April 22nd, 2011
Helen Lillian Demers
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Helen Lillian (Foley) Demers, lifelong North Smithfield resident, age 93, serenely passed to the other side, surrounded by her children, on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
Predeceased by her husband, Harold V. Demers, Sr. They were married in 1942 and began their family of one daughter and two sons, Jan Demers of North Smithfield, formerly of Washington, DC, Harold V. and his wife, Diane of Greenville and Robert J. of Scituate, Massachusetts.
WOONSOCKET - Allan Thomas Sheldon, a long time resident of Woonsocket, RI, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2011 at Miriam Hospital.
Allan was a loyal volunteer at the Agape Center for many years and will be missed.
Royal W. Auger
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Royal W. Auger 85, of Old Louisquisset Pike, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lillian (Lachance) Auger. Mr. Auger was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Emile and Emma (Larue) Auger. He was a machinist for Automatic Screw Machine in Attleboro for thirty years before retiring in 1990.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter -in -law Linda Auger of Albion, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Lucien Auger, a brother Richard Auger, and three sisters, Violet Corley, Jeannette Marcil and Dorothy Trudeau.
Esthel M. Durand
WOONSOCKET- Esthel M. Durand, 93, of Grove St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Wednesday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Lionel C. Durand.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Camille and Florida (Berard) Turcotte. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Durand was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church and a former member of the parish Ladies Guild.
Esthel was a dedicated homemaker and her life centered around her family.
BLACKSTONE, MA - Alfred "Fred" Trottier, 90, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 69 years of Claire R. (Cartier) Trottier.
Dorice L. Savoie
HUSTON, TX- Dorice L. Savoie, born June 2, 1926, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday April 14, 2011 after her courageous battle with cancer. Dorice was preceded in death by her late husband Wilfred R. Savoie, and her parents George Heroux and Lovia (Latour) Heroux.
When Caroline Kilel crossed the finish line a winner of Mondayâ€™s Boston Marathon, the 30-year-old Kenyan runner collapsed to the pavement in total exhaustion.
She has Desiree Davila to thank for that.
Davila turned the 115th edition of the historic race into one of the all-time classics with her gutsy effort the final five miles. The California native and former All American from Arizona State University pushed the pace from the crest of Heartbreak Hill until the finish at Copley Square.
PROVIDENCE â€” When youâ€™re on a roll like Lincoln High, things just seem to fall into place.
The Lions did their best work in the latter innings Thursday, scoring three runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings to best La Salle Academy, 8-5.
At 7-0, Lincoln stands tall amongst the Division I-North hierarchy. In fact, the Lions are one of just two teams in the league to sport such a glittering mark, North Kingstown being the other.
Woonsocket Police and Fire respond to yet another tractor trailer that crashed into the P&W Railroad bridge on Main Street at Depot Square shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. The driver, Bill Rinker of Altoona, Pa., of Black Dog Trucking, did not see the 12-foot marker (clearly visible at left) and thought it was the same clearance as the northbound side of the bridge, which is marked at 14' 6".
BURRILLVILLE - As a child, Burrillville Town Councilman Stephen N. Rawson spent many a morning exploring the natural beauty of Mill Pond and the gushing waterfall at the Harrisville dam on East Avenue.
"I spent most of my life on and around that pond," he says. "I caught my first trout below the falls when I was four or five years old. I spent so many hours down there I can't tell you."