January 24th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” The city may have to wait a bit longer for any savings to materialize out of its plans to consolidate emergency dispatch services at the police station.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine told members of the City Council during a work session in the Harris Hall conference room that the consolidation plan may have to be done in stages due to difficulties that have cropped up in moving all dispatching equipment to a single location.
The change to a dispatch system staffed by civilian employees at the police station had been included as a cost savings measure in the city's current budget.
CUMBERLAND â€” Rusted and battered by years of exposure to the elements, the Cumberland High School clipper ship, the official high school mascot that has hung for years on the brick exterior of the school building, may be in line for a long overdue makeover.
At its meeting tomorrow, the School Committee will be asked to consider resolutions calling for the restoration and re-painting of the metal clipper ship.
The committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Cumberland High School Cafetorium, 2602 Mendon Road.
Albert C. Ralyea
FRANKLIN- Albert C. Ralyea 84, of Franklin, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness. He was the husband of the late Anita (Guinard) Ralyea for 62 years before her death in 2009.
Born in Boston on February 13, 1927, a son of the late Alan and Grace (Shepherdson) Ralyea, he was a resident of Franklin for over 60 years.
He was raised in Foxboro, and educated in Walpole and for over 33 years worked in the textile industry at Clark-Cutler McDermott Company in Franklin.
Stella E. Swarr
FRANKLIN- Stella E. (Cramer) Swarr 93, of Franklin, died peacefully, Friday January 20, 2012 at the Maples Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Samuel V. Swarr.
Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1919 a daughter of the late Joseph & Mary (Douts) Cramer she was a former longtime resident of Lancaster, Penn. and Cumberland, RI.
Mrs. Swarr was educated in Pennsylvania and was a retired homemaker.
Henry E. Cabana, Jr.
MILLVILLE- Henry E. Cabana, Jr., 81 of Millville, Ma. passed away peacefully on January 23, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 20, 1930, he was the son of the late Henry E. Cabana, Sr. and Dorothy (Ward) Malley and her husband Arthur Malley. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Eileen M. (Logan) Cabana who died in 2008.
Josephine M. Kurek
NO. SMITHFIELD- Josephine M. (Misiaszek) Kurek, 87, of Cynthia Dr., passed away peacefully on Monday at Landmark Medical Ctr. With her loving family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Lawrence J. Kurek.
Born, Nov. 25, 1924 in No. Smithfield.
Frank F. Malito
WOONSOCKET- Frank F. Malito, 94, of Diamond Hill Rd., died Monday, January 23, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of almost 50 years to the late Florence R. (Valois) Malito.
Born in West Warwick, son of the late Antonio and Amelia (Sabatini) Malito.
Mr. Malito was a United States, Army Air Force WWII Veteran. He was former Vice Commander of the Andrew F. Young Post 3, of the American Legion.
Jeannette M. Hebert
BURRILLVILLE- Jeannette M. (Laplume) Hebert, 90, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Julian Hebert.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Theroux) Laplume.
Jeannette worked as a Group Leader at Tupperware for many years before retiring in 1984.
She is survived by a daughter, Claire Forget and her husband Donald of Rockledge, FL and one granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Emile Laplume and Cecile Stevenin.
Gerard J. Charron
GLOCESTER- Gerard J. Charron, 82, passed away on January 21,2012, at the Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag. He was the husband of Deborah (Fleming) Charron.
Gerard was born in Woonsocket, son of the late Herve and Alma (Martel) Charron.
Gerard was educated in the Woonsocket School District and was a resident of Woonsocket until moving to Glocester in 1969.
Lionel P.E. Robert
OXNARD, CA - Lionel P.E. Robert, 84, of Oxnard, California, passed away on December 31, 2011 with his family at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Monique (Rouleau) Robert.
Lionel was born in Woonsocket on November 4, 1927 to the late Fernando and Aurore (Desserres) Robert.
He leaves 5 children; Major Dennis Robert, stationed in Germany, Charles of Washington, Carol, Michael, and Nancy Brown of Oxnard, California and 6 grandchildren. A sister, Theresa Hemond of North Smithfield and a brother Bernard Robert of Uxbridge.