Archive - 2014
Norman A. LaFlamme
LITHIA, FL. - LaFlamme, Norman A., 89, of Lithia, FL. passed away on June 7, 2014. He was born on February 20, 1925 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to the late Leo and Florence (Colby) LaFlamme. Norman graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1943 and was President of his class, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Linda S. Rondeau
WOONSOCKET - Linda S. Rondeau 61, of Morin Heights Blvd. died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert Rondeau for forty one years. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Jacqueline (Barbeau) Rondeau.
Linda volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. Along with her husband Robert, they received the "RSVP Volunteer of the Year" award.
Ronny "Re-Run" R. Giguere
October 21, 1960 - June 4, 2014
COLUMBIA, NH - Ronny "Re-Run" R. Giguere, 53, of Columbia, NH, died on Wed., June 4, 2014, at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook after a long period of failing health and with his mother by his side.
He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on Oct. 21, 1960, the only son of Roger O. and Elaine (Drainville) Giguere. Ronny was raised in there and moved with his family to Errol in 1976. He was a 1979 graduate of Berlin High School where he enjoyed playing football.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Vintage Restaurant, which promised to set the cityâ€™s standard for fine dining when it opened nearly two decades ago, abruptly closed its doors this week.
The somber news was confirmed by the owner of the business, Michael Danahy, who also runs the Blue Grotto on Providenceâ€™s Federal Hill.
â€śIt was a good experience, a wonderful community,â€ť said Danahy.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Call.
Susan M. Lavigne
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Susan M. (Fournier) Lavigne, 62, of Greenville Rd., No. Smithfield, died June 4, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Francis R. Lavigne. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Cora (Denomme) Fournier of No. Smithfield and the late Roch Fournier.
Mrs. Lavigne was a homemaker and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Roger A. Paquette
WOONSOCKET - Roger A. Paquette, 80, of Woonsocket died Tuesday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Ann E. (Denomme) Paquette. They were married on October 12, 1957 and shared 56 years together at the time of her passing on March 12, 2014.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late George and Dianise (Croteau) Paquette. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Paquette served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Kimberly Ann Shaw
MANVILLE - Kimberly Ann Shaw, 35, of New River Rd., Manville, formerly of Coventry, passed away unexpected on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Jeannine M. Shaw of Chepachet and the late Lance R. Shaw.
Kimberly loved writing, biking, animals, especially her dog, and swimming at Bowdish Lake, but most of all, spending time with her niece and nephews.
Kimberly D. Gauvin
CUMBERLAND - Kimberly D. (Orzechowicz) Gauvin, 42, of Boyle Avenue died peacefully Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Michael S. Gauvin. Kim and Michael were married May 29, 1999.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Peter and Judith (Meikle) Orzechowicz, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 25 years.
Mrs. Gauvin was a Lab Administrator of Microbiology at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick for the past 16 years. She was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and the University of Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The local teachers union has launched an incendiary public campaign attacking the proposed RISE Mayoral Academy as the Rhode Island Department of Education began soliciting public feedback to help determine whether to grant the school a charter.
Jeffrey Partington, president of the 600-member Woonsocket Teachers Guild, says mayoral academies â€ścherry-pickâ€ť the best students, drain resources from public schools and segregate students based on abilities, language and race.
PAWTUCKET â€” To say that Felix Doubront was merely okay in his rehab outing for the PawSox on Tuesday would be a fair and accurate assessment.
There were times when the lefthander appeared in control, mainly when he utilized his changeup and curveball. His velocity, however, suggested a pitcher who was content with the idea of keeping things under wraps â€“ at least for now.
It all added up to a 4.2-inning stint where he was charged with two runs on six hits â€“ all of which were struck with authority â€“ as Pawtucket rallied to knock off Louisville in 10 innings, 4-3.