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July 16th, 2014

Robert M. Durand

July 16, 2014

Robert M. Durand

CHESTER, SC - Robert Maurice Durand, 61, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. Calling hours in Woonsocket, Rhode Island will be Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Fournier and Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chester, SC with Father David Runnion officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, July 18, 2014 at Barron Funeral Home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Patricia D. Vanasse

July 16, 2014

Patricia D. Vanasse

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Patricia D. (Barber) Vanasse, 63, of South Kingstown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 12, 2014 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Richard Vanasse. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Barbara (Patterson) Barber.
Patricia worked for Verizon Communications for 30 years before her retirement. She loved to travel with her family, take walks at her beloved sea wall in Narragansett, and spend quality time with her grandchildren.

Rinaldo R. Spinella

July 16, 2014

Rinaldo R. Spinella

WOONSOCKET - Rinaldo R. Spinella, 88, of Blue Stone Dr., passed away on July, 16, 2014 in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Francesca (Pino) Spinella.
Mr. Spinella worked for the former New England Telephone Company, now Verizon in various positions for forty-two years. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

July 15th

Lincoln, CALL gave it their all in unforgettable D.IV finale

July 15, 2014


BURRILLVILLE -- For participants and fans alike, Monday night’s R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship game was something like a Six Flags water slide – jam-packed with thrilling twists and turns, while getting everyone soaked.
 

Woonsocket crash victim’s car becomes a shrine as many pay their respects

July 15, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Sone and Chip Ratsamy have been watching the transformation since their son, Simon, was killed in a violent car crash a week ago.
Parked across the street from their quaint cottage on Park Avenue, his sleek, black Honda Civic has become a shrine, the hood now completely hidden by bouquets of roses, carnations and other flowers.

Friends, and total strangers, too, have been piling on the floral tributes since the aspiring paramedic, 21 years old, passed away.

Michael J. Saad Jr.

July 15, 2014

Michael J. Saad Jr.

WOONSOCKET - Michael J. Saad JR., 23, died Saturday June 28, 2014.
Born in Woonsocket, He was the son of Maureen(Tobin) Dubois, of Bellingham, and the late Michael J. Saad Sr.
Michael worked as a stocker, for Hilltop.

Aldor J. Croteau

July 15, 2014

Aldor J. Croteau

WOONSOCKET - Aldor J. Croteau 95, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away July 13, 2014 at the Woonsocket Health Center.
He was loving husband of 68 years to Henriette (Martinval) Croteau.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Arthur & Albertine (Touisgnant) Croteau.
Aldor worked for many years in area textile mills. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident. He was a WWII Army Veteran.

Lorette L. Ducharme

July 15, 2014

Lorette L. Ducharme

WOONSOCKET - Lorette L. Ducharme, 75, formerly of Privilege St., Woonsocket, RI, passed away July 12. 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Roland & Gertrude (Lapierre) Nault.
Lorette retired from the CVS/ Mark Stevens Co. in 2002 and previously worked many years for the former Tupperware Co. She was born and raised in Woonsocket, previously living in the Nasonville section of Burrillville. She enjoyed the beach, the casino and playing cards.

Georgette A. Harris

July 15, 2014

Georgette A. Harris

WOONSOCKET - Georgette A. Harris, 57, of Woonsocket died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of Samuel Joe Harris. They were married on September 16, 1997.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Leo Joseph Belliveau and Marguerite (St. Germain) Belliveau. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and also lived in Littleton, Maine for several years.
Georgette was employed at several area textile firms and worked at CVS in Woonsocket for the past 9 years.
Georgette was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved music.

July 14th

Lincoln captures 9-10-Year-Old District IV title

July 14, 2014

Members of the Lincoln 9-10-Year-Old District IV All-Star team take a victory lap around Burrillville's Sherman Park after capturing the district title Monday night

In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln...
BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with...
CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny...
BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...