January 11th, 2012
Edgar A. Desilets
WOONSOCKET- Edgar A. Desilets, 90, of Dulude Ave., Woonsocket, died Wednesday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Rita F. (Tellier) Desilets.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Aldor and Victoria (Chevrette) Desilets. He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mr. Desilets was an Army veteran of WWII. He served as a guard at POW camps in Georgia and at Quonset Point in Rhode Island.
Rita L. Valentini
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rita L. Valentini, 90, of North Smithfield, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was born Tuesday, October 18, 1921 in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Henry and Roseanna (Cotnoir) Gentes.
She was a longtime resident of Woonsocket, and during that time, Rita had worked as a spinner for Falls Yarn for over 30 years before retiring to Winter Haven, Florida with her husband Julio. Together, they resided in Florida for over 20 years, before Rita moved back to Rhode Island.
LADY LAKE, FL- Norma E. (Gendron) Beauregard, 68, formerly of Lincoln died Monday, January 9, 2012 at the home of her son, Todd A. Beauregard of Glocester. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Beauregard.
Born in Valley Falls, a daughter of the late Antonio and Beatrice (Laroque) Gendron, she had lived in Lincoln over 30 years before moving to Florida 7 years ago.
Mrs. Beauregard was a quality control inspector for Texas Instruments, Attleboro, MA for over 30 years before retiring.
WOONSOCKET â€“ On a night the offense struggled mightily, East Providenceâ€™s defense rose to the occasion, especially at the end of the opening half, and fetched the Townies an important Division I-North victory over Woonsocket on Tuesday night.
The Towniesâ€™ â€˜Dâ€™ forced the Novans to commit the bulk of their 20 turnovers and played a big role in an 18-point run in the first half by keeping their hosts scoreless for eight-plus minutes, and in the process, helping produce a 54-39 triumph.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Mount St. Charles, Cumberland and Lincoln swept their opponents on Monday night in a Northern Division meet.
Mount swept Shea and St. Raphael while Cumberland rolled over Ponaganset and Woonsocket. Lincoln topped Central Falls and Tolman.
Several of the usual suspects stood out with strong performances. Woonsocketâ€™s Jalen Evans swept the 55-meter dash (6.6 seconds) and 300-meter race (38.0). Tolmanâ€™s Homlin Taylor won his sprint in 6.7 seconds.
WOONSOCKET â€” If all goes according to plan, a prominent traffic island will soon feature a permanent display of public art honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of racial tolerance.
The unique display at the junction of Mason and South Main streets will depict a likeness of the slain civil rights leader ministering to a half-dozen children and adults. The figures are reminiscent of the pop-up silhouettes of storybook art, except in this case theyâ€™ll be carved from thick plate steel and slightly bigger than life size, weighing hundreds of pounds each.
PROVIDENCE â€” On a day when Lincoln Patrolman Edward M. Krawetz took the stand and claimed his kick to the head of a sitting, handcuffed woman was made in self-defense, both his lawyer and the prosecutor told Superior Court Judge Edward C. Clifton they would be ready for closing arguments this morning.
Attorney John Harwood had made a motion after the defense rested Tuesday afternoon to dismiss the case, but Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine explained to the judge he saw no reason why it should be. Those arguments will be included in their closing remarks.
Felix A. Lima
CUMBERLAND- Felix A. Lima (87), of Cumberland, was born in Pawtucket, RI, the eldest of four children of Jose and Maria (Luiz) Lima. He was the loving husband of Delia (Rego) Lima for sixty-six years.
WOONSOCKET- Lucille A. (Plasse) (Morin) Desaulniers, 85, of St. Paul St. North Smithfield, died Monday morning at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Gerard L. Morin and George A. Desaulniers.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edouard and Laura (Jacob) Plasse. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and also lived in Cumberland and later in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Desaulniers was employed as a seamstress at several area firms and also worked at the former McCarthy's Department Store and later at Save Rite.
Gloria L. Provencal
LINCOLN- Gloria L. (Beaudry) Provencal, of 2 School St., Lincoln, RI and Deerfield Beach, FL died peacefully Friday, January 6, 2012 surrounded by her children. She was the beloved wife of the late Normand J. Provencal.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Eva (Dubois) Beaudry.