May 10th, 2011
Joyce M. St. Andre
FRANKLIN- Joyce M. St. Andre, 73, of Franklin passed away peacefully on Sunday May 8, 2011 with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Robert St. Andre for the past 44 years.
Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Beatrice (Marenghi) Pepi.
Patricia A. Martineau
BURRILLVILLE - Patricia A. (Laliberte) Martineau, 68, of Chepachet, died Friday, May 6, 2011, with her daughter by her side at Home and Hospice Care of RI in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Jeannette (Parenteau) Laliberte of Harrisville and the late Roland C. Laliberte.
Patricia was employed as a nurse at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag. She graduated from Our Lady of Fatima School of Nursing. She loved vacationing in New Hampshire and also enjoyed visiting Point Judith.
GLOCESTER â Jalen Evans has already mastered the 100- and 200-meter dashes this spring, posting some of the stateâs fastest times in the two events.
You might as well add the 400 to that list.
The Woonsocket High sophomore showed his versatility and his overall talent for the longer sprint with an impressive victory at Mondayâs Northern Division Championship, held at Ponaganset. Competing in the event individually for the first time, Evans passed Cumberland senior Andrew Baglini with 40 meters remaining to break the tape in a near-school mark of 51.6 seconds.
WOONSOCKET â Robert Shaw's son had been a Providence policeman for five years when the 27-year-old was shot and killed by a burglar hiding in the closet of a South Side tenement in 1994.
But Shaw says the most important memorial tribute to Patrolman Steven M. Shaw isn't held in Providence â it's here, outside the headquarters of the Woonsocket Police Department, where a dedicated band of local police officers stages the Copswalk service once a year.
WOONSOCKET - Germaine M. (Baillargeon) Thibault, 93, of 227 Bertenshaw Road, Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, May 8th. She was the loving wife of the late Claudio Thibault and loving mother to Roland & Michael Thibault of Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Emma (Sicard) Baillargeon. She was also the loving Grandmother to Jon, Marc, Steve & Jason Thibault and Great Grandmother to Brady, Callie, Lauryn & Connor Thibault.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - William E. Javarey, 76, died on May 3 at his home in Asheville, NC. He was the son of the late William and Ruth (Tedford) Javarey of Woonsocket. He leaves his wife Jeneva and two sons, Robert and David as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born May 8, 1935 in Cumberland, RI, Mr. Javarey served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-60 and had a long career as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 2005.
Florence Laban, 98, formerly of Social Street in Woonsocket died Saturday, May 7, 2011 in The Holiday, Lincoln. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Haffis and Tegafol (Nohas) Laban.
She worked in local textile mills for many years before her retirement. She was a member of All Saints Senior Citizens.
CHEPACHET - Marjorie J. Gobeille, 83, resident of Chepachet, passed away May 5, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Fidalis & Marjorie (Murphy) Villard.
Marjorie worked as an assembler for the Polytop Co. for twenty five years. She was a resident of Chepachet for the last ten years; previously she lived in North Smithfield and Milton MA.
Weâve been publishing the Military Page since Jan. 31. I didnât know how it would play with our readers, figuring maybe we could get some early interest before things waned. After three months, the pictures of veterans keep coming in. Family members are dropping off treasured photos each week, often including a note telling us how much pride they take in the service of their siblings, most of whom are deceased but still very alive in the memories of the family they left behind.
WOONSOCKET â No regrets. No bitterness. No remorse.
Pride and a sense of accomplishment can remain intact even if the ultimate goal is never reached. No matter if he didnât reach the sportâs ultimate holy grail after toiling for nine years in the minor leagues. Karl Allaire does not have a sense that something is missing, that somehow his career should have âincompleteâ rubberstamped on it because he never reached the majors. The Woonsocket native can look back in earnest and take comfort that he put his best foot forward, that he gave it his best shot.