March 3rd, 2014
PROVIDENCE â Call it the definition of a Friar full circle.
The Providence College menâs basketball contest that took place March 2, 2004 isnât referenced in the sections of the media guide devoted to noteworthy dates and games in program history, and with good reason: On that night, nothing went right. Pittsburgh waltzed into the Dunkinâ Donuts Center and laid a major hurt on the Ryan Gomes-led and Tim Welsh-coached Friars, rolling to a stunningly easy 88-61 victory.
âI remember,â said PC Athletic Director Bob Driscoll when reached Monday.
LINCOLN --- The official announcement came during the second week of January, but Dick Ryan didnât realize that he received one of high schoolâs most prestigious coaching honors until late last week during his first visit of the year to Lincoln High.
âWe had our spring coaches meeting,â recalled the Lionsâ softball coach. âI stopped into (athletic director Brian Finebergâs) office and he told me, âHey, congratulations.â I said, âFor what?â and he said, âYou didnât get this?â and he showed me a copy of a letter that was in my mailbox at the school.â
BURRILLVILLE â The Town Council has approved a 10-year tax stabilization agreement for a cashmere fiber products company that is planning to purchase a soon-to-be-built 13,000-square-foot building on Route 102 as its new corporate headquarters and warehouse.
Alashan Cashmere Company President Donald Fox and the Burrillville Industrial Foundation wanted the stabilization agreement for the new facility, which the Burrillville Industrial Foundation will build adjacent to the Kubota tractor dealership building at 846 Broncos Highway.
WOONSOCKET â If walls could talk, the lobby of the police station would say theyâre part of a cold, institutional space without a lick of distinction from a million other government buildings.
Or at least they used to.
Alfred J. Menard, III
SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA- Alfred J. ("Fred"/"AJ") Menard, III, 80, passed away at home on Friday, February 28, 2014.
Born in Manville, he was the son of the late Rhode Island House Speaker, Alfred U. Menard, II and Flora (Lessard) Menard. He was the husband of Roxanne L. (Masson) Menard, RN, formerly of Shawinigan Falls, SUD, P.Q. Canada, and was a resident of South Yarmouth, MA.
WOONSOCKET- Clair E. Roy, 98, formerly of Winthrop St., died Friday February 28, 2014, in the Ballou Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Elphege Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordilia (Corrigan) Michaud.
Claire worked in the laundry department for the former Woonsocket Hospital for several years prior to her getting married; at that time she enjoyed staying at home with her husband. Claire enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Robert J. Audet, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. Audet, Sr., 45, of Johnston, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Tracey (DelGuidice) Audet. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of Judith C. (Roderiques) Audet and the late Raymond J. Audet, Sr.
Robert worked as a Fleet Manager for AAA Southern New England.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Fernando "Fred" Bernardi, 92, resident of North Smithfield RI, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence after a long illness.
He was predeceased by his wife, Carmelia (Finelli) Bernardi, with whom he was married for over 67 years.
He was born in Providence RI, the son of the late Alfeo & Gugliema (Simonini) Bernardi.
Hubert C. Belisle
WOONSOCKET- Hubert "Billy Boy" C. Belisle, 90, passed away February 27, 2014 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Belisle was pre-deceased by his wife Muriel (Bibeault) Belisle. They were happily married for fifty eight years.
Born in Woonsocket, November 6, 1923, he was a son of the late Albert and Ozilda (Boulet) Belisle.
Randy J. Jacques
MILLVILLE- Randy J. Jacques, 52, of Millville, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. He was the husband of Brenda A. (Christiansen) Jacques, whom he married June 12, 1999.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Rene J. Jacques of Woonsocket and the late Anna Maria (Bosl) Jacques.