October 25th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Dr. Zaheer Shah is both a physician and a lawyer, but he was never trained to work with one hand tied behind his back.
Unfortunately, when patients refuse a complete physical because they canâ€™t afford the diagnostics, it is like working handcuffed. And itâ€™s an all-too-common occurrence because so many individuals have inadequate health care insurance â€” if they have any at all.
LINCOLN â€” Free food for blood was the deal during a blood drive at Lincoln Mall that day, but Maxine Renning wasnâ€™t allowed to donate â€” she was running a slight temperature.
Renning, then 18, had such a hankering for a slice of pizza she did the next best thing. She offered up a cheek swab, providing a sample of her DNA to a bone marrow registry.
And today a woman in Chicago is alive because of it.
EASTHAM, MASS -- Norina Anna Fiora (Pierannunzi) Gavasso, 73, of Samoset Rd. Died peacefully on Sunday October 21, 2012, at home with her husband by her side. She was the beloved wife of Roy Gavasso.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Francis and Florida (Rotatori) Pierannunzi.
Norina was a 1956 graduate of Bellingham High School graduating with High Honors.
WOONSOCKET -- The city's education department, Head Start Child Development Association and police department announce a new partnership that will bring youth and the police closer together.
Arthur J. Clavio
BURRILLVILLE- Arthur J. Clavio 84, resident of Pascoag, died October 21, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Providence RI, a son of the late Thomas & Eva (Grenier) Clavio.
Arthur worked for the School House Candy in Pawtucket; he was a veteran of Korea.
He is survived by his sister, Maria Bradford, nieces, Maria Onyan, and Elizabeth Steele, nephews, Neil and Albert Stilson.
He was the brother of the late Theresa Stilson.
WOONSOCKET- Antonio Haddad, 95, of Wood Ave. died Monday October 22, 2012, in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Lillian Benetti.
Tony and Lillian celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this passed September.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Abdo and Hysna (Kaboz) Haddad.
He worked as a Shipper for several textile mills in the area.
Besides his wife Lillian he is survived by one brother John Haddad of Woonsocket and several nieces and nephews.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” East Providence had the spirit and emotion of Senior Night, an adrenaline rush from an energetic section of students rooting them on in the bleachers, and a six-game win streak on its side in Tuesdayâ€™s showdown at home with Mount St. Charles.
But the Mounties were able to overcome all that and grab one of their biggest victories of the season -- a win that snapped a tie for first place in the Division I-North standings with the Townies and gave them sole possession of the top spot.
WOONSOCKET â€” Vicki Connolly finally got justice Tuesday for her brutal murder at the hands of a Burrillville man in September 2007.
Michael A. Ducharme, 45, stood before Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel Tuesday afternoon and admitted to killing Connolly in the state Black Hut Management area of Burrillville shortly after she went missing in Woonsocket on Sept. 5, 2007.
Germain J. Dufresne
NO. SMITHFIELD- Germain J. Dufresne 96, died Monday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Therese (Bergeron) Dufresne.
Born in St. Phillip, P Q Canada, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie-Anne (Frechette) Dufresne.
Mr. Dufresne was a textile worker for the Branch River Woolen Company for twenty seven years before retiring in 1972. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a former member of the Parkview Club.
Romeo G. Ethier
MILLVILLE, MA- Romeo G. Ethier, 77, of Thayer St., died October 21, 2012 at home with his family. He was the husband of Mary Jean (Couture) Ethier.
Born in Millville, MA he was the son of the late Mederic and Cora (Gagnon) Ethier. He was a resident of Millville since 1970.