July 15th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Sone and Chip Ratsamy have been watching the transformation since their son, Simon, was killed in a violent car crash a week ago.
Parked across the street from their quaint cottage on Park Avenue, his sleek, black Honda Civic has become a shrine, the hood now completely hidden by bouquets of roses, carnations and other flowers.
Friends, and total strangers, too, have been piling on the floral tributes since the aspiring paramedic, 21 years old, passed away.
Michael J. Saad Jr.
WOONSOCKET - Michael J. Saad JR., 23, died Saturday June 28, 2014.
Born in Woonsocket, He was the son of Maureen(Tobin) Dubois, of Bellingham, and the late Michael J. Saad Sr.
Michael worked as a stocker, for Hilltop.
Aldor J. Croteau
WOONSOCKET - Aldor J. Croteau 95, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away July 13, 2014 at the Woonsocket Health Center.
He was loving husband of 68 years to Henriette (Martinval) Croteau.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Arthur & Albertine (Touisgnant) Croteau.
Aldor worked for many years in area textile mills. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident. He was a WWII Army Veteran.
Lorette L. Ducharme
WOONSOCKET - Lorette L. Ducharme, 75, formerly of Privilege St., Woonsocket, RI, passed away July 12. 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Roland & Gertrude (Lapierre) Nault.
Lorette retired from the CVS/ Mark Stevens Co. in 2002 and previously worked many years for the former Tupperware Co. She was born and raised in Woonsocket, previously living in the Nasonville section of Burrillville. She enjoyed the beach, the casino and playing cards.
Georgette A. Harris
WOONSOCKET - Georgette A. Harris, 57, of Woonsocket died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of Samuel Joe Harris. They were married on September 16, 1997.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Leo Joseph Belliveau and Marguerite (St. Germain) Belliveau. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and also lived in Littleton, Maine for several years.
Georgette was employed at several area textile firms and worked at CVS in Woonsocket for the past 9 years.
Georgette was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved music.
Members of the Lincoln 9-10-Year-Old District IV All-Star team take a victory lap around Burrillville's Sherman Park after capturing the district title Monday night
PROVIDENCE â€“ Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is asking the state-appointed Budget Commission to override the City Councilâ€™s decision to build a new $50 million water treatment plant on a 20-acre site off Jillson Avenue, a move she opposes.
During a hastily-called meeting at the state Department of Administration Monday morning, Baldelli-Hunt invited a consulting engineer from Camp, Dresser McKee and the former public works director, Alan Brodd, to make the case to the commission that another site, partially located in North Smithfield, is preferable.
BURRILLVILLE â€” If you have a penchant for the dramatic, and you attended the Cumberland American-Lincoln All-Star Game on Monday night, your appetite was whetted.
In the end, Jayden Struble walloped a three-run home run to left field with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to deliver to CALL a 9-6 walk-off victory over Lincoln at Sherman Park. With the triumph, Cumberland American not only captured the Rhode Island District IV Major Division crown, but also sealed a berth in next weekendâ€™s state tournament in Bristol.
Gary G. Tessier
BURRILLVILLE - Gary G. Tessier 48, of Harrisville RI, passed away July 11, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was born in Webster MA, a son of the late Henri Sr. & Rosalie (Martel) Tessier.
Gary worked for the Cumberland Farms, and previously worked as tech support for the CVS Co. He was a life long Burrillville resident, and was President of the social club at Ashton Court.
Janet F. Dore
WOONSOCKET - Janet F. (Shanaman) Dore, 78, of Carnation St. passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Nursing Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Dore Jr.
Born in Myerstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Richard and Sara (Hawk) Shanaman. She resided in Woonsocket for the past 15 years and previously lived in Manville for 10 years. She had studied music at the New England Conservatory and loved playing the piano.