February 28th, 2011
UXBRIDGE- Roland J. Beauchemin, 92, of 15 School St. N. Uxbridge, most recently residing at Beaumont Nursing Home for the past 3 years died Fri. Feb 25. His wife of 52 years Olivette (Lajoie) Beauchemin died in 1998.
MANVILLE- Mrs. Blanche (Grassini) Provencal, 89, of Sayles Ave., and formerly of North East St., Woonsocket, died Feb. 24, 2011 at The Holiday. She was the beloved wife of Adelard Provencal.
Born Sept. 26, 1921 in Bellingham, Ma, a daughter of the late Utriade and Maria (Dori) Grassini.
Blanche worked as a spinner for the former Falls Yarn Mill for many years before she retired. She was an avid reader, loved music and cooking.
Sean P. Davis
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sean P. Davis, 42, died unexpectedly Friday February 25, 2011. He now rests in peace with his beloved father.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of Patricia (Hopkins) Davis of Slatersville and the late James E. Davis.
Sean was a graduate of North Smithfield High School and completed Airborne training in the US Army. He was a skilled carpenter, having worked for local contractors including Quinn Construction and KBG Construction. Prior to working as a carpenter Sean worked with his Dad and Uncle Harold at Davis Brothers Garage, North Smithfield.
Doris F. Lavallee
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Doris F. (Vermette) Lavallee, 90, formerly of North Smithfield, died February 27th in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Eugene Lavallee. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Alice Vermette.
Mrs. Lavallee was a former owner of Vermette's Restaurant where she waitressed for over fifty years.
PROVIDENCE â€” Regular season dual-meet results donâ€™t carry over into the tournament season. Each wrestler, no matter how big his reputation and how long his list of accomplishments, must begin anew when the opening whistle sounds to start a tournament match.
Thatâ€™s the beauty of this sport, which focuses on a team aspect during the dual-meet season. The emphasis changes to individual results during the postseason.
As the regular season winds down, the discussion for postseason awards and other laurels heats up. Suddenly the office water cooler or neighborhood establishment becomes the spot to discuss and dissect the merits of potential candidates, while those given autonomy to cast a vote sit down with pen, paper and DVD player, study tea leaves and rub the Magic 8-Ball before filling out the ballot.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police in Griswold, Conn., found Denis Chartier, 56, dead in a car parked at a commuter lot off Route 395 Sunday morning. Chartier, the assistant coach of Brown Universityâ€™s womenâ€™s soccer team, had been reported missing by his family on Feb. 6. Burrillville Police put a description of his vehicle and license plate on national police database while looking for him since that time. He was last been seen by family members on the morning of Feb. 5, according to Burrillville Police Lt. Kevin S. San Antonio.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A fire in the vacant Seville Dye mill off Fairmount Street and First Avenue forced an evacuation of families from neighboring properties Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to control the blaze.
The evacuation of First Avenue residents was a precautionary step due to the heavy smoke spilling into the neighborhood, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said at the scene. No one was reported hurt in the incident.
The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.
Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Location of tours:
Roland Carroll never liked to talk about his World War II experience as a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima in the early months of 1945 while U.S. forces closed in on Japan.
â€śWho am I to talk?â€ť the 88-year-old veteran was saying last week when put on the spot. â€śI figured I wasnâ€™t the only guy who went in the service. We all had to go fight the war. I realize now how important it was. We had to win that war or Hitler and the Japanese were going to take over the world.â€ť