Archive - 2014
Eugene J. Felice
WOONSOCKET - Eugene J. Felice 89, resident of Woonsocket RI, passed away on September10, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, son of the late Giuseppe & Maria (Ballanti) Felice.
Eugene owned and operated the former Felice Oil Co., he served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the Italian Workermen's Club.
Cesera "Sue" Vetri
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Cesera "Sue" (Franceschi) Vetri, 89, formerly of Norwood Rd. died Monday, September 22, in St. Antoine Residence with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Jeno Ventri.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (DiBasco) Franceschi.
She worked as a clerk for American Paper Tool and also for the former Warwick Shoppers World, prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens and also Precious Blood Senior Citizens.
Irene C. Robin
WOONSOCKET - Irene C. (Beausoliel) Robin, 87, of Woonsocket, died Monday, September 22, 2014 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Robin, whom she married June 25, 1949. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hermenegilde and Ella (Savaria) Beausoliel.
Irene was an assembler at AT Cross, Lincoln for 8 years, retiring in 1985. She was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church and was previously a member of Our Lady of Victories Church. Irene enjoyed playing BINGO.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When three suspects in an attempted housebreak allegedly became violent and unruly Sunday, one of them managed to escape from police custody with her wrists in handcuffs, officers say.
Yajaira Alvarado, 21, was missing for about an hour before her family called police to tell them she wanted to surrender, according to police.
Margaret M. Devlin
BLACKSTONE - Margaret M. (Maloney) Devlin, 87, of Blackstone, died Saturday, September 20, 2014
in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Devlin whom passed away in 2008. Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marie (Lafleur) Maloney.
Margaret worked as a receptionist for Eastland Bank and Tupperware, as an Operator for New England Telephone and had also worked at the former US Rubber Shop.
Rose M. Riendeau Rainville
CUMBERLAND - Rose M (Comastra) Riendeau Rainville, 75, of Cumberland, RI, passed away September 21, 2014 at home. She was the loving wife of the late Roger Rainville.
Born in Woonsocket, RI she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Leona (Lamontagne) Comastra. She was a lifelong Woonsocket resident before moving recently to Cumberland.
Rose was a loving homemaker who cherished her time with her children and grandchildren most of all.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Time is running out to get a team entered in this yearâ€™s edition of the Mega War Competition at Autumnfest.
Richard and Cheryl Savaria, organizers of the competition, have just one more Open category (18 and older) team slot to fill, and four team berths in the high school competition.
Each of the two team categories offer three prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third, Richard Savaria said on Sunday.
BURRILLVILLE – Perhaps the only thing that went wrong for Burrillville High on this cool-turned-sunny Saturday morning was this: Head coach Gennaro Ferraro's bunch scored so often, sophomore Tom Gieseke's PAT boots kept flying into the brush beyond the east end zone.
The Broncos – still reveling in a 32-26 victory over Division II foe East Greenwich in its non-league opener last week – opened their Division IV campaign in style after crushing Tiverton, 34-0, before an Alumni Field crowd of over 300.
WOONSOCKET – On a Saturday afternoon where Woonsocket High's players, coaches, families and friends were enveloped in emotion – hugs and kisses abounded everywhere in memory of the late Athletic Director George Nasuti – interim head coach Brian Bouley responded in kind.
Minutes after his Villa Novans had clinched a well-earned 22-21 victory over gritty Mount Hope in both squads' Division II-B debut, Bouley grabbed young son Brady's hand and asked, “Do you want to come downstairs with Daddy?”
SCITUATE – Wes Pennington doesn’t like excuses – in fact, he abhors them – enough so that he still wouldn’t be coaxed into making them even after his North Smithfield High squad suffered a series of disasters in its Division IV opener against Scituate.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles got off to a great start in its own Holiday Face...
As is always the case following a Christmas Day full of gift-giving, unwrapping, eating...
WOONSOCKET — Earlier this month, Mount Saint Charles Academy’s volleyball coach, Josh...
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds, and a third was detained for questioning after an altercation...
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.
Whether it was...