November 2nd, 2012
Frances M. Fazzio
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Saporito) Fazzio, 87, of Mowry St., died Thursday November 1, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Richard Fazzio.
Richard and Frances celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary this August 24th.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Pietro and Fillipa (Ministera) Saporito.
Mrs. Fazzio worked as a sewer for Narragansett Knitting, until retiring in 1968.
Eldon B. Moe
VENICE, FL- Eldon "Moe", B. Moe, 87, of Venice, FL, formerly of North Smithfield, RI retired to Sarasota, FL 22 years ago died November 1, 2012.
Moe was born March 9, 1925 in Audubon, MN to Beda (Johnson) and Edwin Moe.
Moe served 23 years in the U.S. Army and Navy and furthered his career into Civil Service for Social Security.
Romeo T. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Romeo T. Allard, 92, of Woonsocket, died Thursday November 1, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Leona A. (Michaud) Allard.
Born in Nasonville, he was the son of the late Narcisse and Marie (Duhamel) Allard.
Romeo was a salesman for the former Janelle Company of Providence, retiring in 1983. He previously worked in the local textile industry. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, and a member of its Seniors Club and Veterans Club.
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.
PAWTUCKET â€” Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home â€“ that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex â€“ and this would be played at the latter.
WOONSOCKET â€” A homegrown kingpin of the crack cocaine trade drew 22 years of federal prison time when he was sentenced on drug-trafficking and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
Robert O. Robinson, 30, was the leader and organizer of a drug-distribution network he ran out of Taluâ€™s Cafe on Willow Street, federal prosecutors said.
CUMBERLAND â€” Billionaire Donald Trump seems to be involved in almost everything these days â€” but the District 19 RI Senate race?
Yes, that too.
Democratic challenger Ryan Pearson sent out a mailing to voters in the district earlier this month, criticizing incumbent Republican Bethany Mouraâ€™s absences and missed votes in the last two years. On one side, the cardboard flyer said â€śIf you missed work as much as Beth Mouraâ€¦Youâ€™d be fired!â€ť Below that was a picture of Trump, pointing an accusatory-looking finger, along with his signature line â€śYouâ€™re fired!â€ť from his TV show â€śThe Apprentice.â€ť
Isabelle M. Bessette
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle M. (Michaud) Bessette, 102, Formerly of Harrison Ave., died Friday October 26, 2012 in the Ballou Home with her family by her side. She resided on Harrison Ave. for 71 years prior to living at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Emile Bessette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordelia (Corignan) Michaud. She was the 7th, of 13 children.
Isabelle enjoyed quilting, cut away embroidery, loved the sport of baseball and was an avid Red Sox's fan.
Franklyn A. Hall
BURRILLVILLE - Franklyn A. Hall, 57, of Pascoag, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Frank was born in Providence and was the son of the late Robert J. and Katherine (Adams) Hall.
Frank worked as a Power Plant Operator at Zambarano Hospital of Pascoag for many years before retiring in 2004. He was a former member of the Wallum Lake Fire Dept. in Pascoag.
Richard A. Boucher
DOUGLAS- Richard A. "Dick" Boucher, 66, of Reid Rd. formerly of Uxbridge, died Wed. Oct. 31 at home after an illness.
His funeral arrangements with Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville are incomplete.