February 21st, 2011
Alice F. Guy
WRENTHAM- Alice F. (Martel) Guy age 93 years died in the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 16, 1918; she was the daughter of the late Ephrem and Marie Anne (Perron) Martel. She has been a resident of Walpole, Massachusetts since 1981 moving from North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
She was a homemaker for all of her adult life, raising and caring for her family.
Mrs. Guy volunteered her time and talent to the Lioness Project of Rhode Island, making baby blankets.
Paulette Y. Lussier
BELLINGHAM- Paulette Y. (Grenier) Lussier, 67, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side, on Thursday, February 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Donald E. Lussier.
Emile A. Bedard
MANVILLE- Emile A. Bedard, 74, of Old River Rd., died Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Barbara (Cook) Bedard whom he married September 6, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodore and Clara (Comeau) Bedard.
Paul E. Plante Sr.
MANVILLE- Paul E. Plante Sr. 88, of Chestnut St. died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Grace (Laliberte) Mochnacki Plante and the late Marie J. (Lanoue) Plante.
Born January 6, 1923 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Emile and Rose Helene (Forcier) Plante.
Donald H. L'Heureux
LT. COL. (retired) Donald H. L'Heureux, 82, of Bedford, died suddenly on February 19, 2011.
COL. L'Heureux was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 30, 1929, and was the son of the late William J. and Margaret (O'Brien) L'Heureux.
He was raised in Woonsocket and was a graduate of Woonsocket High School.
He earned his BS in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island and later completed his master's degree at the University of Chicago and his MBA at Western New England College.
Jean Paul Guilbault
WOONSOCKET- Jean Paul Guilbault, 97, formerly of Willow St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday at Mt. St. Francis Home.
Born in St. Thomas Juliette, P.Q., Canada, he was a son of the late Raoul and Alma (Chartier) Guilbault. He was raised and educated in Canada and came in Woonsocket in 1944.
He was a 1939 graduate of the Institut Nazareth in Montreal where he completed his formal musical education. He was a well-known organist in Canada prior to moving to Woonsocket.
Andre D. Bourget
WOONSOCKET- Andre (Andy) D. Bourget, 56, of Harrison Ave., died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was the husband of Denise O. (Menard) Bourget whom he married July 3, 1976.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Armand and Cecile (Beaudry) Bourget.
He worked as a Foreman for Consolidated Container Co., Franklin, MA. Previously, he worked twenty-five years for Miller Electric and had served in the Navy.
King Jace XVII, far right, the Mysterious Monarch of the Woonsocket Mardi Gras, re-enacts the crowning of Mardi Gras Queen Amanda Corriveault of Blackstone as her princesses, Michelle Tessier of Woonsocket, left, and Kali Darling of Woonsocket, center, look on during the Queenâ€™s Coronation at The Cakery on Main Street in Woonsocket Sunday. This yearâ€™s coronation ceremony was dedicated to 2001 Mardi Gras Queen Donna Gallant, who passed away last summer. Her family was in attendance and was presented with a bouquet of flowers. At right is the queen and her court.
The majority of high school coaches are also full-time teachers. For these dedicated souls, the world of academia does not cease once the final bell rings. True, they may trade their lesson plans in for whistles and clipboards, maneuvering from one stressful environment to the next. In reality coaches are confronted with the same pressing matter that monopolizes their time and energy during the daytime.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was a time for looking to the future and also one to remember the past as the police department honored two of its members with promotions Friday night.
Sgt. Edward J. Doura Jr. was sworn into the rank of lieutenant by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, and Patrolman Michael Villard, in turn, assumed Douraâ€™s former rank as sergeant.
Following his introduction to gathered family members, fellow officers and friends by Capt. Edward Lee, Mayor Fontaine thanked those in attendance for helping to recognize the department members at a milestone in their lives.