Archive - 2014
Russell R. Sombaert
DOUGLAS, MA - Russell R. Sombaert 67, of Marilyn Dr. died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Helen (St. Germain) Sombaert. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roger and Juliette (Dufresne) Sombaert. Russell was a draftsman for the Town of Natick, MA for thirty five years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Helen in their motor home. Russell served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
PAWTUCKET â€“ For Bryce Brentz, slow and steady must prevail in his quest to shake free of the persistent hamstring issue that has his season on pause.
â€śThe progress has been good and weâ€™re ahead of schedule right now, but we donâ€™t want to have any more setbacks,â€ť said the PawSox outfielder when reached Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.
Presently, his days are filled with restoring strength to the right hamstring strain that has kept him out of the lineup since May 15.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Cumberland I head coach Steve Dâ€™Abrosca had hoped for a premier collective performance from his crew on Monday evening, but wasnâ€™t quite sure if heâ€™d get it.
His troops did, and didnâ€™t, surprise him.
Righthander Abbie Vallely turned in a magical performance in the circle, yielding just three hits and a trio of walks while whiffing 10, and his offense produced four doubles as Cumberland I coasted to a 15-2 triumph over Glocester/Burrillville in a R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale at Hauser Field.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was always a crazy idea.
There may be no better proof of it than what happened last year after Chuck Horbert and his buddies launched their canoes and kayaks into Burrillvilleâ€™s Branch River, amped up by 5 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Andrea. Hobart crashed his canoe in the rain-swollen waters, and his far-flung dream of leading a waterborne trek the length of the state, by river, was over as soon as it began.
Carol A. Ellis
CUMBERLAND - Carol A. (Quilitzsch) Ellis, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Ellis, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mintel) Quilitzsch.
Carol worked as a credit and collections manager at Hasbro for many years and was the secretary of the Bear Hill Village Tenants Association. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club and enjoyed knitting; crocheting; crafts and needle point.
Rose Anna Ethier
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rose Anna Ethier, 88, of Mendon Rd., died June 29, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield with family by her side. Born in Millville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Mederic and Cora (Gagnon) Ethier.
She worked for forty years as a supervisor for the former Narragansett Knitting Co., retiring in 1994. She spent her life devotionally alongside her late twin sister Rose Alma. She took great joy in her many nephews and nieces.
Ronald G. Watier
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Ronald G. Watier, 61, of North Smithfield died Monday June 23, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of Alfred N. Watier of Bellingham and the late Lucille T. (Lamoureux) Watier. Ron was raised in Bellingham and resided in North Smithfield for most of his adult life.
Ron was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 1970.
Arthur R. Forest
WOONSOCKET - Arthur R. Forest, 91, of Woonsocket died Monday morning June 23, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Albion he was a son of the late FranĂ§ois and Zenaide (Descoteaux) Forest. He was raised in Albion and resided most of his life in Pawtucket and Woonsocket.
Mr. Forest served in the United States Army during WWII. He received the European African Middle-Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.
GLOCESTER â€“ The history of the arrival of public transportation in Chepachet was celebrated Sunday afternoon with a sampling of life in 1914 and reminders of how Glocester changed once it did get on the map.
The Chepachet Union Church teamed up with the Glocester Heritage Society to hold a 100th anniversary celebration remembering the arrival of the first Rhode Island Co. trolley in town and the big stir it created when it did.