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Miscellaneous Bristol County, Rhode Island Obituaries


Vincent J. Ferris
Engineer, member of Housing Authority
Vincent James Ferris, 85, of 153 Beardsworth Road, Tiverton, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Mary Isabelle (King) Ferris. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Deeb) Ferris, he had lived in Tiverton since 1959. Mr. Ferris was an electrical engineer for the Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport until his retirement in 1973. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1961 with high honor, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He was a board member for the Tiverton Housing Authority and an honorary life member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Ferris was a Navy veteran of World War II, and served as a firefighter first class aboard the Alabama and at NTS Great Lakes in Illinois. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Boehr Council, and was bingo chairman for the Knights for more than 40 years. He was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church, Tiverton. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Cynthia Jean Sappington of Crosby, Texas, and Nancy Ann Wheelock of Tiverton; a sister, Mary Wood in Connecticut; three grandsons, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His funeral as held Wednesday, Feb. 12, from the Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, Tiverton, with a Mass in Holy Ghost Church. Burial was in Pocasset Hill Cemetery.

Floyd H. Grant Sr.
Served in U.S. Army during World War II
Floyd H. Grant Sr., 90, of 477 Sowams Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Orchard View Manor in East Providence. He was the husband of Josephine (Abatiello) Grant. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Orrin and Myrtle (Hathaway) Grant, he served in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Technician, fourth grade. He received the good conduct medal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Mr. Grant was the co-owner of the former Grants Construction in Barrington for many years. He also worked for Lane Construction in New York as a heavy equipment operator, and was the former owner of Grants vegetable stand on Sowams Road for many years. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Warren and a former Elks memberr. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Floyd H. Grant Jr. of Barrington; and two grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Marjorie Decker, Marion Quick and Carolyn Grant. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 7, from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home in Warren. Burial with military honors followed in Gibb Cemetery in Somerset, Mass.

Catherine J. McBride
Lifelong resident of Barrington
Catherine J. McBride, 93, formerly of Nayatt Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at South County Nursing Center in North Kingstown. Born in Barrington, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (McGreedy) McBride, she was a lifelong resident. Ms. McBride worked as an executive secretary for the Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1978. She leaves six nephews, James R. Grace of Narragansett, William, John and Kenneth McNamara, all of Providence, James McNamara of Coventry and Russell Walch of Exeter; a niece, Catherine K. Ahern of Providence; and 18 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary Grace, Sarah McNamara, Rose Walch and John Devine. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, from the J.F. Skeffington Chapel in Providence, with a Mass of Christian burial in the Carmelite Monastery in Barrington. Burial followed in Mount St. Mary Cemetery in Pawtucket.

Angeline M. DeStefani
Moved to town last November
Angeline M. DeStefani, 83, of 6 Spruce St. and formerly of Woonsocket, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Metacom Manor Health Center in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Dr. Carlo J. DeStefani. Born in Jefferson City, Mo., a daughter of the late Elba A. and Anna (Lammers) Rice, she lived in Lincoln and Woonsocket before moving to Barrington in November. She was a communicant of St. Anthony Church in Woonsocket. She leaves two daughters, Karen D. Kalia of Barrington, with whom she lived, and Amy D. Yatsko of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Carlo J. DeStefani of Bellingham, Mass., Robert R. DeStefani of Abingdon, Md. and Russell A. DeStefani of Woonsocket; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 7, from the Egidio DiPardo and Sons Funeral Home in Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Anthony Church. Burial followed in the Precious Blood Cemetery in Blackstone, Mass.

Maurice Landry
Retired oil worker, enjoyed playing pool and bowling
Maurice "Mike" Landry, 90, of Barney Street, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at home. He was the husband of Adela M. (Parquette) Landry. Born in North Yarmouth, Maine, he was a son of the late Luc and Elmira (LaChance) Landry. He had lived in Warren since 1919. Mr. Landry was an oil worker, employed as a plant man at Gulf Oil Corp., in East Providence, for 36 years, retiring in 1976. He also worked locally as a handyman. He enjoyed playing pool, and duck-pin bowling in which he recorded the former Rhode Island single game record of 257 out of 300 in 1985. Mr. Landry was a member of the Cercle Jacques Cartier Club, the Franco-American Society and the American Canadian Association. He was a 30-year member of the Warren Fire Department's Massassoit Hook & Ladder Company. A communicant of St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren, he served as a member of its Social Committee. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Maurice "Mo" Landry of Warren and Richard L. Landry of Bristol; five daughters, Alice L. Tupaj and Claudette L. Lavey, both of Warren, Helene J. Patsy of Erie, Pa., Theresa Legault of Summerfield, Fla., and Jeanne M. Connery of Warwick; three sisters, Antoinette Lamonde and Gertrude Girouard, both of Warren, and Florence Lynch of Lincoln; and 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Mary Landry, and brother of the late Frank, Donat and Joseph Landry, Irene Dutra, Yvonne Hamel, Lucy Martel, Addy Dallaire and Sister Alice Landry. His funeral was on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jean Baptiste Church. He was buried in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Warren Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 553, Warren, RI 02885, or Home and Hospice Care of RI, Box H, Providence, RI 02901. Virtual condolences may be entered online at www.wjsmithfh.com

Vincent S. DeAngelis Jr.
Lifelong resident of Barrington
Vincent S. DeAngelis Jr., 67, of Church Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of Thelma E. (Mainella) DeAngelis; they had been married 40 years. A lifelong resident of Barrington, Mr. DeAngelis was a son of the late Vincenzo S. and Julia (Varone) DeAngelis. He was a senior employment adjudicator for the State of Rhode Island for 15 years and a communicant of Holy Angels Church on Maple Avenue. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Scott V. DeAngelis and a sister, Fannie A. Kwolek, both of Barrington; and a brother, Albert J. DeAngelis of Pawtucket. He was a brother of the late Peter A. DeAngelis Sr. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home in Riverside, with a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Angels Church. Burial followed in the Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery in Barrington.

Janet Stoffel
Former Warren resident, leaves family in town
Janet Stoffel, 49, formerly of Warren and of Tarpon Springs, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House, Holiday, Fla. She was the wife of Wayne Stoffel. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of Dora (St. Pierre) Thivierge of Warren and the late Joseph E. Thivierge. A graduate of Warren High School, Mrs. Stoffel was employed as a waitress and as a teaching assistant in Florida schools. She was a Karaoke enthusiast. Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Kevin and Jennifer Stoffel, and a mother-in-law, Doris Stoffel, all of Florida; a sister, Betty Lamora of Warren, and two brothers, Joseph Thivierge of Warren and Donald Thivierge of Bristol. A memorial service for Mrs. Stoffel will be held in Florida later this month. Donations in her memory may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Majestic Boulevard, Holiday, Florida.

Priscilla A. Parsons
PHS graduate, class of 1970
Priscilla A. Parsons, 50, of Kihei, Hawaii, formerly of Portsmouth, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Hale Makua-Kahului, Hawaii, after an illness. Born in Coldwater, Mich., a daughter of Lila (Parsons) Furtado of Portsmouth, and stepdaughter of the late Joseph Furtado, she had lived in Starksborough, Vt., for 20 years before moving to Hawaii recently. Ms. Parsons was a 1970 graduate of Portsmouth High School. She was a member of St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Besides her mother, she leaves a son, Heath Cegilo in California; two daughters, Heather Cegilo of New Jersey and Naomi Lawrence of Kihei; a brother, Ronald Parsons of Portsmouth; a grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was the stepsister of the late Loretta Keshura. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated last month in St. Theresa Catholic Church in Hawaii.

Delmore E. Hoffman
Accomplished violinist, owned West End Cleaners
Delmore "Del" Elliot Hoffman, formerly of 47 Oak St., Middletown, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Metacom Manor Nursing Home, Bristol. He was the husband of Miriam (Meyerson) Hoffman for 55 years. Born in New York, N.Y., he moved with his family to Newport in 1940 where his father, Joseph Hoffman, was the chief band master for the U.S. Naval Station Band. Mr. Hoffman joined the Navy in 1942 and first served in the Lighter Than Air Division (LTA). He transferred to the aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard where he served until the end of the war. In his youth, he was considered a child prodigy and played the violin at Carnegie Hall when he was eight years old. During the war, his shipmates admired his playing of classical and swing styles. From 1947 until 1967, Mr. Hoffman and his brother Jerry were the owners of West End Cleaners in Newport until they lost their location to the building of the Newport Bridge. He then worked as a salesman at Alpert's Furniture in Seekonk, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Kiwanis, Newport, for much of his life. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Debra H. Darkow and her husband Kevin of Tiverton; two grandchildren, Jenna and Jordan Darkow of Tiverton; and a brother, Jerry Hoffman and his wife Brenda of Hollywood, Fla. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Beth Olam Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by the Chevra Kadisha Association of Newport County. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

Christina Souza
Sewing machine operator belonged to Espirito Santo
Christina (Bilhete) Souza, 89, died on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Antone "Bibby" F. Souza. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and the late Mary (Aguiar) Bilhete. She had lived in Westport since 1972. Mrs. Souza was a sewing machine operator at Pilgrim Curtain Co. of Fall River until retiring. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Westport and a member of Espirito Santo Holy Rosary Society of Fall River. She leaves a niece, June Myse and her husband, Gordon, of Wisconsin; and several other nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, from Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

Jake Chace Sr.
Former station owner raced and collected cars
James W. "Jake" Chace Sr., 72, of 11 Massasoit Ave., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the husband of Sally (Pierce) Chace. Born in Providence, a son of the late Henry R. and Gladys (MacClellan) Chace, he lived in Barrington for 52 years. Mr. Chace had owned the former Chace's Gulf on Willett Avenue in Riverside for 14 years, retiring in 1992. A United States Army veteran of the Korean War, he attained the rank of corporal and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the Masons. An automobile enthusiast, Mr. Chace owned and raced a car at Seekonk Speedway in the 1950s, and collected antique cars. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Jake Chace of North Andover, Mass.; three daughters, Linda Trowbridge of Evans, Ga., Diane Fannon of Irving, Texas and Barbara Lee of Barrington; a brother, Henry Chace Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Barbara Bowen of Winchester, Mass.; and seven grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Anita Bingham and Elizabeth Jones. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Barrington Congregational Church. Burial was private.

Darlene C. Provenzano
Salon owner, volunteer lived here since 1995
Darlene C. Provenzano, 53, of Adams Point Road, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at home. She was the wife of Louis P. Provenzano. Born in Chicago, she lived in Seekonk before moving to Barrington 1n 1995. The owner and operator of a salon, she was the immediate past president, and a charter member of, the Seekonk Hearthstone Lions Club. There, she held many offices and was on the Board of Directors. She was active in fund-raising for the Lions Foundation for eyes, diabetes and hearing research. She was recently awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest award bestowed in Lions Club International, for dedication to humanitarian services. She was involved with the Boy Scouts of America pack three in Seekonk, and volunteered her time with many activities at the Aitkin and Seekonk middle schools. She served on the board of directors of both the Barrington Garden Club and the Tomorrow Fund. She was the honorary co-chairperson for the Tomorrow Fund Fantasy Ball in 2000, and was an active supporter of the Ronald McDonald House in Providence, as well as the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Church, Washington Road. Burial will follow in the Forest Chapel Cemetery on Nayatt Road. Calling hours are Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay St., Providene, R.I. 02905.

Alice L. Boyorek
Former curtain cutter, longtime Warren resident
Alice L. Boyorek, 88, of Greene Street, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Desilets Nursing Home, Warren. She was the wife of the late Andrew J. Boyorek and the late John F. Grehoski. Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late August and Arabella (Giroux) Forss. She had lived in East Providence before moving to Warren in 1936. Mrs. Boyorek was employed as a curtain cutter for the Berkshire Hathaway Co., and as an inspector for American Tourister for many years, before retiring. She had also worked as a nurse's aide for both the Grace Barker Nursing Center and Desilets Nursing Home. She was a parishioner at St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren. She leaves a son, John F. Grehoski of Sutton, Mass.; a daughter, Alice L. LaChance of Tiverton; a stepson, Andrew P. Boyorek of Scituate; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Lombardi of Miami; and five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late August "Buster" Forss, Mildred Hanatow, Clara O'Kelly and Christine Diffley. Her funeral is today, Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m., from the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 15 Church St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Bay Church, Main Street. She will be buried in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Warren. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.

Lena C. Godsill
Hairdresser, born in Warren
Lena C. Godsill, 95, of Silver Creek Manor in Bristol, formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late William L. Godsill. Born in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Concetta (DelPozzo) Camuso. She lived in Warren and East Hartford, Conn., before moving to Bristol. Mrs. Godsill was a hairdresser, before retiring. She leaves a son, Dennis Godsill of Glastonbury, Conn.; three sisters, Mary Russo, Elizabeth Camuso and Pasqualina Lombardi, all of Warren; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was the sister of the late William, Basilio, Thomas, Anthony, Etta and Rose Camuso, and Teresa DeStefanis. Her funeral was on Saturday, Feb. 15, from Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home in Warren, with a mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Bay Church, Warren. Burial was private.

Sidney W. Baron
Founded Barrington Striper Club in town
Sidney W. Baron, 90, of 46 Sowams Road, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at the Harris Health Center in East Providence. He was the husband of the late Regina (Appleton) Baron. Born in Providence, a son of the late James J. and Mary C. (Chase) Baron, he was a lifelong resident of Barrington. Mr. Baron was a heavy-equipment operator and owner of Baron Construction for many years. He previously worked for Lane Construction in New York and for Blount Marine in Warren. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees as a chief carpenters' mate. He was a founding member of the Barrington Striper Club. He leaves a son, James A. Baron of Barrington, and a grandson, James J.A. Baron of Warren. He was the brother of the late Elvener and George Baron. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren. Burial will follow in Prince's Hill Cemetery in Barrington.

Elizabeth G. Duffy
Taught in East Providence for 25 years
Elizabeth G. Duffy, 79, of Indian Ave., Portsmouth, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of James F. Duffy. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Tyrell) Mulcahey. She had lived in Pawtucket before moving to Portsmouth eight years ago. She was a graduate of the former St. Xavier High School and Rhode Island College of Education, both in Providence. In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Claire D. Fisher of Newport, Kathleen D. McGinn of Portsmouth and Patricia D. Morris of Cumberland, and four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret O'Neil and George and Edward Mulcahey. Her funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 15 from Manning-Hefern Funeral Home in Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Edward Church in Pawtucket. Burial was in Mount St. Mary Cemetery in Pawtucket.

Rose Bessette
Homemaker, lived most of her life in Warren
Rose Bessette, 99, formerly of Wood Street and Desilets Nursing Home, both in Warren, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Alfred A. Bessette. Born in Warren, she was the daughter of the late Ovila and Marie (Saindon) Riopel. She lived in Warren most of her life. Mrs. Bessette was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Jean Baptiste Church where she was a member of the Union of Prayer. She leaves a daughter, Doris Bousquet of Tiverton; a sister, Florida Bouffard of Warren; three grandchildren, Steven and Michael Bousquet of Tiverton, and Denise Costanza of Warren; and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Arthur, Ovila and Mary Riopel, Eva Trombley, Aurea Vincent, Alma Vincent, Blanche Couturier and Delia Burke Her funeral was on Saturday, Feb. 15, from the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jean Baptiste Church. She was buried in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Warren.

Merrill F. Hathaway
Longtime public servant, orchardist
Merrill F. Hathaway, 86, of Middle Road, Portsmouth, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Florence (Bachard) Hathaway, to whom he had been married for 67 years. He died on their anniversary. Born in Tiverton on March 12, 1916, he was the son of the late Howard W. and Nellie (Calder) Hathaway. He had lived in Portsmouth most of his life. An orcahrdist, he had inherited the Hillcrest Orchards on Middle Road from his father and had run he Willow Glen Orchard on Anthony Road after his father's death. He also had worked for the Portsmouth Water Department for eight years. Mr. Hathaway also followed his father into politics and public service. He was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to serve on his presidential Agricultural Advisory Committee. He had served on the Portsmouth School Committee for 12 years, from 1948 to 1960, and on the Planning Board for 26 years. He was a longtime member of the Portsmouth Cemetery Board, served on the High School Building Committee for two years and on the water board for several years. For 15 years, he also served as a volunteer firefighter. Mr. Hathaway was a longtime member of the Portsmouth Republican Town Committee and the Portsmouth Lions Club, and had served for a year as president of the Rogers High School PTA. In 1986, Mr. Hathaway was honored by the Portsmouth Grange for over 40 years of service to the town. In the same year, he was cited by the Rhode Island House of Representatives and the Rhode Island Senate for exceptional service. In addition to his wife, he leaves two sons, Merrill F. Hathaway Jr. of Bowie, Md., and Jeffrey Hathaway of Tiverton; three daughters, Audrey Sheats of Northfield, Mass., Lynn Bailey of New Hampshire and Florence Oliveira of Portsmouth; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was the grandfather of the late Alan Merrill Bailey and Marybeth Oliveira. His funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Portsmouth Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Gertrude B. Fontaine
Former waitress worked at Ernie's in Plymouth 15 years
Gertrude B. (Corriveau) Fontaine, 78, of Sanford Road, Westport, formerly of Lincoln Street, Plymouth, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Alcide R. Fontaine. Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Jean Baptiste Corriveau and Marie Ange (Castonguay) Corriveau, she lived most of her life in Fall River, also living in Plymouth for 35 years. Six months ago, she moved to Westport to live with her son, Roger, and his family. Mrs. Fontaine worked as a waitress for many years, a job she enjoyed. She worked at Bertha's Restaurant in Plymouth for 20 years, retiring from Ernie's Restaurant after 15 years of employment there. She leaves two sons, Alcide Fontaine of Charlestown, N.H., and Roger R. Fontaine of Westport; a sister, Lillian Johnson of Fall River; two grandchildren, Gregory Fontaine and Melissa Fontaine, both of Westport; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Roger Corriveau, Renee Corriveau and Estelle Fontaine. Private funeral arrangements are by Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River.

Frances Peters
Jewelry worker, Silver Creek Manor resident
Frances Peters, 78, of Silver Creek Manor Nursing Home, Bristol, and formerly of East Providence, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, in Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. Born and raised in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Francisco and Rose (Cambria) Peters. She lived in East Providence for 30 years and in Warren for many years. Ms. Peters had been employed as a jewelry worker at Tanya Creations in East Providence for many years, before retiring last November. She leaves a brother, Samuel Peters of Milford, Mass.; two sisters, Nancy Capizano of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Lena Rogers of Clearwater, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was a sister of the late Pasquale, Louis, Joseph, Antonio, Concetta and Mary Peters, Theresa Catalumo, Antonetta Mello and Sally Burkhardt. Her funeral was private.

Nikole Coray Sjogren
Self-employed carrier, she loved dogs
Nikole Coray Sjogren, 32, of Riverside died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of John S. Sjogren Sr. The two would have celebrated their second wedding anniversary in May. Born in Fall River, Ms. Sjogren was a resident of Bristol for most of her life. She lived in Riverside for the past two years. She was the daughter of John T. Coray and Paulette (Pereira) Coray of Bristol and a 1989 graduate of Bristol High School. She was a dog lover and avid bowler. Mrs. Sjogren graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School in Providence and received an associate's degree in accounting from the Community College of Rhode Island. Mrs. Sjogren was a self-employed carrier for the past year. She previously worked for Benefits Concepts in East Providence and was cashier and finisher for the Dunkin' Donuts in Warren and Barrington for a number of years. In addition to her husband and parents she leaves a step-mother, Lori J. Coray of Swansea; three step-children, John S. Sjogren Jr. and Loreal and Ciara Sjogren, all of North Scituate; her maternal grandmother, Anna C. Pereira of Bristol; her paternal grandparents, John and Grace W. Coray, both of Somerset, Mass.; a brother, Christopher H. Coray of Fall River; a sister Danyelle Coray Mendonca of Bristol; a step-brother, Bradford J. Pavao Jr. of Swansea; a sister-in-law Melissa Coray of Fall River; a brother-in-law Luis M. Mendonca of Bristol; two nieces, Brittnie C. and Kortnie A. Coray of Fall River; and two nephews, Michael L. and Matthew T. Mendonca of Bristol. She was also the granddaughter of the late Armando Pereira. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Requiem Eucharist Service on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Church, 10 Turner Ave., Riverside. Burial will be in North Burial Ground. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Feb. 21, from the Sansone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Animal Shelter, Minturn Farm Road, Bristol, RI 02809 or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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