Archive - Nov 23, 2010
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Sandy Gorham has the sentiment of the holiday season down pat â€“ from a football perspective, of course. The veteran East Providence High head coach is thankful that his Townies donâ€™t have the playoffs-at-stake drama thatâ€™s hovering over La Salle Academy heading into Thursdayâ€™s renewal of the longest running holiday sports rivalry between any two Rhode Island high schools.
Thereâ€™s no need to panic over the Red Sox losing Victor Martinez to Detroit in a free agent signing on Tuesday. The Red Sox will find a catcher somewhere. It would be better if they could develop one through their farm system but their best prospect is at least two years away from competing for a big league job.
PROVIDENCE, RI â€“ Attorney General-elect Peter Kilmartin announced the creation of his transition committee, which will help maintain and recruit the top legal talent at the Office of Attorney General while providing policy recommendations.
PAWTUCKET â€” Continuing an exchange program that began last year, a group of 11 Shea High School students is bound for China this April.
Shea High School Principal Chris Lord announced that the second annual two-week visit to Heng Shui High School in the Hebei Province of China will be taking place and that fundraising efforts have begun. The exchange program that began last year was initiated by former Schools Supt. Hans Dellith, who visited China with a group of other Rhode Island educators as part of an exchange initiative.
Viola T. Wilson
PAWTUCKET - Viola T. Wilson, formerly of Lockbridge St, Pawtucket died Monday, November 22, 2010. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Wilson Sr.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred(Thompson) Broadmeadow. She was a supervisor at Hasbro in Pawtucket for many years.
Ann J. Dalton
SEEKONK - Ann J.(Cahalan) Dalton 93 a long time resident of Seekonk, MA died Sunday. She was the loving wife of the late Sterling A. Dalton for over 60 years.
She was a dedicated volunteer to her church and community.
She is survived by her children Richard Dalton, Barbara Ridings, Patricia Dalton and Elizabeth Camerlin, two grandchildren Christopher Ridings and Dalton Paget and two great granddaughters.
Jeanne M. Martin
ALBION - Jeanne M. Martin, 89, formerly of School St. Albion, died Sunday at Mt. St. Francis Health Care Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Louis P. Martin.
Born in Albion she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Clara (Lusignan) Robidoux. She was a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mrs. Martin worked as a supervisor for American Tourister and also at Berkshire Hathaway before retiring.
Margaret E. Cookson
Seekonk - Margaret E. Cookson of Seekonk, MA and formerly of Pawtucket, RI died November 22, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret devoted her life to her family and always had hugs and smiles to give. She loved nothing more than playing Yahtzee with her family and cards with her friends. She had a love affair for all things sugary sweet and a green thumb with Christmas cactuses.
Raymond Breton Sr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond Breton Sr., "Pepere" 99, formerly of Samoset Ave, passed away peacefully at Oakland Grove Health Center on November 20, 2010. He was the husband of Germaine (Daunais) Breton.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Philias and Rosana (Latimer) Breton.
He had been employed as a mechanic for over 30 years.
Antoinette M. Smith
CUMBERLAND - Antoinette M. Smith, 92 of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Edward H. Smith. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Hilda (Ladebauche) Cardin,she had lived most of her life in Cumberland.