September 17th, 2012
Dana C. Kipp
WOONSOCKET- Dana C. Kipp, 59, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Pamela (Brien) Kipp.
Born in Boston, Mass. Son of the late Arthur and Elaine (Damon) Kipp.
Dana worked as a Computer Programmer for Systems Consulting Services, for several years.
He was an avid Patriots Fan, and his favorite quote was "GO PATS"
NO. SMITHFIELD- Eleanor M. O'Donnell, of No. Smithfield, died peacefully, in the comfort of her own home, on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Winifred (Gunnigan) McMichael. She met her husband Jim, married and moved to No. Smithfield in 1950, where she resided until her death.
Lionel J. Richards
Lionel J. Richards 102, of 429 East School St. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Rena (Gros Louis) Richards. Mr. and Mrs. Richards celebrated their 70TH Wedding Anniversary November 22, 2011. Born in Woonsocket September 12, 1910, he was a son of the late Arthur and Matilda (Corbeille) Richards. Mr. Richards worked for the former Woonsocket Comb for forty nine years before retiring. He also gave piano lessons and was a piano technician for over twenty five years. Mr. Richards was a member of the Beethoven Club and the Music Union # 262.
Lawrence C. Mineau
WOONSOCKET- Lawrence C. "Larry" Mineau, 66, of Willow St, Woonsocket, died Thursday morning at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. Larry was the longtime companion of Linda Kelvey.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Wilhelmina (Bosma) Mineau. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Larry was employed at ACS Inc. in Woonsocket for 38 years until retiring.
Virginia M. Rijo
WOONSOCKET- Virginia M. Rijo 86, resident of North Smithfield passed away September 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at the Oakland Grove Health Center.
She was the devoted wife to the late Manuel Gaspar Rijo.
She was born in Seada, Portugal, a daughter of the late Manuel & Barbara (Alves) Pedro. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1966.
Several locations in northern Rhode Island, including the Woonsocket and Pawtucket police stations, will be among dozens of collection sites in another statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced.
The event is an opportunity to safety dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, lessening the likelihood of them falling into the wrong hands.
PROVIDENCE â€” Through film study, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington attempted to warn his players of the peril they were bound to face Saturday afternoon at Adams-Clanton Morgan Football Field.
Alas, what the Northmen saw on video came to life right before their very eyes.
WOONSOCKET â€” The city's list of former school buildings it wants to sell off is about to get longer.
The School Committee heard this past week that two elementary schools no longer in use by the department, the Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue elementary buildings, should be ready for turnover to the city by the end of October.
WOONSOCKET â€“ That venerable preamble to every City Council meeting during which members of the general public get to speak their minds on their topic of choice may be in for a makeover.
For one thing, it wouldnâ€™t be preamble any more.
If City Council President John Ward has his way, good and welfare will be tucked closer to the middle of the meeting.
Community leaders and city residents turned out for the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the intersection of South Main and Mason streets in Woonsocket Saturday. Police Chief Thomas Carey, who spearheaded the project, welcomed Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and Congressman David Cicilline as well as other local and state dignitaries. Pictured here: Pastor Eugene Kinlow, of All Nations Church of God in Christ on Fairmount Street, gives an impassioned sermon on Dr. King, ending with "Never die, never die, never die." The Rev. Dr. Sammy C. Vaughn, of St.