March 16th, 2011
MILLVILLE â€” This week would have been just around the time that John F. Dean Sr. would dye his trademark white beard green in honor of St. Patrickâ€™s Day. It was a springtime tradition that would often turn the heads of passing motorists while Dean, looking like an over-sized leprechaun, was out with his highway crews filling potholes.
Today, rather, it was a somber mood in Millville, as friends and family mourned the passing of 78-year-old Dean, a lifelong resident of Millville and longtime town highway surveyor, who died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center after a brief illness.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roderick J. Ducharme Jr. of No. Smithfield, passed away on March 10, 2011.
Born Dec. 18, 1926 in Pascoag, RI, he was the son of the late Roderick & Aldea (Martin) Ducharme. Roderick proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by a brother Robert J. Ducharme of Woonsocket and a sister Rita M. Wash of Lake Forest, CA.
His Funeral & Burial will be; private.
Andrew R. Pelletier
GLOCESTER- Pelletier, Andrew, R. 26 a life long Glocester resident passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He was the beloved son of Brenda M. (Lawton) Pelletier of Glocester and Charles E. Pelletier of Greenville.
He was the fianc of Melanie C. McCaffrey. Andrew was a machinist/technician for the Composite Rigging Company of North Kingstown. Andrew was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout, he was a lover of all animals, an avid Red Sox and Patriot fan and car enthusiast.
John F. Dean, Sr.
MILLVILLE, MA- John F. Dean, Sr., 78, of Millville, passed away Wed. March 16, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Betty (DeFilippo) Dean.
Blanche R. Levesque
PORT SAINT LUCIE FLORIDA- R. Blanche Levesque 95, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away March 16, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice House.
She was born May 11, 1915 in Mohegan, Rhode Island and lived in Oakland, Rhode Island for most of her life.
Blanche moved to Port Saint Lucie from Watertown, Massachusetts in 2003. She retired as a LPN from Zambarano Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years J. George Levesque.
Survivors include Son Dennis Levesque and partner Hugo Hernandez of Port Saint Lucie, and friend David Mazochi.
ATTLEBORO, MA- Alfred Whittaker, 90, of Attleboro, MA, formerly of Fall River, MA passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at the LifeCare Center in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Juliette (Meyrelles) Whittaker.
Alfred was born in Fall River the son of the late Thomas and Lillie (Lyons) Whittaker.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Family Court judge yesterday â€ścertifiedâ€ť a 17-year-old boy accused in a stabbing last April that left an elderly man paralyzed â€” a status that falls a step short of waiving him into adult courts.
But Amy Kempe, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said the ruling also places the boy in jeopardy of serving an adult-length prison sentence if the courts determine he was responsible for the stabbing.
â€śItâ€™s kind of a bifurcated approach,â€ť said Kempe. â€śHeâ€™ll be tried in Family Court but heâ€™ll be subject to adult sentencing.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Before taking the head coaching position this season at Mount St. Charles Academy, Steve Shea served as the teamâ€™s assistant the previous four years.
In his five years involved with the girlsâ€™ hockey program, two things have remained unchanged. The Mounties are still one of the most dominant teams in the league and fierce rival Bay View Academy is right there along with them.
WOONSOCKET â€” For the back half of the past decade, Mount St. Charles vs. Bishop Hendricken in the Division I championship series has been an epic showdown thatâ€™s been well worth the price of admission.
Who couldnâ€™t forget the 2007 series that saw the Hawks win in three games and squeak out a 1-0 triumph in the rubber game? Or the â€™09 classic that saw the Mounties sweep the series with an overtime victory in Game 1, followed by a heart-pounding, triple-overtime win in Game 2?
North Smithfield fire and rescue personnel tend to a 61-year-old man at the scene of a rollover in front of Anchor Subaru Tuesday afternoon. The man apparently lost control of his car while heading south on Route 146 around 3 p.m. The victim, who was conscious and alert after being removed from his car, was taken to Landmark Medical Center with head lacerations. A vehicle at the dealership sustained rear end damage.