Archive - Dec 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” Call it a solid first step for Ed Cooley and his new-look Providence Friars.
On a night that saw freshman Kris Dunn make an immediate impact, Providence overwhelmed Colgate, 79-45, before 6,033 at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. A point guard who on Tuesday night displayed an uncanny knack in finding his teammates, Dunn tossed 13 assists on his way to becoming the first PC player to reach double figures in said category in his first game with the program.
WOONSOCKET- Therese "Terry" (Levasseur) Cote, 84 died Monday, December 10, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Gerald A. Cote, also residing at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Terry was born in Montreal, Canada a daughter of the late Joseph and Laura Levasseur. She was employed by TJ Maxx for many years before retiring in 1988. Terry has resided in Woonsocket for most of her life, enjoying time spent with her family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed weekends in Maine.
Isiah Lindsey Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Isiah Lindsey Jr., 99, formerly of Main St Honora Lippitt, died December 16, 2012 in the Oakland Grove Health Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Bessie (Farrow) Lindsey.
Born in Newbury South Carolina, son of the late Isiah and Mary (Spearman) Lindsey.
He worked as a presser for Finkelstein, in Woonsocket for 40 years prior to retiring.
He was a member of St. James Baptist Church. Mr. Lindsey was one of the original founders of the Church and was the first ordained Deacon at St. James Baptist Church.
Karen A. Sweeney
WOONSOCKET- Karen A. (Karewa) Sweeney, 64, passed away peacefully at home on December 17th.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Zielinski) Karewa.
Karen had been employed as the manager of Bryant Furniture for over 40 years. She enjoyed her job, her dogs and doing crafts.
She is survived by a son, Brent Paulhus; a brother, Robert Karewa, his wife Linda and daughter Amy; a granddaughter, Audrianna Paulhus; and several cousins and friends.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Due to overwhelming response, Saturday's candlelight vigil in memory of the lives lost at Sandy Hook School in Conn. has been moved to the mini-park, where Santa's house is.
Set for 6 p.m., the event is co-sponsored by Kids for Peace RI and the Lyrics in Motion dance studio.
The event will include dance performances by senior company members and an appearance by Michael Jackson impersonator Mark Fisher. There will be a balloon-release for each victim.
As a somber procession of funerals began in shell-shocked Newtown, Conn., local educators on Monday said the nationâ€™s deadliest massacre at an elementary school should trigger a broad discussion about how to make schools safer than they are already.
After all, says Supt. Kimberly Shaver Hood of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District, the security procedures in place at Sandy Hook Elementary werenâ€™t very different than those in place at her schools. Doors are always locked, visitors must be buzzed in through an intercom system, state their purpose and sign in at the office.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” At halftime of this Division III-North rivalry clash against Burrillville High, North Smithfield head coach T.J. Ciolfi followed his troops off the floor and into a room for a pep talk of sorts.
â€śI told the kids that we live in spurts, and that they have to come off of our defense,â€ť he stated of his clubâ€™s scant 23-19 cushion. â€śI also said that they did a really good job of playing at their tempo, and that we donâ€™t like playing a half-court game.
PROVIDENCE â€” There are games against more noteworthy opponents on the horizon, yet itâ€™s probably a safe bet to assume that Providence College basketball fans have been eyeing Tuesdayâ€™s game against Colgate for quite some time.
The night will feature the long-anticipated debuts of two Friars. In freshman Kris Dunn, PC is hitching its wagon to a point guard, a critical position that suffered a major hit when Vincent Council went down in a heap in the season opener. In sophomore Sidiki Johnson, the Friars are receiving a rugged 6-foot-10 sort whoâ€™s expected shore up the low post.
Thomas M. MacNeil
MANVILLE - Thomas M. MacNeil, 83, of Eagle Peak Rd., Pascoag, formerly of Prospect St., Manville, died Saturday afternoon at Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Simonne A. (Poirier) MacNeil.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Christina (Cox) MacNeil. He was a resident of Manville for most of his life having moved to Pascoag in 2005.
Pauline M. Colerick
WOONSOCKET - Pauline M. (Rockett) Colerick 92, resident of Woonsocket died peacefully at home on December 13, 2012. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Colerick.
She was born in Dorchester MA, a daughter of the late Dr. James F. & Mary (O'Brien) Rockett.