September 18th, 2012
Gaston E. Merlet
CUMBERLAND- Gaston E. Merlet. 92, of Diamond Hill Rd. passed away peacefully on Sept. 12 th at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the loving husband of the late Amelia (Stefanik) Merlet.
Born Nov. 19, 1919 in Holyoke, MA. he was the son of the late Emile & Alphonsine (Guay) Merlet.
Emile was employed as a weaver at the Rochambeault Worcester Co. for many years retiring in 1984
He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy.
He was the brother of the late Roland Merlet.
His Funeral & Burial will be Private.
BLACKSTONE- Armand Dauphin, 82, of Blackstone, MA, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Blaire House in Milford, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Gagnon) Dauphin.
Born in Bellingham, MA on July 18, 1930, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Laura (Chaput) Dauphin.
DURHAM, N.C. â When does a Game One have a Game Seven vibe to it?
The answer: When youâre participating in a single nine-inning affair that will determine the top Triple-A squad of 2012, which is whatâs happening Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, site of the Triple-A National Championship Game between International League champion Pawtucket and the Reno Aces, the top team from the Pacific Coast League.
Itâs a winner-take-all contest that will serve as the final minor-league baseball game of the season, at any level.
DURHAM, N.C. â What images do the Pawtucket Red Sox conjure? For longtime fans, the question could elicit all kinds of responses.
You think of Ben Mondor, Pawtucketâs late owner who would have been in his glory this week, enjoying every moment of the pomp and circumstance leading up to tonightâs Triple-A National Championship.
You also think of beautiful McCoy Stadium, a befitting monument to Mondorâs tireless efforts to build a first-class, fan-friendly ballpark out of the rundown facility he inherited.
DURHAM, N.C. â The sum of the phrase âthe 2012 Pawtucket Red Soxâ is much bigger than the 25-man roster at manager Arnie Beyelerâs disposal for tonightâs Triple-A National Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
With injuries, call-ups, trades and other roster maneuvering, the PawSox needed a proverbial village of ballplayers to get through a challenging season, make the International League playoffs and clinch the Governorsâ Cup.
WOONSOCKET â There may be no place in the city where the sobering legacy of recession and cuts in government aid is revealed so plainly as Main Street.
From vacant storefronts to boarded-up mills where lofty rehab projects were stopped cold, Main Street is in a kind of deep economic sleep, waiting for something to wake it back to life.
Now thereâs something you can do to help: Just show up for a special planning workshop tomorrow night â and bring your imagination.
WOONSOCKET â A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly text-messaging digital images of a maleâs genitals to a 14-year-old girl, police said.
The photos allegedly sent by Dereck J. Daniel of Woonsocket were discovered by the girlâs mother while the woman examined her daughterâs cell-phone activity at police headquarters.
Daniel was taken to headquarters with the girl about 2:16 a.m. from his third-floor apartment at 277 Diamond Hill Road after neighbors reported a quarrel, said Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police department.
Read more in our print edition.
Garrett F. Haganey
FRANKLIN- Garrett F. Haganey 20, of Franklin died September 15 in a motorcycle accident in Franklin.
Born in Norwood, September 25, 1991, the son of Stephen and Carlene (Moustakis) Haganey of Franklin, Garrett was raised in North Smithfield, Rhode Island and had lived in Franklin for the past 6 years.
He was a graduate of Natick High School where he played on the football team.
Garrett was a member of the Laborers Union Local 609; he was working at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown and truly loved his work.
Robert R. Gill
BELLINGHAM- Robert R. Gill 75, of Winter St. , died Sunday morning September 16, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Viola (Luziette) Gill.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late William and Cecilia ( Lamothe) Gill.
Mr. Gill was Owner and Operator of Roy's Auto Body in Bellingham, retiring in 2002.
He was a member of the Elks BPOE# 850
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Gill was an avid golfer and sports fan. He also was a collector of Antique Cars.
BLACKSTONE- William F. "Luke" Bolduc, Sr., 60, of Blackstone, died August 30, 2012 in the Milford Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late William J. and Mary (Mongeon) Bolduc.
Mr. Bolduc was a driver for Kimball Trucking Company, Blackstone. He was a member of the Polish American Citizens Club, Blackstone and enjoyed watching NASCAR and western movies. His favorite role was being a grandfather.