September 19, 2007
Bertha Byron, 85, of Dartmouth Street, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Mount Saint Francis Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Marshall Byron.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Turgeon) Murphy. Mrs. Byron worked many years for Raytheon Company of Mansfield, retiring in 1985.
She is survived by two sisters, Doris Martin of Johnston, and Beatrice Nelson of Plainville, MA and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Cecilia Laverty, Claire White, Theresa Labonte, Agnes Palagi, Irene Sirios, and brother Raymond Murphy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 10am in Saint Leo The Great Church, 697 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements by Prata Funeral Home, Pawtucket.
September 22, 2007
Lillian Daigneault, 82, of High Street, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of Walter Daigneault. They were happily married for 60 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Georgianna (Martel) Lanois. She had lived most of her life in Cumberland.
Mrs. Daigneault was a office manager for the former Needlecraft of Woonsocket for 25 years, retiring in 1997. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Purple Heart, Woonsocket Chapter.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Alfred Daigneault and his wife Carol of South Killingly, CT, Richard Daigneault and his wife Cynthia of Lincoln, and Ronald Daigneault and his wife Lynne of Cumberland, a brother, Normand Lanois of Manville, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Roger Lanois.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10am in Saint Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in Saint James Cemetery, Manville. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue, N. Smithfield, RI 02896, in memory of Mrs. Daigneault, would be appreciated. Arrangements by O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME, Cumberland.
James H. Kelley
October 1, 2007
James H. Kelley, 88, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully Monday, October 1, 2007 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Jeanette (Walsh) Kelley. They were happily married for 63 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (McClurg) Kelley.
Mr. Kelley was a manager for L. Sweet Lumber Company of Providence for many years, retiring in 1985.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Brian Kelley of Pawtucket, two granddaughters, Kristen Magill of Pawtucket and Erin Kelley of Central Falls, six great grandchildren, Christopher, Shayna, Matthew, Alex, Michael, and Brad; one great great granddaughter, Brooke Magill, several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Martin, Agnes Mithchell, Margaret Whitehead, William, Edward, Francis, Raymond, and Thomas Kelley.
The funeral will be held Friday at 9am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Leo The Great Church, 697 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery, North Attleboro, MA. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8pm.
Fred A. Kelly Sr.
September 11, 2007
Fred A. Kelly Sr., 78, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from complications related to his five-year battle with colon cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend and he will be loved and missed forever.
Fred is the son of the late Patrick Joseph and Helena (Lee) Kelly, and brother of the late Francis Lee and Patrick Joseph Kelly Jr. A lifelong resident of Cumberland, Fred was born at his family home on Mendon Road formerly the Cumberland Hill Inn, which was run by his mother, an exceptional cook and hostess and lived there for nearly 60 years.
He graduated from Cumberland High School in 1947. He wanted to be a veterinarian, but circumstances at the time prevented him from doing so. He worked for Nelson Trucking for 27 years, and then Forte Brothers Construction until he retired in 1988 to pursue a new career as a constable for the Rhode Island court system.
His first love was spending time with his family and friends, but he also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and tinkering around his house and property. An accomplished handyman with an affection for duct tape, Fred spent countless hours working in his garage, barn, and basement.
Within his family, Fred was famous for his hours-long trips to the Vose Hardware store located across the street from his house on Mendon Road. His father was a sulkie racer and horse trainer and Fred shared with him a lifelong love of horses.
At his Mendon Road home, Fred and family kept, cared for, and enjoyed riding a number of horses, including his eldest son's beloved Shetland pony, Poncho, who was member of the Kelly family for nearly 30 years.
Fred married his high school sweetheart, Lucy Forte, and they shared a loving and enduring partnership for 56 years. The couple had four children together and built a happy, loving, and welcoming home for friends and family alike. In 1987, they sadly sold Fred's family homestead to move a mile down the road onto Nate Whipple Highway.
Not one to take easy way out, Fred masterminded the moving and remodeling of the Kelly's former neighbor's house that of Old John McLaughlin instead of buying a new house. The four-plus hour video tape of the move entertained visitors to the Kelly's new house for many years. Fred lived in his old friend's house on Nate Whipple Highway until his death.
Fred is survived by his eternal sweetheart, Lucy, and four children and their spouses Michael and Patti Kelly, Fred Jr. and Alicia Kelly, Mary (Kelly) and Steven Nawrocki, and Frances (Kelly) and Thomas Wilber. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren Kaitlin, Michael, Caroline, Freddy, Tommy, Andrea, Colin and soon-to-be-born Baby Nawrocki with whom he shared his love and gift for storytelling.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 14, 2007 at 10:00am in Saint Joseph's Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred Kelly's memory to the Yawkey Cancer Center would be appreciated. Please mail to Yawkey Cancer Center, Development Office, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, Suit 600, Boston, MA,
02114-2792. Arrangements by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland.
September 18, 2007
Marion McArdle, 78, of North Attleboro, MA, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Life Care Center, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late James McArdle.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Atherton) Winterbottom. Mrs. McArdle was a member of Saint Mary's Senior Saints, and the Hockomock YMCA. Mrs. McArdle had lived in Seekonk before moving to North Attleboro in 1988.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Champagne of South Attleboro, MA, a son, Robert McArdle of Seekonk, MA, and four grandchildren, Erin and Kara Champagne, Daniel and Melanie McArdle. She was the sister of the late Sarah Alice McNally and Arthur Winterbottom. A Service will be held Friday at 11am in the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Thursday 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to VistaCare Hospice, 680 Canton Street, Westwood, MA, 02090, would be appreciated.
Lillianne A. (Bessette) Murphy
September 29, 2007
Lillianne A. (Bessette) Murphy, 73, of Seekonk, MA and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late William Murphy.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Jean and Cecile (Laurendeau) Bessette. She had lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Seekonk four years ago.
Mrs. Murphy was a cook for the RI School Lunch School Program for 22 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of TI Retirees, Saint Teresa Seniors, and a former member of St. Raphael Ladies Auxiliary, St. Teresa's Mother's Club, and the Marian Guild.
She is survived by four sons, William Murphy Jr. and his wife Norma of Pawtucket, Kevin Murphy and his wife Ann-Marie of Rehoboth, MA, Mark Murphy of Manchester, CT, and John Murphy and his wife Debbie of Rumford, a daughter, Karen Magill and her husband Carl of Seekonk, MA, a brother, Roland Bessette, four sisters, Margaret Rinaldi, Theresa Absi, Elizabeth Lapointe and Jeannette Sassi, ten grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Sean, Shannon, Greg, Madeline, Patrick, and Jessica Murphy, Kyllie and Jordyn Magill. She was the sister of the late Laurence Brdar and Fleurette Wood. She was the devoted friend of Elaine L. Maynard.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9am from the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Teresa Church, Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8pm. Burial will be private.
October 10, 2007
Gerald Quinn, 83, of Chaplin Street, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Ellen (Primeau) Quinn. They were happily married for 59 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Condon) Quinn. He graduated from Saint Raphael Academy and attended Providence College.
Mr. Quinn was a World War II Navy Veteran and recalled for the Korean Conflict where he served aboard the USS Ashland as a radioman.
He was appointed by the late Governor John Pastore as a member of the State Rent Control Board. He was also the Chariman of the Korean Bonus Board, appointed by the late Governor Dennis Roberts. He was selected by former Mayor Henry Kinch as a member of the City of Pawtucket Planning Commission in 1982 and served for 25 years, many years as chairman.
He was past Commander of the James Stanton Post, American Legion #5 and also chaplain, Treasurer, and executive Board Committeeman. He was a 62 year member of the American Legion Post.
He served as lector and former member of the Holy Name Society, President of the Senior Citizens and Chairman of the Parish Council at Saint Leo The Great Church. He was also MC at their annual reviews and active on many church committees.
He was a tour guide for St. Leo's Seniors. He was the manager and MC of the Valley Singers.
He worked for 35 years as a manager for Attleboro Dyeing and Finishing of Seekonk, MA, retiring in1981.
In 2005 he was elected to the Pawtucket Hall of Fame. He was voted the Planning Commissioner of the Year for the State of RI in 2005.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Dennis Quinn and his wife Patricia of Attleboro, MA, his daughter, Marian Varone and her husband John of Seekonk, MA, his brother, Paul Quinn and his wife Peggy of Lincoln, his four grandchildren, Ryan and Michael Quinn, Joshua Varone and his wife Nicole, and Beth O'Brien and her husband Michael. He was the brother of the late John Quinn.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 10am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in Saint Leo The Great Church, 697 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial with military honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours, Friday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Raphael Academy, 123 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860 or St. Leo's School, 723 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, 02861, would be appreciated.
September 17, 2007
William Sabatini, 62, of Power Road, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 17, 2007 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Reno and Mildred (Oldrid) Sabatini. He was the husband of Bernice (McManus) Sabatini. They were happily married for 42 years. Mr. Sabatini was an automotive mechanic for 45 years for several area repair shops.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, William Sabatini Jr of Virginia Beach, Virginia, John Sabatini Sr. of Pawtucket, David Sabatini Sr. of Pawtucket, a daughter, Charlene Sabatini of Pawtucket, four brothers, Reno Sabatini of Fort Pierce, Florida, Ronald Sabatini and Richard Sabatini both of Pawtucket, and Thomas Sabatini of Exeter; four sisters, Nancy George and Shirley Martel both of Harrisville, Linda Gardner of Pawtucket, and Donna Gouin of North Smithfield, and 13 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary Goyette, Lillian Hughes, and Marilyn Hoyer.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 9am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Edward Church, Weeden Street, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Friday 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Care of RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860.