February 24th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â Mount St. Charles varsity head coach Steve Shea gave his troops a really simple game plan prior to the Mountiesâ initial game of the Championship Division best-of-three semifinal series against Warwick Co-op on Friday night.
He asked his girls to skate the puck first, then shoot it. If those failed, the third and final order was to pass it to the open player.
âWe wanted to do that because we tend to be an over-passing team, and I wanted the kids to take the puck to the net,â he explained.
Arthur E. Maurice Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Arthur E. Maurice Jr. 89, of Blackstone, died Thursday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Doris (Roberge) Maurice, and the late Rita (Marquis) Maurice.
Mr. Maurice was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Arthur E. Maurice, and the late Anna ( Poulin) Maurice.
He was a Navy World War II veteran.
Mr. Maurice was a wool sorter at the former Branch River Woolen Mill, and a machinist at Taft-Pierce and Hill Machine for many years retiring in 1987.
Glenn P. Michaud
WOONSOCKET- Glenn P. Michaud, 57 of Providence St., died, Sunday February 19, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gerard and Lena (Marzini) Michaud.
Glenn worked as a Flagger for IDS Enterprises, and various other contractors. He was a member of the Local 138, Norwood, Ma.
Donald A. Lussier
NO. PROVIDENCE- Donald A. Lussier 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Raymond Lussier of Cumberland and the late Pauline (Gonneville) Lussier. He lived most of his life in No. Providence.
He was self employed and owned and operated a tem-agency in Johnston for many years.
Valeda D. St. Amand
WOONSOCKET- Valeda D. (Guilbert) St. Amand 98, Formerly of Cumberland and a long time resident of died Wednesday in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the wife of the late William Baillargeon and the late Oscar St. Amand.
She was born in St. Hyacinthe, PQ, Canada, a daughter of the late Louis and Orise ( Lambert) Guilbert.
BURRILLVILLE- PALMIERI, Alberta L., 84, of Wallum Lake Road, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012. She was the wife of Ralph E. Palmieri. They were married for 56 years.
Born in Burrillville, daughter of the late Albert W. and Elsie L. (Congdon) Wilcox.
Alberta was a past president of the VFW Post 1023 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters, Rose Shaw of Pascoag and Alberta Hips of Bennetsville, SC, 4 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter; siblings, Lester Wilcox of Green Valley, AZ & Grace Brey of Eastern, MD. She was the sister of the late Carolyn Sherman.
HUDSON, FL- Loretta (Lori) Champeau, 70, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Mapleville, RI died January 30, 2012 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, FL.
She was the beloved wife of Lionel Champeau for the past 53 years.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Pearl and Frederick Archambault.
Loretta worked at General Motors in Framingham, MA for many years, retiring in 1991 when the plant closed.
WOONSOCKET â Speaking at a business development forum Thursday, Gov. Lincoln Chafee hinted that he might withdraw his proposed hike in the meals and beverage tax if new revenue forecasts due in May are high enough.
âWeâre hoping with those new revenue estimates we can work on the meals and beverage tax,â Chafee said. âLetâs hope those May numbers continue the positive trend theyâre on.â
John S. Gomes Jr.
UXBRIDGE- John S. Gomes Jr., 88, of 115 King St. died Thurs. Feb. 23 at home after an illness.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Donna J. (St. Denis) Gomes; his 2 children Marion L. Graves and her husband Jeffrey of Harrisville, RI and Steven J. and his wife Kelly Gomes of Uxbridge; 2 grandchildren Allyson Graves and Joshua Graves with another baby Gomes on the way in August; cousins Laura Burgo and Joey Cravino; and several nephews and nieces.
The unknown variable pertaining to the 30-team boysâ basketball open state tournament is a mystery no more.
On Thursday the Interscholastic League released where the corresponding regions will be heading for the Round of 16 should they safely navigate out of this weekendâs first-round slate of games. The North region will dock at CCRI-Warwick next Tuesday; the South region will play out at Bryant University next Tuesday; the East region heads to Bryant University next Wednesday; the West region is set for next Wednesday at CCRI-Warwick.