April 11th, 2012
Lillian A. Poirier
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lillian A. (DeMello) Poirier 87, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Victor A. Poirier Jr.
Born in Pottersville, MA she was a daughter of the late Emile and Annie (Nazareth) DeMello.
Lillian was the housekeeper at St. John's Parish for six years retiring in 1980. She was a member of the choir at St. John's Church, an entertainer with "Caravan of Cheer" and loved to crochet.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tuesday morning saw a small group of PawSox players huddle around the clubhouse television as a contrite Ozzie Guillen attempted to move past the uproar he caused over supportive remarks the Miami Marlins manager made in reference to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Among those who sat and watched Guillen with great interest were Jose Iglesias and Luis Exposito. In fact, the pair stood side-by-side for roughly 10 minutes before Iglesias plopped himself down into a leather chair, his eyes clearly fixated on what Guillen was saying.
CUMBERLAND â€” Itâ€™s almost eerie how well Cumberland High struck the ball on Tuesday afternoon.
â€śWe hit it pretty well in our second game against Moses Brown, and in the Injury Fund (tilt) against Woonsocket, but Iâ€™ve never seen anything like this,â€ť explained senior righty Justin Patrick after the Clippers clubbed 17 hits â€“ including nine for extra bases â€“ in a 14-0 thrashing of still-winless Smithfield High at Tucker Field.
Al Bettencourt lives in Burrillville, but his one-acre vegetable plot looks like itâ€™s part of the Sonoran Desert.
â€śItâ€™s all cracked,â€ť says the executive director of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau. â€śItâ€™s too dry. We need some rain and we need it soon.â€ť
Across the region, a virtually snowless winter has given way to one of the driest springs on record, pushing the region to the edge of drought, raising concerns among farmers and prompting government agencies to issue fire hazard warnings.
Robert L. Riendeau
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. Riendeau (Butch) 73, of Monroe St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Carol (Gilson) Riendeau.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Leo and Sylvia (Dubois) Riendeau.
Bob was a dyer for Ocean State Finishing for many years. Most of his life he worked as a stone mason. Bob served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Laurel J. Lacey
BURRILLVILLE- Laurel J. (Loguercio) Lacey, 83, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012, at home in Bradford Court. A resident of Pascoag she had formerly lived in Oakland for more than 30 years. She was the wife of the late Raymond Lacey.
Born in Lynn, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Ducasse) Loguercio.
Laurel worked as a mender in area Textile Mills for many years.
BURRILLVILLE - Deacon Normand J. Bacon, 78, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. A former resident of Woonsocket and Chepachet he lived in Pascoag. He was the husband of Constance (Beaudet) Bacon of Pascoag, whom he married in June of 1964.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Dorien and Alice (Belliveau) Bacon.
Mary Evelyn DesRochers
BELLINGHAM- Mary Evelyn (Gariepy) DesRochers, 95, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Woonsocket on October 15, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Aram I. and Mary Elizabeth (Mulligan) Gariepy.
WOONSOCKET- Annette L. (Robidoux) Archambault, 89, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 in her home.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonia (Rivet) Robidoux.
Mrs. Archambault worked for Woonsocket Dress and Dennison Manufacturing.
Fred W. Crossley
FL. -Fred W. Crossley passed away in Florida on March 17, 2012.
Born September 3, 1932. His parents were Fred and Evelyn Crossley of Harrisville, R.I.
Fred attended Burrillville High School and Brown University.
He married Maranda Fiske in 1951. To this union were born 6 children. He also fathered 7 other children through a second marriage for a total of 13 children.
He is survived by 1 sister Benice Crossley and 31 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren an 2 Great- great- grandchildren.