The Times has begun publishing photos each Monday on its new Military Page of Blackstone Valley veterans, past and present.
Please submit photos by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person at The Times' office, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket. A special Veterans basket is located on the front desk. Photos submitted in person should include a stamped envelope with return address so that we may return your photo.
Please include the following information with your photo:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
Years of service:
Location of tours:
Pauline H. Gingras
PAWTUCKET - Pauline H. Gingras, 87, of Pawtucket died Thursday, January 27, at Roger Williams Hospital, Providence. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Beatrice (Gendron) Heroux, she had resided in Pawtucket for over 50 years.
Evelyn G. Gagnon
PAWTUCKET - Evelyn G. Gagnon R.N. 62, of Grotto Ave. died January 30, 2011. She was the wife of Paul R. Gagnon Sr.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Anthony F. and Evelyn (Silva) Romano Sr.She was employed by Rhode Island Hospital as a Registered Nurse.
Besides her husband she is survived by 1 daughter Elaine St. Pierre. 1 brother Anthony F. Romanob Jr. and 4 grandchildren. Mother of the late Paul R. Gagnon Jr.
Claudette C. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET - Claudette C. Bergeron, 58, of Power Rd. died peacefully on January 29, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of William R. Bergeron.
She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Louis and Rita (Corbeil) Doiron.
She was employed by Bank RI as an area operation supervisor for over 35 years.
Lois H. Bruzzi
PAWTUCKET - Lois H. Bruzzi, 79, of Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket died Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. Lois was the wife of Joseph E. Bruzzi. They had been married 58 years.
Mrs. Bruzzi was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (Cameron) Sullivan. She was employed at St. Josephs Parish in Pawtucket for many years, but her true vocation was as a loving mother and wife to her family.
CENTRAL FALLS: Beatrice Chapron, 103, formerly of Liberty St, passed January 29th. She was the wife of the late Albert "Chick" Chapron Sr.
Born in Ashton, a daughter of the lateTimothy and Mary Jane (McGrane) Keefe. She was the mother of the late Albert J. Chapron Jr.
Beatrice had worker for Pawtucket Mutual for many years.
She is survived by 4 grandchildren, Eric, Christopher and Marc Chapron, and Cynthia Lamoureux, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including John J.Smith Jr. and Fr. Francis Keefe.
Annette R. Lachance
ATTLEBORO - Annette R. (Bergeron) Lachance, 90, of Attleboro; formerly of Mansfield and Rehoboth, died on Wednesday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Wife of Raymond Arthur Lachance with whom she shared 71 years of marriage.
Born in Pawtucket on June 21, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Olivine (Lafond) Bergeron.
In earlier years, Mrs. Lachance was employed by Coats Field, Buxton Box, as a sales representative at Mars Department Store in Attleboro and was a sales representative for Fashion 220.
Iâ€™m not a fan of his music, but Elton Johnâ€™s â€śCandle In The Windâ€ť has been embedded in my mind ever since Rocco Baldelli announced his retirement last week. The ballad has long been viewed as John articulating his feelings for the songâ€™s subject, Marilyn Monroe, through the power of song. Still, thereâ€™s one portion of the chorus that I feel best sums up Baldelliâ€™s career â€“ as well as other athletes who call it a career sooner than expected:
Your candle burned out long before â€”
Your legend ever did.
WOONSOCKET â€” Tax season is here and Community Action Rhode Island wants working families to know they can receive help with the preparation of their tax returns and applications for federal income tax credits.
In fact, low income families may be eligible for tax credit refunds averaging $2,100 per filer and as much as $5,666 per filer under the federal Earned Income Tax Credit guidelines.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joined fellow Attorneys General from across the country Friday to promote National Data Privacy Day, which is celebrated on January 28 in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.
PAWTUCKET â€” Four storefront locations on Main Street in the downtown and a concession stand in Slater Park are among some high visibility real estate with ownership ties to the city that is either available for lease or will soon be coming on the rental market.
The Benjamin C. Chester Building at 175 Main St. has two spaces in need of tenants. Fresh on the market is the 2,200-square-foot site that until recently housed the Mixed Magic Theatre.
NORTH KINGSTOWN --- Charles Correa followed up a solid 24-point outing earlier in the week with a game-high 22 points and eight assists on Friday night to help St. Raphael Academy claim its sixth straight Division I game, a 61-59 victory on the road over North Kingstown High.
Trevor Vasey also added eight points, 13 rebounds, and four blocked shots for the Saints, who lead the Division I-East with a 10-2 record and are also 12-4 overall.
The Saints, who have another crossover game on the road next Monday night at Coventry High, also received 10 points from Cesar Mejia.
CUMBERLAND â€“ With the score knotted at 62-all late in overtime, Rodney Bustillo thought the time was right to take matters into his own hand.
Mary R. Weed
CENTRAL FALLS- Mary R. Weed 88, of High Street passed away Friday January 28, 2011 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Vincent S. Weed.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Adam and Angela (Golis) Kosierowski. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed by Hasbro Industries in their Central Falls Plant as a Plastic Mold Injector for over 25 years.
Mrs. Weed was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society of Central Falls.
Linda M. Benson
ATTLEBORO - Linda M. (Hamilton) Benson, 90, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late J. Edward Benson. Born in Attleboro, the daughter of the late James A. and Mary (Rice) Hamilton, she resided in Seekonk, Pawtucket and East Providence before moving to Attleboro.
Linda was a bookkeeper in Attleboro and Pawtucket most of her life, she retired from the Ford Products Company, Pawtucket. She leaves several nieces and nephews. Linda was the sister of the late Leyton, Edwin, Maurice, Clyde and Carroll Hamilton.
PAWTUCKET -Therese (Belgarde) Jackson passed away at home Thursday, January 27, 2011 on her 85th birthday. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Jackson for 64 years. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Magloire and Eva (Plante) Belgarde, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Therese was employed by Red Farm Studio, Pawtucket for fifteen years before retiring in 1984. She was a longtime communicant of the Church of St. Leo the Great and a member of the Spirited Seniors.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Fouad Shammo, 68 of North Providence died on January 25th. He was the husband of Diana (Doumato) Shammo.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, a son of the late Ibrahim and Nabiha (Salibi) Shammo, he had resided in North Providence since 1993. Prior to retirement in 2001, he had been employed as a machinist at the Electric Boat Yard. He was a Mason, loved to cook and was completely devoted to his family.
Katherine A Levasseur
EAST PROVIDENCE - Katherine A Levasseur, 37 of Bayview Avenue died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Paul P. Levasseur Jr.
She was born in Providence a daughter of George J Coite and the late Marlene (Snyder) Coite.
She was the loving mother of Robin M. Levasseur and Luke M. Levasseur. She also leaves one stepdaughter, Ashley A. Essig; one stepson, Paul J. Levasseur; two sisters, Pamela M. Coite and Amanda H. Coite; two brothers, Eric G. Coite and Paul J. Coite and several nieces and nephews.
The dual-meet season for R.I. boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ indoor track will officially wrap up by Tuesday of next week, barring another snowstorm (or two?).
Thatâ€™s just the warm-up.
Beginning late next week, teams will be duking it out at the Providence Athletic Facility in their respective divisional championships. A week later, theyâ€™re back on the oval in their class meets and then on Saturday, Feb. 19, schools statewide will compete on the big stage in the annual state championships.
For our local athletes and teams, a lot can happen in those next few weeks.
There was eight to 12 inches of snowfall on Thursday morning. Last Friday, it was about a foot. And for the season, close to 45 inches have hit the region.
Global warming? It doesnâ€™t seem that way.
The excessive snow this winter has certainly increased business at the chiropractorâ€™s office with the young and old alike getting their backs aligned after hours of shoveling the white stuff. But for high school athletics in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, it also has increased headaches for athletic directors, coaches and their athletes.