Archive - Feb 2013
NORTH CAROLINA- Odessa (Burton) Coleman, 92, of Ingleside Dr., formerly of Bourdon Blvd. died Sunday February 10, 2013. She was the wife of the late James Coleman.
Born in Winston-Salem, South Carolina, daughter of the late Cliff Riley and Alice Burton.
Mrs. Coleman lived in Newberry So. Carolina until 1940, moving to Woonsocket where she lived until three years ago when she moved to North Carolina to live with her daughter Margaret.
Odessa worked as Spinner for various textile mills in Woonsocket.
Barbara J. Gallagher
BLACKSTONE- Barbara J. (Tibbetts) Gallagher, 90, of Foxbrook Manor, died Friday, February 15, 2013 in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Gallagher.
Born in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Stewart and Sarah (McCaffrey) Tibbetts, she was a Blackstone resident for most of her life.
Laurette J. Lamarre
WOONSOCKET- Laurette J. Lamarre 83, formerly of Dulude Ave. died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at The Ballou Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Normand L. Lamarre, with whom she was married for sixty three years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Jeannette (Laplume) LeBlanc.
Mrs. Lamarre worked for Swank Jewelry in Attleboro, MA for thirty two years before retiring in 1991.
Pauline F. Bertrand
BLACKSTONE- Pauline F. (Renaud) Bertrand, 85, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Romeo and Lillian (Bilodeau) Renaud.
She was the beloved wife of the late Steven Oberzol and the late Neil Bertrand.
Jeannette R. Lavallee
MANVILLE- Jeannette R. Lavallee, 90, of Old River Road, Manville, died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. She was the wife of the late Rene A. Lavallee, who passed away in 2011. They had been married for 64 years.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Laure B. and Exilia (Gregoire) Lussier. She was a lifelong resident of Manville.
John A. Cloutier
WOONSOCKET- John A. Cloutier, 67, of Woonsocket, died Friday, February 15, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Helene C. (Barrette) Cloutier, to whom he was married for 46 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodose A. and Mary F. (Cohan) Cloutier.
PROVIDENCE â Out with the âold,â in with the new.
For Cumberland High senior co-captain Courtney Kent, she couldn't have fathomed a better way to close her interscholastic career at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships, held Saturday afternoon at the recently-finished Brown University natatorium.
Really, who would argue with two individual crowns, not to mention a relay title and a runner-up in another?
Young hockey fans cheer for the Mount St. Charles boys hockey team as they take on Malden Catholic High School at Adelard Arena Friday night.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â An end of the fiscal year surplus of over $600,000, lower taxes, a favorable bond rating and a fully-funded pension account are some of the accomplishments the town realized last year.
Those were some of the highlights in Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton's annual "State of the Town" address delivered to the Northern Rhode Island Advisory Group, a small business affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce, earlier this month at Banneker Industries.
NORTH SMITHFIELD âThere is a lot about Thomas E. Mundy that local folks will be remembering following his death at the age of 92 on Jan. 26.
Some will remember him for his longtime service on the North Smithfield School Committee; or for the floral business, Mundyâs Flower and Greenhouses, that he ran with his wife of 67 years, Clare (Ide) Mundy, on Victory Highway; or for his family life and work with local youth sports.