Archive - May 9, 2011
GLOCESTER â Jalen Evans has already mastered the 100- and 200-meter dashes this spring, posting some of the stateâs fastest times in the two events.
You might as well add the 400 to that list.
The Woonsocket High sophomore showed his versatility and his overall talent for the longer sprint with an impressive victory at Mondayâs Northern Division Championship, held at Ponaganset. Competing in the event individually for the first time, Evans passed Cumberland senior Andrew Baglini with 40 meters remaining to break the tape in a near-school mark of 51.6 seconds.
WOONSOCKET â Robert Shaw's son had been a Providence policeman for five years when the 27-year-old was shot and killed by a burglar hiding in the closet of a South Side tenement in 1994.
But Shaw says the most important memorial tribute to Patrolman Steven M. Shaw isn't held in Providence â it's here, outside the headquarters of the Woonsocket Police Department, where a dedicated band of local police officers stages the Copswalk service once a year.
WOONSOCKET - Germaine M. (Baillargeon) Thibault, 93, of 227 Bertenshaw Road, Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, May 8th. She was the loving wife of the late Claudio Thibault and loving mother to Roland & Michael Thibault of Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Emma (Sicard) Baillargeon. She was also the loving Grandmother to Jon, Marc, Steve & Jason Thibault and Great Grandmother to Brady, Callie, Lauryn & Connor Thibault.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - William E. Javarey, 76, died on May 3 at his home in Asheville, NC. He was the son of the late William and Ruth (Tedford) Javarey of Woonsocket. He leaves his wife Jeneva and two sons, Robert and David as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born May 8, 1935 in Cumberland, RI, Mr. Javarey served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-60 and had a long career as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 2005.
Florence Laban, 98, formerly of Social Street in Woonsocket died Saturday, May 7, 2011 in The Holiday, Lincoln. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Haffis and Tegafol (Nohas) Laban.
She worked in local textile mills for many years before her retirement. She was a member of All Saints Senior Citizens.
CHEPACHET - Marjorie J. Gobeille, 83, resident of Chepachet, passed away May 5, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Fidalis & Marjorie (Murphy) Villard.
Marjorie worked as an assembler for the Polytop Co. for twenty five years. She was a resident of Chepachet for the last ten years; previously she lived in North Smithfield and Milton MA.