June 6th, 2014
BURRILLVILLE â€“ The Pascoag Fire District Board of Commissioners has denied a petition request to reinstate Pascoag Firefighter Edward Blanchard, who now says he has no choice but to file a lawsuit.
BARRINGTON â€“ When senior righty John Sikie is â€śfeeling it,â€ť heâ€™s usually outstanding.
When heâ€™s not, well, heâ€™ll walk and/or hit batters, and indicates no real feel for the zone around the plate.
Excepting one inning on Friday afternoon, Sikie proved to be much more of the former. The co-captain manufactured a stellar two-hitter with two walks and a six strikeouts in a six-frame stint, propelling Cumberland High to a solid 5-3 victory over Barrington before at least 150 fans at Victory Field.
Lawrence W. Mousseau
A funeral mass to celebrate and remember the life of Lawrence W. Mousseau who left the physical world on November 27, 2013 will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI.
Joseph Clemento Long
WOONSOCKET - Joseph Clemento Long 58, of First Ave. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Richard Curtis and Clementina Long of Woonsocket. Joseph was a machinist for Alpha Grainger Manufacturing in Franklin, MA for the past fifteen years.
Besides his parents he leaves two sons Joseph C. Long and Richard M. Long both of Woonsocket, two grandchildren Alyssa and Cayden Long, a brother Bobby Long of Woonsocket, three sisters, Karen Tougas of Lincoln, Kathy Martin of Uxbridge, and Valerie Curtis of Woonsocket.
Melvin B. Defoe
WOONSOCKET - Melvin B. Defoe, 75, of Adams St, died Saturday, May 31, at the West Warwick home of his daughter Christina Walls. He was the husband of the late Gloria Racicot. Mr. Defoe was born in Monson, MA, a son of the late Michael and Patricia (Worthe) Defoe. He was a retired Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Mr. Defoe served as a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 12 with great passion, was an active member and former State Commander of the V.F.W. Post 11519, and was also a member of the United Veteranâ€™s Council of Woonsocket.
William T. McCarthy
BURRILLVILLE - William T. McCarthy, 73, of Pascoag, RI, passed away June 4, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was the loving husband to Marjorie (Worcester) McCarthy.
He was born in Providence, RI son of the late William & Mary (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy.
Irene B. Lamontagne
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Irene B. (Caouette) Lamontagne, 77, of Bellevue Ave., North Smithfield, died June 4, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Henry P. Lamontagne. Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Rose (Cabana) Caouette.
WOONSOCKET -- Richard Fazzio has told his story of surviving the first wave of landings at Omaha Beach more times than he can count, as the 70th anniversary of that day is marked.
The 89-year-old resident of Mowry Street was there at the very first moments of the frightening and deadly beginning to the invasion of Nazi-held Europe.
Fazzio was the coxswain, or driver, of a Higgins boat, a landing craft designed to carry soldiers from a ship to a beachhead and set them on the way with the dropping of the ramp covering the bow of the boat.
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.