October 5th, 2011
Claire M. Plamondon
WOONSOCKET- Claire M. (Rajotte) Plamondon, 79, of Woonsocket, passed away from her earthly life, to her eternal life with God, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 8 P.M. at Rhode Island Hospital, of respiratory failure, after a thirty-one year battle with cancer. Her husband and children were by her side
Born in Central Falls, RI she was the daughter of the late Emile and Yvonne (Busiere) Rajotte.
WOONSOCKET- Engram, George, 82 of Park Avenue, Woonsocket, died October 3, 2011 in Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton MA. He was the son of the late Manuel and the late Martha (Miller) Engram.
He was employed as a short-order cook for many years. He was a resident of Woonsocket for 5 years. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church.
Linda D. Selima
WOONSOCKET- Linda D. (Courtney) Selima, 56, of Darwin St., passed away on Monday with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Charles Selima and the loving daughter of Bernice (Forsythe) Courtney of Bellingham, MA. and the late James Courtney.
Besides her husband and mother she leaves 4 sons, Benjamin, Jason, Aaron and Daniel Selima all of Woonsocket, 2 daughters Rachel and Sarah Selima both of Woonsocket, also 3 sisters Sandra Courtney of Hopedale, MA., Theresa Sousa of Hudson, MA., and Mary Courtney of Bellingham, MA.
NO. SMITHFIELD Christopher J. Johnson, 42, of Circle Dr., died Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Edwin, Jr. and Lucille (Godfrin) Johnson of No. Smithfield.
Mr. Johnson was a Computer Consultant, with his father, for Edco, No. Smithfield and also worked for Key Consultants. He was an avid boater and NASCAR fan. Mr. Johnson was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Walter E. Greenlund
WOONSOCKET- Walter E. Greenlund, 63, of Delray Beach, FL died Monday, October 3, 2011 while visiting in Rhode Island.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Walter W. and Doris M. (Cournoyer) Greenlund.
Mr. Greenlund worked for General Motors in Framingham and Interstate Towing in Woonsocket, retiring in 2004. He served as a Sargeant in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Wally liked watching baseball and going fishing but especially enjoyed spending time with his family and was considered the number one fan at his grandchildren's sporting events.
GLOCESTER- Sederback, George H., 75, of Chepachet died Friday, September 30 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late, Oscar and Anna (Heggfors) Sederback.
He had graduated from the University of RI and worked at Taft Pierce Manufacturing in Woonsocket and Supfina Machine Company as a Senior Machinery Engineer before retiring in 2007.
George was also a master carpenter, woodworker and a talented musician. He was a member of Friendship Lodge #7 in Chepachet. He was an Army Veteran.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Sofia (Kyryliw) Sofia (Stasesin) Sokolski Kyryliw, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside just before her 90th birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late John Kyryliw.
Born in Magic Mala, Croatia, Sofia came to the United States in 1961 and settled in Woonsocket, RI. She worked at the Finkelstein Mill for over 20 years as a seamstress and inspector. For the last 24 years she lived in No. Smithfield. RI. Sofia was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality.
Woonsocket Mayor Leo T. Fontaine presents the honorary Key to the City to Thomas Ward, 2011Autumnfest Grand Marshal, and publisher of the Valley Breeze, during a ceremony in his honor at the Bank of America lobby in Woonsocket Tuesday evening.
CUMBERLAND â€” Longtime coaches John Menna of Lincoln and Joe Bennett of Smithfield have had their share of success over the years in their respective programs and enjoy winning just as much as anyone else.
But neither coach was concerned about beating unbeaten Cumberland on Tuesday in a Northern Division dual-meet finale at the Monastery. The primary concern for Menna and Bennett was on the competition between their two teams.
WOONSOCKET -- On Oct. 2, representatives from Saint James Episcopal Church, at 26 Hamlet Ave., reported a brass cross stolen from the altar inside the church. The cross was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 1. If anyone has information, you can call our anonymous tip-line at (401) 769-4444 or contact Det. Sgt. William Coupe at (401)767-8836. The cross is described as being 31" high with a 9"x 7.5" base.
See COMPLETE STORY in Wednesday's edition of The Call.