Louis Lanni Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Louis "Brother" Lanni Jr., 75, of Appleton Ave., died Dec. 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice. He was the husband of Maryann (Sienko) Lanni.
Born Aug. 13, 1938, in Providence, he was a son the late Louis Lanni Sr. and Anna Sousa Lanni.
In addition to his wife of 48 years, he leaves his son David Louis Lanni. He was also the brother of the late Jeanette Dutra.
His services were private.
Steven C. Blakey
PAWTUCKET - Steven C. Blakey, 59, passed away peacefully on Dec. 18, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Adelina M. Faria
PAWTUCKET - Adelina M. (Medeiros) Faria, 59, passed away Monday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in St. Miguel, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Rosa (Melo) Medeiros. She moved to this country in 1971, settling in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Faria was employed as a Jeweler for the Monet Inc. of Pawtucket for over 20 years, but most recently was employed by Accutech Inc. of Foxboro for the past four years.
Maurice L. Lamontagne
CENTRAL FALLS - Maurice L. Lamontagne "SAM" 85, passed away Wednesday December 18, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dolores G. (Lussier) Lamontagne.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Elgea and Fortunate (Houle) Lamontagne. He was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring he was a self employed Electrical Contractor for many years.
Sam was a WWII Army Tech 4. He was a Past Director of the Dexter Credit Union and a member of of the Electrical League of Rhode Island.
Cecille Plante Atkins
PAWTUCKET - Cecille E. (Arnold) Plante Atkins, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Leo Plante and Henry L. Atkins. Born in Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Valeda (Carrier) Arnold, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. Cecille was a volunteer at area food banks and enjoyed baking and sewing.
WOONSOCKET â€” The numbers game was truly unkind to the Lincoln boysâ€™ swim team in its one-win campaign from a winter ago, and that was clearly evident in the final weeks of the season, when the Lions were forced to go into meets with just six swimmers at their disposal.
But this season, the numbers are high for the Lions, and so are their expectations at returning to their winning ways.
PAWTUCKET â€” Saying they didnâ€™t think it was the best use of the building, the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency voted on Tuesday against entering into a lease and/or sale agreement with the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy for the Visitors Center at 175 Main St.
Richard T. Ribeiro
CUMBERLAND - Richard T. Ribeiro, 65, unexpectedly passed away Monday. Husaband of Lorraine (Lafond) Ribeiro, father of Carleen Correia, Christeen Duffy and Cathleen Landry.
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Lillian M. Skavron
PAWTUCKET - Lillian M. (Stafford) Skavron, 85, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013. She was the wife of George J. Skavron, Sr. for 62 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Marie (Spano) Stafford. Lil loved and owned thoroughbred race horses. She also loved dogs, baking, traveling and had a passion for cooking.
James W. Donahue
PAWTUCKET - James W. Donahue, 83, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013. He was the husband of Louise (Marquis) Donahue. They were happily married for 62 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Florence (Tomlinson) Donahue.
Besides his wife he is survived by five children, Michael Donahue and his wife Marilyn, Cathleen Donahue-Parrott and her husband William, Patricia Houlker and her husband John, and Timothy and James Donahue; ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary Jenkins.
Everett A. LaRocque
PAWTUCKET - Everett A. LaRocque, 92, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 15, 2013. He was the beloved wife of the late Margaret (Daley) LaRocque. Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Eli and Eva (Courtois) LaRocque.
Everett was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and worked as a master printer at various companies throughout Rhode Island for many years until his retirement. He was a longtime communicant of St. Edward Church, Pawtucket, where he was a member of the parish choir.
Frank R. Chabot
PAWTUCKET - Frank R. Chabot, 92, passed away Monday, December 16, 2013. He was the son of the late Frank X. and Claudia M. (Gaucher) Chabot. Frank resided in Pawtucket most of his life until moving to Cumberland in 1999. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Frank was employed by the Ward Baking Company for thirty years until retiring in 1978.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Rhode Island Statehouse has become a battleground in the War on Christmas.
Although Gov. Lincoln Chafee surrendered in the recent skirmish over what to call the tree â€“ it is now officially a Christmas tree, not a â€śholiday treeâ€ť â€” there is now a battle over banners.
PROVIDENCE â€” You know that the Providence Friars are involved in a tight, white-knuckle affair when Ed Cooley emphatically removes his sport jacket and flings it in the general direction of the bench.
When it was all over and PC had secured a hard-fought 76-74 win over upset-minded Yale on Tuesday night before 3,281 patrons, Cooley immediately honed in on his teamâ€™s porous defense, one that came oh-so-close to allowing the Bulldogs to waltz out of the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center with an eyebrow-raising victory.
PROVIDENCE â€” This may be the last Christmas shopping season when you can buy gifts online without paying a sales tax.
Legislation called the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to tax online and catalog purchases, even when the seller has no location or employees in their states, is making its way through the U.S. Congress.
The Senate passed the measure last May and it is now awaiting passage in the House of Representatives.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Now that the sobering news regarding Kris Dunnâ€™s unavailability for the seasonâ€™s duration has sunk in, the question becomes just how exactly Providence College plans to cope for the long haul.
If thereâ€™s a way to somehow cushion the loss of the only tried-and-true point guard at Ed Cooleyâ€™s disposal, itâ€™s that the Friars have been down this road before. Spread over four games, Dunn logged 106 painful minutes. PC registered 405 minutes in the 10 games leading up to the exam break, the bulk of those minutes featuring Bryce Cotton as the on-floor maestro.
CUMBERLAND â€“ This will be Steve Gordonâ€™s 46th consecutive season at the helm of his Cumberland High wrestling program, and â€“ as has been the case for the previous 45 â€“ he arrived at Monday afternoonâ€™s practice session at least 30 minutes beforehand.
As always, he does so to greet his grapplers, check on possible injuries or illnesses (i.e. football) and/or prepare them for the task at hand: Getting physically and mentally primed for another premier campaign.
Barbara A. Hurley
PAWTUCKET - Barbara A. Hurley, 87, died peacefully Saturday December 14, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Paul T. Hurley Sr.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Mastalerz) Niemiec. She lived in Pawtucket for most of her life and spent summers on Cape Cod.
Gerald A. Cote
WOONSOCKET - Gerald A. "Jerry" Cote, 86, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, died Saturday, November 16 after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Therese Cote who passed away in 2012. They had been married for 53 years.
Born June 7, 1927 in Fall River, he was the son of the late August and Alphema (Denault) Cote.