Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The latest actuarial data confirms that the financial condition of the cityâ€™s locally-administered pension plan for police and firefighters meets the stateâ€™s definition of â€ścriticalâ€ť because its assets have dipped below 60 percent of its liabilities to pensioners.
The data from USI Consulting means the city is no longer exempt from having to file a Funding Improvement Plan to the state Department of Revenue under a law passed last year by the General Assembly.
Lucien J. Malo
MANVILLE- Lucien J. Malo, 96, of Manville, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the Holiday Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Yvonne (Sarreault) Malo.
Born in Manville, he was the son of the late Ernest J. and Aurore (Poisson) Malo. He lived in Manville most of his life.
SMITHFIELD- Cardone, Josephine (Venditto) of Pleasant View Avenue, Greenville, died Friday, May 17, 2013. She was the devoted wife of Louis Cardone. They had been married for 63 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Mezzini) Venditto. She had lived in Providence before moving to Smithfield.
William J. P. Brizard
PROVIDENCE - William J. P. Brizard, 58, of Wood Ave, died Thursday, May 9, in the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the son of the late Paul E. Brizard Sr. and the late Therese E. (Plante) Brizard.
Born on January 30, 1955, he served in the U.S. Air Force followed by a career in building and construction for several local contractors.
He enjoyed woodworking and building model cars.
Cornelia T. Ethier
CUMBERLAND- Cornelia T. (Walsh) Ethier, 90, of The Holiday Retirement Home, formerly of Woonsocket, Cumberland and North Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfrid V. Ethier, MD.
Dolores B. Giordano
BLACKSTONE- Dolores B. (Robidoux) Giordano, 76, of Blackstone passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 with her loving family by her side.
Born in Bellingham on April 27, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Paul Robidoux and Bertha (Godin) Robidoux Dumont and her late step-father, Arthur Dumont.
David K. Rainville
WOONSOCKET- David K. Rainville, 54, of Main St. Woonsocket, died Thursday at home.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Lucien Trinque, the late Georgia (Roody) Benoit and step-son of the late Roger Rainville. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
In his earlier years David was employed at several local restaurants. He enjoyed playing cards and bingo. David was a longtime admirer of Elvis Presley.
Doris T. Tetreault
WOONSOCKET- Doris T. Tetreault 87, formerly of Joffre St., died Thursday at the Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Walter R. Tetreault.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Anna (Brouillette) Paquette.
Doris was a stitcher for several area garment manufacturers for many years before retiring in 1987.
WOONSOCKET- Philip Remillard 86, of Pond St., died Thursday at the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the Husband of Cecile (Dutremble) Remillard.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Anacleth and Aldora (Dubois) Remillard.
Phil was a carpenter for Ted's Construction Co. for over twenty six years. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Phil was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks, 1964-1965 and also served as the Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1970.
PAWTUCKET â€” The diary of a young soldier from Woonsocket detailing his experiences during World War II has livened up a Shea High School history class far more than any textbook ever could.
No one remembers exactly how Emilian Larue's leather bound diary ended up at Shea. By chance one day, history teacher James Matuszek was perusing a shelf in the history department office that held books and videos on WWII. â€śI pulled out some books and the diary fell out,â€ť said Matuszek. â€śI started to read and realized, 'Wow, this is incredible stuff.'â€ť