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May 14th, 2012

Plastics Group buys old mill, increases work force

May 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — After back-to-back calamities claimed two landmark mills last year, it seemed as if the storyline for the future of the city’s historic mills was cast in stone — a gravestone.
But a new and unexpected narrative emerged yesterday as a homegrown plastics company announced plans to take over the sprawling Jules Desurmont Mill, one of the most blighted architectural holdovers from the mill era left in the city.

Francis M. Danahey

May 14, 2012

Francis M. Danahey

WOONSOCKET- Francis M. "Bud" Danahey, 88, died May 14, 2012 in Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of the late Mary H. (Podorozny) Danahey.
Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late George H. and Anna C. (Moore) Danahey.

Eva A. Peroni

May 14, 2012

Eva A. Peroni

BLACKSTONE- Eva A. Peroni, 87, of Blackstone, MA died Friday, May 11, 2012 in Blackstone, MA. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Peroni.
Born in Walpole, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alamido and Finimola (Massey) Guisti.

Raymond J. Lapierre, Sr.

May 14, 2012

Raymond J.
Lapierre, Sr.

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Raymond J. Lapierre, Sr., 55, of St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, died May 13, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Linda L. (Beauregard) Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Aram and Noella (LaFlash) Lapierre.
Mr. Lapierre was an antiques dealer.

Bridget Champagne

May 14, 2012

Bridget Champagne

CUMBERLAND- Bridget Champagne, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Born in Achill County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathleen (Corrigan) O'Malley.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Lambert and her husband Paul, three brothers, Patrick, Thomas, and Farrell O'Malley, three sisters, Anne Hoban, Kathleen Traynor, and Celine Murray, three grandchildren, Liam, Kelley, and Keith Lambert, and a great granddaughter, Payton. She was the sister of the late Tony O'Malley.

Lillian Larue

May 14, 2012

Lillian Larue

WOONSOCKET- Lillian Larue 86, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Friday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Rosario and Lillian (Vermette) Larue.
Lillian worked in the linen department at the former Woonsocket Hospital for fourteen years before retiring in 1989. She had previously worked at the former Mt St. Frances Orphanage for thirty one years. She was a member of St. Ann's Ladies Guild and the Kennedy Manor Club.

Henry F. Rivet

May 14, 2012

Henry F. Rivet

BURRILLVILLE- Henry F. Rivet, 73, of Burrillville, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, Henry was the son of the late Edgar and Mary (Charrette) Rivet.

Joseph "ED" Croteau

May 14, 2012

Joseph "ED" Croteau

NORTH PROVIDENCE- Joseph E. Croteau, 74, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Wednesday May 9, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Karen (Fortune) Croteau.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Josephat and Lillian (St. Pierre).
Mr. Croteau was a Maintenance Supervisor for TECH Industries, for 25 years prior to retiring. He previously worked as a chemical batch mixer for Tyca Corp. in Holliston, MA. and also in maintenance at the Bocce Club.

May 13th

Hassan's HR powers Pawtucket to fifth straight win

May 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET -- Alex Hassan opened the season a dismal 0-for-17 at the plate before he broke out of the slump with a 3-for-4 outing at Rochester on April 13.
Slow but sure, his confidence increased, and that was more than obvious on Sunday afternoon.
Hassan finished 3-for-3 with a double, homer, sacrifice fly, two RBI and three runs scored to pace the Pawtucket Red Sox’ 5-4 come-from-behind triumph over the Clippers before 5,516 fans at McCoy Stadium.

Versatility the name of Lars Anderson's game; Podsednik joins PawSox

May 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET -- The way Lars Anderson figures it, versatility is the key to getting back to the Boston Red Sox.
That’s why the Pawtucket Red Sox first baseman called Mike Hazen, now Boston’s Vice President and Assistant General Manager, last November and asked that he be considered for an outfield position.
Given Adrian Gonzalez’ contract with Boston, he figured, “Why not?
“He told me he thought it was a good idea, and that he would talk to the powers-that-be,” Anderson, 24, said in the clubhouse prior to Pawtucket’s tilt against the Columbus Clippers on Sunday morning.

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