March 10th, 2014
Alfred E. Lavallee
CUMBERALND - Alfred "Fred" E. Lavallee, 67, of Main St, died Friday, March 7 at home. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Eugene and Doris (Vermette) Lavallee.
He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a sheet metal mechanic for Electric Boat in Quonset for many years until retiring in 1985. He was a bus monitor for the Cumberland School Dept for the last several years. Fred was an avid golfer, and enjoyed cooking.
Susan G. Giampietro Lloyd
SUTTON - Sutton Susan G. (Fagnant) Giampietro Lloyd, 62, of Sutton, died Fri. March 7, 2014 at her daughters home in Whitinsville. She was the wife of Ralph Webster Lloyd III and the late Robert Giampietro who died in 2009.
Susan was a housekeeper for many families in the greater Northbridge area. She was a member of the Living Hope Ministries in Whitinsville.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Frances Siminski of North Smithfield died peacefully on March 6, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Siminski.
Born in Easthampton, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Michalina (Aczkiewicz) Olech, she lived most of her life in Forestdale.
Frances was employed by A.T. Cross for many years. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, traveling, and crafts.
James L. Egan
STURBRIDGE - James L. Egan, 82, of Sturbridge, formerly of Cumberland, RI, a 20 year Air Force Veteran, passed away on Friday, March 7th, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, after an illness.
CUMBERLAND â€” Michael Iafrate will admit that he didnâ€™t give childhood leukemia much thought until it touched his own family. Iafrate knew about the illness and its impact on children, but like many people, didnâ€™t have a connection that would show him what such an illness can do to a family.
That is not until his niece, Anna Getner, 9, of Wilton, Conn., became ill with ALL leukemia late last year, and his family became involved in trying to get her the option of a bone marrow transplant if that becomes necessary.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s okay if you call them Hummers â€“ everyone will. But the fact is, those squat, camouflage-patterned 4-by-4s you may have seen parked outside police headquarters the last couple of days are bona fide High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles, or HMMWVs â€“ equipment manufactured for the Army that inspired the mainstream consumer cousin.
The Woonsocket Police Department is now in possession of two of the military vehicles, worth about $60,000 each.
This is what the WPD paid: The Bubble. As in zero, zilch, nada.
While the big birthday celebration for Burrillvilleâ€™s Tyler Seddon may be over, the search continues for a bone marrow match for Tyler and thousands more diagnosed with life-threatening diseases for which a bone marrow transplant may be their best or only hope of a cure.
And it couldnâ€™t be any easier to register to see if youâ€™re a match.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The trust factor between the Providence College basketball players and the training staff is quite evident.
In separate interviews, Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton didnâ€™t refer to athletic trainer Bryn VanPatten by his first name or his last. Truncated in such a fashion that you can just feel the cool factor, VanPatten simply goes by â€śVP.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€“ When your town has more than 300 years of history to tell, it certainly has plenty of locations to make a Historical Scavenger Hunt fun and thought-provoking.
At least that is what Michael Crawley, Parks & Recreation director, and Arlene Nunn, Parks & Recreation clerk, intended when they came up with the idea of holding their first historical hunt beginning this afternoon and running through March 30.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles had captured the previous three league contests against La Salle Academy, though the last one was a mere 3-2 triumph back on Feb. 22.
The Mounties hadnâ€™t lost to the Rams during the regular season, and with standout senior keeper Tyler Walsh out of action entering this best-of-three R.I. Championship Division Tournament semifinal set â€“ he had sustained a concussion during a game against Cranston Co-op last week â€“ there was little reason to believe they would suffer its first.