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August 16th, 2011

Lillian Girard

August 16, 2011

Lillian Girard

WOONSOCKET- Lillian Girard, 88, of Unity St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Sunday afternoon at St. Antoine Residence.
A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Theophyta (Hogue) Girard.
In her earlier years Lillian was employed at the French Worsted Mill and W.T. Grant Co. She also worked at Precious Blood Rectory during the 1970s and later as a certified nursing assistant at The Friendly Home before retiring.
Throughout her life Lillian was selfless in devoting her time to caring for the needs of many family members and friends.

Richard T. McNamara

August 16, 2011

Richard T.
McNamara

SOUTHBRIDGE- Richard T. McNamara, 88, of Highland St., died Sunday, Aug.14th, in the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, after an illness.

Irene H. Lamothe

August 16, 2011

VERO BEACH, FL- Irene H. Lamothe, 96, of Vero Beach, FL died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Atlantic Health Care Center in Vero Beach.
Mrs. Lamothe was born April 20, 1915 in North Attleboro, MA and moved to Vero Beach in 1996 from Ft. Pierce where she had moved to in 1983 from Bellingham, MA.
She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Andre N. Durand

August 16, 2011

Andre N. Durand

WOONSOCKET- Andre N. "Andy" Durand, 56, of Bennett St., Woonsocket, died Saturday at home. He was the loving husband of Helen M. (Dansereau) Durand. They were married on April 24, 1976.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Lionel C. and Esthel M. (Turcotte) Durand. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident.
Andre was passionate about music and enjoyed playing his guitar to several different genres.
He will be remembered as a man who loved his family.

Jeannette C. Ballas

August 16, 2011

Jeannette C. Ballas

BELLINGHAM- Jeannette C. (Lamothe) Ballas 90, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully, Wednesday August 3, 2011 at the Medway Country Manor following an illness. She was the wife of the late Charles S. Ballas who died in 1994.
Born May 22, 1921 in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of the late Mederick and Irene (Marcoux) Lamothe, she was a resident of Blackstone, and Ft. Myers, Florida before moving to Bellingham.
Educated in Woonsocket, she was a retired mill worker for the former Jacob Finklestein & Sons in Blackstone.

August 15th

New superintendent signs contract

August 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The completion of a contract agreement between Giovanna M. Donoyan and the School Committee will fill the school department’s top administrative post as the new school year begins at the end of the month.
School Committee Chairman Marc A. Dubois said Donoyan and three members of the panel, himself and School Committeewomen Linda Majewski and Eleanor Nadeau, completed work on a three-year contract with the new superintendent at a special meeting Friday afternoon.
“A contract was signed and she is going to start with us on Sept. 1,” Dubois said.

Cumberland American having fun in Williamsport

August 15, 2011

It didn’t take long for Dave Belisle and his Cumberland American Little Leaguers to become immersed in the “Christmas in August” fervor that typically surfaces in Williamsport, Pa. around this time each year.

Election deadline looms

August 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET — If you're thinking about running for public office in this season's races for mayor, City Council and School Committee, now's the time to get off the fence.
In order to secure a spot on the ballot, candidates must file declaration papers at the offices of the Board of Canvassers Aug. 22-30. The office is located on the third floor of City Hall, 169 Main St.

Switzer elevated to Eagle Scout

August 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Andrew Switzer earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout while a member of Woonsocket’s Boy Scout Troop 1106, and decided it would only be fitting to celebrate that honor at the place where his troop has learned much about scouting over the years — Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, R.I. So on Friday, Switzer, his father, Steven Switzer, an assistant scoutmaster for the Troop, and Switzer’s family members held his Eagle Ceremony at Camp Sandy Beach at Yawgoog where Troop 1106 annually spends a week of the summer.

Andre Dominic Verdo

August 15, 2011

Andre
Dominic Verdo

UXBRIDGE, MA- Andre Dominic Verdo, 61, Passed away on August 12, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.
Andre is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Denise (Jacques) Verdo; his three loving children, daughter Sylvia (Verdo) Becker, sons Andrew Verdo and David Verdo; and his six sweet grandchildren Arianna, Brett, Isabella, Gavin, Julianna and Cain. They will forever miss their adoring, silly Pep.

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