Louisa Y. Lachance
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Louisa Y. Lachance, 93 died Wednesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Antonio E. Lachance.
Mrs. Lachance was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Louis and Yvonne (Belliveau) Plasse.
She worked as a nurse's aide at the former Woonsocket Hospital for fifteen years before retiring. She was a cook for the priests at Precious Blood Rectory and for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Mrs. Lachance was an advocate for selfless service, she was a Eucharistic minister, and enjoyed spending her time knitting and painting.
HARRISVILLE- Alice (Moulson) Doiron, 73, of Harrisville, RI passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag, RI with family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Armand Doiron.
Born August 30, 1937 in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jeannette (Glaude) Moulson.
It appears the Red Sox are leaving no stone unturned as the search for the next PawSox manager remains ongoing. The position has been vacant for nearly a month, yet the organization remains mum on whom Torey Lovulloâ€™s successor will be.
As BoSox farm director Mike Hazen explained Thursday, finding the next Pawtucket manager is a decision best not entered into lightly and one that requires a great deal of homework.
WOONSOCKET â€” After watching host Woonsocket High rattle off six straight points in less than a minute early in the second half of Thursdayâ€™s non-league, season-opener, Ponaganset coach Mike Girard called a timeout.
Just before his squad returned back to the floor, Girard told his players one last thing â€“ â€śGames like this,â€ť he said, â€ścan turn in two minutes.â€ť
He was right. And fortunately for him, it was his Chieftains that turned it around.
When the Rhode Island Interscholastic League decided to dissolve the seven-team Division I-A circuit in boysâ€™ hockey during the offseason, that left Lincoln High with an interesting dilemma.
Do the Lions, who were 13-4-1 and state finalists a season ago, drop down to Division II and become the clear-cut favorites to win that championship? Or do the Lions take a bold step up the ladder and compete with the stateâ€™s premier teams in Division I?
Adrien R. Mayer
NO. SMITHFIELD- Adrien R. "Babe" Mayer, 87, of Great Rd., died Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Marie Ann (Vadenais) Mayer and the late Fern (Cloutier) Mayer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Alice (Duhamel) Mayer.
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.
â€śI know, it sounds crazy,â€ť says Lonchay. â€śI wrote them down. I kept playing them â€“ faithfully.â€ť
Sundayâ€™s 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.