January 7th, 2013
William M. Armstrong Sr.
HYANNIS, MA - William (Bill) M. Armstrong Sr., 71, of Hyannis, passed away at home on Friday, January 4, 2013 from complications stemming from a brief battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen in 2006, and his son, Bill, Jr, also in 2006.
Lucien R. Hubert
BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Lucien R. Hubert, 85, of Boynton Beach FL passed away on January 6, 2013. Lucien was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on June 28, 1927, son of Louis P. & Aurore (nee Belhumeur) Hubert.
Flora T. Degnan
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Flora T. (Bastien) Degnan, 86, of North Smithfield, died December 27, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. She was the wife of the late John F. Brady and the late John F. Degnan. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Eudor and Noella (Picard) Bastien.
Mrs. Degnan was a secretary for Amperex Electronics in North Smithfield, retiring in 1987. She was also co owner of Park Square Diner and secretary at Lippitt Mill.
Gertrude F. Lambert
WOONSOCKET - Gertrude F. (McCullough) Lambert 76, of Diamond Hill Rd., died Friday, January 4, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph "Ray" Lambert.
Sylvia M. Kappelle
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Sylvia M. (Benjamin) Kappelle, 72, of No. Smithfield, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Armand E. Kappelle, Sr., whom she married July 11, 1959. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Edourard and Alice (Dubois) Benjamin.
Mrs. Kappelle was a cashier for the former Mark Stevens Outlet Store. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Luke C.S. Brunelle
BELLINGHAM, MA - Luke C.S. Brunelle, 23, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on July 5, 1989, he was the beloved son of Mark H. and Michelle A. (Beauregard) Brunelle, and the cherished brother of Nicole Y. and Mariah L. Brunelle, all of Bellingham, MA; and the grandson of Charles and Rochelle (Lambert) Beauregard of Smithfield, RI and Linda (Cameron) Brunelle of Woonsocket, RI. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Madeleine L. Martineau
Madeleine L. (Menard) Martineau, 67, of Victory Highway, died January 3, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Bruce W. Martineau whom she married July 10, 1965. Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of Rita (Plasse) Menard of Blackstone, MA, and the late Charles Menard.
She worked at the YWCA in Woonsocket and was a Homemaker. She loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her visits to the Glocester Senior Center and relaxing in the summer with family and friends around the pool.
Lucy A. Sheehan
WRENTHAM - Lucy A. (DeBaggis) Sheehan 94, of Wrentham, and a former Franklin & Woonsocket resident died peacefully, Friday January 4, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Wrentham, following an illness. She was the wife of the late William A. Sheehan who died in 1964.
Born in Franklin, January 8, 1918 a daughter of the late Diego N. and Josephine (Colobouno) DeBaggis, she was raised and educated in Franklin, where she was the Class Valedictorian of Franklin High School Class of 1936.
Florence M. Brissette
WOONSOCKET - Florence M. Brissette, 81, of Manville, died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the loving wife of Ernest A. Brissette. They were married on Oct. 1, 1949.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Lucien F. and Dora (Lacourse) Hogue.
Flo resided in and raised her family in Woonsocket. Flo and Ernest relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1977 and lived there for over 30 years.
Flo was employed at U.S. Rubber in Woonsocket and while living in Florida worked for Black & Decker.
WOONSOCKET â€” For a head coach whose squad had just fallen, 4-2, to mighty Mount St. Charles in a crossover tilt, Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op's Dick Ernst sure seemed in good spirits as he strolled out of an Adelard Arena team room on Saturday night.
Behind 4-0 entering the final session, the always-animated veteran mentor's Lions fought back with two goals in the span of 48 seconds midway through it.
â€śOur kids just didn't give up,â€ť Ernst raved about his girls. â€śWe trailed by four coming in, and the only thing I told the kids was to go out and win the third. Guess what? They did.â€ť