SLATERSVILLE- Hedwig C. Dobrowolski, 87, resident of Wakefield, formally of Slatersville died March 29, 2011 at the So. County Hospital in Wakefield.
Loving wife of the late Stanley W. Dobrowolski.
Born in Worcester MA, a daughter of the late Julian & Stanislawa (Hetnick) Ruchala.
She worked as a seamstress for the Denhom Co. in Worcester MA; she also was a teacher in painting and doing arts and crafts. She was a member of St. Johns Ladies Guild and the womens auxiliary of the VFW.
Normand C. Berard
WOONSOCKET- Normand C. Berard 81, formerly of Manville Rd., and St. Paul St. North Smithfield, died Tuesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Tetreault) Poitras Berard and the late Blanche (Leclair) Berard.
Mr. Berard was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Clovis and Juliette (Piche) Berard.
He was a meat cutter for Star Market for twenty four years retiring in 1988.
WOONSOCKET- Raymond P. McKenna, 72, of Bernon St, Woonsocket, died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Brenda F. (Plante) McKenna.
Born in Montreal, PQ, Canada, he was a son of the late Euclide "Edward" and Emeralda (DeCasse) McKenna. He was raised in Montreal and resided in Woonsocket for over 50 years.
Mr. McKenna was employed as a truck driver for Regency Inc. for many years.
CUMBERLAND â€” For the first few weeks of the spring season, the courts have been empty at Tucker Field, the home of the Cumberland High boysâ€™ tennis team.
Thatâ€™s doesnâ€™t mean the Clippers havenâ€™t been practicing for their upcoming (and very challenging) campaign in Division I after a four-year absence. While work is in the process of being done to reconstruct the courts, longtime CHS head coach John Jasionowski has managed to prepare his squad by first utilizing the courts at the Abbott Run Valley Club and then over at the nearby Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Construction work on a $252,000 addition to the town's first and oldest library began three weeks ago and is making rapid progress, according to library officials.
Work on the Pascoag Public Library addition officially began on March 14. As of today, the foundation has been poured and is being finished and walls for the 22-foot by 38-foot addition have been erected.
Irene T. Charpentier
WOONSOCKET- Irene T. (Roy) Charpentier passed away March 29, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre surrounded by family and friends. She had celebrated her 90th birthday there on March 7th. She was the widow of Edgar B. Charpentier to whom she had been married for sixty-three years at the time of his death in 2002. She was the daughter of the late Napolean and Roseanna Roy.
Walter H. Emery, Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Walter H. Emery, Jr., 74, of Blackstone, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Lynn, MA on April 12, 1936, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Haskell) Emery.
He was the father of Susan Chita of Blackstone, MA, Stephen Emery of St. Paul, MN and Michael Emery of Attleboro, MA. He leaves his grandchildren, Jason Beaulieu, Amanda Chita, Christopher Emery, Ryan Emery, Jennifer Tricaico and great-granddaughter, Abagail Slowe. He was the brother of Donald H. Emery of Boston, MA.
Dean Brian Cotnoir
WINTER HAVEN, FL.- Cotnoir, Dean B. 55 of Pascoag, RI and Winter Haven, Fl, died Sunday Jan. 2, 2011 in FL. He was the husband of Mary Ann Cotnoir.
Born in Woonsocket RI, he was the son of Robert and Terry Cotnoir of Blackstone, Mass.
Mr. Cotnoir owned and operated DC Trucking, in RI.
He is survived by his loving children, David Thanos of Tiverton, RI and Michelle Berkovitz of Cumberland, RI, his brother Wayne Cotnoir of Warwick, RI, his nephew Joseph Cotnoir and his two grandchildren Carl John and Brendon.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles Academy moves up to Division I this season after winning the last two Division II state championships.
The Mounties go there knowing full well the challenge that awaits them, head coach Tom Seaver was saying on Monday night while contemplating this question:
â€śWhatâ€™s the difference between Division I and II?â€ť
Seaver weighs the query for a moment and then quickly responds.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Though the proposal has been trashed by environmental groups, State Rep. Jon D. Brien says he'll keep pushing to pass his bill to allow a waste-to-energy plant to be built in the city.
The bill would would lift the state's 20-year ban on waste-to-energy projects and allow only one to be built â€“ at an unspecified location in Woonsocket â€“ provided it complies with all applicable legal and health codes and wins the endorsement of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation.