January 23rd, 2012
WOONSOCKET â Robert Bouchard can still crack a joke about how his neighborhood is starting to remind him of the Hitchcock classic, âThe Birds,â but donât be fooled: Heâs losing his sense of humor about the North Endâs population of gloomy-looking vultures.
Itâs growing, says Bouchard.
And so are his concerns about avian-borne disease and property values.
âThe growth has been exponential,â says Bouchard. âItâs gotten to the point where you donât even see a migratory dropoff of the population in the summertime anymore.â
Christiane Yvonne Goguen
GLASTONBURY, CT- Christiane Yvonne (LePollozec) Goguen, 86, wife of the late Robert Goguen, of Glastonbury and formerly Franklin, MA, died Monday, January 23, 2012, in New Britain.
Born in Rennes, France the daughter of the late Alexis and Melanie (LePeuc'h) LePollozec, she made her home in Franklin, MA for 56 years, moving to Glastonbury in 2003.
Lucien J. Lanctot
PAWTUCKET- Lucien J. Lanctot, 83, passed away on January 23rd. He was the husband of Lillian (Lepage) Lanctot.
Born in Lincoln, he was a son of the late Louis and Clarinda (Gagnon) Lanctot.
Lucien had been employed by Haskall Manufacturing for 20 years.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the DAV and VFW and also was a member of the Royal Travelers for 20 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sisters, Louise, Doris and Claire, 5 brothers, Edward, Francis, Aldor, Joseph and Raymond Lanctot. He was the brother of the late Romeo and Leon Lanctot.
Pamela L. Millette
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Pamela L. Millette, 45, of North Smithfield, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at her home.
She was born on Thursday, November 24, 1966, in Woonsocket, daughter of Rachel (Laporte) Felicio of North Smithfield and the late Manuel Manny Felicio.
BLACKSTONE- Robert L. Bourque, Sr., 67, of Blackstone, died Saturday, January 21 2012 at home. He was the husband of Carol A. (MacDonald) Bourque whom he married May 9, 1964. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henry and Irene (Lesperance) Bourque.
He worked twenty seven years for the Commonwealth of MA at State Hospitals, retiring as a Mason.
Chester E. Corey
PUTNAM, CT.- Chester E. Corey of Putnam, CT. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children when he went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2012.
Born December 26, 1944 to Noella (Lavarierre) Bennett and Arthur Corey.
He was raised by his mother and step-father, Herbert Bennett, Sr. He lived in Putnam all his life graduating from Putnam High in 1963. He started the Bargain Buyer with his first wife, Phyllis in 1970, a local publication in Rhode Island.
Andre J. Soucy
WOONSOCKET- Andre J. Soucy 59, of Logee St., died peacefully Saturday surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Colleen Soucy. He was born in Providence, a son of Lucille (Desaulniers) Soucy, and the late Rodrique Soucy.
Mr. Soucy was a machine operator for Wood Engineering and Rochambeau Mills before retiring in 2000 due to illness. He enjoyed cooking and gardening and was a 1971 graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy.
Donald F. Kerr
UPTON- Donald F. Kerr, 84, of Upton died Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 in the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Miriam L. (Colwell) Carpenter Kerr and the late Anne E. (Lockey) Kerr who died in 2002.
Mr. Kerr was the Owner and President of Kerr Steel Detailers, Inc. of Upton for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2002. Mr. Kerr established his company in 1972.
Lucille L. Lalumiere
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lucille L. Lalumiere, 87, of Lincoln, formerly of North Smithfield and Glendale, Rhode Island and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 20,2012, at the Albion Court of Lincoln Assisted Living.
She was born Wednesday, August 20, 1924, in Montreal, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Brisebois) Pepin.
Lucille loved spending time at home with her family, especially with her two adopted miniature schnauzers- Meaghan and Noah. She also enjoyed gardening and listening to music.
William Leo Thibodeau
TOPSFIELD- Mr. William Leo Thibodeau, 83, son of the late Leo and Margaret (Donnelly) Thibodeau of North Smithfield, Rhode Island. He was married to Patricia Greene, formerly of Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 57 years.
He was educated at St. Paul School in Blackstone, MA and La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island, Class of 1946. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island in 1957.