Roger M. Stover
Loved boating, wildlife, member of Barrington Yacht Club
Roger M. Stover, 88, of Bristol and formerly of Barrington, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of Jean (Parker) Stover; they had been married 59 years.
Born in Arlington Heights, Mass., a son of the late Charles and Elna (Bridgham) Stover, he lived in Barrington until moving to Bristol 27 years ago. A 1939 graduate of Bowdoin College, he worked as a ratings administrator for the Amica Insurance Company until retiring in 1973. After retirement he drove buses for the Senior Citizens of Rhode Island and Seekonk.
He enjoyed travel both in the United States and in Europe, had great interest in boating and wildlife, and was a member of the Barrington Yacht Club.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Roger M. Stover Jr. of Warren; a daughter, Susan Ratowski of Bristol; and two grandchildren, Lance and Nichole Ratowski. He was the brother of the late Charles Stover Jr.
A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 11, in the Barrington Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Save The Bay, 434 Smith St., Providence R.I. 02908 or the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 1401 Hope St., Bristol R.I. 02809.
Arrangements were by the Smith-Mason Funeral Home in Riverside.
Judith R. (Berntson) Del Sesto
Leaves family in Swansea
Judith R. (Berntson) Del Sesto, 66, of Glenwood Dr., Swansea, died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at home.
She was the mother of Richard D. Del Sesto of Pawtucket, Michael W. Del Sesto of West Greenwich and Cheryl L. Del Sesto of Swansea.
Her funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 10, at 9:30 a.m., from the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Warren, R.I. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Dominic's Church, 1277 Grand Army Highway, Swansea, at 11 a.m. Visitation hours were Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Dominic's Church.
Marcius P. Joly
Owned construction company, founding member of Touisset Fire Co.
Marcius P. "Uncle Mo" Joly, 82, of Maple Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Rhode Island Hospital, following a long illness. He was the husband of Lucia (O'Brien) Joly. They had been married 41 years.
Born in Warren, a son of the late Ovid and Delia (Mayhew) Joly, he was a lifelong resident of the town.
A graduate of the former Warren High School, Class of 1939, he later attended the University of Rhode Island. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves for 28 years, retiring in 1982 with the rank lieutenant commander.
Mr. Joly was employed at Herreshoff's shipyard before being called to the military. He was the owner/operator of Marcius P. Joly Construction in Warren, for many years, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Joly founding member of the Touisset Volunteer Fire Company in 1968. and served with the company for 25 years.
A communicant of St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren, he was a life member of the Retired Officers Association.
He enjoyed working with his hands, tending his garden and fruit orchard and traveling during his free time.
Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Noela Kaiser of Warren.
His funeral was on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at "Birchrest," in Swansea, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Jean Baptiste Church. He was buried in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory ma be made to the Warren Fire Department, 514 Main St., Warren, RI 02885.
Formerly of Sunset Drive
Eleanor Hurley, 92, of Sunset Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol.
Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Hurley) Glass, she lived in Barrington for four years, previously residing in Dorchester, Mass.
She leaves a niece, Judith Hamilton of Barrington; and two nephews, Michael Hurley of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Josh Hurley of Tallahassee, Fla.
Her funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 10, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church. Burial was at Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Mass.
Lourdes A. Berretto
Moved from Philippines
Lourdes A. (Garcia) Berretto, 83, of 22 Sullivan Lane, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at home. She was the wife of the late Vincent A. Berretto, Sr.
Born in Manila, the Philippines, a daughter of the late Prudencio and Benita (Abellera) Garcia, she had lived in Bristol since 1945.
Mrs. Berretto worked as a nurse's aide at Rhode Island Hospital for many years until retiring in 1973. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, and a former member of the Rosary and Altar Society. She was also a former member of the Leonardo DaVinci Lodge, Sons of Italy, in Bristol.
She leaves two daughters, Angelina T. Berretto and Benita "Bonnie" Berretto-Quintin, both of Bristol; two sons, Dominick A. Berretto of Millersville, Md. and Vincent A. Berretto Jr. of Bristol; three grandchildren, Stephanie Leigh Quintin, Vincent A. Berretto III and Francesca B. Berretto; and a sister, Evelina G. Espinosa of Stamford, Conn.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 15, from the Sansone Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02860, the Bristol Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 775, Bristol, R.I. 02809, or Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol, R.I. 02809.
Vivian H. Booth
Leaves daughter in Barrington
Vivian H. Booth, 89, of Bristol died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at the home of her daughter, Jane B. Thomas of Riverside. She was the wife of the late William F. Booth.
Born in East Providence, daughter of the late Chester S. and Theresa (Manchester) Hood, she lived in Bristol for 68 years.
Mrs. Booth enjoyed reading, gardening and solving crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family.
Besides her daughter Jane, she leaves her daughter, Brenda B. Lowery of Barrington; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was the mother of the late Robert Hood and sister of the late Sheldon Hood.
Her funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 14, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the North Burial Ground Cemetery, Bristol.
Contributions in Vivian's memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI, would be deeply appreciated.
Gladys May Brightman
Sports enthusiast, educator
Gladys May Brightman, 80, of 40 Usher Terrace, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at St. Elizabeth's Manor in Bristol.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Raymond S. and Gladys M. (Ballou) Brightman, she worked for the Bristol Public Schools from 1947 to 1956, Rhode Island College, and as a physical education teacher at Classical High School in Cranston, retiring in 1981.
She graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1942 and earned her master's degree in counseling from Sergeant College in Boston. She volunteered at the Elmhurst School in Portsmouth, Merestead Field Hockey Camp in Vermont, was an inductee into the Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame, the Sergeant College (BU) Hall of Fame, and was a member of the Rhode Island Field Hockey Association and the North East New Agenda. She officiated women's volleyball, field hockey and basketball, and was an avid sailor and instructor. She also played badminton, tennis, basketball, field hockey and softball. The Gladys M. Brightman Sportsman Award named in her honor is given out by the RIFHCA for team sportsmanship in field hockey.
She leaves two sisters, Alice Hamston of Fall River and Virginia Kinder of Bristol; a brother, Raymond S. Brightman of Bristol; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Hope Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, R.I. 02809.
Arrangements were by the Sansone Funeral Home in Bristol.
Mary E. LaFazia
Leaves sister in Barrington
Mary E. (Butler) LaFazia, 97, of 1014 Hope St., Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Anthony L. LaFazia.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was the daughter of the late Francis P. and Margaret W. (McKay) Butler.
She was a stitcher for 17 years for the former Bristol Manufacturing Company, formerly in Bristol, retiring in 1968.
Mrs. LaFazia was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Bristol, and a member of the former St. Mary's Women's Guild. She was a member and a past secretary for the Benjamin Church Manor Tenants Association.
She is survived by a son, Joseph K. LaFazia of Bristol; a daughter, Maretta A. Berry of Bristol; a sister, Gertrude D'Allesandro of Barrington; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was sister of the late James, Joseph and William Butler, Blanche McClure and Margaret Hollis.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 7, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809.
Roy J. Madeiro
Teacher, avid flag collector
Roy J. Madeiro, 58, of 5 Redic Court, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon R. (Morris) Madeiro; they were married 36 years.
Born in Bristol, a son of the late Joseph and Carmella (Aronne) Madeiro, he was a social science teacher and class advisor (Green House) at Durfee High School in Fall River for 33 years.
A United States Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, he was an avid flag collector, he loved cross country road trips, and was a passionate supporter of the "Up with People" program. He was the creator and director of the "Redic Court University Flag and Kazoo Fourth of July Celebration."
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Andrea L.M. Baker of Waltham, Mass.; a son-in-law, David L. Baker; two sisters, Mary Rose Benevides and Rose Lillian Ramos, both of Bristol; and a brother, Joseph Madeiro Jr. of Bristol. He was a brother of the late John Joseph Madeiro.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 27 from the sansone Funeral Home, whee a Christian service was hteld to celebrate Mr. Madeiro's life. Mark G. DeVine was the officiate. William Cooper was the pianist, and soloists were Andrea L.M. Baker and Michele Graf. Sharon Madeiro, Rose Ramos and David Comeau gave testimonies. Serving as pallbearers were Albert Benevides, David Benevides, Joshua DeVine, Mark DeVine, Jack Ferreira, Sherrill Ferreira and Joel Madeiro.
Burial with military honors followed in the North Burial Ground, where Mr. DeVine read the committal prayers.
Rebecca E. Tildesley
Active member of St. Michael's
Rebecca E. Tildesley, 87, of Warren, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at her home in Touisset. She was the wife of the late Rev. Canon Delbert W. Tildesley, former rector of St. Michael's Church in Bristol.
Born in Madison, Wis., the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Reeves, she graduated from high school in Fort Madison, Iowa and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. She received her MLS from the University of Rhode Island in 1967 and was a librarian at Bristol High School. In 1969 she went to Roger Williams College Library and retired in 1983 as director of the Library.
=Mrs. Tildesley was an active member of St. Michael's Church for 29 years and St. John's Church in Barrington for more than 20 years. Besides her many years of volunteer church work, she was a devoted member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross for 48 years. Following her retirement, she remained supportive and involved with local libraries and was chairperson of the Library Committee for the Nathan Bourne Crocker Library of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John in Providence. She was an avid gardener who loved reading and writing letters. She will be fondly remembered for her devotion and generosity to family and friends.
She leaves a daughter, Elizabeth A. Tildesley and her husband, H.Garth McKay of Eugene, Ore.; a son, W. Stanley Tildesley and his wife Margareta Fleming of Helsingborg, Sweden; two grandchildren, Sean M. Tildesley and C. Patrik Tildesley; and a niece Virginia A. Fletcher of Madison Falls, Wis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 in St. John's Church, Barrington. Interment will be at St. Michael's Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in her memory to the Library Endowed Book Fund at Roger Williams University.
Arrangements were by the Sansone Funeral Home in Bristol.
Edward Saverio Tedeschi
Edward Saverio Tedeschi, 66, of 198 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, died Saturday, January 29, 2005. Mr. Tedeschi was born in Providence and was the son of the late Victor and Ruth (Dutson) Tedeschi.
Mr. Tedeschi is survived by one sister, Ruth Thurber, of Richmond; and one brother, Joseph Tedeschi, of Providence. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Tedeschi. His funeral was held on Saturday, February 12, at the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway. A service and burial followed in Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston.
Lifelong Bristol resident
Edith (Alves) Medeiros, 84, of State Street, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at home. She was the wife of Anthony Medeiros.
A lifelong resident of Bristol, she graduated from Colt Memorial High School.
She leaves four sons, Robert, Richard, Ronald and Anthony Medeiros Jr.; two daughters, Marie Martino and Marilyn Pellerin; three brothers, Joseph, Edmund and Mariano; eight grandchildren, Leigh, Elaine , Jennifer and Ronald Medeiros Jr., Melissa Mitchell, Jessica Martino, and Kelly and Scott Pellerin; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Kellsie Mitchell. She was a sister of the late John Alves and the mother of the late Kenneth Medeiros.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 16 from the George C. Lima Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Elizabeth Church. Burial followed in the North Burial Ground.
Frank P. Miranda
Retired truck driver, Army veteran of World War II
Frank P. Miranda, 86, of 100 Amity St., Fall River, formerly of Cory St., Fall River, died on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Carvalho) Miranda.
Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel Miranda and the late Guilhermina (Matta) Miranda, he was a lifelong resident of Fall River.
Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Cook Borden Lumber. He then worked in maintenance and was a bus driver for Citizens. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the Retiree's Club.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II
Mr. Miranda was a member of the Sunshine Boys, a group of volunteers who sang at area nursing homes, mostly at the old Fall River Nursing Home.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church
He leaves three daughters, Julia Platt of Westport, Francine Russell of Fall River, and Joyce Berube of Fall River; two sisters, Mary Makuch of Taunton, Mass., and Alice Correia of Fall River; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph and Manuel Miranda, Evelyn Cerce-Potvin, and Julia Carvalho.
His funeral will held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Fall River, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Fall River. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.