April 29th, 2011
Fernande M. Parent
WOONSOCKET- Fernande M. (Lussier) Parent, 80, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Mount St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 60 years of Raymond M. Parent.
Donald R. Anderson
BURRILLVILLE- Donald R. Anderson, 55, resident of Harrisville RI, died April 25, 2011 at his home.
Wife of Jeanne (Merola) Anderson.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Russell & Winifred (Lees) Anderson.
Donald owned and operated DRA Commercial small engine repair.
Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Shaun & his wife Hollie Anderson of Burrillville and a granddaughter Brooke Anderson.
Arrangements were held privately and are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home in Oakland.
"Bobby" Wilson Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Robert W. "Bobby" Wilson Jr., 86, died Thursday April 28, 2011 at his home at Grove Lane, Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Hargreaves) Wilson.
Born in Providence he was the son of the late Robert and Nellie (Wright) Wilson.
Bobby worked at Zambarano Hospital for 38 years. After retiring he also worked at a local Gas Station as a pump attendant. He was an active member of Pascoag Fire Department Hose Company #2 for more than 50 years, a member of the Wallum Lake Fire Department, and a member of Chepachet Grange.
CUMBERLAND â€“ There will be more than 2,000 participants competing this weekend in the Cox Providence Rhode Racesâ€™ Half Marathon. Each one will have a goal; each one will have a reason for taking on such a challenging, endurance event.
Buddy Hausmann knows Ryan Kalish, which is why he dubs the Red Sox outfield prospect, â€śmy younger brother.â€ť
â€śYou want to make sure nothing is bothering him,â€ť expressed Hausmann, the current head baseball coach and former assistant at Red Bank Catholic High School in New Jersey, where Kalish was a three-sport standout. â€śHe wonâ€™t leave, whether itâ€™s going to spring training or (or Athletes Performance in Arizona, a noted workout hangout for pro athletes) until he has dinner with my wife and I.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” In a city desperate for a jolt of economic euphoria, almost nothing makes civic heads swoon like the notion of commuter rail. Just look what it did for nearby Franklin, one of the fastest-growing towns in Massachusetts during the 1990s.
The idea gained traction after a preliminary study several years ago, but it, along with many other great ideas, crashed into the Great Recession.
LINCOLN â€” When Brian McKinnon received a letter from North Kingstown Postmaster Phil Picott back on Friday, April 1, he first wondered if the contents were some kind of April Fool's Day joke.
After all, McKinnon had known Picott for a couple of decades anyway, so why not?
He re-read the letter, addressed to his 10-year-old daughter, renowned soprano Alexis Clare McKinnon, and still had his doubts.
Helen S. Lafreniere
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen S. (Rumas) Lafreniere, 84, of Cider Mill Rd., died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Roszkowski) Rumas.
PROVIDENCE â€” As Landmark Medical Center's financial health grows increasingly frail, a Superior Court judge said yesterday he's not ready to accept any of the offers on the table for the Woonsocket hospital because they all contain contingencies that could cause the sale to founder or they advance unsatisfactory models of patient care.
But Judge Michael Silverstein didn't reject the offers, not yet anyway â€” he gave the bidders until May 6 to resolve the issues and said he would decide whether to choose one by May 10.
Robert A. Homer
NEWPORT- Robert A. Homer, 77, lifelong Newport and Fifth Ward resident, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was the husband of Alice E. (Lovell) Homer, father of Robert A. and William C. Homer, grandfather of Kathryn and Erin Homer all of Middletown, RI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10am in St. Augustin Church, Carroll Ave, Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.