|Arthur A. Kingsford
Active in community, World War II vet
Arthur A. Kingsford, 76, of 16 Milton Road died Thursday, Nov 26, 1998,
at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Muriel (Gemmell) Kingsford
for the past 56 years.
Born in Barrington, he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy
(Leigh) Kingsford. Mr Kingsford was a department manager for Federal Products
Co for 42 years before retiring. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.
Mr. Kingsford was a 45-year member of St Andrew's Lodge 39 AF&AM
in Riverside, a past commander of Barrington American Legion Post, a past
president of the West Barrington Men's Club, a member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and had been active in the Junior Achievement, Cub and Boy
Scouts and the Barrington Little League.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons; William C. Kingsford of Briarcliff
Manor, NY, and Jon N Kingsford of East Providence; a daughter, Dixie Kingsford
of Wright, Ky; two brothers, C. Leigh Kingsford of Carolina and Harle G
Kingsford of Homossassa, Fla, and seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday at the Smith-Mason Funeral Home in Riverside.
Burial was in Forest Chapel Cemetery in Barrington.
Erma P. Feigert
Former president of women's club
Erma "Bunnie" Parker Feigert, a former Barrington resident, died in
Jacksonville, Fla, on Monday, Nov 16, 1998. She was the wife of the late
Carl Christian Feigert. Born in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the
late Walter H Parker and Rachel May (Fell) Parker.
She was a graduate of Western College (Miami University) in Oxford,
Ohio, and received a degree in elementary education.
In Akron, Ohio, her many achievements included: vice president of Chapter
AJ of PEO, chairman of Panhellenic's annual charity ball, member of the
Entredos Section of the Akron Woman's City Club and the Ohio Garden Club,
vice president of the Akron Panhellenic Association; secretary, treasurer,
vice president and president of Delta Zeta Alumnae; general chairman of
Ohio State Day for Delta Zeta, member of the Akron Alumni Charter for Miami
University, member of the Children's Theatre Board of Akron, volunteer
for the Summit County Child Welfare Board, chairwoman of the Children's
Home Society ball, co-founder of the Delta Zeta Sorority Chapter at Kent
State University, and a volunteer for many years at Stan Hywet Hall in
In Barrington, she was president and member at-large of the Barrington
Women's Club, a member of the Women's City Club and the Garden Club. She
was one of two women honored by the General Federation of Woman's Clubs
as Barrington's most active member.
She leaves a daughter, Judith Parker Noon of Jacksonville, Fla; a son,
Robert Walter Feigert of Akron, and two grandsons and a great-grandson.
Mary G. Campbell
Member of Telephone Pioneers of America
Mary Gertrude Campbell, 76, of 329 Sowams Road died Wednesday, Nov
25, 1998 at home. She was the wife of Joseph F. Campbell.
Born in Lowell, Mass, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and
Mary Brennan. She lived in Longmeadow, Mass, before moving to Barrington
22 years ago. Since 1992, Mrs Campbell has wintered in Ormond By The Sea,
She was employed by Bell Atlantic in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
for 37 years before retiring in 1977.
Mrs. Campbell was a longtime member of St Luke's Church. She was a
member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Besides her husband, she leaves numerous cousins, nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her funeral was held Tuesday with a Mass of Christian burial in St.
Philip's Church, Greenville. Burial was in St Ann's Cemetery, Cranston.
Leaves relatives in Warren, Barrington
Julio "Zookie" Biancuzzo, 87, of 34 Elmwood Drive in Bristol, died
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1998, at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence,
following a brief illness. He was the husband of Mary A. (Aguiar) Biancuzzo.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a son of the late John
and Pasqua (Calderiso) Biancuzzo. He worked for 40 years at the former
Converse Rubber Co in Bristol before retiring in 1970. He was a member
of Bristol's Leonardo DaVinci Lodge, Sons of Italy and the Cup Defenders
Association in Bristol.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters, Sandra L. Rodrigues
and Marilyn Hewitt, both of Bristol; a sister, Mary A. Travers of Bristol;
a son, Gerald "Jerry" Biancuzzo of Warren; seven grandchildren, Kyle Rodrigues,
Ashley E. Hewitt and Maggie Rose Hewitt, all of Bristol, Sharon L King
of Barrington and Robert Higgins and Jennifer Biancuzzo of Warren; and
three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Arruda and Katelyn Arruda of Bristol
and Trevor King of Barrington.
He was a brother of the late Francis Goulart and Domenic, Martin, Natale
and Michael Biancuzzo.
Funeral services were held Saturday from the Sansone Funeral Home in
Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church,
Bristol. Cremation followed in the Swan Point Crematory in Providence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, 40 Broad St, Pawtucket, RI 02860, or to the Diabetes
Foundation of Rhode Island, 1007 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914.
Leaves sister in Barrington
Sarah (Carreiro) Cabral of Pompano Beach, Fla, and formerly of Bristol,
died Friday, Nov 27, 1998, at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph C.
Born in Bristol, a daughter of the late Estulano D. and Mary (Sylvia)
Carreiro, she had lived in Pompano Beach since moving from Bristol 20 years
ago. She was a machine operator for several years at Rico Manufacturing
Co in Bristol, retiring in 1976. Following her retirement, she worked in
the bakery department at the Publix Supermarket in Pompano Beach for 10
A former communicant of St. Elizabeth's Church in Bristol, Mrs. Cabral
was owner and operator with her late husband of the former Fore 'n' Aft
restaurant in Warren and the former Gretes Bakery in Bristol. She was a
member of the Steel Workers union at Rico.
She leaves a son, Rudolph Cabral of Boca Raton, Fla; two sisters, Mabel
Almeida of Bristol and Uzelle Acciardo of Barrington; and two grandsons,
Ryan and Kyle Cabral, both of Boca Raton. She was the mother of the late
Rudy Cabral and sister of the late Frank "Hut" Carreiro and Ann McKay.
A graveside service will be held this morning at 10 am in St Mary's
Cemetery in Bristol. Arrangements are by the Sansone Funeral Home in Bristol.
Marion L. Wilson
Born in Barrington
Marion L. Wilson, 81, of Upland Way, died Sunday, Feb 14, 1999, at
Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late J. Daniel Wilson.
She was born in Barrington and was a daughter of the late Charles B.
and Anna (Butler) O'Connor. She lived in Bristol for 18 years.
She leaves two daughters, Louise A. Wilson of New York City and Jane
E. Klein of Ocean Grove, NJ, and a granddaughter, Megan Klein. She was
the sister of the late Charles B. O'Connor Jr. and Ann Fagan.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am Saturday
in Holy Angels Church. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery.
Elizabeth A. Kelsey
Active in Barrington Services for Animals
Elizabeth A. Kelsey, 71, of 25 Fessenden Road, died Friday, Feb 19,
1999, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Robert F Kelsey. Mr
and Mrs Kelsey were married for 50 years.
Born in Passaic, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Alan E Lagergren
Sr. and Kathryn (McCann) Lagergren. She had lived in Barrington for 28
years, previously living in Needham, Mass.
Mrs Kelsey had been active in Barrington Services for Animals for 20
years, and was an active participant at Barrington Town Council meetings.
Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, David W. Kelsey of Norton,
Mass, and Douglas A. Kelsey and Thomas F. Kelsey, both of Barrington; a
daughter, Jean E. Gates of West Winfield, NY; three brothers, Alan E. Lagergren
of Barrington, Richard M. Lagergren of Wilmington, Del., and John D. Lagergren
of Hampton, Tenn, and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held yesterday in Barrington Congregational
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Barrington Services for
Animals, PO Box 234, Barrington or the Artificial Kidney Foundation of
RI, 318 Waterman Ave, East Providence 02914 would be appreciated.
Ethel D. Burke
Leaves a sister in Barrington
Ethel D. (D'Alessio) Burke, 93, of 55 High St, Bristol, died Friday,
Feb 19, 1999, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the
late Charles E Burke.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the
late Daniel and Maria A. (Cinque) D'Alessio. She worked for 10 years as
a production worker at the Dixon Co. in Bristol, retiring in 1962. Previously,
she worked for 35 years as a floor lady at the former Collins & Aikman
Co in Bristol.
A communicant of St. Mary's Church in Bristol, she was a 50-year member
of Hope Circle No 70, Daughters of Isabella.
She leaves three sisters, Rose Burke of Bristol, Ann Rash of Barrington
and Flora Oliveira of Warren; a grandson, Charles W. Card of Sacramento,
Calif, and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Cynthia L. Card, grandmother of the
late John D. Card and sister of the late Charles, William, Frank and Edward
D'Alessio, Helen Mascola and Hortense D'Alessio.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Sansone Funeral Home in
Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Church. Burial followed
in Bristol's North Burial Ground.
Katharine W Perry
Country club golf champion
Katharine W Perry of Providence died Friday, Sept 17, 1999, at home.
She was the wife of Walter Perry Jr.
Born in Montclair, NJ, a daughter of the late H St John Webb and Susan
(Conant) Webb, she lived in Providence since 1994, previously living in
Newport and Barrington.
Mrs Perry graduated from Pine Manor Junior College in 1932. She was
a member of the Rhode Island and Newport country clubs and was a former
Rhode Island Country Club golf champion, a state seniors champion and the
Rhode Island Country Club's seniors champion for several years.
She was a founding member of the Barrington Family Association and
served on the board of Children's Friend and Service. She was a volunteer
with Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island.
She was a former member of St. John's Church, Barrington, and Trinity
Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Nancy Harris of East
Providence and Patricia Merritt of Natick, Mass.; a son, Walter Perry III
of Salem, Ore.; a sister, Elizabeth Baldwin of Newton Square, Pa., and
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept 21, at St John's Church.
Michael E. Andreozzi
Past commander American Legion Post 8
Michael E. Andreozzi, 77, of 12 Bay Ave died Thursday, Sept 23, 1999,
at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Edith (Whalon) Andreozzi.
Born in Barrington, he was a son of the late Francisco and Bella (Mastriano)
Andreozzi. He was a lifelong resident of Barrington.
Mr Andreozzi was an Army veteran of World War II and was a painter
for Primiano Painting Co before retiring in 1989.
Mr Andreozzi was a past commander of American Legion Post 8 and the
second district. He was a member of the German Club in Warren and the Barrington
Democratic Club. He was a communicant of Holy Angels Church.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son Michael Andreozzi Jr of Wakefield;
a daughter, Pauline Camara of Swansea; a brother, Rocco Andreozzi of West
Warwick; two sisters, Phyllis Bettencourt and Mary Massa, both of Warren,
and four grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Domenic, Frank and
His funeral with military honors was held Saturday from the Wilbur-Romano
Funeral Home, Warren, with a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Angels Church.
Burial was in Forest Chapel Cemetery.
John C. Sarracino
Retired deputy sheriff in Bristol County
John C. Sarracino of 29 Water St, Warren, died on Sunday, Sept 26,
1999, at home. He was 94.
Mr Sarracino was married to the late Concetta (Vitullo) Sarracino.
He was the father of Ramona Turner of Warren, with whom he lived.
Born in Barrington, he was a son of the late Carmine and Pasqualina
(Paolino) Sarracino. He lived in Warren for more than 60 years.
Mr Sarracino was a Bristol County deputy sheriff before he retired
in 1970. He worked at the former US Rubber Co plant in Bristol for many
Mr Sarracino was a member of the Italian-American Club in Warren. He
was a communicant of St. Alexander's Church in Warren.
Besides his daughter, he leaves a son, John C. Sarracino of Bristol,
and five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was a brother of the late Thomas, Rocco, Rinaldo and Orlando Sarracino,
Concetta LaPolla, Mary Buckley and Linda Campagna.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am tomorrow, Sept
30, at 10 am at St Alexander's Church on north Main Street. Burial will
be in Maria del Campo Cemetery in Barrington.
Longest living member of RI Country Club
Thomas Johnson of Stone Tower Lane died on Sunday, Sept 26, 1999, at
Rhode Island Hospital. He was 98.
Mr Johnson was married to the late Jean (Bart) Johnson. Born in Medford,
Mass, he was a son of the late Arthur L and Ann (Farley) Johnson. He lived
in Barrington for 27 years after living previously in Providence.
Mr Johnson was the former president and chairman of Welsh Mfg, now
North Safety Products, a division of Textron. He was a former Rhode Island
Mr Johnson was the longest living member of the Rhode Island Country
Club, where he served on the board of governors. He was a member of the
University Club in Providence and was a past president of the Industrial
Safety Equipment Association.
Mr Johnson was an active member of the Providence YMCA and a frequent
golfer. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute
of Technology after attending Phillips Andover Academy.
He was chairman of Welsh Mfg from 1973 to 1976 and president from 1950
to 1973. He began working at Welsh in 1931 after serving as an electroplating
specialist for the Gillette Co in Boston for six years.
He leaves three daughters, Ann J McNamara of Far Hills, NJ, and Nancy
J Chaffee and Susan Johnson of Warren, and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was a brother of the late Richard Johnson.
His funeral will be private. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery.
Carol B. Read
Leaves son in Barrington
Carol B. Read, 79, of Lincoln Avenue died Wednesday, Nov 17, 1999,
at home. She was the wife of the late Clinton J Read.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward A and Corinne
V (Cote) Boorom.
Mrs Read had lived in Barrington since 1985, previously living in Cranston
for many years.
She was a former treasurer of St. John's Episcopal Church in Marcellus,
NY, and a Sunday school superintendent and vestry member at St David's
on the Hill Episcopal Church in Cranston. She was a den mother for Cub
Scout Pack 6 in Marcellus.
Mrs Read attended Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing and was a
graduate of Hope High School in Providence.
She leaves two sons, Arthur M Read II of Barrington and Clinton J.
Read of Cranston; three sisters, Louise LaColle of Coventry, Patricia Haddock
of Cranston and Jean Greene of Ft Ripley, Minn, and seven grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Monday in St David's on the Hill Episcopal Church
in Cranston. Burial was in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
Charles F. Rayner
Marine Corps captain, attended Barrington schools
Charles F. Rayner of North Face Drive, Newbury, NH, died Wednesday,
Nov 17, 1999, at the New London (NH) Hospital. He was 71.
For 44 years, he was the husband of Judith (Cotter) Rayner. He was
born in Winthrop, Mass, a son of Francis P and Carolyn (Douglas) Rayner.
Mr Rayner was a former Barrington resident, attended Barrington schools
and the Maine Maritime Academy and graduated from the University of Rhode
Island in 1952.
He lived in Guilford, Conn, for 30 years before moving to Newbury in
Mr Rayner worked for Miles Pharmaceuticals (Bayer) before retiring
and was a former member of the Guilford Planning and Zoning Committee.
He served in the US Marine Corps in Korea, retiring as a captain.
Besides his wife and brother, he is survived by a daughter, Martha
Rayner of New York City; two sons, William Rayner of Durham, Conn, and
Benjamin Rayner of Chicago; a brother, Douglas E Rayner of this town; three
granddaughters, Hope, Millie and Ruby, and nieces and nephews.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at a future date. Burial
will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barrington
Land Conservation Trust, PO Box 324, Barrington, RI 02806.
Lorene R. Blair
Member of Barrington Presbyterian Church
Lorene R. Blair of Wildflower Road died Monday, Oct 4, 1999, at Rhode
Island Hospital. She was 83 and the wife of the late Edwin A Blair.
Born in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Walter and Clara (Schulte)
Ristow, she lived in Barrington for 36 years.
Mrs Blair was a member of Barrington Presbyterian Church.
She leaves two daughters, Phyllis B Darrah of Richmond, Va, and Suzanne
B Noerager of Houston; two brothers, Carl Ristow of Kiklin, Ind, and Homer
Ristow of Nobelsville, Ind, and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Barrington Presbyterian Church.
Marion A. Heaton
Retired teacher, nature lover
Marion A. Heaton of Tiffany Circle, a teacher in the Warren School
Department for 23 years before she retired in 1989, died Friday, Nov 19,
1999, at home. She was 79 and the wife of Dr Joseph W Heaton, a dentist.
The couple celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on Feb 5.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Ralph and Genevieve (Homewood)
Chase, she lived in Barrington for 45 years.
Mrs Heaton was a volunteer for the Bristol Warren Regional School District
for the last 10 years and was a member of the RI Retired Teachers Association.
She was a nature lover.
Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Diane H Davis of Barrington
and Deborah A Dellefratte of Riverside; a son, Robert C Heaton of Portsmouth;
and a grandson, Geoffrey M Dellefratte of Riverside. She was the mother
of the late Joseph W Heaton III and the sister of the late Ruth Murphy.
Her funeral will be held today, Nov 23, at 11 am at the W Raymond Watson
Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave, Riverside. Burial will be in Prince's Hill
Leaves son in Barrington
Mary Santos of Metacom Avenue in Warren died on Sunday, Nov 21, 1999,
at Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren. She was 88.
Mrs Santos was married to the late Manuel Santos. Born in Fall River,
she was a daughter of the late Frank and Artina (Figuerido) Amaral.
Mrs Santos lived in Warren for 70 years after moving from Swansea.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Mrs Santos leaves two sons, Manuel Santos Jr of Warren and Frank Santos
of Barrington; two daughters, Elaine Pattie of Warren and Anita Solomon
of Riverside; two brothers, Albert Amaral of Warren and Manuel Amaral of
Fall River; four sisters, Virginia Trombley, Adeline Ferreira and Lorraine
Cabral, all of Warren, and Bella Cabral of Texas; and six grandchildren,
10 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. She was the sister
of the late Joseph, Louis, Arthur, Dennis and Frank Amaral.
A funeral service will be held today, Nov 23, at 10 am from the Connery-Smith
Funeral Home at 57 Burton St in Bristol with visitation one hour before
the service. Burial will be in St Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Warren.
Joseph A. Florenzano
Butcher at Chellel's for 25 years
Joseph A. Florenzano, 81, of Anoka Avenue died Thursday, Nov 18, 1999,
at Roger Williams Medical Center. He was the husband of Ann S (Pompeii)
Florenzano. Mr and Mrs Florenzano celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary
on July 5.
Born in Bristol, he was a son of the late Frank and Madeline (Arrone)
Florenzano. He was a resident of Barrington for 56 years.
Mr Florenzano was a butcher at the former Chellel's Market, now The
Center Market, for 25 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in
the Pacific. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine
Liberation Medal with two stars.
Mr Florenzano was a communicant of Holy Angels Church. He was a member
of the Barrington Senior Center, American Legion Post 8, and Barrington
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Joseph A Florenzano Jr of Edina,
Minn, and David J Florenzano of Eden Prairie, Minn; two brothers, Alphonse
Florenzano and Frank Florenzano Jr, both of Barrington; three sisters,
Mary DiPierro and Rose Ruggieri, both of Florida, and Ida Grimo of Bristol,
and three grandchildren. He was the grandfather of the late Zachary Florenzano
and a brother of the late Louis Florenzano.
His funeral was held Monday from the W Raymond Watson Funeral Home,
with a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Angles Church. Burial was in Maria
del Campo Cemetery.
Margaret (Andrew) Watson
Leaves daughter in Barrington
Margaret (Andrew) Watson, 89, of East Bay Manor in East Providence
died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home in East Providence.
She was the wife of the late Arthur N. Allen and the late Richard Watson.
Born in Orange, Conn., a daughter of the late Irving and Mildred (Scobie)
Andrew, she lived in East Providence for seven years, previously residing
in Cranston. She was the former proprietor of the Stel-Raye Cottages in
Meredith, N.H., from 1959 to 1970.
She leaves three sons, Arthur N. Allen of Meredith, N.H., Henry I.
Allen of Laconia, N.H.. and David T. Allen of Center Barnstead, N.H.; a
daughter, Susan A. Story of Barrington; a brother, Merwin Andrew of Avon,
Conn.; a sister, Jane Wood of Mendon, Mass., nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was the mother of the late Robert A. Allen.
A memorial service will be held at the family's convenience. Contributions
in her memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of Barrington Presbyterian
Church, 400 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806.
Arrangements were by the Smith-Mason Funeral Home in Riverside.
Duncan C. MacLean
World War II veteran, YMCA executive director
Duncan C. MacLean, 86, formerly of Annawamscutt Road, died Wednesday,
April 12, at Steere House, Providence.
Mr. MacLean was the husband of the late Doris (May) MacLean and son
of the late Duncan and Katherine (Cameron) MacLean.
Mr. MacLean was born in Berlin, N.H., and lived in Barrington for 36
years before moving to Providence. He led an active life with a wide spectrum
of interests and experiences.
He served in the Pacific in World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy.
He received a bachelor's degree from Keene College in New Hampshire, and
a master's degree from Boston University.
Mr. MacLean was a former executive director of the Providence YMCA,
and director of Camp Fuller from 1945-50. He later became a fund-raising
executive for Ketchum, Inc. for 23 years, retiring in 1977.
He was a long-time member of Central Congregational Church in Providence,
as well as a member of the Providence Rotary Club.
He leaves a son, Duncan MacLean, Jr. of Greenfield, Ind.; a daughter,
Victoria Eddy of Natick, Mass.; a foster daughter, Martha Stevens of Pawtucket,
and two grandsons.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at Central
Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be sent to
the Alzheimer's Association, 911 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI. or to Steere
House, 100 Borden St., Providence, RI.
Dorothy W. Fahlquist
Loved life, lived for 101 years
Dorothy W. Fahlquist, 101, homemaker and former resident of Barrington
for 60 years, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at United Methodist Elder
Care Center in East Providence, where she had lived for the past three
Mrs. Fahlquist was the wife of the late Frank E. Fahlquist, and daughter
of the late Earl D. and Lillie (Lakey) Armstrong
Born June 12, 1898, she had two younger brothers. As a teenager, she
was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and doctors feared she would not live
for many years, nor would she be able to bear children. She proved them
Mrs. Fahlquist moved to Barrington in 1938, just before the Great Hurricane.
She was left-handed and, as a young woman, the regular "womanly" tasks
like sewing were difficult for her. Her parents sent her to a technical
school in Providence where she could acquire a trade. There she met the
quarterback of the football team and her future husband, Frank Fahlquist.
She also met six special friends who, along with her, called themselves
the "SAMBA" girls and remained lifelong friends, most living well into
their 90s. They played cards together well into their elder years and even
though the numbers on the cards grew larger, they laughed and enjoyed the
friendship through the years.
Mrs. Fahlquist wanted to go to college, but her parents could only
afford to send her two brothers. Therefore, she sought knowledge through
books and read everything she could. In fact, she worked at the public
library and nearly lost her job as a result of cutting her hair, which
in the '20s was quite unusual for ladies. She read the newspaper every
She learned what materials were considered classics and read them all.
She fervently read the Bible and learned about history. She enjoyed staying
abreast of current events and sports and was a master of the game "Trivial
Mr. and Mrs. Fahlquist were philanthropic. They contributed regularly
to their church, Barrington Congregational, and were involved with the
PTA and the Boy Scouts of America. When her two sons were sent into battle
in World War I, she was active with the American Red Cross.
Mrs. Fahlquist is remembered fondly by her grandchildren, who recall
days of playing cards with her and learning the history of the family.
They recall that she smoked a cigarette once a year and never missed her
after-dinner drink, activities that seemed out of character and quite humorous.
Her relatives can be traced back to Roger Williams and were documented
well by her own mother.
She didn't enjoy cooking; however, others enjoyed her culinary masterpieces.
A favorite was a meringue layer cake she prepared with whipped cream and
Whenever Mrs. Fahlquist would come upon someone celebrating a birthday,
whether she knew them well or not, she would lay her hands upon them and
offer a simple wish, "All hail this day. May your life be full of roses,
and few thorns."
She leaves two sons, Earl W. Fahlquist of Warwick and Davis A. Fahlquist
of Bryan, Texas, and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She
was the sister of the late Clinton L. and Donald D. Armstrong.
Arrangements for her funeral service were by the Smith-Mason Funeral
Home in Riverside, and a private graveside service was held in Princess
Hill Cemetery on Monday, April 17.
Elmer A. Rounds
Leaves family in Barrington
Elmer A. Rounds, 85, of 92 Beach Road, Bristol, died Sunday, April
16, 2000, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, following a four-month
illness. He was the husband of Rhea (Mainville) Rounds.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a son of the late Hiram
A. and Minnie (Henderson) Rounds. A 1933 graduate of Colt Memorial High
School, he worked for 42 years as a general foreman in the bare wire and
cabling department of the former Kaiser Aluminum Corp. in Bristol, retiring
in 1975. He previously worked at the former U.S. Rubber Co. in Bristol.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the medical
corps at the 107th General Hospital Unit in Wales. As a communicant of
St. Michael's Church in Bristol, he served as the assistant treasurer and
was an usher at the 8 a.m. Mass for years. He was a member and a former
president for many years of the Beach Terrace Improvement Association in
He leaves two daughters, Rhea E. Eshelman of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Tina Barboza of Bristol; two sons, Andrew A. Rounds of Bristol and Kenneth
B. Rounds of Barrington; eight granddaughters, Tracy L. Boucher of Long
Beach, Calif., Wendy M. Middendorf of Cincinnati, Caryn, Paige E. and Kelly
J. Burlingame of Jacksonville, Sharen Barboza-Whitehead of Warwick, N.Y.,
and Kayla B. and Alyssa J. Rounds, both of Barrington; and three great-granddaughters,
Hannah Burlingame of Jacksonville, Addison Boucher of Long Beach and Dana
Middendorf of Cincinnati. He was the father of the late Daniel J. Rounds
and brother of the late Elizabeth Munro.
His funeral service is today, April 19, at St. Michael's Church, Hope
Street, Bristol. Burial with military honors will follow in the North Burial
Ground, Hope Street, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Rhode Island Chapter, 205 Hallene Road, Suite
209, Warwick, RI 02886, or to St. Michael's Church, P.O. Box 414, Bristol,
Arrangements are by the Sansone Funeral Home, Bristol.
Roseline M. "Roz" (Maturi) Pontes
Leaves family in Barrington
Roseline M. "Roz" (Maturi) Pontes, 81, of 45 Woodlawn Ave., Bristol,
died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
She was the wife of the late Edward S. Pontes.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the
late Antonio and Antonetta (Celella) Maturi. She worked as a supervisor
of volunteer services for over 30 years at the Rhode Island Veterans' Home
in Bristol, retiring in the early 1980s.
A graduate of Colt Memorial High School in Bristol, she was a communicant
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bristol and a member of the church's
Rosary and Altar Society. She was a life member of the Bristol Fourth of
July Committee, an honor she received in 1993, and served on the committee
for over 30 years, working as a secretary and chairwoman of many subcommittees.
She was a member of Hope Circle 70, Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Corte
Reais Society, Bristol Senior Citizens Council and the American Association
of Retired Persons.
She leaves a daughter, Rosemary P. Chase of Bristol; two grandchildren,
Allison Chase Padula and Edward "Teddy" Chase, both of Bristol; a grandson-in-law,
Paul M. Padula of Bristol; and a brother, Michael Maturi, and sister, Lavinia
Pagnano, both of Barrington. She was a sister of the late Josephine Cortellessa,
Caroline Baum and Peter and Henry Maturi.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Sansone Funeral Home in
Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Burial followed in the North Burial Ground, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady
of Mount Carmel School Computer Fund, 127 State St., Bristol 02809, or
to the Bristol Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 775, Bristol 02809.
Leaves daughter in Barrington
Victoria DiGioia died Monday, April 17, 2000, at the Grace Barker Nursing
Center in Warren. She was 100.
Mrs. DiGioia was married to the late Daniel DiGioia and the late Manuel
Piva. Born in Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Perry.
Mrs. DiGioia lived in Warren most of her life. She was a communicant
of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Warren.
Mrs. DiGioia leaves a son, Paul Piva of Westerly, and two daughters,
Mary Medeiros of Barrington and Lenora Soucy of Homestead, Fla. She was
the mother of the late Manuel and Loretta Piva and Dorothy Ramona.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today, April 19, at 9
a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Metacom Avenue.