Thelma I. Putnam
BURRILLVILLE - Thelma I. (Carter) Putnam, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of Kenneth W. Putnam Sr. of Pascoag, whom she married July 11, 1940. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred Carter Sr. and Alice (Eldridge) Carter.
Thelma and her husband owned and operated the former Pascoag Super Market for 23 years and a charter fishing boat called the Gail Frances for 36 years, retiring in 1978. She was a long time member of Community Baptist Church, Pascoag.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son: Kenneth Putnam Jr. of Pascoag; six daughters: Gail Zifcak of Scituate, MA; Sandra Trinque, Barbara Nolan and Mary Jane Bailey, all of Pascoag; Shirley Zifchock of Harrisville; Susan Kerr of Pawtucket; two brothers: James Carter of Harrisville and Donald Carter of Mapleville; three sisters: Martha Cupka of Douglas, MA; Rose Marceau of Pascoag and Beatrice Guilbault of Harrisville; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers: Wilfred Jr., Harold Sr. and Walter Carter, and her grandson, Christopher Nolan.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at 10 A.M. in Community Baptist Church, 111 Church St., Pascoag. Burial will follow in Pascoag Cemetery, Burrillville. Calling hours will be held from the Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave. Pascoag, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. www.boucherfh.com
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