January 13th, 2015
CHELSEA, MA - Bruna (Anterni) Bissonnette, age 91, of Englewood Ave., Chelsea, MA, formerly of Woonsocket, died on Friday, January 9, 2015.
She was the wife of the late Lucien Bissonnette.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Louis and Maddalena (Bee) Anterni.
Bruna worked as a mender in various textile mills in Woonsocket, prior to retiring.
She was very active in St. Anthony's Church and enjoyed knitting. Bruna knitted 700 hats for the military to put under their helmets to keep them warm while they were serving in the Middle East in 2008.
PROVIDENCE - A Superior Court judge has denied the state's motion to dismiss convicted murderer Raymond D. "Beaver" Tempest Jr.'s petition for post-conviction relief.
In a 7-page ruling issued Tuesday, Associate Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini said newly discovered DNA evidence and other issues Tempest claims prove he is innocent warrant a full hearing.
Rhonda L. Savoie
BELLINGHAM - Rhonda L. (Robidoux) Savoie, 61, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving husband by her side. She was the beloved wife for 34 years of Frederick Savoie, Jr. Born in Woonsocket, RI on September 3, 1953, she was the daughter of Leo Robidoux of North Smithfield, RI and the late June (Merchant) Robidoux.
She leaves her brothers, Allan Robidoux and his wife, Cathy of Burrillville, RI and Wayne Robidoux of North Smithfield, RI, and her three nephews and two grand nieces and a grand nephew.
WOONSOCKET - Georgette (Dufault) Lebon, 83, formerly of Clinton St. died Friday January 9, 2015 in the Friendly Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond Lebon.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Wilfred and Clara (Rousseau) Dufault.
Georgette and her husband moved to Blackstone in 1955 where she raised her four children and moved back to Woonsocket in 1986.
Georgette worked as a Housekeeper at St. Antoine Residence for four years prior to retiring. She was also a Homemaker.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ As police looked on, the Animal Control Facility was emptied of its canine population in anticipation of staff workersâ€™ being relieved of duty amid an investigation into the theft of donated dog food.
Joseph Warzycha, the stateâ€™s chief animal cruelty investigator, arrived to oversee the operation at the Cumberland Hill Road facility about 12:45 p.m. Monday. He said eight dogs would be transferred to at least three other shelters. There were no cats in the facility yesterday, officials said.
James F. Baron
CUMBERLAND - James F. "Jim" Baron, 57, of Bear Hill Road, died Monday, January 5th, at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of seventeen years of Denise Perreault.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Mary M. (Wilkie) Baron of Lincoln, and the late Robert Baron, he grew up in Lincoln and had lived in Cumberland for the past twenty years.
Raymond G. Renaud
CUMBERLAND - Raymond G. "Ray" Renaud, 82, of Cumberland and formerly of Woonsocket passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Rachel (Perron) Renaud. They were happily married for 59 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Rena (Plante) Renaud.
Denise I. Garrahan
PROVIDENCE - Denise I. Garrahan, 67, of Providence, RI passed away on January 6, 2015 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
She was the loving wife to John Garrahan.
She was born in Woonsocket RI, a daughter of the late William Sr., & Loretta (Glode) Langlois.
Denise was a resident of Providence, formerly of Burrillville.
Besides her husband she is survived by son Timothy E. Garrahan, siblings Victoria Boucher, Sandra Niles, William, Richard and David Langlois, and her cat Baby.
Muriel P. Caron
WOONSOCKET - Muriel P. (Biron) Caron 83, formerly of Bernon St. died peacefully with her daughters by her side on Friday, January 9th at Woonsocket Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis J. Caron with whom she celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary, June 6, 2013. Born in Woonsocket, July 28, 1931 she was a daughter of the late Marcel and Emma (Rivet) Biron.
Muriel worked in retail for most of her life at several area businesses including CVS. She enjoyed needlework and cake decorating. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.