Gabrielle A. Bergeron
January 13, 2009
Gabrielle A. Bergeron, 101, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the Jeanne Jugan Home, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Philippe Bergeron.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of late Albert and Amelia (Roy) Fournier. She is survived by two daughters, Pauline Genest of Lincoln, and Claire Francoeur and her husband Ronald of Vermont, four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10am in the chapel at Jeanne Jugan Home, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Arrangements by Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, Pawtucket.
January 14, 2009
Michael Czerniawski, 88, peacefully entered eternal rest January 14, 2009 surrounded by his loving family at the Miriam Hospital after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of the late Michelina (Iapaolo) Czerniawski.
Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Michael and Ursula (Sienkiewicz) Czerniawski.
Michael was a World War II veteran of the Polish Army. He fought with the British Army under General Wladyslaw Anders as the II Corps of Poland. He received a Silver Medal of Honor for bravery in the Battle of Tobruk in Northern Africa and the Gold Cross for the Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy.
He had been employed by Amperex in North Smithfield and Atlantic Tubing and Rubber in Cranston. He was also co-owner with his wife of the former Micky's Dressmaking Shop in Providence. He was a communicant of St. Adalbert's Church and a member of the Polish National Home Association.
He was the beloved father of Andrea and husband Richard Finelli of East Greenwich, Valeria and husband Frank Varrecchione of Smithfield, Rosa and late husband David (Chuck) Tramonti of North Providence, Fernanda and husband Gregory Vaslet of Seekonk. He was the beloved grandfather of Lori Raimbeault, Susan Marinosci, Renee Tramonti, Frank M. and Jeffrey Varrecchione, Jennifer Irons, Garrett and Kristen Vaslet and David (Chucky) Tramonti. He was also the beloved great grandfather of eight. He was the brother of the late Edward and Heniu Czerniawski of Poland.
The funeral will be held Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9am from the Hoey-Arpin-Williams-King Funeral Home, 168 Academy Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Adalbert Church, Atwells Avenue, Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven, Cemetery, East Providence. Visiting hours Friday 5-8pm. Arrangements by SUPINSKI & BORRELLI.
Genny, “Nella” Fogli
January 14, 2009
Genny, “Nella” Fogli, 95, of Rhodes Avenue, and formerly of North Providence, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 14, 2009. She was the wife of the late Lio Fogli.
Born in Barga, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Rosa (Gonnella) Corierri.
Mrs. Fogli had lived most of her life in North Providence before moving to North Smithfield thirteen years ago.
She is survived by her daughter, Tosca Filippelli and her husband Michael, her granddaughter, Laura Tedeschi and her husband Larry, and her great granddaughter, Elaria Tedeschi. She was the sister of the late Santuzza Poli, Fernando, Ofelia, and Argentina Angelini.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10am in the Chapel at Saint Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue, North Smithfield. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue , North Smithfield, RI, 02896 would be appreciated. Arrangements by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland.
Raymond H. (Red) Duclos, Sr.
January 16, 2009
Raymond H. (Red) Duclos, Sr., 87, formerly of South Attleboro and Swansea passed away peacefully on January 16, 2009 at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Bertha A. (Brillon) Duclos.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Julia (Nadeau) Duclos.
He was a decorated World War II veteran, having been awarded the Bronze Star, other military commendations, the Knights of Columbus Pelican award and other civic awards. He had been a member of the American Legion, Post 312 of So. Attleboro and Post 303 of Swansea, So Attleboro Friends of Scouting, Troop 35, Anawan council, and the Knights of Columbus. For more than a decade he served as House Chairman of the LeFoyer Club in Pawtucket Rhode Island.
He is survived by his two sons, Raymond H Duclos Jr. of Swansea, and Michael E. Duclos of South Attleboro and his daughter, Susan M. Jackson of Coventry, Rhode Island; loving grandfather of seven, and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of Rita Rogers, Gertrude Brillon, Beatrice Cronin, Doris Summerly, Elaine Monast and Clement Duclos and the late Yvonne Schultz, Cecile Fanning, Esther Aussant, Ralph, Ferman, Clifford and Lester Duclos.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Theresa's Church, 18 Baltic Street, South Attleboro. Burial with military honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friend are invited. Visiting hours Monday 3-6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association. 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906, would be appreciated.
Rose A. Azar
January 17, 2009
Rose A. Azar, 84, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 17, 2009. She was the wife of the late Louis Azar.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Victoria (Tahan) Kanakry. Mrs. Azar was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
She was a sales clerk for the former Brooks Pharmacy, North Attleboro, MA for twenty years, retiring in 1989.
She was a former member of the Syrian Ladies Catholic Society. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra and Janice Azar, a son, John Azar, a brother, Habib Kanakry, a sister, Mary Saleem.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Basil The Great Church, Skyview Drive, Lincoln. Burial will be in Saint Basil's Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-7pm.
Henry O. Dion
January 18, 2009
Henry O. Dion, 77, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009. He was the husband of Patricia (Trahan) Dion.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (O'Neill) Dion.
Mr. Dion was a Model Maker for Jostens Inc. of Attleboro, MA for twenty four years, retiring in 1993.
He was an army veteran of Korean War.
He was active for many years in Scouting, Little League, Darlington Braves, and Babe Ruth.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Helene Dion Dufresne, four sons, Stephen, Russell, Keith, and James Dion, a sister, Pauline Del Vecchio, five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 9am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Leo The Great Church, 697 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial with military honors will be in RI Veteran's Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8pm. .
January 22, 2009
Calixte Gravel, 85, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009. He was the husband of Anna (Mastrantonis) Gravel.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late David and Marie Anne (Bissonnette) Gravel.
Mr. Gravel was a fixer for Moore Fabrics and Murdock Webbing for several years, retiring in 1986.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the Leon Mathieu Senior Center.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, John Gravel of Pawtucket, two daughters, Patricia Rippy and Michele Gravel, both of Indiana, two sisters, Sister Rose A. Gravel, O.P., of Newburgh, New York, and Olive Lemoine of Lincoln, and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11am in Saint Cecilia Church, Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Monday 2-4, 6-8pm in the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket.