Archive - 2013
BELLINGHAM- Elizabeth (Thayer) Andrews, 85, a life-long resident of Bellingham, died Thursday, December 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife for 53 years of David E. Andrews who passed in 2010.
Born in Milford, MA on February 1, 1928, she was the daughter of Ruel and Marion (Patrick) Thayer. Her brother, Vincent, passed on in 1996.
Rev. Harold I. Archer
MEDWAY, MA- Rev. Harold I. Archer 70, of Medway, MA died December 17, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Irina (Ivanozna) Archer.
Born in Providence, he was the son the late Lois (Barber) Dusablon and the late Irving F. Archer.
Rev. Archer was a pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Framingham, MA.
He worked in the recovery ministry and was a missionary serving in Russia. He devoted his life to helping others. He also served in the U. S. Army as a combat engineer.
CHEPACHET- Hermance (Audet) Jacob, 98, died December 19, 2013 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Oscar A. Jacob whom she married October 25, 1947.
Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada she was the daughter of the late Phillippe J. and Albina (Leblanc) Audet.
Mrs. Jacob came to the United States in 1923 moving to Fitchburg and becoming a citizen through her father.
BELLINGHAM- James Babiana, 77, of Bellingham, MA died peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. James was diagnosed only eight weeks ago with Pancreatic Cancer. He leaves his beloved wife Irene (Purich) of 50 years and his son Christopher both of Bellingham.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Andry) Babiana.
He was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Fatse of Easton, CT., and most recently his twin sister Virginia Baker of Lincoln, RI.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Sometimes it takes a little bit of fun to learn an important lesson, and the students at Citizens Elementary School found that out on Thursday when Mr. Deep Positivity took on the problem of bullying during a rally in their school auditorium.
The rapping educator from Providence, a.k.a. James McBride and 2003 Rhode Island Big Brother of the Year, used his songs and supportive and optimistic outlook to encourage the students to take a stand against bullying.
To enlighten the masses regarding the kind of manager and person the Pawtucket Red Sox are getting in Kevin Boles, we engaged in a background check that conjured all sorts of positive vibrations.
In essence, this is a â€śgetting-to-know-you-betterâ€ť exercise, an opportunity to view through the lens of those who know and understand Boles best and have more insight into his roots than any introductory press conference ever could.
PAWTUCKET â€” At a time when a host of Bostonâ€™s top prospects are stationed in Double-A and Triple-A, the organization arrived at the decision to provide the PawSox coaching staff with an additional voice.
To be clear, Kevin Boles is Pawtucketâ€™s new manager while fellow Triple-A newcomer Bruce Crabbe is classified as coach, not bench coach. The pair will be joined in the trenches by pitching coach Rich Sauveur and hitting coach Dave Joppie, two holdovers from Gary DiSarcinaâ€™s staff who will be returning to McCoy Stadium in 2014.
Lillian J. Chaput
WOONSOCKET- Lillian J. Chaput, 96, formerly of 300 Privilege St. Woonsocket died Wednesday at the Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Chaput.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Philippe and Georgeanna (Roy) Gariepy. She was a lifelong resident of the city and had resided at The Holiday for the past several years.
Mrs. Chaput was employed in the local textile industry at several area firms including the French Worsted, Bell Worsted, and the Verdun Worsted mills.
Arline M. Monahan
GLOCESTER- Arline M. (Lamphere) Monahan, 81, of Chepachet, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was the wife of the late Frederick Monahan.
Born in Putnam, Ct., she was a daughter of the late Prescott and Edith (Barton) Lamphere.
Mrs. Monahan was a Nurse's Aide at the Lakeview Nursing Home for 25 years and the Overlook Nursing Home for 10 years before retiring in 2003. She loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats.
Robert L. Brown
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL- Brown, Robert L. "Bob", 78 formerly of Nasonville, RI passed away, Monday December 9th, 2013 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his youngest son Scott, wife Kelly and grandson Tim in their Port Charlotte home. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean H. (Johnson) Brown for more than 46 years.
Port Charlotte was the couple's retirement home for more than 10 years.