February 21st, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” At the old Vermette's restaurant, a landmark banquet hall that served as a backdrop for countless rites of passage in northern Rhode Island, a wrecking crew will finish the job that Mother Nature began two weeks ago.
After rain-laden snow caused part of the roof to cave in, the city yesterday ordered the emergency demolition of the building, saying it has concluded that what remains of the structure is unsafe and cannot be saved.
PAWTUCKET --- When Lincoln and Cumberland were rivals in the old Met B league from the mid-1990s to 2004, the two neighbors hooked up in some entertaining, tightly-contested meetings that were true crowd pleasers.
Since then, they have played in different divisions, but they have still found a way to include each other on their non-league schedules.
On Monday afternoon, the two teams met again in the second annual Kyle J. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund benefit hockey game at Lynch Arena and gave the gathering on hand an excellent high school contest to watch.
Esther A. Mousseau
BURRILLVILLE- Esther A. Mousseau, 86, died Saturday February, 19, 2011 in the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag.
Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Brissette) Mousseau.
She worked as a Spinner for the former Stillwater Worcested Mill and then as an Attendant for Zambarono Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1989. A member of the Burrillville Senior Citizens, a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Pascoag. Esther always had a smile; she enjoyed Bicycling, Swimming, and Dancing and loved her brother Leo's camp.
Alice F. Guy
WRENTHAM- Alice F. (Martel) Guy age 93 years died in the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 16, 1918; she was the daughter of the late Ephrem and Marie Anne (Perron) Martel. She has been a resident of Walpole, Massachusetts since 1981 moving from North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
She was a homemaker for all of her adult life, raising and caring for her family.
Mrs. Guy volunteered her time and talent to the Lioness Project of Rhode Island, making baby blankets.
Paulette Y. Lussier
BELLINGHAM- Paulette Y. (Grenier) Lussier, 67, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side, on Thursday, February 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Donald E. Lussier.
Emile A. Bedard
MANVILLE- Emile A. Bedard, 74, of Old River Rd., died Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Barbara (Cook) Bedard whom he married September 6, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodore and Clara (Comeau) Bedard.
Paul E. Plante Sr.
MANVILLE- Paul E. Plante Sr. 88, of Chestnut St. died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Grace (Laliberte) Mochnacki Plante and the late Marie J. (Lanoue) Plante.
Born January 6, 1923 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Emile and Rose Helene (Forcier) Plante.
Donald H. L'Heureux
LT. COL. (retired) Donald H. L'Heureux, 82, of Bedford, died suddenly on February 19, 2011.
COL. L'Heureux was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 30, 1929, and was the son of the late William J. and Margaret (O'Brien) L'Heureux.
He was raised in Woonsocket and was a graduate of Woonsocket High School.
He earned his BS in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island and later completed his master's degree at the University of Chicago and his MBA at Western New England College.
Jean Paul Guilbault
WOONSOCKET- Jean Paul Guilbault, 97, formerly of Willow St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday at Mt. St. Francis Home.
Born in St. Thomas Juliette, P.Q., Canada, he was a son of the late Raoul and Alma (Chartier) Guilbault. He was raised and educated in Canada and came in Woonsocket in 1944.
He was a 1939 graduate of the Institut Nazareth in Montreal where he completed his formal musical education. He was a well-known organist in Canada prior to moving to Woonsocket.
Andre D. Bourget
WOONSOCKET- Andre (Andy) D. Bourget, 56, of Harrison Ave., died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was the husband of Denise O. (Menard) Bourget whom he married July 3, 1976.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Armand and Cecile (Beaudry) Bourget.
He worked as a Foreman for Consolidated Container Co., Franklin, MA. Previously, he worked twenty-five years for Miller Electric and had served in the Navy.