WOONSOCKET- Robert R. Archambault 68, of Niagara St. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Christine (Cote) Archambault.
Mr. Archambault was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Orian and Marguerite (Deslauriers) Archambault.
He was a baker for RI Hospital for the past fifteen years. Bob had previously owned and operated Deslaurier's Bakery for twenty four years. He was Past President of the MA Retail Bakers Association, a former member of the Kiwanis Club, and former chairman of the Chamber of Commerce 7:45 Breakfast Club.
Lillian L. Vachon
WOONSOCKET- Lillian L. (Brodeur) Vachon, 87, of So. Main St., died Friday, December 10, 2010 at home. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Vachon.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Louisa (Morel) Brodeur.
A seamstress by trade, Mrs. Vachon worked at the former Woonsocket Dress Co. and retired in 1983 as a manager for the former Fashion Sportswear, Woonsocket. She was a Communicant of Holy Family Church, member of its choir and past President of its Parent Teacher Association. She enjoyed quilting and geneology.
WOONSOCKET Mrs. Mary (Descy) Michaud, 94, of Rhodes Ave., and formerly of Rathbun St., Woonsocket, died Dec. 11, 2010 at The Friendly Home.
Born July 3, 1916 in No. Chelmsford, Ma, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (St. Cyr) Descy.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed being a caretaker of the grandchildren.
She was a lifelong Woonsocket resident and former communicant of St. Ann's Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Terry Kell of Lincoln; a son Robert Michaud; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren.
Peter R. Rondeau
ROYALSTON, MA- Peter Richard Rondeau, 46, of 182 Athol-Richmond Road, died Friday, December 10, 2010 of brain cancer at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.
Rita J. Scorpio
JOHNSTON- Scorpio, Rita J. (Dunphy), 91, died on December 11, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of the late George A. Scorpio for seventy-one years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Dr. George and Jenny Dunphy.
Mrs. Scorpio lived in Johnston, Cumberland and since 2003 at Pocasset Bay Manor, Johnston. Mrs. Scorpio was a long time member of the St. Thomas Women's Club and the Providence Women of Rotary.
Annette Leda Masse
BELLINGHAM- Annette Leda (Remillard) Masse, eighty-five years old, a resident of Bellingham, died December 12.
Hugo G. Conati
WOONSOCKET- Hugo G. Conati, 93, of St. Agnes Avenue died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Cecile R. (Nolette) Gilbert Conati and the late Anna (Ansel) Conati.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Angelo and Alice (Bernique) Conati, he had lived in Woonsocket for the past 56 years.
Mr. Conati was the Chief of Division of Fiscal Affairs in the Rhode Island Department of Employment Security before retiring in 1982.
Dorothy M. Lavoie
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dorothy M. (Coupe) Lavoie, 89, formerly of No. Smithfield passed away Dec. 10, 2010 at the South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in No. Kingstown.
Loving wife to the late Gerard L. Lavoie.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a daughter of the late Eugene C. & Margaret (McGarrity) Coupe.
Dorothy was a graduate of RI College of Education and taught in the Woonsocket School System for thirty years.
High school football and basketball seasons tend to blend together these days. Super Bowl games are contested in early December while basketball teams practice without a few key players, waiting for point guards and forwards to put down the pigskin and pick up the roundball.
When Woonsocket and St. Raphael Academy met in the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament championship game on Saturday night, several football players from each school were trying to shake off the rust and get into the flow of their winter sport.
CUMBERLAND â€” Daniel McKee, chairman of the board of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies Blackstone Valley (RIMABV), announced Friday the appointment of Jeremy Chiappetta as executive director of RIMABV schools.
Chiappetta will oversee both RIMABV elementary and middle schools located in Cumberland and continue as head of school at the RIMABV elementary school.