Archive - 2013
Lucille T. Laporte
CENTRAL FALLS- Lucille T. Laporte, 81, passed June 14, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Arthur L. Laporte.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary-Jane (Raymond) Maurice.
She had been employed as a winding technician for many years, retiring from Quality Ribbon after 20 years.
WOONSOCKET î ş Opponents went down fighting as Mayor Leo T. Fontaine narrowly won the authorization he needs to privatize a proposed $50 million water treatment plant from the Budget Commission.
The long impasse over privatization finally broke on a 3-2 vote Friday as Fontaine and Commissioner Peder Schaefer lobbed verbal grenades at each other from opposite sides of the issue.
BISMARCK, ND- Olga Bush died June 10, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society, Bismarck, North Dakota.
In accordance with her wishes, Olga was cremated and no services will be held.
JOHNSTON- Donald Aguiar 62, resident of Johnston, passed away June 15, 2013, at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born, March 1, 1951 in Woonsocket, son of the late Joseph C. & Florence E. (Ferrier) Aguiar.
Donald attended the John E. Fogarty Center. He was avid Boston & Pawtucket Red Sox fan; he also enjoyed the Bruins and Patriots teams He was a loving brother, and uncle.
He is survived by his brother, Joseph Aguiar of Warwick, a niece, Christiana M. Aquiar of West Warwick; he is also survived by many friends.
Roger W. Miller
WOONSOCKET- Roger W. Miller 80, formerly of Main St. Woonsocket, died Tuesday, June 11 in Landmark Medical Center. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Roland and Alice Blanchette. He worked in various area mills for many years, and also worked in California in clothing merchandising.
He is survived by his friend Therese Boucher of Woonsocket, and his cousin Pauline Millette. Services are under the direction of Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home and are private.
Please visit www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
Ronald M. Meotti
WOONSOCKET- Ronald M. Meotti 62, resident of Woonsocket, passed away June 13, 2013, at the Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, son of Hugo & Constance (Biron) Meotti of Woonsocket.
Ronald was a self employed accountant. He graduated from Mt. St. Charles, and Bryant College. He enjoyed walking, sports and listening to music. He was a life long Woonsocket resident.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a son Anthony, and grandsons, Anthony, and Zachary, sister, Nancy Buckley, her husband Edward, and his nieces, Amy and Allison.
Dr. J. Gerald Lamoureux, M.D
WOONSOCKET- Dr. J. Gerald "Gerry" Lamoureux, M.D, 92, of Woonsocket died Thursday evening at Landmark Medical Center with his family at his side after a sudden illness. He was the loving husband for the past 15 years of Gertrude "Trudy" (Lambert) (Rheaume) Lamoureux and he was the husband of the late Laurette H. (Bergeron) Lamoureux who died in 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ovila and Leona (Sylvestre) Lamoureux. He remained a proud lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
PROVIDENCE â€“ To Emily Bouthillette, a whack to the face never felt so good.
Minutes after Lincoln High had clinched an easier-than-anticipated 5-1 victory over Coventry to claim its second straight R.I. Division I Tournament title on Sunday afternoon, Bouthillette's fellow senior tri-captain, Lindsay Mayer, accepted the state championship plaque.
When Mayer heard fans screaming from the third-base gate to spin and hoist it â€“ of course for photos â€“ she accidentally struck her teammate, and immediately responded, â€śEm, I'm so sorry!
WOONSOCKET â€“ Ophelia Soe wanted to succeed in her new home after coming to Providence from Liberia but needed a little help to do so.
Enter the staff at the Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning program. They helped Soe, a Providence resident, to get the support in completing English, reading and math courses she needed to get into a college program at the Community College of Rhode Island in the fall.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state-appointed Budget Commission approved a pair of resolutions Friday designed to raise more than $12 million to smooth out cash flow problems, either in the form of an advance in state education aid or a short-term bank loan.
On the recommendation of Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce, the commission unanimously approved both measures, but he said it still remains to be seen which mechanism would be used to raise the cash.