Archive - 2014
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Understanding beforehand that Lincoln High senior co-captain and stellar linksman Jon Wahl would sit out the match, sophomore Jake Laverdiere took a rather subdued, stable approach on Monday afternoon.
It would be he that took the leap from No. 3 to the second spot in the lineup, but he didnâ€™t let that affect him. Laverdiere and senior co-captain James Isabella fired respective scores of four-over 40 and eight-over 44 to propel the unbeaten Lions to a 178-207 victory over Northern Division foe Burrillville on Crystal Lake Golf Clubâ€™s par-36 front side.
WOONSOCKET â€“ What started out as a trip to help a friend with a graduation essay turned into a nightmarish ordeal for 20-year-old Nakya Gray Sunday night.
Moments after she turned the corner onto Prospect Street, Gray could see the limb of a massive tree toppling across the power lines off to her right, heading directly into the path of the Nissan Maxima she was driving.
Edward M. LaMoore
WOONSOCKET- Edward "Cowboy" M. LaMoore, 68, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 4th.
He was the son of the late William and Antoinette (Godin) LaMoore.
Ed is survived by Edward Vilandre and Michelle Boucher from his first marriage and Patricia, Edward, Melissa, Daniel and Michelle LaMoore from the 2nd marriage. Besides his children he leaves behind 14 grandchildren and was the brother of Dorothy Gillman and the late William LaMoore and Jeanine Solecki.
Ed had been employed by Bouvier Furniture as a mover of Woonsocket for many years.
Charles A. Arsenault
BELLINGHAM- Charles A. "Del" Arsenault, 93, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 4, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Theodora A. (Lamontagne) Arsenault, and leaves his loving and devoted companion Doris.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on January 26, 1921, he was the son of the late Francois P. and Exema (Dufresne) Arsenault.
Donald J. Thompson
BLACKSTONE- Donald J. Thompson, 68, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the VA Medical Center, Providence with his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband for 30 years of Eileen B. (Jordan) Thompson and the loving father of Christopher J. Thompson and his wife, Megan of Boston, MA, and Brigid E. Thompson of Blackstone, MA.
Born in Boston, MA on January 20, 1946, he was the son of the late John R. and Estelle (Bacewic) Thompson.
MAPLEVILLE- Noella Joly 81, of Rexmere Rd. died Wednesday at Oakland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aldor and Exelina (Gagne) Degre.
Noella was a stitcher for Stitches Inc. for thirty years. She also worked at HB Group and Hamestead Gardens. Noella was an honorary member of the NE Country and Music Association. She loved bingo, music, crocheting and her little dog Sheila.
William J. LeBlanc
NORTH SMITHFIELD- William J. LeBlanc, 75, of North Smithfield, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jeannette A. (Lambert) LeBlanc.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph LeBlanc and Rita (Raymond) LeBlanc Costa.
Mr. LeBlanc was a machinist for Madison/Sandvik Industries for 29 years. He was a member of the Old Fiddler's Club of RI and was its treasurer for 20 years.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Strong winds Sunday evening caused a freak accident that injured a woman when a tree trunk broke from a large maple tree and fell on her car as she drove up Prospect Street in front of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâ€™s home.
The unidentified woman, although trapped in the vehicle by the fallen limb, appears to have escaped serious injury, police said late Sunday night, and was expected to be released by Rhode Island Hospital.
At the scene, the woman was calmed by neighborhood residents running to help, including the mayorâ€™s husband, Ed Hunt.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s not often that an athlete at an advanced stage such as Triple-A baseball is hearing something for the first time, but that was the case after Pawtucket held on for a 3-2 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday.
PAWTUCKET â€” Ryan Lavarnway has worn many labels since his dynamic Triple-A debut with the PawSox three summers ago.
Back then he was viewed as a long-ball threat whose catching abilities needed refining. To Lavarnwayâ€™s credit, heâ€™s made tremendous strides behind the plate, though some scouts wonder if itâ€™s come at the expense of his power. The 26-year-old clubbed a combined 14 home runs over the past two seasons between Boston and Pawtucket â€“ after belting 18 round trippers in only 61 games at the Class AAA level in 2011.