Alexis C. Morales
RIMA member number 3675
Member Torque Ryders
Alexis C. Morales, 31 of Plainfield Street, Providence passed away Sunday November 9, 2014.
Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Blanca Morales and Alexis C. Facas. He was also the brother of Adriana and Benjamin Leon and Christopher and Michael Facas.
Alexis was employed by AutoPart International and was a member of the Torque Ryders.
David A. Streeter
RIMA member number 3
Sach at the First Toys for Tots Toy Run in 1978
Harold Vernon Leigh aka Sach
RIMA Member #4
Sach provided nearly 40 years of service to RIMA
and its Mission. He was the original coordinator of the annual Toys for Tots
Charity Motorcycle Run and has provided his service as Santa Claus during each
year’s run since its inception in 1978. RIMA had the honor of presenting Sach
with its Outstanding Member Award in February at our 40th Anniversary Annual
Meeting and Award Banquet. His contributions to the Rhode Island Motorcycle
Association as well as to the betterment of community are noteworthy and shall
not be forgotten.
Harold Vernon "Sach" Leigh,
73, of North Kingstown died Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in Perryville, MO, he
was a son of the late Gilbert N. Leigh & Valerie "Vallie" B. (Smith) Leigh.
Vern was employed as a Grinder at the former Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing
Company, was the owner & operator of Vern's Floor Refinishing, worked as a
Driver for Roadway Package Services, and was a Machine Operator at Hope Valley
He was a member of the Hearthside House Museum of Lincoln
and the RI Motorcycle Association, where he dressed as Santa Claus for 35 years
during the annual Toys for Tots Ride.
Vern proudly served in the U.S.
Navy on the U.S.S. Guardian AGR-1 from 1958-1964.
He leaves his two
loving children, Terri L. MacLean of Cranston and William D. Leigh of Altoona,
PA. Cherished grandfather of Jasmine N. Leigh of Altoona, PA. He was the brother
of Charles J. "Joe" Leigh, Norma Vermoilen, Vera Copeland and the late Robert
Leigh, all of Missouri as well as special friend and dance partner, Penelope
Mowbray, of North Kingstown.
His Funeral Service will be held Saturday,
May 10 at 11:00 a.m. in The East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South
County Trail, East Greenwich. Military Honors will follow. Burial will be
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Toys for Tots at
www.toysfortots.org or Friends of
Hearthside at www.hearthsidehouse.org
will be appreciated.
GOODEN, LORI ANN (DeCESARE)
RIMA Member #4034
49, of North Kingstown died
peacefully at home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late James F.
Gooden who died in the Station Night Club Fire of 2003. Born in Providence to
Leroy and Norma (Iacchei) DeCesare she lived in Cranston most of her life before
moving to North Kingstown in 2010.
Lori is survived by her daughters Jessica
and Lauren Iacobucci. She also leaves a sister Leslie DeCesare Graham and her
husband Bill Graham. She will be deeply missed by her partner of three years
Bill Griswold. Lori also leaves three loving nephews, one adoring niece, and a
grandniece whom she taught to call her “Auntie Goddess”
Lori worked as a Branch Manager for Citizens
Bank for many years, first at the Rolfe Street Branch and later at the Warwick
Plaza Branch. Roman Catholic and deeply spiritual, she was a communicant of the
Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston. She had a great love for the ocean and
was an active member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club. Most recently Lori and
Billy enjoyed long rides on their motorcycles and she became a member of the US
Veterans Motorcycle Club RI Ladies Auxiliary. Lori had a passion for life that
lead her to travel frequently often accompanied by family and close friends. She
had an ever present smile and deep concern for others, even in her illness; she
was an inspiration to everyone that met her.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday at
8:30am from the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a
Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church Oaklawn Avenue
Cranston at 10:00am. Visitation was held on Monday from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of
flowers donations to the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BRUOG), Attn:
Kayla Rosati BRUOG Division of Biology and Medical Brown University, Box GR001,
Providence, RI 02912 the research organization of her devoted doctor Howard
Safran would be appreciated.
Tommy Panhead Gomersall aka Panhead
RIMA Member # 3554
61, of Riverside, RI. A proud member of the East Providence Elks Riders.
Tommy was also a past member of the Branded Ones MC.
Kenneth Robinson, aka Murry
RIMA Member #190
South Yarmouth - Kenneth G. Robinson of South Yarmouth, formerly of Arlington,
passed away on Fri., Sept. 13, 2013. Loving husband of Dawn McLean and her
daughter Ann. He was the beloved son of George (deceased) and Marjorie. Brother
of Wendy Tanner and Alan (deceased.) Devoted father of Courtney and Mark
Cataldo, Jaclyn Robinson and Jeff Hill, and Allison and Alberto Morales. He will
be remembered fondly by his eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his
beloved dog Lulu. Retired Arlington Fire Fighter and Member of Hells Angels
Motorcycle Club-WWMD. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013,
from 4-8 PM at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main Street,
Hyannis, MA 02601. His Funeral service will be held on Saturday September 21,
2013 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Kenneth Robinson Memorial Fund at T.D. Bank North. "Best day of my life."
RIMA Member #1437
54, of Williams St., died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012 at the RI
Hospital. Born May 20, 1958 in Providence
He was a son of Mary (Parece)
Gonsalves of Providence and the late Antone Gonsalves. Glen was also the
brother of Wayne Gonsalves of East Providence, Bernice Pacheco and Michelle
Galvao, both of Providence, Brenda Gonsalves of Fairfax, VA, and the late
Ronald Gonsalves; uncle to Cheryl Gonsalves, Fernando Galvao and Tiffany
Galvao; great uncle to Alexis Gouger; brother-in-law to Maria D. Gonsalves
and Richard Pacheco; fiance of the late Sandra Silva; and is also survived by
his beloved "Salty".
Glen was an avid motorcyclist, organizing the annual
charity run in memory of his brother Ronnie Gonsalves benefiting Hasbro
Children's Hospital. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge #2337, the Elks Riders
Michael J. Doran
November 3, 1960 - January 4, 2013
RIMA Member #381
Michael J. Doran, age 52 of Lincoln, RI, passed away unexpectedly on
January 4, 2013. He is the beloved husband of Rebecca (Cullen) Doran.
Michael is the son of Lillian (Holland) Doran and the late Joseph F. Doran
former Fall River City Clerk, and son in-law of John and Barbara Cullen.
In addition to his wife, mother and in-laws, he is survived by his two children
Ryan P. Doran of Cumberland, RI and Courtney J. Doran and her husband Nick
Birchall of Pawtucket, RI; a brother William K. Doran and his wife Maryann of
Fishersville, VA and a sister Joan M. Malloy of Fall River, MA; two brother
in-laws John Cullen and Christian Cullen; two grandchildren Jordan and Aubrey
Birchall and many nieces, nephews, extended family and beloved friends.
Michael was a graduate of Bishop Connelly High School and attended St. Joseph's
College in Maine. He was employed at Verizon as a Lineman for 15 years.
Michael was a member of the Seven Sins Motorcycle Club. While everyone knows of
his love to ride, most of all he cherished adventures with his wife, Rebecca,
and dog, Casey. Michael absolutely loved life and had a passion for cooking,
camping, beaching, golfing, hockey, and relaxing in his hot tub naked. He
enjoyed time with his family, particularly his mother, children and
grandchildren. He will be forever remembered for his quick wit, engaging
personality, love of life and family, and his heartfelt ability to bring people
together to help those in times of need. Michael was happiest when making others
happy. He was the glue that kept us all together and the fuel that kept us on
His funeral will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9am from
the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE 178 Winter St.,
Fall River, followed by his funeral mass at 10am in Holy Name Church, 709
Hanover St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8pm. Burial
will be private.
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Richard E. LaRue
December 29, 1953 - May 18, 2012
RIMA member number 3469
Richard E. LaRue "Tin Man", 58, of Nathanial St. passed
away Friday in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
Born in South
Kingstown he was the son of Richard E. and Eileen (Owen) LaRue. He resided in
Pawtucket for the past 8 years previously residing in Cumberland.
employed by the Foxboro Terminals, Foxboro, MA for 12 years.
He was an
avid motorcycle rider and long time member of the OTH Motorcycle Club (Over The
Hill) and had been active with the membership in their many charity and benefit
activities over the years.
Besides his parents he leaves a son Jason
LaRue of Pawtucket and two brothers, Ronald LaRue of Ft. Edward, NY and Robert
LaRue of Cumberland. He also leave a beloved granddaughter, Aubrey LaRue.
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RIMA Member #3551
55, of Maple Ave., Riverside, died unexpectedly at home Monday evening,
April 23, 2012. He was the husband of Christine (Medeiros) Enos. Born Jan.
19, 1957, in Providence, he was a son of Hilda (Lopes) Enos and the late
Anthony Enos. Steve worked for 35 years at Numaco Packaging of East
He was an avid New England Patriots fan, Harley Davidson rider,
member of the BPOE Lodge 2337, and proud member of the East Providence Elk
Riders. In addition to his mother and his wife, he leaves his sons, Steven R.
Enos Jr. of East Providence and Christopher D. Enos of Riverside; and his
granddaughters, Kaytlynn and Cheyenne.
Steve was also the brother of Anthony,
David and Raymond Enos, all of East Providence, and the late John Enos.
Joseph R. Lynch aka "Santa"
RIMA member number 11
68, of Forestdale Dr., died Friday at home. He was the beloved
husband of Diane (Ericson) Lynch.
He was born September 20, 1942 in
Woburn, MA, son of the late Joseph R. Lynch and Marilynn (Ellsworth) Lynch. He
resided in Cumberland for the past 35 years previously living in Burlington, MA.
Joseph worked as a Truck Driver employed by G. Mann & Co for 40 years
retiring in 2003. He was a member of Teamsters Local 251.
President and a founding member of the Kryptmen Motorcycle Club; he was also a
member of the R.A.O.B., and Grand Primo, New England, and Grand Primo of the
Grand Lodge, Ontario, Canada
Joe was also a board member for the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association.
Besides his wife he leaves a son, Scott
Lynch of Cumberland and two daughters, Kelley Lynch-Johnson of Lincoln and Jill
Beauregard of Woonsocket. One sister, Elizabeth Shelly of Wilimington, MA and a
brother, James Lynch of Orlando, FL.
Carl C. Ferraro
RIMA member Number 81
57, of Providence, passed away on Saturday
November 20, 2010 surrounded by his family . He was born in Providence, the son
of the late Matilda (Piccoli) Ferraro.
Carl was one of the founding charter members of
the Providence Rhode Island Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
Holding the office of President for over 10 years, he showed outstanding
leadership and character. He was always there for his brothers and his friends
24/7, his old school ways and traditions will never be forgotten. "Live
the life you love, love the life you live! I'm not here for a long time, I'm
here for a good time!" was his philosophy on life.
He was also a custom car and hot rod enthusiast,
and enjoyed model trains and racing slot cars. Carl will be sadly missed by all.
is survived by his sister, Maryann Lanz and her husband Bob of Narragansett, his
nephews, Rob Martone and wife Kara, Michael Martone and wife Kristen and DJ Lanz.
He is also survived by his great nieces and nephews, Julia, Audrey, Reid,
Katherine, Grace and Deegan Martone, as well as his best friend and lifetime
companion, Maryann Papa
RIMA member number 3023
60, of Morin Avenue died Monday at her home. She was the wife
of Richard E. Howcroft.
Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Robert and Blanch (Pauline)
Diner of Warwick, she had lived in Coventry for the past 3 years. Mrs. Howcroft
was a bus aide in the City of Cranston for 15 years before retiring in 2007.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by 1 son, Michael J.
Howcroft of Cranston and was the mother of the late Richard E. Howcroft, Jr. She
was the grandmother of Gina and Kyle Howcroft; sister of Robert, Richard, James
Ponte, Michael and Neil Diner, Susan Harris and the late John Ponte.
"Rodeo Rick" Dubois Jr.
RIMA member number 1003
47, passed Dec
11th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Kim Dubois.
He was the son of Natalie Dubois of Fall River and the late Richard W.
Rick was a thirteen year member of the Seven Sins Motorcycle Club
Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a sister,
Sandy Curry, two step daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, and a granddaughter,
Rick was a member of the Seven Sins Motorcycle Club.
In Rick's Words
"The past several years have been one hell of a battle even
for a warrior like me. I tried my best to overcome my illness and made due
with very little, but still could not change the wishes of god to bring me home.
It was a great ride while it lasted and you can be sure that I will watch over
all of you. I will miss you all but most of all, my wife, Kim. She
is my partner, my friend and the love of my life. I ask that you not mourn
my death but instead, celebrate my life and the memories we have generated
together. Love & respect to my club for all you have done for me and my
family. Till we meet again, be safe and don't worry about me, I'm doing
Kathryn Greene "Katie
Robert Denton "Greaser"
Eddie Greene "EFG"
Robert Brigman "Bubba"
RIMA member number 186
William "Billy" Lupo
RIMA member number 425
Member Vengeance MC
RIMA member number 821
Founding member Forgotten Souls MC
Steven Costa "Groucho"
RIMA member number 175
Peter Sutton "FUG"
RIMA member number 20
Rick Howcroft Jr.
RIMA member number 1016
David Smith "Smitty"
RIMA member number 186
Member Violators MC
Leonard Furtado "Clutch"
RIMA member number 334
Michael Lange "Rocky"
RIMA member number 653
Robert Santoro "Tank"
RIMA member number 1000
Donald Vota "Trump"
RIMA member 22
member Violators MC
Gordon Wheeler "Big G"
RIMA member 435
Donald Stewart "Hoppy"
RIMA member 322
Raymond Sylvester "Rock"
RIMA member number 1063
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RIMA member number 1040
RIMA member number 486
RIMA member number 274
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