While Tuesdayâ€™s snow was hardly the stuff of legend, it was a reminder winter is here and that bigger and more powerful storms may be just around just around the corner, including one that could hit the region as early as this weekend.
With the Greater Woonsocket area experiencing its first snowfall of the season â€” inland areas over southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were expected to see snow totals in the 1-to-3 inch range â€“ folks suddenly found themselves in winter weather mode yesterday dealing with just enough snow to make driveways slippery.
Deb Engels seemed remarkably upbeat as she readied her Cumberland High girls' hoop team for a two-plus hour practice at the Wellness Center on Monday afternoon.
You'd figure her mind-set instead would border on concern, given the fact she'll return only one starter â€“ her daughter Kate â€“ from a team that closed last year's Division I-North campaign with a dismal 4-14 mark.
The league should be highly-competitive once more, but Engels expects this season's crop to be more than capable of doing some damage.
Jean L. Morton
CUMBERLAND- Jean L. Morton, 90, of Cumberland passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013. She was the wife of the late Charles Morton and the late John Almeida.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Gladys (Benedict) Till.
Jean had lived in Cumberland since 1967. She enjoyed travelling, gardening and most of all the time she spent with her family. Jean's catholic faith was very important to her. She was an animal lover and loved "her kitties".
Maria D. Silva
CUMBERLAND- Maria D. Silva (Mendes), of Sonny Dr., passed away Monday in the R. I. Hospital Providence. She was the beloved wife of Basilio M. Silva.
Born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maria (Gomes) Mendes. She had resided in Cumberland for over 40 years.
She and her husband owned and operated Mendon Liquors Mendon Rd., Cumberland for 23 years retiring 9 years ago. She was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Michael J. Gouin
BURRILLVILLE- Michael J. Gouin, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at home. He was the beloved husband of Nancy T. (Rose) Gouin.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Theresa (Catalano) Gouin and the late Edgar M. Gouin of Woonsocket.
Lois B. Dusablon
BLACKSTONE- Lois B. (Barber) Dusablon, 91, of Devlin Circle, died Sunday December 8, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Dusablon.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Grace (Webster) Barber.
JENSEN BEACH, FL- Mrs. Ellen Perreault, age 75, of Jensen Beach, FL, passed away, Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Stonehenge Assisted Living following an extended illness.
She was born February 16, 1938 in Pawtucket, RI. She was a caretaker and loved bingo.
Mrs. Perreault was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Perreault in 2013, a son, Michael Perreault in 1980 and a brother, Ronald Ewin in 2007. Mrs. Perreault attended St. Vincent DePaul in Jensen Beach, FL.
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.