May 17th, 2012
MERRIMACK, NH- Rita (Varieur) Chapdelaine 94, formerly of 218 Pond St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday in the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. She was the wife of the late Arthur Chapdelaine.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Oliver and Roseanna (Lamoureux) Varieur.
Mrs. Chapdelaine was a homemaker and a member of the Woonsocket Sr. Center, and the St. Joseph's Sr. Citizens Club.
WOONSOCKET â€” When athletic director George Nasuti talks about â€śNovan Pride,â€ť heâ€™s referring to something that hopefully hits home for anyone whoâ€™s ever been touched by athletics in the Woonsocket School System.
WOONSOCKET â€” Though the supplemental tax legislation is not officially dead, itâ€™s dead enough for the state to begin gearing up for Plan B â€” the imposition of a budget commission to take over the cityâ€™s finances.
Finance Director Tom Bruce told The Call Wednesday that State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly and city officials will mount a last-ditch effort to revive supplemental taxes in the House, but Gallogly is already making preparations to seat a budget commission for the city if the effort falters.
Robert K. Fortune
NORTON, MA- Robert K. Fortune, 30, died Saturday May 12, 2012 at his home in Norton, MA.
Born in Providence he was the son of Roger A. Fortune Jr. and his wife Debra of Chepachet and the late Luanne T. (Cullerton) Fortune.
He worked as a Manager for Burger King and also worked for Polseno Mike A. & Sons Fancy Apples of Pascoag. He was a 1999 graduate of Ponagansett High School. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing, his woodshop and basketball.
BELLINGHAM- Allen G. Crawford, Sr., 77, of Bellingham, MA for 50 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Kindred Hospital, Stoughton, MA with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Joan E. (Tabor) Crawford.
Born in Weymouth, MA on May 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Stanley G. and Lillian Rose (Dow) Crawford of Quincy and was raised by the late Jessie and Preston Farrington of Franklin.
BLACKSTONE, MASS- Alfred (Jack) Poxon 82 Formerly of NH died May 2, 2012 at the Blackstone Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born March 13, 1930 in Woonsocket, RI and was the son of the late Ernest and Rose A (Reynolds) Poxon.
Alfred was a horse trainer who traveled the racing circuit along the East Coast for most of his career and retiring from the Rockingham Racetrack in NH.
He was the former husband of the late Bella (Rue) Poxon.
PROVIDENCE â€” Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine, Council President John Ward and Finance Director Thomas Bruce spent Tuesday afternoon trying to convince the House Finance Committee that a 13 percent supplemental tax in the city would not be just a stopgap measure to temporarily forestall the inevitable appointment of a state budget commission or receiver a few weeks or months down the road.
WOONSOCKET â€” As part of his campaign to gather feedback from small businesses, Gov. Lincoln Chafee toured a family-owned print shop here Tuesday.
Accompanied by members of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Chafee spent about 45 minutes at Sheahan Printing, where workers led him past clattering machines and pallets stacked with finished brochures, pamphlets and posters.
CUMBERLAND â€” The last time Cumberland enjoyed a season as magical as the one the Clippers have put together so far this spring, its current members were learning the sport in middle school, and its head coach, Scott Carpenter, was savoring his retirement from coaching after a long, successful run as the Clippersâ€™ hockey coach.
WOONSOCKET- Therese Dufault, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late Conrad L. Dufault. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20, 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leandre and Aurore (Pellerin) Pelland.
Mrs. Dufault worked in Woonsocket as a stitcher for many years and also for Alsace, "The Guerin Mills", East School Street, Woonsocket for eight years.