Archive - Oct 12, 2012
From left: Blackstone Selectman Vice-Chair Margo Bik, Ranger Barbara Dixson, Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation's Ed Lambert, Mass. State Sen. Richard Moore, Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan Jr., U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Mass. State Rep. George Peterson, and Donna Williams, chairwoman of the John Chafee Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor Coalition, break ground Thursday on Segment 1 of the Blackstone River Greenway Project in Blackstone.
PAWTUCKET â€” In a legal case that has dragged on for years, a Superior Court jury on Wednesday finally dished up portions of a financial pie to the owner of the legendary Silver Top Diner and the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency.
Yet, a decision on who gets to keep the historic diner, built in 1937 by the Kullman Diner Company of New Jersey, awaits a ruling. Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers is scheduled to take this matter up on Oct. 26.
Henry T. Pado
CUMBERLAND - Henry T. Pado, 81, formerly of 1 Mendon Road passed away Thursday October 4, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Theodore A. and Mary (Jamros) Pado. He lived in Cumberland for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as a Traffic Manager for Watt Brothers Terminal of Lincoln for 20 years.
Mr. Pado was a Army Veteran of the Korean War serving as a Tech Sergeant with the 32nd Engineering Construction Co. He was a member of American Legion Post #14 of Cumberland.
Marina B. Lussier
ANSONIA, CT - Marina B. Lussier, 84, of Ansonia, peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 10, 2012, at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, with her loving family by her side.
Mrs. Lussier was born in Pawtucket, RI on September 29, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Juanita Castro Blanco. She was a self-employed make-up and skin care representative for Lady Finelle Cosmetics for many years until her retirement. Marina loved to travel, especially on cruises. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo and most certainly lived life to its fullest.
Doris A. Belair
CUMBERLAND - Doris A. Belair (Dot/Auntie Doris), 91, beloved wife of the late Edmond Belair died peacefully in her Cumberland home on Monday, October 8, 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 16th at 10 am at St. Aidan's Catholic Church, Cumberland, RI. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904. Further information may be found at
Constance M. Brochu
PAWTUCKET - Constance M. Brochu, 80, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was the wife of Marcel Brochu.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Maria (Giroux) Fontaine. Constance lived most of her life in Pawtucket. She was a director at B.V. Emergency Food Center for twenty two years.
Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Mark and Alfred Brochu, and Elizabeth Morgan; three sisters, Jeannette Laporte, Yvette Logan, and Pauline Fontaine; one brother, Omer Fontaine; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Timothy J. Shields
SEEKONK - Timothy "TJ" J. Shields, 46, passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Kathie S. (Cabral) Shields for twenty years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of William M. Shields of Pawtucket and the late Muriel R. (Kittredge) Shields, and the stepson of Dulce Shields of Pawtucket.
Lucy A. Lumnah
PAWTUCKET - Lucy A. Lumnah, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was the wife of the late Eugene Lumnah. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Claremonde and Lucy (Campbell) Duarte.
She is survived by two sons, John and Raymond Lumnah; two daughters, Darleen Seward and Shayne Almeida; one brother, Arthur Duarte; eleven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Louis, Robert, and Edmond Duarte, and Blondie Lafond.
Jose F. De Sousa
PAWTUCKET - De Sousa, Jose F., age 74, died October 12, 2012 at Pawtucket Nursing and Rehabilitation surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Doralice (Gomes) De Sousa. They were married for 46 years.
He is survived by his son Jaime De Sousa and his wife Doreen and 4 grandchildren all of Lincoln, 3 brothers and 3 sisters all of Toronto.
Yvette R. Riendeau
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Yvette R. Riendeau, 100, died peacefully at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield on Thursday, October 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphonse 'Al' Riendeau. Mrs. Riendeau was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Philias and Celina (Bessette) Benoit and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley.
Mrs. Riendeau was a homemaker and her home and family were the centers of her life. She was an avid bowler, golfer, and bridge player.