December 10th, 2012
Roland R. Gross
NORTH SMITHFIELD-Roland R. Gross, 64, of Forestdale, died Friday, December 7, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Lataille) Gross, whom he married April 21, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Vernon D. Gross and Aurore (Benoit) Gross-Menard.
Cecilia M. Baisley
MENDON, MA- Cecilia M. (Collamati) Baisley, 85, of Mendon, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Countryside Healthcare of Milford with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late William B. Baisley deceased in 1955 from Polio.
Solange M. Whipple
WHIPPLE, Solange M. "Sally" (Lemieux) of Attleboro, MA, passed away on December 6, 2012. She was 90.
Iris C. Lataille
BURRILLVILLE- Iris C. Lataille 97, resident of Pascoag died December 7, 2012, at the Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Mapleville RI on July 6, 1915, a daughter of the late Napoleon & Celima (Labossiere) Lataille.
Claire E. Rainville
WOONSOCKET- Claire E. Rainville 81, formerly of Burrington St. died December 8, 2012 at The Holiday Retirement Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Roland R. Rainville.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Norbert and Clara (Richard) Arsenault.
PAWTUCKET â€” Professional catchers are part of a select fraternity and understand the physical grind which stems from crouching for nine innings a night multiplied by six or seventh months. Compound that with the never-ending pursuit of processing and distributing data regarding his teamâ€™s pitching staff, itâ€™s easy to see that these men play the sportâ€™s most demanding position.
Members of the Woonsocket Police Department joined the Auger family at their home at 329 Wood Ave. Sunday evening to collect toys for the department's annual toy drive benefiting under privileged local children. The Augers hold the annual drive in the memory of Woonsocket Police Dispatcher Ron Auger, who died in 2009 after an illness. Ron had helped the police collect toys and his family fills the bed of his truck during the collection to continue that tradition.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The second of three installments in a workshop series to brainstorm ideas for Main Streetâ€™s future is scheduled for Wednesday, and City Planner Jennifer Siciliano is once again extending an open invitation to the public.
The event will be held at Stage Right Studio, 68 South Main St., from 6-8 p.m.
The aim of the workshop is to develop and refine ideas for making Main Street both business- and pedestrian-friendly, according Siciliano.
LINCOLN â€“ The Town Councilâ€™s ordinance subcommittee will consider the fate of a burgeoning local population of deer when it holds a special meeting Monday on revisions to the townâ€™s ban on hunting.
The ordinance change, under consideration by the three-member Council subcommittee for the past two months, would allow the taking of deer by archery equipment during a deer-only hunting season. The hunting of birds and animals has been banned locally since 1994.
LINCOLN â€” Eddie and Patty Fox had been familiar with Wreaths Across America's work over the years to recognize the courage and sacrifices of our veterans, but it wasn't until last year that the couple began to think about how their home town of Lincoln could assist the mission.
The Foxes were the driving force behind the effort last year to raise money for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated at the Lincoln Senior Center on May 21, 2011.
"It was a huge ceremony and over 400 people attended," said Patty.