January 24th, 2012
Josephine M. Kurek
NO. SMITHFIELD- Josephine M. (Misiaszek) Kurek, 87, of Cynthia Dr., passed away peacefully on Monday at Landmark Medical Ctr. With her loving family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Lawrence J. Kurek.
Born, Nov. 25, 1924 in No. Smithfield.
Frank F. Malito
WOONSOCKET- Frank F. Malito, 94, of Diamond Hill Rd., died Monday, January 23, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of almost 50 years to the late Florence R. (Valois) Malito.
Born in West Warwick, son of the late Antonio and Amelia (Sabatini) Malito.
Mr. Malito was a United States, Army Air Force WWII Veteran. He was former Vice Commander of the Andrew F. Young Post 3, of the American Legion.
Jeannette M. Hebert
BURRILLVILLE- Jeannette M. (Laplume) Hebert, 90, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Julian Hebert.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Theroux) Laplume.
Jeannette worked as a Group Leader at Tupperware for many years before retiring in 1984.
She is survived by a daughter, Claire Forget and her husband Donald of Rockledge, FL and one granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Emile Laplume and Cecile Stevenin.
Gerard J. Charron
GLOCESTER- Gerard J. Charron, 82, passed away on January 21,2012, at the Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag. He was the husband of Deborah (Fleming) Charron.
Gerard was born in Woonsocket, son of the late Herve and Alma (Martel) Charron.
Gerard was educated in the Woonsocket School District and was a resident of Woonsocket until moving to Glocester in 1969.
Lionel P.E. Robert
OXNARD, CA - Lionel P.E. Robert, 84, of Oxnard, California, passed away on December 31, 2011 with his family at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Monique (Rouleau) Robert.
Lionel was born in Woonsocket on November 4, 1927 to the late Fernando and Aurore (Desserres) Robert.
He leaves 5 children; Major Dennis Robert, stationed in Germany, Charles of Washington, Carol, Michael, and Nancy Brown of Oxnard, California and 6 grandchildren. A sister, Theresa Hemond of North Smithfield and a brother Bernard Robert of Uxbridge.
Judy R. LeBlanc
BLACKSTONE- Judy R. (Laquerre) LeBlanc, 67. of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 23, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. LeBlanc.
Born in Fargo, ND on August 10, 1944, she was the daughter of Lillian M. (Delong) Laquerre of Northbridge, MA and the late Raymond Laquerre.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Monday night saw North Smithfield come close to handing The Prout School its first league loss of the season. The Northmen managed to keep the contest close, but a strong push down the stretch enabled the Crusaders to waltz out of Lovett Gymnasium with a 69-61 triumph.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Woonsocket High School football program is staying put in Division II. In the case of Tolman High, Division I beckons after a successful stint in Division II.
Divisional alignments for several fall sports were ratified and approved at Mondayâ€™s meeting of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Principals' Committee on Athletics. In the case of football, Woonsocket will remain in Division II, a league where the Villa Novans have resided since the 2006 season.
WOONSOCKET -- The final tally on shots on net in Monday nightâ€™s contest between Mount St. Charles and Barrington was an astounding 78-32 count in favor of the Mounties.
And while the Mounties managed to claim the Division I crossover game by an 8-0 score, they werenâ€™t able to put away the visiting Eagles until the start of the third period, as they netted four goals in the first 7:18 of play to finally send the fans to Adelard Arenaâ€™s parking lot.
PROVIDENCE â€” Seconds after a Superior Court judge found Lincoln police officer Edward M. Krawetz guilty of felony battery with a dangerous weapon â€” in this case, his shod foot â€” the defendant's wife, Lori, wiped away tears.
Several other family members just looked around in disbelief after Justice Edward C. Clifton announced his decision at about 12:10 p.m., Monday.