March 26th, 2012
WARWICK â€” Whenever a new administration takes the reins of power, the first few days can seem like a blur. In the case of Dan Hurley, the newly minted URI head coach has wasted little time in remaking the program and personnel heâ€™s inheriting into one befitting of his image.
Monday saw Hurley conduct an early morning workout session with the Rhody players brought specifically to campus by previous coach Jim Baron. He described the proceedings as a prime chance to gather more information while simultaneously laying his cards on the table in terms of expectations moving forward.
Anne A. Mandeville
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Anne A. (Kozaczka) Mandeville, 90, of School Street, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late Rowell L. Mandeville. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Tomasz and Rosalia (Mikula) Kozaczka.
WOONSOCKET- Florence Berube, 91, formerly of Woonsocket and Slatersville, died Thursday, March 15th at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Berube.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Rose Alma (Masse) Beaudet. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Slatersville for many years.
In her early years Mrs. Berube was employed in the local textile industry. She later worked for Tenczar Photography. Later she worked in the housekeeping department at St. Antoine Residence before retiring in 1985.
EAST FALMOUTH- Helen Baglini of East Falmouth, formerly of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Born in Blackstone, MA on October 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Concetta (Grassi) Baglini.
BELLINGHAM- Adolpha Yerka, 97, a resident of Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for the past 20 months, a former long time resident of Bellingham, Mass. died Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Born in Rockville, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Stanislaw and Aniela (Niemic) Bziukiewicz.
Adolpha was predeceased by her parents, her husband Joseph Francis Yerka who died in June 1980 and her brother Myron Bziukiewicz died in 1999.
David R. Post, Sr.
BELLINGHAM- David R. Post, Sr., 70, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Dianna M. (Muise) Post.
Born in South Ambay, NJ on February 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Russell and Helen (Bennett) Post.
EMIL J. KOSIOR
BLACKSTONE- Emil J. Kosior, 92, of Blackstone, passed away on Friday at Landmark Medical Center after a short illness.
He was the husband of the late Merriom (Ellsey) Kosior. Born Oct. 11, 1919 in Woonsocket, he was the son of
the late Joseph & Helen (Kopacz) Kosior, he was a life long resident of Blackstone. For 50 years he was the owner &
operator of Emil's Repair & Service Station in Blackstone before retiring. He was a past member of the Blackstone Police
Roger L. Gelinas
WOONSOCKET- Roger L. Gelinas, 64, of Woonsocket, died Friday at Trinity Health Center. He was the loving husband of Florence T. (Nadeau) Gelinas.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roger E. and Claire (Lafrenniere) Gelinas. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Gelinas was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and earned his degree from Johnson & Wales University.
He was employed by Blackstone Valley Security and previously worked at Superior Health Care Corporation.
Cassandra Sherman may be only 17 years old, but the North Smithfield native has seen more of New England, New York state, and eastern Canada than the average adult three times her age has.
Sheâ€™s seen plenty of southern New England during her days in youth hockey, and sheâ€™s played in every hockey arena in this state during her freshman and sophomore seasons on the North Smithfield High girlsâ€™ team.
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee appears headed toward another difficult session on Wednesday, this time for an expected debate on whether to seek a State Police investigation into its budgeting errors and a reported language lapse in a school department employment contract.