May 11th, 2011
Members of the Woonsocket United Veterans Council, from left, Joseph L. B. Nadeau, Melvin Defoe, chaplain Thomas Paine, president Ernest Frappier and Richard Schatz, present former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, center, with the Citation of Excellence Award for his efforts on their behalf during his congressional career during a ceremony at the St. Joseph Veterans Hall in Woonsocket Tuesday evening. Kennedy spoke of his new crusade on behalf of veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury Syndrome, depression and substance abuse issues after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Leo "Rick" E.
CUMBERLAND- Leo "Rick" E. Powers, Jr., 48, of Heroux Blvd, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Leo E. Powers, Sr. of Blackstone, MA and Rhea (Bouchard) Powers with whom he lived.
He was the owner of the former Powers Roofing Co., Cumberland.
Mary C. Tremblay
WOONSOCKET- Mary C. (Carbone) Tremblay, 86 of Burnside Ave. passed away on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at home with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Raymond Tremblay.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elvira (Patraca) Carbone.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Leo J. Forand
WOONSOCKET- Leo J. Forand 86, of Greene St., died Friday at Woonsocket Health Center. He was the husband of Claire (Charest) Forand.
Born in Nantucket Island, MA., he was the son of the late Emil and Leonie (Rainey) Forand.
Mr. Forand was a mechanic for Coca Cola Corporation for thirty five years before retiring in 1986. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the VFW.
Michelle A. Cousineau
BLACKSTONE- Michelle A. (Roy) Cousineau, 55, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 5 years of Wayne G. Cousineau.
Born in Exeter, NH on August 21, 1955, she was the daughter of Marie L. (Bouley) Gregoire and her husband Roger of Woonsocket and the late Robert R. Roy.
Margarita L. Quinto
LINCOLN- Margarita L. Quinto, 94, died Tuesday at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the beloved wife of the late Severino Quinto MD.
Born in the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Vicente and Paula (Vinluan) DeLeon. She came to this country in 1982 settling in Lincoln.
She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville and was an accomplished pianist.
The Call will be taking a group photo of area veterans on Saturday, May 21, at the monument located at the intersection of Main and Court Street in downtown Woonsocket. We will take the photo at 1 p.m. sharp so please show up 15 minutes early.
The photo will appear on the cover of our May 30 Memorial Day special section.
If we get a big crowd, we will also take separate photos of veterans from each of the following eras: World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War/Iraq/Afghanistan. You do not need to be a combat veteran. Anyone who served in the military is welcome to attend.
PAWTUCKET â€” Nobody understands Lars Andersonâ€™s homerless quandary more than Anderson himself. He knows that first-base prospects arenâ€™t supposed to be stuck on zero home runs nearly five weeks into the season.
Right now, Anderson is going through a severe power drought, something that even has the cerebral sort worried. The facts do not lie, as Anderson entered Tuesday having yet to go deep in 30 games, spanning 125 at-bats.
CUMBERLAND --- An undefeated team, one of the stateâ€™s best pitchers, and some chilly weather were unable to cool off red-hot Cumberland High on Tuesday afternoon.
The Clippers used a four-run rally in the bottom of the second inning and a strong outing from ace pitcher Bethany Paul to knock Chariho High from the unbeaten ranks and grab a 7-2 triumph in their Division I crossover showdown at Tucker Field.
The Chargers came into the game with a 9-0 mark that saw them outscore their opponents by a 71-22 margin, but bused out of Cumberland with a one-sided loss.
PROVIDENCE â€” The hoped-for sale of Woonsocket's Landmark Medical Center once again failed to materialize yesterday as a Superior Court judge said the bidders for the teetering hospital have not yet eliminated various deal-breaker provisions from their offers, as he directed them to do nearly two weeks ago.
Judge Michael Silverstein had been expected to make a decision on which, if any, of Landmark's prospective suitors would be allowed to move forward, but instead he gave them all one last chance to resolve their problems, setting a new deadline of May 27 for a possible selection.