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Rhode Island Obituary Collection - 15

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Date: Sunday, 12 June 2011, at 3:12 p.m.

Adeline Cabral
Homemaker and avid gardener

Adeline Cabral, 62, of Summit Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at home

Born in Providence, she lived in Fox Point before moving to East Providence 55 years ago. A homemaker, she was also an avid gardener who enjoyed arts and crafts.

A daughter of the late Manual F. And Julia (Soares) Silva, she leaves a sister, Mary Borgia, and a brother, William Silva, both of East Providence; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of Irene Kollbeck, and Richard, Manual F. and Joseph Silva.

Robert T. Farrar
Former restaurant owner
and Army veteran

Robert T. Farrar, 63, of Leroy Drive in Riverside, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at home. He was the husband of the late Deborah J. (Studdard) Farar and a son of the late Warren T. and Bertha H. (Whipple) Farrar. Born in Pawtucket, he was a life-long resident of Riverside.

Mr. Farrar was a food service manager at Papa Gino's restaurant for two years before retiring last year. He previously owned Tyler's Restaurant in Riverside and was a manager at Newport Creamery.

He was an army veteran, serving in Europe during peacetime.

Mr. Farrar enjoyed walking, traveling and gardening.

He leaves two sons, Robert T. Farrar Jr. of Riverside and John D. Chakouian of East Providence; two brothers, Kenneth and Charles Farrar, both of Riverside; and two grandchildren.

He was the brother of the late Albert Farrar.

John T. McIntyre
Longtime resident,

retired sales representative

John T. McIntyre, 90, of 1292 Hope St., died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home. He was the husband of the late Rose (McGovern) McIntyre.

Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., the son of the late Frank J. and Mary (Sullivan) McIntyre, he was a resident of Bristol for 58 years after moving from Swansea.

Mr. McIntyre was a sales representative for the Boston Molasses Company, Boston, for many years, retiring in 1980.

He was a master sergeant with the 825th Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II, serving in the European-African and Middle Eastern Theatre.

Mr. McIntyre was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and served as a Eucharistic minister and lector and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a member of the Bristol Council #379, Knights of Columbus, Bristol, the Carney Post #6, American Legion and the Anthony C. Almeida Post #237, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bristol.

He leaves by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was the brother of the late Margaret Roed.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, from the Sansone Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Barry J. Gamache was the celebrant and homilist for the Mass. David E. Barboza was the Eucharistic minister, a reader and assisted at the Mass. Nancy R. Medeiros was a reader. Veronica A. and John C. Medeiros presented the offertory gifts. Stephen Romano was the organist and soloist and Ashley Hewitt was a soloist for the Mass.

Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, where Father Gamache read the committal prayers. Pallbearers were Mark J. Tucker Sr., David McGovern, John C. Medeiros and Ronald A. Boyce.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, "Sealing Our Future Campaign," 330 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809.

Maria Coelho
Retired spinner,

leaves family in Bristol

Maria Coelho, 89, of Warren Avenue, Warren, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joao F. Coelho.

Born in Portosanto, Madeira, Portugal, a daughter of the late Manuel and Aurelia (Camara) Mendonea, she had lived in Warren for 36 years.

Mrs. Coelho worked at Carol Cable as a spinner for several years before retiring.

She was a member of Radiant Christian Assembly of God, Warren.

She leaves a son, Joseph Coelho of Lisbon, Portugal; a daughter, Maria Isabel Paquim of Warren; four grandchildren, Vanda Nealous of Texas, Connie Karnehm of Bristol, Modesto Paquim of Providence and Joseph N. Coelho of Portsmouth; and four great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was on Monday, Sept. 27, in William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. She was buried in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Warren.

Emily M. Livingstone
Former resident,

loved to cook and bake

Emily M. (Battcher) Livingstone, 86, of 12 Vineland Avenue, Barrington, and formerly of Hydraulion Avenue, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Livingstone.

Born in Providence and raised in Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Reinhard and Emily May (Coggeshall) Battcher. A resident of Barrington for the past 10 years, she lived in Bristol for most of her life.

Mrs. Livingstone was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Bristol, and a communicant of the former Trinity Episcopal Church in Bristol. Mrs. Livingstone loved to cook and bake.

She leaves a daughter, Marilyn J. Almeida of Barrington with whom she made her home, a grandson, Richard M. Almeida of Barrington, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of the late Gertrude A. Annable, Louise M. Murray, Reinhard Battcher Jr., George B. Battcher and Henry George Battcher.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., with a funeral service in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Hope Street.

Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Outreach, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720.

Joseph T. Prendergast
Former variety store owner
was Korean War veteran

Joseph T. Prendergast, 73, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Riverside, died Monday Sept. 27, 2004, at Bay Pines (Fla.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was the husband of Jean Prendergast and a son of the late Howard and Mary (McKenna) Prendergast.

Born in Providence, he moved to Florida a year ago.

A former variety store owner, Mr. Prendergast, was an army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of Riverside's American Legion Post 10 and the DAV. He was also a former communicant of St. Brendan Church in 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-grandchildren.

Elisabeth Curren
Longtime educator in New England

Elisabeth (Neser) Curren, 83, of the Georgetown Apartments, 20 Indian Ave., Apt. 18, in Portsmouth, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at home. She was the wife of George F. Curren; they had been married for 57 years.

Born in Burlington, Vt., a daughter of the late George and Maria (Rennemeier) Neser, she had lived in Somerville and Melrose, Mass., Plymouth, N.H., Hendersonville, N.C., and Great Barrington, Mass. before settling in Portsmouth. She attended Mount St. Mary Academy and the University of Vermont, where she majored in elementary education.

Mrs. Curren had been the coordinator of services for students with learning disabilities, at the New Hampton School, from 1979 to 1987. She previously worked for Melrose public schools; as a tutor in the Learning Center at Melrose High School from 1967 to 1979; at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital from 1960 to 1966; at Northeast Airlines from 1945 to 1947; and for the former New England Telephone & Telegraph, now Verizon.

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Thomas Curren of Danbury, N.H., Christopher Curren of Jamestown and Michael Curren of Reading, Mass.; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road. Burial will be private.

Ruth Dame
Drove buses, volunteered for Portsmouth schools

Ruth (Stone) Dame, 71, of 70 Harrison Avenue Newport, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 at Village House, Newport. She was the wife of the late Henry Norman Dame.

Born in Newport on Feb. 14, 1933, she was the daughter of Gladys Winslow (Barker) Stone of Middletown, and the late Ashton B. Stone.

Mrs. Dame had been a bus driver for many years for the Portsmouth School Department. She also had been a teacher's aide at Portsmouth Nursery School. She had voluntered in the cafeteria at Portsmouth High School and she had been a bank teller for many years at Bank of Newport.

Mrs. Dame was a member of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church where she was active in the Pair and Spare Club, a group that puts on plays. She was active with the Portsmouth High School Band Boosters Club, enjoyed bowling and was a avid Red Sox fan.

Besides her mother, she leaves four sons, Gary Dame of Bristol, Brian Dame of Edgewater, Fla., and Larry Dame and Rex Dame both of Portsmouth; a daughter, Cheryl Dame of Portsmouth; two brothers, Carl Stone of Portsmouth and Doug Stone of Warwick; and 11 grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Gladys Esther.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in St. Mary's Churchyard, East Main Road, Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Crisis Intervention Center, 23 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

Chad Gallogly
Leaves family in Portsmouth

Chad Gallogly, 33, of Conway, N.H., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in a house fire in Conway.

A former East Greenwich resident, he leaves his mother, Stephanie J. Coates of Newport; a grandmother, Joan L. Cutter of Portsmouth; a grandfather, Eugene J. Tessier of Warwick; two sisters, Kristen Coates of Hollywood, Calif. and Heidi Coates of Newport; and twin nephews.

Services are private. Arrangements are by Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services in Conway.

Katherine Galvin
Worked at Melville Fuel Depot

Katherine "Kit" Galvin, 79, of Beacon Street, Newport, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Newport Hospital.

Born in Newport, on Jan. 21, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Abbie (Dwyer) Galvin.

Ms. Galvin graduated from St. Catherine's Academy in 1942 as class salutatorian.

She worked for 30 years as a supply clerk at the Newport Naval Base and then went on to work as a secretary at Melville Fuel Depot in Portsmouth. She was a member of St. Lucy's Church, the Thursday Night Bowling League and was active in the Middletown Senior Center. She thrived on keeping track of her nieces and nephews.

She leaves her sister, Mary Moore of Middletown; two nephews Joe Moore of Newport and Michael Galvin of California; three nieces, Mary Kilmer of Tiverton, Kathy Moore of Middletown, and Judy Surber of Newport; and several grandnieces and nephews, Patrick Surber, Megan Surber, Jeffrey Kilmer, Bridget Moore, Gina Gallo, Rachel Gallo. She was the sister of the late Mortimer Galvin.

Her funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 1, from the Memorial Funeral Home, Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Lucy's Church, Middletown. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Hosptial Foundation, 11 Friendship Street, Newport, RI 02840.

James H.D. Nelson
Died in automobile accident

James H.D. "HD" Nelson, 26, of Fall River, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in an auto accident in Berkeley, Mass. He was the fiancé of Danielle Laferriere of Fall River and Little Compton.

Born in Philadelphia, the son of Marine Chief Warrant Officer (retired) Alycee Nelson-Ruley of Morton, Pa., he had lived in Fall River for nine years, and previously lived in Morton and Portsmouth. He attended schools in Springfield, Pa., Stafford, Va. and Portsmouth.

Mr. Nelson was involved in the Sunday Basketball league in Boston, and at the Bank Street Armory. He was active in the youth basketball program at the YMCA River and the Sunday Football program at Diman High School.

Besides his mother and fiancée, he leaves a brother, Drew Edward Nelson of Bridgewater, Mass.; a grandmother, Betty J. Nelson of Woodlyn, Pa.; his birth mother, Betti Jayne Nelson of Perry Point, Md.; and a nephew.

A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Connors Funeral Home in Portsmouth.

The funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 11, in the First Baptist Church in Morton, Pa. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park in West Chester, Pa.

Hilda Rapoza
Lived in Tiverton two months

Hilda (Andre) Rapoza, 76, of 214 Judson St., Tiverton and formerly of Fall River, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004' at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of George Rapoza.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel and Sarah Andre, she had lived in Tiverton for two months.

Mrs. worked as a detective at the former Arlan's department store. She was a parishioner of Holy Name Church.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Robert Rapoza of Tiverton; a daughter, Susan Charest of Swansea; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Manuel Andre and Angelina Medeiros.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, with a funeral Mass in Holy Name Church. Burial followed in Notre Dame Cemetery.

Anthony J. Rozes
World War II veteran fought Nazis

Anthony (Tony) John Rozes, 80, of Kalavrita, Greece, died Tuesday, Sept.26, 2004, in Greece. He was the husband of the late Dorothea C. Rozes

Born in Kalavrita, he passed away in the home he was born in. He was the owner of the Satellite Restaurant on Broadway in the 1970s through the mid-1980s. A World War II veteran, he battled the Nazis in Greece.

He leaves a son, Aphrodite Cottrell of Portsmouth, with whom he resided; two daughters, Joanne Wingert of Middletown and Theodora Rozes of Naples, Fla.; two stepchildren, Nola Kalantzis and Faye Pliakos of Manchester, N.H.; four grandchildren, Andrew Wingert of Middletown, Thomas Kalantzis, Stacey Dube and Maria Pliakos; six great-grandchildren, Anthony John Cottrell and Isabelle Rose Cottrell of Portsmouth and Kyle Kalantzis, Cameron Kalantzis, Chayse Dube and Stavros Ouelette, all of Manchester. He also raised grandchildren Anthony Cottrell and Ashley Cottrell of Portsmouth. He was a grandfather of the late Costa Pliakos of Manchester and the stepfather of the late George A. Didaskalou.

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