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April 5th, 2011

Antonio Dias

April 5, 2011

Antonio Dias

WOONSOCKET- Antonio Dias, 97, of Warwick St., died Sunday, April 3, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence, with his family by his bedside. He was the husband of the late Maria (Gaspar) Dias, with whom he emigrated from Portugal to the U.S. in 1961. He was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (do Carmo) Dias.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he and his family returned to Portugal when he was a young child.

Lillian E. Therien

April 5, 2011

Lillian E. Therien

WOONSOCKET- Lillian E. (Cournoyer) Therien 85, formerly of Woonsocket and Jensen Beach, FL, died Monday at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Armand F. Therien.
Mrs. Therien was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Giguere) Cournoyer.
She worked as a meat wrapper for Stop and Shop Supermarkets for many years. Lillian was an avid card player and enjoyed fishing with her husband.

Marc C. Lauzon

April 5, 2011

Marc C. Lauzon

WOONSOCKET- Marc C. Lauzon, 63, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Westerly Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 43 years of Suzanne H. (Boucher) Lauzon.

JoAnn Wood

April 5, 2011

JoAnn Wood

WOONSOCKET- JoAnn (Paquette) Wood, of Woonsocket passed away on March 29, 2011. She was the beloved wife of James Wood for 28 years.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of Josephine (Norek) Paquette of Woonsocket & the late Joseph Paquette.
Besides her husband & mother, she leaves a daughter Nancy Bailey & husband Scott of No. Smithfield, Her granddaughters Christy & Alyssa, grandsons Jaylyn & Neil. Her brothers Thomas, John & wife Lisa Paquette of Woonsocket, Mark & wife Rose Paquette of Chepachet, also many nieces & nephews.

April 4th

Planting Footprints 5K to support breast cancer research

April 4, 2011

For the past two years, race director Kerri Stenovitch has had no problem deciding on a rightful beneficiary for the Phantom Farms Planting Footprints 5K road race. Considering that the 3.1-mile event takes place at the popular Cumberland apple orchard, most of the proceeds went to the R.I. Fruit Growers Association.
Stenovitch, a former star runner for St. Raphael Academy in the early 1990s, has decided on a new cause for this Sunday’s race.
And like the previous one, this one truly made sense.

Local baseball squads start season with hope

April 4, 2011

Ed Hunt knows that all three subdivisions in this year’s Division I circuit are going to be tough, but not as difficult as the battles awaiting his Lincoln team in the Division I-North ranks.
“There are no weak sisters in our division,” the veteran coach said before his Lions’ workout on Monday afternoon. “I think we have the toughest division from top to bottom, whereas most of the other divisions, they’re balanced this year, but they still probably have four good teams.”

Millville man, 20, killed in car crash

April 4, 2011

MILLVILLE — Police say excessive speed was a factor in the crash of a motor vehicle that left a 20-year-old local man dead Sunday.
Christopher Mitrano of 9 Allard Court was pronounced dead at the scene about 1 a.m. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle, said Police Clerk Blaine Sheppard.
Sheppard said Mitrano's 2002 Camry swerved off Chestnut Hill Road and slammed into “multiple trees” with such force the car was severed.

Things moving fast with Landmark sale

April 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The sale of Woonsocket's Landmark Medical Center and its subsidiary, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield — possibly to different buyers — could be a done deal by April 13.
Though the identities of some of the bidders vying for Landmark's assets has started to leak out, the special master in charge of the financially struggling hospital said he would release the full text of all the bids after a Superior Court hearing tomorrow.

Ernest M. Gallagher

April 4, 2011

Ernest M. Gallagher

GLOCESTER- Gallagher, Ernest M., 75, died unexpectedly March 25, 2011 in New Smyrna, Florida. He was the husband of the late Mary (Lange) Gallagher.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James and Edith (Spencer) Gallagher.
Mr. Gallagher resided in Glocester since 1963 and was employed by Cumberland Engineering for nearly 40 years.

Lillian Clayton McAlister

April 4, 2011

Lillian Clayton
McAlister

WOONSOCKET- Lillian Clayton McAlister, 86, died in Woonsocket, RI on March 14.
She was born in Boston, Mass., on July 27, 1924, daughter of Ashbel Clayton and Lillian Murphy Clayton.
She leaves her husband, Glendon McAlister, her brother, Paul Clayton, of West Roxbury, Mass., her cousin Frances Hurley and husband, David, of Braintree, Mass., 6 children, and 7 grand and great-grandchildren.

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