Archive - 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Another member of the City Council has been named in a complaint sent to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission alleging conflict of interest. This time itâ€™s Councilman Daniel M. Gendron.
Jerome Smith of Woonsocket, a former state legislator and father of City Councilwoman Melissa Murray, said on Wednesday he filed the complaint against Gendron over his past votes as a council member to appoint local Attorney Lloyd R. Gariepy to his position as a Municipal Court judge.
WOONSOCKET - Rita Lemery, 74, of St. Antoine Residence and formerly of Park Avenue, died on Tuesday, October 21, in the Landmark Medical Center. Born in Bellingham, she was a daughter of the late Aldege and Alice (Riquier) Boiteau.
Rita was a homemaker, who had also worked in housekeeping in Landmark Medical Center for fifteen years.
Ruth A. Valois
MANVILLE - Ruth A. Valois, 81, of Bouvier Avenue died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Blandine (Valois) Valois.
Miss Valois was a bookkeeper at Comtorgage Corporation, North Smithfield and later at Halifax Floral, Pawtucket for 20 years before retiring.
Hedwidge C. Simon
BURRILLVILLE - Hedwidge "Widgie" C. (Larochelle) Simon, 84, of Camp Dixie Road, Pascoag, passed away with family by her side at her home on Wednesday morning. She was the wife of the late Louis E. Esposito and the late William E. Simon.
Born in North Uxbridge, MA, the daughter of the late Eugene and Bernadette (Brochu) Larochelle, she lived in Whitinsville and Uxbridge before moving to Pascoag in 1964.
Mrs. Simon attended St. Peter's School in Northbridge and Assumption Academy in Nicolet, Canada.
EAST PROVIDENCE – It doesn't matter when or where Mount St. Charles Academy and East Providence High face each other during the fall, fans are in for a tense, entertaining and gritty battle.
Gertrude R. Huguenin
BURRILLVILLE - Gertrude R. Huguenin, 86, of Harrisville RI, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2014 at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag.
She was the wife of Roland L. Huguenin.
Born in Oakland Beach, RI, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Harriet (Farrington) Brown. She was a resident of Burrillville since 1930.
Gertrude worked most of her life as a spinner for the former Stillwater Co. and was an assembler for Polytop, retiring in 1974. She was a cub scout leader and enjoyed gardening and cooking as well.
Sarah T. Blakely
WOONSOCKET - Sarah T. Blakely, 82, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the former wife of the late Roy F. Blakely, Sr. Born in Cambridge, MA, Sarah was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Russell) Curran.
Sarah was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was the most important thing in the world to her. Sarah had also worked as a telephone operator and for the Boston Edison for many years. She later worked for the Woonsocket Housing Authority, retiring in 2007.
Jocelyn M. Bachand
WOONSOCKET - Jocelyn M. Bachand, 74, of Park Ave. died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the Elmhurst Extended Care facility with her family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Henri and Alice (Mongeon) Bachand.
Jocelyn graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in l962. She worked for various hospitals in the area, one of them being Fatima Hospital where she worked the longest. She worked as a registered nurse for 35 years prior to retiring.
WOONSOCKET – There’s a need for a new boys’ basketball head coach at Woonsocket High after Kyle Ivey-Jones has decided to pursue a new opportunity in the sport.