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June 4th

Tigers dodge rain drops, Northmen in Division II softball playoffs

June 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — No. 2 and No. 3 seeds don’t usually battle each other until the semifinals of a winners’ bracket, not in the opening round of a losers’ bracket, but that’s where Tolman and North Smithfield were contesting each other on Monday afternoon.
And not only did both teams head into Slater Park looking to erase the sting of 1-0 defeats from the previous afternoon, but they had to combat the misty weather and temperatures in the low 50s thoughout this part of the state.

Tigers fend off Chieftians, earn rematch with Bulldogs in Division II baseball playoffs

June 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Tolman High overcame a 3-2 deficit with a five-run fifth inning and claimed a 7-3 victory over Ponaganset in a R.I. Division II/Region III losers’ bracket final at Slater Park’s Ted McConnon Memorial Field in Monday afternoon’s off-and-on drizzle.

Jose DaGraca

June 4, 2012

Jose DaGraca

CENTRAL FALLS- Jose DaGraca, "Djidjinho" 79, passed June 2nd at home. He was the husband of the late Maria (Moniz) DaGraca.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, he was a son of the late Manuel Goncalves and Carlotina DaGraca.
Djidjinho had been employed by American Insulated Wire for over 30 years.
He was the father of seven, Daniel DaGraca, Dolores Baptista, Adozinda Mason,

James R. Walsh

June 4, 2012

James R. Walsh

ATTLEBORO- James "Jimmy" R. Walsh, 48, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Born in Warwick, he was a son of Lois E. (Tallman) Walsh of South Attleboro and the late Thomas E. Walsh.
James worked as a household furniture mover for the Sterling Moving Co. for over 20 years.
He was a devoted son and brother, caring for his mother and sister over the last seven years. Jimmy was a car enthusiast and he also enjoyed fishing, holding yard sales and following wrestling.

Roseanna Messier-Bechard

June 4, 2012

Roseanna
Messier-Bechard

PAWTUCKET- Roseanna (Lambert) Messier-Bechard passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on June 2nd. She was the wife of the late Omer Messier and Hubert Bechard.
She recently celebrated her 98th birthday while receiving exceptional care at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing.
Born in North Providence, a daughter of the late Leon and Agnes (Chartier) Lambert.
Roseanna had worked many years at the State of RI Medical Center before retiring.

Janice R. Pace

June 4, 2012

Janice R. Pace

PAWTUCKET- Janice R. Pace, 80, of Pawtucket died Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Mrs. Pace was born in Fall river MA, the daughter of the late Everett E. and Marion E. (Hall) Brown. She was a dietary Technician at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Pace is survived by her son William J. Pace and her granddaughter Kierstyn Pace of Norton MA.

Anna Belle Lapalme

June 4, 2012

Anna Belle Lapalme

PAWTUCKET- Anna Belle Lapalme, 85 of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012. She was the wife of the late Roland "Red" Lapalme.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Norris) McGreaves.
She is survived by a daughter, Sally Zona, and her son-in-law, John Zona, who she considered her own son. She was the sister of the late Sally Prete.
The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home. www.rifuneral.com

Sr. Jeannette Joinville

June 4, 2012

Sr. Jeannette Joinville

MARLBOROUGH- Sr. Jeannette Joinville, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Marie Eveline of Jesus, died at the age of 98 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on June 3, 2012. She was in the 77th year of the religious life.
She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Evelina (Lefebvre) Joinville of Central Falls, RI. She completed both her elementary and high school education at Notre Dame School in Central Falls and continued her studies at Anna Maria College, Paxton.

Felisbela Bernardo

June 4, 2012

Felisbela Bernardo

CUMBERLAND- Felisbela (Duarte) Bernardo "VOVO", 96, of Old Mendon Road, and previously Geldard Street, passed away Sunday in the Holiday Retirement Center, Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Francisco Bernardo.
Born in Aores, Celorico da Beira, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Adelaide (Martins) Duarte. She moved to this country in 1931 settling in Cumberland.

Roseanna Messier-Bechard

June 4, 2012

Roseanna
Messier-Bechard

PAWTUCKET- Roseanna (Lambert) Messier-Bechard passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on June 2nd. She was the wife of the late Omer Messier and Hubert Bechard.
She recently celebrated her 98th birthday while receiving exceptional care at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing.
Born in North Providence, a daughter of the late Leon and Agnes (Chartier) Lambert.
Roseanna had worked many years at the State of RI Medical Center before retiring.

Ruth Palmieri

June 4, 2012

Ruth Palmieri

PAWTUCKET- Palmieri, Ruth (Grant) of Pawtucket died peacefully at home on June 1st. 2012. She was the wife of the late Ralph A. Palmieri. Daughter of the the late Thomas J. and Ruth M. (Duchaine) Grant. Sister of the late Ethel C.Barry and Margaret T. Wild. Aunt of the late Ethel F. Barry and John J. Barry.

June 3rd

Vazquez, Crawley track down state championships

June 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Central Falls High senior Steve Vazquez and Cumberland junior Trevor Crawley maintained vastly different outlooks about reigning in their respective individual events at Sunday's Rhode Island Interscholastic Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Vazquez had just captured the high jump crown with a leap of 6 feet, eight inches at Brown Stadium, yet he sat virtually alone on a steel bench, shedding tears, just yards away from the bar that failed him.

Boucher's homer powers Woonsocket past Tolman

June 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Woonsocket High’s answer to grace under fire was one cool customer on Sunday afternoon.
With her team locked in a scoreless duel against Tolman High, senior Kelsey Boucher changed the playoff fate of two teams with one mighty poke. Her solo home run in the sixth inning – one that hit the top of the fence at Slater Park’s Al Bailey Field before bouncing over – proved to be the deciding factor in the seventh-seeded Villa Novans’ 1-0 upset victory against the Tigers, the No. 2 in the Division II double-elimination tournament.

Mount seniors reach summit

June 3, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A runner turning onto Mount St. Charles Avenue encounters a hill that only gets steeper, more challenging the farther the runner travels up it. It is only when the runner crests the top near Mount St. Charles Academy that the reward, a wide-ranging view of the land around the school, can be claimed.
A similar challenge faced the 196 members of the Class of 2012 graduating from Mount on Sunday when they began their studies at the private high school operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

June 2nd

McJennett replaces Flanders as C.F. receiver

June 2, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS – Saying it heralds a “new period in Central Falls’ recovery,” Gov. Lincoln Chafee has appointed John F. McJennett III, as the city’s new receiver, replacing the controversial Robert Flanders.
McJennett is the former executive director of DEPCO (Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation), the state’s response to the credit union crisis.

Gomes shows why he’s up for regional ‘Youth of the Year’

June 2, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Sixteen-year-old Ryan Gomes patiently points out the parts of a guitar to 6-year-old Chris Brunetti, while the younger boy balances an instrument that is almost bigger than he is on his lap. “What's this?” asks Gomes, pointing to the neck of the guitar. “What are these?” he asks next, fingering the frets and strumming a few chords. Brunetti supplies the correct answers, smiling back at Gomes with obvious pride.

June 1st

Staying put at Brown agrees with Pawtucket's Sorrentine

June 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE — There were T.J. Sorrentine and Mike Martin, two longtime buddies sitting Thursday night in a restaurant on Thayer Street. Earlier that day, it was revealed that Martin would be returning to his alma mater as the men’s basketball head coach at Brown University.

Bats go silent for Tolman '9' in playoff loss to Westerly

June 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Perhaps three minutes after Tolman High had suffered a 3-1 loss to Westerly at Ted McConnon Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, skipper Theo Murray jogged out to left field where his players, as is the norm, already had congregated.
He spoke with them for another five or six minutes, then followed his somewhat-dejected Tigers back to their third-base dugout.
“I just told the kids that our pitcher did his job, and our defense did its job,” Murray stated matter-of-factly. “I also said that our bats, unfortunately, let us down.”

Davies routs C.F., advances to Div. III softball finals

June 1, 2012

LINCOLN — The sixth time was the charm.
After watching a successful season get cut short in the Division III semifinal round in each of the last five years, Davies took a torch to the history books and finally earned the right to play for a state championship.
A 10-run uprising in the home half of the second inning, sparked by a grand slam home run to center field by Madison Cooper, and another remarkable outing by ace pitcher Madison Goodhart were the keys to the Patriots’ 15-2 triumph over Central Falls on Friday afternoon.

Gary S. Larocque

June 1, 2012

Gary S. Larocque

GLOCESTER- Larocque, Gary S., 56, passed away suddenly Thursday May 31, 2012 at home. He was the devoted husband of Paulette F. (Coutu) Larocque.
He was born in Providence, a son of Doris (Marceau) Larocque of Rumford and the late William Larocque.

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