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September 15th, 2014

Thomas Epps Jr.

September 15, 2014

Thomas Epps Jr.

WOONSOCKET - Thomas Epps Jr. 63, of Charles St., died Saturday, September 6, 2014, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center with his family by his side. He was the companion of Cleora Green of Woonsocket. Born in Newberry, South Carolina, son of the late Thomas Epps Sr. and Tranni Ray (Harmon) Epps.
Mr. Epps was a self employed Brick Mason for several years.
He is survived by nine children, Candice Beauregard, Jeremy Green, Thomas Gaffney, Corneila Bassole, James Wilson, Germaine Green, Shanta Smith and Charon Smith all of Woonsocket, RI.

Michael W. Oram

September 15, 2014

Michael W. Oram

MESA, AZ - Beloved father, son, brother and friend to all, Michael W. Oram, 55, of Mesa, AZ, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was born in Melrose, MA, on May 20, 1959.
He is survived by his cherished daughters Ashley, Taylor and Danielle of San Tan Valley, AZ, his adoring parents William and Barbara Oram of Beverly Hills, FL, and his loving brothers and sisters, Lynne Farrell, Jim Oram and wife Michele, Lisa Azoulay, Kelly Powers, and Bill Oram and wife Amy. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews who loved him very much.

Jeffrey M. Guilbeault

September 15, 2014

Jeffrey M. Guilbeault

BLACKSTONE - Jeffrey M. Guilbeault, 33, of Blackstone, died Friday, September 12, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Richard J. and Ann M. (Hinman) Guilbeault.
Jeff was a graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School and studied graphic arts at Katharine Gibbs School. He was a foreman for Walsh Builders, Blackstone for three years. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor.

Shirley M. Stearns

September 15, 2014

Shirley M. Stearns

BURRILLVILLE - Shirley M. Stearns, 94, resident of Glendale, RI, passed away September 12, 2014 at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag, RI.
She was the loving wife of the late George Stearns.
She was born in Worcester, MA on September 14, 1921, daughter of the late Edmund & Gertrude Reed.
Shirley and her loving family owned and operated Spring Lake Beach and Concessions in Glendale, RI for many years. She was a resident of Burrillville, and formerly lived in Miami and Jupiter, FL.

Ida I. Pelletier

September 15, 2014

Ida I. Pelletier

ALBION - Ida I. Pelletier, 90, of Franklin St. Lincoln, formerly of School St., Albion died Thursday September 11, 2014 at Home & Hospice Care of RI Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Lucien J. Pelletier who passed away on July 5, 2013.
Born in Richmond, Virginia she was a daughter of the late Walker and Etta (Klein) Floyd. She was raised in Ocean View, Virginia and graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Joseph L. B. Nadeau

September 15, 2014

Joseph L. B. Nadeau

WOONSOCKET - Joseph L. B. Nadeau, a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, died Friday at home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy C. Nadeau.
Born in Woonsocket on Oct. 31, 1934, he was a son of the late Leo Aime Nadeau and Anita (Boudreau) Nadeau.
He attended St. Joseph's Elementary School and was a 1952 graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy.

George S. DiCesare

September 15, 2014

George S. DiCesare

WOONSOCKET - George S. DiCesare, 66, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Suzanne Meunier. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Silvio S. and Cecile (Fontaine) DiCesare.
George was a communicant and former organist at Holy Family Church, and sang in its choir.

Terry T. O'Rourke

September 15, 2014

Terry T. O'Rourke

WOONSOCKET - Terry T. (Lambert) O'Rourke, 89, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. O'Rourke, whom she married February 2, 1949. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elzear and Julia (Mercier) Lambert.
Mrs. O'Rourke was employed by French Tex Novelty Yarns and Royal Robes, before retiring in 1985 to care for her late husband. She was a former member of the Royal Travelers. Mrs. O'Rourke was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church.

September 14th

How old is too old to drive a bus?

September 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Age is one thing, ability another.

That’s what the owners of two school bus companies and a local police chief are saying after a school bus operated by an 84-year-old man struck a 15-year-old boy in nearby Northbridge earlier this week. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was placed in a medically induced coma at a Worcester-area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Friday.

William Legare, president of Valley Transportation, based in Woonsocket, said he once employed a school bus driver who was 84 years old.

PawSox are Governors' Cup champs!

September 14, 2014


DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
 
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
 
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