July 18th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” Creating a new national park encompassing the Blackstone River and its tributaries, the historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket and existing historic districts in Cumberland, North Smithfield and two Massachusetts communities is the National Park Service's favored option for replacing the heritage corridor concept.
In a long-awaited report released yesterday, the park service says the continuation of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor as it currently exists is still one of three options under consideration.
George E. Gibson, Jr.
BELLINGHAM- George E. Gibson, Jr., 66, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 17, 2011 at Woonsocket Health Center with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 44 years of Lauren (Wilson) Gibson.
CUMBERLAND- Arnold Sousa, 86 of Hilltop Road, passed away Sunday in the Grandview Center, Cumberland. He was the loving husband of Esmeralda (Gonzalez) Sousa.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland, he was the son of the late Cypriano and Theresa (Gomes) Sousa. He was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Sousa was a Life Underwriter for the Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co., retiring 1983. He owned the former Arnolds Market in Central Falls and also worked for four years at the former Owens-Corning Firberglass.
He was a WW II US Navy Veteran.
Arlene E. Klazer
SARASOTA, FLORIDA- Arlene E. Klazer 66 of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Punta Gorda, Florida died on July 14, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida.
She was born on November 21, 1944 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts to Raymond Lulu and Stella Podeski Lulu.
Arlene was a beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for many years. She was a member of the Polish -American Society of St. Petersburg. Florida. Past member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, Florida, and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Sarasota, Florida.
Violette T. "Vi" Remillard
BLACKSTONE- Violette T. "Vi" (Cartier) Remillard, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Edgar G. Remillard.
Born in Woonsocket on April 1, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Aoure (Rondeau) Cartier.
Denis L. Paux
WOONSOCKET- Denis L. Paux , 63, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on July 13, 2011. Born in Albion to Albert and Madeline (LaCroix) Paux, he was a longtime resident of Woonsocket.
Raymond E. Lussier
BELLINGHAM, MA- Raymond E. Lussier, 65, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 40 years of Rachel R. (Deragon) Lussier.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on June 16, 1946, he was the son of the late Eugene and Lorette (Remillard) Lussier.
Leo R. Milette
FRAMINGHAM- Leo Robert Milette, 84, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at his home in Framingham, surrounded by his family after a brief illness.
Betty R. McNaul
WOONSOCKET- Betty R. McNaul of Maguire Rd, No. Providence, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Warren Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Warren, MA.
Born in Woonsocket, where she lived for fifty-eight years, she lived the remainder of her life in No. Providence.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marion L. (Paul) McNaul, brother William McNaul, brother-in-law Robert Morin and brother-in-law David Gustafson.
BURRILLVILLE- Michelina (Montecalvo) White, 89, died Saturday July 16, 2011 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Ralph R. White.
Born in Vieste Foggio, Naples, Italy she was the daughter of the late John and Carmela (Annicelle) Montecalvo.
She lived in Pascoag with her family for many years.
Mrs. White came to this country in 1932, she worked at Zambarano Hospital for 27 years, 23 as a nurse's aide and 4 in housekeeping, she was a steward for Local 1134 for 4 years.