Archive - Dec 2013
Gerald A. Cote
WOONSOCKET - Gerald A. "Jerry" Cote, 86, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, died Saturday, November 16 after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Therese Cote who passed away in 2012. They had been married for 53 years.
Born June 7, 1927 in Fall River, he was the son of the late August and Alphema (Denault) Cote.
Katherine H. Francis
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT - Katherine H. Francis, 98, of South Windsor, wife of the late Alexander S. Francis and Matriarch of the Francis/Hutnak families, passed away, Thursday December 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
WOONSOCKET - Helene (Pelletier) Girard 96, formerly of Cote Ave died December 14, 2013 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Louis L. Girard. Born in P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Francois and Florilda (Thibeault) Pelletier. Mrs. Girard was a homemaker for most of her life.
Stephen P. Morelle
WOONSOCKET - Stephen P. Morelle, 56, of Cote Ave., died December 13, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Sally E. (Esten) Morelle whom he married September 2, 2000. Born in Providence, he was the son of Andree (Fugere) Morelle of Lincoln and the late Pierre Morelle.
Mr. Morelle was an avid salt and fresh water fisherman, enjoyed playing cards and loved being surrounded by family and friends.
WOONSOCKET â€” John R. Dionne of Woonsocket has been selected to be inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, RIHHF President Dr. Patrick T. Conley and RIHHF board member Albert R. Beauparlant have announced.
Dionne will join several other inductees at its annual ceremony in April.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€“ When Suze Kirwanâ€™s family hit a rough patch a few years ago, her boys found a smooth way out on skateboards and trick-bikes.
Theyâ€™re still riding, with the hearty encouragement of their mother, who sees the small-wheel world of sports as a safe haven from the pitfalls of youth.
â€śWhen I realized how important each sport was to my boys, thatâ€™s how it happened,â€ť says Kirwan. â€śBeing able to get on a skateboard or a BMX bicycle and just go, it really helped them.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Head coach Nathan Arruda wants desperately to rekindle pride and interest in Woonsocket High hockey, as he â€“ in the early 2000s â€“ represented the program himself.
As far as heâ€™s concerned, the young, inexperienced Villa Novans did just that on Friday night at Adelard Arena, despite dropping a tough 3-2 decision in their home opener.
In the end, with the score knotted at 2-2, freshman Greg Fontaine knocked in a power-play goal with only 1:54 remaining in regulation to give the Hurricanes the one-goal victory.
PAWTUCKET â€” While the Red Sox are expressing confidence that the search to find the next PawSox manager will be wrapped up by Christmas, donâ€™t be surprised if official word filters out before the holidays.
Why the organization has nothing to announce at this time is likely two-fold. While all signs point to current Double-A skipper Kevin Boles moving to the front lines of the minor-league system, the 38-year-old is presently coaching a winter league team in Venezuela, Bravos de Margarita.
William F. Small
WOONSOCKET- William F. Small 53, of Main St. died December 2, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Joan (Lundy) Small and the late Walter Small.
William is survived by his siblings, Walter, Ralph. Robert, Maryann, Rose, Joyce, and Christine all of Woonsocket.
Visiting hours will be held Monday 5-7 PM at the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St. Woonsocket. Please visit
www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook and directions.
Cecile E. Boucher
BURRILLVILLE - Cecile E. (Comtois) Boucher, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Pine Grove Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late George E. Boucher Sr. Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florida (Gauvin) Comtois.
Cecile worked in area textile mills and at Zambarano Hospital for 10 years before retiring. She was an avid Bingo player.