Archive - May 2011
PAWTUCKET - Antonio Henriques, 89 of Rock Avenue, Pawtucket passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Belmira (Machado) Henriques.
Born in Sandomil-Seia, Portugal, he was the son of the late Joao and Emilia (de Jesus) Henriques.
He came to this country in 1976 settling in Pawtucket.
Mr. Henriques was employed as a maintenance mechanic for the Conrad Jarvis Co. of Pawtucket for 20 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
PAWTUCKET - Matthew Dusza, 86, loving husband of Rita Majika Dusza for 26yrs, was called home April 19, 2011. He is predeceased by his parents John and Bertha Dusza, his 1st wife Alice Dusza and his brothers John, Stanley, Steven, Walter, Martin and Joseph.
He served in WWII in the US Army. He was employed for 40 years by Pawtucket Fasteners. He leaves his nieces and nephews.
Roland J. Lamarre
PAWTUCKET - Roland J. Lamarre, 91, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Y. (LaPlante) Lamarre for 60 years.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Theodore and Theodora E. (Noiseaux) Lamarre. Roland was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving four years in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Pawtucket Fire Department for 28 years before retiring as Battalion Chief in 1974. He then became Deputy State Fire Marshall at the State Fire Marshalls Office until 1980.
WASHINGTON â€” Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.
A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.
"Justice has been done," the president said.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Rehabbing an injury can prove very tricky for many athletes to navigate successfully. Thatâ€™s why the athletic trainer is an important source, both in terms of offering moral support and aiding the athleteâ€™s quest to return to action as soon as the body permits.
In terms of both critical areas, Ryan Kalish knows heâ€™s in good hands with Jon Jochim, the trainer for the Pawtucket Red Sox. On Sunday morning, Kalish emerged from the trainerâ€™s room with his left shoulder heavily bandaged, tangible proof that another therapy session under Jochimâ€™s care had transpired.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A lack of control continues to haunt Andrew Miller.
Throwing strikes was a major flaw for the lanky left-hander Sunday afternoon as Pawtucket dropped a 4-3 decision to Toledo before 3,512 at McCoy Stadium. Miller lasted just three-plus innings and was yanked by PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler after loaded the bases on two walks and a single in the fourth. The former sixth overall pick of the 2006 draft was the definition of off-target, throwing just 41 of his 84 pitches for strikes.
Pawtucketâ€™s Daphne Homen and Cumberlandâ€™s Caroline Mattos are two local high school students making a name for themselves as fencers at the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club in Warren.
Homen, who attends the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing Arts in Pawtucket, came to the club five years ago, worked her way up through the system, and now competes with the club team.
LINCOLN â€” It's both amusing and inspiring, how Lincoln High junior Josh Soucy came up with the notion of creating a â€śTeen Advocacy Group,â€ť an organization that would give him and his peers more input and knowledge about happenings in town government.
PAWTUCKET â€” Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) announced the winners of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for high school students at an award ceremony held this week in his District Office. The art competition is part of a national initiative that provides high school art students the opportunity to have their creative work acknowledged and the honor of having their work displayed in the United States Capitol.