Archive - Aug 13, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ The meeting place for city veterans for more than 90 years, the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 on Fountain Street has been home to blood drives, spaghetti dinners, and hundreds of other community events over the years.
But the 100-year-old city-owned building is starting to show its age and is in desperate need of repair, especially the roof, which needs to be replaced.
PAWTUCKET â€“ There are two schools of thought regarding Will Middlebrooks and the third basemanâ€™s recent return to major-league duty.
Given the Red Sox were receiving zero in the way of offensive production at the hot corner following the departure of Jose Iglesias â€“ the post-July 31 non-waiver trading deadline saw Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder struggling to the tune of a combined .135 batting average (5-for-37) â€“ the ball club was more than justified in being in the market for an upgrade.
Georgette V. Davis
NO. SMITHFIELD- Georgette V. (Dubois) Davis, 93, died August 13, 2013 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Gerard R. Davis, Sr. whom she married December 28, 1943. Born in Croix, France she was the daughter of the late George and Valentine (Delbaere) Dubois.
Georgette moved to the United States when she was 3 years old and was a homemaker during her marriage. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, Slatersville.
Richard A. Morin
WOONSOCKET- Richard A. Morin, 87, of Woonsocket, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of Florence J. (Allard) Morin, whom he married May 21, 1955.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Aime J. and Adele (Lizotte) Morin.
Maurice O. Rondeau
WOONSOCKET- Maurice O. "Moe" Rondeau, 74, of East Woonsocket, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Jeannine C. (Deziel) Rondeau, whom he married on May 28, 1960.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Gertrude (Mandeville) Rondeau of Woonsocket and the late Edmond Rondeau.
John J. Giguere
LAKELAND, FL- John J. Giguere, 82, of Lakeland, FL, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
Lawrence J. Rochefort
CUMBERLAND- Lawrence J. Rochefort, 81, of Cumberland, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in his home. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Rosario and Sarah (Flanagan) Rochefort. He lived in Woonsocket for most of his life prior to moving to Florida in 2004.
Lawrence was a 1949 graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in Africa during the Korean War. Lawrence owned Environmental Projects Associates, Inc., Woonsocket, retiring in 1994. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
WRENTHAM- Barbara (Witusynsky) Babicky 87, of Wrentham, died peacefully, Friday August 9, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, following an illness.
Born January 15, 1926, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island a daughter of the late Harry and Tekla (Pelek) Witusynsky, she was a former resident of Franklin and North Attleboro, before moving to Wrentham.
Barbara was raised and educated in Woonsocket, and also attended the former Hill College. She worked for many years as a kitchen aide at the Wrentham Development Center.
Austin W. Schobel
BURRILLVILLE- Austin W. Schobel, 34, resident of Mapleville, RI died August 8, 2013.
He was the loving son of Norman & Brenda (Proulx) Schobel of Mapleville.
Austin worked as a carpet installer in the Northern RI area. He lived most of his life in Burrillville. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and New England sports teams, especially the Red Sox. He enjoyed being with his children and family.
Cecile G. Tessier
NO. SMITHFIELD- Cecile G. (Goyette) Tessier, 85, a resident of the Villa at St. Antoine, No. Smithfield, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of the late Claude G. Tessier, whom she married February 7, 1948.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Sylvia (Tessier) Goyette.