Archive - Jul 5, 2012
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.
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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.