November 16th, 2010
Ronald P. Fullam
BURRILLVILLE- Ronald P. Fullam, 68, resident of Nasonville, passed away Nov. 16, 2010, at Landmark Medical Center.
Loving husband of Frances (Fontenault) Fullam.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Matthew & Mary Mamie (Belliveau) Fullam.
Ronald worked for General Dynamics Electric Boat, Quonset Point as a radiography supervisor for 41 years.
He is survived by his sons, Kenneth, Wesley, and Scott Fullam, daughters, Jacquelyn Lacey, Kathleen Misiaszek, Amy Thompson, and Patricia Ross, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great granddaughters.
The Division II football playoffs usually provide the most interesting competition every season when Rhode Island teams begin competing for Super Bowl berths.
D-II holds a big advantage over the other three divisions because it is the stateâs largest league (16 teams). It invites eight teams to the playoffs instead of the four we find in other divisions. Its quarterfinals are held in the second week of November while the regular season is still going on elsewhere.
BURRILLVILLE- Michael Lapchinski, 90, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Burrillville. He was the husband of the late Pearl (Holgate) Lapchinski.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Peter and Jawdocha (Proczyk) Lapchinski. Michael graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1938 and later from the RI School of Design.
Lois J. McKee
CUMBERLAND- Lois J. McKee, 93, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010. She was the wife of the late Everett McKee. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Agnes (Bowen) Lord.
Donald L. Schafrath
LINCOLN- Donald L. Schafrath, 94, died November 8, 2010 at the Holiday Nursing Home.
He was born in Canton, OH on November 22, 1915 to Leo and Clara R. (Rohr) Schafrath.
He was the loving husband of the late Violet (Brissette) Schafrath.
He and his wife were the owners and operators of Jolicoeur Furniture Co. in Woonsocket for many years. He was a Naval Sea Bee and served during WWII.
WOONSOCKET â Mayor Leo T. Fontaine has won his bid for a court order directing the school department to balance its budget, at least for now.
Judge Bennett R. Gallo issued the âwrit of mandamusâ on Friday and specified in the ruling that school officials must âadopt and adhere to a balanced school budget for fiscal 2011.â
The order also directs the school department to prepare a corrective action plan âthat limits spending to the amount actually appropriated for fiscal year 2011 and otherwise complies with all statutory requirements.â
PROVIDENCE â The scoreboard doesnât always tell the true story of a soccer game.
That may have been the case on Sunday as darkness enveloped the R.I. College soccer field while Lincoln and Exeter/West Greenwich battled through a tense Division II state championship final.
When the final whistle sounded, EWG celebrated a 2-1 victory over the gallant Lions, who hung tough in a game that saw the Scarlet Knights own a 24-10 advantage in shots on goal.
Joe Gardner didnât get a ticker-tape parade down Woonsocketâs Main Street this past Saturday for capturing the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight title the previous night at the Twin River Event Center.
So the Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter did the next best thing. He hopped in his car, put his championship belt in his back seat, and toured the area to show his grand prize to as many friends and family members as he possibly could.
WOONSOCKET â The decision never did have anything to do with the money or the more suitable climate.
It was all about happiness. It was all about family.
Thatâs what led Josh DâAbate to remain at Mount St. Charles; to remain at Mount as the head coach of both his successful boysâ and girlsâ volleyball programs.
KINGSTON â A long championship drought that lasted more than a decade ended on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately for Burrillville High, it was Exeter/West Greenwich High that halted its 11-year absence from the top of the Division II ranks.
The Scarlet Knights, who were guided by senior sparkplug and tournament MVP Megan Bresnahan, survived a fourth-set barnburner with the Broncos and came away with a 3-1 win in the finals at URIâs Keaney Gym, claiming the match by scores of 25-22, 25-27, 25-20, and 29-27.