Archive - 2012
In Memory of
Rita (Gagne) Giguere
May 29, 1917 - October 10, 2012
RICHARDSON, TX - Rita Giguere, age 95 of Richardson, TX passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Robert H. Allard, Sr.
Robert H. Allard, Sr., 75 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He is the husband of Tracy (Walsh) Allard and they have been married for 30 years. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts he is the son of the late Edward and Catherine (O'Regan) Allard. He has been a Pawtucket resident for 44 years.
Robert was the owner and operator of Coleman Tire Sales in Pawtucket for 30 years. He was also an Army Veteran
James R. Murray
PAWTUCKET - James 'Jimmy' R. Murray, 66, passed away October 24, 2012 after an illness.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late James Madden and Loretta (Beauregard) Murray, he was a lifelong resident of the city, and had been employed as an expediter for the former Feldman Furniture Co. for several years. Jimmy had also tended bar part time in the Pawtucket area.
He leaves a sister, Rita E. Buteau and her husband Richard and a brother Al Beauregard all of Florida, 4 nephews and a niece.
Jose Lameiras Alves
CUMBERLAND - Jose Lameiras Alves, 79, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, November 2, in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Mary C. (Paiva) Alves.
Born in Aldeia Formosa, Portugal, he was the son of the late Adelino and Maria Augusta (Tavares) Alves. He resided in Cumberland for many years.
He was a United States Army, Korean War Veteran.
Mr. Alves was employed as a production manager for American Insulated Wire for 38 years, retiring in 1990.
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.
PAWTUCKET â Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home â that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex â and this would be played at the latter.
PAWTUCKET â In the end, or more appropriately the final 15 minutes of their R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary-round contest, Tolman High players â those on the bench and, actually, a select few on the field â kept screaming, âPass it to Morgan! C'mon, Morgan!â
Those chants were directed at freshman midfielder Morgan Clark, No. 6 on your roster.
PAWTUCKET â The city's public schools, most built decades ago, would be in line for some much-needed renovations and repairs without greatly impacting taxpayers if a $5 million bond request passes.
Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke is urging voters heading to the polls on Nov. 6 to approve âQuestion 14â on the local ballot. As stated on the ballot, Question 14 would âprovide for health, safety, and fire code-related emergency repairs, renovations and equipping of public school buildings.â The bond would be amortized over 20 years.
G. Eleanor D'Olivo
LINCOLN - G. Eleanor (Bateman) D'Olivo, 92, of Vista Drive died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the wife of the late Ralph W. D'Olivo.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Pearl (Blanding) Bateman, she had lived in Lincoln for the past 55 years.
Maurice F. Benoit
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Maurice F. Benoit, 94 of N. Smithfield, formerly of Cumberland, died Sunday at St. Antoine Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Beatrice T. (Guindon) Benoit. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Albert and Laura (Dumaine) Benoit.
Mr. Guindon was a self employed owner of a Maintenance business for over 35 years. He was a World War II veteran having served with the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Benoit was an avid golfer and in his younger years he was a boxer.
Thomas J. Kerry, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Thomas J. Kerry, Jr., 69, entered into eternal life on Thursday, November 1, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Pamela (Leake) Kerry for 25 years. Born in Hartford, CT, he was a son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Mary (Ellsworth) Kerry.
Tom worked as a software programmer for Matchrite Color Matching Systems for over 15 years. He was a communicant of Blessed John Paul II Parish and an active 4th Degree member of the parish's Knights of Columbus council.
Michael N. Kazas
PROVIDENCE - Michael N. Kazas (70), son of (the late) Nicholas and Keriaki (Mastrantonis) Kazas of Providence, RI, died early morning Thursday, November 1, 2012 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Espie (Beck) KazasProvidence, RI; his daughter, Sunday Kazas and granddaughter Aspasia-Dina Gordon, Providence and Pawtucket, RI; his son Nicholas Kazas and wife Melissa Kazas and grandchildren Matthew Seavey-Pimental & Damiana Kazas, Douglas, MA.
Herbert B. Tootell
PROVIDENCE - Herbert B. Tootell, 67, of Sassafras Street, Providence, died Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late George and Mildred (Garde) Tootell.
Joseph T. Flanagan
PAWTUCKET - Joseph T. Flanagan of Charlton Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Mr. Flanagan was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas J. Flanagan and Catherine (Pierce) Flanagan. He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Mr. Flanagan is survived by his sisters, Catherine Arnston of California, Ruth Cabral and Lorraine Connolly both of Pawtucket. He also leaves his brother William Flanagan of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Thomas Flanagan.
LINCOLN â Davies Tech head coach Victor Oliveira usually has an inkling as to how his squad will execute prior to a contest. Itâs based on collective attitude, and how theyâre conducting themselves.
On Wednesday afternoon, he had no doubt.
Senior tri-captain Paulo Chavez and classmate Daniel Munoz each netted a pair of goals and junior Mauricio Agudelo chipped in a tally and two assists as the sixth-seeded Patriots walloped No. 11-ranked Johnston High, 7-0, in a R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary tilt.
PAWTUCKET â In light of the vexing matter it is for many, the city has decided to ask the state's highest court to review a lower court ruling that prevented it from firing Pawtucket Police Officer Nichalas Laprade, convicted of indecent exposure in an off-duty incident in 2010.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien has instructed the city's legal counsel in the case, Vincent Ragosta, to prepare a petition for a âwrit of certiorariâ to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, asking that the appeal be heard.
LINCOLN â A confident John Taylor told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Twin River will âabsolutelyâ be able to compete with the planned Massachusetts casinos if the ballot questions to allow table games at the casino are approved by voters next week.
Hilda R. Nilan
PAWTUCKET - Hilda R. Nilan of Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Owen J. Nilan.
Mrs. Nilan was born in Milnesville, PA, the daughter of the late Charles R. Swinesburg and Florence (Gross) Swinesburg. She was a homemaker and loved time spent with her family..
Hilda B. Bernardo
CUMBERLAND - Hilda B. Bernardo (Brito), 81, of Rhode Island Ave. passed away Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Bernardo.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Jose M. and Gloria (Cabral) Brito. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
PAWTUCKET â Moving closer to a formal partnership, the Care New England hospital group and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island have asked state regulators for an expedited review of their contemplated affiliation under the Hospital Conversions Act.
Theirs is the second request for expedited review since the HCA was amended earlier this year under a measure championed by Woonsocket State Senator Roger Picard to allow the state Department of Health and the Attorney Generalâs Division to fast-track hospital mergers.