February 25th, 2012
During the annual R.I. Spring Flower & Garden Show at the Convention Center Friday, Joe Mack, left, of Earth & Water Landscapes of Lincoln, and Craig Marciniak, of Tranquil Water Gardens of Cumberland, look over their collaborative garden called "Garden of Hope," created in partnership with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In the foreground are the many memorial ribbons that visitors have created. The flower show runs through Sunday.
WOONSOCKET -- Mount St. Charles magically found a way to top last Fridayâ€™s thrilling victory over La Salle on Friday night.
The Mounties captured their sixth straight game, and what a win it was! They scored four goals during an eight-minute span in the third period to top first-place Bishop Hendricken, 6-5, in their Division I-Cimini showdown at Adelard Arena.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles varsity head coach Steve Shea gave his troops a really simple game plan prior to the Mountiesâ€™ initial game of the Championship Division best-of-three semifinal series against Warwick Co-op on Friday night.
He asked his girls to skate the puck first, then shoot it. If those failed, the third and final order was to pass it to the open player.
â€śWe wanted to do that because we tend to be an over-passing team, and I wanted the kids to take the puck to the net,â€ť he explained.
Arthur E. Maurice Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Arthur E. Maurice Jr. 89, of Blackstone, died Thursday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Doris (Roberge) Maurice, and the late Rita (Marquis) Maurice.
Mr. Maurice was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Arthur E. Maurice, and the late Anna ( Poulin) Maurice.
He was a Navy World War II veteran.
Mr. Maurice was a wool sorter at the former Branch River Woolen Mill, and a machinist at Taft-Pierce and Hill Machine for many years retiring in 1987.
Glenn P. Michaud
WOONSOCKET- Glenn P. Michaud, 57 of Providence St., died, Sunday February 19, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gerard and Lena (Marzini) Michaud.
Glenn worked as a Flagger for IDS Enterprises, and various other contractors. He was a member of the Local 138, Norwood, Ma.
Donald A. Lussier
NO. PROVIDENCE- Donald A. Lussier 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Raymond Lussier of Cumberland and the late Pauline (Gonneville) Lussier. He lived most of his life in No. Providence.
He was self employed and owned and operated a tem-agency in Johnston for many years.
Valeda D. St. Amand
WOONSOCKET- Valeda D. (Guilbert) St. Amand 98, Formerly of Cumberland and a long time resident of died Wednesday in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the wife of the late William Baillargeon and the late Oscar St. Amand.
She was born in St. Hyacinthe, PQ, Canada, a daughter of the late Louis and Orise ( Lambert) Guilbert.
BURRILLVILLE- PALMIERI, Alberta L., 84, of Wallum Lake Road, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012. She was the wife of Ralph E. Palmieri. They were married for 56 years.
Born in Burrillville, daughter of the late Albert W. and Elsie L. (Congdon) Wilcox.
Alberta was a past president of the VFW Post 1023 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters, Rose Shaw of Pascoag and Alberta Hips of Bennetsville, SC, 4 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter; siblings, Lester Wilcox of Green Valley, AZ & Grace Brey of Eastern, MD. She was the sister of the late Carolyn Sherman.
HUDSON, FL- Loretta (Lori) Champeau, 70, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Mapleville, RI died January 30, 2012 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, FL.
She was the beloved wife of Lionel Champeau for the past 53 years.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Pearl and Frederick Archambault.
Loretta worked at General Motors in Framingham, MA for many years, retiring in 1991 when the plant closed.
WOONSOCKET â€” Speaking at a business development forum Thursday, Gov. Lincoln Chafee hinted that he might withdraw his proposed hike in the meals and beverage tax if new revenue forecasts due in May are high enough.
â€śWeâ€™re hoping with those new revenue estimates we can work on the meals and beverage tax,â€ť Chafee said. â€śLetâ€™s hope those May numbers continue the positive trend theyâ€™re on.â€ť