July 7th, 2014
PUTNAM - Barthelemy "Bud" or Bart" Perreault, 89, of Elvira Heights, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 in UMass Memorial Hospital. He married his loving wife of over 50 years, Rita T. (LeClaire) Perreault on October 2, 1960 in Putnam. Born in Burrillville, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Teresa (Burke) Perreault.
Mr. Perreault was a WWII Navy Veteran. He went on to be a machinist for 18 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed crossword Puzzles and was a devout Boston Red Sox fan.
CUMBERLAND - Eugene R. Conway, well respected businessman, educator, and life-long resident of Cumberland Hill, died July 7. He was 92. Eugene turned the lessons learned from early success at selling apples from the family orchard into growing the family bus and tour company, Conway Tours. The lessons he learned from curiously dismantling radiators on frigid winter mornings were turned into a successful career as a Cumberland High School science teacher for 27 years, retiring in 1983. Although he never learned to swim, he was a navy veteran of WWII, attaining the rank of captain.
CUMBERLAND - Robert E. Daigle, 71, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Bernard and Cecile (Rivard) Daigle. Robert was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a big NASCAR fan and was often called NASCAR Bob.
WOONSOCKET - Richard G. Menard, 59, of Woonsocket passed peacefully June 24th, 2014.
Born in Middletown CT he was a son of Dolores (Schramm) Menard and the late George Menard.
A Loving Father of Jason Menard, Tracy Austin, Grand Father of Trenton Austin, Bonnie Young, David Young Jr. Brother of Mary Fields and Denise Ayotte.
Richard was a proud US Army Veteran having honorably served his country in Vietnam.
He was a skilled General Contractor and worked in the Maintenance Engineering Departments of various companies in Cranston
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The Paddle Across Rhode Island team escaped potential washout impacts from Hurricane Arthurâs close brush with the area and set out on their more that 100-mile journey from the townâs Meadows Recreation Complex on Sunday with perfect weather and perfect river conditions.
PAWTUCKET â There was a time when the slightest mention of Anthony Ranaudoâs injury-marred 2012 campaign would prompt the same kind of reaction Brad Pitt had in the film âFight Club.â
Paraphrasing the 1999 move â âWe donât talk about it.â
âLooking back it kind of stinks thinking that I lost a full year of development, but Iâve put it behind me,â said Raunado about his aforementioned trying season while sitting in the PawSox dugout recently.
In early August, Lisa Walkin will participate in her first-ever Pan-Mass Challenge as a mere recreational bicyclist, and she admits she’s as nervous as any woman could be.
The 43-year-old Cumberland resident, who works as a physical therapist at a Woonsocket nursing home, will not be a member of any team, like thousands of others who have joined over the 30-plus years the ride has existed.
You have to know where it is on Main Street in Woonsocket to visit a local museum dedicated to largely antique television and radio broadcast equipment and then also set up an appointment with its founders and curators to make it inside.
But Paul Beck, president of the nonprofit Museum of Broadcast Technology at 162 Main St., hopes all that will change in the near future when the organization completes a plan to hold frequent public visit days to display its unique holdings of media technology.
Two years ago, Colin Tierney came in third place at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race. Last year, the recent Bishop Hendricken graduate and freshman-to-be at Columbia University crossed the finish line right behind the event’s winner, Brian Doyle, the son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle.
In Rhode Island American Legion, the Fourth of July is a reminder that the end is in sight for the 22-game regular season.
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