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Archive - Jan 2011

January 6th

Paulette A. Fanning

January 6, 2011

Paulette A. Fanning

BLACKSTONE- Paulette A. Fanning 73, of Fox Brook Manor died Tuesday at Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge. she was the wife of the late Ross P. Fanning.
Mrs. Fanning was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Arthur and Cora (Lemieux) Gravel. She worked in the cafeteria at Blackstone Millville Jr. Sr. High School for ten years, and then at CVS Corporate office retiring in 2000.

January 5th

Unbeaten Cumberland wrestlers floor Westerly

January 5, 2011

CUMBERLAND – After a six-day layoff from competing that included only three days of practice, was Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon worried his squad wouldn’t be sharp against Westerly on Wednesday night?

Chafee rescinds E-Verify order

January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Making good on one of his principal campaign promises, Gov. Lincoln Chafee Wednesday signed an executive order revoking the controversial Illegal Immigration Control Order issued by former Gov. Donald Carcieri more than two years ago.

Dolores T. DeCosta

January 5, 2011

Dolores T. DeCosta

CUMBERLAND- Dolores T. DeCosta, 81 of formerly of One Mendon Road passed away Sunday in Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee, FL. She was the wife of the late George DeCosta.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Florence (Beauchamp) Palin. She resided Loxahatchee for the past 6 years previously residing in Cumberland for 45 years and New Bedford, MA.
She was a member of the Amalgamated Cotton and Garment Allied Industry Union for 26 years, the Cumberland Housing Authority and the AARP.

Elizabeth A. Flynn

January 5, 2011

Elizabeth A. Flynn

WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth "Lisa" A. Flynn, of Woonsocket, RI, died December 19, 2010.
She was born in Newark, NJ on June 18, 1963, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy (Burgess) Flynn.
Miss Flynn lost her fight against pancreatic cancer at age 47, and she was surrounded by friends and family that loved her dearly. Miss Flynn was a Customer Service Manager in education finance for Citizens Bank for ten years before retiring in September due to illness.

John R. Young

January 5, 2011

John R. Young

WOONSOCKET- John R. Young 60, of So. Main St. passed away on December 23, at his home, he was the husband of Mary (Boulris) Young.
Born Dec. 18, 1950, in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Robert & Roselyn (Grady) Young

January 4th

Hartnett, Lajoie: Blackstone Valley Hall of Famers

January 4, 2011

We will have some baseball news to savor this afternoon when the Hall of Fame balloting is revealed to the public. Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are expected to get into the HOF today. Several other players are on the cusp – Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Jack Morris and Tim Raines.
Rafael Palmeiro could make it, too, if the voters forgive him for telling Congress he never did steroids and then flunking a urine test several months later, late in his career, long after he had amassed most of his 569 career home runs.

Lincoln Chafee sworn in

January 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Calling for “an era of political collaboration, of cultural and ethnic acceptance, of shared sacrifice and, more importantly, of faith and trust in each other,” Lincoln Chafee became the first Independent governor of Rhode Island in the modern era at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday.

Vultures descend on city

January 4, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A few years ago, when Robert Bouchard first noticed the bulky birds landing in the boughs of his pine trees or perched on the cupola of his North End carriage house, he wasn't particularly alarmed.
With their featherless red heads and impressive wingspans, the turkey vultures were a wildlife oddball, something he'd never seen before around here. There were only a few of them, and they never stuck around long enough to become any sort of nuisance.

Sister Margaret Mary Doucet RJM

January 4, 2011

Sister Margaret
Mary Doucet RJM

WARWICK- Doucet, Sister Margaret Mary, RJM, (Fernande Doucet), age 79, a resident of St. Timothy Mission Center, Lake Shore Drive, Warwick, passed into Eternal Life on Monday, January 3, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of Adjutor and Albanie (St. Germain) Doucet, she made profession as a Religious of Jesus & Mary on August 11, 1953. Sister Margaret Mary served as a teacher and principal in Catholic schools in Woonsocket and Providence, and as a superior in many of her order's mission centers.

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