March 4th, 2011
Lorraine M. Noel
WOONSOCKET - Lorraine M. Noel, 98, formerly of 429 East School St. died Thursday in Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Piette) Noel. She worked as a spinner for the former Bell Worsted Co. and a stitcher for the former Woonsocket Dress Co. before retiring in 1976. She was a former member of the St. Germain Manor Club, Enfant de Marie, Royal Travelers and the St. Joseph Sr. Citizens.
Norman J. Lussier
HOPEDALE, MA - Norman J. Lussier, 71, of Hopedale, MA died Thursday March 3, 2011 in Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, West Boylston. He was the husband of Christina (Bird) Lussier and sister to Rita Rousseau of Woonsocket, RI.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will publish in Sunday's edition. Arrangements by Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford.
Noel Boleslaw Wolny
WOONSOCKET - Noel Boleslaw Wolny, 73 of Woonsocket, RI died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 with his family by his side.
He was born in Cheratte, Belgium in 1937 and moved to Poland with his family in 1949. He immigrated to the United States with his wife and their son in 1964. They made their home in Woonsocket where his fluency in French helped them to transition to their new life in their adopted country, where he later became a naturalized citizen.
SCITUATE â€” Hinting broadly that he may soon return to public life, perhaps as a political candidate, State Police Col. Brendan Doherty announced Thursday that he is retiring effective April 1.
Both Doherty and Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s office denied that friction between Doherty and Chafee â€” who were at odds over the Providence Police Departmentâ€™s decision to opt out of the federal Secure Communities Program â€” led to Dohertyâ€™s seemingly abrupt decision to step down.
WOONSOCKET --- You will have to forgive Joe Gardner if heâ€™s been a little antsy this winter.
After fighting four times during a seven-month span last year and winning the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight title last November, the Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter has gone the last four months without a bout.
â€śIâ€™m not used to this,â€ť added Gardner. â€śItâ€™s been longer than I expected. Iâ€™ve been itching for a fight and I was hoping to jump in there right away.â€ť
But Gardner knows his wait wonâ€™t be long.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two years ago, Mount St. Charles Academy was the top seed from Division II-North. Instead of advancing far into the playoffs, however, the Mounties saw their season come to an abrupt close with a shocking two-point loss to Scituate in the preliminary round.
Before her top-ranked team took to the floor in Thursdayâ€™s opening-round contest with Warwick Veterans, a No. 8 seed from Div. II-South with the worst record in the entire league, head coach Nina Morey thought about that upset to the Spartans.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s something to be said about playoff experience.
Kailey Fugere and Ashley Dubois showed just why on Wednesday night.
The Woonsocket High teammates, who have been instrumental players for the Villa Novans in their last two state titles, including the Division I crown last year, stepped up with huge efforts against a pesky South Kingstown outfit.
WOONSOCKET â€” City fire investigators and Police Department detectives are seeking the publicâ€™s help in solving a suspected arson at the Seville Dye mill complex at First Avenue and River Street on Sunday.
An investigation by state and local fire marshals at the damaged mill on Monday and Tuesday determined the fire to have been set, fire officials said Wednesday.
A $5,000 reward has been posted by the State Fire Marshalâ€™s office for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the case.
CUMBERLAND â€” The 66-year-old victim of last week's violent home invasion at 124 Overhill Road in Cumberland has been identified as Harvey O. Salvas, who also is a staff member of the Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities.
Salvas is the commission's state Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator specializing in accessibility and assistive technology. He is also a former building official in Cumberland.
James Edward Ridolfi
FRANKLIN- RIDOLFI, James Edward, age 45, of Franklin, MA, formerly of Woonsocket, March 2, 2011. Beloved husband of Cindy L. (McNutt).
Loving father of Joshua of Pawcatuck, CT, Corey of Woonsocket, Tanya of No. Smithfield, and Jesse of Franklin, MA. Devoted "Pa" of Patrick, Liam, Roman and Cameron. Brother of Susan Guilbault of Woonsocket, Deborah Donnelly of Rehoboth, MA, and Nathan of IL. Uncle of Nickolas, Andrew, Haley, Jared and Joshua. Also survived by a special uncle, Michael of Boston, MA, and aunt, Susan Bassignani of Franklin, MA.