November 14th, 2011
Irene J. VanHouwe
GALES FERRY CT- Irene J. (Costa) VanHouwe, 87, of Gales Ferry CT, previously of RI & FL passed away Thursday, November 10th at L&M Hospital in New London, CT.
Born in North Smithfield, RI she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Georgiana (Ticherio) Costa.
She retired in 1986 from the Desmond Mill Co. after 44 years of faithful service.
Irene was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxillary in North Smithfield.
Jose A. Reyes-Rivera
WOONSOCKET- Jose A. Reyes-Rivera, 40, of Woonsocket, died Friday, November 11, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of Fernando Reyes of Puerto Rico and Nydia Rivera of Woonsocket.
Mr. Reyes-Rivera was a Doctor of Pharmacy, having received his Ph. D. from URI in 2004. He enjoyed going to the beach, traveling and dancing. Jose is remembered as a thoughtful and giving person who was the heart and soul of his family.
Estelle J. O'Keefe
WOONSOCKET- Estelle J. (Allard) O'Keefe, 80, of Pond St, died on Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph E. O'Keefe Jr.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Edmund Allard and the late Irma (Meunier) Doran.
Estelle worked as an Operator for the former Woonsocket Answering Service before retiring in 1988.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Norman Joseph Langelier, 86, of No. Smithfield, died Friday, November 11th in the St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Solange (Phaneuf Brassard) Langelier and the late Jeannette (Dauray) Langelier.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Henry and Alice (Brodeur) Langelier.
Mr. Langelier had lived in Newport for 30 years before moving to the St. Antoine Residence in 2003.
Jeanne "Muriel" Tessier
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne "Muriel" Tessier, 83 of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Walter "Pete" Tessier.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mena (Bazinet) Poirier.
Sylvia M. Baron
WOONSOCKET- Sylvia M. Baron 89, of St. Joseph St. Woonsocket, died Wednesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Baron.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Moise and Corana (Tetreault) Gauthier.
In her youth Sylvia was a textile worker for the Guerin Mills.
She is survived by a brother Normand T. Gauthier of N. Providence, and two sisters, Murielle S. Gauthier of Woonsocket, and Viola C. Lebeau of Central Falls. She was also the sister of the late Lucien M. Gauthier.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â€” Two straight losses were too many for Tom Brady.
He and the New England Patriots weren't used to struggling or hearing people wondering if they're no longer the powerhouse they've been for years. Well, just like that, they're back in a familiar spot: all alone at the top of the AFC East.
Brady threw three touchdown passes, including two to Rob Gronkowski, and the Patriots assumed sole possession of first place in the division with a convincing 37-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday night.
Norman Decelles, 5, of Wrentham, with his grandmother, Michelle Decelles, owner of the Coachmanâ€™s Lodge in Bellingham, presents a check for $200 to Terry McKenna, founder of Terryâ€™s Auto in Woonsocket, during the 16th annual Because He Lives fundraiser Sunday.
PROVIDENCE --- With a combined 17 goals allowed between them this season, it was clear that scoring was going to be at a minimum in the Division II state finals between second-seeded Lincoln High and unbeaten No. 1 seed Exeter/West Greenwich.
That held true on Sunday afternoon at the Rhode Island College complex. But after a tight contest for 60 minutes, the Scarlet Knights broke through with two goals in a seven-minute span to pave the way for their second straight state crown with a 3-1 victory over the Lions in a rematch of last year's championship contest.
PAWTUCKET â€“ We hear the phrase â€śmaking playsâ€ť from athletes and coaches so often that sometimes the exact meaning of the phrase gets lost in its overuse.
Cumberland coach Chris Skurka used the term to describe how his underdog Clippers sneaked past favored Tolman by a 13-9 margin on Saturday night in a Division II quarterfinal playoff game.
â€śThatâ€™s what this team does,â€ť Skurka said. â€śWe make plays.â€ť