November 7th, 2011
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.
BURRILLVILLE - George W. Latendresse, 66, of Pascoag, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William Latendresse.
George worked in the Laundry Department of Zambarano Hospital for many years.
He is survived by four sons, Christopher Latendresse of North Attleboro, MA, Kevin Latendresse of Chepachet, Brian Latendresse of Putnam, CT and Jason Latendresse of Pawtucket and five grandchildren.
Thomas Edward Coleman
NASHUA, NH- Thomas Edward Coleman, 61, of Nashua, NH, died suddenly on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011.
Born in Stoneham on July 20, 1950 he was raised in Medford, MA son of the late Mildred and Walter Coleman.
George W. Wright
LINCOLN- George W. Wright, 69 of Lincoln, RI, longtime owner of Walkers Jewelers, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Fatima Hospital after a brief illness.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy. George also leaves a daughter, Tammy (Wright) Normandin and her husband, Ron, two sons; Craig Brazell and wife Cindy, Brendan Pursel and his fiance Donna, a sister, Carolyn Petrie and a brother, Harold Wright. He will also be greatly missed by his four grandchildren Kaitlin and Kyle Brazell and Brandon and Tyler Normandin.
Donald W. Mayer
CUMBERLAND- Donald W. Mayer 83, resident of Cumberland, died November 4, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Theresa (Picard) Mayer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son to the late Arthur Sr. & Beatrice (St. Amant) Mayer.
Approximately 50 veterans from the Blackstone Valley gathered on Saturday for a photo session in advance of Friday's Veterans Day holiday.
Here is a roundup of Veteran's Day news and events in the Woonsocket area:
WOONSOCKET -- Volunteers from the Georges Dubois Veterans Exhibit at the Museum of Work and Culture are planning a Veteranâ€™s Day observance at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, outside the Museum, which is located on Market Street.
In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony would be moved to the ITU Hall inside the Museum.
FOSTER â€“ About 600 meters into his race, Trevor Crawley wasn't in the position that he was looking for at Sunday's RIIL State Championship. Boxed in at the start, the Cumberland High junior found himself hovering near 20th place.
Not exactly a prime position for one of the state's top runners.
CRANSTON â€“ Form held true in three of the four Division I quarterfinal playoff games contested over the past three days. Top-seeded La Salle, third-seeded Shea and fourth-seeded Barrington all advanced. Only second-seed Central Falls fell by the wayside, beaten 3-2 by seventh-seeded Cumberland on Saturday afternoon.
That sets up unbeaten La Salle versus defending champion Barrington in tonightâ€™s 5 p.m. opener at Cranston Stadium followed by Shea and Cumberland at 7 p.m.