August 27th, 2014
CUMBERLAND â Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.
WOONSOCKET â After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a smooth start Wednesday as the first batch of little pioneers reported for classes.
About half of some 450 kindergartners arrived on the first day of school, and the other half arrives today in a staggered start to the year for the youngsters, according to Kindergarten Coordinator Donna Coderre, principal of Leo Savoie Elementary School.
Elaine B. Barry
BURRILLVILLE - Elaine B. "Meme" Barry, 74, of Pascoag, RI, passed away August 22, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the loving wife of 39 years to the late John A. Barry, Jr.
She was born in Blackstone, MA, daughter of the late Roderick "Pete" & Beatrice (Therien) Lamoureux.
Peter W. Wronoski
SMITHFIELD - WRONOSKI, Allan W. "Peter", 73, passed away on Monday, August 25, 20l4 at Rhode Island Hospital with his family by his side. He had fought a long and courageous battle with diabetes and did so with dignity and serenity up until the very end.
Donald J. Lacroix
CUMBERLAND - Donald J. Lacroix, 80, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Renaud) Lacroix. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Mathew and Margaret (Whalen) Lacroix. Donald, along with his brother Mathew owned and operated Lacroix Furniture of Woonsocket for several years.
WOONSOCKET â Feeding the poor: They call it Godâs work at The River United Methodist Church on Federal Street.
Theyâve been doing it for years, but now theyâll be forced to do it without an essential ingredient: electricity.
National Grid cut power to The River Tuesday because the struggling church has fallen into arrears on its bill by almost $1,000, according to Pastor Rebecca Lambert.
âWe serve a hurtinâ community,â said Lambert. âWhen we have a choice between turning on the lights and feeding the community weâll be feeding the community first.â
Donald E. Pincince
WOONSOCKET - Donald E. Pincince 60, of Greene St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Denise (Forand) Pincince. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Jean Edward and Doris (Guertin) Pincince.
Donald was a machinist for Graycer Screw Products for over ten years. He was a member of the Italian Working Men's Club, and the Cercle Laurier and several bowling and billiards leagues. Don was an avid sports fan and enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen of the IWC.
James A. Johnson
NORTH SMITHFIELD - James A. Johnson, 83, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., died August 21, 2014 in Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag. He was the husband of Ruth T. (Martin) Johnson whom he married September 29, 1956. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerald and Agnes (Brook) Johnson.
A Korean War Air Force Veteran, Mr. Johnson worked as an assistant to the superintendent of King Phillip Regional School, Wrentham. He was an avid fisherman, hiker and cross country skier.
Elizabeth A. Day
WOONSOCKET - Elizabeth A. (Sanborn) Day, 79, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Old Town, ME, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Roy) Sanborn.
Betty held many jobs, but her most cherished was being an independent daycare provider. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church, Woonsocket.
Bertrand A. Lamoureux
BELLINGHAM - Bertrand A. "Bert" Lamoureux, 77, of Bellingham died Monday evening at home.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Theodore and Marie (Chabot) Lamoureux. He was a resident of Bellingham for most of his life and attended Bellingham schools.
Mr. Lamoureux was veteran of the United States Air Force.
Bert was the founder and proprietor of Bert's Auto Repair on Old Elm St. in Bellingham since he first opened for business in 1966. In his earlier years he worked for Tropicana and at several textile mills in the area.