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Almstrom, Raymond - Johnston  
ALMSTROM, RAYMOND P. 72, passed peacefully Friday (7/3/2015) at the Hulitar Center. Born in Braintree, MA, a son of the late William and Arlene (Whitcomb) Almstrom. He had lived in Johnston with his wife of 46 years Eleanor E. (Micielli) Almstrom. His life will be celebrated with calling hours Tuesday, 4-7pm with a service to follow at 7:00pm. For full obit visit cranstonfuneral.com
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 6, 2015
Anderson, Carl - Warwick  
ANDERSON, CARL G. JR., 89, a resident of West Bay Manor, formerly of Wellington Ave., Warwick died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Kent Regency Center in Warwick. He was the beloved husband of the late Judith (Tiernan) Anderson. Born in Providence, Carl was a son of the late Carl G. and Clara (Monroe) Anderson, Sr. He was employed for many years as a machinist and tool maker at Vennerbeck & Clase Company. During WWII, Carl honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a Past Commander and Department Sergeant at Arms at the Elmwood American Legion, Post #60 and was a member of the post for 65 years. He was also an avid photographer. Carl is survived by his beloved children: David C. Anderson and his wife Susan of Cumberland and Carolyn A. Anderson of Ashland, OR and three cherished grandchildren: Lauren Anderson, Caitlin O'Shea and Aiden O'Shea. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:45 AM from THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 4 PM 7PM. Burial with military honors will take place in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org .
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 5, 2015
Anderson, Cornelia - Cumberland  
ANDERSON, CORNELIA, STRONG POWELL DMD 81, of Wrentham Road, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Clint DeWitt Anderson. She is survived by two sons, John Peyton Anderson of San Francisco, California, and William Gowling Anderson of Cumberland; one sister, Douglass Flowers of Dothan, Alabama; and two grandchildren, Grace Powell Gouin, and Charles Allard Gouin. She was the mother of the late Patricia Sadler Gouin. For complete obituary, service information, directions and guestbook, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com . Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 3, 2015
Apice, Kathleen - Barrington  
APICE, KATHLEEN 63, a friend of Bill W., Garden City Group for 40 years and 9 months, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Apice and daughter of the late John and Hope (Arruda) Gannon. Kathy was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Brentwood Nursing Home and previously with the Orchard View Manor. She was the loving mother of Julie A. Harrop, and the late John A. Sabalewski; stepmother of Ashley Apice; grandmother of Jaden, Sean and Stephen; sister of Michael Gannon and Elaine Roche. A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7, 5-7 pm with a celebration of life at 7 pm in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Michael Church Food Bank, 239 Oxford Street, Providence, RI 02905 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com .
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 3, 2015
Bishop, Laurie - Warwick  
BISHOP, LAURIE ANNE age 80, of Warwick, Rhode Island, passed away on Friday June 26,2015 after a battle with cancer. Born in Central Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late J. Benjamin and Flora (Wood) Bishop. For over forty years Laurie was the owner and operator of Snip-N-Curl Beauty Shop. Laurie was a member of the Norwood Baptist Church for over fifty years. She served her church in many roles: church school teacher and superintendent; member of the Deaconate, Mission, and Flower committees; and church historian. She was a member of the Norbakirk Bible Class and a volunteer at the Warwick Shelter from the time of its organization in 1986. Fraternal orders of the Rainbow Girls and later the Eastern Star were a vital part of Laurie's life. She began as a member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She later served as Mother Advisor of Cranston Assembly No. 2 and was a recipient of Rainbow's highest award, the Grand Cross of Color. She continued her connection to Rainbow as a member of Cranston Assembly No. 2 Rainbow Alumnae. Laurie's association with the Easter Star continued with her many memberships and service to its fraternal orders. She served as Past Worthy Matron of the former Pawtuxet Chapter No. 16, now Signet No. 21. She was Past Grand Adah and Past Grand Representative to the Grand Jurisdictions of New Jersey, Maryland, and New Brunswick, Canada. Laurie also was Past Royal Matron of Harmony Court No. 1, Order of the Amaranth, and Past Worthy High Priestess of the Hope Shrine No. 1, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was elected honorary Eastern Star memberships in Queen Esther, Chapter No. 2 and Providence, Chapter No. 1. She also served as Past President of Ethan Place, the Eastern Star Home. Laurie leaves her cousins in Connecticut, Bonnie and Jack Dunn of Southington and Scott, Stephanie, Jack, and Ava Dunn of Simsbury. They thank the wonderful staff at Elmhurst Extended Care who showed what caring for people, especially those who are nearing the end of their lives, should be but seldom is. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on July 17, 2015 in the Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be private. Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Laurie may make donations to the Norwood Baptist Church Memorial Fund or to the Eastern Star Foundation of RI for its educational scholarship program care of Kathryn Newman, 65 Ethan Street, Warwick, Rhode Island 02888.
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 4, 2015
Brannigan, James - North Kingstown  
BRANNIGAN, JAMES "JIM" 54, husband of Michele (Pelkey) Brannigan, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Meriden, CT on January 14, 1961, Jim was the son of Anna (Femia) Brannigan and the late John F. Brannigan. Jim graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1983. His degree in animal science would not have predicted his long career in book publishing. Jim was one of the pioneers and founders of the audiobook industry. He began his career at Waldenbooks where he managed the fledgling audio category. Jim held key roles at Highbridge and as a consultant to many audiobook and publishing clients including Random House, Audio Partners and BBC Audiobooks America, before serving for many years as the latter's President and Publisher. In 2011, Jim redeployed his extensive skills with Morley Companies Inc. Jim was known for his sharp wit and was happiest surrounded by his friends and family who meant everything to him. Jim touched the lives of many and will be remembered as a loyal and dedicated friend who made a lasting impact on all who knew him. Besides his devoted wife and mother, he is survived by his sister Barbara Civali and her husband Michael of Meriden; sister Patricia Hollis of Middletown, CT; brother John Brannigan of Meriden; five nieces; three nephews; five godchildren; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and loving parents-in-law, Barry and Sallie Pelkey of Tega Cay, SC. He was predeceased by his dear nephew, Christopher Civali. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden, CT. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden, CT. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT on Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 3 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Jim's honor to: The Institute of Urology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 41 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington MA, 01805. For online condolences, please visit www.jferryfh.com
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 3, 2015
Brophy, William - Cranston  
BROPHY, WILLIAM H. "BILL" 85, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. His funeral will be on Wednesday, at 8:30 am, from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am, in Holy Cross Church, Hartford Ave., Providence. Burial with military honors will be in R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours, Tuesday 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Cross Church, 18 King Phillip St., Providence, RI 02909 in his memory would be appreciated. For complete obituary, visit: boyleandsonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 5, 2015
Carcieri, Judith - Cranston  
BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE JUDITH A. CARCIERI The most beautiful firework! LOVED AND MISSED BEYOND WORDS! SISTER, LINDA
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 3, 2015
Carey, Francis - Warren  
CAREY, FRANCIS E. "BUD" 81, of Warren, died Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. He was the husband of Ethel A. (Lessard) Carey, they were married for over 52 years. "Bud" was born in Providence a son of the late William and Anna( Langton) Carey. Mr. Carey was a Supervisor for the State Dept. of Vocational Rehab., for the State of R.I. for over 30 years before retiring. He was a Warren resident for over 52 years coming from Providence. Mr. Carey was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Bay Church, a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was also on the Juvenile Hearing Board, and the George Haile Library Board. Mr. Carey was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was past Grand Knight of the Fatima Council of Foxpoint. Bud was involved Warren Little League, and enjoyed bowling. Besides his wife he is survived by his sons Michael Carey and Elizabeth Squillace of Wethersfield, Ct., Steven Carey of Stephens City VA., Paul and Kristina Carey of Holliston MA. Also Survived by his sisters Winifred Marie Carey, R.S.M of Cumberland, RI, Nancy Perry of Sagamore, MA. Mr. Carey was the grandfather of Emma, Meaghan, Mara, Timothy, Jacob, Kaelyn, Richard, Haley, Charles, and Shaun. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Carey was the brother of the late William Carey, Rita Masi, Anita Carey, and Jane Carey. His funeral will be held Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 9:00am from the Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St. Warren, burial in South Burial Ground. Relatives and friends invited to attend, visiting hours Monday from 4- 7pm In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Warren Fire Dept. 1 Joyce St. Warren RI 02885, or St. Mary of the Bay Food Pantry, 645 Main St. Warren, RI 02885 www.wjsmithfh.com
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 5, 2015
Carney Sr., Jason - Providence  
CARNEY, SR., JASON ANTHONY 36, passed away unexpectedly on June 28, 2015. He was the beloved son of John F. and Cheryl-Ann (Pouliot) Carney, devoted father of Aryanna Pecoraro and Jason A. Carney, Jr., and loving brother of Sherry Monte. For full obituary and arrangements, please see, MARIANIANDSON.COM
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Published in The Providence Journal on July 4, 2015
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