July 22nd, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberland American Little League All-Star coach Dave Belisle has been this route before.
When his team, the recent District IV champions, takes to the field Saturday night for its opening-round game in the state tournament, it will be the second time that Belisle has made the trip.
Four years ago when his son Brian was on the squad, he was the coach when CALL also competed at the states after copping the district title with an exciting win over a very-talent Smithfield team in the finals.
Clinton H. Lovell, Jr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Clinton H. Lovell, Jr., 72, of Mount Pleasant Road, North Smithfield died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Karen F. (Stieber) Lovell.
Born in Portland, OR, a son of the late Clinton H. and Vivian (Duncan) Lovell. He had lived in North Smithfield since 1968.
Judy A. Dellorco
BLACKSTONE- Judy A. (Thornhill) Dellorco 58, of Blackstone, and a former longtime Franklin resident, died Wednesday July 20, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness.
Born August 25, 1952 in Milford, a daughter of Lillian A. (Berghelli) Thornhill of Franklin and the late James Thornhill, Sr. she had lived most of her life in Franklin, until moving to Blackstone 3 years ago.
Marcel P. Rousselle
FORESTDALE- Marcel "Marc" P. Rousselle, 76, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at home. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Saucier) Rousselle.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Harry and Yvonne (Messier) Rousselle. He resided forty-eight years in Forestdale.
Marcel worked twenty-five years for the State of Rhode Island and also worked at St. Philip's Church, Greenville and Car Quest, No. Smithfield. Marc served in the US Army in Germany at the end of the Korean War.
Angela M. Eden
GARDNER, MA- Angela M. (Hardy) Eden, 45, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Woonsocket.
She leaves her beloved father, Ernest Hardy and his wife Marie of Holbrook; her mother, Priscilla Duncan of South Carolina and her husband Jeffrey Duncan of Arizona; three daughters, Kelly Mendes, Krystal Guzman and Amanda Harris, all of Gardner; eleven brothers and sisters; seven grandchildren whom she adored and who will miss her greatly, Hannah, Alyssa, Damian, Elyzabeth, Aryanna, Kaleb and Trinity.
WOONSOCKET- Blanche Sylvia Beauregard Fontaine, 70, of Woonsocket passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in No. Providence with her loving family by her side.
She was the loving wife of Theodore Fontaine for 22 yrs.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Former Gov. Bruce Sundlun died Thursday at the age of 91, leaving what is likely to be viewed as a significant but controversial impact on the state he headed for two terms in the Governorâ€™s office.
Sundlun, who ran three times to win his first term as Governor in 1991, put the wheels in motion for construction of the stateâ€™s modern T.F. Green Airport in Warwick by the time he left office.
But it was his decision to close the stateâ€™s credit unions and banks shortly after being sworn-in in January 1991 that drew the strongest emotions about him among city residents on Thursday.
GLOCESTER -- Glocester Little League captured the District IV championship with an 11-7 victory over Burrillville in a game that was suspended due to darkness after Glocester rallied to tie the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning.
When the game resumed last Tuesday, Glocester pulled away to its victory. Jimmy Greene got the hit that put Glocester ahead for good. Matt Taillon added a two-run single that drove in Greene and Drew Angell.
Relief pitcher Derek Faria pitched out of a jam in the seventh inning. Danny Keefe and Mike Wilkenson also pitched well in relief for the champions.
CUMBERLAND --- The Cumberland Major Division all-star teamâ€™s roads to the District IV and state championships were tough. The squadâ€™s next venture only promises to be a whole lot tougher.
Cumberland joined nine other ballclubs from the northern part of the country this weekend to take part in the Eastern Regional Tournament at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex in Bristol, Conn.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Plate discipline and strike zone recognition can be found on the first page of the hitterâ€™s manual. Knowing the pitches one can drive goes hand-in-hand with refusing to chase the ones that dance outside the strike zone, tempting as they may be.
One day Yale head baseball coach John Stuper passed along this nugget to Ryan Lavarnway, words of wisdom mentioned to him by Gene Tenace, a former teammate of Stuperâ€™s with the St. Louis Cardinals in the early 80s.