February 1st, 2012
Mary A. Scurry
WOONSOCKET- Mary A. (Coleman) Scurry, 67, of South St., died January 31, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Scurry who passed away in 2009.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late James Coleman and Odessa (Burden) Coleman of High Point North Carolina.
Mary was the first African American born in the Woonsocket Hospital, now Landmark Medical Center.
Mary worked for Consolidated Print for several years, prior to retiring.
PAWTUCKET â€“ If Mike Tamburro were to take a page from late night talk show David Letterman and compose a top 10 list based exclusively on all the achievements and accolades bestowed upon him over the years, chances are the exercise would tug at the heart of the team president of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The next time you visit Youtube.com, do yourself a favor and type in â€śWill Blackmon Recovery.â€ť The segment is only 10 minutes in length and offers terrific insight into someone whoâ€™s been repeatedly knocked down throughout his six-years-and-counting NFL odyssey, only to refuse to stay down for the count.
CUMBERLAND --- Shea coach Matt Pita got exactly what he wanted from his ballclub on Tuesday night â€“ 32 minutes of smart basketball â€“ and because of that, his Raiders picked up a surprisingly-lopsided victory over Cumberland.
Six-foot-six center Michael Neal produced a game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots to power a balanced scoring assault by the Raiders and help them bus home with a resounding 77-46 triumph at the Clippersâ€™ Wellness Center.
WOONSOCKET â€” YWCA Northern Rhode Island, located at 514 Blackstone St., will merge with the faltering Central Falls-based YWCA of Greater Rhode Island in a deal expected to be finalized by March 1.
â€śThis is not a hostile take-over,â€ť said Deborah Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Northern Rhode Island. â€śWeâ€™re both in favor,â€ť and the news is in the ambitious plans she has for the new YWCA Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET- Florence Francoeur 79, of 300 Privilege St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Walpole, MA, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Florida (Godin) Garneau.
Mrs. Francoeur worked for several area manufacturing companies including the former Colby Glass and Rosecraft for many years before retiring over ten years ago. Florence was very active at Waterview Apartments and served as the Sunshine Lady for many years, she also loved spending time with her family.
Joseph E. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Joseph E. Provost, 80, of Lilac Ave., Woonsocket, died Monday at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost. They were married on March 21, 1956.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Elie P. and Marie A. (Jolly) Provost. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Provost was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy and also earned his degree from Roger Williams College.
Mr. Provost was a veteran of the Untied States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.
Delia R. Richard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Delia R. Richard, 90, formerly of Ethier Way, Cumberland, died Saturday evening at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Charles F. L. Richard of North Smithfield.
Born in Brunswick, Maine she was a daughter of the late Albert and Yvonne (DeHetre) Fournier.
She lived in Woonsocket and Cumberland for many years before moving to St. Antoine.
Mrs. Richard was employed by Robes Inc. in Woonsocket before retiring.
Delia was a longtime member of L'Union de St. Jean Baptiste d'Amerique.
Wayne G. Cousineau
BLACKSTONE- Wayne G. "Chief" Cousineau, 56, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 30, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of the late Claudette S. (Riel) Cousineau and the late Michelle A. (Roy) Cousineau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on October 12, 1955, he was the son of Gerard "Chick" Cousineau of Portland, ME and the late Lorraine C. (Stoeklin) Harrington.
Gabriel M. Fortin
LINCOLN- Gabriel M. "Gabe" Fortin, 77, died Saturday, January 28, at home. He was the husband of the late Lois B. (Vivier) Fortin.
Born in the Albion village of Lincoln, a son of the late Wilfred and DiNora (Metivier) Fortin, he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Mr. Fortin was a schoolteacher for the Central Falls School Dept. for over thirty-five years, and was a graduate of St. Michael's College, Vermont.