April 10th, 2012
Robert Ambrose Marchand
CLAYTON, NO. CAROLINA-Robert (Bo) Ambrose Marchand, Jr., 46, of Clayton, North Carolina passed away on March 27th at his home surrounded by his family, friends and dogs.
He was born in Woonsocket on August 9, 1965 to Geraldine and the late Robert Marchand.
He graduated from Mount Saint Charles Academy in 1983. He served in the US Navy from 1983-1988. He was stationed in the Middle East after the USS Stark was bombed and was involved in the recovery operations.
Barbara J. Jolly
Barbara J. Jolly, 65, of Burrillville, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was born September 2, 1946, daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Bouthillette) Morrison.
Amalia F. "Mully'
Uxbridge- Amalia F. "Mully" (Frabotta) Halacy, 84, of Oak St. died Mon. April 9 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Her husband of 48 years Thomas E. Halacy Jr. died April 22, 1987.
Diane E. Luttrell
WOONSOCKET- Diane E. Luttrell, 52, of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died peacefully on Good Friday, April 06, 2012 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Elaine (Bertini) Luttrell. She remained a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Diane was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1978. In her earlier year she was employed at Bancroft and later worked at Metal Bellows in Sharon, MA as a precision welder for many years.
Marie T. (Garrity)
BLACKSTONE - Marie T. (Garrity) Erickson, 83, of Blackstone, died Wednesday April 4, 2012 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. She was the wife of the late J. Vincent Erickson. Born in Worcester, MA she was the daughter of the late John and Georgette (Massey) Garrity.
Paul G. LeVasseur
CUMBERLAND- Paul G. LeVasseur, 80, a lifelong resident of Cumberland passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Yvonne (Arnold) LeVasseur.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late George and Robina (Fowler) LeVasseur. He was an army veteran of the Korean War.
Paul worked for many years at Cumberland Construction and recently for Arenco Construction in New Hampshire.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Finally, thereâ€™s some good news concerning Andrew Miller.
Barring any setbacks, the hurler expects to take the next step in his rehab and join the Pawtucket Red Sox at some point on the teamâ€™s upcoming nine-game road trip. Miller made his second of two appearances with Single-A Greenville Monday, seeking to build off of Saturdayâ€™s one-inning stint that featured no runs on two hits. He did just that, retiring all three batters he faced on two groundball outs and one strikeout.
â€śI felt healthy and thatâ€™s all I can ask for,â€ť said Miller when reached Monday afternoon.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A public hearing conducted by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and the state Department of Health on the proposed acquisition of Landmark Medical Center by the Steward Health Care System of Massachusetts made one thing absolutely clear Monday-- area residents and public officials, Landmark's employees and most importantly its patients all want the 114-bed acute care facility and its Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island (RHRI) to remain open.
If you had to count the number of softball teams in the Blackstone Valley who should post winning records this season, youâ€™re definitely going to need every finger on your two hands to total them up.
First, you have to start with the regionâ€™s top three teams who play in arguably the toughest division in the state, the Division I-North circuit. Defending state champion Cumberland, two-time state finalist Mount St. Charles, and Lincoln all reside here and figure to be fiercely battling it out for first place once again this season.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee will consider toughening requirements for a passing grade and attendance in local schools when the panel meets on Wednesday.
School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh is proposing that the committee raise a passing grade to 70, the requirement that had been in place until the committee voted last year to lower it to a grade of 60 as a way to retain more at-risk students in school.
The committee, at that time, also modified the penalties for absenteeism for similar reasons.