April 17th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” It was a mob scene at city businesses Vose True Value Hardware and Kay's Restaurant Tuesday night where tens of people burst through the doors with a single purpose in mind: to spend money.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A resolution opposing a controversial House bill that has been framed as an incentive to the construction trades died on a 3-3 tie vote after some feisty back-and-forth among members of the City Council Monday night.
With the bill held for further study in committee since April 5, all the hoo-ha may have been more instructive about the new political dynamics on the council than anything else.
Leo E. Plante
MILFORD, MA- L. "Eddie" Plante of Milford, MA. Died Sunday morning (April 15, 2012) surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Norma E. (Tomasini) Plante.
He was born in Northbridge, MA, the son of the late Rosaire and the late Bertha (Jacques) Plante.
He was a Korean War US Army veteran.
Besides his wife of (57) years, he leaves (2) daughters, Sharon, Wife of Atty. Jeffrey Goldstein of Bellingham, MA and Gina, wife of Jeffrey Gottlieb M.D. Of South Glastonbury, CT; (6) grandchildren, (1) brother, Ronald Plante.
FORESTDALE- Lois (Roberts) North, 90, of Wildwood Road, Forestdale, died April 13, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. North. Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Edmund C. and Emily (Whetstone) Roberts. Lois was a North Smithfield resident for over 60 years.
WOONSOCKET- Patricia Bombardier, 73, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John McKinley and Rita (Oldfield) McKinley-Duffy, and step-daughter of the late Eugene Duffy. She had lived most of her life in Woonsocket.
Francoise M. Carrier
WOONSOCKET- Francoise M. "Fran" (Rheaume) Carrier, 74 of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lucien A. "Lou" Carrier.
Born in Woonsocket on August 5, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Ephrem and Marie Ange (Gagne) Rheaume.
BOSTON â€” Hilary Dionne, a former cross-country and track & field standout from Cumberland High School, finished 15th among women at the Boston Marathon Monday, crossing the finish line in 2:51.56. Her time was third-best among American winners. Dionne, who now works in Boston, graduated from Cumberland in 2003.
The 26-year-old Dionne averaged six minutes, 19 seconds during the first 6.2 miles of the race before shaving off five seconds over the next three-plus miles of the grueling 26.2-mile test of endurance and stamina. She ended up placing 256th overall and 11th in her age group (18-39).
PAWTUCKET â€” Minutes after Cumberland Highâ€™s respectable but not outstanding 5-3 triumph over St. Raphael Academy on Monday afternoon, Clippersâ€™ skipper Paul Murphy reacted to the pure facts â€“ that the last four hitters in his lineup had assembled a collective 4-for-11 outing, good for a .364 average, four RBI and a run scored.
WOONSOCKET â€” The former Supreme Court justice who has been presiding over Central Falls as receiver will be the guest speaker during a general membership meeting of the Woonsocket Taxpayer Coalition next week.
Lawyer Robert G. Flanders Jr. will speak on the subject of municipal receivership and bankruptcy, said Acting WTC President Sharon Geving. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held April 26 at the Elks Club, 380 Social St., at 6:30 p.m.
BURRILLVILLE- Brissette, Paul, "Quinn" of Mapleville, died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Charlene A. (Lohnes) Brissette.
Besides his wife survived by sons: Marc and Robert Brissette, eight grandchildren and a brother, Joseph Brissette.
Funeral service Thursday at 7pm in the ANDERSON- WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.
Burial Private. Visitation Thursday 4-7pm. For full obituary and directions visit