Archive - Apr 2013
State Senator Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) the lead sponsor of the senate's same sex marriage bill, reacts after the senate approves the measure with a vote of 26-12 on the Senate floor late Wednesday afternoon. Final approval is expected next week by the House, when Governor Chafee is expected to sign the bill into law, effective August 1, 2013. (Photo/Ernest A. Brown)
Vilma C. Zagaglia
WOONSOCKET- Vilma C. (Aiudi) Zagaglia, 85, of Rhodes Ave., formerly of Diamond Hill Rd., died Wednesday April 24, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, with her beloved family by her side. She was the wife of the late John Zagaglia.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Augusto and Anna (Maculan) Aiudi.
Vilma worked for the City of Woonsocket, as a Purchasing Agent for 21 years.
She was the former Past President of the Ladies Guild of St. Anthony's, and the Women's Auxiliary of the Marchigiano Club.
Robert R. Lachance
BLACKSTONE- Robert R. Lachance 79, of Summer St. died Tuesday at home. He was the husband of Constance (Benjamin) Lachance. Mr. and Mrs. Lachance would have celebrated 56 years of Marriage, April 27, 2013.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Oscar and Victoria (Chaput) Lachance.
Robert worked as a milkman for the former Ideal Dairy for ten years. He retired form Edgecomb Metals as a foreman after twenty years of employment. Bob was a Korean War Army Veteran.
WOONSOCKET- Rita Jeannette Lamoureux, 87, resident of Woonsocket, RI, died March 12, 2013, at the Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket, RI.
She was the wife of the late Paul Lamoureux.
Rita was born March 2, 1926 in North Smithfield, RI, a daughter of the late Delphis & Emma Jane (Gagnon) Bacon.
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
David Ortiz is a well-compensated baseball player. Heâ€™s also an adult.
When the time came to address the Fenway Park masses last Saturday, the Red Sox star should have exhibited better judgment. Enough bombs went off in the city of Boston last week. Yet there was Big Papi, dropping an expletive-laced one that ended up casting a pall over a touching pre-game ceremony.
CUMBERLAND- Donald A. "Ducky" Beauregard, 65, of Mendon Road died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Rachel (Gagnon) Beauregard.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Arthur and Marguerite J. (Roy) Beauregard, he was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Beauregard was a valve assembler for Crosby Valve & Gauge, Wrentham, MA for 26 years and later worked as an inspector for Consolidated Container, Franklin, MA for 5 years, retiring in 2010.
John W. Hewitt
NORTH SMITHFIELD- John W. Hewitt, 86, of Homestead Ave., died April 22, 2013 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Ethel C. (Roberts) Hewitt whom he married April 26, 1952.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William J. and Marie (Burns) Hewitt.
Mr. Hewitt worked twenty-eight years as an accountant and in the sales department for Brodeur Windows Distribution, Lincoln, retiring in 1992. A WWII Navy Veteran, he was a communicant and trustee of Sacred Heart Church. John was an avid Red Sox fan and loved his wife and children.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Pledging an â€śextremely creative and boldâ€ť approach to solving the cityâ€™s financial problems, State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Woonsocket) announced sheâ€™s running for mayor Tuesday, ending the speculation about her plans.
She told The Call that the city needs a stronger leader who can erase the financial uncertainty lingering over taxpayers and do more to retain and attract businesses to the city.
HOPEDALE- Suzie M. (Carpentier) Goulet, 57, of Hopedale, died Wednesday, April 17, at home. She was the longtime companion of Kent Clemons.
Suzie was born in Quebec, a daughter of the late Fernando and Jeannette (St. Louis) Carpentier.
She was an assembler for Honeywell in Woonsocket for many years before retiring in 2008 due to illness.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A city man was sentenced to 30 years Tuesday after a Superior Court jury convicted him of multiple counts of child molestation recently.
Anibal Acevedo was ordered to serve 20 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions, followed by 10 years suspended time and probation.