Archive - Dec 31, 2012
Just when you thought it was going to be awfully difficult to top all the great accomplishments and moments that took place in 2011...
Another wonderful year has passed in the Blackstone Valley, and 2012 supplied the regionâ€™s sports scene with an abundance of state championship teams, remarkable individual performances, and its Triple-A baseball team, the Pawtucket Red Sox, seizing its first Governorsâ€™ Cup title since 1984.
PROVIDENCE â€” The Rhode Island General Assembly will hit the ground running in 2013, opening its session on New Yearâ€™s Day and delving into issues such as taxes, economic development, same-sex marriage and gun control early in the year.
Albert E. Deschenes
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Albert E. Deschenes, 75 of North Providence died Sunday at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the loving husband of Monique (Berthelette) Deschenes.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Alfred and Vidola (Boissy) Deschenes. Albert lived most of his life in Pawtucket and moved to North Providence in 2006.
Prior to his retirement he worked as a Sales Representative for Famous Foods Company of Virginia for many years. He was an Army Veteran having served overseas.
Rita R. Dupont
LINCOLN - Rita R. Dupont, 93, passed peacefully December 29, 2012 at Mount St. Rita Health Center. She was the wife of the late Rene Dupont Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, Rita was the daughter of the late Amateur and Rosianne (Raymond) Plouffe. She had been employed as a textile worker in the Blackstone Valley area for many years. Rita lived most of her life in Central Falls before moving to Lincoln ten years ago and was a Communicant of St. Jude Church. She had a passion for family, friends and bingo.