November 12th, 2014
SMITHFIELD – If anyone doubted whether Tim O’Shea has got something going on at Bryant University, chances are they haven’t been paying attention the past two seasons.
WOONSOCKET – On Saturday, Nov. 22, David Belisle, from the Mount Saint Charles Academy Class of 1977 and coach of Mount’s boys’ varsity hockey team, will be honored in St. Louis, Missouri at the Peabody Opera House as a recipient of the Musial Award. He is one of nine people being honored with this award in addition to Joe Torre, former manager of the New York Yankees and Baseball Hall of Famer, who is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship.
Richard L. Desrochers
BRISTOL - Richard L. Desrochers, 66, of Metacom Ave. died Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the RI Veterans Hospital in Providence, after a long illness.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Paul O. and Reina (Brazeau) Desrochers.
Richard was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.
He worked, as an auto body repair man for Interstate Towing. He was a former member of the American Legion Fairmount Post 85.
Gerald G. Demers
BLACKSTONE - Gerald G. Demers, 57, of King St. died Tuesday November 11, 2014 at home after a long illness.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gerald M. and Ella (Johnson) Demers.
Gerry worked as a forklift operator for the Ardagh Group for 26 years. He was very dedicated to his job.
He was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed painting and playing the drums, and his trips to Foxwoods.
Gerard J. Thibodeau
ALFRED, ME - Gerard J. Thibodeau, 73, of Alfred, died November 11 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Biddeford on June 27, 1941, the son of Julien N. and Rose (Camire) Thibodeau. He attended Biddeford parochial schools and was a graduate of St. Louis High School.
Simonne T. Valati
WOONSOCKET - Simonne Theresa (Turcotte) Valati, age 95, passed away peacefully on November 6 at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Attilio Valati to whom she was married for 47 years, until his death in 1993. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Blackstone where they operated Henry's Auto Parts, Inc.
Born in Joliette, P.Q. Canada, August 29, 1919, Simonne was the daughter of the late Regina (Laporte) Turcotte Beaubien and Alfred Turcotte. Her family immigrated to Woonsocket when she was a young child.
WOONSOCKET – On the surface, Henry Coleman’s partnership with the Mount St. Charles boys’ basketball program is a marriage made in hoops heaven.
“I think we’ve got a special guy here,” said MSC athletic director Richard Lawrence about the athletic department’s newest hire, a person Lawrence says possesses “a tremendous passion for the sport.”
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two brothers went at each other with a knife and a large cookpot Saturday, making a bloody and bruised mess of themselves and at least one woman who got caught in the middle.
Saul Brito Nunez, 26, and Andres Brito Nunez, 22, both of Woonsocket, were charged with one count each of domestic assault with a deadly weapon and domestic disorderly conduct following an altercation at a Charles Street residence about 3:15 a.m., police said. Saul was also charged with an additional count of assault with a deadly weapon.
Eugene A. Arsenault
WOONSOCKET - Eugene A. Arsenault, 88, of Mendon Road, died November 3, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Florence "Flo" (Blondin) Arsenault. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Piere and Edwina (Sylvestre) Arsenault, Jr.
Eugene S. LaFrance
WOONSOCKET - Eugene "Butch" LaFrance, 68, of Tache St. died Saturday November 8, 2014 in the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center, with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Olivastro) LaFrance.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Eugene and Rita (Anderson) LaFrance.
Butch worked for the City of Woonsocket Highway Department for 15 years. He also was a self employed contractor.
He was well known for his many skills and his ability to do various types of work for everyone that called upon him. No job was impossible, he got it done.