Archive - 2013
Valerie Jane Howe
PROVIDENCE- Valerie Jane Howe of Providence RI passed away on March 2, 2013, 77.
Loving mother to Margaret and Robert Holmes and grandmother of Samantha and Christopher Uminski and Robert Holmes IV.
She is survived by her siblings George, Kathy, and John Howe. Dear friend to many including Judith Mereiros and Lucien Gosselin and a friend of Bill W.
She taught for 28 years for the Woonsocket RI school system. She was an avid traveler, reader, and writer who captivated many with her tales of adventure and extensive knowledge.
WOONSOCKET- Samuel Boyko, 87, of North Smithfield, died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Daudlin) Boyko and the late Cecelia (Remillard) Boyko who died in 1989.
Born in Blackstone, he was a son of the late Michael and Irene (Magerowska) Boyko. He was raised in Blackstone and lived there until moving to North Smithfield where he made his home for over 50 years.
Marie E. Walker
BURRILLVILLE- Marie E. Walker, 89, resident of Pascoag, RI peacefully passed away after a short illness on March 2, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the loving wife of the late Roger P. Walker.
Born in Glendale, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Donalda (Giguere) Rouleau. She was a bus monitor for the former Nelson's Bus Company, Burrillville and previously worked in area textiles for many years. She was deeply involved in her faith and a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, in Pascoag and thoroughly enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods.
Maurice J. Lambert
MILFORD MA -- Maurice J. Lambert, 81, of Birmingham Court, died Thursday February 28, 2013 in Milford Hospital with his caretaker Suzanne Bassett, of 27 years by his side.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Josephat and Lucianna (Berard) Lambert.
Moe enjoyed listening to music and watching country western dancing. He was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews and his caregiver Suzanne Bassett.
He is also survived by his canine companion Roxie, who he loved dearly.
He was the brother of the late Ralph, Armand, Leonard, and Laurier Lambert
Charles O. Cook
GLOCESTER- Cook, Charles O., Jr., 89, passed away at home, Saturday, March 2, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn E. (Beebe) Cook for 59 years.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Charles O. and Hazel D. (Vose) Cook.
Mr. Cook worked in pipeline maintenance for 36 years for the Algonquin Gas Co. before retiring in 1989 and was a WWII Navy Veteran. Mr. Cook lived in Burrillville for 10 years before moving to Glocester 51 years ago. Mr. Cook enjoyed working his farm, tending to his animals and camping with his grandchildren and family.
UXBRIDGE, MA- Samir H. Makarious, M.D., 70, of Uxbridge, died Fri. March 1, 2013 in Mass. General Hospital after a short illness. He was the husband of Shadia (Awad) Makarious.
He was an active member of St. Mark Coptic Church of Boston where he served as a member of the Board of Deacons. He also enjoyed painting.
PROVIDENCE â€” North Smithfieldâ€™s dream season remains very much alive.
The latest chapter to the on-going hit series â€śMarch of the Undefeatedâ€ť took place Sunday night with fifth-seeded North Smithfield fighting tooth and nail to secure a 58-50 win against No. 13 seed Prout in the R.I. open state tournament quarterfinals at Providence Collegeâ€™s Alumni Hall. Now 26-0, North Smithfield heads to URIâ€™s Ryan Center Friday night for a semifinal-round contest against Classical, the top seed in the 16-team tournament.
NEWPORT --- The Rogers/Tiverton/Rocky Hill co-op team scored three goals in the last period, including the go-ahead score with 43 seconds left in the game, late Saturday night to net a 4-2 triumph over Cumberland at the St. Georgeâ€™s skating facility and force a third game in their Division II best-of-three quarterfinal-round series.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The arrival of deadlines for school department work on the annual school budget have brought with them another reminder that city fiscal affairs are in the hands of a state-appointed Budget Commission.
School Committee member Anita McGuire-Forcier pointed out during the panelâ€™s meeting on Wednesday that a draft school budget has traditionally been submitted to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine for his review on Feb. 28.
WOONSOCKET â€” For former Woonsocket resident Corey Bourbonniere, it all started with a dream that turned into a reality thanks to a lot of hard work, passion and sacrifices.
On March 23 in Rhode Island College's Roberts Auditorium in Providence, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer and State Ballet of Rhode Island (SBRI) alumnus will dance the male lead role (Albrecht) in The State Ballet of Rhode Islandâ€™s matinee performance of â€śGiselle,â€ť a timeless love story of romance, deception, betrayal and forgiveness.
Bourbonniere is looking forward to his hometown debut.