Monday, June 15, 2009

Rhode Island Obituaries 6/15/09




Alcide G (DaSilva) Melo - Pawtucket, RI

Saturday, June 13, 2009 3:00 AM 

(06/13/09) Pawtucket ~ Alcide G. (DaSilva) Melo, 90, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio V. Melo. Born in St. Miguel, Azores, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late...



DeLellis, Argia (Uberti)

DeLELLIS, ARGIA (UBERTI) 87, died June 12, 2009. She was the wife of the late Jacob DeLellis Sr. Mother of Patricia Branch, Jacob Jr. and Peter DeLellis. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30am in St. Ann Cemetery Chapel. Visit for information and online condolences.



Gallo, Marion (Visconti)

GALLO, MARION (VISCONTI), 91, of East Greenwich formerly of Union City, NJ, entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Harborside Greenwood Nursing Home in Warwick. Beloved wife of the late Dante Gallo. Marion was a homemaker. Devoted mother of Marie Weiss of East Greenwich, RI and the late Dante Gallo, Jr. Dear sister of the late Frank Visconti, Margaret Visconti, Rose Corsi, Mildred DiPaolo. Loving grandmother of Danielle Weiss Medina, Jason Weiss, Dante, Charles, Michael, Amanda Gallo. Loving great grandmother of Carter Gallo, Alaina and Gabrielle Medina. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:30 AM at the LEBER FUNERAL HOME, Kennedy Boulevard at 20th Street, Union City, NJ then to St. Lawrence RC Church in Weehawken, NY where at 9:30 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Entombment Bergen Crest Mausoleum in North Bergen, NJ. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Donations to St. Gregory's Memorial Society, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886.



Guerin, Barbara B.

GUERIN, BARBARA B., 96, of 1163 Carlton Avenue, Burlington, NC died at Alamance Regional Medical Center on Sunday, June 7, 2009. A native of Kent County, RI, she was the wife of the late Theodore Albert Guerin and the daughter of the late George W. and Bertha M. (Northup) Seamans. She was a graduate of Rhode Island College and a retired elementary school teacher with the Cranston school system. Mrs. Guerin was a member of Elon Community Church United Church of Christ, the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Roger Williams Society. Survivors include her daughter, Judith Leipf of Burlington, NC; a son, David T. Guerin and wife, Margaret J. of Burlington, NC; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington, NC on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will be held at East Greenwich Cemetery in East Greenwich, Rhode Island at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA in North Carolina or Rhode Island.



Guinn, Fred H.

GUINN, FRED H., 88, of Johnston died Friday, June 12, 2009. He was the beloved husband for 67 years of Edesse (Leonard) Guinn. Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Jake W. and Bertha M. (Hathaway) Guinn. Mr. Guinn worked in the Maintenance Department of Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 30 years retiring in 1970. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran serving in the African Theatre. He was a past troop leader for Troop 35 B.S.A. South Attleboro and a member of the South Attleboro American Legion Post. He lived in Attleboro, MA and Pompano Beach, FL before moving to Johnston in 1995. Besides his wife he is survived by his children; Paula Winsor, Kevin Guinn, Dennis Guinn, and Karen Birmingham; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Charles Guinn, Mildred Trowbridge, and Ethel Tomlinson. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial service Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 6 pm in the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rte. 44) Greenville. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to Meals on Wheels, 70 Bath St., Providence, RI 02908 will be appreciated. Information and guestbook, visit



Hayden, Beatrice J. (Barrette)

HAYDEN, BEATRICE J. (BARRETTE), 91, formerly of Pleasant View Road, Warwick, died on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Westview Health Care Center in West Warwick. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Hayden, and the mother of the late Dennis P. Hayden. Born in Warwick, a daughter of the late Aldege and Laura (Audette) Barrette, she was a life-long Warwick resident. She is survived by a sister, Claire Barrette of Warwick, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Corinne Resmini, Conrad, Norbert, George, and Rudolph Barrette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are omitted. Kindly omit flowers. Mrs. Hayden was an advocate of Catholic education, establishing scholarship opportunities at Bishop Hendricken for those less fortunate. Contributions in her memory may be made Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889. Arrangements by Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, Warwick.



Margaret A (Schoenfeld) Sweers - Pawtucket, RI

Friday, June 12, 2009 3:00 AM 

(06/12/09) Pawtucket ~ Margaret A. (Schoenfeld) Sweers, 87, of Bucklin Street, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Sweers. Born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident o...



Medeiros, Jose

MEDEIROS, JOSE, 86, of Catherine St, passed away June 13th. He was the husband of the late Fortunata (Soares) Medeiros. He is survived by daughters, Maria F. Silva of Bristol, Maria L. Leite of West Warwick, sister, Carolina Pereira of Relva, grandchildren, Tracy Silva, Stephanie Reynolds, Amy Ayotte, Christine Caramiciu. Funeral Tuesday 9 AM at the George C. Lima Funeral Home, 367 High St. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery Visiting Hours Monday 4-8 PM.



Michael Jusczyk - West Warwick, RI

Saturday, June 13, 2009 3:00 AM 

(06/13/09) JUSCZYK, Michael, 84, of Carlson Cir., passed away Friday, June 12, 2009 at River View Health Care Community, Coventry. He was the husband of the late Elsie O. (Francis) Jusczyk. Born in W... 



Mitchell, Eddie H. "Mitch"

MITCHELL, EDDIE H. 'MITCH' 81, of Herndon, VA formerly of East Providence, RI entered into eternal life on Monday May 4th, 2009. He was the husband of the late Gladys Mitchell (Anne). Born in Jackson Tennessee, son of the late Eddie H. Mitchell and Juanita (French) Mitchell. After graduating from Mary High School he enlisted in the U. S. NAVY. During his tenure he served on the USS WASP and USS TARAWA. Mitch was a WWII veteran. He retired from the U.S. Navy 1966. Mitch is also listed in the Navy Memorial located in Washington, DC. Mitch also retired from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. He was a Mason, a member of the Irreproachable Beneficial Association (IBA), and the American Legion. He enjoyed horse racing, playing cards. Mitch leaves to cherish his memories one daughter Sonja Mitchell-Perry of Reston , VA and a step-daughter Gail Lincoln of Herndon, VA, grandchildren Marlo Lincoln , Qiana Forbes and Rodney Perry all of VA. Siblings include sister Clara Reeves, brother Cecil Mitchell both of Chicago IL, brother Clifford Mitchell of Lithonia, GA, and brother Ernest Mitchell of Jackson, TN. He was also brother of the late Mildred Gaynor. Mitch leaves behind a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and good friends. He will always be remembered as 'One of a Kind' Interment will be held with full military honors on Monday August 3, 2009 at 1pm at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington.



Murphy, Thomas J.

MURPHY, THOMAS J., 83, died Saturday, June 13, 2009. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Teresa M. (Sweeney) Murphy. Born in Cheshire, CT, the son of the late Thomas J. and Lillian Murphy, he resided in Edgewood for 53 years. He was the father of Karen A. LaCrosse, Thomas J. Murphy, III, James F. Murphy, Ann M. Murphy, Joseph L. Murphy and Janet M. Stark. He also leaves 8 grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and father and will be missed. All who knew him thought him to be a kind, generous and caring man. Mr. Murphy was a graduate of Bryant University and was a standout kicker on their football team. He later played for the South Providence Swans. He began his business career with Industrial National Bank and later became a commercial real estate/business broker and was involved in a variety of business enterprises. A WWII Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre Of Operations and was undefeated on the Navy's amateur boxing team. He was a Rotarian with the Providence Rotary Club for nearly 50 years and gave generously of his time. He was an avid golfer and member of Crestwood Country Club for 25 years. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 AM in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Paul Church, St. Paul Place, Cranston. Burial with military honors in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8 PM. Information and guestbook, visit www.TheQuinnFuneral



Robert "Bobby" A Frederick - Fall River, MA

Sunday, June 14, 2009 3:00 AM 

(06/14/09) Robert A. Bobby Frederick, 78, of Kennedy St., Fall River, husband of Janet K. (Nickerson) Frederick, died Saturday, June 13, 2009. A member of the Carpenters Union, Local 1305, Sergeant Major... 



Schultz, Irene M. (Hoffman)

SCHULTZ, IRENE M. (HOFFMAN), passed away at her family's home on Saturday. She was the wife of the late Walter 'Bud' Schultz for 57 years. She was the mother of Michael of Tucson, Arizona, Robert of Las Vegas, Nevada, Joyce Smith-Corrente of Cranston and 'Nanny' to Erin and Peter Smith. Irene was the cherished sister of Irma Krein of Lake Forest, California and the late Jordan Hoffman. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Johnston. Donations to Beacon Hospice would be appreciated. To sign an online guestbook or for directions to the funeral home please visit www.THEBUTTERFIELD



Souza Sr., Robert

, SOUZA, ROBERT SR., 73 of Long Lane died Friday June 12, 2009 at RI. Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Ricci) Souza. Born in Bristol he was a son of the late John and Mary (Arruda) Sousa. And stepson of the late Virginio Couto. He lived in Warren for over 50 yrs. He was the owner and president of Massasoit Realty, owner of the former Hat Trick restaurant and the Bristol IGA Foodliner. He was also a manager in the Wholesale food industry. He was a member of the West Barrington Men's Club and the Swansea Country Club. He was a huge fan of the Providence and Boston Bruins, the Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He has one son Robert Souza, Jr. and his wife Joy of Cranston, one daughter Karen E. Souza of Wallinford CT. and 4 grandchildren Caitlin, Alexandria, Madeline, and Abigail. He was a brother of the late Henry, Norman, and Gerald Souza. His Funeral will be Wednesday at 8:00am from WILBUR-ROMANO Funeral Home 615 Main St. Warren. With a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Metacom Ave, Warren. VISITATION TUESDAY 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to 931 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 3004 Warwick RI. 02886. For online guest book visit



Trotter, Joseph

TROTTER, JOSEPH, 94, of Anoka Avenue, died peacefully on June 13, 2009. He was the husband of Carmella (Chianese) Trotter and the late Rose (Cicerone) Trotter. Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Frederick and Lillian (Cimerelli) Trotter. Mr. Trotter was the owner of the former Trotter's Penny Candy Store of Barrington and Trotter's Book Store in Warren. He was a physical therapy assistant at Rhode Island Hospital for 27 years before retiring in 1987. Joseph was a book and card collector and was an avid reader. He was a devoted Boston Red Sox and Providence College Friars fan. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters; Beverly Ann Martel of Lady Lake, FL, Maureen R. Noel of Barrington, Sandra Jene Miller of Seekonk, MA and Lori Ann Moniz of Barrington, two brothers; Ralph Trotter of Bristol and William Trotter of Lincoln, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and three great great great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Eva DiBenedetto, Concetta and Arthur Trotter. His funeral will be held on Wednesday June 17, 2009 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNER AL HOME, 350 Willett Ave nue, Riverside at 8:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angel Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 am. Burial will follow in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery, Upland Way, Barrington. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8 pm.




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Walsh, Mary H.

WALSH, MARY H., 74, of Chestnut Hill Road, Chepachet, died Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Miriam Hospital. Born in Bronx, NY, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes (Walsh) McCabe, she had been a longtime Pawtucket resident before moving to Chepachet. She had been a clerk at the Division of Motor Vehicles before retiring in 1999. She was a parishioner at St. Eugene Church and a very active Chepachet senior. She is survived by her children Daniel and Michael Gingras, Kathleen Gagnon, Patricia Fonseca and Kevin Santurri, her sons and daughters in law, Claire Desrosiers, Andrea Gingras, Stephen Gagnon, John Fonseca and Heather Santurri, fifteen grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Brigid, J.D., Andrew, Emma, Liam, Olivia, Kaden,Sarah, Emily, Jacob, Zachary, Eliza, Mary, Ruth five great grandchildren, Hannah, Ava, Lily, Jackson, Gabriel, a sister Josephine Weber and a brother Hugh Sonny McCabe. She was the sister of the late Theresa and Dorothy McCabe. Funeral service Thursday at 6pm in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Visitation Thursday 4-6pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services. For messages of condolence and directions please visit



Wedge, Christopher

WEDGE, CHRISTOPHER, 44, of Meadow St. Pawtucket died recently at home. Originally from Pennsylvania, Chris had lived in Rhode Island for many years. For the last 10 years he had worked for Gateway Health Care, Inc. at the Valley Community School in Pawtucket as a Computer Instructor. He will be missed by his family at Gateway and especially by the students in the Valley Day Program. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 pm in the Redwood Chapel of Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Burial will follow. Arrangements by Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home, Providence.