March 18th, 2011
CRANSTON- Reverend Joseph P. Heaney, 90, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mark Church in Cranston, Rhode Island, died on March 17, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Nealin) Heaney, he attended Central Avenue Grammar School, Goff Junior High School and Pawtucket East High School in Pawtucket.
Nancy M. (ROY)
COVENTRY- PALARDY, NANCY M. (ROY), R.N. 50, of Autumn Ridge Rd., Coventry, passed away at home while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was the wife of John E. Palardy.
They have been married for 25 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of Roland and Connie (Grenon) Roy of Cumberland.
Nancy had been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, employed most of those years at Kent Hospital. She was an avid gardener, photographer and an amateur farmer.
BLACKSTONE- Lucille (Marcotte) Hogue St. Germain, 83, of Blackstone, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Damase A. Hogue and the late George E. St. Germain.
Born in Woonsocket on October 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Adjutor and Marie Louise (Laquerre) Marcotte.
BLACKSTONE- Lucille Clancy 80, of Farnum St. died Wednesday. She was the wife of the late James Clancy.
Mrs. Clancy worked as a housekeeper for Blackstone Nursing Home for twenty eight years.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The school department was once again looking for budget reductions on Thursday as the School Committeeâ€™s budget subcommittee began a review of ways to solve a projected $1.6 million shortfall in the $59.8 million spending plan already sent to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
School Committee Chairman Marc A. Dubois said that â€śeverythingâ€ť possible to be cut in the proposed budget would be looked at in the new round of budget work.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a shot across the bow of the firefighter's union, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine has proposed a shift restructuring of the fire department that would virtually eliminate overtime.
The mayor's proposal would fold the 124 members of the fire department into three rotating platoons instead of four, the current norm. And instead of working an average of 42 hours a week before overtime kicks in, every firefighter would have to work 56.
PROVIDENCE â€” Game Two was no contest. Mount St. Charles again rules Division I in Rhode Island girls hockey.
The Mounties parried Bay Viewâ€™s best shot in the first period on Thursday night at Schneider Arena and then knocked the Bengals out with five goals in the middle stanza en route to a 7-1 victory that swept the two-game championship series.
Mountâ€™s BriaAnna Narodowy was named Most Valuable Player in the finals, taking home the Alice Sullivan Award named in honor of the pioneer of womenâ€™s sports in the Interscholastic League.
Lucille Hogue St. Germain
BLACKSTONE- Lucille (Marcotte) Hogue St. Germain, 83, of Blackstone, passed away March 16, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA
Colleen A. Kafer
WOONSOCKET- Colleen A. (Carter) Kafer, 45 of Libbeus St. died Sunday, March 13, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Fuqua) Carter of Mapleville, R.I.
She was a life long resident of Woonsocket.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers Donald W. Carter Jr. of North Smithfield, Dennis J. Carter of Glocester, R.I., and two sisters Donna Lynn Harju, of Michigan and Mary Beth Smith of Pascoag, R.I., and many nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her companion Roland Tetreault, of Woonsocket.
If you read newspapers on a regular basis you know that each day can bring both good and bad news.
Those of us who work the news business learn that early on in our jobs and it helps you form a thicker skin to the more troubling news that inevitably comes along.
Most times anyway.
Monday was one of those days when the news going into the paper drew a longer look and sparked that sense of sadness that comes with losing someone you knew.
Christine Nowak, 50, a Call reporter for 15 years, was up there on the proof sheets in an obituary.