BLACKSTONE â€” Main Street in this village-like outpost on the state line usually has everything a busy mother of two needs, but lately it just hasn't been the same.
â€śYou can't do anything in Blackstone,â€ť said Tara Rogala as she pulled up to the drive-through at Dean Bank. â€śYou can't do laundry. You can't do groceries. I have to drive 20 minutes to Woonsocket to do anything. Not having power with two small kids isn't easy.â€ť
Clemence A. Bolduc
ALBION- Clemence A. Bolduc, 84, formerly of School St., Albion, died Wednesday surrounded by her family at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.
Born in Albion, she was a daughter of the late Francois and Zenaide (Descoteaux) Forest. She was a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mrs. Bolduc was employed at American Tourister in Albion and previously worked at Berkshire-Hathaway as well as several other area mills.
Clemence was a lifelong communicant of St. Ambrose Parish.
Kevin K. Coleman
LINCOLN- Kevin K. Coleman, 89, of Old River Rd., Lincoln, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Cortland Place, Smithfield. He was the husband of Mona J. (Kelly) Coleman whom he married June 15, 1946.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (McDonnell) Coleman.
Thomas C. Mee, Jr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD & WEEKAPAUG- Thomas C. Mee, Jr., 85, of North Smithfield and Weekapaug, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Thomas C. Mee, Sr. and Isabel (Donahoe) Mee.
Robinson, Patricia A.
CUMBERLAND- Robinson, Patricia A. (Heinsohn), 63 of Cumberland, was the loving and devoted wife of Architect and Engineer, John M. Robinson. Patricia passed away August 29th at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
She was a mentor and caring friend to many, including her husband, former classmates, students, home care aides, and nurses throughout her lifetime.
SOREL-TRACY, CANADA- Laurette Lemoine Ledoux passed away on August 10, 2011 at the age of 95.
Living in Woonsocket for 44 years, wife of Joseph Ledoux, she moved to Sorel-Tracy, Canada in 1993.
Mrs. Ledoux was the daughter of Mathilde Millette and Jean-E Lemoine de Yamaska.
Her local survivors are nieces Lucille Wegimont, Pauline Ryan, Madeleine Chaplin, Jeanne Speel, nephew David Ledoux and step-children Diane, Yvette, Celeste and Roger Boisclair.
Burial was at St-Joseph de Sorel.
Asking a high school football coach to â€śpreviewâ€ť his team during the final week of preseason practice is really premature. Itâ€™s at least a week too early for that. Besides, coaches only want to talk about known commodities. Sometimes it takes half of a season to figure out the identity of these embryonic football teams.
Coaches are always willing to talk about certain subjects: veteran players, team leaders, practice schedules, lack of depth on the roster â€¦ thereâ€™s a whole litany of subjects that coaches are dealing with as the summer begins to fade away.
Richard R. Couture
WOONSOCKET- Richard R. "Moose" Couture 49, of Vose St., died Tuesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the son of Doris I. (Laplante) Couture and the late Joseph A. Couture.
Marc R. Martin
WOONSOCKET- Marc R. Martin, 54, of Capwell Ave., died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, after a short illness. He was happily married for twenty years to the late JoAnn (Garner) Martin, who passed away in December 2009. A lifelong Woonsocket resident, he was the loving son of Roger M. and Lorraine B. (Fleurant) Martin of Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â€” She did it.
After publicly hinting of a possible return to electoral politics, former Mayor Susan D. Menard raised the stakes Tuesday, filing preliminary declaration papers to challenge her successor, incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
But the suspense isn't over. Menard may withdraw if she isn't showing satisfactory support among likely voters, she said.
â€śI'll be doing a poll,â€ť Menard said. â€śAfter that I'll decide on my next step.â€ť