April 13th, 2012
THOMPSON, CT- Bertha (Ballou) Waters, 87, of Thompson, CT, died April 11, 2012.
Calling hours Sunday 2 to 4 PM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT followed by a Memorial Service at 4 PM. Donations to the Recreational Fund, Pierce Memorial Baptist Home, PO Box 326, Brooklyn, CT 06234. Share a memory with her family "Light a Candle" at
WOONSOCKET â€” On Tuesday, host Cumberland High pounded out 17 hits, including nine for extra bases, en route to a 14-0 â€śmercy ruleâ€ť pasting of Smithfield High.
Skipper Paul Murphyâ€™s crew didnâ€™t supply him and assistant Dale Oâ€™Dell with the same kind of offensive barrage 48 hours later at Mount St. Charles, but it did register eight hits to post a second consecutive â€śmercy ruleâ€ť triumph over the Mounties, this time an 11-0 verdict on Thursday.
WOONSOCKET â€” School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan is working on a sweeping restructuring of local elementary schools and the middle school that could restore all-day kindergarten at the early elementary level and also move fifth graders to the middle school.
Donoyan has presented an overview of the possible changes to city leaders and state legislators and is in the process of meeting with the school staff to obtain their reactions to the proposal.
Raymond A. Fontaine
WOONSOCKET- Raymond A. Fontaine, 59, life long resident of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Woonsocket Health Center, located on Poplar Street in Woonsocket, after a sudden and progressive illness. He was married to Jeannette M. Gina (Malenfant) Fontaine for 36 wonderful years, where they said their "I Do's" in Holy Family Church in December of 1975. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary this December. Born December 31, 1952, Raymond was a son of the late Raymond and Jeannette L. (Desjardin) Fontaine.
Kennis Ray Berard
SANTA FE, NM- KENNIS RAY BERARD, 70, of Santa Fe entered eternal life Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Las Cruces.
He was born October 16, 1941 in Hampton Road, Virginia.
Kennis served his country honorably as a Captain in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from the State of New Mexico as an Administrative Law Judge and was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.
WARWICK â€“ On his first full day as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for president, Mitt Romney visited Rhode Island Wednesday, blasting President Barack Obama for the stagnating economy and lack of jobs in America.
Romney appeared at a Town Hall type meeting at the Crown Plaza hotel that lasted just over 45 minutes, taking questions on everything from the plight of the local fishing economy to who he will choose as a running mate.
CUMBERLAND â€” The softball seasons have passed and the names have come and gone, but one thing you could always count on year after year any time Lincoln and Cumberland played each other was a spirited, competitive duel -- a showdown that was usually going to be decided by one or two runs.
Thatâ€™s what the small gathering of fans that braved the chilly weather at Wednesday afternoonâ€™s Division I-North affair at Tucker Field expected from the two unbeaten rivals, but what they got was a shocking surprise.
CUMBERLAND- Ann (Chodorowski) Winiarski,96, formerly of Mendon Road, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in the Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John Winiarski.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Constantine and Margaret (Lapiniak) Chodorowski. She resided in Cumberland for the past 58 years, previously residing in Woonocket.
Vivian G. Maney
WOONSOCKET- Vivian G. (Beaudet) Maney, 94, of Woonsocket, died April 10, 2012 in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Edwin Maney.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George and Bridget (O' Gara) Beaudet.
She is survived by two sons Kevin Maney of Narragansett, and Brian Maney of Chepachet; a daughter Maureen Maney of Woonsocket; two grandchildren Sarah Lane and Kate Maney, and two great grandchildren Grace and Samuel. She was preceded in death by her two brothers Francis and Paul Beaudet, and a sister Mary Lloyd.
Lillian A. Poirier
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lillian A. (DeMello) Poirier 87, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Victor A. Poirier Jr.
Born in Pottersville, MA she was a daughter of the late Emile and Annie (Nazareth) DeMello.
Lillian was the housekeeper at St. John's Parish for six years retiring in 1980. She was a member of the choir at St. John's Church, an entertainer with "Caravan of Cheer" and loved to crochet.