July 6th, 2012
Rose M. Gould
LINCOLN: Rose M. Gould, 80, passed July 5th after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Everett Gould.
Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Peter E. and Margaret (Kerwin) Provost.
She had resided in Pawtucket for most of her life then in East Providence for 20 years. She resided the past five years with her daughter, Rosemary and her son in law Steven Tetreault.
She had been employed by American Textile and Seekonk Lace Inc. She also worked at the Miriam Hospital in Housekeeping for 10 years.
SEEKONK- June Elaine Marchand, 86, of Perrin Avenue, Seekonk, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the residence she had resided in her entire life.
Born in Seekonk, Massachusetts on January 31, 1926, she was a daughter of the late George Marchand, Sr. and Doris (Thornton) Marchand. She graduated from Seekonk High School.
Miss Marchand was employed as an assembler for Triangle Wire in Seekonk for many years prior to her retirement.
She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Seekonk.
Susan L. Jencks
CUMBERLAND- Susan L. (Vose) Jencks, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Herchal Jencks.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Fred I. and Marion S. (Spelman) Vose.
Susan was a waitress at the former Meadowcrest Restaurant on Mendon Rd., Cumberland for many years and also worked as a CNA at The Holiday, Manville. During her free time she enjoyed playing bingo.
PAWTUCKET- Claire (Schenick) Mulholland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late William B. Mulholland.
Born in Providence to Joseph and Edythe (Lukuskey) Schenick, Claire lived in Pawtucket most of her life, retiring after 25 years of working at Tolman High School as an Executive Assistant for the Pawtucket School Department. She was also a longtime Communicant at St. Teresa's Church and involved in the Dusza Almeida VFW Post 2339 Woman's Auxiliary.
Jose M. Brito
PAWTUCKET- Jose M. Brito, 54, passed July 4th. He was the husband of Domingas Brito.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of Etelvina Gomes Pereira of Cape Verde and the
late Victor de Brito.
Jeannine R. Voyer
LINCOLN- VOYER, JEANNINE R (RICHARD), 77, of Lincoln, passed away July 5, 2012 at Home and Hospice Care of RI. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence L. Voyer for 54 years, they resided at Canterbury Woods Assisted Living Facility in Attleboro, MA.
Born September 4, 1935 in Canada she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Jeannette Richard of Central Falls.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it is starting the construction of a new linear park and bikeway over the old Washington Bridge between Providence and East Providence.
Due to the construction, the Department must close the portion of the East Bay Bike Path that crosses the old Washington Bridge on Monday, July 9, 2012. This section of the bike path will be closed for about two years.
Read more in our print edition.
PAWTUCKET â€” The City of Pawtucket will be a direct beneficiary of the $317,000 in environmental grants awarded to three Rhode Island organizations by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this week.
One grant will provide job training to Pawtucket residents for environmental work, and two grants will help address urban water quality issues impacting Pawtucket.
Read more in our print edition
CENTRAL FALLS - Gabrielle A. Rattey, 91, formerly of Summer St, passed on July 5th. She was the wife of the late Roland A. Rattey.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alma (Couture) Morin.
Jean Roland Brousseau
Retired Electric Boat Employee
PAWTUCKET - Jean Roland Brousseau, 71, of Pawtucket, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at his residence surrounded by loving family. Husband of Camille E. (Baris) Brousseau.
Born in Central Falls, RI on January 31, 1941, he was a son of the late George Henri and Roseanne (LeClair) Brousseau. He was a 1959 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.
Mr. Brousseau served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War era having achieved the rank of Specialist 4th Class.
REHOBOTH - Ernest D. Malloy, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carol F. (Harris) Malloy.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Leslie and Martha (Schneider) Malloy.
Ernest worked as an asphalt layer and more recently as the grounds keeper at the RI Country Club, Barrington, until his retirement. He was a devoted family man and a hard worker.
PAWTUCKET - Alfred "Freddie" J. Conti, Sr., 92, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Cyrilla A. (Dailey) Conti, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 2, 2012.
Born in Lawrence, MA, the son of the late Carmen and Angelina (Roberti) Conti, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. Freddie was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, he served in the European Campaign. He had been a dispatcher for Arrow Transportation for many years.
PAWTUCKET - Eugene J.O. Bessette 85, passed away Tuesday July 3, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Bozek) Bessette.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Joseph and Alice (Mc Duff) Bessette. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
He was the owner and operator of the Gene Bessette Plumbing and Heating Co. of Pawtucket and also worked at Brown University as a Plumber.
PAWTUCKET - Ferland, Eugene Henri, 85, of Hyde Avenue, Pawtucket passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of Mary T. (Grant) Ferland.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Alphage and RoseAnna (Martel) Ferland, he was a resident of Pawtucket and until recently a resident of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Eugene was a building contractor and a principal in the Alphage Ferland and Sons Construction Company, which later became the Ferland Corporation. His other business interests were G&A Associates and Craig-Central Management.
PAWTUCKET - George A. Bishop, Sr., 81, of Pawtucket, passed away July 2, at home after a long illness. The son of the late Elmer H. and Winifred S. (Hamilton) Bishop, Sr., he leaves behind his beloved wife of sixty-four years, Ann M. (Goyette) Bishop.
PAWTUCKET - Kenneth J. Donahue, 60, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at home.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John F. Jr. and Rita (O'Brien) Donahue. Kenneth graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an Associates Degree in Business Management.
He was a disabled Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by five siblings, Susan McNulty, Michael, Timothy, and Stephen Donahue, and Patricia DeCosta-Donahue, and many nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€” Lacey Middlebrooks arrived in this city, fully expecting to see brother Will Middlebrooks hone his craft with the Pawtucket Red Sox while fulfilling her internship requirements with the Triple-A ball club.
Borrowing from an idiom, â€śThe best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.â€ť Yes, there is a Middlebrooks presently at McCoy Stadium, yet instead of someone making connections with fans seated behind the outfield fence, this particular Middlebrooks is building a rapport as a pre-game, on-field coordinator and press box contributor.
Ray Lane of Cumberland enjoys the Arnold Mills Fourth of July Parade parade with his twin grandsons, Ben, center, and Sam Asermely, 6.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Add the ages of the second- and third-place finishers together and you would get 39, the age of the winner of the 44th edition of the Arnold Mills Road Race.
As 23-year-old Scott Twardowski and Colin Tierney, 16, learned on Fourth of July Wednesday, thereâ€™s still plenty of life left in the feet of Chris Magill, now a six-time champion of the holiday running event. The individual title â€“ achieved in 21:06, which was 13 seconds better than Rehobothâ€™s Twardowski and 21 seconds quicker than East Greenwichâ€™s Tierney â€“ represents the first for Magill since 2006.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Portola Packaging, Inc. will shut down its Portola Tech International cosmetics container division by the end of August, releasing all of its employees and liquidating manufacturing equipment.
The division is based at Portola Techâ€™s Martin Street plant and at another manufacturing facility in Nanhai, China, which employ a combined 225 workers, including 51 locally, a spokeswoman for human resources said.
Workers were apparently caught off-guard when they learned they were being let go several days ago.
â€śItâ€™s shocking,â€ť the spokeswoman said.