June 3rd, 2011
Richard L. Dufresne
WOONSOCKET- Richard L. Dufresne, 76, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday evening at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeannette L. (Cote) Dufresne. They were married on May 30, 1955 and had just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Monday.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ernest and Florida (Morin) Dufresne. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
For two days in the hot sun, Cumberland High collectively played its best golf of the season at the RIIL State Championship.
Its efforts were amply rewarded.
Jamison Randall earned the individual title and, along with his teammates, the Clippers captured the team crown on Wednesday afternoon with a four-stroke victory over Portsmouth and North Kingstown at the Cranston Country Club.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles Academy has faced Cranston East in the playoffs in each of the last four years.
Four times, four wins.
The latest of those victories came on Thursday night as the third-seeded Mounties blanked the No. 6 seed Thunderbolts, 3-0, in the Division I quarterfinals. Mount posted scores of 25-18, 25-17, 25-19.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” For the Woonsocket baseball team, Rapture beckons once more.
Another do-or-die affair â€“ the fifth such of these playoffs â€“ awaits the Villa Novans Friday afternoon, at stake a berth in next weekâ€™s Division II championship series at McCoy Stadium. Such drama and suspense was created thanks to Johnstonâ€™s wild 14-8 win in Game 2 of the semifinals Thursday afternoon at Pierce Field.
CUMBERLAND â€” Mayor Daniel J. McKee is proposing a $79.1 million budget for fiscal 2011, which reflects an increase over the current $76.2 fiscal year budget, according to information released by the mayor's office last week.
Included in the overall budget is McKee's proposed level-funded school budget, which is $1 million less than what the School Department had requested in funding for next year. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed spending plan at a public hearing hosted by the Town Council's Finance Committee on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
WOONSOCKET - It was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and an estimated two million Vietnamese deaths.
Forty-seven years after enlisting for Vietnam, Richard W. Schatz says he holds no regrets for his decision, especially at a time when so many of his friends were actively protesting the war.
WOONSOCKET- Roger Tellier, 80, of Bourassa Ave. died Sunday May 29, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Cecile D. (Verville) Tellier.
Born in Pawtucket, Son of the late Emmanuel and Rhea (Vandal) Tellier.
He served in the United States Air Force and obtained the rank of Staff Sargent. Mr. Tellier worked many years at Armour & Co. as a salesman and later at Star Market in Franklin, MA.
Jean T. Yarbough-Carpenter
WOONSOCKET- Jean T. (Smith) Yarbough-Carpenter, 84, of Clinton St., died Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of William A. Carpenter and the late Douglas V. Yarbough of Franklin Square, NY.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Brenton and Rose (Dobeck) Smith.
Florence G. Brushett
NO. SMITHFIELD- Florence G. (Davis) Brushett, 85, of Old Great Rd., No. Smithfield, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Arthur M. Brushett.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Esther (Welch) Davis.
Besides raising her family, Mrs. Brushett enjoyed quilting and cooking
Richard O. Benoit
IMPERIAL BEACH, CA- Richard Benoit, 65 died peacefully at home with family by his side on Friday, May 6, 2011. He was the husband of Lucille (Abbott) Benoit to whom he was married for 45 Years.
Born October 15, 1945 in Woonsocket, RI the son of George Benoit and the late Juliette (Belleville) Benoit.
Besides his wife Lucille, he leaves a daughter, Karen M. Benoit of CA and two sons, Richard O. Benoit II of TX, James P. Benoit of CA, and six grandchildren.