October 24th, 2014
Regina A. Silkie
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Regina A. Silkie, 88, of North Smithfield, RI formerly of North Attleboro, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late James E. Silkie.
Born May, 27, 1926 in Woodhaven, NY she was a daughter of the late Philip and Helen (McKenna) Lee.
Regina was employed at Roosevelt Ave. Elementary School in North Attleboro for over 20 years before her retirement at the age of 80.
She loved reading, knitting, gardening and especially spending time with children.
Beverly M. Levasseur
BURRILLVILLE - Beverly M. Levasseur, 76, of Pascoag, RI passed away October 16, 2014 at her residence in Pascoag.
She was the wife of Lawrence Levasseur.
She was born in Pawtucket, RI.
Beverly managed Echo Lake Campground in Pascoag, for 35 years, she was a resident of Pascoag, formerly she lived in Pawtucket. She enjoyed going to the Foxwoods casino.
BLACKSTONE â€“ Town officials from Blackstone where a squalid house containing the skeletal remains of three dead infants was demolished on Tuesday have been invited by a Winnipeg radio talk show Monday to offer guidance and advice to a Canadian city that is now grappling with a tragedy almost identical to the one that took place in Blackstone.
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans stand one win away from clinching the school’s first-ever first-place finish in boys’ soccer after a 5-2 win over Exeter-West Greenwich at a rain-soaked Barry Field on Thursday.
WOONSOCKET – Desperate for a victory if it wanted to earn a Division I post-season berth, Woonsocket High utilized two first-half tallies from senior Dacia MacNeill and freshman Tayla Darling to snatch a 2-0 upset triumph over Warwick Vets at Barry Field on rainy Thursday.
North Smithfield seemed ready to do its seniors proud on “Senior Night” Thursday after claiming a rather easy 25-18 verdict in the opening game against Lincoln, but the Lions roared back with three straight triumphs to post a thrilling 3-1 decision at the green-and-white-balloon-adorned Michael F. Lovett Memorial Gymnasium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Another member of the City Council has been named in a complaint sent to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission alleging conflict of interest. This time itâ€™s Councilman Daniel M. Gendron.
Jerome Smith of Woonsocket, a former state legislator and father of City Councilwoman Melissa Murray, said on Wednesday he filed the complaint against Gendron over his past votes as a council member to appoint local Attorney Lloyd R. Gariepy to his position as a Municipal Court judge.
WOONSOCKET - Rita Lemery, 74, of St. Antoine Residence and formerly of Park Avenue, died on Tuesday, October 21, in the Landmark Medical Center. Born in Bellingham, she was a daughter of the late Aldege and Alice (Riquier) Boiteau.
Rita was a homemaker, who had also worked in housekeeping in Landmark Medical Center for fifteen years.
Ruth A. Valois
MANVILLE - Ruth A. Valois, 81, of Bouvier Avenue died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Blandine (Valois) Valois.
Miss Valois was a bookkeeper at Comtorgage Corporation, North Smithfield and later at Halifax Floral, Pawtucket for 20 years before retiring.
Hedwidge C. Simon
BURRILLVILLE - Hedwidge "Widgie" C. (Larochelle) Simon, 84, of Camp Dixie Road, Pascoag, passed away with family by her side at her home on Wednesday morning. She was the wife of the late Louis E. Esposito and the late William E. Simon.
Born in North Uxbridge, MA, the daughter of the late Eugene and Bernadette (Brochu) Larochelle, she lived in Whitinsville and Uxbridge before moving to Pascoag in 1964.
Mrs. Simon attended St. Peter's School in Northbridge and Assumption Academy in Nicolet, Canada.