March 3rd, 2014
Alfred J. Menard, III
SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA- Alfred J. ("Fred"/"AJ") Menard, III, 80, passed away at home on Friday, February 28, 2014.
Born in Manville, he was the son of the late Rhode Island House Speaker, Alfred U. Menard, II and Flora (Lessard) Menard. He was the husband of Roxanne L. (Masson) Menard, RN, formerly of Shawinigan Falls, SUD, P.Q. Canada, and was a resident of South Yarmouth, MA.
WOONSOCKET- Clair E. Roy, 98, formerly of Winthrop St., died Friday February 28, 2014, in the Ballou Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Elphege Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordilia (Corrigan) Michaud.
Claire worked in the laundry department for the former Woonsocket Hospital for several years prior to her getting married; at that time she enjoyed staying at home with her husband. Claire enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Robert J. Audet, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. Audet, Sr., 45, of Johnston, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Tracey (DelGuidice) Audet. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of Judith C. (Roderiques) Audet and the late Raymond J. Audet, Sr.
Robert worked as a Fleet Manager for AAA Southern New England.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Fernando "Fred" Bernardi, 92, resident of North Smithfield RI, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence after a long illness.
He was predeceased by his wife, Carmelia (Finelli) Bernardi, with whom he was married for over 67 years.
He was born in Providence RI, the son of the late Alfeo & Gugliema (Simonini) Bernardi.
Hubert C. Belisle
WOONSOCKET- Hubert "Billy Boy" C. Belisle, 90, passed away February 27, 2014 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Belisle was pre-deceased by his wife Muriel (Bibeault) Belisle. They were happily married for fifty eight years.
Born in Woonsocket, November 6, 1923, he was a son of the late Albert and Ozilda (Boulet) Belisle.
Randy J. Jacques
MILLVILLE- Randy J. Jacques, 52, of Millville, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. He was the husband of Brenda A. (Christiansen) Jacques, whom he married June 12, 1999.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Rene J. Jacques of Woonsocket and the late Anna Maria (Bosl) Jacques.
Laura E. Beaudet
WOONSOCKET- Laura E. Beaudet, 88, of Jenckes St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Maurice A. Beaudet with whom she has been married for 69 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Eva (Lajoie) Dufresne.
Mrs. Beaudet was an assembler for Reliance Plastics for thirty five years.
Sr. Lillian Guy, RJM
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sr. Lillian Guy, RJM, 100, in residence at St. Antoine, died Thursday morning.
Born in St. Valerien, P.Q. Canada she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Aurore (Guilbert) Guy.
She was raised in Woonsocket and was a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School.
BELLINGHAM -- Brian Bender, the owner of Dennyâ€™s Liquors, hasnâ€™t been so excited since Coors crossed the Mississippi.
After an absence of more than 20 years, Yuengling beer returns to package stores in the Bay State today, offering Rhode Island beer lovers yet another reason to spend their money on the other side of the state line.
â€śThis is big,â€ť says Bender, whose store is a few hundred yards over the Woonsocket line. â€śI havenâ€™t seen demand like this since Coors came East.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€” When Lincoln High senior Alex D'Aloisio awoke on Saturday morning, he didn't feel that well. He figured it was probably just nerves, as he was about to attempt to claim a second-straight title at the R.I. Interscholastic Wrestling Championships.
â€śOnce I got here (to the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house), I started to feel it in my gut; I was kind out of it,â€ť he confessed.