November 16th, 2012
Yvonne E. Roderick
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Yvonne E. (Taber) Roderick, 88, of Rhodes Ave. died Thursday November 15, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late William Roderick.
Born in Pawtucket, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Guindon) Taber.
Yvonne worked as a Spinner in Worsted Textile for 35 years and also Burger King for 10 years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of St. Joseph Senior Citizens and AARP.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Woonsocket High School senior was unconscious when a fellow classmate sexually assaulted her in 2009, but the defendant claimed the act was consensual.
It took a Superior Court jury six hours to convict Dariel Martinez on Thursday, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said.
Martinez, 20, is to be sentenced on Jan. 18 on one count of first-degree sexual assault. The crime is punishable by 25 years to life in prison.
Roger J. Sylvestre Jr.
SMITHFIELD- Roger J. Sylvestre Jr., 63, of Mowry Dr. Smithfield, died November 2, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Jacqueline M. (Nula) Sylvestre.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Roger Sr. and Kathleen (Keegan) Sylvestre.
He worked for Privilege Auto Parts of Woonsocket for many years. Roger served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
Constant L. Petrin
WOONSOCKET- Constant L. "Larry" Petrin, 78, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully answering the Lord's call with family by his side on Monday, November 13, 2012 at the Trinity Health Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine A. (Letendre) Petrin.
Born in Woonsocket on September 5, 1934, he was the son of the late Arthur O. and Olivine Petrin.
WOONSOCKET â€” When his friend first proposed they go into business together providing gardening supplies for medical marijuana growers, Jeff Paige had cold feet.
The 51-year-old refugee from the telecommunications industry wasnâ€™t against legal pot, medical or otherwise. But heâ€™s no crusader, either, and heâ€™s pretty careful about how he invests his money.
He took a hard and long look at whether the idea made business sense.
â€śI think what I was really doing was looking for a reason not to do it,â€ť says Paige. â€śNow Iâ€™m kicking myself that I didnâ€™t do this two years ago.â€ť
GLOCESTER â€” Three Cranston teens were charged in a rash of vehicle breaks in two towns after police were summoned to a report of a house break in progress early Wednesday.
James Clark, 18, and two 17-year-old boys, were tied to a string of more than 20 motor vehicle breaks that occurred during a 24-hour period here and in neighboring Burrillville last week, said Capt. Joseph V. Mattera.
James Preston Hare
PROVIDENCE- Hare, Preston James 72, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at home.
He was born in Providence, the son of the late R. Clayton L. and Hilda (Eddy) Hare. He was a self -employed realtor for many years, after a career with the Providence Gas Co.
He is survived by two daughters, Rachel Shields and Katherine Smith and one son, David Hare, his sister Linda Hare Rawlings, one brother Craig Overton, and 5 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Janet Overton Beall.
Steven A. Hadley
WOONSOCKET- A Mass of Christian Burial for Steven A. "Beaver" Hadley will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 10:00 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, Church St., Slatersville. Burial in the parish cemetery. Visiting hours omitted. Arrangements by Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home.
Shirley A. Roy
HARRISVILLE- Shirley A. (Jenckes) Roy, 70, of Chapel St. died Tuesday November 13, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Norman Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Arthur and Arlene (SanSouci) Jenckes Sr.
Shirley worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at North Bay Manor prior to retiring.
Morgan D. Stets
WOONSOCKET- Morgan D. Stets, 80, of Woonsocket RI, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. He was the husband of the late Rita (Tosches) Stets who died in 2001.
He was born in Middleboro Ma, son of the late Oscar and Sylvia (Bigelow) Stets and lived in Holliston, and Mendon before moving to Woonsocket RI in 2001.
He was a graduate of the Middleboro High School class of 1950. He also graduated from the Brown and Sharp Technical School class of 1958. He was a U.S. Army veteran.