October 1st, 2012
Diane H. DeSantis
WEST WARWICK- DeSANTIS, Diane H. (Mayer), 64, of Lonsdale St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at home.
She was the wife of Dennis M. DeSantis, they had been married for 45 years.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Rene and Gertrude (Shepard) Mayer. She has been a resident of West Warwick for the past 13 years, previously residing in Woonsocket.
Mrs. DeSantis was the owner of the former Diane's Beauty Salon, Woonsocket, for 35 years and was a communicant of Christ the King Church.
David A. Walsh
WOODSTOCK- David A. Walsh, 52, formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning September 23, 2012 with dignity and love at the dream home that he built with his dearest partner of 10 years, Michael A. Fusaro, on Converse Road in Woodstock. He was with his loved ones, including his beloved Irish Terrier, Harry, who completed his family.
Hortense L. Lemoine
WOONSOCKET- Hortense L. "Lee" Lemoine, 83, of Front St., formerly of Willow St., Woonsocket, died Sunday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Normand Lemoine.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Edwina (Richards) Benoit. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life.
Mrs. Lemoine was employed by American Tourister and Healthtex Corporations for many years before retiring in 1982.
Andrew W. Przybylo
WOONSOCKET- Andrew W. Przybylo, 93, of Woonsocket passed away on Saturday at his home.
Born Oct. 8, 1918, in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Andrew & Helen (Zych) Przybylo.
Andrew was employed as a assembler for the former Uniroyal Co. until the plant closed, he then went to work for the Woonsocket Call in the Maintenance Dept. before retiring. He proudly served in U.S. Army during WWII as a T. SGT serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
BELLINGHAM- Marion (d'Astous) Grover, 92, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the St. Camillus Nursing Home, Whitinsville, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Grover.
Born in St. Damase de Matane, PQ, Canada on August 22, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Rose H. (St. Pierre) d'Astous.
Rita E. Lemire
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rita E. Lemire 94, formerly of 400 Mendon Rd. died Thursday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Harold R. Lemire.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Louise (Paradise) Dorval.
Mrs. Lemire worked for the former Uniroyle Co. as an assembler for twenty eight years, and was a CNA at the Wrentham State School for twelve years before retiring thirty years ago.
WOONSOCKET â€” When Grace Lang shows up for work at Woonsocket High School each day, she does so knowing the students in her classroom hold the potential for accomplishing many different things in their lives.
And because of that, she also believes her special needs students should have every opportunity to find success at the high school as any other student at the school.
LINCOLN â€” There was a time in Rhode Island when parents of school age children needed to tune in radio personality Salty Brine for word on whether there would be school on wintery morning.
Those days are over and High School Principal Kevin J. McNamara now has a number of ways to get the word out about school events and weather including his school's Listserv option of directly emailing parents timely school updates.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” The first church service ever held in the Slatersville Congregational Church took place on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1838. That year, Martin Van Buren was president, Samuel Morse's telegraph system was demonstrated for the first time and the population of North Smithfield's Slatersville village was less than 500 people.
Since then the picturesque church, located on the common in the center of Slatersville, has been the spiritual home to thousands of area residents, a cherished town landmark, and a community gathering place hosting a variety of local groups and public events.
WESTERLY â€” Itâ€™s a long 65-mile drive from Woonsocket to Westerlyâ€™s Augeri Field, but the Villa Novansâ€™ bus ride home from the southwestern point of the state on Saturday afternoon had to be a very enjoyable drive.
Thatâ€™s because the Villa Novans took a 19-18 overtime thriller from the previously-undefeated Bulldogs in their Division II-A clash, a hard-fought win that upped their league record to 2-1 and packed them into a congested three-way tie for second place (behind undefeated Johnston) with Westerly and Coventry.