CENTRAL FALLS – Burrillville is making an early-season statement in Division IV. The message is loud and clear: Look out for the Broncos!
Donald M. Hayes
PAWTUCKET - Donald M. Hayes, formerly of Pawtucket died on October 2, 2014.
Mr. Hayes was born in Central Falls, the son of Irene (Desrosiers) Hayes of Central Falls and the late William E. Hayes. He worked in the security office for Brinks Corporation.
Besides his mother Mr. Hayes is survived by his daughters; Lindsey Hayes and Shayna. He also leaves his brothers William and Richard Hayes.
The funeral and burial for Mr. Hayes will be with full Military Honors in Rhode Island Veteran's Cemetery. For online condolences please visit
Lucy E. Harris
PAWTUCKET - Lucy E. (Ringland) Harris, 94, formerly of Pawtucket and Little Compton, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Harris. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Eastwood) Ringland. Lucy was the Chief Clerk and Hearing Officer at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Providence for twenty years until retiring. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Taylor Perez isn't shy about how she feels about sending or reading text messages while driving. In fact, she is vehemently opposed to it.
A senior at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Perez said that if she is in a car with a friend, she will tell them that they are to put the phone down, not send or read text messages while driving, and keep their eyes on the road.
â€śI'm always against texting and driving,â€ť Perez said, adding that among her peers, distracted driving is an issue.
CUMBERLAND - Barbara "Julie" Woisard, 85, of Cumberland, died Monday. She was the wife of the late Thomas G. Woisard. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Sarah (Reid) Rush.
She was employed as a order clerk for Health-Tex Manufacturing until her retirement in 1991.
Julie was well known for the many years of devotion she gave to Saint Aidan's Seniors as a member and past president.
Michael J. Kane
PAWTUCKET - Michael J. Kane, 27, of Sweet Avenue, Pawtucket died October 2nd 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Karen F. Kane and step-son of Brian Taylor.
After spending seven years in the US Army with tours in Iraq, he attended New England Tech.
Mr. Kane leaves a daughter, Taylor Kane, and two sisters, Alexandra Jarl and Samantha Kane.
Ruth A. Cabral
PAWTUCKET - Ruth A. (Flanagan) Cabral of Pawtucket entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Henry Cabral.
Mrs. Cabral was born Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Pierce) Flanagan. She was a counselor at group homes in the area and a self employed accountant.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party wants the state Board of Elections to make the Democratic Party pull an ad featuring both Gina Raimondo and Jack Reed, claiming it is a blatant attempt â€śto circumvent state campaign laws.
CENTRAL FALLS - Joan (Vaillancourt) LHeureux, 73, of Central Falls died August 19, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Tetreault) Vaillancourt.
Prior to her retirement, Joan worked as a phlebotomist at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
Joan is survived by her children, William Edward Borges of Florida and Donna Borges of South Attleboro, MA; her brothers, Jerry, Johnny, Eddy and George and 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Germaine Y. Francoeur
CUMBERLAND - Francoeur, Germaine Y. (Maynard), 95, of Cumberland, died on September 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leonard A. Francoeur. She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie-Rose (Mercier) Maynard. She resided in Central Falls for fifty three years and many years in Pawtucket. She was a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church and was a member of the Fogarty Manor Association in Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Charles Slemon, 96, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. He was the husband of the late Anna (Abgrab) Slemon. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Shafee and Annie (Hanna) Slemon. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Armanda Andrade, 79, passed on September 29th with her family by her side. She was the wife of Guilherme de Andrade. They married for over 60 years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The first executive director of the Pawtucket Arts Council; a retired senior center director and advocate for the aged; a pioneer for women in Pawtucket politics; and an advocate for impoverished women are all slated to be inducted into the 22nd Pawtucket Hall of Fame, the Hallâ€™s nomination committee announced Monday.
Established in 1992, the Pawtucket Hall of fame honors people who have made a real difference in the community and have had a significant impact on the city as a whole.
PAWTUCKET - Violet (Wilson) Maillet 82, of Pawtucket, died Sunday at the Hallworth House in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Maillet.
She leaves behind three loving children, Cheryl Sullivan and her husband Kenneth, of Maine, Guy Maillet and Sandra Beaulieu both of Pawtucket.
Private services will be at a later date.
Irene S. Demers
PAWTUCKET - Irene S. (Derois) Demers, 99, formerly of Pawtucket passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Golden Crest Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Demers. Born in Lakeport, NH, she was a daughter of the late Euzebe and Alouisia (Tremblay) Derois.
Mrs. Demers was a winder for Lebanon Mills until her retirement in 1975.
PAWTUCKET â€“ On a day that could have been one of summerâ€™s last bastions before the leaves change color and cooler temperatures inevitably descend upon the area, hundreds of children participated in the annual â€śDay for Kidsâ€ť at the Boys & Girls Club Saturday, celebrating with games, arts and crafts, and inflatables.
Amy Gravell, development officer with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, said that Saturdayâ€™s outdoor festivities were â€śall about encouraging positive play.â€ť
Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.
“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said. “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”