October 2nd, 2012
Lillian V. Bastien
CHEPACHET- Bastien, Lillian V. (Hawkins), 87, passed away September 29, 2012 at home in Chepachet where she resided all her life. She was the beloved wife of Louis A. Bastien, Sr., for 65 years.
Lillian was born in Chepachet and was the daughter of the late Walter S. and Rose M. (Glode) Hawkins.
She was a member of the Chepachet Union Church.
BELLINGHAM - Mary Adele (Senior) Schroeder, 84, of Bellingham, MA, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Daniel Schroeder who died in 1994.
Born in the Hyde Park section of Boston, MA on February 10, 1928, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Lestrange) Senior.
Mrs. Schroeder grew up in Hyde Park, graduated from Hyde Park High School and has been a Bellingham resident since 1961.
She had worked as a bakery clerk at the former Fernandes Supermarket in Medway, MA and Walpole, MA for many years.
Earl A. Fontaine Sr.
BURRILLVILLE- Fontaine, Earl A.,., 66, of Sayles Ave., passed away Monday October 1, 2012 at Roger Williams Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Paulette C. (Lanctot) Fontaine for 44 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Antonio and Lillian (Belanger) Fontaine.
Mr. Fontaine was a Coach Bus Driver before his retirement and was a Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- John McCabe, 86, of N. Smithfield, RI died in Philip Hulitar Hospice Center on Sept. 29th.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Anthony and Cecelia (Carey) McCabe of N. Smithfield.
Jack was the husband of Janet (Ethier) McCabe. They were married in Northbridge, MA on May 3, 1952. Jack was a resident of Blackstone, MA for thirty years.
LEHIGH ACRES, FL- Lise Spirka, age 76 of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres.
She was born in Albion, Rhode Island on July 9, 1936 to Rodolphe and Jeanne (Leroux) Begin. She was an active member and volunteer at St. Raphael Catholic Church.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€“ Quick, whatâ€™s Woonsocket got more of than any other community in the state?
If your guess was affordable housing, well, youâ€™re wrong.
Political leaders have long touted the factoid as proof of the cityâ€™s evolution into a sanctuary for the poor, but Woonsocket no longer has the highest concentration of affordable housing, a new study says.
HousingWorksRIâ€™s 2012 survey of statewide housing costs says the distinction now belongs to Newport, a city that some, ironically, think of as a sanctuary for the wealthy.
WOONSOCKET â€” Patrons and employees dragged an intoxicated, unruly man from the Vintage Sunday afternoon before he destroyed the front door in an effort to get back in.
The 67-year-old Woonsocket resident identified as Bernard Joseph Bernard III never had a single drink at the Market Square dining spot, according to police reports.
BURRILLVILLE -- Back on Thursday, Sept. 20, Burrillville High needed overtime to dispatch Division II rival Cumberland, 1-0, at its Tucker Field home.
According to senior tri-captain Laura Hauser, the Broncos didnâ€™t want to go to an extra session again.
â€śOur game plan was to stop their drives from going through because they did a pretty good job of that the first time,â€ť Hauser said of the squadsâ€™ second meeting on Monday afternoon. â€śTheir goalie (senior Elizabeth Alberg) also is pretty fast, so we needed to work her, catch her off-balance.â€ť
Diane H. DeSantis
WEST WARWICK- DeSANTIS, Diane H. (Mayer), 64, of Lonsdale St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at home.
She was the wife of Dennis M. DeSantis, they had been married for 45 years.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Rene and Gertrude (Shepard) Mayer. She has been a resident of West Warwick for the past 13 years, previously residing in Woonsocket.
Mrs. DeSantis was the owner of the former Diane's Beauty Salon, Woonsocket, for 35 years and was a communicant of Christ the King Church.
David A. Walsh
WOODSTOCK- David A. Walsh, 52, formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning September 23, 2012 with dignity and love at the dream home that he built with his dearest partner of 10 years, Michael A. Fusaro, on Converse Road in Woodstock. He was with his loved ones, including his beloved Irish Terrier, Harry, who completed his family.