Archive - Jun 21, 2011
Norman E. Blais
WOONSOCKET- Norman E. Blais 62, of 100 Front St. died Saturday at the Boston VA Hospital. He was the husband of Jeannette (LeBlanc) Blais.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of Therese (Ricard) Blais of N. Smithfield and the late Normand Blais.
He was a stocker at Walmart in Woonsocket for five years before becoming disabled in 2008, he previously worked for General Motors for over nine years. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Norman was an avid fisherman.
Rose Marie "Blanche" Martin
WOONSOCKET- Rose Marie "Blanche" (Senecal) Martin, 77, passed away peacefully on June 15th, at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side.
Born April 21, 1934 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert & Rose (Roy) Senecal, she resided in Woonsocket most of her life.
Catherine D. Shields
WOONSOCKET- Catherine D. (Currier) Shields, 96, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, June 18, 2001 in the Ballou Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late James J. Shields.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Annie M. (Nolan) Currier.
Mrs. Shields was a Homemaker and a member and past president of the Trinity Club and a president of the Rosary Crusade of St. Charles Church.
She is survived her friends Normand Guerard and his wife Michelle of Blackstone, MA.
Chester E. Romblad
COVENTRY - Romblad, Chester E., 95, of Woodland Dr., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Rose (Shipala) Romblad.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Kars) Romblad. He had been a resident of Coventry since 1983, formerly living in Woonsocket.
Chester served with the 5th Army, 88th Infantry Division during WWII and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was an inspector at the former Mine Safety Appliance in Smithfield for 30 years before retiring in 1980.