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From the Providence Journal:

RUTH B. DONALDSON - Warwick 
RUTH B. DONALDSON, 83, of Villa Avenue, a retired assembler, died Sunday at home. 

She was the wife of the late Robert J. Donaldson Jr. Born in Smithfield, a daughter of the late Raymond D. and Jessica E. (Wallace) Bellemore, she lived in Warwick for 43 years. 

Mrs. Donaldson was an assembler for Kenney Mfg. for 12 years, retiring in 1980. She had also worked at Victor Electric Wire & Cable Corp., West Warwick, for 8 years. 

She leaves a son, John J. Donaldson of West Warwick; two sisters, Ethel M. Paquette of South Kingstown and Eva O'Connor of Smithfield; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Lois A. Coughlin and sister of the late Raymond Bellemore. 

The funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Catherine Church, Post Road. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

ANNIE L. SNECK - Warwick 
ANNIE L. SNECK, 96, of Commonwealth Avenue, formerly of Harcourt Avenue, Pawtucket, died Sunday at Kent Regency Genesis Eldercare Center. 

She was the wife of the late Albert Sneck. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Martha F. (Roberts) Tyrrell. 

She leaves two sisters, Priscilla F. Puchalski of Warwick and Lucille Carcuzzo of Jupiter, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lester Tyrrell and Jeannette Tuffy. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Route 5, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

EDNA M. LANE - Warwick 
EDNA M. LANE, 88, of West Shore Road, died Sunday at Warwick Health Center. 

She was the wife of the late Leonard Lane. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Johnston) Metcalf, she lived in Warwick since 1952. 

She leaves a cousin, Helen E. Winsor of Warwick. 

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

CONSTANCE M. DESROCHERS - Tiverton 

CONSTANCE M. DESROCHERS, 62, of Evergreen Avenue, a former home health care provider, died Sunday at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, after a long illness. 

She was the wife of Leo B. "Chick" Desrochers. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Aime A. and Marie Louise (Berube) Goulet. 

Mrs. Desrochers had been a home health care provider in the Fall River area for many years. 

A communicant of Holy Ghost Parish, she was also a member of its choir and the Ladies of St. Anne's Sodality. 

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Marc and Carl Desrochers, both of Tiverton, and Alan Desrochers of Assonet, Mass.; five brothers, Robert A. Goulet of Fall River, Raymond N. Goulet of Norwood, Mass., Gilbert A. Goulet of Tiverton, Bertrand H. Goulet of Westport, and Donald A. Goulet of Portsmouth; four sisters, Simone M. Gaboury of Tiverton, and Madeline P. Lusk and Vivianne L. Goulet, both of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Muriel L. Evans of Fall River; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Amy L. Desrochers and sister of the late Theresa H. Ouellette and Benoit A. Goulet. 

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. from Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, with a funeral Mass at 9 in Holy Ghost Church, Judson Street. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

RUTH MAY SIMCOCK - Somerset 

RUTH MAY SIMCOCK, 102, of Wilbur Avenue, formerly of Grandview Avenue, a retired teacher, died Sunday at Clifton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born in Swansea, a daughter of the late George A. and Sara (Howarth) Simcock, she lived in Somerset most of her life. 

Miss Simcock was a teacher in the Somerset school system for 40 years, retiring in 1961, and had also taught at the Willis and Perry Schools in Rehoboth. She was a graduate of the former Hyannis Normal School. 

She was a past president of the Somerset Teachers Club and the Somerset Senior Citizens, and a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Miss Simcock was a member of the Church of Our Saviour. She enjoyed oil painting. 

She leaves nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held tomorrow at noon from Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., with a Requiem Eucharist at 1 p.m. in the Church of Our Saviour, County Street. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Swansea. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

DONALD W. BRADFORD - Scituate 

DONALD W. BRADFORD, 70, of Hope Furnace Road, Hope, formerly of Warwick, a retired truck driver, died Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. 

He was the husband of Doris F. (Feltham) Bradford. Born in Providence, a son of the late Frederick and Kathryn (Stockwell) Bradford, he moved from Warwick to Hope last year. 

Mr. Bradford was a truck driver for the former Ralph's Oil Co., Providence, for 12 years, retiring in 1986. He had worked for the former Gordon Oil Co., Providence, for 30 years. 

An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of VFW Post 183, West Warwick. 

Besides his wife, he leaves five sons, Stephen A. Bradford of Cranston, Raymond R. Bradford of Hope, Donald W. Bradford II and Charles F. Bradford, both of Warwick, and Robert J. Bradford of North Providence; four daughters, Kathryn E. Abiri of Portsmouth, and Darlene F. Bradford, Robin J. Pierce and Doris F. Bradford, all of Warwick; three brothers, James F. Bradford of Warwick, Charles F. Bradford of Long Island, N.Y., and Robert J. Bradford of Newport; two sisters, Marion Moulton of Cranston and Phyllis L. Knight of Warwick; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was the brother of the late George W. Bradford and Edith Trudell. 

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Thomas and Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

FRANCES ORABONA - Providence 

FRANCES ORABONA, 84, of Vinton Street, died Saturday at Miriam Hospital. 

She was the wife of the late Domenico Orabona Sr. A lifelong Providence resident, she was a daughter of the late John and Lena (Caito) Mercurio. She leaves a daughter, Carol Orabona of Providence; two sons, Domenic Orabona Jr. of Smithfield and Richard Orabona of Las Vegas; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Holy Ghost Church, Knight Street. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

ANGELO PICCARDI - Providence 

ANGELO PICCARDI, 83, of Union Avenue, a former solderer, died Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. 

He was the husband of the late Agnes "Inez" (Marocco) Piccardi. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Felice and Francesca (Ciavardini) Piccardi. Mr. Piccardi had been a solderer for Trifari Co. for 30 years. 

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Club, the Sons of Italy, and the Ponte Corvo Lodge. 

Mr. Piccardi was a member of the 7th Ward Club. 

He leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Tony and Victor Piccardi and Vicky Parente. 

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from "Woodlawn," 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Bartholomew Church, Laurel Hill Avenue. Burial with military honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

PHILIP A. CROFT - Providence 

PHILIP A. CROFT, 65, of North Main Street, died Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. 

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Harold and Lois (Westgate) Croft. 

He leaves two sons, Dennis Croft of Gloversville, N.Y., and Thomas Croft of Peoria, Ariz.; a brother, Harold Croft of Cranston; and two grandchildren. 

The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

JULIETTE "JUDY" PAPPAS - Pawtucket 

JULIETTE "JUDY" PAPPAS, 81, of Lafayette Street, died Sunday at Oakhill Nursing Center. 

She was the wife of the late John Pappas. A lifelong Pawtucket resident, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ella (Frappier) Hauser. 

She leaves a daughter, Barbara Gilkenson-Zito of Pawtucket; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

The funeral and burial will be private.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

SARAH A. HANNA - North Attleboro 

SARAH A. HANNA, 84, of North Washington Street, a retired teacher, died Sunday at Madonna Manor Nursing Home. 

She was the wife of the late Robert L. Hanna. Born in Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah (Woods) Hoy, she had lived in Whitefish Bay, Wis., before moving to Attleboro and then North Attleboro. 

Mrs. Hanna was a teacher in the Whitefish Bay school system for more than 20 years, retiring in 1980. She received a master's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin and was a graduate of Wisconsin State Teachers College. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. 

She had attended Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro. She had been a volunteer at the Milwaukee Home and the Lauback Literacy Center. 

She leaves a daughter, Sarah H. McGill of Attleboro; a sister, Ann Hoy Schumacher of Lake Geneva, Wis.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late James Hoy, Elizabeth Hoy Thompson, Jane Hoy Englesman and Bess Hoy Babcock. 

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Commonwealth Chapel of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls. Funeral services will also be held in Shorewood and Lake Geneva, both in Wisconsin. Burial will take place Aug. 21 in Brick Church Cemetery, Walworth, Wis. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

WINIFRED MARY HASPREY of Manton Street - Fall River 

WINIFRED MARY HASPREY of Manton Street, head administrative assistant with the Bristol County Superior Court for 51 years until she retired 2 years ago, died Sunday at St. Anne's Hospital on her 75th birthday. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late George J. and Winifred (Tripp) Hasprey. 

A graduate of the former Thibodeau Business School, she began work in the court system before it become regionalized. In those early years, she was responsible for maintaining court records for Barnstable, Nantucket, Dukes and Bristol Counties. 

She leaves two nephews, Daniel Pickering of Assonet and Edward Pickering of Little Compton, and a great-nephew, Jon Pickering of Fall River. She was the sister of the late Margaret Pickering, George F. Hasprey and John J. Hasprey. 

The funeral will be held at 8 a.m. Friday from the Cherry Place Home of Waring-Sullivan, Ashton, Coughlin, Driscoll, 178 Winter St., followed by a funeral Mass at 9 in Holy Cross Church of SS Peter and Paul Parish, 47 Pulaski St. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

GABRIELLE DONOVAN - Fall River 

GABRIELLE DONOVAN, 89, of 370 Stafford Rd., died Sunday at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Donovan. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late David L. and Antoinette (Genereux) Donovan. 

She was a communicant of the former St. William's Church and was a member of its Women's Guild. She also was a member of the former King Phillip Settlement House. 

She leaves three daughters, Gail Custadio of Dartmouth, Kathleen Ferreira of Somerset and Carol King of Gastonia, N.C.; a son, Maurice Donovan of Fall River; a brother, Thomas Roy of New Castle, N.H.; three sisters, Marie Babcock of Norwood, Jacqueline Thompson of Axtel, Neb., and Claudette Way of Eden Prarie, Minn.; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Andre, Raymond, Joseph, Auguste and David Roy, and Blanche Barek, Pauline Roy and Jeanne Osterman. 

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. from the A.F. Almeida & Son Funeral Home, 1309 Globe St., with a funeral Mass at 11:30 in Holy Trinity Church, Stafford Road. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

JOSEPHINE COLETTE MOGE - Fall River 

JOSEPHINE COLETTE MOGE, 88, of Highland Avenue, also known as Sister Gabrielle Moge, SUSC, a Holy Union Sister and retired teacher, died Friday at Catholic Memorial Home. 

Born in Cambridge, Mass., a daughter of the late Arthur and Josephine (Gabriau) Moge, she lived in Fall River for two years. 

Sister Moge taught English and French in Catholic schools in Lawrence, Concord, and Groton, all in Massachusetts, as well as in Fall River and Pawtucket, before she retired to St. Mary's in North Attleboro in 1988. 

She entered the Holy Union Community in 1931. 

Besides her Community of Holy Union Sisters, she leaves a sister, Colette Griffin of Wakefield, Mass., and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

The funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Catholic Memorial Home Chapel, 2446 Highland Ave. Burial will take place Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Cemetery. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

DIANE ANNETTE WEGLOWSKI - Fall River 

DIANE ANNETTE WEGLOWSKI, 66, of Harding Street, a retired nurse, died Sunday at home after a brief illness. 

She was the wife of Alphonse J. Weglowski. They were married for 43 years. A lifelong Fall River resident, she was a daughter of Annette (LeComte) Sorel of Somerset, and the late Roland Sorel. 

A registered nurse, Mrs. Weglowski worked for the Community Development "Health First" Agency for more than 10 years, retiring last year, and had also been a labor and delivery room nurse at St. Anne's Hospital for 20 years. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Anne's Hospital School of Nursing and a member of the school's Alumni Association. 

She was a communicant of Holy Name Church and a member of the Westport Yacht Club. 

Besides her husband and mother, she leaves two daughters, Carole W. Fiola of Fall River and Nancy Sorel Magel of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; a son, Mark R. Weglowski of Wareham, Mass.; three sisters, her twin, Suzanne Morgan of Palm Gardens, Fla., Pauline Ready of Somerset, and Therese Holland of Tiverton; two brothers, Roland Sorel of Dunwoody, Ga., and Roger Sorel of Norcross, Ga.; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St., with a funeral Mass at 10 in Holy Name Church, Hanover Street. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

STEPHEN J. SOREL - Fall River 

STEPHEN J. SOREL, 58, of Stanford Street, a retired broadcast engineer, died yesterday at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home. 

He was the former husband of Gail (Harrop) Sorel Zurawski of Swansea. A lifelong Fall River resident, he was the son of the late Roderick and Gladys (Gaffney) Sorel. 

Mr. Sorel worked for WJAR Channel 10 for more than 21 years, retiring in 1998, and had also worked at several area radio stations including WSNE and WJAR AM 920, both in Providence. He had been a contract engineer at WBSM AM 1420 in New Bedford and several other radio stations including Citadel Broadcasting in East Providence. 

He was a member of the Fall River Amateur Radio Club and the former Somerset Amateur Radio Club. Mr. Sorel was a longtime member of the Quequechan Sports Car Club. 

Besides his former wife, he leaves a daughter, Jennifer Buker, and four grandchildren. 

The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St. Cremation will follow. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

MARGARET D'ANTONINO - Cranston 

MARGARET D'ANTONINO, 96, of East Street, died Sunday at Harborside-Pawtuxet Village Health Care Center, Warwick. 

She was the wife of the late Guiseppe D'Antonino. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Martha (DiRocco) Buglio. She leaves a daughter, Jennie M. Lupino of Warwick; a sister, Frances Pacheco of Barrington; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was the mother of the late Harry D'Antonino and sister of the late Guido and Edward Buglio. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from "Woodlawn," 600 Pontiac Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Spruce Street, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

LUCY MARY CARDILLO - Cranston 

LUCY MARY CARDILLO, 84, of Hillcrest Drive North, a retired hairdresser, died Sunday at home. 

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Zenophile and Lucy (Pettine) Tetreault, she lived in Cranston for many years. 

Mrs. Cardillo was a self-employed hairdresser for many years until she retired. 

She leaves a daughter, Sandra Gendron, with whom she lived; a son, Felton Cardillo of West Greenwich; and a granddaughter, Nicia Ventetuole of Johnston. She was the sister of the late Alvire Ferry. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 8 a.m. from Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in Our Lady of Grace Church, George Waterman Road, Johnston. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

RUTH A. TAYLOR-BRIGGS - Coventry 

RUTH A. TAYLOR-BRIGGS, 81, a former keypunch operator, died Sunday at Coventry Health Center. She was the wife of Floyd K. Briggs of Oak Hill, Fla. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Paul and Gladys (David) Chase, she had lived in Oak Hill, Fla., before moving to Coventry two years ago. 

Mrs. Briggs was an IBM keypunch operator at Quonset Point for 16 years until it closed in 1972. She had been a nurse's aide at Kent County Memorial Hospital for several years and had also worked at the former Davol Rubber Co., Providence, for several years. 

She had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Oak Hill. She was an auxiliary member of American Legion Post 43, Warwick, and American Legion Post 8894, Edgewater, Fla., and was also a member of the West Shore Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps. 

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, George W. Wilson Jr. of Warwick; and two daughters, Linda A. Sullivan of Kingston and Donna E. Aldridge of Flagler Beach, Fla. 

The funeral service will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in Thomas and Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be private. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

MARGARET F. "FRAN" GARDNER - Coventry 

MARGARET F. "FRAN" GARDNER, 75, of Grant Drive, died Sunday at home. 

She was the wife of James T. Gardner. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Bridget T. (Kilduff) Leonard, she lived in Coventry for 37 years. 

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Robert F. Gardner of Newfield, N.Y.; six daughters, Kathleen C. Chauvette and Eileen F. Jacques, both of West Warwick, Beatrice A. Jacques of Burrillville, and Margaret B. Madison, Elizabeth M. Gardner and Rebecca M. Hunt, all of Coventry; a brother, James Leonard, and a sister, Kathleen Jordan, both of Floral City, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in SS. John and Paul Church, South Main Street. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

ANNA K. SMITH - Charlestown 

ANNA K. SMITH, 97, of Edgeware Street, a retired supervisor, died Sunday at Westerly Nursing Home. 

She was the wife of the late John W. Smith. Born in Austria, a daughter of the late John and Annie (Burghardt) Schmitt, she came to this country at the age of 7, and had lived in Smithfield before moving to Charlestown 10 years ago. 

Mrs. Smith was believed to be the oldest living resident of Charlestown and had received the Boston Post Road Cane. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. 

She leaves a sister, Dorothy Barlow of Warwick; two granddaughters, Kathleen A. Girard of Charlestown and Lisa K. Martin of Smithfield; a grandson, John J. Conway Jr. of Warwick; a friend, Gilbert Hicks of Westerly; 9 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Katherine A. Conway and Warren W. Smith and sister of the late Elizabeth Colwell and John Schmitt. 

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

KENNETH L. WILKINSON - Charlestown 

KENNETH L. WILKINSON, 67, of Honey Locust Drive, a retired police officer, died Sunday at South Kingstown Nursing Home, West Kingston. 

He was the husband of Janet E. (Peck) Wilkinson. Born in Providence, a son of the late Raymond and Velma V. (Mitchell) Wilkinson, he had lived in Narragansett for 18 years before moving to Charlestown 4 years ago. 

Mr. Wilkinson worked for the Providence Police Department for 34 years, retiring with the rank of sergeant in 1991. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Providence Chapter 3, and the Providence Police Association, and a past president of the Commissioned Police Officers Association of Rhode Island. 

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. 

Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Kevin L. Wilkinson of West Kingston, Steven K. Wilkinson of Warwick, and Jeffrey P. Wilkinson of North Kingstown; a brother, Ernest R. Wilkinson of Nokomis, Fla.; and six grandchildren. 

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Phillips Memorial Baptist Church, 565 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. Burial with military honors will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park Cemetery, Warwick.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

MARY V. MATUSZEK - Central Falls 

MARY V. MATUSZEK, 91, of Rand Street, a former material handler, died Saturday at Grandview Nursing Home, Cumberland. 

She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Matuszek. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Catherine (Milos) Lass. 

Mrs. Matuszek had been a material handler for the former Sidney Blumenthal Co., Cumberland, and the former Pawtucket Dress Co. 

She leaves two sons, John Matuszek of Seekonk and Richard Matuszek of Meridian, Idaho; a sister, Helen Truszkowski of Cumberland; a brother, Joseph Lass of Central Falls; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stanley Lass, Frances Milos and Anna Skwirz. 

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from Karol A. Romenski and Sons Funeral Home, 342 High St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Joseph Church, High Street. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

OLIVE COMPTON PEARSON BRITTAN - Attleboro 

OLIVE COMPTON PEARSON BRITTAN, 89, of Park Place, South Attleboro, a former teacher and principal, died Sunday at home. 

Born in Roxbury, Mass., a daughter of the late Franklin O. and Lydia Sophie (Pearson) Brittan, she had lived in Lincoln before moving to South Attleboro in 1955. 

Miss Brittan had been a teacher and principal in the Lincoln school system. She received a master's degree in education from the Rhode Island College of Education in 1952, and was a 1934 graduate of Bridgewater State Teachers College. 

She had been president and on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Omega. She was also a life member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She had been secretary of the Rhode Island State Teachers Association and the Rhode Island Conservation of Wildlife. 

Miss Brittan was the parliamentarian for the Retired Teachers Association, Alpha Delta Kappa Beta Chapter. 

She leaves a daughter, Claire E. Thorp of North Attleboro; a granddaughter, Helenanne Judisch of North Kingstown; a grandson, David J. Thorp of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln. Burial will be private.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

EDWIN F. BODGE SR. - Attleboro 

EDWIN F. BODGE SR., 76, of Pine Street, a retired assembly engineer, died Sunday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. 

He was the husband of Muriel A. (Skinner) Bodge. Born in Boston, a son of the late Wilbur F. and Helen (Carsely) Bodge, he had lived in Walpole, Mass., most of his life before moving to Attleboro 15 years ago. 

Mr. Bodge was an assembly engineer at F.M. Hill-Ingersol Rand Co., Walpole, for 20 years, retiring in 1983. 

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and enjoyed reading, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Veterans Writers Workshop of the Attleboro Library. 

Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Edwin F. Bodge Jr. of Wrentham, Mass., Ronald Bodge of Walpole, and David J. Day of Providence; two daughters, Joanne Pardey and Jean L. Hastie, both of Attleboro; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

At his request, Mr. Bodge's body was donated to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)

CECILE BENJAMIN - West Warwick 

CECILE BENJAMIN, 74, of Main Street, a former manufacturing employee, died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. 

She was the wife of Leo Benjamin. They were married for 58 years. Born in West Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Angelina (Demers) Riel. 

Mrs. Benjamin had worked at the former Oresman Mfg. Co. for many years. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. 

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Roger L. Benjamin Sr. of Coventry, William Benjamin of West Greenwich and Richard Benjamin of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; a brother, Armand "Jack" Gelinas of Warwick; and 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Florence Cayouette, Anita Mackin, Ella Bromley, and Fred, Lionel and William Gelinas. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Washington Street. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  (Date of pub: 8-15-2000)


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