February 17th, 2014
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.
MILFORD- Nancy F. Vasile Dalpe, 77, of Milford passed away February 5, 2014 in Kindred Care, Franklin. She was the wife of the late Raymond Dalpe who died in 1997.
Nancy had been a waitress at the Paddock Restaurant for 20 years and was also a stay at home family matriarch.
Nancy was born August 10, 1936 in Milford the daughter of the late Frank and Yola (Tassone) Vasile. She was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1953 and had been a resident of Milford for 40 years before moving to Bellingham 30 years ago.
WOONSOCKET â Please refrain from labeling Carnell Henderson the âinterimâ athletic director at Woonsocket High.
âJust filling in,â smiles the varsity head football coach. âFor the most part, Iâm next man up.â
Such a declaration comes last Friday while seated in his vice principalâs office. His attire is a telltale sign that itâs the final school day before February vacation â black polo shirt with âWoonsocket footballâ emblazoned upon it and warm-up pants that are distinctly and appropriately shaded maroon.
Helena K. Cadorette
WOONSOCKET- Helena K. (Tancrell) Cadorette, 98, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Ovila R. Cadorette, whom she married May 1, 1944.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Gideon and Katherine (Frayne) Tancrell.
Mrs. Cadorette was a saleswoman for Lerner's Department Store and later worked for the AT Cross Company. She was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Mrs. Cadorette enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid reader.
MILFORD- Doris (Carpentier) Benjamin, 87, of Milford, MA formerly of Blackstone, MA died Friday, February 14, 2014 in Milford Care Center, Milford, MA. She was the wife of the late Bernard M. Benjamin.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Christopher and Eva (Ouellette) Carpentier.
Mrs. Benjamin worked as a line engraver at A.T. Cross in Lincoln, RI.
WOONSOCKET â No one wants to end up in icy water in the middle of February, even if you are a firefighter. But as fire officials know all too well, accidents happen, and people and even animals do fall through ice in winter and need help â quick and knowledgeable help.
So out at Harris Pond last week, members of the Woonsocket Fire Department were putting themselves to the test and finding out what it would be like to work in the cold and potentially deadly water if an emergency required them to do so.
BURRILLVILLE -- The thought of a bunch of bearded, camouflaged sportsmen running around a noisy kitchen cooking up slabs of venison and wild boar might not be everyoneâs idea of a fine dining experience.
But the guys at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club who cook for the clubâs annual February game dinners run a tight kitchen, producing a range of wild game delicacies from tender wild boar with peas in a tomato base to savory pheasant game soup with Orzo pasta.
Itâs a menu celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck would be proud of.
For full story and more photos, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET â Despite La Salle Academyâs early-season woes, Mount St. Charles co-coach Dave Belisle wanted premier play from his troops when the two Division I/Cimini League stalwarts took to the Adelard Arena ice on Friday night.
He received such after his Mounties produced five-unanswered goals, including three in the final stanza, to claim a satisfying 5-2 triumph over the Rams before a crowd of 300.
PROVIDENCE â The stateâs senior citizens would receive a variety of tax breaks by virtue of several pieces of legislation being considered by the General Assembly.
The lawmakers who introduced the bills say they are intended to help the stateâs older population and to keep them from fleeing to more tax-friendly locales.
PROVIDENCE â As health officials called attention to yet another spike of fatal drug overdoses, the R.I. State Police announced that troopers will soon be routinely carrying naloxone, a medicine that quickly flushes opiates like heroin from the body to prevent death.
State Police Supt. Col. Steven G. OâDonnell also called on all municipal police departments to follow suit, saying drug overdoses claimed more lives in the first six weeks of the year than murder in all of 2013.