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Archive - May 2013

May 3rd

Frances A. Hennigan

May 3, 2013

Frances A. Hennigan

CUMBERLAND- Frances A. Hennigan, 74, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013. She was the wife of James G. Hennigan. They were happily married for forty eight years.
Born in Westerly, RI, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Murphy) Spry.
Mrs. Henningan had lived in Jamestown before moving to Cumberland forty three years ago. She was a member of the Cumberland Seniors and volunteered with the Cumberland Figure Skating Program. She enjoyed painting and knitting.

May 2nd

Chafee signs gay marriage into law

May 2, 2013

PROVIDENCE – After 17 long and frequently contentious years of political and legislative struggle, Rep. Gordon Fox, the first openly gay Speaker of the House, brought down his gavel Thursday and announced that the bill to allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island passed by an overwhelming 56-15 vote.

Arrests made in WHS bomb threats

May 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The police announced three arrests this morning in a string of bomb threats that have disrupted classes at Woonsocket High School on four out of the last eight school days.
During an impromptu press briefing outside WHS, Detective Jamie Paone told reporters that Khalil Oliver, 18, and two juveniles, one girl and one boy who are 16 or younger, were responsible for the incidents. All students at WHS, the three are facing one count each of making a bomb threat in a public building and conspiracy, both felonies. More arrests could come before the end of the day, she said.

Ancients and Horribles Parade faces extinction

May 2, 2013

GLOCESTER – A lack of leadership and a dwindling volunteer base could be the death knell for Glocester’s annual July 4th Ancients and Horribles Parade after 86 consecutive years.
The Ancients and Horribles Parade Committee, which has seen many of its members resign or lose interest over the years, no longer has enough voting members to hold a legal meeting, which means there’s a real possibility there will be no parade this year.

May 1st

Vincent Gesualdi

May 1, 2013

Vincent Gesualdi

CUMBERLAND- Vincent Gesualdi, 73, of Heroux Blvd., died April 28, 2013 in North Attleboro, MA. He was the husband of the late Eileen O. (Dubois) Gesualdi.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Francisco and Rosaria (Decotis)Gesualdi.
He was a 1957 graduate of Woonsocket High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from Bryant University in 1972. Vincent worked for many years as a traffic managerfor Union Wadding Co., Pawtucket, retiring in 2005. He served in the United States Navy and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

Joseph Rene Frappier

May 1, 2013

Joseph Rene Frappier

VERO BEACH, FL- Joseph Rene Frappier, 81, died in Vero Beach, Florida April 12, 2013.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI December 2, 1931 to Asmond and Anne Marie (Rivard) Frappier.
He leaves a sister, Marcienne Vilt of Woonsocket, RI

Janet Poirier

May 1, 2013

Janet Poirier

LINCOLN- Janet Lajoie Poirier, 68, of Lincoln, RI, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Landmark Medical Ctr. in Woonsocket.
Born, April 14, 1945 in Marlborough, MA. she was the daughter of the late Hughie & Nancy (Carter) Lajoie.

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