March 6th, 2014
Alexander H. Hanna
CUMBERLAND- Alexander H. Hanna of Cumberland passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of the late Irene J. Hanna.
Born the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Jack and Pauline (Cazes) Hanna. He resided in Cumberland for 41 years.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A local man has been arrested on federal charges of distributing fentanyl and street heroin laced with the synthetic painkiller, which has been linked to a dramatic spike in fatal overdoses.
JOHNSTON â€” Burrillville High head coach Kevin Randall seemed cautiously confident before his squad took on league-unbeaten East Greenwich in a R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal on Wednesday night.
â€śWe played them earlier this season, and we were down six at the half, but then our big man (junior Isaiah DeSilva) got in foul trouble,â€ť he stated as the players warmed up. â€śWe've got to keep Isaiah on the floor, because he's going to have to cover a house (in EG senior center Brandon) Eckles.â€ť
Lorraine F. Roberts
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lorraine F. (Gladu) Roberts, 69, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2014, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand Gladu, Sr. and Leona (Leboeuf) Gladu.
Rosemary "Rosie" Magano
PAWTUCKET- Rosemary "Rosie" (Brule) Magano 60, passed away on March 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Brian Magano.
Born in Providence, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Lea (Bilodeau) and Gaitan Brule.
UXBRIDGE- Noella (Dalbec) Beaudoin, 92, formerly of Main St., died Tues. March 4, 2014 in the St. Camillus Health Center, Whitinsville. She was the wife of the late Henry A. Beaudoin who died in 1981.
Visiting hours will be Sat. March 8, 2014 from 9:30- 10:30 AM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 N. Main St., Uxbridge.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Sat. March 8, 2014 at 11 AM in the Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood Ave., Uxbridge.
Gerard A Cartier
WOONSOCKET- Gerard A. Cartier, 90, a resident of Wyndemere Woods in Woonsocket, RI and World War II Navy veteran who served in Northern Africa, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Bilodeau) Cartier with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 13, 2007.
Born June 2, 1923, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Donat and Marie Rose (Gregoire) Cartier.
BURRILLVILLE -- A massive surprise birthday party for Tyler Seddon of Pascoag is set for Thursday and The Call will be there to cover the celebration. Follow The Call on Twitter(@WoonsocketCall) for continuous updates throughout the day as hundreds of police, firefighters and first responders pay tribute to the birthday boy, who is fighting cancer. See our complete coverage of the festivities in Fridayâ€™s editions of The Call and The Times.
The next wave of games as part of Rhode Islandâ€™s version of â€śMarch Madnessâ€ť are set for Wednesday night with boysâ€™ basketball quarterfinal-round contests in all three divisions taking place at neutral sites around the state.
Two area squads are heading to the same venue as Division II participants Tolman and Central Falls will bus to Coventry High School. The third-seeded Tigers will take the floor first for a 5:30 p.m. matchup against fellow II-Central member and sixth-seeded Exeter/West Greenwich. At roughly 7:30, the seventh-seeded Warriors face No. 2 Barrington.
LINCOLN â€” After the warm-up session, and minutes before a huge Division III-North clash against league-leading North Smithfield High, Davies Tech head coach Joe Handy led his troops outside a door to Gaskin Alumni Hall on Tuesday evening.
There, he looked rather animated, trying to explain to his Patriots how critical it would be to play with fire in their hearts. After all, a postseason berth was at stake.