Archive - 2013
Dennis R. Gervais
BURRILLVILLE- Dennis R. "Moon" Gervais, 60, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Edgar Gervais and Virginia Moison.
Dennis was a truck driver for many years and was currently employed at Atlas Pallet Inc. of Nasonville.
PROVIDENCE --- Mount St. Charlesâ€™ best effort of the season against unbeaten La Salle was only able to fetch the Mounties a close loss in Wednesday nightâ€™s opening game of their best-of-three state championship series at Brown Universityâ€™s Meehan Auditorium.
The Rams rode a pair of goals in the first 4Â˝ minutes of the second period and some solid netminding from freshman Taylor Peltier to a 2-0 victory over the Mounties that put them on the brink of an undefeated season and their second straight state title.
WOONSOCKET â€” School Committeewoman Anita McGuire-Forcier, a former chair of the panel, was reported to be undergoing treatment at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday night after being struck by a car in front of the Rhode Island State House.
Forcier, a staunch advocate of the cityâ€™s need for added funding for its school children, was reported to have been at the State House to testify at a hearing before the accident occurred.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Police were investigating a report of gunfire occurring during the robbery of a home at 160 Cherry Farm Road Wednesday evening that did not result in injury to the residents at home during the incident.
Acting Police Chief Lareto P. Guglietta said members of his department were working with Woonsocket Police on the 7:20 p.m. shooting incident and arrests were expected.
WOONSOCKET â€” The health workers union at Landmark Medical Center has reached a tentative contract agreement with a New Jersey hospital group whose offer to buy the struggling hospital last November was never considered because it missed a bid deadline.
Landmark Hospital Holdco LLC surfaced after the Superior Court granted exclusive bargaining rights for the assets of Landmark Health Systems to Prime Healthcare Services of California.
Raymond V. Roux
MAPLEVILLE- Raymond V. Roux, 71, of Mapleville, formerly of Crawford St. Woonsocket, died Wednesday morning at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Bernadette (Lessard) Roux. Ray and Bernadette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 2, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Herni and Yvonne (Blouin) Roux.
He was a resident of the city for most of his life until moving to Mapleville two years ago.
Mr. Roux was a veteran of the United States Army.
ATTLEBORO- Joan Irza, 95, a loving mother, grandmother and sister, passed peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Life Care Center in Attleboro after a three week stay at the facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Jacob Bohdan Irza who passed on July 1, 1968.
Carlton J. Cabral
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Carlton J. "Carl" Cabral 66, of Homestead Ave. died Sunday at MA General Hospital of a sudden heart attack. He was the husband of Johanne (Everett) Cabral.
Born in Fall River, MA he was a son of the late Dorothy (Silva) Alexander and step son of Edmund Alexander.
Carl was a self- employed electronics technician and the owner and operator of Video I Service Center for twenty five years. He also worked at the Clothesline Laundromat in Woonsocket. Carl was a member of the Thursday night bowling league in Woonsocket and an avid fisherman.
Dr. Arthur Shaver
WOONSOCKET- Dr. Arthur Shaver, 92, of Woonsocket, passed away March 5, 2013 in The Holiday, Lincoln. He was the loving husband of Marsha Shaver, to whom he was married for over sixty-three years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Bella Shaver.
Robert E. LaPrade
SCITUATE- LaPrade, Robert E., 51, of Dexter Lane, Scituate, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at home.
He was a son of Alfred and Annette Y. (Caouette) LaPrade of Harrisville.
Born in Providence, he had lived in Smithfield, Glocester, and Burrillville before moving to Scituate. He was self-employed and had worked doing home renovations and repairs for 35 years. He served in the Army and enjoyed fishing and hunting.