November 8th, 2011
NO.SMITHFIELD- Richard J. Beauchemin, Sr. 85, of Gilfillan Rd. and Bonnet Shores, Narragansett died Monday, November 7, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Diana (Frankian) Beauchemin whom he married November 29, 1952.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alcee H. and Hilda (Lavallee) Beauchemin and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
David J. Brodeur
NO. SMITHFIELD- David J. Brodeur, 43, of Patricia Ave., died unexpectedly Friday, November 4, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Patricia A. (Fiedorowicz) Brodeur of No. Smithfield and the late Leonel A. Brodeur.
David was a classic car enthusiast, owning and showing many of his own cars.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Michael R. Brodeur and his wife Lisa of Blackstone and two nieces, Meagan & Jessica Brodeur. He was the brother of the late Mary Brodeur.
Abney, Evelyn Jean
WOONSOCKET- Abney, Evelyn Jean, 54, of 2nd Avenue, died November 5, 2011 in Home & Hospice Care of RI. She is daughter of the late Walter L. Abney and Susie B. (Watts) Abney.
She is survived by 1 son Kawanna T. Abney, 2 grandchildren Malik T. and Trinity A. Abney, 2 siblings, Lillie Harmon and Benny Abney and a host of nieces and nephews. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed.
Service Thursday at 11 am in All Nations C.O.G.I.C., 531 Fairmount St. Woonsocket RI. Calling hours Thursday 10-11 am in the church.
Stephen "Larry" Wood
MILLVILLE, MA- Stephen "Larry" Wood, 59, of Millville and formerly of Milford died Thursday afternoon (November 3, 2011) at his home after a short illness. He was the husband of Kristin C. (Carlson) Wood.
He was born in Boston the son of the late Stephen L. and the late Maree T. (Flanigan) Wood and lived in Milford before moving to Millville 24 years ago.
Dana M. Jordan
WOONSOCKET- Dana M. Jordan, 53, of Woonsocket died on Nov. 4. He was the husband of the late Donna (Hammond) Jordan who died on August 4, 2011 and the late Priscilla (Bacheldel) Jordan who died in 2002.
A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. To read our complete obituary and sign our electronic condolence book go to
BURRILLVILLE â€” Burrillville High beat the darkness. It just couldn't beat its opponent.
No. 7 seed West Warwick High gave the second-seeded Broncos a quick exit in the postseason with a 3-2 overtime victory Monday afternoon in the Division III quarterfinals. Senior captain Rebecca Pacheco out-hustled two defenders and nailed the clincher over the head of goalie Vicki Libby just two minutes into the second mandatory OT period.
â€śIt just came down to who wanted it more,â€ť said Bronco head coach Amy Cardone. â€śIt was pretty close up until the very end.â€ť
CRANSTON â€” Shea High shook free from a determined Cumberland team on Monday night at Cranston Stadium and advanced to the Division I state finals for the second straight season with a 3-0 victory over the Clippers.
The Raiders, who lost in the 2010 finals to Barrington, will meet top-ranked La Salle in Saturdayâ€™s high noon showdown at Rhode Island Collegeâ€™s pitch. The two teams tied 2-2 during their only regular season meeting.
CUMBERLAND â€” After shaking off some rust in the first game, Cumberland High went into playoff mode and is now just two big wins from the school's first-ever state championship.
Fueled by an outstanding night from junior Sam Bertherman and a solid all-around effort from her teammates, the third-seeded Clippers swept by No. 6 seed Tolman, 3-0, in the Division II quarterfinals on Monday at the Wellness Center. Cumberland won with scores of 25-23, 25-4, 25-9.
HARRISVILLE- Raymond Lucien Ferrio, 66, of Harrisville, died Saturday, November 5, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Jo-Ann A. (Cote) Ferrio of Harrisville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cecile (Beauchesne) Ferrio.
Mr. Ferrio was a welder at General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 2001. He was an U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
Mary C. Zifcak
BURRILLVILLE - Mary C. (Black) Zifcak, 91, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in Brentwood Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Paul Zifcak. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Colman) Black.
Mary worked for the RI Draft Board of the US Military for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Habershaw and her husband William of Pascoag, two grandchildren, Nicole Cole and Matthew Gauthier and his wife Bethany and four great grandchildren.