May 16th, 2013
The Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island assistance program for the stateâ€™s elderly residents hit another milestone Wednesday â€” serving its 17 millionth meal to Clara Ramos, 80, of Providence.
The highlight meal, this year served by Gov. Lincoln Chafee, is one of a long list of such events marking the work put in by the organizationâ€™s volunteers since the 1970s. That work has not only helped elderly residents maintain their nutritional health but also their independence and ability to remain at home.
WOONSOCKET â€“ More than a month after his accounts were terminated, firearms dealer Paul Connolly says Sovereign Bank denied its actions were related to his line of work, but the bank has still not given him a reason for cutting him off.
The proprietor of Bullseye Shooting Supplies said he spoke on the telephone this week with Steve Almagno, Sovereign Bankâ€™s retail district executive for Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jeremy Jones is a lot older and his knees are not as strong as they used to be, but his tall, lanky frame gives the impression that at 36 heâ€™s still a formidable force on the basketball court.
Twelve years ago, Jones, a rising basketball star with an impressive scholastic hoops career at Woonsocket High School and Community College of Rhode Island, was recruited to play at Salem State University where he led the school to its first and only Final Four appearance in 2000.
Mary P. Rynn
PROVIDENCE- Mary P. "Prossy" Rynn, 85, a resident of Epoch Assisted Living, Blackstone Blvd., Providence, died peacefully on Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She previously resided in Westchester County, New York for 30 years. Her beloved husband, William V. Rynn, predeceased her.
Born in Woonsocket, Mary was the daughter of the late William A. McCarthy and Mary (King) McCarthy.
She was a graduate of the College of New Rochelle, class of 1949, where she transformed from a homesick freshman to President of the Student Body.
Roger H. Joinville
WOONSOCKET- Roger H. Joinville 62, of Gaskill St, died Wednesday, May 15, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Howard.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond and Florence (Brunette) Joinville.
Mr. Joinville was a groundskeeper for Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton MA, retiring in April of this year due to illness. He was a member of The Italian Workingmen's Club, was a former state bowling champion, and avid fisherman.
WOONSOCKET- Sounthone Souriyavong, 56, of Knollwood Drive, died Wednesday May 15, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Joann (Mello) Souriyavong.
Born in Vietain Laos, son of the late Lanoi and Khamseng Souriyavong.
Sounthone worked for Lista International, as a painter and assembler, for 22 years.
He was avid fisherman and enjoyed playing soccer.
Dorothy A. Cole
GLOCESTER- Cole, Dorothy A. (Steere), 85, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Robert A. Cole.
She was a lifelong Glocester resident and a daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Gilbert) Steere.
Mrs. Cole was a former member of the Chepachet Grange and the Ponaganset High School Building Committee.
Rachel E. Belanger
WOONSOCKET- Rachel E. (Carr) Belanger, 92, of Woonsocket, formerly of Bellingham, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in South County Hospital, Wakefield. She was the wife of the late Normand E. Belanger, the late Michael Martinelli and the late Henry W. Lind.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Ruth (Jenks) Carr.
Mrs. Belanger was a forms collator for 13 years at Amica Insurance, retiring in 1982. She was a former member of the Amvets Post #7, Woonsocket and a past Noble Grand of Loyal Lodge Order of Rebeccas.
Glenn S. Reeves
GREENVILLE- Glenn S. Reeves, 61, died May 15, 2013, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville.
He was born August 3, 1951, in Chicopee, MA, the son of Arthur and Marjorie (Brayton) Reeves.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He loved to work and enjoyed fishing and riding his scooter.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Thomas) Reeves of Greenville; 2 children, Nathan Reeves, and Tasha Reeves, and a grandson, Derek Reeves all of Rhode Island; 2 sisters, Paula and Cheryl; several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€“ When the manager mentions â€śsmall crack in his boneâ€ť in the same sentence as the playerâ€™s wrist, itâ€™s easy to dwell on the worst-case scenario.
Gary DiSarcina, however, stated that the Pawtucket Red Sox are in no rush to place first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton on the disabled list. On the same day that saw Hamilton honored as International League Hitter of the Week, the 29-year-old jammed his wrist while attempting to make a play in left field.