CUMBERLAND â Sometimes it takes awhile for dreams to come true, but for Marc Lonchay his dusky visions paid off just in the nick of time â to the tune of $1 million.
That's how much the unemployed laborer and father of five took home yesterday when Lonchay cashed in his Powerball winnings at the offices of the state lottery â all on numbers he says came to him in his sleep years ago.
âI know, it sounds crazy,â says Lonchay. âI wrote them down. I kept playing them â faithfully.â
Sundayâs Division II Super Bowl game between unbeaten (in league play) Tolman and defending champion Woonsocket needs no hype from the media. These two teams stand on their own merits.
Roger J. Lachance
WHITINSVILLE- Roger J. Lachance, 75, of Douglas Rd. died Wed. Dec. 1 at St. Vincent Hospital after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Pauline D. (Beaudoin) Lachance; his brother Raymond Lachance of N. Smithfield; and several nephews and nieces.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on June 17, 1935 he was son of the late Ferdina L. and Marie R. (Rondeau) Lachance and lived in Whitinsville since 1962.
MANVILLE- Katherine (Horbaychuk) Joinville, 85, of Church St. Manville, died Monday, November 29, 2010, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Henry L. Joinville.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kiczak) Horbaychuk.
Kitty worked for Puritan Peterson Assembly and also as a repair clerk for New England Telephone for 10 years, retiring in l981.
Muriel B. Lafond
BLACKSTONE- Muriel B. Lafond, 67, of Blackstone, loving and devoted wife of Normand R. Lafond, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, November 26, 2010. She and Normand recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. She was the daughter of the late J. Almanzor and Annette (Berube) Pelletier .
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â Chariho High got off to a very good start, but Woonsocket High pulled off a fantastic finish.
The Villa Novans scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and saw their lights-out defense force the Chargers to turn the ball over on their final four series in a 21-7 semifinal-round victory on Tuesday night on the Chargersâ turf that put them back into the Division II Super Bowl.
PROVIDENCE â During the league season last month, Lincoln High had its way with Moses Brown and handed its Division III foe its first loss of the fall.
Letâs just say the Quakers took that defeat personal.
In the more-important rematch between the two squads â a semifinal tilt on Tuesday night â Moses Brown returned the favor with a convincing 21-0 blanking of the Lions at Brown Universityâs Berylson Field.
WEST GREENWICH â The North Smithfield football threw a lot of punches and had the champ on the ropes.
But just when it looked like the champ was done, they found a way.
The Northmen threw â literally and figureatively â everything they had at Exeter-West Greenwich, but couldnât close out the defending Division IV champions in overtime, coming up one yard short in the second OT as North Smithfield fell 44-38 in the D-IV semifinals Tuesday night.
WOONSOCKET â For the last seven years, Senior Pastor Gene Giguere and his fellow members of the Harvest Community Church at 60 North Main Street have been able to follow their Christian faith and help someone in need.
The church has provided shelter to a number of homeless men who might otherwise have spent long, cold nights outdoors during the winter. The churchâs second-floor Sanctuary Ministry shelter opens each Nov. 1 and runs until March.
CUMBERLAND- Pauline Bruneau-O'Hara (Marcotte), 75, of 238 Ann St. died Monday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Wilfred O'Hara Sr.
Born in Bellingham she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Aurore (Barrette) Marcotte. She resided in Cumberland for the past 36 years.
Mrs. O'Hara was an avid bingo player.