April 1st, 2011
WOONSOCKET- Carol Ann (Laramee) Napolitano, 54, of Ballou St., Woonsocket, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home. A lifelong city resident, she was the daughter of Theodore M. and Carol A. (Decelles) Laramee of Woonsocket.
Carol Ann was a 1976 graduate of Woonsocket High School and attended CCRI. She spent most of her career working in retail sales and management. A communicant of Holy Family Church, she also spent a lot of time volunteering for the church and other local community services for the elderly and poor.
BURRILLVILLE - Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Executive Director Keith Stokes visited with the Burrillville Town Council Tuesday to discuss local economic development initiatives.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Math and science are usually something students face in the classroom or at home when they open their books to do homework.
But at the Hamlet Avenue middle school on Wednesday night, math and science were subjects to be enjoyed in the form of brain teasers and geometry games and presentations about the environment.
The games pitted students against their parents in some fun, but difficult, challenges based on assembling designs with geometric shapes or variations of the popular Sudoku numbers game.
WOONSOCKET â€” It takes a lot to get an easygoing person like Joe Gardner angry, but thatâ€™s exactly how the Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter felt on the afternoon of his first main event fight and EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight title defense on March 16.
Instead of heading to Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.â€™s â€śBoxing At The Royaleâ€ť show in Boston for his much-anticipated eight-round showdown with Lowell, Mass.â€™s â€śIrishâ€ť Joey McCreedy, Gardner found himself staying home because the show was abruptly postponed.
SLATERSVILLE- Hedwig C. Dobrowolski, 87, resident of Wakefield, formally of Slatersville died March 29, 2011 at the So. County Hospital in Wakefield.
Loving wife of the late Stanley W. Dobrowolski.
Born in Worcester MA, a daughter of the late Julian & Stanislawa (Hetnick) Ruchala.
She worked as a seamstress for the Denhom Co. in Worcester MA; she also was a teacher in painting and doing arts and crafts. She was a member of St. Johns Ladies Guild and the womens auxiliary of the VFW.
Normand C. Berard
WOONSOCKET- Normand C. Berard 81, formerly of Manville Rd., and St. Paul St. North Smithfield, died Tuesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Tetreault) Poitras Berard and the late Blanche (Leclair) Berard.
Mr. Berard was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Clovis and Juliette (Piche) Berard.
He was a meat cutter for Star Market for twenty four years retiring in 1988.
WOONSOCKET- Raymond P. McKenna, 72, of Bernon St, Woonsocket, died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Brenda F. (Plante) McKenna.
Born in Montreal, PQ, Canada, he was a son of the late Euclide "Edward" and Emeralda (DeCasse) McKenna. He was raised in Montreal and resided in Woonsocket for over 50 years.
Mr. McKenna was employed as a truck driver for Regency Inc. for many years.
CUMBERLAND â€” For the first few weeks of the spring season, the courts have been empty at Tucker Field, the home of the Cumberland High boysâ€™ tennis team.
Thatâ€™s doesnâ€™t mean the Clippers havenâ€™t been practicing for their upcoming (and very challenging) campaign in Division I after a four-year absence. While work is in the process of being done to reconstruct the courts, longtime CHS head coach John Jasionowski has managed to prepare his squad by first utilizing the courts at the Abbott Run Valley Club and then over at the nearby Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Construction work on a $252,000 addition to the town's first and oldest library began three weeks ago and is making rapid progress, according to library officials.
Work on the Pascoag Public Library addition officially began on March 14. As of today, the foundation has been poured and is being finished and walls for the 22-foot by 38-foot addition have been erected.
Irene T. Charpentier
WOONSOCKET- Irene T. (Roy) Charpentier passed away March 29, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre surrounded by family and friends. She had celebrated her 90th birthday there on March 7th. She was the widow of Edgar B. Charpentier to whom she had been married for sixty-three years at the time of his death in 2002. She was the daughter of the late Napolean and Roseanna Roy.