Archive - Dec 2010
WOONSOCKET â€” Students at the high school know it takes work for people from different ethnic backgrounds to get along.
They get that message by walking through the often crowded hallways of their culturally diverse school and also from their teachers and counselors who stress learning to work together and understanding others is the best way to leave the school with keys to a successful future.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Since the Big East expanded to 16 teams in 2005, taking home Player of the Week kudos has been an honor normally doled out to All-American candidates/NBA prospects. With that in mind, itâ€™s not every day a Providence College player is bestowed with the conferenceâ€™s top weekly award.
Monday saw the Big East lavish Player of the Week praise upon PC senior Marshon Brooks. The swingman averaged 31.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games last week, leading the Friars to a 2-1 mark.
Grace C. Conte
BELLINGHAM- Grace C. (Robert) Conte, 87, of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles J. Conte.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on October 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Roland Z. and Florida A. (Briere) Robert.
WOONSOCKET- Robert R. Archambault 68, of Niagara St. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Christine (Cote) Archambault.
Mr. Archambault was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Orian and Marguerite (Deslauriers) Archambault.
He was a baker for RI Hospital for the past fifteen years. Bob had previously owned and operated Deslaurier's Bakery for twenty four years. He was Past President of the MA Retail Bakers Association, a former member of the Kiwanis Club, and former chairman of the Chamber of Commerce 7:45 Breakfast Club.
Lillian L. Vachon
WOONSOCKET- Lillian L. (Brodeur) Vachon, 87, of So. Main St., died Friday, December 10, 2010 at home. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Vachon.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Louisa (Morel) Brodeur.
A seamstress by trade, Mrs. Vachon worked at the former Woonsocket Dress Co. and retired in 1983 as a manager for the former Fashion Sportswear, Woonsocket. She was a Communicant of Holy Family Church, member of its choir and past President of its Parent Teacher Association. She enjoyed quilting and geneology.
WOONSOCKET Mrs. Mary (Descy) Michaud, 94, of Rhodes Ave., and formerly of Rathbun St., Woonsocket, died Dec. 11, 2010 at The Friendly Home.
Born July 3, 1916 in No. Chelmsford, Ma, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (St. Cyr) Descy.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed being a caretaker of the grandchildren.
She was a lifelong Woonsocket resident and former communicant of St. Ann's Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Terry Kell of Lincoln; a son Robert Michaud; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren.
Peter R. Rondeau
ROYALSTON, MA- Peter Richard Rondeau, 46, of 182 Athol-Richmond Road, died Friday, December 10, 2010 of brain cancer at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.
Rita J. Scorpio
JOHNSTON- Scorpio, Rita J. (Dunphy), 91, died on December 11, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of the late George A. Scorpio for seventy-one years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Dr. George and Jenny Dunphy.
Mrs. Scorpio lived in Johnston, Cumberland and since 2003 at Pocasset Bay Manor, Johnston. Mrs. Scorpio was a long time member of the St. Thomas Women's Club and the Providence Women of Rotary.
Annette Leda Masse
BELLINGHAM- Annette Leda (Remillard) Masse, eighty-five years old, a resident of Bellingham, died December 12.
Hugo G. Conati
WOONSOCKET- Hugo G. Conati, 93, of St. Agnes Avenue died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Cecile R. (Nolette) Gilbert Conati and the late Anna (Ansel) Conati.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Angelo and Alice (Bernique) Conati, he had lived in Woonsocket for the past 56 years.
Mr. Conati was the Chief of Division of Fiscal Affairs in the Rhode Island Department of Employment Security before retiring in 1982.