March 10th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” Boy, girl â€” pregnancy can be predictable, but here's something local mothers-to-be probably weren't expecting: an invitation to participate in the largest research study of childhood health â€” ever.
Thundermist Health Center, a regional hub of obstetric and pediatric care, rolled out the welcome mat Thursday for women who are pregnant or thinking about having a child in the next few years.
Normand Trank Sr,
PAWTUCKET - Normand Trank Sr, 46, passed March 9th.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Jeanne (Fontaine) Trank and the late Peter G. Trank.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Normand (Trank Jr.) Brissette of Blackstone, MA, two brothers, Peter Trank and Edgar Trank, both of North Carolina, two sisters, Katherine Trank of Coventry and Sheila Ouellette of Woonsocket, and his nine year domestic partner, Timothy Webb of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Donald Trank.
Celine G. Guillemette
WOONSOCKET- Celine G. Guillemette 92, formerly of 40 Washington St. Woonsocket, died Thursday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Roger J. Guillemette.
Born in St. Etienne De Bolton, PQ, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Archille and Alpherida (Bachand) Decelles.
Mrs. Guillemette spent most of her time as a homemaker taking care of her family and also worked part time at the former Almac's Supermarket for twenty five years. She was a member of the Woonsocket Senior Center and St. Agatha's Senior Citizens.
Teresa I. Piekos
WHITE PLAINS, NY- Teresa (Terry) I. Piekos, retired elementary teacher at St. Anthony's School in Harrison and librarian for 24 years at the Port Chester Middle School, died Monday, March 7, at age 83.
She was the beloved wife for over 61 years of Thaddeus (Ted) J. Piekos, formerly Chairman of Mathematics at White Plains High School. She was born in Woonsocket, RI.
She is survived by three daughters, Dr. Jan M Owens of Racine, Wisconsin, Marilyn Woodside, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Kittery, Maine, and Paula Piekos of White Plains.
Joann E. Halnon
BELLINGHAM- Joann E. (Hill) Halnon, 71, of Bellingham, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, with family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 50 years of John D. Halnon, Jr.
GOLDEN VALLEY AZ- Shirley Chamberland, 61 born in Woonsocket R.I. Sept 21, 1949 to Arthur and Jeannette (Virgillio) Lauzon. Passed away Feb 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV with her family was at her side.
She lived in California for 34 years until making her home in Golden Valley AZ.
She is survived by her husband Roland of 44 yrs, 2 sons Roland Jr and Steven Chamberland, daughter Lisamarie Hall, daughter-in-law Dionne Chamberland, son-in-law Ronald Hall, 4 grandsons Roland III, Daniel, Mark and Brian, and her brother Arthur Lauzon of Swansea, MA.
Brother Philip A.
April 26, 1928-March 8, 2011
PASCOAG- Brother Philip A. Leroux, S.C., (Brother Edmond), 82, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Provincial House, Pascoag, Rhode Island, died unexpectedly March 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI.
Born in Barrowsville (Norton), Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Edmond Leroux and Luna Marie (Gagner) Leroux.
WOONSOCKET â€” A rash of car vandalisms in several city neighborhoods over the past week has police looking for help in identifying anyone who may be responsible for the incidents.
PROVIDENCE â€” No one ever said the road to postseason glory was easy. Just ask Mount St. Charles, which needed overtime to hold off Rogers, 59-52, Wednesday night in the Division II semifinals at Rhode Island Collegeâ€™s Murray Center. The Mounties dominated the extra session, holding the Vikings to just one field goal while hitting seven free throws.
This might be Stephen Sheaâ€™s first season as a head coach, but the Mount St. Charles Academy mentor has been around Rhode Islandâ€™s girlsâ€™ hockey scene for the past several years as an assistant coach for the Mounties.
That being said, heâ€™s seen plenty of postseason action, but he doesnâ€™t recall seeing a battle for the state championship as balanced and competitive as the one thatâ€™s unfolding this season.