March 1st, 2011
Jesse J. Grant, Jr.
BANGOR, ME - Jesse J. Grant Jr, 67, of Bangor, formerly of North Smithfield, R.I. passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at a local nursing home after an extended illness. He was born October 16, 1943 in Bangor, the son of Hilda (Harris) and Jesse J. Grant Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Marcel Desroches, 70, of Sleepy Hollow Drive, passed away Tuesday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Florence (Dupplessis) Deroches.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph Arcade and Doria (Leblanc) McGlaughlin. He was the fiance of Janice Tessier of West Warwick.
He resided in Cumberland for the past 45 years.
He was the owner and operator of the Look 'N See Optical Shop in Woonsocket for 33 years.
Richard O. Plante
DELRAY BEACH, FL- Richard O. Plante, 77, of Delray Beach, born in Pawtucket, RI went to be with our Lord on February 27, 2011. He leaves behind a loving wife, Doris Plante, who has celebrated 57 years of marriage with him.
WOONSOCKET- Nelson F. Pimental Jr. 61, of Dulude Ave. died Monday, February 28, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital with his family by his side.
He was the former husband of Aline (Martel) Pimental, of Woonsocket.
Born in Bamberg, Germany, son of the late Nelson F. Pimental Sr. and Marie (Truechel) Pimental, of North Smithfield.
Mr. Pimental worked as a machinist for GAF Corporation, in Millis, Mass. before retiring.
He was a member of the Cercle Laurier.
Louis F. Bonoyer Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Louis F. Bonoyer Jr., 86, well known resident of Pascoag, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Overlook Nursing Home. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bonoyer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Louis F. Sr. and Marion (Bard) Bonoyer.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the European theater as an Army Medic, receiving the "Combat Medic's Badge" as well as a Bronze Star for actions in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning to civilian life he received a degree in accounting from the former Hill College.
An initial day of investigation ended without a cause being determined for the fire that heavily damaged the Seville Dye plant at 229 Fairmount St. Sunday.
â€śItâ€™s still under investigation,â€ť Deputy Fire Chief John Danis said after state and local fire investigators conducted an initial tour of the mill. Members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives were also participating in the investigation, Danis said.
A dozen teams from the Blackstone Valley will be shooting for the same goal â€” a strong postseason run that hopefully leads them to a state championship â€” these next two weeks when the R.I. playoffs take flight.
In two of the three division tournaments, there are clear favorites â€“ unbeaten Barrington High is the team to beat in Division I, while powerful Middletown High leads the way in Division III.
But Division II appears to be wide-open, with a handful of teams capable of rising above the pack and winning the title.
PAWTUCKET â€” Attention local pregnant women: you and your child can take part in a study that could make medical history.
The National Children's Study Rhode Island is looking at how children's health and development are affected by their family history and the social, natural, and physical environment of the places where they live, learn and play. As such, they are looking for 1,000 Rhode Islanders to take part in an important national study that will track children's development from before birth until the age of 21 to look at key health issues.
Cecile M. LaCasse
WOONSOCKET- Cecile M. (Ouellette) LaCasse 86, of 218 Pond St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Edmound LaCasse.
Mrs. LaCasse was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Edmond and Eva (Paquin) Ouellette. She worked at Drapers Foundry and Rayco for many years before retiring twenty five years ago.
Jeannine L. DuBreuil
WOONSOCKET- Jeannine L. (Paulhus) DuBreuil, 81, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. DuBreuil.
Born in Woonsocket on June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Clara (Richard) Paulhus.