Archive - Dec 2013
SMITHFIELD â€” The future was on display for Cumberland on Thursday afternoon inside Smithfield Highâ€™s gymnasium, and judging by the way the Clippers performed in its non-league game against Woonsocket, the future looks very bright for the program.
Freshman guard Julianne Ross delivered her second 10-point output in as many games and sophomore guard Taylor Fay and Sarah Marsland had solid performances as well in the Clippersâ€™ 39-23 victory over the Villa Novans in the opening game of the 27th annual R.I. Board of Officials/Smithfield Boosters Club Holiday Classic.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket police are seeking information from the public, as well as reviewing surveillance camera footage, as they try to find a suspect in the Dec. 24 shooting of Ryan Almeida.
The 21-year-old man was shot at around 5 a.m., just outside his mother's apartment in the Galego Court housing complex on Leonard Jenard Drive. Almeida was found lying injured on the ground and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died.
Letâ€™s cut to the chase: Spartan blue and white looks awfully strange on Jared Pedro, Teddy Reall, and Kris Wallace.
And it should, because after all, the three Tolman High senior forwards were mainstays on their schoolâ€™s hockey team for the past three seasons, helping the Tigers total 31 regular-season wins during that time and reach the Division III finals last March.
But when eight of the 13 members from that team graduated, and for the third straight year, no underclassmen came out for the team, the program quietly folded.
Gilbert G. Taylor, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Gilbert "Buddy" G. Taylor, Jr., 71, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was the husband of the late Rita M. (Venturini) Taylor. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gilbert G., Sr. and Bertha E. (Kinch) Taylor. Buddy was a millwright at Microfibres, Inc. for many years until retiring in 2004.
Vivian A. Almeida
PAWTUCKET - Vivian A. Almeida, 65, of Lonsdale Avenue, Pawtucket died on December 26, 2013.
Vivian was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Lucien and Hilda (Cote) Gravel. She was a self employed bookkeeper for many years. Vivian enjoyed her time at Sand Castles in Misquamicut.
Vivian is survived by her sister Crystal (Gravel) Kosowski and her husband Robert of Pawtucket. She also leaves her niece Victoria Kosowski of Pawtucket, her god daughter Brenda DelPivo of North Providence and several other loving family members.
David D. Fregeolle
COVENTRY - David D. Fregeolle, 65, of Arnold Road, Coventry, RI, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the husband of Susan A. (O'Neill) Fregeolle. They were married for forty-one years. He was the son of the late Leo and Isabelle (Roberts) Fregeolle.
David was a laborer for RI Resource and Recovery of Johnston, RI for eight years. He previously worked for Valley Gas Company of Cumberland, RI. He greatly loved his family, his animals and enjoyed working outdoors.
PAWTUCKETâ€”The heartless act of throwing a puppy, locked inside a dirty pet carrier, into a dumpster has prompted a pair of rewards to be offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever was behind it.
The 10-week-old Jack Russell Terrier mixed breed was discovered last Thursday inside a dumpster at the intersection of Harrison Street and West Avenue. Passersby heard the puppy crying and called police.
PAWTUCKET â€” Each holiday season, the Pawtucket native who has successfully turned himself into â€śSanta to the Starsâ€ť undergoes another change and becomes â€śBabbo Natale,â€ť a different, more spiritual type of Christmas figure that is revered in Italy and other parts of Europe.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Pawtucket Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man who was found lying injured on the ground in front of a building at the Galego Court housing complex early Tuesday morning.
According to Major Arthur Martins, at approximately 5 a.m., Pawtucket Police were called to the area of 90 Leonard Jenard Dr. in response to a shooting. Officers found a male victim lying on the ground outside that address who appeared to have at least one gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died as a result of the injuries.
Waleska Kelly is feeling rather guilty these days.
Her identical twin sister, Francheska, keeps trying to tell her not to say such things, that everything she does stems from her love for Waleska and their tight-knit family residing at Pawtucket's Prospect Heights. That still doesn't make her self-imposed culpability wane.
Lawrence E. O'Brien
HARRISVILLE - O'Brien, Lawrence E., 67, of Harrisville and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, a son of the late James and Cecile (LaPlante) O'Brien, and brother of the late Roger O'Brien.
Larry leaves his loving wife, Kathleen, his sisters, Jocelyn and Claudia O'Brien of Pawtucket, brothers Byron O'Brien of Pawtucket and Gary O'Brien of Niantic Connecticut.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A 10-week old puppy discovered mixed in with rubbish inside a dumpster last Thursday has captured the hearts of dozens of potential adopters moved by the pupâ€™s plight.
Within hours after The Times ran a story Saturday on the discarded puppy, the Pawtucket Animal Shelterâ€™s telephone began lighting up, and people were visiting the shelter in droves throughout the weekend with offers of a forever home.
â€śItâ€™s been crazy,â€ť said Animal Control Director John Holmes. â€śThe phoneâ€™s been ringing off the hook all weekend and it hasnâ€™t stopped.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€” It wasnâ€™t even close to being an attractive contest, not with a combined 28 turnovers and 27 personal fouls.
Still, head coach Gary Reedy refused to complain after his Cumberland High boys registered what he called a satisfying 53-40 non-league triumph over Toll Gate at The Wellness Center on Monday night.
PROVIDENCE â€“ During the winter semester break, the assumption is that LaDontae Henton and the rest of the Providence College basketball players are going to have a lot of downtime. After all, exams are done and classes donâ€™t resume on the Smith Hill campus until Jan. 21.
Yet as Ed Cooley gladly points out, the Friars will not be on autopilot.
Raymond A. Noury
PASCOAG - Raymond A. Noury, 90, of Pascoag, formerly of Woonsocket, died Friday at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was the husband of Therese (Deshaie) Noury and the late Francoise E. (Daigle) Noury.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie-Jeanne (Noury) Noury. He was raised in Central Falls and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Central Falls.
Elizabeth A. Mancini Larence
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth A. Mancini Larence, of Pawtucket died on Friday, December 20, 2013.
She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Larence. She was also the wife of the late Emelio Mancini.
Mrs. Larence was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lula) Boday. She worked at the former Fram Corporation for over ten years.
Paul R. Hardy
PAWTUCKET - Paul R. Hardy, 50, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of Ronald J. and Loretta A. (Bousquet) Hardy of Pawtucket. Paul served in the United States Marine Corps and was a graduate of Rhode Island College. He was beginning studies in Medicine of Psychology at Brown University.
Besides his loving parents, Paul leaves three siblings, Richard R. Hardy of Cumberland, Michael P. Hardy of Rumford and Susan M. Lizotte of Burrillville; four nieces and a nephew.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D., a former Captain in the United States Air Force and most recently a Regional Medical Officer in Psychiatry with the State Department in Ghana, died December 12, 2013.
A celebration of his Life will take place January 11, 2014 at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, Greenfield, MA and again on January 26, 2014 in Laguna Beach, CA. Information is available at https://facebook.com/groups/1377967199109194 or
Lorraine E. Houle
MILLVILLE - MA - Lorraine E. (Charon) Houle, 85, of Millville passed away Wed. Dec. 18, 2013, with her family by her side, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. She was the wife of the late Gaston R. "Gus" Houle who died in 1998.
A longtime resident of Millville, Mrs. Houle had been employed in the cafeteria at the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School for 22 years.
CUMBERLAND - Viola (Ashetzie) Edwards, 94, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at her daughter's residence in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Paul Edwards.
Born in Republic, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Ashetzie. She resided in Cumberland for over 45 years.
Mrs. Edwards was employed as a Box Manufacturer for the International Packing Company for many years.