September 19th, 2011
Rudolph S. Okoniewski Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Rudolph S. "Rudy" Okoniewski Jr., 64, of Providence Pike passed away on Sunday at The Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Oakley) Ducharme-Okoniewski.
Born October 23, 1946, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Rudolph & Ida (Valentino) Okoniewski, he resided in No. Smithfield almost all of his life. Before retiring and for many years, he was the proprietor of Rudy's Services Station in Millville, MA.
Jacqueline A. Lussier
WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline A. (Lavallee) Lussier, 69, of Ballou Street, died September 14, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Roland M. Lussier.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Annemarie (Latour) Lavallee.
Mrs. Lussier was a homemaker. She also had served as a Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher and a member of the Ladies Guild, as well as sang in the choir at Holy Family Church.
J. Michael DaLomba
WOONSOCKET- J. Michael DaLomba 45, of Shannock RI, died Friday in RI Hospital. He was the husband of Laura (Hurteau) DaLomba.
Mr. DaLomba was born in Pawtucket, a son of Julio and MaryElizabeth "Beckie" (Ashburn) DaLomba. Though he was a Shannock resident for the last thirteen years, he was raised and schooled in Woonsocket.
He was formerly a teacher in the States of Florida and Rhode Island, before establishing his own handyman business.
Gregory W. Pontious
BURRILLVILLE - Gregory W. Pontious, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Kent Hospital, Warwick.
Born in Toledo, OH, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Margaret G. Pontious.
Greg was an automotive and autobody technician, working for major car dealerships in MI, MA and RI along with smaller auto shops. Greg was an instructor of automotive technology at the Community College of Wastenaw in Ann Arbor, MI and was involved with the BMW Automobile Club of MA, restoring their vehicles. Greg was member of the Masons and Loyal Order of Moose in Milan, MI.
Lucille T. Paul
NO. SMITHFIELD- Lucille T. (Charbonneau) Paul, 86, of Deerfield Commons, St. Paul St., No. Smithfield, died Friday, September 16, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Olivine (Latour) Charbonneau.
The first weekend of league play in Rhode Island football provided a hint of what to expect in the season ahead from local teams.
In a most evenly-matched contest, Tolman High outlasted St. Raphael Academy 22-14 on Friday night. The Tigers are coming off a 2010 season in which they lost in the Division II Super Bowl to two-time champion Woonsocket.
The Villa Novans, meanwhile, laid an egg in their opener on Saturday, losing to Pilgrim, 18-7.
FOXBORO â Vince Wilfork was having a playful conversation with Pepper Johnson a couple weeks ago when a most unlikely topic arose.
âMan, I might end my career without an interception,â Wilfork told his defensive line coach.
Wilfork then asked a fellow defensive lineman if heâd ever reeled in a pick.
âNope, never had one,â the teammate replied.
Well, in addition to the Patriotsâ 35-21 victory over the Chargers at Gillette Stadium, Wilfork had extra cause to celebrate on Sunday.
When it comes to that first NFL interception, heâs officially off the schneid.
PROVIDENCE â The training has been going well, but the weekly mileage is about a third of what heâs accustomed to.
Nursing a knee injury for the better part of the year, a stress fracture that has derailed his training targeted towards a possible trip to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Roland Lavallee wasnât looking at setting any kind of PRs at the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K. He was just at Sundayâs race to help his teammates and test his legs on the five-kilometer course.
The results were satisfying.
WOONSOCKET â Local historian Elizabeth Vangel noticed the old monument one day when she was conducting a census of historic sites in the River Street area last year.
She found it outside the office of the former Woonsocket Rubber Companyâs Alice Mill which, by then, had become a plant for Tech Industries.
The metal plaque was attached to a large glacial boulder and bore an inscription that she found in keeping with her studies of local residents who played a role in the nationâs Civil War.
LINCOLN â The gun and cannon fire had just concluded, Union and Confederate soldiers hustling to their fallen comrades laying in the grass in attempts to save their lives, when 10-year-old Hannah Turgeon turned to her parents and stated, âThat was outstanding.
âIt's pretty cool to see them fighting with all the guns and cannons, the BOOMs; they made it look so real,â noted the Cumberland girl, who attended with her family âA Call to Arms: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War/Re-Enactment and Living History Weekendâ at Chase Farm Park on Saturday.