Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Convicted thrill-killer Alfred Brissette has won early release from the parole board after all.
After hitting the pause button on its decision to free Brissette amid a firestorm of criticism in December, the board unanimously reaffirmed its position yesterday, said Matt Degnan, the administrator for the parole board.
Brissette, 39, of Woonsocket, who pleaded no contest to the 1999 slaying of Jeanette Descoteaux, will be released as soon as the details of his release plan are firmed up, said Degnan.
BLACKSTONE â€” Three months after losing his election bid for state representative of the 8th Worcester District, former Blackstone Selectman Robert J. Dubois has announced he will run again for a seat on the Board of Selectmen in the April 1 town election.
Dubois, a Blackstone Democrat, had previously served on the board for 24 years. He was first elected in 1986 and was chairman from 1992 to 2002. He was chairman again up until the spring of 2011 when he was defeated in his re-election bid.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Something seemed out of place when the pastor of St. Charles Barromeo parish went out to shovel snow off the church steps Saturday morning, but he couldnâ€™t immediately put his finger on it.
Suddenly, the Rev. Gerald Finnegan realized what it was: some 60 feet of bronze hand rail that had been bolted to the granite staircase were gone. Police say the rails were likely snatched by thieves and sold for scrap.
WOONSOCKET- Raymond E. Robidoux, 64, of Welles St. died Friday February 15, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne T (Lemay) Robidoux.
Born in Blackstone. MA. Son of the late Adelard and Jeannette (Rouchleau) Robidoux.
Raymond worked as a folder for W.A. Wild, in Holliston, MA. for almost 23 years.
Raymond and Jeanne would have celebrated their 44 th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2013.
He was an avid bowler; and bowled for the Sunday night mix league. He enjoyed fishing, stock car racing, and sports.
Elizabeth C. Beaudoin
MILLVILLE- Elizabeth C. (Martin) Beaudoin, 89, of Millville, MA, formerly of Barrington, RI died Friday, February 15, 2013 in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert Beaudoin.
Born in Warwick, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Maude E. (Webb) Martin.
Mrs. Beaudoin worked for many years as the secretary to the Superintendent of the Blackstone Millville Regional School system. The true joy in her life was her family.
Lorraine J. Racine
CUMBERLAND- Lorraine J. Racine, 80, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Racine.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Ida (Matte) Giguere.
She had lived in Cumberland for the last 60 years. Mrs. Racine was a member of the Elks Lodge #850 Emblem Club, Woonsocket and the St. Joseph Veteran's Club.
Richard W. Landry
MANVILLE- Richard W. Landry, 75, of Manville, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 16, 2013 in his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Malo) Landry to whom he was married for 53 years. Born in Dexter, ME, he was the son of the late Waldo and Doris (Barrie).
NORTH CAROLINA- Odessa (Burton) Coleman, 92, of Ingleside Dr., formerly of Bourdon Blvd. died Sunday February 10, 2013. She was the wife of the late James Coleman.
Born in Winston-Salem, South Carolina, daughter of the late Cliff Riley and Alice Burton.
Mrs. Coleman lived in Newberry So. Carolina until 1940, moving to Woonsocket where she lived until three years ago when she moved to North Carolina to live with her daughter Margaret.
Odessa worked as Spinner for various textile mills in Woonsocket.
Barbara J. Gallagher
BLACKSTONE- Barbara J. (Tibbetts) Gallagher, 90, of Foxbrook Manor, died Friday, February 15, 2013 in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Gallagher.
Born in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Stewart and Sarah (McCaffrey) Tibbetts, she was a Blackstone resident for most of her life.
Laurette J. Lamarre
WOONSOCKET- Laurette J. Lamarre 83, formerly of Dulude Ave. died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at The Ballou Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Normand L. Lamarre, with whom she was married for sixty three years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Jeannette (Laplume) LeBlanc.
Mrs. Lamarre worked for Swank Jewelry in Attleboro, MA for thirty two years before retiring in 1991.