July 5th, 2011
John J. Filipponi, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- John J. Filipponi, Jr. 58, of Pinecrest Drive, Woonsocket died Saturday July 2, 2011 peacefully at home after a long illness.
Born in Derby, CT. he was the husband of Leslie Carey, son of the late John and Lucy (Bottachiari) Filipponi, Sr. He is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Filipponi recently retired after 26 years with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation as a resident engineer. He was a past President of the Italian Workingmen's Club in Woonsocket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Guyette, Beatrice 95 died Thursday June 30th at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Francis W. Guyette.
Born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Louis and Rose Guernon. She lived in North Smithfield for over sixty years.
Mrs. Guyette was a partner in the Colony Poultry Farms North Smithfield retiring in 1980.
Adeline M. Duprey
MILFORD, MASS- Adeline M. (Podsiadlo)Duprey, 91, a resident of the Milford Care & Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of County St. Blackstone, MA. passed away peacefully on Sunday at the Center. She was the loving wife of the late Alexander S. Duprey.
Born Feb. 29, 1920, in No.Grosvenordale, Ct. she was the daughter of the late Joachim & Victoria (Pamula) Podsiadlo she resided in Blackstone, MA. for many years before going to Milford.
Jeffrey J. Sartini
WOONSOCKET- Jeffrey J. Sartini, 46, of Woonsocket, died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of 22 years of Sherry Hawes.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late James H. and Vivian C. (Bell) Sartini. He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mr. Sartini attended Woonsocket schools and was employed at Friends Foundry in Woonsocket for over 20 years.
Jeff loved the outdoors and working around his yard. He had a special talent as a handyman and would always give of his time and expertise to family and friends in need.
James W. Picard, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- James "Willie" W. Picard, Sr., 87, of The Villa at Saint Antoine, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL and Woonsocket, RI died Saturday, July 2, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Patrick and Anna (Russell) Picard.
Mr. Picard worked for thirty-six years as a Fire Fighter for the city of Woonsocket, retiring in 1988. He was an Army WWII veteran and very active in functions lead by the VFW.
Lorraine Laplante Tranmer
WOONSOCKET- Lorraine Laplante Tranmer 73, of Rhodes Ave. died Saturday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late William Tranmer and Marcel Laplante.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Lillian (Belanger) Fontaine.
Mrs. Tranmer was a Medical Technician and CNA for many years before retiring fourteen years ago.
Roger B. Durand
WOONSOCKET- Roger B. Durand, 82, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne F. (Willerval) Durand.
Born in Woonsocket on July 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Romulus and Medora (Durand) Durand.
WOONSOCKET- Curtis Barr 59 of Third Ave. died Friday at home. He was the husband of Tina (Boivin) Barr. Curtis was born in Newberry, SC a son of Charlie and Lucy (Jessie)
He was a forklift operator for CVS / Mark Stevens Co. for twenty years before leaving due to illness. Curtis served in the US Air Force. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks #850.
CUMBERLAND â€” Chris Magill has had a history of top-three finishes at the Arnold Mills Road Race, an event heâ€™s won a record five times.
The 38-year-old former St. Raphael Academy standout had every intention to make an attempt at a sixth crown in the 43rd edition of the Cumberland race Monday morning.
Those thoughts, however, were quickly erased after the first mile.
CUMBERLAND â€” He only weighs 39 pounds and stands about 47 inches tall.
When he was lined up at the start of the Arnold Mills Road Race on Monday, it was easy to overlook the fact that Jack Casey was among the field of more than 500 runners.
Once the race opened up near the mile mark on Abbott Run Valley Road, the eight-year-old Cumberland tyke certainly became noticeable, making more than a few heads turn in the four-mile event.
Casey, an elementary student at Community School, finished the race with an eye-popping time of 29 minutes, 29 seconds â€“ a 7:22 per-mile pace!