August 29th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â After hearing that The River United Methodist Church couldnât afford to keep its lights on and appliances running, the Italian Workingmenâs Club decided there was only one thing to do: Give the church a check to pay the overdue bill.
âWe voted to pay it in full,â said IWC Chairman Mike Kind.
IWC members handed over a check for $1,000 to Pastor Rebecca Lambert on the steps of the Federal Street Church on Friday afternoon.
WINTER GARDEN, FL - Joan (Caron) Ostojich, of Winter Garden, Florida died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born on June 25, 1940 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Blanch Caron. She was a 1958 graduate of Bellingham High School.
She leaves her husband Gerald Ostojich of Winter Garden, Fl., a sister Jacqueline Robillard of North Smithfield, one niece Christine Bonas of North Smithfield, and a nephew Michael Boucher of Mt. Pleasant, SC.
A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family.
Doris M. Depot
CUMBERLAND - Doris M. Depot (Smith), 89, of 1 Flat St., passed away Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Donna M. Gingras in Sutton, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Depot Jr.
Born in Waterbury, CT she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Gobeille) Smith. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life having left for Florida in 1964 and returning to Cumberland in 1994.
She was employed by the Health-Tex Corp., Pawtucket for many years until her retirement in 1987. Mrs. Depot was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
PAWTUCKET – Ten years have gone by since Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, and this weekend in Las Vegas the Pawtucket-based pro will bring to bear every bit of that experience as he steps onto the biggest stage of his career.
Falowo, 12-2-0 (8 KO) in his fourth year as a professional, will make his television debut on Saturday night, taking on highly-touted Romanian-born prospect Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril at the Palms Resort Casino.
WOONSOCKET â The line of people, some disheveled and weary-looking, formed behind a red pickup truck that backed into a weed-strewn lot off Social Street.
When the tailgate dropped, it was plain to see why they were there: One by one, they approached to retrieve a sandwich, a slice of pizza or a bread roll from stacks of provisions piled in the bed of the pickup. Others picked through used pieces of clothing and secondhand shoes from a cardboard box.
WOONSOCKET - Lucille Monfette 86, formerly of Pond St., died Wednesday at The Holiday Retirement Home. She was the wife of the late Albert Monfette. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Rondeau) Lafontaine. Lucille was a seamstress for Woonsocket Dress for many years. She was a member of the Royal Travelers, St. Joseph Sr. Citizens, and the Parkview Social Club.
Michael J. Marsland
WARREN - Michael J. Marsland, 57, of Warren, RI, passed away August 23 at his residence.
He was born in Providence, RI, son of the late Donald & Beverly (Marandola) Marsland.
When he lived in California, he worked with automatic gates. He was a US Air Force peacetime veteran. He was a resident of Warren, previously living in Providence.
He is survived by his brothers, Eric Marsland and his wife Bethany of Woonsocket and Roger Marsland of Cumberland, and sister, Stacie DuBreuil of Chepachet. He is also survived by 1 nephew and 3 nieces.
CUMBERLAND â Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.
WOONSOCKET â After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a smooth start Wednesday as the first batch of little pioneers reported for classes.
About half of some 450 kindergartners arrived on the first day of school, and the other half arrives today in a staggered start to the year for the youngsters, according to Kindergarten Coordinator Donna Coderre, principal of Leo Savoie Elementary School.
Elaine B. Barry
BURRILLVILLE - Elaine B. "Meme" Barry, 74, of Pascoag, RI, passed away August 22, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the loving wife of 39 years to the late John A. Barry, Jr.
She was born in Blackstone, MA, daughter of the late Roderick "Pete" & Beatrice (Therien) Lamoureux.