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October 30th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy pummels Rhode Island coast

October 30, 2012

Workers survey the damage to the Coast Guard House, a familiar landmark on Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday. Wind and waves from Hurricane Sandy swept through the historic structure Monday afternoon at the height of the superstorm, gutting the popular restaurant. Hundreds turned out to view the damage all day Tuesday, many with tears in their eyes, some reminiscing about their own weddings held here years ago.

Gerard R. Cournoyer

October 30, 2012

Gerard R. Cournoyer

HARRISVILLE- Gerard R. "Gerry" Cournoyer, 66, of 100 Whipple Ave. died Mon. Oct. 29 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, surrounded by his loving family after an illness.
He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Constance M. (Charpentier) Cournoyer who passed away in 2005.

Frank Polak

October 30, 2012

Frank Polak

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Polak, Frank, 84, of North Smithfield, passed away Tuesday October 30th. He was the husband of 51 years to Elizabeth (Julien) Polak.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Paul and Tekla Polak.
Frank was the owner of Franks Oil Service in North Smithfield for over 30 years and also worked for the North Smithfield Highway Department.

Evelyn Kling Bosse

October 30, 2012

Evelyn Kling Bosse

CUMBERLAND- Evelyn Kling Bosse, 88, of Putnam Pike, Smithfield, formerly of Norton Drive, passed away Monday at the Village at Waterman Lake, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of Walter Bosse for the last 67 years.
Born in Summit Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Lorraine Wetzel Kling.
She was a LPN for several years, but primarily was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, and was very active in their congregation as well as a member of the choir.

Harold J. Lefebvre

October 30, 2012

Harold J. Lefebvre

WOONSOCKET- Harold J. Lefebvre, 85, of Woonsocket, died Saturday at home. He was the loving husband of Lucille J. (Berard) Lefebvre. They were married on July 4, 1952.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Mandeville) Lefebvre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lefebvre was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII.
Mr. Lefebvre was employed at the French Worsted mill for over 20 years and then worked for Comm Tec for over 25 year before retiring.

Samuel Chattman

October 30, 2012

Samuel Chattman

WOONSOCKET- Samuel Chattman, 57, of Bernon St. died Saturday October 27, 2012 in Marion Hospital.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Alfonso Chattman, and Bessie (Allen) Chattman of Woonsocket.
He was a United States Navy veteran.
Samuel worked for the Friends Foundry prior to becoming disabled.

Alan R. Kane, Sr.

October 30, 2012

Alan R. Kane, Sr.

WOONSOCKET- Alan R. Kane, Sr., 61, of Woonsocket, RI passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Oak Hill in Pawtucket, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Claire T. (Blais) Kane.
Born in Woonsocket on November 13, 1950, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Doris (Beaubien) Kane.

Arrigo Gobbi

October 30, 2012

Arrigo Gobbi

WOONSOCKET- Arrigo "Rico" Gobbi, 91, formerly of Coolidge Ave. died Sunday October 29, 2012 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Emily (Verni) Gobbi.
Born in Remini, Italy, son of the late Joseph and Gina (SantaCattherina) Gobbi.
Mr. Gobbi worked as a weaver for JoAnn Plush in Pawtucket, for several years and for Bella Construction in asphalt prior to retiring.
He was Past President of the Italian Workingmen's Club.

Pauline V. Riendeau

October 30, 2012

Pauline V. Riendeau

WOONSOCKET- Pauline V. Riendeau 82, of Birch St. died Monday at home. She was the beloved wife of her husband of fifty three years, Camile Riendeau.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Irene (Marchand) Trudeau. Pauline was an electronics assembler for E M C Co. for eleven years before retiring in 1988.

October 29th

Hurricane Sandy comes ashore

October 29, 2012

Waves crash over the seawall at Narragansett Pier at the time of high tide Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy's effects begin to be felt in the Ocean State. A crowd of curious onlookers gather near Ocean Road and Beach Street to witness the awesome display by Mother Nature.

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