July 21st, 2014
Charles H. MacDonald
WOONSOCKET - Charles H. MacDonald, 87, of Cherry Hill Ave, died Saturday July 19, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Anita (Bastein) MacDonald. Born and brought up in Slatersville, he was the son of the late James and Hazel (Delsgard) MacDonald.
Camille G. Mandeville, Sr.
WOONSOCKET - Camille G. Mandeville, Sr., 82, of Woonsocket died Sunday morning at Home & Hospice Care Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. He was the loving husband of Estelle A. (Lemay) Mandeville. They were married on August 5, 1957.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Emilien and Florina (Jacob) Mandeville. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Mandeville served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He was employed for over 30 years at Whittins Machine shop and also worked at Bryant University for several years.
Charles E. Switzer
WOONSOCKET - Charles E. Switzer, 93, of Valatie, NY and formerly of Woonsocket, RI died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Barnwell Health Facilities in Valatie.
Born August 31, 1920 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Scanlon) Schweitzer. Mr Switzer was a WWII US Army Veteran and worked for the former Tupperware Company as a Material Handler in Blackstone, MA for many years.
Diane R. Lajoie
WOONSOCKET - Diane R. (Desmarais) Lajoie, 65, of Mendon Road passed away Thursday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Craig L. Lajoie, and they had been married for 45 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Raoul Desmarais and the late Germaine (Plante) St. George of Manville. She was a life-long resident of Woonsocket.
George J. McCarthy
WOONSOCKET - George J. McCarthy, 62, beloved husband of Patricia A.; loving father of Eric (Melissa), Heather, Laura Spurlock (Stephen), Gregory (Sheila); devoted granddad of Abigail, Owen, Colin, Tryston, Asher; adoring brother and best friend of Keith and Kathleen Fontenault; preceded in death by parents George R. and Doris (nee Perrault).
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Director Global Market Development, Sherwin Williams Company. Passed away Thursday July 17, 2014.
BRISTOL – Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored three on Sunday as Cumberland American delivered a 17-4 mercy-rule bushwhacking of Cranston Western's best in a winners' bracket final at King Philip Little League's Roger W. Pigeon Field.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can sometimes be left on their own to find a way to cope with that loss.
There are organizations that try to help, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Richard F. Keene, a longtime member of the R.I. National Guard, and former Blackstone and North Smithfield Town Administrator Kenneth M. Bianchi have found one they hope will make Rhode Island a great summer destination for teenagers facing such an adjustment.
BURRILLVILLE – Pam Glennon probably won’t be eating beans and rice for a while.
After winning an Emmy for her work as a freelance television producer, Glennon expects to be busier than ever.
BRISTOL – When Cumberland American standout Addison Kopack launched a one-out, opposite-field “tater” over the right-center field fence to tie Coventry American, 4-4, in the bottom of the sixth – as a result forcing extra innings – Lincoln All-Stars' manager Charlie Hien responded as only he could.
“Honestly, it's like they have nine lives,” he said, shaking his head. “That team just doesn't quit.”
PAWTUCKET â€“ The newest member of the PawSox pitching staff had a familiar face waiting to greet him at T.F. Green Airport.
Make that a good friend who also doubles as an offseason housemate down in Baton Rouge.
Mentioning the Louisiana city is fitting because thatâ€™s where Ryan Verdugo learned earlier in the week that he had been traded from Kansas City to Boston for cash considerations.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ The line of people, some disheveled and weary-looking, formed behind a red pickup truck that backed into a...
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a...
WOONSOCKET â€“ Feeding the poor: They call it Godâ€™s work at The River United Methodist Church on Federal Street.