August 6th, 2012
NO. SMITHFIELD- Janette (Leduc) Wilkins, 90, of No. Smithfield, died August 6, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late George J. Wilkins.
Born in Uxbridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Albani and Georgiana (Bouten) Leduc.
She owned and operated Janet's Drive-In, No. Smithfield, for 45 years. Janette was an avid quilter and always enjoyed trips to Foxwoods.
Joseph L. Ferriere, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Joseph L. Ferriere, Jr., 73, of Beacon Ave., Woonsocket, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Helen (Marchand) Ferriere.
He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and a graduate of Mount St. Charles, Class of 1957.
Joe was employed for many years at the Fairmount Dye House.
Joe was widely known in the city as the proprietor of Joe's Moldy Oldies on Rathbun St. Joe also had a career spanning over 40 years on local radio and was a longtime personality on WOON.
Leo R. Badeau
WOONSOCKET- Leo R. Badeau, 63, of Woonsocket, died August 5, 2102 in the St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Godfroy) Badeau of Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Clement and Viviane (Moyen) Badeau.
Leo worked in shipping & receiving for Dartex Coatings, Inc, No. Smithfield, retiring in 2005.
Mary A. Fasano
WOONSOCKET- Mary A. (Vario) Fasano, 99, of Woonsocket, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at The Friendly Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Fasano.
Born in Woonsocket on November 9, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Croce and Laura (Iannoli) Vario.
She was the loving mother of Babe and his wife, Paulette Fasano of Millville, MA. She leaves her cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John, Michael, Lucy and Antoinette Vario and Rosella Fasano.
Elizabeth T. Nadeau
WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth T. (Berry) (Palladino) Nadeau, 91 of Tara Lane, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Nadeau and the late George J. Palladino.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Imelda (Hennessey) Berry. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life, also residing in Bonnet Shores, Narragansett.
Elizabeth was employed as machinist for the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company for 30 years, until her retirement.
Charles M. Kennedy
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Charles M. "Chuck" Kennedy 73, resident of North Smithfield passed away Aug. 4, 2012 at the Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous and heroic battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of 52 years to his wife Rachel (Fagnant) Kennedy.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late Andrew & Helen (O'Gara) Kennedy.
DANVERS, MA- Rene Ledoux, 84, died on Friday August 3, 2012 at his home in Danvers, MA.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI on October 21, 1927, son of the late Hormisdas and Corinne Ledoux.
He was a lifelong resident of Norwich, CT and communicant of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
WEST WARWICK â€“ Shortstop Will Andino just couldn't stop staring at the prize.
The Woonsocket High junior-to-be stood in front of home plate at McCarthy Field late Sunday afternoon embracing the Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr. Trophy, one given to the Rhode Island American Legion Tournament champion, and spinning the baseball attached to it.
Nights like the one that transpired at McCoy Stadium Saturday night donâ€™t come around too often â€¦
PAWTUCKET â€” As much as he enjoyed his two-year stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Wade Boggs wanted no part of the Triple-A ball club upon reaching the parent team in 1982.
Any ballplayer will tell you that his goal is not just to make the majors, but to make it and stay there, leaving the minor leagues in their rear-view mirror for good. When Boggsâ€™ promotion came after almost six years in the minors, he felt he had learned everything he needed to begin his big-league career.
WOONSOCKET â€” As the Budget Commission prepares to enter contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Police Officers â€” within a week, perhaps â€” the panel continues looking for possible economies in the cost of living adjustment benefit paid to retired cops and firefighters.
On Friday, Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III provided commissioners with a detailed snapshot of how dramatically the cityâ€™s financial burden would shrink if the benefit, known as a COLA, were eliminated from the pension plan.
Read more in our print edition.