June 6th, 2013
LINCOLN â€“ Police charged a 47-year-old Railroad Street man with domestic assault by strangulation on his girlfriend following a disturbance early Wednesday morning in an apartment he shares with several other people.
Robert B. Williamson was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish the telephone in connection with the alleged domestic assault on his girlfriend during the incident.
GLOCESTER- Leonhardt, Irene Lillian (Cooney) "Gram", 81, of Chepachet passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of George "Bud" Leonhardt, Jr. for 60 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene (McLinden) Cooney.
Frances T. Duff
LEXINGTON- Frances T. (Mulligan) Duff, 87, a resident of Youville Place in Lexington for the past 2 years, formerly of Westford and Chelmsford, passed away on June 5, 2013 following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon J. Duff who died in 1993.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI on June 22, 1925, a daughter of the late John J. Mulligan and Ellen M. (Whalen) Mulligan.
The Rev. Deacon
Susan J. North
NORTH SMITHFIELD- North, The Rev. Deacon Susan J. (Gardner), 59, passed away suddenly, Monday June 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Christopher R. North.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of Alice Phyllis (Davis) Gardner and the late Alfred Byron Gardner, Jr.
WOONSOCKET â€” If Mount St. Charles planned to overcome a tough opponent and earn a spot in next Tuesday nightâ€™s Division I semifinals, the Mounties were going to have to do something they hadnâ€™t done during the regular season.
Win a five-set match.
After going 0-for-3 in matches that were decided by 3-2 scores, the Mounties were able to cap a two-hour thriller with visiting North Kingstown on Wednesday afternoon with an impressive 15-12 victory in their quarterfinal-round matchup.
PROVIDENCE â€” North Smithfield High head coach Tom Bourgeois stood on a sidewalk in front of Rhode Island College's Gaige Hall late Wednesday afternoon and struggled to find words to describe his squad's inability to field the ball cleanly â€“ or muster a timely hit.
His top-seeded Northmen (from II-North) had entered this R.I. Division II Tournament winners' bracket semifinal tilt against fifth-ranked East Greenwich having dropped just one league decision all year, that a 5-3 nailbiter at Cranston East back on April 10.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Based on the comments John Farrell made Wednesday, it wouldnâ€™t classify as a tremendous shock to see Will Middlebrooks remain with the PawSox beyond when heâ€™s eligible to come off the disabled list, which is Saturday.
Position players are allotted a 20-day rehab window with Wednesday serving as Day Two of Middlebrooksâ€™ on-the-mend stint. During his weekly radio appearance on WEEI, Farrell mentioned that itâ€™s just not a matter of the third baseman shaking off the cobwebs after landing on the disabled list with a lower back strain.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The president of a prominent economic development organization says Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s proposal to reduce tax credits for companies that create new jobs has already prompted CVS/Caremark to put on hold a substantial expansion of operations it had been planning.
Estelle S. Guy
WOONSOCKET- Estelle S. Guy, 83, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Aurore (Guilbert) Guy. Estelle was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School.
Estelle was employed as a file clerk at Stock-Weather & Shepley in Providence for several years and also as a key punch operator.
Estelle was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
George L. Pichette
WOONSOCKET- George L. Pichette, 73, died June 4, 2013 after a long illness, in Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of Carole A. (Haughey) Pichette, with whom he celebrated his 50th anniversary on May 18.
A lifelong city resident, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Cecile Y. (Ethier) Pichette.