Archive - Feb 19, 2013
Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy speaks the media following the funeral for his longtime friend Frank DiPaolo, whom he eulogized during Tuesday's funeral mass at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence. DiPaolo, who died last Thursday, was 106. He served as the doorkeeper for Rhode Island House of Representatives for more than 30 years before retiring in 2010 and was a political mentor to former R.I. Congressman Kennedy, having met him while Kennedy was a student at Providence College. Said Kennedy, "He was 106, but he never seemed old to me."
WOONSOCKET â€” Given several options for raising $2.5 million in supplemental taxes, the Budget Commission appears to be leaning toward in favor of one that would place the burden squarely on owners of single-family homes and condos.
The supplemental tax increase would be raised by cutting the homestead exemption from 39 percent to 27.6 percent, and sparing all other property classes, including commercial property, motor vehicles and business equipment.
PROVIDENCE â€” Thereâ€™s no need for Lee Goldsbrough to conceal his true emotions. For the first time in his Providence College tenure, basketball is fun.
WOONSOCKET â€” Highlights have been few and far between this year for Woonsocket, a young squad that has been slowly trying to rebuild its program since the Villa Novans won the Division III-North title three seasons ago.
On Tuesday afternoon, before a small, but energetic gathering at Adelard Arena, all the hard work, sweat, and tears the Villa Novans put into their season nearly paid off in the form of their first victory of the year, but Scituate spoiled their aspirations.
Carol A. Fontaine
WOONSOCKET- Carol A. Fontaine, 80, of Popular St. Formerly of Fairmount St. died Monday January 28, 2013, in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Gerald Fontaine.
Born in Salem, MA. Daughter of the late Florence Maxwell.
Carol worked as a packer for the former Tupperware for 30 yrs. prior to retiring.
She is survived by one son Gary Fontaine, of Woonsocket, and one daughter Beatrice Obbagy, of Texas, and two grandchildren.
Diana M. L'Etoile
MANVILLE- Diana M. L'Etoile, 89, formerly of Parkway St., Manville, died Monday at Cortland Place in Greenville. She was the wife of the late Donatien D. L'Etoile.
Born in Marion, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph William Babineau and Marie (Girouard) Babineau. She was raised in Woonsocket and lived in Manville for most of her adult life.
Mrs. L'Etoile was employed by HealthTex and Miller Electric for many years.
Joseph A. Baillargeon
WOONSOCKET- Joseph A. Baillargeon 81, resident of Woonsocket passed away February 16, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center.
He was the husband of the late Carmen (Desautels) Baillargeon.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Oliver & Theresa (Cabana) Baillargeon.
Joseph worked for Martin Marietta Co. in CA. as a supervisor for many years. He was a resident of California formerly of Woonsocket where he was raised. He enjoyed sketching and painting.
Debra A. Dupre
WOONSOCKET- Debra A. Dupre 46, of Logee St. died Friday February 15, 2013. She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of John O'Hara of Naples, FL and Pauline Jannell of Woonsocket.
Debra worked in Medical Records at Landmark Medical Center for five years before becoming disabled ten years ago.
Besides her father and mother, she leaves a son Donald J. Dupre of Millville, MA a step-mother Diane Belliveau of N. Smithfield, a step-father Joseph Fantoni of Woonsocket, a brother John C. O'Hara of Lincoln, and half-siblings, Jay, Jennifer, and Jill O'Hara.
Pauline M. Pirzynski
WOONSOCKET- Pauline M. Pirzynski, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away on February 18, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late, Albert and Isabelle (Lataille) Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Steve Pirzynski.
Pauline was the owner and operator of the former Sadies Restaurant in Providence for almost 30 years.
Francine Marie Berthiaume
BUCKSPORT- Francine Marie (Paulhus) Berthiaume, 67, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 27, 1945, in Providence, R.I., daughter of the late Francis Joseph Paulhus and Lottie Lucinda (Martin) Paulhus.
She was educated in Rhode Island schools and had lived in Bucksport with her husband, Norman Berthiaume, for the last 20 years.