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January 14th, 2011

Roland E. Lavallee

January 14, 2011

Roland E. Lavallee
CENTRAL FALLS: Roland E. Lavallee, 73, of Binford Street, a loving brother and uncle, passed peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center of Rhode Island on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Born in Central Falls, on January 4, 1938, Roland was a son of the late Elie O. Lavallee and Aurore (Robert) Lavallee.

George A. Walsh

January 14, 2011

George A. Walsh
CUMBERLAND - George A. Walsh, 78, of Pound Road died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Loretta C. (Kiernan) Walsh.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Arthur and Madeline (Dooley) Walsh, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 31 years.
Mr. Walsh worked at GTE Corporation, Central Falls for 45 years, retiring as supervisor in 1994.
He was a Korean War Army veteran.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one brother, William J. Walsh of North Attleboro, MA; and several nieces and nephews.

January 13th

In Div. II basketball, parity is prevalent

January 14, 2011

By early next week, basketball teams statewide will have reached the midway point of their league seasons.
For some boys' squads, the writing’s on the wall that their seasons will come to a close some time in mid-February. But for several others, including a plethora of area teams, the postseason is clearly within reach with still plenty of basketball to be played in the final month of league competition.

The Weisses are now 'Mr. and Mrs. Pawtucket'

January 13, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Call them “Mr. and Mrs. Pawtucket” now. Herb Weiss, the city's Economic and Cultural Affairs Officer, recently tied the knot with his longtime partner, Patty Zacks, owner of The Camera Werks on Hope Street.

Snowstorm blankets the Valley

January 13, 2011

Adena Moller and her son, Adam Fontaine, 13, a student at Woonsocket Middle School, clear snow from in front of their home on Cass Avenue in Woonsocket Wednesday.

Spooner named new School Committee chairman

January 13, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Two former School Committee chairmen, who were elected back to the committee in November, have been chosen by their fellow board members to assume leadership roles once again.
By unanimous vote Tuesday night, the newly installed School Committee named Raymond Spooner as chairman and Alan Tenreiro as deputy chairman. The board also chose to retain school secretary Diana Liss, who is Spooner’s sister, as its clerk.

Normand L. Boucher

January 13, 2011

Normand L. Boucher
Normand L. Boucher, 71 of Johnston, died Saturday.
He was the husband of the late Irene (Neveu) Boucher. They had been married 45 years. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Alfred Boucher.
He served in the US Marine Corps from 1957-1962. Normand worked for Lebanon Knitting Mills for 15 yrs., Worcester Textile for 23 yrs. and Benny's Warehouse for 10 plus yrs.

Yvonne Smith

January 13, 2011

Yvonne Smith
CUMBERLAND - Yvonne Smith, 68, of Dexter Street, passed away Tuesday, January 11, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Smith.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alcide and Estelle (Ouellette) Plante. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Smith was employed as an accounts payable clerk for Teknor Apex for many years, and was the owner of the former Smitty's Restaurant which was situated on Broad Street in Cumberland.

Margaret M. Silda

January 13, 2011

Margaret M. Sidla
CUMBERLAND - Margaret M. (Mooney) Sidla, 84, passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Anthony Sidla.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Theilig) Mooney. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was employed as a secretary for Ann & Hope for over 20 years.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church.

January 12th

Strong start is important to Iannetta

January 12, 2011

Some baseball notes geared to make you forget those snow removal blues …

There’s no question Chris Iannetta is bent on staying sharp during the offseason. The St. Raphael Academy alum is renown around the R.I. Baseball Institute for having a set routine and hating to deviate from it. In fact, it wouldn’t come as a shock to learn Iannetta possesses a key to the indoor batting cage, located in Warwick.

January 11th

David Allen Young

January 11, 2011

David Allen Young

Raymond F. Noonan

January 11, 2011

Raymond F. Noonan
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Noonan, 95, of Pawtucket, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at Epoch on Blackstone. He was the husband of the late Anna (Wynne) Noonan.
Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident, he was the son of Edward J. Noonan and Anna J. Bowen Foley Noonan.
He was a 1932 graduate of Pawtucket High School. He graduated from Brown in 1936 and attended Harvard Law School with the class of 1939. He was captain of the 1935-36 Brown basketball team, selected for the all-New England team, and elected by his peers to the Brown all-decade team.

Arthur Hicks

January 11, 2011

Arthur Hicks
RIVERSIDE: Arthur Hicks, 78, of Crescent View Ave, passed January 10th. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Rothermel) Hicks.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Stephen P. and Ellenor (Spitznagel) Hicks.
Arthur was a chef for over 50 years at various restaurants thought RI.

Jeanne A. Gailey

January 11, 2011

Jeanne A. Gailey
FLORIDA - Jeanne A. (DuBois) Gailey, 92, of Jensen Beach, FL, formerly of Dennisport, died December 27, 2010 in Palm City, FL. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Gailey, Sr.
Born in Rhode Island, she and her husband resided there until 1973 when they moved to Cape Cod. She and her husband were avid square dancers for many years; they belonged to the Cape Cod Chowder Club, Square and Round Dancers Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.
She was former member of Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, Port St. Lucie Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Jensen Beach Elementary School.

Evelyn P. Sherry

January 11, 2011

Blanche S. Prevost
PAWTUCKET-- The Funeral of Blanche S. (Pieretti) Prevost, has been rescheduled for Friday at 9:00am from the Cheetham Mortuary 1012 Newport Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am in St Leo The Great Church Central Ave. Burial in Mt St Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home Thursday 4-8pm. www.cheethammortuary.com

Blanche S. Prevost

January 11, 2011

Blanche S. Prevost
PAWTUCKET-- The Funeral of Blanche S. (Pieretti) Prevost, has been rescheduled for Friday at 9:00am from the Cheetham Mortuary 1012 Newport Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am in St Leo The Great Church Central Ave. Burial in Mt St Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home Thursday 4-8pm. www.cheethammortuary.com

Cumberland wrestlers picking up the pace

January 11, 2011

CUMBERLAND – Wrestling season inside the state of Rhode Island doesn’t really get serious until the middle of January. A few of the top teams use the first six weeks of the season to test themselves outside the state in weekend tournaments against elite competition from around New England.
That’s the route Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon has chosen over the years. This season, his defending state champions have won tournaments in Connecticut and Massachusetts before finishing third last Saturday in the prestigious Redskin Invitational up in Sanford, Maine.

Manfredo, now 30, fights Friday in Florida

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- While folks across the Northeast were bracing themselves for today’s heavy snowstorm, Peter Manfredo Jr. pulled off the great escape on Tuesday by jumping on an early flight that took him to sunny Key West, Fla.
But instead of heading to Florida to work on his tan and enjoy a pleasurable vacation, Manfredo chose business over pleasure and flew down for his next fight, Friday night’s 10-round middleweight bout against Daniel Edouard of West Palm Beach, Fla. at Mallory Square overlooking Key West Harbor.

January 10th

Graca carries Tolman cagers to victory

January 11, 2011

BARRINGTON –Jeremy Graca was Mr. Clutch for Tolman High on Monday night
The talented senior scored seven of his 16 points in the final minute as the Tigers defeated Barrington, 56-48, in a Division II crossover contest at the Eagles’ gymnasium.

Saints coast past Classical, 69-42

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET --– This may be hard to fathom, but the regular season in boys’ basketball ends exactly one month from today.
For teams like St. Raphael Academy, it’s simply a matter of full speed ahead. Veteran head coach Tom “Saar” Sorrentine has concerns that are generally viewed as normal for this time of year. Yet with the finish line in sight and playoffs – both divisional and the experimental Sweet 16 – knocking on the doorstep, the onus is on clubs to get everything in order before the truly important games arrive.

 

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