August 3rd, 2011
Wylie R. Betts
BURRILLVILLE- Wylie R. Betts, 88, resident of Nasonville died August 3, 2011 at his residence after a brief illness.
Husband of the late Catherine (Atwood) Betts.
Born on July 15, 1923 in Providence RI, a son of the late Wylie & Eleanor (O'Brien) Betts.
Wylie worked for the former Boliden Metch Co. in Mapleville. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran.
He is survived by his sister, Katherine Adams of Chepachet, nephews Stephen E. Adams of N. Scituate and Philip B. Adams of Warwick, caretaker and friend Debra McCoy of N. Smithfiled and his loving dog Faith.
Lynn A. Perron
WOONSOCKET- Lynn A. Perron, 37, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Woonsocket Health Center, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Edward Perron.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Raoul and Carol (Brisson) Destoler of Harrisville.
Lynn worked as a cashier at Stop & Shop in Lincoln for 10 years.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by one brother, Michael Destoler of Pascoag and two sisters, Sheri Actis of Pascoag and Donna Soderlund of Florida.
WOONSOCKET- Beatrice Chauvin, born Sept. 22, 1908 in Albion, R.I. died on July 27, 2011.
Mrs. Chauvin was a Registered Nurse at the then named Woonsocket Hospital for many years.
She is survived by a brother, Sylvio Blain of Vancouver, Canada; a daughter, Muriel Parris of Chandler, AZ; a son, Ronald Chauvin of Coventry, R.I.; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Chauvin; a granson, Grant Parris of Las Vegas, NV; a granddaughter, Heather Hallett of Princeton, N.J. and two great-grandsons.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The demolition company whose work at an old mill site was blamed for causing a major sewage spill into the Blackstone River last week did not have an active â€śDig Safeâ€ť clearance for the job, as required by state law, city officials say.
A notice alleging a violation by Coventry Building & Wrecking was sent to the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Tuesday, said Michael Debroisse, the city's solid waste superintendent.
WOONSOCKET â€” Despite the expectations of some local lawmakers, the General Assembly set aside barely enough money in the state budget to make a dent in an ambitious rehabilitation plan that's been mapped out for ailing World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Among other things, that means inner-city kids who had been expecting a â€śsplash parkâ€ť to replace now-drained Social Ocean as early as this season probably won't see one next summer, either, says Robert Paquette, chief of recreation for the state Department of Environmental Management.
CUMBERLAND â€” After a much-deserved 10-day break from competitive baseball, recent state champion Cumberland American begins its quest for a trip to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series this weekend. The All-Star squad faces Massachusettsâ€™s titlist Andover National Saturday afternoon at 2 in the opener of the New England Regional Tournament at Breen Field in Bristol, Conn.
Paul L. Martel
WOONSOCKET- Paul L. Martel 80, formerly of Fulton St. died Monday at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Elphege and Eugenie (Marcotte) Martel.
Paul worked at Belmont Woolen Mill, Woonsocket Hospital as a kitchen aide, and Cape Cod Restaurant before retiring in 1980.
Therese O. Cote
BELLINGHAM-- Therese O. Cote 87, of 33 Mann St. died Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Albert C. Cote.
Mrs. Cote was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Theophile and Albertine (Harnois) Lamothe.
She was a homemaker for most of her life, and had previously worked at the former Glenoc Mills and Jacob Finklestein and Sons. Therese enjoyed shopping and gardening.
Gerard H. Tessier
WOONSOCKET- Gerard H. Tessier, 79, of Front St., died Sunday July 31, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Eddy and Beatrice (Bessette) Tessier.
Gerry worked for Auger Men's Wear for 40 years and Donnelley's for 10 years and also Lanoie's for several years before retiring, in 1995.
He is survived by one brother Andr Tessier, of North Smithfield, one sister, Gertrude Tessier, of Woonsocket.
He also was the brother of the late Lucille Anderson and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The topic was Ryan Lavarnway and the most prolific home run hitters to ever to suit up for the Pawtucket Red Sox. After all, when youâ€™ve amassed 13 round trippers in 43 games â€“ Lavarnwayâ€™s mashing rate heading into Mondayâ€™s action â€“ you start flashing back to names like Jim Rice, Sam Horn, Phil Plantier and Izzy Alcantara and the baseballs they made vanish.