Archive - Jan 2011
James L. Ranslow Jr.
MILLVILLE- James L. Ranslow Jr., 88, of Millville died Wed. Jan. 19, 2011 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. He was the husband of Viola M. (Fierley) Ranslow.
Mr. Ranslow was employed for 30 years at the Wyman Gordon Co. in Grafton until his retirement.
A lifelong resident of Millville, he was born Aug. 6, 1922 in Millville, a son of the late James and Tessie (Kroll) Ranslow Sr. and had attended the Millville School System.
Mr. Ranslow served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific.
WOONSOCKET- Rolande M. (LaFleur) Branchaud, 72, of Caron Avenue, Woonsocket, died last Friday in Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in St. Ours, Quebec, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Irene M. (Girouard) Lafleur. She has been a Woonsocket resident since 1976.
Mrs. Branchaud was the Owner of the Beef Barn in North Smithfield for forty years.
She was a Communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church.
Kathleen P. Lappin
PROVIDENCE- Mrs. Kathleen P. Lappin, R.N. 85, of Providence and formerly of Oakland, died Jan. 18, 2011 at the Hallworth House, Providence. She was the wife of the late William J. Lappin, former state Representative.
Born in Oakland, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Crook) Byrne.
Kathleen was a graduate of the St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She worked many years for Dr. Ernest J. Smith in Oakland. She also worked at and retired from Zambarano Hospital.
Rita I. Mann
WOONSOCKET- Rita I. Mann, 83, formerly of Chateau Clare, entered into Eternal Life Thursday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Melvin M. Mann.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Leandre and Yvonne (Lefrancois) L'Esperance. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Mann was employed at the Social Department Store for many years and was also an AVON representative.
WOONSOCKET â€” High school basketball coaches have a lot in common with teachers who send their students through rigorous courses like physics or chemistry. Hoop mentors must stand on the sidelines, trying to explain the finer points of their sport, while players try to absorb those lessons in the midst of competition.
East Providenceâ€™s Alex Butler and Woonsocketâ€™s Kyle Ivey-Jones did their best to educate their players on Wednesday night when the Townies visited the Villa Novans for a battle between two sub-.500 Division I teams.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Kayla Kiernan has built up an impressive resume during her fantastic high school hockey career at North Smithfield High.
A state champion and the stateâ€™s goal-scoring leader as a freshman. A First-Team All-State pick as a junior, a Second-Team All-Stater as a sophomore. A three-time First-Team All-Division selection. And the list goes on.
And just when you thought she couldnâ€™t top what sheâ€™s done, Kiernan has an golden opportunity to tack on two more marvelous feats to her resume -- the stateâ€™s all-time goal-scoring leader and first-ever 100-goal scorer.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Minutes after finishing his 55-meter race on Monday afternoon, Jessie Charette sat down on the track and took off his racing flats. The Woonsocket High senior placed third, edged by teammate and overall winner Jalen Evans and runner-up Butch Giguere of Ponaganset at the line in a Northern Division tri-meet at the Providence Athletic Facility.
But despite coming up short at the finish in his quest for individual glory, Charette was still smiling. His trademark grin was evident.
DOUGLAS, Mass. â€” Two Woonsocket men were killed when their car crashed broadside into an oncoming tractor trailer on Route 16 about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the town's police department said.
The victims were identified as Marco Vargos, 40, and his passenger, Hugo Leonel Garcia-Deleon, 27, both of 108 Morin Heights Blvd.
Dorothy J. Carr
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy J. Carr 78, of Patton Rd. died Sunday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late James H. Carr.
Mrs. Carr was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Warchal) Klucznik.
She worked as a cashier and clerk for Stop and Shop Supermarkets for many years before retiring over seven years ago. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Therese Bousquet 95, formerly of Cass Ave and Kennedy Manor died Monday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Bousquet.