Archive - 2014
Madeleine C. Crotty
WOONSOCKET - Madeleine C. (Cournoyer) Crotty 89, died Sunday in Oakland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Jeremiah Crotty Jr. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Blanche (Boisvert) Cournoyer.
Robert J. Bacon
CRANSTON - Robert J. "Bob" Bacon, 75, of Cranston, died Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Anna Marie (Bellotti) Bacon, whom he married October 25, 1980. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Dorien and Alice (Belliveau) Bacon.
WOONSOCKET - Joseph L. "Pete" Glaude, 83, of Second Ave. died Monday September 29, 2014, in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Doris (Gatien) Glaude.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Wilfred and Lena (Marchand) Glaude.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving, as a Forward Artillery Observer, during the Korean Conflict
Mr. Glaude worked as a tool maker for Bird Machine Shop, and also for Woonsocket Parks & Recreation for several years prior to retiring.
Beatrice C. Patenaude
WOONSOCKET - Beatrice C. Patenaude 68, of Progresso Ave. died September 28, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late David Patenaude. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Cecile (DeGrandpre) Cote. Beatrice worked as an inventory clerk at Walmart for a few years, she also had several various jobs throughout her life.
WOONSOCKET â€“ An engine of the local economy could get a turbo-boost if voters approve Question No. 5 on the November ballot.
The referendum would authorize the state to float $35 million in bonds, much of it to support nine of the stateâ€™s most significant arts and culture organizations, including some $2.1 million for the Stadium Theatre, the only potential beneficiary in the Blackstone Valley.
Dennis H. Fontaine
BROCKTON, MA - Dennis H. Fontaine 65, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, September 24, in Brockton Hospital. He was the father of Jessica Fontaine of Brockton. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late George and Alice (Sweck) Fontaine.
Dennis was the owner and operator of the former Hamlet Diner in Woonsocket, and worked for the Brothers of The Sacred Heart for many years before retiring in 1992.
He was a compassionate and loving father, and a very caring person to all who knew him.
Mary E. Beauchamp
BURRILLVILLE - Mary E. Beauchamp 67, of Harrisville RI, passed away surrounded by her family, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence on September 24, 2014.
She was the loving wife to Roger P. Beauchamp.
She was born in Rumford RI, a daughter of the late John & Helen (Monahan) McAuley.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s official: the School Committee has abolished the school uniform policy at Woonsocket High School. But the policy is still in full force at the elementary schools, and itâ€™s been scaled back at Woonsocket Middle School.
The panel adopted the recommendations of its review subcommittee on a 3-2 vote Wednesday, modifying the controversial policy for the first time since it was adopted in 2010.
Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.
“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said. “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”