Edward Jarvis Fuller
Leaves daughter and granddaughter in Barrington
Edward Jarvis Fuller, 77, of Barrington, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Briarcliff Manor Nursing Home in Johnston after a long affliction with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Sharon, Mass., he was the son of Henry Fuller and Carrie (Atwater) Fuller. He lived for most of his adult life in East Paterson and Wyckoff, N.J., before moving to Rhode Island in 1998.
He worked for Paine-Webber Inc., N.Y., as the assistant vice president of finance. Before that he worked at Arthur Anderson and Co. as an audit and tax manager.
He served in the military in World War II in Japan, Europe, and the U.S. and in the Army Reserves during the Korean War in Korea and Japan.
He served on the board of trustees, various committees and in the choir at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, N.J. He was a member of the Pro Arte Chorale and enjoyed a lifelong love of music.
He leaves a daughter and granddaughter, Cynthia and Gillian Fuller, both of Barrington.
Private family services were held on Saturday, Jan. 3, with burial in Knollwood Memorial Gardens in Canton, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.
Wayne R. Haigh
Member of Salvation Army board
Wayne R. Haigh, 64, of Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Barrington, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004. He was the husband of Joyce Haigh.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Haigh, he had lived in Barrington before moving to Florida.
Mr. Haigh had been the co-owner of New Directions Inc. for several years before retiring.
He was a member of the board of Salvation Army, and CODAC, and had been a Big Brother.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Cheryl Francis of Providence; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Eileen Darling restaurant in Seekonk.
Robert J. Larisa Sr.
Plumbing contractor, enjoyed golfing
Robert J. Larisa Sr., 67, of Foote Street, died yesterday at Miriam Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of Rose Marie (Carbone) Larisa.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John Larisa Sr. and Anna (Rossi) Larisa, and a stepson of Louise Larisa of East Providence. He was a lifelong resident of Barrington.
Mr. Larisa was the founder of Bob Larisa's Plumbing and Heating Inc., which he had owned and operated for the past 43 years.
He was a member and past president of the Rhode Island Association of Master Plumbers.
Mr. Larisa was a communicant of St. Luke's Church.
A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed golfing.
Besides his wife and stepmother, he leaves a son, Robert J. Larisa Jr. of Bristol; a daughter, Anne Marie Cangiano of East Providence; a sister, Caroline Fressilli of Barrington; and 10 grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Joseph Larisa, John Larisa Jr. and Mary Marrot.
The funeral will be held on Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Barrington.
Vincent Roland Legge
Founder of R.O.M.E.O. Club, avid sailor
Vincent Roland Legge, 88, of Bay Spring Ave., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Orchard View Manor in East Providence. He was the husband of the late Lillian G. (Evans) Legge.
Born in Newport, a son of the late Frank and Annie (Sommerville) Legge, he had lived in Barrington for most of his life. Mr. Legge was a self-employed master pipe fitter and heating contractor
He was a Coast Guard Veteran, serving in World War II. He was the founder of R.O.M.E.O. Club, he was an avid sailor and boat builder. Mr. Legge was also a Narragansett Bay Yachting Association Champion and Past Rear Commander of Cove Haven Yacht Club.
He leaves two daughters, Christine Legge-Whitaker of Rehoboth and Kathleen L. Sousa of Newport; and grandson, Peter M. Souza, Jr. of Newport. He was the brother of the late Raymond Legge, Dorothy Corbett and Constance Johnson.
The funeral service was held Monday at the Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside. Burial with Military Honors was at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Barrington.
Eileen L. St. James
Sports enthusiast, member of Young at Heart Club
Eileen L. St. James, 88, of Washington Road, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at home. She was the wife of the late C. Thomas St. James.
Born in Elmhurst, Ill., a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (O'Dwyer) Holloway, she lived in Barrington since 1954.
Mrs. St. James was a dental receptionist for the late Dr. Anthony Ramos in Bristol for 15 years before retiring in 1994. She previously was a dental assistant. She was also a social director for the Stanley Hotel Co., for many years.
She was a communicant of St. Luke's Church and a member of Young at Heart Club and Women's Guild at the church.
A sports enthusiast, she also enjoyed walking.
She leaves a daughter, Kathleen M. Lydon of Riverside; and three granddaughters, Jennie, Laura and Katie Lydon, all of Riverside.
She was the sister of the late Kathleen M. Holloway, Esther Bateman, abd Lawrence, Joseph, Alice and Frances Holloway..
The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.
A. JoAnn Roth
A. JoAnn Roth, 66, of 107 Windward Lane, and formerly of Barrington, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at home.
Born in Frankfort, Mich., a daughter of Ella W. (Smith) Heath of Venice, Fla., and the late Walter L. Heath, she lived in Bristol for seven years and in Barrington for 10 years.
Ms. Roth was a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society for six months, retiring two years ago. She was also a representative for Harper, Ramos and Sheridan Realtors of Bristol. She previously worked at Wheaton College, Norton, Mass., for 10 years and at Brown University and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
She received her BA in History from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and was a member of the Oberlin class alumni, where she was president for many years. She was also a member of the Oberlin committee to appoint alumni to the trust committee.
She was a volunteer for the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society and Friends of Linden Place.
Besides her mother she leaves a lifelong companion, Alfred Hetland of Bristol; three daughters, Lisa Roth Fleury of Arcueil, France, Laurie Roth of Thornton, Colo., and Linda Roth-Trubey of Brookline, N.H.; a brother, Walter S. Heath of Concord, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Morgane and Steven Fleury, both of Arcuiel.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the North Farm Yacht Club, North Farm, Hope Street. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Sansone Funeral Home.
Member of St. Lucy's Church, married over 60 years
Eleanor (Pacocha) Czech, 86, of 190 Redwood Road Portsmouth, formerly of Riverdale, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Grand Islander Health Care Center Middletown. She was the wife of Theodore George Czech, to whom he was married for over 60 years.
Born in Harvey, Ill., on Aug. 11, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Pacocha and Victoria (Ziemba) Pacocha.
Mrs. Czech and her husband moved to Portsmouth in 1988. Previously she was active in civic and church activities in Riverdale, Ill. She was a member of Saint Lucy's Church in Middletown. Mrs. Czech enjoyed knitting and home decorating.
Besides her husband she leaves her son Theodore T. Czech Jr. of Portsmouth, and two grandsons.
Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at 8 a.m. from the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Route 114, Portsmouth, to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial sonations may be made to the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior Center, Turnpike Avenue, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Robert P. King
Supervisor at Opportunity Center in New Bedford
Robert P. King, 66, of New Bedford, formerly of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital after an illness.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Paul J. and Jenny (Kicak) King, he was a lifelong Fairhaven resident.
He graduated from New Bedford High School's special-needs classes and attended special-needs classes at the Oxford School.
Mr. King was a supervisor in the workshop at the Opportunity Center in New Bedford.
He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots; he competed in various bowling leagues and collected model trucks.
He attended Elderhaven Active Day Center in New Bedford and participated in the handicapped camp on Martha's Vineyard.
He was blessed by the parish of St. Francis.
Mr. King leaves two sisters, Eleanor Cammarata of Endicott, New York; and Janet L. Martin of Tiverton; six nieces, Beth Ann, Laurie, Jennifer, Melissa, Stephanie and Danielle; two nephews, Stephen and David; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
His funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Fairlawn Home of Waring-Sullivan with a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Gerard P. Lamontagne
Presser at Firestone Tire & Rubber
Gerard P. Lamontagne, 96, of Swansea, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of the late Lillian Y. (Canuel) Lamontagne.
Born in Fall River, a son of the late Amedee and Robertine (Dussault) Lamontagne, he was a communicant of St. Michael's Church, Swansea, since 1954.
Mr. Lamontagne was a presser at Firestone Tire & Rubber in Fall River for 28 years. He also was an agent for L'Association Canado-Americaine and served as a member of its board of directors. He was a former member of the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Club, Swansea.
Survivors include a son, Alphonse B. Lamontagne of Fall River; two daughters, Lorraine L. Foley of Tiverton and Mercedes L. Quintal of Portsmouth; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and extended family in New Bedford.
He was the father of the late Gerard A. Lamontagne and the brother of the late Olivette Belanger, Lucille Murko, Yvonne Lamontagne, Paul Lamontagne, Robert Lamontagne, George Lamontagne and the Rev. Maurice Lamontagne.
His funeral Mass was held on Friday, Jan. 23 in St. Anne's Church. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery. Arrangements were by Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River.
Willard Clark Snow
Owner of Little Compton's Beach and Bass Shop
Willard Clark Snow, 81, of Little Compton, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at the Sarah Brayton Nursing Home, Fall River, after a long illness. He was the husband of Marjorie Robb Snow.
A son of the late Dorothy and Robert Snow of Little Compton, he was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Hartford, Conn.
A longtime resident of Little Compton, Mr. Snow was the owner and proprietor of the Beach and Bass Shop in Little Compton for 40 years. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the Third Cavalry Division under General Patton in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
Mr. Snow attended Josephine Wilbur School and was a graduate of New Hampton School in New Hampshire.
Known as "Bill," he was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He was also a loyal member and supporter of organizations such as the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Jacques Cousteau Society and Ducks Unlimited. Locally, he was a member of the Acoaxet Club, the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Dartmouth Indoor Tennis Club. He was also a member of the United Congressional Church of Little Compton.
He is survived by his wife; his son Clark Snow; his grandson Travis Snow; and two sisters, Deborah Snow Simonds and Suzanne Snow Davis, all of Little Compton. He is also survived by a stepson Gordon C. Sweeney of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two stepdaughters, Mary S. Payne of Annapolis, MD, and Sandra S. Gallo of San Diego; as well as their children and grandchildren. He was the father of the late Sarah H. Snow.
Contributions may be made to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Mass. 02740-6398.
Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Fern Acres Funeral Home, Little Compton.
Mary D. Moren
Retired supervisor, lifelong Warren resident
Mary D. Moren, 91, of Prudence Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late George Matthew Moren.
Born in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Tomasz and Anna (Micek) Dyman. She was a lifelong Warren resident.
Mrs. Moren had been a supervisor for the former U.S. Rubber Co., now UniRoyal, in Providence, for several years before retiring.
She was a communicant of St. Jean Baptiste Church, and a member of its women's auxiliary.
She leaves a daughter, Margaret Lapre of Warren; a brother, Mathew Dyman of Pawtucket; two granddaughters, Mary Lindenberg of Richmond and Marilyn Jones of Warren; and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Jones of Warren and Meredith, Marissa and Matthew Lindenberg of Richmond. She was the sister of the late Chester, John and Margaret Dyman.
Mrs. Moren's funeral will be on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 8 a.m., from the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 15 Church St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Jean Baptiste Church, Main Street. She will be buried in South Burial Ground in Warren.
Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, RIH Campus, 593 Eddy St., Prov., RI 02903.