Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Just in time for the school year, the discovery of structural problems with the Hamlet Avenue Bridge prompted state transportation officials to close off two of the spanâ€™s four lanes Tuesday morning â€“ for the foreseeable future.
Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran said the problem is associated with the failure of an expansion grate at the eastbound approach to the bridge, which crosses the Blackstone River.
The problem was discovered by Highway Supt. Rick Lambert, according to McGauvran. The state Department of Transportation later dispatched inspectors to take a look.
Phyllis E. Walker
BURRILLVILLE- Phyllis E. (Wilcox) Walker, 95, formerly of Lapham Farm Rd. in Burrillville, died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Grover Cleveland Walker.
Born in Uxbridge, MA, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Ann (Hoggarth) Wilcox. Phyllis was a machine operator for the former H & H Machine Co. for many years before retiring.
WOONSOCKET- Gilberte (Joly) Carey of Woonsocket RI, 82, passed away on August 10, 2013 in Phoenix AZ. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years Raymond, sons Paul, Roger, and Robert and seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
She was born in Woonsocket RI, graduated from St. Clair's High School in 1949, married to Raymond on November 25, 1956.
Agnes Joan Crook
WELLESLEY- Agnes Joan (Foley) Crook, long-time resident of Wellesley, passed away September 2, 2013, at the age of 90.
Born in Milford, MA on April 25, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Margaret (McAuliffe) Foley.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John F. Crook and her three sisters Mary Potenza, Madonna O'Brien, and Helen Demers.
LINCOLN- Marguerite Blier, 87, of Lincoln, died Monday at Hebert Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Albert D. Blier and the daughter of the late Romeo and Jeannette Bourbonierre.
Mrs. Blier had been a nurses aide at Rhode Island Hospital and for VNA prior to her retirement. She had previously been employed at Moore Fabric Co.
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Dextraze, 72, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 in his home. Pending arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.
Paul E. Gobeille
CUMBERLAND- Paul E. Gobeille, 93, died September 2, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dalpe) Gobeille to whom he was married 66 years.
Born in Riverside, he was the son of the late Emile and Mae (Lapierre) Gobeille. For over 50 years he was a resident of View Ave, Cumberland before moving to North Smithfield in 2009.
HOLLISTON- Dorothy "Dolly" Bamberry, 74, of Holliston, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Medway Country Manor. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Anne (Dunay) and Ambrose Cullen. She was the wife of Kenneth Robert Bamberry of Holliston.
Edythe L. Hand
BELLINGHAM- Edythe L. (Paine) Hand, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Lydia Taft House with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence R. Hand.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on July 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily (Hardy) Paine.
Michael L. Allan
BURRILLVILLE- Michael L. Allan, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Leslie and Doris (Smith) Allan. He lived in the Pascoag section of Burrillville.
Michael retired from Verizon in 2008 after working for them for 25 years.