Archive - Oct 1, 2012
Head coach Carl Africo points to one game in particular to define Central Falls High senior forward Cristian Rodriguezâ€™ uncanny ability to put the ball in the net.
â€śWe were playing Smithfield in a non-league match, and â€“ early on â€“ the guys really didnâ€™t know how to play him,â€ť Africo recalled late last week of what turned out to be a 6-1 pasting of the host Sentinels. â€śThey decided to give him (shots with) his right foot, and he scored two goals in the first half.
Claire Jean Legare
1934 - 2012
MONCTON, NB - Claire Jean Legare, 77, of Moncton, NB; passed away peacefully at her residence, on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.
Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Yvette (Moreau) Fournier.
Claire is survived by her sister Aline Crawford; two nephews Denis and David Murphy; and one great niece Klaudia Rogers.
Besides her parents, Claire is predeceased by her husband Leo E. Legare (2011)
Rita G. Dalpe
PAWTUCKET - Rita G. Dalpe, 91, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012. She was the wife of the late William C. Dalpe.
Born in North Providence, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Germaine (Chicoine) Batalon. Mrs. Dalpe was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Ernesto Xavier DePina
CENTRAL FALLS - Ernesto "Ernie" Xavier DePina, 25, died September 29, 2012, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
He was born on May 10, 1987, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Jose Olimpio DePina and Margarida Xavier-DePina. He was the second eldest son of three boys and one girl.
He is survived by his parents, Jose Olimpio DePina and Margarida Xavier-DePina, his sister, Dilce Lawson, his brothers, Joseph and Danny DePina and his loving grand parents, aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.
Elsie E. Conner
JOHNSTON - Elsie E. Conner, 93, died on September 30, 2012 at Morgan Health Center. She was born in Central Falls, RI. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Eva (Major) Conner. She worked at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital in the Maternity ward for 50 years until her retirement in 1999 where she was affectionately known as Red. She was a member of Smithfield Ave. Congregational Church.
She is survived by 1 nephew David Bardsley of New York, 1 niece Nancy O'Brien of Johnston, 1 great-niece, 1 great-great-niece and 1 great-great-nephew.
John F. Fanning
CUMBERLAND - John F. Fanning, 64, of Eddy Street, passed away Thursday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Madeline A. (Hunt) Fanning. He was a resident of Cumberland, and Craftsbury, VT.
John was a retired steamfitter for over 40 years, working out of Local 51, previously Local 476 of Rhode Island. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
He was a member of the Cumberland Beagle Club.
PAWTUCKET â€” Get out your red and green party wear and shine up those dancing shoes. The Times, in conjunction with Grupo Amigos Da Terceira, is hosting a â€śJingle Mingleâ€ť to benefit the Times â€śMerry Christmas Fund.â€ť
The holiday dance event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Community Center Grupo Amigos Da Terceira, Inc. at 55 Memorial Drive in Pawtucket. Music will be provided by Mega's DJ Music Productions., and the ticket price includes a buffet. A cash bar will also be available.
LINCOLN â€” There was a time in Rhode Island when parents of school age children needed to tune in radio personality Salty Brine for word on whether there would be school on wintery morning.
Those days are over and High School Principal Kevin J. McNamara now has a number of ways to get the word out about school events and weather including his school's Listserv option of directly emailing parents timely school updates.