January 16th, 2012
WOONSOCKET - Jeanne M. Laroche, 93, of Getchell Ave., Woonsocket, died Monday at The Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Oscar Laroche.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Cayer) Gamache. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Laroche was employed at the former Social Department Store, Najarians Department Store, and at the U.S. Rubber Plant.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Agatha's Parish.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Joseph Cardello Jr. 76, resident of North Smithfield, died January 15, 2012 at the St. Antoine Residence.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Diadone) Cardello.
He was born on May 18, 1935 in Boston MA, a son of the late Joseph Sr. & Rose Cardello.
Joseph was an independent salesman in the clothing industry retiring in 1992, he was a resident of North Smithfield since 1972, and he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Free Hill Council and a communicant of St. Johns Church.
WOONSOCKET - Pauline L (Marchand) Allard, 72, of Ray Ave. died Friday January 13, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of Edgar D. Allard.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Paul E. and Germaine (Leferriere) Marchand. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
She worked as a Secretary for the Education Department of Landmark Medical Center for several years.
Pauline was the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Rhode Island Chapter.
She also was on the Prayer Ministry of St. Joseph Church.
WOONSOCKET - Ernest A. Carignan, Jr., 71, of Woonsocket, passed away January 15, 2012. He was the husband of Charlotte A. (Poehler) Carignan, whom he was married to for 51 years. Born in Taunton, MA, he was the son of the late Ernest, Sr. and Della (Kolis) Carignan.
DOUGLAS/NORTHBRIDGE- Michael A. Pavoni Jr., 38, of Quaker Lane in Northbridge, formerly of Douglas died Sat. Jan. 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He is survived by his parents Michael A. Sr. and Evalyn G. (Archambault) Pavoni of Douglas; a brother James a. Pavoni and his wife Stacy of Millbury; a sister Cherish L. Gould and her husband Raymond of N. Grosvenordale CT; 6 nieces Angelica, Talia, Annabella, Tessa, Antonia, and Grace; and many good friends.
Born in Woonsocket on Aug. 4, 1973 he was raised in Douglas and lived in Northbridge the past 9 years.
UXBRIDGE, MA - Jillian L. Dalpe, 30, of Uxbridge passed away Thurs. Jan. 12, 2012 and went home to Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of David F. and Susan M. (Blais) Dalpe of Uxbridge.
She was born in Providence, RI on Dec. 28, 1981 and was raised in N. Smithfield, RI. She was a graduate of N. Smithfield High School with high honors and had attended Quinnipiac University in CT, Becker College in Worcester and CCRI in Lincoln.
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee is stepping back from its active role in disciplinary procedures for local public school students.
The panel voted this week to allow school administrators and School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan to handle disciplinary hearings it has been conducting for a number of years.
The change is an off-shoot of School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh's review of school department policies.
CUMBERLAND â€” When it came time to wrestle the finals of Saturday nightâ€™s John D. Gorman Memorial Tournament at Cumberland High, two chairs at matside were occupied by coaches from Bishop Hendricken (Kevin Hennessey) and Warwick Veterans (George Schmeider).
â€śTheyâ€™re just wrestling junkies,â€ť Cumberland coach Steve Gordon said with a laugh on Sunday morning, after his balanced team had captured the team title despite crowning only one individual champion (Tom LaCroix at 195). â€śKevin and George probably just wanted to see our boys wrestle. Theyâ€™re scouting, of course, checking us out.
WARWICK â€“ Mount St. Charles suffered another tough Division I loss on Saturday night, losing a 3-2 decision to unbeaten Bishop Hendricken.
Dave Mitchell netted a power-play goal with 3:48 left in the game to break the tie and improve the Hawksâ€™ league record to 8-0-1. Four-time defending state champion Mount fell to 4-4.
Hendricken took a 1-0 lead in the first period when senior forward Robert Beuhrer beat Mount goalie Brian Larence. Mount tied the game late in the second period on a goal by Brandon Borges.
CUMBERLAND â€“ It was a strange kind of tournament for Cumberland, which easily clinched the John D. Gorman Memorial team title before the finals began on Saturday night, then saw its first four finalists lose before unbeaten Tom LaCroix salvaged some Clipper pride with a convincing win at 195 pounds.
Lincoln High heavyweight Nick Zicuis capped the tournament with a 3-2 victory in the 285-pound finals, scoring a late takedown to edge Durfee Highâ€™s Andre Torres.
(See related story, page B6.)