Archive - Feb 17, 2014
BURRILLVILLE â€“ U.S. Rep. Jim Langevinâ€™s eight-day tour of food-related businesses across the state kicked off Monday at Daniele Inc., a Burrillville-based manufacturer of gourmet Italian meats where the congressman got an up-close look at the companyâ€™s new $50 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition now under way.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Ed Cooley didnâ€™t mince words when asked if he planned to relive a nightmare on the hardwood.
Cue up the tape from Providenceâ€™s 30-point shellacking at the hands of Villanova? In the eyes of the head coach, why bother re-screening a game that would serve absolutely no purpose other than re-opening old wounds?
â€śNot a second of that game,â€ť Cooley emphatically stated, those words coming Saturday afternoon.
Gail A. Connolly
WOONSOCKET- Gail A. Connolly, 60, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully after a long illness Saturday, February 15, 2014 in her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo R. and Evelyn V. (Paquette) Connolly.
Gail enjoyed traveling, rides in the car, bridges, collecting dolls, and smoothies from Starbucks.
She leaves her brother, Paul J. Connolly and his wife Judith of No. Smithfield, several cousins and many close friends.
Walter J. Mostek
PHOENIXVILLE, PA- Walter J. Mostek, 95, formerly of Bellingham, MA & more recently of Phoenixville, PA passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2014. Walter was the husband of the late Helen (nee Golubowski) Mostek and son of the late Stanley & Aniela (nee Struzik) Mostek.
Walter was an avid gardener, enjoyed carpentry and was a Charter Member of the Bellingham Lions Club. He took great pride in having served in the Navy during WW II.
WOONSOCKET - A man in his early 50s remained in critical condition Monday, two days after a fire broke out in his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor, a public high rise.
Woonsocket Fire Chief Tim Walsh said the victim had burns over 75 percent of his body and was initially taken to Landmark Medical Center before being transferred to the Trauma Center at Rhode Island Hospital.
Local authorities declined to release the identity of the victim, but The Call confirmed through hospital and other sources that he was Jeffrey S. Reyor.
Yvonne M. LaRoche
WOONSOCKET- Yvonne M. LaRoche, 101, formerly of Maple St. Woonsocket died Sunday morning at St. Antoine Residence.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Paul and Roseanna (Peloquin) Ethier. She was a lifelong resident of the city prior to moving to North Smithfield several years ago.
Mrs. LaRoche was employed as a switch board operator at L'Union St. Jean Baptiste in Woonsocket until retiring in 1979. She previously also worked at the Hebert Knitting Mill for a number of years.
MILFORD- Nancy F. Vasile Dalpe, 77, of Milford passed away February 5, 2014 in Kindred Care, Franklin. She was the wife of the late Raymond Dalpe who died in 1997.
Nancy had been a waitress at the Paddock Restaurant for 20 years and was also a stay at home family matriarch.
Nancy was born August 10, 1936 in Milford the daughter of the late Frank and Yola (Tassone) Vasile. She was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1953 and had been a resident of Milford for 40 years before moving to Bellingham 30 years ago.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Please refrain from labeling Carnell Henderson the â€śinterimâ€ť athletic director at Woonsocket High.
â€śJust filling in,â€ť smiles the varsity head football coach. â€śFor the most part, Iâ€™m next man up.â€ť
Such a declaration comes last Friday while seated in his vice principalâ€™s office. His attire is a telltale sign that itâ€™s the final school day before February vacation â€“ black polo shirt with â€śWoonsocket footballâ€ť emblazoned upon it and warm-up pants that are distinctly and appropriately shaded maroon.
Helena K. Cadorette
WOONSOCKET- Helena K. (Tancrell) Cadorette, 98, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Ovila R. Cadorette, whom she married May 1, 1944.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Gideon and Katherine (Frayne) Tancrell.
Mrs. Cadorette was a saleswoman for Lerner's Department Store and later worked for the AT Cross Company. She was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Mrs. Cadorette enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid reader.
MILFORD- Doris (Carpentier) Benjamin, 87, of Milford, MA formerly of Blackstone, MA died Friday, February 14, 2014 in Milford Care Center, Milford, MA. She was the wife of the late Bernard M. Benjamin.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Christopher and Eva (Ouellette) Carpentier.
Mrs. Benjamin worked as a line engraver at A.T. Cross in Lincoln, RI.