Archive - May 22, 2013
WOONSOCKET â There is no question the city has been in a struggle to survive fiscally in recent months but Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said Wednesday the upcoming 125th anniversary of the cityâs incorporation should still be a time for city residents to recall all the things that make it great.
And to that end, a group of more than 100 volunteers from city organizations, businesses, and committed residents is now working on a Main Street block party everyone involved hopes will equal or exceed the celebration of the cityâs 100th Anniversary in 1988.
LINCOLN â Will the fifth time be the charm for North Smithfield?
After coming up short in the programâs quest for its first Division III championship from 2004-06 and last season, the Northmen have earned another crack at grabbing that elusive title.
In a semifinal-round match that took just 55 minutes to complete and offered zero drama to the small scattering of fans on hand, the undefeated Northmen cruised to a 4-0 triumph over Exeter/West Greenwich at Lincoln Highâs courts.
Joseph C. Carchia Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Joseph C. Carchia Sr. 66, resident of North Smithfield, died May 20, 2013, at the Home & Hospice Care of RI, in Providence.
He was the husband to Marla (O'Hara) Carchia.
He was born in Providence RI, a son of Jennie (Minicucci) Carchia, and the late Carlo Carchia.
Joseph worked for the State of RI, for over thirty years. He was a resident of Slatersville for thirty years. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran, and was a member of the VFW in Forestdale.
Charles T. O'Rourke
WOONSOCKET- Charles T. O'Rourke, 69, of Gaskill St. died May 17, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was the husband of Barbara H. (McMahon) O'Rourke for forty-nine years. Her kindness and beauty lived within his heart.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late George J. and Laura B. (Jalette) O'Rourke of Woonsocket and Wilmington, NC.
WOONSOCKET- Mary Kamer, 81, of Dulude Ave, died Monday May 20, 2013 at home with her family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Shookry and Eva (Doura) Kamer.
Mary worked as a stitcher for 35 years at Finkelsteins, prior to retiring.
Mary was a very caring and giving individual, everyone could always count on Mary to be there when needed. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time at the Ocean.
She was past president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union.