March 30th, 2011
Walter H. Emery, Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Walter H. Emery, Jr., 74, of Blackstone, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Lynn, MA on April 12, 1936, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Haskell) Emery.
He was the father of Susan Chita of Blackstone, MA, Stephen Emery of St. Paul, MN and Michael Emery of Attleboro, MA. He leaves his grandchildren, Jason Beaulieu, Amanda Chita, Christopher Emery, Ryan Emery, Jennifer Tricaico and great-granddaughter, Abagail Slowe. He was the brother of Donald H. Emery of Boston, MA.
Dean Brian Cotnoir
WINTER HAVEN, FL.- Cotnoir, Dean B. 55 of Pascoag, RI and Winter Haven, Fl, died Sunday Jan. 2, 2011 in FL. He was the husband of Mary Ann Cotnoir.
Born in Woonsocket RI, he was the son of Robert and Terry Cotnoir of Blackstone, Mass.
Mr. Cotnoir owned and operated DC Trucking, in RI.
He is survived by his loving children, David Thanos of Tiverton, RI and Michelle Berkovitz of Cumberland, RI, his brother Wayne Cotnoir of Warwick, RI, his nephew Joseph Cotnoir and his two grandchildren Carl John and Brendon.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles Academy moves up to Division I this season after winning the last two Division II state championships.
The Mounties go there knowing full well the challenge that awaits them, head coach Tom Seaver was saying on Monday night while contemplating this question:
â€śWhatâ€™s the difference between Division I and II?â€ť
Seaver weighs the query for a moment and then quickly responds.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Though the proposal has been trashed by environmental groups, State Rep. Jon D. Brien says he'll keep pushing to pass his bill to allow a waste-to-energy plant to be built in the city.
The bill would would lift the state's 20-year ban on waste-to-energy projects and allow only one to be built â€“ at an unspecified location in Woonsocket â€“ provided it complies with all applicable legal and health codes and wins the endorsement of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation.
Georgette I. Rouleau
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Georgette I. Rouleau, 70, of Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln, died Thursday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Charles A. Rouleau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late George and Cecile (Froment) Jacobs. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Blackstone for over 35 years before moving to Lincoln several years ago.
Mrs. Rouleau worked at Tupperware and Sadwin Curtain. She was later employed in the housekeeping department at St. Antoine Residence for many years until her retirement in 1998.
Gladys I. Martinez
WOONSOCKET - Martinez, Gladys I. (Medina), passed March 28, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Carmen Medina (Jimenez).
John S. Moran
WOONSOCKET - John S. Moran (Ionel Mara), 92, of Highland St., died Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the husband of Marguerite (Aubin) Moran for fifty-five years.
He is also survived by his daughters, Elena Moran and Stephanie Roberts and her husband Michael of Woonsocket, two grandchildren, Jonathan Roberts and his wife Melissa of Greenville and Hillary Roberts and her fiance Tung Ha of Plaistow, NH, two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Samuel Roberts and his brother-in-law, Albert Aubin.
FORT WORTH, TX - Romeo H. Charron, age 85, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Fort Worth, Texas.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, a son of the late Herve and Alma (Martel) Charron. Romeo was a US Navy veteran and retired from Albertsons.
He leaves two sons, Richard and Donald Charron and a daughter, Jeannine Fleury, two brothers, Gerard and Roger Charron, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Joann Goodrow and brother of the late Roland Charron and Constance Lemay.
WOONSOCKET - Stasia E. Fagan, 95, of Woonsocket, passed away on Friday March 25th at the Friendly Home.
She was the daughter of late Jan and Karolina (Frodyma) Jarosz and wife of the late William J. Fagan. She is survived by her daughter Karolyn Baril, and sons William of Woonsocket Brian of Birch Bay, WA. and Jack of Elmhurst IL., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A life-long resident of Woonsocket she was employed at various times during her life at the American Wringer Company, The Woonsocket Brush Company and the Department of Employment Security.
WOONSOCKKET - Simonne H. (Tanguay) Touchette, 93, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Touchette.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Raphael and Rose (Ayotte) Tanguay. She had lived nearly fifty years in Woonsocket.
She worked as a salesperson at the former Social Department Store and Lillie Baram's, both in Woonsocket.