March 12th, 2014
NEW YORK â€” At this point of the season, Kadeem Batts and the rest of his teammates are dealing with information overload when the discussion turns to the Friars and their NCAA Tournament prospects.
Like every other Providence College basketball follower, Batts is keeping abreast of the latest developments via watching games on TV, checking out bracket-bubble updates online and hearing all sorts of prognostications on where the Friars stand in their quest for the programâ€™s first NCAA berth since 2004.
BLACKSTONE- Hannah G. (Arnold) Fredette Austin, 82, passed away at Milford Regional Hospital on Wed. March 12.
She is survived by her dear friend Rebecca Bousquet, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Roland Victor Fredette in 1965; her second husband Fredrick M. Austin in 1972, and 2 brothers; Raymond C. Arnold, and Herman D. Arnold.
Born in Bellingham on October 30, 1931 she was the daughter of George and Leona (Thormann) Arnold and lived in the Bellingham/Blackstone area all her life.
Noel D. Heon
LINCOLN- Noel D. Heon, 56, of Church Street, Manville and formerly of Burrillville, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Florence M. (Drury) Heon. Mr. and Mrs. Heon were married for 31 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert and Irene (Quellette) Heon, he had lived in Burrillville for most of his life before moving to Lincoln 3 years ago.
Mr. Heon was a self-employed painter.
WOONSOCKET- Marylou Pinto, 65, of Woonsocket, passed away unexpectedly at home.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Anna Pendeiro. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life.
She loved her cat, music and was very proud of being independent.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 AM at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Curran Road, Cumberland. Arrangements are under the direction of J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, Cumberland.
MANVILLE- Mary Montanari passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville, R.I.
She was born in Woonsocket, R.I. to the late Joseph and Malvina Trant. Mary was the wife of the late Mauro Montanari.
She was employed for many years as a Quality Control Inspector at Tupperware Corporation in North Smithfield, R.I. until her retirement.
Ann Fener Nyhan
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ann Fener Nyhan, 93, of 41 Summit Ave, North Smithfield died March 11, 2014 in Waterview Villa, East Providence.
She was born in Bridgeport, CT, the fifth of six children of the late Louis and Lillian Ansell and raised in New York City.
She is survived by Alan Fener of Columbia MD, Janice Saraidarian of Woonsocket, Diane Fener of Brooklyn NY and Ethan Fener of Needham, MA. She is also survived by her former husband, Albert Fener, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
JAMESTOWN, RI- STUBBS, ELAINE (DAVIS), 85, of Jamestown, RI, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond E. Stubbs.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Beauregard) Davis.
Elaine was a graduate of Our Lady of the Elms College, class of 1950. Elaine was a medical technologist and operated the first medical lab in the town of Burrillville for many years until going on the road as a phlebotomist, retiring at the age of 81. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed playing card games with her family.
Donald L. Gervais
WOONSOCKET- Donald L. Gervais, 57, of Diamond Hill Rd., died March 11, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Lucille I. (Michaud) Gervais of Woonsocket and the late J. Laurent Gervais.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Scores of advocates on both sides of the volatile abortion issue testified into the night Tuesday on a dozen different bills that sought to either restrict or liberalize the stateâ€™s abortion laws.
Three of the bills were sponsored by local lawmakers.
A measure sponsored by state Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland) would require a physician who is to perform an abortion to also perform an obstetric ultrasound on the pregnant woman and offer to show her the ultrasound images and a medical description of those images.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City planners have long viewed the historic commercial block as a key to rejuvenating Main Street, but the building could be condemned in 30 days if the owners fail to replace the roof.
Planning Director Joel Mathews said the ultimatum would be spelled out in a letter to be mailed today to Stamatos Property Management of Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Mathews said the state fire marshal has also given SPM 60 days to install a hard-wired fire alarm system, but the order is essentially moot unless the leaking, unstable roof is repaired first.