Harold A. Read
AUSTIN, TEXAS- Harold A. Read, age 72, of Austin, Texas formerly of Manville, Rhode Island passed away of a short illness on January 31, 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Wilkinson Read; three children; three grandchildren; one brother; one sister.
Harold was a member of the Austin Elks Club and was a former member of the Woonsocket Elks Club. He retired from the Balfour Company in 2009 after 41 years of service. He was an avid New England Patriots Fan.
OKLAHOMA CITY- Keith Robert Connolly, 32 formerly of Woonsocket, RI, passed away January 20, 2011 in Oklahoma City.
Born January 15, 1979 the son of Debbie Garneau and the late Robert Roland Brin he leaves behind a son Kye and a brother Chris Connolly of Oklahoma City.
The CALL has begun publishing photos each Monday on its new Military Page of Blackstone Valley veterans, past and present.
Please submit photos by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person at The CALL's office on Main Street. A special Veterans basket is located on the front desk. Photos submitted in person should include a stamped envelope with return address so that we may return your photo.
Please include the following information with your photo:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
Years of service:
Location of tours:
PROVIDENCE- Irene M. (Roy) Joseph, 91, formerly of Transit St. died, Monday, January 24, 2011, in the Home and Hospice Care of R.I. She was the wife of the late Arthur Joseph.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Jane ( Berard) Roy.
Irene worked as a Molder for the former Tupperware Company for 10 years.
She was a former member of the Royal Travelers.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda G. Joseph, of West Warwick, R.I.
She also was the sister of the late Juliette McCreadie.
Robert N. Frechette
PROVIDENCE- Robert N. Frechette, 66, of Charles Street died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Albert and Annette (Henault) Frechette, he had lived in Woonsocket for most of his life before moving to Providence 5 years ago.
Mr. Frechette was a truck driver for various companies including Woonsocket. Supply.
He was a Vietnam War Navy veteran. He was a member of Rhody Castmasters and was a volunteer at the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Carnival in Woonsocket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- William Messere, 84, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., No. Smithfield, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Wright) Messere. They were married in 1958.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William and Eva Marie (Mathurin) Messere.
Raymond D. George
BURRILLVILLE- Raymond D. George, 94, of Harrisville, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Raymond was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Guthrie) George.
Born in Mohegan, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Agnes (Savoie) George.
WOONSOCKET- Madeleine Bastien 73, of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Thursday in Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Leo and Delphine (Charland) Bruneault. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bastien is survived by two sons Roland Bastien and Stanley Bastien and his wife Lisa all of Woonsocket and two grandchildren. She was also the mother- in-law of the late Natalie Bastien.
Funeral arrangements are private. Please visit
www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
JOHNSTON- Susan Jarosz 57, of Morgan Ave. died Thursday at Milford Hospital.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of Margaret(Charland) St. Jean of Woonsocket and the late Norman Blanchette.
Susan worked for Family Resources Community Action in Woonsocket for twenty-five years as the Director of Homeless and Supervisor of the Family Shelter.
Iâ€™m not a fan of his music, but Elton Johnâ€™s â€śCandle In The Windâ€ť has been embedded in my mind ever since Rocco Baldelli announced his retirement last week. The ballad has long been viewed as John articulating his feelings for the songâ€™s subject, Marilyn Monroe, through the power of song. Still, thereâ€™s one portion of the chorus that I feel best sums up Baldelliâ€™s career â€“ as well as other athletes who call it a career sooner than expected:
Your candle burned out long before â€”
Your legend ever did.