Archive - May 31, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” Mayor Daniel J. McKee is proposing a $79.1 million budget for fiscal 2011, which reflects an increase over the current $76.2 fiscal year budget, according to information released by the mayor's office last week.
Included in the overall budget is McKee's proposed level-funded school budget, which is $1 million less than what the School Department had requested in funding for next year. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed spending plan at a public hearing hosted by the Town Council's Finance Committee on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
WOONSOCKET - It was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and an estimated two million Vietnamese deaths.
Forty-seven years after enlisting for Vietnam, Richard W. Schatz says he holds no regrets for his decision, especially at a time when so many of his friends were actively protesting the war.
WOONSOCKET- Roger Tellier, 80, of Bourassa Ave. died Sunday May 29, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Cecile D. (Verville) Tellier.
Born in Pawtucket, Son of the late Emmanuel and Rhea (Vandal) Tellier.
He served in the United States Air Force and obtained the rank of Staff Sargent. Mr. Tellier worked many years at Armour & Co. as a salesman and later at Star Market in Franklin, MA.
Jean T. Yarbough-Carpenter
WOONSOCKET- Jean T. (Smith) Yarbough-Carpenter, 84, of Clinton St., died Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of William A. Carpenter and the late Douglas V. Yarbough of Franklin Square, NY.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Brenton and Rose (Dobeck) Smith.
Florence G. Brushett
NO. SMITHFIELD- Florence G. (Davis) Brushett, 85, of Old Great Rd., No. Smithfield, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Arthur M. Brushett.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Esther (Welch) Davis.
Besides raising her family, Mrs. Brushett enjoyed quilting and cooking
Richard O. Benoit
IMPERIAL BEACH, CA- Richard Benoit, 65 died peacefully at home with family by his side on Friday, May 6, 2011. He was the husband of Lucille (Abbott) Benoit to whom he was married for 45 Years.
Born October 15, 1945 in Woonsocket, RI the son of George Benoit and the late Juliette (Belleville) Benoit.
Besides his wife Lucille, he leaves a daughter, Karen M. Benoit of CA and two sons, Richard O. Benoit II of TX, James P. Benoit of CA, and six grandchildren.
George A. Paine, Sr.
BELLINGHAM- George A. Paine, Sr., 76, of Bellingham, passed away suddenly at home on May 30, 2011.
George was born in Cumberland, RI, on January 12, 1935, to the late Frederick H. and Emily L.H. (Hardy) Paine.
Norman A. Roy
MANVILLE- Norman A. Roy, 82, of Gousy St., Manville, died Monday evening at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Violette L. (Bourget) Roy. They were married on February 13, 1954.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Alfred and Eva (Janvier) Roy and remained a proud lifelong resident of his hometown.
Mr. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In his early years he was employed at the Quonset Naval Shipyard.
BELLINGHAM, MA- H. Louise Courchesne, born Hilda Louise Nicholson on January 26, 1918 in Milford, Massachusetts to John Nicholson and Hilda Jane Chegwidden-Nicholson, died May 31st at the age of 93. She was the beloved aunt of Roger Tessier and his wife Rosemary of Bellingham, MA; her cherished great-niece Danielle Tessier and her great-great niece Ava Tessier both of Penobscot, ME.
PITTSFIELD, MAINE- Carolyn C. (Shatney-Debay) Chadbourne, 81, formerly of Bellingham, Massachusetts, died, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Pittsfield.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00pm, with the funeral service immediately following at 3:00pm, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. Interment will follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield