Archive - May 2012
George L. Guertin
SMITHFIELD- George L. Guertin, 58, of Smithfield, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2012 at home. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Shirley A. (Barber) Guertin of Harrisville and the late Louis Guertin.
George lived in Burrillville most of his life before moving to Providence in 2006 and Smithfield 6 months ago. He was a machinist for the former Turex Corp. for 35 years before retiring.
Joyce E. Sevity
SWANSEA, MA- Joyce E. (Steere) Sevity died April 30th 2012 at Mass General Hospital. Beloved wife of Charles C. Sevity.
Born Sept 25, 1935, daughter of the late Job and Loretta Steere.
Oldest of three girls, surviving sister Marcia Stone. Mother of four children Stephen Powell, Susan Nordin, Sandra Powell, and Scott Powell. Grandmother of 12 and Great Grandmother of 16.
Memorial Service being held Saturday, May 12th 2012 at 1:00 at the Berean Baptist Church, 474 Chapel Street, Harrisville, RI
PROVIDENCE (AP) â A tug-of-war over an inmate in Rhode Island custody in a possible death penalty case escalated Wednesday as Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a federal court ruling allowing the inmate to stand trial in federal court
PAWTUCKET â For Justin Thomas, the near month he spent as member of Bostonâs bullpen was merely a case of guilt by association.
Even though the 28-year-old lefthander was relegated to afterthought status â while with the Red Sox, Thomas allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings prior to getting farmed out to Pawtucket on April 27 â he was still part of a unit that became known as the land of diminished returns. No matter which reliever BoSox manager Bobby Valentine summoned, disaster seemed to follow.
PAWTUCKET â Through all the early-season struggles he endured, Alex Hassan never once thought about reinventing the wheel, i.e. tweaking his batting stance or adjusting his hands on the bat, the kind of wholesale changes that no doubt creep into a playerâs mind whenever things arenât going well.
WOONSOCKET â The father of slain Providence Patrolman Steven Shaw knows itâs hard for some people to understand why, after 19 years, he still shows up for events like the Woonsocket Police Departmentâs COPS Walk.
âThey donât understand,â he says. âYou never get over it. They say things like âyour sonâs in a better place.â Thatâs a lot of baloney. If itâs so much better why donât you go there instead?â
PROVIDENCE â Local lawmakers are rallying to the defense of Woonsocketâs Place Jolicoeur war memorial with legislation to protect it and similar monuments from state constitutional challenges and defend it against federal constitutional challenges.
Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat whose district covers parts of Cumberland and Central Falls, introduced a bill in the House yesterday that will allow any elected state or municipal official to designate any âstructure, sculpture, inscription or iconâ as a âcategory oneâ memorial.
Rev. Robert A.
WOONSOCKET- Rev. Robert A. Carpentier, 71, of Cottage St., Woonsocket, was taken home to his Lord on Wednesday May 9, 2012 surrounded by his loved ones after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Anatole and Cora (Armstrong) Carpentier.
Rev. Carpentier was ordained a Catholic Priest on June 3, 1967. He was an avid sports enthusiast, loved to travel and spend time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love of life.
Pauline G. Rondeau
WHITINSVILLE- Pauline G. (DiBasco) Rondeau, 76, of Whitinsville, MA formerly of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday May 6, 2012 at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester with her family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 15, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Adelio and Loretta (Lambert) DiBasco.
BLACKSTONE- Janet (Carey) Cournoyer 65, of Bellingham Rd. died Tuesday at Women and Infants Hospital. She was the devoted and loving wife of Marcel Cournoyer.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Clement and Blanche (Cabana) Carey.
Janet was an assembler at A.T. Cross for over twenty years, retiring in 2010. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.