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September 2nd, 2014

Raymond J. Rabideau

September 2, 2014

Raymond J. Rabideau

WOONSOCKET - Raymond J. "Rab" Rabideau, 95, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the husband of the late Doris I. (Lemieux) Rabideau, whom he married September 1, 1941. Born in Pascoag, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ada (Dickey) Rabideau.
Raymond was an oil delivery driver for Lozeau's Oil Co., Martel Oil Co. and Consumers Oil Co., Woonsocket, before his retirement. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army with the 194th Field Artillery Battalion.

Jodie L. Elias

September 2, 2014

Jodie L. Elias

WOONSOCKET - Jodie L. (Bouvier) Elias, 54, of East School Street, died Thursday August 26, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the former wife of the late Ronald Elias.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Donald and Lillian (Cortez) Bouvier.
Jodie was a Homemaker. She enjoy spending time with family and friends and especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons, Jason Elias of Woonsocket, RI, and Nathan Elias and Jenna Correia, of Lincoln, RI. Five grandchildren, Tyler, Nathan, Shane, Kayden, and Dylan.

Theodora M. Katz

September 2, 2014

Theodora M. Katz

SMITHFIELD - Katz, Theodora M. (Grant), 91 formerly of Smithfield and Providence died Wednesday at St Antoine's. She was the wife of the late Nathan Katz.
Born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Walter A. and Bertha (Legare) Grant she lived in Providence moving to Smithfield 15 years ago.
She worked as a secretary to Congressman John Fogarty from 1952 to 1958 and later for the US Foreign Service, working on economic assistance for third world countries for 18 years retiring in 1975. During that time she worked in Thailand, Morocco, Nepal, Cambodia and Senegal

H. Valdor Lambert

September 2, 2014

H. Valdor Lambert

WOONSOCKET - H. Valdor Lambert, 92, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away in his sleep on the morning of August 28th, 2014, with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline F. (Bourget) Lambert for 40 years, and the late Loretta (St. Jean, O'Day) Lambert for 19 years.
Born in Woonsocket on April 13, 1922, "Val" was the son of the late Theodore and Albertine (Lacourse) Lambert.

Raymond Dion

September 2, 2014

Raymond Dion

LINWOOD - Raymond Dion, 87, passed away on Sat. Aug. 30 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehab Ctr. after a period of declining health. He is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Arthur Dion, Albert Dion, Romeo Dion, Armand Dion, Roland Dion, and Cora LeDrew. Born in Linwood on Jan. 3, 1927 he was the son of Harmas and Bertha (Gazaille) Dion and lived in Linwood 55 years before moving to St. Petersburg FL., where he resided until moving back to MA in 2007.

Anita M. Lussier

September 2, 2014

Anita M. Lussier

September 1st

Council to Budget Commission: Get lost

September 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – After the Budget Commission got a rancorous lecture from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt last week about overstaying its welcome, the City Council has followed up with a proposed resolution asking the state-appointed overseers to pack their bags.

Introduced by Councilman Garrett Mancieri, the resolution asks state Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly to disband the commission and replace it with a fiscal adviser, who would have far less power to control local decisions than the commission.

PawSox bring postseason baseball to local fans once again

September 1, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Four consecutive trips to the second-season derby known as the Governors’ Cup playoffs: since 2011, no other International League can lay claim to this feat. 
 

August 30th

Former R.I. National Guard commander Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio joins fundraising effort for new veterans park on Davison Avenue

August 30, 2014


WOONSOCKET – The United Veterans Council has announced that Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, adjudant general emeritus of Rhode Island, and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, have been named as co-chairpersons of fundraising for the development of a new veterans park on Davison Avenue.
 

August 29th

IWC comes to aid of shut-off church

August 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – After hearing that The River United Methodist Church couldn’t afford to keep its lights on and appliances running, the Italian Workingmen’s Club decided there was only one thing to do: Give the church a check to pay the overdue bill.

“We voted to pay it in full,” said IWC Chairman Mike Kind.

IWC members handed over a check for $1,000 to Pastor Rebecca Lambert on the steps of the Federal Street Church on Friday afternoon.

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