April 26th, 2011
The property manager of the Citizens Bank branch on Eddie Dowling Highway in North Smithfield, near Park Square, who asked not to be identified, speaks to a bank employee after being notified that a car had crashed into the front of the building just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Broken doors and windows can be seen in the photo, on right. The branch was closed temporarily, and customers directed to the branch at the Park Square Stop & Shop nearby. Check back later for more updates. (Call photo by Ernest A. Brown)
EAST GREENWICH- Bourbonniere, Loretta R. (Menard), 88, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Bourbonniere.
Born in Canada; she was the daughter of the late Edouard and Eveline Menard.
A life-long Democrat, Loretta was active politically through the 1960's/70's and served on the Board of Canvassers in Woonsocket.
Gerard M. McGee
BURRILLVILLE- Gerard M. McGee, 67, resident of North Smithfield passed away at his residence, on April 21, 2011.
Loving husband of Linda (Lorenz) McGee.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a son of Doris (Caron) McGee and the late Maurice McGee.
Gerard was a grocery manager for the former Almac's Supermarket Co. for many years, until its closing, and then he went to work at the Hess Co. He was a Navy veteran of Vietnam War. He enjoyed deep sea fishing.
NORTHBRIDGE- Hannah Marie Rabitor, 9, of 31 Quaker Lane died Sun. April 24 after being stricken ill at home.
Marion E. Hall
WOONSOCKET- Marion E. Hall, 86, of Woonsocket, former Sister of St. Joseph (Sister Mary Alicine), passed away on February 23, 2011 at Oakland Grove Health Center.
Born in Woonsocket on October 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Pryor W. and Bertha (Chapman) Hall and sister of the late John Pryor Hall and Sgt. Francis T. Hall.
Alexander S. Makowski
BLACKSTONE, MA- Alexander Stanley Makowski, 91, of 79 Mendon St. passed away in his sleep on Saturday April 23, 2011.
He was the husband of the late Veronica (Grabiec) Makowski.
Alexander was born on June 2nd, 1919 in Douglas, MA., he was the son of ten children to the late Mr. & Mrs John Makowski of Douglas, MA.
Alexander was the loving father to three children, Carol Makowski of Cranston, RI, The late John Makowski of Blackstone and Dennis Makowski and his wife Colette, also of Blackstone.
Doris I. Cazeault
CUMBERLAND- Doris I (Menard) Cazeault, 65, of Howe St. died Monday, April 25, 2011, in the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island surrounded by her family.
She was the wife of Andre' H. Cazeault, of Cumberland.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Raymond and Orpha (Carpentier) Menard.
Doris was a Homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her family, and friends.
Paul R. Vanasse
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Paul R. Vanasse, 64, formerly of North Smithfield and Wakefield, died Sunday. He was the husband of Laura Fredrikson.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was a son of Paul O. Vanasse of North Smithfield and the late Lucille T. (Armstrong) Vanasse.
Mr. Vanasse an automobile salesman, specializing in SAAB's. He enjoyed shotgun sports, fishing, camping, and had a great love for the outdoors.
Patricia A. Blicker
HARRISVILLE- Patricia A. Blicker, 51, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 15, 2011.
Loving mother, grandmother and friend, she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by 6 children Naomi Caniff, Lance Blicker, Eliza Hopkins, Frank Hopkins III, Delia Hopkins and Tabitha Hopkins, mother-in-law to Nicholas Dubois and Jordan Macloud. Grandmother to 7 grandchildren, Violet, Chasity, Nasja, Damien, Symphony, Serenity and Jordan.
Services will be held April 30, 2011 at Glad Tidings located at 111 Victory Highway, Chepachet, RI 2PM-8PM.
CUMBERLAND â€” Stranding runners on base has been a sore subject with Cumberland High this month, but on Monday afternoon, the Clippers were able to deliver some timely hits in their Division I crossover battle with East Providence High at Tucker Field.
Rebecca Geddes, Samantha Bertherman, and Bridget Connors each drove in a run during a four-run uprising in the home half of the fourth inning, and that rally, parlayed with the dominant one-hit pitching of senior ace Bethany Paul, helped the hosts grab a 4-1 victory.