July 7th, 2014
SMITHFIELD â€” The Cumberland American All-Stars came into this R.I. Little League District IV Tournament winnersâ€™ bracket final with consecutive â€śmercy-ruleâ€ť triumphs over rival Cumberland National and Burrillville.
In the latter tilt, skipper Dave Belisleâ€™s crew clobbered nine extra-base hits and 17 in all to deliver a 19-0 pasting, that following a 10-0 victory over CNLL.
The key question on Monday night was this: Did Smithfield have enough offensive firepower to outduel CALL?
For an inning, the answer was yes. After that? Nope.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Scott Miller may never have gotten into charity ultra-distance cycling if not for a letter he received in the mail way back in the late 1990s.
â€śIt was from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the letter asked me to get involved in the event,â€ť noted Miller, a 57-year-old business owner from Cumberland. â€śIt said, 'We'll train you to do a 100-mile ride, and you'll be a member of a 'Team in Training.' That caught my eye, so I looked into it.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 10-month-old girl with signs of physical abuse was found alone in a battered womenâ€™s safe house Sunday after police detained the mother on Hamlet Avenue wearing nothing on top but a bra.
Police said Ebony Evans, 33, was arrested on charges of child neglect and second-degree child abuse.
WOONSOCKET - William J. Cummings, 81, of Meadow Rd., died July 4, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William H. and Elizabeth C. (Hurley) Cummings.
He is survived by three siblings, Edward R. Cummings of No. Smithfield, Elizabeth H. Cummings of Woonsocket and John A. Cummings of No. Smithfield. He was the brother of the late Mary Cummings.
WOONSOCKET - Robert D. Benoit, 67, of Clinton St., died July 5, 2014 in Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jean L. (Lataille) Benoit. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late George and Anita (Gauthier) Benoit.
Robert was a member of the Woonsocket Elksâ€™ Club.
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - Claire I. Auger passed away peacefully on July 4, 2014 at the age of 89, with her family by her side.
Claire was born in Manville Rhode Island August 2, 1924, the youngest of six children to George and Leona ( Berard) Auger. Claire graduated from St. Xavier's Academy in Providence R.I., and earned her Bachelor's Degree from Rhode Island College of Education in 1945. She also earned a Masters' Degree in Education in 1970 from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Victor A. Poirier Jr. 89 of Mendon Rd. died Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Lillian A. (DeMello) Poirier. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Victor A. and Evelyn (Snow) Poirier. Victor was a WWII Navy Veteran. He worked as a machinist and tool maker for Taft Pierce and Miller Engineering retiring in 1988. Victor was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Kights of Columbus, and was a member of the VFW in Forestdale.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Doris Y. (DeRosier) Rotatori, 87, of No. Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 in the St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Alfred R. Rotatori. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Charles and Yvonne (Bourgeois) DeRosier.
Doris was an advertising agent for AT Cross for fifteen years, retiring in 1984. She was previously a telephone operator for New England Telephone for 20 years. Doris was the past president of the Women's Sodality at St. Anthony's Church and a founding member of the Virgolibra Club.
PUTNAM - Barthelemy "Bud" or Bart" Perreault, 89, of Elvira Heights, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 in UMass Memorial Hospital. He married his loving wife of over 50 years, Rita T. (LeClaire) Perreault on October 2, 1960 in Putnam. Born in Burrillville, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Teresa (Burke) Perreault.
Mr. Perreault was a WWII Navy Veteran. He went on to be a machinist for 18 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed crossword Puzzles and was a devout Boston Red Sox fan.
CUMBERLAND - Eugene R. Conway, well respected businessman, educator, and life-long resident of Cumberland Hill, died July 7. He was 92. Eugene turned the lessons learned from early success at selling apples from the family orchard into growing the family bus and tour company, Conway Tours. The lessons he learned from curiously dismantling radiators on frigid winter mornings were turned into a successful career as a Cumberland High School science teacher for 27 years, retiring in 1983. Although he never learned to swim, he was a navy veteran of WWII, attaining the rank of captain.