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April 23rd, 2012

Cross in group's crosshairs

April 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The thorny constitutional principle of separation of church and state is rearing its head over a 1921 World War I monument featuring a prominent Christian cross on city property.
Unlike the recent prayer banner controversy in Cranston, which was sued by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the threat of legal action in this case is coming from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national nonprofit organization halfway across the country.

Eileen M. Berard

April 23, 2012

Eileen M. Berard

BURRILLVILLE- Eileen M. Berard, 80, lifelong resident of Nasonville, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Care Unit.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late James and Edith (Ferris) Murphy.
Loving wife to the late Gerard "Bug a boo" Berard.

Ronald W. Nault

April 23, 2012

Ronald W. Nault

POMPANO BEACH, FL- Nault, Ronald W., 61, of Pompano Beach, FL died April 9, 2012. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Taylor) Nault.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Marcel Nault and Jeanne (Lafreniere) Beaulieu.
Ron was a marine veteran of the Viet Nam War. He worked for the Laborers International Union of North America for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Natalie Nault of Cranston, stepson Leigh Gilbert of Burrillville, brother Robert Nault of North Smithfield , and grandson Caleb Gilbert.

Juliette I. Guay

April 23, 2012

Juliette I. Guay

LINCOLN/MANVILLE- Juliette I. Guay, 72, of Manville, R.I. passed away on Wednesday at home. A daughter of the late Hubert Guay and Ernestine (Paradis) Guay, she was born on May 17, 1939 in Woonsocket, R.I.
She was employed for 29 years by the State of R.I., formerly T.D.I. Division. After retirement, she volunteered for ten years as a reading coach in elementary schools in Woonsocket and Northern Lincoln. Julie was a member of the St. John Vianney Prayer Group, and was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church in Manville.

Marion M. Jacques

April 23, 2012

Marion M. Jacques

UXBRIDGE/CHEPACHET- Marion M. (Bousquet) Jacques, 88, of Chapachet, RI formerly of E. Hartford Ave. died Sat. April 21, after an illness at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center.

James D. Giambazi

April 23, 2012

James D. Giambazi

CUMBERLAND- James Dimitri Giambazi, 82, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012.
Born in Central Falls, RI on August 22, 1929, he was a Cumberland resident for over 40 years.
The son of the late Costa and Florence (Docu) Giambazi, he was the husband of the late Barbara (Howard) and is survived by his son Michael and his wife, Diane of North Providence, RI, his daughter Gail McCarthy, wife of the late James McCarthy of Richmond, RI, and two grandchildren Brynn and Nicholas McCarthy.

Emerson C. Eldredge

April 23, 2012

Emerson C. Eldredge

BELLINGHAM- Emerson C. "Cappy" Eldredge, 93, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia M. (MacDougall) Eldredge.

Michael E. Nelson

April 23, 2012

Michael E. Nelson

DOUGLAS/UXBRIDGE- Michael E. Nelson, 68 longtime Douglas and Uxbridge resident died unexpectedly at home on Wed. April 18. His wife Jean M. (Sampson) Nelson died in 1999.

Mary F. Drolet-Morrison

April 23, 2012

Mary F.
Drolet-Morrison

PAWTUCKET-- Mary F. (Bacon) Drolet-Morrison, 69, of Gill Ave. died, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Donald Drolet and William Morrison.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Emile and Frances (Ryan) Bacon.
Mary worked as a machine operator for TECH Industries, for 20 years prior to retiring.

Annette L. Hopkins

April 23, 2012

Annette L. Hopkins

LINCOLN- Annette L. (Gaboury) Hopkins, 72, of School Street, Albion, died April 20, 2012 in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Antoinette (Jolicoeur) Gaboury.
She worked as a Registered Nurse for over thirty years in the former Fogarty Hospital, the Day Kimble Hospital in Putnam, CT, and the Hebert Nursing Home.
Annette enjoyed her family, her many friendships, travel, reading, going to see movies and time at the beach.

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