Archive - 2010
WARWICK: Robert Anthony Labonte Jr, age 42, passed November 17, 2010. Born in Pawtucket, RI on April 5, 1968. He was the son of Ann-Marie LePage and Robert A. Labonte. He attended school on the west coast and later in Augusta, Georgia. Robert and his family later returned to Rhode Island. He had a love and natural gift for music at an early age and performed with several bands in New England Clubs and charitable organizations. Prior to his illness, he was employed as a machinist for Standard Mill and Mark Precision Co. Robert was challenged by many medical hardships before passing.
PAWTUCKET: Manuel Teixeira, 58, passed away November 17, 2010 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Shirley Teixeira.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Manuel Cunha and Aurora Teixeira.
He was the proprietor and head chef of Cantina di Marco Restaurant of Cumberland.
Coaches canâ€™t look past their next opponent. Sports writers shouldnâ€™t, either. But sometimes the temptation to look down the road is just too enticing.
When it comes to local high school football, whatâ€™s next is a two-day slate of Thanksgiving contests, which are â€śrivalryâ€ť games with not much at stake â€¦ except for East Providenceâ€™s game against La Salle on Thanksgiving morning. E.P. is already in the Division I playoff field. La Salle needs a win to gain the fourth and final playoff berth over Barrington.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Division II semifinal playoff game between Tolman and St. Raphael Academy will be played at Max Read Field, Tigersâ€™ athletic director John Scanlon revealed on Wednesday.
â€śPariseau Field is pretty chewed up,â€ť Scanlon said, talking about the original site of the Nov. 30 contest. Pariseau is the home field for both Tolman and St. Raphael during the regular season. The Darlington Bravesâ€™ youth football program also uses the facility.
Alice L. Haworth
Pawtucket- Alice L. (Santos) Haworth, 79, died Tuesday at the Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard Haworth Sr. Born in Portsmouth, RI, she was the daughter of the late Antone and Louise (Perry) Santos.
Mrs. Haworth was a communicant of St. Teresa church and had worked for the former Seekonk Lace of Pawtucket and later as a Lunch-aide at the Veteran's Memorial Elementary School in Central Falls.
Lucille A. Cardosa
LINCOLN - Lucille A. Cardosa, 90, died Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Center. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Philias A. and RoseAlma (Bellerose) Robert. She had been employed as a classified telemarketer for the Pawtucket Times prior to her retirement.
Her sons, John Cardosa of Atlanta, GA, Robert Cardosa of Cumberland and Thomas Cardosa of Warwick, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews survive her. She was the sister of the late Edmond Robert and Claire Oakley.
PAWTUCKET. Maria "Julia" Gomes, passed away on Monday after an illness. She was the wife of Joaquim Gomes.
Born in Guarda, Portugal and migrated to the United States in 1970.
She had been employed at Murdock Webbing for several years.
Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Maria Barbosa and a son Manuel Gomes both of Pawtucket and Antonio Gomes of No. Providence; a sister Lucinda DosAnjos and a brother Francisco Martins both of Pawtucket and 6 Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Louis H. Paquin
CENTRAL FALLS - Louis H. Paquin, 91 of Central Falls, died on Sunday, November 14th at Home & Hospice Care of RI. He was the son of the late Omer J. and Victoria (Goderre) Paquin. He was the beloved husband of Eva (Brule) Paquin to whom he was married in 1947 and who died in 2004.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” How Rhea Levesque came to the conclusion she needed to lose some excess pounds, she admitted, adds up to a rather humorous story.
In early October 1991, her daughter, Yvette, called and asked her to pick up her 10-year-old twin sons, Nick and Neil St. Jean, from Nathanael Greene Elementary School on Smithfield Avenue. Yvette explained she and then-husband Kenny had tickets to a Boston Red Sox game, and they wanted to get a jumpstart on the trek to Fenway Park.
Naturally, Levesque acquiesced, as she and her husband Norman adored the Sox.
PAWTUCKET â€” Long known for dispensing good cheer, sage advice, and the occasional hug, â€śMama Amaâ€ť has wrapped her loving arms around a new cause: to help the residents of Woodlawn embrace healthier eating habits.
Ama Amponsah, who owns and operates Ama's Variety Store with her husband, Isaac, is excited to announce they are taking part in the â€śHealthy Corner Store Initiative.â€ť The HCSI is a community campaign to add healthy options and variety to the food that is available at small urban markets to make it easier for families to find and cook healthier meals.
Alyssa McCoart and Nicole Silva play softball in arguably the toughest division in Rhode Island â€“ the Division I-North circuit â€“ but after next spring, the competitionâ€™s going to get a whole lot tougher for these local senior standouts.
Thatâ€™s because the Lincoln High first baseman/pitcher and Mount St. Charles Academy third baseman, who are very good friends who have known each other since the eighth grade, will be taking their talents to the Division I collegiate level, and they made that official last week by signing National Letters of Intent to their respective schools.
PAWTUCKET â€” School officials say they are working to eradicate a pesky mice problem that has recently erupted at the Agnes Little Elementary School.
The Times received several phone calls last week from unidentified individuals saying their children had reported seeing mice at the schoolâ€”some dead and others aliveâ€”and were concerned about health and safety issues. Two of the callers said that besides seeing the rodents running around the school, there was a foul odor, apparently from dead mice, and that there were apparent mice droppings on the floors, desks, and other surfaces.
The Division II football playoffs usually provide the most interesting competition every season when Rhode Island teams begin competing for Super Bowl berths.
D-II holds a big advantage over the other three divisions because it is the stateâ€™s largest league (16 teams). It invites eight teams to the playoffs instead of the four we find in other divisions. Its quarterfinals are held in the second week of November while the regular season is still going on elsewhere.
Manuel Cardoza III
CENTRAL FALLS - Manuel Cardoza III, 51 of Clay St., died Friday at home. Born in Pawtucket he was the beloved son of Manuel V. and Lucinda (Catarina) Cardoza.
He was a steel worker formerly employed by the Washburn Wire Co., East Providence for a number of years, leaving the company due to a disability.
Elizabeth A. Chartier
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth A. (McKenna) Chartier, 88, passed away Monday, November 15, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Dona N. Chartier. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late George Burrows and Alice McKenna.
Betty was a cashier at Ann & Hope, Cumberland for almost thirty years until retiring. She leaves a son, Robert J. Chartier, Sr. and his wife Grace; three grandsons, Robert, Jr., Scott and Mark Chartier and six great-grandchildren.
Theresa C. Sneesby
LINCOLN - Theresa C. Sneesby, 80, of Lincoln, died Friday at RI Hospital. She was the devoted wife of Edward A. Sneesby for 55 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Maria (Lanca) OConnor. She is survived by her son Robert Sneesby of Johnston, her daughters Patricia A. Mongeau of Lincoln and Cynthia M. LaRose and her companion David Rebello of Coventry, her sister Patricia Hannan of Daytona Beach, FL, 6 grandchildren, and 2 step grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Edward.
PAWTUCKET - Roberta Almeida, 80, of Clayton St. died Sunday in the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Almeida.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Robert and Donalda (Dalpe) Mercure. She resided in Pawtucket for the past 65 years.
She was employed by the Woodlawn Federal Credit Union, Pawtucket for 41 years until her retirement in 1990.
John S. Kasulewicz (NO PHOTO WITH FLAG)
PAWTUCKET - John S. Kasulewicz, 96, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Meers) Kasulewicz.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary(Dobnovski) Karsulavitch.
John was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was employed by various textile mills in the Pawtucket area for many years until retiring.
Denis M. Gravel (WITH PHOTO)
CUMBERLAND - Denis M. Gravel, 66, of Roland St. died Friday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Hipolito) Gravel.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Rolland and Lea (Berthelette) Gravel. He resided in Cumberland for the 37 years previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was employed at the Miriam Hospital as a Respiratory Technician for over 15 years until his retirement. He was previously employed by the Health Tex Corp., Central Falls for over 20 years.
He was a communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND - Aime Pereira, known in area for years in the auto and racing community died Saturday.
Amadeu "Aime" Pereira of Cumberland, Rhode Island,devoted husband of Marion(McCarthy) Pereira with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in 1927, Aime died peacefully on November 13 at age 83 surrounded by his loving family.