Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET -- Campaign volunteers for Mayor Leo Fontaine, and candidate for mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, hold signs and wave to passing motorists on Tuesday afternoon. Poll workers reported there has been a steady stream of voters so far today for the primary. The polls close at 8 p.m.
BELLINGHAM- Lorraine Leong Allam, 53, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for twelve years of John Allam, and the loving mother of Jay Allam.
Lawrence F. Coleman
BURRILLVILLE- Lawrence F. "Larry" Coleman, 65, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born in Providence to the late Frederick and Ann (Simmons) Coleman.
Larry spent his younger years in Bristol and graduated from Cranston East High School. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He graduated from RI College with a bachelors degree in Social Work and later earned other advanced degrees. He worked for Pascoag Auto Parts for many years.
MAPLEVILLE- Debra "Deb" Schaier, 54, died September 19, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Arizona, Deb was the daughter of Barbara Dunkin of Seaside, Oregon. Deb was the loving wife to Fred Schaier for 34 wonderful years.
Deb worked at Honeywell in Woonsocket for 27 years as a test technician.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Traffic was detoured around the junction of Pond and East School streets for nearly two hours Monday morning as the state bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package left on the sidewalk.
Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police, said the package turned out to be nothing more than an ordinary picnic cooler. Nothing suspicious was found inside the cooler, though Paone wouldnâ€™t elaborate on what, if anything, was.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a stormy night forecasters were calling for sunny, dry weather today â€“ perfect for voters heading to the polls to cast ballots in the citywide primary for mayor and City Council.
Itâ€™s a four-way contest for the top spot at City Hall as incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine squares off against State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49), newcomer Dave Fisher and Michael E. Moniz.
WOONSOCKET -- Itâ€™s been a rather dismal experience for Mount St. Charles head coach Josh Dâ€™Abate over the past two weeks.
The Mounties had suffered three straight Division I crossover losses, and they werenâ€™t pretty. After dropping a 3-1 verdict to South Kingstown, they were dealt two shutouts by Coventry and North Kingstown.
â€śI just thought it was experience,â€ť or lack of it, Dâ€™Abate stated. â€śWe graduated six starters last year, and we brought some athletics girls back, but they didnâ€™t have the amount of playing time the (seniors) did.â€ť
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.