June 16th, 2011
Albert Joseph Petrin Jr.
DOWNINGTOWN, PA- Petrin, Albert Joseph, Jr. (Junior), 77, of Downingtown, PA passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, September 3, 1933, Al is survived by his wife, Donna; brother Paul (Judi); He was preceded by his sister, Suzanne; father, Albert; mother, Denise; children, Peter and Marianne; and great-granddaughter, Maggie.
His retirement years were filled with happiness busing "his kids" to and from school.
BURLINGTON, VT- Laure-Abel (Moreau) McNamee, 92, of Shelburne, VT, died Monday, February 7, 2011, at The Arbors in Shelburne
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 11AM in St. Charles Church, 190 No. Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.
BURRILLVILLE-Raymond L. Leoncavallo, 18, died June 13, 2011 at home in Pascoag. Born in Providence, he was the son of Raymond J. and Cynthia A. (Buturlia) Leoncavallo.
Ray was a student at Burrillville High School, Harrisville, RI.
Besides his father and mother he is survived by his aunt and uncle, Louis and Barbara Roach who were also his Godparents, his aunt, Lynda Anderson, his aunt and uncle, Paula and Bob Rossi and several cousins.
Gerard A. Hemond
WOONSOCKET- Gerard A. Hemond, 93 of Lefrancois Blvd. passed away at home on Sunday June 12, with his family by his side.
He is the wife of Rena T. (Andreoni) Hemond. Mr. & Mrs. Hemond were married for 67 years.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Phydime and Selfride (Fontaine) Hemond.
Mr. Hemond was the owner and operator of Hemond Inc. for forty years.
Mr. Hemond was Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in WW11 and obtained the rank of Sargent.
This may sound like an altruistic plea, but baseball and wooden bats belong together. Those governing American Legion baseball in this state are inclined to agree, as board members have decided to eliminate the usage of aluminum in favor of a wooden-bat league.
This landmark change takes effect for the 2011 summer session, which is currently under way. Gone is the ringing â€śping!â€ť sound that ensues whenever an aluminum bat strikes a baseball. Expect to hear a â€ścrack!â€ť at your local Legion ball field, a natural emanation that figures to add great theater to this season.
Dave Adamonis Jr. knows his younger brother Bradâ€™s golf game as well as anyone.
Growing up in Cumberland, the two siblings, a mere four years apart in age, spent endless hours on the links during their childhood years and beyond. Although more than 1,000 miles separate them now, they still keep in close contact, talking about golf and their personal lives.
â€śEven though Brad lives in Florida,â€ť Dave said, â€śwe still talk to each other every day.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” The city was proclaimed a safer place to live yesterday as state, local and federal law enforcement authorities announced the results of a two-year probe of gun violence and drugs prompted, in part, by the 2008 shooting death of teenager Brandon Smith.
Operating undercover, members of an interagency task force purchased 37 firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle and four weapons stolen in home burglaries during the course of the investigation. They also arrested 18 people, most on federal charges, and seized a smorgasbord of narcotics, from crack cocaine to LSD.
WOONSOCKET- Jeannine Mercure 67, of Second Ave died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, at Hebert Nursing Home. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Maurice and Juliette (Labonte) Mercure.
Jeannine worked as an assembler before becoming disabled. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Choir. Jeannine had a very giving heart sharing what little she had by becoming a foster parent to three overseas children.
Marie A. Heroux
FT. MYERS, FL. - Marie A. (LaCroix) Heroux, 73, of Ft. Myers, FL, previously of Woonsocket, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Hope Hospice, Cape Carol, FL. She was the widow of the late Russell Heroux Sr. They were married for 49 years.
Marie was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Lucien and Rita Bouchard LaCroix.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Olga (Bellas) Bicki, 87, loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Christy V. Bicki.