September 29th, 2011
Theophile "Phil" Barnabe
BELLINGHAM- Theophile H. "Phil" Barnabe, 87, of Elvira St. Bellingham, formerly of Rathbun St. Died Tuesday September 27, 2011, in the Friendly Home, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Thea L. (Rotatori) Barnabe. Phil and Thea, celebrated their 64 wedding anniversary on June 21st.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Delima (Pelletier) Barnabe.
Jacques L. Martel
PASCOAG- Jacques L. Martel 59, of South Main St. died September 18, 2011. He was the husband of Theresa (Jacoby) Martel.
Born in Woonsocket, Jack was a son of the late Joseph and Doris (Bressette) Martel.
He worked in several area mills including the former Hanora Lippitt Mills.
James S. Williams
NORTH SMITHFIELD- James S. Williams, 58, died Wednesday September 21, 2011. He was the lifetime partner of Helene Brien.
Born in Queens, New York, son of the late Lloyd R. and Judith (Stewart) Williams.
He worked as a Department Supervisor for Job Lot for 10 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Gartler of Derby, New York, and Aprille Barnhart of Scottsdale, Arizona. Three stepchildren, Jason Brien, and Joshua Brien, of North Smithfield, Becky Brien, of Woonsocket. And 9 grandchildren.
Herve F. Barry Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Herve F. "Mike" Barry Jr., 53, of Blackstone St. Died Saturday September 24, 2011, in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Herve F. Barry Sr. of Woonsocket, and the late Beatrice (Anger) Barry. Step-son, of Ellie Barry of Woonsocket.
He was avid fisherman and was a Patriot's fan.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Jen Brodeur had one of those seasons that doesnât come around too often for a first-year coach.
Inheriting a strong nucleus of players from previous years, the North Smithfield coach watched her Northmen lose just one league match en route to capturing the Division III state championship.
Eight senior starters have since graduated from that squad. While she wouldnât label it a rebuilding year, Brodeur wasnât expecting a similar scenario this season.
Blame it on the rain? Tough early-season matchups? Injuries? Turnovers?
Whatever the reason, 70 percent of the Blackstone Valleyâs teams that played last weekend lost, and four of those seven losing teams were badly beaten by 27 or more points.
But while the negatives outweighed the positives last weekend, this is a new week. And while not a lot of matchups stand out, there are a pair to highlight, but you will have to wait until Saturday afternoon to see these duels featuring Blackstone Valley opponents.
WOONSOCKET â A freight train slammed into a car Wednesday after the driver mistakenly turned onto the River Street train tracks, thinking the rail bed was a street.
Christopher Hanlon, 28, was navigating with the aid of a GPS device, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette. The Coventry resident was heading toward Massachusetts on River Street, looking for Verry Street.
âHis GPS said take the next right, so he took the next right, which turned out to be the railroad tracks,â said Jalette. âVerry Street is the first right after the railroad tracks.â
Leo J. Richard
ALBION- Leo J. Richard, 87, of Main St., Albion, died Wednesday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Emelia A. "Millie" (Fortier) Richard who died in 2010.
Born in Albion, he was a son of the late George and Sarah (Leveille) Richard. He remained a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mr. Richard was employed by Berkshire Hathaway for over 25 years before retiring. Leo was a lifelong communicant of St. Ambrose Parish.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IN- Scott Victor Rockwell, Sr., 55, of rural North Manchester, Indiana died at 5:55 p.m. Monday September 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born July 31, 1956 in Waltham, Massachusetts to Murray and Janet (West) Rockwell.
WOONSOCKET - Jacqueline S. (Mandeville) Nys 70, of Camp Dixie Rd. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Nys.