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March 21st

Brenda S. Goudy

March 21, 2014

Brenda S. Goudy

BELLINGHAM- Brenda S. (Wekstein) Goudy, 76, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at home lovingly surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 23, 1937 in Haverhill, MA, daughter to the late Frank and Clara Wekstein, and graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School in 1955.
Brenda formerly lived in Milford and Millis and then retired to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before returning back to Massachusetts last summer. She was the wife of the late Isaac Goudy.

Lucien C. Bonin

March 21, 2014

Lucien C. Bonin

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lucien C. Bonin, 87, of Iron Mine Hill Rd, North Smithfield passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 19th in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Gagnon) Bonin.
He was born in North Smithfield, a son of the late Fernando and Flora (Ouellette) Bonin.
Mr. Bonin was a WWII Navy veteran and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He was a machine operator for Whitins Machine Works for many years, retiring in 1988.

Jo-Ann C. Aynes

March 21, 2014

Jo-Ann C. Aynes

MANVILLE- Jo-Ann C. Aynes, 49, of Manville, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, she was the beloved wife of Herman Aynes.
Born in Millville, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Simone (Giguere) Menard. She resided in Manville for most of her life.
Joann loved to shop, but most of all loved to spend time with her grandson, Aiden.
Besides her husband, she leaves her children, Dustin Giguere and Erika Desmarais both of Manville; her sister, Linda Culerton of Smithfield; her brothers, Rick, Ronnie and Gary; one grandson, Aiden Giguere.

Doris Hubert

March 21, 2014

Doris Hubert

WOONSOCKET- On March 21, Doris Hubert 89, passed away at the Woonsocket Health Centre where since 2007 she received the very best care from a devoted staff.
She was the beloved wife of Armand Hubert Sr., and daughter of deceased Oscar and Ida Bergeron and sister of Irene Hebert. She is survived by her son Armand Hubert Jr. and his wife Jean as well as her granddaughter Leslie Hubert. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Roland Hubert, her niece Lorraine Languirand and her nephews Roger and Donald Hubert.

March 20th

Friars need to keep an eye on Tar Heels' Johnson

March 21, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – While the point-guard matchup between Providence’s Bryce Cotton and North Carolina’s Marcus Paige has been the talk de jour leading up to Friday’s NCAA Tournament contest, there’s a frontcourt bout that could prove as important in deciding the outcome.

Friars, Tar Heels persevered through varying levels of frustration to reach tonight's NCAA tourney opener

March 20, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Let’s remove all the tradition and corresponding subplots from the equation.

Instead, let’s delve into how Providence and North Carolina arrived at this particular juncture – a second-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament that’s on tap Friday night (7:20 tip) at the AT&T Center. The two schools may have arrived at the same destination, yet it’s safe to say that the steps taken to get here were vastly different.

Providence College stands to benefit financially from NCAA Tournament appearance

March 20, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — There’s no question that the NCAA Tournament is the equivalent of a Fortune 500 company. Between the 14-year, nearly $11 million television agreement that CBS and Turner Sports entered into back in 2010 and the presence of recognizable corporate sponsors such as AT&T and The Coca-Cola Company, it wouldn’t come as a shock to learn that they’re printing money at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.

The question is, just how big of a slice of mince pie do NCAA participants such as Providence receive?

Cumberland hockey team blasts PSW in opener of Division II title series; Game 2 is tonight at Brown

March 20, 2014

Sports editor emeritus
PROVIDENCE – Cumberland put its sterling credentials on the Meehan Auditorium ice for all to see on Thursday night in the Division II championship opener against the co-op team from Providence Country Day, St. Raphael Academy and Wheeler.

Bank robbery suspect pleads guilty

March 20, 2014

CUMBERLAND – A local man is facing up to 45 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing two banks in 2012, including a Citizens Bank branch at 70 Mendon Road.
Joseph G. Petrarca, 50, entered the plea this week in U.S. District Court, Providence, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha said in a statement Thursday.
During an appearance before Chief Judge William E. Smith, Petrarca admitted that he robbed Citizens Bank on Dec. 26, 2012, of $1,764 and that he robbed a Washington Trust Company branch office in Cranston of $9,595 on Jan. 15, 2013.
Read the full story in Thursday's paper.

Jeannette Armstrong

March 20, 2014

Jeannette Armstrong

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette (Brunelle) Armstrong, 78, of Mendon Rd., died March 18, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Armstrong.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Simone Brunelle.
Mrs. Armstrong was a homemaker, but in her later years, she worked as an Activity Aid for the Woonsocket Health Center. Jeannette was an avid card player and was a part of several Pitch leagues.

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