Archive - Feb 2013
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” About 26 hours after the North Smithfield High boys' hoop squad had received its R.I. Division III championship plaque inside the Pizzitola Center, head coach T.J. Ciolfi, assistant Brian Chuey and the guys congregated with parents, family members and friends inside the Gators' Pub reception room Monday night.
The fete wasn't so much a celebration of the Northmen's first-ever state basketball crown, one achieved with a perfect, historic 24-0 mark, but instead to learn which team it would face in the 16-team R.I. Open (or all-inclusive) Tournament beginning tonight.
WOONSOCKET- Joseph E. Collamati, Sr., 99, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and well-known businessman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Mount St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland, RI.
Joseph was the husband of the late Yvonne P. (Gendron) Collamati and son of the late Arduino and Juliette (Richard) Collamati.
Glenna A. Crowell
HOPE VALLEY, RI- Glenna A. (Andrews) Crowell, 88 of Dye Hill Road, Hope Valley, RI, died peacefully on February 25, 2013 at the Westerly Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Alfred Clifton Crowell for 63 years sadly he predeceased her on May 14, 2010.
Born in Smithfield, RI on June 6, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Alma L. Andrews.
Glenna was employed for the Washington Trust Company for over 30 years before retiring.
Eugene J. Robidoux
LOS ANGELES, CA- Eugene J. "Gene" Robidoux, of North Hollywood, California died Thursday at Verdugo Hills Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Eva (Dupont) Robidoux. He was raised in Manville and attended St. James parochial school.
Mr. Robidoux was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Class of 1954. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with his Masters and post-graduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Thomas K. Zarr Sr.
MILLVILLE MA- Thomas K. Zarr Sr. 67, resident of Millville MA, and formerly Greenville RI, died suddenly at the U Mass Memorial Center in Worcester on February 23, 2013.
He was the husband of Rosemarie (Cadieux) Zarr of Millville MA.
He was born May 19, 1945 in Providence RI, a son of the late Eugene & Marjorie (Kirk) Zarr.
Paul Donat Dugas
PASCOAG- Paul Donat Dugas, 28, died February 19, 2013. He was the only son of Jeffrey R. Dugas of Blackstone, Ma and the late Michele J. (Barry) Dugas.
Paul was a beloved son, brother, father and grandson and will be dearly missed. Paul was an avid weight lifter and a talented card player. He loved his family and his friends.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Citing a â€ścredible allegation of sexual misconductâ€ť that occurred more than three decades ago, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence announced that it has placed the Rev. Monsignor John Allard on administrative leave and accepted his resignation as the spiritual leader of two city parishes.
The pastor of St. Agathaâ€™s and Precious Blood parishes â€śhas taken responsibility for his actions and expressed profound remorse for the harm he has caused,â€ť the diocese said in a prepared statement Monday.
After the four, four-team regions that comprise the R.I. boysâ€™ basketball open tournament were revealed, clever minds declared Region IV â€śThe Blackstone Valley Invitational.â€ť
The folks at The Prout School may feel slighted with such a bold declaration, but look at the rest of the regionâ€™s participants. Here you have two of the three division champions in Cumberland and North Smithfield along with Shea.
In other words, the moniker fits.
Annette L. Berard
BELLINGHAM- Annette L.(Gosselin) Berard, 97, of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Hermas and Arcelia (Rainville) Gosselin.
Eileen M. Robidoux
NORTHBRIDGE, MA- Eileen M. Robidoux 88, resident of Northbridge MA, formerly of Blackstone MA, where she lived most of her life, passed away peacefully February 17, 2013 at the Beaumont Skilled & Nursing Center, after her declining health.
She was the wife of the late Ernest Robidoux, and the late John D. Sawtelle.
She was born in Worcester MA, a daughter of the late Christopher & Mary (Cotter) Kane.