Archive - 2013
CHEPACHET- Hermance (Audet) Jacob, 98, died December 19, 2013 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Oscar A. Jacob whom she married October 25, 1947.
Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada she was the daughter of the late Phillippe J. and Albina (Leblanc) Audet.
Mrs. Jacob came to the United States in 1923 moving to Fitchburg and becoming a citizen through her father.
BELLINGHAM- James Babiana, 77, of Bellingham, MA died peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. James was diagnosed only eight weeks ago with Pancreatic Cancer. He leaves his beloved wife Irene (Purich) of 50 years and his son Christopher both of Bellingham.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Andry) Babiana.
He was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Fatse of Easton, CT., and most recently his twin sister Virginia Baker of Lincoln, RI.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Sometimes it takes a little bit of fun to learn an important lesson, and the students at Citizens Elementary School found that out on Thursday when Mr. Deep Positivity took on the problem of bullying during a rally in their school auditorium.
The rapping educator from Providence, a.k.a. James McBride and 2003 Rhode Island Big Brother of the Year, used his songs and supportive and optimistic outlook to encourage the students to take a stand against bullying.
To enlighten the masses regarding the kind of manager and person the Pawtucket Red Sox are getting in Kevin Boles, we engaged in a background check that conjured all sorts of positive vibrations.
In essence, this is a â€śgetting-to-know-you-betterâ€ť exercise, an opportunity to view through the lens of those who know and understand Boles best and have more insight into his roots than any introductory press conference ever could.
PAWTUCKET â€” At a time when a host of Bostonâ€™s top prospects are stationed in Double-A and Triple-A, the organization arrived at the decision to provide the PawSox coaching staff with an additional voice.
To be clear, Kevin Boles is Pawtucketâ€™s new manager while fellow Triple-A newcomer Bruce Crabbe is classified as coach, not bench coach. The pair will be joined in the trenches by pitching coach Rich Sauveur and hitting coach Dave Joppie, two holdovers from Gary DiSarcinaâ€™s staff who will be returning to McCoy Stadium in 2014.
Lillian J. Chaput
WOONSOCKET- Lillian J. Chaput, 96, formerly of 300 Privilege St. Woonsocket died Wednesday at the Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Chaput.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Philippe and Georgeanna (Roy) Gariepy. She was a lifelong resident of the city and had resided at The Holiday for the past several years.
Mrs. Chaput was employed in the local textile industry at several area firms including the French Worsted, Bell Worsted, and the Verdun Worsted mills.
Arline M. Monahan
GLOCESTER- Arline M. (Lamphere) Monahan, 81, of Chepachet, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was the wife of the late Frederick Monahan.
Born in Putnam, Ct., she was a daughter of the late Prescott and Edith (Barton) Lamphere.
Mrs. Monahan was a Nurse's Aide at the Lakeview Nursing Home for 25 years and the Overlook Nursing Home for 10 years before retiring in 2003. She loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats.
Robert L. Brown
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL- Brown, Robert L. "Bob", 78 formerly of Nasonville, RI passed away, Monday December 9th, 2013 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his youngest son Scott, wife Kelly and grandson Tim in their Port Charlotte home. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean H. (Johnson) Brown for more than 46 years.
Port Charlotte was the couple's retirement home for more than 10 years.
What do you get for the person who has everything this holiday season? How about a municipal street sign-you know, the real McCoy, straight from the city of Woonsocket. And it's all for a good cause, says Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt: The Milk Fund. "These signs will make a great gift of decoration for anyone's home, office, or place of business, and the proceeds will help a very worthy charity,"the mayor said. The city will be selling the old green-and-white signs for $10 each.They're available because the city is in the process of replacing them.
WOONSOCKET â€” A threatened lawsuit against the Place Jolicoeur war memorialâ€™s location on city property sparked a controversy last year that rankled local veterans groups and spurred a fundraising drive that included the selling of replica white crosses still found at many homes around the city.
The potential for a legal challenge of the monument originally created to honor city resident William Jolicoeur following his death in France during World War I came in the form of a letter to the city from Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) in the spring of 2012.