Archive - 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard E. Sutherland 76, of Branch Ave., died Monday at the Friendly Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Claire (Choquette) Sutherland.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Lucien and Blanche (Dussault) Sutherland.
Ernest E. Guilbault
WOONSOCKET- Ernest E. "Red" Guilbault, 88, of Mendon Rd., formerly of Providence St. Woonsocket died Thursday morning at the Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Pauline M. (Deslauries) Guilbault
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Stanislaus and Marie Anna (Allard) Guilbault. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
In his earlier years Red was employed at Brisbane Fabrics and Slatersville Finishing Company. He went on the work as a custodian for the Woonsocket School Dept. for over 25 years before retiring.
Claudette E. Dubois
PAWTUCKET- Claudette E. Dubois, of Pawtucket and formerly of Woonsocket died on April 3, 2014. She was the wife of the late Roger L. Dubois.
Mrs. Dubois was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Maurice Paul and Cecile (Brunet) Branconnier. She was an Avid lover of the outdoors.
Richard J. LaRose
NORTON MA- Richard J. LaRose 65, resident of Norton MA, formerly of Blackstone MA, passed away March 31, 2014 at his residence.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, son of Muriel (St. Jean) Benoit of Blackstone MA, and the late Arsene John LaRose.
Richard owned & operated Uncle Meanie's Antique Shop in Norton MA, for many years. He was a resident of Norton MA, for over twenty years, previously living in Blackstone. He was a member of the Mason's, and was an avid car enthusiast.
PAWTUCKET â€” It had all the pageantry of Opening Day, from the introduction to the teams to Boston bullpen cop Steve Horgan tossing out the ceremonial pitch to the unfurling of an American flag in center field and a cannon salute that sounded off at the conclusion of the national anthem.
PAWTUCKET â€” If eight PawSox players show up late to McCoy Stadium this afternoon, donâ€™t fret. Their potential tardiness has already been taken under advisement.
â€śIt will be okay,â€ť smiled manager Kevin Boles. â€śOpportunities like this donâ€™t come around too often, so youâ€™ve got to take advantage of them.â€ť
BURRILLVILLE â€“ The family of Tyler Seddon, the Pascoag boy who celebrated his seventh birthday last month with the help of thousands of police officers and firefighters, said in a new Facebook posting they have found matches for a needed bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia.
Tylerâ€™s mother, Rachel Seddon-Dunn, said on her Facebook page Thursday that matches for a â€ścord blood treatment,â€ť had been found.
WOONSOCKET - Denise Larson 56 of Woonsocket died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center
Born in Woonsocket a daughter of Patricia (Lambert) Gilbert and Donald Lozeau
A lifelong resident of the city, loving mother of Justin Larson and Lauren Larson. Sister of Shawn Lozeau and the late Scott Lozeau, beloved Grandmother of Kayla T. Paquin and the Loving companion of Mr. Marc Di Cesare
PAWTUCKET â€“ The 2014 season for the PawSox is upon us, and with it brings the promise of intrigue and discovery. Who will produce enough to get summoned to Boston? The answers will start to reveal themselves beginning with Thursdayâ€™s season and home opener against Lehigh Valley.
Until the answers begin to trickle in, here are five items one scribe plans to closely monitor in the early going:
1). A spin-off of Threeâ€™s Company
At this point of the high school baseball season, the main topic of discussion doesnâ€™t pertain to the depth of the pitching staff or whether thereâ€™s enough offense to carry the day.
After the brutal winter and wet early spring Rhode Islanders have endured, the burning question pertains to the status of the local diamonds. Are they ready to come to life following a deep slumber?