May 13th, 2013
Gerald A. Sikie
CUMBERLAND- Gerald A. Sikie, 63, of Cumberland and formerly of North Smithfield, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. He was the husband of Maureen (Whitehouse) Sikie. They were happily married for 18 years.
Born in Patton, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Arlie (Bradley) Sikie.
Mr. Sikie was a coordinator for Seven Hills of Massachusetts, formerly ARC of Northern Rhode Island. What he loved most about his job, was the time spent dedicated to helping the people he served. He was a volunteer in Cumberland Baseball, coaching in T-Ball and Little League.
Shirley C. St. Pierre
SMITHFILD- Shirley C. St. Pierre, 86, of Greenville, formerly of Oakland, passed away on May 11, 2013, at Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hercules and Catherine (Taylor) Goulet.
Mrs. St. Pierre worked for AT Cross where she retired and was a Gold Star Mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Arthur St. Pierre.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Wanda K. (Iskierski) Moorehouse 89, of No. Smithfield, passed away on Thursday, May 9th at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by her cherished family. She was the loving wife of Eugene Moorehouse.
She was born January 4, 1924 in No. Smithfield the daughter of Polish immigrants, the late Stanislaw and Feliksa (Baron) Iskierski.
Ronald A. Roberts
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ronald A. Roberts, 63, of North Smithfield, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Mary H. (Lisak) Roberts, whom he married September 23, 1972.
Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of the late Rene Roberts and Rhea (Deshaies) Roberts of North Smithfield.
Bertha C. Malo
UXBRIDGE- Bertha C. (Roy) Malo, 92 of Calumet Ct. formerly of Henry St. died Fri. May 10 at St. Camillus Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She is survived by 3 sons, Rene M. Malo and his wife Virginia Ginny of Douglas; Richard A. Malo and his wife Kyle-Ann of Putnam, CT; and Donald L. Malo and his wife Karen of Webster; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Rene J. Malo who died on Jan. 30, 2006 as well as her brother Armand Roy.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Thereâ€™s a hearty dose of local talent on this yearâ€™s baseball team at La Salle Academy. More precisely, there are five players whose contributions to date represent a key reason why head coach Geoff Marconeâ€™s ball club is positioned near the top of Division I-North.
What makes this particular quintet so distinctive is that each of them brings something different to the field. In Cumberlandâ€™s Caleb Gardner and North Smithfieldâ€™s C.J. Dandeneau, the Rams are buoyed by a rock-solid 1-2 punch at the front-end of the rotation.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A North Kingstown lawmaker is threatening to rally a boycott of Sovereign Bank if she finds out the bank closed its accounts with a local firearms dealer for political reasons.
â€śIf I find out this is true Iâ€™m going to close my account with Sovereign Bank and recommend all the Second Amendment people in Rhode Island do the same,â€ť State Rep. Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31) told The Call. â€śBanks shouldnâ€™t be choosing their customers because theyâ€™re in a certain kind of business. Thatâ€™s just stupid.â€ť
LINCOLN â€“ Local voters will get the chance to offer their say on a proposed $76,138,712 town budget for 2013-14 when the Financial Town Meeting gets under way in Lincoln High School tonight beginning at 7 oâ€™clock.
Michelle Decelles always knew Motherâ€™s Day to be a big day at the Coachmenâ€™s Lodge Restaurant she and her husband, Norman, run at 273 Wrentham Road in Bellingham.
It was a big day for the restaurant but Decelles never fully understood why people wanted to take their Momâ€™s out on that day until she became a Mom six years ago.
â€śI donâ€™t think I realized what motherhood really was until I became a mother myself,â€ť she said while working at the restaurant this week.
WARWICK â€“ The most important thing citizens can do to help Rhode Islandâ€™s economy and business climate is to get involved with what the government is doing, RI Taxpayerâ€™s President Ken Block told the groupâ€™s annual meeting Saturday.
Because of the stateâ€™s small size and population, Block said, â€śWe pay a terrific and horrific price when we are not efficient, when bad things happen economically, when bad decisions are made like 38 Studios, or when graft and corruption rear their ugly heads.