Berthe A. Gagne
WARWICK- Berthe A. Gagne 96, formerly of Farm St. Blackstone, died Monday at Greenwood Nursing Home in Warwick. Wife of the late Raymond A. Gagne Sr.
Mrs. Gagne was born in Montmagny, P. Q., Canada a daughter of the late Alexandre and Caroline (Bernier) Chabot. She was a textile worker for many years in several area textile mills.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles Academy didnâ€™t have too many low moments in its run to the Division I state championship last season, but one of them came in the first round of last seasonâ€™s Holiday Face-Off.
In that game, the Mounties turned in one of their worst showings of the season and dearly paid for it in the form of a 5-2 loss to Bishop Guertin High of Nashua, N.H.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€” Jason Cropley usually gets off work in the morning, but when his graveyard shift ended Monday he had another job to do: free his car from its prison of snow.
Cropley, a security guard at Portola Tech, thought there might be trouble when he heard the rumble of snowplows passing the Fairmount Street mill with increasing frequency during the night. Sure enough, they buried his car, parked just a few feet from the edge of the road, behind a knee-high wall of grayish, lumpy snow.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Regina Lauzon 92, formerly of Woodlawn Rd. North Smithfield died Saturday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late J. Armand Lauzon.
Mrs. Lauzon was born in Notre Dame de Bois, P Q Canada a daughter of the late Acadius and Adelia (Theberge) Audet.
She was a cloth inspector for Lincoln Textile Co. for many years before retiring twenty seven years ago. She was a member of the Holy Family Christian Group, St. Agatha's Senior Citizen's and the Ladies Guild at Holy Family Church.
Pauline M. Brault
BURRILLVILLE - Pauline M. Brault, 86, formerly of Mapleville, passed away Sunday morning, December 26, 2010 at Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Providence.
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Norman J. Brault.
Born in Woonsocket, Pauline was the eldest of three children of the late Romeo & Esperance (Malboeuf) Robert.
She was a resident of Burrillville since 1999; previously living in Woonsocket.
Martha Mowry Smith
WOONSOCKET- Martha Mowry Smith was blessed with energy and a loving spirit. These she gave freely and unconditionally to all. She was the mother that everyone wanted. "God is Love," she often said. This was a contract that she lived every day. She was a writer of family history, an enthusiastic piano player and a generous giver of joy. Her memory will be treasured in the hearts of many, many people.
Martha was born in Woonsocket and lived most of her 101 years in North Smithfield.
Kathan M. Brouillard
BURRILLVILLE- Kathan M. (Dorsey) Brouillard, 79, died Sunday Dec. 26, 2010 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag.
Born in Burlington, VT, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Irene (Looby) Dorsey.
Kathan worked as a secretary for the state Probation & Parole for 35 years, she also worked at Zambarano Hospital. She was an active member of the Democratic Town Party for many years.
Sister Lina Poirier
MARLBOROUGH- Sister Lina Poirier, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Mary Joseph of Jesus, died at the age of 98 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on December 24, 2010. She was in the 76th year of religious life.
Emily T. Burrows
WOONSOCKET- Emily T. (LaPointe) Burrows 81, of Cumberland St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Earl Burrows. Mrs. Burrows was born in Barrington a daughter of the late Rudolph and Bertha (Pollette) LaPointe. She worked as a molder for Tupperware for many years and a cook for the Enrico Caruso club for three years before retiring in 1990.
James F. Courtney
BELLINGHAM- James F. Courtney, 81, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Bernice P. (Forsythe) Courtney.
He was the loving father of Linda D. Selima and her husband Charles of Woonsocket, RI, Sandra M. Courtney of Hopedale, MA, Teresa E. Sousa and her husband Anthony of Hudson, MA and Mary F. Courtney of Bellingham, MA; and his 10 cherished grandchildren.