September 6th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ When former Mayor Susan D. Menard announced her intention to run for her old job again recently, she pledged to waive the $80,000 a year salary that comes with the position and live on her state pension.
Given the city's dire financial straits, it sounds like the civic-minded thing to do, particularly since the ex-mayor's state pension is some 33 percent less than the salary that comes with the job.
WOONSOCKET â€” A city resident has been ordered held on federal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a large-scale heroin-trafficking operation.
Andres Jiminez, 37, of 121 Linden Ave., made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Providence, after investigators seized more than seven kilos of heroin, a kilo of cocaine and $30,000 in cash from a commercial storage facility in Pawtucket over the weekend.
CUMBERLAND- Catherine (Taran) Engert, 75, of Harriet Lane, passed away Monday at Rhode Island Hospital Providence. She was the wife of Richard J. Engert.
Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Catherine T. Taran.
She resided in Cumberland for the past 43 years.
She was a proud homemaker who had great joy in raising her family and enjoyed her cats Hunter and Bandit.
She was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland. She loved her family, and cherished her time with her grandchildren.
Doris L. McGee
WOONSOCKET- Doris L. (Caron) McGee, 89, of Woonsocket, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Oakland Grove Healthcare Center with her children by her side. She was the wife of the late Maurice G. McGee.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Francois X. and Aurore (Lussier) Caron.
Mrs. McGee was a member of Holy Family Church. She will be greatly missed.
Michael S. Scotto
PROVIDENCE- Michael S. Scotto, 80, of Smith Street, Providence, died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Constance M. (Kusnarowis) Scotto for fifty five years. A son of the late Vincenzo and Theresa (Cesario) Scotto, he was a lifelong North Smithfield resident prior to moving to Providence in 2008.
WOONSOCKET- Henry F. Archambault, 86, of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeanne (Paulhus) Archambault. He was also the husband of the late Theresa (Kelleter) Archambault, and the late Doris (Lefebvre) Archambault.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Gedeon and Lillian (St. John) Archambault. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
WOONSOCKET- Donnie Alston 33, resident of Woonsocket, died August 27, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center.
Born February 17, 1978 in Providence RI, son of Beverly (Lurvey) Chabot of No. Smithfield
Donnie worked for the former Homestead (formerly known as Arc of Northern RI). A Woonsocket resident for the last year, he previously lived in Pascoag where he lived most of his life. He competed in the Special Olympics where he received several medals.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mary Cecilia (McQuade) Deslauriers, 98, of No. Smithfield, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Gerald A. Deslauriers, who died in 1998.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Mary (Hewitt) McQuade.
Dollard L. Lavallee
NO. SMITHFIELD- Dollard "Del" L. Lavallee, 63, of Great Rd., No. Smithfield, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Linda (Rebello) Lavallee.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Emile and Rita (Brissette) Lavallee.
Mr. Lavallee was a maintenance technician for the RI Resource Recovery Group, Johnston. He was also a truck mechanic for Garelick Farms in Franklin, MA. Del was a member of the Teamsters, the Cercle Laurier and the Holy Ghost Society, No. Smithfield.
Sr. Rita Martinelli
Sr. Rita Martinelli, P.M. (Sr. Ste. Marie de la Presentation de Marie), 89, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary died September 3, 2011 at St. Joseph Residence in Manchester.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI on August 11, 1922 to Henry and Eva (Morin) Martinelli.
She entered the order of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Hudson in 1941, made her first profession in 1944 and her final profession in 1949.