Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the cityâs economy and eliminating blight Wednesday.
Marguerite J. Allen
BURRILLVILLE- Allen, Marguerite J. "Margie", 75, of Pascoag, RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on September 29, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center.
She was the wife of the late Wallace "Wally" Allen.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Armand & Irene (Gagnon) Lefebvre.
Benny J. Ferigno
MENDON, MA- Mr. Benny J. Ferigno, 92, of Mendon MA, died Tuesday (October 1, 2013) at his residence after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Helen (Zariczny) Ferigno, who died in 2010.
Mr. Ferigno was born in Milford, the son of the late Salvatore and the late Camella (Manguso) Ferigno. He was a WW II US Navy veteran and a longtime builder of homes.
Armand H. Rochefort
WOONSOCKET - Armand H. Rochefort, 89, of Pond St. Woonsocket died Thursday September 26, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Ethel J. (Rainville) Rochefort. They were marred on April 13, 1942.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ovila and Oliva (Desilets) Rochefort. He was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Bellingham for over 34 years before returning to Woonsocket.
Mr. Rochefort served in the Army during WWII.
COVENTRY- McLAUGHLIN-DOOLEY, Patricia J. "Patty", 53, of Tillinghast Rd., Greene, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
She was the wife of William J. McLaughlin, they had been married for 28 years.
Born in Providence, a daughter of C. Arlene (McKenna) Dooley of Cumberland and the late Frederick E. Dooley.
Dallas R. Edmondson
WOONSOCKET- Dallas R. Edmondson, 82, of 300 Privilege St., Woonsocket, died September 27, 2013.
He was the husband of Helene C. (Beauregard) Stevens-Edmondson. He leaves behind a loving extended family.
A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday October 8, 2013 from 5 - 7 PM in the community room at Waterview Apartments, 300 Privilege St., Woonsocket. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket.
LINCOLN â A Twin River table game player was issued a permanent ejection for allegedly counting cards in violation of state table gaming rules following an incident at the casino early Saturday morning.
Lt. Wayne Bouthillette reported John A. Lemieux, 49, of Brockton, Mass., was issued the ejection after Twin River Security Capt. William Shepherd investigated the reported incident of card counting at 3:18 a.m. Saturday.
WOONSOCKET â They lauded Dave Richards for his years of service to the cityâs annual Autunmfest Columbus Day weekend festival Tuesday evening at the annual Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception, but it was his initial surprise behind being named for the tribute that still had him smiling.
Richards, the owner of WOON Radio and who has been involved in Autumnfest since the very first event at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park 35 years ago this year, helped with the selection of many other grand marshals over the years.
A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years came as no surprise for Woonsocket auto mechanic Paul Morin.
âI stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, Iâm with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,â Morin says. âOf course Iâm upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but Iâm more upset the Democrats didnât do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.â
PROVIDENCE â Ask New London High head basketball coach Craig Parker about the summertime impression made by former player Kris Dunn and you will elicit a response that figures to warm the hearts of Providence College followers.
âA few things stood out to me. He was definitely stronger and his attitude was really upbeat about the upcoming season,â Parker expressed when reached Tuesday. âI think going into this season relatively injury-free as opposed to last year, heâs washed his hands of that so he can be the point guard up at Providence.â