Archive - Jul 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Steven J. Hood, 44, of St. Paul St., died July 11, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of James S. and Nancy J. (Fellenbaum) Hood.
Mr. Hood was an employee of Housing Opportunities, Providence.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother Kevin Hood and his wife Maria of Burrillville; his sister Shelley Hood of Providence; and four nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Hood.
PROVIDENCE â€” Itâ€™s not every day that a politician keeps a campaign promise, so RI GAP (Government Appointments Project) held a Statehouse event Tuesday to thank Gov. Lincoln Chafee for doubling the number of female appointees, not just to boards and commissions, but to top positions in his administration.
WOONSOCKET â€” One of the oldest surviving examples of a fieldstone mill in the city will be at least partially torn down after an apparent roof collapse at the 781 Social St. structure Monday night, officials say.
The roof line of the four-story circa-1828 mill was reported to have collapsed downward into the building and created a risk of further collapse of the supporting walls of its east side along the Peters River.
Read more in our print edition.
WOONSOCKET â€” In whatâ€™s being billed as an informational session, the Budget Commission will meet privately with leaders of city labor unions this afternoon to discuss shifting the workforce onto a single health plan.
Dave Eaton, fiscal advisor to the budget commission, said no specific proposals will be made, but a sales representative of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island will be on hand to answer questions.
Read more in our print edition.
WOONSOCKET - Juliette P. (Lacouture) Larder, 71, of Woonsocket, formerly of Wrentham, died July 17, 2012 in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She leaves her husband of 39 years, William E. Larder. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Marie Leonie (Ledoux) Lacouture.
Juliette was a cashier for Star Market. She taught English as a second language through Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning, Woonsocket. Juliette was past president of the Franco-American War Veterans Post 15 Ladies' Auxiliary.
WOONSOCKET - Lorenzo Ajavon, 17, of Robinson St. died unexpectedly on July 10, 2012.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, beloved son of Clarence L. and Patince (Myers) Martin, of Woonsocket.
Lorenzo would have entered his senior year at Woonsocket High School. He enjoyed lifting weights and enjoyed being in the company of his family and friends. He was a very happy-go-lucky teenager, and was loved by all.
SAN DIEGO, CA - Rev. Anthony Peloquin, OFM, 82, of San Diego, California, died Thursday July 12, 2012 at his home in San Diego. He was a Franciscan priest of the Washington D.C. Province.
Born Roland Peloquin, he was raised in Woonsocket and was a son of the late Clovis and Juliette (Paul-hus) Peloquin.
He attend Mount St. Charles Academy and entered the novitiate in Cincinnati, Ohio at St. Anthony Shrine on August 15, 1950. He made his Simple Vows on August 15, 1951, Final Solemn Vows on August 15, 1953, and was ordained a priest on May 25, 1958.
CUMBERLAND - Ella R. (Coutu) Berard, 87, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at The Holiday with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile O. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket on July 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Rhea Alphonsine (Peloquin) Coutu.
She was the loving mother of Robert E. Berard and his companion, Paulette J. Rattigan of No. Providence, and Marcel L. Berard and his wife, Maureen A. (Motte) of Cumberland.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Fire Chief Gary Lataille announced that Woonsocket Emergency Management has opened cooling centers at Woonsocket Harris Library, 303 Clinton Street, and the Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St. The library will be open today and tomorrow, Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the senior center, 1-5 p.m., same days.
These facilities only offer shelter from the heat and humidity; they do not offer any other amenities such as food or entertainment.
WOONSOCKET â€” A 1991 city double murder will be recalled in an upcoming Discovery Channel networks crime program after a production crew wrapped up work on the project at The Call on Monday.
Call reporter Russ Olivo was interviewed by the Sirens Media crew for an upcoming segment of â€śNightmare Next Door,â€ť an investigative true crime documentary program on the Investigation Discovery Channel.