April 9th, 2014
Roland A. Desjarlais
PROVIDENCE - Roland A. Desjarlais, Captain USMC (Ret.) husband, father, grandfather, and brother, died on Monday April 7, 2014 surrounded by family at The Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI at the age of 83. He was the son of Emile and Clarinda (Cartier) Desjarlais (deceased) of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and was predeceased by siblings Cecile Jalbert, Doris Desjarlais and Gerard Desjarlais.
Dianne L. Fitch
CUMBERLAND - Dianne L. Fitch, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket after a brief illness. She was the wife of Kenneth P. Fitch and they would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on August 16.
Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of Marrie (Mather) Thompson-Biggs of Acworth, GA and the late John Dillon of Buzzards Bay, MA. She resided in Cumberland for the past 40 years, previously residing in Franklin, MA. Mrs. Fitch was employed as a School Teacher for the Cumberland School Department for 25 years.
Mabel E. Riel
WOONSOCKET - Mabel E. Riel, 67, of Cumberland Hill Road died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Mabel E. (Adam) Riel, she had lived in Manville for most of her life before moving to Woonsocket 12 years ago.
Miss Riel worked at the Homestead Group (formerly the Arc of Northern RI) before retiring
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s always nice to put on a good show when the brass is in town.
With Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington and Director of Player Development Ben Crockett checking out the action, the Pawtucket Red Sox thumped Syracuse, 7-1, Tuesday night before 2,675 fans. Allen Webster rebounded from a sub-par first start to his season with six shutout innings while Justin Henry and Ryan Lavarnway stoked the offense with back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning.
PAWTUCKET â€” For a different change of pace, Bryce Brentz is garnering more headlines for his nifty glovework than his ability to deposit souvenirs over the fence.
Long known as a power hitter with a strong arm, the PawSox outfielder is doing his best to bring attention to his defense. With two down in the fifth inning of Mondayâ€™s game against Syracuse, Brentz robbed Eury Perez of surefire extra bases as he went full extension on a sinking liner in the left-center field gap.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Police say a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery not only of cocaine in the vehicle, but also that one of the two occupants, an employee of a parking valet service at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, had taken the vehicle from the airport lot without permission.
Police Chief John Desmarais said on Tuesday that the Patrolmen Josh Vaughan and Greg Pomfret had been patrolling Mendon Road on March 18, when they observed a vehicle on the Route 295 North exit ramp change lanes and turn suddenly.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Scratch off the biggest need on Ed Cooleyâ€™s off-season â€śto-doâ€ť list.
Shoring up the point-guard spot for next season as well as future ones has been a top priority for Cooley and the Providence Friars since the moment the 2013-14 campaign came to an end. With the verbal commitment expressed by Compton (Calif.) High School senior Kyron Cartwright, PC now has a second floor general to pair with Kris Dunn, who has missed significant time in each of his first two collegiate seasons.
BLACKSTONE- Stephen R. Allaire, Sr., of Blackstone died peacefully in his home on April 7th at the age of 94 surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 10th, 1919, the son of Darius Allaire and Emma (Lavallee) Allaire. He was one of nine children.
Theresa P. Smith
JOHNSTON - Theresa P. (Trudeau) Smith, 73, of Apple Tree Lane, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harold Smith.
PAWTUCKET â€” Brock Holt thought he had it all mapped out. With Will Middlebrooks on Bostonâ€™s 15-day disabled list, the versatile infielder anticipated that his role as the designated â€śfill-in guyâ€ť would encompass the next few weeks or so.