March 14th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ No matter how the Woonsocket School Committee votes tonight, state officials say they are not going to allow the city to end its school year in April.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee called that idea â€śa non-starter,â€ť adding that it is â€śjust inconceivableâ€ť that the last two and a half months of the school year could get lopped off the education calendar.
Several officials pointed to a provision in state law saying that the commissioner of education would have to give the school department a waiver from the requirement that schools be in session 180 days a school year.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Shortly after head coach Katie Dutch had shot a few team photos Monday afternoon, members of the Burrillville High varsity cheerleading squad sat near the mid-court stripe of the school's domed gymnasium doing what most girls revel in â€“ joking around, talking about boys, etc.
Senior Morgan Ferschke, however, reflected upon a truly stellar season, one which culminated in the capture of the R.I. Cheerleading Coaches Association's Non-League Varsity Division state championship, that achieved on Sunday, March 4 at Portsmouth High School.
OHIO- Carl Renaud, age 57, of Summit Rd. in South West, Pataskala, Ohio, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Saturday March 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Andrews) Renaud.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Philip S. and Jeannette (Fichesser) Renaud.
Carl worked as a Commercial manager of Auto Zone in Ohio, for several years. He also was the former Owner of British Parts Locator in Cumberland, for several years.
WOONSOCKET- Florida Brodeur 95, formerly of Mt. St. Charles Ave. in Woonsocket died Monday at Wingate in Kingston, MA. She was the wife of the late Arthur Brodeur.
Mrs. Brodeur was born in Lowell, MA, a daughter of the late Albert and Genevieve (Rainville) Bernier.
She worked for the former Uni-Royal Co. for twenty years and Miller Electric Co. for a year before retiring n 1978. She was a former member of the Mt. St. Charles Mothers Club, St. Agatha's Sr. Citizens, and Les Canado Americain.
Edgar J. Lavoie
LINWOOD, MA- Edgar J. Lavoie, 86, of Linwood, MA died Monday March 12, 2012 in Milford Regional Medical Center.
He was the husband of Maria T. (Cormier) Lavoie and father to 12 children.
Funeral services will be held Sat. March 17, 2012 at 10 AM from the Buma Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St., Rte 122, Uxbridge, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Mary's Church, Mendon St., Rte. 16, Uxbridge. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 8 PM in the funeral home. www.bumafuneralhome.com
Valerie B. Tellier
BURRILLVILLE- Valerie B. (Manteau) Tellier, 99, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late J. Oliver Tellier.
Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Bernadette (Clapprood) Manteau.
Valerie worked as a Kitchen/Dietary Aide at Zambarano Hospital of Pascoag for many years.
Rev. Norman S.
BROCKPORT- Rev. Norman S. Farrington, 98, of Brockport, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday (March 10, 2012), at The Villages of Orleans, Albion, NY.
Norman was born November 2, 1913, in Protection, NY, a son of the late Millard and Pearl Stephans Farrington. He Pastored for over 60 years. Norman was predeceased by his loving wife, Marian Lawton Farrington.
WOONSOCKET- Beatrice B. Courchesne 82, formerly of Clinton St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frederic and Bernadette (Forget) Courchesne.
She was a weaver for the Hartford Mills in Mendon, MA for twenty five years retiring in 1995. Beatrice was a member of the Child of Mary at St. Ann's Church.
She is survived by her caretaker and close friend David Aubin and his wife Nancy of Woonsocket and several cousins.
Cecil H. Lane, Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Cecil H. Lane, Jr., 73, of Blackstone, MA, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Blackstone Nursing Home in Blackstone, MA.
He was born January 22, 1939, son of the late Cecil H. and Rose Martha (Clark) Lane Sr.
BURRILLVILLE- Clarence "Babe" Nydam, 73, died Friday, March 9, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Whitinsville, Mass., he was the son of the late John and Clara (Visser) Nydam.
Babe spent his high school years in Cranston, R.I., where he was an all-state football player and met his wife, Barbara (Etter) Nydam, of Glendale.