October 1st, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party wants the state Board of Elections to make the Democratic Party pull an ad featuring both Gina Raimondo and Jack Reed, claiming it is a blatant attempt â€śto circumvent state campaign laws.
CENTRAL FALLS - Joan (Vaillancourt) LHeureux, 73, of Central Falls died August 19, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Tetreault) Vaillancourt.
Prior to her retirement, Joan worked as a phlebotomist at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
Joan is survived by her children, William Edward Borges of Florida and Donna Borges of South Attleboro, MA; her brothers, Jerry, Johnny, Eddy and George and 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Germaine Y. Francoeur
CUMBERLAND - Francoeur, Germaine Y. (Maynard), 95, of Cumberland, died on September 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leonard A. Francoeur. She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie-Rose (Mercier) Maynard. She resided in Central Falls for fifty three years and many years in Pawtucket. She was a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church and was a member of the Fogarty Manor Association in Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Charles Slemon, 96, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. He was the husband of the late Anna (Abgrab) Slemon. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Shafee and Annie (Hanna) Slemon. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Armanda Andrade, 79, passed on September 29th with her family by her side. She was the wife of Guilherme de Andrade. They married for over 60 years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The first executive director of the Pawtucket Arts Council; a retired senior center director and advocate for the aged; a pioneer for women in Pawtucket politics; and an advocate for impoverished women are all slated to be inducted into the 22nd Pawtucket Hall of Fame, the Hallâ€™s nomination committee announced Monday.
Established in 1992, the Pawtucket Hall of fame honors people who have made a real difference in the community and have had a significant impact on the city as a whole.
PAWTUCKET - Violet (Wilson) Maillet 82, of Pawtucket, died Sunday at the Hallworth House in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Maillet.
She leaves behind three loving children, Cheryl Sullivan and her husband Kenneth, of Maine, Guy Maillet and Sandra Beaulieu both of Pawtucket.
Private services will be at a later date.
Irene S. Demers
PAWTUCKET - Irene S. (Derois) Demers, 99, formerly of Pawtucket passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Golden Crest Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Demers. Born in Lakeport, NH, she was a daughter of the late Euzebe and Alouisia (Tremblay) Derois.
Mrs. Demers was a winder for Lebanon Mills until her retirement in 1975.
PAWTUCKET â€“ On a day that could have been one of summerâ€™s last bastions before the leaves change color and cooler temperatures inevitably descend upon the area, hundreds of children participated in the annual â€śDay for Kidsâ€ť at the Boys & Girls Club Saturday, celebrating with games, arts and crafts, and inflatables.
Amy Gravell, development officer with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, said that Saturdayâ€™s outdoor festivities were â€śall about encouraging positive play.â€ť
Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.
“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said. “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”
CUMBERLAND – Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by his lonesome as the Clippers steamrolled East Providence, 28-0, before a large, thrilled gathering at Tucker Field.
CENTRAL FALLS – After a scoreless initial half, senior quin-captain Alexi Flores scored two tantalizing tallies – the last with only three minutes left in regulation – to lift Central Falls High to a 2-1 Division I conquest of pesky Cumberland at Macomber Stadium on Friday night.
Flores curled in a feed from fellow captain Moises Blanco about 10 minutes into the final session, but the talented Yordano DaSilva evened up the match on a pass from Denser Martinez.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High is once again starting to throw its weight, and speed, around in Division II. After a brief hiatus in Division I, the Tigers are back where they belong, showing off their explosive offense and smothering defense on a weekly basis.
Noella M. Letourneau
PAWTUCKET - Noella M. Letourneau, 90, formerly of Pawtucket, died September 4, 2014 in Florida. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert R. Letourneau Sr. Born in North Providence on Christmas day; she was the youngest of ten children born to the late Alfred and Valeda (Benoit) Lemieux.
PAWTUCKET - Eleanor (Brierley) McLaughlin, 99, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edward L. McLaughlin.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Emily (McCaw) Brierley. She was a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
Mrs. McLaughlin was employed as a seamstress for the former Health-Tex Inc. of Central Falls for over 20 years.
PAWTUCKET - Shirley Conca, 78, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. She was the wife of the late Albert Conca Sr. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Bohmiller) Lees. Shirley lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
She is survived by three daughters, Norma Taylor, Amanda Gonzalez, and Shirley Egan, three sons, Paul and Peter Norton, and John Gilbert, two sisters, Nancy Hopkins and Linda Snow, one brother, Walter Lees, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mary G. St. Germain
LINCOLN - ST. GERMAIN, MARY GLADYS (NELMES, SCOTT), 93, formerly of Lincoln passed away peacefully Friday, September 26, 2014 at Orchard View Manor, East Providence, RI surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Henry J. St. Germain.
Mrs. St. Germain was a secretary and one of the founders of the Parent Faculty Organization of Davies Vocational School. She was also a member of the Central Falls Community Center's Retired Senior Volunteer Program and a culinary worker at St. Jude's and St. Mary's rectory.
PAWTUCKET â€“ After growing impatient with the amount of time a woman was taking to park her car at a grocery store on Mineral Spring Avenue Wednesday, a local man brandished a machete, threatening the woman and her teenage son, police said.
Adam D. Picard, 41, was involved in a dispute over the parking space at the Pawtucket Food Mart around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The man was impatient that â€śshe wasn't moving as quickly enough into a spot,â€ť and was beeping his horn before exiting his truck to confront her, Martins said.
PAWTUCKET – Despite being twice their age, Rich Sauveur has a lot in common with the numerous Triple-A pitchers who were entrusted to his care during his successful seven-year run as pitching coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The 50-year-old hoped – make that yearned – for a job at the big-league level.
Louise H. Delano
PAWTUCKET - Louise H. (Doane) Delano, 72, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Merton "Woody" Atwood Delano for thirty-eight years. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Walter H. and Helen M. (Flynn) Doane, she resided in Attleboro before moving to Pawtucket over twenty-five years ago. Louise was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts.
Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity...
CUMBERLAND – Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by...
CENTRAL FALLS – After a scoreless initial half, senior quin-captain Alexi Flores scored...