Archive - Sep 2012
James W. Fletcher Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Fletcher Sr., James W. 80, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rena (Faucher) Fletcher. They were married for sixty-one years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Isaac and Edith (Malloy) Fletcher.
He was a renderer for Pawtucket Rendering Company. Mr. Fletcher served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
James was a member of the Mason, Elks, American Legion, VFW and the Teamsters Union.
Michael C. Kwolek
NORTH PROVIDENCE - - Michael C. Kwolek, 70, of Gillen Avenue died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Beaulieu) Kwolek.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Joseph and Nettie (Hrycaj) Kwolek, he had lived in Lincoln for most of his life before moving to North Providence.
Mr. Kwolek was the controller for the Pawtucket Times for 30 years before retiring. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy and Bryant College, now Bryant University.
Donna M. Genereux
LINCOLN - Donna M. Genereux, 56 of Lonsdale Ave. passed away Thursday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the companion of John Badessa for the past 12 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of Alice M. (Carvalho) Bastien of Lincoln and the late Richard E. Bastien. She resided in Lincoln for the past 10 years, previously residing in Blackstone and was raised in Cumberland.
She was employed by Bank of America for 21 years where she was the Head Teller of the Park Square Branch.
She was a communicant of St. Jude Church, Lincoln.
Robert E. Dooley
BLACKSTONE - Robert E. Dooley, 73, of Farm Street, Blackstone, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the husband of Linda L. (Guimond) Dooley, whom he married, April 04, 1959. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond Dooley and Helen (Plante) Moore.
He was employed as a Supervisor for Apex Pawtucket, retiring in 2001.
PAWTUCKET â€” The time-honored tradition of seeing the manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox receive a â€śjob well doneâ€ť seal of approval in the form of a September promotion to Boston remains alive and well. The only difference is that this time, skipper Arnie Beyeler will be joined by a valued member of his coaching staff.
One of the more fascinating stat lines stems from how many NFL teams end up qualifying for the playoffs after starting out 0-2.
A blog entry that appeared on the New York Timesâ€™ website earlier this week noted that, since 1990, â€śonly 22 of the 184 teams that started the season 0-2 ultimately made the playoffs.â€ť Referencing back to when the league last expanded in 2002, just 10.1 percent of the 79 teams saddled with a donut and exactly two â€śLâ€™sâ€ť were able to right the ship and achieve postseason status.
SEEKONK â€” He no longer looks the part, but the suspect who had been dubbed the â€śbearded banditâ€ť following a string of local bank robberies was arrested by Seekonk Police on Wednesday, thanks to some eagle-eyed sleuthing by an East Providence Police sergeant.
Justin L. Worley, 33, who had been living at the Motel 6 on Route 6 in Seekonk, Mass., was taken into custody at around 2 p.m. Police reportedly found a fake beard and mustache in his motel room, where he had been staying for several months with his girlfriend and a young child.
PAWTUCKET â€” An army of volunteers is expected to arrive at the Old St. Mary's Cemetery on George Street tomorrow morning with a single objective in mind: putting a fresh coat of paint on the roughly 675 posts and 1,429 rails of the wrought iron fence that surrounds the historic cemetery.
The paint-a-thon will kick off at 10 a.m. and will continue "until the job is done," says resident Dennis Keough, who along with another resident, Tom Rogers, have spent the better part of two years caring and maintaining the cemetery, located across the street from the Irish Social Club.
PAWTUCKET â€” The driver of a rental car apparently missed a turn and crashed into the outside of an apartment building near the intersection of Division Street and Brewster Avenue on Tuesday just before 11 p.m., Pawtucket Police said.
According to Sgt. Roy Clary of the Traffic Division, the man who rented the vehicle told police he had been out drinking at a bar and asked two men who he had befriended there to drive him back to where he was staying. He said the men dropped him off at the requested address, but then remained in the car and drove off.
CUMBERLAND â€” Looks like this new Division II thing is suiting Cumberland just fine.
After years of struggling in the Division I ranks and winning no more than five games in each of the last eight seasons, the Clippers are thriving in the stateâ€™s second division and off to their best start in recent memory.
PROVIDENCE â€” The longtime mayor of struggling Central Falls resigned and has agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge of accepting gifts in exchange for handing out a lucrative contract to board up city houses, according to papers filed Wednesday.
The plea agreements bring an end to a two-year investigation that hung over the state's smallest city, even as it struggled through a painful municipal bankruptcy and faced questions over whether it would have to merge with another city to survive.
Ruth E. Werner
PROVIDENCE - Werner, Ruth E. (Streeter), 87, died Monday September 17, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Peter R. Werner. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Henrietta (Bray) Streeter.
Ruth was a secretary bookkeeper at H. Carr & Son Inc. and Jolicueur and the Rasmini Marble and Tile Co. until she retired. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for 65 years, where she was past President, and an active member with the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post.
CUMBERLAND - Octavia Corey of Crestwood Court, Cumberland died on September 12, 2012.
She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Corey and Mary G. (Murphy) Corey. She was the Office Manager and Nurse for Dr. Walter Dufresne in Pawtucket for many years.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Miss Corey on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00am in St. Aiden's Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland. Her burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are omitted. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com.
CUMBERLAND - Manuel Bulhoes, 69, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012. He was the husband of Berta (Mota) Bulhoes. Born in Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel and Cecilia (Maderos) Bulhoes.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Mello; three sisters, Maria Costa, Elisa Araujo, and Adelaede Gomes; and three grandchildren, Priscilla, Alexis, and Matthew Mello. He was the brother of the late Jacinto Bulhoes.
DURHAM, N.C. â€“ For a team that has enjoyed a champagne bath or two in recent weeks, this was not the ending the Pawtucket Red Sox had in mind.
The International League champion PawSox felt the sting of the Pacific Coast Leagueâ€™s best Tuesday night as Reno romped to the Triple-A National Championship, 10-3, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Aces jumped all over PawSox starter Nelson Figueroa as the playoff hero was knocked out after just two innings.
DURHAM, N.C. â€“ If thereâ€™s anyone who can relate to the coming-out-of-nowhere playoff run that the Pawtucket Red Sox have enjoyed, itâ€™s Rick Burleson.
A former Red Sox and PawSox shortstop, Burleson is presently the hitting coach for the Reno Aces. The 61-year-oldâ€™s presence in the Eastern Time Zone this week conjures up memories pertaining to Pawtucketâ€™s first Governorsâ€™ Cup-producing club in 1973. More than eager to take a stroll down memory lane, Burleson says the â€™73 PawSox possessed future major-league contributors by the bushel.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Voters in November will be asked to decide four referendum questions on the ballot, including amendments to the city charter that will establish a budget reserve fund, additional consolidation and reorganization of municipal departments, and four-year terms for the City Council and School Committee.
The referendum questions will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, which is headlined by the presidential contest.
PAWTUCKET â€” The city will hold a huge victory celebration Thursday for the International League Champion Pawtucket Red Sox, who captured their first Governors' Cup since 1984 in a 3-0 series sweep over the Charlotte Knights last week in Fort Mill, S.C., topping the Knights 4-1.
The celebration, which is open to the public, is being co-hosted by the City of Pawtucket and Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
Rita J. Rattey
PAWTUCKET- Rita J. (Gaboriault) Rattey, 92, a resident of St. Jeanne Jugan Residence, formerly of Mowry Street, Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Leo W. Rattey for 63 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Ezechias and Della (Nolan) Gaboriault.
Mrs. Rattey was a payroll and accounting clerk for Murdock Webbing Co. in Central Falls until her retirement in 1980. She was a former communicant of St. Cecelia Parish and Notre Dame Parish.
DURHAM, N.C. â€” When does a Game One have a Game Seven vibe to it?
The answer: When youâ€™re participating in a single nine-inning affair that will determine the top Triple-A squad of 2012, which is whatâ€™s happening Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, site of the Triple-A National Championship Game between International League champion Pawtucket and the Reno Aces, the top team from the Pacific Coast League.
Itâ€™s a winner-take-all contest that will serve as the final minor-league baseball game of the season, at any level.