August 4th, 2014
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 Islandâs food economy and a âhard hatâ tour of Danieleâs 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 Ryanâs 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.
BRISTOL, Conn. -- On the evening of Thursday, July 24, after the Cumberland American All-Stars had clinched the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship with a thrilling 8-7 victory over gritty Cranston Western, manager Dave Belisle’s crew lined up for the usual post-game handshakes with its foe.
Gary Bucci’s players couldn’t have been all too happy with the loss, but both teams’ athletes were seen high-fiving each other. It was the consummate exhibition of sportsmanship at its best.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Every Little League team in the Ocean State knows full well the amazing power that comes from the Cumberland American All-Stars’ bats.
Now Barnstable, the Massachusetts champion, understands it, too.
Cumberland American exhibited a ridiculous display of offense while manufacturing a 25-5 “mercy-rule” pasting of overwhelmed Barnstable in the New England Regional Tournament opener at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center on Saturday afternoon.
BRISTOL, Conn. - Cumberland American's Nick Croteau connects for a solo home run to lead things off in the top of the first inning at Breen Field in Bristol, Conn. Saturday. The home run proved to be a harbinger of things to come as CALL blasted Massachusetts champion Barnstable, 25-5, in four innings.
Cumberland American continues pool play Monday night against New Hampshire's Goffstown Junior Baseball.