March 13th, 2014
Ann E. Paquette
WOONSOCKET- Ann E. Paquette, 77, of Woonsocket died Wednesday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Roger A. Paquette. They were married on October 12, 1957.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alderic and Eva (Fortier) Denomme. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Paquette was employed as a stitcher for several area sewing shops. She also worked at U.S. Rubber, Royal Robes and in the housekeeping department at Mt. St. Francis Health Center before retiring.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Brian Sewell, 36, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Hebert Health Nursing Home, Smithfield, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was the son of Raymond F. Sewell of Woonsocket and Rita E. (Charette) Sewell of No. Smithfield.
Robert H. Marceau
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Robert H. Marceau, 73, of Mendon Rd. and formerly of Woonsocket, died January 9, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield.
His memorial service will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10 AM in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Slatersville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.
Marcel E. Rondeau
WRENTHAM, MA- Marcel E. Rondeau, 94, of Wrentham, MA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 67 years of Bernice (Rej) Rondeau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 24, 1920, he was the son of the late Arsene and Mary (Boursier) Rondeau.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 27-year-old city man is facing charges of child neglect after two small children were discovered wandering around Monument Square Tuesday morning without any adult supervision.
Justin R. Pomerleau of 28 Church St. was supposed to be watching them, but he didnâ€™t even realize the children were missing from his apartment until police showed up at the door with their photographs about 2 p.m.
That was almost seven hours after they were scooped up by a local shopkeeper who called the police.
Estelle Y. Lachapelle
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Estelle Y. Lachapelle, 89, of Lincoln, RI, formerly of North Smithfield, passed away March 12, 2014, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Lincoln.
She was the wife of the late Albert Lachapelle.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Friderick & Martina Durand.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Tyler Seddon, the Pascoag boy who celebrated his seventh birthday last week with the help of thousands of police officers and firefighters, is recovering from yet another surgery that took place on Monday, his mother has confirmed.
It was Tylerâ€™s 47th surgery since being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia four years ago.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two members of the City Council, sworn in just three months ago, could be headed for a test of the cityâ€™s voter recall provision as result of their support of the School Departmentâ€™s full-day kindergarten proposal.
City Councilwoman Melissa Murray and Councilman Garrett Mancieri are the targets of the recall effort being mounted by a group of 10 city residents opposed to their position on the restoration of full-day kindergarten in local schools.
NEW YORK â€” At this point of the season, Kadeem Batts and the rest of his teammates are dealing with information overload when the discussion turns to the Friars and their NCAA Tournament prospects.
Like every other Providence College basketball follower, Batts is keeping abreast of the latest developments via watching games on TV, checking out bracket-bubble updates online and hearing all sorts of prognostications on where the Friars stand in their quest for the programâ€™s first NCAA berth since 2004.
BLACKSTONE- Hannah G. (Arnold) Fredette Austin, 82, passed away at Milford Regional Hospital on Wed. March 12.
She is survived by her dear friend Rebecca Bousquet, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Roland Victor Fredette in 1965; her second husband Fredrick M. Austin in 1972, and 2 brothers; Raymond C. Arnold, and Herman D. Arnold.
Born in Bellingham on October 30, 1931 she was the daughter of George and Leona (Thormann) Arnold and lived in the Bellingham/Blackstone area all her life.