Archive - 2013
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, itâs 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 itâs 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.
Gary J. Bucciantini
RENSSELAER COUNTY, EAST GREENBUSH- Gary J. Bucciantini, 58, of East Greenbush, died on his birthday, Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Born in Manhattan, he was raised in Jackson Corners, NY and graduated from Stissing Mountain Jr.-Sr.HS in Pine Plains, NY. He worked for WJ Connell, Inc/Atlantic Power, Inc. for over 30 years and most recently held the title of President/COO in the Castleton facility. Gary was an avid sport shooter and enjoyed motorcycles, small air cooled engines and finding the latest gadget. There never was a broken item he didn't try to fix.
SEEKONK â At the annual Arnold Mills Road Race in Cumberland on Fourth of July morning, former St. Raphael Academy and current Hendricken High coaching icon Jimmy Doyle was plenty busy taking mile splits of nephews Brian and Connor.
And for good reason: He wanted to know just how fast his late brotherâs kids were running.
They didnât disappoint, as 20-year-old Brian captured the Open Division title with a four-mile clocking of 21:07, and kid brother Connor, 18, took third in 21:26.
BRISTOL, Conn. â Lincoln All-Starsâ assistant coach Marty Gaughan Sr. had a feeling his team would face South Burlington, Vt. ace Sammy Premsagar in the third game of this Little League New England Regional Tournament on Monday afternoon.
Thatâs why he took all necessary measures to prepare the kids offensively.
âThey say heâs a real fireballer; thatâs why I just spent the last hour pitching batting practice to them,â he said perhaps 40 minutes before the tilt. âI was throwing them 100-mph heaters so theyâd be ready.â
WOONSOCKET â Even 35 years ago, when this was a more robust city, Phyllis H. Thomas was a rare breed â a doctorâs wife who became a social activist instead of socialite.
After her death Thursday at the age of 93, itâs unlikely the city will see her kind again any time soon, says John Dionne, a former president of the City Council who knew her well.
âYou donât find dedicated people like that,â he says. âPeople donât want to get involved anymore.â
Richard J. Beauchemin, Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Richard J. Beauchemin, Jr., 59, of Burrillville, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, in Miriam Hospital, Providence.
He was the husband of the late Patricia (Guy) Beauchemin, RN and father of Jennifer Lynn Beauchemin of Providence and Richard Guy Beauchemin of Burrillville.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of Diana (Frankian) Beauchemin of North Smithfield and the late Richard J. Beauchemin, Sr.
He was a salesperson for the family owned building materials firm Beauchemin Lumber.
PAWTUCKET- Louise Carpentier, 91, of Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, formerly of Clinton St. Woonsocket, died Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Carpentier.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie Anne (Nadeau) Beaudet.
Louise was an assembler for Hasbro Corp. and General Instruments for many years. She retired in 1989 from Rathbun Outlet where she worked as a clerk for thirteen years. Louise was a former member of the Kennedy Manor Club.