July 3rd, 2014
Norman D. Marshall
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Norman D. Marshall, 82, of Greenville Rd., died June 28, 2014.
Born in Blackstone, MA he is the son of the late Isadore Thibeault and Jeanne (Forget) Marshall. He is the adopted son of the late Manuel Marshall and the brother of the late Jeanne Letondress.
Rene Omar Berard
March 1, 1953-June 19, 2014
PORT ORANGE, FL - It is with great sadness that the family of Rene Berard announces his passing at the age of 61 on June 19, 2014 in Port Orange, Florida. On March 1, 1953, Rene was born in Woonsocket, RI and raised in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He is the son of the late Robert and Georgette (Laramee) Berard. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Milford, MA. He was employed for many years at Avery Dennison in Framingham, MA until he moved to Port Orange, Florida.
As Hurricane Arthur lumbers up the coast and a rain front approaches from the west, the city will sneak in the traditional Independence Day fireworks display tonight.
There had been some question about whether the show would go on, as other cities in the region reshuffle their celebration schedules on account of the still-evolving forecast.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt cleared it up at City Hall with a single word Thursday morning when asked about the status of the previously scheduled display.
"On," she said.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.
CUMBERLAND â€“ For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.
In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Providence County grand jury Wednesday indicted a city woman who allegedly set fire to her boyfriendâ€™s home after discovering he was having an affair.
Corrine Latraverse, 30, of 26 Monty Ave., is facing one count of first-degree arson.
Latraverse is accused of setting fire to the home she shared with her longtime boyfriend and their three children on March 15. The house â€“ 26-28 Monty Ave. â€“ has since been razed.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Gloucester/Burrillville All-Stars manager Dave Peloquin admitted after his club had suffered a disgruntling 17-2 loss in a R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale on Monday night that he had a surprise in store for Cumberland I.
In the winner-take-all championship final, he would pitch Rebecca Arndt, a tall, strong hurler with an innate ability for baffling hitters â€“ not to mention strikeouts.
WOONSOCKET - Margaret (Linder) Symynkywicz, 91, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Anthony Symynkywicz.
Born in Walterboro, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Maggie (Beach) Linder.
Margaret was an Avon lady for 57 years and had previously worked for Tech Industries. She was an active member of the former First Universalist Church, Woonsocket. Margaret was a community organizer for SPAC and TOCTA. She was a member of the Y Wives Club and the Clara Barton Guild.
Denise L. Gagne
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. - Denise L. (Paul) Gagne, 60, of Deerfield Beach, FL formerly of Woonsocket and Bellingham, passed away on June 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis A. Gagne, former Woonsocket Firefighter, and the loving mother of Paul L. Gagne. She was the daughter of Gertrude P. (Beaulieu) Paul of North Smithfield and the late Leo E. Paul.
She leaves her brothers, John E. Paul and James L. Paul both of Woonsocket.
Warren Palmer Greene
WOONSOCKET - Warren Palmer Greene, 93, of Woonsocket, died Sunday June 29, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Palmer Newell and Elizabeth (Richards) Greene. He was the brother of the late Adelaide Greene and Dorothea (Gauvin) Greene.
He was employed by Whiten Machine Works and the Jamesbury Company before retiring in 1991. He was a founding member of the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club, which he enjoyed immensely. He would talk with people all over the world using his call letters W1DOR.