January 17th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” A man robbed the Ronzio Pizza Restaurant on Providence Street of an undetermined amount of cash after holding the business' manager at gunpoint Sunday evening.
Patrol units were sent to the 375 Providence St. business at 7:30 p.m. after the armed suspect fled on foot with the stolen cash and a rifle used to carry out the robbery, police said Monday.
PROVIDENCE â€” When Dan Couture got a nagging pain in his shoulder last month, the avid health buff from North Smithfield passed if off as the byproduct of too much exercise.
On Christmas Day, after four days of suffering, the 63-year-old real estate appraiser couldnâ€™t stand it anymore. The pain had become so unbearable that he had has wife, June, drive him to Landmark Medical Center. There, doctors strapped him to a monitoring device and calmly informed Couture he was in the throes of a full-blown heart attack.
Jacqueline M. Roy
BURRILLVILLE- Jacqueline M. Roy 83, died Tuesday January 17th at home in Burrillville. She was the wife of Raymond H. Roy to whom she was married for fifty seven years.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late E. Arthur and Rhea (Vanasse) Beaupre.
CUMBERLAND â€” East Providence came out on fire and pushed Cumberland to the brink of dual-meet defeat for the first time in three years on Monday morning before the Clippers turned the tables for an exciting 40-32 conquest of the Townies.
â€śWe came out lazy in the Warwick tournament on Saturday,â€ť said Towniesâ€™ leader Joao Vicente. â€śCoach (Tom Galligan) warned us we couldnâ€™t do that against Cumberland. Today, we came out very warm.â€ť
The Townies won five of the first six matches to build a 23-6 advantage.
PROVIDENCE â€” The state championships for track and field will be held in about a month. Itâ€™s getting closer to realizing who will be the contenders and who will be the pretenders.
From a local standpoint, a few of those possible contenders for the girlsâ€™ competition were inside the Providence Career and Technical Academy field house Monday afternoon for their respective divisional meets.
CRANSTON â€” Mount St. Charles is showing signs of turning the corner.
The Mounties, who outshot unbeaten Hendricken 38-23 during a 3-2 loss on Saturday night, kept the pressure on Monday during a 3-1 victory over Cranston West, outshooting the Falcons by a 60-25 margin.
Cranston West goalie Derek Hagopian made 60 saves.
â€śHeâ€™s the reason the game was close,â€ť Mount coach Dave Belisle said. â€śI thought we played very well. Weâ€™re just having a tough time scoring. Weâ€™re making strides. This is such an inexperienced team, it is definitely still a work in progress.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” With a tip of the hat from President Obama, civic leaders and church groups capped a three-day tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King yesterday with the dedication of a new work of art honoring the slain civil rights leader.
Over 150 people braved a bone-chilling morning to take part in the ceremony, across the street from St. James Baptist Church, the cityâ€™s largest African-American congregation, which commissioned the steel-plate, multi-colored silhouettes of Dr. King preaching to a half-dozen followers, young and old.
BELLINGHAM, MA - Theresa M. Picard 85, died peacefully Monday January 16, 2012 at Liberty Commons in Chatham, MA. She was the wife of the late Arthur W. Picard who died in August, 1996.
Born May 11, 1926 in Woonsocket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Irene (Marcoux) Chamberland. She resided in Bellingham, and Ft. Myers, FL before moving to Cape Cod. Mrs. Picard worked as an office manager at Mark Stevens for many years.
WOONSOCKET - Jeanne M. Laroche, 93, of Getchell Ave., Woonsocket, died Monday at The Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Oscar Laroche.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Cayer) Gamache. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Laroche was employed at the former Social Department Store, Najarians Department Store, and at the U.S. Rubber Plant.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Agatha's Parish.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Joseph Cardello Jr. 76, resident of North Smithfield, died January 15, 2012 at the St. Antoine Residence.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Diadone) Cardello.
He was born on May 18, 1935 in Boston MA, a son of the late Joseph Sr. & Rose Cardello.
Joseph was an independent salesman in the clothing industry retiring in 1992, he was a resident of North Smithfield since 1972, and he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Free Hill Council and a communicant of St. Johns Church.