June 24th, 2014
Joseph G. LeClair
BURRILLVILLE - Joseph G. LeClair, 41, of Glendale, RI, passed away June 22, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, a son of Gerald & Gail (Connell) LeClair of Glendale, RI.
Joseph was a chemical applicator for the Malec Tree Services Co.in Nasonville. He was a lifelong Burrillville resident. He played in several area bands including the Down to Earth Band. An accomplished musician, he composed and preformed both music and vocals. He also was an avid New England Patriot fan.
BARRINGTON â€“ Peter Jacobsen found himself in an unusual position when the first round of the 16th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic ended Monday afternoon.
The former PGA star and playing partner Jimmy Walker manufactured a nine-under 62 at Rhode Island Country Club, and he admitted being tied for the lead â€“ with the defending champion tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt â€“ was a spot he didn't anticipate.
â€śWhat was our secret? I don't know, except maybe my youngest daughter (Kristen Sahler) is in the hospital (in Greenwich, Conn.); she's in labor, so maybe that's it,â€ť he smiled.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In addition to beefed-up school aid, the $8.7 billion state budget signed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee a couple of days ago has something that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has been lobbying for a long time: money to bring the makeover of World War II Veterans Memorial State Park to the starting line.
The spending plan includes $1.25 million over five years for park upkeep and staffing, a previously missing piece of the funding puzzle that had waylaid the project.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Camille "Cam" Morisseau, 69, of Great Road, died June 18, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Elaine S. (Nys) Morisseau whom he married June 12, 1965. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Emile and Laurencia (Julie) Morisseau.
Eugene E. Gramolini
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Eugene E. "Johnny" Gramolini, 94, died Saturday evening at home. He was the loving husband of the late Eleanor G. (Carroll) Gramolini.
Born in Winchendon, Massachusetts he was a son of the late Primo and Zaide (Caselli) Gramolini. He was raised in Woonsocket and resided in North Smithfield for over 55 years.
Mr. Gramolini served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Norman R. Landry, Sr.
BLACKSTONE - Norman R. Landry, Sr., 85, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Doris J. (Boucher) Landry. Born in Blackstone, MA on September 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Raymond H. and Rose E. (Desrosiers) Landry.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As the declaration period opens Monday for candidates seeking statewide office, Mayor Lisa-Baldelli Hunt announced that sheâ€™s endorsed all of the incumbents in the House of Representatives â€“ Rep. Stephen Casey (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket), Rep. Michael Morin (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) and Rep. Robert Phillips (D-Dist. 51, Woonsocket, Cumberland).
WOONSOCKET â€“ Justin Switzer admitted his initial two years at Woonsocket High, those in 2005 and '06, were at the very least problematic.
He had wanted to compete on the Villa Novans' wrestling team, but he missed most of his freshman season because he was deemed academically ineligible. He didn't even practice as a sophomore for the same reason.
CUMBERLAND -- Weather-wise, it was a day befitting the Blackstone River Theatre’s Summer Solstice Festival. As participants filtered in to Diamond Hill Park with their lawn chairs and blankets, the perfect temperature and overall pretty day seemed to be on everyone’s minds, along with the non-stop schedule of music and dancing.
When Vaughn Hayward walked off the mound at Connecticutâ€™s Dodd Stadium on May 24, part of him was resigned to the possibility that he had thrown his last pitch in a competitive game.
That spring afternoon featured the collegiate Hayward at his finest for Bryant University. With the Northeast Conference championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament on the line, the senior flummoxed the Sacred Heart hitters with 6.1 shutout innings while scattering five hits. It looked like a chance to go out on top, as Hayward did not make an appearance in either of the Bulldogsâ€™ NCAA games.
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