July 5th, 2012
Eugene J. Roux
BAYONET PT., FL- Roux, Eugene J. "Gene" 80, of Bayonet Pt., FL passed away after a long illness on July 2.
He moved to Florida 23 years ago from Bellingham, MA, retired after 32 years as a specification engineer from GM and was a veteran in the US Air Force.
He was predeceased by son, David. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Therese; children, Susan (Ronald) Nelson and Richard (Muriel); siblings, Fernand, Yvette, Jeanine, Raymond & Donald; grandchildren, Erica, Nicole, Liana & Jessica.
BURRILLVILLE- Constance M. Guilmette, 88, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on July 3, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Flora (Tessier) Gaboury.
She had worked for the Hilsinger Corporation in Walpole for 10 years, in addition to working for the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home as a Certified Nurses Aide for 2 years, retiring in 1988.
BURRILLVILLE- Roger Lussier, 76, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on July 2, 2012 at the Eleanor Slater Hospital.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Armand and Albertine (Bibeault) Lussier.
WOONSOCKET- M. Alice (Kane) Callanan, 91, of Woonsocket, died July 3, 2012 in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her family. Her heart eternally belonged to her late husband, William F. Callanan.
Born in Acushnet, MA, she was the devoted daughter of the late James L. and Marguerite E. (Lannon) Kane.
Mrs. Callanan was an administrative assistant at the Woonsocket Institute for Savings for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. Charles Church.
PAWTUCKET â€” Lacey Middlebrooks arrived in this city, fully expecting to see brother Will Middlebrooks hone his craft with the Pawtucket Red Sox while fulfilling her internship requirements with the Triple-A ball club.
Borrowing from an idiom, â€śThe best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.â€ť Yes, there is a Middlebrooks presently at McCoy Stadium, yet instead of someone making connections with fans seated behind the outfield fence, this particular Middlebrooks is building a rapport as a pre-game, on-field coordinator and press box contributor.
Ray Lane of Cumberland enjoys the Arnold Mills Fourth of July Parade parade with his twin grandsons, Ben, center, and Sam Asermely, 6.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Add the ages of the second- and third-place finishers together and you would get 39, the age of the winner of the 44th edition of the Arnold Mills Road Race.
As 23-year-old Scott Twardowski and Colin Tierney, 16, learned on Fourth of July Wednesday, thereâ€™s still plenty of life left in the feet of Chris Magill, now a six-time champion of the holiday running event. The individual title â€“ achieved in 21:06, which was 13 seconds better than Rehobothâ€™s Twardowski and 21 seconds quicker than East Greenwichâ€™s Tierney â€“ represents the first for Magill since 2006.
Enjoying a Fourth of July pizza party before the start of the annual fireworks display at Tucker Field in Cumberland Tuesday night, Kersten Brothers, 14, Timothy Brothers, 12, and Makenzie Brothers, 10, of Cumberland, with Danielle Cournoyer, 11, of Woonsocket, from left, relax before the celebration begins.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Portola Packaging, Inc. will shut down its Portola Tech International cosmetics container division by the end of August, releasing all of its employees and liquidating manufacturing equipment.
The division is based at Portola Techâ€™s Martin Street plant and at another manufacturing facility in Nanhai, China, which employ a combined 225 workers, including 51 locally, a spokeswoman for human resources said.
Workers were apparently caught off-guard when they learned they were being let go several days ago.
â€śItâ€™s shocking,â€ť the spokeswoman said.