Archive - Jan 7, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” All eyes had been on the Shea High School dancers as they performed the quick and intricate steps of the Merengue at Monday nightâ€™s inauguration. As he began his second-term address, Mayor Donald Grebien joked that he â€świll need to move like the Merengue dancersâ€ť as he embarks on efforts to lead Pawtucket to a better place.
LINCOLN â€” The Closers canâ€™t always make things right in the world, but when they start rehearsing for a gig, you can be sure the healing has begun.
Whether itâ€™s breast cancer research or solving the puzzle of arthritis, the band inspired by charitable causes has a new reason to polish its repertoire â€“ the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
A. Louise Rivard
CUMBERLAND - A. Louise Rivard, 82, of Cumberland and formerly of Pawtucket and Largo, Florida, passed Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Eugene Gene Rivard. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Susan (McKeon) Dunn.
Louise was employed as a bookkeeper for Adams/Brooks Drugs Offices for many years prior to her retirement. She and her husband enjoyed line and square dancing.
William J. Prestly, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - William J. Prestly, Jr., 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita A. (Pettit) Prestly.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William J., Sr. and Margaret (Cormier) Prestly. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. William worked as a dispatcher for Gilbane Oil Co. for over 20 years until his retirement and was a member of the MORA Club of Pawtucket, LeFoyer and the Gatchell VFW Post # 306.
Doris P. Proulx
SOMERSET, MA - Doris P. (Damiani) Proulx, 77, of Somerset passed away on Friday January 4, 2013 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Lionel A. Proulx.
CUMBERLAND - Lucille (Hamel) Mann, 70, of Bryant Street, passed away Friday at home. She was the wife of the late Ronald C. Mann.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Mary Rose (Prince) Hamel. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Mann was employed as an accountant and office manager for the CTA Inc. of Attleboro, Souza Brother and Dimayo of North Attleboro.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
Maria Lurdes Martins
CUMBERLAND - Maria Lurdes Martins: 89 passed on January 6th. She was the wife of the late Estevao Mata: Born in the Madeira Islands of Portugal, Maria was a daughter of the late Joao and Francisca (Cezar) Martins. She had been employed by Murdock Webbing for ten years.
She is survived by four daughters, Maria Julia Vieira of Central Falls, Theresa Simoes of Florida, Fatima Teixeira of Cumberland and Celina Marques of Cumberland, a son, Placido Mata of South Africa, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Jose DosSantos, 91, of Pawtucket, passed away on January 4, 2013. He was born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Antonio M. and Maria (Micaela) DosSantos.
Jose is survived by five children Joaquim Santos, Guilhermina DosSantos, Antonio Andrade DosSantos, Joao DosSantos and Daniel Andrade DosSantos, one sister Joanna Baptista Santos, seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Linda A. Peltier
PAWTUCKET - Linda A. Peltier, 65, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 05, 2013. She was the wife of Donald Peltier. They were happily married for 35 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Bucka) Goodwin. Mrs. Peltier was staff coordinator in the medical industry for 25 years, retiring in 2011.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Donna Perry and Andrew Peltier. She was the sister of the late Eileen "Pat" Normandin.