September 13th, 2011
John H. Luttrell Sr.
NATICK, MA- John H. Luttrell Sr., 87, formerly of Natick, died Tuesday September 13, 2011 at Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cochituate.
He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on Nov. 6, 1923, son of the late John M. and Eva (Brouillard) Luttrell, and attended local schools before becoming a newspaper copy boy for the Woonsocket Call.
A veteran of World War II, he served as an intelligence specialist with the Army Air Corps in the European Theater.
Diane M. Sulima
BLACKSTONE- Diane M. (Matthews) Sulima, 55, of Blackstone, MA passed away on September 10, 2011.
Arrangements under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA.
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Simone P. Ward
WOONSOCKET- Simone P. (Mousseau) Ward, 88, of Achille Street, Woonsocket, a lifelong city resident, died peacefully at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, Sept. 13, 2011, surrounded by the family she loved deeply and devoted her life to.
Simone joins her beloved and eternal husband, Dr. Bernard V. "Vinnie" Ward, a city dentist who passed away May 10, 1988.
She was born Sept. 19, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Page) Mousseau.
Ellen M. Scanlon
WOONSOCKET- Ellen M. (Wiberg) Scanlon 64, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of Maurice Scanlon.
She was born in Boston the daughter of the late Elmer and Lillian (Gerasin) Wiberg.
She was a pricer for Mark Stevens in Woonsocket for many years.
WOONSOCKET- Lucienne R. (Ouellette) Levasseur 89, of Woonsocket, died Monday in Oakland Grove Health Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Levasseur.
She was born in Trois Rivieres, PQ Canada, a daughter of the late Lucien and Emelienne (Levesque) Ouellette.
Mrs. Levasseur was a loving wife and mother and a dedicated homemaker.
WOONSOCKET- Pasquale Olivastro, 89, of Tache St. died Tuesday, September 6, 2011. He was the husband of the late Thelma (Glaude) Olivastro.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Paul and Rose (Abatatuano) Olivastro.
Mr. Olivastro worked as a foreman for HP Hood and also as an assembler for Bird Machine Shop for 20 yrs. and as a custodian for the Stadium Theater.
He was a former member of ISECT, and the Woonsocket Senior Center.
James T. Daniel
BELLINGHAM- James T. "Jim" Daniel, 60, of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Friday, September 2, 2011 with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 30 years of Debra (Niadna) Daniel.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on May 28, 1951, he was the son of John and Simonne (Tancrede) Daniel of St. Petersburg, FL.
PROVIDENCE â€” General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told state senators Monday that she would like to fashion a pension reform plan that would not take benefits away from state employees who have already retired, and thinks she can do it. But she isnâ€™t making any promises.
â€śWe would love to be able get this done without touching accrued benefits,â€ť she said at an informational caucus for the full senate, â€śso if youâ€™ve earned it, itâ€™s yours, and I think that is possible, that is why we are taking so long to carefully go through the numbers.â€ť
Robert Lloyd Dunn III
ATOKA FORMERLY OF LINCOLN, RI- Robert Lloyd Dunn III, 61, operations manager for 12 years at Intercraft in Covington, TN and formerly worked for Toray Plastics in N. Kingstown, RI passed away Sept 11, 2011 in Memphis. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1968 and Bryant University in Rhode Island; served in the US Navy during Vietnam and for 18 years as a Rhode Island National Guardsman.
WOONSOCKET â€” Three police officers may be fired on administrative charges stemming from the 2009 beating of a 16-year-old boy â€” a highly publicized incident which already ended the career of another policeman who went to federal prison for assault.
City and police officials declined to confirm this information, but the head of the Woonsocket police union said all three were served with termination notices over a week ago.