Yvette I. Laforest
LINCOLN- Yvette I. Laforest, 91, of Sayles Hill Road, died Wednesday, December 28, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in the Manville section of Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Ida (Guevremont) Laforest, she had lived in Manville and Cumberland.
Miss Laforest was a File Clerk for Providence Washington Insurance Co.
She was a member of the Riverside Village Tenants Association and a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Holiday Retirement Home for their excellent care.
Frances A. Melnyk
NORTH SMITHFILED- Frances A. (Serafin) Melnyk, 89, of No. Smithfield, passed away on Dec. 24th at the home of her daughter, Patricia A. Peters in Rush, CO. She was the loving wife of the late Russell Melnyk.
Born January 28, 1922, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Martin P. and Anna (Kamfonik) Serafin.
She resided in No. Smithfield most of her life.
Robert O. Lussier, Sr.
DILLON, SC- Robert O. Lussier, Sr., 76, of Dillon died on Friday, December 23, 2011 at his home.
Robert was born in Cumberland, RI. He was the son of the Oliver T. and Dorilda (Lavoie) Lussier.
Robert served his Country in the United States Air force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed with Owens-Corning Fiberglass in RI and later became a self-employed logger until his retirement. In his early years, he loved running Fox Hounds, Coon Hounds, and Beagles and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving man who will be missed dearly by everyone.
Robert T. Bailey
LINCOLN- Robert "Bobby" T. Bailey, 63, of Grant Court, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 peacefully at home.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Selina (LeBlanc) Bailey of Harrisville and the late Kenneth Bailey.
Robert worked as a Splice Service Technician for Verizon for 30 years many in the Lincoln Garage before retiring. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. As a youth he spent time as a caddy, came to love the sport and became an avid golfer.
WOONSOCKET â€” State regulators care so little about jobs and the local economy that they're willing to enforce an arbitrary deadline to terminate consideration of Landmark Medical Center's application to merge with Steward Health Care System, the hospital's employees union charged Tuesday.
Chris Callaci, general counsel for the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, said the handling of the application by the state Department of Health and the Office of the Attorney General has been marked by such a â€śmonumental failure of leadershipâ€ť that Gov. Chafee should step in to rectify the situation.
CUMBERLAND â€“ By Gary Reedyâ€™s estimation, eight years have elapsed since Cumberland High last captured the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys & Girls Holiday Tournament.
Needless to say, putting an end to such a drought would brighten the Clippersâ€™ spirits heading into the coming year. Cumberland earned the right to play in the championship game after disposing of Woonsocket, 71-63, Tuesday night in the Wellness Center. Junior Ben Bradley paced Cumberland with 19 points along with eight assists and five rebounds.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Prior to Tuesday nightâ€™s opener against St. Josephâ€™s Collegiate (N.Y.) Institute at its annual Holiday Face-Off Tournament, the last time Mount St. Charles skated against any kind of competition was a league matchup with Moses Brown 11 days ago.
Any signs of rust? Not at all.
The Mounties came out flying from the first period and never let up, rolling to a 5-1 victory over the Marauders at Adelard Arena. Sophomore Tyler Scroggins and senior captain Brian Campbell each scored twice for Mount, which takes on St. Dominic (Maine) Academy in the semifinals tonight at 8.
WARWICK -- Taylor Regoâ€™s goal late in the second overtime period lifted Lincoln to a 3-2 victory over Cumberland in the Toll Gate Holiday Tournament championship game played on Tuesday night at Thayer Arena.
â€śIt took a great shot by Taylor to win this game,â€ť said Lincoln coach Jim Riel. â€śTaylor ended up being named MVP of the tournament.â€ť
Cumberland took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Michael Kinch. Lincoln took a 2-1 lead after two periods on goals by Nick Zammarelli and Mike Enos but the Clippers stayed strong and tied the game in the third stanza on Andrew Plutaâ€™s goal.
Jennie G. Dupuis
WOONSOCKET- Jennie G. (Gyzrb) Dupuis, 92, of Providence St, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph "Nel" N. Dupuis.
Born in Millville, MA she was the daughter of the late Pieter and Agnes (Cox) Gyzrb.
Jennie worked for twenty five years for the former Stamina Mills in Forestdale. She was a Past-president and member of the Emblem Club #27.
Albert C. Ralyea
FRANKLIN- Albert C. Ralyea 84, of Franklin, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness. He was the husband of the late Anita (Guinard) Ralyea for 62 years before her death in 2009.
Born in Boston on February 13, 1927, a son of the late Alan and Grace (Shepherdson) Ralyea, he was a resident of Franklin for over 60 years.
He was raised in Foxboro, and educated in Walpole and for over 33 years worked in the textile industry at Clark-Cutler McDermott Company in Franklin.