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Attention, all military veterans!

January 31, 2011

The CALL has begun publishing photos each Monday on its new Military Page of Blackstone Valley veterans, past and present.
Please submit photos by email (veterans@woonsocketcall.com) or in person at The CALL's office on Main Street. A special Veterans basket is located on the front desk. Photos submitted in person should include a stamped envelope with return address so that we may return your photo.
Please include the following information with your photo:
Name:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
Years of service:
Location of tours:

Irene Joseph

January 31, 2011

Irene Joseph

PROVIDENCE- Irene M. (Roy) Joseph, 91, formerly of Transit St. died, Monday, January 24, 2011, in the Home and Hospice Care of R.I. She was the wife of the late Arthur Joseph.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Jane ( Berard) Roy.
Irene worked as a Molder for the former Tupperware Company for 10 years.
She was a former member of the Royal Travelers.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda G. Joseph, of West Warwick, R.I.
She also was the sister of the late Juliette McCreadie.

Robert N. Frechette

January 31, 2011

Robert N. Frechette

PROVIDENCE- Robert N. Frechette, 66, of Charles Street died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Albert and Annette (Henault) Frechette, he had lived in Woonsocket for most of his life before moving to Providence 5 years ago.
Mr. Frechette was a truck driver for various companies including Woonsocket. Supply.
He was a Vietnam War Navy veteran. He was a member of Rhody Castmasters and was a volunteer at the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Carnival in Woonsocket.

William Messere

January 31, 2011

William Messere

NORTH SMITHFIELD- William Messere, 84, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., No. Smithfield, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Wright) Messere. They were married in 1958.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William and Eva Marie (Mathurin) Messere.

Raymond D. George

January 31, 2011

Raymond D. George

BURRILLVILLE- Raymond D. George, 94, of Harrisville, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Raymond was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Guthrie) George.
Born in Mohegan, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Agnes (Savoie) George.

Madeleine Bastien

January 31, 2011

Madeleine Bastien

WOONSOCKET- Madeleine Bastien 73, of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Thursday in Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Leo and Delphine (Charland) Bruneault. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bastien is survived by two sons Roland Bastien and Stanley Bastien and his wife Lisa all of Woonsocket and two grandchildren. She was also the mother- in-law of the late Natalie Bastien.
Funeral arrangements are private. Please visit
www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.

Susan Jarosz

January 31, 2011

Susan Jarosz

JOHNSTON- Susan Jarosz 57, of Morgan Ave. died Thursday at Milford Hospital.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of Margaret(Charland) St. Jean of Woonsocket and the late Norman Blanchette.
Susan worked for Family Resources Community Action in Woonsocket for twenty-five years as the Director of Homeless and Supervisor of the Family Shelter.

January 30th

Not every athlete goes out on their own terms

January 30, 2011

I’m not a fan of his music, but Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” has been embedded in my mind ever since Rocco Baldelli announced his retirement last week. The ballad has long been viewed as John articulating his feelings for the song’s subject, Marilyn Monroe, through the power of song. Still, there’s one portion of the chorus that I feel best sums up Baldelli’s career – as well as other athletes who call it a career sooner than expected:

Your candle burned out long before —
Your legend ever did.
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Officials gather to tour Earned Income tax Credit

January 30, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Tax season is here and Community Action Rhode Island wants working families to know they can receive help with the preparation of their tax returns and applications for federal income tax credits.
In fact, low income families may be eligible for tax credit refunds averaging $2,100 per filer and as much as $5,666 per filer under the federal Earned Income Tax Credit guidelines.

January 29th

North Smithfield to hold meetings on senior and financial issues

January 30, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton will hold two Town Hall-style meetings with seniors this week at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main St.
The first will be held Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m; the second is on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Hamilton said this is an opportunity for residents to discuss issues that are affecting them as well as for her to provide information regarding current issues.
For more information, call 767-2200 ext. 301.

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