February 19th, 2013
Carol A. Fontaine
WOONSOCKET- Carol A. Fontaine, 80, of Popular St. Formerly of Fairmount St. died Monday January 28, 2013, in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Gerald Fontaine.
Born in Salem, MA. Daughter of the late Florence Maxwell.
Carol worked as a packer for the former Tupperware for 30 yrs. prior to retiring.
She is survived by one son Gary Fontaine, of Woonsocket, and one daughter Beatrice Obbagy, of Texas, and two grandchildren.
Diana M. L'Etoile
MANVILLE- Diana M. L'Etoile, 89, formerly of Parkway St., Manville, died Monday at Cortland Place in Greenville. She was the wife of the late Donatien D. L'Etoile.
Born in Marion, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph William Babineau and Marie (Girouard) Babineau. She was raised in Woonsocket and lived in Manville for most of her adult life.
Mrs. L'Etoile was employed by HealthTex and Miller Electric for many years.
Joseph A. Baillargeon
WOONSOCKET- Joseph A. Baillargeon 81, resident of Woonsocket passed away February 16, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center.
He was the husband of the late Carmen (Desautels) Baillargeon.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Oliver & Theresa (Cabana) Baillargeon.
Joseph worked for Martin Marietta Co. in CA. as a supervisor for many years. He was a resident of California formerly of Woonsocket where he was raised. He enjoyed sketching and painting.
Debra A. Dupre
WOONSOCKET- Debra A. Dupre 46, of Logee St. died Friday February 15, 2013. She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of John O'Hara of Naples, FL and Pauline Jannell of Woonsocket.
Debra worked in Medical Records at Landmark Medical Center for five years before becoming disabled ten years ago.
Besides her father and mother, she leaves a son Donald J. Dupre of Millville, MA a step-mother Diane Belliveau of N. Smithfield, a step-father Joseph Fantoni of Woonsocket, a brother John C. O'Hara of Lincoln, and half-siblings, Jay, Jennifer, and Jill O'Hara.
Pauline M. Pirzynski
WOONSOCKET- Pauline M. Pirzynski, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away on February 18, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late, Albert and Isabelle (Lataille) Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Steve Pirzynski.
Pauline was the owner and operator of the former Sadies Restaurant in Providence for almost 30 years.
Francine Marie Berthiaume
BUCKSPORT- Francine Marie (Paulhus) Berthiaume, 67, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 27, 1945, in Providence, R.I., daughter of the late Francis Joseph Paulhus and Lottie Lucinda (Martin) Paulhus.
She was educated in Rhode Island schools and had lived in Bucksport with her husband, Norman Berthiaume, for the last 20 years.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cumberland High senior co-captain Andrew Bauer took a specific but incredibly-optimistic plan into these R.I. Boys Swimming Championships on Monday night.
It was his lofty goal to break his own school mark in the 200-yard freestyle, then set new CHS marks at the 500 distance, not to mention the 50 and 100 freestyles.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- North Smithfield entered this week knowing full well that if the Northmen wanted to qualify for the Division II playoffs, they would need to produce a win or two over their final three regular-season games.
But at first glance, that seemed to be a chore that was easier said than done. Those three contests â€“ over a five-day span â€“ were against teams with winning records, and two were versus opponents that had already secured a spot in the eight-team tournament that begins on Friday, March 1.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Convicted thrill-killer Alfred Brissette has won early release from the parole board after all.
After hitting the pause button on its decision to free Brissette amid a firestorm of criticism in December, the board unanimously reaffirmed its position yesterday, said Matt Degnan, the administrator for the parole board.
Brissette, 39, of Woonsocket, who pleaded no contest to the 1999 slaying of Jeanette Descoteaux, will be released as soon as the details of his release plan are firmed up, said Degnan.
BLACKSTONE â€” Three months after losing his election bid for state representative of the 8th Worcester District, former Blackstone Selectman Robert J. Dubois has announced he will run again for a seat on the Board of Selectmen in the April 1 town election.
Dubois, a Blackstone Democrat, had previously served on the board for 24 years. He was first elected in 1986 and was chairman from 1992 to 2002. He was chairman again up until the spring of 2011 when he was defeated in his re-election bid.