October 17th, 2011
NORTH SMITHFIELD AND LITTLE COMPTON- Mary Townsend Russo, 88, of North Smithfield and Little Compton, died peacefully after a long illness at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on October 13, 2011. She was the longtime companion of the late Clarke W. Bloomfield. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Julia (Sullivan) Townsend of Barrington, RI.
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette H. (Landry) Beauchesne 86, passed away Friday, October 14, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Arthur Beauchesne Sr.
She was born in Franklin MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Morrel) Landry.
She grew up in Franklin, and moved to North Smithfield at the time of her marriage, where she lived most of her life. In 2001 she moved to the Friendly Home.
BURRILLVILLE- Theodore Plante, 97, resident of Pascoag died October 11, 2011 at the Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag.
Loving husband of 78 years to Jennie (Przystas) Plante.
Born Mat 9, 1914 in Providence RI, a son of the late Urgel & Rosanna (Lajoie) Plante.
He worked for the former Stillwater Worsted; he also worked for the Tupperware Co. for twelve years retiring in 1974. He was a WWII Navy veteran, a member Bradford Court Tenants Association Advisory Council, Burrillville Senior Citizens, and the VFW Post Pascoag # 1023.
Gerard H. Peloquin
WOONSOCKET- Gerard H. Peloquin, 85, formerly of Bear Hill Village and Windy Valley Drive, passed away Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehab. He was the husband of Rose (Picknik) Peloquin and the late Marielle (Berube) Peloquin.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Guillaume and Emilie (Dubois) Peloquin. He resided in Woonsocket for the past 12 years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mr. Peloquin was a United States Navy, World War II Veteran, attaining the rank of Seaman First Class. He was a life member of the VFW Post 7272 of Bellingham.
Doris C. LeMay
SMITHFIELD- Doris "Dot" C. LeMay, 71, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Wilfred E. LeMay Jr. and on November 11th they would have been married 50 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse Buster and Juliette (Picard) Robichaud. Mrs. LeMay was employed as a school bus driver for the Town of Cumberland until her retirement in 2002. She was an avid New England Patriots fan.
PROVIDENCE â€” The much-anticipated pension reform bill will be presented to a joint session of the General Assembly tomorrow.
Early reports of the plan to be presented by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo indicate that it will include shifting state employees and teachers from the defined benefit plan they have now to a â€śhybridâ€ť scheme that has components of both a defined benefit and a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan. This would affect contributions as well as benefits.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Helen Carter doesn't seem to be much older than Social Security retirement age when you meet her.
She has a part-time job at the L'il General Store on Great Road where she makes sandwiches twice a week and she also loves to get her workouts in at Curves on Eddie Dowling Highway on a regular basis.
But on Friday, Carter hit a milestone in life that her boss and friends at L'il General couldn't overlook.
When she showed up for her 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. shift, Carter found the store decorated with banners and flowers celebrating her 90th birthday.
WARWICK â€“ Coming three weeks prior to the state meet, the Brown University Northeast Championships provides a perfect gage for coaches and athletes to determine if all the training is paying off for a possible peak performance at the early November meet.
For runners like Trevor Crawley, who are hoping to crack the top 10 at the states, the top-notch competition at the regional championships, held on a fast five-kilometer course at Goddard State Park, can also serve as an important confidence booster with a good performance.
PROVIDENCE â€” To get a better feel of the Providence College players he was inheriting, Ed Cooley made it a point to watch every Friar game from last season â€śfour or five times.â€ť
What were the impressions Cooley gathered as he studied individual tendencies and Providenceâ€™s style of play under ex-head coach Keno Davis? Letâ€™s just say the new PC coach realized he has his work cut out for him.
WOONSOCKET- Frechette, Leo, 53, died on September 5, 2011
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Joseph and Jeannette (Lebrun) Frechette.
Mr. Frechette was employed by Banner Doors Corp. in Woonsocket for 11 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Trisha Hutchens of Millbury, a son Ryan Frechette of CoCo Beach, FL, five grandchildren and his siblings, Gerard Frechette of Hopkinton, NH and Jeanne Gravel of Millville, MA.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:30Pm in St. Therese's Shrine, Nasonville, RI.