Archive - 2013
Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. In Rhode Island, the day will be observed with a solemn ceremony in North Smithfield, where North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Services Chief Joel D. Jillson and his men will raise and lower the flag to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives, including 343 firefighters.
âWhen we merged with the Primrose department six months after the event on Sept. 11, we incorporated the phrase âNever Forgetâ in Latin on our new emblem patch and make no mistake, a lot of us have forgotten, unfortunately,â says Jillson.
CUMBERLAND â Local police say they arrested nearly twice as many people for drunken driving in 2012 as they did the previous year.
Sixty people were arrested for driving under the influence last year, a whopping 94 percent increase over the 31 DUI arrests that were made in 2011, Police Chief John R. Desmarais noted in the Cumberland Police Departmentâs annual report, which was presented to the Town Council last Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â Just because the Pawtucket Red Sox are three wins away from clinching yet another Governorsâ Cup championship, it doesnât mean the roster is untouchable.
Even amidst playoff competition, the Triple-A outfit remains at the beck and call of the parent club. The regular-season practice of providing reinforcements on a need basis does not get a reprieve just because of what teams like the PawSox have lined up over the next several days.
CUMBERLAND â With exactly 13:24 left in regulation, Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello called a timeout to express her dismay at her troops failing to heed her halftime advice.
âGirls, we just talked about this!â she stated to the huddle around her. âWe need to improve, or weâre not getting anyway. Youâre still swinging at the ball instead of passing it. Now letâs do a better job!â
Shirley T. Lacroix
WOONSOCKET- Shirley T. Lacroix, 72, of Manville Road, died on September 7, 2013 at her home. She was the wife of the late Eugene L. Lacroix.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian (Gagne) Robeau.
Shirley worked for many years in the Accounts Payable Department of CVS here in Woonsocket.
Roland L. Piette Sr,
SLATERSVILLE- Roland L. Piette Sr, 100, died September 8, 2013 in the Ballou Home.
Mr. Piette had been a resident of Slatersville for ninety six years on Providence Pike.
He was born in Millbury, MA, a son of the late Joseph and Marie (Daigle) Piette. He was the husband of the late Annette (Milliard) Piette to whom he had been married for sixty one years.
In World War II, he served in the Army in the Twelfth Armored Division, crossing France and Germany.
BLACKSTONE- Josephine R. (Wayland) Sullivan, R.N., 90, of Blackstone, MA died Sunday, September 8, 2013. She was the widow of Charles F. Sullivan, Sr., who died May 6, 1989.
Born May 15, 1923, in Rockland, MA, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Margaret (Cullen) Wayland.
Theresa A. Plouffe
WOONSOCKET- Theresa A. (Brunelle) Plouffe, 80, formerly of Sixth Ave., died Saturday, September 7, 2013, in the Friendly Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Conrad R. Plouffe, who died in 1996.
She was the daughter of the late Armand J. and Lillian (Dubois) Brunelle.
Theresa was a Homemaker.
Theresa B. L'Etoile
MANVILLE- Theresa B. L'Etoile, 96, of Parkway in Manville died Friday evening at Cortland Place in Smithfield.
She was a daughter of the late Auguste and Malvina (Grise) LEtoile and was a lifelong resident of Manville prior to moving to Cortland Place several years ago.
Theresa was employed at L. G. Balfour Company in Attleboro and in her younger years she worked at the Manville-Jenckes Mill.
Theresa was a lifelong communicant of St. James Parish. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, baking, trips to Maine and area beaches and watching football.
Dr. Thomas S.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dr. Thomas S. McCooey, 91, resident of North Smithfield died at home, September 4, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was married to Margaret (McLaughlin) McCooey for 65 years.
He was born in Blackstone, MA, son of the late Dr. James H. McCooey, Sr. & Winifred (Stacy) McCooey.