CENTRAL FALLS - Joan "Scotty" Belanger, 83, passed on December 14th. She was the wife of the late Roger Belanger.
Born in Scotland, Joan was the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Murdoch) Craig.
She had retired from Texas Instruments, and was very active at several area senior centers, enjoyed travel, swimming, playing cards, bowling and camping.
Barbara L Rogers
PAWTUCKET - Barbara L Rogers, 87, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James Leo & Ruth Donnelly.
Barbara was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother & great-great grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
Barbara is survived by two sons, David & James Rogers and two daughters, Eileen Souza & Donna Sabatini. 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great- grandchildren and several nieces & nephews
Edward A. Faunce
PAWTUCKET - Edward A. Faunce of Lincoln died on December 14, 2014.
Mr. Faunce was born in Pawtucket the son of Dorothy (Justice) Faunce and the late Arthur Faunce.
Besides his mother Edward is survived by his sisters Judith A. Rott of Lincoln, Clare O'Neill and her husband Gerald of Pawtucket, and Joan Mooney of Cumberland. He also leaves a brother Arthur Faunce and his wife Stella of Connicticut. Edward was the brother of the late James Faunce.
His funeral and burial will be at a later date.
PAWTUCKET - Theresa Hainey, 86, passed away Monday December 15, 2014. She was the wife of the late Vincent Hainey.
She is survived by her children, Michael Hainey, and Rita Clement.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 12pm in the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket. Burial will follow in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visitation Friday from 11-12 prior to the service in the funeral home. www.oneillfuneralhomes.com
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” After playing horribly at the tail end of the initial half and the first part of the second, Lincoln High manufactured an 19-3 flurry over the final 7:29 to edge North Smithfield, 49-45, in a R.I. Injury Fund opener on Monday night.
Thanks to senior tri-captain Devon Deragonâ€™s pretty fast-break lay-in at that juncture of the game, the Northmen seemed destined to reign with a 42-30 cushion. But the Lions took advantage of several miscues by the hosts to move to 1-0.
NORTH ATTLEBORO â€“ The man who died after his Cadillac CTS veered off I-95 and crashed into a tree Sunday has been identified by the Massachusetts State Police as 31-year-old Lukasz Prokop, 31, of Cumberland.
Police said Prokop was traveling southbound on I-95 with one other passenger in the sedan when the vehicle left the highway just north of the I-295 ramp, near Toner Boulevard.
Medical personnel from the North Attleboro Fire Department transported Prokop to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Frederick C. Urbanowicz
PAWTUCKET - Frederick C. Urbanowicz, 70, of Booth Avenue passed away Monday December 15, 2014 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. He was the former husband of Bernardine (Durlack) Urbanowicz.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Charles and Ann (Farnworth) Urbanowicz. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 6 years and was formerly of Seekonk.
Before retiring Fred was employed as a Master Electrician for C.O. Hoffacker for many years.
He was an U.S. Army SP-5 serving in Vietnam. He was a member of the Elks, VFW and the Moose Lodge, all of Attleboro.
Joseph W. LaBranche
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joseph W. LaBranche, 93, of Lincoln, formerly of Tomlinson Road, Attleboro passed away Sunday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Unit, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Dauray) LaBranche, and they had been married for the past 69 years.
Born in New Market, NH, he was the son of the late Emile and Emma (Thibeault) LaBranche. He resided in Lincoln for the past year, previously residing in South Attleboro since 1975.
Edward J. Miller
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Miller, 101, of Pawtucket died on December 14, 2014.
Mr. Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late Edward J. Miller and Anna (Connors) Miller.
He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Miller landed in Normandy on D Day, June 6, 1946, the Longest Day, where he served as a Medic, and was part of the Allies march to freedom in Europe. When he returned home he was a chef at the Fountain Blue Restaurant in Miami, Florida and then worked in the textile industry here in Rhode Island.
David L. Lapham
SEEKONK - David "Sonny" L. Lapham, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Wilbur D. and Blanche M. (Arpin) Lapham.
Linda M. Hebert
PAWTUCKET - Linda M. Hebert of Pawtucket passed into eternal life on December 13, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Michael Hebert. They had been married twenty years.
Mrs. Hebert was born in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Besides her husband Linda is survived by her stepson, Michael F. Quinn and her stepdaughters, Dawn M. Moss and Christine M. Moss.
There will be a service for Linda on Thursday morning, December 18, at 10:00 am in the Notre Dame Cemetery, Chapel, Daggett Avenue Pawtucket.
Sheila A. Paquette
LINCOLN - Sheila A. Paquette, 77, formerly of Lincoln died Thursday at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the former wife of the late Raymond J. Paquette.
Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Flynn) McMahon. She was raised in Providence and lived for several years in Pawtucket. She was a resident of Lincoln for over 40 years until relocating to Attleboro and most recently Swansea within the past several years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Mere months after opening their business in a 375-square-foot space in the Lorraine Mills on Mineral Spring Avenue, Crooked Current Brewery â€“ the smallest brewery in the state â€“ finds itself with a new decoration just outside of their tight quarters, after being proclaimed Favorite Rhode Island Brewery in an online readersâ€™ choice poll.
The proclamation on the breweryâ€™s entrance door recognizes Crooked Currentâ€™s victory in the inaugural Bottles & Cans & Just Clap Your Hands poll, which called on voters to cast their ballot online for their favorite brewery in the state.
PAWTUCKET – It is not yet mid-December and high school basketball coaches have hardly begun to shuffle the deck in search of winning hands.
“We’re looking for players,” St. Raphael Academy coach Tom Sorrentine said after finding at least one during Friday night’s 57-48 victory over Shea at Alumni Hall in an Injury Fund contest that doesn’t count in the standings.
Sophomore Peter Wilson came off the bench to lead the Saints with 21 points. Wilson is one of four players Sorrentine is rotating at the point guard position.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ The City Council Wednesday prequalified a list of seven contractors vying for the $1 million project to improve the Jones Pond property, a neglected parcel along Fifth Street.
PAWTUCKET – Providence Country Day will get the chance to officially defend its Lynch Tournament crown after racing past Central Falls, 78-47, Thursday night. Former St. Raphael star Alex Holloway had an effective 14 points while junior Joe McNamara led all scorers with 17 points on three 3-pointers.
David DePina paced Central Falls with 10 points.
PCD will take on Woonsocket in what figures to be an entertaining championship game on Saturday night. C.F. will face St. Raphael in the consolation contest.
CUMBERLAND - Della Refino, 89, passed on December 12th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Earl Henry Refino.
Born in Seekonk, MA a daughter of the late Claudino and Ermlinda (Mendoza) Oliveira.
She had been employed as a jewelry molder for many years; Della then was a school bus monitor for the Town of Lincoln. She loved traveling and spending time with her family.