October 17th, 2011
PROVIDENCE --- St. Raphael Academyâ€™s home field at the McKinnon-Alves Complex promises to be buzzing with fans lined up and down its sidelines tonight when the Saints host Rogers High in a 5:30 p.m. contest and senior standout Kytresa Ivey-Jones takes aim at a coveted milestone only a select few high school players ever reach.
WOONSOCKET â€” Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court for extra time to seek a full court review of a decision allowing Jason Pleau to remain in state custody to avoid a possible death penalty in connection with the robbery and murder of a gas station manager from Lincoln.
U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha wants the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston to give prosecutors until Nov. 23, about two weeks longer than normal, to appeal the ruling.
WOONSOCKET â€” Advocates for small business and economic development from around the region shared some blunt talk about whatâ€™s missing from the federal governmentâ€™s job-growth policy yesterday with someone they hope can make a difference â€“ U.S. Treasurer Rosa â€śRosieâ€ť Rios.
A guest of U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), the woman whose signature appears on new paper money is a member of President Barack Obamaâ€™s Business Council and a senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Richard A. Catalano
BELLINGHAM- Richard A. "Rick" Catalano, 64, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at home. He was the beloved husband for 25 years of Dorothy M. (Wise) Catalano.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA.
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Maryan Elizabeth Herbert
WOLFEBORO, NH - Maryan Elizabeth (Scott) Herbert, 90, died on October 11, 2011 at the Goldenview Healthcare Center in Meredith, NH.
Mrs. Herbert was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 7, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Marion (Barber) and Frank Davenport Scott.
After living in the Franklin, MA area most of her adult life she retired to the Lakes Region in 1987.
Mrs. Herbert worked as a secretary for the Franklin School District, and with her husband at Franklin Paint Company. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed painting on canvas.
Francis J. Collin
BLACKSTONE- Francis J. Collin, 76, of Blackstone, MA died Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Beaumont Nursing Home, Northbridge, MA. He was the husband of Evelyn (Crisafulli) Collin.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Fillmore and Dora (St. George) Collin.
Mr. Collin was a U.S. Army Veteran and then worked as a Deli Manager for the former Almacs in Blackstone, MA. He was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul.
Johnsie P. Jackson
WOONSOCKET- Johnsie P. Jackson 62, of Willow St. died Sunday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Gladdin, SC a daughter of the late Young Gladney and Trockcell (Gibson) Gaffney. Johnsie was a line worker for the former Miller Electric Co. for over twenty years.
NORTH SMITHFIELD AND LITTLE COMPTON- Mary Townsend Russo, 88, of North Smithfield and Little Compton, died peacefully after a long illness at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on October 13, 2011. She was the longtime companion of the late Clarke W. Bloomfield. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Julia (Sullivan) Townsend of Barrington, RI.
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette H. (Landry) Beauchesne 86, passed away Friday, October 14, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Arthur Beauchesne Sr.
She was born in Franklin MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Morrel) Landry.
She grew up in Franklin, and moved to North Smithfield at the time of her marriage, where she lived most of her life. In 2001 she moved to the Friendly Home.
BURRILLVILLE- Theodore Plante, 97, resident of Pascoag died October 11, 2011 at the Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag.
Loving husband of 78 years to Jennie (Przystas) Plante.
Born Mat 9, 1914 in Providence RI, a son of the late Urgel & Rosanna (Lajoie) Plante.
He worked for the former Stillwater Worsted; he also worked for the Tupperware Co. for twelve years retiring in 1974. He was a WWII Navy veteran, a member Bradford Court Tenants Association Advisory Council, Burrillville Senior Citizens, and the VFW Post Pascoag # 1023.