January 13th, 2011
By early next week, basketball teams statewide will have reached the midway point of their league seasons.
For some boys' squads, the writingâ€™s on the wall that their seasons will come to a close some time in mid-February. But for several others, including a plethora of area teams, the postseason is clearly within reach with still plenty of basketball to be played in the final month of league competition.
Carol A. Malo
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Carol A. (Beattie) Malo, 57, of North Smithfield, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of Normand L. Malo for thirty six years. They were married August 31, 1974.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Jacqueline (Gousy) Beattie of Lincoln and the late Edward J. Beattie.
BURRILLVILLE- Ryan, Timothy, 68, of Pascoag, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Pauline C. (Cote) Ryan.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Paul and Irene (Lyons) Ryan and step son of Thelma (Wang) Ryan of Bocca Raton, Florida.
Mr. Ryan was a machinist, mechanic and boat builder for many years before retiring. He served in the US Army and lived in Woonsocket before moving to Pascoag 27 years ago.
Michael R. Buteau
WOONSOCKET- Michael R. Buteau 53, of Mendon Rd., died Sunday at the Greenville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Ernest and Gloria (Hall) Buteau. He was a self-employed painter for most of his life.
Michael is survived by two sons Wayne and Justin Ochadleus, a daughter Dawn Buteau all of Fort Myers, FL, two brothers Dennis and Jess Buteau both of Cape Coral, FL, two sisters Sheila Dowdy of Woonsocket and Sharon Winbush of Cumberland, and several nieces and nephews.
NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) â€” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is freezing out talk radio shows from his new administration, saying he and state workers who report to him will no longer appear on them because they're profit-driven enterprises that are more entertainment than news and a diversion from state business.
Adena Moller and her son, Adam Fontaine, 13, a student at Woonsocket Middle School, clear snow from in front of their home on Cass Avenue in Woonsocket Wednesday.
John F. Howard
GLOCESTER- Howard, John F., 83, a lifelong resident of Harmony, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Hirst) Howard.
Born in Harmony, he was a son of the late Arthur W. and Nellie (Cook) Howard.
Some baseball notes geared to make you forget those snow removal blues â€¦
Thereâ€™s no question Chris Iannetta is bent on staying sharp during the offseason. The St. Raphael Academy alum is renown around the R.I. Baseball Institute for having a set routine and hating to deviate from it. In fact, it wouldnâ€™t come as a shock to learn Iannetta possesses a key to the indoor batting cage, located in Warwick.
Normand R. Dansereau
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Dansereau 82, of Logee St. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dagesse) Dansereau.
Mr. Dansereau was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Euclide and Ida (Soucy) Dansereau.
He was a mechanic for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Ashton for thirty years before retiring in 1983. He then worked part time as a security guard for the Woonsocket Medical Center for six years. Mr. Dansereau was member of the Knights of Columbus. Normand enjoyed the outdoors and spent many years camping.
WARWICK- Barbara Lavergne, 90, of Warwick Ave. and formerly of Plainville, MA and Bellingham died Thursday in the Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of Marcel Lavergne for the past 44 years.
Born in Green Valley, CA she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Aires) Dow.
She was employed by the Amprex Electronics Co., Slatersville for 15 years until her retirement.
Besides her beloved husband she leaves a niece Diane Walach and great nephew Craig Walach both of Warwick.