Archive - 2014
Oscar V. Normandin
CUMBERLAND - Oscar V. Normandin, 92, of Mendon Rd., died May 17, 2014 in the Ballou Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Patricia (Garrity) Normandin whom he married November 16, 1946. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Valmore and Emma (Ayotte) Normandin.
Joseph N. Kuzew
WOONSOCKET - Joseph N. Kuzew, 87, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on May 8, 2014 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre .
Ida M. Allard
WOONSOCKET - Ida M. (Orlando) Allard, 89, of Woonsocket, passed away on Wednesday, May 14th at Landmark Medical Ctr. She was the loving wife of the late Romeo Allard. Born Feb. 21, 1925 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Savario & Maria (DaVita) Orlando.
Ida was employed at Tech Industries before retiring, she previously was a manager for the Kilnic Jewelry Co. in Woonsocket. Her favorite pastime was crocheting & cooking. She was an avid Red Sox fan.
Lionel R. Mercure
FRANKLIN - Lionel R. Mercure 88, a Franklin resident since 1963, died Friday May 16, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare in Milford, following a long illness. He was the husband of Marie I. (Brackett) Mercure for 67 years.
Born in North Smithfield, RI February 12, 1926 a son of the late Henry O. and Lena (Herbert) Mercure, he was raised and educated in North Smithfield.
He retired from the Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framingham, where he worked for many years as a machinist.
Eileen R. Morris
WEST WARWICK - Eileen R. Morris 95, of West Warwick, RI, passed away on May 13, 2014 at the Kent County Hospital in Warwick.
She was the wife of the late George F. Morris.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Thomas & Bridget (O'Donnell) Lynch.
Eileen worked for the RI Department of Motor Vehicles retiring in 1983; previously she was a loving homemaker.
She is survived by her children, Terrence, George, Jr., and Thomas Morris, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Rosa P. Afonso
MANVILLE - Rosa P. Afonso, 98, of Sayles Hill Rd., formerly of Winter St. Woonsocket, died Thursday May 15, 2014 in the Holiday Retirement Home, She was the wife of the late Afredo Afonso.
Born in Milford, Mass. daughter of the late, Manuel and Ana (Goncalvez) Pereira.
Rosa worked for Finkelsteins, as a press operator for 6 years and then as a seamstress, for 15 years.
She is survived by her four sisters - in - laws, Ana Pereira, of Connecticut, Ester Pereira, of Portugal, Idalina Pereira of Connecticut and Delfina Pereira, of Connecticut, and many nieces and nephews.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Keith Carney who was enshrined into Mount St. Charlesâ€™ Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday night was the picture of serenity â€“ suggesting that after 17 years in the NHL, retirement agrees with him.
With temperatures rising and the days lengthening, all of Rhode Island is getting ready for beach season.
Lincoln Woodsâ€™ Frank Moody Beach, one of the busiest beaches in the state parks system, opened on May 10. The beach and swimming area provides summer relief to thousands of city dwellers from Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket and Providence.
â€śWe had a great opening weekend with great weather,â€ť said a worker at the facilityâ€™s main office. â€śAnd weâ€™re looking forward to an even better summer.â€ť
Full version can be found on page A1 of Sunday's Call.
WOONSOCKET â€” As she watched one classmate after another gleefully boast about their college plans, Briana Castro kept wondering when exactly the ship she desired was going to drop anchor.
A senior softball and hockey standout at Mount St. Charles, Castro would seek out her physics teacher, Kristen Couture, for counsel and reassurance that everything would work out. She would also keep repeating in her mind a saying from her parents, Fabio and Wendy: â€śIf itâ€™s meant to be, then clearly itâ€™s meant to be.â€ť
CUMBERLAND --- For the past few years, the sand volleyball courts in the back of Fore Court Racquet & Fitness Club on Cray Street had been vacant and pretty much forgotten.
But when a club member approached Dave Morin, the president and general manager of Fore Court, about the possibility of transforming the big outdoor space into a training center for obstacle racing, the wheels went into motion.