Terry T. O'Rourke
WOONSOCKET - Terry T. (Lambert) O'Rourke, 89, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. O'Rourke, whom she married February 2, 1949. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elzear and Julia (Mercier) Lambert.
Mrs. O'Rourke was employed by French Tex Novelty Yarns and Royal Robes, before retiring in 1985 to care for her late husband. She was a former member of the Royal Travelers. Mrs. O'Rourke was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Age is one thing, ability another.
Thatâ€™s what the owners of two school bus companies and a local police chief are saying after a school bus operated by an 84-year-old man struck a 15-year-old boy in nearby Northbridge earlier this week. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was placed in a medically induced coma at a Worcester-area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Friday.
William Legare, president of Valley Transportation, based in Woonsocket, said he once employed a school bus driver who was 84 years old.
DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
CUMBERLAND – If not for Cumberland High’s success in Division II over the past few years, it would’ve been a treat to watch it face traditional II-B rival St. Raphael Academy.
But the Clippers – after claiming the D-II Super Bowl crown two seasons ago before dropping the championship contest to West Warwick late last fall – rose to the top tier earlier this year.
Ronald C. Ferland
WOONSOCKET - Ronald C. Ferland, 66, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Landmark Hospital. He was the husband of the late Suzanne Goyette. He was born to Sylvio and Faye (Barrs) Ferland.
He is survived by a sister Sylvia Belhumeur, and four brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Marcel and James.
Funeral services will be private.
Therese S. Jacques
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Therese Sylvianne (Gelinas) Jacques, 92, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away September 11, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
She was born September 21, 1921 in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Frank & Annette (Dansereau) Gelinas.
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BLACKSTONE â€“ The bodies of all three infants removed from a home at 23 St. Paul St. appear to have been newborns, Blackstone Police Chief Ross Atstupenas disclosed Friday morning.
The chief issued a statement following the arraignment of Erika Murray, 31, in Uxbridge District Court on multiple charges stemming from the grisly discovery in her squalid, vermin-infested home home Thursday.
MENDON -- Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, along with a movie crew, arrived in town Thursday night to film a scene for the move â€śSea of Trees.â€ť McConaughey along with co-star, Naomi Watts, spent a couple of hours at Imperial Gas on Route 16, where McConaughey shot several takes pumping gas. About 100 residents came out to watch the filming. Read the full story in Saturdayâ€™s Call.
DURHAM, N.C. â€“ After dropping a heartbreaking, 4-3, 11-inning loss at McCoy Stadium late Wednesday night, the Pawtucket Red Sox were hell-bent on evening the score against the Durham Bulls in the third game of the best-of-five Governors' Cup finals set 24 hours later.