May 7th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ To many Red Sox fans, Daisuke Matsuzaka has always been a man of mystery. Granted, the language barrier has made it next to impossible for the American populous to get a firm handle on the Japanese import, yet judging by the heavy media turnout for Matsuzakaâ€™s rehab outing for the Pawtucket Red Sox Monday, the right-handed pitcher is still very much a big deal in his native land.
Florence C. Seagrave
DOUGLAS- Florence C. (Hansen) Seagrave Neely, 91, of Douglas died Sunday May 6, 2012 in the Madonna Manor, North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late George R. Neely who died in 2002. Her former husband was George A. Seagrave, Jr. who died in 2005.
She was employed in the reprographic department of the Morgan Construction Company in Worcester for 19 years before retiring in 1985. During WWII, Florence worked at her mother-in-laws photography studio in Uxbridge, MA.
Marjorie E. Martel
BELLINGHAM- Marjorie E. (Alward) Martel 87, of MA passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 with her loved ones by her side. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Martel Sr.
Born in Framingham MA on May 17th, 1924, She was the daughter of the late John and Astrid (Saunder) Alward.
Herve F. Barry
WOONSOCKET- Herve F. Barry, 77, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Trinity Health Center. He was the husband of Eleanor "Ellie" Barry.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Roy E. and Loretta (Archambault) Barry.
Herve was a member of the Elks BPOE # 850.
Herve was an avid Bingo player; he enjoyed making people laugh, by being on the top of the list of jokesters.
Joseph T. Botelho Jr.
PORTSMOUTH- Joseph T. Botelho Jr., age 54, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the former husband of Lucille (Larue) Berling.
Born in Fall River, a son of Eleanor A. (Jennings) Botelho of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and the late Joseph T. Botelho Sr., he spent his youth in Fall River and moved to Portsmouth at the age of 11.
LINCOLN- Aurora Baptista (Gonsalves) 97, of Lincoln died May 6, 2012. She was the wife of the late Antonio M. Baptista.
She was born in Brava, Cape Verde a daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Louisa B. (Barros) Gonsalves.
She came to this country 75 years ago settling in Lincoln.
She is survived by 4 sons Benjamin Baptista of Cape Coral, FL, Manuel "Butch" Baptista of Woonsocket, Paul "Herman" and Antonio Baptista Jr. both of Lincoln. 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Edward Tenczar, 92, one of Greater Woonsocket's veteran photographers, of Smithfield Rd., died on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Overlook Nursing Home. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Bailey) Tenczar, whom he married on June 23, 1946.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Rozalia (Kwasnicka) Tenczar.
Cecile M. Girard
CUMBERLAND- Cecile M. (Pellitier) Girard, 89, formerly of Old Reservoir Road, passed away peacefully Friday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph P.C. Girard.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Emma Pellitier. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
BELLINGHAM- Elizabeth (Bedirian) Karakeian, 89, of Bellingham, died May, 4, 2012 in the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late Nishian Karakeian who died in 2003. She was born in Boston daughter of the late Harry and Parinaz (Ouzounian) Bedirian and moved to Bellingham in 1949. She was a graduate of the Franklin High School class of 1940.
Mrs. Karakeian retired in 1986 from the Mass Mailing Service in Holliston where she was employed as a secretary.
CUMBERLAND- Klowan, Rose-Helene 92 died Friday May 4, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Alexander Klowan.
Born in Manville a daughter of the late Donat and Helena (Landreville) Raymond. She moved to Cumberland in 1951.
Mrs. Klowan was an office manager for the R.S. Electric Company.
She leaves one daughter Kathleen DiVeglia and her husband Joseph of Oxford, MA. two grandchildren Laura and Angela DiVeglia. She was the sister of the late Martha Franco and Montcalm Raymond.