Corrections officer born, raised in town
Luanne Senay of East Haven, Conn, died on Thursday, Jan 21, 1999, after a long illness. She was 45.
Ms Senay was born and raised in Warren. She was a daughter of Dorothy Senay and the late Louis F Senay.
Ms Senay was a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima High School on Market Street. Until her illness, she was a corrections officer for the State of Connecticut.
Besides her mother, Ms Senay leaves a sister, Donna Senay, with whom she lived.
Operator of former Lanoue businesses
Julia Payton of State Street died on Thursday, Feb 18, 1999, at Metacom Manor Health Center in Bristol. She was 94.
Mrs Payton was married to the late Joseph A Payton. A daughter of the late Edward and Bridget (Manning) Rockett, she lived in Warren her entire life.
Mrs Payton was listed as the president of the former OJ Lanoue Inc Funeral Home on State Street when she died. With her sister, she operated the gift shop in the former Lanoue Drugstore on Main Street for many years.
Mrs Payton was a communicant of St Mary of the Bay Church on Main Street.
She leaves three nephews, Paul M Rockett of Attleboro, Mass, Hugo D Rockett of Walpole, Mass, and Edward M Rockett of Shelton, Conn, and a niece, Alice L Mylnek of Bristol. She was the sister of the late Nora H Lanoue.
Her funeral was held on Tuesday from the Rebello Funeral Home in East Providence with a concelebrated Mass of Christian burial in St Mary of the Bay Church.
Burial was in St Mary of the Bay Cemetery in Warren.
James M Mumma Sr
Retired truck driver, Army, Navy veteran
James M Mumma Sr of Child Street died on Monday, Feb 22, 1999, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 84.
Mr Mumma was married to Janice E (Drown) Mumma. Born in Lydia, Md, he was a son of the late William S and Florence (Ensminger) Mumma.
Mr Mumma was a truck driver for the former Specktor Freight System in Seekonk until he retired in 1977. A lifelong resident of Warren and Bristol, he lived the past 49 years on Child Street.
Mr Mumma was a member of Teamsters Local 251 and a 50-year member of Washington Lodge 3 of the Masons in Warren. A veteran of World War II, he served 10 years in the Navy and two years in the Army.
Mr Mumma leaves a son, James M Mumma Jr; a daughter, Valerie E Lunney of Atlanta; and four sisters, Lena Moats of Belen, NM, Bernice Dockter of Maugansville, Md, Rosalie Childress of Maitland, Fla, and Ardath Mullendore of Smithsburg, Md.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, Feb 27, in St Mark's Episcopal Church on School Street. Cremation will follow at the Cremation Society of Rhode Island. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr Mumma's memory may be made to the restoration fund of St Mark's Episcopal Church.
John A Mathewson
Retired professor of biology at URI
John A Mathewson of Shore Drive died on Wednesday, Feb 17, 1999, at the Roger Williams Medical Center. He was 84.
Mr Mathewson was born in Providence. He was a son of the late George P and Sara A (Angell) Mathewson.
Mr Mathewson was a professor of biology at the University of Rhode Island for 22 years before retiring in 1967. He lived in Warren since 1990, after living in North Kingstown.
Mr Mathewson was a 1937 graduate of Brown University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He also taught biology at Yale University for several years.
Mr Mathewson leaves a brother, James E Mathewson of Warren, and a nephew and four nieces. He was the brother of the late Arthur Mathewson.
The funeral and burial were private.
George L Maloof
Longtime employee of Newport Daily News
George Louis Maloof, 81, of 212 North Fenner Ave, Middletown, died Friday, Feb 19, 1999, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Antoinette (Caruso) Maloof with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last June.
Born in Warren on Dec 28, 1917, he was the son of the late Louis and Alice (Boulice) Maloof. He was a 1936 graduate of Rogers High School, Newport.
Mr Maloof worked for the Newport Daily News for 35 years, retiring as composing room foreman.
He was a World War II veteran, serving as a sergeant with the Army Air Force 369th Fighter Squadron stationed in London, England. He was a member of the Portsmouth Grange, Newport Knights of Columbus, and the Newport County Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Alice M Hayes of Portsmouth; a son, Francis X Maloof of Elizabethtown, Pa; a brother, Louis Maloof of Chatham, Mass; a sister, Evelyn Downes of Newport; and two grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Daniel Maloof, David Maloof, John Maloof and A Nicholas Maloof.
His funeral was held Monday from the O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home, Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial at St Joseph's Cathedral, Newport. Burial was in St Columba's Cemetery, Middletown.
Ethel D Burke
Leaves a sister in Warren
Ethel D (D'Alessio) Burke, 93, of 55 High St, Bristol, died Friday, Feb 19, 1999, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Charles E Burke.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Maria A (Cinque) D'Alessio. She worked for 10 years as a production worker at the Dixon Co in Bristol, retiring in 1962. Previously, she worked for 35 years as a floor lady at the former Collins & Aikman Co in Bristol.
A communicant of St Mary's Church in Bristol, she was a 50-year member of Hope Circle No 70, Daughters of Isabella.
She leaves three sisters, Rose Burke of Bristol, Ann Rash of Barrington and Flora Oliveira of Warren; a grandson, Charles W Card of Sacramento, Calif, and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Cynthia L Card, grandmother of the late John D Card and sister of the late Charles, William, Frank and Edward D'Alessio, Helen Mascola and Hortense D'Alessio.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Sansone Funeral Home in Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial in St Mary's Church. Burial followed in Bristol's North Burial Ground.
Bristol native lived in Warren 10 years
Antone Medeiros of Libby Lane died on Monday, Feb 15, 1999, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 77.
Mr Medeiros was married to the late Beatrice (Costa) Medeiros. Born in Bristol, he was a son of the late Antone and Filomena (Sousa) Medeiros.
Mr Medeiros was an employee at Bristol Manufacturing and the Converse Co in Bristol before retiring. He lived in Warren for 10 years after living in Bristol for 67 years.
Mr Medeiros leaves a son, Anthony Medeiros. He was the father of the late George Medeiros and the brother of the late Joseph Medeiros.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated last Thursday in St Elizabeth's Church in Bristol. Burial was in St Mary's Cemetery in Bristol.
Manuel D DaSilva
Born in the Açores, worked at Converse
Manuel Duarte DaSilva of Canario Drive died on Tuesday, Feb 16, 1999, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was 66.
Mr DaSilva was married to Maria Almeida DaSilva. Born in São Miguel, the Açores, he was a son of the late Francisco and Maria Almeida DaSilva.
Mr DaSilva was an employee of the former Converse Rubber Co in Bristol for many years before retiring. He lived in Warren for 30 years, previously living in Bristol for 14 years.
Mr DaSilva leaves two sons, Michael DaSilva of Bristol and Gerald DaSilva of Warren; five daughters, Fatima DaPonte and Bernadett Pacheco, both of Bristol, Dolores Cochrane of Tiverton, Linda Pace of East Providence and Natalie Rodriques of Rehoboth; two sisters, Ludvina Cabral and Maria Filomenazda, both of the Açores, and 10 grandchildren.
His funeral was held Friday from the George C Lima Funeral Home in Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren. Burial was in St Mary's Cemetery in Bristol.
Annie H Piatek
Retired textile worker lived in Warren six years
Annie H Piatek of Colonial Drive died on Saturday, Sept 25, 1999, at the Grace Barker Nursing Center. She was 84.
Mrs Piatek was married to the late Walter Piatek. She leaves a daughter in Warren, Joan A Hunt, with whom she lived. She moved to Warren in 1993 after living most of her life in Pawtucket.
Born in Central Falls, Mrs Piatek was a daughter of the late Frank and Apolonia (Robak) Hull. She was an inspector-sewer at Health-Tex Inc in Central Falls for 25 years before retiring in 1976.
Mrs Piatek was a member of the senior centers in Warren, Barrington and Portsmouth, and a former member of St Leo's Senior Citizens.
Besides her daughter in Warren, Mrs Piatek leaves a daughter, Elaine Illuzzi of Lincoln; two brothers, Joseph Hull of South Attleboro, Mass, and John Hull of Cumberland; three sisters, Mary Carr of Pawtucket, Stephanie Podgurski of Cumberland and Helen Leboeuf of Attleboro, Mass; and six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Theodore and Stanley Hull and Agnes Lyon.
Her funeral will be held today, Sept 29, at 9 am from the William W Tripp Funeral Home at 1008 Newport Ave, Pawtucket. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 am in the Church of St Leo the Great, 699 Central Ave, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket.
John C Sarracino
Retired deputy sheriff in Bristol County
John C Sarracino of 29 Water St died on Sunday, Sept 26, 1999, at home. He was 94.
Mr Sarracino was married to the late Concetta (Vitullo) Sarracino. He was the father of Ramona Turner of Warren, with whom he lived.
Born in Barrington, he was a son of the late Carmine and Pasqualina (Paolino) Sarracino. He lived in Warren for more than 60 years.
Mr Sarracino was a Bristol County deputy sheriff before he retired in 1970. He worked at the former US Rubber Co plant in Bristol for many years.
Mr Sarracino was a member of the Italian-American Club in Warren. He was a communicant of St Alexander's Church in Warren.
Besides his daughter, he leaves a son, John C Sarracino of Bristol, and five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was a brother of the late Thomas, Rocco, Rinaldo and Orlando Sarracino, Concetta LaPolla, Mary Buckley and Linda Campagna.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am tomorrow, Sept 30, at 10 am at St Alexander's Church on north Main Street. Burial will be in Maria del Campo Cemetery in Barrington.
Retired executive leaves daughters here
Thomas Johnson of Stone Tower Lane in Barrington died on Sunday, Sept 26, 1999, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 98.
Mr Johnson was married to the late Jean (Bart) Johnson. He was the father of two daughters from Warren, Nancy J Chaffee and Susan Johnson.
Born in Medford, Mass, he was a son of the late Arthur L and Ann (Farley) Johnson. He lived in Barrington for 27 years after living previously in Providence.
Mr Johnson was the former president and chairman of Welsh Mfg, now North Safety Products, a division of Textron. He was a former Rhode Island jury commissioner.
Mr Johnson was the longest living member of the Rhode Island Country Club, where he served on the board of governors. He was a member of the University Club in Providence and was a past president of the Industrial Safety Equipment Association.
Mr Johnson was an active member of the East Side YMCA in Providence and an avid golfer. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology after attending Phillips Andover Academy.
He was chairman of Welsh Mfg from 1973 to 1976 and president from 1950 to 1973. He began working at Welsh in 1931 after serving as an electroplating specialist for the Gillette Co in Boston for six years.
Besides his two daughters in Warren, he leaves another daughter, Ann J McNamara of Far Hills, NJ, and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Richard Johnson.
His funeral will be private. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery.
Frank Couitt III
Communicant of St Mary of the Bay
Frank Couitt III of Rosedale Drive, Bristol, died Tuesday, Nov 9, 1999, at home. He was 76.
Mr Couitt was married to the late Gladys P (Jarvais) Couitt. Born in Swansea, he was a son of the late Frank and Cora (Freitas) Couitt. He leaves a daughter in Warren, Doreen Rosa.
Mr Couitt lived in Bristol in the last years of his life, having previously lived in Barrington. Before retiring in 1985, he was employed by Johnsbury Trucking Co in Pawtucket for over 30 years as a truck driver.
A member of the Hampden Meadows Fire Company in Barrington, he was also a member of Teamsters Union Local 251. An avid bowler, he was frequently seen at Dudek's Bowling Alley in Warren.
Mr Couitt was a communicant of St Mary of the Bay Church in Warren.
Besides his daughter in Warren, he leaves three sons, Frank Couitt IV of Bristol, Dale Couitt of New Bedford, Mass, and Tim Couitt of Barrington; three other daughters, Cindy Goza of Oklahoma City, Okla, and Sandy Silva and Dawn Couitt, both of Bristol; a sister, Flo Sear of Seekonk; a brother, Charles Couitt of Fall River, and 14 grandchildren and great-grandson. He was a brother of the late James Couitt.
His funeral was held Saturday from the William J Smith Funeral Home in Warren. It was followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St Mary of the Bay Church. Burial was in St Mary of the Bay Cemetery in Warren.