July 14th, 2014
NO. SMITHFIELD - Mary Gauthier, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, R.I. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the beloved daughter of Antonio and Maria Mello. Mary was always the apple of her father's eye, and why not? She was always a glass half-full person who loved people and was loved in return.
LINCOLN â€“ The grounds of Hearthside on Great Road were taken back to another era on Sunday, 1904 and its World Fair in St. Louis, to help raise funds for the historic town-owned property and its collections of local and state memorabilia.
Elizabeth Francis of the R.I. Council for the Humanities said her organization also supported the Worldâ€™s Fair celebration at Hearthside and called it â€śa brilliant success.â€ť
BLACKSTONE â€“ Saying itâ€™s time for Blackstone to get on the solar power bandwagon, Board of Selectmen Chairman Russell L. Wells wants his board to revisit the idea of constructing a solar farm in Blackstone to help the town save money on energy costs.
The town was looking at a proposal last year to install ground-mounted photovoltaic solar panels at the former landfill on Chestnut Street, but it never got off the ground.
Wells, who was elected to the board in April, says itâ€™s time for the board to start that process over again.
It looks like Theo Epstein may have the last laugh after all. All the former general manager of the Red Sox would have to do is point to last Wednesday when the starting lineup included five rookies. Surely such a development would have brought a smile to Epstein’s face if he were still running the day-to-day baseball operations on Yawkey Way.
WOONSOCKET â€” Just as many had a year ago for another friend, the friends of Simon Ratsamy, 21, of Woonsocket, gathered to remember him Thursday at the place where he worked and was well known to customers and friends â€” R.Jâ€™s Hill Liquors, 820 Cumberland Hill Road.
SMITHFIELD – His teammates call him “Hien Machine.”
“He got that nickname because he’s a machine – at the plate, on the mound and in the field,” said Lincoln All Stars head coach Charlie Hien of his younger brother and star pitcher/shortstop, Randall Hien, on Friday.
Gladys S. Surbuts
BURRILLIVILLE - Gladys S. Surbuts, 90, of Harrisville, RI, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on July 3, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
She was the loving wife of 67 years to George Surbuts.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of the late James & Bertha (Andrew) Shaw.
Brian P. Lizotte
WOONSOCKET - Brian P. Lizotte, 56, died peacefully at Trinity Health Center on June 20, 2014. He was a Master Sergeant and Military Police in The National Guard. He was also a Mailman for the City of Woonsocket and was also a Town Hall representative for the town of Blackstone, Massachusetts.
Mr. Lizotte, was the son of Peter Lizotte and Lucille Lizotte Savage. Mr. Lizotte also leaves behind, a brother, Dennis Shawn Lizotte of Millville, a daughter Denise Martel of Woonsocket and one grandchild. He is laid to rest in Exeter, Massachusetts.
Therese J. Gaunt
WOONSOCKET - Therese J. Gaunt 94, of 100 Front St., died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Clifton Gaunt. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Emelie (Frechette) Charest. Therese worked in several area textile mills including the Bonin Spinning for many years, before moving to California where she owned and operated Rancho Grande Travel Club and traveled the world. She resided in California for twenty years, before moving back to Millville, MA in 1990. She volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her lifetime.
Russell R. Moison
WOONSOCKET - Russell R. Moison, 55, of Fairmount Street, died July 8, 2014 in his home. He was the husband of the late Helen J. (Parenteau) Moison. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Lucille (Legare) Moison of Woonsocket and the late Rene
He worked as a real estate agent for Fontaine Real Estate, Woonsocket. Russell served in the United States Army and was a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club, the Cercle Laurier, and V.F.W. Post 85 here in Woonsocket, he also belonged to the Rhode Island Realtors Association.
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