July 6th, 2012
BLACKSTONE- Gertrude C. (Bergeron) Martinelli, 79, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 5, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 60 years of Leo H. Martinelli.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Antaya) Bergeron.
Gerald O. Peloquin
DUNNELLON, FL- Gerald O. Peloquin, 86, Dunnellon, died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Ocala, FL.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, moved to Vero Beach, FL in 1986 and onto Dunnellon in 2008.
Gerald was a restaurateur in partnership with his brother-in-law Norman Lafond; they owned & operated the Annex Diner in Woonsocket, RI for 21 years. During their tenure in the restaurant business, Gerald and Norman introduced to the Rhode Island public, the famous GRINDER sub sandwich.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Providence County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old city man on charges of raping a 16-year-old girl earlier this year.
Colby Hedstrom of 132 Kenwood Ave. is facing one count each of first-degree sexual assault and assault with the intent to commit sexual assault.
Read more in our print edition.
Rene J. St. Onge
WOONSOCKET- Rene J. St. Onge 81, of Brookhaven Lane, died Saturday June 30th at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Danis) St. Onge.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late William and Irene (Pierce) St. Onge.
Eugene J. Roux
BAYONET PT., FL- Roux, Eugene J. "Gene" 80, of Bayonet Pt., FL passed away after a long illness on July 2.
He moved to Florida 23 years ago from Bellingham, MA, retired after 32 years as a specification engineer from GM and was a veteran in the US Air Force.
He was predeceased by son, David. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Therese; children, Susan (Ronald) Nelson and Richard (Muriel); siblings, Fernand, Yvette, Jeanine, Raymond & Donald; grandchildren, Erica, Nicole, Liana & Jessica.
BURRILLVILLE- Constance M. Guilmette, 88, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on July 3, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Flora (Tessier) Gaboury.
She had worked for the Hilsinger Corporation in Walpole for 10 years, in addition to working for the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home as a Certified Nurses Aide for 2 years, retiring in 1988.
BURRILLVILLE- Roger Lussier, 76, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on July 2, 2012 at the Eleanor Slater Hospital.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Armand and Albertine (Bibeault) Lussier.
WOONSOCKET- M. Alice (Kane) Callanan, 91, of Woonsocket, died July 3, 2012 in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her family. Her heart eternally belonged to her late husband, William F. Callanan.
Born in Acushnet, MA, she was the devoted daughter of the late James L. and Marguerite E. (Lannon) Kane.
Mrs. Callanan was an administrative assistant at the Woonsocket Institute for Savings for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. Charles Church.
PAWTUCKET â€” Lacey Middlebrooks arrived in this city, fully expecting to see brother Will Middlebrooks hone his craft with the Pawtucket Red Sox while fulfilling her internship requirements with the Triple-A ball club.
Borrowing from an idiom, â€śThe best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.â€ť Yes, there is a Middlebrooks presently at McCoy Stadium, yet instead of someone making connections with fans seated behind the outfield fence, this particular Middlebrooks is building a rapport as a pre-game, on-field coordinator and press box contributor.