January 23rd, 2012
Donald F. Kerr
UPTON- Donald F. Kerr, 84, of Upton died Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 in the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Miriam L. (Colwell) Carpenter Kerr and the late Anne E. (Lockey) Kerr who died in 2002.
Mr. Kerr was the Owner and President of Kerr Steel Detailers, Inc. of Upton for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2002. Mr. Kerr established his company in 1972.
Lucille L. Lalumiere
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lucille L. Lalumiere, 87, of Lincoln, formerly of North Smithfield and Glendale, Rhode Island and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 20,2012, at the Albion Court of Lincoln Assisted Living.
She was born Wednesday, August 20, 1924, in Montreal, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Brisebois) Pepin.
Lucille loved spending time at home with her family, especially with her two adopted miniature schnauzers- Meaghan and Noah. She also enjoyed gardening and listening to music.
William Leo Thibodeau
TOPSFIELD- Mr. William Leo Thibodeau, 83, son of the late Leo and Margaret (Donnelly) Thibodeau of North Smithfield, Rhode Island. He was married to Patricia Greene, formerly of Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 57 years.
He was educated at St. Paul School in Blackstone, MA and La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island, Class of 1946. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island in 1957.
CAMDEN, SC- A private memorial service to celebrate the life of Linda Ann Grignon Boisvert, 68, of Camden, formerly of Blackstone, MA will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made in Linda's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Linda died Friday, January 20, 2012.
Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Dealfuss Grignon and Dorothy Darling Grignon.
Cooking was her passion and she loved to laugh and was always a child at heart. Linda loved the beach and playing cards with her family and friends.
WOONSOCKET â€” Gerald M. Brenner leans over the desk in his Diamond Hill Road law office and rummages through a pile of documents, his eyes squinting to find a single piece of paper in the clutter.
â€śAh, here it is,â€ť he says.
The document he's holding up is a fact-sheet about Rotary International's PolioPlus, one of the most ambitious humanitarian programs ever undertaken by a private sector organization.
Joe Paterno, who died on Sunday at the age of 85, was the greatest coach Iâ€™ve ever been around. He was a really good human being too, a man who loved his wife, his kids, his 17 grandchildren, more than anything in the world, including his job as head football coach at Penn State.
The first time I ever met Joe, back in my reporting days at The Daily Collegian (Penn Stateâ€™s student newspaper), he called me into his office after we had published an article he found somewhat damaging to the schoolâ€™s reputation.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Baltimore Ravens arenâ€™t the only tough-as-nails outfit to invade Downtown Providence this weekend.
Saturday night saw a Marquette team that has built its reputation as a take-no-prisoners beast basically body slam Providence to the canvas. The punishment took its toll on the Friars, particularly in the second half when Ed Cooleyâ€™s club could not perform the simple act of putting the ball into the hoop.
Simon Ratsamy, 18, was busy clearing his mom's driveway on Park Avenue during Saturday's snowstorm in Woonsocket. The snow was persistent all day long, with the storm leaving upwards of 5 inches on the ground.
WOONSOCKET â€” Ten motivated Northern Rhode Island residents celebrated their recent completion of the Stepping Up Health Care Career Orientation Program at a graduation ceremony Wednesday at the Connec-ting for Children and Familiesâ€™ (CCF) Chaplin-Perez Community Center.
On hand to salute the graduates were U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Matt Wojcik, Woonsocketâ€™s director of Human Services and Economic Development, who represented Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man tied to two cold cases of rape after police recently obtained a sample of his DNA while he was incarcerated for an unrelated offense was indicted by a Providence County grand jury on Friday.
Armand J. Ferrio, 25, of 186 South Main St., is charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree robbery.