Archive - 2013
Arnold A. Smith
WOONSOCKET- Arnold A. Smith, 77, of Fall St. died Friday August 16, 2013, at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Ducharme) Smith.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Harold and Mildred (Mowry) Smith.
Mr. Smith worked in maintenance for Amica Ins. for 15 years and Textron for 10 years, prior to retiring.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He was an avid sports enthusiast, and enjoyed watching his favorite teams on television.
WOONSOCKET â The first day candidates could declare their intentions to seek local office in the upcoming city election drew enough interest for mayor to suggest a primary may be needed in October.
PAWTUCKET â Is Xander Bogaerts really and truly ready for the big leagues â this after spending a little more than 10 weeks at Triple-A Pawtucket?
WOONSOCKET â The U.S. Postal Service is investigating a possible fire that damaged mail placed in the mail collection box at 996 Cass Ave.
In a statement issued on the incident Monday, the Postal Service said some mail placed in the blue collection box was found âdestroyed, apparently from fire.â
No incendiary items were found in the box but a plastic tub inside the box used to gather the deposited mail was found melted along with burned paper debris.
BLACKSTONE â Along with new interim School Superintendent Perry Davis, there will be another new face in the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District this fall.
Joining Perry in the central administration office will be Kirsten Esposito-Balboni, who was recently appointed as the districtâs new assistant school superintendent - a position that was reinstated for this school year.
Paul R. Guevremont
MANVILLE- Paul R. Guevremont, 95, formerly of Manville Manor, passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Nursing Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Marie (Leclerc) Guevremont,
Born in St. Ignace, de Loyola, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marie Rose Guevremont. He resided in the Manville section of Lincoln for most of his life.
Mr. Guevremont, was employed as a weaver for many years until his retirement.
He was a communicant of the St. James Church, Manville.
Clement M. Giard
CUMBERLAND- Clement M. Giard, 89 of Bear Hill Rd., died Saturday at Mt St. Rita Health Center. He was the husband of Muriel (Brousseau) Giard with whom he had been married for sixty two years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Clement A. and Bertha (Maurice-Chaput) Giard.
He served in the US Army during WWII. Clem was a driver and salesman for Peter Pan Ice Cream for twenty six years retiring in 1985. He was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Veterans Association, a member of the AMVETS Post #13, VFW Post #6342 and the St. Joseph Senior Citizens.
David A. Forget
BELLINGHAM- David A. Forget, 58, of Bellingham, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
He was the loving father of David J. Forget, Becky A. Forget, Nathan E. Forestal and Nadine M. Forestal all of Bellingham; and leaves his cherished grandchildren, Jacob, Karyssa, Tyler, Tessa, Nathan Jr. and Logan.
Born in Woonsocket on May 15, 1955, he was the son of Raymond J. and Beatrice V. (Langlois) Forget of Woonsocket.
Wayne J. Pepler
SPENCER- Wayne J. Pepler 66, of R. Jones Rd., died Saturday, August 17 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Nancy L. (DelPrete) Pepler, his son Mark W. Pepler and his wife Michelle of Scarborough, ME., his daughters Amy M. Pepler of Belmont and Lindsay A. Burrowbridge and her husband Ryan of Kittery, ME., his father Clarence J. Pepler of Spencer, five grandchildren; Madeline, Owen and Emerson Pepler and Ayla and Harper Burrowbridge, several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â Clayton Mortensenâs 2013 season has featured a wide range of emotions.
From making Bostonâs Opening Day roster to landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain to getting designated for assignment for the first time ever, the 28-year-old Mortensen is living baseball proof that what doesnât kill you makes you stronger. Moving past what seemingly must feel like a lifetimeâs worth of transactions that were compartmentalized into a short period has perhaps been reconcilable thanks to the right-handed pitcherâs new role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.