NORTH SMITHFIELD -- David Fraley admitted he was taking the day off from training Friday, but would in fact be back on his bike with fervor this afternoon. After all, he’s 65, and his body needs some rest, especially after lifting weights twice a week and riding his bike dozens of miles in Franklin another two or three days.
WOONSOCKET â Itâs official: Former City Controller Christine Chamberland is the cityâs finance director.
The Smithfield resident had been serving as acting finance director since mid-April, but Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced Chamberlandâs permanent appointment on Thursday.
âChristineâs vast experience in finance and her dedicated assistance in the transition of my new administration were key components to my decision,â the mayor said.
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James D. Connor
CUMBERLAND - James D. Connor, 79, of Mendon Rd. passed away Thursday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Pauline D. (Dumas) Connor.
A life long Cumberland resident he was the son of the late David and Mary (Kennedy) Connor.
He was a plumber/ pipefitter working out of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 51, East Providence for many years until his retirement.
WOONSOCKET – On the same day the Budget Commission voted to approve the pact, the city firefighters union unexpectedly refused to ratify a proposed five-year collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â Even though several potential suitors were knocking on his door, Andres Torres was not going to sign with a major-league club until he felt fine physically.
âI wasnât ready because I had the surgery (to repair a strained left Achillesâ tendon). It takes time. I just took my time and made sure that I was good to go,â said Torres on Thursday, his first day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. âI [heard] from a few teams, but I was just waiting for the right moment. Once I feel good, I just signed with Boston.â
PAWTUCKET â If you werenât settled into your seat at McCoy Stadium until the second inning Thursday night, you missed a lot.
A five-run first inning highlighted by Garin Cecchiniâs grand slam propelled Pawtucket to a 7-3 victory over Norfolk before 5,297. Cecchini turned on a 2-1 offering from Jason Gurka and deposited it into the right-field bullpen for his third home run of the season.
The homer enabled Cecchini to take over the club lead in RBI with 30. The previous leader was Bryce Brentz with 28. Brentz hasnât appeared in a game for the PawSox since May 15.
Victor G. LeMay
WOONSOCKET - Victor G. LeMay, 79, of Sunrise Avenue, died June 24, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of Ramona (Koury) LeMay whom he married November 23, 1961. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerald and Rose (Craig) LeMay.
He worked for the City of Woonsocket for eleven years before retiring in 2000 and prior to that worked locally as a machinist. Victor served in the United States Army, he enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, wood working and spending time with his grandchildren.
Norman H. Lataille, Sr.
HARRISVILLE - Norman H. Lataille, Sr., 84, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Roger Williams Hospital, Providence with his family by his side. He was the husband of Lena (Lafreniere) Lataille, whom he married June 23, 1951. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Leo and Dora (Lague) Lataille.
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.
Rose B. Simard
BLACKSTONE - Rose B. (Parenteau) Simard, 97, of Diana Street died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center after taking a fall at home. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Paul A. Simard, Sr., who died on March 31.
Mrs. Simard was born in Canada and emigrated to this country with her family as a young child. She was a daughter of Joseph and Marie (Giguere) Parenteau of Woonsocket and was predeceased by four brothers: Ubald, Germain, Bernard, and Raymond Parenteau, and three sisters: Cecile Parenteau, Marie Couture, and Rachel Giguere.