October 30th, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Arrigo "Rico" Gobbi, 91, formerly of Coolidge Ave. died Sunday October 29, 2012 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Emily (Verni) Gobbi.
Born in Remini, Italy, son of the late Joseph and Gina (SantaCattherina) Gobbi.
Mr. Gobbi worked as a weaver for JoAnn Plush in Pawtucket, for several years and for Bella Construction in asphalt prior to retiring.
He was Past President of the Italian Workingmen's Club.
Pauline V. Riendeau
WOONSOCKET- Pauline V. Riendeau 82, of Birch St. died Monday at home. She was the beloved wife of her husband of fifty three years, Camile Riendeau.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Irene (Marchand) Trudeau. Pauline was an electronics assembler for E M C Co. for eleven years before retiring in 1988.
Waves crash over the seawall at Narragansett Pier at the time of high tide Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy's effects begin to be felt in the Ocean State. A crowd of curious onlookers gather near Ocean Road and Beach Street to witness the awesome display by Mother Nature.
Kraig Mitchell Coffin
UXBRIDGE- Kraig Mitchell Coffin, 21, of Uxbridge died Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at his residence.
Kraig was born Aug. 26,1991 in Concord, MA the son of Dwayne E. and Donna L. (Harter) Coffin and had been a resident of Uxbridge most of his life.
He attended Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole and Uxbridge High School.
NORFOLK, VA- Lucille (Jabotte) Miner, formally of Woonsocket, RI, passed away Saturday, October 27, surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 24, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anita Jabotte.
Lu, as she was lovingly known to her many friends, was a dedicated nurse for over 40 years, retiring due to illness.
Donald P. Gagnon
UXBRIDGE- Donald P. Gagnon, 69 of Uxbridge, MA, formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on Oct. 26, 2012, at his home after a two-year illness.
President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Rhode Island early Monday morning as Gov. Lincoln Chafee requested on Sunday.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all five Rhode Island counties.
Janet Mary Deschamps, of Spring Street, Wrentham, died surrounded by her loving family on October 26, 2012 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham.
Born in Wrentham on July 21, 1922, she was a loving daughter of the late Guybert and Charlotte (Wheelock) Armitage.
A lifelong Wrentham resident, she had attended Wrentham Schools. Janet had been employed as a dietary aid at the former Wrentham State School, previously working at the former Woonsocket Rubber Company. She had been a longtime member of the First Universalist Church in Woonsocket.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The past week has featured plenty of heavy lifting at McCoy Stadium. No, this particular exercise has nothing to do with removing the Governorsâ€™ Cup trophy from its on-display perch in the team store and whisking the hardware away to the latest destination on the touring caravan.
Itâ€™s less than an hourâ€™s drive to Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams University, but starting tomorrow and continuing for the next two weeks, several local high school soccer, girlsâ€™ volleyball, and field hockey teams will begin their long roads towards state championship glory.