Archive - Nov 22, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s a common assumption that you canâ€™t have both brains and brawn. Apparently Davon Robertson didnâ€™t get the memo.
Robertson fits the definition of a student-athlete to a tee. Not only is this senior a two-way football contributor for St. Raphael Academy, but heâ€™s also a success story in the classroom. Blend the two attributes together and itâ€™s little wonder that Robertson is being recruited by some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the area.
LINCOLN â€” Police released on Tuesday afternoon the official report regarding the Nov. 12 arrest of a Pawtucket man who remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
It indicates that Daniel J. Finn, 41, may have inflicted his own head injuries as officers attempted that Saturday night to transport him from Twin River to headquarters for processing.
The suspect also allegedly spat blood and saliva on at least one officer after claiming to them he had been diagnosed with hepatitis.
Anthony E. Ferri
Anthony E. Ferri, "Uncle Tony" or "Papa Tony" was born in Providence. He resided in Central Falls, and was a member of the Central Falls Fire Department in the fifties. While a firefighter, he chaired one of the first fighters Muscular Dystrophy drives. Tony was an excellent cook, running the Luncheonette at the YMCA in Pawtucket. He would often volunteer his cooking skills at Holy Trinity Church and many other organizational functions.
He drove tractor trailers and buses, and an ambulance for Rhode Island Hospital.
Margaret M. Flanagan
PAWTUCKET - Margaret M. Flanagan, 87, of Chatham, New Jersey and formerly of Pawtucket, RI, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Flanagan Jr.
Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Ryan)Meehan. She is survived by three sons, Thomas Flanagan of Rowayton, CT, Robert Flanagan of Bethesda, MD, and James Flanagan of Chatham Township, NJ, a brother, George Meehan of Brooklyn, CT. She also leaves six grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John Meehan Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Odna "Odie" Lamarre, 104, of Lincoln and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011. She was the wife of the late Joseph N. Fontaine and of the late Jeremie Lamarre.
Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Telesphore and Emma (Gauthier) Dugas. Mrs. Lamarre lived most of her life in Pawtucket. She was a former member of the Fogarty Manor Association, Pawtucket, a former member of Saint Anne's Society and the choir at Notre Dame Church, Central Falls. She was a longtime member of Saint Teresa's Church Choir, Pawtucket.
VIRGINIA - Doris Shanaghan, 89, of Fairfax Station, VA and formerely of Pawtucket, RI died November 19, 2011 at Fairfax Nursing Center. Loving wife of the late William J. Shanaghan. Daughter of the late Edwin and Florence (Oldrid) Lomas. Devoted mother of Peter E. Shanaghan and his wife Connie Jackson Shanaghan of Fairfax Station, VA and the late Michael W. Shanaghan. Cherished grandson William Jacob Shanaghan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister of Ethel Bradley of Middletown, RI and the late Herbert Lomas, Emma Misiewicz and Harry Oldrid.
Robert Joseph Parker
ATTLEBORO - Robert Joseph Parker, 95, of Attleboro, on November 21, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Amelia (Krol) Parker. Survived by his children; Robert F. Parker and his wife Lynda of Venice, FL, and Christine Staples and her husband Stephen of Mansfield, a brother, Frederick Parker of Plainville, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a daughter in law; Stacia Parker of Attleboro, and many nieces and nephews. Father of the late Dennis W. Parker, Sr. and brother of the late William Parker.
John E. Entwistle
REHOBOTH - John E. Entwistle, 91 years old, died in Golden Living Garden Place, Attleboro on Friday afternoon following a lengthy illness.
CRANSTON â€” One afternoon a week for the last five years, Lincoln dad Brian McKinnon has buckled his young children into his car's backseat for the short trek to Prof. Rene de la Garza's Orchard Street home.
He did so for his daughter, Alexis Clare, who was taking voice lessons from the renowned master, the University of Rhode Island's Director of Opera Programming and also a member of the institution's Department of Music & Vocal Studies faculty.
All the while, her kid brother, Brendan, would sit on the foyer's floor and entertain himself with Lego toy building bricks.