November 19th, 2010
Emile J. "Spike"
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Emile J. Spike Fafard III, 61, resident of North Smithfield, passed away November 17, 2010, at his trophy home that he built.
Loving husband of 43 years to Rev. Diane J. (Bourcier) Fafard.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Edith (Minot) Fafard and the late Emile Fafard.
Spike's life was committed by his love for deer hunting for the past 42 years. He currently holds the record for the largest shed antlers found in RI. Emile worked as the maintenance supervisor and did major engineering work for over 20 years at Jannell Truck Bodies,
Bertha P. Boucher
CUMBERLAND- Bertha P. Boucher, 99, resident of Cumberland, passed away on Nov. 17, 2010 at the Ballou Home in Woonsocket surrounded by her loving family.
Loving wife of the late Ernest N. Boucher.
Born in North Smithfield a daughter of the late Antoine & MaryAnne (Girard) Picher.
Bertha was a registered nurse for Dr. Gauthier and the former Woonsocket Hospital retiring in 1976.
She is survived by her loving grandchildren, Christine Bonas of North Smithfield, Michael Boucher of Charleston SC., her two great grandsons, Michael & Matthew Bonas both of North Smithfield.
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberland High was officially eliminated from postseason play in Division II back on Oct. 29 when it lost to Central High at Conley Stadium.
Since that 19-6 defeat to the Knights, the Clippers have reeled off two straight victories â€“ a narrow 9-0 shutout of Coventry High and a 31-6 rout of Ponaganset High in a consolation game last Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€” The federal government lodged new charges yesterday against two men accused in the Sept. 20 shooting death and robbery of gas station manager David Main.
Jason Pleau and Jose Santiago, both 33, were charged in a U.S. District Court complaint with one count each of Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, death resulting, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha announced.
Charles J. Waterman
BURRILLVILLE - Charles J. Waterman, 86, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.
Born in Harrisville, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cournoyer) Waterman.
Charles worked at area mills and was employed at the Burrillville Department of Public Works as a highway worker for 32 years, retiring in 1987. He was an Army Veteran and P.O.W. of WWII and was also a member of VFW Keegan-Dinagen Post 1023. He was an avid card player and fisherman.
WELLESLEY, MA- Sr. Lucienne Paulhus, RJM (Mother St. Remi) on November 16, 2010 at Elizabeth Seton Residence, Wellesley, MA at the age of 92.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Timothee Paulhus and Exeline (Beauchemin) Paulhus.
Sr. Lucienne taught in Woonsocket, and was a devoted and efficient secretary at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro for many years. She also served her religious community as secretary and local treasurer.
George W. Martin
WOONSOCKET- George W. Martin passed away on November 17, 2010 at The Woonsocket Health Centre after a brief illness.
He was the son of Alfred and Emma (Riquier) Martin.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI on February 1, 1925. He was the widower of Jeannette (Archambault) Martin.
He is survived by six sons and two daughters Alfred who resides in Arizona, Donald of Blackstone, MA, and Albert, Armand, Ronald and George all of Woonsocket. Two daughters Annette (Martin) Limoges and Paulette both of Woonsocket.
He had twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET- Lucien Viens 86, of Progresso Ave. died Monday at RI Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marie (Champagne) Viens.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Louis and Emma (Thibeault) Viens. Mr. Viens was a machine cording operator for the Dennison Manufacturing Co. for seventeen years. He served in the US Air Force during WWII.
He is survived by a son Robert E. Viens of MA, and a granddaughter Katie -Marie. He was also the father of the late Lorraine Cullerton.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Careless smoking in bed is being blamed for an early-morning fire that injured two residents and two firefighters Wednesday.
The fire broke out around 4:15 a.m. in the right side apartment of a two-family duplex at 118 Grove St. in the Pascoag section of town.
The apartment was occupied by a 60-year-old woman and a 57-year-old-man who is handicapped and wheelchair bound.
Pascoaaqg Fire Chief John DeFusco said the woman told EMT's that she was was hooked up to an oxygen tank and had been smoking in bed when she fell asleep.
Blanche J. Berard
PHOENIX, AZ- Blanche J. (Forand) Berard, 92, recently of Huntsville, AR passed away on November 9, 2010 in Phoenix.
Blanche was born on March 16, 1918 in Manville, RI to Emile and Leonie (Rainey) Forand.