September 4th, 2012
Frances P. Crisafulli
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Frances P. Crisafulli, 91, of North Smithfield passed away on September 1, 2012, at the Friendly Nursing Home in Woonsocket.
A daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Fauzza) Crisafulli, she was born in Woonsocket.
Frances was a teacher at Halliwell School in Slatersville for 20 years; she also taught at other schools for 10 years, she retired in 1986. She was a member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens for many years, she also volunteered many years for the North Smithfield Animal Shelter. She enjoyed working in her yard.
Irene M. Crawley
CUMBERLAND- Irene M. Crawley, 89, of Cumberland, died Saturday at Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Crawley.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eva (St. Onge) Fournier.
Mrs. Crawley was employed as an assembler for AT Cross of Lincoln for over 20 years until her retirement.
Her sons Edward J. Crawley of Lincoln, Robert H. Crawley of Cumberland, Richard A. Crawley of Lincoln and Michael R. Crawley of Cumberland; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
MERIDEN, CT- Blanche Aline Comtois Gregoire, a resident of the Bradley Home, passed away on September 1, 2012, while surrounded by her loving family.
Blanche was born December 29, 1913 in St. Barthelemy, Quebec Canada, to Marie Frappier Comtois and Philias Comtois. She was a member of St. Laurent Church.
Robert H. Gouin
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. Gouin, 74, of Woonsocket passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Fielding) Gouin.
Vivian G. Milot
UXBRIDGE- Vivian G. (Departie) Milot, 90, longtime Mary Jane Ave. resident died Wed. Aug. 29 at Lydia Taft House after an illness. Her husband of 53 years, Joffre A. "Jeff" Milot died Aug. 3, 1996.
WOONSOCKET â€” Thereâ€™s a drumbeat sounding on the local airwaves with a specific demographic in mind â€“ the high school football enthusiast.
With two graduates from Woonsocket High Schoolâ€™s Class of 1985 serving as the driving force, radio station WOON (1240 AM) is staking a claim to become the destination for all gridiron-related matters. Starting with this Fridayâ€™s non-league game between Shea and Lincoln, WOON has lined up a 14-game slate â€“ an increase from nine a season ago â€“ featuring the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, now in his 15th season calling the action.
PAWTUCKET â€” There was a degree of unrest surrounding Zach Stewart upon rejoining the Pawtucket Red Sox late last week, the kind stemming from when he would be taking the mound again and for which ball club.
PAWTUCKET â€” Summarizing the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox, just one word springs to mind.
Yes, this seasonâ€™s club will be remembered for earning a second straight postseason berth, a first for this proud franchise since 1996-97. Yet the route that manager Arnie Beyeler along with his coaches and merry band of interchangeable parts followed in order to play baseball beyond Labor Day is, putting it mildly, unique.
CUMBERLAND â€” Town residents Jocelyn Bodington, Daniel Collard, and Adam Vartanian each took home state titles in the 2012 Pitch, Hit & Run competition during a recent on-field pre-game awards ceremony at McCoy Stadium.
Bodington was the Best All-Around State Champion for the 11-12 year old division; Collard was the Pitching champion for the 11-12 year old division; and Vartanian was the Best All-Around State Champion for the 7-8 year old division.
Hosted by Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, the Pawtucket Red Sox, and CW 28, Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball.
PAWTUCKET â€” Augusto Rojas and the Pawtucket Red Sox got everything they could ask for and more from their inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk at McCoy Stadium.
A sunny morning. A strong turnout. Plenty of positive feedback.
And a fantastic finish for first place.
In a thrilling conclusion that had the fans scattered along the stadiumâ€™s lower box seats cheering wildly, Geoff Nelson survived a frantic sprint with Nathan Petesch around the warning track by nipping him at the finish line near the PawSoxâ€™s dugout by less than a second.