April 11th, 2014
Clemence F. Blanchet
WOONSOCKET- Blanchet, Clemence F. (Paquin) 88, of Woonsocket, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was the wife of the late Eugene R. Blanchet, Jr.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Delia (Girard) Paquin.
Clemence worked as a bank teller at Citizens Bank and the former Old Stone Bank, prior to retiring. Mrs. Blanchet was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family.
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â€” Woonsocket play a crisp baseball game befitting the cool April afternoon on Thursday, rolling to a convincing 9-1 victory over St. Raphael Academy at Veterans Park field.
The Villa Novans got six strong innings of three-hit pitching from Miguel Raymond and backed their junior right-hander with a 12-hit offensive splurge that featured two perfect hit-and-run plays.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After spending half a day touring the city with Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and local legislators, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello called Woonsocket â€śa community that needs our attention right now.â€ť
Mattiello, who assumed the most powerful position in state government two weeks ago after a scandal felled his predecessor, Gordon Fox, told a Rotary Club luncheon that â€śI got a good view of Woonsocket today. Youâ€™ve got some great things going on, but there is also blight in certain areas.â€ť
Ernest R. Clough, III
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ernest R. Clough, III, 76, of North Smithfield, died April 9, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Shirley (Ashworth) Clough whom he married March 10, 1956.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Ernest and Rosilda (Jolin) Clough, Jr.
Ernest L. Jolicoeur, Sr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Ernest L. "Ernie" Jolicoeur, Sr., 70, of No. Smithfield, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Reilly) Jolicoeur, whom he married May 21, 1966.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Telesphore and Stella (Aucliar) Jolicoeur.
CUMBERLAND- Elizabeth (Barbour) Bonollo, 71, of Mohawk Street, passed away Thursday at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth N. Bonollo who passed away two weeks ago.
Born in Clayton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lois (Stevens) Barbour.
She resided in Cumberland for the past 56 years, previously residing in North Carolina.
Mrs. Bonollo was employed as Quality Control Inspector for the Premier Thread Company of Bristol, RI for over 25 years until her retirement.
PAWTUCKET --- Mount St. Charles needed to weave a little two-out magic to pull this Division II-North victory out of its hat.
Down by three runs with two runners on base and two gone in the top of the sixth inning of their duel with Tolman, the Mounties strung together four hits in a row to knock in as many runs and end up with a 4-3 win on Wednesday afternoon at Slater Park.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Kids who chronically bunk school, missing more than 36 unexcused days a year, could jeopardize their familyâ€™s welfare benefits under legislation sponsored by Woonsocket Sen. Roger Picard.
By THE TIMES STAFF
LINCOLNâ€”The State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a 21-year-old local man Wednesday on charges related to the alleged child molestation of an 11-year-old Coventry boy, according to Col. Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, state police superintendent.
Roland A. Desjarlais
PROVIDENCE - Roland A. Desjarlais, Captain USMC (Ret.) husband, father, grandfather, and brother, died on Monday April 7, 2014 surrounded by family at The Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI at the age of 83. He was the son of Emile and Clarinda (Cartier) Desjarlais (deceased) of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and was predeceased by siblings Cecile Jalbert, Doris Desjarlais and Gerard Desjarlais.