January 3rd, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Constance A. (Marcotte) LeVasseur, 80, a resident of the Friendly Home, passed away peacefully on Monday at the Friendly Home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late George LeVasseur.
Born, May 21, 1931 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Yvonne (Bertrand) Marcotte, Constance resided in Cumberland before entering the Friendly Home.
Normand A. LeBeau
BELLINGHAM- Normand A. LeBeau, 84, of Bellingham, MA died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Landmark Medical Center on Tuesday, December 26, 2011, one day short of his 85th birthday.
Born in Woonsocket on December 27, 1926, he is the son of the late Adelard and Lillian (Ambroult) LeBeau of Woonsocket, RI and recently celebrated 60 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Jean (Wojnar) LeBeau of Bellingham.
WOONSOCKET- Roland Bergeron, 79, of Woonsocket, RI passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
He was the loving father of Gerard Bergeron, Normand Bergeron and his wife Theresa, Russell Bergeron and his wife Suzanne all of Woonsocket; and his cherished six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was the former husband of Marie J. (St. Germain) Bergeron of Woonsocket. He was the brother of the late Normand Bergeron.
Angel B. Collins
WOONSOCKET- Collins, Angel B. (Pimental), 29, of Woonsocket, passed away Thursday December 29, 2011. She was the wife of James M. Collins.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of Frances M. (Maher) Bissonnette of Woonsocket and James B. Pimental of Holliston, MA. Angel was a student at Lincoln Technical Institute.
John H. Jasmin
WOONSOCKET- John H. "Jack" Jasmin, 60, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Cancer. He was the husband of Pamela J. (Fortney) Jasmin.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William H. and Catherine T. (O'Gara) Jasmin.
He worked as a Forklift Operator for BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. in Uxbridge, MA for 16 years. He was an avid New England sports fan, especially the Boston Bruins & New England Patriots, loved the outdoors and gardening.
Armand R. Forget
BELLINGHAM- Armand R. Forget, 81, of Bellingham, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Oakland Grove Health Center with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Cecile L. (LaPoint) Forget and his companion Georgette Beaudoin.
Born in Bellingham on June 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Arthur and Loretta (Trudeau) Forget.
Ida A. Wilby
WOONSOCKET- Ida A. (Lucchesi) Wilby, 86, of Woonsocket, died Friday, December 30, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Norman Wilby.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Armido and Theresa (Simonini) Lucchesi.
Ida was a stitcher for the Former Woonsocket Coat for ten years, retiring in 1987 and had also worked for the former Woonsocket Dress Company. She was a Communicant of St. Agatha's Church. Ida was a member of the Senior Citizen's Clubs at both St. Joseph's Church and St. Agatha's Church.
MENDON- Arthur C. Manstream Jr., 72, of Asylum St. died Wed. Dec. 28 after an illness.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Virginia M. (Piorkowski) Manstream; his 4 children Susan M. Ethier and her husband Joseph with whom he lived, David T. Manstream of NY City, Steven M. Manstream of Milford, and Kathleen M. Manstream of Long Island, NY; 4 grandchildren Joseph Ethier, Rebecca Eland, Jocelyn Brant, and Daniel Ethier; and several nephews and nieces.
BURRILLVILLE â While the Burrillville Anti-Bullying Task Force is having success meeting many of the goals set forth in its mission statement, incidents of bullying are still occurring in the town's public schools, Town Councilman and Task Force Co-Chairman Edward J. Blanchard told the council recently.
âI've talked to parents and teachers and it all comes back to the original issue of the school resource officer,â said Blanchard.
PROVIDENCE â With cities on the brink of insolvency and joblessness stubbornly high, Rhode Island lawmakers returning for a new legislative session say 2012 is shaping up to be a pivotal year.
Just as they spent last year finding ways to fix the state's fiscal problems, lawmakers say 2012 must be devoted to helping cities and towns weather a fiscal crisis that shows few signs of abating.
âThe fiscal integrity of the municipalities is going to be the year's big issue,â said House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence. âThis is make-it or break-it time.â