2010 Obituaries

Madeline Henery   December 31, 2010

Madeline D. (Duell) Henery, of Wheeler Street in Rehoboth died at the age of 72 on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was born in Seekonk a daughter of the late Stephen and Caroline (Silva) Duell. Madeline worked for the Allendale Insurance Company for over forty years before retiring fifteen years ago as Secretary to the Vice President. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of Pete's Card League. She was also a member of the Rehoboth Senior Citizens. She leaves one daughter, Elizabeth Henery of Norton, three sisters, Anna McAuliffe, Elsie Furtado and Catherine Travers all of Seekonk and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stephen and Thomas Duell. In lieu of flowers contributions to Make A Wish Foundation 1 State Street, Providence, RI would be appreciated.

Janet M. McNulty   December 30, 2010

Janet M. (Routhier) McNulty of Westport passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49 on Thursday, December 30, 2010.  She was married to the late Thomas P. McNulty for twenty-two years.  Born in Fall River and a lifelong resident of Westport, she was the daughter of Virginia V. (Chase) Routhier and the late Robert R. Routhier.  A graduate of Westport High School, Class of 1979, she was inducted into the Westport High School Athletic Hall of Fame and a Communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. Janet enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson, gardening and sports, but most of all she loved spending time with the family. She is survived by her mother  and three sisters: Susan J. Sharpe of Westport, Cynthia A. Olivier of Maine and Catherine M. Routhier of Rehoboth; a niece Elizabeth DaSilva and a great-niece Isabelle DeSilva.  Memorial donations may be made to: Olancho Aid Foundation, P.O. Box 15, Rockland, MA 02370.

Charles R. Pike  December 31, 2010

Charles R. Pike, of Pleasant Street in Rehoboth, died at the age of 77 on  Friday December 31, 2010 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Teresa (Perry) Pike. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Stella (Howe) Pike. Charles grew up in Barrington and has been a Rehoboth resident since 1958. He served in the Army during the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was employed as a precision machinist at Federal Products in Providence for 44 years. He enjoyed gardening and playing bluegrass music. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons David F., Charles A. and James E. Pike, of Rehoboth, two daughters Tracy A. White of Rehoboth and Joyce M. Contois of Seekonk, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dorcas Ann Knapp Bull  December 26, 2010

Dorcas Ann Knapp Bull, the mother of a Rehoboth man, died at the age of 85 on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at her home in Morrison, Illinois. “Diki” was born July 6, 1925, in Westfield, Iowa, to Florence (Main) Knapp and Keith Kellogg Knapp. She attended Westfield schools, played clarinet and basketball, and edited the high school newspaper. Diki attended Morningside College and graduated from the University of Iowa, where she majored in journalism and edited the Daily Iowan. In 1948, she was hired as a reporter at the News Sentinel in Morrison. She married Wilson W. Bull of Morrison on April 16, 1948. They had six children, Cynthia (Ron) Tisue of Cincinnati, Katharine (Sarah Harder) Bull of Medford, Mass., Christopher (Marijoan) Bull of Rehoboth, Mass., Sarah Bull of Morrison, John “Tony” Bull of Gambier, Ohio, and Keith (Catherine) Bull of Highland Park, N.J. Diki led a Girl Scout troop and a 4-H club. She helped establish Morrison Community Day Care Center and The Whiteside Forum, and continued to serve those organizations. In the 1970s, she opened “The Place,” a resale shop on Main Street, to benefit the day care center. She was elected to the Morrison School Board, serving from 1972-1981. Diki helped administer the Morrison Education Foundation, volunteered with hospice, and was Morrison co-chairwoman for the United Way campaign. In 2009, she received the Crete Dillon Bowman Award for Community Leadership by the YWCA of the Sauk Valley. Diki planned events and hosted guests from around the world with the International Thanksgiving Fellowship. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She sang in the choir, was clerk of the session, and was active in Church Women United, World Day of Prayer, and Presbyterian Women. Diki was known for her thoughtful interest in all people, her patience and open-mindedness. Many appreciated her singing voice and her writing and editing. She cared about family and community, world affairs, and human rights. She loved music, nature, and creativity, from cooking to her grandchildren’s drawings. She could see the beauty and possibilities in individuals and in the world. She bequeathed her body to the medical school at the University of Iowa. McDonald Funeral Home, Fulton, is in charge of arrangements. She is survived by her brother, George Knapp; six children; and 16 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her grandson, Aaron Thomas Vegter.

J. Kimball Darling, III    December 23, 2010

J. Kimball Darling, III, 72, of Tremont Street, Rehoboth, died on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the life partner of David L. Watelet with whom he shared 34 years. Born in Springfield, Vermont on October 30, 1938, he was a son of the late J. Kimball Darling II and Lillian Geraldine (Corpron) Darling. Raised and educated in Vermont, Mr. Darling was a graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. A resident of Rehoboth since 1978, Mr. Darling formerly resided in North Attleboro.

He was a member of the Second Congregational Church, Park Street, Attleboro. As an organist and choir director he was associated with numerous churches during his career including: First Baptist Church in North Adams; the Second Congregational Church in Attleboro; the Christ Congregational Church in Brockton; the First Parish Church in Taunton and the First Congregational Church in Sharon. Mr. Darling was the music director of Oure Pleasure for many years. In addition to his life partner, he leaves numerous members of the Watelet family and many dear friends.  Memorial donations in Mr. Darling's name may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the American Cancer Society or the American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals. Please designate which organization to forward donation.

Gideon K. Webster  December 23, 2010   Service in West Dighton 1/15/11

Gideon K. Webster, 41 years old, died suddenly on December 23, 2010, in Bennington, VT, while working at his job as a department manager at Wal-Mart. Born in Taunton, MA, son of Thomas and Rebecca “Becky” ( Babbitt) Webster of Dighton. Gideon was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School class of 1987 and a cum laude graduate of Bridgewater State College, class of 1991 with a BS in Education. In his youth he worked for Araujo Farm in Dighton, as a farm hand. He worked at Wal-Mart in Raynham before being asked to become a department manager in a new Wal-Mart in Bennington, VT. years ago. At the age of 14 he became an Eagle Scout from Troop 45 in Dighton. He enjoyed music, history, being outdoors and was exceptionally good at playing Trival Pursuit. Gid had been a resident of Rowe, MA for the past 16 years. Besides his parents of Dighton he is survived by his son, Ian James Webster and his mother Diane Mead of Bennington, VT. He is the nephew of Roberta and Ronald Reynolds of Bridgewater and John McNair of Mansfield and the late Penny McNair and Joyce Hauck. He is the cousin of Douglass and Geoffrey Reynolds and Robert McNair. Donations in Gideon’s memory may be made, for the benefit of his son. Checks may be written to Ian James Webster or Diane Mead and sent to Bank of Bennington, 155 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Elsie Chandley   December 21, 2010

Elsie K. Chandley, RN, formerly of Oak Hill Avenue in Seekonk, Massachusetts died at the age of 86 on December 21, 2010 at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Chandley for over 64 years.  Born in Pawtucket on January 5, 1924, Elsie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie (Ingham) Keenan and sister of the late Joseph L. Keenan. She graduated from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. In her 30 year career as a nurse, Elsie worked as an Army Nurse, a staff nurse at Pawtucket Memorial and Butler Hospitals and as a private duty nurse. Elsie and her husband Joe operated Country Kitchen in Seekonk for many years starting in 1980 before they sold the restaurant to their son Mark.  Elsie is survived by her 9 children and their families: Joseph E. Chandley Jr. and Lynn of Savannah, Georgia; E. Maura Perrin and John Dias of Riverside, RI; Michael K. Chandley of Rehoboth; Susan C. Scanlon and Joseph Carmichael of Rehoboth; Sean P. Chandley and Diane of Providence, RI; Mark E. Chandley and Patricia of Pawtucket, RI; Nancy Chandley-Adams and Ronald of Seekonk; Carmel Chandley-Watson and William of Bourne; and Neil B. Chandley of Rehoboth. Additionally, Elsie is survived by her 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: Tracy Chandley-Kraatz of Seekonk; Brendan Huff of Washington, DC; James and Kathleen Chandley of Pawtucket, RI; Samuel and Kimberly Watson of Bourne; and Jordan, Hunter and Alison Kraatz of Rehoboth.

Ronald L. DeArruda  December 21, 2010

Ronald L. DeArruda, 55 years old, died suddenly at his County Street home on December 21, 2010. Born in Taunton, he was a 1973 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School. He formerly worked at the Raynham Dog Track, Schaffer Stadium, Talbots and most recently at Perkins Paper Co. in Taunton. Ron was a huge Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins fan. He is survived by his mother, Mary Cory of Dighton, his father, Richard DeArruda and his step mother Lorretta De Arruda of Fl. He is the brother of Linda Sobieski and her husband Andy of IL., Jessie DeArruda of Wisc.; Michael DeArruda of his wife Leane of FL; David DeArruda of Chicago and the late Richard DeArruda. He is the uncle of 3 nieces and I nephew and he nephew and cousin of several.  Donations in his memory may be sent to American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA. 22311.

Marie S. (Inocencio) Boehner  December 14, 2010

Marie S. (Inocencio) Boehner, wife of the late James F. Boehner, died at Morton Hospital on December 14, 2010. She was 71. Born in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Vasconcelos) Inocencio. At the age of eleven after the death of her mother she was raised in Taunton by her godmother along with her husband the late Alfred and Bertha Amaral. Mrs. Boehner was a graduate of Taunton High School. She was also employed by the former Robertson’s Curtain Factory in Taunton for eleven years. Mrs. Boehner enjoyed watching TV and listening to music. She leaves a son, James F. Boehner Jr. and his wife Toni of Rehoboth; a daughter, Linda M. Burnham and her husband Scott of E. Taunton; a brother David Amaral of N. Smithfield, RI; a sister, Susan Arruda of E. Taunton. She is also survived by four grandchildren and one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Harold P. Charier, Sr.  December 6, 2010

Harold P. Chartier Sr., 69, of Perryville Road in Rehoboth, died at his residence surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. He was the loving husband of Maxine Rita (Lambert) Chartier, to whom he was married on October 17, 1970 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  Born in Providence, R.I. on August 21, 1941, he was the son of the late Omer Chartier and Lillian D. (Madeiros) Chartier. Mr. Chartier was a graduate of Central High School in Providence.  He was a resident of Rehoboth for the past 31 years, having relocated from his most previous residence in Warwick, R.I. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Chartier was employed for 35 years at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He most recently held the position of supervisor of the painting department at the hospital. He was a communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church in North Dighton. Among Mr. Chartier's interests were traveling, fishing, and the times spent with his cherished family.  In addition to his loving wife of 40 years, he leaves two sons: Harold Chartier Jr. of Providence, R.I. and Thomas Chartier; one daughter, Charlotte Chartier of Fall River; three sisters: Barbara Gauthier of Johnston, R.I., Marilyn Pelland of Cranston, R.I., and Maureen Gardner of Rehoboth; a brother, Richard Chartier of Citra, Florida; nine grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.  He was the father of the late Steven Chartier and the brother of the late Dorothy Rowan, Marlene Chartier, and Robert Chartier.

Kathleen Perkins    November 26, 2010

Kathleen A. (Apes) Perkins, wife of Thomas A. Perkins, died at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on Nov. 26, 2010.

A longtime Rehoboth resident, she was sixty-six years old. Born in New London, CT, Mrs. Perkins was the daughter of the late Francis and Mildred (Polcaro) Apes. Raised and educated in New London, she was a St. Bernard’s High School graduate, and later attended the New York Foundling Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Perkins was a homemaker for most of her adult life. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Thomas A. Perkins, Jr. and his wife Laura of Whitman, and Scott M. Perkins and his wife Heather of Somerset; a daughter, Kristine M. McCarney and her husband Timothy of Norton; a brother, Francis Apes of Salem, CT; three grandchildren, Meghan and Kaitlyn McCarney, both of Norton, and Isabella Smith of Somerset; two nieces, a nephew, and several aunts and uncles. She was also the sister of the late Michael Apes.

Kenneth D. Marshall, Jr.     November 25, 2010

Kenneth D. “Ken” Marshall, Jr. died unexpectedly at the age of 33 on Thursday, November 25, 2010 in the line of duty while responding to a call for the Rehoboth Fire Department. Born in Attleboro, a son of Kenneth D. & Rhonda (Wetherell) Marshall, Sr., Kenneth was the husband of Bethany (Saleeba) Marshall. Ken was employed by the J. H. Lynch Company for the last seven years as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Marshall was a lifelong Rehoboth resident and a graduate of Dighton – Rehoboth Regional High School. He was a third generation call volunteer firefighter for the town of Rehoboth Fire Department, stationed at station # 2. He previously was an EMT and was a member of the Local 57. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children, who meant the world to him. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Trevor Marshall, and a daughter, Brianna Marshall, both at home. He also leaves a brother, Jonathon and his wife Caitlin Marshall of Attleboro, and three nephews. He was the paternal grandson of Richard & Barbara (Bora) Marshall, and the great-grandson of Clair Marshall of Norton, and the maternal grandson of George Wetherell, the retired Deputy Chief of the Rehoboth Fire Department, and the late Lorraine (Johnson) Wetherell. He was the grandson-in-law of Henry & Barbara Sidok and Diane and Raymond Saleeba, and the son-in-law of Joseph Saleeba and Cynthia Saleeba and her husband Dale McCaughey, and the brother-in-law of Mathew and his wife Angie Saleeba, Michael & Jan Saleeba, and Mark Saleeba, and also Danielle Saleeba. He was also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was the brother of the late Christopher Marshall.

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Olivia Pouliot  November 23, 2010

Olivia Pouliot, of Water Street, two month old infant daughter of Christopher M. Pouliot and Andrea M. Francis died peacefully on November 23, 2010. She was the sister of Emma Pouliot and Tailynn Pouliot and granddaughter of Krista and Alfred Francis of Rehoboth, MA, Colleen and Kenneth Pouliot of Woonsocket and Karen and Matt Toupin of Pawtucket. 

Alfred Nazareth, Jr.    November 20, 2010

Alfred Nazareth, Jr., formerly of Rehoboth, died peacefully at home in Hampden, MA on November 20, 2010 at the age of 84 following a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife Teresa Bailey, and was previously married to the late Ann T. (Flanagan) Nazareth.   Alfred was born in New York City, the eldest son of Alfred Nazareth, Sr. and Ann (Harrington) Nazareth of Providence.  He was a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design as well as the University of Connecticut.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.  He leaves three children: Karen Kestenberg of Bristol, RI, Monica Dzialo of Pawtucket, RI, and Alfred Nazareth III of Warwick, plus seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He he also survived by two brothers, George Nazareth of Cumberland, RI and Nathaniel Nazareth of  Warwick plus numerous nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do something kind for another person!

June Brewster  November 16, 2010

June (Flint) Brewster, age 64 of Adams Circle Rehoboth, formerly of Riverside and Edgartown, died Tuesday. She was the wife of Larry H. Brewster. She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Harold and Ruth (Pulliam) Flint.  She was a member of the East Providence Historical Society. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Renee Drainville and her husband Scott of Foster, Rachel Fanara and her husband Tim of Riverside, a brother, J. Elwin Flint of Rumford, a sister Nancy Bellotti of Cranston and five grandchildren, Garett, Amanda and Cameron Drainville, Haley and Zachary Fanara. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Boulevard East Providence 02914 would be appreciated.

Carol J. Coelho  October 21, 2010

Carol J. (Fickera) Coelho, of Taunton and Rehoboth, died Thursday, October 21, in Morton Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was the longtime companion of the late Richard A. Laliberte. She was born 64 years ago in Taunton, the daughter of the late Louis Fickera and the late Mary (Dugoleski) Sanson. She was educated in Taunton and had been a lifelong area resident. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as a Quality Control Inspector for Modern Plastics in Taunton for many years. She leaves two sons: Joseph R. Coelho, Jr. of Wareham, and Timothy M. Coelho of Taunton; two daughters: Dawn M. Coelho-Antoine of Taunton, and Amanda J. Coelho of Ohio; one sister: Adele Jordan of Taunton; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Coelho was also the sister of the late August Sanson of Taunton.

Norman Cleaveland   October 19, 2010

Norman Cleaveland of Rehoboth passed away on October 19, 2010.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Parcher) Cleaveland.  A complete obituary is unavailable.

Pat Coburn   October 21, 2010

Pat Coburn of Plain Street in Rehoboth passed away at the age of 62 on October 21 in Florence, Alabama.  She was the beloved wife of Bill Jimmis.  Born in Missouri, she is the daughter of Russell and Virginia (Miller) Cockburn. She was a writer, a cook to all and a mother to all. Besides her husband of 23 years, she is survived by her daughter Anna Fenwick of Rehoboth, her stepchildren Frank Jimmis of Cranston and Michala Jimmis of CO. She is survived by her grandchildren; Lilyanna and Alanta Fenwick, Anastasia and Carter Jimmis. She was the sister of Teri Wetzel of NJ, Bud Coburn of MI, Randy Cockburn of TX and the late Penny Cockburn.

Harold J. Garcia, Sr.   October 20, 2010

Harold J. Gracia Sr., 79, died peacefully, Oct. 20, 2010, at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. Born Aug. 30, 1931 in Dighton, he was a son of the late Manuel S. (Mike) and Lena (Rogers) Gracia Jr. A 1950 graduate of Dighton High School, he had been a resident of Dighton for most of his life where he served his community in the departments of police, fire, and civil defense.  He was a communicant of the former St. Peter's Church, where he volunteered much of his time in their hall and St. Vincent de Paul. A recipient of the Marian Medal for his church service, Mr. Gracia served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a VFW life member, and the Commander and Parade Marshall of Dighton's Memorial Day parade for over 30 years. He was employed at Reed and Barton, then became a postal carrier. Later he became an inspector for the Registry of Motor Vehicles where he retired after 20 years. He was one of the original members of the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force. In 1972, Harold was honored for rescuing two women from a burning building. Farming was a big part of Harold's life, from working on the family farms in Berkley and Dighton when he was young, to his own gardens when he was older. Harold treasured time with his family. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots, bowling and traveling with his wife Jean. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Bagnall) Gracia; his three children, Deborah Araujo and husband Thomas, Harold J. Gracia Jr., and Brenda Roose and husband Stephen; five grandchildren, Katelyn Araujo, Krista Gracia, Dominic Gracia, Allison Roose, and Jason Roose; and a brother, Frederick W. Gracia and wife Loretta. He was very proud of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments.

A scholarship fund has been set up in memory of Harold. Memorials may be sent to Bristol County Agricultural High School (BCAHS-scholarship account) 135 Center St., Dighton, MA 02715.

Natalia Jeronimo   October 14, 2010

Natalia Jeronimo of Rehoboth passed away at the age of 83 on October 14, 2010 surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of Jacinto J. Jeronimo for 53 years. Born in Portugal, a daughter of the late Octavio Vieira and Maria Alexandrina Picanco, she resided in Montreal, Canada before settling in Pawtucket in 1967. Besides her husband she leaves her daughter, Clotilde J. O'Gara and husband William E. O'Gara, Esq. of Rehoboth; four grandchildren, Alexandria, Katie, Stephanie and Billy O'Gara; a sister, Octavia Rombeiro of Bermuda and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edwarda Mota, Joseph and Antonio Picanco.

Bertha Allan   September 8, 2010

Bertha (Malo) Allan, formerly of Rehoboth, died at the age of  94 on September 8, 2010 in Bradenton, FL. She was the wife of the late Douglas T. Allan, Sr. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Baczalska) Malo.  Mrs. Allan worked for many years as an Assistant Buyer at the former Shepard's Co. in Providence. She was a member of the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club and the Rehoboth Garden Club. She is survived by sons Robert I. Allan of Bradenton, Douglas T. Allan, Jr. of East Providence, a half sister, Marjorie Giguere of West Warwick, a half brother  Rudolph Malo of Foster, six grand- children, many great and great-great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be held at the convenience of the family.

Virginia Marcroft   September 9, 2010

Virginia E. (Boyle) Marcroft died at the age of 92 on September 9, 2010.  Wife of the late Harold L. Marcroft, she was the mother of Kenneth L. Marcroft and the late Richard J. Marcroft.   Interment at Rehoboth Cemetery will be at a later date.

Jocelyn Ann Goff    August 18, 2010

Jocelyn Ann Goff died unexpectedly at the age of 22 in Morton Hospital on Wednesday August 18, 2010. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of Deborah J. Goff of Rehoboth and mother of Delvon Anthony Goff.  Jocelyn was educated in Rehoboth Schools and was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School.  Besides her son and mother she is survived by grandmother Eleanor Goff of Rehoboth.  Jocelyn was the niece of Ralph Goff of Taunton, Priscilla Canario of Cranston, RI., William Goff of Rehoboth, Barbara Duarte of Taunton and Steven Goff of Attleboro. Jocelyn was the cousin of several including, Eleanor, Jennifer, Michael and Matthew.

Bradford L. Hagar    July 26, 2010

Bradford L. Hagar of Lakewood Ranch, Florida died in Sarasota Memorial Hospital on June 26, 2010 at the age of 61 years following a brief illness . Brad was the son of Alton and Emily (Crossley) Hagar. He grew up in Rehoboth and graduated in 1967 from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. He attended Northeastern University and completed his engineering degree in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Xingke Li of Lakewood Ranch; two daughters, Dr. Kristen Hagar of Providence, RI, and Samantha Hagar of Davie, FL; and one son, Alton James Hagar of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He is also survived by five sisters: Joan Watrous of Pulaski, TN; Gail Macomber of Taunton, MA; Kay Waite of North Dighton, MA; Holley Dutra of Wakefield, RI; and Joy Browning of Lakeland, FL.

Vincent Armenio    July 21, 2010

Services were held on Saturday in West Milford, NJ for 89-year old Vincent Armenio who died on July 21, 2010.  He was the father of Rehoboth resident Vincent Armenio.  Services were held at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church followed by interment at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.  Mr. Armenio is survived by his wife, the former Angela Delisi and his sons, Peter of Chicago and Vincent of Rehoboth as well as an older daughter, Roseanne Kiley, of Bethel, CT.  He also leaves a brother Frank of Wayne, NJ and eight grandchildren. 

Norman K. Smith  July 21, 2010

Norman K. Smith,  a longtime Rehoboth resident died at the age of 79 on Wednesday, July 21 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Olson) Smith.  Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George and Laura (Marginson) Smith. He was a heat and frost insulator working for Northeast Insulation retiring in 1994. He was a member of Local 6 in Boston and had been a member of Local 31. He was an avid golfer. He was a Korean War

veteran.  Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Lesley E. Pyron of Rehoboth and 2 grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlin, a brother, Eugene Smith of Cranston and a sister, Theresa Watson of East Providence. He was the brother of the late Florence Antone, Alice Gordon, Mary Bradley, Katherine Medeiros, Dorothy Medeiros, George, Joseph, Kenneth, Edward, Richard and Margaret Smith.

Dorothy M. Day  July 18, 2010

Dorothy M. (Bromley) Day passed away at the age of 84 on Sunday, July 18, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. "Chief" Day.  Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Charles S. Bromley, Stella B. (Richards) Bromley-Morrison and Albert Morrison. She resided in Pawtucket, Rhode Island before moving to Seekonk in 1954.  She was a proofreader at the Sun Chronicle in Attleboro until her retirement and a poll worker in Seekonk for many years.  She leaves two sons, Jeffrey J. Day and his wife Carol of Rehoboth and Stephen P. Day of Swansea; a sister, Beatrice Bailey of North Smithfield, Rhode Island; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Richard I. Bromley. Gifts in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.

Jeffrey R. Perry  July 17, 2010

Jeffrey R. Perry died unexpectedly at the age of 45 at his home in Dighton on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Born in Taunton son of Herbert and Catherine (McKenna) Perry of Taunton. He is the husband of Tammy (Burrell) Perry of Dighton.  Jeff was a 1981 graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton. He was employed as a Realtor for Carol Sullivan Realtors in Taunton.  He previously had worked for Midas Corp and also for Olson’s Greenhouse.  He was well known as the “Lawn Mower Man” for his always looking to by, repair and sell lawn mowers and tractors.  He enjoyed camping and spending time with his children and with his dogs, Buddy and Freckles. Jeff was battling Stage 4 cancer and had gone through successful chemo treatments.  Tammy says that they lived by this quote, “ I would rather live a  few moments of extraordinary than a life time of nothing special”. Besides his wife and parents, Jeff is survived by his daughters, Jillian and Jennifer Perry of East Taunton and Katlin and Alyssa Steeves of Dighton. He is the brother of Marianne Fernandes of Holliday, FL, Lisa Luongo of Canton, Michael Perry of Taunton, Steven Perry of Coventry, RI and Scott Perry of Taunton.  He is the son in law of John and Kathleen Burrell of Dighton and brother in law of Mary and Andrea Perry, David Fernandes, Ben Luongo and John Burrell, Jr.  He is also the uncle of several. 

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. 

Wallace Wood   July 4, 2010

Wallace Wood, Ph.D, died in his home on July 4, 2010 at the age of 72 following a period of failing health. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Wallace E. and Jeanne A. (Paris) Wood.  A resident of Dighton for the past 42 years, he was formerly of Berkley.  A 1963 graduate of Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Education, he was also a graduate of Brown University where he received a Masters in Teaching and a 1967 graduate of Bowdoin College where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics. Wallace received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston College.  He taught at Bryant College/University in Providence and Smithfield, RI for over 42 years, initially in the Mathematics Department and later in the Computer Information Systems Department. In 2002 Dr. Wood was named the Computer Educator of the Year by the International Association for Computer Information Systems. He was also the former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bryant University. Wallace began his teaching career at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School where he taught mathematics and was a member for 24 years of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee. He was a member of the Dighton Finance Committee and a member of the Rehoboth Congregational Church where he served on the Board of Trustees. Wallace served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman First Class.  He is survived by his loving wife Gail E. (Eaton) Wood, his daughter Melissa Radcliff and her husband Rob of Durham, NC, and his son Dr. David Wood and his wife Mary of Boston. He was the grandfather of Giada Wood of Boston. Wallace is also survived by his brother Dr. Clifford Wood and his partner David Sylvia of Assonet, and he was the brother of the late Susan Harrison. He was the brother-in-law of Robert and Marjorie Eaton of Raynham, and June and Richard Johnson of Florida, as well as beloved uncle and cousin of several. Donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115 or to Rehoboth Congregational Church,139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769.

Alan D. Sylvia   July 1, 2010

Alan D Sylvia died at the age of 65 on July 1, 2010, in the South Shore Hospital, Weymouth following a period of failing health. Born in Taunton son of the late Francis and Barbara ( Travis) Sylvia. He had been a resident of Dighton for the past 25 years. He was educated in Dighton Schools and was a 1963 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School. He was employed for many years at Robertson Curtain Factory in Taunton, at the Paul A. Dever State School and most recently he had been a gas station attendant in Taunton and Mansfield. A Veteran of the US Army he was previously a member of the Raynham Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling on many leagues, camping, travelling, taking his nieces and nephews to Disney World in Fl. He loved New England Fairs and being at the Cape. He is survived by his wife Helen (DeCastro) Sylvia of Dighton and he is the brother of F. David Sylvia and his wife Judy of Raynham and Karen Tabor of Lakeville. Alan is also the brother in law and uncle of several. Donations in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.