Archive - Nov 18, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” It has been said more than a few times that success in high school sports comes in cycles. Talented players sometimes come in cohesive groups of classmates who win games from middle school on up through high school. And when they graduate, sometimes the cupboard is empty.
That could be the story of Woonsocket Highâ€™s football program, which won the last two Division II Super Bowls before falling back to earth this season, finishing 1-6 in league action.
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Elsa (Ochsenreiter) Brunelle, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Theophile "Ted" Brunelle for 54 years and the companion of Lionel Lee LeMarier for many years. Born in Kempten, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gebhard and Karolina (Dadl) Ochsenreiter. Elsa was a devoted mother who enjoyed completing puzzles, playing cards, bowling and especially enjoyed dancing and waltzing. She was also a member of the Hi-Lo Camping Association.
Florence M. Piccolo
CENTRAL FALLS - Florence M. Piccolo, 96, passed peacefully at the Jeanne Jugan Residence. She was the wife of the late Vincenzo T. Piccolo.
She was the daughter of the late Delphis and Georgianna (Chabot) Gagnon.
Florence is survived by two daughters, Gloria McGovern of Cumberland and Jacqueline Fickle of Lincoln, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children, a great- great grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Roland and Roger Gagnon.
Joseph H. L. Moreau
CUMBERLAND - Joseph H. L. Moreau of Cumberland, Rhode Island died on Thursday, November 17, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline T. (Langevin) Moreau, to whom he was married for 58 years.
Elizabeth Frances Gunning
KINGSTON -Elizabeth Frances Gunning, 59, of Kingstown Road, Kingston, died November 15, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center in Providence after a four-month illness.
Born in Pawtucket on October 11, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Gunning and the late Frances V. (Dempsey) Gunning. Raised in Pawtucket, she moved to Kingston when she was in the sixth grade, attended St. Francis School, and resided in the greater South Kingstown/Narragansett area for much of her life.
George F. Rizzardini
SEEKONK - George F. Rizzardini, 73, of Newman Avenue, Seekonk Ma, died Thursday, November 17, 2011. He was the husband of the late Beverly L. (Carpenter)Rizzardini.
Mr. Rizzardini was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Lena M. and Gabriel (Pierini) Rizzardini. He served in the Army National Guard from 1956-1963.
Mr. Rizzardini graduated from the Massachusetts Police Academy in 1966 and served as both a full time police officer in Seekonk for two years and then a special Seekonk police officer until he retired in 2003.
PROVIDENCE â€” The General Assembly culminated an historic special fall session by overwhelmingly approving a radical overhaul of the public employee's pension system designed to save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over time and preserve the integrity of the pension funds going forward.