February 27th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ It wasnâ€™t Christmas, but it sure felt like a celebration when utility crews started flipping on street lights on Helene Rizoliâ€™s street Wednesday night.
Residents came out of their houses clapping and cheering, and one even hugged Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who was on hand to watch the National Grid bucket trucks do their work.
â€śIt did feel good,â€ť said a smiling Baldelli-Hunt, who had made turning the street lights back on one of her most oft-repeated campaign promises.
For full story, see Friday's print edition of The Call.
Evelyn J. Durand
WOONSOCKET- Evelyn J. (Andre) Durand, 93, died Friday in the Oakland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Maurice Durand.
Mrs. Durand was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Leon and Sylvie (Bens) Andre.
She was a dedicated homemaker and devoted mother and is survived by her daughter Sylvia Noonan of Florence, MA, three grandchildren; Charleen Howarth, Allison Smith, and Brian Walsh, and eight great grandchildren.
Matthew P. Hamlet
BELLINGHAM- Matthew P. Hamlet, 58, of Bellingham, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Lillian (Maguire) and William Hamlet.
He was the husband of the late Maureen (Jordan) Hamlet who passed in 2005.
Matthew was a very generous and humble man and enjoyed antiquing.
Doris I. Rabideau
WOONSOCKET- Doris I. (Lemieux) Rabideau, 95, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, RI, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Raymond J. Rabideau whom she married on September 1, 1941.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Adrian B. and Clara (Bourget) Lemieux.
In addition to working at the Cumberland Worsted Textile Mill, Mrs. Rabideau worked at McCarthy's Department store, and retired after many years of service with Tupperware.
PUTNAM, CT- Nicole Jeannette Elisabeth Bonoyer, 32, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Kent County Hospital, Warwick.
She was a resident of Putnam, formerly of Burrillville.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late James L. Bonoyer and Mary A. Costa of Putnam, CT.
Nicole was a talented craftsperson, making lifelike Dolls, and painting. She attended CCRI. She loved her family and most of all her two children.
Camille J. Leclaire
WOONSOCKET- Camille J. Leclaire, 98, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Violet (Lecroix) Leclaire.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Alida Leclaire.
Mr. Leclaire was a WWII Army Veteran. He worked as a clerk for the US Postal Service for over thirty years.
He is survived by two sons, Raymond R. Leclaire of N. Smithfield, and Robert L Leclaire of Burrillville, two daughters Pauline Ehmer of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Doris Duguay, eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The townâ€™s ongoing school budget dispute appears to have caused an elected member of the School Committee, George Hemond, to tender his resignation effective Saturday.
Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton reported Hemondâ€™s brief letter of resignation from the five-member committee, citing the budget dispute, was received at Town Hall earlier this week.
â€śHe indicated that he didnâ€™t feel he could do any further good because of the deterioration of the situation,â€ť she said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ They call it the freeze-thaw cycle, and itâ€™s the reason motorists are bobbing and weaving through some of the nastiest pothole fields on city streets in years.
For public works crews, the ups and downs of the February thermometer bring a cycle of their own to deal with the bumper crop of potholes: It starts with a shovelful of â€ścold patchâ€ť asphalt and goes something like this: Fill, tamp, repeat.
â€śFill it first, then level it off, then tamp,â€ť says Mark Gelinas, a highway division worker armed with a special tool for flattening the sticky, tar-based fill.
LINCOLN â€” After rolling to six straight triumphs, Lincoln High sustained a crushing 38-37 Division II-North loss to Moses Brown School on Feb. 12, and that sent it into a dismal tailspin.
On Valentine's Night, they dropped a 57-34 verdict to II Central-leading and unbeaten St. Raphael, 57-34, before getting exploited by Scituate (69-49) and Johnston (42-29) in two more league clashes.
WOONSOCKET- Alicja (Sulkowski) Haczynski, 72, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was the loving wife of Zbiginiew Haczynski.
Funeral, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. from the Kubaska Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Woonsocket. Burial at St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Blackstone, MA. Calling hours Friday, February 28, 2014 from 4-8 pm. For full obituary go to: