June 20th, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” It was a class that endured bomb threats, evacuation drills, a school construction renovation project and the wrath of Hurricane Earl.
But through it all, the Class of 2011 stuck together through the good times and the bad. It was a class described by Senior Class President Ylva T. Duke as a group of graduates bound for certain success in their future endeavors.
ADDISON, ME- Pauline E. Van Dam, 81, wife of the late Mathys Jan Van Dam, died June 16, 2011 at the Sunrise Care Facility of Jonesport.
Pauline was born at home on May 6 1930 in Woonsocket, RI, the daughter of Edgar and Eva (Campbell) Dextraze.
Patricia B. Lepine
BLACKSTONE- Patricia B. (McAllister) Lepine, 61, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2011 at Woonsocket Health Center with her loving family by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer, she is now at peace. She was the beloved wife for 25 years of Paul E. Lepine.
WOONSOCKET- Therese (Auger) Lebrun 81, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday in Landmark Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of fifty nine years of Lucien E. Lebrun. They would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in September.
Mrs. Lebrun was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Paul and Rose Marie (Nault) Auger. She was a spinner for the former French Worsted, and would later work as a ticketer for TJ Maxx for many years before retiring in 1991.
Doris R. L'Etoile
MANVILLE- Doris R. L'Etoile, 89, of Old River Rd., Manville, died Saturday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Fernand J. "Star" L'Etoile.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Delvina (Bourget) Hetu. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and had lived in Manville for over 25 years.
Mrs. L'Etoile was employed by Uniroyal at the Woonsocket rubber plant. In her younger years she worked at the French Worsted mill where her late father was a manager.
Therese I. Brin
MANVILLE- Therese I. Brin, 87, of Summer St., Manville, died Thursday evening at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. She was the wife of the late Gerard Brin.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Corinne (Lachappelle) Latour. She remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mrs. Brin was employed in the local textile industry at the Manville Jenceks mill and Pontiac Weaving for many years before retiring.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. James Church and a member of the Union of Prayer.
Doris T. Lamontagne
WOONSOCKET- Doris T. (Therien) Lamontagne 84, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday in the Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late George Lamontagne.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aime and Lydia (Pelletier) Therien.
Mrs. Lamontagne was a seamstress and floor manager for the former Finklestein's Co. and was a supervisor for the Woonsocket Suit and Coat Co., retiring in 1981.
WOONSOCKET â€” Paul and Lorraine Jacob lost just about everything they owned when a Feb. 4 fire swept through their 49 Hillsdale Street home.
It will be a long journey back for Jacob, a well-known local video and sound company owner and his wife, but the first steps have been taken on that path with the help of the coupleâ€™s family members and friends.
The Jacobâ€™s heavily-damaged home has been razed and work is now set to begin on putting a new home on its foundation.
LINCOLN â€” Troop 711 Albion Scouts Timothy W. Oâ€™Reilly and Nickolai K. Morin were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout at a High Court of Honor on May 28 at St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
Oâ€™Reilly is the son of John and Mary Oâ€™Reilly of Lord Fox Run. He is a senior at LaSalle Academy. Timâ€™s scouting career started as a Bear Scout in 2001. He earned his Arrow of Light and became a Scout in 2004. He earned the rank of Life Scout in 2009.
Children rush onto the brand new Globe Park Elementary School playground following a ribbon-cutting ceremony there Saturday morning. The new facility welcomes all children, regardless of oneâ€™s individual abilities, and provides a higher level of inclusive play. The construction of the playground was a community-wide effort. The equipment was paid for in part through funds from the America Reinvestment and Recovery Act.