Archive - Mar 2013
Shirley S. Woodis
BURRILLVILLE - Shirley S. (Simpson) Woodis, 72, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the wife of David L. Woodis, whom she married May 23, 1959. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late John and Mable (Lanigan) Simpson.
Shirley retired from Bank of America and worked in Customer Service. She was a past member of the Eastern Star and Worthy Matron, member of Business & Professional Women's Club, member and past president of the Burrillville Arts Association and active member of the Community Baptist Church.
Emilia C. Dufresne
WOONSOCKET - Emilia C. Dufresne, 93, of First Ave., Woonsocket died Friday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Francois and Cecile (Charpentier) Dufresne. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life and also resided in Manville for several years.
Emilia was employed at Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation for over 30 years until retiring in 1982.
Emilia was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Jeanne d'Arc Trudeau
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Jeanne d'Arc (Bergeron) Trudeau, 88, of North Smithfield, RI passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Armand Trudeau. Born in Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Exelia (Mercier) Bergeron.
Roberta I. Shurick
BLACKSTONE - Roberta I. Shurick 59, of Mendon St. died Sunday at U Mass Medical Center. Born in Milford, MA, she was a daughter of Frederick and Mary (Clouart) Shurick of Blackstone. Roberta spent the last ten years as a homemaker, and had previously worked as a lab technician and secretary at several area businesses. She was an avid card player.
Frances J. Monk
HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Frances J. Monk, 76, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on February 13, 2013 quietly at home in the presence of her family. Daughter of the late Albert J. Paulhus and Clara (Richard) Paulhus, she was born in Woonsocket, RI on February 18, 1936. She was a graduate of Bellingham High School and worked as a bookkeeper at various companies.
PROVIDENCE â€” While the immediate future of Rhode Island high school co-op teams does not appear threatened, concern appears to be mounting about the direction the practice is heading.
A portion of Mondayâ€™s gathering of the Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics focused on a myriad of topics that have to do with the validity of cooperative programs. The fact-finding mission is already underway -- a committee tasked by the Interscholastic League to weigh the pros and cons of co-ops recently sent out a three-page survey to principals and athletic directors.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Validation that the Providence College menâ€™s basketball program is heading in the right direction came Sunday night in the form of receiving a first-round home game in the National Invitational Tournament.
PC will welcome Charlotte to The Dunk Wednesday night for a 7:15 tip. The Friars are seeded fourth in a region while the 49ers of the Atlantic 10 are the fifth seed. Wednesdayâ€™s winner advances to face the victor of Kentucky-Robert Morris, a contest set for Tuesday night. Second-round NIT matchups are scheduled for March 21-25.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie Rose Bertha LeBlanc 88, died Sunday March 10, in the St. Antoine Residence. She had lived with her daughter Susan Hoyle just prior to entering St. Antoine. She was the loving wife of the late Herve LeBlanc.
She was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Andre Racine and Juliana (Brunelle) Racine.
She worked for many years in the health care profession.
Roland E. Paris
LINCOLN- Roland E. Paris, 86, of Sayles Hill Road, Manville died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Oscar and the late Marie Ange (Trottier) Paris, he had lived in North Smithfield, Cumberland and Lincoln before moving to Manville 3 years ago.
Roland was a 1944 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1948 graduate of Bryant College.
He was employed by Electric Maintenance and Electric Works from 1948 until he became the owner of the business in 1972. He retired in 1992.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a victory for Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, a Superior Court judge has ruled that former Highway Supt. Robert Harnois was not wrongfully terminated nearly three years ago and has no right to pursue a grievance to get his job back.
At issue was a settlement agreement that Harnois reached with the city days after he had been fired on May 19, 2010. The agreement was a swap, essentially â€“ the city would refrain from pressing any criminal charges against Harnois and allow him to resign voluntarily if he agreed to drop grievance proceedings challenging the termination.