March 7th, 2014
Robert L. Carey
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. "Pee Wee" Carey, 74, of Woonsocket died peacefully Wednesday morning at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Yvonne R. (Boucher) Carey. They were married on August 10, 1964.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Nelson and Simone (Lamothe) Carey. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Carey was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was proud of his service to his country and lived his life according to the Marine Corps motto "Semper Fi".
Salvatore J. Butera
WOONSOCKET- Salvatore J. Butera, 89, of Rose Ave. ,died, Thursday March 6, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Rhea R. (Vachon) Butera. Sal and Rhea celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2013.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kendra) Butera.
Mr. Butera was a United States Navy veteran serving in WWII.
He worked as a Resident Engineer Aide in Construction for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, for 23 years, retiring in 1986.
David L. Poirier
SALEM, NH- David L. Poirier, age 52 of Salem, NH, died Friday, Feb. 28th in Al Udeid AB, Qatar, while serving in the US Air Force.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, grew up and was educated in Blackstone, MA, where he graduated from Blackstone-Millville Regional High School.
Dave served in the Air Force for 22 years and was a MSGT for the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire Air National Guard.
BURRILLVILLE -- Bad guys and evildoers beware: Thereâ€™s a new lawman in town and his name is Tyler Seddon.
Sharply dressed in a crisp blue police uniform with a shiny new badge and cap, Tyler, a Pascoag boy battling leukemia, fulfilled his birthday wish Thursday when more than a thousand of his heroes â€“ policemen, firemen, ambulance technicians and soldiers â€“ turned out for a birthday celebration Tyler and his family wonâ€™t soon forget.
And what a celebration it was.
For Mount St. Charles and Burrillville, only two victories separate them from a return trip to Brown Universityâ€™s Meehan Auditorium and a chance to claim championship glory.
For Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, and the St. Raphael/Providence Country Day/Wheeler co-op team, itâ€™s going to take twice as many wins for a cherished spot in the Division II finals.
For these six teams, the march to Brown begins tonight as the puck drops on the state playoffs in the form of best-of-three series around the state.
Alice R. Champoux
WOONSOCKET- Alice R. (Caron) Champoux, 96, formerly of Pond St. Parkview Apts., died Tuesday February 25, 2014 in the Oakland Grove Health Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Donat R. Champoux.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Louis and Clarinda (Lariviere) Caron.
Alice was a Homemaker.
George J. Rasmusson
WOONSOCKET- "Papa" George J. Rasmusson, 78, of 3rd Avenue, Woonsocket, died March 5, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Tewksbury, MA he later moved to Woonsocket, where he lived most his life.
He worked for twenty years as a truck driver for Walt's Trucking, Uxbridge, MA. George was a member of the Lafayett Club and Club Par-X where he loved playing pitch, cribbage and dots.
Charles A. Leclerc
WOONSOCKET- Charles A. Leclerc, 72, of Pine St., died March 5, 2014 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Yvette (St. Germain) Leclerc.
Born in Ware, MA, he was the son of the late Alpherie and Cecile (Lemay) Leclerc.
CUMBERLAND, RI- Leona Dorval, 87, wife of the late Emile Dorval, died peacefully March 1, 2014 at a Brewer, ME health care facility with her son by her side.
She was born February 13, 1927 in Woonsocket, RI a daughter of Pierre and Exanna (Galipeau) Rousseau.
She and her husband owned and operated Emile's Diner in Woonsocket for many years.
Jeannine L. Laferriere
BELLINGHAM- Jeannine L. (Bouvier) Laferriere, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Normand A. Laferriere.
Born in Bellingham on April 14, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Christiana (Gosselin) Bouvier.