October 11th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€“ The transformation of the Blackstone River into a destination for canoeing, fishing and other recreational activities has been one of the success stories of the region in recent years, but it had a downside for the Woonsocket Fire Departmentâ€™s rescue boat.
Firefighters have been responding to calls for emergencies on the river with greater frequency, subjecting the rubber vessel to more wear and tear. As a result, the inflatable craft developed holes.
The need for a new boat was apparent and the Navigant Credit Union responded by donating one to the fire department.
Gertrude A. Ethier
MILLVILLE- Gertrude A. (George) Ethier, 90, passed away Wed. Oct. 10 after an illness.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge.
Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be Sun. Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Oct. 15 from 9:30-10:30.
Lucille C. Sherman
WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Delaurier) Sherman, 83, of Privilege St., and long time Blackstone native, died October 9, 2012 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket, with family by her side. She was married to the late John R. Sherman.
Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Catherine (Monahan) Delaurier.
Ruth F. Gousy
MANVILLE- Ruth F. Gousy, 97, of Old Main St., Manville, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Victoria (Drouin) Gousy. She remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Ruth was employed in the local textile industry at several area mills including the Manville Jenckes. She later worked at PolyTop before retiring.
Ruth was a lifelong communicant of St. James Church. She was an ardent Red Sox fan and in her senior years became adept at the use of computers and email.
WOONSOCKET â€” Though it has been silent on the issue since early summer, the Wisconsin atheist group that is demanding the removal of a Christian cross from the war monument at Place Jolicoeur hasnâ€™t gone away.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation stopped short of promising a lawsuit over the cross, but it says it is in the process of seeking an attorney from the area to represent the organization.
More than one individual has contacted the national non-profit seeking to become a plaintiff in such a lawsuit, said Rebecca S. Markert, staff attorney for FFRF.
WOONSOCKET -- Back on Friday, Sept. 14, Tolman High senior Ashley Clark registered five goals in a rather easy 9-1 thumping of Woonsocket at the McKinnon-Alves Complex.
She failed in her attempt to repeat that feat during the two teamsâ€™ Division III-A rematch at Barry Field on rainy Wednesday afternoon.
Still, head coach Bel Pereira didnâ€™t mind a bit; why would he? Clark netted four tallies and senior defender Amber Duhamel did a superb job of defending the Villa Novansâ€™ stellar senior quad-captain and striker Krislyn Godin in the Tigersâ€™ 6-2 triumph.
Philip M. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Philip M. Provost, 56, of Woonsocket, died Monday, October 8, 2012 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. He was the husband of Beverly J. (Girard).
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost of Woonsocket and the late Joseph Provost.
A 1974 graduate of Woonsocket High School, Philip was a truck driver for the Environmental Quality Company. He was a coin and stamp collector, a member of the Blackstone Coin Club, an avid outdoorsmen and a great family man.
Camille A. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Camille A. "Cam" Lapierre, 69, of Gauthier Drive, died Wednesday October 10, 2012 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Dennis Lapierre and Bernadette (Bell) Lapierre. He was the husband of the late Marie (Lanctot) Lapierre.
Cam worked as a maintenance man for Design Venture for 25 years and also for Blackstone Valley Self Storage prior to retiring.
Cam enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and also helping people in their time of need.
Elizabeth V. Guyett
BLACKSTONE- Elizabeth V. (Casey) Guyett, 91, formerly of Blackstone, MA and lived with her grandson Marc Marchand and his wife Sharon, who took care of her, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2012 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA where she resided in her final years.
She was born July 17, 1921 in Worcester, MA to the late John and Saphronia (Gauthier) Casey.
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland High head coach John Jasionowski admitted being both surprised and impressed when a representative of the American Cancer Society attended a state interscholastic tennis meeting last spring.
â€śShe asked us if we wanted to have some kind of event for cancer awareness, and I thought it was a good idea,â€ť Jasionowski stated while his Clippers warmed up for a Division II crossover match against Classical on Tuesday afternoon.