August 5th, 2014
Robert J. Laperle Sr.
BLACKSTONE - Robert J. Laperle Sr. 67, of Blackstone, MA died July 30, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Nancy (Antaya) Laperle. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Albert and Dorothy (Richards) Laperle.
Dennis L. Forget
WOONSOCKET - Dennis L. Forget 59, of Front St. died August 3, 2014 at home. He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Donat and Reina (Lacroix) Forget.
Dennis was a self-employed television repairman for many years.
Dennis is survived by his fiancĂ© Susan Dutcher of Woonsocket. He was pre-deceased by two brothers Donald and Gil Forget.
Burial in St. Charles Cemetery is private. Please visit
www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Matt Spring is a career minor-league catcher who gets it.
You wonâ€™t find his name mentioned in the same way as acclaimed youngsters Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart, two under-25 prospects who are viewed by many as potential catchers-of-the-future for the rebuilding Boston Red Sox.
Meanwhile, Spring sits three months shy of his 30th birthday, and is in the midst of his first extended stay at the Triple-A level with the PawSox.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Lightning struck twice for the Cumberland American All-Stars on Monday night.
After pasting Massachusetts champion Barnstable, 25-5, in its opener on Saturday, the bat-savvy Rhode Islanders strolled to a 10-0 “mercy-rule” victory over Goffstown, N.H. in another pool-play contest of what is becoming a terrific Little League New England Regional Tournament at Breen Field.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Longtime city parks and recreation worker David P. Ayotte has been suspended without pay following his indictment on felony gambling charges last Friday, officials said.
City Solicitor Michael Marcello said Ayotte would be fired if he is convicted of a felony.
Kayla I. Milewski
BURRILLVILLE - Kayla I. Milewski, 25, resident of Woonsocket, died Tuesday July 29, 2014 in Providence. Born in Providence she was the daughter of Walter J. and Gail A. (Watt) Milewski of Mapleville.
Besides her parents she is survived by a son Jayden McGrath, a brother Christopher Milewski and three sisters, Jessica Wilcox, Lisa Wilcox and Kimberly Milewski. Also many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation with Prayer Service will be held Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 from 6 to 8PM in the Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave. Pascoag.
Bernard T. Kogut
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Bernard T. Kogut, 71, of North Providence, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Suzanne P. (Corriveau) Kogut, whom he married June 25, 1966. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Caroline (Kukla) Kogut.
Susan E. Burns
BURRILLVILLE - Susan E. (Thurlow) Burns, 85, of North Main Street, Pascoag died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Burns.
Born in Lee, Maine, a daughter of the late Charles and Adria (Ware) Thurlow, she had lived in Stratford, CT for most of her life before moving to Pascoag 5 years ago.
Mrs. Burns was a clerk for the Connecticut Division of Motor Vehicles in Norwalk, CT for many years before retiring.
She was a member of Woonsocket Chapter #3, Order of the Eastern Star.
Mary E. Drapeau
NO. SMITHFIELD - Mary E. (Gray) Drapeau, R.N., 72, of No. Smithfield, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Residence, Providence. She was the wife of Col. Robert L. Drapeau, U.S. Army, retired, whom she married December 11, 1965. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Long) Gray.
Leo P. Sweeney, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Leo P. Sweeney, Sr., 75, of Slatersville, passed away on July 24 2014 in the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born in North Smithfield, RI, son of the late Paul & Yvonne (Armstrong) Sweeny.
Leo was a construction worker and also did demolition work in the Northern RI area for many years. He was a former resident of Burrillville and was a member of The Island Fly Fishing Club and the Hoisting Engineers Union.