LEO N. FELICE
PASCOAG - Leo N. Felice, 94, formerly of Village Rd., died Friday December 26, 2014 in the Overlook Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Mary (PierDominici) Felice.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Giuseppi and Maria (Ballanti) Felice.
Mr. Felice was self-employed as an oil burner technician , for several years and also worked at Turex Plastic for 6 year and as a custodian for the Woonsocket School System.
He was an avid reader and gardener.
CHARLES O. CARON
WOONSOCKET - Charles O. Caron 93, formerly of Willow St., died December 17, 2014 at the Friendly Home. He was the husband of Florence (Belhumeur) Caron. Born in Canada, he was a son of the late Zephirin and Anna (Fredette) Caron. Mr. Caron was a WWII Army veteran. He was an LPN and worked at Foxboro Mental Hospital for many years retiring in 1986. He also worked part-time at the Embassy Club for many years. Mr. Caron was an avid gardener, and enjoyed spending time with his family.
GERARD R. PLANTE
PUHRUMP, NV - Gerard R. Plante, 82 a resident of Pahrump, NV passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Horizon Health & Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas, NV, after a brief illness.
JACOB FRANK PHILLIPS
HOPEDALE - Jacob Frank Philips, 20, of Hopedale, died suddenly on December 19, 2014.
Jacob was born July 15, 1994 in Rhode Island and later in life moved to Hopedale, MA. Jake was a wonderful artist and expressed himself in many different mediums. He ran at life with the same enthusiasm as he did when he would run at you as a little guy and knock you to the ground. He loved with his whole heart and would do anything for those he loved.
MARJORIE E. WHEELER
HARRISVILLE - Marjorie E. Wheeler, 89, of Ashton Court, died November 23, 2014 in Fatima Hospital, North Providence. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Breen) Wheeler.
Marjorie worked for the former Blackstone Valley Electric (EUA). She enjoyed playing cards and trips to the casino.
She is survived by her brother, John Wheeler of Blackstone, MA, and her best friend and caregiver, Theresa Toti of Harrisville. She was the sister of the late Donald and Richard Wheeler. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
RUSSELL M. TUCKER
BURRILLVILLE - Russell M. Tucker, 83, died Monday Dec. 22, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. A resident of Pascoag for many years he was the husband of the late Anna W. (Lynes) Tucker. Born in Providence he was the son of the late William and Esther (Ottinger) Tucker.
As is always the case following a Christmas Day full of gift-giving, unwrapping, eating and celebrating, area coaches and their teams will attempt to get back into the competitive mode this weekend at a variety of holiday tournaments.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.
Whether it was stumping for candidates, directing movies or accepting honorary keys to the city, there were plenty of celebrities and big name politicos who visited the Ocean State in 2014.