January 25th, 2011
BLACKSTONE â€” There was so much snow that Kevin Mahoney didn't notice the item missing from his driveway â€” at least not until he started to plow.
It was then that Mahoney realized the bell was gone â€” not just any bell, but a Hooper, a rare piece of 19th century metalsmithing forged into shape by a protege of Paul Revere.
Weighing around 700 pounds, the bronze bell had been severed from a secured length of heavy-duty, steel chain, perhaps with a pair of bolt cutters, around Dec. 16, says Mahoney, of 239 Elm St.
Therese R. Hickey
WOONSOCKET- Therese R. (Ayotte) Hickey 47, of Bernon St. died January 3, in Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Jeffrey and Jeannette (Deslauriers) Ayotte.
She was the mother of Matthew Hickey, and Rebecca Hickey. Besides her children she is survived by her fiance Romeo Beaudoin, two grandchildren, and six siblings; Marcel, Maurice, Jean, Arthur, Jeffrey, Leo and Blanche. She was also the sister of the late Roger, Real and James.
Germain A. Leclerc
MANVILLE- Germain A. Leclerc, 84, of Old River Rd., Manville, passed away Tuesday at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Simone (Laprade) Leclerc who passed away in November. They were married on September 4, 1948.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Olivier and Alexina (Dumas) Leclerc. He was a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mr. Leclerc served in the Army during WWII in the European Theatre.
He worked for Branch River Worsted Company and A.H. Duffy Inc. before his retirement.
Edmond A. Boisclair
WOONSOCKET Edmond A. "White" Boisclair, 92, of Woonsocket, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 64 years of Rita D. (Tetreault) Boisclair.
Born in Woonsocket on October 25, 1918, he was the son of the late Ovide and Cordelia (Tessier) Boisclair.
WOONSOCKET- Washington, John W., 62, of Poplar Street, died January 24, 2011.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI a son of the late John W. Washington, Sr. and the late Eula Mae (Cole) Washington.
He is the father of John P. Dufurene. He has 2 sisters, Lorraine Garrett and Mary-Ann Acuna and 5 brothers, Michael, Jerry, Clarence and James and the late Richard Washington.
Service Friday 10 am in Bell Funeral Home, 571 Broad Street, Providence. Calling hour is Friday 9-10 am in the funeral home. www.bellfuneralhome.net
PAWTUCKET â€“ There were coaches from North Kingstown and Bishop Hendricken sitting in the stands to view Mondayâ€™s Division I crossover between Woonsocket and St. Raphael. No doubt they came to see Charles Correa, Cesar Mejia and Trevor Vasey and the rest of SRAâ€™s starting five, but the coaches were probably just as likely to jot down notes pertaining to Jordan Peguero, Ben Pillsbury and Franklin Batista.
LINCOLN â€” Brian McKinnon readily admits it's a strange way to discover a child's talent for vocals, but that's just what happened in the family's bathroom one night back in January 2003.
He decided to give his then-two-year-old daughter, Alexis Clare, a bath one night, and â€“ as always â€“ he turned on the radio to amuse her, maybe keep her mind off soap in her eyes.
Mixed martial arts or boxing?
That has been the million dollar question surrounding Andre Soukhamthath these days. Should the talented amateur pursue a pro career in MMA, where heâ€™s 4-0 with two big title fights on deck, or should he try to make a living in boxing, where heâ€™s 4-2 and last October, captured a championship belt at the Rocky Marciano Tournament?
WOODLAND HILLS, CA- Joseph Shorr, Honorary President of Congregation B'nai Israel and Former Circulation Manager of The Woonsocket Call passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, CA Friday. Mr. Shorr, 95, is survived by his wife, Frances, his son, Irwin J. Shorr of Olney, MD, his granddaughter, Dr. Sloane Sevran of Calabasas, CA, his two great grandchildren, Bryce and Hunter, and his daughter, Ellen Sevran of Woodland Hills, with whom he lived, and his brother Sanford Shorr, of Meriden, Ct.
PAWTUCKET- Jennifer A. Charpentier, 37, of Anthony Ave., Pawtucket, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, she is survived by two sons, Andrew and Kyle and her former spouse, Todd Charpentier, all of North Smithfield.
She was the daughter of Carol A. (Leclair) and Craig Cook and Gerard Lachance and his wife Joyce, all of Woonsocket. She is also survived by her brother, Douglas M. Lachance and his wife Mary of Providence.