Archive - Feb 2014
Douglas L. Follett
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Douglas L. Follett, 86, of Follett St., died Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Lillian (Kollett) Follett whom he married July 10, 1954.
Born in Woodland, CA he was the son of the late Leslie and Laura (Smith) Follett.
By JOSEPH FITZGERALD
BURRILLVILLE â When Tyler Seddon of Pascoag turns 7 on March 6 he will be greeted be a sea of police uniforms and fire hats.
Tyler, who has leukemia, loves police and firemen, and his one birthday wish is to get lots of birthday cards from his heroes.
âHe goes crazy over firefighters and police,â says Tylerâs mother, Rachel. âWe want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.â
PROVIDENCE â Cumberland High junior Jack Bauer created a bit of personal history on Sunday afternoon.
And, in the interim, the male aquamen hailing from Smithfield High manufactured a team triumph for the ages.
Bauer didn't claim either one of his specialties at these Rhode Island Interscholastic Boys Swimming Championships, held at Brown University's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, but couldn't have been more ecstatic about tying for second in the 100-yard butterfly or placing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.
PROVIDENCE â Itâs clear that Bryce Cottonâs mom does not allow her son to rest on his laurels.
On the eve of her boyâs senior season at Providence College, Yvonne Cotton issued something along the line of a challenge to a player who as a junior topped the Big East in scoring. While thereâs no denying the merit of such a feat, Yvonne was far more interested in seeing what Bryce could do for an encore.
BLACKSTONE â They say a photograph is worth a thousands words. For Nicole Lopez, a professional photographer from Blackstone, a photograph is also worth a thousand memories.
âA photograph truly is so much more than a piece of paper. It is a memory,â says Lopez, a 1996 graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School and mother of two, who started her photography business, Nicole Lopez Photography, two years ago.
âWith a photograph, that memory is never forgotten,â she says. âIt is remembered over and over, and passed on for generations to come.â
As the just-starting-to-melt piles of snow throughout the area show, it has been a long and challenging winter when it comes to the weather this year.
But even when the snow falls heavy and frequently, people will still shop for needed household goods, food, clothing, and home entertainment, and even the big-ticket items like cars, washers, dryers, refrigerators and, of course, snow blowers.
Full story appears on page A1 of Sunday's Call.
CUMBERLAND – It’s been a good stretch for Cumberland High, one that has the Clippers on the brink of postseason participation.
The latest step took place Friday night against neighboring school Lincoln as Cumberland survived a double overtime affair, 64-61. Now 8-9 in Division II-North and winners of three of their last four, the Clippers close out the regular season next Tuesday at home against division rival North Providence.
WOONSOCKET â When Jose M. Giles started lifting the barrel of his .22-caliber rifle, Lt. Brad Scully wasnât sure where he was going to point it.
âMy main concern as Iâm approaching him, obviously, is that heâs going to point it at us, the police,â said Scully. âI was surprised somebody behind me didnât shoot him.â
Estelle N. Giard
WOONSOCKET- Estelle N. Giard 85, formerly of 547 Clinton St., died Wednesday at The Holiday surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lionel E. Giard, whom she married October 20, 1951.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Olivine (Beauregard) Poulin.
Mrs. Giard was a cashier and seamstress for Rathbun Outlet for twenty two years before retiring in 1991. She was also a seamstress for Giard's Dry Cleaners.
WOONSOCKET- Donald K. Marcheterrre, Sr., 55, died Wednesday evening at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Linda Marie (Griffin) Marcheterre. They were married on December 6, 1980.
Born in Hudson, MA he was a son of Judith (Bruen) Marcheterre of Hudson and the late Normand G. Marcheterre, Sr.
He was raised in the Hudson/Marlboro area and lived in Woonsocket for over 25 years having also lived in Florida for 5 years.