Rita J. Scorpio
JOHNSTON- Scorpio, Rita J. (Dunphy), 91, died on December 11, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of the late George A. Scorpio for seventy-one years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Dr. George and Jenny Dunphy.
Mrs. Scorpio lived in Johnston, Cumberland and since 2003 at Pocasset Bay Manor, Johnston. Mrs. Scorpio was a long time member of the St. Thomas Women's Club and the Providence Women of Rotary.
Annette Leda Masse
BELLINGHAM- Annette Leda (Remillard) Masse, eighty-five years old, a resident of Bellingham, died December 12.
Hugo G. Conati
WOONSOCKET- Hugo G. Conati, 93, of St. Agnes Avenue died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Cecile R. (Nolette) Gilbert Conati and the late Anna (Ansel) Conati.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Angelo and Alice (Bernique) Conati, he had lived in Woonsocket for the past 56 years.
Mr. Conati was the Chief of Division of Fiscal Affairs in the Rhode Island Department of Employment Security before retiring in 1982.
Dorothy M. Lavoie
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dorothy M. (Coupe) Lavoie, 89, formerly of No. Smithfield passed away Dec. 10, 2010 at the South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in No. Kingstown.
Loving wife to the late Gerard L. Lavoie.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a daughter of the late Eugene C. & Margaret (McGarrity) Coupe.
Dorothy was a graduate of RI College of Education and taught in the Woonsocket School System for thirty years.
High school football and basketball seasons tend to blend together these days. Super Bowl games are contested in early December while basketball teams practice without a few key players, waiting for point guards and forwards to put down the pigskin and pick up the roundball.
When Woonsocket and St. Raphael Academy met in the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament championship game on Saturday night, several football players from each school were trying to shake off the rust and get into the flow of their winter sport.
CUMBERLAND â€” Daniel McKee, chairman of the board of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies Blackstone Valley (RIMABV), announced Friday the appointment of Jeremy Chiappetta as executive director of RIMABV schools.
Chiappetta will oversee both RIMABV elementary and middle schools located in Cumberland and continue as head of school at the RIMABV elementary school.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - At the urging of town officials, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) is modifying the intersection of Route 102 and Route 5 in Slatersville in an attempt to make the intersection safer for pedestrians.
PAWTUCKET â€” St. Raphael Academy looked a lot sharper than Woonsocket during the finals of the Dennis M. Lynch Jr. Memorial Tournament on Saturday night.
The Saints got 15 points and 11 assists from tournament MVP Charles Correa while cruising to a 66-53 victory that wasnâ€™t as close as the final score indicated. Leading 34-20 at halftime, the Saints went on a 14-2 run to open the second half.
Woonsocket, which was denied inside position by the Saintsâ€™ front line, managed just one hoop in the first 10 minutes and 19 seconds of the second half.
WARWICK â€” Mount St. Charles continued its early-season success Saturday night at Thayer Arena with a 9-1 triumph over a Lincoln squad thatâ€™s still finding out what life in the stateâ€™s top division is all about. This season saw the Lions jump to Division I after competing the last several years in the now-defunct I-A circuit.
Only a power play goal from Lincolnâ€™s William Nesbitt late in the third period prevented MSC from posting its third consecutive shutout. Michael Magerman and Alex Erban supplied the firepower for the Mounties, each player recording a hat trick.
PROVIDENCE â€” Itâ€™s very good to be Marshon Brooks these days.
To the Providence College senior, the basket must seem as large and as inviting as Narragansett Bay on a summerâ€™s day. The prodigious scoring outputs are quickly becoming a regular feature, as Saturday saw Brooks once again torch the strings with great frequency.