August 28th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ The line of people, some disheveled and weary-looking, formed behind a red pickup truck that backed into a weed-strewn lot off Social Street.
When the tailgate dropped, it was plain to see why they were there: One by one, they approached to retrieve a sandwich, a slice of pizza or a bread roll from stacks of provisions piled in the bed of the pickup. Others picked through used pieces of clothing and secondhand shoes from a cardboard box.
WOONSOCKET - Lucille Monfette 86, formerly of Pond St., died Wednesday at The Holiday Retirement Home. She was the wife of the late Albert Monfette. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Rondeau) Lafontaine. Lucille was a seamstress for Woonsocket Dress for many years. She was a member of the Royal Travelers, St. Joseph Sr. Citizens, and the Parkview Social Club.
Michael J. Marsland
WARREN - Michael J. Marsland, 57, of Warren, RI, passed away August 23 at his residence.
He was born in Providence, RI, son of the late Donald & Beverly (Marandola) Marsland.
When he lived in California, he worked with automatic gates. He was a US Air Force peacetime veteran. He was a resident of Warren, previously living in Providence.
He is survived by his brothers, Eric Marsland and his wife Bethany of Woonsocket and Roger Marsland of Cumberland, and sister, Stacie DuBreuil of Chepachet. He is also survived by 1 nephew and 3 nieces.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a smooth start Wednesday as the first batch of little pioneers reported for classes.
About half of some 450 kindergartners arrived on the first day of school, and the other half arrives today in a staggered start to the year for the youngsters, according to Kindergarten Coordinator Donna Coderre, principal of Leo Savoie Elementary School.
Elaine B. Barry
BURRILLVILLE - Elaine B. "Meme" Barry, 74, of Pascoag, RI, passed away August 22, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the loving wife of 39 years to the late John A. Barry, Jr.
She was born in Blackstone, MA, daughter of the late Roderick "Pete" & Beatrice (Therien) Lamoureux.
Peter W. Wronoski
SMITHFIELD - WRONOSKI, Allan W. "Peter", 73, passed away on Monday, August 25, 20l4 at Rhode Island Hospital with his family by his side. He had fought a long and courageous battle with diabetes and did so with dignity and serenity up until the very end.
Donald J. Lacroix
CUMBERLAND - Donald J. Lacroix, 80, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Renaud) Lacroix. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Mathew and Margaret (Whalen) Lacroix. Donald, along with his brother Mathew owned and operated Lacroix Furniture of Woonsocket for several years.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Feeding the poor: They call it Godâ€™s work at The River United Methodist Church on Federal Street.
Theyâ€™ve been doing it for years, but now theyâ€™ll be forced to do it without an essential ingredient: electricity.
National Grid cut power to The River Tuesday because the struggling church has fallen into arrears on its bill by almost $1,000, according to Pastor Rebecca Lambert.
â€śWe serve a hurtinâ€™ community,â€ť said Lambert. â€śWhen we have a choice between turning on the lights and feeding the community weâ€™ll be feeding the community first.â€ť
Donald E. Pincince
WOONSOCKET - Donald E. Pincince 60, of Greene St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Denise (Forand) Pincince. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Jean Edward and Doris (Guertin) Pincince.
Donald was a machinist for Graycer Screw Products for over ten years. He was a member of the Italian Working Men's Club, and the Cercle Laurier and several bowling and billiards leagues. Don was an avid sports fan and enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen of the IWC.