January 7th, 2015
WOONSOCKET – T.J. Ciolfi’s Villa Novans are quickly earning the reputation as a pick-your-poison team for opponents.
Do you run multiple defenders at 6-foot-5 senior Gary Lyles, who possesses a special blend of athleticism that’s hard for frontcourts to contend with? Or do you elect to concentrate on Elijah Vazquez, a shifty guard who seemingly possesses unlimited range?
WOONSOCKET – During the Christmas break, Mount St. Charles dropped three straight non-league contests, and first-year head coach Henry Coleman knew why.
His team wasn’t crashing the boards or playing team defense like they should be, so spent extra practice time on those issues.
Coleman said he could see that work pay off during the Mounties’ impressive 49-36 non-league victory over Division II foe Lincoln on Wednesday night, to improve to 2-4 overall.
Alice L. Bourbonniere
WOONSOCKET - Alice L. Bourbonniere, 76, passed away December 11, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (nee. Sarazin) Carriere.
She was an active member of the Elks of Woonsocket, RI and the Eagles of Port Orange, FL.
Carolyn B. Parker
DOUGLAS - Carolyn B. (Balcome) Parker, 85, died Tues. Jan. 6 at St. Camillus Nursing Home where she has been a resident the past year.
Lucienne A. Desrosiers
MANVILLE - Lucienne A. Desrosiers, 94, of Manville died Tuesday morning at St. Antoine Residence after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of Philias A. Desrosiers. They were married on February 23, 1946 and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in February of 2014.
Born in Manville she was a daughter of the late Mastai and Fabiola (Noury) Laplante. She was a lifelong resident of Manville and lifelong communicant of St. James Parish.
Michelle R. Carlton
WOONSOCKET - Michelle R. Carlton, 46, of Woonsocket died Friday evening at Landmark Medical Center. She was the loving wife of Todd A. Carlton. They were married on August 20, 2006.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Paul G. and Marie E. (Falbo) Dion of Middletown. She was a resident of Woonsocket for over 25 years and previously lived in Waltham, Northboro and Sterling, MA.
Leonel M. Cote
PASCOAG - Leonel M. "Nel" Cote, 80, of Pascoag, RI, passed away on December 21, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Leo and Antonia (Bourget) Cote.
He was the husband to the late Pauline M. (Turgeon) Cote.
Leonel was a Burrillville resident for most of his life. He worked for the Burrillville Highway Department for 13 years retiring in 1999. Previously he worked for the Tupco Co., of Auburn, Ma and was the caretaker for St. Patrick's Cemetery for 11 years. He was also a former member of the RI National Guard.
George W. Townsend, Jr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - George W. Townsend, Jr., 88, of Greenville Rd., died January 6, 2015 in his home. He was the husband of Annie (Lechman) Townsend whom he married March 4, 1950. Born in Fayetteville, NC, he was the son of the late George and Segretta (Davis) Townsend.
He worked for Verizon before his retirement in 1986. George served in the United States Army and Navy during World War II; and he was an avid golfer.
BURRILLVILLE – “When Seasons Collide” would be an appropriate title for how football season ran smack dab into basketball season at Burrillville High.
PAWTUCKET â James F. âJimâ Baron, 57, The Times and The Callâs legendary political reporter and a well-known and respected observer of all doings at the Rhode Island Statehouse, died Monday night at Miriam Hospital.
Jim was the husband of Denise Perreault, a former city editor at the Woonsocket Call, and son of Mary (Wilkie) Baron and the late Robert Baron.
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