January 14th, 2013
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette T. Westergren 65, resident of North Smithfield died January 11, 2013 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
She was the loving wife of John Westergren of North Smithfield.
She was born in Woonsocket RI, a daughter of Theresa (Lewberg) Lapierre of Woonsocket and the late Robert Lapierre.
Joan F. Jalette
CUMBERLAND- Joan F. Jalette, 63, of Stillwater Dr. entered into eternal rest on Friday surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Maurice "Moe" Jalette.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bridget (Susla) Rec. She had resided in Cumberland for the past 22 years.
Joan was a teacher at the East Woonsocket School where she taught 4th grade for 28 years retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Woonsocket Teachers Guild and was also an avid walker.
WOONSOCKET- Florence (Husson) David, 84 of Star Avenue, passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. David.
Born in Aita-El-Foukhar, Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Metri and Nayfe (Skaff) Husson. She moved to this country in 1948, settling in Woonsocket.
Mrs. David was a homemaker devoting her life to her family and friends. Her unconditional love, friendship and kindness will be truly missed by all.
BELLINGHAM- Gabrielle J. (Croteau) Armstrong, 87, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Milford Regional Medical Center.
Born in Bellingham on June 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Romeo N. and Marie Stella (Bernard) Croteau.
The first time Dick Ernst met with his new Lincoln High girls' hockey squad, back in mid-November 2011, he let everyone know he had one goal in mind: Capturing a state Division II championship.
âIt was before our first-ever practice, and we looked at him like he was crazy,â junior defenseman Lauren Hervieux laughed after a workout at Lynch Arena on Thursday afternoon. âWe thought he was out of his mind.â
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts will be presenting a musical comedy whodunit, âCurtains,â at The Stadium Theatre Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Here, students Emily Hill, Noah Chartier and Madeleine Fournier, from left, rehearse a scene with ensemble cast members. Tickets to the play are $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Call (401) 671-6261 x150 for reservations.
CUMBERLAND â Citing grave concerns over students' avoidance of the Mendon Road Bridge, the State Traffic Commission has agreed to allow a pedestrian study of the small stretch of roadway in front of Cumberland High School at the request of state Rep. Mia Ackerman.
âThe pedestrian bridge in front of the high school â although entirely safe to walk across â is not being used by a lot of the high school students because it doesn't look safe to them,â said Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln).
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox will hold their annual wintertime gathering for fans â better known as the Hot Stove League Party â on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCoy Stadium.
New PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina will give fans a preview of what the 2013 club figures to look like as Pawtucket sets out to defend its Governorsâ Cup championship. Several PawSox players and top Red Sox prospects like OF Jackie Bradley Jr., OF Justin Henry, catcher Dan Butler, and pitcher Allen Webster are expected to attend the party and will be available for photos and autographs.
WOONSOCKET â When firefighters have to take on the challenge of putting out two major tenement fires in less than 12 hours, it pays to be well-trained and have experienced leadership.
That is the view Fire Chief Gary Lataille offered late Thursday while watching his department's firefighters, lieutenants, captains and deputy chiefs mop up a fire that could have been tragic without those factors and the precautions of proper fire alarm equipment and mutual aid coordination.
CUMBERLAND â Educators from as far away as Maine and Pennsylvania are among the invited guests taking part in a special panel discussion this week on the standards-based grading system, which the Cumberland School District is preparing to implement district-wide.
The panel discussion, which will be moderated by Assistant School Superintendent Robert Mitchell, will be held this Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cumberland High School auditorium.