Archive - Oct 19, 2011
Pawtucket native Gerry Philbin developed a case of laryngitis earlier this week during the hectic two days that preceded his induction into the New York Jetsâ€™ Ring of Honor on Monday night.
At the end of November, these could be potential semifinal-round playoff contests, but this weekend, they are merely two regular-season games that highlight the Blackstone Valleyâ€™s high school schedule.
In what may arguably be the game of the weekend in the entire state, East Providence heads to Warwick on Friday for a 7 p.m. showdown of 3-1 squads with defending Division I champ Bishop Hendricken at the Hawksâ€™ Hayden Field. Both teams are in a three-way tie for second place with Cranston West (3-1) and right behind La Salle (4-0).
PAWTUCKET â€” As the unresponsive five-year-old male lay motionless on a table at the Memorial Hospital, a team of doctors attached an oxygen mask and performed CPR, their eyes anxiously watching the monitors. Not liking what they were seeing, they then decided to try a defibrillator. After a few moments, the boy's eyes fluttered open and he murmured â€śWhat happened?â€ť as the doctors looked at each other in relief.
Dr. Steven Sefla
LINCOLN - Dr. Steven Sefla, 91, of Lincoln, died Tuesday at home. He was the loving husband of Rita (Bequir) Sefla. They had been married 55 years.
Born in Korca Albania, he was a son of the late Abraham and Elka (Kocibelli) Sefla. He attended Convite de National Italy, University of Bologna Italy School of Medicine, University of Vienna Austria School of Medicine, as well as the New York Chiropractic Institute. Dr. Sefla practiced in private practice until his retirement in 1993.
Emilia J. Botelho
LINCOLN - Emilia J. (Prata) Botelho, 81, of Linda Street died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Jack Botelho.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Manuel and Julia (Tavares) Prata, she had lived in Lincoln for the past 30 years.
Mrs. Botelho was a sales representative for Sears, Roebuck & Company in Providence. She had also worked at Korb's Bakery, Pawtucket and as a cashier in the cafeteria for the Lincoln School Department and St Raphael's Academy, Pawtucket.
Honorato Cruz Santos
CUMBERLAND - Honorato Cruz Santos, 84, of Titus Street, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Lucinda (Matias) Santos.
Born in Poutena, Portugal, he was the son of the late David and Aurora (dosSantos) Cruz. He came to this country in 1961, settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Santos was employed as a construction worker for JH Lynch Company for 10 years, and previously Cruz Construction Company for 25 years, retiring in 1986.
LINCOLN - Norman Marceau, 82, passed suddenly on October 18th. He was the husband of the late Germaine (Fournier) Marceau for 55 years.
Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Alverez and Felixina (Lemoine) Marceau.
Norman had been employed by the Whittet-Higgins Company for many years. He was a member of the Cumberland- Lincoln Chorus and St. Jude Church Choir for 20 years and enjoyed attending Lincoln sporting events with family and friends.
PAWTUCKET - Regina Buteau, 89, of Dewey Ave, passed October 18th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Roger Buteau.
Born in Albion, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Gagne) Emond.
She had dedicated her life to her family.
Paul C. Knowlton
FLORIDA - Paul C. Knowlton 64, of Boynton Beach FL, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away on Sunday, October 16. A son of Marshal and Marie Knowlton. Besides his mother, he leaves behind his wife Kathleen Manning, a daughter, Amanda, a son, Tyler, two sisters, Marsha Jackson and Marjorie Landry and several nieces and nephews. Services were private.
Earl F. Dearman Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Earl F. Dearman Jr., 86, passed away Monday morning, October 17th, 2011 at Durgin Pines in Kittery, Maine. Earl, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, R.I., moved to Maine in the spring of 2008.
PROVIDENCE â€” The die is cast.
A massive 200-page bill, months in the making, to radically change public employee retirement payments for everyone from the newly-hired worker to the longest-surviving pensioner was finally introduced in both the House and Senate on Tuesday, ending an extended period of public expectation and speculation.