Pearl E. (Minor) Kochanek

May 20, 1922March 21, 2018

Pearl E. Kochanek (Minor), age 95, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Elderwood of Riverside. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Kochanek, Sr. to whom she was married 74 years before his passing in 2014.

Born in Providence, RI a daughter of the late Robert P. and Mary (Dunlea) Minor she was a long time resident of East Providence and Fort Myers, FL.

She was an Administrative Assistant at Providence College for 10 years before her retirement. An avid knitter, she was also skilled at crochet.

She is survived by her children, Dennis S. Kochanek and his wife Susan of Seekonk, Barbara Ann Branco and her husband John of East Greenwich and Michael A. Kochanek and his wife Lori of South Carolina; sister, Alice Iacavone, brothers, Edmond and David Minor; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Walter J. Kochanek, Jr. and sister of the late Robert Minor, Dorothy Minor and Ruth Wagner.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary of the Bay Parish, 645 Main St., Warren. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. For tributes and directions,


  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Burial Monday, March 26, 2018

Pearl E. (Minor) Kochanek

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