January 18th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â Minutes after finishing his 55-meter race on Monday afternoon, Jessie Charette sat down on the track and took off his racing flats. The Woonsocket High senior placed third, edged by teammate and overall winner Jalen Evans and runner-up Butch Giguere of Ponaganset at the line in a Northern Division tri-meet at the Providence Athletic Facility.
But despite coming up short at the finish in his quest for individual glory, Charette was still smiling. His trademark grin was evident.
DOUGLAS, Mass. â Two Woonsocket men were killed when their car crashed broadside into an oncoming tractor trailer on Route 16 about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the town's police department said.
The victims were identified as Marco Vargos, 40, and his passenger, Hugo Leonel Garcia-Deleon, 27, both of 108 Morin Heights Blvd.
Dorothy J. Carr
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy J. Carr 78, of Patton Rd. died Sunday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late James H. Carr.
Mrs. Carr was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Warchal) Klucznik.
She worked as a cashier and clerk for Stop and Shop Supermarkets for many years before retiring over seven years ago. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Therese Bousquet 95, formerly of Cass Ave and Kennedy Manor died Monday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Bousquet.
David A. Emidy
WOONSOCKET- David A. Emidy, 63, of Bourassa Ave., died January 15, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Shaw) Emidy.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Mildred M. (Gnecco) Emidy.
WOONSOCKET- Anna Krasowska, 90, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Aniela (Wantroba) Krasowski. She lived in Woonsocket all of her life.
Miss Krasowska worked as a Switchboard Operator at Sears and Roebuck in Woonsocket for over 40 years when she retired in 1985. She was a communicant of Our Saviour Polish National Church in Woonsocket.
Edwin J. Fay
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Edwin J. "Bud" Fay, 83, of 50 Middle Street, North Smithfield, RI, died peacefully of natural causes at the Philip Hulitar House in Providence, RI on January 12, 2011.
He was the loving husband for 60 years of Margaret Shurick Fay.
Bud was born on September 23, 1927 in Milford, MA and was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Fay.
His father passed away when he was six months old and he was raised in Uxbridge, MA by his mother and stepfather, the late Thomas Trainor. He resided in North Smithfield for over 50 years.
PROVIDENCE â Freddy Gobewole has had problems with his shoulder since his junior campaign last year when he tore his rotator cuff during a scrimmage game for the Shea High football team.
But that hasnât stopped the talented senior from tearing up the track with his unmatched speed.
Florence A. Beard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Florence A. Beard 85, of Rhodes Ave., died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Richard P. Beard.
Mrs. Beard was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie Anne (Nadeau) Beaudet.
She was a textile worker and worked for Woonsocket Spinning Co. for eleven years and then Riverside Industries for eight years before retiring in 1975.
WOONSOCKET- Louis Viscione, 93, of Woonsocket, died Friday, January 14, 2011 in The Holiday Retirement Home in Lincoln. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Santucci) Viscione.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Paul and Antonia (Calce) Viscione and step-son to Guiseppe "Dick" DiSalvo. He lived in Woonsocket for most of his life.