Archive - Nov 2010
Blanche J. Berard
PHOENIX, AZ- Blanche J. (Forand) Berard, 92, recently of Huntsville, AR passed away on November 9, 2010 in Phoenix.
Blanche was born on March 16, 1918 in Manville, RI to Emile and Leonie (Rainey) Forand.
Coaches canâ€™t look past their next opponent. Sports writers shouldnâ€™t, either. But sometimes the temptation to look down the road is just too enticing.
When it comes to local high school football, whatâ€™s next is a two-day slate of Thanksgiving contests, which are â€śrivalryâ€ť games with not much at stake â€¦ except for East Providenceâ€™s game against La Salle on Thanksgiving morning. E.P. is already in the Division I playoff field. La Salle needs a win to gain the fourth and final playoff berth over Barrington.
Vivian M. DeLucia
BELLINGHAM- Vivian M. (Dumont) DeLucia, 69, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence with family by her side.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on August 10, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Constance (Roy) Dumont.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Two police officers were injured during a ferocious encounter with a man who was apparently trying to protect a veritable pharmacopoeia of illegal drugs that included everything from marijuana to morphine.
On display at police headquarters Tuesday, the booty included a half pound of cocaine, five pounds of marijuana, hundreds of doses of Ecstasy, morphine, steroids and still other pharmaceuticals the police have yet to identify.
Alyssa McCoart and Nicole Silva play softball in arguably the toughest division in Rhode Island â€“ the Division I-North circuit â€“ but after next spring, the competitionâ€™s going to get a whole lot tougher for these local senior standouts.
Thatâ€™s because the Lincoln High first baseman/pitcher and Mount St. Charles Academy third baseman, who are very good friends who have known each other since the eighth grade, will be taking their talents to the Division I collegiate level, and they made that official last week by signing National Letters of Intent to their respective schools.
Robert F. Moran
SLATERSVILLE- Robert F. Moran, 54, of Railroad St., passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, November 11, 2010 surrounded by his family after a brief illness.
Born in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of the late William L. and Adrienne B. (Carvon) Moran, Jr.
Bob spent his early years in Killington, VT fulfilling his loves of life, skiing and golf. Here is where he met Charlene Dumouchelle and they were married in May of 1990. Bob, Charlene and their daughters later moved to RI, where Bob worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for GER Corp.
Arthur J. McMurtrie
Lincoln- Arthur J. McMurtrie, 88, formerly of Old River Rd., died Monday, November 15, 2010 in Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Alicia S. (Meisser) McMurtrie.
Born in Concord, NH, he was the son of the late James and Delina (Jaques) McMurtrie.
A graduate of Providence College, Mr. McMurtrie was a self employed CPA in Woonsocket. He was a WWII Army Veteran, an avid golfer and member of Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln.
Ronald P. Fullam
BURRILLVILLE- Ronald P. Fullam, 68, resident of Nasonville, passed away Nov. 16, 2010, at Landmark Medical Center.
Loving husband of Frances (Fontenault) Fullam.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Matthew & Mary Mamie (Belliveau) Fullam.
Ronald worked for General Dynamics Electric Boat, Quonset Point as a radiography supervisor for 41 years.
He is survived by his sons, Kenneth, Wesley, and Scott Fullam, daughters, Jacquelyn Lacey, Kathleen Misiaszek, Amy Thompson, and Patricia Ross, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great granddaughters.
The Division II football playoffs usually provide the most interesting competition every season when Rhode Island teams begin competing for Super Bowl berths.
D-II holds a big advantage over the other three divisions because it is the stateâ€™s largest league (16 teams). It invites eight teams to the playoffs instead of the four we find in other divisions. Its quarterfinals are held in the second week of November while the regular season is still going on elsewhere.
BURRILLVILLE- Michael Lapchinski, 90, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Burrillville. He was the husband of the late Pearl (Holgate) Lapchinski.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Peter and Jawdocha (Proczyk) Lapchinski. Michael graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1938 and later from the RI School of Design.