Archive - May 2012
Rita M. Danese
LAGUNA WOODS, CA- Rita M. Danese, nee Charest, wife of pre-deceased John B. Danese, died during the early morning at 12:15 AM on May 18, 2012, in Laguna Woods, CA.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Emilie (Frechette) Charest.
Clem W. LaBine, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Clem W. LaBine, Jr., 64, died May 21, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket surrounded by family. He was the husband of Pauline (Peloquin) LaBine whom he married April 12, 1969.
Born in Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late Clem W. Sr. and the late L. Barbara (Degnan) LaBine.
Roger A. Desrosiers
BRADLEY, ME- Roger A. Desrosiers, 51, of Bradley, ME passed away unexpectedly on May 18.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, the youngest son of Raymond Desrosiers, Sr. and the late Lucienne Desrosiers.
He was a graduate of Bellingham Mass. schools and University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory with a degree in Music Education, and was an accomplished accordionist. He was a member of several Franco-American genealogical societies.
Robert G. Palardy
WOONSOCKET- Robert G. Palardy 53, died Friday at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Marie Rose (Jasmin) Grange of Hotchkiss, CO, and the late Richard L. Palardy Sr. Robert was a US Marine and served in Granada.
Besides his mother he is survived by a daughter Katie of MA, his stepfather Gene Grange of CO, two sisters, Debra McManus of Burrillville, and Linda Sodaberg of CO, and three brothers, Richard, David and Dennis Palardy all of CO.
Alan A. Knight, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Alan A. Knight, Sr., 45, of Woonsocket passed away after a lengthy illness Tuesday at Trinity Health Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Therese (Laflamme) Knight.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of George E. Knight of Mansfield, MA. and the late Yvette E. (LaFlash) Knight. He was educated in Mansfield schools.
Alan worked for Town Fair Tire and as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed special family time, watching his children participate in sports, playing with his grandchildren, fishing and the outdoors.
WOONSOCKET- Paula Russell 76, of 560 Cumberland Hill Rd., died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Harold Russell.
Mrs. Russell was born in Providence and was a homemaker most of her life.
She is survived by her children Michael Russell of Woonsocket, Paul Russell of N. Smithfield, and Debora Morin of Harrisville, grandchildren Shawn, Chrissy, Joshua, Sarah, Jackie, and Christopher Russell, Donna Chavis and six great-grandchildren, and a brother John Besharian of CA.
WOONSOCKET â The City Council voted 6-1 last night to table a measure asking the state to appoint a budget commission to take over the cityâs finances, saying it would resurrect the measure quickly if the House of Representatives fails to push forward the cityâs request for a 13 percent supplemental tax bill today.
CUMBERLAND â The Cumberland school community will come together May 29 to honor the 35 students who finished in the the top 10 percent of their graduating class .
Those students include Cumberland High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian Katilyn S. Krajanowski and Salutatorian Gabriella K. Cottiero.
The top 10 graduates will be honored at the annual Cumberland High School Distinguished Scholars Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 29 at 9:15 a.m. in the front foyer of the high Shhool.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Head coach Tom Bourgeois had told his lone starting senior, Sidra Ethier, that if she had to miss North Smithfield Highâs home clash against Woonsocket on Monday, he more than understood.
After all, Ethier â ranked second in her class â was to accept a National Honor Society award later that afternoon, and he knew she had to properly prepare for the fete.
âShe wanted to be here,â Bourgeois stated. âShe told me, âNo, Coach. Iâm playing! Itâs our Senior Day, and Iâm going to be a part of it.ââ
Reina M. Forget
WOONSOCKET- Reina M. (Lacroix) Forget, 93 of 4 St. Joseph St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Donat Forget.
Mrs. Forget was born in Canada, before moving to Woonsocket where she lived for most of her life. She was a homemaker and the mother of Dennis Forget of Woonsocket and the late Gil and Donald Forget.