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June 27th, 2012

Eva B. Lamoureux

June 27, 2012

Eva B. Lamoureux

PASCOAG- Eva B. (Champoux) Lamoureux, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Lamoureux.
Born in Woonsocket on November 23, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Phillias and Emma (Toupin) Champoux.

Joseph Romeo Peloquin

June 27, 2012

Joseph Romeo
Peloquin

LAKELAND, FL- Romeo J. Peloquin, 85, died June 13, 2012 at home in Lakeland, Florida.
He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Riendeau) Peloquin.
Born in Manville, he was the son of the late Theodore and Alma (Dupuis) Peloquin.
He worked at Pratt Whiteney in Connecticut for many years before retiring to Lakeland Florida.
He was a retired 20 yr. Army Veteran of WW II, Korean, Vietnam War.

Lillian M. Andre

June 27, 2012

Lillian M. Andre

NEW BEDFORD- Lillian (Richard) Andre, age 81, of New Bedford and formerly of Cumberland, RI, passed away June 25, 2012 at Saint Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late John L. Andre.
Born in Norwalk, CT, a daughter of the late Albert and Sadie (Marcouillier) Richard, she had lived in Cumberland, RI, followed by Florida for several years before moving to New Bedford a few years ago.

Council OKs $129 million city budget

June 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The City Council approved a proposed $129 million city budget plan early Tuesday morning but not before engaging in a pitched debate over a projected $6,375 savings for keeping the River Island Park ice rink closed next winter.
The ice rink's operation was ultimately retained in the 2012-13 spending plan but will now have to survive the state-appointed Budget Commission's final action on the city's budget in the coming days.

June 26th

Five challengers throw hat into General Assembly ring

June 26, 2012

WOONSOCKET — As the declaration period winds down today, five challengers have surfaced to run against incumbent lawmakers, with most targeting House members involved in the controversial sinking of the supplemental tax bill two weeks ago.
Stuart Gitlow, a psychiatrist from the North End, Michael Morin, a Woonsocket firefighter, and Michael Moniz, have all taken out papers to run against incumbent State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49).

Read more in our print edition.

Summer Reading

June 26, 2012

Ten-year-old Ansley Girard of Woonsocket, reads her Pokemon book in a comfortable perch in a window sill at the Woonsocket YMCA Tuesday.

Leo P. Beauchamp

June 26, 2012

Leo P. Beauchamp

WOONSOCKET- Leo P. Beauchamp, 84, of Woonsocket, died June 24, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Priscille (Dumais) Beauchamp, who died in 2004.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Anne (Bonin) Beauchamp.

Joseph L. Levesque

June 26, 2012

Joseph L. Levesque

WOONSOCKET- Joseph L. Levesque, 83, of Paradis Ave., Woonsocket, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Tyler) Levesque. They were married on May 22, 1959.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edward and Aurore (Jarvis) Levesque. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Levesque served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Following his service Mr. Levesque was employed in the local textile industry at several area firms before his retirement.

William H. Gilbert

June 26, 2012

William H. Gilbert

CUMBERLAND- William H. Gilbert, 83, of Wysteria Lane, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Patricia (Morley) Gilbert.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Chester and Eda (Koerner) Gilbert, he had lived in Cumberland for the past forty-six years.
Mr. Gilbert was owner of Concordia Music Corp., and prior to that, he was an engineer for Raytheon, and for Sylvania.

Miriam Bourne

June 26, 2012

Miriam Bourne

ENGLEWOOD, FL- Our beloved wife and mother Miriam "Mim" Bourne passed away at her home in Englewood, Fl on May 9, 2012 at the age of 83.
"Mim" was born in Harrisville, RI and worked for the State of RI until retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley E. Bourne, and his family; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Susan Nicholson with grandson Samuel Willneff in Virginia Beach, VA; grandson, Ashley J Nicholson of Cordele, GA; nieces, Laurel Magan and Dale Correia of MA.
Interment will be in Chepachet, RI at Acotes Cemetary at a later date.

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