Archive - Nov 2010
Richard R. Lavallee
MILLVILLE- Richard R. "Rich" Lavallee, 53, of Chestnut Hill Rd., Millville, died Saturday at the Rose Monahan Hospice Center in Worcester.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Jeannette (Ethier) Lavallee of Millville and the late Louis J. Lavallee. He was a resident of Millville for most of his life and also resided in Uxbridge. He was a graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School.
Rich was employed by Poly Vinyl Corp in Sutton, MA for over 30 years.
He was a student and practitioner of karate.
Doris L. Harpin
CUMBERLAND- Doris L. (Lafleur) Harpin, 83, formerly of 1 Flat Street died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Roland L. Harpin.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Alice (Harpin) Lafleur, she had lived in Woonsocket for most of her life moving to Cumberland 24 years ago.
Mrs. Harpin was a sales clerk at Ann & Hope and Rathbun Outlet for 50 years, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of the Riverside Tenants Association and a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland.
Robert E. Tessier
BELLINGHAM- Robert E. Tessier, 73, of Bellingham, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center with family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 26 years of Claudette L. (Lussier) Tessier.
Born in Woonsocket on March 18, 1937, he was the son of the late Eldege and Yvonne (Beausoleil) Tessier.
MANVILLE- Simone Leclerc, 85, of Old River Rd., Manville, died Sunday at South County Hospital. She was the wife of Germain A. Leclerc. They were married on September 4, 1948.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Michel and Rosa (Pontbriand) Laprade. She was a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mrs. Leclerc worked for Miller Electric in Woonsocket for several years before dedicating herself to being a homemaker.
Simone's life centered on her family and being an active parishioner of St. James Church.
Alice M. Cote
BURRILLVILLE- Alice M. Cote, 89, died November 8, 2010 at Overlook Nursing Home.
She was born in Woonsocket on October 28, 1921 to Archille and Aldea (St. Germain) Cournoyer. Mrs. Cote was the loving wife of late Aram A. Cote.
She worked as a bench worker for Hillsinger Corporation in Plainville, MA. where they made eyeglass accessories.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Laprade of Harrisville, and one sister Yvette Barris of Cumberland, and one step sister Claire LaFlamme. She has 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Ronald R. Morin Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Ronald (Blanc) R. Morin, 56, of Woonsocket, passed away on October 21, 2010 in Stuart, FL.
Born in Woonsocket , the son of the late Albert and Edna (Chasse) Morin.
Owen W. "Mickey" Emery Jr.
BELLINGHAM- Owen W. "Mickey" Emery Jr., 64, of Bellingham, MA died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A.B. "Liz" Emery for 18 years.
Born in Milford, MA on October 29, 1946, he was the son of Owen W. Sr. and Nancy (Haughey) Emery of Franklin, MA.
BURRILLVILLE - Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials joined town officials Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening and rapid construction of the Round Top Bridge in Harrisville.
The bridge, which carries Callahan School Street (Route 96) over the Clear River, was built ahead of schedule in just 41 days. The new span constructed entirely with pre-cast concrete components - the first time RIDOT has built a bridge this way, according to RIDOT Spokesman Charles St. Martin.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” The School Department is weighing its options for handling a local teacher and coach who has been charged by State Police with allegedly texting inappropriate messages to minors.
Stephen DeMeo, 30, a social studies teacher at North Smithfield High School and coach of the schoolâ€™s girls soccer team, was arraigned at Kent County Courthouse on Monday on two felony charges, indecent solicitation of children and possession of child pornography, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
It was great to see Joe Paterno collect his 400th career victory at Penn State on Saturday. I was in the neighborhood for many of the first 120 back in my college days and early sports writing years. It wasnâ€™t always easy dealing with a man who set such high standards for himself and his program. Paterno kept everyone on their toes, beginning with his players and going right down the list, all the way down to the lowest creatures on earth â€¦ the sports writing fraternity.