July 13th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” City Planner Jane Talbot is trading her seat behind a desk at City Hall for one on a farm tractor in the Great Plains.
Talbot, who got married on July 4, is quitting her city job at the end of the month to join her husband, who runs a big cattle and grain spread in Oklahoma.
â€śI'm going to miss a lot of people around here,â€ť she says. â€śThis was my childhood home.â€ť
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” It's called the â€śblack moneyâ€ť scam, a popular fraud that has apparently snared a victim in North Smithfield.
North Smithfield Police Captain Bradley Aubin said a person who lives in town came to the police station on Wednesday to report that he had been victimized by the scam, in which the scammers show the victim several black pieces of paper which they claim is cash that has been dyed. The scammers tell the victim they need money for a special chemical solution to clean the bills and make them usable again.
WARWICK- QUINN, DOLORES (COTNOIR) 100 years young, passed away peacefully at her home on Melbourn Rd., Warwick on July 12 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Ann (Paradis) Cotnoir. Del was the devoted wife of the late John F. Quinn, former Pawtucket mayor (1933-37).
MANVILLE- Doris L'Heureux, 87, of Manville, died Friday, July 8, at The Holiday Retirement Home. She was the wife of the late Roger N. L'Heureux who died in 2010.
Born in East Taunton, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Corlis and Lea (Gadoury) Patras.
She was raised in East Taunton and moved to Albion as a young woman. Upon her marriage she moved to Manville where she resided for over 60 years.
Mrs. L'Heureux was employed at American Tourister in Albion for many years until retiring in 1981.
WOONSOCKET â€” Retail giant Wal-Mart might not shut down its outmoded Diamond Hill Road store as soon as the company had originally predicted.
The store is on track for retirement when a bigger, modern Wal-Mart Supercenter, under construction in North Smithfield's Dowling Village, opens for business. Store officials had been shooting for a switchover by the end of next month, but the construction project is taking longer than originally expected.
Bucci Development of Warwick, the company building Dowling Village, now says it could be the end of the year before the Supercenter opens.
WOONSOCKET â€” The pair of bicyclists heading up Social Street Monday evening had a bit more on their minds than a little summer recreation.
And even though their outfits might have been more fitting for a ride on the Blackstone River Bikeway, Patrolmen Michael Flood and John Raymond were still on duty and fully equipped as police officers.
Their four-hour shift on the bikes was part of the Police Departmentâ€™s community policing efforts and was putting the two officers in closer contact with the residents they serve.
LINCOLN â€” On their way to posting undefeated records in pool play of the District IV Little League All Star Tournament, Cumberland American and Lincoln combined to outscore their opponents by an 87-12 margin.
After their respective semifinal games on Tuesday night at Hien Field, the two powerhouse teams kept their records unblemished.
But it wasn't quite that easy.
Rita Blanche Fleuette
PLAINVILLE- Rita Blanche (Clegg) Fleuette, of Plainville, where she has lived since 1950, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. She was 67.
Born in Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rita (Audette) Clegg, she was a 1962 graduate of King Philip High School in Wrentham.
She was a retired stitcher for Dale Medical in Plainville for over 25 years. Formerly active in the Girl Scouts, she enjoyed camp outs, and was an avid NASCAR and Red Sox fan. She also enjoyed trips, and vacationing with her husband in Florida.
Robert L. Pointon
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. Pointon, 73, of Clinton St., Woonsocket, was called by his Creator July 10, 2011.
Born Nov. 2, 1937 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henry S. (a former Woonsocket Call editor) and Isabelle (LeBoeuf) Pointon.
Robert graduated from Mt. St. Charles and then served six years in the U.S. Navy as an aerial photographer. He subsequently became a chef and restaurant manager for various restaurants in Woonsocket, Plymouth and Brockton, MA. He also owned a variety store in Brockton, MA.
BELLINGHAM- Joseph L. "Joe" Borelli, 73, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 11, 2011 with family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Nedra L. (Watson) Borelli.
Born in Framingham, MA on April 23, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Nicoli) Borelli.