Archive - Dec 22, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” As 2011 winds down, more than a dozen municipal employees have decided to retire, including several who occupy key positions in Pawtucket City Hall.
Longtime Tax Assessor David Quinn just announced his retirement on Thursday, although he will be stepping into the same role in the city of Providence. He told the Times that he is leaving to take the Tax Assessor's job at Providence City Hall under Mayor Angel Taveras that recently became available. He added that it was â€śtoo good of an opportunity to turn down.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€“ As the saying goes, giving is its own reward. But at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, theyâ€™ve figured out a way to double the reward.
Itâ€™s called Blessings in a Backpack, a program that provides needy children from Woonsocket with food for the weekend â€“ when they canâ€™t get a meal in school.
Once a week, a group of volunteers at the nursing home and rehab facility stuff backpacks with cans of tuna, applesauce and other treats â€“ enough to bridge the gap between Fridays and Mondays. But itâ€™s no ordinary group of volunteers.
Lucille Dianna Smith
CUMBERLAND - Lucille Dianna (Gasse) Smith, 76, formerly of Canning Street, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in the Orchard View Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the wife of Gerald Dusablon.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Eva (Lepire) Gasse. She resided in Providence for the past five years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mrs. Smith was employed as a Navy Line Worker for Texas Instruments for over 15 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Maureen F. Marcil
ARIZONA - Maureen F. Marcil, 63, of Peoria, AZ passed away December 20, 2011 in Peoria, AZ.
Maureen was born in Central Falls, RI and resided in East Providence, RI. She was employed by Karew Manufacturing in Bristol, RI, prior to moving to AZ, where she has resided for the past 17 years. Maureen is survived by her Husband Charles, her mother Dorothy Allen, Brothers; Richard and James Squires, Sisters; Patricia Thibert, Judith Hall and Janice LaBlanc along with many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Francis Squires.
Antonio L. DaSilva
CUMBRLAND - Antonio L. DaSilva, 92, died Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Emilia (DaNave) DaSilva.
Born in Meridia, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel Lopes DaSilva and Maria(Ferreira) DaSilva. He resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
He was a construction worker until his retirement having worked for various Rhode Island area firms.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.
At this stage of baseballâ€™s offseason, the headlines are typically reserved for the big-ticket acquisition and the occasional blockbuster trade.
Behind that glitzy curtain is where youâ€™ll find new Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett. His mission is to replenish the upper levels of the farm system with players who will hold down the fort in Triple-A Pawtucket, ready to contribute if injury besets one of the major-league starters.