March 1st, 2011
WOONSOCKET- Nelson F. Pimental Jr. 61, of Dulude Ave. died Monday, February 28, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital with his family by his side.
He was the former husband of Aline (Martel) Pimental, of Woonsocket.
Born in Bamberg, Germany, son of the late Nelson F. Pimental Sr. and Marie (Truechel) Pimental, of North Smithfield.
Mr. Pimental worked as a machinist for GAF Corporation, in Millis, Mass. before retiring.
He was a member of the Cercle Laurier.
Louis F. Bonoyer Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Louis F. Bonoyer Jr., 86, well known resident of Pascoag, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Overlook Nursing Home. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bonoyer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Louis F. Sr. and Marion (Bard) Bonoyer.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the European theater as an Army Medic, receiving the "Combat Medic's Badge" as well as a Bronze Star for actions in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning to civilian life he received a degree in accounting from the former Hill College.
An initial day of investigation ended without a cause being determined for the fire that heavily damaged the Seville Dye plant at 229 Fairmount St. Sunday.
â€śItâ€™s still under investigation,â€ť Deputy Fire Chief John Danis said after state and local fire investigators conducted an initial tour of the mill. Members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives were also participating in the investigation, Danis said.
A dozen teams from the Blackstone Valley will be shooting for the same goal â€” a strong postseason run that hopefully leads them to a state championship â€” these next two weeks when the R.I. playoffs take flight.
In two of the three division tournaments, there are clear favorites â€“ unbeaten Barrington High is the team to beat in Division I, while powerful Middletown High leads the way in Division III.
But Division II appears to be wide-open, with a handful of teams capable of rising above the pack and winning the title.
PAWTUCKET â€” Attention local pregnant women: you and your child can take part in a study that could make medical history.
The National Children's Study Rhode Island is looking at how children's health and development are affected by their family history and the social, natural, and physical environment of the places where they live, learn and play. As such, they are looking for 1,000 Rhode Islanders to take part in an important national study that will track children's development from before birth until the age of 21 to look at key health issues.
Cecile M. LaCasse
WOONSOCKET- Cecile M. (Ouellette) LaCasse 86, of 218 Pond St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Edmound LaCasse.
Mrs. LaCasse was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Edmond and Eva (Paquin) Ouellette. She worked at Drapers Foundry and Rayco for many years before retiring twenty five years ago.
Jeannine L. DuBreuil
WOONSOCKET- Jeannine L. (Paulhus) DuBreuil, 81, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. DuBreuil.
Born in Woonsocket on June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Clara (Richard) Paulhus.
Donna E. Carey
CUMBERLAND- Donna E. (Gomes) Carey 57, of Second Ave. Cumberland, passed away peacefully Friday after a long struggle with cancer surrounded by her loving family in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the wife of Thomas Carey.
Mrs. Carey was born in Newport, a daughter of the late John C. and Elizabeth (DeCosta) Gomes.
Mrs. Carey was a paralegal for Calenda & Iacoi in Providence for over twenty years, before retiring due to illness in October of 2010.
Richard Allen White
BLACKSTONE- Richard Allen White, 64, a resident of Blackstone for the past 39 years, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Monday February 28, 2011. He was the husband of Julie (Hicks) White.
Mr. White was employed for the Framingham School System until his retirement in 2006. He had previously worked for the General Motors Corp. in Framingham, Bird Machine Co. in Walpole and NEPG in Holliston.
Constance Dion Christiansen
SUMMERFIELD, FL- Constance "Connie" Dion Christiansen, age 75, passed away at her home in Summerfield, Florida on February 26, 2011.
She was a retired personal and payroll clerk, born in Woonsocket.
Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, sewing, aerobics, bowling, casinos, bingo, sports and she was affiliated with the "No" Hatters.