Archive - Dec 9, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ Back on June 28, in Miami, the cityâ€™s own Stacie (Wildenhain) Venagro wanted desperately to capture the Miss Fitness Universe Pro Division crown, but admittedly felt disappointed when judges deemed Anca Bucur of Romania the champion.
She lost that competition by a final score of 147.65-145.35, or a mere total of 2.30 points.
So perturbed by her runner-up finish, the 28-year-old Venagro boosted her training regimen 10-fold â€“ or more.
â€śI knew I had to pick it up a couple of notches,â€ť she stated. â€śI wanted to be the best of the best because I compete in the pro division.â€ť
Eleanor T. LePage
SEEKONK - Eleanor "Ellie" T. (Webster) LePage, R.N., 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Russell F. LePage for sixty-five years. Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John and Emily (Tyas) Webster, she resided in Seekonk since 1954.
Maria R. Rosario
CUMBERLAND - Maria R. Rosario, 83, of Rosemont Ave., passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Armando Rosario.
Born in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Adelaide (Vaz) dos Reis. She resided in Cumberland for the past 52 years.
She was employed by the former American Insulated Wire Co., Pawtucket for over 30 years. Mrs. Rosario was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the church's Legion of Mary Society.
James B. Gordon
PAWTUCKET - James B. Gordon, 44, of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday December 4, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Donald and Gabrielle (Fortin) Gordon.
Mr. Gordon was an automotive mechanic for many years in Pawtucket.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his son, James Gordon Jr., his brothers, Thomas and Robert Gordon, and his sisters, Jeannie and Nancy Gordon. He was the brother of the late Kenneth and Donald Gordon.
Alice B. Chmurka
CUMBERLAND - Alice B. Chmurka, 99, of Broad Street passed away Friday December 6, 2013 at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Gula) Chmura. She lived in Cumberland for the past 32 years.
Before retiring Alice was employed as a Bookkeeper for the Modern Diner of Pawtucket for many years.
She leaves several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stella Buba, Catherine Chmurka and Frank Chmura.
Catherine P. Kerr
PAWTUCKET - Catherine P. Kerr of Mount Vernon Boulevard, Pawtucket passed away on December 6, 2013. She was the wife of the late James F. Kerr.
Mrs. Kerr was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Thomas Clarke and Eva (Duffy) Clark. She was a lieutenant in the United States Army and Navy serving as a registered nurse during WWII.
CRANSTON â€“ The expression goes, â€śif itâ€™s not broke, donâ€™t fix it.â€ť
In all honesty, there was very little reason for West Warwick to stray from the defensive scheme that had proven most successful in the Wizardsâ€™ 14-0 regular-season victory over Cumberland. The blueprint on how to contain and/or slow down Tyler Calabro, Chris Hayes, Joe Fine, Mike Stock and the rest of the Clippersâ€™ offense had been established, hence why Wizards defensive coordinator Chris Craik likely didnâ€™t have to endure too many restless nights leading up to Sundayâ€™s Division II Super Bowl contest at Cranston Stadium.
PAWTUCKET â€” With 435 decorated Christmas trees lining the route through Slater Park, along with brightly-painted little houses and light displays around the pond, the city once again hosted its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Saturday and Sunday evening.
The event, which drew a large crowd of adults and children, also included horse-drawn wagon rides, the holiday train and music in the heated tent near the Looff Carousel. The carousel was open for rides at just 25 cents a spin and their was hot chocolate, hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and other goodies for sale as well.