May 21st, 2013
Rita J. Remy
WOONSOCKET- Rita J. Remy, 89, formerly of St. Paul St., died Sunday May 5, 2013 at the Friendly Home in Woonsocket where she resided for the past several years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Stanislaus and Azama (Charron) Remi. She was a lifelong city resident.
Rita was a graduate of St. Claire High School and went on the graduate from the Joan Potvin hairdressing school in Pawtucket.
In her earlier years Rita worked at McCarthy's Department Store and then was an independent hairdresser operating her own salon for many years.
WOONSOCKET- Lucille Pinsonneault, 86, formerly of Gilbert St,. Woonsocket, died Saturday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late William and Angelina (Boisell) Pinsonneault. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Lucille was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church and was a well-read person.
Marjorie M. Gentile
WOONSOCKET- Marjorie M. "Marge" (Scott) Gentile, 86, of Olympia Ave. died May 18, 2013 in the Oakland Grove Health Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Lilio J.Gentile.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late, Henry and Lillian (Bernhart) Scott.
Marge worked for Mazzarelle Spinning,and also Finkelsteins, for 25 years,and and at Coby Glass, prior to retiring.
She enjoyed, knitting,and cooking for her family and friends and love spending time with her two granddaughters.
Robert W. Sanford
WOONSOCKET- Robert W. Sanford, 82, of Walnut Hill Rd. died Monday May 20, 2013, in the Oakland Grove Health Center, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Lorraine (Perry) Sanford.
Born in Providence, son of the late, Thomas J. and Grace M. (Farrell) Sanford.
Mr. Sanford was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
He worked in sales for 27 years for Cumberland Engineering, prior to retiring.
Marjorie P. Cummings
CUMBERLAND- Marjorie P. Cummings, 84, of Forestdale Drive in Cumberland, died on May 19 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Marjorie Place.
She attended Woonsocket High School and the University of Rhode Island and lived in Virginia and Connecticut for several years before settling down permanently in Rhode Island in 1963.
CRANSTON â€“ Public school teachers from North Smithfield to Newport jammed into the auditorium at Cranston High School West Monday and for well over two hours unloaded a long list of grievances against Education Commissioner Deborah Gist with the stated intention of convincing the new state Board of Education to not renew her contract next month.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After hearing residents voice concerns about enforcement of a related $100 fine and also general support for its health implications for children, the City Council on Monday granted first passage to a new ordinance banning smoking in city parks.
The five members present all voted to support passage of the measure, which will require a second approval to become law. Council President John Ward left for a personal commitment just prior to the vote but indicated he too favored the smoking ban, and City Councilman Albert G. Brien was not present due to illness.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Thankfully for North Smithfield, Scituateâ€™s comeback ran out of innings.
Owners of a 6-0 lead after three innings of play, the Northmen had to hold off the resilient Spartans over the last four frames before coming away with a 9-7 win on Monday afternoon in their Division II-North encounter on the Northmenâ€™s campus.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Jackie Bradley Jr. is no longer on the disabled list. However, the promising outfielder remains in a holding pattern.
At least for the foreseeable future, Bradley will be subjected to a schedule that the Red Sox put together in an effort to ease him back into full-time duty. He missed nearly two weeks earlier this month due to tendinitis in his right bicep, an injury that he first noticed during Pawtucketâ€™s road trip to Rochester and Buffalo late last month.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The latest actuarial data confirms that the financial condition of the cityâ€™s locally-administered pension plan for police and firefighters meets the stateâ€™s definition of â€ścriticalâ€ť because its assets have dipped below 60 percent of its liabilities to pensioners.
The data from USI Consulting means the city is no longer exempt from having to file a Funding Improvement Plan to the state Department of Revenue under a law passed last year by the General Assembly.