August 15th, 2011
William F. Maloney
BLACKSTONE- William F. Maloney, 87, of Blackstone, MA died Friday, August 12, 2011 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. He was the husband of the late Grace (Gilleran) Maloney who passed away in 2001.
Born in Blackstone, MA he was the son of the late Edward S. and Eileen (Brooks) Maloney.
Henry M. Menard
SMITHFIELD- Henry M. "Moe" Menard, 83 resident of Waterman Lake in Greenville passed away August 11, 2011 at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence.
Husband of the late Gloria (Giguere) Menard.
Born September 18, 1927 in Blackstone MA, a son of the late Eugene & Eva (Lessard) Menard.
WOONSOCKET- Joseph C. McDaniel, Jr., 77, of Craigie Ave., born in Fall River, died Friday, August 12, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marilyn A. (Denton) McDaniel who was born in Attleboro, MA. Joseph was the son of the late Joseph C. McDaniel, Sr. and Christine (Budlong) Bernard.
He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Hopkins Health Center in No. Providence.
Mary Ann Houle
GLENDALE- Mary Ann (Weseluk) Houle, 64, of Waterfront Lane died Thursday August 11, 2011, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of late Donald (Red) Houle who passed away March 18, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Leo and Adeline (Couture) Weseluk.
Mary Ann worked as an assembler at Hasbro for several years.
Eleanor L. Ranieri
BELLINGHAM- Eleanor L. (Shurick) Ranieri, 81, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of Donald J. Ranieri.
PAWTUCKET â€” In this town, Pawtucket Country Club is to golf as Fenway Park (or Yankee Stadium) is to baseball.
Legends have long resided on this plush piece of greenery located on the cityâ€™s border with Seekonk. Caddy master Jim Tanner has been working the room since 1952. You can still find him downstairs almost any day of the week, taking care of clubs and caddies.
The Cumberland American team that waltzed its way to Bristol, Conn., had gone missing in action.
Sure, the pitching and defense were still present, but the merciless offensive attack that became the theme of Cumberlandâ€™s state title run was nowhere to be found. The Rhode Island champions dropped two of their first three pool-play games in the New England regional tournament, standing perilously close to the end of a memorable summer.
But just when manager Dave Belisleâ€™s club needed them most, Cumberlandâ€™s bats awoke from their ill-timed slumber. The rest, as they say, is history.
Members of the Cumberland American Little League team representing Rhode Island celebrate their 13-7 victory Saturday over Massachusetts on Breen Field in Bristol, Conn. Having now won the New England Championships, the locals play later this week in Williamsport, Pa. See SPORTS for complete coverage of Saturdayâ€™s victory.
WOONSOCKET â€” The news last Saturday that 30 American servicemen had been killed when their helicopter was brought down by enemy fire in Afghanistan touched home with Louise Desrosiers.
She has a son, Luke, 23, deployed with the military overseas, a nephew in special operations, and her brother, Robert Marcotte, is a master chief petty officer in the Navy.
GLOCESTER â€” Only a week ago, work on the $1.2 million Chestnut Hill Road Bridge rehabilitation project appeared to be progressing on schedule with a targeted completion date of September.
But a recent snafu involving the contractor for the project now has town and state officials, including Sen. Paul W. Fogarty, worried the bridge will not be completed on time.
Fogarty said Thursday that the low bidder on the project, Shire Corporation, was abruptly pulled from the project when their insurance company placed them in default. A new contractor must now be found for the project, he said.