November 1st, 2012
Isabelle M. Bessette
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle M. (Michaud) Bessette, 102, Formerly of Harrison Ave., died Friday October 26, 2012 in the Ballou Home with her family by her side. She resided on Harrison Ave. for 71 years prior to living at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Emile Bessette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordelia (Corignan) Michaud. She was the 7th, of 13 children.
Isabelle enjoyed quilting, cut away embroidery, loved the sport of baseball and was an avid Red Sox's fan.
Franklyn A. Hall
BURRILLVILLE - Franklyn A. Hall, 57, of Pascoag, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Frank was born in Providence and was the son of the late Robert J. and Katherine (Adams) Hall.
Frank worked as a Power Plant Operator at Zambarano Hospital of Pascoag for many years before retiring in 2004. He was a former member of the Wallum Lake Fire Dept. in Pascoag.
Richard A. Boucher
DOUGLAS- Richard A. "Dick" Boucher, 66, of Reid Rd. formerly of Uxbridge, died Wed. Oct. 31 at home after an illness.
His funeral arrangements with Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville are incomplete.
WOONSOCKET- August "Steve" Dellacona, 87, of Blackstone Street, Woonsocket, died October 31, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Keegan) Dellacona and was born in Millis, MA, the son of the late Angelo and Julia (Ragna) Dellacona and has been a city resident for 54 years.
He worked for 37 years for the Kendall Company in Walpole, MA, retiring in 1983 as a Supervisor. Steve had served in the US Army during WWII.
DOWNINGTOWN, PA- John Francis Casserly III, 72, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Born in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Skelly) Casserly.
LINCOLN â€” Davies Tech head coach Victor Oliveira usually has an inkling as to how his squad will execute prior to a contest. Itâ€™s based on collective attitude, and how theyâ€™re conducting themselves.
On Wednesday afternoon, he had no doubt.
Senior tri-captain Paulo Chavez and classmate Daniel Munoz each netted a pair of goals and junior Mauricio Agudelo chipped in a tally and two assists as the sixth-seeded Patriots walloped No. 11-ranked Johnston High, 7-0, in a R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary tilt.
LINCOLN â€“ A confident John Taylor told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Twin River will â€śabsolutelyâ€ť be able to compete with the planned Massachusetts casinos if the ballot questions to allow table games at the casino are approved by voters next week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The practice of voting for members of the School Committee will soon come to an end if voters approve a referendum question at the polls on Tuesday to make the panelâ€™s members appointive.
Question 8 on the ballot would give the mayor the power to select members of committee subject to ratification of the City Council. That would make Woonsocket only the second city in the state where school committee members are appointed, after Providence.
Craig S. Shepherd, Jr.
CHEPACHET- Craig S. Shepherd, Jr., 34, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Chepachet, died October 17, 2012.
Craig was born in Woonsocket, he graduated from Ponaganset High School in 1996.
He was an avid sports fan who loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also enjoyed gaming and outdoor sports.
National Grid crews worked throughout the day Tuesday, methodically restoring power to many of the estimated 117,000 households that lost electricity when Hurricane Sandy grazed the state on Monday.