Archive - 2013
Madeline Y. Sitko
BELLINGHAM- Madeline Y. (Binette) Sitko, 82, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Sitko.
Born in Blackstone, MA on October 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Leo W. and M. Alice (Cotnoir) Binette.
She was the loving sister of Pauline J. Binette, Margaret R. Binette, and Alice R. Binette all of Blackstone, MA, and the late Leo G. Binette. She leaves many cousins and her extended family of in-laws nieces and nephews.
LAKELAND, FL- Eugene Arthur Raymond passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his daughter's home in Lakeland, FL.
Born in New Bedford, MA, Gene spent most of his childhood growing up on Federal Hill in Providence, RI.
He joined the Army in 1949 and served his country for 20 years in the Army, fighting in the Korean and Vietnam wars. When Gene retired from the Army he permanently settled his family in Woonsocket, RI before later retiring to Lakeland, FL.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Residents were evacuated from a one-block area of Lincoln Street for about an hour Thursday after a contractor struck and ruptured a natural gas line, according to utility and fire officials.
Police sealed off roads into the area as firefighters from Woonsocket and Blackstone went door-to-door to evacuate those residents who were home at the time the call came in at 10:45 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Shatraw.
Lincoln Street is located off of Front Street, and upon arrival firefighters quickly set up a staging area at the corner of Lincoln and Parker streets.
If last Novemberâ€™s riveting playoff result is any indication, the â€śrematchâ€ť between St. Raphael and Woonsocket in a R.I. Division II quarterfinal at Barry Field on Saturday should be a wild one.
The Villa Novans had trailed the Saints, 13-0, at the break, but rallied for 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the final quarter, to knot it at 21-21 at Pariseau Field.
In the end, SRA veteran mentor Mike Sassiâ€™s crew took a 28-21 advantage in overtime, though Woonsocket later notched a TD to pull to within one.
Rose A. Bernard
BURRILLVILLE- Bernard, Rose A., peacefully at home on November 10, 2013. Beloved wife of Leo Paul Bernard of Mohegan. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements entrusted to Boucher Funeral Home, Pascoag.
UXBRIDGE- John Galas, 89, of Elmdale Rd., died at Milford Reg. Med. Ctr. on Tues. Nov. 12 after an illness.
He is survived by 3 sisters; Carolina Ciechanowski of Chicago, IL, Adeline Desmarais of Uxbridge, and Jennie Galas of Uxbridge, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sisters Mary Galas and Sophie Wojcik and 3 brothers Joseph Galas, Frank Galas, and Stanley Galas.
Born in Prov., RI on May 6, 1924 he was the son of John and Suzanna E. (Krucovcin) Galas and lived in Uxbridge his entire life.
LINCOLN- Bardell, Pauline, "Polly" 93, of Manville, RI, passed away November 12, 2013, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville.
She was born on February 21, 1920 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Dimitri & Frances (Blaskow) Bardell.
Pauline was a bookkeeper for the Woonsocket Call newspaper for forty years. She lived most of her life in Woonsocket, moving to Manville in 2008. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed playing golf, and traveling with her friends.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Walmart, Loweâ€™s and Shawâ€™s have already disappeared from Diamond Hill Road. Now city officials say the entire Woonsocket Plaza, including Burlington Coat Factory, Price-Rite and a half-dozen smaller chain stores, is at risk of vanishing from the cityâ€™s retail strip.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nolan Hayward did his homework. He talked to a number of colleges and spent some quality time researching them and their baseball programs.
But deep down, the Mount St. Charles Academy senior knew exactly what college he wanted to attend once his high school days were over. He knew the answer before he started grade school, and there really wasnâ€™t anything that was going to change his mind.
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You could say there was a heavy presence of local talent on this fallâ€™s menâ€™s soccer program at Rhode Island College.
The roster featured three players from Pawtucket â€“ Camilo Estrada, Anderson Monteiro and Chuck Oddih â€“ and two from Lincoln â€“ Emmanuel Asiedu and Alexander LaBreche. Estrada and Asiedu learned earlier this week that their efforts and contributions did not go unnoticed by their contemporaries. Both were named to the Second Team All-Little East Conference.