Archive - Nov 2012
James R. Murray
PAWTUCKET - James 'Jimmy' R. Murray, 66, passed away October 24, 2012 after an illness.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late James Madden and Loretta (Beauregard) Murray, he was a lifelong resident of the city, and had been employed as an expediter for the former Feldman Furniture Co. for several years. Jimmy had also tended bar part time in the Pawtucket area.
He leaves a sister, Rita E. Buteau and her husband Richard and a brother Al Beauregard all of Florida, 4 nephews and a niece.
Jose Lameiras Alves
CUMBERLAND - Jose Lameiras Alves, 79, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, November 2, in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Mary C. (Paiva) Alves.
Born in Aldeia Formosa, Portugal, he was the son of the late Adelino and Maria Augusta (Tavares) Alves. He resided in Cumberland for many years.
He was a United States Army, Korean War Veteran.
Mr. Alves was employed as a production manager for American Insulated Wire for 38 years, retiring in 1990.
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.
PAWTUCKET â€” Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home â€“ that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex â€“ and this would be played at the latter.
PAWTUCKET â€” In the end, or more appropriately the final 15 minutes of their R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary-round contest, Tolman High players â€“ those on the bench and, actually, a select few on the field â€“ kept screaming, â€śPass it to Morgan! C'mon, Morgan!â€ť
Those chants were directed at freshman midfielder Morgan Clark, No. 6 on your roster.
PAWTUCKET â€” The city's public schools, most built decades ago, would be in line for some much-needed renovations and repairs without greatly impacting taxpayers if a $5 million bond request passes.
Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke is urging voters heading to the polls on Nov. 6 to approve â€śQuestion 14â€ť on the local ballot. As stated on the ballot, Question 14 would â€śprovide for health, safety, and fire code-related emergency repairs, renovations and equipping of public school buildings.â€ť The bond would be amortized over 20 years.
G. Eleanor D'Olivo
LINCOLN - G. Eleanor (Bateman) D'Olivo, 92, of Vista Drive died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the wife of the late Ralph W. D'Olivo.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Pearl (Blanding) Bateman, she had lived in Lincoln for the past 55 years.
Maurice F. Benoit
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Maurice F. Benoit, 94 of N. Smithfield, formerly of Cumberland, died Sunday at St. Antoine Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Beatrice T. (Guindon) Benoit. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Albert and Laura (Dumaine) Benoit.
Mr. Guindon was a self employed owner of a Maintenance business for over 35 years. He was a World War II veteran having served with the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Benoit was an avid golfer and in his younger years he was a boxer.
Thomas J. Kerry, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Thomas J. Kerry, Jr., 69, entered into eternal life on Thursday, November 1, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Pamela (Leake) Kerry for 25 years. Born in Hartford, CT, he was a son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Mary (Ellsworth) Kerry.
Tom worked as a software programmer for Matchrite Color Matching Systems for over 15 years. He was a communicant of Blessed John Paul II Parish and an active 4th Degree member of the parish's Knights of Columbus council.
Michael N. Kazas
PROVIDENCE - Michael N. Kazas (70), son of (the late) Nicholas and Keriaki (Mastrantonis) Kazas of Providence, RI, died early morning Thursday, November 1, 2012 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Espie (Beck) KazasProvidence, RI; his daughter, Sunday Kazas and granddaughter Aspasia-Dina Gordon, Providence and Pawtucket, RI; his son Nicholas Kazas and wife Melissa Kazas and grandchildren Matthew Seavey-Pimental & Damiana Kazas, Douglas, MA.
Herbert B. Tootell
PROVIDENCE - Herbert B. Tootell, 67, of Sassafras Street, Providence, died Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late George and Mildred (Garde) Tootell.
Joseph T. Flanagan
PAWTUCKET - Joseph T. Flanagan of Charlton Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Mr. Flanagan was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas J. Flanagan and Catherine (Pierce) Flanagan. He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Mr. Flanagan is survived by his sisters, Catherine Arnston of California, Ruth Cabral and Lorraine Connolly both of Pawtucket. He also leaves his brother William Flanagan of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Thomas Flanagan.