Obituaries

Markeith J. Collins

Markeith J. Collins

Markeith J. Collins 27, of Woonsocket, died suddenly on June 19, 2018.

Markeith was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Woonsocket High School in 2009 and worked at OnProcess Technology right after graduation.

Markeith worked at Aldi Supermarket until March 2018 where he was loved by many and known for his infectious smile. He was employed at Stop & Shop until his passing.

Markeith is survived by his Mother and Stepfather Carla and Christopher Gray of Woonsocket RI, His Father and stepmother, Dwayne and Felicia Collins of Deptford, New Jersey.

2 sisters, Chalise and Inaya of Deptford, New Jersey. 2 brothers Darius of Deptford, New Jersey and Isaiah of Woonsocket, RI.

Maternal Grandparents, Carl and Gwen Durden of Woonsocket, Maternal Grandfather Clarence Collins of Brooklyn New York. 3 Uncles, Nicholas and Keith Durden of Woonsocket, RI and Clarence Collins Jr of Philadelphia PA. 1 Aunt, Karen Collins of Philadelphia PA and 1 nephew Mekhi of Deptford, New Jersey, 1 Godmother; Linda Farrrow and 1 Godfather; William Jackson, as well as a host of Great Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

Calling Hours are on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 4 – 7 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895. His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11 AM, in St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main Street, Woonsocket RT. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Smithfield Rd, North Smithfield RI, relatives and friends are invited.

Charles H. Nadeau

Charles H. Nadeau

Woonsocket — Charles H. Nadeau, 66 of E. Main Rd. Portsmouth , RI passed away Saturday June 16, 2018 in Landmark Medical Center.

Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Henry Nadeau and Cecile (Gravel) Drolet

He was owner and operator of Charles Nadeau Manufacturing in which he specialized in Custom window coverings and designs.

He loved playing violin, spending time at the beach, and with his family.

He is survived by his four children, Peter and his wife Nicole Nadeau, Sarah and her husband Kenneth Happenny both of Woonsocket, Matthew Nadeau of Pawtucket, and Rebecca Baldwin of Lincoln. Five grandchildren, Benjamin, Connor, Jillian, Nolan and Peyton One brother Michael Nadeau of Pennsylvania, one sister Denise Fluerant of Little Compton. He also was the former husband of Ramona (Townsend) Mari and brother of the late Jocelyn Sandborne.

A Celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7PM in the S.DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are from 4-7 PM.

Tommie C. Dandy

Tommie C. Dandy

Woonsocket — Tommie C. Dandy, 76, of Snow St. died Friday, June 16, 2018 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side.

Born in Newberry, SC son of the late John Dandy Sr. and Jessie (Merrion) Dandy.

Tommie worked as a van driver for Valley Transportation Corp. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church, the Masons, Tyra Club, and the Carpenters Union Local 475. Framingham, MA. He was also part of The Inspirations and he drove the St James Baptist Sunday School van for 10 years.

Tommie is survived by his two brothers; Dwight Dandy of Woonsocket and Leroy Dandy of Las Vegas, NV. Three sisters; Ethel Dowdy, Josephine Byrd, and Emma D. Dandy all of Woonsocket, RI. He also leaves behind Jarred Downing of Woonsocket.

He was also the brother of the late, Eugene Dandy, Alphonso Chattman, JV Chattman, Willie V. Dandy, John Dandy, Grady Dandy, Bessie Scott, Mary Watson, Bessie Gray and Jessie Dandy.

Calling hours are on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI 02895. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11 AM in St. James Baptist Church 340 South Main St, Woonsocket, RI. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Smithfield Rd, North Smithfield, RI. Relatives and friends are invited.

Ramona Carrio

Ramona Carrio

It is with great sadness that the family of Ramona Carrio announces her sudden passing on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Landmark Medical Center, at the age of 64.

Mona was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Wilson ) Carrio.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Jason, grandson Riely and her husband Richard Fearring, her sister Susan Cherry and daughter-in-law Krystal Lussier.

A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on Thursday June 21st from 2-7 PM at the Polish American Citizens Club, 6 Mill St. Blackstone, MA.

The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 is in charge of the arrangements.

PETER VANGEL 1926-2018

PETER VANGEL  1926-2018

Woonsocket - Peter Vangel, Woonsocket educator and sportsman, died at his home on Harris Avenue, June 11. He was 91.

Vangel was born in the ‘Social District’ of the city in 1926. He was the son of Petro and Alexandria (Bida) Vangel. & often watched his father—on mornings—hoist the American flag atop the Nourse Mill on Clinton St.

A World War II Lieutenant, he graduated as the top marksman from Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Benning, Georgia. Vangel learned to drive when he landed in France and ‘jeeped’ from there to Germany—amid roads strewn with dead casualties of war. He also attended the Nuremburg Trials. & met with Albert Speer, the erudite architect of the Third Reich.

Upon his return home, he pursued a career in public education. Vangel was an alumnus of Rhode Island College and received a C.A.G.S. degree from Boston University.

His specialty: elementary curricula. & within his profession, many of the programs he introduced to the Woonsocket school system are still considered innovative—even visionary. While he was committed in maximizing the potential of education to uplift, transform and free a human being.

His mentor was Woonsocket Superintendent of Schools Edward Condon. With Vangel soon emerging, in his own right, as a leader and dynamic school administrator. Thru-out the city he was known for his talents as a negotiator. & a style that opposing sides found no-nonsense and formidable.

He also served as Superintendent of Schools in Bellingham, MA. In his seventies, he was elected a member of the Woonsocket School Committee.

His high school yearbook describes Vangel as holding either a baseball or basketball in his hand. & had a lifelong love for sports. He was a star guard in basketball and refereed until the age of 60. Vangel was a fierce volleyball spiker and runner.

An active member of the YMCA, he served on the Board of Directors. He esp. admired Hank Aaron as a baseball great, at a time when few people in the local area even knew much about the Atlanta Braves’ outfielder and soon-to-be homerun king.

For most of his life, he was involved in the Woonsocket community. Vangel was a member of the Morning Star Lodge of Free Masons. & proud of the Orthodox faith in his DNA.

He was married for 63 years and is survived by his wife Lillian. & their children: Steven, Elizabeth and John, his grandson Cole and their families.

A funeral and burial service will take place at noon Saturday, June 16—outdoors at Oak Hill Cemetery, 204 Rathbun St., Woonsocket, RI. For more info. re: arrangements, contact: S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 401. 767.5577.

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