May 21st, 2012
Leo l. Delaurier
WOONSOCKET- Leo L. Delaurier, 84, of Elm St., died Friday May 18, 2012 in the St. Antoine Residence, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Dorothy ( Doura) Delaurier.
Born in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, son of the late Jonas and Catherine (Monahan).
Mr. Delaurier worked as a Foreman for Drapers for 20 years and also as a Maintenance man at Providence College for 15 years prior to retiring.
Gertrude B. Kane
WOONSOCKET- Gertrude B. (Benjamin) Kane, 92, of Woonsocket, died May 16, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. Her husband of 34 years, Walter J. Kane, died in 1983.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elyse and Gladys (Fitzgerald) Benjamin.
Rita M. Delasanta
WOONSOCKET- Rita M. (Donati) Delasanta, 101, of St. Cecile Ave. died, Thursday May 17, 2012 in the Trinity Health Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Duelio Delasanta.
Born in Pesaro Italy, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Catherina (Mengarelli) Donati. Rita came to the United States at the age of two, and resided in Woonsocket since that time.
She worked as a Baker for Leo's Bakery for 17 years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Italian Workingmen's Club, St. Joseph Senior Citizens, and the Marchigiano Club.
Harold W. Hunt
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Harold W. Rusty Hunt, 53, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday at the Home & Hospice Care Ctr. in Providence. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Reynolds) Hunt.
Born, Sept. 15, 1958 in El Paso, TX., he was the son of the late Harold A. & Margaret (Marmaud) Hunt.
He was a member of the Polish American Club in Blackstone, he loved plant & vegetable gardening, he was a avid cook & fisherman, but most of all he loved spending time with family. He will be missed dearly by everyone.
Elizabeth A. Walsh
LINWOOD, MA- Elizabeth A. (Betty Ann) Walsh, 64, of Church Street, Linwood, MA died Friday, May 18, 2012 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Richard V. and Katherine T. (Whalen) Walsh.
For the past 20 years Betty Ann was affiliated with Alternatives Unlimited in Whitinsville, MA. She was also a member of the Uxbridge Women's Club.
It was a textbook case where the idiom â€śturnabout is fair playâ€ť directly applies.
From Ryan Mallettâ€™s vantage point, some friendly and well-intentioned payback was in order. It only seemed fitting, considering Mallett had pulled the necessary strings that paved the way for his childhood chum from Texas, Will Middlebrooks, to attend a couple of New England Patriots games last season â€“ sitting in primo seats no less.
WOONSOCKET â€” It takes a lot of hard work to earn top scholastic honors in high school and Justyna Pietrus certainly did that on her way to become the high schoolâ€™s valedictorian for the Class of 2012.
And like Hailey Kadisevskis, a Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center student claiming the title of class salutatorian, Pietrus also graduates from high school with much more than just the top marks from her classes.
Mary Elaina Elmasian, left, of Cumberland, a senior at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, browses through stuffed animals for sale with her mom, Christine Elmasian, during the annual Mount St. Charles Academy's Service Opportunity Depot yard sale in Chapel Hall Saturday morning.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” When Andy Rithiphong, a senior at the University of Rhode Island and a Woonsocket native, walks across the stage Sunday to receive his diploma, he will represent the product of the dedication his professors have given to their teaching in a more unique way than most. Rithiphong is one of three URI students to obtain a bachelorâ€™s degree in Chinese, an achievement he holds as an especially personal accomplishment.
By JOSEPH FITZGERALD
CUMBERLAND â€” As promised, Mayor Daniel J. McKee's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 will see a modest property tax increase of between 1 and 2 percent and well under the state's 4-percent tax cap.
McKee is proposing an $82,882,869 town operating budget for fiscal 2013, which is $3,736,081 (or 4.72 percent) higher than the current $79,146,788 budget, according to information released by the mayor's office this week.