Archive - Feb 13, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to send layoff notices to 41 of the districtâ€™s 485 teachers, the number recommended by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan.
The move defied the recommendation of the state Budget Commission, the body in charge of balancing the cityâ€™s budget.
Donoyan told the committee she had received the Budget Commission request by telephone on Wednesday afternoon and did not have any additional information supporting it.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Davies Tech came ridiculously close to achieving the impossible on Wednesday night.
Its host, North Smithfield High, had taken a 26-26 halftime stalemate into the locker room, then assembled a remarkable 14-0 flurry in the span of 6:07 to start the final stanza to snatch a 40-26 cushion.
Slowly, the gamey Patriots fought back, and actually held a 51-49 lead with just 8.8 ticks left in regulation â€“ and with senior tri-captain Rosaliz Torres on the foul line.
Adelard L. Caouette
CUMBERLAND- Adelard L. Caouette, 85, of Manville Hill Rd., died February 12, 2013 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Muriel L. (Milot) Caouette whom he married September 2, 1989 and he was the husband of the late Therese (Dancause) Caouette.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Adelard and Roseanna (Gregoire) Caouette.
BLACKSTONE- Ada Clarke, 95, of Blackstone, MA died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of the late Les Clarke.
She was born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Abraham and Celia (Schatz) Bergman.
Mrs. Clarke is survived by one son: Charles Clarke and his wife Charlene of Fayston, VT; and one sister: Hilda Verdura. She was predeceased by one daughter: Sharon Rappleyea and two siblings: Rose Kantor and Jacob Bergman.
WOONSOCKET- Michelle A. (Bouley) Beausoleil, 42, of Sunset Ave. died Sunday February 10, 2013 at home with her loving family by her side, after courageously fighting a battle with cancer for seven years. She was the beloved wife of Ronald J. Beausoleil.
Born in Woonsocket, Michelle was the daughter of Arthur G. Bouley Jr. and the late Jeanne S. (Lafleur) Bouley.
She worked as a Physical Therapist for Milford Whitinsville Regional Hospital and also in Real Estate for Century 21. She also was a Homemaker, which she loved the most.
William C. Perry, Jr.
PROVIDENCE- William C. Perry, Jr., 51 of Providence passed away peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital on Feb. 7, 2013 with his family by his side.
Born in North Smithfield, RI, son of late William C. Perry Sr., and leaves behind his mother Joan Perry of Harrisville, RI and his sister Deborah Fortier of Harrisville, RI, daughter Kathrine Filingiere of Bristol, RI.
A private service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200
Providence, RI, 02908
Pamela J. Driscoll
MANVILLE- Pamela J. Driscoll, 48, of Manville, died unexpectedly, Monday, February 11, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her family and friends.
For complete obituary, service information, guestbook and directions, please visit
www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com Arrangements by BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
Eugenia Carolina Surowiec
REHOBOTH- Eugenia Carolina Surowiec, RPH, of Rehoboth MA., passed away February 10, 2013 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Walter & Virginia ( Dyjak) Surowiec.
Eugenia graduated on the Dean's list from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1976 with a BS in Pharmacology.
She also graduated on the Dean's list from Johnson & Wales College in 1982 receiving an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts.
At Johnson & Wales she was accepted into the Silver Key Honor Society.
WOONSOCKET- Theodore E. "Fred" Salvas Jr. passed away February 10, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late Theodore Sr. & Anne (Smith) Salvas.
Fred worked for the Cumberland Auto Salvage in ME, as an auto dismantler. He lived most of his life in Woonsocket. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed watching the Three Stooges.
Alex Martinez, of Cumberland, center, is all smiles after being crowned Mardi Gras King at the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday night. Joining him in the fun are Mardi Gras Queen Emily Gnys, left, Prince Jacob Jordan, in back, and Princess Kayla Tannock. The supper took place at Christ Church Episcopal in Lincoln.