November 29th, 2010
Melissa L. Boucher, 40, of Washington Street, Coventry, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2010 at home.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Gorton-Menard Funeral Home, 721 Washington St., Coventry. Calling hours will be held prior from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private. For condolences visit GortonMenardFuneralHome.com.
John A. Lannon, 93, formerly of Manchester Circle, Coventry, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Coventry Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Coventry.
Lucille O. Cummings, 85, of Gough Ave., a homemaker and avid bingo player, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Kent Hospital.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Monday at 11:00 am in the R. A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte. 117), Coventry. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated. www.iannottifh.com
John F. Holihen., 78, of Meredith Dr., passed away with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 26, 2010 at Kent Hospital.
His Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 10 am in the R. A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte.117), Coventry. Interment with military honors in R I Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 4 - 7 pm. www.iannottifh.com
Pearl A. (Caires) Faria, 77, of Harris Avenue, West Warwick, passed away Saturday at Kent Hospital.
Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 am in THE PRATA-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Anthony Church, Maple Avenue, West Warwick. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to St. Anthonyâ€™s Church Soup Kitchen, 10 Sunset Ave., West Warwick, RI 02893 would be appreciated. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ella Whaley became the new South Kingstown town council president Monday night amidst tension as former president Kathleen Fogarty and former vice president Mary Eddy abstained their votes during the swearing-in ceremony.
While Eddy nominated Fogarty to be president for a second term, Carol Hagan McEntee nominated Whaley with councilman Jim O'Neill's support. After Whaley's nomination, Fogarty and Eddy abstained from voting for the president.
Hagan McEntee also became the new town council vice president. Whaley nominated first Fogarty and then Eddy for the vice president position, but both declined.
RICHMOND â€“ The only incumbents who ran for re-election on the Town Council retained their seats as well as their rankings.
PEACE DALEâ€“The kindergarten classes at Peace Dale Elementary School learned the importance of giving when they marched over to the Welcome House of South County Monday morning, Nov. 22 to give the homeless shelter gift baskets they collected.
"It's nice to teach the kids so young about the importance of giving and being part of the community," Valerie don Francesco, assistant director at Welcome House said.
KINGSTONâ€“The University of Rhode Island's East Farm on Route 108 in Kingston is colored red again as the URI Master Gardeners have their annual poinsettia and wreath sale on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
East Farm is one of 30 test sites in the United States that raises and researches poinsettias, growing 67 varieties.
If you're looking to give back to your community this holiday season, a retired Charlestown reverend who calls herself the "Jammie Grammie" might be able to help.