Archive - Feb 3, 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The arrival of two additional businesses at the townâ€™s premier commercial development, Dowling Village, caught the praise of Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton in her recent state of the town address, and could hint at things to come for Eddie Dowling Highway.
Dowling Village developer Brian Bucci, of Bucci Development of Warwick, declined to comment on specifics of future projects at Dowling Village, but did forecast more work ahead this year.
Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Call.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Long before Mike Cicerone began his senior year at North Smithfield High, he had thought out his plan for it.
Already the starting quarterback, he would be the Class of 2014 President, would play a key role on the varsity basketball team that last winter clinched the R.I. Division II title with a perfect 24-0 record and â€“ come springtime, just weeks before Graduation Day â€“ would be a starter for head coach Jon Leddyâ€™s baseball squad.
WOONSOCKET â€” Snow wasnâ€™t the only thing falling to the ground in the city on Monday â€” at 121 Providence St., it was the remains of a fire-damaged city tenement that were coming down under the bite of a large John Deere excavator.
Peter St. Lawrence of R&P Construction and Demolition out of Johnston, and a company employee, Anthony Carnevale, only needed about three hours to knock down most of the four-unit, wood-frame apartment Monday morning and spent the rest of the snowy afternoon pulling out salvageable metals and other materials from the resulting debris pile.
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BURRILLVILLE- Rita (Landry) Giguere Kapitulik 1945-2014, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, February 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family, after bravely battling a long illness.
Rita was born in Norfolk, Virginia to her cherished parents, Willie Landry and Bernadette (Bernier) Landry.
She was raised in Woonsocket, RI with her large extended family that included many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Halina Z. Wolny
WOONSOCKET- Halina Z. (Myslicki) Wolny, 70 of Woonsocket, RI died peacefully surrounded by family Saturday, February 1st, 2014.
She was born in Kopyczynce, Poland in 1943 and immigrated to the United States with her late husband, Noel B. Wolny and their son, Marek in 1964. They made their home in Woonsocket as lifelong residents.
Muriel A. Masse
LINCOLN- Muriel A. (Lariviere) Masse, 89, of Mowry Street, Manville died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Leo Paul Masse.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Ulysse and Laudia (Noel) Lariviere.
Mrs. Masse was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
Rhea A. Genereux
WOONSOCKET- Rhea A. (Savaria) Genereux, 97, formerly of Winter St. died Saturday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Louis P. Genereux.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Marie Louise (Giguere) Savaria.
EAST GREENWICH- Janice O'Keefe-Billings died at Kent County Hospital RI on February 1, 2014, surrounded by her family. Janice is predeceased by her father Bernard O'Keefe, and her brothers William and Steven O'Keefe.
Stanley J. Knapik
UXBRIDGE- Stanley J. Knapik, 96, of Crown & Eagle Apts. formerly of Millville Rd. died Sat. Feb. 1 at Genesis Health Care in Milford. His wife of 70 years, Florence L. (White) Knapik died Jan. 20, 2011.
WOONSOCKET- Cecelia McNeil 89, resident of Woonsocket, passed away January 30, 2014 at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
She was born August 26, 1924 in Worcester MA, daughter of the late Daniel & Gertrude (McCabe) McNeil.
She worked in the sales department for the former Kings Department Store in Woonsocket; previously she worked on ship's transporting returning troops after WWII. She was raised and lived in Woonsocket; previously she lived in Blackstone MA.
She is survived by a cousin Margaret Lizotte of North Smithfield.