October 25th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” Maple cabinets, granite island, plush, multi-hued carpets with that brand-new smell.
Thereâ€™s a feast for the senses in Paul and Lorraine Jacobâ€™s new house on Hillsdale Street. But the most important component of the only new house built in the city this year is something you canâ€™t see or touch.
Call it generosity: When the Jacobsâ€™ 46-year-old cape was destroyed by fire last winter, a citywide network of supporters launched a prolonged and persistent fundraising campaign to help the couple rebuild bigger and better than ever.
Elaine E. Lorigan
LINCOLN- Elaine E. (Croteau) Lorigan, 69, of Wake Robin Rd. died Sunday October 23, 2011 in Fatima Hospital. She is survived by her loving partner, Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, RI.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Eugenie (Bouley) Croteau.
Elaine enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, singing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed entertaining, at her dinner parties and special events. She was an avid world traveler. She also enjoyed being a member of her Bowling and Bocce League.
Clayton L. Wilson, Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Clayton "Butch" L. Wilson, Jr., 61, of Homestead Ave., died Friday, October 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Carol (Hewitt) Wilson of No. Smithfield.
Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Clayton L. and Elizabeth (Caramo) Wilson, Sr.
Mr. Wilson worked as a painter for several local businesses for many years.
Eugene G. Laliberte
LINCOLN- Eugene G. Laliberte, 86, of Old River Road died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Thelma M. (Bombardier) Laliberte. Mr. and Mrs. Laliberte celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke) Laliberte, he had lived in Mapleville for 40 years before moving to Lincoln 2 years ago.
Mr. Laliberte was a deliveryman and warehouseman for Sandvik Manufacturing Company before retiring in 1990.
PROVIDENCE â€” Like any other commodity, sex would not be sold if there was no one to buy it.
Thatâ€™s why the RI Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RICAHT) is pointing an accusatory finger at men who patronize prostitutes as the real source of suffering and degradation.
Some quick-hitting observations/notes to pass along â€¦
It almost never fails. Every time a major sporting event fails to reel in the viewing public, thereâ€™s some sort of announcement bemoaning how interest is down.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Over-confident? Thinking too far ahead?
Walking off the field, Burrillville high coach Amy Carbone couldnâ€™t come up with a reason why her talented squad was simply overpowered by its Division III opponent.
That game was more than a month ago â€“ a 5-0 defeat to Middletown on Sept. 19.
Since that defeat and the three games before it, it has been nothing but smooth sailing for the Lady Broncos. After its latest victory, a 11-0 Senior Day rout of Davies Tech on Monday afternoon, Burrillville improved its league record to 14-1-0.
Thomas F. Pryor
CUMBERLAND- Thomas F. Pryor, 76, of England Street, passed away Sunday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Maralyn (Duprey) Pryor.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elsie (McKee) Pryor. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Pryor was the owner and operator of Pryor's Super Service Gas Station Garage (formerly McKee's Super Service) for over 15 years, and later was a Custodian for the Cumberland School Department for 13 years until his retirement in 1996.
UXBRIDGE- Benjamin A. Mikulsky, 92, of Uxbridge passed away Fri. Oct. 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of 63 years to Doris C. (Leduc) Mikulsky who died in 2010.
He was born in Malden on March 31, 1919 the son of the late John and Nellie (Humunski) Mikulsky.
U.S. Marine Spc. Kristopher Gates, 21, spoke to Mount St. Charles Academy students last Wednesday about his experiences as a member of the 1st Recon Battalion serving in Afghanistan. Gates and his father, Ken Gates (in the background wearing a cap) came to the school to thank students and teachers, including Ruth Lepre and Barbara Ferrer, for sending letters and care packages to servicemen and women as part of the school's "Soldier Drive" program.