Archive - Nov 8, 2013
Veteransâ€™ Day events throughout the Blackstone Valley, including Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Cumberland and Lincoln, begin this weekend before the holiday and continue through Monday.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.
CRANSTON â€“ Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg provided the sad news as the Lions began loosening up for the next task at hand.
Because the R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Cranston Stadium had been postponed 24 hours due to Thursday afternoon's rains, head coach Chris Allen decided to conduct a preparatory indoor practice in the school's gymnasium. He wanted one more chance to ready his troops for the â€śremakeâ€ť on Friday.
Roger H. Fournier
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger H. "Digger" Fournier 94, of 400 Mendon Rd., formerly of Summit Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Marguerite (Blanchet) Fournier for sixty one years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Hector and Mabel (Dumas) Fournier.
Marjorie Ann Scanlon
WOONSOCKET- Scanlon, Marjorie Ann, 81, of Woonsocket passed away November 1, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of William Scanlon.
She was born in Franklin, MA. a daughter of the late Charles & Eva (Hebert) Desper.
A resident of Woonsocket for many years, Marjorie was a loving homemaker and she worked in the kitchen and recreational center at Crepeau Court in Woonsocket.