April 12th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” The three dozen or so businessmen and women who filled the marble staircase of the Statehouse Rotunda Tuesday were quieter, better dressed and more well behaved than most of the demonstrators who regularly assemble there, and they seemed less than comfortable with the whole idea of speaking out and waving signs, but they were just as angry as many of the others who come to that spot to protest.
WOONSOCKET - Normand A. Gendreau, 69, of Mendon Rd., Woonsocket, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lucille N. (Bernier) Gendreau and the late Doris I. (Lavoie) Gendreau.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alvin A. and Nora B. (Dufresne) Gendreau. He was a resident of Providence for most of his life before moving to Woonsocket several years ago.
Rachel F. Beauregard
WOONSOCKET- Rachel F. Beauregard, 63, of Poplar St., died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of Cecile (Clouette) Gagnon and the late Raymond Gagnon.
Rachel was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo.
Besides her mother she is survived by two sons Michael Beauregard of Roxbury, MA and Mark Beauregard of Cumberland, a brother Richard Gagnon of Woonsocket and a sister Claudette Rousseau of Woonsocket. She is also the sister of the late Robert Gagnon.
Lillian E. Therien
WOONSOCKET- Lillian E. (Cournoyer) Therien, 85, formerly of Woonsocket and Jensen Beach, FL, died Monday April 4th at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Armand F. Therien.
Jeanne M. Belba
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne M. (Tardif) Belba, 86, formerly of Rock Ridge Rd., died Saturday at the Friendly Home.
Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Eugenie (Parenteau) Tardif.
Jeanne worked many years at the former Beverly Club and El Dorado Restaurant. She was a member of the St. Joseph Senior Citizens. Jeanne loved to sew and also enjoyed bingo, scrabble and cribbage.
Alfred E. Caron
NO. SMITHFIELD- Alfred E. Caron, 84, resident of No. Smithfield, died April 11, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Doris (Zacharie) Caron.
Born in Sturbridge, MA, a son of the late Alfred and Alice (Morin) Caron. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Alfred retired as a steamfitter from Arden Engineering after 30 years and also was a 50 year member of UA Local 51.
He was an avid outdoorsman.
PROVIDENCE â€” The new school funding formula passed by the General Assembly last year has been hailed by educators, public officials and parents as a vast improvement in the way Rhode Island pays for its public schools. But at least two local communities claim it is inadequate to the point of being unconstitutional because it shortchanges poorer school districts.
Harold E. Mathewson
WOONSOCKET- Harold E. Mathewson, 80, of Main St., died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Miriam Hospital, Providence after an illness. He was the widower of Florence T. (Grenier) Mathewson, who died in February, 1972.
Born April 24, 1930, he was a son of the late Earl and Blanche (Savignac Brouillette) Mathewson.
JAMESTOWN- Clifford, Catherine, (O'Donnell), Jamestown, formerly of North Smithfield, died April 7, 2011 at home in Jamestown, RI. She leaves her beloved husband Joseph of Jamestown, son John Clifford, Manhattan, NY, daughter Patricia Clifford, Franklin ,NH, daughter Kimberly McFall, Greenville SC, and two beautiful grandchildren Emma and Maureen. She also leaves her loving sister Joanne Ryan of Woonsocket, RI.
WOONSOCKET- Lucien Carmel, 86, formerly of Read Ave., Woonsocket, died Saturday at The Holiday in Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philibert and Marie Anna (Tessier) Carmel. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Carmel was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy. After his graduation from Mount he enlisted in the service in 1943.
During WWII Mr. Camel served in the Army in the European Theatre with the 687th Field Artillery Co. of the 548th Infantry Battalion.