August 25th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Department finished its 2010-2011 budget with a $157,000 surplus but doesnâ€™t appear to be on track for a similar outcome next year thanks to state plans for pension reform, according to school officials.
School Department Business Manager Stacey Busby was worried enough about the proposed pension changes, in fact, to give the School Committee the bad news along with her favorable report on the close out of the 2010-11 budget Wednesday night.
GLOCESTER - Gloria (Phillips) Leduc, 87, resident of Chepachet, died August 24, 2011 at the Heritage Hills Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Leonard A. Leduc.
Gloria was born September 11, 1923 in Harrisville RI, a daughter of the late Oliver & Grace (Bray) Phillips.
She worked as a bookkeeper for various brokerage firms in Providence, retiring in 1985 from A&M Millwright Co. in Millville MA. She was a resident of Chepachet formerly of Pascoag. She was member of the Glocester Senior Center and enjoyed crafts, quilting, and reading.
WOONSOCKET - Mrs. Jessie Bourcier, 79, of Winter Street, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, she was a resident of Woonsocket since the mid 1960s.
She was last employed at Providence Washington Insurance Company retiring in 1996.
She loved walks in the woods, canoeing and wild blueberry picking. In later years, she could often be spotted on her daily walks around the North End and Social districts.
Suzanne B. Renaud
OHIO -- Suzanne B. "Sue" Renaud, age of 61, of Howard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Knox Community hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born on August 3, 1950 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to the late Urbain and Gertrude (Fredette) Jodoin.
MANVILLE - Elda (Montanari) Ciffo, 94, of Sayles Hill Rd., a resident of the Holiday Nursing Home, formerly of Ashton Court, died Wednesday August 24, 2011, in Landmark Medical Center.
She was the wife of the late Evo (Red) Ciffo, who passed away in 1986.
Born in Buffalo, NY, daughter of the late Guglielmo and Quinta (Andreoni) Montanari.
She worked in various textile mills in the area, and also worked for Texas Instrument, in Attleboro, and Fontana's Flowers, prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Ashton Court Club, and Marchigiano Ladies Auxiliary.
BLACKSTONE - Rita Maloney, 86, of Blackstone, MA died August 20, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of the late John P. Maloney.
Born in Blackstone, MA she was the daughter of the late Elias and Mary (Duggan) Guilbeault.
Cumberland High coach Tom Kenwood consistently has had top-level squads over his nearly two-decade career heading the boysâ€™ cross-country program.
With several key runners back this fall, including outstanding junior Trevor Crawley, this fallâ€™s team may be among his best.
Kenwood lists Chariho Regional, Bishop Hendricken and La Salle Academy as the schools that will more than likely be battling it out for team supremacy, but he ranks his Clippers right there in the upper-echelon of finishers at the state championships in early November.
PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler got me thinking the other day when he was asked about the â€śhypeâ€ť surrounding new third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who at the time had gone 0-for-11 in his first three games for Pawtucket after hitting .302 for Class AA Portland with 18 home runs.
WOONSOCKET â€” A former employee of a prominent businesswoman has been charged with pilfering nearly $35,000 from the personal accounts of the 82-year-old Slatersville resident.
Danny Michael Jordan, 34, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday charging him with one count each of felony larceny and forgery.
Police reports say he fraudulently drained $34,848 from the personal business accounts of Elaine DiPardo, former owner of the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home.
Frederick A. McCaffrey
LADY LAKE, FL. - Frederick A. McCaffrey, 66, Lady Lake, FL died Monday, August 22, 2011.
He was born in Providence, RI and moved to Lady Lake from Foster, RI in 2006. He was formerly a director of Buildings and Grounds at Foster-Gloucester School District. He was Catholic by faith and an avid golfer.
Survivors include son Peter C. McCaffrey, St. Louis, MO and 3 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held in St. Louis, MO at a later date.