June 4th, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Dhimitri Butsika 87, formerly of Plaza Village died Thursday at Woonsocket Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Theresa Butsika. Born in Thompson, CT he was a son of the late Sotir and Pauline (Papaleka)Butsika. Dhimitri was an artist and owned an art supply store where he also gave art lessons.
He leaves a daughter Pauline Butsika of Cranston, and life long friend Mable Warszawski of Woonsocket. He was also the brother of the late George Butsika, and Katherine Charlette.
WOONSOCKET- Courtemanche, Juliette T. 92 died Friday June 1, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Arthur W. Courtemanche.
Born in Manville a daughter of the late Alvarez and Noemie (Rouleau) Plante. She has lived in Woonsocket since 2000.
Mrs. Courtemanche was an office manager at Metropolitan Life Company for twenty five years.
She leaves several nieces and nephews. Juliette was the sister of the late Laurette Lessard, Germaine St. George and Eugene and Romeo Plante.
Francis W. Rowe
BELLINGHAM- Francis W. Rowe of Bellingham formerly of Cape Cod and the South Shore died on June 2nd in Weymouth. The beloved husband of the late Helen (Clark) Rowe.
He was the loving father of Carol Rowe of Carver, Ronald Rowe of E. Providence, R.I, and Richard Rowe of N. Providence R.I. Brother of Mabel Tryder of Reading, Mae Coughlin of Norwood and the late John Rowe, William Rowe and Eleanor Safrine. Cherished grandfather of Jeff Murray, Bethany Rowe, Amy Rowe, and Tracy Flynn. Great grandfather of Jason and Rebecca.
Roland J. Rouleau
BURRILLVILLE- Roland J. Rouleau, 89, died Thursday May 31, 2012 at home in Harrisville. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Fisher) Rouleau whom he married May 3, 1947.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Albert and Donalda (Giguere) Rouleau.
Roland worked at Zambarano Hospital for many years before retiring. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in India, Burma and China.
William L. Marcil
BELLINGHAM- William L. Marcil, 54, of Bellingham passed away at home on Friday, June 1, 2012. He was the husband of Robin A. (Healey) Marcil.
Born in Woonsocket on December 16, 1957, he was the son of the late Lionel and Catherine (Mulcahy) Marcil.
Dorothy V. Girard
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy V. Girard 48, of Rathbun St. died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at home.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of Nancy (Alward) Girard and the late Aldor Girard.
Dorothy was a school bus driver for the Durham and Valley Transportation Companies .
PROVIDENCE â€” Central Falls High senior Steve Vazquez and Cumberland junior Trevor Crawley maintained vastly different outlooks about reigning in their respective individual events at Sunday's Rhode Island Interscholastic Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Vazquez had just captured the high jump crown with a leap of 6 feet, eight inches at Brown Stadium, yet he sat virtually alone on a steel bench, shedding tears, just yards away from the bar that failed him.
PAWTUCKET â€” Woonsocket Highâ€™s answer to grace under fire was one cool customer on Sunday afternoon.
With her team locked in a scoreless duel against Tolman High, senior Kelsey Boucher changed the playoff fate of two teams with one mighty poke. Her solo home run in the sixth inning â€“ one that hit the top of the fence at Slater Parkâ€™s Al Bailey Field before bouncing over â€“ proved to be the deciding factor in the seventh-seeded Villa Novansâ€™ 1-0 upset victory against the Tigers, the No. 2 in the Division II double-elimination tournament.
WOONSOCKET â€” A runner turning onto Mount St. Charles Avenue encounters a hill that only gets steeper, more challenging the farther the runner travels up it. It is only when the runner crests the top near Mount St. Charles Academy that the reward, a wide-ranging view of the land around the school, can be claimed.
A similar challenge faced the 196 members of the Class of 2012 graduating from Mount on Sunday when they began their studies at the private high school operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
Roger Lapierre, left, president of Li'l General Stores, welcomes Noor Memon, Roshan Baral and Ruksana Surti, from left, as owners of the new Li'l General Store, located at 259 Front St. in Lincoln during a Grand Opening celebration Thursday. Memon and Surti are co-owners of the building and Baral is leasing the store franchise. The hours of