February 29th, 2012
PASCOAG- McDONALD, William David, 57, of Pascoag, RI, expert mechanic, Arc volunteer and Desert Storm veteran, died Sunday morning, February 26, 2012. He was the loving husband of Robin L. (Marnoch) McDonald, whom he married in 1979.
He also is survived by three loving children, Megan Byers, Justice McDonald and Michael McDonald; and 11 grandchildren.
Claire L. Surprenant
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Claire L. Surprenant (Bonin), 72 of North Smithfield passed away unexpectedly, February 27, 2012, at Landmark Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Roger J. Surprenant, Sr. for 51 years and the daughter of the late Armand and Alice Bonin.
She has long since been retired from the textile industry.
WOONSOCKET -- For a team that owns a magnificent 17-1 record and has outshot its opponents by an imposing 91-12 count, itâ€™s safe to say that Mount St. Charles hasnâ€™t experienced too many long nights at the office this season.
But there has been one team that has made life somewhat challenging for the Mounties throughout the season, and itâ€™s not the one that topped them back in mid-December, but the one that came awfully close to doing so in each of its three meetings with the defending champs.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In preparation for Tuesdayâ€™s game against the Jim Calhoun-less UConn Huskies, Ed Cooley took his club to the movies. The screening didnâ€™t include popcorn and soda, rather visual evidence to demonstrate just how far Cooleyâ€™s PC Friars have come from a mediocre showing in an exhibition game to this past weekendâ€™s last-second escape job at DePaul.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Itâ€™s just not the players who burn with desire, clamoring to face the very best. Coaches too relish the opportunity to match wits and strategies whenever thereâ€™s a noted leader of the pack residing in the opposite corner.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s time for the public to weigh in on Steward Health Care Systemâ€™s offer to buy Landmark Medical Center.
The two state agencies in charge of approving the sale have announced that they have begun accepting written comments on the proposal.
In a joint statement, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and David Fine, director of the state Department of Health, said an open hearing has also been scheduled for the purpose of disseminating information about the proposed sale and gathering feedback on it from interested parties.
Gabrielle L. Tancrede
BURRILLVILLE- Gabrielle L. Tancrede, 83, resident of Pascoag, formally of Nasonville, passed away on February 27, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home.
She was the loving wife of 58 years to the late Armand A. Tancrede.
She was born on April 25, 1928 in Woonsocket RI, a daughter to the late Henry and Emma (Richard) Henault.
Gabrielle worked for the former Sadwin's Curtain Manufacturing, as a mender for 32 years, retiring when she 62 years old. She was a resident of Nasonville for many years, previously a resident of Woonsocket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Loretta "Lori" (Leblanc) Zarzycki, 94, of Mendon Road, North Smithfield, died Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Ste. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the devoted wife to her husband of 45 years, Stanley J. Zarzycki, who died in 1985.
She lived in the house in which she was born on Huntington Avenue, in Woonsocket all of her life until recently moving to Gatewood Apartments in North Smithfield, RI.
She was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Lucie (Coulomb) Leblanc.
Gertrude S. Rivard
WOONSOCKET- Gertrude S. Rivard 90, of Pond St. died Friday at the Friendly Home.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Anne Marie (Charette) Rivard.
She worked as an assembler for General Electric for twenty two years before retiring. Gert was an avid card player and also loved to fish, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her close friend Margie Richer at her summer home at Horseneck Beach overlooking the ocean.
LINCOLN â€” A weekend break in a 20-inch water main had Old River Road closed to traffic Monday as work to repair the leak continued late into the night.
The affected line carries drinking water up from North Providence and supplies a standpipe in Manville but most local services could be rerouted, according to John Faile, town water superintendent.
As a result, only 3 to 4 homes were reported to be without water as the repair was under way Monday, Faile said.