November 9th, 2011
â€śWith the benefit of hindsight, I wish I could have done more.â€ť
â€“ Joe Paterno
Who would have thought it would end this way for the legendary Penn State coach of 46 years? Paterno, the man of high moral values, the guy who once vowed not to retire and â€śleave college football to the Barry Switzers and Jackie Sherrillsâ€ť of his coaching fraternity, had failed the biggest morality test of his life.
Roland E. Bernier
BELLINGHAM - Roland E. "Joe" Bernier, 85, of Cross St. died Tue. Nov. 8, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Roland R. Lebrun
WOONSOCKET- Roland R. Lebrun, 53, of Vivian St. died Sunday November 6, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Robert Lebrun and Aldea (Beausoleil) Lebrun, of Woonsocket.
Roland worked as a Grounds Keeper for the Gloucester Country Club, and was an avid golfer.
Besides his mother, he is survived by two sons, Christopher and wife Nancy Lebrun, of Cumberland, R.I., Matthew R. Lebrun, of Burriville, R.I. One brother Richard Lebrun of Bellingham and two grandchildren and his companion, Robin Michon, of Woonsocket.
He was also the brother of the late Donald Lebrun.
Lillian D. Tatro
WOONSOCKET- Lillian D. Tatro, 91, formerly of Woonsocket, died Tuesday. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Tatro.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bernadette (Boulard) Leclerc. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
In her early years Mrs. Tatro was employed at several area mills and later operated a catering business along with her late husband.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph Parish and assisted with Coffee 'An for many years.
Roland A. Tardie Sr.
BURRILLVILLE- Roland A. Tardie Sr. 81, of Burrillville, passed away peacefully Tuesday surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Lucille (Leduc) Tardie.
Though he was a Burrillville resident most of his life, he was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Eva (Rondeau) Tardie.
He was employed by Service Contracting for many years before retiring in 1991. He was also an employee of Whiten Machine Works for many years.
Mr. Tardie served in the U.S. National Guard and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Gary W. Glatki
MURRELLS INLET- Gary W. Glatki, 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in the presence of his family.
He was born on December 19, 1948, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to William and Frances Glatki.
Gary graduated high school from Mount St. Charles Academy in RI. He continued his education at the University of Rhode Island and received his Masters of Education and was a Doctoral Candidate from Boston University. For thirty four years, Gary devoted his life to teaching in the Massachusetts School System.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Superior Court judge sentenced David P. Leite to life in prison yesterday for the grisly stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend in their Park Square apartment in 2009.
Leite, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder before Judge Susan McGuirl just hours before he was to stand trial in the death of Mellisa â€śMissyâ€ť Perry. He must serve at least 20 years before heâ€™s eligible for parole.
Prosecutor John E. Corrigan told the court that if Leite had gone to trial the state would have proven that he stabbed and slashed Perry 79 times with a utility knife.
WOONSOCKET -- Firefighters work to extinguish flames in the roof of a residential building at the Plaza Village apartments on Village Way Wednesday morning. The fire heavily damaged a two-story structure containing 24 units at the complex, which is located off Mendon Road. There were no reports of injuries, but residents were not expected to be able to return to their building in the wake of the blaze. See Thursday's edition of The Call for the complete story.
WOONSOCKET â€” Politics and family crossed paths as they seldom do last night as former state lawmaker Albert G. Brien won a seat on the City Council, besting his daughter-in-law, incumbent City Councilwoman Stella Brien.
With an official tally of 1,694 votes, Albert Brien finished seventh, or dead last, among those in the winnersâ€™ circle, but he was still 43 votes ahead of Stella Brien, according to figures released by the Board of Canvassers.
North Smithfield firefighters work to contain a blaze in an outdoor shed on the premises of 520 Buxton St. in North Smithfield at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. According North Smithfield Fire Chief Joel Jillson, the fire was called in at 9:23 p.m. and minutes later firefighters arrived to find the shed fully engulfed. Six engines and a tanker truck from Burrillville responded and the flames were extinguished minutes later. No injuries were reported. (photo by Ernest A. Brown)