January 5th, 2011
John R. Young
WOONSOCKET- John R. Young 60, of So. Main St. passed away on December 23, at his home, he was the husband of Mary (Boulris) Young.
Born Dec. 18, 1950, in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Robert & Roselyn (Grady) Young
We will have some baseball news to savor this afternoon when the Hall of Fame balloting is revealed to the public. Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are expected to get into the HOF today. Several other players are on the cusp â€“ Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Jack Morris and Tim Raines.
Rafael Palmeiro could make it, too, if the voters forgive him for telling Congress he never did steroids and then flunking a urine test several months later, late in his career, long after he had amassed most of his 569 career home runs.
PROVIDENCE â€” Calling for â€śan era of political collaboration, of cultural and ethnic acceptance, of shared sacrifice and, more importantly, of faith and trust in each other,â€ť Lincoln Chafee became the first Independent governor of Rhode Island in the modern era at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday.
WOONSOCKET â€” A few years ago, when Robert Bouchard first noticed the bulky birds landing in the boughs of his pine trees or perched on the cupola of his North End carriage house, he wasn't particularly alarmed.
With their featherless red heads and impressive wingspans, the turkey vultures were a wildlife oddball, something he'd never seen before around here. There were only a few of them, and they never stuck around long enough to become any sort of nuisance.
Mary Doucet RJM
WARWICK- Doucet, Sister Margaret Mary, RJM, (Fernande Doucet), age 79, a resident of St. Timothy Mission Center, Lake Shore Drive, Warwick, passed into Eternal Life on Monday, January 3, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of Adjutor and Albanie (St. Germain) Doucet, she made profession as a Religious of Jesus & Mary on August 11, 1953. Sister Margaret Mary served as a teacher and principal in Catholic schools in Woonsocket and Providence, and as a superior in many of her order's mission centers.
BLACKSTONE- Theresa (Boutiette) Giguere Bockstael, 72, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late George Bockstael and the late Roland A. Giguere.
Born on August 3, 1938 in Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Yvonne (Bridge) Boutiette.
High school basketball coaches donâ€™t have any room to breathe when it comes to game conditions. They share their workplace with spectators. Their instructions to players, or complaints to referees running past them, can often be heard by the fans.
PROVIDENCE â€” Disgruntled with state government? Well, a new one takes over today.
Lincoln Chafee will take the oath of office as Rhode Islandâ€™s 74th governor, and the first since colonial times elected as an Independent, at noon on the south steps of the Statehouse.
Chafee is the 58th governor if you count from after a new constitution was adopted after the Dorr Rebellion in 1842.
Fritz A. Benz
SCITUATE- Benz, Fritz A., 82, of North Scituate, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ann M. (Butler) Benz.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Edwin H. and Mary B. (Coleman) Benz.
William C. Perry, Sr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- William C. Perry, Sr., 72, of Victory Highway, finished his earthly duties on December 23, 2010 with his family at his side. He was the husband of Joan L. (Boudreau) Perry.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William C. and Mary Elizabeth (Hedley) Perry.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his son, William C. Perry, Jr. of Providence, his daughter Deborah Perry of No. Smithfield and his grandchildren, Katherine Fillengere of W. Warwick, William Charles Perry Miller and Alex Perry Miller of Steelton, PA.