Archive - 2013
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” Ed Cooley has a grand vision for the stateâ€™s annual college basketball passion play â€“ Providence versus Rhode Island.
â€śMy goal is to get this game on CBS on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon,â€ť proclaimed the Friarsâ€™ head coach. â€śWhen you do that, you know that both programs are getting there. Take nothing away from the other channels, and I donâ€™t want to be disrespectful to anybody, but when youâ€™re talking about trying to nationally brand your two schools, I think thatâ€™s our ultimate goal.â€ť
There figures to always be a soft spot in Tommy Harperâ€™s heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Harper got to know Ellsbury when the latter was on the fast track through the minor-league ranks, hence why the former had no trouble relinquishing his 36-year-old Red Sox record of 54 stolen bases in a single season, which Ellsbury shattered with 70 thefts in 2009.
When the topic of Ellsbury and the lavish seven-year, $153-million deal he reportedly agreed to with the New York Yankees came up during a phone interview on Wednesday, Harper elicited a response that was part clairvoyant, part reality check.
WOONSOCKET â€” This week has been a very hectic and emotional one for Andre Soukhamthath.
Not only is the talented Woonsocket featherweight getting ready for a tough fight that he accepted on less than three weeksâ€™ notice, but heâ€™s also been very busy tying up some loose ends and packing his and his familyâ€™s belongings before they move to Boca Raton, Fla. on Sunday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When a knife attack left 74-year-old Donald Paterson paralyzed in 2010, the Italian Workingmenâ€™s Club was instrumental in raising funds to help his family buy a vehicle equipped with a wheelchair lift.
Raising funds for victims of crime and calamity, the needy, academic scholarships and youth sports have become part of the clubâ€™s 85-year legacy.
But if the Budget Commission gets its way the IWC will be lucky if it can afford to keep the lights on, says club Chairman Mike Kind.
Therese D. LeBrun
WOONSOCKET- Therese D. (Therien) LeBrun, 82, of Dawn Blvd., died peacefully, Saturday November 30, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center with her beloved family by her side. She was the beloved wife Raymond LeBrun. Therese and Raymond were married for 63 years.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Omer and Aurore (Fortier) Therien.
Therese was an Office Manager for Stop & Shop for 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Pauline G. Lacroix
BELLINGHAM- Pauline G. (Lavimodere) Lacroix, 72, of Bellingham passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 53 years of George R. Lacroix.
Born in Woonsocket on October 8, 1941, she was the daughter of Isabelle (Phaneuf) Lavimodere of Woonsocket and the late Edwin Lavimodere.
Nancy E. LaPlante
WOONSOCKET- Nancy E. (Willis) LaPlante, 50, of Front St. died Saturday November 30, 2013.
She was the beloved wife of Gerald R. LaPlante.
Born in Chelsea, Mass. daughter of the late George and Nancy Willis.
Nancy was a Homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.
CUMBERLAND- Sabourin, Clarisse, 75, of Cumberland passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Sabourin.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Giles Sabourin, Lynne Chernasky, Neal and Carl Sabourin, a brother, Paul Cote, two sisters, Vivianne Duquette and Phylisse Bowen, and ten grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Louise Lussier and Suzanne Laflamme.
Annette C. Desautell
WOONSOCKET- Annette C. Desautell, passed away Nov 30, 2013.
Born December 4, 1945.
She was employed at Miller Electric Co, Woonsocket, R.I for 25 years.
Survived by 3 brothers, 4 children, and 5 grandchildren..
A Mass will be held at 11:00am Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at St. Theresa's Church "Shrine of the Little Flower", 35 Dion Drive Harrisville, RI. Burial immediately following.
Donald R. Belisle
WOONSOCKET- Donald R. Belisle, 55, of Loring Street, died December 2, 2013 after a long illness. He was the husband of Janice M. (Cote) Belisle whom he married April 13, 1991.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Normand and Muriel (Boucher) Belisle.
He worked for twenty years as a painter for Blackstone Valley Enterprises. Donald was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Woonsocket. He was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.