March 22nd, 2011
Rochelle T. Gaulin
WOONSOCKET- Rochelle T. (Tellier) Gaulin, 84, of Pond Street, died Sunday March 20, 2011,at the Holiday Retirement Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Roland A. Gaulin.
Born in Pawtucket, daughter of the late Emmanuel and Rhea E. ( Vandel) Tellier.
Mrs. Gaulin worked for Brisbane Mill and Woonsocket Spinning Co. for several years and as an Assistant Cook for the Woonsocket School Lunch Program.
She was active in St. Joseph Church and volunteered for St. Joseph Bingo for 45 years. Rochelle spent her retirement years enjoying her family.
Paul E. Blanchette
WOONSOCKET- Paul E. Blanchette, 71, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 18, 2011 with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 41 years of Claudette M. (Menard) Blanchette.
Born in Woonsocket on January 21, 1940, he was the son of the late Arthur and Florence (Leduc) Blanchette.
BELLINGHAM- Joseph E. "Ed" Thibodeau, 76, of Bellingham, passed away at home on Sunday, March 20, 2011. He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Mary J. "Joan" (Imough) Thibodeau.
Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada on April 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Arthur and Sarah (Hachey) Thibodeau.
On the same day Providence College parted company with Keno Davis, athletic director Bob Driscoll spelled out very succinctly the expectations he has for the Friar basketball program.
â€śIt encompasses three different things. One, I want our student-athletes to represent the college and athletic department with dignity and class, both on and off the court,â€ť was how Driscoll began. â€śI want my student-athletes to graduate from Providence College and I want to compete for a NCAA Tournament berth on an annual basis. Those are the standards by which I evaluate.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” In a move that is likely to trigger another round of litigation with union firefighters, the City Council last night unanimously approved Mayor Leo T. Fontaine's plan to impose a shift restructuring of the fire department that would all but wipe out its $1.2 million overtime budget.
Felice P. Manni
JOHNSTON- Felice P. (DiPietro) Manni, 74, of Johnston, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Frank Manni. They were married for fifty-one years. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Jeanette (Scola) DiPietro. Felice was a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone Company for five years. She was later employed as a baker for the former Almac's Supermarkets for ten years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
BURRILLVILLE- Encarnation, Muriel A., 87, passed away on March 17, 2011 at Bayberry Commons in Burrillville. She was the wife of the late Roland J. Encarnation.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Alphonsine (Mandeville) Fontaine. She was a member of AWSCC, AARP, NARFE, RSVP and Parkview Social Club.
Before retiring in 1988 she worked for Finklesteins in Woonsocket, the Department of the Navy, the Selective Service and the Social Security Administration.
Dorothy M. Salome
SMITHFIELD- Dorothy M. (Creighton) Salome, 78, of Hunters Knoll, died Sunday, March 20, 2011 in Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late George J. Salome, Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia (Carey) Creighton.
Mrs. Salome was a Bookkeeper for ten years for the former Herb Harris Law Office, Providence.
Doris L. Terranova
BURRILLVILLE- Doris L. (Vadeboncoeur) Terranova, 92, died Thursday March 17, 2011 in Good Shepherd Hospice Center, Auburndale, FL. She was the wife of the late James F. Terranova Sr.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Philias and Albina (Leclerc) Vadeboncoeur.
Doris lived in Mapleville and was a resident of Bayberry Commons before moving to Florida to be with her son.
Doris worked as a L.P.N. for Zambarano Hospital for 30 years retiring in 1970. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Help Church in Mapleville, and a member of AARP.
Maurice L. Harpin Sr.
MILLVILLE- Maurice L. Harpin Sr. 90, of Lincoln St. died Friday at Lydia Taft House. He was the husband of the late Dorothy D. (Cauthorn) Harpin.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Joseph and Fortunate (Langlois) Harpin.
Mr. Harpin founded Harpin Tire in the late 1940's. He was a facilities manager for Wrentham State School for over ten years and had previously worked for the Draper Corporation for twenty years. Mr Harpin was a member of the Millerville Men's Club and an avid gardener.