July 17th, 2012
WOONSOCKET - Lorenzo Ajavon, 17, of Robinson St. died unexpectedly on July 10, 2012.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, beloved son of Clarence L. and Patince (Myers) Martin, of Woonsocket.
Lorenzo would have entered his senior year at Woonsocket High School. He enjoyed lifting weights and enjoyed being in the company of his family and friends. He was a very happy-go-lucky teenager, and was loved by all.
SAN DIEGO, CA - Rev. Anthony Peloquin, OFM, 82, of San Diego, California, died Thursday July 12, 2012 at his home in San Diego. He was a Franciscan priest of the Washington D.C. Province.
Born Roland Peloquin, he was raised in Woonsocket and was a son of the late Clovis and Juliette (Paul-hus) Peloquin.
He attend Mount St. Charles Academy and entered the novitiate in Cincinnati, Ohio at St. Anthony Shrine on August 15, 1950. He made his Simple Vows on August 15, 1951, Final Solemn Vows on August 15, 1953, and was ordained a priest on May 25, 1958.
CUMBERLAND - Ella R. (Coutu) Berard, 87, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at The Holiday with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile O. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket on July 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Rhea Alphonsine (Peloquin) Coutu.
She was the loving mother of Robert E. Berard and his companion, Paulette J. Rattigan of No. Providence, and Marcel L. Berard and his wife, Maureen A. (Motte) of Cumberland.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Fire Chief Gary Lataille announced that Woonsocket Emergency Management has opened cooling centers at Woonsocket Harris Library, 303 Clinton Street, and the Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St. The library will be open today and tomorrow, Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the senior center, 1-5 p.m., same days.
These facilities only offer shelter from the heat and humidity; they do not offer any other amenities such as food or entertainment.
WOONSOCKET â€” A 1991 city double murder will be recalled in an upcoming Discovery Channel networks crime program after a production crew wrapped up work on the project at The Call on Monday.
Call reporter Russ Olivo was interviewed by the Sirens Media crew for an upcoming segment of â€śNightmare Next Door,â€ť an investigative true crime documentary program on the Investigation Discovery Channel.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Burrillville found the perfect way to cap Monday nightâ€™s dedication ceremonies of the Richard â€śDickâ€ť Peck Fields at Sherman Park â€“ by winning the District IV Major Division championship.
Matt Schiffmanâ€™s home run to left field with one out in the top of the fifth inning and the excellent two-hit pitching of starter Josh DiChiaro and reliever Jason Cabral were the keys to a well-played 1-0 triumph over Lincoln and the teamâ€™s first district title since 2002 before a standing-room-only gathering.
WOONSOCKET - Germaine A. Goulet, 85, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, passed away on Saturday at the Residence, she was the loving wife of the late Oliver D. Goulet.
Born April 7, 1927 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George & Simone (Christory) Miclette.
Germaine retired as a Tour Guide for Collette Tours, she previously was employed for the Clairol Hairdressing Co. & the former Uniroyal Co.
She is survived by a son Richard A. Goulet of Ft. Myers, FL, a daughter Michelle D. Morris of Blackstone, MA, a brother Arman Miclette of Auburn, N.H. Also 3 grandsons.
GLOCESTER - McGovern, Jane C., (Baacke), 80, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late Robert T. McGovern.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Raymond and Jane (O'Connell) Baacke, she had resided in Chepachet for 41 years.
Mrs. McGovern had been employed with the Observer.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond T. McGovern and Karen of Woonsocket and Robert M. McGovern and Kathy of Wyoming, RI; grandmother of Kristina, Michael, Heather, Lauren, and Thomas McGovern; great grandmother of Brooke.
BLACKSTONE - Roger E. "Chick" LaCasse, 76, of David Dr., Blackstone, MA passed away Tuesday, July 10th 2012, at Milford Hospital with his wife and daughter by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carmen (Bernard) LaCasse. They were married on August 21, 1963.
Born on June 18, 1936 in Berlin, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Ludger and Antoinette (Huot) LaCasse.
He was educated at the Guardian Angel School and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Berlin, Class of 1954.
He later lived in Milford for several years and was a resident of Blackstone for over 40 years.
UXBRIDGE - Eva (Tancrell) Meunier of Largo, FL died Thurs., April 5 at Sabal Palms in Largo, FL.
A correction for her memorial Mass is as follows: Eva's Memorial Mass will be held on Fri. July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 121 Linwood St., Linwood. Burial will be in St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery in Bellingham at 2:00 p.m. A calling hour from 9-10 a.m. will be in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge.