February 17th, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” In states where wrestling holds a prominent place in the high school sports winter season -- Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Iowa come to mind â€“ people flock to big dual-meets in large numbers. When two unbeaten teams meet, fans and coaches and former wrestlers fill the stands, contributing to a raucous setting not often seen in Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€“ From wrecked rims to bodily injury, the claims for damages have come pouring into City Hall after a ruinous spate of winter weather that turned streets into pothole-ridden obstacle courses and sidewalks to skating rinks.
The City Council will consider at least 11 of them when the panel meets Monday, an unhappy collection of weather-related insults to walls, fences, motor vehicles and, in at least one case, a human being.
Raymond N. Parent
LINCOLN - Raymond N. Parent, 89 of Sayles Hill Road, Manville died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Therese J. (Leduc) Parent.
Born in Mohegan, RI, a son of the late Alexandre and Zainaide (Jolicoeur) Parent, he had lived in Manville for the past 66 years.
A communicant of St. James Church, Manville, Mr. Parent was the sexton of the Church for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Lincoln Council #4005, Knights of Columbus, Lincoln.
Kenneth P. Romblad
WOONSOCKET- Kenneth P. Romblad, 44, of Willow St., died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Frances R. (Gagnon) Romblad of FL and the late Kenneth O. Romblad.
Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Michael Romblad of Altoona, PA, and Daniel Romblad of Pascoag and two sisters, Lisa Eithier of Woonsocket and Lori Barr of Oxford, MA.
Jeanne L. Peloquin
BLACKSTONE- Jeanne L. Peloquin, 68, of Blackstone, MA, died peacefully February 15, 2011, at Blaire House of Milford MA surrounded by family.
She was born November 16, 1942, in Woonsocket, RI, the daughter of late Florence and Alfred Marchand. She was second oldest of 5 children.
She spent the better parts of her life helping others; putting their needs before her own.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles Academy and Catholic Memorial got exactly what they needed from their non-league clash on Wednesday.
For the Mounties, they got a very competitive contest with one of Massachusettsâ€™ premier teams -- a game that will help them prepare for the Division I playoffs that get under way in two weekends.
But for the Knights, they picked up something a bit more important to them -- a point that moves them closer to earning a return trip to their Division 1A Super Eight state tourney.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Cumberland High wrestling program runs as deep as the roots head coach Steve Gordon has nurtured in this town since moving here nearly 50 years ago.
The Clippers finished their second straight undefeated dual-meet season on Wednesday night with a 37-20 spanking of equally unbeaten Warwick Veterans, which was the favored team heading into this showdown between Division Iâ€™s two elite squads.
WOONSOCKET â€” Seven weeks before the court-imposed deadline for choosing a buyer, Landmark Medical Center has signed a non-binding letter of intent calling for a Tennessee-based hospital chain to buy the Cass Avenue hospital and the affiliated Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield.
Marie Anne C. Mayer
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie Anne C. Mayer, 82, of Great Rd. North Smithfield, died Tuesday evening at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Adrien "Babe" Mayer.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Anna (Guertin) Vadenais.
She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and lived in North Smithfield for the past 17 years.
Mrs. Mayer worked for American Tourister and later for AT Cross before retiring in 1992.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens Club.
Philip R. Barden
WOONSOCKET- BARDEN, PHILIP R., 63, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011at Landmark Hospital. He was the husband of Linda D. Barden.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard and Lillian (Hailoch) Barden.
Philip was employed for over 30 years at the Pray Trucking Company in Seekonk, MA. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U. S. Navy.
He was the father of Philip R. Barden Jr. and Christine Barden; grandfather of Christopher Robert Barden. He was the brother of Marsha Barden.