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Kenneth Morra

Nov 27, 1955 - Nov 27, 2023

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Providence, RI

Kenneth J. Morra, known affectionately as Kenny by friends and family, passed away on his 68th birthday, November 27, 2023, at Hope Hospice in Providence, Rhode Island. Born in Pawtucket, RI on November 27, 1955 to the late Santo A. and Dorothy (McCallum) Morra, Kenny lived a life characterized by kindness, love and wisdom. Kenny is survived by his beloved wife, Marianne Knowles, and his cherished children: Kayla, Dylan, Andrew, and Joshua and he was predeceased by his son Jonah Morra. He was th...Read More

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Candida Monica Pacheco Melo

Died : Feb 22, 2023

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Providence, RI

Candida Monica Pacheco Melo, 28 of East Providence, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 22, 2023, at Rhode Island Hospital.Born in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Lucia Maria Pacheco Melo. Candida had worked at Dunkin Donuts on Gano Street, Providence. She enjoyed traveling to the Azores, listening to music, and dancing. She loved being around her family, but most importantly she adored her nieces and nephews. She will be so dearly missed by all who knew her.She leaves four sisters, Lucia Melo of East Providence, Dina Melo of São Miguel, Paula Melo and her Fiancé Gil Ferreira, Sara Vieira, and her husband José of São Miguel, six brothers, Marcio Melo of East Providence, Antonio Melo of East Providence, Paulo Melo of East Providence, Flavio Melo and his wife Soraia of São Miguel, Dario Melo of East Providence, and Roberto Melo of East Providence, 17 nieces and nephews.Her funeral and visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 9-10 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse Street, Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

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Joyce Lapolla Hynes

Jul 15, 1961 - Feb 22, 2024

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Providence, RI

Joyce Lapolla Hynes, age 62, passed away February 22, 2024. She was the beloved wife of Dennis H. Hynes to whom she was happily married for 32 years. In her final days she was surrounded by family and passed with her loving husband by her side. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Saverio and Claire (Dejasse) Lapolla. Joyce grew up in the Mt. Pleasant section of Providence, attending St. Thomas School, St. Patrick High School, Rhode Island College, and ultimately receiving her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Tufts University. She dedicated 30 years to her career as a Student Life Counselor at Johnson & Wales University, and had recently focused her efforts, with Dennis, on her love of home, gardening, birding, and caring for their special felines, Calamity, Annabelle, BamBam, and Boo, and countless other foster felines while they awaited loving homes. She was the loving sister of Alice Madden (Kenneth), Daniel S. Lapolla (Mary Ann), and Michael J. Lapolla (Ann); cherished aunt of Rebecca, Allison, Jeremy, Courtney, Amy, Michelle, Stephen, Lauren, Christina, and M. Jonathan, and adored great-aunt of 15. Her visitation will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Ave, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Massachusetts Feline Intervention Alliance (MA-F.I.A.), PO Box 3415, Attleboro, MA 02703.

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Iris E. Kane

Died : Feb 23, 2024

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Providence, RI

Iris E. Kane, 82, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Hope Hospice Center in Providence. She was the wife of Edwin F. Kane.Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Jordan.Mrs. Kane worked for 94 HJY as a traffic manager for many years before retiring. She loved gardening, antiquing and going to the beach. She also loved her dog missy.Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Nancy Guglielmotti of East Providence, one son, Al Rossi of Providence, three grandchildren, Jason Rossi, Antonia Guglielmotti and Dante Guglielmotti, her sister in-law, Maureen Jordan and son in-law, Fred Guglielmotte. She was the sister of the late Richard and Butchy Jordan.Her funeral service will be private.

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Steven M. Reiner

Aug 23, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Providence, RI

Steven M. Reiner, 63, of Pierce Street, Coventry, passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Hope Health Hospice in Providence. He was the beloved companion of 40 years to Bonny J. Di Domenico.Born in Providence, He was a son of the late Henry and Dorothy (Jordan) Reiner.Steve worked for the Providence Postal Service as a mail handler for 32 years before retiring. He was a collector of cars and loved to attend car shows, especially at Oakland Beach in Warwick with his lime green 64’ Nova and his 2012 Corvette. He had a passion for cruising and gambling!Besides his companion, he is survived by his daughter, Samantha Sanborn of Coventry; two brothers, Howie Reiner of FL and Robert Reiner of East Providence; a half-brother, Timothy Reiner of Chepachet, RI and 4 half-sisters, Lisa Reiner of Chepachet, RI, Dianne Bourget of Richmond, RI, Melissa Tabares of Chepachet, RI and Jennifer Reiner-McLaughlin of Putnam, CT and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Henry Reiner, Jr. and Deborah Reiner.At Steve’s request, his services and burial will be private.

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Jane Lunin Perel

May 28, 1946 - Feb 22, 2024

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Providence, RI

Jane Lunin Perel, 77, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024. She was a talented and accomplished poet, a devoted educator, a generous friend, champion, and advocate to many, and the beautiful, loving wife of Dr. Morton L. Perel for over fifty years. Jane was born on May 28, 1946, in Newton, MA, the daughter of the late Louis and Marion (Rosenblatt) Lunin. Jane graduated from Brookline High School in Massachusetts, in 1964, and from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry in 1971. She was the second woman ever to do so at the University. In the autumn of 1971, Jane was readily welcomed to Providence College as the first poet hired to teach Creative Writing at the College as it transitioned to a co-ed institution, quickly rising to the rank of Professor of English. Jane was a talented teacher who engaged her students with her thorough knowledge, selfless dedication, and openness to the free exchange of ideas between teacher and student as they collectively investigated “the power of Fine Arts [which] gives us faith and helps us to become fully human.” Her classes were, unsurprisingly, frequently overenrolled. She taught there for 43 years. Jane developed a course in Holocaust Literature and was involved in coordinating Holocaust remembrance programs at PC. She was also the Founding Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Providence College Poetry & Fiction Series, which brought prominent writers to the College to engage with the students and community. Her indelible mark surpassed her retirement in 2014, as many former students maintained contact with her and sought her empathetic advice for years thereafter. In 2015, Jane was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Providence College. Early in Jane’s residence in Providence, she met her soulmate and love of her life, Dr. Morton L. Perel. While she had a positive influence on many, he was her number one fan, regarding her as a Renaissance woman, poet extraordinaire, and the most empathetic woman he ever knew. They had their first date at the Rathskeller, where she gave a poetry reading to the audience. Morton was captivated by Jane’s magnetic personality, sense of humor, and extreme good looks. They married shortly after, on December 23, 1973, and were inseparable from that point forward. Beyond teaching, Jane’s gift to humanity was shared through her poetry and boundless creativity. She often quoted her father’s inspiring answer “Someone has to write the poems. Why shouldn’t it be you?” to whether he thought she could be a poet at the tender age of nine. Jane was the author of five collections of poetry—The Lone Ranger and the Neo-American Church, Blowing Kisses to the Sharks, The Fishes, The Sea is Not Full, and Red Radio Heart—and her poems were widely anthologized. Over the past three years, she has worked diligently to compose a stunning final manuscript. Jane was a lifelong dog lover, and animals of all kinds, especially dogs, were drawn to her nurturing presence. She also enjoyed reading and solving mysteries, especially those by Agatha Christie and P.D. James, a hobby passed down from her beloved father; studying the works of Ukrainian playwright Sholom Aleichem; and watching nature documentaries from which she recharged her inner strength, knowing she was a small piece of the great Earth’s evolution and story. Jane is predeceased by her parents, Louis and Marion (Rosenblatt) Lunin, and her sister, Lesley Mehlman, whom she loved. She is survived by her loving husband and soulmate, Dr. Morton L. Perel, her sister Andrea Sigurdsson, and many extended family members and beloved friends. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope Street, Providence, RI with burial to follow at Lincoln Park Cemetery. For more information and condolences, www.sugarmansinai.com.

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Paul E. Pichette

Aug 26, 1941 - Feb 23, 2024

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Providence, RI

Lincoln - Paul E. Pichette, 82, of Old Louisquisset Pike, died Friday, February 23, 2024 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Gerard "Jerry" Gendron. Paul and Jerry had been together of fifty-six years, marrying eight years ago. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Edward and Yvonne (Lizotte) Pichette. Paul worked as a sales representative for Cutter & Buck retiring seven years ago. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served as a photographer's mate with the Atlantic Fleet Photographic Group, based out of Norfolk, VA. His duty required him to travel a large geographical area, most of which was outside the United States. He was called upon to photograph a large variety of subjects. His assignments ranged from Astronaut recovery at sea to documentation of Navy life ashore in foreign ports. Upon discharge from the Navy, he continued his love of photography, and was the official "family photographer". He took wedding pictures of all of his nieces and nephews, as well as many family events. He was a member of the Rhode Island Photography Association. Besides his husband, he is survived by his sister, Pauline Bourdon of Woonsocket; his brother and sisters-in-law, Lucien and Jeanne Gendron and Germaine Antaya; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of the late Ronald Antaya and Sr. Adrienne Gendron, PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:00 am in Saint Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Albion. Burial with military honors will follow in Saint Ambrose Cemetery, Albion. Family and friends are invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. To to the family or in memory of Paul E. Pichette, please

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Anthony Souza

Jan 18, 1947 - Feb 19, 2024

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Providence, RI

Anthony Souza, 77, of Providence passed away Monday February 19th. He was the beloved companion of Miriam Morrison. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Antonio and Mildred (Medeiros) Souza. Mr. Souza owned and operated women’s clothing stores in New York and Connecticut. He will be remembered for his great story telling. In addition to his companion, he is survived by her family members; daughters, Monica Rose, Merra-Lee Morrison and Donna Morrison; grandchildren, Joseph Rose, A’Lena Rose and her fiancé Rayjay Sullivan, and Marcus Rose; and 7 great grandchildren. At his request, funeral services will be private.

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Pamela B. Allen

Jun 10, 1947 - Feb 19, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Pamela B. Allen, 76, of East Providence, passed away at home on February 19, 2024. She was the loving companion of Edward D. Nedeau. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Walton J. Allen and Beatrice (Brabyn) Allen. Pamela was a graduate of East Providence High School, Class of 1965, where she played Clarinet in the band and was active with intramural sports. She was employed with RI Hospital Trust and with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island in the membership division until her retirement. Pamela loved animals, especially her two beloved cats, Woodrow and Shadow. She also fostered many cats over the years. She enjoyed traveling and taking vacations with Ed. In addition to her companion Ed, she leaves many cousins and friends. Her graveside service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:30 AM in Rumford Cemetery, Greenwood Avenue Entrance. Friends may call Friday, March 2, 2024 from the hours of 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Best Friends Animal Society or to Animals Asia will be appreciated. Donation links below: www.animalsasia.org

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Marko M. Natyniak

Died : Feb 22, 2024

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Providence, RI

Marko M. Natyniak, 76, of Woonsocket, died February 22, 2024 in the Providence VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Doreen (Donahue) Natyniak. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Roman F. Natyniak, Sr. and Marcelle (D'Hont) Natyniak. Marko served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was the owner of Marko Natyniak Crane Service for over 35 years. He was a member of the Masons Morning Star Lodge #13. Marko loved boating, and having people around him. Besides his wife, Doreen, he leaves his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Donahue of Woonsocket; his sister-in-law, Charlotte Natyniak of North Smithfield; 7 nieces and nephews; several grand and great grand nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Matrix. He was predeceased by his brother, Roman F. Natyniak, Jr. His funeral will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11 AM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Blvd., Providence, RI 02908; the Woonsocket Freemasons Morning Star Lodge#13, 142 Clinton St., Woonsocket, RI 02895; or to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134. To to the family or in memory of Marko M. Natyniak, please

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Ilda Natalia Viveiros

Dec 19, 1923 - Feb 22, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Ilda Natalia Viveiros, 100, known affectionately as Ilda to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Waterview Villa in East Providence. Born on December 19, 1923, in the picturesque island of Faial in the Azores, Ilda was the cherished daughter of the late Manuel DaCamara Viveiros and Teresa (DeJesus) Viveiros. Her life was a testament to love, kindness, and the joy of simple pleasures. Ilda's journey led her from the scenic landscapes of her birthplace to the vibrant community of East Providence, where she established her life and family. She was a devoted mother to her late son, Carlos Alberto Almeida, and a loving mother-in-law to Manuela Almeida of Tiverton. Her role as a grandmother was one she embraced with all her heart, nurturing and guiding her grandchildren Carlos A. Almeida, Jr., Richard Almeida, Robert Almeida and his partner Steve Richards, as well as Christopher Almeida and his wife Ashley Rook-Almeida. The light of her life extended to her great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Addison, and Chance, who will carry her legacy forward. In her professional life, Ilda dedicated many years as a machine operator and factory worker for the former R and J Jewelry Manufacturing. Her strong work ethic and commitment to excellence were evident in all she undertook. Yet, it was her unwavering support and presence that left an indelible mark on her colleagues and all who knew her. A woman of deep faith, Ilda found solace and strength in reading her Bible and living out her religious convictions with grace. Her love for cooking and baking was renowned, especially her skill in cake decorating, which she did with an artist's touch. Ilda's interests were as varied as they were passionate. She loved to travel, discovering new places and experiences with a sense of wonder and adventure. Laughter was never far from Ilda, as she enjoyed watching comedy movies, finding joy in the light-hearted moments of life. Gardening was another of Ilda's joys, and she could often be found tending to her plants with the same care and attention she gave to her family and friends. Her love for the outdoors extended to regular walks, a time for reflection and appreciation of the natural world around her. Ilda's passing is deeply felt by her family, including her many nieces and nephews, who will miss her loving guidance and thoughtful presence. She was the embodiment of kindness, always putting others before herself and ensuring that those around her felt valued and loved. Ilda's legacy is one of compassion and warmth, which will continue to inspire and influence long after her passing. As we say our final goodbyes to Ilda Natalia Viveiros, we remember a life beautifully lived and a soul that enriched the lives of so many. Her memory will be cherished, her lessons held close, and her spirit will forever be a guiding light for her family and all who were fortunate enough to know her. The absence of Ilda's gentle demeanor and generous heart will be felt profoundly by all, yet we take solace in the knowledge that her life was a journey well-traveled, filled with love, laughter, and the quiet grace of everyday blessings. May she rest in peace. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 10:00am in the Igreja Evangelica Pentecostal, Portuguese Assembly of God Church, 1237 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, Ma. A burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Rumford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are on Monday, February 26,2024 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, at the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway, East Providence. www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Ilda Natalia Viveiros, please

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