November 24th, 2010
Jeannine B. Cote
WOONSOCKET - Jeannine B. Cote, of Woonsocket, died Saturday at Mt. St. Francis Health Center with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Leo N. Cote. They were married on June 22, 1946.
Born in Gentilly, P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Antonia (Baril) Durand. She came to the United States with her family in 1923 and was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life. She was a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School, Class of 1936.
Leo R. Paul
WOONSOCKET - Leo R. Paul, 99, of St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, RI, formerly of Meadow Rd. and Burnside Ave., Woonsocket, peacefully passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010 surrounded by the people who loved him.
He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Grenon) Paul. Born April 21, 1911 in Woonsocket, he was one of ten children of Calixte and Rosilda (Breault) Paul. He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Gerard R. Salvas
BURRILLVILLE - Gerard R. (Jerry) Salvas, 66, resident of Pascoag, passed away Nov. 18, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
Loving husband of 48 years to Mary Ann (Rose) Salvas.
Jerry was a long haul truck driver for 30 years; his latest was delivering mail up and down the east coast. He was a US Navy Veteran.
Shirley A. Blanchard
WOONSOCKET - Shirley A. Blanchard 71, of Diamond Hill Rd., died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Wigglesworth) Gosselin. Shirley was a piece worker for the former Miller Electric Co. for thirty years before retiring fifteen years ago.
William D. Maher Jr.
BLACKSTONE - William D. Maher Jr., 82,of Blackstone, MA died Thursday, November 18, 2007 in St. Vincents Hospital, Worcester, MA after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Margaret (OBrien) Maher who passed away in November of 2003. Born in Woonsocket, RI he was the son of the late William D. and Evelyn (Kelly) Maher Sr.
Thereâ€™s no need to panic over the Red Sox losing Victor Martinez to Detroit in a free agent signing on Tuesday. The Red Sox will find a catcher somewhere. It would be better if they could develop one through their farm system but their best prospect is at least two years away from competing for a big league job.
WOONSOCKET â€“ They say money talks, and with any luck, it will settle the controversy over the worth of the abandoned contents of Woonsocket Middle School in 10 days.
That's when a Boston company will auction off the massive collection of property left behind by the Woonsocket Education Department when the building was turned over to the city.
Personnel from Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers is already in the Park Place building sorting the varied inventory in preparation for the auction, said company president Marianne Sullivan.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Attorney General-elect Peter Kilmartin announced the creation of his transition committee, which will help maintain and recruit the top legal talent at the Office of Attorney General while providing policy recommendations.
WOONSOCKET â€” As a vice principal at Woonsocket High, Carnell Henderson appreciates how important a responsible senior class is to the schoolâ€™s younger students, who watch their older colleagues and see how they handle certain situations.
As head football coach, Henderson knows his team depends upon senior leadership to carry the younger players through some of the tougher moments in a season full of challenges.
With the 2010 season building to a climax over the next two weeks, Henderson feels confident his Villa Novans are ready for the biggest test of their young careers.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Itâ€™s never an easy task to go from an 0-9 season to a playoff campaign in just two seasons, and second-year North Smithfield head coach Wes Pennington recognized that last week when he talked about his Northmenâ€™s past, present, and future.
The Northmen are enjoying one of their finest seasons and will be marching to the playoffs for the first time in the teamâ€™s 43-year history. Their 5-2 mark was their best record since 1997 and good enough for a third-place finish in the Division IV circuit and the No. 3 seed in next weekâ€™s postseason.