Archive - 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ After spending half a day touring the city with Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and local legislators, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello called Woonsocket â€śa community that needs our attention right now.â€ť
Mattiello, who assumed the most powerful position in state government two weeks ago after a scandal felled his predecessor, Gordon Fox, told a Rotary Club luncheon that â€śI got a good view of Woonsocket today. Youâ€™ve got some great things going on, but there is also blight in certain areas.â€ť
Ernest R. Clough, III
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ernest R. Clough, III, 76, of North Smithfield, died April 9, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Shirley (Ashworth) Clough whom he married March 10, 1956.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Ernest and Rosilda (Jolin) Clough, Jr.
Ernest L. Jolicoeur, Sr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Ernest L. "Ernie" Jolicoeur, Sr., 70, of No. Smithfield, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Reilly) Jolicoeur, whom he married May 21, 1966.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Telesphore and Stella (Aucliar) Jolicoeur.
CUMBERLAND- Elizabeth (Barbour) Bonollo, 71, of Mohawk Street, passed away Thursday at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth N. Bonollo who passed away two weeks ago.
Born in Clayton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lois (Stevens) Barbour.
She resided in Cumberland for the past 56 years, previously residing in North Carolina.
Mrs. Bonollo was employed as Quality Control Inspector for the Premier Thread Company of Bristol, RI for over 25 years until her retirement.
PAWTUCKET --- Mount St. Charles needed to weave a little two-out magic to pull this Division II-North victory out of its hat.
Down by three runs with two runners on base and two gone in the top of the sixth inning of their duel with Tolman, the Mounties strung together four hits in a row to knock in as many runs and end up with a 4-3 win on Wednesday afternoon at Slater Park.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Kids who chronically bunk school, missing more than 36 unexcused days a year, could jeopardize their familyâ€™s welfare benefits under legislation sponsored by Woonsocket Sen. Roger Picard.
By THE TIMES STAFF
LINCOLNâ€”The State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a 21-year-old local man Wednesday on charges related to the alleged child molestation of an 11-year-old Coventry boy, according to Col. Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, state police superintendent.
Roland A. Desjarlais
PROVIDENCE - Roland A. Desjarlais, Captain USMC (Ret.) husband, father, grandfather, and brother, died on Monday April 7, 2014 surrounded by family at The Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI at the age of 83. He was the son of Emile and Clarinda (Cartier) Desjarlais (deceased) of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and was predeceased by siblings Cecile Jalbert, Doris Desjarlais and Gerard Desjarlais.
Dianne L. Fitch
CUMBERLAND - Dianne L. Fitch, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket after a brief illness. She was the wife of Kenneth P. Fitch and they would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on August 16.
Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of Marrie (Mather) Thompson-Biggs of Acworth, GA and the late John Dillon of Buzzards Bay, MA. She resided in Cumberland for the past 40 years, previously residing in Franklin, MA. Mrs. Fitch was employed as a School Teacher for the Cumberland School Department for 25 years.
Mabel E. Riel
WOONSOCKET - Mabel E. Riel, 67, of Cumberland Hill Road died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Mabel E. (Adam) Riel, she had lived in Manville for most of her life before moving to Woonsocket 12 years ago.
Miss Riel worked at the Homestead Group (formerly the Arc of Northern RI) before retiring