Archive - Jan 2011
PAWTUCKET â There were coaches from North Kingstown and Bishop Hendricken sitting in the stands to view Mondayâs Division I crossover between Woonsocket and St. Raphael. No doubt they came to see Charles Correa, Cesar Mejia and Trevor Vasey and the rest of SRAâs starting five, but the coaches were probably just as likely to jot down notes pertaining to Jordan Peguero, Ben Pillsbury and Franklin Batista.
LINCOLN â Brian McKinnon readily admits it's a strange way to discover a child's talent for vocals, but that's just what happened in the family's bathroom one night back in January 2003.
He decided to give his then-two-year-old daughter, Alexis Clare, a bath one night, and â as always â he turned on the radio to amuse her, maybe keep her mind off soap in her eyes.
For many years weâve witnessed this perception vs. reality debate hovering over the basketball program at Providence College. Call it a man vs. wild struggle in which one side tries to impose its will over the other in the name of shedding light on what the expectations should entail.
Ione A. Kinder
Lincoln - Ione A. (Mack) Kinder, 91, of Angell Road died Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late William F. Kinder.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Hugh and Edith (Harrison) Mack, she had lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Lincoln.
Mrs. Kinder was a racker for Providence Metalizing before retiring.
She was a member of the American Red Cross during World War II and for many years following the war.
Louis R. Russell
PAWTUCKET - Louis R. Russell, 71, of Pawtucket died on January 23, 2011. He was born in Providence. Son of the late Ralph and Julia (Taraborelli) Russell. He is survived by 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Services will be private.
Jennifer A. Charpentier
PAWTUCKET - Jennifer A. Charpentier, 37, of Anthony Ave., Pawtucket, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at home. Born in Woonsocket, she is survived by two sons, Andrew and Kyle and her former spouse, Todd Charpentier, all of North Smithfield. She was the daughter of Carol A. (Leclair) and Craig Cook and Gerard Lachance and his wife Joyce, all of Woonsocket. She is also survived by her brother, Douglas M. Lachance and his wife Mary of Providence.
Margaret M. Bruno
PAWTUCKET - Margaret M. "Peg" (Lanigan) Bruno, 90, of King Philip Road died Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Rocco Bruno, M.D.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary(O'Donnell) Lanigan.
Mrs. Bruno was a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket and also worked in her husband's office in Cumberland. She was a member of the Memorial Hospital Alumnae Association.
She was a communicant of St. Teresa's Church, Pawtucket.
LINCOLN - Dauray, Alan, 52, of Hope St, passed peacefully January 22, 2011 with his loving family by his side.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Dorothy (Fregeole) Dauray of Cumberland and the late Maurice Dauray.
He had been employed by various cable companies for over 20 years.
Besides his mother he is survived by a son, Alex Dauray of Chepachet, two brothers,Bryan Dauray of Smithfield and Gary Dauray of Pawtucket, and several nieces and nephews
WOONSOCKET - Evelyn Carton, 82, of Cumberland, died Friday, December 17, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Ben Haywood Kay and the late Paul E. Carton.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Axon) Booth. She was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Carton was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1945.
She was employed by Cumberland Farms, Forte Bros. Inc. and later at Elizabeth Webbing in Central Falls prior to her retirement.
ATTLEBORO: TURCOTTE, Leger, 86, passed January 20th. He was the husband of the late Rose (Joubert) Turcotte.
Born in North Attleboro, a son of the late Lorenzo and Alice (LaCasse) Turcotte.
He had been employed by
Carol Cable of Pawtucket for 45 years retiring in1989. He was educated in the Attleboro and North Attleboro School
Leger was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Attleboro and was active at their bingo and feasible. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Seniors Citizens in South Attleboro and the St. Matthews Golden Agers.
The ever-improving Central Falls track and field program added another milestone to its list Saturday afternoon.
With their sweep of Northern Division rivals Woonsocket and Shea, the Warriors manufactured the schoolâs best league record since its inception in 1999-2000, finishing the dual-meet season at 6-2. The girlsâ team has a chance to match that effort on Jan. 31 when the Lady Warriors (4-2) conclude their Sullivan Division schedule against Moses Brown (2-2) and Rogers (1-5).
PAWTUCKET â Most pro football experts figured Kelsey Fournier and her New England Patriots cheerleader teammates would have spent a chilly Sunday evening outdoors at Gillette Stadium, coaxing freezing fans into making noise for the home team in the AFC championship game.
Instead, the New York Jets ousted the favored Patriots last Sunday in the conference semifinals, ending the season for players, fans and cheerleaders alike.
PAWTUCKET â It's been about three weeks now since Mayor Donald Grebien moved into the spacious, second-floor office that goes with his new position, and besides rearranging the office furniture to be more computer-friendly, one of the things he says he has learned by trial and error is to âtry and pace myself.â
PROVIDENCE â So this is what winning in the Big East feels like.
Saturday bore witness to Providence College canceling its long overdue appointment with the conferenceâs win column. The return to sender memo was made possible by a 72-67 upset victory of 19th-ranked Louisville before an exuberant audience of 12,051 at The Dunk. It was the first conference victory for the Friars in 51 weeks, and their first win over former coach Rick Pitino.
PAWTUCKET â Every day, a modest house at 315 Sayles Avenue is advertising a very important message: that the U.S. national debt is spiraling out of control.
Attached to the side of the house is a handmade wooden âdebt clockâ that Reform Party members Bill and Dave Greenwood use to keep a running tab on the county's deficit spending. To the Greenwoods' dismay, the figure has now reached a whopping $14 trillion, one-hundred billion, and they and other Reform Party members wish more citizens would take notice---and more importantly, take action.
PAWTUCKET â The long-running offseason production the PawSox put on, better known as the Hot Stove gathering, has always served a dual purpose.
Donald J. Lapham
NORTH ATTLEBORO:Donald J. Lapham 72, passed away Wednesday peacefully, on the Eve of his daughter's birthday, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on August 7, 1938, in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late David W. and Blanche (Arpin) Lapham. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, 823 Air Division, and a member of the Rehoboth Country Club.
Cecelia S. Reith
CUMBERLAND - Cecelia S. (Peters) Reith of Dwight Street died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Joseph L. Reith.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Stella (Chmielewski) Peters, she had lived in Cumberland for most of her life.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three loving daughters, Cheryl Tyler, Karen Kline and Kerri Reith, all of Cumberland; one brother, Leon Peters of Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alfred Peters and Lucianna May.