September 4th, 2012
BURRILLVILLE â€” The School Committee later this month will formally honor School Superintendent Frank W. Pallotta Jr. for being named Rhode Island's 2013 School Superintendent of the Year.
A special ceremony will be held prior to the committee's regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Members of the Town Council will also be on hand to present Dr. Pallotta with a special council resolution. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include refreshments.
UXBRIDGE- Robert William Drtina, 54, of Uxbridge was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday September 2, 2012 within 200 yards of his home while riding with his very good friend; who is broken hearted at the loss.
Mr. Drtina was married to Barbara E. McGuinness-Drtina.
Robert was born in Philadelphia, PA to Arnold and the late Jacquelyn (Wileman) Drtina.
Madeline I. Dominick
WOONSOCKET- Madeline I. (Moon) Dominick, 79, of Crepeau Court, Woonsocket, died September 3, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Dominick.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Georgianna (Languirand) Moon.
She worked as an assembler for over 20 years retiring in the late 1990s from CD Burns Company in No. Smithfield. Madeline was a Communicant of Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and was also a Boston Red Sox fan.
Eva J. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Eva J. (Lambert) Parenteau, 94, of Cumberland Hill Rd., died September 3, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Germain J. Parenteau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the last surviving daughter of the late Charles and Cordilia (Robidoux) Lambert.
Mrs. Parenteau worked for Tupperware, No. Smithfield, in the lunch program for the Woonsocket School System and in dietary department for Fogarty Rehabilitation Hospital.
Armand A. Martin
WOONSOCKET- Armand A. Martin, 59, of 21 Arlington Street in Woonsocket passed away on August 31st, 2012
Born on June 24, 1953 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late George W. and Jeannette C. (Archambault) Martin.
He was the father of Armand R. Martin and Mellissa (Cunningham) Menard. He was the grandfather to Sean, Jordyn and Bailey.
He was the brother of Alfred Martin of Phoenix, AZ., Albert Martin, Ronald Martin, George Martin, Paulette Martin and Annette Limoges all of Woonsocket. He was the brother of the late Donald A. Martin who passed away August 14th.
William Francis Bolduc, Sr.
BLACKSTONE- William Francis Bolduc, Sr., 60, of Blackstone, died August 30, 2012 in the Milford Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date and are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket, RI.
Blanche I. Marra
CUMBERLAND- Blanche I. (Desourdy) Marra, of Cumberland, died August 30, 2012 in her home. She was the wife of John Marra, whom she married May 26, 1951.
Born in Burrillville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dolores (Berard) Desourdy.
Mrs. Marra was a dispatcher for the Foxboro Company until her retirement. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church, enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping.
Martha A. Desrosiers
WOONSOCKET- Martha A. Desrosiers 92, formerly of Victor St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur Desrosiers.
Born in Arlington, MA she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Martha (Hasse) Hall. Martha was a homemaker for most of her life.
UXBRIDGE â€” After searching for hours, investigators recovered the bodies of a woman and her young daughter from the charred rubble of an 18th century farmhouse near the West Hill Dam Tuesday morning.
The victims were identified late yesterday as 45-year-old Suzanne Donovan and her daughter Fini, 6, who started the first grade a few days ago.
They were killed when a fast-moving inferno transformed their home into an unrecognizable heap of blackened cinders and debris about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Rene J. Ethier
BLACKSTONE- Rene J. Ethier, 86, formerly of Blackstone, MA went to the Lord with family by his bedside on Sept. 2 at Hebert's Nursing Home in Smithfield, RI where he was a resident for 7 years.