Archive - Dec 7, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” John Flynn remembers growing up in the 1970s when Bobby Orr and the Boston Bruins transformed New England hockey, turning youngsters all over the region into hockey players eager to lace on skates and participate in the sport.
Times have changed in recent years as a sagging economy has cut into the pool of youths capable of playing the sport, which involves financial outlays by parents for skates, sticks and other equipment.
BELLINGHAM - Ernest L. Veins, 90, of Pulaski Blvd. died Monday November 28, 2011, at home with his family by his side.
He was the husband of Blanche (Robert) Veins.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Pierre and Clara (Denault) Veins.
Mr. Veins was owner and operator of Veins Auto Body and also worked as a clerk at Benney's for 20 years.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.
WOONSOCKET - Helen (Bartnick) Carpenter, 87, a resident of the Friendly Home passed away peacefully on Sunday at the Friendly Home, she was the loving wife of the late Albert Carpenter.
Born May 17, 1924, in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Ignatius & Rosalia (Karczewska) Bartnick, she resided in Woonsocket all her life Helen was employed as a clerk at the former Whitinsville Machine Shop until retiring, previously, she was employed for 27 years, at the former Uniroyal Co. in Woonsocket.
CUMBERLAND - Roland J. Cormier, 83, of Knoll Crest Drive, Cumberland, died Wednesday at Miriam Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Fernande Y. (Parent) Cormier. They were married on June 10, 1950.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late George and Rose (Gileau) Cormier. He lived in Albion for several years and resided in Cumberland for over 45 years.
Mr. Cormier was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Class of 1945. He also attended Massachusetts State College (now UMass) at Amherst.
LINCOLN - DeCotis Joan, M (Godin) a longtime teacher of the Cumberland Public and Woonsocket Catholic School systems, passed away Wednesday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a fifteen year long battle with lung cancer. She was 67.