Archive - Jul 26, 2011
WEST WARWICK --- They will try this again today.
Tuesdayâs start to the American Legion Senior Division âElite Eightâ double-elimination tournament only reached a few innings before inclement weather rained on most of the state and suspended both opening-round doubleheaders at McCarthy Field in West Warwick and Pierce Field in East Providence.
Itâs a special time for the players of the Cumberland American Little League All-Star team. The squad, which is mostly comprised of 12-year-old youths, stormed through the District IV Major Division Tournament and after two dominating victories at the state level stands just a win away from representing Rhode Island at the Eastern Regionals in Bristol, Conn., next week.
PAWTUCKET â The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has named Martin E. Tursky president and chief executive officer effective Oct. 1. Tursky succeeds current President and CEO Francis R. Dietz who will be retiring after serving at the helm of the hospital for 47 years.
Tursky was recruited, after a nationwide search in 2010, to serve as Memorialâs executive vice president and chief operating officer. Over the past year he has been working closely with Dietz and the existing administration.
PAWTUCKET â A vacant commercial building that once housed a furniture store and was later known as a source for Halloween costumes, party supplies and quirky novelties, was destroyed Monday night by a fire of unknown origin.
While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, city records show that the building had been cited for several building code violations, and the latest owners were scheduled for a hearing on outstanding violations in Municipal Court next Friday.
Modesta Marin Gil
PAWTUCKET - Modesta Marin Gil 91, of Palm Bay FL, passed July 23rd. She was the wife of the late Sixto Marin. They were married 61 years.
Born in Santiago de Veraguas, Panama. She resided in the United States since 1982.
Everett R. Williams
LINCOLN - Everett R. Williams 93, of Lincoln, beloved husband of Dorothy Hoyt, passed peacefully Sunday, July 24th at Grandview Center, Cumberland.
He was the son of the late Albert and Anna (Kenworthy) Williams.
Mr. Williams was a toolmaker at Electric Boat in Quonset Point at the time of his retirement in 1985.
He was a passionate trout fisherman and enjoyed the peace and quiet he found in small streams in wooded areas. He was also an avid gardener.
He was a past master and a lifetime member of E.L. Freeman Lodge, now Jenks Lodge #24.
Ronald J. LaBree, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Ronald "Gov" J. LaBree, Sr., 62, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Batista) LaBree for forty-four years. Born in Attleboro, a son of the late Francis W. and Dorothy (LeBrun) LaBree, he resided in South Attleboro before moving to Pawtucket in 1975. He was a member of the Laborers Union Local 271. A devoted grandfather, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.