James F. Courtney
BELLINGHAM- James F. Courtney, 81, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Bernice P. (Forsythe) Courtney.
He was the loving father of Linda D. Selima and her husband Charles of Woonsocket, RI, Sandra M. Courtney of Hopedale, MA, Teresa E. Sousa and her husband Anthony of Hudson, MA and Mary F. Courtney of Bellingham, MA; and his 10 cherished grandchildren.
Anna A. Basan
WOONSOCKET- Anna A. Basan, 95, a resident of the Ballou Home, Mendon Rd, passed away peacefully on Thursday at the Ballou Home.
Born May 24, 1915 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Andrew & Julia (Lapiniak) Basan, she resided in Woonsocket all her life.
Bernard J. Keegan
BURRILLVILLE- Bernard J. Keegan, 89, of Harrisville, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Loretta C. (Tetreault) Keegan.
Born in Harrisville, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Rhea (Cabana) Keegan.
Bernard worked in the textile industry and also as an arborist. He served in the US Navy for 6 years and was a Veteran of WWII.
CUMBERLAND- Constance D. Carrigan 81, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Thomas John Carrigan. Mrs. Carrigan resided in Washington DC for over forty years before returning to Cumberland in 1992.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Doria and Corinne (Ladouceur) Laperle. Mrs. Carrigan worked as a dental hygienist until her retirement eighteen years ago. She graduated valedictorian of Blackstone High School in 1947 and then graduated from Forsythe Boston, MA in 1949.
Paul S. Zifcak
BURRILLVILLE- Paul S. Zifcak, 90, of Pascoag, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Kent County Hospital. He was the husband of Mary C. (Black) Zifcak whom he married Mar 31, 1946.
Born in Harrisville, he was the son of the late Philip and Frances (Dlugos) Zifcak.
Paul worked as an electrician for many years, retiring in 1982 at age 62. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
Elizabeth M. Wilson
WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth M. Wilson 81 of Dulude Ave. died Thursday at home.
She was born in Medford, MA a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Goss) Carmo. Elizabeth was a nurse's aide at the Blackstone Nursing Home and the former Brothers Nursing Home for many years.
BELLINGHAM- Alice (Lytwynic) Kogut, 82, died peacefully at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Kogut.
Born in Bellingham, daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Bochna) Lytwynic.
Mrs. Kogut worked for Gracious Living in Cumberland, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tupperware, and as a Computer Operator for Woonsocket City Hall Before retiring.
BLACKSTONE- DiLibero, (Allaire), 95, of Blackstone, MA, passed away in her home on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was married to the late John W. DiLibero for fifty-three years.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Darius and Emma (Lavallee) Allaire.
Sometimes things move pretty quickly around here â€“ almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired.
One day weâ€™re ushering in the winter sports season while the high school Super Bowls have yet to be contested. The non-stop nature extends to all seasons and sports, and we here at Blackstone Valley Sports have no choice but to hop aboard the next train or run the risk of being left behind.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city firefighters union has unanimously agreed to accept a 2.75 percent, retroactive pay hike for the fiscal year that began on July 1 â€“ now it's up to the City Council to approve the pact.
The proposal would end an arbitration dispute with roots that go back to a multi-year contract ironed out in 2009, during a particularly turbulent period in relations between the city and Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.