Archive - Dec 31, 2013
Each year, the Blackstone Valley boasts its share of amateur championship teams (from the high school ranks to the summer amateur leagues) and tremendous individual performances that rank among the very best in Rhode Island.
But itâ€™s been quite some time since this region has seen an outpouring of success such as the events that transpired during 2013.
Yole M. Fairman
PAWTUCKET - Fairman, Yole M. "Nonnie" 94, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Fairman, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Olga (Bottai) Marini.
She worked as a lace inspector at the former Seekonk Lace Company for 40 years before retiring.
Loretta I. Valentine
SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA - Loretta Irene (O'Brien) Valentine, 95, of Scottsboro, Alabama and formerly of Ridgewood Road, Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Valentine, Sr. Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Loretta F. (McKenna) O'Brien, she resided in Pawtucket for sixty-one years before moving to Scottsboro five years ago.
Madeline M. McConnon
PAWTUCKET - Madeline M. McConnon, of Pawtucket, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Valley Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Lena B. (Tracy) Callahan. She was the wife of the late Michael F. McConnon.
Madeline leaves her son-in-law, Donald LeBlanc, grandsons Brendan and J. Bradford LeBlanc all of Pawtucket. She is predeceased by her daughter, Eileen (McConnon) LeBlanc, brother John J. Callahan.
Devin J. Abbott
PAWTUCKET - Devin J. Abbott, "DJ", 15, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 27, 2013. He was a beloved son of Jennifer L. (LaDuke) Abbott and Joseph H. Abbott of Pawtucket.
Devin was a student at Tolman High School and had attended Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln. He attended Park Place Congregational Church where he was active in the fellowship. He was a member of the Tolman Swim Team and enjoyed skateboarding; making people laugh; visiting nursing homes and the elderly.
Dorothy M. Bascombe
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy M. (Vose) Bascombe, 92, of Old West Wrentham Road died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Willard E. Bascombe.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
She was employed by Tanury Brothers Jewelry Manufacturers of Lincoln for many years before retiring in 1965.