Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET- Eugene Wecal, 84, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Gertrude H. (MacDonald) Wecal, whom he married December 20, 1952.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Rose (Bukata) Wecal.
Yvonne T. Gleason
BURRILLVILLE- Gleason, Yvonne T. (Guertin), 78, passed away suddenly, Saturday March 30, 2013 at home. She was the beloved wife of Robert M. Gleason.
Mrs. Gleason was born in Burrillville, a daughter of the late Henry and Cora (Allaire) Guertin.
She was a spinner at the Stillwater Worsted Mills for many years and lived in Burrillville before moving to Glocester 52 years ago.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Robert "Robbie" Couepel 48, resident of Forestdale, passed away March 28, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center.
He was the loving husband to Dawn (Limoges) Couepel.
He was born in Woonsocket RI a son of the late George & Eleanor (Wigglesworth) Couepel.
Robbie was a cook for the Lindy's Tavern in Forestdale; previously he cooked for Paul's Family Restaurant in Woonsocket for many years. Before moving to Forestdale Robbie was a lifelong Woonsocket resident. He enjoyed playing cards and gambling.
Henry R. Reiner
BURRILLVILLE- Henry R. Reiner, 83, died at home Friday March 29, 2013, Bradford Court, Pascoag.
Born in Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Julia M. (Randolph) Reiner.
Mr. Reiner worked for many years as a Foreman in the Manufacturing Industry. He was a Marine Corps veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW post 1023, Pascoag, and a member of the Mason's, Chepachet and former Master.
WOONSOCKET- Elvina (Mandeville) Delorme, 89, of Summit St. passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel Delorme.
Born in Masonville, P.Q., Canada she was the daughter of the late Hormidas and Edourdina (Lambert) Mandeville. She was a lifelong Woonsocket resident.
She was employed by the former Amprex Co., Woonsocket for 10 years until her retirement in 1986. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church, Woonsocket.
Lucille T. Cournoyer
WOONSOCKET- Lucille T. Cournoyer 88, formerly of Mt. St. Charles Ave. died Friday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Albert R. Cournoyer.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Rainville) Paulette.
Mrs. Cournoyer was a stitcher for the former Rayco Manufacturing Co. for thirty six years before retiring twenty six years ago. She was a member of the Choraleers, the Yultide Carolers, St. Agatha's Sr. Citizens and an avid bingo player. Lucille was a volunteer at St. Antoine Residence for over twenty years.
Peter E. Goulet
SOMERSET, KY- Peter E. Goulet 63, formerly of Blackstone, died Monday, December 10, in the Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Somerset, KY, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shelley (Thifault) Goulet.
He was a mechanic and truck driver for the Coppello Trucking Co. in Marlborough, MA, and Delta Gulf, retiring in 2006. Mr. Goulet enjoyed antique trucks, and was a member of The American Historical Truck Society. He and his wife Shelley celebrated their thirty eighth wedding anniversary on November 11th of last year.
Priscilla E. Buskey
BLACKSTONE- Priscilla E. (Dilloyen), 69, of Carter Ave. died Sunday March 24, 2013, at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Richard Buskey.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late William and Stella (Beck) Dilloyen.
Priscilla was a Homemaker.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
WOONSOCKET- Douglas Gordon Guilmain, 86, a native of Woonsocket, RI passed away on March 27th in Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Ulderic and Isabelle (Terry) (Hart) Guilmain.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The fledgling pro-chicken movement lands at City Hall tonight, but it will have to persuade officials to defy the recommendation of city planners to get the ban on backyard fowl lifted.
The planners have raised questions about the cityâ€™s capacity to enforce proposed regulations, up for first passage, that would allow residents to keep up to six chickens.
Planning Board Chairman George Sargent says the board is also concerned about noise, odors and unsanitary conditions that might result from approving the proposal.