Archive - Nov 26, 2012
Tonightâ€™s the night. High school footballâ€™s version of the â€˜Sweet Sixteenâ€™. Four teams in each of the stateâ€™s four divisions battling for the right to be the eight that will play for a Super Bowl championship this weekend.
Three local teams â€” Cumberland, Woonsocket, and North Smithfield â€” are among the 16 that will suit up tonight in their respective semifinal-round games, with the Clippers and Villa Novans playing Division II games in the friendly confines of their home fields and the Northmen heading to Providence for a Division IV contest.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a perfect world, Ed Cooley would have the luxury of bringing along Josh Fortune at a pace suitable for a freshman.
Instead of dipping his toe in the water and feeling his way around, Fortune has been tossed head first into the deep end of the pool. There would be no easing the 6-foot-5 guard into his new world, no spoon-feeding on a Providence College team where contributions these days are mandated, not expected.
Phillip J. Stroscio
PAWTUCKET - Phillip J. Stroscio of Walcott Street, Pawtucket passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Hospice after suffering a long illness with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of June E. (Drummond) Stroscio. Mr. Stroscio was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Frank Stroscio and Josephine (Sidoti) Stroscio.
He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, Serving in Europe and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Before retiring Phillip worked as a printer initially at J.C. Hall Company and later at Citizens bank.
Phillip J. Regan
EAST PROVIDENCE - Phillip J. Regan, 52, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012. Born in Providence, he was the son of Helen (Phillip) Regan, and the late Maurice Regan. Phillip lived most of his life in Pawtucket before moving to East Providence fifteen years ago. He was a graduate of Tolman High School and CCRI. He was a true outdoorsman who loved hiking, camping and mountain climbing.
MILFORD, DE - Leesona "Lee" Dougherty passed away November 24, 2012 at The Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE. She was 72.
She was born July 9, 1940 in North Attleboro, MA to the late William Stack and Loretta (Gauthier) Stack Grimley. She attended and graduated from Tolman High School in Pawtucket, RI in 1958. Many of the friendships that she made while growing up in New England endured throughout her lifetime.
Shirley A. Sharples
PAWTUCKET - Shirley A. Sharples, 81, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Albert Sharples.
Dorothy M. Parmentier
Retired Texas Instruments Employee
LINCOLN - Dorothy Mae (Burgess) Parmentier, 85, of Franklin Street, Lincoln, died on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Facility in Providence, Rhode Island. She was the wife of the late Omer L. Parmentier, Sr. who died on August 4, 2007.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 5, 1927, she was a daughter of the late William B. Burgess, Sr. and Martha (Burgess) Burgess. She was resident of Lincoln for more than 30 years having previously resided in Pawtucket.