Archive - 2011
J. Normand L. Vaillancourt, Ph.D., 77, of Woonsocket, died Friday, January 7, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Alice L. (Paquin) Vaillancourt whom he married July 16, 1976. Born in Greenville, NH, he was the son of the late Adelard and Camilla (Thibault) Vaillancourt.
COVENTRY - Edward E. Wethey Jr., 69, died Saturday January 8, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Bacon) Wethey. He was born on January 9, 1941 in Norristown, PA, a son of the late Edward E. Sr. and Ruth T. (McGuigan) Wethey and had been a resident of Coventry for the past ten years.
Donald T. Chabot, 49, of Woonsocket, passed away, Saturday, January 08, 2011. Born in Providence he was the son of James and Mary (Hall) Chabot of Woonsocket. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Steven Chabot of Woonsocket; a sister, Susan Lataash and her husband Kamal of Attleboro; two nephews, Ryan and Matthew Lataash both of Attleboro and a niece, Stephanie Lataash also of Attleboro. A service will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 11am in the Oâ€™NEILL Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.
Woonsocket --- Mary ( Kazan ) Picchioni, 94, of Aylsworth Ave., died Friday January 7, 2011, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Remo Picchioni.
Born Manville, R. I., daughter of the late Michael and Eudokia ( Kupaska) Kazan.
Mrs. Picchioni, worked for A.T. Cross for 9 years retiring in l979.
She enjoyed nature, bird watching, and cooking.
WOONSOCKET - BRIN, Roland C, â€śRodâ€ť, 86, of Privilege Street died peacefully with his family by his side on January 6, 2011 at the Friendly Nursing Home.
He was the loving husband of the late Doris B. (Bruneau), Edith (Oâ€™Dell), Frances (Ilnicki) and Mildred (Silva) Brin.
Born in Bellingham, MA, a son of the late Conrad and Alice (Moison)Brin. He lived in Woonsocket most of his life.
Mr. Brin was a mechanic until his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, a member of VFW Post 6342 and one time Commander of Amvets Post #7 in Woonsocket .
GLOCESTER â€“ William F. â€śBillâ€ť Cassidy, Jr. 51, of Pound Rd., Glocester died Jan. 6, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving companion of Carol Fernandes.
Born May 21, 1959 in Woonsocket a son of the late William F. and Marie (Bernier) Cassidy, Sr.
Bill worked in construction for over 30 years owning and working at various construction companies.
Billâ€™s love for the outdoors made him an avid hunter and fisherman.
Manville â€“ Maurice Desrosiers, 85, of Winter St. died January 3, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Frances ( Majewski ) Desrosiers.
Born in Providence, son of the late Hormidas and Aline ( Pellitier ) Desrosiers.
Mr. Desrosiers, worked as a Mechanic for several Garages in the area and also as a Courier, for G. Tannery Plating Co. for 20 years.
Mr. Desrosiers was a WWII Navy Veteran.
He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden.
WARWICK â€” Dave Belisle has been associated with Mount St. Charles as a standout player in the late â€™70s and a member of the coaching staff for three decades, and even he was hard-pressed to recall the last time his team pulled off a comeback in the fashion it did on Saturday night.
Down by a 6-3 score with less than five minutes to play in its showdown for first place with Division I foe Moses Brown, the Mounties reached back and came through with three goals to knot the contest and force overtime.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Riverside native Kevin Robinson abhors very few things in life, and what tops the list is seeing people treating others unfairly, being unkind just for the sake of humor or self-promotion.
The same goes for those who choose not to live by the â€śGolden Ruleâ€ť â€” that is, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
That was the crystal-clear message the eight-time X Games' BMX aerial trickster and best pal Chris Poulos delivered to over 1,800 East Providence High students in their gymnasium on Friday morning.
BELLINGHAM - The latest test results from drinking water collected at sampling sites throughout Bellingham's water distribution system show no sign of coliform bacteria, Department of Public Works Superintendent Donald DiMartino said this week.