April 7th, 2014
Roland A. Vadenais
WOONSOCKET- Roland A. Vadenais 89, formerly of Pond St., died April 4, 2014 at St. Antione Residence. He was the husband of the late Yvette (Carpentier) Vadenais.
Born in Woonsocket, December 5, 1924, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Anna (Guertin) Vadenais.
Roland served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked in the Maintenance Department for the City of Woonsocket for over twenty years before retiring. Roland was known as the "Mayor" of St. Antoine, he was friendly and outgoing and loved to dance, sing, and play the spoons.
BURRILLVILLE- David Butler, 91, April 4, 2014. Husband of Helen (Carter) Butler.
Father of Sharon Harrington, Audrey Monti, Donna Birt, David, Richard and James Butler. Brother of Hope Rothmich and the late Frank Butler and Ernest Arnold.
WOONSOCKET â The scorched shell of a triple-decker opposite Landmark Medical Center has a date with the wreckerâs ball today, the latest target of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâs campaign to rid the city of a group of residential eyesores branded the Dirty Thirty.
The demolition of 40 Dulude Ave. is the second house to be torn down since the effort was announced several weeks ago. A third on South Main Street, also damaged by fire, was partially razed; the owners intend to fix up the house after having removed the third story, according to Baldelli-Hunt.
The last time Patrick Nassaney visited the World Trade Center site in New York was the fall of 2002, the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A year after two planes struck the twin towers, killing nearly 3,000 people, ground zero was still a disaster site and debris field when Nassaney and other 9/11 families gathered to pay tribute to the victims 12 years ago.
âWe havenât returned since for a lot of reasons,â says Nassaney, who lost his son, Shawn M. Nassaney, in the attacks. âWhen we were there it was a big crater. Now, itâs hallowed grounds.â
CUMBERLAND â Juliet Nelson supplied some heat on a chilly 41-degree afternoon.
The Cumberland ace pitcher also brought her âAâ game to her teamâs home opener on Friday against visiting Toll Gate, as she struck out nine batters and allowed just two batted balls to reach the outfield grass in a masterful one-hit gem and a 2-0 victory that took just 80 minutes to complete.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard E. Sutherland 76, of Branch Ave., died Monday at the Friendly Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Claire (Choquette) Sutherland.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Lucien and Blanche (Dussault) Sutherland.
Ernest E. Guilbault
WOONSOCKET- Ernest E. "Red" Guilbault, 88, of Mendon Rd., formerly of Providence St. Woonsocket died Thursday morning at the Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Pauline M. (Deslauries) Guilbault
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Stanislaus and Marie Anna (Allard) Guilbault. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
In his earlier years Red was employed at Brisbane Fabrics and Slatersville Finishing Company. He went on the work as a custodian for the Woonsocket School Dept. for over 25 years before retiring.
Claudette E. Dubois
PAWTUCKET- Claudette E. Dubois, of Pawtucket and formerly of Woonsocket died on April 3, 2014. She was the wife of the late Roger L. Dubois.
Mrs. Dubois was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Maurice Paul and Cecile (Brunet) Branconnier. She was an Avid lover of the outdoors.
Richard J. LaRose
NORTON MA- Richard J. LaRose 65, resident of Norton MA, formerly of Blackstone MA, passed away March 31, 2014 at his residence.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, son of Muriel (St. Jean) Benoit of Blackstone MA, and the late Arsene John LaRose.
Richard owned & operated Uncle Meanie's Antique Shop in Norton MA, for many years. He was a resident of Norton MA, for over twenty years, previously living in Blackstone. He was a member of the Mason's, and was an avid car enthusiast.
PAWTUCKET â It had all the pageantry of Opening Day, from the introduction to the teams to Boston bullpen cop Steve Horgan tossing out the ceremonial pitch to the unfurling of an American flag in center field and a cannon salute that sounded off at the conclusion of the national anthem.