Archive - Nov 13, 2012
CENTRAL FALLS â€” It was only appropriate that Central Falls High head coach Mo Jackson, who had strolled these sidelines for the past 13 years, would leave with a wildly-entertaining, 8-7 upset triumph over Division IV foe North Smithfield on Tuesday night.
His Warriors, who trailed 7-0 after just 2:31 had elapsed in the contest, fought tooth-and-nail in the muck that was â€“ and is â€“ Macomber Stadium, and Jackson reveled in the moment.
This, after all, would be his final home tilt ever at the decades-old ballyard.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ In response to a complaint by Councilman James Diossa, a candidate for mayor, the state Board of Elections (BOE) is ordering the city to open all eight polling places for the Dec. 11 runoff election, a move that officials say will cost the financially beleaguered city an estimated $15,000 more than expected.
PAWTUCKET â€” The city last week formally asked the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that blocked its attempt to fire convicted police officer Nichalas Laprade, convicted of indecent exposure during an off-duty incident in 2010.
On Nov. 7, the city's attorney, Vincent F. Ragosta, Jr., filed a petition for a â€śwrit of certiorariâ€ť to the decision by Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter to deny the city's appeal in the Laprade case. Laprade, who has been suspended with pay since his 2010 arrest, will remain on that status pending the outcome of the appeal process.
PAWTUCKET â€” A â€śready smile,â€ť â€śmeticulous,â€ť â€śconscientious,â€ť â€śa true gentleman,â€ť were all descriptions of the late Ronald J. Gauthier that were offered by city officials this past week. Gauthier, 71, who served as city sergeant, died on Nov. 4 after a brief illness.
Gauthier, a lifelong Pawtucket resident, had been appointed in 2007 by the City Council, headed by then-Council President Mary Bray, to serve as city sergeant. He continued to serve through the successive City Councils presided over by Henry S. Kinch, Jr. and current President David Moran.
Joel M. Callahan
FT. MYERS, FL. - CALLAHAN, Joel M., 41, died unexpectedly Thurs. Nov. 8th at his Ft. Myers, Florida, home from hemorrhagic pancreatitis. He was born in Providence, and grew up in Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Binky (Lim) Callahan, and son of Elizabeth (Callahan) Miller and Mordecai Miller. He is also survived by his brother Raymond E. Callahan, and several nieces and nephews.
Ellen A. Leland
SEEKONK - Ellen A. (Petzold) Leland, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Leland, Jr. for 52 years. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Eleanor (Sisson) Petzold. Ellen was a nurse at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Center, Attleboro for over 40 years until retiring.
Frances E. Stauff
PAWTUCKET- Frances E. Stauff, 82 of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012. She was the wife of James Stauff.
Born in Seekonk, MA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angelina (Siakala) Matonis.
Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Linda Evora and her husband, Adalberto; three sisters, Angelina Giraldo, Dorothy Stanley, and Ruth DeJesus; three grandsons, Scott, Clinton, and Eric Stauff and five great granddaughters. She also leaves her special caregiver, Kayla Whipple. She was the mother of the late Dennis Stauff.
Ronald A. Bedard
PAWTUCKET - Ronald A. Bedard, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carol C. (Capron) Bedard for 48 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Omer and Irene (Gobielle) Bedard. Ronald was a US Navy Korean War veteran, having served aboard the USS Saratoga as a "Plank Owner" and member of her first crew. He worked for W.F. Culton Motor Express before retiring and was a member of the Teamsters, Local 151. Ronald enjoyed playing cards and reading the National Geographic.
Edward L. Godfrey
CUMBERLAND - Edward L. Godfrey, 91, passed away November 3 in the Holiday Retirement Home, Lincoln. He was the husband of Lucille A. (Fontaine) Godfrey, and they had been married for 63 years.
Born in Brighton, MA he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence (Cummings) Godfrey. He resided in Cumberland for the past 50 years.
He was a United States Army, World War II Veteran.
Mr. Godfrey was employed as an engraver for the Leavens Manufacturing.
He was an avid fisherman, loved bowling, painting and was also a fan of the New England Patriots.
LOWELL - Danielle Nicole Bradley, 23, of Lowell and formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 11, 2012 in the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill surrounded by her loving family after succumbing to injuries from a stroke suffered on July 4.
She was the beloved fiance of Daniel Pyne.
Born June 2, 1989 in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of Michelle (St. Pierre) Bradley of South Thomaston, ME and the late Arnie T. Bradley II.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Antonio Rebelo, 87, of Mayflower St., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at the RI Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria do Carmo (Lopes) Rebelo.
Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal, he was a son of the late Manuel and Herminia (Loureiro) Rebelo.
Gloria L. Dumont
CENTRAL FALLS - Gloria L. Dumont died at the Miriam Hospital on Saturday, November 10th after an illness. She was the wife of Michael P. Dumont. She was born in Atlantic City, NJ, the daughter of the late George H. and Eunice (Corcoran) Hands, Jr. She was a longtime resident of the Blackstone Valley.
Mrs. Dumont was employed as a CNA at Cartie's Health Center. She was a volunteer at the Salvation Army.
Peter A. Haduk
CUMBERLAND: Peter A. Haduk, 58, passed November 10th. He was the son of the late Lewis and Jeannette (Martin) Haduk. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
CUMBERLAND - Alda Antonio, 93, of Red Gate Road, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday at the Summit Commons Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramiro Antonio.
Born in Cumberland on April 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Zulmira (Rodrigues) Cepinha. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Antonio was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Richard B. Lagasse
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Richard B. Lagasse, 67, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Boston Medical Center, Boston.
He was born May 29, 1945 in Pawtucket, RI, and was a son of the late George R. and Madeline (Booth) Lagasse.
Richard was a lifelong resident of South Attleboro and graduated from Attleboro High School in 1963. He worked as a material handler in numerous local manufacturing companies.
Richard loved to sing and sang in the Ocean State Barbershop Chorus for 22 years.