Archive - 2013
Frances M. Donnelly
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Niro) Donnelly, 90, of Rhodes Ave formerly of Chateau Claire, died Friday April 12, 2013, in the Friendly Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late James C. Donnelly.
Born in Milford, Mass, daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Tomassini) Niro.
She worked in production for the US Rubber Co. for 25 years.
Cecile L. Gilbert
WOONSOCKET- Cecile L. (Riquier) Gilbert, 90, formerly of Sharkey Ave, died Friday, April 12, in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Aldor Gilbert.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Aldora (Morin) Riquier.
She was a devoted homemaker, a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family at the beach.
Ella A. Demers
BLACKSTONE- Ella A. (Johnson) Demers, 83, of King St., died Sunday April 14, in Milford Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Demers.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late John and Hilda (Johnson) Johnson.
Ella was Owner & Operator of Ella's Variety on Rathbun St. in Blackstone, MA., and also she worked as a line technician supervisor for Foxboro Co., until retiring in 1984.
She was an avid sewer, knitter and crocheter. She loved spending quality time with her family.
The Call will be publishing a special tribute page to the victims, families, physicians and first responders of the Boston Marathon bombing in the Sunday, April 21 edition of the newspaper. Original poems, prayers, artwork, photos and comments may be emailed to email@example.com. Please be brief and respectful. Please include your name and hometown. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m.
Blackstone Valley Sports Editor Eric Benevides knew he would not run one of his best marathons when he set out on Mondayâ€™s 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course, and that may well have spared him the horrific scene marking the race memories of many others.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox, already off to its finest start to a season in club history, seemed poised to move to 10-1 after holding a 3-1 cushion through seven innings on Monday night.
But righty reliever Chris Carpenter surrendered the Lehigh Valley IronPigs five runs in the top of the eighth, and the PawSox ultimately suffered an 8-3 International League-North beatdown before 3,849 fans at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â€” A walk-off win that results in Woonsocket Highâ€™s first triumph of the season. That was the narrative of the Villa Novansâ€™ come-from-behind performance on Monday.
You hate to associate â€śmust winâ€ť with a game that takes place during the second week of the regular season. Standing at 0-2 in Division I-North and 0-3 overall, Woonsocket understood that halting the slide was imperative against a St. Raphael outfit that was seeking to maintain its pristine ways.
BOSTON (AP) â€” How runners from Rhode Island finished in Monday's Boston Marathon.
182, Jason T. Reilly, Cumberland, 2:37:27.
767, Philip A. Kiesling, Cranston, 2:49:49.
1012, Roy Smoot, Providence, 2:53:02.
1286, Lukasz Willenberg, Barrington, 2:55:55.
1334, Jeffrey J. Walker, Westerly, 2:56:16.
99, Karolyn A. Bowley, Middletown, 2:57:41.
1596, Peter Harley, Bristol, 2:57:59.
1753, Clay Howland, Providence, 2:58:51.
1847, Jeffrey Vuono, Westerly, 2:59:20.
120, Megan C. Jaswell, Johnston, 2:59:25.
2468, David Constantino, Cumberland, 3:03:43.
Cumberland High School running Coach Tom Kenwood had believed Monday would be like any other Patriots Day when he took a bunch of his team members to Wellesley to watch runners in Boston Marathon pass by.
Patriots Day, after all, has always been a good day to visit Boston for a chance to see runners in the cityâ€™s historic Marathon and maybe to see the Red Sox play or take the kids to a museum.
But the explosion of bombs at the finish line for the marathonâ€™s 117th running changed all that while leaving thousands on the marathon course and people in general wondering why.
Marion G. Williams
CUMBERLAND- Marion G. Williams, 88, of 1 Flat St. passed away Sunday in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Williams.
Born in Rockland, ME she was the daughter of the late George F. and Mary (Van Horn) Clark, she resided in Cumberland for the past 15 years previously having lived in Brighton, MA.
She was a "Lunch Mother" for 25 years with the City of Boston, School Lunch Program.