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April 30th, 2012

City opts to fight for memorial

April 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The Wisconsin group that condemned a World War I monument bearing a Latin cross as a violation of the separation of church and state because it’s located on city property may have a legal battle on its hands after all.
Buoyed by offers of free legal assistance and an outpouring of public support, the City Council will decide tonight whether to establish a defense fund to keep the monument at Place Jolicoeur, in the parking lot of Fire Station No. 2, with the Latin cross intact.

Honoree's nephew says he's ready for the battle

April 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — It doesn’t matter that his uncle is the soldier for whom the World War I monument was dedicated.
It could be any soldier’s name on that monument, says Lucien Jolicoeur, and he would be just as angry if the cross were removed, as a First Amendment defenders group is demanding.
“The cross is my very biggest complaint,” Jolicoeur said in interview from his home in Burrillville Monday. “I don’t care if it’s my uncle or another solider. I don’t think anyone has a right to touch that cross.”

Lionel J. Bibeault

April 30, 2012

Lionel J. Bibeault

CUMBERLAND- Lionel J. Bibeault, 89, of Eaton Street, formerly of Old River Road, passed away Thursday in the Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Rousseau) Bibeault.
Born in Blackstone, MA he was the son of the late Omer and Marie (Giguere) Bibeault. He resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Lincoln.
Mr. Bibeault was the owner of the Crawford Door Sales of Pawtucket, and the former Country Kitchen of Cumberland for many years.

Ryan J. Lalumiere

April 30, 2012

Ryan J. Lalumiere

PROVIDENCE- Ryan J. Lalumiere, 25, resident of Providence, passed away on April 28, 2012 at the Tavares Pediatric Center in Providence.
He was born April 1, 1987 in Woonsocket, son of Suzanne Lalumiere.

Carmelo "Babe" Lemme

April 30, 2012

Carmelo "Babe" Lemme

WOONSOCKET- Carmelo "Babe" Lemme, Cam passed away on March 26, 2012 At the Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. In Woonsocket of Pneumonia, "Babe", as he was known to his friends was a well known Woonsocket citizen.
He was born on July 12, 1929, son of the late Peter & Mary (Petraca) Lemme.
He resided in Woonsocket all his life. While serving in the ARMY National Guard, he attained the rank of Master SGT, (E7) in Company B, 118th Engineer Battalion.

Elza E. Saletnik

April 30, 2012

Elza E. Saletnik

BURRILLVILLE- Elza E. Saletnik, 94, a lifelong resident of Pascoag, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 in the Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag.
Born in Framingham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jan and Stanislawa (Maliga) Saletnik.

Alfred Cournoyer

April 30, 2012

Alfred Cournoyer

BURRILLVILLE- Alfred Cournoyer, 83, died Friday, April 27, 2012 in Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. He was the husband of Lillian (Choquette) Cournoyer of Pascoag, whom he married on May 30, 1950.
Born in Slatersville, he was the son of the late Nazaire and Eva (Guertin) Cournoyer.
Alfred worked as a Caster at American Standard of Wauregan, CT for 33 years before retiring. He was a member of VFW Post in Florida and of Pascoag Knights of Columbus. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

Shirley Picchioni

April 30, 2012

Shirley Picchioni

UXBRIDGE, MA- Shirley (Russell) Picchioni, 78, of North Uxbridge died Tuesday April 24, 2012 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Center, Northbridge. She was the wife of John V. Picchioni, Sr.
A longtime resident of North Uxbridge, Mrs. Picchioni was employed as a registered nurse at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket for many years. Later, she worked for St. Vincents Hospital and Beaumont Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 6, 1933 in Worcester, daughter of the late Raymond and Regina (Paquin) Russell and was a graduate of St. Vincents School of Nursing, Worcester.

Alan K. Remillard

April 30, 2012

Alan K. Remillard

BELLINGHAM- Alan K. Remillard, 52, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA with his family and fiancee by his side after being stricken at home earlier in the week. He was the beloved fianc of Nancy Beschi and they were to be married on July 13, 2013.
Born on December 30, 1959, he was the son of the late Leo R. and Viola R. "Dolly" (Lajoie) Remillard.

Albert Lee Gaffney

April 30, 2012

Albert Lee Gaffney

WOONSOCKET- Albert Lee Gaffney, Sr., 80, of Pine St. Woonsocket, died Thursday at Trinity Health Center. He was the loving husband of Ethel M. (Jeter) Gaffney.
Born in South Carolina, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Troxcell (Gibson) Gaffney. He was a resident of Woonsocket for the past 46 years.
Mr. Gaffney was employed by Hyman Brickle Corporation for many years until his retirement 20 years ago.

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