October 1st, 2014
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.
WOONSOCKET - Joseph L. "Pete" Glaude, 83, of Second Ave. died Monday September 29, 2014, in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Doris (Gatien) Glaude.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Wilfred and Lena (Marchand) Glaude.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving, as a Forward Artillery Observer, during the Korean Conflict
Mr. Glaude worked as a tool maker for Bird Machine Shop, and also for Woonsocket Parks & Recreation for several years prior to retiring.
Beatrice C. Patenaude
WOONSOCKET - Beatrice C. Patenaude 68, of Progresso Ave. died September 28, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late David Patenaude. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Cecile (DeGrandpre) Cote. Beatrice worked as an inventory clerk at Walmart for a few years, she also had several various jobs throughout her life.
WOONSOCKET â€“ An engine of the local economy could get a turbo-boost if voters approve Question No. 5 on the November ballot.
The referendum would authorize the state to float $35 million in bonds, much of it to support nine of the stateâ€™s most significant arts and culture organizations, including some $2.1 million for the Stadium Theatre, the only potential beneficiary in the Blackstone Valley.
Dennis H. Fontaine
BROCKTON, MA - Dennis H. Fontaine 65, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, September 24, in Brockton Hospital. He was the father of Jessica Fontaine of Brockton. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late George and Alice (Sweck) Fontaine.
Dennis was the owner and operator of the former Hamlet Diner in Woonsocket, and worked for the Brothers of The Sacred Heart for many years before retiring in 1992.
He was a compassionate and loving father, and a very caring person to all who knew him.