January 22nd, 2013
Doris M. Dansereau
WOONSOCKET- Doris M. (Brissette) Dansereau, 86, died on January 18th at Orchard View Manor in East Providence with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Lucien A. Dansereau whom she married in 1949.
Born in Manville, and a life long resident of Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Alice (Duhamel) Brissette.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Martin Luther King Day Community Committee capped a celebratory weekend of events honoring the slain civil rights leader with a wreath-laying ceremony at the colorful new King Memorial on South Main Street.
The sculpture-like tableau depicting King preaching to a band of followers was dedicated last fall, but yesterday was the first time it had served as the backdrop for a formal King Day celebration.
By all accounts, the cityâ€™s newest work of public art made stellar grades on the occasion, even if the perennials used in the landscaping are dormant this time of year.
WARWICK â€” On a day that saw this country honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch as President Obama mapped out his second-term desires, it seemed appropriate to talk leadership.
Specifically, leadership and the set of guidelines college basketball teams employ when selecting captains, along with what this honor means to those bestowed with said responsibility.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Looking rather glum, Steve Daigle stood outside Burrillville Highâ€™s locker room at Levy Rink on Monday afternoon and sighed at what had just transpired.
â€śIt was a disaster,â€ť he said after his Broncos had suffered a humiliating 6-0 Division I loss to powerhouse Hendricken. â€śThe kids just didnâ€™t come ready to play for some unknown reason. They just didnâ€™t have it. They didnâ€™t come out of the gate with any kind of energy, which is something you definitely need against the privates.
PAWTUCKET â€” Should we stay or should we go? That was the question facing Lincoln head coach Jim Riel during the offseason when the RIIL was getting ready to realign its teams for the 2012-13 campaign.
Stay in the Division I-Eccleston and the Lions would have been competitive night in and night out against the other five public schools in the division. Drop down to Division II and also face a drop in competition, but the Lions would have been one of the clear favorites in the running for a lower state championship.
Linda E. Trucchi
UXBRIDGE, MA - Linda E. (Angus) Trucchi, 65, formerly of Mechanicsville, VA., who recently relocated to Uxbridge, MA with her beloved husband and soul mate of 26 years, Steven E. Trucchi, passed away Thursday night, January 17, 2013, with loved ones by her side. She courageously, and gracefully, fought a 13 month battle with pancreatic cancer.
David B. Dexter
RIVERSIDE, OHIO- David B. Dexter (SMSGT retired), age 76 of Riverside, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013. He is preceded in death by his mother, Isabelle Dexter-Durand; and father, Charles H. Dexter.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Rochelle (Gauvin) Dexter; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Bowman, Denise (Rodney) Helton, Diane (Bill) King; grandsons, Don Olson, David Olson, Rodney Helton, Levi Helton, and William Yoder; six great-grandchildren; nephews, Tom and Eric Dexter.
Thelma Louise O'Hara
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Thelma Louise (Aldrich) O'Hara, 85, of Woonsocket Hill Rd, North Smithfield, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Peter Leo O'Hara, Jr. who just passed away January 13, they were married for 65 years.
Born in North Smithfield she was the daughter of the late Warren and Marion (McClintock) Aldrich.
She worked as a Nutritional Aide for The State of Rhode Island the for The University of Rhode Island before retiring. She received an Associate's Degree from Hill College.
Rachel M. Beaulieu
BELLINGHAM- Rachel M. Beaulieu 82, of Box Pond Dr. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Louis Beaulieu.
Born in Van Buren, ME, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Isabelle (Cote) Deloge.
Mrs. Beaulieu was a homemaker, and loved spending time with her family and knitting. She was a devote Catholic.
CUMBERLAND â€” The three-member Fire Consolidation Subcommittee will hold a workshop meeting with trustees from the town's four fire districts to discuss concerns and ideas relative to a plan to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The workshop is scheduled to be held on Monday, Feb. 4. Attending the session will be Fire Consolidation Subcommittee members Scott R. Schmitt, Arthur Lambi Jr. and William Murray, along with eight trustees â€” two from each of the four fire districts.