Archive - Jan 15, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ After arranging the sale of marijuana through a series of text messages, a teenage boy and two men from Burrillville were ambushed, robbed at gunpoint and beaten by an armed gang on River Street Monday night, police say.
Police later captured one of the alleged assailants â€“ as many as five may have been involved â€“ and arrested him on a string of felonies.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” The parking lot at the new Lowe's store at Dowling Village was filled with vehicles Tuesday, but don't expect to shop there just yet.
The vehicles in the Lowe's lot belong to the contractors and workers getting the store ready for an upcoming opening.
Florence T. Ballou
WOONSOCKET- Florence T. Ballou 91, resident of Woonsocket died January 9, 2013 at the Ballou Home for the Aged.
She was born July 17, 1921 in Blackstone MA, a daughter of the late Walter F. & Eva (Charette) Ballou.
Florence worked for the former Branch River Worsted for twenty six years retiring in 1971. She was the former treasurer of St. Germain Manor Club. She was a member of the St. Louis Senior Citizens Club, and also served on the Woonsocket Tenants Board of Affairs for four years.
Paul A. Lanctot
WOONSOCKET- Paul A. Lanctot, 62, of Woonsocket, passed away at Landmark Medical Center on January 13, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Claire (Paulhus) Lanctot.
Paul was a kitchen worker and general laborer for the Arc of Northern RI. He was a member of the Special Olympics, a long time Boy Scout and an avid bowler on his Sunday league. His favorite past time was dining out.
CUMBERLAND- Joseph Marcel Rosaire "Ross" Lamontagne, 79, died on December 25, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband for 61 years of Margaret Madeline (Bouchard) Lamontagne who has been his sweetheart since Junior High School.
He was the son of the late John and Angelina (Charbonneau) Lamontagne.
Dennis P. Leclerc
WOONSOCKET- Dennis P. Leclerc, 54 of Seamans Street, passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Lisa (Minchillo) Leclerc.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Roger and Beatrice (Chabot) Leclerc. He was a life-long resident of Woonsocket.
He was employed as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk for CVS Caremark for the past 20 years.
Beatrice G. Plante
ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA- Beatrice G. (Andre) Plante, 84, of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Woonsocket, RI, died Saturday, January 5. She was the beloved wife of Arthur J. Plante for sixty-four years. They were wed April 30, 1949 at Precious Blood Church, Woonsocket, RI.
Born in Smithfield, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Laura (Noiseux). Prior to moving in Florida in 1973, she had worked as a seamstress at various companies, including Finkelstein's, the U.S. Rubber Company, and Needlecraft.
WOONSOCKET- Arthur David DesMarais 61, of Woonsocket, formerly of Framingham Ma. died suddenly on December 18, 2012 at the Providence Hospital.
He was born August 6,1951 a son of the late Joseph H. and Marguerite (Lafreniere) DesMarais of Framingham Ma. He also served in the Marine's with honors as he was a printer by trade.
He is survived by his wife Victoria (LePage) of 14 yrs. formerly of Watertown Ma. and his daughter Kimberly A. DesMarais with two grandchildren also his siblings Walter, Robert, Joan, Rita and Joyce.