October 2nd, 2014
Robert A. Duval
MILLVILLE, MA - Robert A. "Bob" Duval, 58, of Millville passed away Wed. October 1, 2014 at home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Ellen (Briggs) Duval.
Mr. Duval owned and operated R. A. Duval Welding and Fabrication for many years.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1-5 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 North Main St., Uxbridge, MA.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul's Church, 48 St. Paul St., Blackstone, MA.
Richard L. Descoteaux
WOONSOCKET - Richard L. Descoteaux, 69, of Woonsocket, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the son of the late Royal Descoteaux and Cecile (Myette) Belcourt, and the loving father of Stefanie A. Anderson and Melissa L. Descoteaux both of Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In apparent conflict with the anti-nepotism provisions of the state ethics code, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt created a seasonal jobs program earlier this year, opening new positions for highway laborers that were filled by her teenage son and his teammates on a summer baseball league.
WOONSOCKET — As soon as the final point fell to the floor, spelling Mount St. Charles’ 3-1 Division I crossover loss to Coventry High on Wednesday night, head coach Josh D’Abate led his kids to the other side of the gymnasium, beyond the canvas divider, for a team meeting.
Naturally, it’s unknown what was said, as it should be, but if D’Abate’s demeanor upon return was any indication, it couldn’t have been that bad.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The search for a school superintendent is apparently back to square one after Cumberland Assistant School Superintendent Robert Mitchell turned down the job.
â€śYes, I did withdraw,â€ť Mitchell told The Call via e-mail Wednesday. â€śI was honored to be offered the position. I decided to stay in Cumberland to continue the good work happening here.â€ť
WOONSOCKET - Lillian Durand 96, formerly of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Adrien E. Durand. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Amanda (Berard) Gagne. Lillian worked as a seamstress at St. Antoine Residence for several years. She was a pianist and a member of the Beethoven Club. She graduated from Le College St. Maurice in Ste. Hyacinthe, PQ Canada.
John J. McNamara
MILLVILLE - John J. McNamara, 91, of Millville, passed away Wed. October 1, 2014 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Evelyn I. (Collins) McNamara, with whom he would have celebrated 67 years of marriage on November 29th.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1923, son of the late Edward and Winifred (Duffy) McNamara, and lived in Millville all his life. He was a 1941 graduate of the former St. Mary's High School in Milford.
Virginia M. Tyks
BLACKSTONE - Virginia M. Tyks, 80, of Blackstone, MA.. passed away on Monday at Landmark Medical Ctr. Born, March 5, 1934, in Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Louis & Marie (Cormier) Tyks. She resided in Blackstone all her life. Virginia was employed as a Policy Writer for the Amica Insurance Co. for 21 years, retiring in 1975. A gifted musician she was the former organist for St. Theresa's Church and St. Paul's Church in Blackstone. Also, she was a pianist at the Wrentham State School. She belonged to the Woonsocket Musicians Local Union 262.
Madeleine C. Crotty
WOONSOCKET - Madeleine C. (Cournoyer) Crotty 89, died Sunday in Oakland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Jeremiah Crotty Jr. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Blanche (Boisvert) Cournoyer.
Robert J. Bacon
CRANSTON - Robert J. â€śBobâ€ť Bacon, 75, of Cranston, died Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Anna Marie (Bellotti) Bacon, whom he married October 25, 1980. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Dorien and Alice (Belliveau) Bacon.