Archive - 2013
Robert W. Erickson
BELLINGHAM- Robert W. "Bob" Erickson, 82, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 with loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Maureen E. (Fitzpatrick) Erickson.
Born in Waltham, MA on September 28, 1931, he was the son of the late Walfred and Beatrice (Dargavel) Erickson.
CUMBERLAND- Glenn Clemons Fearing, 94, formerly of Mayflower Drive, died Sunday November 3, 2013 in Mt. St Rita Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Morton) Fearing who died December 11, 2012. Mr. and Mrs. Fearing were married for 71 years.
Born in Burr Oak, Kansas, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Clemons) Fearing.
Most of his life he operated the Fearing family farm in Kansas. He was also active in the community serving on the Burr Oak School Board and as a member of the Lion's Club.
BURRILLVILLE â A few hours after Burrillville High head coach Amy Cardone awoke Monday morning, she received a text from netminder Catherine Keable, who played a pivotal role in the Broncos clinching their first state championship in 20 years, not to mention only the second in school history.
About 18 hours earlier, Cardone's crew assembled a masterful, four-goal performance over the final 40 minutes to shock top-seeded and previously-undefeated Lincoln in the R.I. Division II title tilt at Rhode Island College, but Keable's message both worried but didn't surprise her mentor.
PROVIDENCE â The drama was just beginning when Burrillville High senior co-captain Tori Libby hugged junior defender Tiara Bianco near midfield and exclaimed, âI can't believe this! I'm so tired, but I'm so excited!â
In the interim, that tandem's teammates celebrated around her with hugs, impromptu dances and the like.
That's what happens when a team wins a game it almost certainly wasn't supposed to, but found the inner strength to move forward.
Last year, Woonsocket and St. Raphael staged a thrilling Division II quarterfinal-round playoff contest. A touchdown produced in the waning seconds of regulation enabled the Saints to force overtime, this after the Novans held a 21-13 advantage with just 90 seconds remaining.
WOONSOCKET â Take a tour of the Museum of Work & Culture, and you will learn a lot about the city and the people who came to work in its textile mills and manufacturing plants.
And a good deal of what you will see is the result of a love of local history Raymond H. Bacon maintained through his 30 years of teaching at Woonsocket High School and his now 16 years of service as co-manager of the museum he helped to create at Market Square.
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland needed to bring out its best football against a formidable opponent on Friday night if it wanted to repeat as Division II-B champions and earn the leagueâs top seed in the upcoming playoffs.
But instead of bringing out their best, the Clippers did the complete opposite against West Warwick and paid the price.
Veteransâ Day events throughout the Blackstone Valley, including Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Cumberland and Lincoln, begin this weekend before the holiday and continue through Monday.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.
CRANSTON â Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg provided the sad news as the Lions began loosening up for the next task at hand.
Because the R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Cranston Stadium had been postponed 24 hours due to Thursday afternoon's rains, head coach Chris Allen decided to conduct a preparatory indoor practice in the school's gymnasium. He wanted one more chance to ready his troops for the âremakeâ on Friday.
Roger H. Fournier
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger H. "Digger" Fournier 94, of 400 Mendon Rd., formerly of Summit Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Marguerite (Blanchet) Fournier for sixty one years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Hector and Mabel (Dumas) Fournier.