Archive - Aug 2, 2012
PAWTUCKET â You really have to reach a certain age before taking part in some deep-rooted retrospection. Trying to size up lifeâs journey along the way is simply too tall an order, not to mention how distracting it can be from the pursuit of reaching what each individual interprets as the zenith.
PAWTUCKET â Both young and old visitors to the Looff Carousel in Slater Park will no doubt enjoy seeing the big model of a U.S. Navy ship that is currently on display. What many don't realize is the important part that this boat played in U.S. history as well as the way it helped lift a Pawtucket resident out of his post-retirement doldrums.
Theresa M. Trombley
KILLEEN, TX - TROMBLEY, Theresa M. 84, of Killeen, Texas, died on July 19, 2012. She was born in Central Falls to the late Liniere and Marianna (Boucher) Vallee.
She was a dedicated and loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and the former owner of MiLady's Beauty Lounge.
William H. Foss
CUMBERLAND - FOSS, William H. 90, passed away Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the husband of Pauline (Gagnon) Foss, and they had been married for 50 years.
Born in Providence he was the son of the late Harry and Anna (Mulvey) Foss. He resided in Cumberland for over 60 years.
Mr. Foss was a United States Navy veteran, serving during World War II as a radio operator. Bill was employed as a truck driver for Teknor Apex of Pawtucket for over 35 years.
Ronald P. Murby
City of Pawtucket Employee
PAWTUCKET - Ronald P. Murby of Pawtucket died on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center in Providence following a short illness.
He was the son of the late Thomas J. Murby, Sr. and Alice (Pontbriant) Murby.
For the past 52 years, Mr. Murby had been employed by the City of Pawtucket Highway Department.
He leaves two sisters: Jean Martin of North Attleboro and Mary Gaynor of Seekonk; several nieces and nephews and his cherished coworkers at the Highway Department who became his extended and loyal family.
LINCOLN - Janine Nassaney, 84 of Lincoln, died Tuesday at the Mansion Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Harvey Nassaney.
Born in France, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Marie (Despessailles) Joly.
Mrs. Nassaney was a former co-owner of NAYCO Family Store in Lincoln. She was a member of St. Basil Church Sodality and taught religious education.
James M. Wright
LINCOLN: James M. Wright, 83, passed at home on July 29th. He was the husband of Beverly E. (Brooks) Wright.
Born in Lincoln, a son of the late William J. Wright Sr. and Henrietta (McCaughey) Wright. James was a history teacher at Lincoln and Foster-Gloucester school systems for 25 years. He also served as the basketball coach in Foster-Gloucester. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the VFW Post 602 and also the American Legion Post 14.
CENTRAL FALLS â Calling it a âvery sad situation,â state Sen. Elizabeth Crowley said Wednesday that election officials are making it more difficult for residents of Forand and Wilfrid manors â the cityâs two largest elderly high rises â to vote.
While even Crowley acknowledges that the polling places are being moved only a short distance away from those spots, the senator nonetheless likens the action to âdisenfranchisingâ the elderly residents who live in those two buildings.
Read more in our print edition.
CENTRAL FALLS â While much may have changed about Central Falls in the past 80 years, a Dexter Street restaurant and its most famous menu item remain, blessedly, as fixtures in the bustling city. The âStanleyburger,â a classic hamburger with trademark grilled onions and pickles on a soft bun, is still satisfying longtime fans and winning over new ones in the small eatery by the same name.