August 25th, 2014
Veronica T. Wynne
MANVILLE - Veronica Therese (Gariepy) Wynne, 87, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 After many years of illness, she had most recently been a patient of Beacon Hospice. Born to Aram and Mary (Mulligan) Gariepy on March 27, 1927, Veronica is predeceased by her parents, sisters Evelyn Desrochers, Rita Hallock, Winnie Minot and her brother Leo Gariepy.
Claire E. Fisette
WOONSOCKET - Claire E. (Dion) Fisette, 84, formerly of Jenckes St. Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Friday August 22, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Bertrand Fisette who passed away in 1979.
Born in Woonsocket, Claire was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Laetitia R. (Normandin) Dion. She was a lifelong resident of the city and resided at St. Antoine for the past three years.
BELLINGHAM â€“ When Denis Auger and Mickey Emery got the idea to help disabled veterans with a cookout at Augerâ€™s Lake Hiawatha home 11 years ago, they counted on the help of the friends and area veterans to put the event together and make it happen.
Emery died in 2010, but the annual event benefitting disabled veterans from the Brockton VA Hospital and other residences was on again at Augerâ€™s home on Saturday thanks to the help of Emeryâ€™s wife, Liz; Augerâ€™s daughter, Nicole Auger-Gassett; and a battalion of volunteers from area veteran organizations.
PROVIDENCE â€“ What started out as a conversation between Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials has resulted in the striking of a rule that pertains to the loaning of football equipment during the summertime.
Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director, brought what he felt was a serious matter to the attention of the R.I. Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics during last weekâ€™s meeting. Upon holding discussions with the medical community and the RIILâ€™s attorney, Mezzanotte recommended to the PCOA that the practice of high schools lending equipment cease immediately.
A pot simmers on the stove inside the kitchen of the two-story colonial when Brother Alan Aubin is summoned from his chair at the dinner table by the unusually shrill clang of an old-fashioned doorbell.
A slight man with a dollop of silvery hair lopped across his forehead, Aubin opens the back door and quietly acknowledges the visitor, handing the stocky man in blue jeans a couple of sandwiches and a canned drink. Itâ€™s a transaction that lasts just a few seconds from start to finish, and it takes place with few words, uttered in hushed tones.
WOONSOCKET– The past few years have seen Connor Fugere bring acclaim and notoriety to the throwing section of Woonsocket High’s track & field program. A recent graduate who is poised to take his talents to Northeastern University this fall, Fugere has been a source of inspiration for his Villa Novan track peers.
PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.
“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse.
Beatrice A. Robbins
MEDWAY, MA - Beatrice A. Robbins, 68, a special child of God, of Holliston St., Medway, MA passed from this life to eternal rest on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the Milford Regional Medical Center surrounded by family and her loving caregivers of over 30 years. She was born in Blackstone, MA to Earl E. Robbins, Sr. and Madeline (Dorrington) Robbins, the youngest of eight beloved children.
Thelma I. Putnam
BURRILLVILLE - Thelma I. (Carter) Putnam, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of Kenneth W. Putnam Sr. of Pascoag, whom she married July 11, 1940. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred Carter Sr. and Alice (Eldridge) Carter.
Thelma and her husband owned and operated the former Pascoag Super Market for 23 years and a charter fishing boat called the Gail Frances for 36 years, retiring in 1978. She was a long time member of Community Baptist Church, Pascoag.
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