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June 2nd, 2014

Sandra M. Koprusak

June 2, 2014

BURRILLVILLE - Sandra M. Koprusak, 73, of Mapleville, RI, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at RI Hospital in Providence.
She was the loving companion to Billy Ryder, with whom she lived.
She was born in Grafton MA a daughter of the late John & Lucille (Lamothe) Koprusak.
Sandra worked for the Queen City Paper Co. in Pawtucket and worked part time in the kitchen for the RI Alliance for Retired Americans. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident and enjoyed traveling.

Normand A. Carpentier

June 2, 2014

WOONSOCKET - Normand A. Carpentier, 90, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Rita M. (Rainville) Carpentier, whom he married June 5, 1943. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Arthur and Celina (Pincince) Carpentier. He had lived in Cumberland for 58 years.

Inta Krylo

June 2, 2014

May 29, 2014. Inta Krylo, 69, of Fayetteville, NY, died peacefully after a short illness. Inta was born in Riga, Latvia, and emigrated to the United States in 1949. She received a BA degree in English from the University of Rhode Island. Inta was a voracious reader, member of Barnes & Noble Book Club and a life member of the Oswego Yacht Club.
She was predeceased by her son, Charles Krylo, III in 2004. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charlie and sister, Mudite Paux of Woonsocket, RI.
Services will be private.

Cheryl A. St. Germain

June 2, 2014

BELLINGHAM - Cheryl A. (Lemay) St. Germain, 58, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 30, 2014 with her loving family by her side, after courageously fighting a battle with cancer for eight years. She was the beloved wife for 39 years of Maurice "Moe"

Roger R. Crepeau

June 2, 2014

WARWICK, RI - Roger R. Crepeau 53, of Elmwood Ave., died Thursday at RI Hospital. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Romeo H. Crepeau of Woonsocket, and the late Jeannine (Lebrun) Crepeau. Roger worked for Jannell Truck Body, Waltco Electric, and most recently, Ted's Construction. Roger was a loyal Patriots fan, an avid reader, and enjoyed doing crossword and sudoku puzzles. He liked to go fishing and as a youngster you could find him bowling.

Constance L. Chicoine

June 2, 2014

UXBRIDGE - Constance L. (Remillard) Chicoine, 86, of Uxbridge passed away Mon. June 2, 2014 in Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1927 in Bellingham, the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Leda (Vadnais) Remillard.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed summers at the ocean and watching the Boston Red Sox.

June 1st

Year Up gives young adults a leg up

June 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Jacob Jodoin knew he was in trouble.

He was plenty willing to work hard, but four years after graduating from the city’s technical high school, he’d held nothing but a series of dead-end jobs.

Sometimes he worked 17 hours a day, alternating between prep cook and delivery boy at a pizza parlor. His boss wouldn’t even pay him overtime.

“It was killing me,” says Jodoin, now 21. “I knew I had to do something.”

Northmen post upset of MSC in Division II baseball playoffs

June 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Just before the start of the back half of the sixth inning, North Smithfield High head coach Jon Leddy approached his bench and indicated Prout School had just eliminated Scituate, 7-5, in a R.I. Division II/Region II Tournament loser’s bracket semifinal.

At least 30 miles north, Leddy’s Northmen had been embroiled in a 1-1 deadlock with favored Mount St. Charles in a winners’ bracket final on the latter’s home diamond on Saturday afternoon.

May 31st

Even after transplant, Tyler has long road to health

May 31, 2014

BOSTON — When seven-year-old Tyler Seddon of Burrillville has his life-saving cord blood transplant at Tufts Medical Center early next week, the most critical part of the entire procedure will be the roughly three-week period following the transplant.

“During those three weeks we’re waiting for the new cells to come in, but there’s also a high risk for infection,” says Dr. Michael Kelly, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Tufts Medical Center and assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Full story appears on page A1 of Sunday's Call.

May 30th

Fired teacher to sue city for $2M

May 30, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A legal claim seeking more than $2 million in damages has been filed against the Woonsocket Education Department by a veteran teacher who claims she was fired in 2013 for protesting improper budget cuts in special education programs.

Cynthia Boss claims school officials were unlawfully shifting special education students into regular classrooms at the same time their performance auditors were recommending a 5 percent cut in the special education budget.

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