Archive - 2013
MANVILLE- Anna (Dypry) Recorvits, 99, a resident of the Holiday Retirement Home passed away peacefully on Wednesday at the home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Recorvits.
Born Dec. 17, 1913 in Valley Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Josephine (Lass) Dypry.
Jeannette V. Ethier
BURRILLVILLE- Jeannette V. Ethier, resident of Pascoag, formerly of Harrisville, died June 17, 2013, at the Overlook Nursing Home.
She was the wife of the late Joseph Ethier.
She was born in Harrisville, RI, daughter of the late Ernest & Clara (Tatro) Boucher.
Jeannette worked in area textiles many years retiring from the former Desmon Mill Co. in Woonsocket in 1982. She was a member of the Burrillville Senior Citizens, the Ashton Court Club, the Northwest Choralers, and the Glocester Womens Bowling League.
COLFAX. CA- Viola Slowick was born Valeria Narkiewicz in Pawtucket in 1915.
She grew up in the area, and worked in Quonset during World War II as a Rosie the Riveter defense worker.
After the war, she married John A. Slowick in 1946, and they lived in Woonsocket until John died in 1999. John ran the Slowick Brothers Garage in Social for many years.
John F. DiLibero
BLACKSTONE- John F. "Chip" DiLibero, 67, of Blackstone, MA passed away unexpectedly at home after being stricken on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 43 years of Christine M. (Joyal) DiLibero.
Born in Milford, MA on May 18, 1946, he was the son of the late John W. and Rita A. (Allaire) DiLibero.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ How Jamison Randall landed a coveted spot in this weekâ€™s Northeast Amateur Invitational can be traced back to last summerâ€™s noteworthy accomplishment on the links.
For the Cumberland High alumnus and junior-to-be at Virginiaâ€™s Old Dominion University, winning the R.I. Stroke Play Championship was akin to feasting oneâ€™s eyes on a golden ticket after opening a Wonka bar.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The school department and members of the Woonsocket Teachers Guild appear to be coming down to the wire on settlement of a new contract.
The Teachers Guild scheduled separate ratification meetings with its 482 represented teachers and 99 paraprofessionals for late this afternoon but whether they are held as planned could depend on resolution of last-minute issues involving the state Department of Educationâ€™s position on Basic Education Plan requirements.
WOONSOCKET â€“ He looked like he just walked off the set of the Dead End Kids, but the dark-eyed boy from Boston spoke in a soft voice without a hint of swagger.
Some of Johnny Martoranoâ€™s classmates assumed his parents had sent him to Mount St. Charles Academy in 1955 because he needed some straightening out.
â€śThe boarders were a thing of mystery,â€ť says John â€śClemâ€ť McLaughlin, a Cumberland native who now lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif. â€śMaybe they didnâ€™t have a Catholic high school in their area, like me. Many parents sent their kids to Mount because the discipline was good.â€ť
Roger E. Roy
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger E. Roy, 51, of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday morning at home.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was a son of Vivian D. (Mandeville) Roy and the late Roger N. Roy.
He attended Woonsocket schools was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life and lived in North Smithfield for the last 12 years.
Roger was a self-employed contractor operating R&R Painting in the local area for many years. He also previously worked at Electric Boat.
Roger A. Fontenault
GLOCESTER- Roger A., FONTENAULT, 87, formerly of Stirling Drive, died peacefully at his home, Monday, June 17, 2013. He was the husband of the late Beatrice F. (Labrosse) Fontenault and Claire M. (Vezina) Fontenault.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was a son of the late Aldor and Cecile (Girard) Fontenualt.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Bernie Carbo assumed custody of his grandson when he was two. This same lad has matured into a 14-year-old with big-league hopes, no doubt fueled by a grandfather who authored one of the most memorable home runs in Red Sox lore.