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Annette C. Masse

December 29, 2014

Annette C. Masse

WOONSOCKET - Annette C. (Mailloux) Masse 96, died December 18, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Walter Masse. Born in Woonsocket, Annette was a daughter of the late Eugene and Exilia (Dubois) Mailloux. Mrs. Masse was a self-employed piano teacher for most of her life. She was a member of the Beethoven Club.
She is survived by a sister, Gertrude J. Jarvis of Woonsocket; a nephew, Paul Jarvis of Dallas TX; and a niece, Patricia Jarvis of Woonsocket. She was also the sister of the late Eugene Mailloux Jr. and Muriel Frappier.

Kenneth W. Putnam Sr.

December 29, 2014

Kenneth W. Putnam Sr.

BURRILLVILLE - Kenneth W. Putnam Sr., 98, died Saturday Dec. 27, 2014 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. He was the Husband of the late Thelma I. (Carter) Putnam, whom he married July 11, 1940. Born in Pascoag, he was the son of the late Russell and Mary Jane (Deacon) Putnam.
Kenneth and his wife Thelma owned and operated the former Pascoag Super Market for 23 years and a charter fishing boat called the Gail Frances for 36 years. He was a member of the RI Charter Boat Association, and held the oldest pilots license in the association.

Two arrested in double stabbing at Veterans Memorial housing development

December 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Two people are facing charges in connection with a brawl on a basketball court in the Veterans Memorial housing project that sent a father and his son to the hospital with stab wounds on Friday.

Robert “Indio” Carrasquillo, 32, and Yaidelis Vega, 27, were to be arraigned in Sixth District Court today on charges of committing felony assaults in which two different knives were used.

Ronald C. Hebert

December 29, 2014

Ronald C. Hebert

NARRAGANSETT - HEBERT, RONALD C., 78, passed away December 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife Theresa, daughter Rita (Hebert) Nowak, and son-in-law Bogdan (Bob) Nowak. Loving grandfather of the five Nowak children Michael, Stephanie, Nicole, Kristen, and Stephen.

Raymond J. Durand

December 29, 2014

Raymond J. Durand

WOONSOCKET - Raymond J. Durand, 86, of Read Ave. died Wednesday December 24, 2014 at home. He is the beloved husband of Doris A. (Beaudoin) Durand.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Domina and Ida (Provost) Durand.
Mr. Durand worked for D&T Incorporated in production for 45 years, prior to retiring.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.
He was a member the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 06342, St. Joseph Seniors, and St. Agatha's Seniors.
Raymond enjoyed traveling .

George H. Stevens, Jr.

December 29, 2014

George H. Stevens, Jr.

BRISTOL - George H. Stevens, Jr., 89, died Wednesday evening at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the former husband of Yvette L. (Bell) Stevens.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late George H. Stevens Sr. and Catherine M. (Jackman) Stevens. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life also having lived in North Smithfield for several years. He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and Providence College.
During WWII Mr. Stevens served in the U. S Navy.

Andrew Bicki

December 29, 2014

Andrew Bicki

WOONSOCKET - Andrew Bicki, 90, of Woonsocket passed away on December 25, 2014 at his residence. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Olympia (Giambazi) Bicki.
Andrew was a 1942 graduate of Woonsocket High School, a life long Woonsocket resident and worked in the textile industry there. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was an avid Red Sox fan and loved horse racing and ballroom dancing.

John J. Gniadek

December 29, 2014

John J. Gniadek

UXBRIDGE - John J. "Yash" Gniadek, 81, of Uxbridge passed away Thursday Dec. 25, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Lucille R. (LeClaire) Gniadek who died in December 2011.

Pauline C. Gagne

December 29, 2014

Pauline C. Gagne

BELLINGHAM - Pauline C. (Menoche) Gagne, 78, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond R. Gagne. Born in Central Falls, RI on March 29, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Adrien and Cecile (LeClerc) Menoche.

December 28th

Woonsocket, NS ready to take permit process online

December 28, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Pawtucket are among 10 communities selected to pilot a new statewide e-permitting initiative designed to streamline state and local regulatory approvals with a customer-friendly, online permitting portal accessible through municipal web sites.

The initiative, announced Wednesday by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, also includes Cranston, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.

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