Archive - 2013
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.
WOONSOCKET â Despite the crimp in city budgets, the Woonsocket Police Department has found a way to bring beat cops back to Main Street, at least on a limited basis.
The city allocated a sliver of its $2.1 million Community Development Block Grant â just $10,000 â to fund the departmentâs âFeet on the Beatâ program.
âWeâre still looking for ways to expand the program, but we think this is enough for us to have one officer walk the Main Street beat one night a week for a year,â said Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.
PAWTUCKET â Even though he was the winning pitcher in the decisive game, Charlie Haeger wished to have the spotlight redirected elsewhere.
âThe real hero you guys should be talking to is standing over there,â said Haeger while pointing in the direction of Chris Martinâs locker.
BLACKSTONE - From a distance, the 5.5 acres of cow corn at Wojcik's Farm on Milk Street looks like any other small-farm corn field.
But step inside the thick jungle of stalks and you'll find an intricate labyrinthe of paths, where on a sunny fall day you're likely to find hundreds of people scratching their heads as they navigate their way through what some local enthusiasts say just might be the best corn maze in the Blackstone Valley.
The farm's corn maze opened Labor Day weekend and between now and Oct. 27 the farm will be visited by thousands of people looking to get lost.