January 10th, 2011
Woonsocket --- Mary ( Kazan ) Picchioni, 94, of Aylsworth Ave., died Friday January 7, 2011, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Remo Picchioni.
Born Manville, R. I., daughter of the late Michael and Eudokia ( Kupaska) Kazan.
Mrs. Picchioni, worked for A.T. Cross for 9 years retiring in l979.
She enjoyed nature, bird watching, and cooking.
WOONSOCKET - BRIN, Roland C, âRodâ, 86, of Privilege Street died peacefully with his family by his side on January 6, 2011 at the Friendly Nursing Home.
He was the loving husband of the late Doris B. (Bruneau), Edith (OâDell), Frances (Ilnicki) and Mildred (Silva) Brin.
Born in Bellingham, MA, a son of the late Conrad and Alice (Moison)Brin. He lived in Woonsocket most of his life.
Mr. Brin was a mechanic until his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, a member of VFW Post 6342 and one time Commander of Amvets Post #7 in Woonsocket .
GLOCESTER â William F. âBillâ Cassidy, Jr. 51, of Pound Rd., Glocester died Jan. 6, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving companion of Carol Fernandes.
Born May 21, 1959 in Woonsocket a son of the late William F. and Marie (Bernier) Cassidy, Sr.
Bill worked in construction for over 30 years owning and working at various construction companies.
Billâs love for the outdoors made him an avid hunter and fisherman.
Manville â Maurice Desrosiers, 85, of Winter St. died January 3, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Frances ( Majewski ) Desrosiers.
Born in Providence, son of the late Hormidas and Aline ( Pellitier ) Desrosiers.
Mr. Desrosiers, worked as a Mechanic for several Garages in the area and also as a Courier, for G. Tannery Plating Co. for 20 years.
Mr. Desrosiers was a WWII Navy Veteran.
He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden.
WARWICK â Dave Belisle has been associated with Mount St. Charles as a standout player in the late â70s and a member of the coaching staff for three decades, and even he was hard-pressed to recall the last time his team pulled off a comeback in the fashion it did on Saturday night.
Down by a 6-3 score with less than five minutes to play in its showdown for first place with Division I foe Moses Brown, the Mounties reached back and came through with three goals to knot the contest and force overtime.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Riverside native Kevin Robinson abhors very few things in life, and what tops the list is seeing people treating others unfairly, being unkind just for the sake of humor or self-promotion.
The same goes for those who choose not to live by the âGolden Ruleâ â that is, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
That was the crystal-clear message the eight-time X Games' BMX aerial trickster and best pal Chris Poulos delivered to over 1,800 East Providence High students in their gymnasium on Friday morning.
BELLINGHAM - The latest test results from drinking water collected at sampling sites throughout Bellingham's water distribution system show no sign of coliform bacteria, Department of Public Works Superintendent Donald DiMartino said this week.
WARWICKâ The only thing missing from this remarkable comeback was the âWâ at the end of it.
Down by three goals with less than five minutes to play in its marquee battle for first place with Division I rival Moses Brown on Saturday night, Mount St. Charles responded in dramatic fashion with three goals to send the game into overtime.
Unfortunately for the Mounties, they were unable to bury any of their three shots in the extra five-minute session and were forced to settle for a wild 6-6 tie with the Quakers at Thayer Arena.
The transition from high school to the college is never easy.
Former Woonsocket High standout Brooke Coderre found that out in August before she even put on her high tops as an incoming freshman at Franklin Pierce University.
âIt was probably the first day,â she said.âI realized it right away, leaving all my friends and playing for a new team, a new coach. You realize pretty quick itâs not high school.â
WOONSOCKET â U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius helped kick off a model program in health care reform Friday during a ceremony at Thundermist Health Center.
Sebelius was in town to launch the $15.9 million Beacon Communities program, designed to reduce costs and improve health care outcomes by using computers to manage information better. It's just one of 17 different Beacon demonstration programs HHS has established across the nation at a cost of some $220 million, money that comes from the federal stimulus package championed by President Obama.