June 18th, 2014
Michael J. Oakes
PASCOAG - Michael J. Oakes, 33, of Pascoag, RI died Sunday, June 15th in Worcester.
He leaves his father, Michael B. Oakes and his wife, Dodie of Pembroke, NH; his mother, Jeannie Gonyea of Pascoag, RI; two brothers, Glenn Oakes of Burrillville, RI and Jeremy Oakes of Pembroke, NH; a sister, Kerri Oakes of Harrisville, RI; paternal grandfather, Richard Oakes of Thousand Palms, CA; maternal grandfather, Edgar Gonyea of Burrillville, RI and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Call it crazy, but North Smithfield High head coach Jon Leddy seemed rather upbeat while walking through the McCoy Stadium grass behind the plate on Tuesday afternoon.
His club had just dropped an at-times ugly, 5-2 decision to top-seeded East Providence in the opener of the best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament championship set before a crowd of at least 500, but the calm seemingly came from the fact he knew why.
BURRILLVIILLE â€“ A Pascoag man will be in District Court in Providence this morning to answer charges he procured alcohol for three juvenile girls visiting his 106 Sayles Ave. home Monday evening.
Paul White, who also goes by his female identity, Christine, was taken into custody on the three counts and three additional charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors after police executed a warrant for his arrest at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Burrillville Police Major Larry Guglietta.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Bryn Mawr, Pa. company that owns the largest shopping plaza in the city has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court, challenging the cityâ€™s $12.7 million assessment of the property.
WP Associates LLC, the owner of Diamond Hill Plaza, says the assessment should be reduced by more than 75 percent so the savings can be passed along in the form of lower rent to its leading anchor, Burlington Coat Factory.
Thomas P. Corey
WOONSOCKET - Thomas P. Corey, 53, of Woonsocket, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 14, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Fred L. Corey of Woonsocket and the late Mary (Bulwa) Corey.
Florence Edna Mac Donald
CHEPACHET - Florence Edna (FITZSIMMONS) Mac Donald, 91, of Chepachet, died Monday morning, June 16, 2014 after a brief illness. She was the widow of Robert F. Mac Donald. Born in Woonsocket, the only child of William and Nellie (Worsnop) Fitzsimmons, she was a 1940 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1942 graduate of Hill College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in secretarial science.
Marcel G. Mandeville
ALBUQUERQUE NM. - MANDEVILLE, Marcel G., age 73, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014 at the Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, NM. Born on September 6, 1940 in Woonsocket, RI, he joined the US Air Force in 1958. Over his 26 year career in the military, he and his family lived in several locations around the world. He retired in Albuquerque, NM in 1984. He has been an active leader in the local Alcoholics Anonymous group for several years, where he was able to help many people find sobriety. His generous heart and patriotic spirit will be his enduring legacy.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Schools Superintendent Giovanna Donoyanâ€™s contract will not be renewed by the Budget Commission when it expires on Aug. 30, commission sources have confirmed.
The recently-seated, appointed School Committee had just voted in April to grant Donoyan a nine-month extension that would have locked her into the $150,000 a year superintendentâ€™s job until June 2015.