Archive - Dec 10, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” When Ray Mathieu first began serving food at his East Side Checker Club restaurant, a full-course steak dinner was $7.95. Sixty-five years later, food prices have gone up, but a quality meal, complete with soup and salad, could always be counted on at the Benefit Street eatery.
Deb Engels seemed remarkably upbeat as she readied her Cumberland High girls' hoop team for a two-plus hour practice at the Wellness Center on Monday afternoon.
You'd figure her mind-set instead would border on concern, given the fact she'll return only one starter â€“ her daughter Kate â€“ from a team that closed last year's Division I-North campaign with a dismal 4-14 mark.
The league should be highly-competitive once more, but Engels expects this season's crop to be more than capable of doing some damage.
Mary D. Silva
CUMBERLAND - Mary D. Silva (Mendes), of Sonny Dr., passed away Monday in the R.I. Hospital Providence. She was the beloved wife of Basilio M. Silva.
Born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maria (Gomes) Mendes. She had resided in Cumberland for over 40 years.
She and her husband owned and operated Mendon Liquors Mendon Rd., Cumberland for 23 years retiring 9 years ago. She was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
John J. Daily
PAWTUCKET - John J. "Butch" Daily of Pawtucket died on December 10, 2013 in Providence. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dolan) Daily
Mr. Daily was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Anna (Warren) Daily.
He was a self employed house painter for many years.