Archive - Dec 3, 2013
PAWTUCKET â It's the time of year when interscholastic coaches begin preparing their respective squads for the winter season, and Kim Hewson, the Shea High head swimming coach, was one of them on Tuesday.
He stood on the deck explaining to a few of his more inexperienced aquatic Raiders the nuances of proper stroke and rotary breathing techniques: that is, how the hands should slice the water, not slap it; how the body should rotate in order to breathe correctly to either side; how to close the fingers and turn them down slightly to create a âpaddleâ for each stroke.
Declaring that âI have watched Rhode Islandâs elected officials run this state into the ground,â Ken Block says he wants to be governor âso I can fix an avoidable catastrophe.â
Block, who recently became a Republican after abandoning the Moderate Party of RI that he founded just over four years ago, believes that Rhode Island is in such poor shape that, âIf we donât fix it shortly, there wonât be recovery from where we are.â
PAWTUCKET- Andrade, Gloria, 89, of West Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket passed away at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence on December 2, 2013. She was the wife of the late John Andrade.
Gloria was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Antonio and Umbelina (Almeida) Pita.
Ms. Andrade was a lifetime resident of Pawtucket and worked for many years at the Fram Corporation until retiring.
WEST WARWICK- Salisbury-Lange, Laura, 51, of Main Street, West Warwick, passed away suddenly at Kent County Hospital on December 1, 2013.
Laura was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Donald and Katherine (Bohannon) Salisbury.
SOUTH ATTLEBORO- Gertrude (Corneau) Dube, 85, passed peacefully on December 2nd. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Dube,
Born in Rehoboth, MA, and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Amedee J. and Hortense Z. (Fournier) Corneau.
She had been employed by Texas Instruments for 31 years before retiring. Gertrude and her late husband were members of the Royal Travelers.
PAWTUCKET- Javier Mendez, "Jay" 36, passed unexpectedly on December 1st. He was the husband of Jessica (Cote) Mendez.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of John and Carmen Andino of Central Falls.
He had been employed by CAPCO for several years.
Besides his wife and parents he is survived by five children, Jordan, Jaylen, Shayna, Isaac and Mia Mendez, three brothers, Gabriel Mendez, John Andino and Jorge Esquilyn, his maternal grandmother, Guillermina Dominquez, a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and dear friends.
Shirley E. Laramee
PAWTUCKET - Laramee, Shirley Eileen (Davis), 83, a longtime resident of Pawtucket, RI passed away Sunday November 17, 2013 with family at her side. She was the wife of the late Bernard Laramee. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Irene (Grenier) Davis.
Shirley retired from Apex and was the former co-proprietor of M F Graham and Son Monuments.
Edna Mae Perron
PAWTUCKET- Edna Mae Perron, 73, left to be with the Lord November 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Robert A. Perron for 57 years.
Edna was born in Warren, RI on November 21, 1940 and raised in Pawtucket.
She was the daughter of the late George E. and Mary E. (LaVertue) Trombley and the sister of the late George Trombley and Shirley Matteson.
The Times, in partnership with the LeFoyer/The Fountain Street Grille, is hosting the âJingle Mingle,â an evening of socializing, great food and dancing that is open to all members of the local community. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7-11 p.m. at the LeFoyer/The Fountain Street Grille, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket.
Proceeds from the Jingle Mingle will be entered into The Times annual Merry Christmas Fund, which is donated to The Salvation Army of Pawtucket.