April 6th, 2011
UXBRIDGE- Virginia (Accica) McMichael, 88, of Blackstone, MA died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge, MA. She was the wife of the late Harry X. McMichael who died in 2009.
She was born in Ashland, MA daughter of the late Galliano and Mercede (Muri) Accica.
LINCOLN â€“ At the core of Bill Leeâ€™s multi-faceted personality is a baseball pitcher who remains fascinated -- even at the age of 64 -- by the process of getting batters out.
Lee came here on Wednesday to serve as keynote speaker at the annual â€śWelcome Home, PawSoxâ€ť luncheon hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. He walked into Kirkbrae Country Clubâ€™s dining area a few minutes before noon, dressed like a cowboy, his still-athletic frame topped off by a wide-brimmed hat that identified the former Red Sox pitcher as a man of great presence.
WOONSOCKET- Vincent "Vin" T. Dwyer, 83, died April 5, 2011, at the Friendly Home in Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Florence Penny (Duval) Dwyer.
A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, Vincent was born on Feb. 20, 1928, to the late Vincent and Margaret (Kennedy) Dwyer, Sr. He served with the Occupational Forces in Japan during World War II.
Gerald R. Gaouette
STOUGHTON- Gerald R. Gaouette, 98, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton. He was the husband of 74 years of the late Emma R. (Shaffer) Gaouette.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was raised and educated in Woonsocket. He worked as a supervisor for Cumberland Worsted Woolen Mills for many years. He retired many years ago. He was a resident of California for several years before moving to Stoughton over 5 years ago. In his free time, he developed and created board games.
WOONSOCKET â€” The city has teamed up with a private startup company from Grafton, Mass., in an effort to increase recycling in the downtown business district.
Michael Debroisse, the city's solid waste superintendent, said the city has replaced a half-dozen traditional garbage cans between Market and Depot squares with specialized recycling bins provided by Go Green Solutions.
The bins, which cost the city nothing, are designed with three color-coded deposit slots â€” green for paper, blue for cans and bottles, black for non-recyclable waste.
WOONSOCKET â€” Tears streamed down the man's cheeks as he stood on the railing of the Hamlet Avenue Bridge, thinking about the end.
Patrolman Kevin Sanford saw the dog leash looped around the man's neck. The hasp was clipped on so that if he jumped the leash would cinch around the man's neck from his body weight. The other end of the leash was tied around the lower rung of the bridge railing.
Claudette L. Lambert
BELLINGHAM- Claudette L. Lambert, 72, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at home.
Born in Manchester, NH on March 11, 1939, she was the daughter of Flavien J. and Alberta D. (Dubois) Lambert.
She was the loving sister of David Lambert of Costa Mesa, CA, Gerald Lambert and his wife Roxanne of Texas, Dennis Lambert and his wife Linda of Foster, RI, Doris Cibor of North Smithfield, RI, Yolande Hesketh and her husband Frederick of Bloomfield, CT; and her cherished 11 nieces and nephews and 32 great nieces and nephews.
WOONSOCKET- Antonio Dias, 97, of Warwick St., died Sunday, April 3, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence, with his family by his bedside. He was the husband of the late Maria (Gaspar) Dias, with whom he emigrated from Portugal to the U.S. in 1961. He was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (do Carmo) Dias.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he and his family returned to Portugal when he was a young child.
Lillian E. Therien
WOONSOCKET- Lillian E. (Cournoyer) Therien 85, formerly of Woonsocket and Jensen Beach, FL, died Monday at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Armand F. Therien.
Mrs. Therien was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Giguere) Cournoyer.
She worked as a meat wrapper for Stop and Shop Supermarkets for many years. Lillian was an avid card player and enjoyed fishing with her husband.
Marc C. Lauzon
WOONSOCKET- Marc C. Lauzon, 63, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Westerly Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 43 years of Suzanne H. (Boucher) Lauzon.