April 25th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” The city is back in court with firefighters, this time in a preemptive strike against a possible future challenge of its plan for a makeover of the shift structure of the Woonsocket Fire Department aimed at reducing overtime pay.
At issue is whether the plan violates the city's collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 732. The city has asked a Superior Court judge for a ruling of declaratory judgment on the question, a type of order that would clarify the union's legal options, if any, after the shift changes are implemented.
WOONSOCKET- Anna (Krantz) Da Costa Felicio, 95, of Jillson Ave., died Sunday April 24, 2011, in Landmark Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of Albert J. DaCosta Felicio.
Albert and Anna would have celebrated their 72 wedding anniversary this July 22, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Stanley and Paranka (Huk) Krantz.
Anna was a Homemaker.
She was a very compassionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Paul R. Sencabaugh
WOONSOCKET- Paul R. Sencabaugh of Rathbun St., Woonsocket passed away at home on Sunday, April 24, 2011.
Born June 13, 1971 in Woonsocket.
He was the son of the late Joseph A. Sencabaugh Sr.
BELLINGHAM- William D. "Bill" Nelson, 78, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Metrowest Medical Center at Framingham Union Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Loretta J. (Leach) Nelson.
Hannah Marie Rabitor
NORTHBRIDGE- Hannah Marie Rabitor, 9, of 31B Quaker Lane died suddenly Sun. April 24 after being stricken ill at home. Full obituary to run tomorow. Tancrell Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. is directing arrangements.
Norman E. Comtois
BURRILLVILLE- Norman E. Comtois, 75, resident of Harrisville where he was a lifelong resident, died April 14, 2011 at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home.
Loving husband of Leona (Chauvin) Comtois.
Born in Harrisville RI., a son of the late Jeannette Comtois.
Norman worked for the RI Department of Transportation from where he retired.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Marsha Comtois.
WOONSOCKET- Laura (Rattelle) Petrin, 99, of Cumberland Hill Road and formerly of Cumberland died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William J. Petrin.
Born in Harrisville, a daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Jane (Theroux) Rattelle, she had lived in Cumberland for over 55 years before moving to Woonsocket.
She was a communicant of Historic St. Joseph's Church, Cumberland and a former member of the Chimney Hill Tenants Association.
Helen M. Dixon
WOONSOCKET- Helen M. (LaRue) Dixon's Memorial Service has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:30AM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. For full obituary and information visit
Jean M. Hebert
PROVIDENCE- Jean M. Hebert, 93, until recently a resident at St. Elizabeth's Court, 109 Melrose Street Providence, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden St., Providence, RI.
Born in Warden, PQ, Canada, he was the son of the late John Baptiste Hebert and Oiada (Tremblay) Hebert. He was the husband of the late Pauline T. (LeRoux) Hebert.
Mr. Hebert, who was employed for many years at Peter Pan Ice Cream Co., Woonsocket, retired over 35 years ago.
Gloria L. Lambert
CUMBERLAND- Gloria L. Lambert, 80, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, April 13th, at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Raymond J. Lambert.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Henri and Laura (Descouteaux) Laliberte. She was a resident of Cumberland for most of her life.
Mrs. Lambert was employed by Finklestien's in Woonsocket for several years.