Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â After serving 13 years of his 35-year sentence, thrill-killer Alfred A. Brissette Jr. was paroled from the state prison Tuesday to a halfway house in Narragansett.
Dave Mellon, president of the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, criticized Brissetteâs release, calling it âa get out of a jail free cardâ issued by the parole board.
âThis is worse than good time,â he said. âThis is just the parole board showing no accountability.â
BURRILLVILLE- Florence "Doris" (Menard) Lapierre, 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her devoted husband, Albert Lapierre, to whom she was married to for 59 years.
Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Emeline (Cabana) Menard.
Lucien E. Lebrun
WOONSOCKET- Lucien E. Lebrun 87, died Sunday November 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Therese (Auger) Lebrun for fifty nine years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Phillippe and Violet (Bartholomy) Lebrun.
He was a card tender at Woonsocket Spinning Co. Lucien enjoyed westerns, action films and maintaining his home.
WOONSOCKET â A woman was taken by ambulance to Landmark Medical Center after she was hit by a car while crossing the street in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses say the woman was using a crosswalk when she tried to cross Main Street around 3:25 p.m. A woman was driving a BMW heading towards the traffic light when she allegedly hit the woman, described by witnesses as being in her mid-30s.
âThis lady was crossing and all of sudden she got hit and dropped to the floor,â said one witness. âShe was lying on her side screaming, âIâm hurt.â
CUMBERLAND- John Chatty, 86, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Aska) Chatty.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Dean and Aurica (Tachi) Chatty.
Charles A. Drainville
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Charles A. Drainville 75, of 10 Rhodes Ave., died Monday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Anita T. (Sudol) Drainville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Gedeon and Theresa (Decelles) Drainville.
Charlie was a technician for New England Telephone/ Verizon for thirty one years before retiring sixteen years ago. He was a US Army Veteran. Charlie was an avid hockey fan, he enjoyed watching hockey, playing hockey and coaching youth hockey.
SEBASTIAN, FL- Yvonne Barrette passed away November 11, 2013.
She is survived by one daughter Joyce Savini and two sons Paul and Marc Barrette.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Sat. November 23rd at St. Paul's Church at 10:00am.
WOONSOCKET â A 32-year-old city woman was raped repeatedly by her ex-boyfriend and forced to eat food on which he had urinated â all in the presence of her 4-year-old son, police say.
Reinaldo Diaz, 34, was ordered held without bail Monday at the Adult Correctional Institutions on three counts of forcible rape, including an act of sodomy; two counts of domestic assault; and other charges. He was arrested Friday afternoon after another of the victimâs children, a daughter, called the police about a quarrel at home.
Janice Remington Faucett
BURLINGTON, VERMONT- Janice Remington Faucett, formally of Oakland, Rhode Island, passed away following a brief illness on Monday, November 18, 2013 in Burlington, Vermont.
Born Janice Elizabeth Remington on June 18, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, she is predeceased by her parents Clinton O. Remington Jr., and Elizabeth Racine Remington of Oakland, RI.
She is also predeceased by her sisters Judith Remington Parsons formerly of Charlotte, VT and Joyce Remington McKenna formerly of Pascoag, RI.
Normand W. Grise
MANVILLE- Normand W. Grise, 67, of Manville died Saturday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Gail Roy. They were married on September 3, 1976.
Born in Manville he was a son of the late Wilfrid and Eva (Laliberte) Grise. He remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Normand was employed at Kens Foods in Marlboro, MA for over 20 years and had previously worked at Globe Distribution.