Archive - 2010
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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mrs. Blanche (Gauthier) Coccoli, 90, of Rhodes Ave., No. Smithfield and formerly of Lantern Apts., died Nov. 4, 2010 at St. Antoines Residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Coccoli.
Born Oct. 21, 1920 in Burrillville, a daughter of the late Alcide and Malvina (Parenteau) Gauthier.
Blanche worked as a sewer for the former Winslow Leather of Blackstone for many years.
WOONSOCKET- Roland E. Chamberland, 88, of 400 Mendon Rd., died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Doris A. (Brunetti) Chamberland whom he married May 11, 1946.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Fabien and Alexina (Bourque) Chamberland.
Eight teams will square off today-- weather permitting -- in the Division II playoffs. And perhaps six of them could actually win the state title that will be decided this coming Sunday at Rhode Island College.
â€śOur division is very close,â€ť Lincoln coach John Dâ€™Aloisio admitted over the weekend. His Lions host North Smithfield at 4 p.m. today.
A day-long rain is in the forecast. Any games postponed today likely would be made up on Tuesday.
GLOCESTER ---- Casey McGrath, a sophomore from Ponaganset High, crossed the finish line and looked up at the big digital clock.
Burrillville junior Anna Dumais did the same thing at Sundayâ€™s RIIL State Cross-Country Championships.
When you're not considered one of the contenders for an individual title or a top finish, sometimes thatâ€™s the best way to determine if your five-kilometer journey was a successful one.
For the two local harriers as well as several others, the clock showed just the kind of numbers that would put their performances in that â€śsuccessâ€ť category.
Welcome to the Division II football playoffs, home of the complex algorithms.
For those who remember the unprecedented five-way tiebreaker of two years ago that tabulated Woonsocket as the odd team out, a refresher course on the wording of the tiebreaker formula was held after Central knocked off Chariho on Friday night. The 40-12 outcome created a three-way logjam atop the II-A standings with Central, Chariho and Johnston all sporting identical 5-2 records.
LINCOLN â€” One would think the last place Keith Smith, even in adulthood, would want to visit is his hometown.
After all, this is the place where â€” at age 14 â€” he had been abducted, beaten and raped by a warped pedophile who had a penchant for violence and sexual abuse against children.
On the contrary, Smith indicated he reveled in his return to Lincoln on this October night. Surrounded mostly by close friends during his childhood and teen-age years, Smith explained to his audience the happenings of that horrifying night â€” March 1, 1974 â€” and why he kept it a secret for over three decades.