June 5th, 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD --- Itâ€™s very rare for a Division II player in any sport to receive the R.I. Gatorade Player of the Year award, but North Smithfieldâ€™s Karissa Carlton landed the stateâ€™s biggest individual honor on Thursday.
The 5-foot-1 senior ace pitcher of the two-time Division II-North champion Northmen won the award thanks to a phenomenal season that saw her post a 16-1 record with an 0.72 ERA and strike out 170 batters and walk 17 in only 92 innings of work.
Therese R. Gareau
BELLINGHAM - Therese R. (Rondeau) Gareau, 91, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile J. Gareau. Born in Woonsocket, RI on December 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Mary (Bourcier) Rondeau.
Elizabeth A. Bonoyer
BURRILLVILLE - Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bonoyer, 84, passed Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Louis F. Bonoyer Jr. Born in Bridgeton; she was the daughter of the late Frederick B. and Lucy M. (Gregory) Smith.
Betty was an Avon saleswoman for many years, and a Homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and very active in the church for many years.
Dorothy A. Hammond
LINCOLN - Dorothy A. (Palazini) Hammond, 84, of Ascension Street, Manville died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Frederick Thomas Hammond.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Julio and Julia (Belbusti) Palazini.
Mrs. Hammond was a saleslady at the Music Box and McCarthyâ€™s Department Store, both of Woonsocket before retiring. She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
PAWTUCKET â€” Rich Gingras has a lot on his plate these days.
In addition to his everyday duties as the owner and head trainer of his Fight 2 Fitness gym on Blackstone Avenue, the Lincoln resident is hard at work packing on muscle for a fitness competition later this month in Medford, Mass., as well as handling a new project at his gym that offers workouts for people with Parkinsonâ€™s Disease.
Oh yeah, heâ€™s also fighting for the New England light heavyweight championship on Friday night at the Twin River Event Center.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cumberlandâ€™s return to Rhode Island College for the first time since the Clippers won the 2011 state championship was spoiled by the team that handed them their worst defeat of the season.
Undefeated North Kingstown snapped a scoreless tie with two unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and a three-run uprising in the fifth before winding up with a 6-2 win on Tuesday night in a Division I winnersâ€™ bracket semifinal.
WOONSOCKET â€“ On the eve of graduation, it was part farewell present from seniors, part memorial tribute to a beloved educator gone too soon. And it will last forever.
In a touching ceremony on the grounds of Woonsocket High School, the city dedicated the schoolâ€™s circular entry road to the late Athletic Director George Nasuti.
BURRILLVILLE - Gertrude (Levesque) Deconing of Pascoag passed away on May 7, 2014. Born in Woonsocket on June 14, 1936 she was the loving wife of the late Norman Deconing.
She is survived by her daughter Michelle Pelkey and grandchildren Michael and Monique, all of Pascoag.
There will be a Memorial Mass at Bayberry Commons on June 10th at 10:30 AM.
BLACKSTONE - Mrs. Mary (Elias) Anez, of Fox Run Rd., Blackstone, MA died on Sunday June 1, 2014 in the Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John Anez for 71 years.
Born November 15, 1918 in Central Falls, a daughter of Abraham & Rose (Allam) Elias. She lived on Park Ave. in Woonsocket, RI for most of her life before moving to Blackstone.
Mrs. Anez was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Kelley J. Barrett
BURRILLVILLE - Kelley J. (Doyle) Barrett, 53, of Mapleville, died June 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Mahoney) Doyle.
Kelley was an amazing cook who loved to have friends and family over for elaborate meals whenever she could; she was also a talented seamstress and avid reader. She was known to give to those in need even when she was most in need herself and will always be remembered for that enormous heart.