March 26th, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Florence Berube, 91, formerly of Woonsocket and Slatersville, died Thursday, March 15th at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Berube.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Rose Alma (Masse) Beaudet. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Slatersville for many years.
In her early years Mrs. Berube was employed in the local textile industry. She later worked for Tenczar Photography. Later she worked in the housekeeping department at St. Antoine Residence before retiring in 1985.
EAST FALMOUTH- Helen Baglini of East Falmouth, formerly of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Born in Blackstone, MA on October 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Concetta (Grassi) Baglini.
BELLINGHAM- Adolpha Yerka, 97, a resident of Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for the past 20 months, a former long time resident of Bellingham, Mass. died Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Born in Rockville, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Stanislaw and Aniela (Niemic) Bziukiewicz.
Adolpha was predeceased by her parents, her husband Joseph Francis Yerka who died in June 1980 and her brother Myron Bziukiewicz died in 1999.
David R. Post, Sr.
BELLINGHAM- David R. Post, Sr., 70, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Dianna M. (Muise) Post.
Born in South Ambay, NJ on February 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Russell and Helen (Bennett) Post.
EMIL J. KOSIOR
BLACKSTONE- Emil J. Kosior, 92, of Blackstone, passed away on Friday at Landmark Medical Center after a short illness.
He was the husband of the late Merriom (Ellsey) Kosior. Born Oct. 11, 1919 in Woonsocket, he was the son of
the late Joseph & Helen (Kopacz) Kosior, he was a life long resident of Blackstone. For 50 years he was the owner &
operator of Emil's Repair & Service Station in Blackstone before retiring. He was a past member of the Blackstone Police
Roger L. Gelinas
WOONSOCKET- Roger L. Gelinas, 64, of Woonsocket, died Friday at Trinity Health Center. He was the loving husband of Florence T. (Nadeau) Gelinas.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roger E. and Claire (Lafrenniere) Gelinas. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Gelinas was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and earned his degree from Johnson & Wales University.
He was employed by Blackstone Valley Security and previously worked at Superior Health Care Corporation.
Cassandra Sherman may be only 17 years old, but the North Smithfield native has seen more of New England, New York state, and eastern Canada than the average adult three times her age has.
Sheâ€™s seen plenty of southern New England during her days in youth hockey, and sheâ€™s played in every hockey arena in this state during her freshman and sophomore seasons on the North Smithfield High girlsâ€™ team.
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee appears headed toward another difficult session on Wednesday, this time for an expected debate on whether to seek a State Police investigation into its budgeting errors and a reported language lapse in a school department employment contract.
David D. Koohy's introduction to Kiwanis International came two decades ago when he volunteered to flip burgers and pour beers at the Kiwanis Club of Newport's food concession stand at the Newport Yachting Center.
The club members were so impressed with his enthusiasm, they invited him back to help out at the next waterfront festival.
Members of the Woonsocket High School Chorus, from left, Ebony Densmore, Christine Thompson, Brianna Tavares, Jacob Chippo, Alyson Picard and Devon Lee, rehearse one of the songs they will sing at the R.I. All-State Music Festival to be held Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Joining them will be Woonsocket Middle School student Emily Taft, not pictured. The festival, sponsored by the R.I. Music Educators Association, is a great opportunity for students to perform with some of the most talented musicians in the state.