Archive - Dec 23, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” For about 15 minutes in the first half of Friday nightâ€™s game, St. Raphael Academy looked every bit like the defending state championship team that it is, sprinting out to a 39-22 lead over a solid East Providence team that seemed troubled by the speed of the contest.
The Saints built their biggest lead of the night at 60-33, then watched a never-quit East Providence almost get back into the game with a 21-7 run.
At the final horn, the Saints walked off with a 72-56 victory that left head coach Tom Sorrentine shaking his head.
Paige Hardy, 5, of Pawtucket â€” decked out in her holiday attire â€” shares the three special things she wants for Christmas during a visit with Santa at a recent benefit for The Times Merry Christmas Fund. Donations are being accepted into January. Checks or money orders can be sent to: The Times Merry Christmas Fund, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
The Pawtucket Corps of the Salvation Army distributes the money to wherever the need is greatest.
PAWTUCKET â€” It's not like the glory days of the textiles industry, but manufacturing is still alive and well in Pawtucket. So many products â€” sold both nationally and internationally â€” are being made here that city officials have decided to showcase many of these companies in the lobby of City Hall on a rotating basis.
PAWTUCKET â€” Ask George Hey his reaction to having reached triple figures, and he smartly replies, â€śI donâ€™t know. Iâ€™d guess I feel the same as I did last week.â€ť
Fact is, Hey, who has been living at the Pawtucket Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, located at 70 Gill Ave. for the past seven months, turned 100 on Tuesday, and those who love him threw one heckuva birthday party inside the first-floor activities room. It included a few dozen residents, nurses and administrators as well as most of his four children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary A. Sobral
PAWTUCKET - Mary A. Sobral, of Naples Florida and Pawtucket died December 16, 2011 in Florida. She was the wife of Daniel D. Sobral Sr.
Mrs. Sobral was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Jose Costa and Anna(Torres) Costa. She was an assembler for the Fram Corporation for many years.
Besides her husband she leaves a son, Daniel D. Sobral Jr, of Pawtucket and her brother Roy Costa of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Joaquim and Jose Costa.
Margaret M. Kelly
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Margie" M. (Kaveny) Kelly, 94, of Pond Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold B. Kelly. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (McCabe) Kaveny. Margie had worked as a nanny for the Douglas family for many years and more recently as a School Lunch Aid at both Jenks Jr. High School and Tolman High School in Pawtucket.
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.
Louis V. Pezzi
PAWTUCKET - Louis V. Pezzi, 74, longtime educator and sports coach, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011. The beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Champoux) Pezzi, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Louis A. and Mary(Romano) Pezzi. Lou served in the United States Marine Corps. A graduate of Providence College, he was a teacher at Shea High School as well as a soccer and tennis coach for many years until retiring. Lou enjoyed golfing and was an avid Yankee fan.