Archive - 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” A city man has been arrested on 12 counts of second-degree child molestation based on a complaint from a 7-year-old and two other individuals, now adults, who came forward to say he had abused them in the same manner, police said.
The suspect, Samuel Cooper, 41, of Boyce Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday after turning himself in to police. A warrant had been issued for his arrest following an investigation.
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite the recent closing of one downtown restaurant and some less-than-rosy assessments by other Main Street business owners, the proprietor of Plouffe's Cup N' Saucer says he has been open for three years now at his location and is optimistic about the future.
STERLING, MA- Pauline I. LaMountain, 75, formerly of Pawtucket, died unexpectedly on November 15th at Clinton Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Robert H. LaMountain for 56 years.
She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Herve and Dora (Boie) Heroux and lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Sterling, MA four years ago.
REHOBOTH- Genevieve (Lewandowski) Alexion, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Alexion for 62 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late John and Antonina Lewandowski.
Mrs. Alexion and her late husband, Harry were the proprietors of the former Alexion's Restaurant, Newport Ave., Pawtucket for 30 years until their retirement. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed attending craft shows and relaxing by the ocean.
Marilyn S. Cartwright
PAWTUCKET- Marilyn S. (Salisbury) Cartwright, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Edward Cartwright.
Born in Bath, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Elden, Sr. and Delia (Whitney) Salisbury.
Marilyn worked as a CNA at the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket and Epoch Senior Living, Providence for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but most of all she was a loving mother and grandmother, devoted to her family.
PAWTUCKET- David E. Charbonneau of Camac Street, Pawtucket passed away at home surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, November 15, 2012. He was the husband of Linda C. (Refino) Charbonneau.
Mr. Charbonneau was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Kenney) Charbonneau.
He was a United States Navy Veteran, so proud to have had the opportunity to serve his country.
Alice R. Papineau
LINCOLN- Alice R. Papineau, 91, died peacefully surrounded by her family November 15, 2012 at Heritage Hills Nursing Centre, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Omer R. Papineau.
Born in Collegebridge, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of the late Patrick and Marie Anne (Braconnier) LeBlanc.
PAWTUCKET â€” He's already rubbed his red suited elbows with the likes of Cher, John Travolta, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Bronson, Paris Hilton, and the entire Kardashian clan. Yet, â€śSanta to the Starsâ€ť Brady White has had an even more star-studded year than usual thanks to a new Macy's TV commercial he is featured in and an induction into the â€śInternational Santa Claus Hall of Fame.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite their attempts to hide, two city men were arrested after breaking into the International Charter School on Monday night.
Pawtucket Police said they received a call that an alarm was sounding at the school, located at 334 Pleasant St., at around 9 p.m. When officers arrived, they observed a broken window on the side of the building and could also see a man running inside.
James J. Flynn
SMITHFIELD - James J. Flynn of Smithfield died November 15, 2012. For the full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com
Madeleine A. Laliberte-Dupre
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Madeleine A. Laliberte-Dupre, 56, of North Howard Ave. passed away Saturday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of William R. Dupre Sr.
Born in Detroit, MI she was the daughter of Rita (Lanoue) Provencher of San Antonio, TX and the late Roger J. Provencher. She resided in North Providence for the past 9 years previously residing in Las Vegas.
She had worked in the medical field for over 20 years.
John E. Case
ATTLEBORO - John E. Case, 81, of South Attleboro, Naples, Florida and Sebago Lake, Maine, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Pearl D. (Lebeuf) Case for sixty-one years.
Some Friar hoop musings as Providence College gets set for a serious workout down in Puerto Rico â€¦
Standing in the hallway outside Joe Mullaney Gym late last week, Vincent Council touched upon the close-knit nature of this yearâ€™s PC basketball team.
Itâ€™s become a yearly occurrence for the programâ€™s senior leader to begin his â€śState of the Friarsâ€ť address by remarking that thereâ€™s no friction in place and how everyone gets along just swimmingly. Donnie McGrath uttered something similar prior to the start of his final season in 2005. Ditto Sharaud Curry in the fall of 2009.
LINCOLN â€“ Three Lincoln High School student-athletes sat at a table inside the schoolâ€™s library Wednesday afternoon, tending to some pretty important business.
For months all of them took comfort in knowing that they selected the right college, the place of higher learning where they felt most comfortable upon completing their high school requirements. With the clock reading 4:17 p.m., the Lincoln seniors picked up a pen and with family, coaches and school administrators present, carefully signed the document before them.
CUMBERLAND â€” For Courtney Kent and the University of Vermont, it was love at first sight.
Last February Cumberland High senior swim phenom Courtney Kent and coach Heidi Josephson trekked to Boston to watch the America East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The reason for the trip: She wanted to see the University of Vermont compete, and meet with women's head coach Gerry Cournoyer, not to mention some of his swimmers.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” For 25 years the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America has hosted its annual Scouting for Food Drive, which is now the largest food drive throughout New England. Since the driveâ€™s inception in 1988, the Council has collected over 8 million pounds of food for Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.
PAWTUCKET â€” Congressman David N. Cicilline was among a large gathering that turned out last Sunday for the Portuguese Social Club's Veterans Day inauguration and dedication of a monument honoring Portuguese-American Veterans.
On Sunday, the club officially dedicated the â€śMonument to the Portuguese American Veterans and Members of Our Community,â€ť a 5,400-pound granite structure located on an illuminated island next to the American, Portuguese and Rhode Island flag posts in the clubâ€™s parking lot at 131 School St.
Silas Miguel Rosa
PAWTUCKET - Silas Miguel Rosa, 53 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cape Verde he is the son of Maria Fatima (Avelino) Rosa and the late Ido Soares Rosa.
Up until 4 years ago Silas worked as a Machine Operator for American Insulated Wire Company in Pawtucket.
Maria N. Linhares
PAWTUCKET - Maria N. Linhares (Vieira) 71, of Pawtucket, died November 14, 2012 at home. She was the wife of Francisco Linhares. They were married for forty six years. She was born in Terceira, Azores. Daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Goncalves) Vieira. She came to this country thirty two years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was employed by Colonial Mills as a seamstress until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
Mary H. Szczoczarz
CUMBERLAND - Mary H. Szczoczarz, 90, of Minerva Avenue, passed away Tuesday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Szczoczarz Sr.
Born in Clinton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Matisewski. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.