Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET- Clement Blanchard, 90, of Woonsocket passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Belanger) Blanchard.
Born in Canada, he was the son of the late Adolphe and Florida (Cloutier) Blanchard. Mr. Blanchard was army veteran of World War II, He was a Sergeant in the 359 infantry, 90th division, participating in the Normandy invasion. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and various other medals.
Normand A. Boucher
WOONSOCKET- Normand A. Boucher, 82, of Avenue C, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Muriel (Poisson) Boucher.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Wilbrod and Florida (Mayer) Boucher.
Normand worked for Star Market for thirty nine years in various positions, retiring in 1987 as the Dairy Manager. He enjoyed spending time in his garage and tinkering with small engines.
Jacqueline R. Ouimette
BELLINGHAM, MA- Jacqueline R. Ouimette, 81, of Center Street, died August 1, 2013 at home. She was the wife of Raymond R. Ouimette and the late Jean Normand Chasse.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Gaston and Rosanna (Perron) Trinque.
She had also resided in Wareham, MA and in Florida during her lifetime.
Jacqueline had worked as a stitcher and supervisor at various area mills. She was an avid golfer and a member of Reservation Golf Course in Mattapoisett, MA. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Kathleen E. Ackley
WOONSOCKET- Kathleen E. (Hand) Ackley, 56, of Woonsocket, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013 after being stricken at work. She was the beloved wife for 13 years and together for 30 wonderful years of Alan R. Ackley.
Born in Woonsocket on July 20, 1957, she was the daughter of Edythe (Paine) Hand of Bellingham and the late Lawrence R. Hand.
Phyllis Irena Hoyle Palmer Thomas
WOONSOCKET- Phyllis Irena Hoyle Palmer Thomas died on August 1, 2013.
She was born on December 15, 1919, in Ware, MA to John Sawyer Hoyle and Irene Coughlin Hoyle.
She leaves a son, Jonathan A. Thomas, and a daughter-in-law, Angel Dean, of Providence. A brother, Lester S. Hoyle, died during 1972 in Phoenix, AZ.
Mrs. Thomas was married in 1941 to the late Charles H. Palmer, and in 1952 to the late Alton Pickering Thomas, MD. She was a 1937 graduate of Woonsocket High School, and received a BS in Journalism from Boston University in 1941.
BRISTOL, Conn. â Thankfully for Lincoln Little League, Brandon Lee is just one player.
The No. 3 hitter in Newton South Eastâs lineup certainly did some damage Sunday, slugging two home runs with four RBI and two runs scored. Collectively, Lincoln was able to overcome the Herculean effort and knock off the Massachusetts representative. 14-8, in the second game round-robin play of the Little League New England Regional Tournament.
Both squads ended up spraying the ball all over Leon J. Breen Field, tallying 22 runs and 25 hits, including 10 extra base hits.
PAWTUCKET â Sometimes the trades that a major-league ballclub doesnât end up making can prove quite revealing.
The Jake Peavy acquisition was not the only smoke signal sent out by the Red Sox at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. Last Wednesdayâs 4 p.m Eastern Time deadline did not feature the acquisition of a warm body for the sole purpose of augmenting the bullpen core that manager John Farrell presently has at his disposal.
CUMBERLAND â Itâs mid-summer and the town-owned Metcalf-Franklin Farm on Abbott Run Valley Road in Cumberland has already harvested 10,000 pounds of vegetables and is well on its way towards an anticipated annual yield of 34,000 pounds by the end of the growing season.
And every ounce of it goes to nearly a dozen food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency food centers from Woonsocket to Pawtucket to Central Falls.
WOONSOCKET â The die-hards are checking their maps and adjusting their GPS coordinates. Theyâre doing the math and inspecting the lay of the land.
These competitive athletes are quietly trying to figure out the secret of the biggest event of the year in outdoor cross-training races: the exact route of the Blackstone River Greenway Challenge.
WEST WARWICK â As if on cue, droplets began falling from the purple-, orange- and dark gray clouds surrounding McCarthy Field just as Navigant Post 85 of Woonsocketâs leaders accepted their second straight Anthony J. Lombardi Jr. Trophy as Rhode Islandâs premier American Legion team.
Still, nothing was going to rain on this parade.