June 27th, 2011
PAWTUCKET --- Toka Kahn-Clary is on the doorstep of a berth on the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team.
The 19-year-old Pawtucket fighter sewed up one of the eight spots in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials by copping a silver medal at the USA Boxing National Championships late last week at the Olympic Training Centerâs Sports Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Competing in a competitive 132-pound division, Kahn-Clary needed just two victories to clinch a berth in the Team Trials, which will be held from July 31-Aug. 6 at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala.
Jeannette T. Berard
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette T. Berard, 78, of Woonsocket, formerly of Follett St., North Smithfield, died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Lionel Berard.
Born and raised in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Philomena (Desjardins) Paul. She moved to Woonsocket after her marriage and later resided in North Smithfield. She returned several years ago to Woonsocket.
Mrs. Berard was employed by AT Cross for many years before retiring in 1993.
Helen N. Holubesko
WOONSOCKET- Helen N. (Romanyszyn) Holubesko, 84, resident of Woonsocket, died on June 24, 2011 at her home.
Wife of the late William C. Holubesko.
Born Jan. 21, 1927 in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Paul & Mary (Poliszezuk) Romanyszyn.
Albert R. Gagnon
STUART, FL- ALBERT R. GAGNON, 75, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Albert was a resident of Jensen Beach, FL for 8 years, coming from Millville, MA.
Before retiring, he worked at BJs Wholesale Club in Quality Control in Warehouse, MA.
Albert served during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corp.
WOONSOCKET- Eugene Dufault 86, of Morton St. died Thursday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Wilfred and Clara (Rousseau) Dufault.
Mr. Dufault was a card tender for the former French Worsted Co. for many years. He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran, and an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Dufault loved to walk, and did so every day for the past thirteen years accompanied by his sister along the streets of Woonsocket.
Ronald A. Lussier
WOONSOCKET- Ronald A. Lussier 91, of Diamond Hill Rd. died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Vivian (Labonte) Lussier.
Born in Danielson, CT, he was a son of the late Amidee and Mary Jane (Bouley) Lussier.
BELLINGHAM â New England Country Club is a hidden jewel among public golf courses in the Blackstone Valley.
âWeâre located just on the edge of Woonsocket,â said golf pro Mark Copithorne. âIn fact, part of our second hole is in Woonsocket, behind the Sears store on Diamond Hill Road. When I first came here, I couldnât believe you could be driving through Woonsocket and then within three blocks you are in this wooded area where a championship course was built.â
BURRILLVILLE â A swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday for four police officers promoted as part of a major reorganization of the Burrillville Police Department, according to Police Chief Bernard E. Gannon.
The officers were sworn-in before the Burrillville Town Council by Municipal Court Judge Joseph Carroll.
âą Lieutenant Lareto P. Guglietta Sr. to the rank of major. He will also serve as the department's executive officer and commander of field operations.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Now that residents have had the opportunity to offer input on the proposed FY 2012 $33.9 million town operating budget, it's time for the town council to take action.
The council is slated to adopt the spending plan at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kendall Dean School auditorium on Green Street. The council will review the proposal and will either accept or make changes for final adoption.
LINCOLN â If Lincoln was playing nervous during Saturdayâs District 4 tournament opener, it sure didnât show.
The perennial power looked right at home â literally and figuratively â in coasting to a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over East Woonsocket at Hien Field, the first of four pool play games for each team.
Seeking its 16th District IV title in the past 21 years, a stretch of dominance that dates back to 1991, Lincoln pounded out eight hits and capitalized on sloppy defense from East Woonsocket, which committed five errors.