Archive - Aug 21, 2013
Former New England Patriots running back Tony Collins tells the student-athletes at Central Falls High School that â€śyour best season is your best off-seasonâ€ť and â€śthereâ€™s no shortcuts in football, baseball, soccer, volleyball or any sport because thereâ€™s no shortcuts in life.â€ť Collins delivered those words Wednesday afternoon inside the schoolâ€™s auditorium.
WOONSOCKET - Virgil Rasta, 82, of 37 Wilcox Street, Woonsocket RI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18th 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was son of the late Anastasia (Balamaci) and Dimitrie Rasta and beloved brother of the late Vinson Rasta, Louisa (Rasta) Cheamitru, Christy Rasta, Victoria (Rasta) Bileca, and Victor Rasta. Virgil was born on June 19th 1931 in Woonsocket, RI and called the city his home.
Lucien W. Vanasse
LINCOLN - Lucien W. Vanasse, 63, of Spring Street, Manville died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Denise (Durand) Vanasse.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Yvonne (Lesperance) Carpentier of Woonsocket and the late Lucien Vanasse, he had lived in Lincoln and Manville for over 20 years.
Mr. Vanasse was the owner of the former Lou's Auto Repair in Woonsocket for 20 years and later was the owner of Perfect Painting by Lou in Manville for 7 years.
Rita J. LeMay
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita J. (Kelleter) LeMay, 75, of North Smithfield, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. She was the wife of Ronald A. LeMay, whom she married July 12, 1958. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Julien and Christiana (Couchane) Kelleter.
Rita was a house keeper at the Friendly Nursing Home for 10 years, retiring in 1997. She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Rita enjoyed gardening, singing and dancing.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man died in a three-alarm fire that heavily damaged a four-family tenement near Landmark Medical Center early Wednesday morning.
Neighbors identified the victim as Jim Ferrio of 38-40 Dulude Ave. He was in his late 40s, they said.
Roland Desjarlais said Ferrio lived on the second floor with him and other members of the Desjarlais family. â€śWe took him in,â€ť said Desjarlais, adding that Ferrio worked part-time with him in construction and a family trash-hauling business.