October 26th, 2012
William C. Thoman
GLOCESTER- William C. Thoman, 89, of Chopmist Hill Road, Chepachet, died Friday. He was the husband of the late Mildred V. (Salisbury) Thoman. He was the founder and the president of Thoman and Austin Heating and Air Conditioning.
Born in Foster, son of the late Albert and Eugenie (Tardiff) Thoman, he had lived in Foster before moving to Chepachet.
He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was a member of Union Church in Chepachet, the Friendship Lodge #7 and the Chepachet Grange.
Anne Guay DeVuyst
MEMPHIS, TN- Anne Guay DeVuyst, 60, wife of Ron DeVuyst died October 15, 2012.
Survived by relatives in the Woonsocket, RI area.
In the throes of a tough and challenging season, there lies comfort in knowing youâ€™re not the only one in said predicament.
For Burrillville and Lincoln, Saturdayâ€™s Division III encounter at the Broncosâ€™ Alumni Field has â€śsomethingâ€™s got to giveâ€ť written all over it. The setting is this: you have two squads that have combined to drop all nine of its league chances, meaning the opportunity for a team to finally break the ice and walk off the field with a win tucked in its back pocket has never been more within reach (overall the Lions are 0-6 while the Broncos are 1-5).
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles had plans of issuing Lincoln High a mild upset loss on its â€śSenior Day,â€ť one in which underclassmen traditionally honor their 12th graders for four years of devotion to the program.
Unfortunately for the Mount, a Lionsâ€™ sophomore ruined the party.
Erin Gannon notched a pair of goals in the span of four minutes not long after the opening touch, and the last proved to be crucial as Lincoln manufactured a 3-1 Division II victory on the lower-campus turf on Thursday afternoon.
WOONSOCKET â€” Firefighter Stephen Casey has been cleared to run for state representative by the Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., saying the prohibitions of the Hatch Act do not apply to him, as his opponent, State Representative Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50), had alleged.
The law is not broad enough to apply to Casey simply because he worked three overtime shifts underwritten by a federal grant between February and May, according to Leslie Grogan, a lawyer in the Hatch Act Unit of the OSC.
LINCOLN â€” Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Geneâ€™s Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street businessâ€™ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didnâ€™t lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill â€” but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.
Leo E. Powers, Sr.
BLACKSTONE- Leo E. Powers, Sr., 69, of Blackstone, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in his home.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Francis Powers and Gloria (Giguere) Powers-Menard.
Leo worked for the former Federal Products, Providence for 25 years, retiring as quality control supervisor in 2003. He later was an antiques broker. An avid motorcyclist, Leo was a member of the Riders of Kawasaki motorcycle club.
Helen L. Milligan
WOONSOCKET- Helen L. (King) Milligan 97, a resident of the Friendly Home, died peacefully there on Tuesday October 23, 2012. She was the wife of the late Samuel B. Milligan, who died in 1966.
Born in Lockes Millis, Maine August 26, 1915 a daughter of the late Ralph A. and Alice (Brown) King, she was raised and educated in Maine, and had formerly resided in Needham, and Boston for many years.
She retired after many years of service in the housekeeping department at the famed Parker House in downtown Boston.
She loved to read and loved spending time with her family.
William R. Clouart Jr.
EASTHAMPTON, MASS- William R. Clouart Jr., 65, of 35 West St. died at home on Oct. 10, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, RI. A son of the late William R. and Margaret A. (Casey) Clouart, he was a Blackstone resident most of his life.
Ronald Scott Lawton
MARIETTA, GA- Ronald Scott Lawton, 25 originally of Pawtucket, RI passed away October 20, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital.
Ron was the son of Elizabeth MacBurnie Andrews and stepfather Kenneth Andrews of Woodstock, GA and Ronald Lawton of Palm Bay, FL.