July 11th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” In this era of scant resources and shrinking government, being mayor of the state's seventh largest city isn't as glamorous as it used to be. But it looks like Mayor Leo T. Fontaine will get to keep the job for another two years without a fight, if he wants it.
And he does.
â€śI never really had any doubts about it,â€ť said Fontaine. â€śI'm not going to be one of these guys that's around for 20 years, but clearly we've started some things I think need to be continued.â€ť
Petrin, Henry J.
WOONSOCKET- Petrin, Henry J., 90, passed away Friday, July 08, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henri and Emma (Richard) Petrin.
Mr. Petrin was employed at Dennison Paper Manufacturing, Framingham, MA. for 25 years before retiring in 1986. He was also an Army Veteran serving during WWII and was a Prisoner of War.
He was the brother of the late Lillian LePage.
Joseph E. Boulay
CUMBERLAND- Joseph E. Boulay, 84, of Cumberland passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was the loving husband of Yvette (Laramee) Boulay. They were happily married for 60 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Origene and Diana (St. George) Boulay.
Mr. Boulay graduated from Cumberland High School and served in the US Marines during WWII. He worked as a Tool Maker at the former Amperex Co. for several years and worked at Texas Instruments for many years before retiring. He received his private pilot license in 1965 and was an avid fisherman.
Augusta V. LaBastie
MENDON- Augusta V. (Principessa) LaBastie, 93, of Mendon, died Saturday July 9, 2011 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. She was the wife of the late Austin A. LaBastie who died in 2003.
Mrs. LaBastie was employed as an LPN for 25 years at the former Milford Medical Home, presently known as Countryside Healthcare of Milford.
She was born Jan. 26, 1918 in Dedham, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Basilici) Principessa and was a graduate of the former Pondville Hospital Nursing School in Norfolk.
Rose A. Lantagne
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rose A. Lantagne, 80, of North Smithfield and formerly of Pawtucket died July 10, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Norman J. Lantagne.
She was born in Pawtucket and had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life. She was employed by A.T. Cross Co. until her retirement.
Sophie B. Bis
CUMBERLAND- Sophie B. Bis 98, of Fiske Ave. Cumberland passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in South Bellingham, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Francis M. and Louisa I. (Nowak) Bis.
She was a graduate of Franklin high School and the former Hill College. She later served on the Board of Directors of that College. Sophie was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Woonsocket.
Ruth L. Laplume
SENECA, SC- Ruth L. (Catteau) Laplume, 64, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 43 years of Eugene Laplume.
WOONSOCKET- Claire (Gianco) Cote, 93, formerly of Park Ave, Woonsocket died Wednesday, July 6 2011 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Rene P. Cote.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Starve) Gianco.
Mrs. Cote retired as a Dietary Aide for the St. Francis Home, Woonsocket in 2001.
Doris J. Molle
CUMBERLAND- Doris J. Molle, 79 of Flat St., died Thursday at home. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony F. Molle.
Mrs. Molle was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Herve and Palmena (Lussier) Dumas. Doris worked at Electronic Molding Corporation for seventeen years and then as an inspector for AT Cross Co. for five years before retiring in 1993. Her family and friends will always remember her optimism, laughter, and zest for life.
Joseph Mark Regan
REHOBOTH- Joseph Mark Regan, 85, of Rehoboth, a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, North Attleboro with his deeply beloved wife Dorothy (Mariani) Regan by his side. It was the morning of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30, 1926, he was a son of the late John H. Sr. and Catherine (Elwood) Regan. Joseph was educated in Providence schools.