March 10th, 2014
WOONSOCKET - Consuelo "Gil" Perez, 84, of Woonsocket, RI, passed on March 8, 2014 at Oakland Grove Nursing Center in Woonsocket, RI. Gil, the youngest of 6 children, was born on September 1, 1929 on a small farm in Cuba. He realized his childhood dream of coming to America in June of 1947 at age 16.
Lucille B. Smith
NORTH SMIITHFELD - Lucille B. (Arel) Smith, 92, formerly of Great Rd. died March 4, 2014 at The Friendly Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Lucien E. Smith. Born in Canada, on June 21, 1921, she was the last of twenty three children born to the late Willie and Marie Louise (Joyal) Arel. Lucille was a homemaker for most of her life, and she was a proud and loving mother and grandmother. She also worked for the French Worsted Co. and Tupperware. Lucille enjoyed gardening and did so until the age of 92.
Dorothy M. Stone
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Dorothy M. (Potvin) Stone, 88, of No. Smithfield, died Friday, March 7, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Wallace E. Stone, whom she married October 13, 1948. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon Henry and Mary (McBride) Potvin.
Louis R. Roy
WOONSOCKET - Louis R. "Ray" Roy, 80, of Woonsocket died Thursday at Woonsocket Health and Rehab Center.
Born in Uxbridge, MA he was the son of the late Octave Napoleon and Roseanna (Desjardins) Roy. He was raised in nearby Massachusetts and lived in Woonsocket for most of his adult life.
Mr. Roy was a veteran of the United States Army.
Alfred E. Lavallee
CUMBERALND - Alfred "Fred" E. Lavallee, 67, of Main St, died Friday, March 7 at home. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Eugene and Doris (Vermette) Lavallee.
He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a sheet metal mechanic for Electric Boat in Quonset for many years until retiring in 1985. He was a bus monitor for the Cumberland School Dept for the last several years. Fred was an avid golfer, and enjoyed cooking.
Susan G. Giampietro Lloyd
SUTTON - Sutton Susan G. (Fagnant) Giampietro Lloyd, 62, of Sutton, died Fri. March 7, 2014 at her daughters home in Whitinsville. She was the wife of Ralph Webster Lloyd III and the late Robert Giampietro who died in 2009.
Susan was a housekeeper for many families in the greater Northbridge area. She was a member of the Living Hope Ministries in Whitinsville.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Frances Siminski of North Smithfield died peacefully on March 6, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Siminski.
Born in Easthampton, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Michalina (Aczkiewicz) Olech, she lived most of her life in Forestdale.
Frances was employed by A.T. Cross for many years. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, traveling, and crafts.
James L. Egan
STURBRIDGE - James L. Egan, 82, of Sturbridge, formerly of Cumberland, RI, a 20 year Air Force Veteran, passed away on Friday, March 7th, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, after an illness.
CUMBERLAND â€” Michael Iafrate will admit that he didnâ€™t give childhood leukemia much thought until it touched his own family. Iafrate knew about the illness and its impact on children, but like many people, didnâ€™t have a connection that would show him what such an illness can do to a family.
That is not until his niece, Anna Getner, 9, of Wilton, Conn., became ill with ALL leukemia late last year, and his family became involved in trying to get her the option of a bone marrow transplant if that becomes necessary.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s okay if you call them Hummers â€“ everyone will. But the fact is, those squat, camouflage-patterned 4-by-4s you may have seen parked outside police headquarters the last couple of days are bona fide High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles, or HMMWVs â€“ equipment manufactured for the Army that inspired the mainstream consumer cousin.
The Woonsocket Police Department is now in possession of two of the military vehicles, worth about $60,000 each.
This is what the WPD paid: The Bubble. As in zero, zilch, nada.