July 14th, 2014
Paul A. Morel
CUMBERLAND - Paul A. Morel (Moe) 75, of Cumberland, and formerly of Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, died Saturday at Philip Hulitar Center. He was the beloved husband of Marcelle "Marcy" (Jolicoeur) Morel. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Dolor and Emma (Paul) Morel. He was a 1956 graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy.
WOONSOCKET - Lydia Torres 74, of Roberta Ave. died Friday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Juan E. Torres Gomez whom she married in Rio Piedros, Puerto Rico in February of 1967. Born in Adjunta, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Raphael Quiles and Gloria Maria Natal.
Lydia worked as a DCYF certified child care assistant for Belisle Home Day Care in Woonsocket for eight years. She was a very active volunteer and teacher in her church. Lydia was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt and will be sadly missed by all.
COREA, ME - Wallace Learned Holt, 84, of Corea, Maine died peacefully on June 14, 2014 in Millbridge, Maine. He was the husband of Marjorie (Forsythe) Holt. Born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Wallace Sumner Holt and Amy (Barker) Holt.
Wally left Woonsocket in 1948 to enter the US Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He settled in Corea, Maine in 1974 and was a longtime employee of Northwest Airlines, retiring in 1992.
NO. SMITHFIELD - Mary Gauthier, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, R.I. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the beloved daughter of Antonio and Maria Mello. Mary was always the apple of her father's eye, and why not? She was always a glass half-full person who loved people and was loved in return.
LINCOLN â€“ The grounds of Hearthside on Great Road were taken back to another era on Sunday, 1904 and its World Fair in St. Louis, to help raise funds for the historic town-owned property and its collections of local and state memorabilia.
Elizabeth Francis of the R.I. Council for the Humanities said her organization also supported the Worldâ€™s Fair celebration at Hearthside and called it â€śa brilliant success.â€ť
BLACKSTONE â€“ Saying itâ€™s time for Blackstone to get on the solar power bandwagon, Board of Selectmen Chairman Russell L. Wells wants his board to revisit the idea of constructing a solar farm in Blackstone to help the town save money on energy costs.
The town was looking at a proposal last year to install ground-mounted photovoltaic solar panels at the former landfill on Chestnut Street, but it never got off the ground.
Wells, who was elected to the board in April, says itâ€™s time for the board to start that process over again.
It looks like Theo Epstein may have the last laugh after all. All the former general manager of the Red Sox would have to do is point to last Wednesday when the starting lineup included five rookies. Surely such a development would have brought a smile to Epstein’s face if he were still running the day-to-day baseball operations on Yawkey Way.
WOONSOCKET â€” Just as many had a year ago for another friend, the friends of Simon Ratsamy, 21, of Woonsocket, gathered to remember him Thursday at the place where he worked and was well known to customers and friends â€” R.Jâ€™s Hill Liquors, 820 Cumberland Hill Road.
SMITHFIELD – His teammates call him “Hien Machine.”
“He got that nickname because he’s a machine – at the plate, on the mound and in the field,” said Lincoln All Stars head coach Charlie Hien of his younger brother and star pitcher/shortstop, Randall Hien, on Friday.
Gladys S. Surbuts
BURRILLIVILLE - Gladys S. Surbuts, 90, of Harrisville, RI, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on July 3, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
She was the loving wife of 67 years to George Surbuts.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of the late James & Bertha (Andrew) Shaw.
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