September 26th, 2012
Normand A. Gouin
SMITHFIELD- Normand A. Gouin 83, resident of Smithfield, died September 21, 2012, at the North Bay Manor in Smithfield.
He was the husband of the late Theresa (Trinque) Gouin.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Eddie & Yvonne (Hamelin) Gouin.
Normand owned and operated Gouins Supply Co. for 50 years. He was a former resident of Burrillville and previously he lived in North Smithfield. He was a member of the Woonsocket Elks Lodge #850.
CUMBERLAND â€” Head coach Tom Kenwood had an outstanding reason as to why he kept his top four Cumberland High harriers, including probable All-State junior Trevor Crawley and classmate Kevin Seaver, from competing in a Northern Division meet featuring four other Valley squads.
â€śIâ€™m trying to minimize the number of races they run in the season to keep them fresh; I want them to be ready when the bigger meets come up,â€ť Kenwood stated simply.
Nicole Brunelle, of Woonsocket, wheels pumpkins to her car after choosing three for home decorations at Phantom Farms in Cumberland Tuesday.
BELLINGHAM â€” Voters at an Oct. 10 Special Town Meeting will take up a 23-article warrant that includes a debt exclusion override to raise taxes to pay for a $15.4 million water treatment project.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 60 Blackstone St.
WOONSOCKET â€“ You wonâ€™t be able to tell from watching the parade on Columbus Day, but Autumnfest Chairman Timothy Paul says he wasnâ€™t always sure there was going to be one this year.
A former police detective who is serving his second stint as chairman of the cityâ€™s premier civic bash, Paul revealed in an interview with The Call that he commissioned a forensic audit of the non-profit organization earlier this year because its financial records were in disarray.
MYSTIC, CT- Francis H. Roberts, Sr., 89, of New London Rd., Mystic, CT and formerly of Woonsocket, died September 24, 2012 in The Holiday, Lincoln. He was the husband of the late Margaret Theresa (Walker) Roberts.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late George and Johanna (Howard) Roberts.
MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA- Dorothy (Vaudrin) Linton died Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Grand Strand Healthcare, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she had been a resident.
Born August 16, 1927 in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Lena (Landry) Vaudrin.
Mrs. Linton was the wife of the late Edward Linton and had been a life long resident of Woonsocket until 2005 when she moved to South Carolina, near her daughter, Debra Conroy.
WOONSOCKET- Therese (Forand) Corbeille, 80, a life-long Rhode Islander, passed away peacefully on September 22nd due to complications associated with renal failure at Mt. St. Francis/Trinity Health Center in Woonsocket, RI.
She was born May 9, 1932, the seventh of eight children, to Emile and Leonie (Rainey) Forand. Her siblings Rene, Blanche, Alice, Henry, Albert, Leo and Eugene all preceded her in death.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Eva Barnabe 92, of Rhodes Ave, N. Smithfield, died Saturday in the St. Antoine Residence.
She was born in St. Helen de Bagot, PQ, Canada, and was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Delima (Pelletier) Barnabe.
Ms. Barnabe enjoyed gardening and maintaining her camp at Lake Hiawatha.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and was the sister of the late Jean Paul, Theophile, and Camille Barnabe, and the late William and Leo Houle.
Lionel J. Lajoie
WOONSOCKET- Lionel J. Lajoie 79, resident of Woonsocket, passed away September 22, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
He was the husband of the late Violet (Tancrede) Lajoie.
He was born in Salem, MA, a son of the late Lionel & Lucia (Brunet) Lajoie.
Lionel was a truck driver for the Interstate Towing Co. also he worked part time for the New England Country Club. He was a veteran of Korea; he was one of the last salvage divers in RI from the war.