March 4th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles seized control early in this one en route to a 7-2 triumph over Smithfield in Game 1 of the best-of-three quarterfinals Friday night at Adelard Arena. The three-time defending state champion Mounties can close out the series with a win tonight (puck drops a 8 oâ€™clock) at the Smithfield Ice Rink.
A win would give venerable MSC head coach Bill Belisle an even 900 in his illustrious career on the bench.
Norman J. Lussier
HOPEDALE, MA- Norman J. Lussier, 71, of 50 Plain Street, Hopedale died Thursday March 3, 2011 in Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, West Boylston. He was the husband of Christina (Bird) Lussier.
A lifelong resident of Hopedale, Mr. Lussier had been employed at Trubilt Truck Body Co. in Milford and the Jannell Company in Woonsocket, RI. He later worked for Stop & Shop in Milford.
He was born Aug. 19, 1939 in Milford, the son of the late Wilfred and Alma (Courtemanche) Lussier.
Beatrice L. Ryan
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Beatrice L. (Savoie) Ryan, 75, resident of North Smithfield, died March 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the loving wife of the late John J. Ryan.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Eva (Rattie) Savoie Vadeboncoeur and her stepfather Henry Vadeboncoeur.
Beatrice worked for the Amica Insurance Co. as a rater 1, for twenty years retiring in 1999. Her hobby included walking the dogs.
Lorraine M. Noel
WOONSOCKET - Lorraine M. Noel, 98, formerly of 429 East School St. died Thursday in Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Piette) Noel. She worked as a spinner for the former Bell Worsted Co. and a stitcher for the former Woonsocket Dress Co. before retiring in 1976. She was a former member of the St. Germain Manor Club, Enfant de Marie, Royal Travelers and the St. Joseph Sr. Citizens.
Norman J. Lussier
HOPEDALE, MA - Norman J. Lussier, 71, of Hopedale, MA died Thursday March 3, 2011 in Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, West Boylston. He was the husband of Christina (Bird) Lussier and sister to Rita Rousseau of Woonsocket, RI.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will publish in Sunday's edition. Arrangements by Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford.
Noel Boleslaw Wolny
WOONSOCKET - Noel Boleslaw Wolny, 73 of Woonsocket, RI died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 with his family by his side.
He was born in Cheratte, Belgium in 1937 and moved to Poland with his family in 1949. He immigrated to the United States with his wife and their son in 1964. They made their home in Woonsocket where his fluency in French helped them to transition to their new life in their adopted country, where he later became a naturalized citizen.
SCITUATE â€” Hinting broadly that he may soon return to public life, perhaps as a political candidate, State Police Col. Brendan Doherty announced Thursday that he is retiring effective April 1.
Both Doherty and Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s office denied that friction between Doherty and Chafee â€” who were at odds over the Providence Police Departmentâ€™s decision to opt out of the federal Secure Communities Program â€” led to Dohertyâ€™s seemingly abrupt decision to step down.
WOONSOCKET --- You will have to forgive Joe Gardner if heâ€™s been a little antsy this winter.
After fighting four times during a seven-month span last year and winning the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight title last November, the Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter has gone the last four months without a bout.
â€śIâ€™m not used to this,â€ť added Gardner. â€śItâ€™s been longer than I expected. Iâ€™ve been itching for a fight and I was hoping to jump in there right away.â€ť
But Gardner knows his wait wonâ€™t be long.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two years ago, Mount St. Charles Academy was the top seed from Division II-North. Instead of advancing far into the playoffs, however, the Mounties saw their season come to an abrupt close with a shocking two-point loss to Scituate in the preliminary round.
Before her top-ranked team took to the floor in Thursdayâ€™s opening-round contest with Warwick Veterans, a No. 8 seed from Div. II-South with the worst record in the entire league, head coach Nina Morey thought about that upset to the Spartans.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s something to be said about playoff experience.
Kailey Fugere and Ashley Dubois showed just why on Wednesday night.
The Woonsocket High teammates, who have been instrumental players for the Villa Novans in their last two state titles, including the Division I crown last year, stepped up with huge efforts against a pesky South Kingstown outfit.