Archive - Oct 2011
Richard A. Catalano
BELLINGHAM- Richard A. "Rick" Catalano, 64, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at home. He was the beloved husband for 25 years of Dorothy M. (Wise) Catalano.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA.
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Maryan Elizabeth Herbert
WOLFEBORO, NH - Maryan Elizabeth (Scott) Herbert, 90, died on October 11, 2011 at the Goldenview Healthcare Center in Meredith, NH.
Mrs. Herbert was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 7, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Marion (Barber) and Frank Davenport Scott.
After living in the Franklin, MA area most of her adult life she retired to the Lakes Region in 1987.
Mrs. Herbert worked as a secretary for the Franklin School District, and with her husband at Franklin Paint Company. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed painting on canvas.
Francis J. Collin
BLACKSTONE- Francis J. Collin, 76, of Blackstone, MA died Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Beaumont Nursing Home, Northbridge, MA. He was the husband of Evelyn (Crisafulli) Collin.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Fillmore and Dora (St. George) Collin.
Mr. Collin was a U.S. Army Veteran and then worked as a Deli Manager for the former Almacs in Blackstone, MA. He was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul.
Johnsie P. Jackson
WOONSOCKET- Johnsie P. Jackson 62, of Willow St. died Sunday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Gladdin, SC a daughter of the late Young Gladney and Trockcell (Gibson) Gaffney. Johnsie was a line worker for the former Miller Electric Co. for over twenty years.
NORTH SMITHFIELD AND LITTLE COMPTON- Mary Townsend Russo, 88, of North Smithfield and Little Compton, died peacefully after a long illness at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on October 13, 2011. She was the longtime companion of the late Clarke W. Bloomfield. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Julia (Sullivan) Townsend of Barrington, RI.
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette H. (Landry) Beauchesne 86, passed away Friday, October 14, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Arthur Beauchesne Sr.
She was born in Franklin MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Morrel) Landry.
She grew up in Franklin, and moved to North Smithfield at the time of her marriage, where she lived most of her life. In 2001 she moved to the Friendly Home.
BURRILLVILLE- Theodore Plante, 97, resident of Pascoag died October 11, 2011 at the Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag.
Loving husband of 78 years to Jennie (Przystas) Plante.
Born Mat 9, 1914 in Providence RI, a son of the late Urgel & Rosanna (Lajoie) Plante.
He worked for the former Stillwater Worsted; he also worked for the Tupperware Co. for twelve years retiring in 1974. He was a WWII Navy veteran, a member Bradford Court Tenants Association Advisory Council, Burrillville Senior Citizens, and the VFW Post Pascoag # 1023.
Gerard H. Peloquin
WOONSOCKET- Gerard H. Peloquin, 85, formerly of Bear Hill Village and Windy Valley Drive, passed away Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehab. He was the husband of Rose (Picknik) Peloquin and the late Marielle (Berube) Peloquin.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Guillaume and Emilie (Dubois) Peloquin. He resided in Woonsocket for the past 12 years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mr. Peloquin was a United States Navy, World War II Veteran, attaining the rank of Seaman First Class. He was a life member of the VFW Post 7272 of Bellingham.
Doris C. LeMay
SMITHFIELD- Doris "Dot" C. LeMay, 71, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Wilfred E. LeMay Jr. and on November 11th they would have been married 50 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse Buster and Juliette (Picard) Robichaud. Mrs. LeMay was employed as a school bus driver for the Town of Cumberland until her retirement in 2002. She was an avid New England Patriots fan.
PROVIDENCE â€” The much-anticipated pension reform bill will be presented to a joint session of the General Assembly tomorrow.
Early reports of the plan to be presented by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo indicate that it will include shifting state employees and teachers from the defined benefit plan they have now to a â€śhybridâ€ť scheme that has components of both a defined benefit and a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan. This would affect contributions as well as benefits.