August 3rd, 2011
CUMBERLAND - It's always the same. For most of his 30-plus years playing softball, nothingâs changed for Kirby Murphy each time he faces an opposing pitcher.
Before he approaches the on-deck circle, he takes three warm-up swings with three different bats. He then walks near the batterâs box with the bat that heâs going to use and swings that three times. He then signals for a time out and takes two more swings inside the batterâs box before heâs ready to go.
WOONSOCKET- Doris Chapdelaine, 102, of Social St., died Monday, August 1, 2011 in Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Louisa (Savageau) Chapdelaine.
Doris attended her first two years of high school in Canada and returned to Woonsocket to graduate from the former St. Claire High School. She continued her studies at various schools including, Brown, taking courses to round out her education.
Dolores R. Jalette
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dolores R. Jalette, 82, of Victory Highway, died Wednesday August 3, 2011 in the Ballou Home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Jalette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Louie and Josephine (Forget) Lavallee.
Mrs Jalette was a Homemaker.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Senior Citizens and Royal Travelers.
Wylie R. Betts
BURRILLVILLE- Wylie R. Betts, 88, resident of Nasonville died August 3, 2011 at his residence after a brief illness.
Husband of the late Catherine (Atwood) Betts.
Born on July 15, 1923 in Providence RI, a son of the late Wylie & Eleanor (O'Brien) Betts.
Wylie worked for the former Boliden Metch Co. in Mapleville. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran.
He is survived by his sister, Katherine Adams of Chepachet, nephews Stephen E. Adams of N. Scituate and Philip B. Adams of Warwick, caretaker and friend Debra McCoy of N. Smithfiled and his loving dog Faith.
Lynn A. Perron
WOONSOCKET- Lynn A. Perron, 37, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Woonsocket Health Center, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Edward Perron.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Raoul and Carol (Brisson) Destoler of Harrisville.
Lynn worked as a cashier at Stop & Shop in Lincoln for 10 years.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by one brother, Michael Destoler of Pascoag and two sisters, Sheri Actis of Pascoag and Donna Soderlund of Florida.
WOONSOCKET- Beatrice Chauvin, born Sept. 22, 1908 in Albion, R.I. died on July 27, 2011.
Mrs. Chauvin was a Registered Nurse at the then named Woonsocket Hospital for many years.
She is survived by a brother, Sylvio Blain of Vancouver, Canada; a daughter, Muriel Parris of Chandler, AZ; a son, Ronald Chauvin of Coventry, R.I.; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Chauvin; a granson, Grant Parris of Las Vegas, NV; a granddaughter, Heather Hallett of Princeton, N.J. and two great-grandsons.
WOONSOCKET â The demolition company whose work at an old mill site was blamed for causing a major sewage spill into the Blackstone River last week did not have an active âDig Safeâ clearance for the job, as required by state law, city officials say.
A notice alleging a violation by Coventry Building & Wrecking was sent to the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Tuesday, said Michael Debroisse, the city's solid waste superintendent.
WOONSOCKET â Despite the expectations of some local lawmakers, the General Assembly set aside barely enough money in the state budget to make a dent in an ambitious rehabilitation plan that's been mapped out for ailing World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Among other things, that means inner-city kids who had been expecting a âsplash parkâ to replace now-drained Social Ocean as early as this season probably won't see one next summer, either, says Robert Paquette, chief of recreation for the state Department of Environmental Management.
CUMBERLAND â After a much-deserved 10-day break from competitive baseball, recent state champion Cumberland American begins its quest for a trip to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series this weekend. The All-Star squad faces Massachusettsâs titlist Andover National Saturday afternoon at 2 in the opener of the New England Regional Tournament at Breen Field in Bristol, Conn.
Paul L. Martel
WOONSOCKET- Paul L. Martel 80, formerly of Fulton St. died Monday at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Elphege and Eugenie (Marcotte) Martel.
Paul worked at Belmont Woolen Mill, Woonsocket Hospital as a kitchen aide, and Cape Cod Restaurant before retiring in 1980.