Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Organizers of the biggest block party on the East Coast have announced the entertainment lineup for a dozen stages that will stretch for a half-mile through downtown.
Itâ€™s all part of the cityâ€™s 125th anniversary celebration scheduled for Aug. 29, spearheaded by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and a dedicated band of volunteers. The Call is the designated media partner for the event.
Stage 1, at 2 Main St., will feature the Meadowlarks, a big band group with a dozen members.
Stage 2, 20 Main St. will feature country music with a band to be announced.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As this struggling French-Canadian enclave 40 miles south of Boston marks its 125th anniversary, itâ€™s putting out a defiant message of hope by building its own version of Franceâ€™s iconic Arc de Triomphe.
The Woonsocket Arch of Triumph will be an exact one-third size mockup of the original â€“ small next to the Parisian version, but still massive in comparison to most of the neighboring local architecture â€“ 68 feet high and 50 feet wide.
WOONSOCKET- Lena Mary (Maurici) Losardo-Bruneault, 89, formerly of Providence St. died Wednesday August 7, 2013 in Grandview Nursing Home with her loving family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Raymond Losardo and Lionel Bruneault.
Born in Boston, Ma. daughter of the late Rosario and Cecilia (Tabbi) Maurici.
Joyce A. Smith
WOONSOCKET- Joyce A. (Ducharme) Smith, 72, of Fall St, died Saturday August 2, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Arnold Smith.
Born in Providence, R.I. daughter of the late Roderick and Beatrice (Ducharme) Ducharme.
Joyce worked as an Insurance Agent for R.P. Smith & Son for 30 years, prior to retiring.
Joyce enjoyed working on Sudoku and Jigsaw Puzzles ,and playing Solitaire. She also enjoyed knitting blankets, for her family.
LINCOLN- Virginia (Babiana) Gingras Baker, 76, of Lincoln, died August 4, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of the late DeForest L. Baker, Lt. Commander retired, US Navy, who died in 2010 and Paul A. Gingras who died in 1987.
She was the daughter to the late George and Mary (Andry) Babiana.
NORTH FORT MYERS FLORIDA- Aurore Patrie, 93, lifelong resident of the Woonsocket area passed away in Florida on August 3rd.
She was the daughter of Omer and Clarinda (Richard) Laramee.
Pre-deceased by brothers Omer, Henri, Arsene, Joseph, Marcel and Lucien Laramee, sisters Angelina Cartier, Eva Blondin, Anita Glaude and Georgette Berard. She is survived by a son, Sylvio Patrick Glaude and daughter (whom she lived with in Florida) Therese B. Hughes.
WOONSOCKET â€” Navigant Post 85 co-coaches Buster Perrault and Jim Gauthier had been set to retire last year from the everyday grind of not only mentoring their players, but making sure they all (or as many as possible) could attend necessary practice sessions and contests.
Another chore: Rounding up enough sponsors to pitch in â€“ ponder the pun â€“ and make sure they had enough funds to uniform the entire roster, purchase baseballs and necessary equipment, etc.
FOXBORO â€” This is the time of year when the conversations between Texas childhood pals Will Middlebrooks and Ryan Mallett slow to a crawl.
On the surface, itâ€™s perfectly understandable.
Middlebrooksâ€™ baseball duties are in full bloom with two or possibly three months in his season remaining. With Mallett, the dog days of summer represent a hectic time, with practices and intra-squad scrimmages going hand in hand with film sessions and preseason football contests.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A colony of feral cats near St. Germain Manor is creating problems for the owners of the high-rise â€“ and heartache for at least one of its tenants.
The Woonsocket Housing Authority says itâ€™s worried that the cats are creating a health hazard for more than 150 tenants of the high-rise, including some who live in the new assisted living wing.
Duncan Speel, the deputy director, says the WHA was forced to order an 82-year-old woman who lives in the high-rise to stop feeding the cats recently.
Phyllis M. Yagnesak
OCALA, FL. - Phyllis M. Yagnesak 92, formally of Burrillville, R.I. passed away peacefully at home in Ocala, Fl.
Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late Paul S. Yagnesak. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Frederick and Amelia (Rabideau) Stubbs, she was predeceased by her brother "Sonny".
She leaves cherished memories and love to her daughters: Sandra Brotherhood and her husband Bill, Carol Desourdy and her husband Joe, both of Ocala, Fl.