January 7th, 2013
Madeleine L. Martineau
Madeleine L. (Menard) Martineau, 67, of Victory Highway, died January 3, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Bruce W. Martineau whom she married July 10, 1965. Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of Rita (Plasse) Menard of Blackstone, MA, and the late Charles Menard.
She worked at the YWCA in Woonsocket and was a Homemaker. She loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her visits to the Glocester Senior Center and relaxing in the summer with family and friends around the pool.
Lucy A. Sheehan
WRENTHAM - Lucy A. (DeBaggis) Sheehan 94, of Wrentham, and a former Franklin & Woonsocket resident died peacefully, Friday January 4, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Wrentham, following an illness. She was the wife of the late William A. Sheehan who died in 1964.
Born in Franklin, January 8, 1918 a daughter of the late Diego N. and Josephine (Colobouno) DeBaggis, she was raised and educated in Franklin, where she was the Class Valedictorian of Franklin High School Class of 1936.
Florence M. Brissette
WOONSOCKET - Florence M. Brissette, 81, of Manville, died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the loving wife of Ernest A. Brissette. They were married on Oct. 1, 1949.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Lucien F. and Dora (Lacourse) Hogue.
Flo resided in and raised her family in Woonsocket. Flo and Ernest relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1977 and lived there for over 30 years.
Flo was employed at U.S. Rubber in Woonsocket and while living in Florida worked for Black & Decker.
WOONSOCKET â€” For a head coach whose squad had just fallen, 4-2, to mighty Mount St. Charles in a crossover tilt, Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op's Dick Ernst sure seemed in good spirits as he strolled out of an Adelard Arena team room on Saturday night.
Behind 4-0 entering the final session, the always-animated veteran mentor's Lions fought back with two goals in the span of 48 seconds midway through it.
â€śOur kids just didn't give up,â€ť Ernst raved about his girls. â€śWe trailed by four coming in, and the only thing I told the kids was to go out and win the third. Guess what? They did.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” It wasn't so much the fact that Mount St. Charles dropped a 4-0 decision to defending state Division I champion Hendricken that irked head coach Dave Belisle to such a degree, but how.
The Mounties trailed the Hawks by a mere 1-0 count as the final seconds of the middle period drew to a close at Adelard Arena on Saturday night. The way Belisle figured it, all his guys needed to do was get into the locker room unscathed, then regroup, make adjustments and continue to storm the visitors' goalkeeper, senior Mitchell Proulx.
WOONSOCKET â€” The deep of winter has arrived and along with it the Museum of Work & Culture's popular Ranger Day lecture series on both local and national topics of interest.
The annual lecture series sponsored by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Rhode Island Historical Society is a great way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon, according to Raymond H. Bacon, museum co-manager.
CUMBERLAND â€” Kids and young adults love to see snow falling during the winter because it can result in lots of fun on local sledding runs.
But as the sledding tragedy in Providence showed all too clearly last Wednesday, sledding in the wrong spot or in icy conditions can be very dangerous and even result in fatal injury.
The sledding accident at Neutaconkanut Hill Park in Providence that claimed the life of Alexandria Alvarez, 17, sparked safety reviews of many popular sledding spots around the state and the closing of the Neutaconkanut Hill at least until surface conditions improve.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Peter Berthelette heard his cellphone ring as he stood at a table inside Burrillville High's Senior Lounge last Wednesday. He had been conversing with baseball player Zach Lafleur and two classmates as they ate their lunches.
â€śI typically don't answer my cell in front of students, but when the call showed up as coming from Skee Carter, I did anyway,â€ť Berthelette recalled. â€śI said, 'Hi, Skee!' and all I heard was a pause. The voice on the other end said, 'Hi, Pete. It's not Skee, it's Chris (his son). I have some bad news,' and he told me what happened.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Whichever anecdote you start the portrait with, rest assured the canvas reserved for Wilfred "Skee" Carter's legacy wonâ€™t remain blank for long.
Carterâ€™s true legacy is a lifetime of vivid hues that epitomize what this gentle and sincere man means to the town of Burrillville. Last Wednesdayâ€™s news of his sudden passing was a jolt to the systems of those who interacted with him over the years â€“ and there were countless people in this rural community who had the good fortune of coming into contact with Skee.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Buy low, sell high.
The old adage is usually invoked as the secret of success on Wall Street, but it worked just fine on Robinson Street when the ladies of the Pothier Elementary School PTO wanted to raise funds to support teachers this Christmas.
Their winning investment? If youâ€™re thinking Apple or Exxon Mobil or another one of those flashy NYSE brands, youâ€™d be wrong.