June 21st, 2011
Catherine D. Shields
WOONSOCKET- Catherine D. (Currier) Shields, 96, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, June 18, 2001 in the Ballou Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late James J. Shields.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Annie M. (Nolan) Currier.
Mrs. Shields was a Homemaker and a member and past president of the Trinity Club and a president of the Rosary Crusade of St. Charles Church.
She is survived her friends Normand Guerard and his wife Michelle of Blackstone, MA.
Chester E. Romblad
COVENTRY - Romblad, Chester E., 95, of Woodland Dr., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Rose (Shipala) Romblad.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Kars) Romblad. He had been a resident of Coventry since 1983, formerly living in Woonsocket.
Chester served with the 5th Army, 88th Infantry Division during WWII and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was an inspector at the former Mine Safety Appliance in Smithfield for 30 years before retiring in 1980.
CUMBERLAND â€” It was a class that endured bomb threats, evacuation drills, a school construction renovation project and the wrath of Hurricane Earl.
But through it all, the Class of 2011 stuck together through the good times and the bad. It was a class described by Senior Class President Ylva T. Duke as a group of graduates bound for certain success in their future endeavors.
ADDISON, ME- Pauline E. Van Dam, 81, wife of the late Mathys Jan Van Dam, died June 16, 2011 at the Sunrise Care Facility of Jonesport.
Pauline was born at home on May 6 1930 in Woonsocket, RI, the daughter of Edgar and Eva (Campbell) Dextraze.
Patricia B. Lepine
BLACKSTONE- Patricia B. (McAllister) Lepine, 61, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2011 at Woonsocket Health Center with her loving family by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer, she is now at peace. She was the beloved wife for 25 years of Paul E. Lepine.
WOONSOCKET- Therese (Auger) Lebrun 81, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday in Landmark Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of fifty nine years of Lucien E. Lebrun. They would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in September.
Mrs. Lebrun was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Paul and Rose Marie (Nault) Auger. She was a spinner for the former French Worsted, and would later work as a ticketer for TJ Maxx for many years before retiring in 1991.
Doris R. L'Etoile
MANVILLE- Doris R. L'Etoile, 89, of Old River Rd., Manville, died Saturday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Fernand J. "Star" L'Etoile.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Delvina (Bourget) Hetu. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and had lived in Manville for over 25 years.
Mrs. L'Etoile was employed by Uniroyal at the Woonsocket rubber plant. In her younger years she worked at the French Worsted mill where her late father was a manager.
Therese I. Brin
MANVILLE- Therese I. Brin, 87, of Summer St., Manville, died Thursday evening at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. She was the wife of the late Gerard Brin.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Corinne (Lachappelle) Latour. She remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mrs. Brin was employed in the local textile industry at the Manville Jenceks mill and Pontiac Weaving for many years before retiring.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. James Church and a member of the Union of Prayer.
Doris T. Lamontagne
WOONSOCKET- Doris T. (Therien) Lamontagne 84, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday in the Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late George Lamontagne.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aime and Lydia (Pelletier) Therien.
Mrs. Lamontagne was a seamstress and floor manager for the former Finklestein's Co. and was a supervisor for the Woonsocket Suit and Coat Co., retiring in 1981.
WOONSOCKET â€” Paul and Lorraine Jacob lost just about everything they owned when a Feb. 4 fire swept through their 49 Hillsdale Street home.
It will be a long journey back for Jacob, a well-known local video and sound company owner and his wife, but the first steps have been taken on that path with the help of the coupleâ€™s family members and friends.
The Jacobâ€™s heavily-damaged home has been razed and work is now set to begin on putting a new home on its foundation.