August 14th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucket Red Sox Team President Mike Tamburro will never forget the phone call he received from then-Red Sox General Manager Lou Gorman in June 1990.
âHow would you like Johnny Pesky to be your new manager?â was the message Gorman relayed to Tamburro. âI said, âWe would love to have Johnny (pilot the PawSox).ââ
Richard A. Eldridge
WOONSOCKET - Richard A. "Doc" Eldridge, 65, of Sandwich, MA. formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Henry and Irene (Girard) Eldridge. He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School.
Mr. Eldridge was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Following his naval service he lived in Pittsburgh for several years until returning to Woonsocket.
Denise A. Kellogg
CRANSTON - Denise Aurore Kellogg (Boucher), 58 of Cranston, RI died on August 11, 2012 after an illness.
Born in Woonsocket, on June 20, 1954 she was the daughter of Raymond and Rita Boucher (Monfett).
She is survived by two daughters, Jamey Palmieri (Cournoyer) of Mansfield, MA and Barbra Cournoyer of Woonsocket, RI, two granddaughters Taylor Cournoyer and Bailey Rose Palmieri, and a son-in-law Ryan Palmieri, one sister Paulette Mercure of Millville MA, and a lifetime friend Frances Peabody of Moosup, CT.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Brian W. Archambault, 46, resident of North Smithfield, passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he is the son of Pauline (Belrose) Archambault of North Smithfield and the late Aram (Arama) Archambault.
Patricia L. Gurka
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Patricia L. (Patty) Gurka 47, of North Smithfield, formerly of Johnston, RI, passed away at Umass Medical Center in Worcester, MA, after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle car accident on August 11, 2012.
WOONSOCKET - Evelina "Babe" (Peloquin) Champagne 78, of Pond St died Monday in Landmark Medical Center. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Gill) Peloquin. She was the wife of Albert Champagne of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Champagne was a self employed jewelry maker for the former E&B Jewelry Co. for many years before retiring in 1999.
BELLINGHAM, MA - Leo H. Fleury, 80, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Ten Broeck Commons, Lake Katrina, NY with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Haas) Fleury and the late Jeannette (Trottier) Fleury.
Born in Bellingham on January 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Herve and Aurore (Gaudette). He was the loving father of Superintendent of Bellingham School District, Edward L. "Butch" Fleury and his wife, Pauline of Bellingham, and Rick Fleury of New Bedford, MA.
MILLVILLE - Alfred L. "Sarge" Berthelette, 84, Millville, died August 6, 2012 in the Timothy Daniels Home, Holliston. He was the husband of Rina R. (Beauregard) Berthelette, whom he married July 10, 1954. Born in Millville, he was the son of the late Pierre E. and Marie B. (Ethier) Berthelette.
Alfred was a custodian for Blackstone-Millville Regional High School for six years and had previously worked for the Dennison-Framingham Loading Dock for 15 years. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Melodie A. (Bird) LaRose 59, of Second Ave., died July 31 in the St. Antoine Residence. Ms. LaRose was born in Portland ME, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Leslie (Hersom) Bird. She was a Woonsocket resident most of her life and worked as a picker for CVS for many years.
WOONSOCKET - James W. Gummo, 65, died Friday, August 10, 2012 in Providence. He was the husband of Norma (Doura) Gummo, to whom he had been married since 1999. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Gertrude (Chabot) Gummo.
James worked in construction as a Supervisor for Certified Power Systems until his recent retirement. He was also a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club, Woonsocket.