September 22nd, 2011
WOONSOCKET- Florence L. (Giard) Courchesne 98, died Tuesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late George J. Courchesne who died in December 1996.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Zotique and Leona (Picard) Giard.
Barry Field promises to be a packed house with plenty of energetic fans on Saturday afternoon when two-time Division II champion Woonsocket High entertains Tolman High in a Division II-B clash and a spirited rematch of last seasonâ€™s Super Bowl.
And while the fans from both teams hope to see a battle thatâ€™s as thrilling and competitive as last yearâ€™s 6-0 regular-season victory by the Tigers and 28-14 Super Bowl triumph by the Novans, both head coaches, Tolmanâ€™s Dave Caito and Woonsocketâ€™s Carnell Henderson, hope to see their respective teams play a lot better than they did a week ago.
WOONSOCKET â€” A new study says the cost of rental housing has risen faster here than any other community in the Blackstone Valley.
The HousingWorksRI 2011 Fact Book, released this week, says the average two-bedroom rent in the city during the second quarter of the year reached $993, almost 75 percent higher than it was a decade ago.
The main culprit behind skyrocketing rents is the continuing wave of foreclosures, the agency said.
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Eileen (Lang) Mastromatteo age 85 years died in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
Born in Norfolk, Massachusetts on November 21, 1925; she was the daughter of the late Philip and Amelia (Pescuma) Lang.
She graduated from Walpole High School with the class of 1943 and later from Kenneth's Hair Design School in Framingham. She has been a resident of North Attleboro for the past 14 years moving there from Franklin, Massachusetts where she spent 50 years.
Celia J. Novack
BLACKSTONE- Celia J. Novack, 94, of County St. passed away on Monday, Sept. 19th at the Milford Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter Novack, and daughter of the late Clemens & Julia Bednarz.
She is survived by a nephew Walter and his wife Leydin, a great nephew, John, 2 nieces, Joanne and her husband Richard and Diane.
Brother Armand L. Gamache, S.C.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Armand L. Gamache, S.C., (Brother John Damian), 86, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died September 20, 2011 at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland, RI.
Born in Nashua, NH, he was the son of the late Lionel Gamache and Marie (Gingras) Gamache.
WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth (Santucci) Viscione, 89, of Dana St., died June 16, 2011. She was the wife of the late Louis Viscione.
Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Concetta (Cecca) Santucci.
Mrs. Viscione worked as a credit manager for the former Carol Cable, Woonsocket and was previously employed as a cashier for the former Collimatti Market, Woonsocket. Her passion was her family and cooking.
WOONSOCKET â€” Without uttering a single word, former Mayor Susan D. Menard made it official yesterday: She will not be a candidate for mayor, leaving the freshman incumbent, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, to walk into a second term without opposition.
Menard did not return signed nomination forms to the Board of Canvassers by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline, excluding herself from further competition in this season's balloting. In fact, despite publicly professing serious interest in taking on Fontaine last month, she never picked up the blank forms, which had been available at City Hall since Sept. 6.
WOONSOCKET â€” An observant neighbor helped police in the arrest of a city man charged with breaking into cars on North Main Street Sunday evening.
Todd J. Green, 40, of 502 North Main St., was later arrested on a charge of tampering with motor vehicles in connection with the case, police said.
Patrolman Enrique Sosa reported patrol officers responded to the 300 block of North Main Street just before 9 p.m. after a resident of the area observed a man attempting to break into a neighborâ€™s van and went out to confront him.
Maxine A. Degre
WOONSOCKET- Maxine A. (Chamberland) Degre 57, of Manville Rd. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Rene E. Degre.
Born in Hartford, CT she was the daughter of Maximin Chamberland of Woonsocket and the late Phyllis (Garland) Chamberland.
Maxine was a driver for the Tellstone Bus Co. for over five years retiring in 2002. She enjoyed knitting, bingo, traveling and attending Pow Wows. Maxine also loved Tweety Bird and butterflies.