September 9th, 2011
Veterans groups, first responders and civic officials from around the Valley will mark 9/11 with special Masses, prayer services and tributes on Sunday. Here is a roundup of the planned observances, arranged by the community.
â€” The Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post 306 will conduct a ceremony at the post home, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, Sunday at 11 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be served.
EAST PROVIDENCE --- Jalin Braxton and East Providence High ran away with this season opener.
The Second-Team All-State fullback picked up 153 yards and a pair of long touchdowns on 11 first-half carries on Friday night to guide the Townies to a convincing 42-0 non-league victory over Woonsocket High at Pierce Field.
The Townies scored on each of their first four possessions of the contest and ended the opening half with 255 yards on the ground and a 28-0 command.
WOONSOCKET â€“ For the first three quarters of Fridayâ€™s game, Woonsocket High goalie Kory Lawrence didnâ€™t have to contend with too many shots fired his way by opposing Mount Pleasant.
But when the Kilties picked up their intensity a few extra notches in the crucial stage of the tilt, and Lawrence was called to action, the Villa Novan senior delivered.
Albert W. Dickinson
SCITUATE- Dickinson Albert W. of Scituate passed on Sept. 7, 2011 at Life Care Center, Scituate age 99. He is husband of the late Mary (Vergona), and the late Doris (Gould).
Dylan Joshua Cote
LINCOLN- Dylan Joshua Cote, beloved one day old son of Melissa Walker and Joshua Cote of Lincoln, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence.
Kayden Andre Smith
WOONSOCKET- Kayden Andre Smith, 2 month old, became an angel of God, on September 4, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, Kayden was the beloved son of David Smith and Amanda LeBlanc.
Kayden is also survived by his paternal grandmother David and Lisa Smith Sr. Maternal grandparents Andre and Jody LeBlanc. Paternal great-grandmother Carol Smith and maternal great-grandmother, Eleanor C. Potter.
He also was the great grandson of the late Harold H. Potter Sr. and Robert Leblanc, and Rejane LeBlanc.
CENTRAL FALLS- Hilda Gonsalves, 91, formerly of Madeira Avenue, passed away Thursday at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Providence. She was the wife of the late John Gonsalves Sr.
Born in Insua, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Maria Pinto.
She resided in Central Falls for several years, previously residing in Valley Falls.
She leaves her son, John Gonsalves Jr. of Boston, MA.
The family would like to thank Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation for their compassionate care of Hilda.
Robert J. Bouvier
MANVILLE- Robert J. Bouvier, 73, of Old River Rd. died September 5, 2011, in the Home & Hospice Care of R.I. Bob was the companion of 30 years to Linda Pendergast, of Manville.
Born in Whitinville, MA, son of the late Albert C. and Antoinette (Belanger) Bouvier.
Bob worked as a Machinist for D&B Machine in Cumberland, for several years.
He was a United States Navy Veteran.
WOONSOCKET- Cecile (Godbout) Richards, 77, of Diamond Hill Rd., passed away Monday, September 5, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Thomas D. Richards, III.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William and Aurore (Curtis) Godbout.
Prior to retiring in 1996, Mrs. Richards worked as a molder for Polytop Corporation, No. Smithfield. She also worked at Tupperware Corporation for many years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo, going to yard sales and spending time with family.
LINCOLN â€” When the town's six public schools opened Tuesday morning, they did so with teachers and administrators ready to tackle several initiatives the Lincoln School Administration team either adopted new this year or will continue to address.
In fact, some initiatives also have been adopted by the Cumberland and Woonsocket public school districts. Those three municipalities have formed a consortium to institute what's known as the Charles A. Dana Center Project, one based at the University of Texas at Austin.