Ryan J. Finazzo
BELLINGHAM- Ryan J. Finazzo, 27, of Bellingham, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 8, 2012 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford.
A lifelong resident of Bellingham, he was born in 1985 the son of David J. Finazzo of Bellingham and the late Theresa M. (Bradley) Finazzo who passed in 2010.
Ryan was a graduate of Bellingham High School in 2004. He was a talented artist and had a passion for art in any form. He was also well known and loved in the skateboarding community of the northeast.
Suzanne R. Reilly
BURRILLVILLE - Suzanne R. (Mandeville) Reilly, 71, of Mapleville, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
She was the wife of Robert Reilly, whom she married July 4, 1963.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Belva (Jodoin) Mandeville.
Suzanne was a homemaker and loved her family very much.
Roland R. Gross
NORTH SMITHFIELD-Roland R. Gross, 64, of Forestdale, died Friday, December 7, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Lataille) Gross, whom he married April 21, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Vernon D. Gross and Aurore (Benoit) Gross-Menard.
Cecilia M. Baisley
MENDON, MA- Cecilia M. (Collamati) Baisley, 85, of Mendon, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Countryside Healthcare of Milford with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late William B. Baisley deceased in 1955 from Polio.
Solange M. Whipple
WHIPPLE, Solange M. "Sally" (Lemieux) of Attleboro, MA, passed away on December 6, 2012. She was 90.
Iris C. Lataille
BURRILLVILLE- Iris C. Lataille 97, resident of Pascoag died December 7, 2012, at the Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Mapleville RI on July 6, 1915, a daughter of the late Napoleon & Celima (Labossiere) Lataille.
Claire E. Rainville
WOONSOCKET- Claire E. Rainville 81, formerly of Burrington St. died December 8, 2012 at The Holiday Retirement Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Roland R. Rainville.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Norbert and Clara (Richard) Arsenault.
PAWTUCKET â€” Professional catchers are part of a select fraternity and understand the physical grind which stems from crouching for nine innings a night multiplied by six or seventh months. Compound that with the never-ending pursuit of processing and distributing data regarding his teamâ€™s pitching staff, itâ€™s easy to see that these men play the sportâ€™s most demanding position.
Members of the Woonsocket Police Department joined the Auger family at their home at 329 Wood Ave. Sunday evening to collect toys for the department's annual toy drive benefiting under privileged local children. The Augers hold the annual drive in the memory of Woonsocket Police Dispatcher Ron Auger, who died in 2009 after an illness. Ron had helped the police collect toys and his family fills the bed of his truck during the collection to continue that tradition.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The second of three installments in a workshop series to brainstorm ideas for Main Streetâ€™s future is scheduled for Wednesday, and City Planner Jennifer Siciliano is once again extending an open invitation to the public.
The event will be held at Stage Right Studio, 68 South Main St., from 6-8 p.m.
The aim of the workshop is to develop and refine ideas for making Main Street both business- and pedestrian-friendly, according Siciliano.