WOONSOCKET â€” It was almost an example of military organization and efficiency as the Adopt-a-Family drive began its distribution of holiday gifts to needy Woonsocket families this week at the Elkâ€™s Hall on Social Street.
Volunteers carefully checked delivered bags of donated gifts against the master list of eligible recipients prepared by Family Resources Community Action to make sure the proper number of presents had been assembled.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The next manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox is a familiar face to New England baseball fans.
A baseball source confirmed Tuesday that former big-league infielder Gary DiSarcina will be formally introduced as the PawSoxâ€™ skipper at a press conference scheduled for Friday at McCoy Stadium. The 45-year-old DiSarcina replaces Arnie Beyeler, who was named Bostonâ€™s first-base coach last month.
William J. Lambert
CUMBERLAND- William J. Lambert, 92, of Diamond Hill Road, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving famiy. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette (Cloutier) Lambert, and they had been married for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Edith (Raymond) Lambert. He resided in Cumberland for over 60 years.
Mr. Lambert was a United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II, attaining the rank of Tech. Sergeant, and he was a member of the 325th Fighter Group.
Rita L. Recore
SLATERSVILLE, RI- Rita L. (Parent) Recore, 80, of Slatersville, RI passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Omer H. Recore, Sr. of North Smithfield, RI.
Born in Burrillville, RI on July 4, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Hormidas and Roseanna (Berard) Parent.
Leo R. Bissonnette
WOONSOCKET- Leo R. Bissonnette, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at home December 11, 2012.
Robert D. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET- Robert D. Bergeron 102, of Gaulin Ave. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Marie (Bourassa) Bergeron.
Born in St. Robert, P. Q. Canada, he was a son of the late Joseph and Malvina (St. Michel) Bergeron.
Mr. Bergeron worked as a maintenance man for Miller Electric Co. and later Carol Cable for a total of twenty seven years.
He was very fond of his cats especially Eric.
WOONSOCKET â€” Thanks to some conscientious motorists equipped with cell phones, the cops had the drop on two impaired motorists this weekend, but not soon enough to keep them from causing accidents.
On Saturday, a Plainville, Mass., man police suspect of driving under the influence of heroin struck an oncoming car on Cumberland Street about 6:40 p.m.
Duane A. Gero, 33, was charged with duty to stop resulting in damage to an attended vehicle, driving under the influence of liquor or intoxicating substance, laned roadway violations, operating left of center and failure to wear a seatbelt.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ A 57-year-old man perished in a house fire at 145 Steere Farm Road Monday afternoon, police said.
Police identified the victim as Robert C. Alarie, a man neighbors said was paralyzed from the waist down and who lived alone.
Major Lareto Guglietta of the Burrillville Police Department said fire crews and police responded to an emergency call about noon and found â€śsignificant fireâ€ť coming from an upstairs bedroom, where Alarieâ€™s body was discovered.
WOONSOCKET- Robert Sadko, passed away on Monday Dec. 10, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Center in Providence at the age of 42. He was the loving and devoted husband to Marzena Sadko and loving and devoted father to Alex Sadko.
He also leaves family members who loved him dearly.
A resident of Woonsocket for nearly two decades, he was a communicant and parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Woonsocket.
Ryan J. Finazzo
BELLINGHAM- Ryan J. Finazzo, 27, of Bellingham, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 8, 2012 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford.
A lifelong resident of Bellingham, he was born in 1985 the son of David J. Finazzo of Bellingham and the late Theresa M. (Bradley) Finazzo who passed in 2010.
Ryan was a graduate of Bellingham High School in 2004. He was a talented artist and had a passion for art in any form. He was also well known and loved in the skateboarding community of the northeast.