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February 3rd, 2011

Dorothy M. Beckwith

February 3, 2011

Dorothy M. Beckwith

BURRILLVILLE- Beckwith, Dorothy M. (Franklin), 84, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011.
Born in Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Lillian (Turgeon) Franklin.
She was a life long Burrillville resident and a textile worker with the former Worcester Textile for many years before retiring.
She was the sister of Pearl M. Irons, Eugene V., Earl R., Lloyd M. Franklin and the late Helen Daughtery, Roy and Edwin Franklin. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog Charlie.

Edward O. Thatcher

February 3, 2011

Edward O. Thatcher

BURRILLVILLE- Edward O. Thatcher, 80, resident of Harrisville RI., passed away Feb. 2, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband of his beloved wife of forty years, Grace (Martin) Thatcher.
He was born in Northbridge MA, a son of the late Ralph & Martha (Brierly) Thatcher.
Ed worked for the TuRex Co., as a set up man for over thirty years. He lived most of his life in Burrillville. He was a Korean Air Force Veteran.

Jozsef Lore

February 3, 2011

Jozsef Lore

SUTTON- Jozsef Lore, 80, died Monday, Jan. 31st in his home in the loving arms of his family after an extensive illness.
He leaves his wife, Rebecca M. (MacIver) Lore; six children, Jozsef Lore and his wife Carolyn of California; Elizabeth Lore of the United Kingdom; Franz Lore and his wife Nathalie of Pennsylvania; Honorable Jennifer Callahan and her husband Michael of Sutton; Attila Lore; Rebecca Snyder and her husband Jay of Sutton; two sisters Erzsebet and Margit of Hungary; and four grandchildren Alexandre, Jozsef, Sarah and Rachel.

February 2nd

Akinrola's making the grade at RIC

February 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Woonsocket’s Mike Akinrola is making a big impact on Rhode Island College’s basketball team this season.
The 6-foot-6 junior is averaging 14.3 points per game. He was named Little East Conference Co-Player of the Week last week after averaging 21.5 points and five rebounds in two games.

Trust is lost when verbal commitment is taken back

February 2, 2011

There’s a scene in Jerry Maguire in which Jerry, the do-anything-at-all-costs agent, is going over the particulars with Matt Cushman, father of quarterback and surefire top pick Frank. Besides appeasing his pseudo clients with dollar figures and draft stature, Jerry aims for some reassurance from the Cushman camp that he will be entrusted with the negotiations with the NFL team that selects Frank.
Matt Cushman closes the discussion with a firm handshake along with the following: “What you have is my whole word, and it’s stronger than oak.”

Woonsocket buildings collapse

February 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET – For a few moments, it felt like a train was hurtling through the neighborhood as Christine Lanoue shoveled the heavy, slushy snow in front of her home at the end of First Avenue yesterday.
“I heard a big rumbling and the whole ground was shaking,” she said. “I thought my house was collapsing.”

Denise M. Kendzierski

February 2, 2011

Denise M.
Kendzierski

PASCOAG- Denise M. Kendzierski 75, resident of N. Main St., Pascoag, passed away Jan. 21, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Charles Kendzierski.
Born in Tarklin Hill RI, a daughter of the late Joseph & Lydia (Souza) Pacheco.
Denise worked for the PolyTop Co. in Slatersville where she retired, previously she worked for the Crest Co. in Lincoln, and she worked most of her life for the A.T. Cross Co.

Raymond J. Morin

February 2, 2011

Raymond J. Morin

WOONSOCKET- Raymond J. Morin 94, of Winter St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Cecile (Lamothe) Morin.
Mr. Morin was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Henri and Maria (Michon) Morin.
He was a textile worker for the former Argon Worsted Co. and Fenwall Co. in Ashland, MA for most of his life, until his retirement in 1984.

Rene A. Lavallee

February 2, 2011

Rene A. Lavallee

MANVILLE- Rene A. Lavallee of Old River Rd., Manville, died Sunday at home surrounded by his family. He was in his ninetieth year. Mr. Lavallee was the loving husband of Jeannette R. (Lussier) Lavallee. They were married on July 6, 1946.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late William and Yvonne (Beaudoin) Lavallee. He was a lifelong resident of Manville. He was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy and Hill College.

February 1st

Relentless weather pesters Valley

February 1, 2011

WOONSOCKET — If you liked yesterday’s weather, you’re going to love what Mother Nature has in store for us today.
The latest in a series of unusually fierce winter storms turns out to be a double-dipper. After dumping four to seven inches of snow across the Blackstone Valley Tuesday, a second wave — a hard-to-predict combo of snow, sleet and rain — is expected to whack the region by nightfall.

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