Louis C. Genereux
WOONSOCKET- Louis C. "Blacky" Genereux, 89, of Bernon St, died Saturday at home. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Trudeau) Genereux.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gaspard and Annette (Lefebve) Genereux.
Blacky worked as a self employed painter for most of his life. He retired twenty four years ago from ACS Industries. An army WWII veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 263 in Woonsocket.
Irene A. DuBois
WOONSOCKET- Irene A. DuBois 85, of 303 Rhodes Ave. died Saturday at RI Hospital. She was the wife of the late Francois W. DuBois.
Born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Alphonse and Aldora (Morais) Riquier, she was a homemaker for most of her life.
Mrs. DuBois was a member of the St. Germain Manor Club and the RI Blind Association.
Lucille A. Dursin
WOONSOCKET- Lucille A. (Desrosiers) Dursin, 92, of Nursery Ave., died peacefully on Saturday, December 18, 2010 in Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Edgar J. Dursin for fifty six years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Alice (Wade) Desrosiers.
A lifelong city resident and homemaker, Mrs. Dursin enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and most especially spending time with her family. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Woonsocket.
Antonio F. Gabriel
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Antonio F. Gabriel, 85, of Leo P. Sarrazin Road, North Attleboro; formerly of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; died following a long illness on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham where he had been a resident for more than three years. He was the beloved husband of Judite (Moreira) Gabriel with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Lloyd E. Gray Sr.
MILLVILLE, MA- Lloyd E. Gray Sr., 76, of Old Chestnut Hill Rd. died Thursday December 16, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. He was the husband of Ruth N. (Shinn) Gray.
Mr. Gray was employed at the former General Motors Assembly Plant in Framingham, MA until his retirement in 1989.
He was born Nov. 21, 1934 in Millville, son of the late George O. and Anna (Curtis) Gray. He was a graduate of Blackstone High School.
Mr. & Mrs. Gray observed their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 13, 2010.
Mr. Gray served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
COVENTRY â€” Jennifer and Melissa Schroeder Rondeau reckon that since April they have kept 16,800 disposable diapers out of the state landfill.
That feat may not seem noteworthy at first glance, until you realize it takes a disposable diaper, at best, about 250 to 500 years to decompose.
WOONSOCKET -- Local principals haven't received a pay increase for the past five years, but during that time they could count on past individual contractual agreements for a bit of job security.
Now, it appears the school department's ongoing fiscal troubles may be putting the local school leaders at risk.
Members of the school committee this week debated whether the school department's nine principals should serve "at will" and be open to layoffs at any time.
WARWICK â€” After kicking off its season with four straight games against public schools, Mount St. Charles finally faced one of its longtime parochial rivals on Saturday night in Bishop Hendricken.
And the Mounties rose to the occasion and made very good on this featured battle of unbeatens.
Alex Erbanâ€™s two goals and Brian Campbellâ€™s goal and assist keyed a well-played second period by the Mounties, and Trevor Planteâ€™s division-leading 10th goal of the season late in the game sealed a big 4-2 victory over Hendricken at Thayer Arena.
PROVIDENCE â€” The R.I. Track Coaches Association (RITCA) Invitational, the first major meet of the indoor track season, produced some outstanding efforts from local athletes Saturday afternoon.
Woonsocket Highâ€™s speedy foursome of Jalen Evans, Anthony Neal, Alex Correia and Tyler Bourk ran a season-best of 1 minute, 37.7 seconds to tie for third place in the 4x200-meter relay.
Neal also placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches and Correia took sixth overall in the long jump with a distance of 19-11 1/2.
WOONSOCKET -- You couldn't have asked for a better holiday smile than the one members of the Woonsocket Police Department put on the face of Joel Felix, 4, at their annual Santa Claus party for local children this week.