Iris N. Leschishin
WALPOLE- LESCHISHIN Iris N. (Chehowy) of Walpole, formerly of Cleveland, OH and Thunder Bay, Ontario died December 4th, 2013; dear sister of Nestor of Thunder Bay, devoted mother to Denis of Duluth, MN, Mark of Wawa, Ontario, Gregory of Waltham, Taras of Roslindale and cherished aunt of Elissa Homenock Collens of Virginia; grandmother to Amber Lynn Vreeman, Ryan Leschishin, Paul Leschishin and Ana Leschishin of Minnesota; great-grandmother to Alyssa, Addison, Tyler and Drew Vreeman of Minneapolis, MN.
Normand A. Piette
BLACKSTONE, MA- Normand A. Piette, 72, of Early Village Drive, died December 4, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Maureen (Holt) Piette whom he married October 12, 1985.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William A. and Germaine N. (Lavallee) Piette. He lived in Woonsocket for twenty-five years prior to moving to Blackstone in 2010.
Richard R. Berard
BLACKSTONE- Richard R. Berard, 79, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Madeleine M. (Dalpe) Berard.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on March 21, 1934, he was the son of the late Francois and Marie Anne (Bibeault) Berard.
Raymond A. Smith
NAPLES, FL- Raymond A. Smith, 88, of Pine Isle Lane, Naples, died November 29, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Sylvia (Hanczaryk) Smith whom he married May 29, 1949.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond H. and Eila (Broadhead) Smith-Rawcliffe. He lived in Cumberland for thirty-two years prior to moving to Naples in 1988.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ That wasnâ€™t a basketball game that took place at the Ryan Center Thursday. That was a rock fight.
Or considering the stare down at center court that Dan Hurley and Ed Cooley engaged in with 3:55 remaining â€“ one that also contained a few verbal jabs for good measure â€“ perhaps they should have put the basketballs away and slapped a pair of boxing gloves on the two head coaches.
Style points were definitely at a premium, but oh, what a conclusion the Friars and Rams staged.
What would it take for the stateâ€™s four Division I menâ€™s basketball programs to get together for an in-season, round-robin tournament?
Depends on which school representative you speak with.
â€śAnything we could do to grow interest, whether it be a doubleheader, a tournament or anything like that, we would be all for it,â€ť stated Brown head coach Mike Martin.
There are three things that are certain in life -- death, taxes, and Mount St. Charles going down to the wire with Bishop Hendricken and La Salle in the battle for the Division I state championship.
That being said, expect much of the same from the three parochial schools this winter -- a long tooth-and-nail duel that will begin tonight and end in the finals sometime in mid-March at Brown University.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Anne Marie Lukin has only to walk into her Planet Fitness franchise in the Diamond Hill Plaza at 2000 Diamond Hill Road to know the business potential of the location.
Her customers and those of the abutting Burlington Coat Factory and Dollar Tree stores, and nearby Ocean of Pets, GNC store, and 99 Nail Salon keep their section of the spacious plaza parking lot active and full during much of the business day.
R. Thomas Theroux
PASCOAG- R. Thomas Theroux, 64, of Wallum Lake Rd., died December 5, 2013 in Zambarano Hospital, Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the cherished son of Mary T. (Della Fava) Theroux of Woonsocket and the Late Joseph "Pee Wee" Theroux.
Mr. Theroux had assisted in the workshop for RIARC, Woonsocket for many years and was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan
UXBRIDGE- Panteleimon, "Peter" Belba, 87, of Uxbridge, MA, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2013 at his residence.
He was the loving husband to Amelia (Swierad) Belba.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late Rev. Costache & Vasilka (Ioan) Belba.