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April 25th

Madeleine M. Phillips

April 25, 2011

Madeleine M. Phillips
EAST PROVIDENCE - Madeleine M. Phillips, of Rumford Towers, Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday April 23, 2011. She was the beloved wife of William T. Phillips Jr. They had been married 56 years.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Alfred and Lauvina (Lamarche) Masse. She was a seamstress at the former Pawtucket Dress Company and a waitress at Howard Johnson.

Irene J. Goffe-Moroney

April 25, 2011

Irene J. Goffe-Moroney
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Irene J. (Jannarelli) Goffe-Moroney, 83, of Obed Avenue, died Thursday, April 21 at the Greenville Skilled Nursing Center, Smithfield. She was the wife of Edward A. Moroney, Sr., and the wife of the late Malcolm S. Goffe.
Her funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, R.I. 02906, would be appreciated. For online guestbook, please visit
www.bellowsfh.com

April 24th

Baseball season warming up

April 24, 2011

High school baseball players in New England understand there are two phases to their season – chilly and warm. April is usually rainy and cool until the final week of the month. Players must deal with the conditions and try to persevere, knowing the warmth of May is eventually going to arrive.
With the temperature climbing to 76 degrees on Sunday, there’s a hint that warmer weather is right around the corner. That’s good because the division races are starting to take shape and some of this week’s games are pretty interesting.

Pawtucket native writes first novel

April 24, 2011

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Bob Thurber rose from his swivel chair inside his second-floor home office and politely asked his guest, 'You mind if I smoke?'
He grabbed a Camel wide, walked to the window with a fan blowing out, remained standing and – after lighting up – described the laughing old man he frequently pictured in his mind as a child growing up in then-dilapidated downtown Pawtucket.

April 23rd

Benton pleads guilty to July 2010 city shooting

April 24, 2011

PROVIDENCE -- Jaheeim Benton, 21, whose last known address was 33 Cole St., Pawtucket, pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court on all counts in the July 2010 assault of Tito Fadul and William Cotto Jr. in Pawtucket, according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. The guilty plea came just as jury selection was set to begin. Benton is the twin brother of Kasean Benton, who was shot and killed by Donald Young in July 2009. Young was found guilty last week of that murder and is currently awaiting sentencing.

Vietnam is in his rear view mirror

April 23, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Bill Donnelly has done a pretty good job of putting Vietnam in his rear view mirror.
“I came home from the war and went right back to where I was before,” said Donnelly, a former rifleman with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. “I had been a kid from Pawtucket Vocational who played a lot of sports and was having a good time when I got drafted. I returned home two years later, resumed playing basketball and softball, and began my own printing business.”
Donnelly had a lot of difficult Vietnam memories to suppress. He threw himself into his work and his sports outlets.

Send your military photos to The Times

April 23, 2011

The Times is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@woonsocketcall.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.

Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Years served:
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Woodmansee case stirs up man's abduction from Slater Park 40 years ago

April 23, 2011

PAWTUCKET — On a recent warm spring day in Slater Park, two young boys can be seen fishing with nets in the pond near the old bandstand. Yet, what would appear to be an idyllic scene to most people sends shudders down the spine of 45-year-old Jay O'Connell because of what happened to him 40 years ago in almost the same location.

Chafee aims to revitalize Valley's Main Streets

April 23, 2011

PROVIDENCE – The Chafee administration’s economic development projects tend to be high-profile, big-ticket items such as creating the Knowledge District in the former I-195 corridor, revitalizing the airport/train station district and continuing the Quonset Point expansion.
But in the Blackstone Valley, Chafee has his eye on revitalizing the main streets of the small distressed cities.
He has made much-publicized tours of Main Street in Woonsocket and Broad Street as it links Central Falls with Pawtucket.

April 22nd

J. Paul Madden

April 22, 2011

J. Paul Madden
PAWTUCKET - J. Paul Madden, 84, of Marbury Ave., Pawtucket died Friday at Memorial Hospital of RI. He was the husband of the late Theresa L. (Collins) Madden.
Born in MA, he was a son of the late James J. and Gertrude (McHugh) Madden and stepson of the late Mary Esther Madden. He had lived in Pawtucket for over 70 years.
He was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the American Theatre. He was a Manager of many local Department store chains over the years predominantly working for Zayre's.

Cecile L. Kelly

April 22, 2011

Cecile L. Kelly
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Cecile L. Kelly, 86, of South Attleboro, MA, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011. She was the wife of the late Thomas Kelly and the late Richard Noel.

Richard D. Rugg

April 22, 2011

Richard D. Rugg
BRUNSWICK, MAINE - Richard D. Rugg, 63, of Maine and formerly of Pawtucket, RI died April 17, 2011. Mr. Rugg was born in Boston, MA a son of the late Walter F. and Bessie H. (Leckie) Rugg. He had lived in Maine for the past 20 years. He was an auto body mechanic and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He is survived by 2 daughters Annemarie Rugg and Kayla Soule, 1 sister Sharon Gentry and her husband Bob of North Scituate, 2 granddaughters, 1 niece Melanie Loesch, 1 nephew Christopher Gentry and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Irene J. Goffe-Maroney

April 22, 2011

Irene J. Goffe-Maroney
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Irene J. (Jannarelli) Goffe-Maroney, 83, of Obed Avenue, died Thursday, April 21 at the Greenville Skilled Nursing Center, Smithfield. She was the wife of Edward A. Maroney, Sr., and the wife of the late Malcom S. Goffe.
Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Eugene and Angelina (Porcelli) Jannarelli, she had lived in North Providence for the past fourteen years.
Mrs. Goffe-Maroney was a Matron at Shea High School, Pawtucket and a waitress at the Friendly Tap & Grille.

Adela Lopez

April 22, 2011

Adela Lopez
PAWTUCKET - Adela Lopez, 88, formerly of Coates Manor, passed away on Thursday at home & Hospice care of RI in Providence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Aguas Buenas, P.R. a daughter of the late Francisco Vasquez and Maria Alamos. She had lived in Pawtucket since 1992 and had been employed in area factories.

Loretta G. Cooper

April 22, 2011

Loretta G. Cooper
CUMBERLAND - Loretta G. Cooper, 100, formerly of Diamond Hill Road, passed away in the Hebert Nursing Home on Thursday, April 21, 2011. She was wife of the late George R. Cooper.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Polydore and Emeline (Couture) Lajeunesse. She was a life-long Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Cooper was employed for several years as a clerk for the former Ann & Hope Stores of Cumberland.
She was a member of St. Aidan Seniors, and a communicant of the Historic St. Joseph Church, and most recently St. Aidan Church.

April 21st

Kalish's shoulder injury dampens PawSox victory

April 22, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox – as well as Boston – now holds its collective breath regarding the left shoulder of outfield prospect Ryan Kalish.
Kalish make a diving grab to his left to rob Syracuse’s Michael Aubrey of a surefire base hit in the second inning of Thursday’s 14-0 matinee massacre of the Chiefs. Replays showed that the center fielder jammed his shoulder as he hit the turf and rolled over. Teammates quickly huddled around their fallen comrade as Kalish remained on the ground for several minutes.

Some early season thoughts on PawSox

April 22, 2011

By the time the PawSox return home a week from Saturday, April will all but be a memory. With that in mind, here are some early-season observations/thoughts about the local club.

Josh Reddick saw his miserable start at the plate last season cost him a chance to get up to Boston far sooner than as a September call-up. As his batting average plummeted to unimaginable depths – it stood at .189 on May 30 – Reddick watched as Daniel Nava and Ryan Kalish were summoned to the big leagues.

Lincoln rallies past La Salle, improves to 7-0

April 22, 2011

PROVIDENCE — When you’re on a roll like Lincoln High, things just seem to fall into place.
The Lions did their best work in the latter innings Thursday, scoring three runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings to best La Salle Academy, 8-5. At 7-0, Lincoln stands tall amongst the Division I-North hierarchy. In fact, the Lions are one of just two teams in the league to sport such a glittering mark, North Kingstown being the other.

Chafee to swear in O'Donnell

April 21, 2011

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he will formally swear in Steven G. O'Donnell as the twelfth Superintendent in Rhode Island State Police history at a State House ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
The Governor announced O'Donnell as his choice to serve as State Police Superintendent and Public Safety Commissioner last month.
Lieutenant Colonel Raymond S. White has been serving as Acting
Superintendent and will continue in that position until O'Donnell takes
over in May.

April 20th

Doubront returning to his roots

April 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET — For most of his first five seasons in the Red Sox system, Felix Doubront was buoyed by a starting pitcher’s mentality. The 23-year-old was accustomed to taking the ball once every five days, only to spend the down time between starts preparing for his next turn.

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