October 5th, 2011
Woonsocket Mayor Leo T. Fontaine presents the honorary Key to the City to Thomas Ward, 2011Autumnfest Grand Marshal, and publisher of the Valley Breeze, during a ceremony in his honor at the Bank of America lobby in Woonsocket Tuesday evening.
CUMBERLAND â€” Longtime coaches John Menna of Lincoln and Joe Bennett of Smithfield have had their share of success over the years in their respective programs and enjoy winning just as much as anyone else.
But neither coach was concerned about beating unbeaten Cumberland on Tuesday in a Northern Division dual-meet finale at the Monastery. The primary concern for Menna and Bennett was on the competition between their two teams.
WOONSOCKET -- On Oct. 2, representatives from Saint James Episcopal Church, at 26 Hamlet Ave., reported a brass cross stolen from the altar inside the church. The cross was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 1. If anyone has information, you can call our anonymous tip-line at (401) 769-4444 or contact Det. Sgt. William Coupe at (401)767-8836. The cross is described as being 31" high with a 9"x 7.5" base.
See COMPLETE STORY in Wednesday's edition of The Call.
Walter E. Greenlund
WOONSOCKET- Walter E. Greenlund, 63, of Delray Beach, FL died Monday, October 3, 2011 while visiting in Rhode Island.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Walter W. and Doris M. (Cournoyer) Greenlund.
Mr. Greenlund worked for General Motors in Framingham and Interstate Towing in Woonsocket, retiring in 2004. He served as a Sargeant in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Wally liked watching baseball and going fishing but especially enjoyed spending time with his family and was considered the number one fan at his grandchildren's sporting events.
Yvette C. Mandeville
WOONSOCKET- Yvette C. Mandeville, 81, of Angell St., Woonsocket, died Sunday at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Florina (Jacob) Mandeville. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Yvette was employed in her early years at the French Worsted mill and later at Riverside Corp. She later worked at Royal Electric ITT Corp in Pawtucket for over 40 years before retiring.
She was a lifelong communicant of Precious Blood Church.
Raymond L. Mercier
PALM BAY, FL- Raymond L. Mercier 61, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away Saturday August 20, 2011 at the Wuesthoff Progressive Health Care Center, Viera, FL.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Lucille (D'Anjou) Mercier and the late Lionel Mercier.
He served in the US Navy from 1967-1960 and was a past member of the Army National Guard and the Coast Guard Reserves.
Paul Emile Paradis
FROSTPROOF, FL- We regretfully announce the passing of Paul Emile Paradis "Frenchie"
Born in Canada to Florida and Joseph Paradis June 1942.
Emile formally resided in North Smithfield with(deceased) wife Judith (Kozlik)Paradis. He is survived by his current wife Veronica (Reiss) Paradis.
Clemence T Pelletier
NO. SMITHFIELD- Clemence T (Gouin) Pelletier, 88, of No. Smithfield, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Maurice Pelletier.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Arbea and Cordelea (Guevremont) Gouin. She also resided most of her life in Woonsocket.
Mrs. Pelletier worked as a winder for the former Premier Thread, Lincoln, retiring in 1990, and had also worked for the former Uniroyal, Woonsocket. A communicant of St. James Parish, her favorite hobbies were cleaning and shopping.
WOONSOCKET â€” Woonsocket High coach Tony Ciresi and Shea mentor Kate Corry didnâ€™t expect anything different when their Division III squads faced each other on Monday afternoon.
After two-plus hours at the Aylsworth Ave. Courts, it was the Villa Novans that earned the win, defeating the Raiders, 4-3. The last match to leave the courts proved to be the difference as the No. 3 doublesâ€™ team of Janessa Shyabouth and Diana Inthisone breezed to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over the Raidersâ€™ Emenzialina Moreira and Vanda DeBrito.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nearly a quarter of the 25 candidates running for seats on the City Council and School Committee are carrying account balances for various city taxes and fees that are so delinquent theyâ€™ve already been assessed penalties.
Another handful also have accounts listed as past due, but city officials couldnâ€™t be certain they were delinquent, citing a lag time involved in bank processing of receivables.