SMITHFIELD — A trio of sophomores led Cumberland High to a 70-40 victory over Burrillville – not to mention a divisional title within the annual Rhode Island Board of Girls Basketball Officials/Smithfield Boosters Holiday Tournament – at Smithfield High’s gym on Monday night.
Julianne Ross manufactured 18 points, seven assists, five steals, while Mary Lynch contributed eight points and nine boards and Allison Ladetto seven points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Pauline A. (LeBlanc) Laliberte
1938 - 2014
Raymond E. Robitaille
PAWTUCKET - Raymond E. Robitaille, 87, died at home on Friday, December 26, 2014. He was the husband of the late Marie (Ferland) Robitaille and the late Marguerite (Dumas) Robitaille. Raymond was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Henry and Cyprienne (Paquin) Robitaille. He was a machine operator at Collyer Wire, Pawtucket for many years until his retirement. He was an avid lawn bowler and golfer and a fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.
PAWTUCKET - Normand Hebert, 84, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marcelle (Beaulieu) Hebert. They were happily married for 59 years. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Henry and Eva (Houle) Hebert. Normand was an electronic technician for Raytheon for 25 years, retiring in 1995.
Besides his wife he is survived by his children, John Hebert, Susan Dewitt, and Donna Barron; a brother, Rene Hebert; 8 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Josephine V. Terrien
PAWTUCKET - Josephine V. Terrien, 83, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Louis M. Terrien. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Marie (St. Germaine) Horne.
CUMBERLAND - John Hull 89, passed away Saturday December 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Stella (Koziol) Hull. They were married for 65 years.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Francis and Apolonia (Robak) Hull. He lived in Cumberland for the past 65 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before retiring John was employed for 25 years as a Correctional Officer by the Rhode Island Dept. of Corrections.
Mr. Hull server proudly as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Gladys A. DeRosier
CUMBERLAND - Gladys A. (Zyons) DeRosier, 91, of Pollett St., passed away Saturday in Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. DeRosier.
A lifelong Cumberland resident she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Victoria Zyons.
James A. Hodgson
LINCOLN - James A. Hodgson, 87, of Arlington Drive, died Saturday, December 27, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Elaine M. (Dickie) Hodgson.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Dogul of Cumberland, and Beth Hodgson-Wright of Ponchatoula, La.; one sister, Lois Cooke of Greenville, and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late David Hodgson, and the brother of the late Dorothy Murphy.
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J. Albert Newton, Jr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - J. Albert Newton, Jr., 102, passed away on December 24, 2014 at Hallworth House, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Rodger) Newton. They would have celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary on March 20th. Born on February 6, 1912, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Ruth (Brown) Newton. He and Elizabeth were residents of Rumford for over 60 years.
PAWTUCKET â€” A local man was charged with assault of police officers after a fracas in a parking lot outside of The Met early Friday morning left one officer hospitalized, authorities said.
Around 1 a.m. Friday, Pawtucket Police Officer Zachary Day was on patrol in the area of The Met, at 1005 Main St. He observed there was a large group of people â€“ estimated to be over 100 â€“ leaving the music club and disrupting the flow of traffic, police said. Approximately 15 vehicles were stopped in the roadway.
CUMBERLAND — It was only a holiday tournament championship game. Another non-leaguer in December. Both Woonsocket and Tolman High will have bigger fish to fry during the league seasons that begin in earnest next week. Still, the intensity and emotion displayed during Saturday night’s Holiday Classic title contest was worthy of a playoff game in March.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Police are investigating what may turn out to be the cityâ€™s second homicide of 2014 after discovering the body of a Providence man with a head wound on Christmas Day.
The body of Cheikh Diop, 41, was found lying on the ground in front of 17 Parker St. about 6:30 p.m. Police said Diop had apparently somehow suffered a severe laceration to the head.
Police have also charged a man with obstruction while investigating the death, according to wire reports.
Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Times.
CUMBERLAND – Tolman High made short work of Lincoln in the opening game of the 42nd annual Holiday Classic hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland/Lincoln.
The Tigers converted eight three-point field goals during a 61-38 triumph that put them into tonight’s championship game against Woonsocket, which dispatched host Cumberland in Friday’s nightcap, 84-55.
LAUREL D. COULOMBE
PAWTUCKET - Laurel D. Coulombe, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. She was the wife of Armand Coulombe. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Albina (Baril) Trottier.
Besides her husband she is survived by five children, Paul, Richard, Robert, and David Coulombe, and Debra Gorman; two brothers, Frank and Maurice Trottier; one sister, Olive Gibbons; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was the great-grandmother of the late Alexis Coulombe.
JANE F. NICHOLSON
PAWTUCKET - Jane F. Nicholson, 79, of Pawtucket died on December 25, 2014. She was the wife of James P. Nicholson.
Mrs. Nicholson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Wallace A. and Lola Baker. She was a relocation consultant for United Van Lines for many years.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her sons, Kevin S. Nicholson and his wife Romy Sue of North Kingston, and Scott Nicholson of Pawtucket. She also leaves her brother Donald Baker and her three grandchildren.
RITA J. MENARD
PAWTUCKET - Rita J. Menard, 82, passed December 20th with her loving family by her side. She had been employed by AT Cross, attended RISD, was a sales rep for Stanley Home Products and was an avid bingo player.
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