September 4th, 2012
UXBRIDGE â€” After searching for hours, investigators recovered the bodies of a woman and her young daughter from the charred rubble of an 18th century farmhouse near the West Hill Dam Tuesday morning.
The victims were identified late yesterday as 45-year-old Suzanne Donovan and her daughter Fini, 6, who started the first grade a few days ago.
They were killed when a fast-moving inferno transformed their home into an unrecognizable heap of blackened cinders and debris about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Rene J. Ethier
BLACKSTONE- Rene J. Ethier, 86, formerly of Blackstone, MA went to the Lord with family by his bedside on Sept. 2 at Hebert's Nursing Home in Smithfield, RI where he was a resident for 7 years.
Mary G. Flynn
BELLINGHAM- Mary G. (Gibbons) Flynn, 82, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Sept. 2, 2012.
Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Flynn and mother of Mary Jane Fiorenzano, Francis J. Flynn, Jr. and his wife Susan, Cathe Flynn-McBride and her husband George, James G. Flynn and his wife Marianne, Alison M. Flynn, and Michael P. Flynn, and 12 grandchildren.
Frances P. Crisafulli
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Frances P. Crisafulli, 91, of North Smithfield passed away on September 1, 2012, at the Friendly Nursing Home in Woonsocket.
A daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Fauzza) Crisafulli, she was born in Woonsocket.
Frances was a teacher at Halliwell School in Slatersville for 20 years; she also taught at other schools for 10 years, she retired in 1986. She was a member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens for many years, she also volunteered many years for the North Smithfield Animal Shelter. She enjoyed working in her yard.
Irene M. Crawley
CUMBERLAND- Irene M. Crawley, 89, of Cumberland, died Saturday at Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Crawley.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eva (St. Onge) Fournier.
Mrs. Crawley was employed as an assembler for AT Cross of Lincoln for over 20 years until her retirement.
Her sons Edward J. Crawley of Lincoln, Robert H. Crawley of Cumberland, Richard A. Crawley of Lincoln and Michael R. Crawley of Cumberland; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
MERIDEN, CT- Blanche Aline Comtois Gregoire, a resident of the Bradley Home, passed away on September 1, 2012, while surrounded by her loving family.
Blanche was born December 29, 1913 in St. Barthelemy, Quebec Canada, to Marie Frappier Comtois and Philias Comtois. She was a member of St. Laurent Church.
Robert H. Gouin
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. Gouin, 74, of Woonsocket passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Fielding) Gouin.
Vivian G. Milot
UXBRIDGE- Vivian G. (Departie) Milot, 90, longtime Mary Jane Ave. resident died Wed. Aug. 29 at Lydia Taft House after an illness. Her husband of 53 years, Joffre A. "Jeff" Milot died Aug. 3, 1996.
WOONSOCKET â€” Thereâ€™s a drumbeat sounding on the local airwaves with a specific demographic in mind â€“ the high school football enthusiast.
With two graduates from Woonsocket High Schoolâ€™s Class of 1985 serving as the driving force, radio station WOON (1240 AM) is staking a claim to become the destination for all gridiron-related matters. Starting with this Fridayâ€™s non-league game between Shea and Lincoln, WOON has lined up a 14-game slate â€“ an increase from nine a season ago â€“ featuring the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, now in his 15th season calling the action.
PAWTUCKET â€” There was a degree of unrest surrounding Zach Stewart upon rejoining the Pawtucket Red Sox late last week, the kind stemming from when he would be taking the mound again and for which ball club.