Archive - Nov 2010
Nobody said the format to crown a single champion for the 2010-11 high school boysâ€™ basketball season would be perfect. The event, which calls for a 16-team bracket, is the first of its kind, meaning it should be viewed as a litmus test by administrators, coaches and players.
But that hasnâ€™t stopped some coaches from the lower divisions in voicing concern on how everything is arranged. The field is broken down so that the first eight slots are awarded to Div. I teams, the next five belong to Div. II, and the last three spaces are set aside for entries from Div. III.
Mondayâ€™s nasty weather resulted in the postponement in tournament games in both boys and girls soccer.
The Division I boys soccer semifinals will now take place Wednesday at Cranston Stadium, with top seed Barrington facing No. 5 South Kingstown at 6 p.m. and North Kingstown, the sixth seed, meeting No. 2 Shea at 8. The winners square off in Fridayâ€™s championship game at Rhode Island College.
PAWTUCKET -- In the end, Torey Lovullo could not say no to his mentor and close friend John Farrell.
A partnership that took flight as teammates with the California Angels in 1993 and later working side-by-side in the player development ranks with the Cleveland Indians was rekindled Monday, as Lovullo was hired to join Farrellâ€™s coaching staff in Toronto. The former Pawtucket Red Sox manager will serve as the Blue Jaysâ€™ first base coach.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Elaine Dorothy (Girard) Pizzarelli, 86, of No. Smithfield, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Lewis F. Pizzarelli.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Anita (Laperche) Girard.
Therese M. Haines
BLACKSTONE- Therese M. Haines, 79, of Blackstone, MA died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Beaumont Nursing Home, Northbridge, MA. She was the wife of the late David B. Haines.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI daughter of the late Honore and Mary Louise (Fontaine) Faubert.
Mrs. Haines was employed for many years by C.D. Burns and Linden Clock Factory where she repaired cookoo clocks. She loved quilting and collecting ceramic mice.
Julienne M. Gelinas
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Julienne M. (Forcier) Gelinas 88, formerly of Shady Lane died Saturday at the Holiday Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Rodolphe Gelinas.
Mrs. Gelinas was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (Laferriere) Forcier.
She worked in the quality control room at Amprex Electronics for fifteen years before retiring in 1985, and also worked many years in the drawing room at the former Guerin Mills. She was a member of the Royal Travelers.
Bernadette V. Forget
ROCKLEDGE - Bernadette V. Forget, 89, passed away October 30, 2010 at her home.
Bernadette was born in St. Valeriens, Quebec, Canada. Living in Melbourne, she moved to Rockledge in 2009. Bernadette, a homemaker, was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
Roland G. Plasse
BLACKSTONE- Roland G. Plasse 86, of Farm St. died Sunday in the Hebert Nursing Home. He was the husband of Maie A. (Labonte) Plasse. Mr. Plasse was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Napoleon and Lea (Girard) Plasse. He worked most of his life as a self employed carpenter. Mr. Plasse was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran.
Brother Lawrence J. Bergeron, S.C.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Lawrence J. Bergeron, S.C., (baptized Alcide), 95, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died November 5, 2010 at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland, RI. Born in Scotstown, PQ, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph Bergeron and Delina Dictionnee (Desmarais) Bergeron.
Brother Lawrence entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart December 24, 1929 at St. Hyacinthe, Qubec, Canada. He pronounced his first vows in 1932 in Granby, Qubec, and his perpetual vows in 1938 at St. Hyacinthe, Qubec.
WOONSOCKET- Cecile LaForest, 76, died November 5, 2010 at the Friendly Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born October 6, 1934 in Pawtucket to the late Oliver and Flora (Coulombe) Drouin. Cecile was the loving wife of Robert W. LaForest of Woonsocket.
She worked as an assembler for the H&B Group of North Smithfield, RI as well as a homemaker to her family.