Archive - 2013
HOLLISTON- Dorothy "Dolly" Bamberry, 74, of Holliston, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Medway Country Manor. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Anne (Dunay) and Ambrose Cullen. She was the wife of Kenneth Robert Bamberry of Holliston.
Edythe L. Hand
BELLINGHAM- Edythe L. (Paine) Hand, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Lydia Taft House with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence R. Hand.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on July 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily (Hardy) Paine.
Michael L. Allan
BURRILLVILLE- Michael L. Allan, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Leslie and Doris (Smith) Allan. He lived in the Pascoag section of Burrillville.
Michael retired from Verizon in 2008 after working for them for 25 years.
Brother Paul E.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Paul E. Parenteau, S.C., 88, also known as Brother Eric, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died August 29, 2013 at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, he was the son of the late Aldeus and Rosilda (Gervais) Parenteau.
HARRISVILLE- Minerva Fernandez, 64, of Harrisville, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday afternoon at Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield.
Born in Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Joaquin and Andrea (Santiago) Castro. Minerva was raised in Puerto Rico and came to the United States as a teenager. She lived in Pennsylvania and Waltham, MA and had been a resident of Woonsocket for many years before moving to Harrisville several years ago.
Mrs. Fernandez was employed in the local textile industry prior to retiring.
More than 500 visitors stopped by the Museum of Work & Culture on Labor Day to take advantage of its offer of free admission all-day Monday and also to participate in special programs, including a new one-act play and the opening of an exhibit on the Italian Workingmenâ€™s Club in the upstairs gallery, according to Raymond H. Bacon, museum co-manager with Anne Conway.
â€śIt went very, very well,â€ť Bacon said of the museumâ€™s 14th annual special opening for Labor Day. â€śI am so pleased that the IWC is celebrating its 85th Anniversary with an exhibit at the museum.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ It is that time again â€” time to buy your Autumnfest button.
Tim Paul, chairman of the Autumnfest Steering Committee, was putting out that message on Friday, even as the city cleaned up from a big and successful Main Street Block Party celebrating the cityâ€™s 125th anniversary.
PAWTUCKET â€” Tommy Harper always seems to enjoy his visits to McCoy Stadium. Granted, his capacity as Red Sox minor-league consultant explains why he comes around, yet watch this proud 72-year-old during batting practice and itâ€™s apparent that he still has an appetite for the game.
CUMBERLAND â€“ From ratatouille crepes to a Mediterranean platter brimming with homemade tabouli, grape leaves with hummus and kalamata olives, Modern Bistro is all about signature American dishes with a European flair.
BLACKSTONE â€“ Steven J. Seagrave of North Smithfield has worked in the high-tech industry and managed a major construction project, but these days itâ€™s the Firehouse Tavern and Smokehouse, 200 Main St., that has most of his attention.
Seagrave has owned the Broad Street Tap in Cumberland for five years and decided to try his hand a running a full-menu sports pub by taking on renovation of the former Station House and Archieâ€™s Firehouse business in the townâ€™s original firehouse building off Main Street.