WYNNEWOOD, PA - Richard Bagley, 85, of Wynnewood, PA, died in his home on December 6, 2013. He was the husband of the late Antonetta (DiSpirito) Bagley. Born in Woonsocket, RI, the son of the late Margaret (Vaughan) Bagley, he was raised in Blackstone, MA having received a great deal of attention and support from his Uncle Edward Bagley. He was educated at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, the University of Alabama, and Clark University.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Irene Lafrenais, 92, of Rhodes Ave passed peacefully December 5, 2013 at St Antoine Residence N. Smithfield, R.I. surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Lafrenais.
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., a daughter of the late Adelard & Evelina 'Laplante' Jalette.
Survived by her children Albert E. Lafrenais, his wife Leslie, Eveline Vetri her husband Glenn all of TX. grandsons Marc Lafrenais, Eric Lafrenais, great-grand children Brittany, Nathanial, Haley, Thayne. Sister of the late Lucien Jalette, Cecile Kolonick, Joseph Jalette.
Doris R. Roy
WOONSOCKET - Doris R. Roy, 88, formerly of Chateau Clare, died Friday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Normand L. Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Bernadette (St. Louis) Pichette. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided for 18 years in Hartford, CT before returning to Woonsocket.
Laurice A. Carriere
CUMBERLAND - Carriere, Laurice A. (Koury), 74, of Cumberland, RI passed away December 3, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late John & Mary (Elias) Koury.
Laurice owned and operated the former Carriere's Furniture Store in North Smithfield for many years. She lived most of her life Woonsocket and previously lived in Uxbridge, MA. She was a volunteer at the Ephata Retreat House.
CRANSTON â€“ The expression goes, â€śif itâ€™s not broke, donâ€™t fix it.â€ť
In all honesty, there was very little reason for West Warwick to stray from the defensive scheme that had proven most successful in the Wizardsâ€™ 14-0 regular-season victory over Cumberland. The blueprint on how to contain and/or slow down Tyler Calabro, Chris Hayes, Joe Fine, Mike Stock and the rest of the Clippersâ€™ offense had been established, hence why Wizards defensive coordinator Chris Craik likely didnâ€™t have to endure too many restless nights leading up to Sundayâ€™s Division II Super Bowl contest at Cranston Stadium.
LINCOLN â€” Eddie and Patty Fox had been familiar with Wreaths Across America's (WAA) work over the years to recognize the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans during the holidays, but it wasn't until about two years ago that the couple began to think about how their hometown of Lincoln could assist the WAA's mission.
The Fox's were the driving force behind the effort in 2011 to raise money for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in town, which was dedicated at the Lincoln Senior Center on May 21 of that year. "It was a huge ceremony and over 400 people attended," says Patty.
CRANSTON â€“ Cumberland High senior tackle Ricky Goodreau's response to what had just transpired at Cranston Stadium summed up his teamâ€™s collective mood early Sunday evening, as he walked slowly away from the post-game huddle near midfield with tears in his eyes, then raised his helmet with his right hand and knocked it softly against his forehead.
LINCOLN --- Sometime tonight, Andre Soukhamthath and his family will finish packing their belongings and begin the long drive to Boca Raton, Fla. Thatâ€™s where they will move so the Woonsocket bantamweight can train full-time with the multi-talented Blackzilians combat team.
But before setting his sights on his future, Soukhamthath made sure that he took care of the present and concluded one of the greatest years by a Rhode Island MMA fighter with a magnificent performance in the co-feature of this past weekendâ€™s â€śCES MMA XXâ€ť show at the Twin River Event Center.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If itâ€™s been a few years since youâ€™ve laced up a pair of skates and theyâ€™re just sitting in the attic gathering dust, Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Kerrigan will be more than glad to take them off your hands.
In anticipation of re-opening the cityâ€™s municipal ice skating rink at River Island Park, the Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations of new and used ice skates to provide families that do not have skates the ability to still use the rink, which is free and open to the public.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Mike Stock was a mere sophomore backup tailback/safety as he watched Cumberland High, including standout senior brother Dan, throttle archrival Woonsocket, 49-0, in the R.I. Division II Super Bowl a December ago at East Greenwich's Nick Carcieri Field.
For the Clippers, it was their first state championship in decades.