Archive - Feb 13, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” Roger Savini may have been boasting when he said he could drive a golf ball into Massachusetts from his Woonsocket restaurant, but the hyperbole made a point.
His restaurant is so close to both Bellingham and Blackstone that diners â€” and especially his lucrative banquet business â€” could easily bypass his Rathbun Street business to avoid the extra 2 percent tax Gov. Lincoln Chafee wants to tack onto restaurant meals and beverages.
The last full week of the high school basketball season is upon us, meaning teams are in full spin mode in relation to securing playoff berths or jostling for seeding positions.
Woonsocket High School athletic director George Nasuti feels a common bond with his colleagues at other city schools in Rhode Island, in places like Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence. He knows the budget restraints that ADs in those cities deal with, and can easily relate to the student-athletes and the economic realities many of them face during the school year.
John N. Furtado
SOMERSET, MA- John N. Furtado "Coach Jack Furtado", 73, of Somerset passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2012 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of forty-eight years to Marjorie (Audette) Furtado.
John was born in Fall River the son of the late John S. and Josephine (Simons) Furtado.
Luisa R. Silva
CUMBERLAND- Luisa R. Silva (Viriato), 95, of Duke Rd. passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket.
Born in St. Michael, Azores she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Margarida (da Silva) Viriato.
She came to this country settling in Central Falls and has resided in Cumberland for the past 21 years.
She was employed by the Monet Jewelry Co., Pawtucket for a number of years until her retirement. She was also a communicant or Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Doreen E. Mackevie
PAWTUCKET- Mackevie, Doreen E., 89, a long time Pawtucket resident died Saturday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John E. Mackevie whom she met during World War II while he was an officer in the US Army stationed in England.
Born in England, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Coombes) Chant.
James A. Rouillier
PAWTUCKET- James "Jim" A. Rouillier, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February, 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Annette (Panarello) Rouillier.
Jim served as a patrolman for the Pawtucket Police Department for 22 years until his retirement in 1995, and was a member of the FOP, Lodge # 4, Cedar St., Pawtucket.
Jim enjoyed playing golf, fishing and taking leisurely walks with his wife Annette. He was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a fan of the rock bands, U2 and AC/DC.
Leo C. Cooney
Leo C. Cooney, 89, of East Providence, died Feb. 6, 2012.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth A. (McCaffrey)
Cooney, he had lived in Cumberland most of his life. Mr. Cooney was employed as an Administrative Technician for the Dept. of Defense USAR for 30 years. He retired in 1972. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Retired Federal Employees Chapter #13 and the VFW Post #274 Israel Couture Post.
Claire S. Riendeau
PAWTUCKET- Claire S. (LaPorte) Riendeau, 75, died at home while in the care of her loving family on February 12, 2012.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Gabrielle LaPorte and the wife of Raymond Riendeau.
Claire was a transcriptionist at the Community Counseling Center, Pawtucket, for ten years until retiring in 2000. She was an enthusiastic and long time member of the St. Cecilia Church Choir, and enjoyed singing with the Blackstone Valley Community Singers.