Cindy R. Martin
LINCOLN- Cindy R. Martin 52, of School St. died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Miriam Hospital.
She was born in Woonsocket, May 6, 1961 a daughter of the late Gerald and Vivianne Holcomb.
Cindy worked as a secretary for CVS and the Beacon Charter School, she also worked as a waitress at the Fireside CafĂ© in Lincoln.
Cindy is survived by her daughter, Shannon Martin with whom she lived, and a brother Scott Holcomb.
Walter T. Richardson
GLOCESTER- Walter Thomas Richardson of Chepachet, husband of Constance (Desjarlais) for 60 years, passed away Friday November 29 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born March 22, 1933 in Mapleville, son of late Walter B. and Mildred (Shayer) Richardson, Walt was a Navy veteran serving 1952 to 1956. He worked at Richpane, then many years at Dupane, Inc. until opening his own business in 1984, Walt's Oil & Gas Service, until retiring in 1995.
LINCOLN â€“ Itâ€™s time to decorate for the holidays, and Dave Sale and Dick DiMassie, members of the Lincoln Citizens Celebration Committee, are hoping local residents will support historic preservation with the purchase of the latest town ornament put out by the committee.
This year the ornament is a depiction of the wooden covered bridge near the Manchester Farm Road entrance of Lincoln Woods State Park.
â€śWe think it will bring back a lot of memories for people who have visited Lincoln Woods over the years,â€ť Sale said.
Even on the phone, Chris Skurka came across as a happy camper. Call such â€śmerrinessâ€ť not in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, but rather it is based solely on the fact that his Cumberland football outfit does not have to concern itself with a semifinal-round game on Tuesday night.
WOONSOCKET -- Maybe it was before the rollbacks in state aid, before the Great Recession, or before the overstretched bubble of real estate values across the U.S. finally popped.
Maybe there was an era when being the mayor of the seventh largest city in the state of Rhode Island was a fun job to have, but it did not belong to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
â€śI think at some time when there was a lot of money floating around, being mayor might have been a fun job,â€ť says Fontaine. â€śI canâ€™t say it was ever anything other than a lot of hard work.â€ť
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Kevin may be the youngest of the six Keenan boys, but he still recalls the fondest moments of his childhood: How his father, Paul, would rave about the prospect of watching his sons represent North Smithfield High's varsity football team â€“ together.
â€śWe'd be sitting in front of the TV watching the Patriots, or be at the supper table, and Dad would bring it up, how we all could play together one day,â€ť offered Kevin of those instances a decade or more ago. â€śI don't know if he knew it, but we were thinking the same thing.â€ť
PROVIDENCE -- Ed Cooley and his Providence College Friars ended up playing eight games in November. It nevertheless seemed that all took a backseat to the reoccurring storylines and hot topics that remain just as fervent as the calendar flips to the second month of the college basketball season.
Theresa M. Bokoski
BELLINGHAM- Theresa M. (Antaya) Bokoski, 86, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 64 years of Francis J. Bokoski.
Born in Slatersville, RI on October 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Narcisse and Rose Alba Antaya.
Wayne W. Rawson
Wayne W. Rawson, 65, passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2013 at his home.
Wayne was born on January 30, 1948 in Providence, R.I. and was the son of the late Waldo and Gladys (Daughtery) Rawson.
Wayne served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He had been employed by Pratt and Whitney for 30 years, retiring from there.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Ending weeks of speculation, Mayor-elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced who the key members of her administration will be, a list that includes a few surprises.
One of the biggest is the return of former Planning Director Joel D. Mathews. Except for a brief hiatus during the 1980s, Mathews had worked continuously for the city from 1973 to 2011. Trained as a landscape architect, he gained a reputation as a special projects manager and all-around problem-solver during the era of former Mayor Susan D. Menard.