Archive - Mar 13, 2014
NEW YORK â€” Just in case Ed Cooley let it slip from his mind that the Providence Friars and Madison Square have gone together like oil and vinegar for the longest time, he received a reminder from the collegeâ€™s president, the Rev. Brian J. Shanley.
â€śFrom what (Shanley) told me, we havenâ€™t won down here often,â€ť stated Cooley. â€śSo for us to get off the schneid, itâ€™s a great accomplishment for our program.â€ť
NEW YORK â€” Ed Cooley didnâ€™t mince words when asked if he feels St. Johnâ€™s should be one of the Big East teams selected to the NCAA Tournament.
When the subject turned to whether his Providence squad has done enough to get off the proverbial bubble and move closer to lock status following Thursdayâ€™s 79-74 victory over St. Johnâ€™s, Cooley refrained from politicking on the Friarsâ€™ behalf.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt struck a tone of cautious optimism as she recapped her administrationâ€™s accomplishments last night in a speech marking her first 100 days in office.
With the aid of Power Point visuals, Baldelli-Hunt embarked on a detailed, hour-long synopsis that covered a bit of old ground, but also contained a few surprises. Most controversially, perhaps, the mayor reaffirmed her commitment to all-day kindergarten and announced that she is ready to begin consolidating police and fire dispatching services in a move expected to save the city $630,000 a year.
Ann E. Paquette
WOONSOCKET- Ann E. Paquette, 77, of Woonsocket died Wednesday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Roger A. Paquette. They were married on October 12, 1957.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alderic and Eva (Fortier) Denomme. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Paquette was employed as a stitcher for several area sewing shops. She also worked at U.S. Rubber, Royal Robes and in the housekeeping department at Mt. St. Francis Health Center before retiring.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Brian Sewell, 36, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Hebert Health Nursing Home, Smithfield, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was the son of Raymond F. Sewell of Woonsocket and Rita E. (Charette) Sewell of No. Smithfield.
Robert H. Marceau
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Robert H. Marceau, 73, of Mendon Rd. and formerly of Woonsocket, died January 9, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield.
His memorial service will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10 AM in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Slatersville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.
Marcel E. Rondeau
WRENTHAM, MA- Marcel E. Rondeau, 94, of Wrentham, MA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 67 years of Bernice (Rej) Rondeau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 24, 1920, he was the son of the late Arsene and Mary (Boursier) Rondeau.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 27-year-old city man is facing charges of child neglect after two small children were discovered wandering around Monument Square Tuesday morning without any adult supervision.
Justin R. Pomerleau of 28 Church St. was supposed to be watching them, but he didnâ€™t even realize the children were missing from his apartment until police showed up at the door with their photographs about 2 p.m.
That was almost seven hours after they were scooped up by a local shopkeeper who called the police.
Estelle Y. Lachapelle
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Estelle Y. Lachapelle, 89, of Lincoln, RI, formerly of North Smithfield, passed away March 12, 2014, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Lincoln.
She was the wife of the late Albert Lachapelle.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Friderick & Martina Durand.