July 18th, 2011
Doris C. Raquier
MANVILLE- Doris C. Raquier, 89, of Flat St. Cumberland, formerly of Division St., Manville, died Saturday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Onesime Raquier.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha (Provost) Beausoleil. She was a resident of Manville for most of her life until moving to Cumberland in 1986.
Mrs. Raquier was employed at Cadillac Textile in Cumberland for over 22 years before retiring in 1974.
Lucille A. Conrardy
CONCORD, NH- Lucille A. (Zugarek) Conrardy, 82, of Concord, NH, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Harris Hill Nursing Home, Concord, NH. She was the wife of the late Julien "Nick" Conrardy.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Piorkowsky) Zugarek.
Mrs. Conrardy worked many years as an office clerk for Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.
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WOONSOCKET -- Justin A. Bache, a 2006 graduate of Woonsocket High, returned home from four years of duty for his country in the U.S. Army on July 12. He was greeted by his mother, Pastor Rebecca Lambert, and his father, James Lambert.
Siblings Samantha and James also were on hand to greet Justin, who will continue to serve his country as an active reservist stationed out of Greenwich. He is also planning on further his education at Johnson & Wales University.
Justin served 18 months in Afghanistan as a combat infantryman.
WOONSOCKET â€” They have worked in city fire stations for over 30 years and Woonsocket Fire Department Deputy Chiefs Thomas F. Williams and Marcel M. Bacon know their careers involved much more than showing up at a job each day.
Doing the job of a firefighter or rescue EMT requires frequent training, good leadership and most of all team work.
It also helps to have a bit of luck or Divine intervention on your side when the tough spots come along.
BELLINGHAM - The St. Blaise Catholic Church has a lot to celebrate. Fifty years, to be exact.
Fifty years of baptisms and funerals, weddings and ordinations, first communions and confirmations. But most of all, 50 years of coming together week after week to celebrate a faith that has built and bound a community.
Now, parishioners of St. Blaise Church are busy getting ready and making final preparations to mark the occasion of the church's Golden Jubilee in 2012.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A quick response by city firefighters to an early morning fire Saturday may well have saved a Main Street landmark.
A passerby reported smoke coming from the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust building at 162 Main St. at around 3:16 a.m. and got a full response from city fire stations, Deputy Chief Thomas F. Williams reported Saturday.
The ornately-designed bank building located across the street from the cityâ€™s historic Harris Hall municipal offices was once the state Registry of Motor Vehicles headquarters in the city but has been vacant and up for sale for several years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The second and final game of Carl Crawfordâ€™s rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox left much to be desired.
An 0-for-3 showing at the plate and no action in left field in the PawSoxâ€™s 11-8 loss to the Durham Bulls on Saturday at McCoy Stadium wasnâ€™t the evening Crawford envisioned before rejoining the Boston Red Sox. Nonetheless, the left fielder departed Pawtucket with at least one reason for optimism: a healthy left hamstring.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A second nighttime shooting in the city in two days has police beefing up patrols of local neighborhoods as a precautionary measure.
The latest incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Friday at a residential home on Sayles Street, Police Lt. Eugene Jalette said Saturday.
Officers arriving at 147 Sayles St. found a 24-year-old male sitting in the yard with a gunshot wound to the torso, Jalette said.
The man was conscious but critically hurt, Jalette said. He was taken by Woonsocket Rescue to Rhode Island Hospital where he remained in critical condition on Saturday.
WOONSOCKET â€” In a surprise move, Governor Lincoln Chafee has filed a legal brief in support of Jason Wayne Pleau's appeal to quash a court order for him to surrender on federal charges stemming from the murder of a gas station manager â€“ charges that could carry the death penalty.