May 16th, 2011
Jean Paul B.
WOONSOCKET- Jean Paul B. Saumur Sr. 79, of Summer St. died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Helene (Bruneau) Saumur.
George H. Richard
WOONSOCKET- George H. Richard, 89, of Woonsocket passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital.
He was the beloved husband of the late Therese M.J. (Morisseau) Richard.
Born in Woonsocket on October 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Walter D. and Marie Rose (Allain) Richard.
Claire C. Roy
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Claire C. (Fournier) Roy, 69, of Greenville Rd. died Saturday May 14, 2011, with her family by her side in Hospice St. Antoine.
She was the wife of George A. Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Ernest and Jeanette (Pelletier) Fournier.
Claire worked as a Bookkeeper for the Stiller Carpet Distributors, until she retired.
She was a volunteer at the former MT. St. Francis Nursing Home, now Trinity Rehabilitation Center.
Monica "Mona" B. Lagace-Lambert
NO. SMITHFIELD- Monica "Mona" B. (Stefanik) Lagace-Lambert, 87, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Friday at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Ernest A. Lagace and the late Armand A. Lambert.
Born, August 26, 1923 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late John & Mary (Skalak) Stefanik.
Mona was employed at the St. Antoine Residence retiring in 1977 she previously worked at the former McCarthy's Dept. Store in Woonsocket.
LINCOLN- Sophie (Dypry) Podorozny, 90, a resident of the Holiday Nursing Home, passed away peacefully on Saturday at the Holiday with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Paul G. Podorozny.
Born May 10, 1921, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Josephine (Dul) Dypry, she resided in Cumberland for many years before residing in Lincoln.
Arthur C. Bourassa
EAST PROVIDENCE- Arthur C. Bourassa, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at Orchard View Manor in East Providence. He was the husband of the late Marie F. (Nicolatti) Bourassa who died in 2000.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Adolph and Anna (Harisenko) Bourassa. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Bourassa attended Woonsocket High School and was employed as a production manager for Providence Steel Inc.
Helen M. Bourassa
MILLVILLE- Helen M. (Boisvert) Bourassa, 82, formerly of Summit St. and a resident of Lydia Taft House since 2009, died Fri. May 13, at Milford Regional Medical Center. The love of her life, her husband of 56 years Joseph W. Bourassa died on July 10, 2006.
She is survived by her son Walter J. Bourassa and his wife Susan of Millville; 2 sisters Doris Kollett of Uxbridge and Pauline Pouliot of Oxford and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother William Boisvert.
PAWTUCKET â€” Baseball scouts usually sit in the best seats minor league stadiums have to offer, a few rows behind home plate. They come armed with the tools of their trade â€“ radar guns, stopwatches and â€ścheat sheetsâ€ť that record the data of players down on the field.
â€śThe radar gun is mainly used to measure the speed of pitches,â€ť Chicago White Sox scout Gary Pellant was saying on Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium. â€śIâ€™ve seen some scouts use them on infielders, to see how strong their arms are. Amateur scouts do that because they watch a lot of high school players who change positions.â€ť
EAST GREENWICH â€” The diagnoses were dire and the prescriptions painful for addressing Rhode Islandâ€™s economic woes at an Operation Clean Government forum on Saturday.
The event featured the brief return of the always colorful and often combative Steven Laffey to Rhode Islandâ€™s fiscal and political fray. Laffey, the former mayor of Cranston and 2006 U.S. Senate candidate who has since decamped to a ranch in Fort Collins, Colo., apparently hasnâ€™t learned to mince his words since moving out west.
LINCOLN â€” It's been a long time coming, but old friends Ed Fox and Joe Buss finally have a date for the presentation of a Vietnam Veterans Memorial monument. It's something in which the duo have dreamed for the town for at least four decades.
On Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m., the two Lincolnites will unveil the granite memorial â€“ which now stands covered by a black nylon, Prisoner of War flag-like material knitted by Fox' wife, Patty â€“ during a ceremony outside The Center (for seniors) on Jenckes Hill Road.