April 18th, 2011
F. Pauline Yuele Gracy
BELLINGHAM- F. Pauline (Young) Yuele Gracy, 76, of Bellingham, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center after being stricken at home. She was the beloved wife of Franklin N. Gracy, Jr. and the late Paul F. Yuele.
Born in Norfolk, VA on August 19, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Florence P. (Taylor) Young.
FRAMINGHAM, MA- Stella Turcotte 92, of Arbetter Dr. Framingham, MA, died Thursday in Oak Knoll Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur Turcotte.
Mrs. Turcotte was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Giguere) Cournoyer.
She was an anesthesiologist aide at Rhode Island Hospital for fifteen years before retiring in 1983.
Claire J. Baillargeon
WOONSOCKET- Claire J. Baillargeon, 89, of Hemond Ave., Woonsocket, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Wilfred J. Baillargeon.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Arthemise (Duhamel) Cote. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Baillargeon was employed at Uniroyal Corporation in Woonsocket for over 25 years before her retirement.
Dorothy O. Adam
BELLINGHAM- Dorothy O. (McCutcheon) Adam, 85, of Bellingham and formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Timothy Daniels House of Holliston, MA with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Adam.
Born in Burrillville, RI on October 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Annie (Simpson) McCutcheon.
Lilianne M. Letendre-
WOONSOCKET- Lilianne M. Letendre-Charbonneau 86, of Spring Water Dr., died peacefully Thursday surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 18, 1925, a daughter of the late Ovide and Delvina (Laplante) Rajotte. She was a devoted wife to the late Lucien Letendre, and the late Paul Charbonneau.
Evo J. Donnini
WOONSOCKET- Evo J. "Curly" Donnini, 93, formerly of Cato St., Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at The Villages at Waterman Lake in Greenville. He was the husband of the late Martha (Nytka) (Oliveira) Donnini.
Born and raised in Manville, he was a son of the late Gino "Ciro" and Josephine (Pialunga) Donnini. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Donnini served in the Army during WWII. He was an instructor in radio and landing operations for the Army Air Corps and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
Rita L. Eliasz
WOONSOCKET- Rita L. Eliasz, 91, of Woonsocket, died Saturday morning at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Stanley Eliasz.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Coutu) Doyon. She was a resident of Blackstone for over 40 year before returning to Woonsocket.
Mrs. Eliasz was a homemaker and will be remembered as a cherished aunt to her extended family.
BOSTON â€” For the elite runners at this morningâ€™s Boston Marathon, the goal is to be the first to cross the finish line.
For several of the other participants, including Cumberland residents and forty-something runners Dave Constantino and Robert Lux, a winning performance is defined by the numbers on the clock when they reach their final destination at Copley Square.
Constantino and Lux, a pair of triathletes as well as good friends, those numbers theyâ€™re hoping begin with a two. In other words, a sub three-hour effort.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Call Naffi Koulibaly and Emily Baptista a study in contrasts.
During a game called â€śWillow in the Wind,â€ť Baptista â€” a sixth-grader at Baldwin Elementary School in Pawtucket â€” jumped at the chance to participate. With her â€śteammatesâ€ť surrounding her in a tight circle, she was asked to stand up straight, to consider herself as rigid as a broomstick, cross her arms across her chest, close her eyes and lean forward.