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February 14th, 2012

Michael D. Champagne

February 14, 2012

Michael D.
Champagne

ORLANDO FLORIDA- Michael D. Champagne, 47, died January 12, 2012 in Orlando Florida after being struck by a vehicle crossing the street.
He was Born in Woonsocket son of the late Constance and Leon Champagne.
He resided in Florida for the last 9 years. He served in the Army and Marines
He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School
He is survived by his daughter Crystal Allen of VA., 2 sisters Christine Ahern of Florida, Karen Brien of Woonsocket and 1 brother Timmy Champagne of No. Smithfield.

Paul Masnyk

February 14, 2012

Paul Masnyk

WOONSOCKET- Paul Masnyk, 86, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2012, at home, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Rose (Jaryniak) Masnyk.
Born in 1925 in Poland, he was the son of the late Paul & Katarzyna (Bachurski) Masnyk. Mr. Masnyk came to this country in 1950 and settled in Woonsocket.
He was employed at Charlotte Foundry, Fairmount Foundry and 30 years at Crosby Valve & Gauge in Wrentham, MA. before retiring in 1995 to enjoy his hobby of gardening and growing roses.

February 13th

Restaurateurs attack tax

February 13, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Roger Savini may have been boasting when he said he could drive a golf ball into Massachusetts from his Woonsocket restaurant, but the hyperbole made a point.
His restaurant is so close to both Bellingham and Blackstone that diners — and especially his lucrative banquet business — could easily bypass his Rathbun Street business to avoid the extra 2 percent tax Gov. Lincoln Chafee wants to tack onto restaurant meals and beverages.

Nasuti: We can't keep cutting youth programs

February 13, 2012

Woonsocket High School athletic director George Nasuti feels a common bond with his colleagues at other city schools in Rhode Island, in places like Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence. He knows the budget restraints that ADs in those cities deal with, and can easily relate to the student-athletes and the economic realities many of them face during the school year.

Basketball playoffs should be interesting

February 13, 2012

The last full week of the high school basketball season is upon us, meaning teams are in full spin mode in relation to securing playoff berths or jostling for seeding positions.

Normand O. Bourget

February 13, 2012

Normand O. Bourget

WOONSOCKET- Normand O. Bourget 84, of Providence St., formerly of Zellwood, FL died Friday, February 10th at Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Pellend) Bourget.
Born in Woonsocket January 13, 1928, he was a son of the late Omer and Annette (Rivard) Bourget.
He was a resident of Florida for thirty five years and was employed by the Orange County School District.

Francis J. Minutelli

February 13, 2012

Francis J. Minutelli

BURRILLVILLE- Francis J. Minutelli 90, resident of Pascoag, passed away February 12, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
He was the loving husband to Mona (St. Pierre) Minutelli.
He was born on September 28, 1921 in Harrisville a son of the late Francis & Mary (Ramieglio) Minutelli.

Catello T. Scarano, MD

February 13, 2012

Catello T.
Scarano, MD

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Catello T. Scarano, MD, 78, of Old Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the husband of Maria S. (Makar) Scarano, whom he married more than 45 years ago.
Born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, and raised in Como and Torino, Italy, he was the son of the late Francesco and Maria (Valanzano) Scarano.

M. Mae Trottier

February 13, 2012

M. Mae Trottier

BELLINGHAM- M. Mae (Walsh) Trottier, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away after being stricken at home, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Trottier, Sr. deceased on September 1, 2010.
Born on July 16, 1928 at home in Berkley Village Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Margaret V. (Fanning) Walsh.

Theresa D. Therrien

February 13, 2012

Theresa D. Therrien

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Theresa D. Therrien, 84, of Victory Highway, North Smithfield, died peacefully Monday February 6, at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph O. and Mabel L. (Laforest) Trudel. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in North Smithfield for over 60 years.

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