April 2nd, 2012
Robert A. Wheatley
WOONSOCKET- Robert A. Wheatley, 61, of St. Joseph Street died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Allston, MA, a son of the late Robert E. and Emelyn (Carmo) Wheatley, he had lived in Florida before moving to Woonsocket.
Mr. Wheatley was a CNA for various companies.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
He is survived by two sisters, Jane Sweeney and Patricia Wheatley, both of Woonsocket; two brothers, James Wheatley of Brandon, FL and Thomas F. Wheatley of Pawtucket; and several nieces and nephews.
Patricia F. Bacon
UPTON- Patricia F. (Stand) Bacon, 70, died Sat. March 31, 2012 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence, Worcester surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Richard E. Bacon who died in 2009.
In addition to her father, she is survived by one daughter, Karen E. Bacon of Worcester, one son; Keith R. Bacon of Tampa, FL, her sister; Barbara Gunter of Millville and her brother and sisterin-law Gerald and Barbara Bacon of Whitinsville. She is also survived by and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. . She was pre-deceased by her sister, Nancy Lunt.
Loretta A. Blouin
WOONSOCKET- Loretta A. Blouin 91, of Farm St. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Richard L. Garrepy and the late Maurice Blouin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Clara (Avery) Duclos.
Loretta was the former co-owner of Blouin General Welding. She enjoyed woodworking and was a member of the French Genealogical Society.
Robert F. Martel, Jr.
BELLINGHAM- Robert F. "Fred" Martel, Jr., 46, of Bellingham, MA passed away unexpectedly after being stricken while at work on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on July 20, 1965, he was the beloved son of Marjorie E. (Alward) Martel of Bellingham, MA and the late Robert F. Martel.
You often hear the expression â€śwhat a difference a year makes,â€ť particularly when referencing the turnover rate in high school sports. In the case of the respective boysâ€™ volleyball outfits at Tolman and Mount St. Charles, if the shoe fits, wear it.
To say the past two weeks have been hectic for area baseball teams would be like saying thereâ€™s no such thing as rush hour traffic in this state. Ever try to squeeze in tryouts followed by roster decisions followed by several scrimmages into a tightly confined window of time? Thatâ€™s a lot to digest!
Ready or not, like or not, the regular season beckons. Are some skippers wishing they had more time to iron out items of importance like rounding out the pitching staff or settling on a lineup? No doubt, but as those same coaches are already well aware, itâ€™s go time.
Dust off those rods and reels and break out the tackle box.
The 2012 trout and general freshwater fishing season begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 14.
More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on opening day.
Approximately 80,000 hatchery raised brook, brown, and rainbow trout with an average individual weight of one and a half pounds have been stocked by Division staff in more than 100 ponds and streams for opening day.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee balked at cutting school lunch monitors on Wednesday as the next step in reducing local school spending, but will seek to make changes in the health care coverage held by retired school department employees.
The decisions came Wednesday as the School Committee considered several matters related to the school department's ongoing budget problems and seemed to indicate a growing concern among some of the panel's members that student needs are being pushed aside in the effort to address funding shortfalls.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local young people will have a new opportunity for career training and online work research thanks to a donation from the GTECH Corporation to the Family Resources Community Action YouthWorks411 Center, at 55 Main St.
GTECH President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel joined Family Resources Executive Director Benedict F. Lessing Jr., along with staff and program members this week in unveiling the just-completed and fully-furnished computer lab.
CUMBERLAND â€” Chris Payson had just given some of his older, faster swimmers a grueling set of four 800-yard individual medleys â€“ for those who may not understand, each consisted of 200 yards of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
He told them he'd give them a break on the time allotted for each 800: 15 minutes.
Naturally, there were a few audible groans, but these members of the Shamrock Swim Club nevertheless set out on their first.