Obituaries were published for Hubert Butterworth, 90, of East Providence, R.I.; Jeanne Bortolotti, 79, of Foxboro; John Santos Jr., 65, of Key Largo, Fla.; Faith Krauskop, 87, of North Attleboro; and Maureen "Mojo" Joachim, 60, of Pawtucket.
Hubert Austin Butterworth, 90
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Hubert Austin Butterworth, 90, beloved husband for 65 years of Arline (Tanner) Butterworth, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009.
Born in Seekonk, son of the late Harry and Winifred (Watts) Butterworth, he had lived in East Providence most of his life.
Mr. Butterworth was a patent toolmaker for the research department of ITT Grinnell, before retiring in 1979.
He was a World War II Army veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a 50-year member of Rising Sun Lodge of East Providence and was a 32nd-degree Mason of Scottish Rite, Valley of Providence, where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award.
As a member of the National Camping Travelers Inc., a Masonic family camping group, he was a charter member and past master of Travel of RI Chapter No. 18.
His many hobbies included gardening, wood working and antique auto restoration.
Austin was a member of the Swansea Baptist Church and was an active member of the East Providence Historical Society.
Besides his wife, he leaves sons Gary A. Butterworth (wife Lesa) of South Kingstown and Roger H. (wife Pam) Butterworth of Foxboro, Mass.; granddaughters Nichole Leary of North Carolina, and Lauren, Amanda and Brittany Butterworth of Foxboro; and great-grandchildren Kaiden, Sophia and Gracie Mae Leary of North Carolina.
A celebration of Austin's life, including military honors, will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 21 Baptist St., Swansea, MA 02777.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to the church.
Jeanne Bortolotti, 79
FOXBORO - Jeanne M. Bortolotti, 79, died on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 at her home in Foxboro surrounded by the comfort of her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Rose (Labrie) Truax.
Jeanne was born in Foxboro on Nov. 13, 1929 and was a graduate of Foxboro High School, Class of 1947.
She was a licensed practical nurse and worked for the Foxborough State Hospital, Community VNA Hospice Care in Attleboro and Braintree Rehabilitation Center.
Jeanne enjoyed painting and took lessons in watercolor and oils at the Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts in Foxboro. She was an avid bicycler who enjoyed cycling in several different countries around the world. She also was an apiary keeper, an avid reader and gardener.
Beloved mother of Peter J. Bortolotti of Providence, Paul E. Bortolotti and his wife Deborah of Foxboro, and Joseph E. Bortolotti and his wife Karen of Norton. Loving grandmother of Ashley, Brian, Daniel and Kristen Bortolotti. Sister of Byron Truax of Florida, Richard Truax of Florida, Lloyd Truax of Foxboro and the late Irene Doiron, E. Lorraine Lincoln and Alfred Truax.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Thursday Aug. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., in Foxboro.
A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home.
To light a candle in Jeanne's memory, please visit the funeral home Web site at http://www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com">www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com. For additional information please call 508-543-5471.
Donations in Jeanne's memory may be made to the Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts, 106 Mechanic St., Foxboro, MA 02035, or Autism Speaks, c/o Team Daniel's Dinosuars, Att: Amy T., 990 Washington Street, Suite 102, Dedham, MA 02026. Website: http://www.walknowforautism.org/sne/danielsdinosaurs">http://www.walknowforautism.org/sne/danielsdinosaurs.
John Santos Jr., 65
KEY LARGO, Fla. - John J. Santos Jr., 65, died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 in Florida.
John was formerly of Mansfield and North Attleboro.
He was born on June 27, 1943 in Providence, and was the son of the late John J. Santos Sr. and Phyllis (Brown) Gay.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mansfield High School and also served in the U.S. Navy. John was a member of the North Attleboro/Plainville Jaycees in the 70's.
He was the father of Jeffrey A. Santos of Mansfield, Mass. and Jason E. Santos and his companion Kristy Lynch of Andover, N.H. Grandfather of Jonathan, Kaleb, Scott and Joseph. Brother of Joyce Parker of North Carolina and James Roberts of Rhode Island. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are private.
Faith Krauskop, 87
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Faith Wise Krauskop, 87, a longtime resident of North Attleboro, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 in Golden Living Center, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late George W. Krauskop for over 39 years until his death in 1980.
Born Sept. 17 ,1921 in North Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late E. Linwood and Ruth (Smith) Wise. She lived in North Attleboro for most of her life, moving to Christopher Heights in Attleboro in 2007.
Faith was a 1939 graduate of North Attleboro High School and later graduated from the Leland Powers School of the Theatre.
She was active in Girl Scouts, having been the dramatics director and counselor at Camp Shady Pines.
She later became the director at Camp Edith Read, a position she held for 13 years. During her dramatics career, she acted in many plays at the Attleboro Little Theatre and the Theatre in the Round.
She co-owned Tweeners, a nursery preschool. Later she was the head teacher at Little Folks School for 33 years, retiring in 1988.
Faith was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro, serving on the Alter Guild, and was an Eucharistic minister there. She also directed many pageants and plays at the church. She and her husband were active in Amvets, and she held the office of president of the Amvets Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Hope Krauskop of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Swistak of Attleboro; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her siblings, Louis Wise and Constance Maddix.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro
A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, followed by a Mass in Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington St., North Attleboro at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Village South Plaza, 472 South Street West, Unit 13, Raynham, MA 02767, or a charity of their choice.
To sign an online guestbook for Faith, please visit http://www.sperry-mchoul.com">www.sperry-mchoul.com.
Maureen "Mojo" Joachim, 60
PAWTUCKET - Maureen A. "Mojo" (Bangs) Joachim, 60, of Oriole Avenue, Pawtucket, R.I., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009.
Born Maureen A. Bangs in Attleboro, Mass. on July 20, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John and Rosemary (Keller) Bangs. Maureen was educated in Norton schools and was a graduate of Bridgewater State College.
Maureen was very passionate about her work with special needs individuals. She was currently employed as an administrator at TILL in Dedham, Mass., and previously worked for the ARC of Northern Bristol County in Attleboro.
Maureen was very active with Special Olympics and volunteered many hours to help run bowling leagues and track meets.
Maureen is survived by her children: Mark LaPlante of Pawtucket, R.I., and Michael LaPlante of Toronto, Canada. Also survived by her siblings: John Bangs of South Attleboro, Rosemary Bangs of Taunton, William Bangs of North Kingstown, R.I., Kathleen Murphy of Wareham, and her beloved dog, Samantha.
She was the sister of the late Barbara Bangs.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. in Timothy Plain Cemetery, Norton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Maureen's memory may be made to: The ARC of Northern Bristol County, 141 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. An online guest book for family and friends to express their condolences and additional information may be found at http://www.duffy-poule.com">www.duffy-poule.com.