February 21st, 2011
Emile A. Bedard
MANVILLE- Emile A. Bedard, 74, of Old River Rd., died Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Barbara (Cook) Bedard whom he married September 6, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodore and Clara (Comeau) Bedard.
Paul E. Plante Sr.
MANVILLE- Paul E. Plante Sr. 88, of Chestnut St. died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Grace (Laliberte) Mochnacki Plante and the late Marie J. (Lanoue) Plante.
Born January 6, 1923 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Emile and Rose Helene (Forcier) Plante.
Donald H. L'Heureux
LT. COL. (retired) Donald H. L'Heureux, 82, of Bedford, died suddenly on February 19, 2011.
COL. L'Heureux was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 30, 1929, and was the son of the late William J. and Margaret (O'Brien) L'Heureux.
He was raised in Woonsocket and was a graduate of Woonsocket High School.
He earned his BS in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island and later completed his master's degree at the University of Chicago and his MBA at Western New England College.
Jean Paul Guilbault
WOONSOCKET- Jean Paul Guilbault, 97, formerly of Willow St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday at Mt. St. Francis Home.
Born in St. Thomas Juliette, P.Q., Canada, he was a son of the late Raoul and Alma (Chartier) Guilbault. He was raised and educated in Canada and came in Woonsocket in 1944.
He was a 1939 graduate of the Institut Nazareth in Montreal where he completed his formal musical education. He was a well-known organist in Canada prior to moving to Woonsocket.
Andre D. Bourget
WOONSOCKET- Andre (Andy) D. Bourget, 56, of Harrison Ave., died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was the husband of Denise O. (Menard) Bourget whom he married July 3, 1976.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Armand and Cecile (Beaudry) Bourget.
He worked as a Foreman for Consolidated Container Co., Franklin, MA. Previously, he worked twenty-five years for Miller Electric and had served in the Navy.
King Jace XVII, far right, the Mysterious Monarch of the Woonsocket Mardi Gras, re-enacts the crowning of Mardi Gras Queen Amanda Corriveault of Blackstone as her princesses, Michelle Tessier of Woonsocket, left, and Kali Darling of Woonsocket, center, look on during the Queenâs Coronation at The Cakery on Main Street in Woonsocket Sunday. This yearâs coronation ceremony was dedicated to 2001 Mardi Gras Queen Donna Gallant, who passed away last summer. Her family was in attendance and was presented with a bouquet of flowers. At right is the queen and her court.
The majority of high school coaches are also full-time teachers. For these dedicated souls, the world of academia does not cease once the final bell rings. True, they may trade their lesson plans in for whistles and clipboards, maneuvering from one stressful environment to the next. In reality coaches are confronted with the same pressing matter that monopolizes their time and energy during the daytime.
WOONSOCKET â It was a time for looking to the future and also one to remember the past as the police department honored two of its members with promotions Friday night.
Sgt. Edward J. Doura Jr. was sworn into the rank of lieutenant by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, and Patrolman Michael Villard, in turn, assumed Douraâs former rank as sergeant.
Following his introduction to gathered family members, fellow officers and friends by Capt. Edward Lee, Mayor Fontaine thanked those in attendance for helping to recognize the department members at a milestone in their lives.
BURRILLVILLE - The local community is rallying around a Harrisville family that was displaced from their home after a Feb. 13 garage explosion and house fire, which left the owner of the 505 Mount Pleasant home with second- and third-degree burns over 43 percent of his body.
A benefit pasta lunch and dinner to raise funds for 56-year-old Walter W. Andrews, and his wife, Wendy Andrews, is being coordinated by Town Councilman Edward Blanchard and town resident Brenda Keeble with the help of several town residents, including Tina Hope Copley and Kelly Klegraefe.
PROVIDENCE â Kaylnn âK.K.â Pitts put on her sweats and just sat down on the infield.
Like most of the athletes and spectators at Saturdayâs R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships, all the Woonsocket High sophomore could do was watch what was transpiring in the high jump area and marvel.
Pitts, the reigning outdoor titlist, had what she described as her best effort of the season in the high jump. Unfortunately, on this particular afternoon that would âonlyâ get her second best in the final results.