Archive - Jan 17, 2011
Necole L. Tessier
PAWTUCKET - Necole L. Tessier, 27, of Pawtucket, died on Friday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the daughter of Rene R. and Denise (Dussault) Tessier and a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Necole was a great computer enthusiast who also enjoyed video games.
Survivors are her parents and one brother, Christopher Tessier, and his fiancÃ© and family, all of Pawtucket, and her grandmother, Mary Tessier of Central Falls, also aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marguerite L. Burke
CUMBERLAND - Marguerite L. Burke, 73, formerly of Cumberland and Pawtucket passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Isabelle (Dorrian) LeBlanc. Mrs. Burke worked as a Case Worker for the State of RI for over twenty years before retiring.
Victor A. Fontaine
CENTRAL FALLS - Victor A. Fontaine 92, passed January 14, 2011.
Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Victor and Eva (Marchand) Fontaine. Victor lived in Central Falls his entire life. He was employed by Cumberland Engineering for over 30 years before retiring.
Mary E. Goudreau
PAWTUCKET - Mary E. Goudreau, 83 died Wednesday January 12, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late William E. Goudreau, Sr.
Born in East Providence a daughter of the late John F. Cook, Sr. and the late Lena (Hammersmith) Cook. She lived in Pawtucket for the past thirty four years.
PAWTUCKET - Catherine M. McNamara, 91, of Pawtucket passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011. She was the wife of the late James McNamara.
Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ellen (Donovan)O'Lyons.
Mrs. McNamara lived most of her life in Pawtucket and worked in transport at Memorial Hospital for many years, retiring in 1981.
An interesting aspect of Rhode Island high school wrestling is the traditional powers typically avoid one another until the final month of the dual-meet season, choosing to compete in out-of-state tournaments in December and January before taking each other on during February.
In wrestling, familiarity isnâ€™t a good thing. Nobody likes to tip their hand before the pot gets big enough to mean something.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Behold the power of defense.
St. Raphael knocked off Smithfield, 73-57, on Saturday afternoon because the Saints got downright defensive in the second half. The teams were deadlocked at 40-all with 12:49 remaining before the Saints dialed up their defense a few notches, resulting in a game-ending 33-17 run.
WOONSOCKET -- Proactive community service and attention to public safety was the order of the day when members of the St. James Baptist Church on South Main Street opened this year's celebration of the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The annual celebration in the past has included marches to honor the public demonstrations King led in the 1950s and 1960 to help end the segregation of African Americans in the south and achieve civil rights for all. There have also been readings by young people and musical programs highlighting King's work.