Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Rhode Island Daily Obituaries 07/09/08

  • Beanland, Robert H.

    BEANLAND, ROBERT H., 74, of Warwick, died Monday at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of Carolyn (Faford) Thornley-Beanland. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Henry and Emily (Howarth) Beanland. Robert was a former patrolman for the North Providence Police Department. Besides his wife, he leaves twin daughters, Deborah Beanland and Diane Carlin, a brother, James Beanland, two stepsons, Thomas and Brian Thornley, two grandsons and 4 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be on Friday at 12 noon…

    • Conte II, Steven

      CONTE, STEVEN, II, 50 of Tell Street, Providence died Monday July 7, 2008. He was born in Providence a son of Stephen and Norma (Martellini) Conte of Cranston and brother of Deborah and her husband Joseph Montaquila of East Greenwich. Steven was employed by Smithfield Peat Co. for the past 22 years. His funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of St. Mark, Cranston at 11 a.m. Burial will be in…

      • Hanley, Mary R. (Healy)

        HANLEY, MARY R. (HEALY), 92, of Ferncrest Blvd., died Tuesday at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre in Cumberland. She was the wife of the late William P. Hanley, Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John G. and Mary (Dowling) Healy, Sr. She is survived by her son, William P. Hanley, III and his wife Marie of Lincoln. She was the sister of the late John J. Healy, Jr. and Joan Rielly. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home,…

        • Izzo, Raymond S.

          IZZO, RAYMOND S., of Providence, passed away Sunday, July 6, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Carmela (Spirito) Izzo. They had been married for 57 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Teresa (Buonanno) Izzo. Mr. Izzo graduated from Roger Williams College in 1949 and worked as the Rhode Island sales representative for Colgate Palmolive Co. for 30 years before retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII serving on an aircraft carrier from 1944 to 1947. Besides…

          • Larose, Jeannette M.

            LAROSE, JEANNETTE M., 81, formerly of Forand Manor, died Tuesday at Grandview Center in Cumberland after an illness. She was the wife of the late Norman G. Larose. She was born in Central Falls a lifelong resident of the city. She had been a communicant of Notre Dame Church. She was a member of the Franco-American Society. She is survived by a daughter, Lin M. Costa of Providence; 2 sons, Kenneth G. Larose of No. Providence and Dennis J. Larose of Cumberland. She also leaves a sister, Doris Caron of…

            • Maroney, Barbara R.

              MARONEY, BARBARA R., 58, of Narragansett, died Monday at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edmund J. and Rita (O'Brien) Maroney, she lived in Narragansett for the past twenty years, previously living in Providence. Barbara was the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the City of Providence for the past five years, and also worked as Human Resource Director for the Thundermist Health Care Centers for several years. Previously, Barbara was a General…

              • Miller, David M.

                MILLER, DAVID M., 58, of Cumberland Hill Rd. passed away Sunday, in the Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Janice (Crawford) Miller. Born in Muskegon, MI, he was the son Janice A. (Cate) Miller of Orleans, MA and the late Carl I. Miller. Mr. Miller was a Welder for the Electric Boat, Quonset Point, for many years. He was a U. S. Army, Vietnam veteran. Besides his mother, he leaves a son, David C. Miller of Woonsocket and a daughter, Holly A. Miller of Lincoln. He also leaves a sister…

                • Pullano Jr., Clemence L.

                  PULLANO, CLEMENCE L. JR. 'POPPI', of Cranston, passed away July 7, 2008 in Roger Williams Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jeanette (Fabrizio) Pullano. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Clemence and Clementina (Pezzullo) Pullano. Mr. Pullano was a superintendent for Welch Manufacturing and he owned and operated Atwood Sausage and Deli in Cranston before retiring. He was the father of Louis Pullano and Paula Larsson; grandfather of Matthew and Steven; brother of Margaret…

                  • Ramstad, Yngve

                    RAMSTAD, YNGVE, a longtime University of Rhode Island economics professor and former department chair, died July 5, 2008, of complications from ALS. He was 67. The Rhode Island chapter of the ALS Association honored Yngve with its Brian Dickinson Courage Award on June 12. Although Yngve was unable to attend, more than three dozen colleagues and friends, including two from his high school years, were present. His daughter, Kathryn Ramstad-Albert, accepted the award on his behalf. Yngve was born March 20,…

                    • Salmanson, Charles

                      SALMANSON, CHARLES, 93 DIES, CO-FOUNDER OF ADAMS DRUG COMPANY. Charles Salmanson of Providence, Rhode Island, co-founder of Adams Drug Co. and philanthropist, died on Monday, July 7th at the Miriam Hospital. With his father and brothers, they opened their first store in Woonsocket, R.I. in 1933, selling health and beauty aids and assorted sundries. Expansion and acquisition over 51 years created one of the largest drug store chains in the country. The company was listed on the New York Stock exchange and…

                      • Tetreault, Laura M.

                        TETREAULT, LAURA M., 19, of Asqah Dr., North Kingstown, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008. Born in Providence, she was the cherished daughter of Sharon L. (Faella) Tetreault of North Kingstown and Tate W. Tetreault of Cranston. Laura was 2006 graduate of North Kingstown High School and was entering her second year at Community College of RI. She was a cheerleader for the Rhody All-Stars, and cheerleading coach for the N.K. Youth Organization Jaguars and Wickford Middle School Wildcats. Besides her parents,…

                        • Vales, Richard E.

                          VALES, RICHARD E., of Providence. July 7, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Ruthann C. (Purpura) Vales. Loving father of Christine and her husband, Gregory Vales of Canton, MA and Steven and his wife, Rose Vales of Wyoming, RI. Devoted uncle of Robby Barlow of RI. Dear brother of Gertrude Cardoza of MA and Sandra Burgess of RI. Cherished grandfather of Amanda Smith, Alyssa Vales, Jillian Vales and the late Paige Vales. He is also survived by many other nieces an nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the…

                          • Wood, Christopher A.

                            WOOD, CHRISTOPHER A., 37, died Friday. Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren where family will receive friends Thursday, July 10th from 4-6 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. Visit

                            • Zammarelli Sr., Nicholas C.

                              ZAMMARELLI, NICHOLAS C. SR., 81, of Draper Road, passed away July 8th at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank and Susan (Matteo) Zammarelli and had been the husband of Josephine (Pedi) Zammarelli for 54 years. Mr. Zammarelli was the owner and operator of the Admiral Food Center for 45 years before retiring. He was a member of the Wanskuck Boys Club Hall of Fame and had sponsored both the Little League and Babe Ruth League in Providence and North Providence for 40…

                            • Aurora M. Soares
                              FALL RIVERm Mass. - Aurora Mae (Pratt) Amarantes Soares,

                              Ruth M. Fraser
                              WEST LEICESTER, Nova Scotia - Ruth M. Fraser,

                              Patrick Brady
                              PASCOAG - Patrick Brady,

                              Peggy A. Beer
                              JAMESTOWN - Peggy Anderson Beer

                              Charles W. Thompson
                              NEWPORT - Charles Warren Thompson,

                              Rita M. Miller
                              MIDDLETOWN - Rita M. (Auger) Miller,

                              Dr. Mary T. Lynch
                              NEWPORT - Capt. Mary T. Lynch, US Navy, Medical Corp. Ret.,


                              DeFosse, Esther M. (Morgan)

                              A calling hour will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, and will precede the funeral service in the funeral home, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Pawcatuck

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