Friday, December 12, 2008

Rhode Island Obituaries 12/12/08


Cenci, Martha C. (Ursillo)

CENCI, MARTHA C. (URSILLO), 96, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Thursday. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard F. Cenci and daughter of the late Pasquale and Theresa (DeCesare) Ursillo. Mrs. Cenci was a Seamstress for the State of RI, working at the Children's Center before her retirement. Previously she had worked at Pauline's Dress Shop, formerly of Providence. Martha was a former communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, and a member of the St. Jude Society at St. Agnes Church. She is survived by her devoted twin daughters, Barbara E. and Elaine T. Cenci; 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law, Mary Cenci. Mrs. Cenci was the mother of the late Ralph V. Cenci, and sister of the late Thomas, Domenic, Concetta Ursillo, Mary Conca, and Margaret Saccoccia. Calling Hours Saturday MORNING, 9-10:30 AM in the A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM in St. Ann Church, Hawkins St., Providence. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Martha's memory to: Elmhurst Extended Care, 50 Maude St., Providence, RI, 02908.



Claire M (Rosini) Ouellette - Providence, RI

Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:00 AM 

(12/11/08) Claire M. Ouellette (Rosini), 68, of Providence, passed away peacefully after an extended illness. She was the beloved wife of Maurice P. Moe Ouellette and the daughter of the late Nicholas and G... 



Clark Jr., Arthur B.

CLARK, ARTHUR B., Jr., 83, of St. Laurent Parkway, passed away Wednesday December 10, 2008 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Emma L. (O'Brien) Clark. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Ellen (Booth) Clark. Mr. Clark was a United States Navy Veteran serving in World War II and was a graduate of Bryant College. He leaves two daughters; Julie A. Milligan of Pawtucket, Linda H. Potter of Seekonk, Ma.; three sons, Richard A. Clark of Taunton, Ma., Brian P. Clark of Northfield, Vt., Daniel P. Clark of Plainville, Ma.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Marion Cobb and John Clark. His Funeral will be held on Monday at 8:30AM from the PERRY/MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Stephens Church 683 South Main Street Attleboro, Ma. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours Sunday 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Clark's memory to the Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay Street, Providence, RI 02905-2322 would be deeply appreciated.



Eastwood, Ronald J.

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Hall, Bryan David

HALL, BRYAN DAVID, 53, a self-employed landscaper, of New Britain Drive, died Monday, at Kent County Hospital. He was the husband of Hattie (Sutton) Hall. Born in Providence, the son of the late Theodore Prout, Sr. and Rozalie (Court) Randall. Besides his wife, he is survived by son, Charles A. Sutton, daughter, Brandi-Lee Hall, 5 siblings, and 3 grandchildren. Calling Hours 6-8 p.m. Sunday and Funeral 10 a.m. Monday, both in Bright Funeral Home, 290 Public Street, Providence. Burial will be at North Burial Ground.



Higgins, Allen L.

HIGGINS, ALLEN L., 68, a long time resident of N. Kingstown passed away December 10, 2008. He was the husband of Judy A. (Shadeck) Higgins. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Albert and Louise Higgins. Mr. Higgins was a retired truck driver for PRM Concrete and had served in the US Marine Corps. Besides his wife, he leaves his children; Sgt. Kimberly A. Hill, NPD, Kerrie Mazur, EGPD and Jason A. Higgins; sisters; Ann Glee Janson and Eda Lou Higgins and eight grandchildren. Funeral Service Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main Street, East Greenwich. Burial with military honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours Sunday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USMC Wounded Warrior Fund, 10730 Pacific Street, Suite 10, Omaha, NE 68114.



Hill, Anthony A.

HILL, ANTHONY A., 61, of Pawtuxet Terrace, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at R I Hospital. He was the husband of the late Cynthia R. (Masciarotti) Hill and the son of the late Ernest & Lucy (Petrarca) Hill. Anthony, a lifelong resident of West Warwick, was the former owner of Anthony's Italia Cucina Restaurant in Johnston and Anthony's Welcome Cafe in Providence. Anthony's life passion was being with his family & friends, golfing, & boating. He was the brother of Helen M. Arlia of West Warwick, and Robert (and Debra) Hill of S.C. Uncle of Kelly Arlia; and companion of Maureen Curran. His Funeral Service will be Saturday at 9am in the R.A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (Rte.117), Coventry. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Friday (TODAY) 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Make A Wish, 757 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910 will be appreciated.



Isom, Gina M.

ISOM, GINA M., 41, of Hyatt St., Providence and formerly of Pawtucket, died Tuesday December 9, 2008 as a result of a traffic accident in Providence. Ms. Isom was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of James Harold Isom of East Providence and the late Margaret Mary (Phelan) Isom. She had worked at Stressless Cleaning for many years. Besides her father she is survived by her longtime companion Walter Waite of Pawtucket a son, Rachon Waite of Providence, eight sisters, and eight brothers. The funeral for Ms. Isom will be Tuesday, December 16, at 11:00am in the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. Her calling hours will be Tuesday morning from 8:30am in the funeral home. The burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. For directions and guest book signatures, please visit



Janet N (Storer) Freberg - East Greenwich, RI

Friday, December 12, 2008 3:00 AM 

(12/12/08) East Greenwich Janet N. (Storer) Freberg, 81, of St. Elizabeth Way died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Ernest W. Freberg. B... 



Kehoe, Madeline M. (McNally)

KEHOE, MADELINE M. (McNALLY) 85 of Cranston passed away Wednesday December 10, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late William Kehoe. Born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (Smith) McNally. Madeline spent her life raising her children and loving her friends and extended family. She always made time to be the Mom to many. She devoted her whole life to her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished every moment with them. She was the beloved mother of Eleanor M. Casey, Carolyn A. Kehoe, Christine M. Goyette and Dennis T. Kehoe all of Cranston and Kenneth K. Kehoe of Somerset MA. Sister of Norma Muto of Esmond, R.I. and the late Thomas, Donald, Earl and Ronald McNally and Ilene Gray. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand-daughter. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 7:45 a.m from 'WOODLAWN' Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave. Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. CALLING HOURS FRIDAY (TODAY) 4-8 p.m. Visit for on-line condolences.



Madeline M Kehoe - Cranston, RI

Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:00 AM 

(12/11/08) KEHOE, MADELINE M. (McNally) 85 of Cranston passed away Wednesday December 10, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late William Kehoe. Born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (Smit...



Milner, Marilyn (Pedder)

MILNER, MARILYN (PEDDER), 64, of Gurnee, IL, passed away December 6, 2008 at Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center in Skokie, IL. She was born in Providence, RI, to the late George and Frances Pedder. She is survived by her husband of 43 and a half years, Robert Milner; her daughters Denise Swynenberg of Liberty Hill, TX, and Elise Carman of Raymore, MO; her grandchildren Andrew and Kathryn Swynenberg and Ian and Kyle Carman; and her brother, Donald Pedder of Freemont, OH. Marilyn moved to Gurnee in 1985 and worked at the Chicago Medical School, A Safe Place, and Catholic Charities in various administrative positions. Memorial visitation is scheduled for Dec. 10, 2008 at 6-8 PM Wednesday at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, IL. Interment will be Dec. 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, RI. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Midwest Hospice, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60025.



Pearce, Mary I. (Ballata)

Mary I. (Ballata) Pearce, 80, of Dixon Street, Westerly, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Pearce was born in Westerly on June 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Hazel (Main) Ballata. Her husband, Henry L. Pearce, died in 1995. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry "Rusty" and Patty Pearce of Westerly, her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Denise Pearce of Westerly, her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dan Burke of Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Jaime, Kerri, Tomi-Lee, Brandon, Justin, Traci and Bomina; one great-grandchild, Hannah; and three sisters, Josephine Clary of Bradford, Kathleen Windsor of Ashaway and Patricia Coon of Ashaway. Mary's family and friends will always remember her cheerful smile, wonderful sense of humor, and willingness to help others. The Westerly Public Library proclaimed Dec. 3, 2008, as "Mary Pearce Day". She was a loyal and beloved library volunteer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 7 Church St., Bradford. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will take place at First Hopkinton Cemetery, Ashaway. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. A celebration of her life will follow the service. Funeral services are under the direction of Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home, 64 Friendship St., Westerly. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's name can be made to Hospice Care of Rhode Island, South County Office, 143 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879.



Pierson, Thomas C.

PIERSON, THOMAS C., 58, of Eustis, FL died at home, on Friday, November 21, 2008. Born in Providence, he moved to Eustis in 1999 from Coventry. Thomas was an Electrician and a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Teresa L. Pierson of Eustis, FL; son, Craig Pierson of Leesburg, FL; daughter, Kristen Rathbun of Warwick; mother, Teresa Lea Pierson of Coventry; 4 brothers, Gil Pierson of Deerfield Beach, FL, Fr. Michael Pierson of Coventry. Ronnie Pierson of Astor, FL, Mark Pierson of Coventry; 4 grandchildren, Kayla Pierson, Jacob Thomas Pierson, Luke Pierson, Jason Rathbun. His committal service with military honors will be Monday at 10 am in the RI Veterans Cemetery, 301 So. County Trail, Exeter. A Memorial Mass is Sunday at 2 pm in St. Patrick Church, 2068 Cranston St., Cranston.



Redington, Harriette (Phillips)

REDINGTON, HARRIETTE (PHILLIPS), 92, a resident of Greenwich Farms and formerly of Narragansett, RI, Greenwich, CT and Stamford, CT died Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Kent Hospital with her family at her side. Harriette is predeceased by her first husband Thomas R. Fisher, Jr., her second husband Edgar H. Redington, Jr. and her sisters, Barbara Phillips Shove and Elizabeth Phillips Howland She is survived by her sister, Jean Phillips McLeod of Essex, CT, her children, Harriette Leyla Anderson of Narragansett, RI, Mary Molly Hawthorne of Norton MA, Thomas R.F. Redington of Southport, CT, Rowley Rey Redington of Montclair, NJ, Nancy Ayre of Woodbury, CT and Deborah Imse of Bow, NH. Also surviving her are her devoted sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, her sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 on Saturday, January 24 at 11:00 AM. A private burial will take place at a later date at Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 in Harriettes memory. Information and condolences at



Shields Jr., Charles W.

SHIELDS, CHARLES W., JR., 91, died on December 5th at home in Johnston. Married for 50 years to Jacqueline Smith, he is survived by his daughters, Martha Stoebling, of Middletown, NY, and Marianne Shields, of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Johnston, three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a great-great grandson. Retired Director of the RI Council on Highway Safety, Charles was an avid pilot, boater and photographer. He was a flight instructor for the US Navy during WWII and later managed two airports in Maine. Returning to his native Rhode Island, he continued to fly into his mid-80s and remained an active member of the Rhode Island Pilots Association. An enthusiastic boater and photographer, Charles created a historic photographic collection of the Americas Cup races in Newport over more than two decades. A memorial service will be held at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 13th. The family can be contacted in Johnston or by email at



Torregano, Stella T. (Correy)

TORREGANO, STELLA T. (CORREY) 69, of Rugby St. passed away peacefully Saturday, December 6, 2008 surrounded by her loving family at RI Hospital. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Stella (Boulden) Correy. Mrs. Torregano was an assistant manager for Colibri Manufacturing, Providence for 15 years before her retirement. She is survived by her children Janice Ellerbe, Roberta, and David Correy of Providence and Charles Correy of FL; two brothers Frederick and Leon Correy both of Providence and a sister Frances Wells of FL; she is also survived by her 5 grandsons, a granddaughter, 6 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, sister and brothers-in-law and friends. A funeral home service will be held Saturday at 10am in the A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence. Visiting hours Saturday 8-10am. Burial will be private.



Trudo, Dorothy (Martin)

TRUDO, DOROTHY (MARTIN), 84, of Lambert Lind Highway, Warwick, formerly of East Providence, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Anthony Corria and the late Anthony Trudo. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria Jose (Medeiros) Matias. She is survived by her son, Robert Corria of Warwick, and her two sisters, Emily Perry and Irene Escobar both of E. Prov. She was the sister of the late Lucy Phillips, Louise Pacheco and Manuel Martin. Her funeral will be held on Saturday with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St., Providence. Her nephew, the Rev. Joseph A. Escobar, will be the main celebrant and homilist. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may attend the visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Arrangements by the Rebello Funeral Home.




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Vivian (Farley) Jennings - Providence, RI

Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:00 AM 

(12/11/08) Providence Vivian (Farley) Jennings, 96, of Hillside Avenue and formerly of Pawtucket and Seekonk, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Andre... 

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