August 29th, 2011
Lorraine A. Giard
WOONSOCKET- Lorraine A. Giard 63, formerly of Lebrun Ave., died Sunday at The Friendly Home. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Albertine (Charette) Giard. She was a member of Seven Hills, formerly known as Homestead Group and ARC of Northern RI for thirty six years. Lorraine was a sweet and loving person. She was a devoted fan of Elvis, and loved dancing, reading and making puzzles.
She is survived by her four siblings, Raymond Giard, Doris Sweeney, and Claire Giard all of Woonsocket, and Roger Giard of Chepachet.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Hebert (Herb) Girard, 80, of Bamford St., died August 26, 2011, in Hopkins Manor. He was the husband of Shirley (Godin) Girard for 52 years.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Ferdinand J. and Noella (Hebert) Girard.
Mr. Girard was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
Mr. Girard was Owner and operator of Blackstone Dye & Girard Knitting Mills, and also was a sale representative for Schwan's Food Co.
He was a former member of the Lions, and served as State Secretary of the Lions. Kiwanis, Jaycee's, Knights of Columbus.
Rejeanne A. Paquin
BLACKSTONE- Rejeanne A. (Roberts) Paquin, 86, of Blackstone, MA formerly of Manville, RI, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Ulric D. Paquin.
Born in Sherbrooke, Canada on September 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Laura (Beaucage) Roberts.
Joan N. Robillard
NO. SMITHFIELD- Joan N. (Johnson) Robillard, 71, of Pound Hill Rd., died Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Burrillville.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Rita (Beauchamp) Johnson of No. Smithfield and the late Bertil Johnson.
BLACKSTONE- Rita Maloney's Funeral has been changed due to power outage to our Milford Funeral Home, 21 West St., Milford, MA. Calling hours Tuesday morning 9AM-10:45AM. Approximately 11AM at St. Paul's Cemetery, Blackstone.
Margaret A. Bohac
CUMBERLAND- Bohac, Margaret A. 79 died Friday surrounded by her loving family at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Bohac.
Born in Chicago a daughter of the late Anton and Justina (Fuhrman) Aull. She lived in Cumberland since 1962.
Mrs. Bohac was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland and was a past president of the parish council and a member of the choir. She was an avid bridge player.
WOONSOCKET- Dianne R. Sencabaugh of Woonsocket, R.I. passed away on August 26, 2011 after a brief illness at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Pascoag, R.I.
Born on October 20, 1951 in Malden, Ma. She was the daughter of the late Albert R. Watson and Kathleen I. Watson.
She was an avid reader, also enjoyed traveling, games & puzzles.
Dianne will be dearly missed by her son Joseph A. Sencabaugh, Jr. of Lincoln, R.I. Sisters Linda J. Salvas of Cumberland R.I, Marilyn C. Lotti of Cumberland, R.I. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Albert DaCosta Felicio
WOONSOCKET- Albert DaCosta Felicio, 97, of Woonsocket, died on Friday August 26, 2011, at Rhode Island Hospital. Surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Portugal, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Pacheco) DaCosta Felicio.
He is now with his beloved wife Anna, who died on April 24, 2011. They were married for 72 years.
He was a self -made businessman having owned Mission Bottling Company of Woonsocket for many years and, in later years Mission Vending Company of Woonsocket.
He served in the U.S. Navy for four years, including WW11.
Waves crash onto the seawall at Narragansett Town Beach in Narragansett early Sunday morning. The state is recovering from Hurricane Irene on Monday, however, although numerous power outages remain throughout the state. National Grid expects power throughout the state to be restored by the weekend. A Flood Warning remains for the Blackstone River and some flooding was reported at Hope Global in Cumberland. (photo by Ernest A. Brown)
High winds and waves pummel the south coast of Rhode Island as Hurricane Irene makes its closest pass early Sunday morning.The National Weather Service in Taunton, Ma. has issued a flood warning for the Blackstone River in Woonsocket from late tonight to Monday afternoon or until the warning is cancelled, after heavy rains due to the storm fell overnight and today. At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, the stage was 5.9 feet. Flood stage for the river is 9 feet, and minor flooding is forecast. (photo by Ernest A. Brown)