October 27th, 2010
WOONSOCKET â€” Bank of America has honored Connecting for Children and Families with a $200,000 grant to grow its network of support services for struggling families.
Terese Curtin, director of the Fairmount-based agency, was to receive the award today during a ceremony at the John Hope Settlement House in Providence, one of just two non-profits in the state to receive BofA's prestigious â€śNeighborhood Buildersâ€ť Award.
â€śIt's just a tremendous opportunity for Woonsocket,â€ť said Curtin. â€śIt allows us to strengthen the community and provide additional support for families who are in most need.â€ť
BRISTOL- Allen Minot-Tavares, 45, passed away on October 20, 2010.
Son of Carol Ann Ramsay-Paul and the late Allen Minot.
He leaves 2 sisters Melissa Houle and Dawn Finlay of Woonsocket; 1 brother Raymond Renaud Jr. of Woonsocket. One son and a granddaughter.
Lisa M. Cummings
CUMBERLAND- Lisa M. Cummings, 45, of Crestwood Ct., died Sunday at home. She was the beloved wife of William Cummings.
Born in Woonsocket she was the loving daughter of Normand L. and Suzanne G. (Carpentier) Berard of Woonsocket. She resided in Cumberland for the past 17 years previously residing in Woonsocket.
Prior to her illness she was a registered pharmacist employed by Clinical IV, Pawtucket for 7 years.
She was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class 1983 and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, School of Pharmacy, Class of 1988.
Stanley J. Oleksyk
UXBRIDGE- Stanley J. Oleksyk, 86, of 185 Oak St., a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died Tues. Oct. 26 after an illness.
Joseph B. Giles
WOONSOCKET- Joseph B. Giles, 30, of Rutland St., died Friday, October 22, 2010 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Jose and Susan (Harpin) Giles of Glendale and Rachel and Hector Hernandez of Framingham, MA.
Idola F. Beaudoin
MILLVILLE- Idola F. "Dell" Beaudoin 79, of Hope St. died Friday at the Westborough Health Care Center.
Born November 5, 1930 in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Dorila J. and Aurore (Desrosiers) Forcier.
Dell worked for the former Almacs Supermarket as a meat wrapper for over thirty two years before retiring in 1990.
Ernest P. Stockton
Ernest P. Stockton
BELLINGHAM- Ernest P. "Ernie" Stockton, 63, of Bellingham, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at home. He was the beloved husband for 40 years of Marie M. "Kelly" (Kahlenbeck) Stockton.
Born on June 28, 1947 in O'Leary, P.E. I., Canada, he was the son of the late Roland and Isabelle (Palmer) Stockton.
William L. Krapohl
BELLINGHAM- William L. Krapohl, 83, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at home with family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Jean A. (Hooper) Krapohl.
Born in Dedham, MA on February 12, 1927, he was the son of the late William H. and Helen (Francke) Krapohl.
WOONSOCKET â€” President Barak Obama told about three dozen employees of American Cord and Webbing that, â€śItâ€™s small businesses like this one, after all, that are the bricks and blocks, the cord and webbing, if you will, of our economy.â€ť
After taking a brief tour of the plant in the Highland Corporate Park, Obama boasted that his administration, with the help of Congress has passed 16 different tax cuts for small businesses in the last two years.â€ť
EAST WINTHROP, MAINE--With his family by his side, Russell Charles Cotnoir, Sr., 77 of East Winthrop, Maine, passed away October 24, 2010 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of Emile and Anna (Marks) Cotnoir.
Russell married Sylvia Edna Ricard of Woonsocket, RI on September 3, 1955 and they recently celebrated their 55th anniversary. They moved to Kents Hill, ME in 1968 and settled in East Winthrop in 2003.