August 9th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” One by one, they file past the chow line to pick up a ham sandwich and some soup served up in paper plates and Styrofoam cups. Many vanish after picking up the free meal, while others enjoy a seat at one of the picnic tables under the gazebo at nearby Veterans Memorial Park.
But it's no picnic for Suzanne Billington. It may be her only meal of the day.
â€śI'm homeless,â€ť she says. â€śI actually live in a tent in the woods.â€ť
She's not the only one. The organization that provides this basic relief to some of the city's most destitute citizens is on the street, too. Literally.
Doris E. Langlais
JOHNSTON- Doris E. (Marchand) Langlais, 92, of Johnston, RI formerly of Bellingham, MA passed away on Monday, August 8, 2011 at Pawtucket Health Center. She is survived by her son, Normand Langlais, of East Greenwich, RI; her grandson, Kevin Langlais, and his wife Kerri, and great-granddaughter, Charlotte, of Brooklyn, NY; and granddaughter, Darcy Langlais Hardy, and her husband, John, of Seattle, WA.
Rita L. Raymond
WOONSOCKET- Rita L. (Theroux) Raymond, 86, of Fountain St., died Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Her husband of 38 years, Alfred N. Raymond, Jr., died in 1983.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Joseph A. and Delia (Riendeau) Theroux.
Mrs. Raymond attended St. Louis School. She was a dedicated and passionate employee at CVS on Walnut Hill. Mrs. Raymond was a member of All Saints Community Church.
Beverly A. Holt
WAKEFIELD- Beverly A. (Burgess) Holt, 77, of Ministerial Road, Wakefield, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at home. She was the wife of Howard R. Holt.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Grace E. (Burlingame) Burgess.
Mrs. Holt was a 1951 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a member of the former First Universalist Church, Woonsocket.
Claire C. Millette
WOONSOCKET- Claire C. Millette, 78, of Flat St., Cumberland, formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Normand L. Millette and the late Gerald Aubin.
Born and raised in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Michel and Rosa (Pontbriand) Laprade. She was a resident of Woonsocket for over 45 years until moving to Cumberland in 1999.
Mrs. Millette was employed at the Cadillac Mills, Tupperware, AT Cross, and Koch Jewelry before her retirement.
Robert L. Pleau
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. Pleau, 60, of Greene St. , died Friday August 5, 2011, at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Dawn (O'Dell) Pleau.
Born in Shirley, MA. son of the late Louis Pleau, and Janice (Leslie) Pleau, of Woonsocket.
Mr. Pleau worked as a Machinist for Gould Ehberhart , for several years.
He was a member of the Teamsters.
Estelle R. Pandolfi
MANVILLE- Estelle R. Pandolfi, 93, of Sayles Hill Rd., Manville, died Friday morning at The Holiday. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Pandolfi.
Born and raised in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Laura (Ritchotte) Lachappelle.
Mrs. Pandolfi moved to Manville upon her marriage in 1937 and later lived for 16 years in Ashland, MA. She returned to Manville in 1971 and remained in her home on Sayles Hill Rd. until she took up residence at The Holiday 11 years ago.
In her earlier years Mrs. Pandolfi was employed at the Manville Jenckes Mill.
Eva M. Lambert
CUMBERLAND- Eva M. Lambert, 100, of Cumberland, died Thursday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Maxwell E. Lambert.
Born in Manchaug MA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Arzelia (Dussault) Marquis.
She is survived by her brothers Sylvio Marquis of Pennsylvania and Lucien Marquis of N. Smithfield, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Lambert was the mother of the late Robert R. Lambert and Lorraine Bucci and the grandmother of the late David Bucci.
Jerod W. Place
BURRILLVILLE- Jerod W. Place, 74, resident of Mapleville, died August 2, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born on September 4, 1936 in Chepachet RI, a son of the late Harold & Bertha (Gauvin) Place.
He worked for the Zambarano Hospital for twenty five years; previously he did construction and worked in area textile mills. He enjoyed fishing and going to the race track. He was US Navy of the Korean Conflict.