May 22nd, 2012
Robert G. Palardy
WOONSOCKET- Robert G. Palardy 53, died Friday at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Marie Rose (Jasmin) Grange of Hotchkiss, CO, and the late Richard L. Palardy Sr. Robert was a US Marine and served in Granada.
Besides his mother he is survived by a daughter Katie of MA, his stepfather Gene Grange of CO, two sisters, Debra McManus of Burrillville, and Linda Sodaberg of CO, and three brothers, Richard, David and Dennis Palardy all of CO.
Alan A. Knight, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Alan A. Knight, Sr., 45, of Woonsocket passed away after a lengthy illness Tuesday at Trinity Health Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Therese (Laflamme) Knight.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of George E. Knight of Mansfield, MA. and the late Yvette E. (LaFlash) Knight. He was educated in Mansfield schools.
Alan worked for Town Fair Tire and as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed special family time, watching his children participate in sports, playing with his grandchildren, fishing and the outdoors.
WOONSOCKET- Paula Russell 76, of 560 Cumberland Hill Rd., died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Harold Russell.
Mrs. Russell was born in Providence and was a homemaker most of her life.
She is survived by her children Michael Russell of Woonsocket, Paul Russell of N. Smithfield, and Debora Morin of Harrisville, grandchildren Shawn, Chrissy, Joshua, Sarah, Jackie, and Christopher Russell, Donna Chavis and six great-grandchildren, and a brother John Besharian of CA.
WOONSOCKET â The City Council voted 6-1 last night to table a measure asking the state to appoint a budget commission to take over the cityâs finances, saying it would resurrect the measure quickly if the House of Representatives fails to push forward the cityâs request for a 13 percent supplemental tax bill today.
CUMBERLAND â The Cumberland school community will come together May 29 to honor the 35 students who finished in the the top 10 percent of their graduating class .
Those students include Cumberland High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian Katilyn S. Krajanowski and Salutatorian Gabriella K. Cottiero.
The top 10 graduates will be honored at the annual Cumberland High School Distinguished Scholars Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 29 at 9:15 a.m. in the front foyer of the high Shhool.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Head coach Tom Bourgeois had told his lone starting senior, Sidra Ethier, that if she had to miss North Smithfield Highâs home clash against Woonsocket on Monday, he more than understood.
After all, Ethier â ranked second in her class â was to accept a National Honor Society award later that afternoon, and he knew she had to properly prepare for the fete.
âShe wanted to be here,â Bourgeois stated. âShe told me, âNo, Coach. Iâm playing! Itâs our Senior Day, and Iâm going to be a part of it.ââ
Reina M. Forget
WOONSOCKET- Reina M. (Lacroix) Forget, 93 of 4 St. Joseph St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Donat Forget.
Mrs. Forget was born in Canada, before moving to Woonsocket where she lived for most of her life. She was a homemaker and the mother of Dennis Forget of Woonsocket and the late Gil and Donald Forget.
Leo l. Delaurier
WOONSOCKET- Leo L. Delaurier, 84, of Elm St., died Friday May 18, 2012 in the St. Antoine Residence, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Dorothy ( Doura) Delaurier.
Born in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, son of the late Jonas and Catherine (Monahan).
Mr. Delaurier worked as a Foreman for Drapers for 20 years and also as a Maintenance man at Providence College for 15 years prior to retiring.
Gertrude B. Kane
WOONSOCKET- Gertrude B. (Benjamin) Kane, 92, of Woonsocket, died May 16, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. Her husband of 34 years, Walter J. Kane, died in 1983.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elyse and Gladys (Fitzgerald) Benjamin.
Rita M. Delasanta
WOONSOCKET- Rita M. (Donati) Delasanta, 101, of St. Cecile Ave. died, Thursday May 17, 2012 in the Trinity Health Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Duelio Delasanta.
Born in Pesaro Italy, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Catherina (Mengarelli) Donati. Rita came to the United States at the age of two, and resided in Woonsocket since that time.
She worked as a Baker for Leo's Bakery for 17 years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Italian Workingmen's Club, St. Joseph Senior Citizens, and the Marchigiano Club.