Archive - 2013
Robert E. Lambert
UXBRIDGE - Robert E. Lambert, 58, of River Road, died June 7, 2013 at UMass Memorial Health Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Montanari) Lambert. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Ralph and Noella (Prefontaine) Lambert.
Mr. Lambert owned and operated RL Superior Lawn Care for over 25 years before retiring in 2006 due to illness. Bob enjoyed golfing and fishing and really loved classic cars. He was a former member of I.W.C. in Woonsocket.
Violet C. Leclaire
CUMBERLAND - Violet C. Leclaire 94, of Irene Blvd. died Wednesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Camille J. Leclaire. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Clara (Lizotte) Lecroix.
Violet was an assembler for many area Woolen Mills. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and traveling. Violet was an accomplished seamstress.
Judith G. Janelle
CUMBERLAND - Judith G. Janelle, 68, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Normand Janelle for 47 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Andre and Therese (Perrier) Laperle. Judy had a long love of teaching children which included running Kids Country Daycare out of her home for 17 years. She enjoyed sewing, playing pool, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren.
UXBRIDGE - Loretta Ruth (Bourgery) Lemelin 85 of Uxbridge, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 5th 2013, in Milford Regional Hospital surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph Gerard E Lemelin; her two sons Joseph A Lemelin and his friend Denise, Marc E Lemelin and his wife Glynis; a sister Pauline Lesperance in Florida; many nieces and nephews. Loretta is predeceased by three sisters, Celia, Helen & Yvonne and two brothers William & Raymond.
Lincoln High senior Nick Zammarelli has been presented with two envelopes. One is marked âcollegeâ â as in the opportunity to play Division I baseball at Elon (N.C.) University. The second envelope is labeled âprosâ â as in an invitation to sign a professional contract with the Boston Red Sox, the team that selected him in the 28th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
By JOSEPH B. NADEAU
WOONSOCKET - Nick Bousquet knew he wanted to make a visit to Rwanda long before he ever became a senior and actually made such a trip with seven of his classmates.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Perhaps itâs fitting that Lincoln High senior Nick Zammarelli got to share his special moment â that of getting selected by the hometown Boston Red Sox in the 28th round of Major League Baseballâs First-Year Player draft, No. 833 overall â with his teammates and coaches.
After all, both groups were generous with their support and encouragement through every twist and turn of his career.
LINCOLN â Andy Souvalian had been trying to complete his usual business as an assistant administrator at Amica Insurance Co. headquarters on the afternoon of Monday, April 15 when he heard the horrifying news, that someone had exploded two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
His immediate thought: âOh, no! How's Roup?â
His best friend, Rhode Island State Police Trooper Roupen Bastajian of Greenville, had been running in the grueling 26.2-mile race from Hopkinton to Copley Square, and he wondered if his pal had suffered any injuries.
Alyssa Lemire, Danielle Dumais, Laura Antoniello and Juliette Latendresse, members of the Burrillville High School Class of 2013, from left, are all smiles as they await the start of their graduation ceremony at Levy Arena Friday night.
WOONSOCKET â Even after taking a 10 percent pay cut recently, members of the City Council are still among the highest paid officials of their kind in the state, at $9,000 a year.
But all that could change if a proposal to slash the salaries of councilors and members of the School Committee gains any traction at a special meeting called for Monday night. Council salaries would drop by 33 percent, taking them down to $6,000.
For school officials, the cut would be closer to 44 percent, dropping salaries from $7,200 to $4,000, with a $250 perk for the chairperson.