Archive - Feb 17, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” In states where wrestling holds a prominent place in the high school sports winter season -- Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Iowa come to mind â€“ people flock to big dual-meets in large numbers. When two unbeaten teams meet, fans and coaches and former wrestlers fill the stands, contributing to a raucous setting not often seen in Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€“ From wrecked rims to bodily injury, the claims for damages have come pouring into City Hall after a ruinous spate of winter weather that turned streets into pothole-ridden obstacle courses and sidewalks to skating rinks.
The City Council will consider at least 11 of them when the panel meets Monday, an unhappy collection of weather-related insults to walls, fences, motor vehicles and, in at least one case, a human being.
Raymond N. Parent
LINCOLN - Raymond N. Parent, 89 of Sayles Hill Road, Manville died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Therese J. (Leduc) Parent.
Born in Mohegan, RI, a son of the late Alexandre and Zainaide (Jolicoeur) Parent, he had lived in Manville for the past 66 years.
A communicant of St. James Church, Manville, Mr. Parent was the sexton of the Church for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Lincoln Council #4005, Knights of Columbus, Lincoln.
Kenneth P. Romblad
WOONSOCKET- Kenneth P. Romblad, 44, of Willow St., died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Frances R. (Gagnon) Romblad of FL and the late Kenneth O. Romblad.
Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Michael Romblad of Altoona, PA, and Daniel Romblad of Pascoag and two sisters, Lisa Eithier of Woonsocket and Lori Barr of Oxford, MA.
Jeanne L. Peloquin
BLACKSTONE- Jeanne L. Peloquin, 68, of Blackstone, MA, died peacefully February 15, 2011, at Blaire House of Milford MA surrounded by family.
She was born November 16, 1942, in Woonsocket, RI, the daughter of late Florence and Alfred Marchand. She was second oldest of 5 children.
She spent the better parts of her life helping others; putting their needs before her own.