February 19th, 2014
Robert "Bob" LeBlanc Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. LeBlanc Jr. 63, of Bozoian St., died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Pauline (Ouellette) LeBlanc.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Robert H. LeBlanc Sr. and Florence (Levesque) LeBlanc, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Mr. LeBlanc was a United States Navy Veteran, serving in Viet Nam.
He worked as a Cook, Secretary, and Orderly, and in Maintenance, at Landmark Medical Center, for 40 years, prior to becoming disabled.
Michael J. White
CUMBERLAND- Michael J. White, 60, of Cumberland, died Saturday at home. He was the son of the late Raymond T. and Mary J. (Victoria) White and the brother of the late Elizabeth M. White. For complete obituary and guestbook, please visit www.LincolnFuneralHome.org
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police said they were forced to render a 60-year-old man into submission with multiple blasts from an electronic Taser after he engaged them in a lengthy fight Monday night.
Edwin Marion Warren of 153 Grand St. is facing a string of charges, including assaulting a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, possession of an illegal knife and disorderly conduct.
Police found Warren passed out behind the wheel of his 2002 Tahoe about 9:36 p.m., after someone reported seeing him parked outside Saviniâ€™s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., with the engine running for a half hour.
Gary H. Rouleau
BURRILLVILLE- Gary H. Rouleau, 74, of Harrisville, RI, passed away on February 16, 2014 at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Gerard & Astrid (Nelson) Rouleau.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The guys who turned a gritty remnant of the past into a feel-good documentary about high school life have landed a berth on the same channel known for showcasing Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and other icons of public television.
â€śMy Old Schoolâ€ť will be featured on the state Public Broadcasting System affiliate WSBE-TV during â€śpledge week,â€ť one of the regular on-air drives for private donations that helps keep non-commercial TV alive.
MENDON- Lawrence A. Reardon Jr., 93, of Mendon, formerly of Franklin died Sun. Feb.16, 2014 in the Don Orione Home, East Boston.
Mr. Reardon was employed as a Press Operator for over 44 years at the Clark-Cutler- McDermott Co. in Franklin.
He was born May 21, 1920 in Boston, son of the late Lawrence A. and Mary R. (Mucciarone) Reardon Sr. He was a graduate of Franklin High School.
Mr. Reardon enjoyed weight lifting and bicycling in his younger years. He was a former member of St. Mary's Church in Franklin where he was active in church ministries.
BLACKSTONE â€” Election season in Blackstone is officially underway.
The deadline to return nomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters was Tuesday.
The annual town election will take place Monday, April 7.
Two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen held by incumbents Paul Haughey and Margaret Bik are up for grabs in the election. Haughey is not seeking re-election and Bik, who has publicly announced her decision seek re-election, has returned papers.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The rematch was far more competitive. The outcome was just as painful for the Providence Friars to swallow.
PC tried its best to throw ninth-ranked Villanova for a loop, but the Wildcats were able to hang on for an 82-79 double-overtime victory on Tuesday night before 12,106 at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. Ryan Arcidiacono closed out with 21 points, though none were bigger than the layup the Villanova guard converted with 3.6 seconds left in the second extra session.
For someone who normally wears blue as the head coach of the Cumberland softball and Burrillville cross country teams â€“ and had sported touches of red during past stints with the Tolman and Cranston West girlsâ€™ basketball squads â€“ Marty Crowley found himself having to adjust to green and gold this winter.
But aside from changing his athletic wardrobe, Crowleyâ€™s transition to the Massachusetts girlsâ€™ basketball scene and the extra competitive Hockomock League as the head coach of King Philip High of Wrentham, Mass. has been a seamless one.
Beatriz E. Grabowski
SMITHFIELD- Beatriz E. (Llamas) Grabowski, 47, of John Mowry Road in Smithfield passed away Friday, February 14 in Miriam Hospital, Providence.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Grabowski and her daughters Emily Archambault and Alyssa Grabowski both of Smithfield.
Born in Cartagena, Columbia, Bea was the daughter of Carlos Llamas of North Smithfield and Yvonne (Daza) Llamas of Millville, MA.
A graduate of Bryant University, Bea had lived in Smithfield for the past 11 years and was employed by the Woonsocket Housing Authority for the past 6 years.