October 20th, 2014
Gertrude C. Pignolet
WOONSOCKET - Gertrude C. Pignolet, 96, formerly of Unity St, died on October 17, 2014 in the Ballou Home, Woonsocket. She was a homemaker and the wife of the late Jules R. Pignolet. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Oliva and Gertrude (Coutu) Allard.
Gertrude was a Past-president of the Precious Blood Ladies Guild for four years. She also sang, participating in the Ebbtide Choir and the Precious Blood Choir.
Shirley A. Guerin
BLACKSTONE - Shirley A. (Melville) Guerin, 79, of Blackstone passed away Thurs. Oct. 16, 2014 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Guerin who died in 1986.
Shirley had been employed as a home health care provider for 20 years before her retirement in 1999. Prior to that she had worked for the former Corning Medical in Medfield, and held a position as an electronic technician.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Mayor Daniel J. McKee will be able to leave office in January knowing that savings from his work to revise the townâ€™s costs for police retirement and healthcare benefits have been applied to the local budget.
McKee, a candidate for lieutenant governor in the Nov. 4 general election, was given that sendoff by a unanimous 7-0 vote of the Town Council last week, one of the final times the current panel will be acting on local budget matters before a new council is also sworn in.
PAWTUCKET -- The final shot signified the astounding turnaround the Lincoln High girls' tennis program has made in the span of just 12 months.
On match point, senior co-captain Tallia Akay knocked a backhand off the net cord, and it barely trickled over. When the ball bounced softly on the side of South Kingstown senior Annie Madden, her Lions' teammates scrambled through the gate on the wooded side of Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts to rush Akay.
EXETER – Exeter/West Greenwich football coach Mike Watters has developed a good perspective on two of the best teams in Division IV this season – unbeaten Burrillville and once-beaten Scituate. His rebuilding Scarlet Knights have lost to both Super Bowl contenders by rebounding margins.
NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Smithfield High veteran head coach Wes Pennington expected a certain determination from his squad as it took on always-gutsy North Providence on Friday night, but what he witnessed soared past his wildest dreams.
PAWTUCKET – You can’t rush perfection – and never was that more true than on Saturday at the Slater Park Mike Kenny Courts, where North Smithfield waited through a three-hour rain delay before they got the chance to cap off a 14-0 dream season.
Once the droplets were dry and the games began, however, the Lady Northmen’s peerless talent shone through, and the team captured their first state D-III championship since 2010 with a 4-0 victory over Chariho.
WOONSOCKET – It was easy to tell there was a lot at stake when Woonsocket High “entertained” Davies Tech in a battle featuring Division III’s top two squads, considering all the jersey-tugging, sliding tackles, hard liners off defenders’ mid-sections and coaches hollering instructions throughout.
That explained the physicality and aggressiveness the two opponents displayed in their efforts to gain supremacy.
Muriel B. Aubin
WOONSOCKET - Muriel B. Aubin, 78, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Joseph O.L. Aubin Sr, of Grove St, Woonsocket, to whom she had been married for fifty one years. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Derilda (Chabot) Chevalier.
Muriel had worked in the textile industry for many years at both Art Garment and Royal Robes. She enjoyed bowling, jigsaw puzzles and crochet.
Edgar N. Arcand
BELLINGHAM - Edgar N. Arcand, 80, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with dementia, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Blaire House Worcester with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Denise C. (Begnoche) Arcand. Born in Bellingham on July 6, 1934, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Lillian (Bernier) Arcand.
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