Archive - 2013
Albert Edouard Gabriel Bonte
GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA- Albert Edouard Gabriel Bonte, 89, of Greer, South Carolina, died peacefully November 2, 2012 with family by his side at NHC National Health Care.
Born April 26, 1923, in Mouvaux (Nord) France, he was the son of the late Eugene Albert Bonte and Eugenie Jeanne (Bellot) Bonte. He emigrated from France as a young child in 1928.
Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
SLATERSVILLE- Thomas E. "Sonny" Riley, Jr., 83, of Slatersville, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Gurka) Riley, whom he married May 30, 1950.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas E. Riley, Sr. and Ida (Brunette) Riley. He was raised in Harrisville.
Leo A. Sawyer
CENTRAL FALLS- Leo A. Sawyer, 87, of Rand Street, passed on April 19th with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Rita L. (Bilodeau) Sawyer.
Born in Central Falls, RI, a son of the late Albert and Agnes (Tremblay) Sawyer, Leo resided most of his life in Central Falls and was a communicant of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community Church.
He was an employee of the former Sayles Finishing Plant for 18 years and the former American Broadloom for 27 years retiring in 1987.
Wilfred E. LeMay Jr.
SMITHFIELD- Wilfred E. Bill LeMay Jr., 75, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Doris C. Dot (Robichaud) LeMay.
Born in Central Falls on Jan. 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Wilfred E. and Gertrude (Roy) LeMay, he had lived most of his life in Central Falls.
Mr. LeMay was employed at Mandeville Chevrolet for many years, he also worked for Laidlaw Transit in the Warren terminal as a drive/trainer instructor, and he also worked as a CDL Road Test Examiner at Quonset Point. He was a US Army veteran.
PAWTUCKET â€” The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon was that rehabbing Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who had struggled at the plate in his first five games with the Pawtucket Red Sox, smacked a home run leading off the sixth inning of the PawSoxâ€™s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But aside from that, and a four-run rally in that inning by the PawSox that tied the contest at 5-5, there wasnâ€™t much else to smile about on the homefront.
Catherine M. Tousignant
WOONSOCKET - Catherine M. Tousignant 89, of Third Ave., died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of Richard R. Tousignant. Born in Wrentham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Mary I. (Babneau) Proteau. Catherine was a CNA for Medfield State Hospital for twenty nine years before retiring twenty four years ago.
WOONSOCKET -- Firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm fire on Green Street in Woonsocket Thursday morning. The fire broke out at about 9:25 a.m. Full story in today's Call.
WOONSOCKET â€” Fire Chief Gary Lataille says heâ€™s not looking to hire new firefighters, but is merely doing something he does every two years â€“ conduct an open application process for eligible firefighters to be included on a new certified hiring list that goes into effect June 7.
â€śThe Woonsocket Fire Department is not hiring,â€ť says Lataille, who has been fielding calls from people apparently confused about the open application process. â€śThis is something we do every two years.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” At this stage of his rehab assignment, David Ortiz is more concerned about feeling good when he steps out of the batterâ€™s box as opposed to actual results.
The Red Sox star came out of Wednesdayâ€™s contest admitting that his injured heels are doing just fine. He finished hitless in four at-bats as Pawtucket bid adieu to a two-game losing streak with a 6-1 triumph against Lehigh Valley.
PAWTUCKET â€” If first impressions do indeed count, then Mitch Maier put his best foot forward upon formally introducing himself to PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina.
â€śHeâ€™s very driven and focused,â€ť was the takeaway DiSarcina had of Pawtucketâ€™s new outfield addition. â€śI didnâ€™t have to ask him to come into the office and go over the signs. He walked right in that first day.â€ť