Archive - May 2011
Louise L. LaFerriere
WOONSOCKET- Mrs. Louise L. (Berard) LaFerriere, 64, resident of Woonsocket, died May 1, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert W. Belhumeur.
Born Aug. 7, 1946 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Philip and Alice (Vincent) Berard, Sr. She was a lifelong city resident.
Louise was a homemaker.
She enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren.
Ruben A. Mendoza
LINCOLN- Ruben A. Mendoza, 64, of Old Main Street, Manville died unexpectedly Sunday, May 1, 2011 at home. He was the beloved husband of Carmen (Gimotea) Mendoza.
Born in San Juan Batangas, The Philippines, a son of the late Florentino and Teodora (Almariego) Mendoza, he had lived in Manville for the past 30 years.
Mr. Mendoza was an accounts payable representative for CVS, Woonsocket for the past 21 years.
He was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
Doris M. Martin
NO. SMITHFIELD- Doris M. (Goewey) Martin, 96, of Old Smithfield Rd., died Saturday, April 23, 2011 in The Holiday, Lincoln. She was the wife of Frank H. Martin whom she married June 28, 1944.
Born in Revere, MA, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Olivine (Roy) Goewey.
She worked twenty years at the former Fogarty Hospital, No. Smithfield, retiring in 1986.
Stanley M. Durgin
BELLINGHAM- Stanley M. Durgin, 64, of Bellingham, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011 at home suddenly.
He was the beloved husband for 12 years of Mary A. (Wheeler) Durgin.
Arrangements under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ A 21-year-old city woman faces a charge of driving under the influence, death resulting, following a single-vehicle accident on Mendon Road early Monday.
Dakota McKenna of 233 North Main Street is charged in the death of Antonio Williams, 20, whose last address was listed as 232 Morin Heights, according Lt. Eugene Jalette, a police department spokesman.
Police arriving at the area of 1144 Mendon Road near Theresa Street at 1:46 a.m. found a 1997 Ford Taurus had struck a telephone pole at the location, Jalette said. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
SMITHFIELD â€“ When his team made the 15-minute bus ride to Smithfield High on Monday, Woonsocket coach Dan Richard knew his unbeaten Villa Novans were not facing the same Sentinel squad that suffered an 87-62 loss to Central Falls a few weeks ago for its first setback in eight years.
Richard was well aware that his Novanâ€™s victory over the Warriors last week with ironically the same score, didnâ€™t mean a whole lot in the Northern Division match-up.
Smithfield proved him right.
PAWTUCKET â€“ To trace the path of how Victor Martinez became a Detroit Tiger, one can look back at last Julyâ€™s trading deadline. The acquisition of Jarrod Saltalamacchia meant the Red Sox had their coveted catcher of the future, and with Martinez heading into free agency, the handwriting was on the wall that the 32-year-old stood a longshot to be back with Boston in 2011.
PROVIDENCE â€” U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos in Pakistan â€śgood news, and testimony to the courage and skill of our military forces.
â€śI hope it is also a moment for the families of 9/11 to have a brief bit of solace after 10 years,â€ť the stateâ€™s senior senator said Monday.
Gloria C. Desmarais
WOONSOCKET- Gloria C. Desmarais, 80, died peacefully Friday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of Robert W. Desmarais. They were married on October 16, 1948.
Born in Burrillville, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Annette (Bois) Beaudreau.
She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life and later lived in Cumberland. Mr. and Mrs. Desmarais also spent several years living in Boynton Beach, FL. during their retirement.
Barbara J. Campano Gildard
BELLINGHAM Barbara J. (Clark) Campano Gildard, 74, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Clinton Hospital in Clinton, MA with family by her side. She was the beloved former wife of the Louis D. Campano with whom she resided in Bellingham, and the late Arthur Gildard.