August 4th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Longtime city parks and recreation worker David P. Ayotte has been suspended without pay following his indictment on felony gambling charges last Friday, officials said.
City Solicitor Michael Marcello said Ayotte would be fired if he is convicted of a felony.
Kayla I. Milewski
BURRILLVILLE - Kayla I. Milewski, 25, resident of Woonsocket, died Tuesday July 29, 2014 in Providence. Born in Providence she was the daughter of Walter J. and Gail A. (Watt) Milewski of Mapleville.
Besides her parents she is survived by a son Jayden McGrath, a brother Christopher Milewski and three sisters, Jessica Wilcox, Lisa Wilcox and Kimberly Milewski. Also many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation with Prayer Service will be held Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 from 6 to 8PM in the Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave. Pascoag.
Bernard T. Kogut
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Bernard T. Kogut, 71, of North Providence, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Suzanne P. (Corriveau) Kogut, whom he married June 25, 1966. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Caroline (Kukla) Kogut.
Susan E. Burns
BURRILLVILLE - Susan E. (Thurlow) Burns, 85, of North Main Street, Pascoag died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Burns.
Born in Lee, Maine, a daughter of the late Charles and Adria (Ware) Thurlow, she had lived in Stratford, CT for most of her life before moving to Pascoag 5 years ago.
Mrs. Burns was a clerk for the Connecticut Division of Motor Vehicles in Norwalk, CT for many years before retiring.
She was a member of Woonsocket Chapter #3, Order of the Eastern Star.
Mary E. Drapeau
NO. SMITHFIELD - Mary E. (Gray) Drapeau, R.N., 72, of No. Smithfield, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Residence, Providence. She was the wife of Col. Robert L. Drapeau, U.S. Army, retired, whom she married December 11, 1965. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Long) Gray.
Leo P. Sweeney, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Leo P. Sweeney, Sr., 75, of Slatersville, passed away on July 24 2014 in the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born in North Smithfield, RI, son of the late Paul & Yvonne (Armstrong) Sweeny.
Leo was a construction worker and also did demolition work in the Northern RI area for many years. He was a former resident of Burrillville and was a member of The Island Fly Fishing Club and the Hoisting Engineers Union.
Cecile H. Dubeau
WOONSOCKET - Cecile H. Dubeau, 96, of Woonsocket died Saturday July 21, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Dorien Dubeau.
Born Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Jules and Marie Anne (Tellier) Hantis. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Dubeau was employed at the Woonsocket Spinning Co. and Falls Yarn Mill. She later worked for Poly-Top for 14 years before retiring.
BURRILLVILLE â€” U.S. Senator Jack Reed Friday joined the Daniele Inc. owners - brothers Davide and Stefano Dukcevich - for a discussion on growing Rhode Islandâ€™s food economy and a â€śhard hatâ€ť tour of Danieleâ€™s new $60 million state-of-the-art charcuterie factory.
The facility, which is nearing completion, will be the largest and most modern plant of its kind in the world.
WOONSOCKET â€” Tatyana Sepulveda, a sophomore at Woonsocket High School, has decided to add another extracurricular activity to her workload this year: the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant.
Sepulveda, 15, was encouraged to compete in the pageant by her mother, who gathered information about the competition online. She consequently applied as a contestant two weeks ago, and was chosen to participate in the statewide event after undergoing the selection process.
LINCOLN â€“ The association of Ken Ryanâ€™s name and this particular dateline can only signify that KR Baseball Academy is officially coming to town.
Everything became certified this past Friday when Ryan signed a lease to occupy space for his indoor baseball facility on 100 Higginson Ave. located in the Lonsdale section of town. A Pawtucket native who pitched for both the PawSox and Red Sox, Ryan hopes to open the doors either the first or second week in October.