Archive - 2013
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Given the fact that this was a much easier verdict than he ever thought possible, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington replaced his starting backfield with underclassmen Jake Palmer and Devon Deragon.
For the diminutive Palmer, he had the time of his life, both during and after the Northmen celebrated a stunningly simplistic 61-8 Senior Night triumph over Central Falls on Friday night.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When those last-to-drop oak leaves finally give up the autumn ghost and talk around the office water cooler turns to turkey, it can only mean one thing in Thundermist City: Itâ€™s time for the annual Milk Fund appeal.
Founded in 1932, the charity drive raises money through a hodgepodge of community-based promotional events, from fun runs to celebrity dinners. The proceeds are used to purchase milk for needy children and the elderly throughout the Greater Woonsocket area.
Ruth H. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET- Ruth H. (Darling) Bergeron, 91, died November 14, 2013 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Louis H. Bergeron, Sr.
Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Maude E. (Temple) Darling.
She worked for thirty years as a stitcher at the former Narragansett Knitting Company before retiring in 1984. Ruth worked part time during her retirement at the Woonsocket Senior Center and Adult Day Care for several years.
Juliette R. Girard
WOONSOCKET- Juliette R. Girard, 89, died Friday at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Eugene P. Girard.
Born in Sanford, ME, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Louisiana (Dumas) Gingras.
Mrs. Girard was a homemaker for most of her life. She also worked as a housekeeper for the Woonsocket Motor Inn for several years and as a sorter for Dodgeville Finishing in Attleboro.
Madeline Y. Sitko
BELLINGHAM- Madeline Y. (Binette) Sitko, 82, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Sitko.
Born in Blackstone, MA on October 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Leo W. and M. Alice (Cotnoir) Binette.
She was the loving sister of Pauline J. Binette, Margaret R. Binette, and Alice R. Binette all of Blackstone, MA, and the late Leo G. Binette. She leaves many cousins and her extended family of in-laws nieces and nephews.
LAKELAND, FL- Eugene Arthur Raymond passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his daughter's home in Lakeland, FL.
Born in New Bedford, MA, Gene spent most of his childhood growing up on Federal Hill in Providence, RI.
He joined the Army in 1949 and served his country for 20 years in the Army, fighting in the Korean and Vietnam wars. When Gene retired from the Army he permanently settled his family in Woonsocket, RI before later retiring to Lakeland, FL.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Residents were evacuated from a one-block area of Lincoln Street for about an hour Thursday after a contractor struck and ruptured a natural gas line, according to utility and fire officials.
Police sealed off roads into the area as firefighters from Woonsocket and Blackstone went door-to-door to evacuate those residents who were home at the time the call came in at 10:45 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Shatraw.
Lincoln Street is located off of Front Street, and upon arrival firefighters quickly set up a staging area at the corner of Lincoln and Parker streets.
If last Novemberâ€™s riveting playoff result is any indication, the â€śrematchâ€ť between St. Raphael and Woonsocket in a R.I. Division II quarterfinal at Barry Field on Saturday should be a wild one.
The Villa Novans had trailed the Saints, 13-0, at the break, but rallied for 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the final quarter, to knot it at 21-21 at Pariseau Field.
In the end, SRA veteran mentor Mike Sassiâ€™s crew took a 28-21 advantage in overtime, though Woonsocket later notched a TD to pull to within one.
Rose A. Bernard
BURRILLVILLE- Bernard, Rose A., peacefully at home on November 10, 2013. Beloved wife of Leo Paul Bernard of Mohegan. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements entrusted to Boucher Funeral Home, Pascoag.
UXBRIDGE- John Galas, 89, of Elmdale Rd., died at Milford Reg. Med. Ctr. on Tues. Nov. 12 after an illness.
He is survived by 3 sisters; Carolina Ciechanowski of Chicago, IL, Adeline Desmarais of Uxbridge, and Jennie Galas of Uxbridge, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sisters Mary Galas and Sophie Wojcik and 3 brothers Joseph Galas, Frank Galas, and Stanley Galas.
Born in Prov., RI on May 6, 1924 he was the son of John and Suzanna E. (Krucovcin) Galas and lived in Uxbridge his entire life.