Archive - Oct 2013
WOONSOCKET- Alice (Desjardins) Garceau, 101, of Woonsocket, died October 21, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Rene P. Garceau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ernestine (Hebert) Desjardins.
Alice had been employed as an office and sales clerk for SS Kresge Dollar Store and the former Jupiter Discount Store prior to retiring in 1972. She was a graduate of the class of 1930 from Woonsocket High School.
Nicholas W. Depta
WOONSOCKET- Depta, Nicholas W., 67, passed away October 22, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
He was the former husband to Mariana Depta.
He was born in Romania, a son of the late Wilhelm & Vera (Kobrinschi) Depta.
Nicholas worked for the Guill Tool & Engineering Company in Warwick and he previously worked for the Bird Machine Co. in Wrentham, MA.
Besides his former wife he is survived by two sons, Christopher & Alexandru Depta both of Woonsocket, and one brother, Allen Depta.
CUMBERLAND- Doris Soucy, 97, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Lucien W. Soucy.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Yvonne (LaReau) Hamel. She resided in Cumberland for 14 years, previously residing in North Smithfield.
She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville. She was an accomplished seamstress, and worked many years in that industry.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď There‚Äôs a lingering question on the mind of award-winning filmmaker and city native Derek Dubois.
Does anybody outside this struggling ex-mill town care about its plight and how the people who live here cope?
The adjunct film professor at Rhode Island College and the director of seven film shorts is well on his way to finding out. He just finished the trailer for his first feature-length film, a documentary that will explore the tough times through the lens of the city‚Äôs annual Autumnfest celebration.
For years, the names rolled off your tongue so effortlessly that it felt like you were on a first-name basis with them. Everything felt so warm and reassuring when discussing certain Big East coaches that mentioning them in the same breath as death and taxes was perfectly acceptable.
Nothing is certain but death and taxes ‚Äď along with Jim Boeheim coaching at Syracuse. Ditto Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, Rick Pitino at Louisville and Mike Brey at Notre Dame.
BURRILLVILLE ‚Äď Last Saturday night, after Burrillville High had posted a solid 34-8 victory over Exeter/West Greenwich, head coach Gennaro Ferraro explained that ‚Äď following three previous dismal blowout losses ‚Äď he felt his squad was ‚Äúrounding the corner.
‚ÄúI thought the kids got bumped off their orbit a little bit ‚Ä¶ we needed this win, and we got it,‚ÄĚ he noted. ‚ÄúI think we're back on track.‚ÄĚ
If Saturday afternoon is any indication, the Broncos' thundering herd has ‚Ä¶ well, been heard, and who knows what to expect from them as November draws near.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ It came at the end of the day, but for Landmark Medical Center a decision by R.I. Department of Health Director Michael Fine supporting its acquisition by Prime Healthcare appears to be a major step forward toward a new beginning for the local 214-bed acute care hospital.
Fine issued decisions of approval on both change of effective control applications by Landmark and Prime late Friday, and also ruled favorably on their application for an acquisition under the state‚Äôs Hospital Conversion Act.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ Mayor Leo Fontaine has amended a campaign finance report submitted to the state Board of Elections this week after the original erroneously indicated he neither spent nor took in any money since the beginning of the month.
Richard Thornton, director of campaign finance for the state Board of Elections, said the corrected report was filed on Wednesday, a day after the deadline, and since it contains significantly new information from the original, Fontaine will be charged a $25 late fee.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Saturday afternoon marked ‚ÄúSenior Day‚ÄĚ for the Woonsocket High football team, and a pre-game celebration ‚Äď one in which the dozen soon-to-be graduates issued flowers to their parents and/or guardians ‚Äď must have had them feeling rather satisfied.
The inner peace didn't quite show itself during the 48 minutes of battling against Division II-A foe Toll Gate, but the gritty Villa Novans nevertheless left Barry Field with a 20-8 triumph.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď On a campus where the men‚Äôs basketball program serves as a valuable gateway for public attention, nights like the one that took place at Providence College Friday are held in high esteem, not only by students, but the community at large.
With much fanfare, head coach Ed Cooley, his assistants and players rolled out the Black & White carpet for ‚ÄúLate Night Madness‚ÄĚ festivities at Alumni Hall.