March 9th, 2011
Judith A. Fortier
WOONSOCKET- Judith A. Fortier 68, of Coe St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Roger Fortier.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jeannette (Landreville) Trant.
Judy was an assembler at General Electric for over twenty years before retiring five years ago.
She is survived by two brothers Robert J. Trant of Woonsocket and Donald Trant of Blackstone, MA and a sister Pamela Haskell of Woonsocket.
Funeral arrangements under the directions of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home are private.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Three local men who allegedly committed the Overhill Road home invasion last month in which a 66-year-old man was injured are in custody after what police called â€śan intense investigation.â€ť
Christopher Duffy, 18, Kyle English, 20, and Christopher Pascale, 22 â€“ all Cumberland residents â€“ are facing a combined 17 charges, including assault on a person over 60, assault with a deadly weapon in a dwelling house, robbery, conspiracy and receiving stolen goods â€“ a .45-caliber handgun that belonged to the owner of the home.
Richard A. Mundy
NO. SMITHFIELD- Richard A. Mundy, 62, of No. Smithfield, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late George J. and Yvonne (Clouette) Mundy.
A Coast Guard Veteran, Mr. Mundy worked as an industrial equipment salesman and technician. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
He is survived by two sons, Jason Mundy and his wife Nyssa Mundy of Cumberland, Joshua Mundy of Philadelphia, PA and three grandchildren, Sasha, Ella and Georgia Mundy.
Raymond G. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Raymond "Rollo" G. Allard 83, formerly of 429 East School St. died Tuesday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Claire (St. Germain) Allard.
Mr. Allard was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Rodolphe and Flora (Desrosiers) Allard. He was an assembler for the Chrysler Motor Corporation for over twenty years. Mr. Allard was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks #850, the Cercle Laurier and and a lifetime member of the Par-X Club.
PROVIDENCE â€” Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien liked a lot of what he heard from Gov. Lincoln Chafee's first major presentation â€” a combined State of the State address and budget speech.
â€śIt means $800,000 for Pawtucket this year and $1.6 million next year,â€ť Grebien said in the House of Representatives chamber after the governor spoke. â€śIt comes with some strings attached, but in this tough economy, this benefits the city and education.â€ť
WOONSOCKET -- Wrestling is one high school sport in Rhode Island where the public vs. private school debate holds no water. Public schools have won 29 of the last 30 state team championships in wrestling.
Bishop Hendricken sneaked in to grab a state title back in 2004. Cumberland then ruled the state in 2005. Cranston West won the next four titles before the Clippers returned to the top in 2010. Warwick Vets prevailed in 2011.
Back in 1999, Johnston High won the state title, proving that even smaller public schools can reach the top in wrestling.
Whether itâ€™s at the high school or the collegiate level, it doesnâ€™t matter. Coaches will be the first to admit that when the postseason arrives, anything can happen.
Cinderella has made its way to the Ball on numerous occasions where an underdog that has no business to be on the same court or field as a top-seeded squad somehow pulls off a miracle and produces a victory or at least a legitimate scare to their favored opponent.
Two down, four to go.
Four wins are what separates three of the Blackstone Valleyâ€™s boysâ€™ hockey teams -- Mount St. Charles Academy, Cumberland High, and East Providence High -- from a date with state championship glory.
And the road for those teams continue this weekend when a half dozen best-of-three semifinal-round series around the state take place.
Mrs. Mary (Sandel) Dobeck, 96, formerly of May St., Blackstone, died March 4, 2011 at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Stanley F. Dobeck.
Born in Conemaugh, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Deren) Sandel. Mary was a resident of Franklin and later settled in Blackstone when she retired.
Mary worked as a cook for the Franklin Public School system for 20 years. She also catered private parties.
Mary was a member of the Catholic Woman's Club and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Franklin, MA.
Robert E. Miller, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Robert E. "Butch" Miller, Sr., 79, of Green St., Slatersville, died Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the loving husband of Lucille E. (Desplaines) Miller.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William E. and Alma (Nelson) Miller.
A Marine Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Miller worked for Wyman Gordon, Grafton, MA as a Foreman and instrument repair technician.