Archive - Jan 2011
LINCOLN â€” Brian McKinnon readily admits it's a strange way to discover a child's talent for vocals, but that's just what happened in the family's bathroom one night back in January 2003.
He decided to give his then-two-year-old daughter, Alexis Clare, a bath one night, and â€“ as always â€“ he turned on the radio to amuse her, maybe keep her mind off soap in her eyes.
Mixed martial arts or boxing?
That has been the million dollar question surrounding Andre Soukhamthath these days. Should the talented amateur pursue a pro career in MMA, where heâ€™s 4-0 with two big title fights on deck, or should he try to make a living in boxing, where heâ€™s 4-2 and last October, captured a championship belt at the Rocky Marciano Tournament?
WOODLAND HILLS, CA- Joseph Shorr, Honorary President of Congregation B'nai Israel and Former Circulation Manager of The Woonsocket Call passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, CA Friday. Mr. Shorr, 95, is survived by his wife, Frances, his son, Irwin J. Shorr of Olney, MD, his granddaughter, Dr. Sloane Sevran of Calabasas, CA, his two great grandchildren, Bryce and Hunter, and his daughter, Ellen Sevran of Woodland Hills, with whom he lived, and his brother Sanford Shorr, of Meriden, Ct.
PAWTUCKET- Jennifer A. Charpentier, 37, of Anthony Ave., Pawtucket, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, she is survived by two sons, Andrew and Kyle and her former spouse, Todd Charpentier, all of North Smithfield.
She was the daughter of Carol A. (Leclair) and Craig Cook and Gerard Lachance and his wife Joyce, all of Woonsocket. She is also survived by her brother, Douglas M. Lachance and his wife Mary of Providence.
Georgina M. Shaw
BURRILLVILLE- Georgina M. (Esten) Shaw, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Marshall L. Shaw.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Harold O. and Mary (Brown) Esten.
Cecile M. Rondeau
UXBRIDGE- Cecile M. (Gaudreau) Rondeau, 86, of Uxbridge and formerly of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 48 years of Gerard R. Rondeau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 19, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Albert and Valida (Desautels) Gaudreau.
WOONSOCKET- Ronald Anthony Perryman (March 12, 1967-January 20, 2011) passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, in his home in Woonsocket, RI. Ron was born and raised in Mass. and graduated from Bourne High School.
Ron was the beloved husband of Amy Perryman (Farrow) and devoted father to Aliviyah Precious and Allajah Precious Perryman.
Russell A. Kafalas
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Russell A. Kafalas, 70, of No. Smithfield and formerly of Harrisville, died Jan. 16, 2011 at Mt. St, Francis Health Center, after a long struggle with Parkinsons disease. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Geer) Kafalas.
Born Jan. 28, 1940 in Woonsocket, a son of Florence (Brunelle) Kafalas of Slatersville and the late Constant Kafalas.
Russell worked as a Union Rep for General Motors for 32 years before retiring in 1992.
Florence L. Knapik
UXBRIDGE- Florence L. (White) Knapik, 89 of Crown and Eagle Apts. passed away Thur. Jan. 20.
WOONSOCKET- Evelyn Carton, 82, of Cumberland, died Friday, December 17, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Ben Haywood Kay and the late Paul E. Carton.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Axon) Booth. She was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Carton was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1945.
She was employed by Cumberland Farms, Forte Bros. Inc. and later at Elizabeth Webbing in Central Falls prior to her retirement.