April 26th, 2012
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â Marlene Gagnon shoves her hand deep into a rack of multi-colored clothing and yanks out a long, white gown of slippery sateen fabric with a ribbon of hieroglyphic-like imagery running up the back.
âThatâs Cleopatra,â she says.
When William Jolicoeur went off to war as part of the 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division in 1917, he was part of a band of men that was very welcome in France. General John Pershing was glad to have them. Marshal Ferdinand Foch was glad to have them.
You see, they were from Woonsocket and could speak the native tongue, making them even more valuable than the other doughboys who were landing in Europe in droves.
Christopher A. Leduc
WOONSOCKET- Christopher A. Leduc 40, of Virginia Ave, passed away Monday April 23, in Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of Denise R. (Labine) Leduc and the late Robert P. Leduc.
Mr. Leduc was a stocker for CVS Warehouse for fourteen years. He was a sports enthusiast, avid bowler, and enjoyed paintball, and was a member of the Steel Reserve Paintball Team.
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PAWTUCKET â If recent history is any sort of indication regarding the Red Soxâs handling of minor league players with opt-out clauses written into their contracts, then expect pitcher Aaron Cook to head up to Boston next week.
PAWTUCKET â Leave it to the Yankees to spoil what would have been history-in-the-making for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Standing just three outs away from extending their winning streak to a franchise-best 10 consecutive games, the PawSox watched as reliever Garrett Mock melted down in an 8-6 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.
LINCOLN -- Cumberland High head coach Scott Carpenter couldnât believe his good fortune when, back on March 19, two new girls claiming to be goalies showed up at to his first practice at Tucker Field.
âI was grinning ear-to-ear, and I know the girls were wondering why,â Carpenter chuckled. âWe had two kids who had never played lacrosse before; they were (senior Kara Gorman and (freshman) Julia Eaton. From Day One, you could definitely see both had huge potential.â
WOONSOCKET â Citing allegations of sexual misconduct that happened nearly 30 years ago, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has defrocked a priest assigned to Precious Blood parish and ordered him to move out of the rectory.
PAWTUCKET â While saying that he didnât believe the accounts from either party were â100-percent accurateâ and that the incident itself might have been sparked by âroad rage,â a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal magistrate on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Pawtucket Police Department and sustained charges of refusal to submit to a chemical test and a roadway violation that had been brought against Jarred Lynch stemming from his 2011 collision with a Pawtucket Police sergeant.
Patricia A. Fortino
WOONSOCKET- Patricia A. Fortino, 71, of Woonsocket, died April 24, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Fortino. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life.
She worked as a secretary for the former Rosecraft Jewelry Company in Woonsocket retiring in 1996, and previously worked for the former CD Burns Company for 15 years. Pat was a active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 29 years.