October 25th, 2011
Clayton L. Wilson, Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Clayton "Butch" L. Wilson, Jr., 61, of Homestead Ave., died Friday, October 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Carol (Hewitt) Wilson of No. Smithfield.
Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Clayton L. and Elizabeth (Caramo) Wilson, Sr.
Mr. Wilson worked as a painter for several local businesses for many years.
Eugene G. Laliberte
LINCOLN- Eugene G. Laliberte, 86, of Old River Road died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Thelma M. (Bombardier) Laliberte. Mr. and Mrs. Laliberte celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke) Laliberte, he had lived in Mapleville for 40 years before moving to Lincoln 2 years ago.
Mr. Laliberte was a deliveryman and warehouseman for Sandvik Manufacturing Company before retiring in 1990.
PROVIDENCE â€” Like any other commodity, sex would not be sold if there was no one to buy it.
Thatâ€™s why the RI Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RICAHT) is pointing an accusatory finger at men who patronize prostitutes as the real source of suffering and degradation.
Some quick-hitting observations/notes to pass along â€¦
It almost never fails. Every time a major sporting event fails to reel in the viewing public, thereâ€™s some sort of announcement bemoaning how interest is down.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Over-confident? Thinking too far ahead?
Walking off the field, Burrillville high coach Amy Carbone couldnâ€™t come up with a reason why her talented squad was simply overpowered by its Division III opponent.
That game was more than a month ago â€“ a 5-0 defeat to Middletown on Sept. 19.
Since that defeat and the three games before it, it has been nothing but smooth sailing for the Lady Broncos. After its latest victory, a 11-0 Senior Day rout of Davies Tech on Monday afternoon, Burrillville improved its league record to 14-1-0.
Thomas F. Pryor
CUMBERLAND- Thomas F. Pryor, 76, of England Street, passed away Sunday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Maralyn (Duprey) Pryor.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elsie (McKee) Pryor. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Pryor was the owner and operator of Pryor's Super Service Gas Station Garage (formerly McKee's Super Service) for over 15 years, and later was a Custodian for the Cumberland School Department for 13 years until his retirement in 1996.
UXBRIDGE- Benjamin A. Mikulsky, 92, of Uxbridge passed away Fri. Oct. 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of 63 years to Doris C. (Leduc) Mikulsky who died in 2010.
He was born in Malden on March 31, 1919 the son of the late John and Nellie (Humunski) Mikulsky.
U.S. Marine Spc. Kristopher Gates, 21, spoke to Mount St. Charles Academy students last Wednesday about his experiences as a member of the 1st Recon Battalion serving in Afghanistan. Gates and his father, Ken Gates (in the background wearing a cap) came to the school to thank students and teachers, including Ruth Lepre and Barbara Ferrer, for sending letters and care packages to servicemen and women as part of the school's "Soldier Drive" program.
WOONSOCKET â€” Rhode Islandâ€™s First Lady Stephanie Chafee will be visiting Woonsocket Thursday at a public forum at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library entitled â€śWomen, Health Disparities and HIV/STI Prevention: Building Healthy Communities and Families in Rhode Island.â€ť
The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the library, 303 Linton Ave.
My favorite working moment of 2011 came back in late May when The Military Page asked area veterans to show up for photo shoots in Pawtucket and Woonsocket.
I had my doubts about how many vets would attend, figuring they had many other things to do on a sunny Saturday in May, but those doubts vanished when the vets came walking up to the assigned meeting place, many of them with their wives or children, sometimes even grandchildren, mingling with other veterans and clearly enjoying the chance to have their picture taken with fellow veterans.