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February 25th

Nelson L. Labonte

February 25, 2014

Nelson L. Labonte

BRISTOL- Nelson L. Labonte, 93, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in the R.I. Veterans Home. He was the husband of the late Therese (Valois) Labonte.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Bouchard) Labonte.
Mr. Labonte was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.
He worked as a Machinist for Taft Pierce, for 27 years prior to retiring.
He is survived by one son, Joseph F. and his wife Mary Labonte of Woonsocket, and one daughter, Anne M, and her husband Keith Choquette, of North Smithfield, and five grandchildren.

Montcalm J. LaRochelle

February 25, 2014

Montcalm J. LaRochelle

CUMBERLAND- Montcalm J. "Larry" LaRochelle, 86, of Mendon Rd. Cumberland died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeannette M. (Dumont) LaRochelle. They were married on November 24, 1949.
Born and raised in Manville he was a son of the late Adolphe and Edouardina (Gouin) LaRochelle.
Mr. LaRochelle was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He received the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He taught dancing for Arthur Murray studios while in Japan.

Janice Pleau

February 25, 2014

Janice Pleau

WOONSOCKET- Janice Pleau, 85, formerly of Chateau Clare in Woonsocket died on Feb. 19, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Louis Pleau.
She leaves 3 daughters, Cheryl DuBois of Ga., Loretta Badeau and Leslie Brite of Woonsocket and 1 son, the late Robert Pleau. She has 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild.
A private service will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery on Feb 27.

Walter Polucha

February 25, 2014

Walter Polucha

CUMBERLAND- Walter Polucha, 87, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was the husband of Vivian (Picard) Polucha and the late Doris (Maggioli) Polucha.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Simon and Anna (Wojcik) Polucha.

February 24th

Questions still linger over full-day K plan

February 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The state Budget Commission running city financial affairs indicated during its meeting in Harris Hall on Monday that it still has questions about a plan to implement a full-day kindergarten program in local schools in the fall and won’t consider the change until additional supportive information has been submitted by the School Department.

Shatraw named city fire chief

February 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – In one of the biggest personnel moves she’s made since taking office, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt appointed Deputy Fire Chief Paul A. Shatraw as the next permanent chief of the Woonsocket Fire Department.

Shatraw, 48, is a 28-year veteran of the fire department who worked his way up through the ranks after starting out as a private in 1986.

Public invited to remember George Nasuti this Saturday at WHS

February 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The public has been invited to remember George Nasuti’s many contributions this Saturday at Woonsocket High’s Saravia Gymnasium beginning at 2 p.m.

“It’s going to be a celebration of life,” said Carnell Henderson, Woonsocket’s head football coach and for now the primary overseer of Villa Novan athletics.

While some of the details pertaining to this open celebration are either still in the process of becoming finalized or remain under wraps until Saturday, Henderson confirmed that there would be a speaking program.

Thomas McMurray

February 24, 2014

Thomas McMurray

UXBRIDGE- Thomas "Mac" McMurray passed away surrounded by his loving family on February 23, 2014.

Warren J. Hebert

February 24, 2014

Warren J. Hebert

BURRILLVILLE- Warren J. Hebert, 63, of Mapleville, RI, passed away February 23, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was the loving husband of forty three years, to Colleen (Casper) Hebert.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph & Ruth (Minot) Hebert.

Louise Z. Talabac

February 24, 2014

Louise Z. Talabac

WOONSOCKET- Louise Z. (Bici) Talabac, 99, of Poplar St. formerly of Prospect St.
Died Friday February 21, 2014 in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Vanghel Talabac.
Born in Korce, Albania, daughter of the late Ilia and Hrisula (Rigea) Bici.
Mrs. Talabac worked as a wool sorter for the former Machtaz Mills, in Millville, Ma. for several years.
She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. John's Romanian Orthodox Church.

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