November 25th, 2010
WOONSOCKET â€“ Area EMTs have a new set of tools to assist them in responding to medical emergencies, following a round of training sessions on the latest protocols and standards issued recently by the Department of Health.
The new state guidelines that went into effect Nov. 1 allow trained and certified EMS Cardiac responders to apply higher level life support techniques when assisting patients with difficulty breathing, heart attack and other life-threatening medical conditions, according to Woonsocket Fire Department EMS Coordinator Steven Encarnation.
Brittany Paulhus of Blackstone stocks fresh turkeys on jam-packed shelves yesterday at the Park 'n Shop Supermarket in Blackstone. "It tops last year," she said. "It's been busy in here all morning."
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The North Smithfield football team just keeps raising the bar in this breakout season.
The Northmen rolled to a 44-6 victory over Scituate on Wednesday night, an impressive outing that sets them up for next Tuesdayâ€™s Division IV playoff semifinal contest against Exeter/West Greenwich.
â€śWe wanted to finish the regular season on a roll,â€ť Northmen coach Wes Pennington admitted after Wednesdayâ€™s game ended. â€śAnd I think we did. Now we can finally focus on EWG.â€ť
Constance J. Auclair
WOONSOCKET - Constance J. Auclair, 86, of Mendon Road, Woonsocket died Saturday, November 20, 2010 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Isaac J. Auclair.
Born April 16, 1924 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Alvonia (Riendeau) Gallant. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and a homemaker.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Angelo Lombardo, 87, of Elizabeth Ave., No. Smithfield, died Nov. 22, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Dorothy May (LeBeau) Lombardo.
Born Sept. 16, 1923 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Natal and Patrina (Randonzo) Lombardo. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII.
Angelo worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of North Smithfield Hwy Department for 22 years where he was the organizer and first union president. He also worked for the former Branch River Mill Company for many years.
Marie A. Beaulieu
WOONSOCKET- Marie A. (Boucher) Beaulieu, 92, of Rhodes Ave. died, Friday, November 19, 2010 in the Friendly Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lucien E. Beaulieu.
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, daughter of the late Raymond and Evelyn (Raymond) Boucher.
Marie was a Homemaker, and also worked at the Glenark Mills for several years.
She was a former member of the Franco American War Veterans.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Beaulieu, of Florida, Denis Beaulieu,of Woonsocket, and Paul Beaulieu of New Jersey. 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
John E. Fitzgerald
BLACKSTONE - John E. Fitzgerald, 75, of Blackstone, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010. He is survived by his son Kevin Fitzgerald of Bellingham; his daughter Kelle Burns of Atlanta; his daughter Kristen Moore of Blackstone. For complete obituary and guest book visit
LINCOLN - Roberts, Xenia "Kay", 83, of Lincoln, died Saturday, October 23 at Oakland Grove Health Centre, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Col. Lee W. Roberts, USAF.
Born in Coventry, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Jadwija) Susla. She had lived in California for many years before moving to Rhode Island in 1990.
Lillian T. Robitaille
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Lillian T. Robitaille, 79, died Saturday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Robitaille. Lillian resided in Florida for ten years and in Arizona for ten years before returning to Rhode Island in 2004. She was born in Blackstone, a daughter of the late Albert and Marie Jeanne (Paradis) Carrier.
Jeannine B. Cote
WOONSOCKET - Jeannine B. Cote, of Woonsocket, died Saturday at Mt. St. Francis Health Center with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Leo N. Cote. They were married on June 22, 1946.
Born in Gentilly, P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Antonia (Baril) Durand. She came to the United States with her family in 1923 and was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life. She was a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School, Class of 1936.