Archive - Mar 2012
LINCOLN â€” John Wilson was just a teenager when he encountered what was the greatest challenge of his life. With World War II in full swing, Wilson left his Woodland Street home in Saylesville in 1944 to join the U.S. Navy and soon found himself serving aboard the Fletcher-class Destroyer Isherwood as it entered battle in the Philippines.
He would see action in the battles of Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf and hone his skill as an anti-aircraft gunner before his ship joined the fleet supporting the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945.
PROVIDENCE â€” This time, overtime was not Mount St. Charlesâ€™s time to shine.
For the past five postseasons, overtime had belonged to the Mounties, who won eight straight OT contests during that stretch, but on Friday night, they saw that run come to a bitter end in the opening game of their best-of-three State Championship title series with Bishop Hendricken.
The Woonsocket Prevention Coalition and the local police department are reaching out to the community to assist in crime prevention and helping with unsolved crimes. This billboard, located on the corner of Hamlet Avenue and Manville Road, seeks information in the unsolved killing of 22-year-old Robert Jones on October 28, 2008. Jones was shot in his apartment at 425 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket Police Department continues to actively work this investigation and has followed up on several leads since the incident occurred, police said.
NORTH SCITUATE â€” State law enforcement officials are charging two Woonsocket residents with a series of house breaks throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Steward Health Care System walked out of Superior Court Friday with a revamped agreement to buy Landmark Medical Center that puts more pressure than ever on state regulators, lawmakers, and private business interests to get the deal done quickly, and on Stewardâ€™s terms.
WOONSOCKET- Rita Crepeau 90, of 218 Pond St. died Thursday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Raymond Crepeau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Dorilla (Champoux) Daignault.
Mrs. Crepeau was the chief bookkeeper for Production Equipment Co in CT for seven years, she also worked for Attn. James M. S. Ullman in Meridan, Ct for many years. Rita was a member of the Park View Manor Club.
Richard N. Fontaine
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard N. Fontaine, 77, died Wednesday March 7, 2012 in the New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in Stoughton, Ma. With his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Franceschi) Fontaine, for 55 years, Richard and Gloria were married on November 12, 1956,
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Samuel Fontaine and Fabiola (Charpentier) Fontaine Lefebvre., and Stepson to the late Amedee Lefebvre.
Thomas E. Arthur, Jr.
CHEPACHET- Thomas E. Arthur, Jr., 55, of Victory Highway, Chepachet, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Rachel L. (Henshaw) Arthur whom he married April 28, 1978. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Thomas and Claudette (Lauzon) Arthur, Sr.
Thomas worked as a groundskeeper for Green Lawn, Woonsocket. He loved fishing and playing pool.
Maureen C. Smith
BLACKSTONE- Maureen C. (Sayer) Smith, 75, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving husband by her side. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth J. Smith.
Born in London, England on August 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Wheaton) Sayer.
Simone G. Cornell
BLACKSTONE- Simone G. Cornell, 83, of Blackstone, MA, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, MA. She was born April 23, 1928 in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Donat and Alma (Forand) Rouette.
She was the loving and caring wife of 58 years to the late Bernard R. Cornell.