Archive - 2011
PAWTUCKET --- Some Thanksgiving series around this part of New England have usually been predictable, and often lopsided affairs year in and year out, while other series have been ones that you can actually throw out the records and expect competitive games.
The latter has certainly been the case with the Shea-Tolman series, which will celebrate its 10th game Wednesday when the two intracity rivals invade McCoy Stadium for a 7 p.m. showdown.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ His all-out smile that charms in an instant, affable personality and cordial â€śYes, sirâ€ť response allows Paris Correia to fit in at North Smithfield High. His relentless desire to attack the opposition on the football field with impetuous abandon is also a plus, for sure.
Yet is hasnâ€™t always been that simple.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies that occurred about 20 minutes apart Friday night at two Family Dollar stores in the city, as well as whether there is a connection to similar crimes that have occurred locally.
Delores B. Correia
EDGEWATER, FL - Delores B. Correia, 85, of Edgewater Florida and former resident of Lincoln, RI passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
She was the wife of John Correia and daughter of the late Joseph and Melvina (King) Primeau. Mrs. Correia was a medical records administrator for many years in the office of Dr. Joseph Doll in Pawtucket, RI.
Marilyn J. Arage
CUMBERLAND - Marilyn J. (Hughes) Arage, "Merry", passed away on Sunday at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence after her courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Pawtucket RI in 1942, daughter of the late Capt. Peter H. Hughes (retired) of the Pawtucket Police Dept. and Irene D. (Williamson) Hughes.
CHANGE IN SERVICES
PAWTUCKET - Hector Castro, 64, of Sea Biscuit Place, passed away Sunday November 20, 2011 after an illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Braulio and Petra (Irizarry) Castro. Hector moved to Rhode Island in 1981 and settled in Pawtucket. He will be greatly missed by all his friends at the Arc of the Blackstone Valley.
Kelly Ann Salisbury
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Kelly Ann Salisbury, 23, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Little Rock Arkansas she was the beloved daughter of James and Jeanne (Towner) Salisbury of North Providence and the late John and Kathleen (O'Dowd) Boleman.
Celestine M. Ostiguy
SEEKONK, MA - Celestine "Celeste" M. (Russell) Ostiguy, 98, a resident of Seekonk for the past fifty years passed away on Saturday November 19, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Ostiguy.
Celestine was born in Central Falls, RI, the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Roche) Russell. She was a graduate of Central Falls High School class of 1930.
Yvonne T. Emond
CUMBERLAND - Yvonne T. Emond, 70, of Eli Street, Cumberland died Friday, November 18, 2011. She was the wife of Emile J. Emond. They had been married 52 years.
Mrs. Emond was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Leonard and Flora (Brouillette) Buckley.
Besides her husband she is survived by her children, Tina Emond of Cumberland, and Todd Emond and his wife Ruth of Warwick. She also leaves two grandchildren,Victoria and Brandon, two nieces and one nephew.
She was the mother of the late Emile J. Emond Jr.
Stella A. Kapinos
PAWTUCKET- Stella A. Kapinos 97, of Birchland Avenue passed away Saturday Nov. 19, 2011.
Born in Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Jan and Karolina (Wach) Kapinos.
She lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed by the former Company's Health-Tex Mfg. as a Seamstress, Newman Crosby as an Office Clerk and Forte Jewelry Co. as a Bench worker. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society and the former Seniors.
Eileen M. McIlmail
LINCOLN - Eileen M. McIlmail, 83, of Lincoln, died Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Center. She was the wife of the late John J. McIlmail. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Kennedy) McConville. She resided in the Lonsdale section of Lincoln most of her life and was the first school bus aide for the Town of Lincoln. She enjoyed being with her family and many, many great friends.
Raymond H. Bouley
PAWTUCKET - Raymond H. Bouley, 88, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Helen F. (Gaboriault) Bouley, the
couple celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on October 23, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Gerard and Edmire(Gaudreau) Bouley. Ray was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, serving with the 818th Signal Port Service Company. He was a partner in the family business, Bouley Brothers Plastering for over 50 years until retiring in 1986. Ray enjoyed working in his yard.
Central Falls and North Smithfield arenâ€™t Thanksgiving football rivals but the two Division IV playoff teams are inextricably linked this week.
They are linked because if North Smithfield defeats Scituate on Thursday morning, it wins No. 1 seed in next weekâ€™s playoffs and would host No. 4 seed Central Falls in the semifinal round scheduled for next Tuesday evening.
â€śI donâ€™t want my guys to overlook Scituate,â€ť North Smithfield coach Wes Pennington said on Sunday when the potential playoff matchup with Central Falls was raised.
LINCOLN â€” It wasnâ€™t much of a surprise for the standing-room-only crowd at the Twin River Event Center to see Pawtucketâ€™s Todd Chattelle capture the inaugural CES Mixed Martial Arts middleweight title.
What was surprising was the manner in which he won the championship belt -- with a submission.
An established standup fighter who recorded all eight of his career knockouts with his punching ability, Chattelle picked up the biggest victory of his career with his first-ever submission by slapping an unexpecting guillotine chokeout on Brett Oteri of Dedham, Mass. 3:18 into their fight.
PROVIDENCE â€“ During a time when school budgets are slashed and teachers are in dire need for resources and incentives for their students, National Grid Foundation scored an assist in providing a $30,000 grant to support the Providence Hoops for the Stars Program.
Hoops for the Stars is a partnership program that provides inner-city students with the opportunity to earn tickets to Providence College menâ€™s basketball games in return for hard work in the classroom and positive behavior in the community.
PAWTUCKET â€” Want to whisper your Christmas â€śwish listâ€ť to the same Santa who lends an ear to the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and other Hollywood celebrities? Stop by the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main St. on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where â€śSanta to the Stars,â€ť also known as Brady White, will be making his annual appearance.
During a ceremony Thursday for the new Allen Champagne Way â€” in honor of the late Mr. Champagne, a 31-year employee of the Pawtucket Water Supply Board â€” his wife, Annette, and their son, Eric, fold up the cloth after unveiling the street sign in front of the water supply facility. Councilor Thomas Hodge applauds in the background.
WOONSOCKET â€” It has been said more than a few times that success in high school sports comes in cycles. Talented players sometimes come in cohesive groups of classmates who win games from middle school on up through high school. And when they graduate, sometimes the cupboard is empty.
That could be the story of Woonsocket Highâ€™s football program, which won the last two Division II Super Bowls before falling back to earth this season, finishing 1-6 in league action.
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Elsa (Ochsenreiter) Brunelle, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Theophile "Ted" Brunelle for 54 years and the companion of Lionel Lee LeMarier for many years. Born in Kempten, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gebhard and Karolina (Dadl) Ochsenreiter. Elsa was a devoted mother who enjoyed completing puzzles, playing cards, bowling and especially enjoyed dancing and waltzing. She was also a member of the Hi-Lo Camping Association.
Florence M. Piccolo
CENTRAL FALLS - Florence M. Piccolo, 96, passed peacefully at the Jeanne Jugan Residence. She was the wife of the late Vincenzo T. Piccolo.
She was the daughter of the late Delphis and Georgianna (Chabot) Gagnon.
Florence is survived by two daughters, Gloria McGovern of Cumberland and Jacqueline Fickle of Lincoln, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children, a great- great grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Roland and Roger Gagnon.