September 19th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Police say the victim of a fatal pedestrian crash on Route 146 Tuesday night was a 29-year-old Woonsocket woman.
Jessica M. Gill was struck by a minivan as she crossed the southbound lanes in the vicinity of Iron Mine Hill Road about 10:17 p.m., said Capt. Glenn G. Lamoureux.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by the state medical examiner.
Conrad H. Dansereau
WOONSOCKET- Conrad H. Dansereau, 74 of Mendon Road, died Monday, September 17, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Shirley (Berube) Dansereau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, Son of the late Conrad H. Dansereau, Sr. and Edna (Kozacka) Dansereau. Conrad worked as a Supervisor at Avery-Dennison for 35 years before retiring.
Chad F. Croteau
WOONSOCKET- Chad F. Croteau, 33, of Woonsocket, RI passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at home. He was the beloved son of Leo G. Croteau and his wife, Maria Sciabarrasi-Croteau of Wakefield, RI and his mother Carolyn E. (Cutting) Croteau and her partner, James Jarret of Woonsocket, RI.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Lorraine J. (Dionne) Sutherland 74, entered into eternal life Monday, September 17th, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Roger M. Sutherland. They celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary on June sixth of this year.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Gerard and Alida (Marquis) Dionne.
WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline Macamaux 81, of Front St. died Saturday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Macamaux.
Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Noelia (Plante) Noel. Jacqueline was a stitcher for Macamaux Upholstering for many years.
She is survived by her son Robert G. Macamaux of Warwick, a brother Julien Noel of Woonsocket, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private burial was held in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Fournier & Fournier Inc.
DURHAM, N.C. â€“ For a team that has enjoyed a champagne bath or two in recent weeks, this was not the ending the Pawtucket Red Sox had in mind.
The International League champion PawSox felt the sting of the Pacific Coast Leagueâ€™s best Tuesday night as Reno romped to the Triple-A National Championship, 10-3, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Aces jumped all over PawSox starter Nelson Figueroa as the playoff hero was knocked out after just two innings.
DURHAM, N.C. â€“ If thereâ€™s anyone who can relate to the coming-out-of-nowhere playoff run that the Pawtucket Red Sox have enjoyed, itâ€™s Rick Burleson.
A former Red Sox and PawSox shortstop, Burleson is presently the hitting coach for the Reno Aces. The 61-year-oldâ€™s presence in the Eastern Time Zone this week conjures up memories pertaining to Pawtucketâ€™s first Governorsâ€™ Cup-producing club in 1973. More than eager to take a stroll down memory lane, Burleson says the â€™73 PawSox possessed future major-league contributors by the bushel.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A long percolating dispute between the school administration and the North Smithfield Teachers Association (NSTA) boiled over on Monday when the teachers voted down a proposed contract agreement and also issued a vote of no confidence in School Supt. Stephen Lindberg.
The two votes came after the sides have spent the past two years talking about a new contract but were not directly linked, North Smithfield Teachers Association President Marianne Lowe said Tuesday.
Walter E. Kuzdeba
CUMBERLAND- Walter E. Kuzdeba, 83, of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Paul and Rose (Chubay) Kuzdeba. He remained a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Kuzdeba served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was employed as a custodian by the Cumberland School Department before retiring in 1992.
Grace L. Bourque
WOONSOCKET- Grace L. Bourque 85, of Mendon Rd. died Monday at The Holiday. She was the wife of George D. Bourque with whom she had been married for sixty three years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Phillippe and Rose Anna (Deziel) Dubois.
Grace worked for the Woonsocket Junior High School Lunch Program for twenty two years before retiring in 1986. She also worked for the former Narragansett Knitting for twelve years. Grace was a member of the Senior Citizens Center and Precious Blood Seniors.