March 16th, 2011
John F. Dean, Sr.
MILLVILLE, MA- John F. Dean, Sr., 78, of Millville, passed away Wed. March 16, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Betty (DeFilippo) Dean.
Blanche R. Levesque
PORT SAINT LUCIE FLORIDA- R. Blanche Levesque 95, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away March 16, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice House.
She was born May 11, 1915 in Mohegan, Rhode Island and lived in Oakland, Rhode Island for most of her life.
Blanche moved to Port Saint Lucie from Watertown, Massachusetts in 2003. She retired as a LPN from Zambarano Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years J. George Levesque.
Survivors include Son Dennis Levesque and partner Hugo Hernandez of Port Saint Lucie, and friend David Mazochi.
ATTLEBORO, MA- Alfred Whittaker, 90, of Attleboro, MA, formerly of Fall River, MA passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at the LifeCare Center in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Juliette (Meyrelles) Whittaker.
Alfred was born in Fall River the son of the late Thomas and Lillie (Lyons) Whittaker.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Family Court judge yesterday â€ścertifiedâ€ť a 17-year-old boy accused in a stabbing last April that left an elderly man paralyzed â€” a status that falls a step short of waiving him into adult courts.
But Amy Kempe, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said the ruling also places the boy in jeopardy of serving an adult-length prison sentence if the courts determine he was responsible for the stabbing.
â€śItâ€™s kind of a bifurcated approach,â€ť said Kempe. â€śHeâ€™ll be tried in Family Court but heâ€™ll be subject to adult sentencing.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Before taking the head coaching position this season at Mount St. Charles Academy, Steve Shea served as the teamâ€™s assistant the previous four years.
In his five years involved with the girlsâ€™ hockey program, two things have remained unchanged. The Mounties are still one of the most dominant teams in the league and fierce rival Bay View Academy is right there along with them.
WOONSOCKET â€” For the back half of the past decade, Mount St. Charles vs. Bishop Hendricken in the Division I championship series has been an epic showdown thatâ€™s been well worth the price of admission.
Who couldnâ€™t forget the 2007 series that saw the Hawks win in three games and squeak out a 1-0 triumph in the rubber game? Or the â€™09 classic that saw the Mounties sweep the series with an overtime victory in Game 1, followed by a heart-pounding, triple-overtime win in Game 2?
North Smithfield fire and rescue personnel tend to a 61-year-old man at the scene of a rollover in front of Anchor Subaru Tuesday afternoon. The man apparently lost control of his car while heading south on Route 146 around 3 p.m. The victim, who was conscious and alert after being removed from his car, was taken to Landmark Medical Center with head lacerations. A vehicle at the dealership sustained rear end damage.
Diane L. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Diane L. (Lavallee) Parenteau, 56, of Seventh Ave., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Rene G. Parenteau, whom she married October 5, 2002.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Maurice R. and Lillian C. (Dextraze) Lavallee.
Mrs. Parenteau worked thirty-one years for The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She enjoyed bicycling, taking photographs and gardening.
Claudette C. Aubin
WOONSOCKET- Claudette C. (Lebrun) Aubin 69, of Diamond Hill Rd. died Thursday in Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Theodore "Ted" Aubin.
A life long city resident she was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Adelard and Germaine (Bolduc) Lebrun.
Claudette was co-owner along with her husband Ted, of Ted's Construction Company for thirty five years, retiring in 2006.
She was a graduate of Woonsocket High School. Claudette was a member of the Red Hatters. She enjoyed traveling and golf and loved spending time with her family.
WOONSOCKET â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafee took a walk on Main Street with Mayor Leo T. Fontaine on Monday and learned about the challenges of economic development in one of his stateâ€™s distressed communities.
There were several signs of hope to be found on the tour, talks with business owners making a go of it despite the tough economy, and also a few reminders of work yet to be done to put viable businesses in still vacant storefronts.
â€śItâ€™s challenging,â€ť Chafee admitted after touring the large mill property Marie Deschenes is revitalizing at 117 Main St.