January 16th, 2015
For all the praise the Big East’s 18-game double round-robin men’s basketball schedule has drawn for its simplicity and straightforwardness, a few wrinkles still need to be ironed out.
Robert B. Wood
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - We lost a great American hero today. Robert B. Wood (known to many of his closest friends as "Woody") of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of North Smithfield, RI passed away on January 12th, 2015. His proud and loving family surrounded him during his final hours. Born in Wyandotte, Michigan on July 14, 1934, he was the son of the late Blanche Avery and Clarence Wood. He survived three different cancers in the past two years, but brain and spine cancer sadly took its toll on his life.
Constance C. Beaudet
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Constance C. (Vadenais) Beaudet, 91, formerly of Napoleon St. in Woonsocket, RI, died on Monday January 12, 2015 in Saint Antoine Residence.
She was the wife of the late Robert N. Beaudet.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Arthur and Aurore (Lapre) Vadenais.
Constance worked as an inspector at Narragansett Knitting for several years.
She enjoyed playing bingo, listening to music and dancing. She also loved to travel but really enjoyed spending time with, and baking for, her family and friends.
Craig A. Menard
BURRILLVILLE - Craig A. Menard, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the husband of Rosanne (Gagne)Rivet-Menard of Mapleville. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Raymond and Joan (Laporte) Menard of Harrisville.
LINCOLN – A year ago next month, then-Lincoln High sophomore Mollie Westrick had high hopes of continuing her dominance at the Rhode Island Interscholastic Girls’ Swimming Championships.
As a freshman, Westrick wowed the throngs in the Brown University natatorium by capturing not only the 100-yard butterfly but also the 100-yard backstroke titles.
Alfred J. Spadoni
ATTLEBORO - Alfred J. Spadoni, 77, of North Attleboro passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Edna May (Long) Spadoni.
Born April 3, 1937, in Attleboro, MA he was the son of the late Clara (Caruso) Boehnke and stepson of the late Harold Boehnke. He was the son of the late Adam J. Spadoni.
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7
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PROVIDENCE –A basketball nightmare unfolded at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Wednesday night for Providence College fans.