August 18th, 2014
WOONSOCKET— Carnell Henderson’s first official day as principal at Woonsocket High did not end when he walked out of the building shortly after 4 o’clock last Thursday afternoon.
“Actually, I’m on my way to (Barry Field) right now,” he said about the tug-at-the-heartstrings moment he was set to have with his now former Villa Novan football players.
WOONSOCKET â”€ Brett and Dan Gould did a lot of hanging around at the beach this summer â”€ and at the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Championships, they hung around almost long enough to be declared the best beach volleyball team for their age group in the country.
The 14-year-old twin brothers finished second overall in their age bracket at the national tournament â”€ organized by the U.S. Olympic program â”€ and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend of July 25-27.
Paul Britton Robson
THE VILLAGES, FL. - Paul Britton Robson died very peacefully at home in the Villages, Florida. He was 87 years old.
Paul is survived by his children, Valerie Page (Stephen), Britton Robson (Roberta Weisel), Cynthia Robson (David Harlson), and grandsons Jonathan Blake, Britton Blake (Tanya), Mingus Robson, BjĂ¸rn Harlson, and great grandchildren Bryce Walker and Layla JeanneMarie Blake.
Donations in Paul's memory can be made to Rutland Dismas House, P.O. Box 1816, Rutland VT 05702 or to any branch of the Lions Club.
Conrad F. Duquette Sr.
BOCA RATON, FL - Conrad F. Duquette Sr. 84, passed peacefully from this life the morning of August 15th at his residence after his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family during the last days. He was born in Woonsocket, RI on August 17th, 1929 to Lionel and Florence (Crepeau) Duquette. In 1954, he married his wife Alice. In 1973, they moved to Boca Raton, Florida. He worked for IBM, as well as the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. After retiring, he continued on as a volunteer there as well.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Former U.S. Congressman Fernand J. â€śFreddyâ€ť St Germain, a favorite son of the city who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in the country, has died.
Family members said he passed away at home in Newport on Saturday of kidney failure. He was 86 years old.
Irene L. Phaneuf
WOONSOCKET - Irene L. (Lambert) Phaneuf, 86, of Avenue A, died Saturday August 16, 2014 at home with her loving family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Edward R. Phaneuf.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Conrad and Exila (Marquis) Lambert.
Irene worked as a machinist for Enterprize Dye, and a Housekeeper for the Park Square Medical Building for several years and also she was a nanny for several children.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Wallace F. Lees
PASCOAG - Wallace F. Lees, 82 of Pascoag passed away peacefully Friday evening at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Simpson) Lees. Born in Harrisville he was the son of the late Alfred and Vera (Fraser) Lees.
CUMBERLAND â€“ For members of the Cumberland American Little League team it was likely a game of the ages, and Saturday nightâ€™s 8-7 win over the Tennessee team during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., hasnâ€™t been overlooked back at home.
The teamâ€™s stunning final inning walkoff victory thanks to a home run by CJ Davock was the talk of the town Sunday, and had many wishing for more success by their local Little League representatives.
â€śIt was absolutely amazing,â€ť Cumberland Police Sgt. Brandon Vadenais said of Saturday nightâ€™s game.
Their game on Monday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will be Cumberland American’s seventh straight on television. It will also be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance on the national networks of ESPN.
Not a big deal? Consider this contrast, then.
The NBA’s Boston Celtics, whose schedule was just recently announced, are slated for only one nationally televised contest for their entire upcoming season. Cumberland’s Little Leaguers beat that slim total in just a weekend.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As 10,732 eyes stared at him and millions more watched worldwide, Cumberland’s shortstop/pitcher CJ Davock blocked it all out.
It was just he and the pitcher. The frustration of an inning earlier was gone. An opportunity awaited and redemption was at hand.
Davock pounded on it, earned it and kept a dream alive.
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