Archive - Feb 25, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Citing a â€ścredible allegation of sexual misconductâ€ť that occurred more than three decades ago, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence announced that it has placed the Rev. Monsignor John Allard on administrative leave and accepted his resignation as the spiritual leader of two city parishes.
The pastor of St. Agathaâ€™s and Precious Blood parishes â€śhas taken responsibility for his actions and expressed profound remorse for the harm he has caused,â€ť the diocese said in a prepared statement Monday.
After the four, four-team regions that comprise the R.I. boysâ€™ basketball open tournament were revealed, clever minds declared Region IV â€śThe Blackstone Valley Invitational.â€ť
The folks at The Prout School may feel slighted with such a bold declaration, but look at the rest of the regionâ€™s participants. Here you have two of the three division champions in Cumberland and North Smithfield along with Shea.
In other words, the moniker fits.
Annette L. Berard
BELLINGHAM- Annette L.(Gosselin) Berard, 97, of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Hermas and Arcelia (Rainville) Gosselin.
Eileen M. Robidoux
NORTHBRIDGE, MA- Eileen M. Robidoux 88, resident of Northbridge MA, formerly of Blackstone MA, where she lived most of her life, passed away peacefully February 17, 2013 at the Beaumont Skilled & Nursing Center, after her declining health.
She was the wife of the late Ernest Robidoux, and the late John D. Sawtelle.
She was born in Worcester MA, a daughter of the late Christopher & Mary (Cotter) Kane.
Cecile A. O'Brien
PAWTUCKET- Cecile A. (Laplante) O'Brien, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 24, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late James H. O'Brien.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mederise (Fontaine) Laplante, and a step-daughter of the late Rosanne J. (Gendron) Laplante.
Maye M. Nawrocki
BATH ME- Maye M. (Paydos) Nawrocki , 92, formerly of Woonsocket and No. Smithfield, RI, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2013 at Hawthorne House in Freeport, Maine.
The daughter of John and Anna Paydos, Maye was born in Woonsocket on March 30, 1920 in the apartment the family lived in above her fathers saloon on Railroad St.
She attended grammar school at St. Stanislaus, and graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1937. She worked at Woonsocket's U.S. Rubber Co. throughout the 1940s.
Ann L. Kinsley
NO. SMITHFIELD- Ann L. Kinsley, 63, of 1601 Victory Hwy., North Smithfield, passed away, January 29, 2013 in Friendly Home.
Born June 29, 1949 in Burlington, Vt, daughter of Ethel Hunter of Vermont.
She resided in Rhode Island most of her life. A 1967 graduate of Crossland High, Maryland.
Ann was employed by Tupperware Co. for many years.
She is survived by a brother William Hunter and a sister Lisa Hunter both of Vermont and a brother Richard Hunter of N.H.
A Memorial Mass was held Sat. February 23rd, at 8:30 A.M., St. Theresa's Shrine, Harrisville, RI.
Ernest R. Lafond, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Ernest R. Lafond, Sr., 79, of Pond St., died February 24, 2013 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Joan E. (Girard) Lafond whom he married September 5, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Ernest J. and Germaine (Lariviere) Lafond.
Doris G. Moretti
WOONSOCKET- Doris G. (Blondin) Moretti, 79, of Larch St. died February 22, 2013 in Trinity Health Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Adolphe Moretti.
Born in Cumberland daughter of the late Roger and Eva (Laramee) Blondin.
She worked as a Registered Nurse for the former Woonsocket Hospital and Fogarty Hospital and also for the Woonsocket Health Center prior to retiring.
Doris love gardening and doing crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.
Lucille M. Felice
WOONSOCKET- Lucille M. (Beaulieu) Felice, 87, of Grove St. died February 23, 2013 in The Holiday Retirement Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Joseph Felice.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Willie and Lena (Paquette) Beaulieu.
Lucille was a Homemaker. And she also did volunteer work at various nursing homes, in the city.
She loved to bake, go blueberry picking, and fishing.