February 14th, 2014
NAPLES, FL- Sophie (Sevdagian) Kahaian 85, of Naples, FL, died peacefully, Monday February 10, 2014 at the Frances Georgeson Hospice House in Naples, following an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Nishan A. "Nish" Kahaian, who died in 1986.
Born July 1, 1928 in Athens, Greece a daughter of the late Bedros and Voski (Bozoglanian) Sevdagian, she was a former resident of Franklin and Woonsocket before moving to Naples in 2005.
Joseph A. Simmons
BLACKSTONE- Joseph A. Simmons, 88, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Muriel (Dalpe) Simmons.
WOONSOCKET- Laurabelle F. (Deragon) Brouillard, 96, formerly of Adams St., died Monday, February 10, in The Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Edgar P. Brouillard.
She was born in Milford, MA, a daughter of the late Alfred and Christina (Chevrette) Deragon.
Mrs. Brouillard was a textile worker for the Alsace and Riverside Worsted companies, and also worked for ACS Industries before retiring in 1965. She enjoyed swimming in her youth. She greatly enjoyed motherhood, and was very talented at tatting and sewing.
Constance M. Scotto
PROVIDENCE- Constance M. (Kusnarowis) Scotto, 79, of Smith St. and formerly of Pond House Rd., No. Smithfield, died February 12, 2014 in Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Michael S. Scotto.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Wanda (Comorek) Kusnarowis.
BURRILLVILLE â For the eighth consecutive year, the Burrillville High
School robotics team has won the state robotics championship and will move on to the Eastern Super-Regional Championship in York, Penn., where they will compete for a berth in the World Championship in St. Louis in April.
Known as Team 154 Renegade, the Burrillville students were among 300 representing 32 schools from around the state who competed in the eighth annual FIRST Tech Challenge last Saturday at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick.
WOONSOCKET â Even after it was slashed by nearly a third in advance of the current fiscal year, the 30 percent homestead exemption is still the most generous benefit offered by a revenue-hungry local government, commandeered by a state-appointed Budget Commission.
Almost nothing has been asked of property owners who claim the exemption as a condition of receiving it. Theyâre supposed to live in the property on which the exemption is claimed, but the city makes that assumption for them based on property deeds that may not be conclusive, officials say.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â When one speaks of Division II-North, the conversation immediately addresses the rivalry between Lincoln, the defending state D-II champion and perennial contender, and Cumberland, always solid but a team that hasn't been able to âget over the topâ in recent years.
The same holds true this campaign, though the Clippers did snatch a key victory over the Lions last week to remain unbeaten in league action at 13-0-0 (14-0-0 overall).
WOONSOCKET- Paul, the Uke, Yozura 89, formerly of Woonsocket and Bayberry Commons, Pascoag passed away unexpectedly at Landmark Medical Center on February 3, 2014.
He was married to Jo-Jo (Stantiski) Yozura and they celebrated their 71 wedding anniversary on January 3, 2014.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Linda Vallee and her husband Ralph of North Smithfield, his sister Olga Mowry and husband Al of Lynn, MA, a brother Vincent Yozura and his wife Mary of Woonsocket, and several nieces and nephews.
WOONSOCKET â From Woonsocket High graduate Tom Pincince, here are some of the details pertaining to a public celebration of George Nasutiâs life:
Services for Coach Nasuti will be private and for family only. However, Coach's family understands what an outpouring of support there has been in the last few days.
Therefore, a PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF COACH NASUTI'S LIFE has been scheduled for Saturday, March 1, at a time to be determined. This celebration will be held at Woonsocket High School and will be open to EVERYONE. More details on this day will be coming soon, so stay tuned.
Edward W. St. Amant
LARGO, FL- Edward W. St. Amant, 86, of Seminole, Florida, passed away on February 6, 2014.
He married Dolores (Pulido) Cinieri St.Amant on November 26, 2005; they were married 8 years. Edward was previously married to the late Lucy (Renaldi) St.Amant on June 30, 1951; they were married for 51 years until her death on June 27, 2002
Edward was born in North Smithfield son of the late Clair and Catherine (Moulico) St. Amant.