February 4th, 2011
BURRILLVILLE- Dina (Travaglini) Leone, 79, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, February 01. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Peter J. Leone, Sr. in 2005.
Born in Hopedale, MA, she was the daughter of the late Fortunato and Emma (Piccioli) Travaglini.
A wise and gentle woman, Dina's greatest joy was her cherished family. She was an amazing mother whose love and caring extended beyond her own family. She instantly became known as "Ma" to the many friends and acquaintances that experienced her kindness and generosity throughout the years.
CRANSTON â€” Two of the four heavyweight programs in Division I squared off on Thursday night. Cumberland and Cranston West threw haymakers at each other all night with the defending state champion Clippers getting off the deck to win a 36-28 slugfest.
Cumberland scored five pins, worth six points each in the team scoring, to a pair of deck jobs for the Falcons. Those pins, especially the ones scored by Brandon Ferreri and Tom Lacroix after Cranston West had taken a 25-21 lead after 160 pounds, proved the difference in this topsy-turvy match.
WOONSOCKET â€” Woonsocket High coach George Coderre likes the way his team has been playing lately with the postseason only a month away. The Villa Novansâ€™ 57-33 rout of Lincoln High on Thursday night was the latest example.
The win by the Novans improves their record to 7-4 in Division I. It also comes just two days after Coderreâ€™s crew lost a tight 52-51 decision to second-place Bay View Academy, a Bengal squad that demolished Woonsocket, 49-24, in its league opener back on Dec. 9.
WOONSOCKET â€” Concerns over the stability of roofs at local schools has put students out of school for another day. School Committee Chairman Marc Dubois said a decision to close city schools today was made last night after some roof support buckling was detected at the Citizenâ€™s Elementary School by Henry Trudeau, maintenance supervisor.
Roland R. Rainville
WOONSOCKET- Roland R. Rainville 82, of Burrington St. died Monday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Claire E. (Arsenault) Rainville.
Mr. Rainville was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Elce and Rose (Riendeau) Rainville, and foster son of the late Aurore (Riendeau) Plante.
Dorothy M. Beckwith
BURRILLVILLE- Beckwith, Dorothy M. (Franklin), 84, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011.
Born in Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Lillian (Turgeon) Franklin.
She was a life long Burrillville resident and a textile worker with the former Worcester Textile for many years before retiring.
She was the sister of Pearl M. Irons, Eugene V., Earl R., Lloyd M. Franklin and the late Helen Daughtery, Roy and Edwin Franklin. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog Charlie.
Edward O. Thatcher
BURRILLVILLE- Edward O. Thatcher, 80, resident of Harrisville RI., passed away Feb. 2, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband of his beloved wife of forty years, Grace (Martin) Thatcher.
He was born in Northbridge MA, a son of the late Ralph & Martha (Brierly) Thatcher.
Ed worked for the TuRex Co., as a set up man for over thirty years. He lived most of his life in Burrillville. He was a Korean Air Force Veteran.
SUTTON- Jozsef Lore, 80, died Monday, Jan. 31st in his home in the loving arms of his family after an extensive illness.
He leaves his wife, Rebecca M. (MacIver) Lore; six children, Jozsef Lore and his wife Carolyn of California; Elizabeth Lore of the United Kingdom; Franz Lore and his wife Nathalie of Pennsylvania; Honorable Jennifer Callahan and her husband Michael of Sutton; Attila Lore; Rebecca Snyder and her husband Jay of Sutton; two sisters Erzsebet and Margit of Hungary; and four grandchildren Alexandre, Jozsef, Sarah and Rachel.
PROVIDENCE â€” Woonsocketâ€™s Mike Akinrola is making a big impact on Rhode Island Collegeâ€™s basketball team this season.
The 6-foot-6 junior is averaging 14.3 points per game. He was named Little East Conference Co-Player of the Week last week after averaging 21.5 points and five rebounds in two games.
Thereâ€™s a scene in Jerry Maguire in which Jerry, the do-anything-at-all-costs agent, is going over the particulars with Matt Cushman, father of quarterback and surefire top pick Frank. Besides appeasing his pseudo clients with dollar figures and draft stature, Jerry aims for some reassurance from the Cushman camp that he will be entrusted with the negotiations with the NFL team that selects Frank.
Matt Cushman closes the discussion with a firm handshake along with the following: â€śWhat you have is my whole word, and itâ€™s stronger than oak.â€ť