March 27th, 2014
Edith V. Namaka
WOONSOCKET- Edith V. (Dunford) Namaka, 95, of Woonsocket, died March 27, 2014 in Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the wife of the late Paul Namaka.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frederick C. and G. Mabel (Gainer) Dunford.
Edith worked as a stitcher for local dress shops, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Woonsocket, and the Creapeau Court Social Club, where she was a kitchen volunteer.
Daniel L. Brown, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Daniel L. Brown, Jr., 90, of St. Antoine Villa in North Smithfield, RI, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on March 26, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the husband of the late Stella (Fedyszyn) Brown.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Daniel Sr., & Eva (Dumas) Brown.
BOSTON -- A Boston city councilor says two firefighters have died in a fire that ripped through a brownstone.
The fire started Wednesday afternoon in the four-story building in the densely populated Back Bay neighborhood. Smoke and flames fanned by strong winds poured from the roof and windows for hours.
Councilor Josh Zakim represents the area and confirms the firefighters' deaths.
Major thoroughfare Storrow Drive was shut down for a time, and people were asked to stay out of the area. Boston EMS says at least 18 people were taken to hospitals.
SMITHFIELD â€“ When a soldier in the military is very far from home it helps to have an inexpensive way to get in touch with the people they love.
Nicholas Alberti, 22, a Bryant University senior, has been aware of that fact for several years as a result of his friends, Robbie and Brittnay Bergquistâ€™s work to make inexpensive calls for overseas service members a real option.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two well-known businesses located in the same building at 614 North Main St. â€“ Christopherâ€™s Restaurant and A Special Place â€“ have shut their doors after the electric power was turned off last week.
The future of both is uncertain. Tom Tatro, the owner of A Special Place, said heâ€™s already looking for a new location to run the store, which specializes in religious articles and greeting cards. Tatro and his wife, Jane B. Stone-Tatro, just took over the business from the founders last September.
â€śAll I really know for sure is that the power was turned off,â€ť he said.
Steve C. Steve
WOONSOCKET- Steve C. Steve, 88, of Blackstone St died March 24 at Trinity Healthcare. Many thanks are to be given for their kind, attentive and accommodating care.
He was born and resided his entire life in Woonsocket. Son of the late Christy Steve (Scudreanu) and Anastasia (Geanacou) Steve who emigrated from Veroia, Greece.
Richard A. Palreiro
WOONSOCKET- Richard A. Palreiro, 79, of Woonsocket, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Born in Fall River, MA on October 14, 1934, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Tavares) Palreiro, Sr.
He was the brother of the late William Palreiro, Jr. and leaves his nieces Donna Palreiro of Woonsocket and Lorraine Boulay of Providence, and his late nephew Michael Palreiro.
WOONSOCKET- Stella (Michalik) Swierk, 93, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at the Friendly Home. She was the loving wife of the late Matthew Swierk.
Born January 31, 1921 in Uxbridge, MA., she was the daughter of the late John & Mary (Kieronski) Michalik.
Stella was a secretary for the Stanley Woolen Co. and then the former Taft Peirce Co. before retiring. She leaves a sister Rose Szerlag of Northbridge, MA. also several nieces & nephews. She was the sister of the late Peter, Bruno & Joseph Michalik and Helen Edge.
Romeo L. Hebert
UXBRIDGE- Romeo L. "Romy" Hebert, 77, of 15 Bruce St. died Tue. March 25 at home after an illness.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Constance A. "Connie" (Savage) Hebert; a daughter Linda E. Graham of Uxbridge; a son James E. Hebert of Uxbridge; 7 grandchildren Christopher Givner, Stephanie Hebert, Jennifer Givner, Michael Hebert, Timothy Graham, Cory Graham, and Lyndsey Hebert; a great-granddaughter Savannah Givner; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by 2 brothers Julien Hebert and Rudolph Hebert.
WOONSOCKET â€” Now that it's official, that the East Woonsocket and Bernon Little Leagues have merged to form one massive Woonsocket Little League, secretary Lisa Godfrin and Rhode Island Athletic Club co-owner Mike Reynolds more or less have done the same â€“ and in an unusual sort of way.
Because some of the children involved may not know each other as well as they perhaps would like, Godfrin and Reynolds chose to put together an offseason training regimen at the club, located at 600 Social St.