February 18th, 2014
For someone who normally wears blue as the head coach of the Cumberland softball and Burrillville cross country teams â€“ and had sported touches of red during past stints with the Tolman and Cranston West girlsâ€™ basketball squads â€“ Marty Crowley found himself having to adjust to green and gold this winter.
But aside from changing his athletic wardrobe, Crowleyâ€™s transition to the Massachusetts girlsâ€™ basketball scene and the extra competitive Hockomock League as the head coach of King Philip High of Wrentham, Mass. has been a seamless one.
Beatriz E. Grabowski
SMITHFIELD- Beatriz E. (Llamas) Grabowski, 47, of John Mowry Road in Smithfield passed away Friday, February 14 in Miriam Hospital, Providence.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Grabowski and her daughters Emily Archambault and Alyssa Grabowski both of Smithfield.
Born in Cartagena, Columbia, Bea was the daughter of Carlos Llamas of North Smithfield and Yvonne (Daza) Llamas of Millville, MA.
A graduate of Bryant University, Bea had lived in Smithfield for the past 11 years and was employed by the Woonsocket Housing Authority for the past 6 years.
Muriel T. Giard
CUMBERLAND- Muriel T. (Brousseau) Giard, 85, of Cumberland, previously of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Lydia Taft House. She was the wife of the late Clement M. Giard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Phillippe and Rose Anna (Dubois) Brousseau.
Muriel was a cashier at CVS Pharmacy on Cass Ave. for forty four years, retiring in 2010. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Senior Citizens.
Jeanne C. Guay
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne C. (Boucher) Guay, 70, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Sentara General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA. She was the wife of Denis G. Guay, whom she married November 22, 1962.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Muriel (Jalbert) Boucher of Woonsocket and the late Omer Boucher.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ U.S. Rep. Jim Langevinâ€™s eight-day tour of food-related businesses across the state kicked off Monday at Daniele Inc., a Burrillville-based manufacturer of gourmet Italian meats where the congressman got an up-close look at the companyâ€™s new $50 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition now under way.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Ed Cooley didnâ€™t mince words when asked if he planned to relive a nightmare on the hardwood.
Cue up the tape from Providenceâ€™s 30-point shellacking at the hands of Villanova? In the eyes of the head coach, why bother re-screening a game that would serve absolutely no purpose other than re-opening old wounds?
â€śNot a second of that game,â€ť Cooley emphatically stated, those words coming Saturday afternoon.
Gail A. Connolly
WOONSOCKET- Gail A. Connolly, 60, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully after a long illness Saturday, February 15, 2014 in her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo R. and Evelyn V. (Paquette) Connolly.
Gail enjoyed traveling, rides in the car, bridges, collecting dolls, and smoothies from Starbucks.
She leaves her brother, Paul J. Connolly and his wife Judith of No. Smithfield, several cousins and many close friends.
Walter J. Mostek
PHOENIXVILLE, PA- Walter J. Mostek, 95, formerly of Bellingham, MA & more recently of Phoenixville, PA passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2014. Walter was the husband of the late Helen (nee Golubowski) Mostek and son of the late Stanley & Aniela (nee Struzik) Mostek.
Walter was an avid gardener, enjoyed carpentry and was a Charter Member of the Bellingham Lions Club. He took great pride in having served in the Navy during WW II.
WOONSOCKET - A man in his early 50s remained in critical condition Monday, two days after a fire broke out in his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor, a public high rise.
Woonsocket Fire Chief Tim Walsh said the victim had burns over 75 percent of his body and was initially taken to Landmark Medical Center before being transferred to the Trauma Center at Rhode Island Hospital.
Local authorities declined to release the identity of the victim, but The Call confirmed through hospital and other sources that he was Jeffrey S. Reyor.
Yvonne M. LaRoche
WOONSOCKET- Yvonne M. LaRoche, 101, formerly of Maple St. Woonsocket died Sunday morning at St. Antoine Residence.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Paul and Roseanna (Peloquin) Ethier. She was a lifelong resident of the city prior to moving to North Smithfield several years ago.
Mrs. LaRoche was employed as a switch board operator at L'Union St. Jean Baptiste in Woonsocket until retiring in 1979. She previously also worked at the Hebert Knitting Mill for a number of years.