June 5th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â The city woman who abandoned another in a snowbank after a 2011 hit-and-run somehow persuaded the victim to write a letter to the court requesting leniency.
She didnât get it.
Rejecting the recommendations of prosecutors, Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel Tuesday sentenced Besty J. Feliciano, 33, to 10 years in prison, with one to serve and two years home confinement. The balance of the sentenced was suspended, with probation.
Robert E. Tainsh
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Robert E. Tainsh, Sr., 87, resident of North Smithfield, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.
Born in Dracut, MA, he was a son of the late John G. and Helen E. (Sweeney) Tainsh, Sr.
Denise J. Beauchemin
CUMBERLAND- Denise J. Beauchemin, 78 of Thomas Leighton Blvd., passed away Monday at the Oakland Grove Nursing Home, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Willie H. and Elzire (Lamothe) Beauchemin
She resided in Cumberland for 47 years, previously residing in Woonsocket.
Ms. Beauchemin was employed as Sales Clerk for the Kornstein Department Store, Woonsocket, previously employed by Bell Telephone and Shephard Department Store.
She was a communicant of the St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland.
Eugene O. Brillon
WOONSOCKET- Eugene O. Brillon, 81, formerly of Second Ave., Woonsocket, died Sunday June 3, 2012 at St. Antoine Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Pauline Brillon (Joly) son of the late Alphonse and Aldea Brillon.
William E. Javarey Jr.
ASHEVILLE, NC- William E. Javarey Jr., 76, died on May 3 at his home in Asheville, NC. He was the son of the late William and Ruth (Tedford) Javarey of Woonsocket.
He leaves his wife Jeneva and two sons, Robert and David as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born May 8, 1935 in Cumberland, RI, Mr. Javarey served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-60 and had a long career as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 2005.
Anita M. Leduc
LINCOLN- Anita M. Leduc, 97, passed away on June 3, 2012 at The Holiday Retirement Home in Lincoln, RI.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Anide (Franceschi) Lomi.
She was the loving and caring wife to the late Bertrand Leduc.
She worked in area textiles all her life. She loved to play BINGO and enjoyed hooking rugs. Before residing at The Holiday, Anita was also a resident at the Waterview Apartments on Privilege Street in Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â He was an honor student and the valedictorian of his high school class. He served in the military as a member of the famed 101st Airborne Division. He became a church deacon and an advocate for the poor.
But on a cold February night in 1994, Donald Graham was on a road to ruinous violence that would leave another man dead and his own life in shambles.
PROVIDENCE â Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared Monday that âthis is a new day at EDC,â because the RI Economic Development Corp. will start being more cautious about the way it doles out taxpayersâ money.
âWeâve been scorched; weâve been burned, as it stands now,â Chafee acknowledged. âRhode Islanders should know I am conservative by nature with every dollar and I always have been, as a mayor, as a (U.S.) senator, as a governor. There is going to be a full analysis before any investment is made.â
CUMBERLAND â As a sophomore, Cumberland High senior Kara Gorman blew out a shoulder throwing the javelin, but attempted to make a comeback her junior outdoor track and field season.
âIt was a âno-go,ââ she explained. âWay too painful.â
This past fall, a few members of the girlsâ lacrosse squad begged her to sign up for their program, as they desperately needed a goalie, and she finally acquiesced.
PAWTUCKET â No. 2 and No. 3 seeds donât usually battle each other until the semifinals of a winnersâ bracket, not in the opening round of a losersâ bracket, but thatâs where Tolman and North Smithfield were contesting each other on Monday afternoon.
And not only did both teams head into Slater Park looking to erase the sting of 1-0 defeats from the previous afternoon, but they had to combat the misty weather and temperatures in the low 50s thoughout this part of the state.