Archive - Dec 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” In the end, there was no gun, but a student's telling a teacher that another student indicated he might have such a weapon resulted in a lockdown at Slater Junior High School on Tuesday morning, police said.
According to Pawtucket Police Capt. John Seebeck, two juvenile males who attend Slater Junior High had gotten into a verbal altercation outside of the McDonald's restaurant on Lonsdale Avenue prior to the start of school.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The next manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox is a familiar face to New England baseball fans.
A baseball source confirmed Tuesday that former big-league infielder Gary DiSarcina will be formally introduced as the PawSoxâ€™ skipper at a press conference scheduled for Friday at McCoy Stadium. The 45-year-old DiSarcina replaces Arnie Beyeler, who was named Bostonâ€™s first-base coach last month.
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice Dupuis, 91, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2012. She was the wife of the late Albert G. Dupuis.
Born in East Rindge, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Aube) Lavoie.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Committal Service Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11am in the Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Arrangements by Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, Pawtucket.
EAST HARTFORD, CT - Rudolph Delpivo, 86, beloved widower of Zulmira (Estevens) Delpivo, of East Hartford, passed away on December 9, 2012 at his home, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Ercole and Regina (Eusevi) Delpivo.
Rudolph graduated from West Pawtucket Sr. High School in 1944, and attended the University of Rhode Island, he moved to Windsor Locks, and later to East Hartford where he lived for over 25 years.
City employees, some elected officials, including Mayor Donald Grebien, and other volunteers helped serve food to local seniors and other members of the community on Monday at the annual Mayor's Holiday Dinner held at the Portuguese Social Club, 131 School St. The annual event, free and open to all city residents, is made possible through donations of money, food and service from area businesses and individuals. Key sponsors this year were Pawtucket Credit Union, Washington Trust and Bristol County Savings Bank.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to modern technology and the Internet, about 20 Shea High School students had the chance to interact through live video with students in the Dominican Republic on Thursday as part of this year's Lifetouch Memory Mission project.
Shea was one of three Rhode Island schools that participated in the 20-minute interactive chat with students from an elementary school in the rural town of Constanza in the Dominican Republic.
PAWTUCKET - Bernard Wiker, 91, passed away Monday December 10, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Wiewura) Wiker. They were married for 63 years.
Born in Kingston, NH, he was a son of the late John and Katherine (Koczera) Wiker. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 65 years.
Before retiring he was employed as Parts Manager for the former Choquette Appliance Co. for 37 years.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving as a Captain with the Hospital Corps training section. He was a member of the DAV
John N. Campbell, Jr.
CUMBERLAND - John N. Campbell, Jr., 80, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia A. (Neuschuez) Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 15.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late John N. and Grace (Hampson) Campbell, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 43 years. They summered in Buttonwoods for many years.
Donna M. Sammartino
CUMBERLAND - Donna M. Sammartino, 59, of Philip Ave., passed away Sunday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Mark Sammartino.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Donald and Odette (Cardanha) Crowe of Cumberland. Mrs. Sammartino was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Mary Connie Crosby
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Connie Crosby, one of six children born to the late Bento and Antonia Fernandes. She settled in Central Falls in 1940 and supported her children working as an assembler at Hasbro.
She leaves her devoted children, Jerry Crosby of Pawtucket and Eileen and loving son-in-law Jim McGowan and Granddog Max of Seekonk.
She had lived at Blackstone Falls where she was an active member of the tenants association. She was loving, caring, had a great sense of humor and deep faith. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
PAWTUCKET - Deborah Allen, 52, passed December 8th. She was the daughter of the late Leon A. Plouff Jr. and Maureen (Miniati) Plouff.
She Is survived by four children, Tracey Allen, Daniel Allen Jr, Jesse Allen and Kimberly Njie all of Pawtucket, two grandchildren, Ame Njie and Trachen Johnson, four sisters, Donna Plouff, Doreen Ledo, Denise Davis all of Pawtucket and Margaret "Gidget" Grivers of Lincoln, three brothers, Leon "Kip" Plouff III of Cumberland, Henry Plouff of Pawtucket and Russell Plouff Sr. of Seekonk and many nieces and nephews.
Helen A. Ball
PAWTUCKET - Helen A. Ball, 96, passed December 7, 2012. She was the wife of the late William J. Ball Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late John F. and Agnes (Shockroo) King.
She was a Charter Member of St. Leo Senior Citizens and the Fogarty Manor Association.
Dorothy E. Ward
DEDHAM, MA - Dorothy E. (Davis) Ward, 83, of Dedham, MA and formerly of West Roxbury, MA, Seekonk, MA and Pawtucket, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Ward.
Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Edica (Moore) Davis. Dorothy was a member of the former St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Pawtucket, RI and had also been active in the Rhode Island Heart Association and the Easter Seal Stroke Club.
PAWTUCKET â€” Professional catchers are part of a select fraternity and understand the physical grind which stems from crouching for nine innings a night multiplied by six or seventh months. Compound that with the never-ending pursuit of processing and distributing data regarding his teamâ€™s pitching staff, itâ€™s easy to see that these men play the sportâ€™s most demanding position.
PAWTUCKET â€” One doesnâ€™t have very far to look while tracking the barometer of pending success for this yearâ€™s St. Raphael Academy hoop squad.
Charles Correa is going to get his points by the bushel, the SRA senior demonstrating just that Saturday night in the finals of the 27th annual Dennis M Lynch Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” As of last week, only four applications have been received for a chance to own a newly-renovated single family home on Anthony Street that will be offered in a city housing lottery for first-time home buyers.
The deadline for applications is coming up on Dec. 14 with the drawing to take place during City Council's meeting on Dec. 18, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue.
LINCOLN â€” Eddie and Patty Fox had been familiar with Wreaths Across America's work over the years to recognize the courage and sacrifices of our veterans, but it wasn't until last year that the couple began to think about how their home town of Lincoln could assist the mission.
The Foxes were the driving force behind the effort last year to raise money for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated at the Lincoln Senior Center on May 21, 2011.
"It was a huge ceremony and over 400 people attended," said Patty.
PAWTUCKET â€” Saying they didn't appreciate the â€śpoliticalâ€ť tone, several City Councilors on Wednesday publicly criticized Director of Administration Antonio Pires and, indirectly, Mayor Donald Grebien, for some recent communications sent to the council.
Helene Anne Rebello
NEWPORT - Helene Anne Rebello died recently at home after a long illness. She was the daughter of Helene (Kent) Rebello and the late Frank A Rebello Sr.
Survivors include two sisters Doreen R. Tracey of Gloucester R.I, Celeste Locke of Cumberlad R.I. and one brother Frank A Rebello Jr of Providence, R. I. She leaves a son, Everett Johnson and a long time companion, Daniel Rose of Newport R.I.
A private service will be held later.
Terrence E. McAloon
PAWTUCKET- Terrence "Terry" E. McAloon, retired Pawtucket Funeral Director, entered into eternal life Monday at Memorial Hospital, after being stricken at home. He was the cherished father of Andrea Scanlon of Johnston.