Archive - May 2013
WOONSOCKET â Seventeen years after his conviction in the road rage killing of another man with a powerful crossbow, Donald Graham is seeking a new trial with help from a friend in Alaska who has written a book about him.
Now 73, Graham is serving life without parole in the 1994 slaying of 42-year-old Michael Blodgett on the shoulder of I-95 in Attleboro, near the state line.
WOONSOCKET- Rebecca "Rachel" (Robillard) Frayne, 100, died Sunday May 26, 2013 in The Holiday Nursing Home, Lincoln, surrounded by family and friends. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Frayne.
Born in Ste. Emelie, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Alexandre and Marie (Genereaux) Robillard. She has been a resident of Woonsocket since 1920.
Michael A. Leonard
WOONSOCKET- Michael A. Leonard, 35, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Friday, May 24, 2013, at Trinity Nursing Home in Woonsocket.
He was the husband of Jean Leonard and the father of Michaela and Michael Jr.
He was the brother of Charlene, Edward, Steven and amber. He was the son of Eleanor Leonard and the uncle of C.J. Royster.
He was an avid lover of the Boston red Sox. He will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.
Funeral arrangements will be private.
Betty Jo Tessier
WOONSOCKET- Tessier, Betty Jo, 86, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Friday May 24th at Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late Frederick E. Tessier.
Born in Charlotte, NC, a daughter of the late Frontis and Margaret Hartis.
BELLINGHAM, MA- Mary Alice (Arsenault) Henderson, 85, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness with loving family by her side. Married for 67 years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph K. Henderson of Bellingham, MA.
Born and raised in Waltham, MA, Mary was the daughter of the late Phillip and Catherine (Aucoin) Arsenault and the sister of Gerald Arsenault and Yvonne Henderson. She had resided in Bellingham for the last 60 years.
Joseph B. Reynolds
WOONSOCKET- Joseph B. Reynolds 50, resident of Woonsocket, died May 18, 2013 at his residence.
He was the son of the late James Sr. and Alice (Hingley) Reynolds.
He worked for Hometown Auto Body in North Smithfield; previously he worked for the Polytop Co, and Walmart. He lived most of his life in Woonsocket; formerly he lived in North Smithfield and Burrillville.
He is survived by his children, daughter, Kristania Reynolds, son, Shane Reynolds, sisters, Janet A. Bedard, and Joan M. Reynolds, and brothers, Jeffrey C. Reynolds, and John H. Reynolds.
Helen S. Hagan
BURRILLVILLE- Helen S. (Fidrych) Hagan, 91, died peacefully Friday, May 24, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care of RI, Providence. Beloved wife of William F. Hagan Sr., they were married for 66 years.
Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sofya (Radziewicz) Fidrych. She was a lifelong resident of Pascoag.
Helen worked in area textile mills and at Tupperware, then at Zambarano Hospital before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Pascoag and one of its oldest parishioners.
PAWTUCKET â A disappointed Matt Lachance stood behind the fence of Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Monday morning watching his North Smithfield High doubles teammates compete against Narragansett's best.
The junior had just suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss to sophomore Devon Chofay at the top singles slot, and was upset; he thought he had let down his team.
LINCOLN â âBURN,â an independent documentary film capturing a year in the lives of Detroit firefighters, is coming to Rhode Island and the filmâs director wants to see you at the screenings.
The final tune-up for this Saturdayâs state meet at Brown University took place Sunday with the boys taking part in the 49th annual Hendricken Invitational while the girls took to the oval at Providenceâs Conley Stadium for the Mount Pleasant Performance Championship.