumberland, Daniel Flynn of Florida, Patricia Grieve of Pawtucket and the late James Flynn. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Coyle Dr., Seekonk. Interment will follow at Seekonk Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated. Moe will always be remembered as the life of the party. 

PAIVA (HANNAFIN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 11 Jan 2005] Paiva -- Barbara (Hannafin), age 79, January 9, 2005 of Essex St., Fall River. Wife of the late Edmund Paiva. Mother of Joan E. Paiva. Sister of Gerald E. Hannafin and the late Thomas F., Jr. and Arthur C. Hannafin. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great- nephews. Funeral Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 9:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, (at Locust, Cherry, and High Sts) followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Church, 1335 North Main St. Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, 4-7 PM. Memorial Contributions maybe made to Hudner Oncology, c/o St. Anne's Hospital, 795 Middle St., Fall River, MA 02721. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

PALAZZI (SULLIVAN) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Sunday 17 June 2007] Taunton — Shirley A. (Sullivan) Palazzi died suddenly June 16 at her home. She was 71. Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Bzdula) Sullivan. Educated in Taunton, she was a communicant of Annunciation of the Lord Church. She was an assembler for more than 10 years at Ad a Day in Taunton and was involved for many years in the family business, Berger’s Cafe, in the Weir Village. She and her husband of 51 years, Richard, enjoyed visiting Mohegan Sun and Atlantic City. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed cooking every Sunday for her children and beloved grandchildren. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Susan Provencher and her husband, Donald, of East Taunton; Lori Gonsalves and her husband, David, of Taunton; and Richard “Ricky” Palazzi of Taunton; and eight grandchildren. She was the mother-in-law of the late Donna Orsi Palazzi and the sister of the late James Strojny. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Annunciation of the Lord Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 Tuesday in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, Taunton.

PALMER (CARMODY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 5 Jan 2006] Palmer, Elaine M. (Carmody), 76, of Laconia Rd., died Tuesday at Kent Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas J. Palmer, Sr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John J. and Martha (Croghan) Carmody, she had lived in North Providence before moving to Cranston in 1956. Mrs. Palmer was a graduate of Bryant College, and had been a secretary for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. She is survived by her loving children, Karen M. Ragosta and her husband Robert, Thomas J. Palmer Jr. (Det.Cranston PD (Ret.) and his wife Michelle and William J. Palmer (Det. Cranston PD) and his wife MaryAnn all in Cranston; 7 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late E. Donald, and John F. Carmody. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:15am in St. Ann Church, 1493 Cranston Street. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers donations to the St. Ann Church Restoration Fund, 1493 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920 or the Michael J. Palmer Memorial Fund, 26 Cartier St., Cranston, RI 02920 in her memory will be appreciated. 

PALUMBO (DALY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 16 Jan 2003] Mary L. Palumbo, 82, of Highland Avenue, Fall River, died Wednesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Victor A. Palumbo Sr. Born in Middletown, Conn., a daughter of the late Richard V. Daly Sr. and the late Marie F. (Calamari) Daly, she moved to Fall River in 1954. She was a graduate of Middletown High School in Middletown. Mrs. Palumbo worked as an executive secretary for Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Connecticut before moving to Fall River. She was a member of the Friends of St. Anne's Hospital, St. Mary's Cathedral Seniors and a communicant of Holy Name Church. An antique collector, she also enjoyed knitting. She is survived by four sons, Victor A. and Richard V. Palumbo of Fall River, James V. Palumbo of Westport and Dominic J. Palumbo of Sheffield; seven daughters, Ann Marie Maloney of Wrentham, Elizabeth M. Palumbo-Looby of Braintree, Catherine L. O'Donnell of Mattapoisett, Mary-Louise and Martha A. Palumbo, both of Fall River, Laura Palumbo Hanson of Cambridge and Margaret M. Esposito of Killingsworth, Conn.; a brother, Thomas Daly of Fall River; a sister, Frances Sullivan of New Bedford; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Richard V. Daly Jr. Arrangements are by the Cherry Place Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., Fall River. 

PANCAROWICZ (DAILEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 2 Aug 2004] West Warwick - Lena J. (Dailey) Pancarowicz, 77, of Main Street, a retired fabric inspector, died yesterday at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Pancarowicz. Born in North Kingstown, a daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (Weeden) Dailey, she had lived in West Warwick since 1960. Mrs. Pancarowicz had been a fabric inspector at Royal Mill, Bellville Mills and Quonset Point for many years before retiring in 1962. She leaves three sisters, Patricia Collins of West Warwick, Eleanor Runyon of Virginia Beach, Va., and Shirley McCauley of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Joseph Dailey of North Kingstown; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret, Virginia, Dolly, Mary, Raymond, Paul, Martin and Thomas Dailey. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Henault- Gallogly Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

PANICCIA (FINNEGAN) [Providence RI Journal, East Providence RI Post, 22 April 2004] Anne M. Paniccia (Finnegan), 78, of Gerald Street, East Providence, Rhode Island, a retired bookkeeper / accountant died Wednesday February 25, 2004 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island. She was the wife for 55 years of the late Reynold R. Paniccia, a retired Journal Bulletin photographer. Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Peter J. and Catherine (Walker) Finnegan and lived in East Providence for most of her life except for a few years in Providence after her marriage. Mrs. Paniccia was a communicant and founding member of Saint Martha Church and its Rosary and Altar Society where she was twice the president and also a member of the finance committee up until her death. Mrs. Paniccia was an avid collector of porcelain dolls, enjoyed reading all types of literature as well as listening to audio tapes and she especially enjoyed listening to her Irish music. She leaves two daughters, Catherine L. Dwyer of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Anne Kathleen Paniccia of East Providence whom she lived together with, three sons Reynold W. Paniccia of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Joseph P. Paniccia of Cranston, Rhode Island and Edward J. Paniccia of San Jose California. She was the mother of the late Michael P. and Christopher J. Paniccia also formerly of East Providence, Rhode Island. She leaves also two sisters, Kathleen E. Boyd and Frances Borges both of East Providence, Rhode Island. She was the sister of the late Zita Brouder, Marie C. Mitchell and James J. Finnegan; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and her buddy/cat Lard. Calling hours are from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Friday. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 am from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A brunch will be served at the Ramada Inn in Seekonk for all family and friends directly after the internment followed by Mrs. Paniccia's wish of a true Irish wake at her home for the remainder of the day. All are welcome. [submitted by Anne Paniccia]

PANICCIA (AHEARN) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 26 May 2006] Paniccia, Dorothy (Ahearn), 81, of Lookout Avenue, Cranston, formerly of Providence, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Morgan Health Center, Johnston. She was the wife of the late Eugene Paniccia Sr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Rogers) Ahearn. Mrs. Paniccia worked for the former Norton Manufacturing Company for many years until her retirement. She is survived by her cat Cinnamon and her dog Molly who gave her many hours of companionship. Mrs. Paniccia was the mother of Ann Paniccia of Cranston and Eugene Paniccia Jr. of Providence. She was the grandmother of Eugene Paniccia III and Melissa Paniccia. She was the sister of Margaret Campbell, William Ahearn both of Warwick and the late Mary White and Joseph Ahearn. Funeral from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Saturday at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Bartholomew's Church, Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Saturday morning 8-9 AM. Kindly omit flowers. 

PAQUETTE (FITZSIMMONS) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 18 Feb 2008] Fall River - Carol J. Paquette, 63, of Nelson Street, formerly a longtime resident of North Attleboro, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 in St. Ann's Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Ross Paquette. Born June 6, 1944 in Norwood, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Epke (Dost) Fitzsimmons. Carol grew up in Mansfield and was a graduate of Mansfield High School, and then spent most of her life in North Attleboro before moving to Fall River four years ago. She worked as the town clerk and tax collector in North Attleboro for many years and also worked 10 years at the Foxboro Company. She participated in a respiratory rehabilitation group at Sturdy for the past eight years, where she met many good friends. She was the mother of Alita Rambone of Fall River and Gregory Paquette of Groveland. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Fitzsimmons of Norton; a sister, Judy Valle of Walpole; grandchildren, Matthew and Zachary Rambone and Epke and Atlin Paquette; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

PARCEWSKI (O'BRIEN) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 25 Aug 2003] Attleboro -- Karen Lee Parcewski, 51, of Park Street, a homemaker, died Thursday in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Lawrence Parcewski, to whom she had been married 26 years. Born in Boston on April 21, 1952, she was the daughter of Marion (Moschella) O'Brien of Braintree, and the late Wilfred O'Brien. She had resided in Attleboro for four years, previously living in Scituate for 10 years. Mrs. Parcewski had enjoyed spending time at the ocean, wildlife, and tending to her flower gardens and many bird feeders in her backyard. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sisters, Carole Guevremont of Kingston and Maureen Charboneau of Norton; three brothers, Dennis O'Brien of Carver, William O'Brien of Conway, N.H., and Joseph O'Brien of Braintree; and many nieces, nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Colt State Bristol, R.I. Arrangements are by the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls.

PARENT (MURPHY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 15 May 2003] Coventry - Helena P. (Murphy) Parent, 83, of Angus Street, formerly of Guertin Street, West Warwick, a former waitress, died Tuesday in Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur G. Parent. Born in Portsmouth, N.H., a daughter of the late Arthur and Pearl (Wood) Murphy, she had lived in West Warwick for 27 years before moving to Coventry 2 years ago. Mrs. Parent had been a waitress in the former Smith's drugstore restaurant in Arctic, West Warwick, for many years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. James Church, West Warwick. She leaves a son, Lawrence D. Haley of Rochester, N.H.; two daughters, Pearl M. Young of Eastport, Maine, and Shirley M. Amaral of Coventry; a brother, Lawrence Murphy of Pims, Fla.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from The Prata Home, 78 Providence St., West Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. James Church, Main Street, West Warwick. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick.

PARENTEAU (CORRIGAN) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 18 Apr 2005] Plainville -- Audrey A. (Corrigan) Parenteau, 68, of Washington Street, Plainville, formerly of High Street, North Attleboro, died on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Parenteau, to whom she was married on June 30, 1956, and who died in October 1996. Born in Attleboro, Mass., on June 15, 1936, she was a daughter of Evelyn D. (Titus) Corrigan of North Attleboro, and the late Owen Hugh Corrigan. She was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro until moving to Sunset Acres in Plainville in April 2003. She was a 1954 graduate of North Attleboro High School. Mrs. Parenteau was a graduate of the former Henry O. Peabody School of Nursing in Norwood and later practiced as a licensed practical nurse for more than 20 years. From 1989--2000, she was employed as the senior office director of the North Attleboro Council on Aging where she made significant contributions not only to the North Attleboro community, but to the numerous residents that visited and attended the senior center on a daily basis. Mrs. Parenteau was a longtime communicant of St. Martha's Church, Plainville. She cherished her family and treasured every moment spent with them. In addition to her mother, she leaves two daughters, Pamela A. Brown and her husband, Patrick Brown, of North Attleboro, and Cynthia L. Bergeron and her husband, Gerald Bergeron, of North Attleboro; four grandchildren, Michael P. Brown, Sarah E. Brown, Jaclyn E. Bergeron and Andrew A. Bergeron, all of North Attleboro; a brother, Thomas O. Corrigan of North Attleboro; two sisters, Maureen C. Dolan of Martha's Vineyard, and Adele L. Collard of North Dighton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was the sister of the late Dale Owen Corrigan. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend funeral services celebrating her life on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, with the Rev. John Walsh, pastor of St. Martha's Church, Plainville, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Following graveside services an invitation will be extended to join the family for refreshment and fellowship. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the commencement of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Parenteau's name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.  

PARILLO (McNALLY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 Aug 2006] Parillo, Marlene M. (McNally), 47, of North Fairview Street, died Friday, August 18, 2006 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Joseph D. Parillo. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Edward B. McNally and Irene (Ferguson) McNally both of North Providence. Marlene resided in Smithfield most of her life, before moving to Johnston in 2003. She was employed for the Smithfield School Department retiring in June. Marlene had also been a waitress at Pat Orlando's Restaurant in Johnston. She was the mother of Kelly A. Cole of Smithfield and Tracy L. Dorgan of Johnston and the grandmother of Nevaeh and Landon. Sister of Mark McNally and Dawn Johnson both of Smithfield, Barry McNally of Tarboro, NC, Doreen Robison of Orlando, FL, and Tina Palumbo of North Providence. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44), Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michaels Church, 80 Farnum Pk., Esmond. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated. 

PARISI (SWEENEY) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 1 Apr 2004] Cranston - Madeline E. (Sweeney) Parisi, 90, of Bennington Road, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of Peter Parisi; they had been married for 68 years. Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Edward J. and Ellen (Slavin) Sweeney, and stepdaughter of the late Mary Jane Cox, she had lived in Providence before moving to Cranston 51 years ago. Mrs. Parisi was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a member of its Rosary & Altar Society. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Peter R. Parisi of Greenville; two granddaughters, Karen Yuro of Coventry and Cheryl Parisi Ciolfi of North Providence; and two great-granddaughters. She was the sister of the late Agnes Brown and Helen Keough, and stepsister of the late William McQuitty. The funeral will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oaklawn Avenue. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

PARKHURST (O’ROURKE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 20 Dec 2007] Parkhurst, Mildred K., 92, of Beckwith St., died Wednesday (12/19/2007) at Pawtuxet Village N.H. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas and Helena (Murphy) O'Rourke. She had lived in Cranston with her husband, Joseph E. Parkhurst since 1963. Mrs. Parkhurst was a manager at the former Cherry & Webb for over 35 years before it closed in 1971. She leaves 2 daughters; Mary Lou Johnson and Mildred K. Parkhurst both of Cranston, a son Edward J. Parkhurst of Smithfield and a brother Thomas F. O'Roake also of Smithfield. Funeral Friday at 8:30 from the Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home, 684 Park Avenue, Cranston. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew Church, Cranston at 10:00am. Her life will be celebrated one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in St Ann Cemetery. 

PARLOW (CONLON) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Friday 8 Dec 2006] Parlow, in Taunton, December 4, 2006. Katherine M. age 94. Wife of the late William E. Tallent & G. Everett Parlow. Residence: Onley St. in Taunton. Loving Mother of William Tallent and his wife Cheryl of Garland, Texas, Mary Powers and her husband Robert of Taunton, Ann Weikel of St. Croix, V.I. & stepdaughter Ann Marie Ventura of Raynham. Mother of the late Elizabeth Turkalo Sanchez. Loving Grandmother of Margaret Dutch of Taunton, Katherine Turkalo of Tennesee, Brian Turkalo of N.C., Matthew Weikel of V.I., Maura Weikel Evans of Texas, Nora Armstrong of Texas, Angela Tallent of Florida, William Tallent, Jr. of Texas, Shawn Tallent of Ohio, Mitchell Tallent of Texas & Eric Tallent of Texas. Great Grandmother of 14, Great Great of 1 and Step Grandmother of 2 & Step Great Grandmother of 5. Sister of the late Mary Conlon, John, Peter and James Conlon. Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, Ma. 02780 on Saturday, December 9th at 10 am., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church in Taunton at 11 am. Relatives and Friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday from 5-7 pm. Interment in the family lot St. Jospeh’s Cemetery in Taunton. Donations in Katherine’s memory may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Immaculate Conception Conference, 387 Bay St., Taunton, Ma. 02780.

PARMENTER (BOLGER) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 13 Feb 2008] Parmenter, Elizabeth (Bolger) 'Betty', 78, of Cone Drive passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late William T. Parmenter, Sr. Born in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Aiden and May (Willis) Bolger. Betty was a resident of the Hope section of Scituate for 23 years before moving to West Warwick in 1979. She was an operator for 24 years at the former New England Telephone in Prov. retiring in 1979. She was the mother of William T. Parmenter, and wife, Madeline, of Coventry; Robert T. Parmenter, and wife Valerie, of Warwick; and Judith A. Gumpson, and husband, Raymond, of West Warwick. Grandmother of Amy, Lindsey, Eric, Nadine and Jason. Godmother to Harry Sacchetti. Sister of the late Robert Bolger. Her Funeral Service will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Robert A. Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte. 117), Coventry. Burial in R I Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange St., Suite 102 B, Providence, RI 02903.

PARR (MULHOLLAND) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 14 Oct 2005] Parr, Carol Ann (Mulholland), of St. Bernard LA formerly of Providence . Wife of the late Norman Parr. Survived by one son Steven M. Parr and his wife Kristin and their children Hannah and Matthew, her mother Margaret E. 'Dutchie' Cullen, two brothers John F. Mulholland and Louis Cullen and sisters Arlene Anthony, Barbara Vanner, Janice Rathbun, Linda Gill and Donna Cullen.

PARR (MULHOLLAND) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 10 Nov 2005] Parr, Carol Ann (Mulholland) and Norman Parr from St. Bernard Parish, LA. Perished in Hurricane Katrina last August. Carol Parr formerly of Providence and her Husband Norman are survived by one son Steven M. Parr and his wife Kristin and two grandchildren, Hannah and Matthew. Carol is also survived by her mother Margaret E. 'Dutchie' Cullen, two brothers John F. Mulholland and Louis Cullen and sisters Arlene Anthony, Barbara Vanner, Janice Rathbun, Linda Gill and Donna Cullen. A Memorial Service will be held on November 12th at 10 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church on Smith St. in Providence. A gathering will take place afterward at Charles Gate East, 50 Randall St., Providence.

PARTINGTON (HOGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 20 March 2003] Cumberland - Mary C. Partington, 98, of Hewes Street, a retired dress company supervisor, died yesterday in Mount St. Rita Health Center. She was the wife of the late Willard F. Partington Sr. Born in Cumberland on Nov. 20, 1904, a daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Lane) Hogan, she was a lifelong Cumberland resident. She was a floor supervisor employed by the former Pawtucket Dress Co. for many years, retiring in 1974. She was a memnber of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was oldest parishioner of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the St. Patrick Women's Club and St. Patrick Seniors. She leaves two sons, Willard F. Partington Jr. and John I. Partington, former Providence public safety commissioner, and two sisters, Lillian Connors and Eileen Hogan, all of Cumberland; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Mary Brennan, and sister of the late Edward V. Hogan, John S. Hogan and Margaret Hogan-Griffin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Broad Street. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

PARTRIDGE [Fall River MA Herald News, Friday 10 Feb 1933] Veteran Blacksmith, Highly Respected Resident Here for 60 Years, Is Called by Death. Patrick Partridge, veteran blacksmith, and one of the last of the older members of that craft, died last night at his home, 252 Fifth street. Mr. Partridge had been a resident of this city for the past 60 years, and had worked at the forge for many years. He was a well known member of the community, and was held in high respect and esteem by his many friends. He had for many years been a communicant of St. mary's parish. He leaves his wife, Helena (Ryan) Partridge; two daughters, Mrs. Charles H. Mumford of Bridgeport, Conn. and Mrs. Charles H. Sherman of Jamestown, R.I.; one son, Matthew Partridge of Seekonk; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Francis Griffin. Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's cathedral at 9 Monday morning.

PARTRIDGE [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 25 Jan 2004] Cumberland - Matthew J. Partridge, 96, of Emerald Bay Manor, 10 Old Diamond Hill Rd., formerly of Pawtucket, a former golf pro and business executive, died Friday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Anna (Kent) Partridge. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Matthew and Isabel (Leonard) Partridge, he had been a longtime Pawtucket resident before moving to Cumberland. Mr. Partridge was an executive at the former Watt Bros. Transportation Co., and later worked at the former P. Wager & Sons Inc., Webster, Mass. He operated the former Matt Partridge Sporting Store for six years, and the former Old Surrey House, in Chatham, Mass. As a young man, Mr. Partridge worked at J&P Coates Co. and H.P. Hood Co. before working at the Pawtucket Country Club. A life member of club, he had been its caddy master and golf pro for many years, and had worked with designer A.W. Tillinghast to redesign a number of holes at the club. Mr. Partridge was a frequent figure at the club. In the recently published Centennial History of Pawtucket Country Club, he was cited as one of the most important figures in the club's 100-year history. He was a life member of the Professional Golfers Association, and was the oldest life member of the PGA in Rhode Island, and one of the oldest in New England. In November 1988, Mr. Partridge and his predecessor, the late Les Kennedy, were honored by a tree planting and monument at the Pawtucket Country club. He collected antique golf clubs and paraphernalia, and had made four holes-in-one. A communicant of St. Leo Church, he had been president of its Holy Name Society, and a CYO basketball coach. He was a 4th-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Delaney Council, and a director of the Pawtucket Credit Union for more than 25 years. He leaves two sons, John J. Partridge of Providence and Robert J. Partridge of Norfolk, Mass.; a sister, Isabel Rule of North Smithfield; a brother, Francis Partridge in Georgia; and 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Nancy Ann Ryder, and brother of the late Russell Partridge, Mary Conlon, Rita Haggerty and Rachael Gormley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Leo the Great Church, 699 Central Ave. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery.  

PASCALE (CARROLL) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 30 Dec 2004] Providence - Mary L. "Mae" (Carroll) Pascale, 90, of Randall Square, died Tuesday at Charlesgate Nursing Center. She was the former wife of the late Frank Pascale. Born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late James and Mary (McLaughlin) Carroll, she had lived in Providence for three years, previously living for many years in Pawtucket. Mrs. Pascale enjoyed traveling and writing short stories and poems. She leaves two sons, James M. Pascale of Lincoln and Raymond F. Pascale of North Providence; a stepdaughter, Karen McMahon of North Attleboro; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Theresa Church, 18 Baltic St., South Attleboro. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

PASKIN (FLYNN) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 12 May 2008] Paskin, Doris A. (Flynn), 82, a telephone operator with AT&T before retiring, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at the Scandinavian Home. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Paskin and a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Margaret (Harding) Flynn. Beloved mother of Katherine Overcasher of Spencer, MA and Pamela Neirinckx of Warwick. Grandmother of Kristin, and Benjamin Neirinckx and Nicole Halton. Sister of the late John Flynn, James Flynn and Margaret Haughey. Her funeral will be private at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Odyssey Health Care, 100 Quaker Lane, Suite 2, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. Arrangements with Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, Warwick. 

PATNAUDE (MAGUIRE) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 24 April 2008] Patnaude, M. Eileen (Maguire) 93, formerly of 3070 West Shore Road, Warwick, died on Monday, April 21, 2008 at West View Health Care Center in West Warwick. She was the wife of the late Alfred A. Patnaude. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John and Maude (Tanner) Patnaude, she lived in Warwick since 1955. Mrs. Patnaude was a member of the Buttonwoods Senior Center and Ss. Rose & Clement Parish in Warwick. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia A. Cossick of Warwick, Barbara J. O'Donnell of North Kingstown, and Eileen F. D'Angelo of Foster; a son, Alfred A. 'Ted' Patnaude, Jr. of Hilton Head, SC; a foster-daughter, Lois LaPietra of Providence; two foster-sons, John LaPietra and Eugene LaPietra of Hollywood, CA; twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late John A. Patnaude, the foster-mother of the late Mary LaPietra, and the sister of the late Muriel Freeman. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Clement Church, Long Street, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited, and may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 8-9 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the West View Health Care Center Activities Fund, 239 Legris Avenue, West Warwick, RI 02893. 

PATOTA (MEAGHER) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 30 June 2004] Patota -- (Meagher) Ramona L. Age 71, June 27, 2004 of Swansea. Wife of the late David Patota. Mother of David P. and his wife Mary, Peter R. and his wife Susan, Jeffrey and his wife Christine, Susan Whiston and her husband William, Kristin Upton and her husband Michael, C.J. and his wife Kim, Paul and his wife Paula, Nancy A. Rourke and her husband John & Mark J. Patota. Sister of Michael, Terry, and Kevin Meagher & the late John Meagher. Also survived by 21 grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Her funeral will be Fri. July 2, at 9AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, MA followed by a funeral Mass at 10AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 532 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, MA. Visiting hours Thurs. 2-4PM & 7-9PM. Relatives & friends invited. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Association of Blind Citizens P.O. Box 246 Holbrook, MA 02343 or the American Heart Association 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. Burial private. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 30 June 2004] Fall River -- Ramona L. (Meagher) Patota, 71, of Susan Drive, Swansea, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of David Patota. Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late John and Ramona (Conroy) Meagher, she lived in Swansea for 40 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Mrs. Patota graduated from BMC Durfee High School, class of 1951, and attended Westfield State College. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include six sons, David P. Patota and his wife, Mary, of Lakeville, Peter R. Patota and his wife, Susan, Jeffrey Patota and his wife, Christine, and Paul Patota and his wife, Paula, all of Swansea, C.J. Patota and his wife, Kim, of Carver and Mark J. Patota of Westport; three daughters, Susan Whiston and her husband, William, of Tiverton, R.I., Kristin Upton and her husband, Michael, of Salem and Nancy A. Rourke and her husband, John, of Warwick, R.I.; three brothers, Michael Meagher of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Terry Meagher and Kevin Meagher, both of Fall River; 21 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Meagher. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchrest, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church. Burial will be private.

PATTANGALL (CONNORS) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 24 Oct 2006] Lenox - Ruth Patricia Pattangall, 85, of 329 Pittsfield Road, Devonshire Estates, died Saturday evening, Oct. 21, 2006 of ovarian cancer at Providence Care Center of Lenox. Born in Fall River on Jan. 22, 1921, the daughter of James L. and Rebecca A. Martin Connors, she attended schools there where she was a 1938 graduate of Durfee High School. A resident of Attleboro for 50 years, she had made her home in Lenox since November 2001, and was a communicant of St. Ann's Church. Mrs. Pattangall was a career homemaker. She volunteered for over 25 years with the Girl Scouts of America. She also volunteered much time to the service of children with physical and emotional challenges. She was an accomplished dressmaker and excelled at all forms of needlework. She enjoyed reading in later years and was unofficial "librarian" at Devonshire for the years she lived there. Mrs. Pattangall and her husband, Sewall Lincoln Pattangall, were married in Baltimore, Md. on May 4, 1942. He died on Nov. 24, 1999. She is survived by one daughter, Monica R. Pattangall of Lenox. Mrs. Pattangall is also survived by her granddaughter, Rebecca G. Mitchell of Galway, N.Y., and her husband Michael Mitchell, and her great-grandchildren, Sam Lincoln Mitchell and Emma Gretchen Mitchell. She was predeceased by her sister Florence Fitzgerald of Westport, and a brother, James Connors of Derby, Conn. She also leaves 13 nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass honoring the life of Ruth P. Pattangall will be Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 385 Central Ave., Route 152, Seekonk, celebrated by the Rev. George B. Scales, pastor. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, or to the Make a Wish Foundation, both in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240.

PATTEN (CARROLL) [Fall River MA The Daily Globe, 28 February 1893] Patten - 18th inst., Mrs. Rose Patten, beloved wife of Thomas Patten, and daughter of Bridget and the late Patrick Carroll, aged 21 years. Funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 8 Orswell St., tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8:15 o'clock a.m. A requiem high mass will be sung for the repose of her soul at St. Patrick's Church at 9:00 o'clock a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  [contact Earle Flynn]

PATTERSON (SULLIVAN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 27 Apr 2006] Patterson -- (Sullivan) Margot E. age 60 of Westport April 26, 2006, unexpectedly. Wife of Thomas D. Patterson, mother of Garth P. Patterson and his wife Natalie and Jenny R. Patterson. Sister of Mark A. Sullivan Jr. grandmother of Michaela, Liam, and Rebekah Patterson. Sister of the late Colleen R. Sullivan, RN who died on April 21, 2006. A funeral for she and her sister will be held Monday May 1, 2006 AT 9:00 AM from the Waring - Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River (at Locust, Cherry & High Sts.) followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral Spring St. Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours for Margot and her sister Colleen Sunday 3-6 PM. Lighted parking area adj. to the sheltered main entrance. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.

PATTISON (LEAMY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 25 Nov 2007] Pattison, Mary A. (Leamy), 90, of Sunset Avenue, died Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Pattison. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Catherine (McCarthy) Leamy. Mrs. Pattison worked in the North Providence Tax Assessor's Office for 22 years retiring in 1983. She leaves her three children, Richard J. Pattison, Jane P. Souza and Elaine C. Leclerc, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Richard, Thomas and Eleanor Leamy and Catherine Desmarais. Visitation and Funeral will be Monday at 8 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, 624 Woonasquatucket Avenue, North Providence. 

PAVAO-WHITTINGTON (MURPHY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Friday 9 Dec 2005] Pavao-Whittington (Murphy) -- December 6, 2005 Joan M. Wife of Richard C. Whittington, former wife of the late John J. Pavao, daughter of the late James E. and Mary (Harrington) Murphy, mother of Julie A. Pavao, Joan M. Fitzgerald, Jay J., Joseph, P., James E., and the late Jeffrey M. Pavao, sister of Claire F. Thibodeau, Dorothy L. Deveney, and the late Maellen E. Belanger, loving grandmother of Justin, Shannon, Mary, Ryan, Jennifer, Joshua, Allison, Jessica, Brenden, Kelsey, Sean, Meghann, and the late Jason Jeffrey. Medeiros. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 8:45 From the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffington St., Somerset followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 am in St. Patrick Church 306 South St. Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery Somerset. Memorial donations in her memory to Patient Care Fund at VNA of Southeastern MA 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720. [Providence RI Journal, Friday 9 Dec 2005] Pavao-Whittington, Joan M. (Murphy), 72, of Riverside Ave. in Somerset passed away on Tuesday , December 6, 2005 at Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of Richard C. Whittington and the former wife of the late John J. Pavao. Born in Fall River, MA on August 23, 1933, the daughter of the late James E. and Mary (Harrington) Murphy, she was a graduate of Somerset High School, class of 1951, and then went on to attend Fitchburg State College and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in education 1955, and in the same year her registered nurse certificate. Mrs. Pavao-Whittington then worked at the former Union Hospital in Fall River for a few years, and then onto the former Fall River district nurses now VNA of Southeastern Massachusetts, she retired in 1998 as a nursing supervisor. She then worked part time at the Coyle & Cassidy High School in Taunton, MA for a few years after her retirement. She was a communicant, parish nurse, women's guild and bereavement coordinator at Saint Patrick Church in Somerset for many years, also a board member on the Institutional review board at Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, the Fall River Food Pantry, funeral coordinator at the Hathaway Family Funeral Homes, member of the International Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau, 1998 Hometown Hero Award recipient, and the State Nursing Manager of the Year award in 1998, and was an avid Red Sox fan. Survivors beside her husband are two daughters Julie A. Pavao of Somerset, MA; Joan M. Fitzgerald of Fall River, MA; three sons Jay J. Pavao of Swansea, MA; Joseph P. Pavao of Somerset, MA; James E. Pavao, of Somerset, MA; two sisters Claire F. Thibodeau of Tiverton, RI; Dorothy L. Deveney of Somerset, MA; twelve grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Jeffrey M. Pavao and sister of the late Maeleen E. Belanger. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 8:45 from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Patrick Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery Somerset. Memorial donations in her memory to Patient Care Fund, VNA of Southeastern MA Inc., 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720. 

PAYNE (O’LOUGHLIN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 24 Jan 2008] Payne, Rita F. (O'Loughlin) 81, of Peninsula Rd. in Matunuck, died Wednesday January 23rd in the Riverview Health Center in Coventry. She was the wife of the late William T. Payne, Jr. Rita was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Martin and Anne M. (Feeney) O'Loughlin. She had summered in South County for over 50 years before moving permanently to South County over 30 years ago. She was also a winter resident of Bonita Springs, FL. Mrs. Payne was a veteran of WWII serving as a CPL in the Women's Army Corps. Aside from being a wife and mother, Rita had worked for Kenney Mfg. in Warwick retiring in the early 1980's. Mrs. Payne was a member of the Elks Club and the VFW in Wakefield and the American Legion in Kingston. She was also a member of the Matunuck Point Beach Club Association. Mrs. Payne is survived by: two daughters: Cathy Payne Feeney of West Warwick, Jayne M. Brassil of Snug Harbor, Two Grandsons: She was the sister of the late Martin, Joseph & Anna O'Loughlin and Margaret Duffy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday January 26th at 9:00am in St. Francis Church, 114 High St. Wakefield. Burial with full military honors will follow in RI Veterans Cemetery, Rt. 2 Exeter. Visiting hours will be held in the Forbes Funeral Home, 28 Columbia St. Wakefield on Friday from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Church Capital Campaign, 114 High St. Wakefield, RI 02879 or to a charity of your choice. 

PAYTON [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 24 Feb 2008] Payton, Agnes Theresa, 97 years of age of Louisquisset North Providence, passed away peacefully at North Broward Hospital in Deerfield Beach in Florida on February 14 after a short illness. Agnes was the beloved wife of the late Martin Payton, Sr. She was born January 21, 1911 in New Bedford, MA. Agnes was a graduate and vice president of her senior class at New Bedford High School. An avid tennis player, bowler and sports enthusiast, she became city tennis champion at the age of 18. After marriage, she moved to Rhode Island where she lived in Providence, Pawtucket and North Providence. She is survived by her four children, Martin J. Payton, Jr of Pennsylvania, Donald C. Payton of Vermont, Joan A. Plaziak and David Payton of RI. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. After raising her children,she worked for Sears until retirement where she was known as operator #1. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of North Providence and St. Ambrose catholic Church of Deerfield Beach. A Memorial Service will be held on February 23, 2008 in Deerfield Beach. A celebration of Agnes' life is planned for Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2008 in RI for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Hope Adult Day Care Center at 25 Brayton Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

PEARSON (McEVOY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 12 Dec 2007] Pearson Theresa M. (McEvoy), 85, of Urban Avenue, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late George A. Pearson. Born in Lynn, MA, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Theresa M. (Gilbride) McEvoy. Mrs. Pearson was a communicant of St. Peters Church in Warwick. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the alumni of St. Xavier Academy. Theresa lived her Christian faith in kindness to others and was devoted to her family, cherished friends, and Irish heritage. She was the beloved mother of Susan M. Henderson and her husband Michael of Warwick, Patricia A. McCormick and the late Robert J. McCormick of Johnston, George A. Pearson and his wife Nida of Johnston, Theresa M. Pearson of Warwick and Joseph H. Pearson of Warwick. Loving grandmother of Maureen P. McCormick, Neal R. McCormick, David M. Henderson, Ryan P. Henderson, Christopher G. Pearson, and Eric J. Pearson. She was the sister of the late Hubert A., John J., and Leo F. McEvoy. Her Funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 am from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Greenwood, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) with a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Peters Church, Fair Street, Warwick. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to St. Philip School, 618 Putnam Ave., Greenville, RI 02828 or Meals On Wheels, 70 Bath St., Providence, RI 02908 would be appreciated. 

PECK [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 3 June 2003] Attleboro -- Stephen A. Peck Jr., 84, of Christopher Heights, South Main Street, a retired salesman, died Monday in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband Catherine (Welch) Peck, to whom he had been married 61 years. Born in Providence on Dec. 25, 1918, he was the son of the late Stephen and Margaret (Donovan) Peck. He was a graduate of East Providence High School, and had previously resided in Norton, Swansea, and Bristol, R.I. Mr. Peck was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and an Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific as a sergeant in the 43d Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 43d Infantry Division. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stephen, of Plainville; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, 84 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Burial will take place in the Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston, R.I.  

PECK (WELCH) [East Bay Newspapers On-line, 31 July 2003] Catherine M. Peck, 82, of Swansea and formerly of Barrington, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Madonna Manor in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Peck Jr. Born in Madisonville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Nellie (Gauntlett) and Edward Welch, she lived in Barrington before moving to Swansea. A businesswoman and artist, Mrs. Peck formerly worked in the bookstore at Wheaton College. In the 1970s, she owned and operated For'even Farms, a Norton craft business, where she taught ceramics and decoupage. She leaves a son, Stephen Peck of Plainville, Mass.; two brothers, Edward Welch of Alexandria, Va., and Jack Welch of Marysville, Ohio; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 29.

PEIRCE (MOORE) [Fall River MA Herald News, Providence RI Journal, Saturday 19 Nov 2005] Peirce (Moore) -- Katherine "Kay" age 87 of Riverside Ave. in Somerset, November 18, 2005. Mother of Richard M. Peirce & his wife Pamela, David A. Peirce & his wife, Norma, Mrs. William (Judith A.) Beuret; grandmother of Sarah M. Peirce, Laura Katherine Peirce, Andre Tees & the late Kevin Teves. Sister of the late Fire Chief of Fall River Thomas J. Moore. Funeral Monday November 21, 2005 at 9:00 AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St. Somerset (Rt. 138 across from Somerset High School) followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St., Somerset, MA 02726. Burial in Nathan Slade Cemetery. 

PELADEAU (McNALLY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 19 Mar 2005] Boston -- Jeannette "Jean" Irene (McNally) Peladeau, 69, of Somerset died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Brigham and Women's Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Edmond Peladeau; they were married 39 years. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Barbara (Heap) McNally. She was a communicant of St. Anne's Church in Fall River. She had an associate's degree in business from Fisher College. She was a certified travel agent for Connors Fall River Travel for 47 years. Mrs. Peladeau was an original member of the Altrussa Club of Fall River. She helped the physically and mentally challenged at Crystal Springs School in Assonet. She was a longtime member of the Montaup Country Club. She served in the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Karen Abelha of Westport; a son, Peter Peladeau of Assonet; a sister, Barbara Southworth of Somerset; a brother, Thomas McNally of Texas; and two grandchildren. She was the sister of the late June Senechal. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, 462 Main Road, Tiverton, R.I., with a Mass at 10 at St. Anne's Church, South Main Street, Fall River. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River.

PELLAND (DONNELLY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 15 Sept 2007] Pelland, Mary D., age 92 of Peach Hill Avenue, passed away on Thursday at her home. She was the wife of the late Aram Pelland. Born in Providence on June 26, 1915 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Jane (Early) Donnelly. Before her retirement, Mrs Pelland was employed by The Providence Journal as a receptionist in advertising, and also a former employee of New England telephone. Mary was the owner and operator of the former Pelland's Lounge where she welcomed many local musicians. Mary was an avid reader and loved to Travel. Beloved mother of John Pelland of Narragansett, Robert Pelland, Mary Ferreira both of No. Providence, and William Pelland of Scituate, RI. Grandmother of six and Great grandmother of one. Mary also leaves her beloved Faithful companion Sam, her dog. She was also the mother of the late Daniel and Thomas Pelland, sister of the late John Donnelly and Anna Birnie. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 8:30 a.m. from, The Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Lawrence Church Woonasquatucket Avenue, Centredale at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to, Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Providence RI 02903 in Mary's memory would be deeply appreciated. 

PELLETIER (KELLY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 9 March 2003] Pawtucket - Barbara J. (Kelly) Pelletier, 73, of Armistice Boulevard, a retired switchboard operator, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island after an illness. She was the wife of Robert A. Pelletier. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Malachi E. and Loretta (Burns) Kelly, she was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Mrs. Pelletier had worked as a switchboard operator for Ann & Hope in Cumberland for many years, retiring in 1991. She was a communicant of St. Teresa Church. She was a past president of the St. Teresa Mothers Club, and a member of the St. Teresa Senior Citizens Club. She was a 1947 graduate of the former Pawtucket East High School, now William E. Tolman High School. She was also a graduate of the former Tabbert Hubbard Business School. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, R. Andrew Pelletier of Milton, Mass.; two daughters, Loretta M. Carnes of Cumberland and Michelle Desimone of Ridgefield, Conn.; three sisters, Helen Oxley, Anita Wims and Geraldine Hoyt, all in South County; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Mary-Ann Johnson, and the sister of the late John, Malachi J., Michael J., James and Loretta M. Kelly, and Mary Cahill. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Cheetham Mortuary Inc., 1012 Newport Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Teresa Church, Newport Avenue. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

PELLETIER (RYAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 20 July 2006] New Bedford — Rita M. (Ryan) Pelletier, age 84, of Dartmouth, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at the Oaks Nursing Home. She was the widow of Raymond A. Pelletier. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Burns) Ryan. A homemaker for much of her life, she worked at the Newport Naval Base during World War II and later at Arkwright Manufacturing of Fall River. She was also a senior volunteer at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. She is survived by her children, Christine Allen and her husband Thomas Allen, of Westport, Marguerite Tompkins, of Derry, New Hampshire and Raymond J. Pelletier and his wife Jill Pelletier of Dartmouth; her sister, Margaret (Ryan) Skelly of Fall River; her brother, John J. Ryan of Spencer, MA; and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her loving grandchildren Marguerite, Jeffrey, Allison, Emily, Matthew, Robert, Maryanne and Michael. She leaves many dear friends, as well. She was also mother of the late Mary Anne Pelletier. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 9AM in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Hospital, 795 Middle St., Fall River, MA 02721. Burial will be private. Arrangements in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. 

PELLETIER (BOYLE) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 14 Dec 2007] Pelletier, Ellen H. (Boyle), 84, of Oak Hill Road, passed away Thursday in North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Pelletier, Sr. Born in Mexico, ME, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Marion (MacDonald) Boyle. Mrs. Pelletier was secretary to the medical staff at South County Hospital before retiring. She was the mother of Raymond Jr., Frank and John Pelletier, Patricia deWardener, Michelle Taboada and the late Norman and Robert Pelletier; sister of James Boyle and the late Mahala Thibodeau and Frank Boyle; and beloved Nana of eleven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 10:00 am in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School Street, North Kingstown. Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements with Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, North Kingstown.

PENDER [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 26 April 2003] Margaret "Peggy" Pender, 54, of Foxwood Drive, Clifton Park, N.Y., a former registered nurse, died yesterday at St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady, N.Y., after a brief illness. Born in Pawtucket, she had lived most of her life in the city, moving to Clifton Park about two years ago. She was a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her registered nursing degree. She had worked as a registered nurse for Rhode Island Hospital and local nursing homes for a number of years. She leaves two sisters, W. Caryl Murray of Lincoln, and Marilyn Thornton of Clifton Park; and a brother, Thomas V. Pender Jr. of Flanders, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, N.Y., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Edward the Confessor Church, Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park.

PENDERGAST [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 8 May 2003] Warwick - Edward J. Pendergast Sr., 79, of Green River Avenue, and a summer resident of Roy Carpenter's Beach, South Kingstown, a retired automotive mechanic, died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Mary (Flynn) Pendergast. Mr. and Mrs. Pendergast had been married for 52 years. Born in Warwick, a son of the late John J. and Lillian Z. (Bailey) Pendergast, he was a lifelong Warwick resident. He had been the chief of the automotive division in the Warwick Department of Public Works for 20 years before retiring 9 years ago. He was previously employed by the H.P. Hood Co. in Providence for 18 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a former member of William Shields Post 43, American Legion. He had been a member of the Roy Carpenters Beach Association in South Kingstown for 36 years. He was a former coach with the West Side Little League in Warwick, and a former member of the St. Matthew Bowling League. He was a parishoner of St. Benedict Church. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Edward J. Pendergast Jr. and Robert F. Pendergast, both of Warwick, and Kevin T. Pendergast of Scituate; two daughters, Beverly M. Burd of Cranston and M. Christine Sciamacco of Warwick; three brothers, John J. Pendergast Jr. and Raymond J. Pendergast, both of Warwick, and James Pendergast of Vero Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Landry, Claire Duffy and Rita Johnson, all of Warwick; and 10 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Thomas Pendergast and Charles Pendergast. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Ave. Burial with military honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

PENDERGAST [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 29 May 2003] Warwick -- Charles J. Pendergast Sr., 78, of Grand View Drive, a retired firefighter who was among the last of the original 39 permanent Warwick Firemen, died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Doris M. (Burgess) Pendergast, to whom he had been married for 58 years. Born in New London, Conn., a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Sears) Pendergast, he had lived in Warwick since 1942. Mr. Pendergast had been a Warwick firefighter for 30 years, joining the Apponaug Fire Company in 1943 as an 18-year-old volunteer. Two years later, he became a paid driver, one of only two paid men in the company. He served as captain and lieutenant, receiving several commendations for actions beyond the call of duty. He was president of the Apponaug Fire Company from 1947 to 1959. He retired in 1973 after 30 years as a firefighter and dedicated volunteer. He was active in community service, and for many years ran the children's Halloween parties at the Apponaug station. He also helped establish the annual Warwick Firemen's Ball, and was a member of the East Greenwich Fire Association. In retirement, Mr. Pendergast initiated the charter for the Warwick Retired Police and Fire Association. He also served on the 350th Anniversary Committee for the City of Warwick. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Charles J. Pendergast Jr. of Hollywood, Fla.; two daughters, Jean M. Bouchard of Warwick and Debra Renna of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a foster son, Danny Rush of Providence; two foster daughters, Marilyn Rush of Providence and Roxanne Anderson of Coventry; three brothers, Robert Pendergast of Daytona Beach, Fla., Roland Pendergast of Norton, Mass., and Richard Greene of Bangor, Maine; two sisters, Henrietta Tannock and Mary Gormley, both of Attleboro; and 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Daniel J. Pendergast and Patricia A. Murray, foster father of the late Robert and Alvin Rush, and brother of the late James, George, Joseph and Walter Pendergast, Russell Greene, Rita Mendes and Johanna McKenna. The funeral will be held Saturday at 7:45 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Route 5, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Clement Church, 111 Long St. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown.

PENDERGAST [Providence RI Journal, Newport RI Daily News, Friday 3 Mar 2006] Pendergast, Sr. Dorothy, FCJ, of St. Philomena Convent, Portsmouth died peacefully on Tuesday. Sister was born in Providence in 1919, the daughter of the late Michael and Gertrude Pendergast. She was pre-deceased by her sister Eileen Peterson and her brother Joseph Pendergast. Sister is mourned by her religious community, her three nieces, two nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and her many former students and friends. She entered the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus in 1938 and professed her final vows in England in 1946. Sr. Dorothy devoted her life to the education of youth. She was an excellent teacher who taught and was also librarian at St. Patrick's High School, Providence from 1949-1982. Sister was also librarian at Blessed Sacrament School, Providence from 1984-2001. Sr. Dorothy joined the St. Philomena community in 2001 and volunteered in St. Philomena School. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at St. Philomena Convent on Cory's Lane in Portsmouth on Friday, March 3, 2006, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Blessed Sacrament School Library or to the Capital Fund of St. Philomena School. 

PEREZ (FARRELL) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 23 August 2007] Perez, Barbara E., 62, a resident of Rehoboth, died August 21st. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Ellen C. (Roffee) and the late Francis Farrell. Mrs. Perez worked for many years as a self employed Real Estate Broker. Besides her mother, she leaves daughters Sonja Gingras, Darlene Sicard, Debbie Keniston, a son William Perez, and grandchildren Andrea, Robert, Alexandra, Daniel, Aaron, Joseph, Kevin, Elizabeth and Noah. She was sister of the late Pamela Simon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday at 11:00 AM in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence. Arrangements entrusted to the J. H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.

PERKINS (LANNIGAN) [New Bedford MA, The Standard Times, 21 Feb 2000] FALL RIVER -- Mary E. (Lannigan) Perkins, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the widow of Francis J. Perkins. Born in Assonet, the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Garrity) Lannigan, she spent most of her life in Fall River and Tiverton, R.I. She was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Church where she was a member of the Women's Guild. Mrs. Perkins was employed by A&P Food Stores until she retired in 1970. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Cummings of South Dartmouth; a sister, Janet Rusconi of Taunton; a brother, James Lannigan of Fall River; four grandchildren, Sean Cummings of Tiverton, Kasey Cummings of Dedham, Michael Cummings of Mattapoisett and Shawn Cummings of North Carolina; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Dorothy Sisson and Francis Perkins. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St., Fall River.

PERREAULT (O’DONNELL) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 30 Apr 2006] Perreault, Edna M. (O'Donnell), 97, of Ormsby Avenue, Warwick, died on Friday, April 28, 2006 at home. She was the wife of the late Barthelemy J. Perreault. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late William F. and Mary L. (LaFontaine) O'Donnell, she lived in Providence before moving to Warwick 8 years ago. Mrs. Perreault was employed as a nurse's aid at the former Providenc Lying-In Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis, the Legion of Mary, and Catholics for Life. She was a member of Ss. Rose & Clement Parish in Warwick. She is survived by two daughters, June E. Madden of Narragansett and Janice L. Perreault of Warwick; two sons, Harold L. McLaughlin of Beverly Hills, FL and Daniel L. Perreault of Attleboro Falls, MA; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by thirteen brothers and sisters. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at 8 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Clement Church, Long Street, Warwick. Visiting hours are Monday 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory maybe made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. 

PERRON (O’NEIL) [Fall River MA Herald News, Friday 22 Sep 2006] Perron - Anna L. (Oneil), 94, of New Bedford, September 21, 2006. Wife of the late Lionel 'Cyr' Perron; Mother of Mrs. Ralph (Janice) McManus, Mrs. Gerard (Lois M.) Levesque, Anne M. Perron, Mrs. Paul (Suzanne L.) Montour and Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Cahill. Sister of the late William and James O'Neil, Hazel Crosson, Helen Polak, Mary 'Mae' Dutton, Mildred F. Gordon, Phyllis Lynch, and Doris Holleran. Funeral Monday, September 25, 2006 from the Waring- Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church, 951 Stafford Rd., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Natick, MA 01760 Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery.

PERRY (McDONOUGH) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 9 Dec 1935] In Cranston, R.I., on December 7th, 1935, Catherine J. (McDonough) Perry, wife of the late James Perry. Funeral from her late residence, 743 Dyer avenue, Tuesday, December 10th at 8:30 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem in St. Ann's Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited.

PERRY (HEALY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 26 April 2003] Helen R. (Healy) Perry, 87, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., previously of 12 Fairhaven Ave., Warwick, died Monday at Holy Cross Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale. She was the wife of the late Carl O. Perry, Born in Providence on March 31, 1916, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ella Healy, she had been a longtime resident of Fort Lauderdale, and resided at Royal Palm Assisted Living. Her family owned the Healy Hotel in Providence. She leaves a son, Lawrence Perry, and three daughters, Roberta Hutton, Carlene Taylor and Jill Esposito, all in Florida; a brother, Lawrence Healy; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Richard Perry. A funeral service was held Wednesday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Fort Lauderdale.

PERRY (KELLER) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 5 July 2004] Boston -- Eileen C. Perry, 55, of Lakeville, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at New England Baptist Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Robert Perry. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Francis X. and Alice M. (Sullivan) Keller. A 1966 graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Providence, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1970 and went on receive an MBA from Western New England College in 1986. Mrs. Perry was founder and co-owner of Perry's Last Stand in Wareham. She was also chairperson of Medical Records Technology for Laboure College in Milton. Mrs. Perry was also Associate Professor of Medical Records Coding for Northeastern University in Boston. A master scuba diver for ten years, Mrs. Perry enjoyed traveling and painting in watercolors. Survivors include her widower; a son, Jim Winterbottom of Buzzards Bay; a brother, Joseph Keller of Yardley, Pa.; a sister, Marilyn Keller of Lebanon, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Abigail Winterbottom. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Martha and Mary Church, 354 Bedford St., Lakeville. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham. Arrangements by Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.  

PERRY (CASEY) Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 25 Jan 2005] Perry (Casey) -- Passed away in Fall River on January 23, 2005. Dorothea (Casey) Perry. Wife of the late Manuel "Biddy" Furtado Perry. Daughter of the late William and Margaret (Foley) Casey. Residence 4901 N. Main St., formerly of 107 Mt. Hope Ave. Age 85. Her funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 1521 N. Main ST. on Thursday at 8:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John of God Church at 9:00 AM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Calling hours Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

PERRY (McKENNA) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 31 Mar 2005] Perry, Ruth-Ann (McKenna), 55, of Fairfax Drive, Warwick, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at home. She was the wife of John F. Perry. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas D. and Marjorie (Corbett) McKenna, she lived in Warwick for most of her life. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John F. Perry, Jr. and Brian E. Perry, both of Warwick; two daughters, Melissa J. Zincone of Warwick and Carey-Ann Perry of Bristol; a sister, Jo-Ann McKenna of Warwick; a brother, Thomas McKenna of Warwick; and five grandchildren. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 8 A.M. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 A.M. in St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Visiting hours are Friday 4-7 P.M. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Providence, RI 02860. 

PERRY (WALSH) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 3 Nov 2005] New Bedford -- Alice C. (Walsh) Perry, 93, of New Bedford died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Sacred Heart Home after a brief illness. She was the widow of Manuel E. Perry. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Minnie I. (Rau) Walsh. She lived in New Bedford all her life and was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. She was an operator with New England Telephone Co. many years ago. Mrs. Perry was a former member of the Holy Name Ladies Guild and the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include a daughter, Sheila A. Richard and her husband, Paul, of New Bedford; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Kathleen F. Perry. A private funeral Mass was celebrated 
yesterday at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements were by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

PERRY (McQUADE) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Friday 20 Oct 2006] Attleboro - Eleanor A. Perry, 75, of County Street, Attleboro, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at the LifeCare Center in Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of 57 years of Antonio J. Perry Sr. Born in North Attleboro on Jan. 23, 1931, Mrs. Perry was a daughter of the late Francis and Alice (Lancaster) McQuade. She was raised and educated in the North Attleboro schools. Eleanor was employed for 34 years as an assembler at Leach & Garner Company in Attleboro until retiring in 1996. A communicant of Holy Ghost Church in Attleboro and a devoted homemaker, Mrs. Perry resided in Attleboro the past 55 years. In addition to her beloved husband Antonio, Mrs. Perry is survived by a son, Antonio J. Perry Jr. of Riverside, R.I.; a daughter, Deborah A. Vieira of Newport, R.I.; two sisters, Mary McQuade of Attleboro and Irene Precourt of Maine; three grandchildren: Tonya Avellar, Kerri Perry and Stephen Perry; and several nieces and nephews. She was the loving mother of the late Pamela Ann Perry and sister of the late Francis J. McQuade. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home by the Rev. John Raposo, pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Attleboro. Burial will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the V.A. National Cemetery of Massachusetts, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: Holy Ghost Church, 71 Linden St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

PERRY (SULLIVAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Wednesday 28 2007] New Bedford — Eileen T. (Sullivan) Perry, 80, of New Bedford died November 27, 2007, at Sacred Heart Home after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret (McGrath) Sullivan, she lived in New Bedford all of her life. She was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Mrs. Perry was formerly employed by Acushnet Company for 42 years until retirement. She enjoyed reading and was a member of the Apcoite Club at Acushnet Company. Survivors include her son, Eugene Perry, and his wife Diane, of Acushnet; a brother, Joseph Sullivan of North Attleboro; a sister, Helen Cloutier of California; 2 grandchildren, Christopher Perry of Acushnet and Andrea Perry of Mattapoisett; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including Mark Sevigney of Assonet and M. Scott Sevigney of New Bedford. She was the sister of the late Mary Sevigney, Jeremiah Sullivan, William Sullivan, Marguerite Wilson, John Sullivan and Cornelius Sullivan. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. 

PERRY (McAULIFFE) [Newport RI Daily News, On-Line Obituaries, March 2008] Middletown - Wilma G. (McAuliffe) Perry, 82, of Forest Avenue, Middletown, died Friday, March 21, 2008 at her home. Born on April 26, 1925 in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late M. George and Wilma (Larson) McAuliffe. Besides her husband of 62 years, Ralph W. Perry, she is survived by her three children, Ralph “Marty” Perry of Middletown, Capt. Raymond J. Perry, USCG of Woodshole, MA, and Deborah L. Melusky of Portsmouth; her four grandchildren Edward Melusky, Jennifer Vieira, Justin Perry, and Melissa Perry; a great-grandson Ethan Vieira; and a sister Jean M. Behan of Newport She was the sister of the late George McAuliffe and James McAuliffe. Wilma was an avid golfer and former member of Green Valley and Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club. She was a retired dental hygienist and worked for various Newport dentists. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 9 a.m. at St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilma's memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Arrangements are with the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840.

PETERS [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 21 June 2005] Peters, Francis 'Pete', 77 of  Ives Road, died Sunday at East Gate Nursing Center in East Providence. He was the husband of the late Claire T. (Brosnihan) Peters. Born in East Providence, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Marshall) Peters. Mr. Peters was a machinist for the former Narragansett Brewery and an Army Veteran of WWII. He leaves a sister Mary L. De Aquair and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Alice M. De Aquair. His funeral will be Thursday at 9:00 AM from the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main Street, East Greenwich. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Fourth Ave., East Greenwich. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, East Greenwich. Calling hours Wednesday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Francis Chapel City Ministry, Bread & Blessing Program, Providence, RI. 

PETERS (COSTELLO) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 3 Dec 2007] Peters, Helen A. (Costello), age 83, of North Attleboro, MA and formerly of Kenyon and West Kingston died on Saturday, December 1, 2007. [On-line Obituaries, Dyer-Lake Funeral Home] Helen Alice (Costello) Peters, 83, of North Washington Street, North Attleboro; formerly of Elm Terrace, North Attleboro; died on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was the wife of the late Edward Richard Peters who died in 1978 at the age of 59. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on October 24, 1924, she was the youngest of four children. Mrs. Peters and her two sisters were adopted by a family and relocated to Marlboro where she was raised and educated having graduated from Marlboro High School. Following high school she matriculated in nursing school and, although an eager student, she withdrew after one year because she did not have the heart to administer needles to ill patients. She married the late Edward Richard Peters on May 1, 1948 and lived in Shannock, Rhode Island and later moved to Kenyon, Rhode Island where she resided from 1948 to 1972 when she moved to West Kingston, Rhode Island. In 1980, she moved to Massachusetts and settled in North Attleboro where she remained a resident for the past 27 years. She resided on Smith Street in North Attleboro prior to Elm Terrace and with ailing health she moved to Madonna Manor only for the simple fact that the facility had cats. Mrs. Peters was employed as a narrow fabric worker for many years having worked at Columbia Narrow Fabrics in Shannock, Rhode Island and later at Kenyon Piece and Dye Works in Kenyon, Rhode Island until her retirement. She was an exceptional seamstress and crocheter. Her passions were flower gardens, crafts, music, and her beloved pets. An adept cribbage player, she played for years with friends at the North Attleboro Senior Center. For many years she volunteered at the senior center and took great pride in helping fellow residents at Elm Terrace. Locally she was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro and attended St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Carolina, Rhode Island when living in Rhode Island’s South County. As an ardent bowler, she was a member of the Women’s International Bowling Club – the W.I.B.C. and achieved a high game score of 266 as a ten pin bowler. For many years, Mrs. Peters was active in the Rhode Island Association of Retarded Citizens. She was a devoted fan of Tiger Woods and took great pride in telling everyone that her daughter went to school with Larry Bird at Indiana State University and since that time was one of his biggest fans. She loved her independence. Each Mother’s Day marked the delivery of hundreds of dollars of plants and flowers to her home that she would start the season beautifying her property. She mowed her lawns with furbish and everything had to be properly manicured both inside and outside her home. Brightening the lives of family, friends and newly found acquaintances made her most proud. She leaves a daughter: Stasia E. Peters and her companion, Constance M. “Connie” Gallant, whom Mrs. Peters’ affectionately called the “Executive Director”, of Attleboro; a son: Peter R. Peters of Johnston, Rhode Island; an “honorary granddaughter”: Ariana Fiorello of Medford and two generations of devoted and caring nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edward Costello, Anna D’Amico, Agnes Packard and three step-sisters. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Family and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:00 AM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Following funeral home services an invitation will be extended to return to a location to be announced for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the New Fernwood Cemetery, 1546 Kingstown Road – Route 138, Kingston, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Peters’ name may be made to the Resident Activities Fund of Madonna Manor, 85 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit her fellow residents and friends. 

PETERSON (ROGERS) [Providence RI, The Providence Journal, 30 Oct 1999] Virginia E. (Rogers) Peterson, 84, of Ledgewood Drive, Cranston, a saleswoman at Jordan Marsh in Massachusetts before retiring, died Wednesday at Crestwood Nursing Home, Warren, after an illness. She was the wife of the late George A. Peterson. Born in Somerville, Mass., a daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Carroll) Rogers, she had lived in Arlington, Mass., before moving to Cranston. She leaves two sons, Herbert G. Pete Peterson of Barrington and Donald A. Peterson of Cranston; a sister, Agnes O'Connor of Brewster, Mass.; a brother, Herbert Rogers in Texas; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Grace O'Neil, Dorothea Barrett and Thomas Rogers. The funeral and burial took place in Arlington.

PETERSON (LYNCH) [Fall River MA Herald News, Thursday 2 Dec 2004] Peterson (Lynch) --November 24, 2004 Lillian T., wife of the late Harold H. Peterson, daughter of the late John and Bridget (O'Neil) Lynch, mother of Karl F. Peterson, sister of Rita Lynch. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM in Saint Patrick Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Directly to church. Burial to follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Somerset. Memorial donations in her memory to American Lung Association, One Abbey Lane, Middleboro, Ma 02346. Calling hours omitted. All arrangements are with the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffington St., Somerset. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Thursday 2 Dec 2004] Fall River -- Lillian T. (Lynch) Peterson, 83, of Highland Avenue, formerly of Hargraves Avenue, Somerset, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the widow of Harold H. Peterson. Born in Fall River on June 11, 1921, the daughter of the late John and Bridget (O'Neil) Lynch, she lived in Somerset for 50 years. She was a clerk for the former Cherry & Webb Co. and the former JM Fields Co., and also worked for several other stores as a clerk before retiring many years ago. Mrs. Peterson was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church in Somerset for many years. Survivors include a son, Karl F. Peterson of Redmond, Wash.; a sister, Rita Lynch of Fall River; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ruth DiCesaro and Daniel, John, Norman, Cornelius, Francis and Joseph Lynch. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Somerset. Arrangements are by Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset.

PETERSON-ROELOFS (KIERNAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 Jan 2006] Peterson-Roelofs, Eileen F. (Kiernan), R.N., 67, of Columbia Ave., died January 24, 2006 at Miriam Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Russell N. Peterson. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Bernard F. and Marie L. (Emond) Kiernan, she had been a resident of Kalamazoo, MI for 40 years before returning to RI 6 years ago. Eileen was a registered nurse for many years and was employed at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, and as an instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College for 5 years. After returning to RI she was employed for Kent County VNA for 3 years and a bookkeeper for L&M Lace Company of Coventry. She received her LPN from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, her R.N. from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Eileen was an avid reader, enjoyed movies, shopping and her dog. She was very much loved and will be sorely missed. She was the beloved mother of Colleen Issa, Elana Newell and Barry Roelofs. Sister of Bernard Kiernan, Jr., her twin Maureen Crowley and Marie Bourbon. Stepmother of Cynthia Hail and Craig Peterson. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren and 1 step great granddaughter, her best friends, Kathy and Lou Guillmette and her beloved dog, Riley. Her funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 am in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Leukemia Society, RI Lung Assoc. or the Cornerstone Church of Warwick will be appreciated. 

PETERSON (MURPHY) [Newport RI Daily News, On-line Obituaries, April 2006] Newport - Frances Ann Murphy Peterson, 74, of 22-1/2 Kay Street, Newport passed away peacefully Monday, April 17, 2006 at her daughter Marcia's house in Portsmouth. She was surrounded by her children and her grandchildren in her last days. Born in Newport on January 7, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Grace Quinn Murphy and Dennis James Murphy of Ogden Farm in Middletown where she grew up. Frances graduated from Seton Hill College in 1954. She taught English in the Middletown School System for 32 years. She was married to the late Paul Duncan Peterson of Newport. A life long islander, Frances loved gardening, walking the beaches and most of all spending time with her seven grandchildren. They were the greatest joy of her life. She is survived by her children Ann Peterson and her husband Mark Michalewicz of Stamford, CT, Mary Peterson of Chicago, IL, Duncan Peterson and his wife Rita Berkley of Newton, MA, Gretchen Peterson of Newport and Marcia Blackburn and her husband William Blackburn of Portsmouth, RI; and her seven grandchildren Amanda and Olivia Michalewicz, Sam Peterson and Madeline, Rose Frances, Julia and Ella Blackburn. She was also the sister of the late Dennis J. Murphy and Grace Murphy Thomas. A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, her family request donations to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, Hospice Program, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Funeral arrangements by the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. 

PETIT (GORMAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 3 Sep 2006] Petit, Eileen M. 'The Queen', of Main St., Pawtucket, died Friday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice, Providence. She was the wife of the late Raymond N. Petit, Sr. and the longtime loving companion of Carmen Rao. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Margaret (Connors) Gorman, she was the loving mother of Raymond N. Petit, Jr. of Copperas Cove, TX, Steven J. Petit of Fountain Valley, CA, Timothy Petit of Lincoln, Michael Petit of N. Kingstown, Karen Scorpio of Lincoln and Kathy Belliveau of Hopkinton, NH, and the loving nana of 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Thomas, John, L. Michael, Edward Gorman, Ann Lavallee, Bernice Morrissey, Sr. Barbara John, Margaret Peppard and Melba Keith. She had been employed as a telephone operator for the Pawtucket Times and later worked for Apex Stores until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of the 'Turtle Club', past president of The Northern Plaza Assn., and a volunteer for the Salvation Army. She is most remembered for her sense of humor, quick wit and Irish Heritage. She was very loyal to her family and friends. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 A.M. from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. in St. Matthew Church, Dexter St., Central Falls. Calling hours are on Tuesday from 4-8. Donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 757 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910 in Eileen's memory would be appreciated. 

PETRANGELO (McCORMICK) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 8 Sep 2004] West Warwick - Doris V. (McCormick) Petrangelo, 79, of Earl Street, a retired assembler, died Monday at home after an illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Petrangelo Sr. Born in Coventry, a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Luther) McCormick, she had lived in Davie, Fla., for 13 years, and also in Warwick, before she moved to West Warwick. Mrs. Petrangelo had been a plastics assembler at the Reukert Mfg. Co. in East Greenwich for 4 years, and at Crafts Inc. in Warwick for 10 years, before retiring in 1988. A citizens-band radio operator, whose handle was Iodine, she was a member of the Warwick CB Club. She leaves three sons, Richard R. Petrangelo of Providence, Normand R. Petrangelo of Warwick and Raymond E. Petrangelo Jr. of Coventry; two daughters, Mary E. Petrangelo and Gloria J. Cocklin, both of West Warwick; a sister, Ethel Verrier of Coventry; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Ellen Boss and Edna Carr. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be private.

PETRES (OWENS) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 28 Dec 2003] Petres (Owens) - Entered into rest Saturday, December 27, 2003, Annie (Owens) Petres, 92, of Landmark Assisted Living, Columbia St., Fall River, formerly of Whipple St.; widow of Stanley J. Petres; daughter of the late William and Salina (Hand) Owens; mother of William J. Petres (wife Benita); grandmother of Todd J. Petres and Katherine Petres and sister of the late Mae Owens. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., Fall River, with a funeral mass in Good Shepherd Church, South Main St., at 10. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 6-8 p.m. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St., Providence, RI 02903. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Sunday 28 Dec 2003] Fall River -- Annie (Owens) Petres, 92, of Landmark Assisted Living, Columbia Street, formerly of Whipple Street, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the widow of Stanley J. Petres. Born in Preston, Lancashire, England, the daughter of the late William and Salina (Hand) Owens, she lived in Fall River for the past 79 years. Mrs. Petres was a longtime member of St. Patrick Parish Women's Guild. Survivors include a son, William J. "Bill" Petres, and his wife, Benita, of East Greenwich, R.I., and two grandchildren, Todd J. Petres of Brighton and Katherine Petres of Boston. She was the sister of the late Mae Owens. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Good Shepherd Church, South Main Street. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

PHELAN [Fall River MA Herald News, Fri 15 July 1983] In Atlanta, Ga., July 13, 1983. Robert E. Phelan, son of the late Joseph P. and the late Rose G. (Dunn) Phelan and brother of Joseph P. Phelan, William L. Phelan and Rosemary E. Phelan. Age 53. Residence 1136 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, Ga., formerly of 1246 Highland Ave., Fall River. A private funeral will be held on Saturday, July 16 from the Cherry Place Home, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Hanover St., to which relatives and friends are invited. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

PHELAN [Providence RI Journal, Monday 17 Feb 2003] Newport - Kathleen Phelan, 77, of 87 Girard Ave., an employee of the Head Start Program, died yesterday at Newport Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Harrigan) Phelan. She worked as a grandmother for the Head Start program in Newport. She enjoyed traveling and crocheting. She was a student of water color, and some of her waterfowl pieces were exhibited locally. She leaves two daughters, Margaret Wagner of Ridgewood, N.Y., and Virginia Lobdell of Newport, and 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral service and burial will be private.

PHELAN [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 1 July 2003] Phelan - June 30, 2003, Edward A. Husband of Betty Ann (Jones) Phelan. Son of the late John F. and Irene (Tardif) Phelan, father of Kimberly L. Phelan, brother of John F. Phelan and Barbara LePage, father in law of Karen E. and Roger P. Mowry Jr. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:45 am from the Hathaway Community Home For Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Mount Carmel Church 984 Taunton Ave, Seekonk. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Thomas Cemetery, Swansea. For directions or information call 508-672-3572, or www.hathawayfunerals.com Memorial donations in his memory to Hospice Outreach 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720. Calling Hours Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9pm. [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 3 July 2003] Swansea - Edward A. Phelan, 61, of Cliff Avenue, a former transmission specialist, died Monday at home. He was the husband of Betty Ann (Jones) Phelan. They had been married for 43 years. Originally from Fall River, a son of the late John F. and Irene (Tardif) Phelan, he had lived in Swansea for 43 years. Mr. Phelan had been a master transmission specialist for the J&H Electric Co., Providence, for 25 years before retiring in 2000. He was a former member of the NRA, a former NASCAR official, and a technical inspector at the Seekonk Speedway for many years. He was a member of the Battleship Cove CB Club, the Fall River Rod and Gun Club, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the Massachusetts Police Association. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Kimberly L. Phelan of Bristol; a brother, John F. Phelan of Somerset; a sister, Barbara LePage of Fall River; and seven grandchildren. He was the father of the late Kathleen A. Mowry and Edward A. Phelan Jr., and brother of the late James Phelan. The funeral will be held today at 8:45 a.m. from Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Mount Carmel Church, 964 Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Swansea.  

PHELAN (MADIGAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 23 Jan 2004] Taunton -- Elizabeth Bertha (Madigan) Phelan, 101, of Myricks died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Longmeadow of Taunton after a long illness. She was the widow of John J. Phelan. Born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Edward and Maria (Gleason) Madigan, she attended area schools. Mrs. Phelan worked as an assembly worker for Walker Co. in Middleboro before retiring. Survivors include four nieces and a nephew. She was the sister of the late Nora Pittsley, Florence Wilbur, Ida DeDonato, Edward Madigan and Walter Madigan. Her funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow from the O'Neill Funeral Home Inc., 59 Peirce St., Middleboro, followed by a Mass at 12:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Middleboro.

PHELAN [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 25 Aug 2004] Phelan -- Edward Stanley, age 75 of Portsmouth, RI, passed away Monday, August 23, 2004 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Husband of Namiko (Nitoh) Phelan. He is survived by one son, Attorney George Phelan of Fall River, MA and three daughters, Audrey Carter of Dartmouth, MA, June Luz of Swansea, MA and Mona Dawson of Portsmouth, RI. Brother of Joyce Sylvia of Fall River, MA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Mr. Phelan's funeral which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 9:45 AM at Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Followed by a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church, Stafford Road, Fall River, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 from 2:00PM-4:00PM and 7:00PM-9:00PM. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery in Portsmouth, RI. [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 25 Aug 2004] Portsmouth - Edward Stanley Phelan, 75, of Cul De Sac Way, a newspaper stereotypist and security guard before retiring, died yesterday at Brigham & Women's Hospital, in Boston. He was the husband of Namiko (Nitoh) Phelan; they had been married for 55 years. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Evelyna Phelan. Mr. Phelan had been a stereotyper for the Fall River Herald News for 19 years, and later had worked for the Boston Globe, as a stereotyper for 10 years and a security guard for another 10 years, until retiring. An Army veteran of World War II, he served as a sergeant with the U.S. Occupation Force, in Japan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and feeding the birds. He leaves a son, George Phelan of Fall River; three daughters, Audrey Carter of Dartmouth, Mass., June Luz of Swansea and Mona Dawson of Portsmouth; a sister, Joyce Sylvia of Fall River; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, with a funeral Mass at 11 in Holy Trinity Church, Stafford Road, Fall River. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, East Main Road, Portsmouth.  

PHELAN [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 25 Nov 2004] Charlestown - C. Ray Phelan, 86, formerly of Shore Road, died Sunday in South Bay Manor, Wakefield. He was the husband of the late Yolanda P. (Salvia) Phelan. Born in Ridgefield, Conn., a son of the late Grover and Harriet (Bouton) Phelan, he had lived in South Kingstown before moving to Charlestown. Mr. Phelan had been a self-employed salesman in after-market automotive parts for many years before retiring. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a second lieutenant. He leaves four sons, Ray Phelan of Green Hill, Robert Phelan of Coventry, Conn., Richard Phelan of Charlestown and Tom Phelan of Wakefield; a daughter, Faith P. LaBossiere of Charlestown; and 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Harry and Marion Phelan, and Elsie Schilt. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Forbes Funeral Home, 28 Columbia St., Wakefield.

PHELAND [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 8 Nov 2003] North Providence - Norman H. Pheland, 74, of Grover Street, a retired bank courier, died Wednesday at Roger Williams Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Claire M. (Beauchemin) Pheland. They had been married for 50 years. Born in Wilmington, Vt., a son of the late Howard W. and Doris H. (Hogue) Pheland, he had lived in Mattapoisett, Mass., and East Providence before moving to North Providence 50 years ago. Mr. Pheland had been a courier at the former Columbus National Bank, the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank, and Fleet Bank for 20 years, retiring in 1993. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Pheland was a volunteer at the Salvatore Mancini Senior Center, and had been caretaker of Camp Meehan, in Lincoln, for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his faithful cat, Yum Yum. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Norman J. Pheland of Providence and Timothy N. Pheland of North Scituate; a daughter, Theresa J. Barbieri of North Providence; a brother, Bradford W. Pheland of East Providence; six grandsons and a granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Woodrow Pheland. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Elliott M. Robbins Chapel, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Lawrence Church, 624 Woonasquatucket Ave. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.  

PHELPS (GARRAHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 17 Nov 2005] Phelps, Jane G., 62, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 14th. She was the wife of Barrie G. Phelps. She was the daughter of Angela P. Garrahan and the late William H. Garrahan. Besides her husband and mother, she leaves her sons, Bradford G. and William G. Phelps; a sister, Leslie G. Fain, and brothers, William H., Jr. and Kyle P. Garrahan. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

PHILLIPS [Providence RI Journal, Fri 14 June 1929] In Utica, N.Y., on the 13th inst., Anna Phillips. Funeral from the Thomas Quinn Home, 23 Orms street, Providence, R.I., on Saturday, the 15th inst., at 8:30 a.m. Requiem mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, West River street at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. [contact Sue sneirish@comcast.net]

PHILLIPS [Fall River MA Herald, Mon 27 Feb 1933] The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Phillips, wife of District Chief John F. Phillips of the Fall River Fire Department, was held this morning from her late home, 178 Shawmut street, followed by services in the Church of the Holy Name, where a solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. George B. McNamee, assisted by Rev. George E. Sullivan, deacon, and Rev. William N. Dolan, sub deacon. Mass was sung by the church choir , with Mrs. C.M. Murphy as organist. Frank O'Neil and Peter F. Connolly sang the Pie Jesu at the offertory and the De Profundis as the body was borne into the church. There were many spiritual bouquets and beautiful floral tributes, among the latter, pieces from the Fall River Permanent Fireman's Benefit association and the members of Pumper 4 and Ladder 2. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery, where the committal service was read by Rev. William H. Dolan. The bearers were James H. Murphy, Dennis T. O'Brien, Edward J. Moriarty, John J. Conaty, Thomas F. Phillips and Joseph E. McLaughlin.

PHILLIPS [Providence RI Journal, Sat 23 Feb 1946] Frank D. Phillips, retired machinist, and husband of Mary J. (Christie) Phillips, died last night at his home, 272 Potters Avenue. Born in Andover, Mass., he came to this city more than 50 years ago and had lived in the South Providence section during the remainder of his life. He was a parishioner of St. Michael's Church, Oxford Street. He leaves, besides his wife, two sons, James A. Phillips and Dr. Francis W. Phillips, and a daughter, Miss Mary Phillips, all of Providence. Also surviving are a brother, Michael Phillips, and three sisters, Mrs. John M. Lynch, Mrs. George Norwood and Miss Agnes Phillips, all of Andover. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Notice: Funeral from the J. Joseph Flynn Funeral Home, 70 Camp Street, corner Doyle Avenue, at a time to be announced.

PHILLIPS [Providence RI Journal, Sun 10 Sep 1967] Phillips, Ann. September 8, 1967. Daughter of the late William J. and Ann (Cummings) Phillips. Formerly 65 West River St. Funeral from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 20 Orms St., on Monday at 9:15 a.m. Requiem High Mass in St. Patrick's Church, Smith St. at 10 o'clock.

PHILLIPS [Providence RI Journal/Evening Bulletin 3 Aug 1996] Cranston; Michael J. Phillips Jr., 64, of Park Avenue, assistant chief of labor relations at the state Mental Health and Retardation Hospital for 20 years, retiring in June, and previously a service representative at the Department of Employment Security, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of Theresa M. "Terry" (Leblanc) Phillips. Born in Providence, a son of the late Michael J. Phillips Sr. and Alice (Imbeault) Philips, he had lived in Cranston for 37 years. He attended RIC. He was past president of the Cranston Jaycees and was selected 'Man of the Year.' He was a member of Meeting Street School Parents Association and served as president. He was also a member of Ocean State Villagers. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Michael J. Phillips III of Warwick; four daughters, Denise M. Cohen of West Covina, Calif., Deborah A. Moore, Diane C. McCabe and Donna L. Siller, all of Warwick, and eight grandchildren. He was the brother of the late James J. and Francis J. Phillips. The funeral will beheld Monday at 9 a.m. from the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. William Church, Pettaconsett Ave., Warwick. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. (corrected) [submitted by Mike Phillips]

PHILLIPS [New Bedford MA, The Standard Times, 22 Apr 1998] Fall River -- Sister Ann Marie Phillips, 70, of Fall River, a Holy Union sister for more than 50 years, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was formerly known as Sister Jane Raymond. She lived at the Holy Union Sisters Residence in Fall River. She was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Jane V. (Carragher) Phillips. Born in Fall River, Sr. Phillips was a graduate of the former Sacred Hearts Academy. She earned a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore, and a master's degree from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in Purchase, N.Y. She did post-graduate work in psychology and spirituality. Sister Phillips taught at many schools, including Holy Union Preparatory School in Tiverton, R.I., Bishop Cassidy High School in Taunton, and Sacred Hearts Academy in Fall River. She was also the principal at Holy Union Preparatory and Sacred Hearts Academy. After she left school work, Sister Phillips served as coordinator of religious education at several education centers including Sacred Heart Church in Fall River. She held other positions including outreach coordinator for a Baltimore, Md. Ministry, and pastoral associate, also in Baltimore. Her most recent ministry was with the Office of Literacy Education and Adult Development in Fall River. She started a basic English course at St. Anthony's Parish of Fall River in 1994, and coordinated and worked in the program until six days before her death. Survivors include a sister, Joan M. Daylor, of Richmond, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Raymond G. Phillips, and the late Pfc. John F. Phillips. Her funeral Mass will be held 5 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, Linden St., Fall River. Arrangements are by the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St.

PHILLIPS [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Providence RI Journal, Monday 10 May 2004] Somerset - Charles J. Phillips Jr., 69, of Sebastian Street, a retired corrections officer, died Friday at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the former husband of Celeste P. (DeSa) Parent of Swansea. Born in Fall River on July 22, 1934, a son of the late Charles J. and Barbara G. (Doyle) Phillips Sr., he had been a resident of Somerset for 42 years, previously residing in Fall River. He was a corrections officer at the Bridgewater Correctional Facility, retiring in 1982. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He had been an active volunteer in Somerset youth sports for many years. He coached Little League and Senior League baseball, including All-Star teams that captured division, sectional and state titles. He also coached Youth League and high school basketball. He was a volunteer assistant coach for the 2003 Somerset High School South Sectional Division II basketball champions. He was a 1952 graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Fall River. He was an avid fisherman and an accomplished basketball player, and was the MVP of his Air Force base basketball team while he was stationed overseas. He leaves four sons, Charles J. Phillips III of Fall River, Carlin J. Phillips of Tiverton, Craig J. Phillips of Somerset and Corey J. Phillips of Fall River; three daughters, Colleen M. Austin of Mashpee, Cathy-Anne Cadorette of North Dartmouth, Mass., and Celeste J. Phillips of Somerset; and nine grandchildren. He was the brother of Edward A. Phillips of Fall River. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St Patrick's Church, 306 South St. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. 

PHILLIPS (DUNNE) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 5 Jan 2005] Norton -- Alice (Dunne) Phillips, 88, of Norton, formerly of Mansfield, died on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late C. Elliot Phillips, who died on Jan. 19, 1973. They were wed on Alice's 21st birthday on Oct. 12, 1937. She was born on Oct. 12, 1916, in Boston, Mass., and was a loving daughter of the late Patrick J. and Sarah G. (Lyden) Dunne. She was educated in Mansfield schools, and was a 1934 graduate of Mansfield High School, where she served as class secretary and valedictorian of her class. When she was younger, Alice had worked as a legal secretary and assistant for many years for the late attorney Francis Fox in Mansfield. She had also worked in the public relations department at the Foxboro Co., Foxboro, and had also worked evenings at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Gift Shop in Attleboro. Through out her working career, she always made time to raise her loving children. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Mansfield, and a former member and past president of its Catholic Women's Club. She was a former member of the Mansfield Grange, and a former member of the Mansfield Parent-Teachers Association, for whom she was responsible for it starting its class trips in which students were allowed to travel by bus to attend cultural events. Mrs. Phillips was a former member of the Mansfield Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary, as her late husband was a member of the Mansfield Call Firefighters. She was an accomplished pianist, had enjoyed ballroom dancing with her late husband, and had enjoyed painting, cooking, decorating, as well as spending time with her family. Her family remembers her as a creative person who would have been considered a "Martha Stewart of her time." One of the most celebrated holidays in the Phillips family was Columbus Day, as this marked the day of Alice's birth, and her marriage to her late, beloved husband. She had lived in Norton for the past 30 years, and was a former longtime resident of Mansfield. She is survived by her loving children, Dwight E. Phillips and his wife, Helen S. Phillips, of Norton, Pamela E. Peloquin and her husband, Robert A. Peloquin, of Norton, and Priscilla E. Phillips of Norton. She was the loving grandmother of Stephanie E. Boylan of Attleboro, Robert E. Peloquin of Colorado, Bryan A. Phillips of Easton, and James E. Peloquin of Attleboro. Loving great-grandmother of Evan Peloquin, Shelby Peloquin, and newborn Oliva Peloquin. Also survived by her many special nieces and nephews, and was the dear sister of the late William Dunne, James Dunne, and Anna Cataldo. Funeral services, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Friday, Jan. 7, at 9:30 a.m. from the Sherman and Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt St., Route 106, Mansfield. Visiting hours have been omitted. Burial will follow the funeral Mass on Friday in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, Alice's family has requested that donations be made in her memory to UNICEF, c/o Disaster Fund, 333 East 38th St., New York, N.Y. 10016.

PHILLIPS [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 9 Jan 2005] Phillips, John J. "Jack", 76, of Lake Drive, West Greenwich, a retired President of The Machine Printers and Engravers Association, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of Deborah (Bruen) Phillips and the late Alma (De Roker) Phillips. Born in New York, NY a son of the late Thomas and Frances (Frawley) Phillips, he had lived in New Jersey until moving to Rhode Island in 1978. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Phillips served as a corpsman in The United States Navy in The European Theater from 1945 to 1949. Mr. Phillips had been president of The Machine Printers and Engravers Association (the oldest Association in The United States), a position he held for 22 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of The Elks, Coventry/West Greenwich Lodge #2285, and was State Elk of the Year for 2004. Mr. Phillips was state chairman of the Adopt a Veteran Committee until 2004. Besides his wife he is survived by a son Robert Phillips; two daughters Jacqueline Clark and Sharon Theroux; a brother Robert E. Phillips; three sisters Betty Montelbano, Ann Traver and Patricia Devine. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Thomas Edward Phillips. His funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in The Prata-Murphy Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick. Burial with military honors will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated.

PHILLIPS (SHEEHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 26 Jan 2006] Phillips, Rita C. (Sheehan), 55, of Victoria Ave. Cranston passed away Tuesday January 24, 2006 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Phillips, Jr. and they have been married for 34 years. She was born in Bayonne, NJ the daughter of John T. Sheehan Sr. of Lynn, MA and the late Jean (Williams) Bourdeau. Mrs. Phillips was a Banquet Waitress for the RI Convention Center in Providence for the past 4 years, and also was an Epoxy Painter for 14 years. She was the Co-Owner and operator of Vip Epoxy in Johnston for nine years. Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter Deanine Phillips Carroll and her son Kenneth Phillips, III both of Cranston, her step children, Heidi Ann Card and Christopher Phillips both of West Warwick. She is also survived by two brothers, John T. Sheehan, Jr. of Killingly, CT, Ronald E. Bourdeau of Cranston, two sisters, Sandra Dowd of North Providence, Debra Bourdeau of West Palm, FL. She was the grandmother of eight, and also leaves her best friend of 43 years Barbara Davenport of Norwich, CT. She was the step daughter of the late Roland E. Bourdeau, Sr. and was the sister of the late Roland E. Bourdeau, Jr. and Roxanne Bourdeau. Her funeral will be held Saturday at 10:15 a.m. from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Cranston St. Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours: Friday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: VNA Care of New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. 

PIACENTE (MAHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 29 July 2005] Piacente, Ruth W. (Mahan), of Peach Hill Ave., died Thursday at the Golden Crest Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late John Piacente. Mother of Pamela T. Camara and Joy W. Grenga. Grandmother of John and Mark Camara and Frank Grenga. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Edward Church, Branch Ave., Providence. Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Arrangements by Pontarelli-Marino. 

 

PICHETTE (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 Oct 2005] Pichette, Gertrude, (Kelley), 92, formerly of Rice Street, died Thursday, September 29, 2005 surrounded by her family at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, MA. She was the wife of the late Raymond Pichette. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ellen (Harrison) Kelley. She lived at Madonna Manor since 2004, prior to that she had lived most of her life in Pawtucket. Mrs. Pichette was devoted to her family and she enjoyed reading and gardening. She is survived by, a daughter, Susan Duffy, and her husband, Jay Duffy, of North Attleboro, MA; two grandsons, Kyle Duffy, of Brooklyn, NY, and Garrett Duffy, of Manchester, NH. She was the sister of the late Edward Kelley. The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Saint Leo The Great Church, 699 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Madonna Manor, 85 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA, 02760 in memory of Mrs. Pichette would be appreciated. 

PICKETT (KELLEY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 31 Dec 2005] East Providence, R.I. -- Dorothy L. (Kelley) Pickett, 88, of East Providence died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Kindred Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health. She was the widow of George S. Pickett. Born in Middleboro, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Mabel L. (Mann) Kelley. She attended area schools. Before she retired, she was a saleswoman in the jewelry industry and maintained her own business for a period of time. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Middleboro Council on Aging. Mrs. Pickett enjoyed oil painting and gardening. Survivors include two sons, Donald G. Pickett of East Providence and Robert S. Pickett of Barrington; a daughter, Joan L. Patterson of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Helen M. Morgan. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at O'Neill Funeral Home, 59 Peirce St., Middleboro. Burial will follow in Central Cemetery, Middleboro.

PICKETT (BRANNIGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 1 March 2008] Pickett, Elinor L. (Brannigan), 83, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2008. Beloved wife of John J. Pickett, Jr. for 60 years. Elinor was employed in the Collections Division at Pawtucket City Hall for 33 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was always generous with her caring concern for others. Besides her husband, she leaves 3 children, Mary E. Pickett of Wayne, PA., Ann M. Larochelle of Pawtucket and John J. Pickett, III of Melrose, MA. and one grandson, Paul A. Larochelle, Jr. Funeral Monday at 10:15 a.m. from William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave. Visitation Sunday 2-5 p.m. Interment at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery. 

PIERCE (NOLAN) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 16 July 2005] Pierce, Norma (Nolan), 81, passed away June 23, 2005 in Florida. She was the wife of the late Edward Pierce. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eva Nolan. Mrs. Pierce was employed as a group leader for Texas Instruments until retiring in 1984. She was a long time resident of Kickemuit Village, Warren, where she was very active in their  association. She leaves a son, Ronald Pierce of Anchorage, Alaska, a daughter, Sherry Quintal of The Villages, Florida, two grandchildren, Casey Quintal and Christopher Pierce, and one great granddaughter, Pesha Pierce. A Graveside Memorial Service was held on Friday, July 15, 2005 in North Burial Ground, Bristol. Arrangements by the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, Warren. 

PIESCO (CURLEY) [Taunton MA Daily Gazette, Thursday 11 Jan 2007] Piesco - In this city, January 10, 2007. Rita P. (Curley), wife of the late Silvio C. “Chuck” Piesco, of Taunton. Mother of Patrick Piesco, Thomas Piesco, Michael Piesco and Paul Bigelow, all of Taunton. Sister of Edward Curley of Cape Cod and Anna Parker of New Bedford. Grandmother of Daniel Bryan, Michelle and Erica Bigelow all of Taunton. Mrs. Piesco was also the sister of the late Thomas Curley of Taunton. Funeral from the Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay St., Saturday, January 13 at 9:30 am; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 am. Interment: St. Joseph Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Visitation will be held prior to the funeral, Saturday from 8 to 9:30 am. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Wedgemere Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activities Fund, c/o 146 Dean St., Taunton, MA 02780.

PIGGOTT (NOLAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 4 Apr 2004] Lincoln - Deborah N. Piggot, 87, of Franklin Street, a retired stenographer, died Friday at Oak Hill Manor & Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Herbert Piggot. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William and Deborah (Malone) Nolan, she had lived in Lincoln for 54 years. Mrs. Piggott had worked as a stenographer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence for 10 years before retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Silver-Haired Legislature, Meals on Wheels in Lincoln, RSVP, and the Central Falls Community and Senior Center. She leaves a daughter, Deborah P. Wolfinger of Providence; two sons, Brian D. Piggott of Englewood, Fla., and Neal D. Piggot of Cumerland; and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Alan B. Piggott, and sister of the late Marie Squires and Eleanor Denelle. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from McAloon-Kelly Funeral Home, 213 Garden St., Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Jude Church, Front Street, Lincoln. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.  

PILKINGTON [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 2 Aug 2005] Pilkington, Gerald F., 78 of Dunbar St., died Saturday, July 30, 2005 in Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the husband of the late Christine M. (O'Neill) Pilkington. He was born in Providence a son of the late Peter and Anna T. (Fitzpatrick) Pilkington. He was retired from Hasbro, Inc. where he was employed as the Art Director. Upon his retirement, his editorial cartoons were published in The Providence Journal. He was a member of the Triggs Golf Course, winning their Club Championship several times. He also won the R.I. Public Links Championship and the N.E. Public Links Championship. Surviving is a sister Rita Conroy and several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Donald J. and Peter Pilkington. His funeral will be held Thursday at 8 a.m. from the J. F. Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, Fruit Hill Ave., at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday 6-8 p.m. 

PILKINGTON (KEANEY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 31 May 2006] Pilkington (Keaney), Marie J., 69, of Ellenton, Florida, formerly of East Providence, died at home May 27, 2006. She was the wife of James J. Pilkington. Born July 6, 1936 in Providence, she was the daughter the late Edward and Yvonne (Thibeau) Keaney. Mrs. Pilkington worked at the Miriam Hospital for 31 years before retiring. She moved to Florida in 2001. She is survived by her loving daughter, Lynn Marie Keaney of Providence; her God-daughter, Noreen Alves of Providence; and her grandchildren, Matthew Mark Keaney-Phillips and Brianna Marie Keaney. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence. Burial will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

PIMENTA (FAGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 2 May 2006] Pimenta, Rita Anne (Fagan), 79, of Fourth Street, Smithfield died on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at home. She was the wife of the late John R. Pimenta. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Patrick Fagan and Mary (Gilchrist) Miller, she had been a Smithfield resident for the past 60 years. Rita was a teacher for the Smithfield School Department for 16 years retiring in 1986. She was currently volunteering for Smithfield Meals on Wheels, Trinity Theatre, the Esmond Library and was a member of the AARP of Smithfield and North Providence. She leaves three daughters, Rita Navilliat of Providence, Mary Ladeira of East Greenwich and Alice Lavimoniere of Merrimack, NH; a son, Richard Pimenta of Bristol; a sister, Eileen Kelly of Charlestown; and two brothers, John Fagan of Wakefield and Raymond Fagan of Florida. She was the grandmother of five. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Burial will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203. Arrangements by the Nardolillo Funeral Home. 

PIMENTAL (CARROLL) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 5 Jan 2003] Rita Ann Pimental, 83, of 1 Dawn Hill Road, Bristol, R.I., formerly of 89 Kaufman Road, Tiverton, died Friday at Metacom Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late Ernest Pimental. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late James Carroll and the late Agnes (Harrington) Carroll, she had lived in Bristol for the past two years, previously living in Tiverton for 48 years. Before retiring, she had worked at the former A&P store in Tiverton. She was a member of Holy Ghost Parish, Tiverton, its Women's Guild and the Tiverton Senior Center. She was an avid reader and knitter. She leaves two daughters, Sheila Kosior of Tiverton and Elaine Smith of Middletown, R.I.; two brothers, Thomas Carroll of Fall River and John Carroll of Delaware; two sisters, Evelyn Martin and Patricia Stewart, both of Tiverton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of the late James Carroll and Margaret Braga. Arrangements are by the Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, 462 Main Road, Tiverton. 

PINGITORE (KELLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 26 March 2007] Pingitore, Kathleen P. (Kelley), 48, of Green River Avenue, peacefully passed away at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Saturday, March 24, 2007, surrounded by her family. Kathleen was the devoted wife of Joseph F. Pingitore, Sr., and loving mother of Tiana M. Pingitore and Joseph F. Pingitore, Jr. She was the daughter of Joyce E. (Ball) Kelley and the late Robert T. Kelley, as well as the daughter-in-law of Gary C. and Nancy E. (Corbett) Grassett. In addition to those mentioned above, Kathleen also leaves behind brother Robert Kelley, Jr., sisters Nancy Atiyolil and Joyce Kelley, nieces, nephews and many others that loved her. Born in Providence and resident of Warwick for most of her life, Kathleen was the Office Manager of New England Lift Truck Corp of Cranston for 18 years. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 9 AM from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Benedict Church, Beach Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 PM. Memorial contributions to the Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. 

PINTO (McQUADE) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Monday 12 Sep 2005] New Bedford -- Mary M. (McQuade) Pinto, 91, of Dartmouth, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility. She was the widow of Antone Pinto. They were married 64 years. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Hart) McQuade. She lived in  Dartmouth most of her life and was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church there. Mrs. Pinto worked at the Pairpoint Glass Company, Venetian Blinds in New Bedford, and as a dietitian in the cafeteria in the Dartmouth public school system prior to retiring. Her most gratifying and precious moments were spending time with her family. She enjoyed holiday celebrations, cookouts, traveling, going out with her friend, and watching her granddaughters play field hockey and softball. She was a volunteer worker for the American Cancer Society and helped the needy through the Franciscan Missions. She devoted much of her time helping her husband and the children of Dartmouth in forming the Dartmouth Youth Athletic Association, which began over 50 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Maureen A. Pinto-Dusoe of Dartmouth; a son, Anthony J. Pinto of Fairhaven; three grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. She was the sister of the late Martha Hanrahan and Joseph McQuade. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. Julie Billiart Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

PIPHER (McENANEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 15 Dec 2003] Cranston - Mary C. (McEnaney) Pipher, 84, formerly of Cutting Avenue, a former assembler, died yesterday at West Shore Health Center. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Pipher. Born in Newark, N.J., a daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Callen) McEnaney, she had lived in Cranston for many years before moving to Warwick. She had worked as an assembler at the former U.S. Rubber Co. in Providence for more than 22 years before retiring. She leaves a daughter, Harriet L. Salisbury, and a son, Charles W. Pipher Jr., both of Cranston; and eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was the sister of the late Patrick McEnaney, and mother of the late Janice M. Pipher. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Ave. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

PIROLLI (McCORMICK) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 6 Nov 2003] Cranston - Majorie E. (McCormick) Pirolli, 71, of Brayton Avenue, a former crossing guard and attendant, died Monday at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Michael F. and Marguerite (Deady) McCormick, she had been a Providence resident before moving to Cranston in 1975. She had been employed as a crossing guard for the City of Providence for 10 years, and as an attendant at the former Institute of Mental Health for many years before retiring. She was a volunteer at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, and had knitted caps and booties for infants. She was a communicant of Church of the Immaculate Conception. She leaves five sons, Robert A. Pirolli in Minnesota, Steven D. Pirolli of Spring Hill, Fla., Ronald A. Pirolli of Cranston, Richard A. Pirolli of Coventry, Conn., and Michael A. Pirolli of Lebanon, Conn.; a daughter, Carol Ann Pirolli of Narragansett; and 13 grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Francis, Thomas, James and Robert McCormick. A memorial Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oaklawn Avenue. Burial was private.

PITTS (FARRELL) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 4 Feb 2003] Pitts (Farrell), Winifred H., Age 85 Feb. 2, 2003, of Somerset, formerly of Fall River. Wife of the late Francis Pitts. Mother of Michael O. Pitts and his wife Velna, James Farrell Pitts and his wife Eileen and Mrs. Joseph (Patricia A.) Lamond. Great grandmother of the late Matthew James Pitts. Sister of the late Helen Deschane, Mary Maschino and Emeline Yeager. Private arrangements are with the 'Cherry Place' Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., Fall River. [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 4 February 2003] Winifred H. (Farrell) Pitts, 85, of Wilbur Avenue, Somerset, formerly of Maple Street, Fall River, died Sunday at Clifton Rehabilitative Center in Somerset. She was the wife of the late Francis Pitts. Born in Gardner, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Jerome Farrell and the late Frances (Ayer) Farrell. She spent her youth in Gardner, moving to Fall River in 1950 where she lived most of her life. Mrs. Pitts was educated in Gardner and was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Michael O. Pitts of Plympton and James Farrell Pitts of Westport; a daughter, Patricia A. Lamond of Jeffersonton, Va.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the great-grandmother of the late Matthew James Pitts and a sister of the late Helen Deschane, Mary Maschino and Emeline Yeager. Arrangements are by the Cherry Place Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., Fall River.

PLACE (RIGBY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday 10 Jan 2004] Place (Rigby) -- Edith, age 89, January 8, 2004, of Bay View Fall River. Wife of the late Clifford R. Place. Mother of Bruce B. & Robert a. Place. Sister of the late Edward & Richard Rigby & Mildred O'Brien. also survived by 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren & 1 niece. At the request of her family there will be no calling hours. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adams House, 1168 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720. Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 10 Jan 2004] Fall River - Edith (Rigby) Place, 89, of 4380 North Main St., a former employee of the Fall River Electric Co., died Thursday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clifford R. Place. Born March 19, 1914, a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret E. (Dean) Rigby, she was a lifelong Fall River resident. She was a 1931 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Place worked for the Fall River Electric Co. for five years. She was a member of the Fall River Garden Club, the Woman's Club, the Quequechan Club and the Rainbow Girls of Fall River. She leaves two sons, Bruce B. Place of Valparaiso, Fla., and Robert A. Place of New London, Conn. She was the sister of the late Edward and Richard Rigby and Mildred O'Brien. The funeral will be private.

PLUMB (HARRINGTON) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Monday 17 Oct 2005] Kathleen Roberta (Harrington) Plumb, 72, of Stoddard Drive, Attleboro Falls, died on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Sturdy Memoria lHospital in Attleboro following a courageous health battle. She was the wife of the late Paul Maxwell Plumb, Jr. to whom she was married on November, 29, 1952 and who died on November 8, 1998. Born in Boston,  Massachusetts on August 18, 1933, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine (Leonard) Harrington. She lived in Foxboro prior to moving to the Attleboro Falls section of North Attleboro 41 years ago. She was employed as an assembler for Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 12 years prior her retirement in 1999. Mrs. Plumb was a communicant of St. Mark's Church in Attleboro Falls. She was a former member of the North Attleboro Gridiron Club. She leaves two daughters: karen Grant of Attleboro Falls and Diane Watson of North Easton; three sons: Paul M. Plumb III of Taunton; Steven Plumb of Attleboroand Michael Plumb of Mendon; 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Anne Harrington of Boston and Louise Plumb of Brockton and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Kevin Plumb and Daniel Plumb and was the sister of the late John Harrington. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the “Commonwealth Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 9:00 AM from the “Commonwealth Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Stanley Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Thomas L. Rita, Parish Administrator, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Plumb's name may be made to the Daniel Plumb Memorial Fund, c/o North Attleboro High School, One Wilson Witty Way, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

PLUMMER (WALSH) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 4 Nov 2007] Plummer, Rosalie M., 83, of Hollyhock Drive passed away at Kent Regency Tuesday October 30, 2007. She was the wife of the late Walter Plummer. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Joseph and Etta Walsh. Before retiring she worked for the Telephone Company. She was a graduate of St. Mary's of The Visitation and was a Veridam. She was active at St. Mark Church Crafters For Life. She leaves one son, W. Scott Plummer of Warwick. Grandmother of Justin Scott and Ryan James Plummer. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from 'Woodlawn' Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mark Church, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. Calling Hours Monday 4-8 p.m. 

PLUNKETT [Providence RI Journal, Friday 12 Mar 2004] Richmond - Daniel Patrick Plunkett, 42, of 519 Switch Rd., a business co-founder, died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of Thomas J. and Nancy A. (Munkittrick) Plunkett, both of Richmond. Mr. Plunkett was a co-founder of Chariho Disposal Inc. He was a 1980 graduate of Chariho High School and New England Institute of Technology. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Thomas J. Plunkett Jr. of West Kingston and Michael P. Plunkett of Cranston; three sisters, Margaret E. Plunkett of West Warwick, Nancy Plunkett-Evans of Danville, Ind., and Kathleen Plunkett-Adams of Wood River Junction; his maternal grandmother, Genevieve Munkittrick of Warwick; and 10 nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 1 p.m. in St. Mary Church, Route 112, Carolina. Burial will be in White Brook Cemetery, Carolina.

POE (FITZGERALD) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 16 August 2007] Poe, Mary L. (Fitzgerald), 61, a long time East Providence resident died Wednesday at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was a daughter of the late John E. and Agnes (Nestor) Fitzgerald. She was a CCRI nursing graduate and worked for 25 years in local nursing homes. She leaves her son Christopher Poe and his wife Melissa of North Kingstown, her daughter: Kimberly Poe Ford and her husband Brian of North Attleboro, her brother John E. Fitzgerald of Wickford, her long time companion George Hayward of East Providence as well as her grandchildren Cameron and Cassidy Poe and Taylor and Conor Ford. A proud member of the Nestor Family, she is also survived by 22 cousins. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 am from the Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home 230 Waterman St., Providence with a mass of Christian Burial in the Lady Chapel of Holy Name Church, Camp St. Providence at 10 am. Calling Hours Friday 4-7 pm. 

POLAK (O'NEIL) [Fall River MA Herald News, March 08, 2002] Polak (O'Neil) -- In Fall River, March 6, 2002 Helen F. (O'Neil) Polak. Wife of the late Raymond F. Polak Sr. Daughter of the late James E. O'Neil and the late Annie (Whalen) O'Neil. Mother of Raymond J. Polak Jr. and his wife Paula of Somerset, MA. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren. Sister of Hazel Crosson, Anna Perron, Mae Dutton, Phyllis Lynch and the late James and William O'Neil, Mildred Gordon and Dorothy Holleran. Sister in law of Stella Cimocowski, Helen Polak and the late Adam Polak. Residence 444 Wilbur Ave. Somerset, MA formerly of Buffinton St., Fall River. Her funeral will be held on Saturday March 9, 2002 at 8AM from the Rose E. Sullivan and Waring Home, 866 County St. (Rt 138) Somerset, MA, followed by a funeral Mass at 9AM in Holy Cross Church of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Pulaski St., Fall River. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 5-8pm. (Contact Michele Almeida QUILL325@aol.com)

POLLARD (DWYER) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 22 Jan 2008] Pollard, Helen M. (Dwyer). Beloved wife of Edward L. Pollard, Sr. Loving mother of Edward L. Pollard, Jr., Wayne F. Pollard, and Gerald M. Pollard. Cherished grandmother of Edward III, Allison, Kelly, Lindsey, and Isaac. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00am in St. Barnabas Church, 3257 Post Road, Warwick. Visitation Wednesday 4-7pm in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Caring Voice Coalition, Inc., 8249 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116 would be appreciated. 

POLLITT (CONLEY) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 9 May 2005] Pollitt, Alice F. (Conley), 99, formerly of Pawtucket died peacefully Friday with her family present at Hopkins Manor, North Providence. She was the wife of the late Edmund J. Pollitt, Sr. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Agnew) Conley. She leaves one son, George Pollitt of Woonsocket, two daughters, Elizabeth A. Sheehan of Narraganset, Margaret E. Carneglia of Cape Coral, Florida, and many grand and great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Edmund J. Pollitt, Jr. and sister of the late Margaret Conley. Funeral Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. from the Lachapelle Funeral Home, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Pine Street, Pawtucket. Burial in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Hospice Care of R.I., 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 or Hopkins Manor Activities Fund, 610 Smithfield Road, North Providence, RI would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements by the McAloon and Kelly Funeral Home, Pawtucket, RI.  

PONO (McGEE) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 28 Dec 2005] Pono, Joan E. (McGee), of Cranston, passed away at home on Sunday. She was the beloved wife of Vincent 'Sonny' Pono and daughter of the late Thomas and Anna M. (Johnson) McGee. Mrs. Pono was a Sample Maker for various local box companies but her greatest joy came from her deep devotion to her family. Besides her husband, Mrs. Pono leaves her cherished daughter, Joan E. Pono-Cerullo and son-in-law Joe Cerullo; 2 brothers, Donald and James McGee, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Anna Cenci, Dorothy DeVito, Thomas, Robert, Walter and Dennis McGee. Funeral Saturday 8:45 A.M. from the A. A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St. Providence. Mass of Christian Burial 10AM in St. Pius V. Church, Providence. Burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Kindly omit flowers, donations to: The Dialysis Center, Patient Fund, 9 Plenty St., Providence, RI 02907 will be appreciated. Calling hours Thursday 5-8 P.M. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. 

PONTON (MADDEN) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 23 May 2004] Ponton (Madden) - May 20, 2004. Frances Helen Ponton. Wife of the late James E. Johnston Jr. and Francis Ponton. Daughter of the late John and Mary (Holt) Madden. Mother of David H., James E III and Patricia A. Johnston and the late Robert F. Johnston. Her funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 am in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 51 Railroad Ave., Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Calling hours omitted. Arrangements are by the Hathaway Community Home For Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 24 May 2004] Rehoboth - Frances Helen (Madden) Ponton, 84, of Hornbine Road, a retired secretary, died Thursday at home. She was the wife of the late Francis Ponton, and the late James E. Johnston Jr. Born on Jan. 24, 1920, in Fairmont, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Holt) Madden. She had been a secretary for Princess House, in Dighton, for over 20 years before retiring in 1984. Mrs. Ponton was a Red Cross first-aid instructor and a Girl Scout leader in the Somerset and Swansea area. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Taunton. She leaves two sons, David H. Johnston of Rehoboth and James E. Johnston III of Kasson, Minn.; a daughter, Patricia A. Johnston of Rehoboth; two sisters, Anna Tillinghast and Dorothy Madden, both of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Robert F. Johnston, and sister of the late John, James and Frank Madden, and Ruth Springer. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church, 51 Railroad Ave., Taunton. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Fall River.  

POIRIER (KENNEALLY) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Thursday 2 Nov 2006] Poirier: of Middleboro, Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, Madeline E. (Kenneally), 58. Wife of Kenneth M. Poirier Jr. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at O'Neill Funeral Home, 59 Peirce St., Middleboro. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

POLLIS (REILLY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Saturday 3 Mar 2007] Scarborough, Maine - Gertrude L. (Reilly) Pollis, a former North Attleboro resident, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at the Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores, Scarborough, Maine, from complications of MSA (Multiple System Atrophy), a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disorder. She was 81. Diagnosed in 2001, Gertrude faced her disease with the same grace and spirit that she lived her life. She fought every loss of independence with inspiring courage, kept her sense of humor, and even as she lost the ability to speak, let her brilliant smiles show her love and appreciation for the care provided by her family and Holbrook staff. She was born in Taunton on March 31, 1925 to James A. Reilly and Effie Perrin, educated in Taunton schools, and earned a nursing degree from Sturdy Memorial Hospital Nursing School in 1947. She married John. P. Pollis in 1949, and together they raised seven children in North Attleboro. Mrs. Pollis loved Cape Cod and spent summers in West Falmouth with her family most of her life. She was a volunteer for the League of Woman Voters, Meals on Wheels, Literacy Volunteers, and Paul Newman's, A Hole in the Wall, a summer camp for disabled Children. She had been an avid tennis player, a member of Harbor Head Tennis Club, active in the Norton Players and other community theater groups, and a supporter of the College Light Opera Company. She had a beautiful voice and was passionate about theater and music, and loved to paint, garden and travel. Mrs. Pollis is survived by a sister, Patricia Reilly Dechene; her seven children: Katherine Houseal of Wesport, N.Y., Rosemary Underdahl of Yarmouth, Maine, Susan Pollis of Cumberland, Maine, John Pollis of Rinebeck, N.Y., Michael Pollis of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ann O'Herron of Rowaydon, Conn., and Jane Kennedy of Weston, Conn.; and 17 grandchildren: Ian and Patrick Houseal, Caitlin and Hannah Underdahl, Perrin and Hogan Reed, Carolina, Jack, Andrew and Daniel Pollis, James and Jackson Pollis, Daley, Charlotte, and Meaghan O'Herron and Reilly and Claire Kennedy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 261 Tremont St., Taunton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to the CysticFibrosis Foundation, Units G & H, 114 Perimeter Road, Nashua, NH 03063. Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care, 471 Deering Ave., Portland, Maine.

POTTS (CROWLEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Tuesday 23 Mar 2004] Potts -- (Crowley) March 20, 2004 Margaret R. Wife of the late John James Potts, daughter of the late James and Annie (Corr) Crowley, mother of Marjorie Kalk, and Joan L. DeMarco. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 9:30am in the Chapel of Saint Margaret Mary at the Catholic Memorial Home 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery Fall River. Memorial donations in her memory to Little Compton Community Center, 34 The Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837. All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hathaway Home For Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River. [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 23 Mar 2004] Fall River - Margaret R. (Crowley) Potts, 94, of Highland Avenue, a retired stitcher, died Saturday at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late John James Potts. Born in Fall River, on March 8, 1910, a daughter of the late James and Annie (Corr) Potts [sic]. She had been a stitcher at the former Fairhope Fabrics for 50 years before retiring in 1993. Mrs. Potts was a communicant of the former St. William's Church, in Fall River, where she also had been a member of the church bowling league. She enjoyed spending her summers at Sakonnet Point, in Little Compton. She leaves two daughters, Marjorie Kalk of Murrell's Inlet, S.C., and Joan L. DeMarco of Little Compton; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Helen Riley, Mary Breault and James Crowley. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Margaret Mary, at the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

POTVIN (FOLEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 30 Mar 2008] Teresa (Foley) Potvin, 71, formerly of Hillside Manor, Fall River, widow of Norman “John” Potvin, died Friday, March 28, 2008. She leaves 4 children, Norman, Gerald and Mark Potvin of Fall River and Patricia Potvin of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a brother, John Foley of Fall River. She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Gillett) Foley, the mother of the late Robert, Dennis and Deborah Potvin and the sister of the late Betty Gendreau. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 9:00 AM in the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Burial, St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation, Monday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Stroke Assn., 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701.

POWELL (HEALY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 24 June 2003] Lincoln - Margaret E. Powell, 79, of Boulevard Avenue, a retired bookkeeper and telephone operator, died Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the wife of Kenneth Powell; they had been married for 54 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (O'Leary) Healy, she had lived in Providence before moving to Lincoln in 1954. Mrs. Powell had worked for the local telephone company before and during World War II, and later had worked for various companies, as a bookkeeper, until retiring. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Stephen K. Powell of Coventry; and two grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Kenneth S. Powell, and the sister of the late John and Robert Healy, Catherine Pearson and Mary A. Callender. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the Merrick R. Williams Funeral Home, 530 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

POWELL (BRADY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 16 Feb 2005] Powell, Margaret (Brady), on February 15th in her 100th year at the Bethany Home of RI. She was the wife of the late Thomas Powell. Born in County Cork, Ireland a daughter of the late John and Bridget (Glavin) Brady she came to this country in 1928 and lived on Preston St. in the Fox Point section of Providence for many years. She was a long time communicant of St. Joseph's Church and was a former member of their ladies auxiliary. She leaves a son; Thomas E. Powell and his wife Rose Marie of North Smithfield, two grandsons; Scott Brady Powell and Ryan Maculan Powell and a grand daughter-in-law, Jennifer Powell.  The Funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 from the Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home 230 Waterman St., Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, Hope St., at 10 a.m. Calling hours are omitted. Donations in her memory may be made to the Bethany home of RI, 111 South Angell St., Providence, RI 02906.  

POWER (QUIRK) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 23 June 2006] Buzzards Bay — Madeline L. Power, 94, of Lewis Point Road, Buzzards Bay, died on June 17, 2006, at the Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buzzards Bay. She was the widow of the former Patriarch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Attleboro, the late Ralph L. Power. The couple was married on May 11, 1935. She was born in Plainville on September 12, 1911, a daughter of the late Charles J. and Laura Thompson Quirk. She was a longtime Plainville resident, moving to Onset in 1991, she had only recently become a resident of Buzzards Bay. A graduate of the former Plainville High School, class of 1930, she and many of her classmates had celebrated their 75th reunion last October. After graduation she had worked at the former Wrentham State School for three years. She was also an employee of the former Evans Case Company in North Attleboro, and of the payroll department at Whiting and Davis Company of Plainville. During the Second World War, she was a volunteer plane spotter for the City of Attleboro. A lifelong member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Attleboro, the church has most recently been known as the Community of Christ Church. She enjoyed homemaking and she also loved to cook for her family and guests. She was a devoted grandmother and very much liked being part of their lives. She is survived by two loving daughters, Suzanne and her husband, Milton Bacheller of Plainville and Sylvia and her husband, Kent Armeson of Onset. She was the devoted grandmother of nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at a date and time convenient to her family in the Plainville Cemetery. A Memorial services will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 43 Orange Street, Attleboro on July 8, 2006, at 11 AM all are invited to attend. Donations in her memory may be made to either the Community of Christ Church, c/o Suzanne Bacheller, 185 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762 or to Allegiance Hospice, PO Box 752, Sagamore, MA 02561. 

POWER [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 27 June 2007] Power, John J. Jr. (Ret. Major, P.P.D.), 79, of Laurel Dr., died Monday June 25, 2007 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ruth D. (Gentes) Power. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary July 29. Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. and Mary F. (O'Sullivan) Power. For 38 years he was a Providence Police Officer, 25 of those years spent as a fingerprint expert. Retiring in 1990 with the rank of Major, he taught criminology at Salve Regina University, the University of Rhode Island, Bryant College and Roger Williams University. He has earned many commendations and awards, including 'Police Officer of the Year' in 1972. John was an avid gardener and won many awards for his horticultural expertise. His collection includes rare plants from desert-loving cacti to specimens of the rainforest that routinely won blue ribbons at The Rhode Island, Newport, and New England Flower Shows. He was the past president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of Massachusetts and the Hobby Greenhouse Association of New England. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a communicant of St. Eugene Church. Besides his wife he is survived by his son, John J. Power, III, his two daughters, Ruth A. Paquin and Maureen Power, all of Glocester; four grandchildren, Reinee Kandalaf, Kimberly Smyth, Ryan Paquin and Christopher Power; 2 great-grandchildren and Kitty Cat. He was the brother of the late Thomas F. Power. Funeral from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rte. 44), Greenville, Friday at 8:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Eugene Church, 1251 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Burial with military honors will be in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet. Visiting Hours Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905, will be appreciated. 

POWERS [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Tuesday 8 Nov 1892] In this city: Powers - 7th inst., Richard Powers, aged 32 years. Funeral from the rooms of McDermott & Co., this city, tomorrow, at 9 o'clock a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

POWERS [Fall River MA Daily Globe, Tues. 22 Mar 1910] The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Powers took place this morning from her late home on Green street and was largely attended. The remains were brought to the Sacred Heart church, where a high mass of requiem was celebrated for the repose of her soul by Rev. Fr. O'Grady. Interment followed in St. Patrick's cemetery and the pall bearers were William Doyle, James Doyle and John McGowan. There were handsome floral tributes.

POWERS [Providence RI Journal, Sat 23 Feb 1946] POWERS - In this city, Feb. 20th, Charles S., son of the late Maurice S. and Margaret (McDermott) Powers. Funeral from the Walsh & Monahan Funeral Home, 1570 Westminster Street, Saturday, February 23 at 9:15 o'clock. High Mass of requiem in St. Mary's Church, Broadway at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

POWERS (HOLMES) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 19 Feb 2003] of Norton; formerly of Mansfield, February 18, 2003, Carol (Holmes) Powers, age 69. Mother of Stephen Powers and Linda Wyman. Former wife of Arthur Powers. Funeral Services will be held in the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main St., Mansfield on Saturday, February 22nd at a time to be announced. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours Friday 4-8 P.M. Burial in Springbrook Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 968, Framingham, MA 01701.

POWERS (CANNING) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 10 April 2003] East Providence - Mary Rose Powers, 76, of Argyle Avenue, a retired sales associate, died Monday at Kindred Hospital, Boston. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Kelly) Canning. Mrs. Powers had been a sales associate at Filene's department store for 15 years before retiring in 2001. She leaves a son, William Powers of Linhurst, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Lynn Fitzgerald of Contoocook, N.H., and Kathleen Fisher of Neshanic, N.J.; two sisters, Kathryn McCoyd of St. James, N.Y., and Joan Gaskin of Atlanta; and five grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Ann Hakim. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. from Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Barrington.

POWERS [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 30 April 2003] West Warwick - Robert J. Powers, 82, of Robert Street, a retired truck driver, died Monday in Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. He was the husband of the late Patricia M. (Dutille) Powers. Born in Providence, a son of the late William J. and Effie L. (Harrington) Powers, he had lived in Warwick, and later in Keyser, W.Va., before returning to Rhode Island in 1994 and settling in West Warwick. Mr. Powers had been a local and long-distance tractor-trailer driver for 34 years. He worked for the former Arrow Transportation of Providence and Pawtucket for 20 years, until retiring in 1980. An Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Europe, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lakewood Post 183, in Warwick. Mr. Powers was a former communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, in Warwick, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, in Warwick. He leaves a son, Richard R. Powers of Warwick; a daughter, Donna M. Cordeiro of Randolph, Vt.; and granddaughter, Shannon Lee Southwick of Burrillville. He was the brother of the late William J. and Raymond J. Powers and Bertha M. Fogell. The funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Robert A. Iannotti & Sons Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Route 117), Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. John the Baptist Church, Washington Street. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

POWERS [Providence RI Journal, Monday 26 May 2003] Warwick - John R. Powers, 68, of Meadowbrook Terrace, Warwick Avenue, a retired cook, died Saturday at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late Raymond and Irene (Bonneau) Powers, he had lived in Bristol for many years before moving to Warwick in 1995. Mr. Powers had worked as a cook for various restaurants for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Meadowbrook Terrace Tenants Association. He leaves a brother, Stephen J. Powers of East Providence; two sisters, Shirley Gagnon in Florida and Barbara M. Palumbo of Providence; and several nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Jo-Ann Johnson. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland.

POWERS [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Thursday 10 July 2003] Of South Easton, July 8, 2003, Richard J. Powers, 56 years. Husband of Carol A. (Powderly) Powers. Father of Colleen E. DeSimone and her husband Gregory of Mansfield, and Ryan T. Powers and his wife Keri of South Easton. Grandfather of Cecelia Jane DeSimone. Son of Rae (DiLillo) Powers. Funeral from the J. Frank Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123), Brockton, Saturday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass on Holy Cross Church, South Easton, at 10 a.m. Burial in South Easton Cemetery. Visiting Hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  

POWERS [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 16 Aug 2003] Hopkinton - Stephen N. Powers II, 26, Cedar Knoll Drive, Ashaway, a construction employee, was killed yesterday when a tractor-trailer struck him on Route 95 in Hope Valley. Born in Warwick, he was a son of William A. Powers of Ashaway, and Brenda Powers of Coventry. Mr. Powers was a painter and carpenter's helper, working for various construction companies for eight years. He enjoyed carp fishing. Besides his parents, he leaves two daughters, Savannah and Mary Crehan, both of Warwick; two half brothers, Joseph and Justin Powers, both of Coventry; his paternal grandparents, Ambrose and Murielle (Poulin) Powers, both of West Warwick; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Bertha Ballard, both of Coventry; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be private.

POWERS (MEEGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Monday 3 Nov 2003] Johnston - Mary D. (Meegan) Powers, 89, of Miller Circle, a retired waitress, died Friday at Roberts Health Center, North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Powers. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Clark) Meegan, she had lived in Johnston most of her life. Before her retirement, she had been employed at the Biltmore hotel as a waitress for over 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Rocco Church, where she was involved in many parish activites. She leaves a son, Daniel J. Fitzpatrick of North Kingstown; two brothers, Frank Meegan in California and James Meegan of Warwick; two sisters, Betty Diorio of Warwick and Mable Dickson in Kentucky; and two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral was private. Burial took place in St. Brigit's Cemetery, East Hampton, Mass.  

POWERS (WALSH) [Fall River MA Herald News, Monday 28 June 2004] Powers (Walsh) -- Rose M. age 89 of No. Weymouth, Ma. formerly of Fall River, MA. and Island Park Portsmouth, R.I. June 27, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Powers. Loving mother of Robert T. Powers of Canton, MA., Joan Wertman of Sabattus, ME., Gerald Powers of Portsmouth, R.I. and Carol Dillon of No. Weymouth, MA. Devoted Grandmother of 10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren. Sister of James Walsh of Swansea, MA., Bernard Walsh of Fall River, MA. And the late Thomas Walsh. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, No. Weymouth at 40 Sea St. (Off Rt. 3-A Bicknell Sq.) Thurs. at 9:00 A.M. Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, E. Weymouth at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Weds. 2-4 and 7-9. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of the South Shore P.O. Box 9060 Braintree, MA. 02184. [Providence RI Journal, Monday 28 June 2004] Fall River - Rose M. (Walsh) Powers, 89, of North Weymouth, Mass., formerly of Fall River, and Island Park, Portsmouth, a retired secretary and cafeteria worker, died yesterday at home. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Powers. Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Bernard and Lillian (Millerick) Walsh, she had lived in Portsmouth for many years, and in North Weymouth for 17 years. Mrs. Powers had been a ward secretary at St. Ann's Hospital for many years before retiring. Later she had worked in the cafeteria for the Weymouth School Department for many years. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She leaves two sons, Robert T. Powers of Canton, Mass., and Gerald Powers of Portsmouth; two daughters, Joan Wertman of Sabattus, Maine, and Carol Dillon of North Weymouth; two brothers, James Walsh of Swansea and Bernard Walsh of Fall River; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Thomas Walsh. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from McDonald Funeral Home, 40 Sea St., North Weymouth, with a funeral Mass at 10 in Immaculate Conception Church, Broad Street, East Weymouth. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.  

POWERS [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 26 Sep 2004] Narragansett -- Thomas J. Powers Jr., 89, of Marine Drive, and formerly of Cranston, a former fire chief and director of administration for the City of Cranston, and a former president of the Rhode Island Golf Association, died Thursday at South County Hospital, in South Kingstown. Mr. Powers had been a member of the Cranston Fire Department for 36 years, and its chief for 10, before resigning in 1975, when he was named the Cranston's director of administration by then-Mayor James L. Taft Jr. He had joined the Cranston Fire Department in 1939, attained the rank of lieutenant in 1950; captain, two years later; deputy chief, in 1959; and chief, in 1965. Normally one to avoid controversy, he nonetheless found himself in the middle of a firestorm over safety issues on more than one occasion near the end of his tenure as chief. The first was in 1974, when he was subpoenaed to testify in front of the Rhode Island Senate, whose then Majority Leader, John P. Hawkins, was a former Providence firefighter, for comments alleging that fire marshals were being hired because of political reliability instead of actual qualifications. Later that year, after two boys died during a fire at the Rhode Island Training School, he brought to light the inadequacies of safety procedures at the state institutions. A multimillion dollar fire-detection system subsequently was installed at the Howard Complex, or state Medical Center, in Cranston, now the John O. Pastore Center, and the regulations were changed to require that the the Cranston Fire Department be called for any fire at the complex, no matter how small. In his final year as chief, the city won fourth place, in a national contest among 182 cities its size, for its fire-prevention efforts. After he was named director of administration, Mr. Powers served for five years before resigning, in 1980, during the administration of Mayor Edward D. DiPrete. Upon making the decision to retire he commented, "This city's been good to me and I'd like to think I've been good to the city. I think we've had a good contract for 42 years." Mr. Powers was a fomer president of the Fire Chief's Association of Rhode Island, and a life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He also was a founding member of Cranston's League for Cranston's Future, and had served as the group's second president. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Cranston Council. Mr. Powers was elected the president of the Rhode Island Golf Association in 1979, and also had served as the association's vice president for six terms. He was a member of the New England and Rhode Island Golf Associations and the Valley and Point Judith Country Clubs, and a past president of the John P. Burke Memorial Caddy Scholarship at Valley Country Club. He was also a member of the Rhode Island State Seniors. At one point in his playing days, he had possessed a 6 handicap. He was the husband of Hazel Rhodes Powers. Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas J. and Sarah Powers, he had lived in Cranston for 64 years before moving to Narragansett in 1980. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Tim Powers of Narragansett and Dennis Powers of Galloway, N.J.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Point Judith Road, Narragansett. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Warwick.

POWERS [Fall River MA Herald News, Friday 12 Nov 2004] Powers -- Thomas J., Jr., age 81, November 6, 2004 of Taunton and Fall River. Brother of George M. Powers and his wife Vivian and Robert J. Powers and his wife Carol. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 8:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at "Cherry Place," 178 Winter Street, Fall River (at Locust, Cherry & High Sts.) followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Thomas St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours are omitted. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.

POWERS [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 4 Dec 2005] Powers -- Passed away December 2, 2005, John J. Powers, Jr., husband of Florence (Kosior) Powers, of Fall River in his 87th year. Beloved father of John J. Powers, Jr. and his wife Deborah, Rose Arruda, Jo-Ann L. Polak and her husband Robert and Jean C. Harrington and her husband James, loving grandmother of George, William and Paula Arruda, Robert Polak, Jr, Jennifer Galego, Jill Harrington and Katie and John Powers and sister of Barbara J. McMurray. Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport at 8:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church, Fall River at 10:00 A.M. Calling hours Monday 4-7 P.M. Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. [Obituaries from Potter Funeral Home website] Fall River – John J. Powers, Jr., 86, of Fall River died Friday, December 2, 2005 at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of Florence (Kosior) Powers. He was born in Fall River, son of the late John J. Powers, Sr. the late Anne L. (McCarthy) Powers, and had resided in Fall River for most of his life. Mr. Powers served his country in the United States Army as a veteran in WWII. Prior to his retirement in February of 1984, he was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service working out of the Fall River branch. He was a Communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Fall River and was a Communicant of the former St. Williams Church, Fall River. He was a member of the Fall River Grange #492, Fall River Lodge of Elks #118, Italian Progressive Club of Fall River and the Highland Square Dancing Club of Westport. Including his wife, he is survived by a son: John J. Powers, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Raleigh, NC; 3 daughters: Rose Arruda of Swansea, Jo-Ann L. Polak and her husband Robert of Fall River and Jean C. Harrington and her husband James of Bethel Park, PA; a sister: Barbara J. McMurray of Fall River; 8 grandchildren: George Arruda, William Arruda, Paula Arruda, Robert Polak, Jr., Jennifer Galego, Jill Harrington, Katie Powers and John Powers; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Burrows. Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be Tuesday, December 6, 2005 from the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport at 8:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church, Fall River at 10:00 A.M. Calling hours Monday 4 – 7 P.M. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. 

POWERS [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 1 Feb 2006] Powers -- John T "Jack", January 28, 2006, loving companion of Denise Martin and her family, brother of Joan Souza, Maureen Rossi, and also brother of the late Thomas P. Powers, and the late Dorothy Dutra. His funeral service will be held Friday at 7:00pm in the Hathaway Home For Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, burial will be private, relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Friday 4-7 pm, in lieu of flowers gifts in his memory can be sent to Hospice Outreach Inc./ Southcoast VNA 502 Bedford St Fall River, MA 02720.

POWERS-McCANN [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 22 Apr 2006] Derry, N.H. — Colleen M. Powers-McCann, 49, of Derry, NH, formerly of New Bedford, MA, died at home on April 21, 2006, after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Nancy (Reagan) McCann and late Stephen F. McCann then moving to Derry, New Hampshire 19 years ago. A graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, she later worked for many years as a teacher's aide and was also an aide to the elderly. Along with the love for her cats she enjoyed writing poetry, needlepoint, craft projects, sewing, and drawing in pastels. Survivors include her sister, Patricia Nadeau of East Freetown; five brothers, Michael, Sean, Kevin, and Justin, all of New Bedford, Timothy of Fairhaven and the late Thomas J. McCann. Colleen was also the aunt to five nieces and nephews, Christopher, Stephanie, Maegan, Erin and Taylor. In accordance with her wishes, all arrangements are private under the direction of the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford, MA.

POWERS [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 12 Sep 2006] Powers: of New Bedford, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, Francis J., 78. Visiting hours are 7:30-8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Cabral-Lamourex Funeral Home, 177 Cove St., New Bedford, followed by a Mass at 9 in St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 565 County St. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.

PRATT (CORRIGAN) [Providence RI Journal, New Bedford MA Standard Times, Friday 13 Feb 2004] Johnston, R.I. -- Gertrude "Trudy" (Corrigan) Pratt, 75, of Craigie Avenue died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Cherry Hill Manor. She was the widow of Norman J. Pratt. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Matthew F. and Gertrude G. (May) Corrigan, she lived in Johnston for the past 40 years. Mrs. Pratt was employed by the New England Telephone Co. for many years until her retirement. Survivors include a son, Donald Pratt, and his wife, Phyllis, of North Dartmouth, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel and Michael Pratt of North Dartmouth. She was the mother of the late Bruce E. Pratt and sister of the late Robert Corrigan. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

PRAY (NOONAN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 17 Jan 2006] Pray, Frances N., 88, formerly of Dexter Ave., died Monday at Eastgate Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the widow of Winfield E. Pray. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Catherine S. (Rancourt) Noonan. A resident of Seekonk since 1945, Mrs. Pray had worked as a bookkeeper at her husband's trucking firm, Pray Trucking. Mrs. Pray leaves daughters, Jean P. Mennenga, Linda J. Hall, Nancy W. Reed, Catherine A. Handrigan, Janet N. Culmer; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral services at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alzheimer's Assn., RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. Arrangements by J. H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.

PRENDERGAST (NOLAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 21 Dec 2003] Providence - Katherine M. Prendergast, 58, of Sharon Street, a retired school teacher, died Friday at Eleanor Slater Hospital, Cranston. She was the wife of George W. Prendergast. They had been married for 32 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Katherine (Mullaney) Nolan, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Prendergast had been an elementary school teacher in the Providence School Department at Camden Avenue School and Laurel Hill School for six years before retiring in 1972. She was a graduate of St. Mary Academy Bay View, East Providence. She received a bachelor's degree in 1966 from Salve Regina University, Newport, and a master's degree in counseling from Providence College in 1970. She had also completed several graduate-level courses at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. She was a lifetime communicant of St. Pius V Church. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, James G. Prendergast, and a daughter, Jean M. Prendergast, both of Providence. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Pius V Church, Eaton Street. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

PRENDERGAST [Providence RI Journal, Friday 1 Oct 2004] East Providence - Joseph T. Prendergast, 73, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Riverside, a former variety store owner in East Providence, died Monday at Bay Pines (Fla.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was the husband of Jean Prendergast. Born in Providence, a son of the late Howard and Mary (McKenna) Prendergast, he moved to Florida a year ago. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of American Legion Post 10 and the DAV, both in Riverside. He was a former communicant of St. Brendan Church, Riverside. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Anthony Prendergast of Burrillville and Joseph Prendergast of Fort Myers, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Charron of Liberty, S.C.; a brother, Howard Prendergast of Rumford; two sisters, Rita Prendergast of East Providence and Anne Prendergast of Chevy Chase, Md.; and two grandsons and two step-granchildren.

PRENDERGAST [Fall River MA Herald News, Sunday 17 July 2005] Prendergast -- USAF Ret. Master Sergeant Michael F. Prendergast Jr. age 71 of Swansea July 14, 2005. Husband of Anne Marie (Venturini) Prendergast, to whom he had been married for 46 years. Father of Michael F. Prendergast III and his wife Karen, and James S. Prendergast and his wife Karen. Grandfather of Michael F. IV, Kayla M. and Andrew J. Prendergast and Natalie M. Barkey. Brother of Austin W. and Barbara Prendergast and the late Maureen E. Pineiro. Funeral Monday July 18, 2005 at 8:30 AM from the Waring - Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest, 189 Gardner 's Neck Rd. , Swansea followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Chapel of St. Michael Parish 532 Gardner's Neck Rd. , Swansea . Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday morning 8:30 AM to 10 AM, prior to his Mass. Burial will be private.

PRENDERGAST [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 4 Nov 2007] Prendergast, Rita M., 82, formerly of Walnut Street, East Providence, died on November 2, 2007. Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Howard J. and Mary (McKenna) Prendergast. Mrs. Prendergast was a clerk for the former Grinnell Co. for many years. She was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Rita was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was a volunteer at Women's and Infant's Hospital. Mrs. Prendergast was a contributor to St. Jude Children's Hospital and enjoyed traveling. She was a long term caregiver for her late mother and father. She is survived by a brother; Howard D. Prendergast and his wife Anne E. Prendergast of Rumford, a sister; E. Ann Prendergast of Chevy Chase, MD, a brother-in-law; Robert Lange in GA and eleven nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Joseph T. Prendergast and Mary A. Lang. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday November 7 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Taunton Avenue, East Providence at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday 3-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Rita's memory to the Memorial and Honor Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942 would be deeply appreciated.

PREST (TEEHAN) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 3 April 2007] Prest, Elizabeth R., of Putnam Pike, died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at The Village at Waterman Lake. She was the wife of the late James E. Prest. A daughter of the late Maurice and Rose (Lyons) Teehan, she lived in Greenville for over 60 years. Mrs. Prest was a member of St. Philip's Church Rosary & Altar Society. She is survived by her children, Edward J. Prest of Pomfret, CT, Rosellen Russell of Smithfield and Joseph E. Prest of Killingly, CT; 6 grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren and two sisters, Margaret Hand and Catherine Labrie. She was the mother of the late James E. Prest, Jr. and sister of the late James, Maurice and Veronica Teehan, Rose Smith, Evelyn Gagne, Anna Lemoi and Mary Mullen. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville, RI. Prayers of Final Commendation at 9:30 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828. Burial in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828.

PRICE (McMANN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 9 Apr 2006] Price, Rose C., 86, of Myrtle Avenue, died Friday at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late Philip S. Price, Sr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Catherine (Martin) McMann, Jr., she had lived in Warwick for 50 years. Mrs. Price had worked as the Personnel Manager at the former Boston Store in Providence for 10 years. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy and was a communicant of St. Catherine Church. She is survived by her children Kathleen R. Cookson, Roslyn E. Amato, and Philip S. Price, Jr. all of Warwick, Edward A. Price of Reinholds, PA, Thomas F. Price of Seekonk, MA, and David J. Price of Millis, MA, 15 grandchildren, a niece, and two grand nieces. She was the sister of the late Thomas F. McMann, III, Catherine Schramm, Elizabeth and Rita McMann, and Mary Comer. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son, 142 Centerville Rd., Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Catherine Church, 3252 Post Road, Apponaug. Burial will be in R.I. Veterans Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Heart Association 222 Richmond St., Providence RI 02903 in her memory will be appreciated. 

PRICE [Fall River MA Herald News, Saturday 8 July 2006] Price - July 6, 2006 Rev. Paul SS.CC. Son of the late John and Honora (Sullivan) Price, brother of the late John Price, Frances Price, Margaret Edward, Lillian Shea. Calling hours Monday July 10th beginning at 2:00pm at the Damien Residence, 73 Adams St., Fairhaven with Father Paul's family present from 4-7 pm at 7pm there will be a "Vigil for the Deceased." His funeral mass will be on Tuesday at Saint Joseph Church Fairhaven at 10am with burial followed in the SS.CC. Community Cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Saturday 8 July 2006] New Bedford — The Rev. Paul Price, SS.CC., 86, chaplain at Sacred Heart Home, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, after a brief illness. Born in Fall River, James, who later took the religious name Paul, was the son of John Price and Honora Sullivan, the youngest and last surviving of their nine children. He was educated at Sacred Heart Parish School in Fall River, graduated from Coyle High School and attended Providence College, before entering the Novitiate of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC.) in September 1941 and made his first vows in 1942. He then studied at the community's seminary in Washington, D.C., being ordained a priest in 1948 by the then apostolic delegate to the U.S., Archbishop A.G. Cicognani. Father Paul served in a variety of ministries. He held positions within the Congregation in the formation of its new candidates in both the USA and Ireland. He served diligently in parishes in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, and in the Diocese of Fall River. He will be fondly remembered by the priests of the Diocese and by parishioners in Our Lady of Lourdes, Wellfleet; Holy Redeemer, Chatham; St. Anthony, Mattapoisett; St. Boniface, New Bedford; and in St. Francis Xavier in Acushnet. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, by many grand nieces and nephews, cousins and the Brothers, Sisters and Secular Branch of the Congregation. He was the brother of the late John Price, Frances Price, Margaret Edward, Lillian Shea, and Irene Curt. Father Paul befriended many people over the decades that he administered pastoral care. With a remarkable recall for names and faces, he enjoyed sending humorous greeting cards that were always sure to provoke a smile among his many acquaintances. He took a keen interest in the on-going events of the Diocese of Fall River, his immediate local church and the pastoral activities occurring in his ministry at Sacred Heart Home. A much beloved chaplain, he had concern for everyone and believed deeply in the power of a simple "hello," to keep a person's spirit lifted. He will be much missed by the residents, and caring Sisters, staff and administrators there. Calling hours at Damien Residence, 73 Adams St. Fairhaven, MA, will be Monday, July 10, beginning at 2 p.m. with Father Paul's family present from 4 to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a "Vigil for the Deceased." His funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph's Fairhaven, MA, on July 11 at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in the SS.CC. community's cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St. Fairhaven, MA. 

PRIDHAM [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 13 Oct 2007] Pridham, Sister Marie Therese, 97, a Sister of Mercy and a retired educator, died Wednesday at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. Born Ellen Pridham in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen (Norris) Pridham. Sister Marie Therese entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 25, 1926 and professed her vows on December 27, 1928. She ministered in the Diocese of Fall River for 61 years, teaching at St. Patrick School, Fall River, for many years. She was a part-time librarian at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro from 1978 to 1988 and retired to Our Lady of Mercy Convent in Attleboro in 1989. She later became a resident at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre. In addition to her Mercy Community, she leaves a sister, Rita Currie, of Saskatoon, Canada. She was the sister of the late Bernard and William Pridham, Mary Cahtering, Agnes St. George, and Catherine Sullivan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. in Mt. St. Rita Chapel, 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount St. Rita Health Centre would be deeply appreciated.

PRIMEAU (KENNEDY) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 April 2003] Bristol - Marjorie M. (Kennedy) Primeau, 85, of 2 Riverview Drive, a homemaker, died Friday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Raymond P. Primeau. They had been married for 64 years. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Emma J. (Murphy) Kennedy, she had lived in Bristol for many years. She wintered in Nokomis, Fla. She was brought up in Pawtucket, attending Sacred Heart School and Parish. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Cecelia parish, where her five children attended school while living on Daggett Avenue in the Darlington section of Pawtucket. She was a member of the BAI Association at the Kickemuit River, Bristol, where she enjoyed digging clams and quahogs for clambakes and her trademark white chowder. She was a member of the King's Gate Club, of Nokomis, where she competed in shuffleboard tournaments. She loved square dancing, and in the 1950s and 1960s, she and her husband had organized the square-dance club the Steppers in the Pawtucket area. She leaves a son, John R. Primeau of North Providence; four daughters, Marjorie M. Arakelian of Norristown, Pa., Janet R. Psonak of Portland, Maine, Mary E. Dahn of Detroit and Irene F. Primeau of Bristol; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph R., Thomas M., John and Leroy Kennedy, and Irene Olson. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Cecelia Church, Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.

PRIOR [Providence RI Journal, Monday 5 Dec 2005] Prior, Joseph E., JR., 58 of Princeton Ave., died Wednesday at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (McGillivray) Prior, he had lived in providence for many years. He had been an Ironworker for Local 37, and was a Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He leaves a daughter, Betty-Jo Prior; and two brothers Rev. James P. and Joel E. Prior. His funeral will be Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 301 South County Trail, Exeter.

PRIOR [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 23 Mar 2006] Prior, Anna M., 96, formerly of Main Avenue, died peacefully Monday, March 20, 2006. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John F. and Margaret E. (Haven) Prior, Sr., she lived in Warwick for many years, formerly residing in Providence. Anna was a teacher and guidance counselor for the East Providence School Department for 41 years and was a communicant of Sts. Rose & Clement Parish. She was the beloved sister of Virginia F. Doyle and the late Joseph A. Prior, John F. Prior, Jr., Helen P. Dalmonego, Margaret E. Chapman and Rita E. Haire. Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews also survive her. Anna personified service impacting others' lives. She was recipient of AARP Rhode Island's prestigious 2003 Andrus Volunteer of the Year Award for Community Service. Since 1931, she worked with and lobbied legislators for teachers' single salary, retirees right-to-work, COLA and retirement benefits, RIPAE, elderly housing reform, benefits to low income seniors, nursing home quality, home and community based services for older adults, and service to youth. Anna was a dedicated enhancer who made a difference, constantly advocating for RI's elderly to assure their safety and well-being. For over twenty years, she served on the Citizens Commission for the Safety and Care of the Elderly as vice-chair and on the Long-term Care Coordinating Council. She was president of the Rhode Island Retired Educators' and Central Retired Teachers' Associations. She was instrumental in establishing several credit unions, including the East Providence Teachers'. Anna's legacy is an annual, in perpetuity college scholarship fund for 'a needy high school senior who has made a notable contribution to community service'. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Anna M. Prior Scholarship c/o Coastway Credit Union, 3830 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Clement Church, Long Street, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. 

PRIOR [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 19 April 2007] Prior, William J., 68, died unexpectedly on Tuesday April 17th at home. He was the devoted husband of Rosemary (Reynolds) Prior for 45 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James and Jane (Doyle) Prior. He lived in Cranston before moving to Narragansett in 1976. He had worked at Verizon, formerly Bel-Atlantic before retiring in 2003. He was an avid boater, woodworker and gardener. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas More Church. Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Debbie Mulhern of Potomac Falls, VA, Mary Calcagni of Narragansett and Ellen Oyama of Potomac Falls, VA; his devoted grandson William Calcagni, for whom he acted as a father. He also leaves grandchildren, Michael and Madison Mulhern and Andrew Oyama; sisters, Jane Turner and Margaret Newbold both of Narragansett, Claire McCue of East Providence and brother, James Prior of Exeter and Narragansett. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett. Visiting hours Friday 5-8 PM in the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St. Wakefield. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, P. O. Box 14777, East Providence, RI 02914-0777. 

PRIOR (MOREY) [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 26 Mar 2008] Prior, Constance R. (Morey), 76, formerly of Ticonderoga Drive, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at the Zambarano Unit of the Eleanor Slater Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Prior, Jr. for 56 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Charles Morey and Gertrude (Kennedy) Harrington, she had been a Warwick resident since 1959. Mrs. Prior was a communicant of St. Kevin Church and a member of St. Kevin Women's Club and the church choir. She was an avid Patriots and Yankees fan. Mrs. Prior was the beloved mother of Kathryn L. Jackson of South Kingstown, Patricia A. Ferguson of Warwick, Kenneth J. Prior, Sr. of New Mexico, Michael J. Prior of Richmond and Susan M. Rea of Warwick. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great-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 in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, will be appreciated. 

PROFFIT (BURDICK) [Providence RI Journal, Saturday 25 Oct 2003] Cranston - Marsha A. Proffit, 52, of Bedford Road, a cashier, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. Proffit. Born in Providence, a daughter of Helen (Regan) Burdick of Warwick, and the late Claude Burdick, she had lived in Cranston for 14 years. Mrs. Proffit was a cafeteria cashier for the Cranston School Department, and previously was a cashier at Ann & Hope in Warwick. Besides her mother, she leaves a son, John Brito of Cranston; three daughters, Maria E. Flynn and Makayla Proffit, both of Cranston, and Dawn Bouressa of Providence; three brothers, Raymond and Thomas Burdick, both of Warwick, and John Burdick of Pawtucket; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 7:45 a.m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Matthew Church, Elwwood Avenue. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

PROVONSIL (McNAMARA) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 14 March 2008] Provonsil, Jane Ann (McNamara), passed away March, 12, 2008 in Sandusky, OH. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Foos and Foos Funeral Service, Bellevue, Ohio.

PROVOST (TRACEY) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Tuesday 23 Aug 2005] North Attleboro -- Barbara Jean (Tracey) Provost, 55, of South Washington Street, North Attleboro, and Mill Street, Mansfield, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the Canoe River Campground in Mansfield, where she and her husband had summered for many years. She was the loving wife of Lawrence Michael Provost, to whom she was married on May 3, 1969. Born in Attleboro, Mass., on Feb. 3, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Thomas James Tracey and Dorothy Margaret (Richards) Tracey. She had resided in North Attleboro since June of 2004, having also resided in Mansfield during the summer months, and full-time for the previous four years. She was a former resident of Cumberland, Pawtucket, and Attleboro. Mrs. Provost was raised and educated in Attleboro, where she attended Attleboro High School. She was employed as a stitcher for Dale Medical in Plainville from January 2001 until this past February, when she retired due to illness. As a singer, she was a member of "The Harmonettes," of North Attleboro. She performed with the quartet, "Notable Difference," with whom she won numerous awards and recognition's and had gone on tour in Ireland with the foursome. An avid bowler, she was a member of the "Tons of Fun Plus One," family bowling team at the North Attleboro Lanes bowling league. She loved the outdoors and treasured the time spent with family and friends at the Canoe River Campground in Mansfield. There, she enjoyed demonstrating her competitive nature by participating in horseshoe tournaments, cribbage matches, and card games, having even been bestowed the honor of "Horseshoe Champion" and "Cribbage Champion." In addition to her loving husband, she leaves a daughter, Denise M. Provost of Pawtucket, R.I.; a son, Michael L. Provost of Pawtucket, R.I.; three grandchildren, Jessica Provost, Kayla Provost, and Chelsea Provost, all of Pawtucket, R.I.; three sisters, Judith "Toni" MacGregor of Attleboro, Dorothy Johnson of Englewood, Fla., and Susan Lucier of Seekonk; three brothers, James T. Tracey of Attleboro, David W. Tracey in Oklahoma, and Daniel Tracey of Seekonk; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, with the Rev. Brian Curry, officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation has been respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by the family.

PROVOST (DONOVAN) [New Bedford MA Standard Times, Tuesday 30 Aug 2005] New Milford, Conn. -- Eileen E. Provost, 85, of Warren died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at New Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Alfred A. Provost. Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Regan Donovan. Mrs. Provost graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford. She and her late husband moved to New Milford in 1959, where they owned and operated the Family Bakery on East Street for 20 years before moving to Garden City, S.C., in 1979. Following the death of her husband, she returned to New Milford in 1991 and moved back to Warren in 1999. Survivors include three sons, Robert T. Provost of Saugerties, N.Y., Paul Provost of Newtown and Michael R. Provost of Ormond Beach, Fla.; six daughters, Dianne Tribo of Washington, W. Va., Theresa Meyer of Florence, S.C., Rosemary Quint of Warren, Elaine Sam of Danbury, Kathleen Bradley of South Engremont, Mass., and Elizabeth Coveman of Rome, Ga.; four sisters, Margaret Jorge of Mattapoisett, Mass., Jo Wojkonski of Rochester, Mass., Theresa Clarkin of Falmouth, Mass., and Pat Clarkin of Guilford; 29 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Her funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St .

PROVOST (REILLY) [Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 13 May 2008] Provost, Rose (Reilly), 93, formerly of Black Plain Rd., died Monday, May 12, 2008 in St. Antoine Residence, No Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Leon J. Provost. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Rawlings) Reilly. She had lived in No. Smithfield since 1955. Rose worked as a Clerk at the former Nianza Mills Store, Woonsocket, retiring in 1971. Previously, she worked at the former Bell Worsted, Woonsocket. She was a Communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, a long time member of Tuesday's Treasures Craft Group and loved the Boston Red Sox. She is survived by a son, Michael L. Provost and his wife Laurel of West Harwich, MA, a daughter, Jacqueline Mowry and her husband Stanley of No. Smithfield, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Charles and Russell Reilly and Mae Iannetelli. Her funeral will be held Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, Church St, Slatersville. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7. 

PRYOR [Providence RI Journal, Monday 2 Oct 2006] Pryor, Thomas P., 82, of Brookside Drive, Cranston, R.I. passed away at home on September 30. Tom was a foreman at American Chemical Works for thirty three years before retiring in 1982. He was also the former owner of the Silver Dollar Tavern back in the early 1950's. Tom was the husband of the late Anna R. (Baronian) Pryor. They were married for over fifty years. Tom was born in Providence, the son of the late John F. and Annie (Cafferty) Pryor. Tom lived in Providence all his life until moving to Cranston in 2003. Tom leaves behind his beloved son, John F. Pryor and daughter-in-law Patricia Martin Pryor with whom he made his home. He also leaves behind a sister, Alice Mullins of Warwick and brothers, Edmund P. Pryor and his wife Alice J. Pryor of Cranston, Joseph W. Pryor and his wife Dorothy Pryor of Longwood, FL. He was also the brother of the late John F. Pryor, Jr. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Madeline Pryor of Providence. He was the brother-in-law of the late Charles Mullins. Tom also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he adored. Tom was a teamster with local 251. He was a veteran of WWII. Tom attended St. Michaels school in Providence and also attended Central High School in Providence. Tom was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan he never missed a game. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 3rd from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in The Butterfield Funeral Home, 500 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, 1301 Elmwood Ave., Cranston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice, 169 George St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 in memory of Thomas P. Pryor. 

PRYOR (McDEVITT) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 20 Nov 2006] Pryor, Alice B., 87, of Warwick, died Saturday, November 18, 2006. She was the wife of the late Anthony E. Pryor. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Daniel and Agnes (Brady) McDevitt, she had been a Warwick resident since 1972. Mrs. Pryor was employed with the State of RI in the Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a communicant of St. Kevin Church. She was the mother of Patricia A. Chase, Edward A. Pryor and Karl A. Pryor, all of Warwick; mother-in-law of Maryanne Pryor, Cheryl Pryor and the late Milton Chase; sister of Mildred McDevitt and Helen Greenup, both of Cranston, and the late Thomas, Walter, Mary McDevitt, Catherine Carroll and Margaret Reily. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 AM from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Monday 4-7 PM. 

PRYOR (DEVINE) [Providence RI Journal, Friday 19 Jan 2007] Pryor, Eileen M., (Devine), 87, died Thursday, January 18, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. Richard E. Pryor USMC. A daughter of the late Joseph P. and Viola (Warnock) Devine, she had been a Jamestown resident for 12 years before moving to East Greenwich in 2004. Mrs. Pryor was a communicant of St. Mark Church. She is survived by two children Allen Richard Pryor of Henderson, NV and Mary Ann Liberati of Jamestown; one sister, Ann Sherlock of Warwick and four grandchildren, Cristina, Peter, Michael and Cara Liberati. She was the sister of the late Clare McElroy and Joseph Devine. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. Burial will follow at the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial contributions to St. Elizabeth Home, One Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818 will be appreciated. Arrangements with Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. 

PUGLIESE (CORCORAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 16 Mar 2006] Pugliese, Elizabeth D., 89 of Ash Street, passed away peacefully Saturday in Evergreen House Health Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Julio Pugliese. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Mortimer and Tessie (Bragan) Corcoran. Mrs. Pugliese was a sales coordinator for Princess House. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and attending horse shows wth her horse, Annie. She leaves one daughter, Mary E. Pugliese of Rehoboth, three sons, Daniel J. Pugliese of Rehoboth, John R. Pugliese of Sparks, Nevada and Edward J. Pugliese, two grandchildren, Craig A. Pugliese and Jodi L. Teare, three great grandchildren, Sarah M. and Eric D. Pugliese, and Hailey Rae Teare, an adopted daughter, Hilda Denham and two daughters-in-law, Sandra Bisson and Cheryl Pugliese. She was a sister of the late Joseph, Daniel and Mike Corcoran. Her funeral will be held Saturday at 9 AM from the Perry/McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Rehoboth. Contributions in her memory to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 would be deeply appreciated. Calling hours Friday 4-7 PM. 

PUOPOLO (COLLINS) [Pfovidence RI Journal, Tuesday 26 Sep 2006] Puopolo, Mary Agnes, 91, beloved mother and grandmother, lost her battle with cancer of Sept. 19, 2006. She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband of 49 years, Louis; a brother, John Collins; and two sisters, Helen Goranson and Kay Mahue. Mary is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Ray Chasse of Anthem, Sharon and Richard Alexandrian of Mesa; and two grandchildren, Joseph Chasse of Scottsdale and Kevin Chasse of Goodyear. She has many nieces, nephews and cousins in R.I. Burial will take place at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 777 W. Southern Ave., Ste. 301, Mesa, AZ 85210-5062. 

PURCELL [Newport RI Mercury, Saturday 28 Oct 1882] Died… In Portsmouth (Coal Mines), 22d inst., Katie Francis, daughter of Michael Purcell, aged 11 months

PURCELL (FLANAGAN) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 23 March 2003] Pawtucket - Susan E. Purcell, 53, of Webster Street, a homemaker, died Friday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She was the wife of Charles S. Purcell. Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Jeannette A. (Plante) Flanagan. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Shane and Mathew Purcell, both at home; two daughters, Melissa Gagne of North Providence and Melanie Gagne-Parfitt of Warwick; two brothers, Thomas J. Flanagan III of Attleboro and Stephen U. Flanagan of Pawtucket; three sisters, Deborah A. Pelton of Providence, Lisa F. Villeneuve of Pawtucket and Jan Marie Flanagan of East Providence; seven stepchildren, Charles Purcell Jr. in Virginia, Stephen Purcell and Barbara Laroque, both of Taunton, Mass., Paul Purcell in California, Darryl Purcell in New Hampshire, Cynthia Mathers of Burrillville and Sharon Harmon in New Hampshire; and 3 grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren. She was the sister of the Daniel J. and Brian R. Flanagan. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joseph Church, Walcott Street. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary Cemetery.

PURCELL (DALEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 29 Oct 2003] Entered into rest Monday, October 27, 2003, Loretta A. (Daley) Purcell, 97, of West Roxbury, formerly of Orswell St., Fall River; daughter of the late Thomas and Eugenie (Lord) Daley; survived by a brother, Michael J. Daley and his wife Olga Shemet Daley of West Roxbury and 5 nephews, Michael J. Daley of Dallas, TX, Capt. Thomas M. Daley, USCG Ret. of Cohasset, MA, Lawrence Daley of New Boston, NH, Brian Daley of Bethoney Beach, MD and Robert J. Hurley, Chief Inspector of Immigration, retired of Billerica, MA. Sister of the late Frances Auclair, Esther Callahan, Mary Hurley, Thomas Daley and Lawrence Daley; Her funeral will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River, with a funeral Mass in St. Anne Church, So. Main St., at 12:00 noon. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation, Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Donations may be made to Deutches Altenheim German Centre, 2222 Centre St., West Roxbury MA 02132. [Providence RI Journal, Wednesday 29 Oct 2003] Loretta A. Purcell, 97, of West Roxbury, Mass., and formerly of Orswell Street, Fall River, a retired supervisor, died Monday at the Deutches Altenheim German Centre for Extended Care, West Roxbury. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas and Eugenie (Lord) Daley, she had lived in the city for most of her life. She moved to West Roxbury three years ago. Mrs. Purcell had been a supervisor at Schneierson Mfg Co. for 32 years, until retiring in 1972. In her retirement, she had worked in the Laurel Lake School Lunch Program. She was a former member of the Democratic Club of Fall River. She leaves a brother, Michael J. Daley of West Roxbury; and five nephews. She was the sister of the late Thomas and Lawrence Daley, Frances Auclair, Esther Callahan and Mary Hurley. The funeral will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St., with a funeral Mass at noon in St. Anne's Church, South Main Street. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

PURCELL [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 29 Jan 2004] East Providence - Arthur J. Purcell, 72, of Indian Road, Riverside, a retired millwright, died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Janice (Laiter) Purcell. They had been married for 45 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Arthur and Mary (Kelley) Purcell, he had lived in Riverside for 42 years. Mr. Purcell had been a millwright for Taco Manufacturing for six years before retiring in 1995. He was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. Mr. Purcell was a former coach for the Riverside Pop Warner football team. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Arthur F. Purcell of Jacksonville, N.C., and Brian P. and Jeffrey J. Purcell, both of Riverside; two sisters, Ellen Fillessy of Warwick and Kathleen Travers of East Providence; and three grandchildren. He was the father of the late Gregory J. Purcell. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue. Burial will be held a Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

PURCELL (CROWLEY) [Fall River MA Herald News, Wednesday 23 May 2007] Purcell - (Crowley) Ann Marie, 67, in Swansea, May 20. Funeral will be held Friday from the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St., at 9 a.m., with a Funeral Mass to follow in St. Anthony of Padua Church at 10. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 6-9.

PYE (COCHRANE) ALDWORTH [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle; Providence RI Journal, Tuesday 3 Feb 2004] Attleboro -- Ethel May Aldworth Pye, 85, of Augsburg Drive, a retired quality control specialist, died Wednesday at home after a brief illness. She was the widow of Henry Pye and John Aldworth. Born in Hopedale on Sept. 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John and Lizzie (Dawson) Cochrane. She had resided in Attleboro for 27 years, moving from Pawtucket. Mrs. Pye had worked for Texas Instruments for many years until retiring. She had enjoyed gardening and playing bingo. She is survived by a daughter, Lois Lombardi of Warren, R.I.; a son, John Aldworth of Cape Coral, Fla.; a sister, Beatrice Campbell of Lincoln, R.I.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret Jamieson and Randolph Cochrane. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. Inurnment will follow in the Swan Point Cemetery Columbarium. Arrangements are by the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls.

PYE (COYNE) [Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle, Wednesday 5 Jan 2005] Attleboro -- Lorraine M. Pye, 77, of South Avenue, Attleboro, a homemaker and loving mother, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2004 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence G. Pye Jr., who died on Feb. 16, 1992. Born in Attleboro on Jan. 26, 1927, Mrs. Pye was a daughter of the late James L. and Hattie May (Leonard) Coyne. Mrs. Pye was raised and educated in Attleboro and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. Mrs. Pye was a homemaker. Years ago she was employed at the former L.G. Balfour Company in Attleboro and later was a librarian at the Washington Street School in South Attleboro. Mrs. Pye supported many local politicians and was a member of the Attleboro School Committee. She enjoyed listening to and participating in talk show radio programs. Years ago she enjoyed listening to W.A.R.A. talk show radio programs. Mrs. Pye also enjoyed the ocean, children and wildlife, especially birds. Mrs. Pye is survived by two daughters, Colleen A. Gorman of South Grafton, Mass., and Leslie A. Pye of Attleboro; a brother, Leonard Coyne of Kerrville, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lawrence Coyne and Beverly J. Pye. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro, by the Rev. Garvin Warden, pastor of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Attleboro. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 from noon until the commencement of the funeral service at 1 p.m.

PYNE (CONLAN) [Providence RI Journal, Thursday 13 July 2006] Pyne, Alice M. (Conlan) 'Nana Pyne', of Cranston and Matunuck died at South County Hospital on Wednesday July 12, 2006. She was the wife of the late John J. Pyne, Sr. She had recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor (Hamilton) and Joseph Conlan. She had worked for the Providence School Department Dental Clinic and for the late Dr. John Sullivan until retiring in 1978. She is survived by her five children, Patricia A. Pyne of Cranston with whom she lived and Patricia's fiance Alfred Newman; Elizabeth Genest and her husband Roger, John J. Pyne, Jr. and his wife Janet, Thomas P. Pyne and his wife Sharon all of North Kingstown, and Joan Johnson and her husband David P. of Narragansett. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Stein, Eleanor McGarry, John and Richard Conlan. Alice was a summer resident of Roy Carpenters Beach Matunuck since 1949 and a member of the Roy Carpenters Beach Association. Known to light up a room with her Irish wit, Alice enjoyed knitting infant hats and donating them to Women & Infants Hospital. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from The Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthews Church, Cranston at 10 a.m. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the St. Matthews Church Renovation Fund, 15 Francis Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910 or Roy Carpenters Beach Assn., 240 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879.