Archive - Oct 2012
Carmelo A. Perroni
PROVIDENCE - Carmelo A. Perroni of Riverdale Street, Providence died October 21, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Iolanda Perroni.
Mr. Perroni was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Joseph Perroni and Rosina (Silvestri) Perroni
He was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII serving in the Japanese Theatre.
Besides his wife Carmelo leaves his daughters, Joyce Gilheeney of Providence and Katherine Pescarino of Pawtucket. He also leaves a son Charles McNally of Central Falls.
PAWTUCKET - Stephen Dion, 54, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. Born in Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late Henry and Patricia (Trahan) Dion. Stephen was a former Pawtucket firefighter and a dedicated coach for many of the areas youth and high school football teams.
He is survived by three brothers, Russell, Keith, and James Dion, and one sister, Helene Dion-Dufresne.
Marion F. Nolin
LINCOLN - Marion F. "Aunt Marion" Nolin, 86, died October 22, 2012 after an illness.
Born and raised in Lincoln, she was a beloved daughter of the late Charles and Mary (McGuinniss) Nolin.
Miss Nolin enjoyed her family and work. She worked for an advertising agency in Providence and her family benefited from her work as they received tickets in the front row for special events. Marion devoted herself to her family and St. Jude's Church of Lincoln.
She was a graduate of Holy Trinity School and was a high school graduate of St. Xavier Academy.
Juliet M. Mello
PAWTUCKET - Juliet M. Mello of Glen Meadows Drive, Pawtucket died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Mello Jr.
Mrs. Mello was born in Bristol, the daughter of the late August Sousa and Angelina (Motta) Sousa. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mello is survived by her sons, Joseph E. Mello III and Michael A. Mello, both of Pawtucket. She also leaves a sister Lenora Tavares of Tiverton. She was the sister of the late Carmen Dubie, John Sousa, Manuel Sousa and Walter Sousa.
PAWTUCKET â€” Given the way the Division I contest between Central Falls and Tolman highs took shape â€“ that is, with officials whistling players from both sides for a total of four yellow cards and one red â€“ it's amazing how Warriors' mentor Carl Africo and Tigers' head coach Jack Couto praised to the hilt how well their opponents played.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” East Providence had the spirit and emotion of Senior Night, an adrenaline rush from an energetic section of students rooting them on in the bleachers, and a six-game win streak on its side in Tuesdayâ€™s showdown at home with Mount St. Charles.
But the Mounties were able to overcome all that and grab one of their biggest victories of the season -- a win that snapped a tie for first place in the Division I-North standings with the Townies and gave them sole possession of the top spot.
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite a last minute plea by the union to stop it, the Purchasing Board voted 3 to 2 Tuesday night to award the bid for the cityâ€™s trash and recycling services to a private contractor, MTG Disposal of Seekonk, Mass.
The vote to approve drew an immediate reaction from dozens of city sanitation workers and other members of Local 1012, who hurled angry comments and harsh words at the members of the Purchasing Board.
Many also voiced their displeasure at Mayor Donald Grebien, who did not attend the meeting despite being an ad hoc member of the Purchasing Board.
WILMINGTON, OHIO - Lorraine Shoultz, age 80, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2012 at her residence in Wilmington, Ohio.
She was born March 24, 1932 in Rehobeth, Rhode Island, daughter of the late Gilbert J. & Priscilla (Needham) Pelletier Sr. On June 6, 1952, she married Paul Fredick Shoultz, who died December 18, 1987.
Lorraine had worked as a Cashier for Kroger and was a member of the St. Columbkille Cath. Church, Wilmington.
John H. Famiglietti, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - John H. Famiglietti, Sr., 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Madeline E. (Handy) Famiglietti for 57 years.
Lillian R. McGowan
CUMBERLAND - Lillian R. (Hulme) McGowan passed away peacefully October 23, 2012. At 100 years of age, Lillian was ready to enjoy eternity with her beloved Bill and the Blessed Mother, both of whom shared in her devotion.
In God's gardens, Lillian may once again tend the flowers and write her poetry or sit in the sun while she quilts. A corner bower will house a baby grand for her music. And every sun-gray day, Lillian's loving legacy of 6 children, 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren will hold her in our hearts.
Karen Burgess Rose
RHODE ISLAND - Loving wife, mother & Grammy, Karen Rose died after fighting peritoneal cancer for more than two years. She entered her reward in heaven from her home surrounded by family. Karen was born on October 26, 1947 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to the late Henry Konrad and Virginia Bora Burgess.
She spent her early years traveling with her father as a Coast Guard family. As the first born child with four younger boys in the family, Karen began her life-long hallmark of caring for others by helping to raise her brothers.
Ruth E. Doctor
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ruth E. (Clarkson) Doctor, 92, of Newman Avenue, Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edmond H. Doctor.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (McKeon) Clarkson, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Rumford 11 years ago.
Mrs. Doctor was the owner of a ceramic studio before retiring. She had previously worked in a drug store.
CUMBERLAND - Ethel (Gibbons) Nicholas, 88, of Pound Road died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late William R. Nicholas.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Stones) Gibbons, she had lived in Cumberland for most of her life.
Eugene J. Picard Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Eugene J. Picard Jr., 57, formerly of Cumberland, died October 9th. Born in Pawtucket he was a son the late Eugene J. and Theresa (Carpenter) Picard Bozzo.
Mr. Picard was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War.
His brother Robert J. Picard and his wife Kimberly of Johnston, his sisters Cynthia M. Colannino of Three Rivers, MA and Deborah A. Connors of Warwick, his nieces Meaghan E. Colannino, Abigail L. Gilbert, Lauryn T. Picard and Brooke E. Picard survive him.
Kelly M. Carroll
PAWTUCKET - Kelly M. Carroll, 29, of Pawtucket passed away on October 19, 2012. Her full obituary can be found at
Maria T. Cabral
PAWTUCKET - Maria T. (Botelho) Cabral, 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 22, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel S. Cabral.
Born in the Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joao and Maria (Julia) Botelho. Maria leaves three sons, Manuel D. Cabral and his wife, Margarita of Cumberland, John G. Cabral and his wife, Eduarda of Exeter and Joe M. Cabral and his wife, Carol of Harrisville; seven grandchildren; three brothers, John, Manuel and Joe Botelho and many nieces and nephews.
CENTRAL FALLS - Mrs. Theresa (Chrupcala) Vecoli, 94, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Al Vecoli.
Born in Fall River, she lived in Central Falls and later Jacksonville, Florida for many years. She was employed by Peninsula Pest Control in Jacksonville. She served in the US Army during WWII as a 1st Sergeant. Theresa was a daughter of the late John and Barbara Chrupcala.
Edgar J. Robinson
PAWTUCKET - Edgar (Eddie) J. Robinson, 73, of Pawtucket, RI and Boynton Beach, FL, Owner of Eds Town lounge in Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Born on April 5, 1939, he was a son of the late Edgar J. Robinson and Dorothy (Deragon) Gadoury.
Edgar was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
LINCOLN â€“ Despite having a significant edge in the categories of shots on goal and corner kicks, Lincoln High suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Narragansett in a pivotal Division II clash at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Monday afternoon.
The two squads had entered the contest tied for second in the division with 20 points, and the Lions managed to produce seven more shots and a stunning 10 more corners than the Mariners. Still, senior Evan Carvalho's tally just 5:59 into the final stanza sealed Lincoln's fate.
PAWTUCKET â€“ When St. Raphael Academy athletic director Fred Saunders approached Linley Pullem one afternoon in May and asked her if she'd be interested in taking over the reins of an inaugural girls' volleyball program, she responded â€“ without hesitation â€“ â€śAbsolutely!â€ť
Saunders had heard that Pullem, who at the time was completing her initial year as a history teacher, had some experience playing the game on a rather high level, as she had excelled at John Jay High-Cross River in Westchester County, N.Y.'s Katona-Lewisboro School District.