Archive - Nov 14, 2012
Some Friar hoop musings as Providence College gets set for a serious workout down in Puerto Rico â€¦
Standing in the hallway outside Joe Mullaney Gym late last week, Vincent Council touched upon the close-knit nature of this yearâ€™s PC basketball team.
Itâ€™s become a yearly occurrence for the programâ€™s senior leader to begin his â€śState of the Friarsâ€ť address by remarking that thereâ€™s no friction in place and how everyone gets along just swimmingly. Donnie McGrath uttered something similar prior to the start of his final season in 2005. Ditto Sharaud Curry in the fall of 2009.
LINCOLN â€“ Three Lincoln High School student-athletes sat at a table inside the schoolâ€™s library Wednesday afternoon, tending to some pretty important business.
For months all of them took comfort in knowing that they selected the right college, the place of higher learning where they felt most comfortable upon completing their high school requirements. With the clock reading 4:17 p.m., the Lincoln seniors picked up a pen and with family, coaches and school administrators present, carefully signed the document before them.
CUMBERLAND â€” For Courtney Kent and the University of Vermont, it was love at first sight.
Last February Cumberland High senior swim phenom Courtney Kent and coach Heidi Josephson trekked to Boston to watch the America East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The reason for the trip: She wanted to see the University of Vermont compete, and meet with women's head coach Gerry Cournoyer, not to mention some of his swimmers.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” For 25 years the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America has hosted its annual Scouting for Food Drive, which is now the largest food drive throughout New England. Since the driveâ€™s inception in 1988, the Council has collected over 8 million pounds of food for Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.
PAWTUCKET â€” Congressman David N. Cicilline was among a large gathering that turned out last Sunday for the Portuguese Social Club's Veterans Day inauguration and dedication of a monument honoring Portuguese-American Veterans.
On Sunday, the club officially dedicated the â€śMonument to the Portuguese American Veterans and Members of Our Community,â€ť a 5,400-pound granite structure located on an illuminated island next to the American, Portuguese and Rhode Island flag posts in the clubâ€™s parking lot at 131 School St.
Silas Miguel Rosa
PAWTUCKET - Silas Miguel Rosa, 53 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cape Verde he is the son of Maria Fatima (Avelino) Rosa and the late Ido Soares Rosa.
Up until 4 years ago Silas worked as a Machine Operator for American Insulated Wire Company in Pawtucket.
Maria N. Linhares
PAWTUCKET - Maria N. Linhares (Vieira) 71, of Pawtucket, died November 14, 2012 at home. She was the wife of Francisco Linhares. They were married for forty six years. She was born in Terceira, Azores. Daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Goncalves) Vieira. She came to this country thirty two years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was employed by Colonial Mills as a seamstress until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
Mary H. Szczoczarz
CUMBERLAND - Mary H. Szczoczarz, 90, of Minerva Avenue, passed away Tuesday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Szczoczarz Sr.
Born in Clinton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Matisewski. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
Dr. Ronald L.
PLAINVILLE- Dr. Ronald L. Ciombor, DDS, 64, of Plainville and Little Compton, RI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 11, 2012 while playing golf, the sport he loved, in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Murphy) Ciombor for over 41 years.
Born January 30, 1948 in Pawtucket, RI, he was a son of the late Louis and Jean (Wucjik) Ciombor.
Phyllis A. Charette
EAST PROVIDENCE- Phyllis A. Charette, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
Born in Fall River, she was a beloved daughter of Mrs. Sybil A. (Ostroff) Charette and the late George J. Charette.
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Dupre-Laliberte Madeleine A., 56, of North Howard Ave. passed away Saturday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of William R. Dupre Sr.
Born in Detroit, MI she was the daughter of Rita (Lanoue) Provencher of San Antonio, TX and the late Roger J. Provencher. She resided in North Providence for the past 9 years previously residing in Las Vegas.
She had worked in the medical field for over 20 years.