Archive - 2013
Robert D. Caron
WOONSOCKET- Robert D. Caron 93, of Lambert Ave. died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Estelle (Gauvin) Caron. Mr. and Mrs. Caron would have celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on October 12, 2013.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philias and Fabiola (Drapeau) Caron.
Nancy M. Cormier
WOONSOCKET- Nancy M. (Friedholm) Cormier, 70, of Main St., died October 2, 2013 at home. She was the wife of Robert J. Cormier.
Born in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Carl O. and Lillian (Tennyson) Friedholm.
A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Cormier worked as an assembler for American Tourister and Tech Industries for many years.
Olive C. Wojcik
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Olive C. (Winsor) Wojcik, 89, of West Harkness Road, died October 5, 2013 at home.
Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Lillian (Recore) Winsor and wife of the late Joseph S. Wojcik.
Mrs. Wojcik worked for Tupperware, North Smithfield for over twenty years retiring as a supervisor, she also worked for the Head Start Program, Woonsocket, and the Arc of Northern Rhode Island. Olive was an avid gardener.
BOSTON â The sight of Jonny Gomes taking swings in the same batting-practice group as Ryan Lavarnway before Game Two of the American League Division Series provided some easy dots to connect.
As if the lines of symmetry werenât clearly marked already, John McDonald jumped in the cage immediately after Gomes, Lavarnway and the rest of their pregame swing partners cleared out.
WOONSOCKET â On a Saturday afternoon when Woonsocket High could get little going offensively â excepting a pair of monumental, game-changing, first-half plays â head coach Carnell Henderson pretty much knew he'd need to rely on his defense to achieve a successful outcome.
CUMBERLAND â On a night out at Wesâ Rib House nine years ago, Christopher Clegg of Cumberland got his first taste of authentic âque.
Clegg was so impressed with the restaurantâs fall-off-the-bone moist baby back ribs and tender wood-smoked chicken, he went out and bought a smoker at an end-of-season sale with big ideas of replicating the kind of rib house-quality barbecue he had experienced dining out.
PAWTUCKET â Many readers enjoyed the story that appeared in the Times of bride-to-be Beth Coakley and her âcorn crop dress.â The satin and lace bridal gown, first worn by Coakleyâs great-aunt, Mary Gantz Bader, in 1949, had been passed down to a bride in every generation of her motherâs family after that, from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Coakley is happy to report that the heirloom dress officially stood the test of time at her Aug. 31 nuptials to Pawtucket native Robert M. Bedard on Cape Cod, and she provided The Times with wedding photos to prove it.
WOONSOCKET â As the coordinator of the Autumnfest beer tent, Michael Dubois of the Rotary Club has been on a three-year quest with a simple aim: Keep the beer tent a friendly, safe and wholesome part of the annual festival.
As his mission comes to an end in 2013, Dubois is glad to report that he accomplished his goals. And this year, he says, the beer tent will be bigger, better and â yes â craftier than ever.
CUMBERLAND â For those who love coffee, sometimes there just isnât time to go out to a coffee house for that beloved cup of joe.
Michael Houle and his wife, Linda, have a solution to that quandary with their Coffee Breaks single-serving coffee and accessories store at 2275 Diamond Hill Road, near the Route 295 interchange.
The Houles stock over 200 flavors of one-cup coffee, tea and juice packets for Keurig-style coffee makers, as well as a line of whole bean coffee from the Mills Coffee Roasters Co., on Broad Street in Providence.
WOONSOCKET â Three young professionals who helped make the Main Street Block Party a success have formed a new organization designed to support existing businesses and nurture startups.
The Woonsocket Pothier Foundation is the brainchild of real estate developer Albert G. Beauparlant Jr., Matthew Moylan and Eric Cartier.
The nonprofit organization was named in honor of Aram Pothier, an early twentiethcentury mayor and state governor often credited with turning the city into the boomtown of the textile era by recruiting industrialists from France and Belgium.