Archive - Jan 2013
Sheila M. Smith
CUMBERLAND - Sheila M. Smith, 85, of Ronald Ave., passed away Sunday at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Smith.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Margaret Brannigan. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Smith and her late husband we communicants of St. John Vianney Church and had been very active at the church form many years.
Cora M. Duquette
PAWTUCKET - Cora M. (Choiniere) Duquette, 91, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Lucien "Duke" Duquette.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Albert J. and Orilda
(Mayer) Choiniere, she resided in Central Falls before returning to Pawtucket many years ago. Cora was employed by Ann & Hope, Cumberland for twenty years until retiring.
Edward F. Philbin
CUMBERLAND - Edward F. Philbin, 85, of Albion Court, Lincoln and formerly of Cumberland passed away Friday surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth A. (Bailey) Philbin.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mabel (Johnson) Philbin. He lived in Cumberland most of his life.
Serafim E. Machado
PAWTUCKET - Serafim E. Machado, 80, passed at home on January 25th. He was the husband of Valdemira (Cota) Machado. They have been married for 53 years.
Born in Terceira, Azores, a son of the late Jose and Maria Machado.
He had been employed by Electric Boat of Quonset Point as a sheet metal mechanic for 18 years. He was a member of the Friends of Terceira.
PAWTUCKET â€” The last time East Providence High faced Division III rival Tolman, way back on Dec. 21, head coach Kevin Croke's crew held a 3-1 cushion in the final three minutes of regulation.
The Townies, however, allowed two late goals, and had to settle for a 3-3 overtime stalemate with its foe.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Tax season has arrived and with it an opportunity for low income working families and individuals to tap the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITA) program for some extra money in their pocketbooks.
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse joined state and local officials and community partners at the Museum of Work and Culture on Friday to kick off this yearâ€™s awareness effort aimed at increasing participation in the federal and state tax assistance program.
PAWTUCKET â€” In a concerted effort to improve efficiencies within and between city departments and to ultimately serve the public better, city department heads recently took part in a three-hour â€śLean Officeâ€ť training session based on proven management principles used globally for many years across a number of top businesses and industries.
PAWTUCKET -- Allen Webster remembers the first time he heard his name come up in last Augustâ€™s blockbuster trade between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers that sent him to New England.
â€śI was in the clubhouse,â€ť said Webster, who at the time, was playing for the Dodgersâ€™ Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. â€śI saw my name go across the bottom of the screen on ESPN. (The trade) wasnâ€™t 100 percent, but thatâ€™s when I kind of knew.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Jackie Bradley Jr. is a 22-year-old center fielder so polished and poised that your first inclination is to check his driverâ€™s license just to verify his age.
Currently touted as one of the top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, he said playing under the spotlight of the College World Series helped him prepare for the attention heâ€™ll soon be receiving as a professional.
PROVIDENCE â€” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin Friday announced that convicted murderer Victor Arciliares, 24, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, assault with intent to commit murder and using a firearm while committing a crime of violence.
The jury delivered the guilty verdict after deliberating two-and-one-half days following a five-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Central Falls Rep. Gus Silva has once again introduced legislation that would restrict the authority of receivers, budget commissions and overseers appointed to cities and towns by the state to fiscal matters only and not to any other aspect of municipal government.
Under the legislation, receivers or other state interveners would not be allowed to relegate any elected body to an advisory capacity, as the receiver did to the City Council in Central Falls, or to abolish any board or commission of a city or town.
PAWTUCKET â€” On the surface, a city with a vibrant river running through it should be able to boast about â€ślocation, location, location.â€ť Yet, because the Blackstone River was long used and abused for the purpose of industry, the riverfront property in Pawtucket and neighboring Central Falls is far from anyone's idea of â€śhigh-endâ€ť real estate.
PAWTUCKET- Mabel (Davis) Powers, 86, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Ambrose W. Powers.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Louis A. and Mary E. (Barsey) Davis, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Mabel was employed by the former Home Laundry and the former Kings Laundry, Pawtucket for many years until retiring. She enjoyed playing High-Low-Jack on Tuesdays with her friends.
PAWTUCKET- Adrienne F. (Genereux) McNaughton, 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 24, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Donald David McNaughton, the couple would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in April.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary A. (McCarthy) Genereux.
LINCOLN- Constance A. (Mathieu) Mocogni, 70, of Lake Wales, FL and formerly of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2013 in Lake Wales, FL. She was the wife of the late Brian Mocogni for over 40 years and the wife of the late Thomas Colbert.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Loretta (Chaput) Mathieu, she had lived in Lincoln for many years before moving to Florida.
Connie worked in the Lincoln Town Hall for over 30 years retiring in 2010.
PROVIDENCE â€” A bill to legitimize same sex marriage, which both its sponsor and its most vehement opponent agreed was, â€śThe most important piece of legislation (the House) will ever considerâ€ť passed the House of Representative on a 51-19 vote Thursday.
When Rep. Gordon Fox, the first openly gay man to be elected Speaker of the House, banged his gavel after the vote and declared â€śthe act prevails,â€ť there were loud cheers, a standing ovation in the spectator galleries and sustained whooping and clapping that lasted for several minutes before Fox banged his gavel again to adjourn the session.
PAWTUCKET â€” As Arnie Beyeler has learned this winter, coaching in the major leagues with a defined role is best not entered into lightly.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ BMX freestyle is now an amazing entity all its own, with multi-million dollar sponsors, worldwide events, an abundance of television exposure and â€“ for the best â€“ lucrative contracts with corporations trying to sell their products.
It didn't always used to be that way, especially here in New England.
The best way to describe it: Primitive.
CENTRAL FALLS- Berard, Maurice, 81, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at home.
A lifelong resident of Central Falls, he was the beloved husband of the late Germaine (Richard) Berard for 51 years.
He graduated from Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and served in the US Army, stationed in Germany. He was the owner of Duchesneau's Pharmacy for many years and also worked at DePasquale's Pharmacy until his retirement in 2005.
Marion E. English
LINCOLN- Marion E. (Provost) English, 90, of 10 Franklin Street died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Everett F. English.
Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Oliver J. and Elizabeth (Hunter) Provost, she had lived in Cumberland for 75 years before moving to Lincoln in 1997.
Mrs. English was a 1940 graduate of Cumberland High School.