August 18th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â Former U.S. Congressman Fernand J. âFreddyâ St Germain, a favorite son of the city who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in the country, has died.
Family members said he passed away at home in Newport on Saturday of kidney failure. He was 86 years old.
Irene L. Phaneuf
WOONSOCKET - Irene L. (Lambert) Phaneuf, 86, of Avenue A, died Saturday August 16, 2014 at home with her loving family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Edward R. Phaneuf.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Conrad and Exila (Marquis) Lambert.
Irene worked as a machinist for Enterprize Dye, and a Housekeeper for the Park Square Medical Building for several years and also she was a nanny for several children.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Wallace F. Lees
PASCOAG - Wallace F. Lees, 82 of Pascoag passed away peacefully Friday evening at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Simpson) Lees. Born in Harrisville he was the son of the late Alfred and Vera (Fraser) Lees.
CUMBERLAND â For members of the Cumberland American Little League team it was likely a game of the ages, and Saturday nightâs 8-7 win over the Tennessee team during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., hasnât been overlooked back at home.
The teamâs stunning final inning walkoff victory thanks to a home run by CJ Davock was the talk of the town Sunday, and had many wishing for more success by their local Little League representatives.
âIt was absolutely amazing,â Cumberland Police Sgt. Brandon Vadenais said of Saturday nightâs game.
Their game on Monday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will be Cumberland American’s seventh straight on television. It will also be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance on the national networks of ESPN.
Not a big deal? Consider this contrast, then.
The NBA’s Boston Celtics, whose schedule was just recently announced, are slated for only one nationally televised contest for their entire upcoming season. Cumberland’s Little Leaguers beat that slim total in just a weekend.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As 10,732 eyes stared at him and millions more watched worldwide, Cumberland’s shortstop/pitcher CJ Davock blocked it all out.
It was just he and the pitcher. The frustration of an inning earlier was gone. An opportunity awaited and redemption was at hand.
Davock pounded on it, earned it and kept a dream alive.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Cumberland manager Dave Belisle and coach Matthew Wright proved they learned from their 2011 Little League World Series experience.
WOONSOCKET â Citing personal reasons, Interim Schools Supt. James A. DiPrete tendered his resignation Thursday, school officials and members of the Budget Commission said.
DiPrete, 77, a longtime educator and retired chairman of the former state Board of Regents, had been hired on June 19 to work for up to 70 days for $750 a day.
Robert E. Desautell
BURRILLVILLE - Robert E. "Dizzy" Desautell, 73, of Nasonville, RI, passed on August 13, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband of 51 years to Jane (Stefanak) Desautell.
He was born in Pascoag, RI, son of the late Albert & Eileen (Mahar) Desautell.
Leonard R. Champagne
CHEPACHET - Leonard R. Champagne, age 67, died suddenly at home in Chepachet, RI pm August 12, 2014. He was born in Pawtucket and was the beloved son of the late Aline (Blouin) and Raymond L. Champagne.
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