April 25th, 2012
Patricia A. Fortino
WOONSOCKET- Patricia A. Fortino, 71, of Woonsocket, died April 24, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Fortino. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life.
She worked as a secretary for the former Rosecraft Jewelry Company in Woonsocket retiring in 1996, and previously worked for the former CD Burns Company for 15 years. Pat was a active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 29 years.
Christopher E. Bellini
BURRILLVILLE- Christopher E. Bellini, 46, of Burrillville, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
He was born on February 26, 1966 in Woonsocket. He was the son of June Aubuchon and the late Richard Bellini.
Christopher was a Burrillville resident most of his life in addition to residing in Alaska for a few years with his dog Hydro, enjoying his true passion of hiking and the great outdoors.
Harriet C. Reed
BELLINGHAM- Harriet C. (Frantzen) Reed, 76, of Bellingham, MA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Reed, Sr. deceased January 31, 2012.
Born in Boston, MA on May 22, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Amalie (Karoluiseu) Frantzen.
CUMBERLAND â€” Despite Cumberland Town Council President James T. Higgins' best efforts to drum up unanimous support, the council last week ended up voting 6 to 1 to adopt a resolution in support of Governor Lincoln Chafee's municipal reform and relief legislative package.
The vote came one week after Chafee personally urged the council to support his municipal rescue package, saying support of the proposals will ease the financial burden on cities and towns and help stave off more local bankruptcies.
PROVIDENCE â€“ At the core of it was a vexing question that Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel just couldnâ€™t let go.
Why would a woman, abandoned in the snow â€ślike road killâ€ť after a hit-and-run in Woonsocket, suddenly decide that a jail-time sentence was too severe for the driver?
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Creighton Fitzpatrick, 41, of North Smithfield, died April 23, 2012 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he is the son of Margaret (Kennedy) Fitzpatrick of North Smithfield, and Harold Fitzpatrick of Woonsocket.
He worked as a restaurant manager for Ellie's in Blackstone and also worked as a home loan officer. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a 1988 graduate of Woonsocket High School, a New England sports enthusiast, was an avid reader and especially enjoyed watching movies.
CUMBERLAND- Simone Drainville, 85, of Cumberland, passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of John Drainville. They were happily married for sixty five years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Elenore (Couplet) Sportini.
Mr. and Mrs. Drainville have lived in Cumberland since 1958.
Carolyn L. MacLure
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Carolyn L. (Sherman) MacLure, 51, of North Providence passed away at home on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She was the wife of Norman MacLure of North Providence.
Born in Cranston she was the daughter of the late Louis G. and Helen M. (Fountaine) Sherman, Jr.
She was self-employed as a graphic designer, as well as being a talented painter and writer. She was also a dedicated wife and mother always fighting for what was best for her family.
PAWTUCKET --- A few pitchers who could find themselves with the Boston Red Sox in the very near future stated their cases for a promotion on Monday night in the Pawtucket Red Soxâ€™s doubleheader with the Durham Bulls.
In the opener, starting pitcher Justin Germano and rehabbing Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller teamed up to blank Durham on three singles, and run-scoring singles by Mike Rivera and Tony Thomas provided all the offense in a 2-0 victory.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The thorny constitutional principle of separation of church and state is rearing its head over a 1921 World War I monument featuring a prominent Christian cross on city property.
Unlike the recent prayer banner controversy in Cranston, which was sued by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the threat of legal action in this case is coming from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national nonprofit organization halfway across the country.