Archive - Nov 12, 2010
FLORIDA - Shirley Starsiak 82, formerly of EP passed away November 8 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers FL.She leaves her Beloved daughter Gail and son-in law Jerry Blain of Ft. Myers Beach with whom she made her home for the past 3 years.
Born in Central Falls to the late Irene and Thomas Flaxington, she was also a stepdaughter to the late James Hindle. She was the mother of the late Gary Starsiak. Shirley also leaves a sister, June Schricker in California.
Shirley E. Alix
CUMBERLAND - Shirley E. (Drummond) Alix, 90, of Cumberland, died on Tuesday at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre in Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Clifford L. Alix.
Born in Pawtucket on May 10, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred(Cheney) Drummond.
Mrs. Alix was employed by the former Almacs Supermarket as a clerk for several years prior to retiring.
Armand E. Lapierre
SARASOTA, Fla. - Armand E. Lapierre, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Laura M. (Marcotte) Lapierre.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Alfred G. Lapierre, Sr. and Diana M. (Beauchaine) Lapierre. Armand was a longtime resident of Pawtucket before moving to Florida, after retirement he enjoyed spending summers in Rhode Island.
He was a World War II US Army veteran, and a Life member of LeFoyer.
Armand was the proprietor of Darlington Sash and Door Company, Pawtucket for 21 years until retiring in 1983.
Clara I. Blake
PAWTUCKET - Clara I.Blake, 92, of Ashburne Street, Pawtucket, passed away on Wednesday,November 10, 2010 at The Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret (Lydon) Poirier and was the beloved wife of Lawrence T. Blake Jr. She was employed as an assembler for the Fram Corporation for 18 years retiring in 1980.
Grover J. McParlin Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Grover J. McParlin Jr., "Joe", 54, of Saratoga Avenue, Pawtucket died Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.
He was born in Providence, the son of Kathleen (Burns) McParlin of Greenville and the late Grover J. McParlin Sr. He was the loving husband of Lise D. (Cousineau) McParlin for 25 years. Joe was employed by Hot Stuff Inc., a food vendor based in Warwick, RI.
Claire J. Bois
PAWTUCKET - Claire J. Bois, 93, formerly of Kent Street, Pawtucket, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at the Grandview Center in Cumberland.
She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Papini) Arrighi and was the wife of the late F. Edward Bois. Claire spent her entire life caring for the people she loved and enjoyed their love in return. She was employed as an inspector for the Fram Corporation.
Alfredo S. Roque
PAWTUCKET: Alfredo S. Roque, 64, of Cleveland St, passed November 10, 2010. He was the husband of Adelaide (Marques) Roque. They have been married for 37 years.
Born in Vale da Ribeira, Portugal,a son of the late Eduardo and Maria Santos Silva Roque.
He had been employed by Carol Cable for many years and was a member of the Portuguese Social Club.
Dorothy A. Hull
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy A. (Wilson) Hull, 74, of New York Avenue died Sunday, November 7, 2010 while visiting in South Carolina. She was the wife of the late James G. Hull.
Born in Eastover, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gary T. and Flossie Mae (Woodle) Wilson.
Mrs. Hull worked at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville for many years before retiring.
Norman J. Cotton
TEXAS - Mr. Norman James Cotton,. 73, passed away on October 27, 2010.
Born February 6, 1937, in Central Falls, RI, Mr. Cotton was a son of the late William Christie Cotton, Jr. and Florence Anita LaRocque Cotton. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving more than 33 years during which time he earned many medals, commendations, and honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a Catholic and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
LINCOLN --- For the first time in his pro career, Woonsocketâs Joe Gardner will be fighting for a championship belt, and he will try to claim his prize in the six-round co-feature of tonightâs CESâs (Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.) âHomecoming Kingâ card at the Twin River Event Center.
And for the first time since coming back to the sport in May after a 7Â˝-year absence, Gardner has had to prepare for a fight without his favorite sparring partner, West Warwickâs Keith Kozlin, giving him some valuable rounds.
MIDDLETOWN -- St. Raphael Academy fell from the unbeaten ranks in a very big way on Thursday night by dropping a 7-5 decision to Middletown High in the Division III semifinals at the Gaudet Middle School complex.
The Islanders, who will battle Narragansett High in Sundayâs championship game at Rhode Island College, won this high-scoring affair by breaking a 3-3 tie with the first three goals of the second half.
The loss came as a shock to the Saints, who allowed just eight goals during the regular season and came into the game with a 15-0 mark.
CRANSTON --- Defense is the main reason why Lincoln High captured the Division II-North title this year.
And if the Lions plan to seize the Division II state championship on Sunday afternoon, they are going to need the same excellent defense they displayed throughout the season and in Thursday nightâs semifinal-round game against Mount St. Charles Academy.
Junior striker Jillian DeSimone scored her team-high 16th of the season and the Lionsâ defense held off a furious second-half attack by the high-scoring Mounties en route to a 1-0 victory at Cranston Stadium.
CUMBERLAND â When Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Josh Lemois told his father he was giving up a chance to become a local policeman to go to Afghanistan, Bruce Lemois thought he understood.
He had to go.
Why else would Josh turn his back on his dream job?
âHe wants to be a Cumberland police officer,â said Lemois, a member of the Cumberland Town Council. âNot a Warwick police officer. Not Providence. He wants to be a member of his hometown police department.â