September 19th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” The cop who coaxed a confession from serial killer Jeff Mailhot in 2004 has just added another notch on his belt â€” a seat at the next installment of the FBI National Academy.
Beginning Oct. 3, Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr. will live at the prestigious academy in Quantico, Va., for about ten weeks while taking advanced courses in violent crime, computer forensics and others.
And, oh yeah, Mailhot's going with him, too â€“ or at least his case file.
Ludovico Tomasso Jr.
LINCOLN- Ludovico "Lou" Tomasso Jr. 83, passed away Saturday September 17, 2011. He was the husband of 58 years to Gloria (Petrucci) Tomassso.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ludovico and Maria (Palombo) Tomasso.
Mr. Tomasso was a Finance Director for the Providence Housing Authority for 23 years until retiring in 2010. Previously he was employed as a Financial Manager for the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville and a Controller at the US Naval Readiness Command, Newport.
Rita M. Galuza
BELLINGHAM, MA- The inurnment for Rita M. (Courtemanche) Galuza has been rescheduled from Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM to Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM in Resurrection Cemetery, 259 West Wrentham Rd., Cumberland.
Paul A. Torricelli
BLACKSTONE- Paul A. Torricelli, 39, of Blackstone, passed away September 17, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Joanne O. (Ostrander) Torricelli and the loving father of Nicolas Grant, Gabriella Marie, and Natalie Rae Torricelli.
Arrangements under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA. For complete obituary and to sign guest book
Joseph G. Baillargeon
NO. SMITHFIELD- Joseph G. Baillargeon, 87, of Black Plain Rd., No. Smithfield, died Friday, September 16, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Muriel A. (Marcoux) Baillargeon, whom he married October 12, 1950.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Wilfred J. and Angelina A. (Gladu) Baillargeon.
Rene J. Barrette
CUMBERLAND- Rene J. Barrette, 73, of Sun Valley Dr. in Cumberland, died Friday, September 16, 2011 at South County Hospital in So. Kingstown. He was the husband of Elaine R. (Roberts) Barrette.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Bernadette (Letendre) Barrette.
Rudolph S. Okoniewski Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Rudolph S. "Rudy" Okoniewski Jr., 64, of Providence Pike passed away on Sunday at The Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Oakley) Ducharme-Okoniewski.
Born October 23, 1946, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Rudolph & Ida (Valentino) Okoniewski, he resided in No. Smithfield almost all of his life. Before retiring and for many years, he was the proprietor of Rudy's Services Station in Millville, MA.
Jacqueline A. Lussier
WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline A. (Lavallee) Lussier, 69, of Ballou Street, died September 14, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Roland M. Lussier.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Annemarie (Latour) Lavallee.
Mrs. Lussier was a homemaker. She also had served as a Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher and a member of the Ladies Guild, as well as sang in the choir at Holy Family Church.
J. Michael DaLomba
WOONSOCKET- J. Michael DaLomba 45, of Shannock RI, died Friday in RI Hospital. He was the husband of Laura (Hurteau) DaLomba.
Mr. DaLomba was born in Pawtucket, a son of Julio and MaryElizabeth "Beckie" (Ashburn) DaLomba. Though he was a Shannock resident for the last thirteen years, he was raised and schooled in Woonsocket.
He was formerly a teacher in the States of Florida and Rhode Island, before establishing his own handyman business.
Gregory W. Pontious
BURRILLVILLE - Gregory W. Pontious, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Kent Hospital, Warwick.
Born in Toledo, OH, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Margaret G. Pontious.
Greg was an automotive and autobody technician, working for major car dealerships in MI, MA and RI along with smaller auto shops. Greg was an instructor of automotive technology at the Community College of Wastenaw in Ann Arbor, MI and was involved with the BMW Automobile Club of MA, restoring their vehicles. Greg was member of the Masons and Loyal Order of Moose in Milan, MI.