WOONSOCKET â€“ The cityâ€™s first-ever appointed School Committee will be formally seated two days before its first scheduled meeting, according to members of the City Council.
Council President Albert G. Brien said he expects the council to take up a resolution confirming the five members at its next meeting, on Dec. 16. The school board meets Dec. 18.
â€śItâ€™s safe to say the five nominees will be confirmed and ready to sit in time for their first meeting,â€ť he said.
The new members are Soren Seale, Jose Rivera, Susan Pawlina, Daniel Chattman and George Lacouture.
Anna C. Pezzullo
BURRILLVILLE - Anna C. (Girard) Pezzullo, 96, of North Main St. Pascoag, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in the Home & Hospice Care Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Pezzullo. Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Annie (McCormick) Girard.
Anna worked for many years as a nurse's assistant for the former Northwest Nursing of Pascoag. She was a member of the Lady's Auxiliary for Purple Heart Veterans, and a communicant of both St. Patrick's Church and St. Joseph's Church.
Stephen R. Allaire Jr.
BLACKSTONE - Stephen R. Allaire Jr., 67 of 116 Elm Street, Blackstone passed away suddenly at his winter home in Lake Worth, Florida on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
He was born on October 31, 1946 in Woonsocket, RI, and is survived by his parents Stephen R. Allaire, Sr. and Anna M. (Sarrasin) Allaire of Blackstone, MA where he grew up.
Beatrice G. Gosselin
CUMBERLAND - Beatrice G. (Laverdiere) Gosselin, 93, of Eddy Street died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edward E. R. Gosselin.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alderic and Alice (Grenon) Laverdiere, she had lived in Albion for 25 years before moving to Cumberland 4 years ago.
Mrs. Gosselin was a sewer in various textile mills in Woonsocket and had also worked as sales lady for Grant's, Woolworth's and McCarthy's.
Paul W. Shakan
BURRILLVILLE - Paul W. Shakan, 57, of Harrisville, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Debra S. (Namaka) Shakan.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William Shakan and Pauline (Gamache) Marcaccio. He resided in Harrisville for 21 years, previously residing in Woonsocket
He was employed as an Associate for Lowes of North Smithfield for 5 years.
Paul was an avid golfer. He also loved to fish.
WYNNEWOOD, PA - Richard Bagley, 85, of Wynnewood, PA, died in his home on December 6, 2013. He was the husband of the late Antonetta (DiSpirito) Bagley. Born in Woonsocket, RI, the son of the late Margaret (Vaughan) Bagley, he was raised in Blackstone, MA having received a great deal of attention and support from his Uncle Edward Bagley. He was educated at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, the University of Alabama, and Clark University.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Irene Lafrenais, 92, of Rhodes Ave passed peacefully December 5, 2013 at St Antoine Residence N. Smithfield, R.I. surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Lafrenais.
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., a daughter of the late Adelard & Evelina 'Laplante' Jalette.
Survived by her children Albert E. Lafrenais, his wife Leslie, Eveline Vetri her husband Glenn all of TX. grandsons Marc Lafrenais, Eric Lafrenais, great-grand children Brittany, Nathanial, Haley, Thayne. Sister of the late Lucien Jalette, Cecile Kolonick, Joseph Jalette.
Doris R. Roy
WOONSOCKET - Doris R. Roy, 88, formerly of Chateau Clare, died Friday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Normand L. Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Bernadette (St. Louis) Pichette. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided for 18 years in Hartford, CT before returning to Woonsocket.
Laurice A. Carriere
CUMBERLAND - Carriere, Laurice A. (Koury), 74, of Cumberland, RI passed away December 3, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late John & Mary (Elias) Koury.
Laurice owned and operated the former Carriere's Furniture Store in North Smithfield for many years. She lived most of her life Woonsocket and previously lived in Uxbridge, MA. She was a volunteer at the Ephata Retreat House.
CRANSTON â€“ The expression goes, â€śif itâ€™s not broke, donâ€™t fix it.â€ť
In all honesty, there was very little reason for West Warwick to stray from the defensive scheme that had proven most successful in the Wizardsâ€™ 14-0 regular-season victory over Cumberland. The blueprint on how to contain and/or slow down Tyler Calabro, Chris Hayes, Joe Fine, Mike Stock and the rest of the Clippersâ€™ offense had been established, hence why Wizards defensive coordinator Chris Craik likely didnâ€™t have to endure too many restless nights leading up to Sundayâ€™s Division II Super Bowl contest at Cranston Stadium.