January 23rd, 2012
BLACKSTONE- Robert L. Bourque, Sr., 67, of Blackstone, died Saturday, January 21 2012 at home. He was the husband of Carol A. (MacDonald) Bourque whom he married May 9, 1964. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henry and Irene (Lesperance) Bourque.
He worked twenty seven years for the Commonwealth of MA at State Hospitals, retiring as a Mason.
Chester E. Corey
PUTNAM, CT.- Chester E. Corey of Putnam, CT. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children when he went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2012.
Born December 26, 1944 to Noella (Lavarierre) Bennett and Arthur Corey.
He was raised by his mother and step-father, Herbert Bennett, Sr. He lived in Putnam all his life graduating from Putnam High in 1963. He started the Bargain Buyer with his first wife, Phyllis in 1970, a local publication in Rhode Island.
Andre J. Soucy
WOONSOCKET- Andre J. Soucy 59, of Logee St., died peacefully Saturday surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Colleen Soucy. He was born in Providence, a son of Lucille (Desaulniers) Soucy, and the late Rodrique Soucy.
Mr. Soucy was a machine operator for Wood Engineering and Rochambeau Mills before retiring in 2000 due to illness. He enjoyed cooking and gardening and was a 1971 graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy.
Donald F. Kerr
UPTON- Donald F. Kerr, 84, of Upton died Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 in the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Miriam L. (Colwell) Carpenter Kerr and the late Anne E. (Lockey) Kerr who died in 2002.
Mr. Kerr was the Owner and President of Kerr Steel Detailers, Inc. of Upton for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2002. Mr. Kerr established his company in 1972.
Lucille L. Lalumiere
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lucille L. Lalumiere, 87, of Lincoln, formerly of North Smithfield and Glendale, Rhode Island and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 20,2012, at the Albion Court of Lincoln Assisted Living.
She was born Wednesday, August 20, 1924, in Montreal, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Brisebois) Pepin.
Lucille loved spending time at home with her family, especially with her two adopted miniature schnauzers- Meaghan and Noah. She also enjoyed gardening and listening to music.
William Leo Thibodeau
TOPSFIELD- Mr. William Leo Thibodeau, 83, son of the late Leo and Margaret (Donnelly) Thibodeau of North Smithfield, Rhode Island. He was married to Patricia Greene, formerly of Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 57 years.
He was educated at St. Paul School in Blackstone, MA and La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island, Class of 1946. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island in 1957.
CAMDEN, SC- A private memorial service to celebrate the life of Linda Ann Grignon Boisvert, 68, of Camden, formerly of Blackstone, MA will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made in Linda's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Linda died Friday, January 20, 2012.
Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Dealfuss Grignon and Dorothy Darling Grignon.
Cooking was her passion and she loved to laugh and was always a child at heart. Linda loved the beach and playing cards with her family and friends.
WOONSOCKET â Gerald M. Brenner leans over the desk in his Diamond Hill Road law office and rummages through a pile of documents, his eyes squinting to find a single piece of paper in the clutter.
âAh, here it is,â he says.
The document he's holding up is a fact-sheet about Rotary International's PolioPlus, one of the most ambitious humanitarian programs ever undertaken by a private sector organization.
Joe Paterno, who died on Sunday at the age of 85, was the greatest coach Iâve ever been around. He was a really good human being too, a man who loved his wife, his kids, his 17 grandchildren, more than anything in the world, including his job as head football coach at Penn State.
The first time I ever met Joe, back in my reporting days at The Daily Collegian (Penn Stateâs student newspaper), he called me into his office after we had published an article he found somewhat damaging to the schoolâs reputation.
PROVIDENCE â The Baltimore Ravens arenât the only tough-as-nails outfit to invade Downtown Providence this weekend.
Saturday night saw a Marquette team that has built its reputation as a take-no-prisoners beast basically body slam Providence to the canvas. The punishment took its toll on the Friars, particularly in the second half when Ed Cooleyâs club could not perform the simple act of putting the ball into the hoop.