Archive - Feb 19, 2013
The casket of Frank DiPaolo Jr. is carried out of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence Tuesday morning. At right, family and friends of DiPaolo are can be seen leaving the church. DiPaolo, who died Thursday at 106, served as a doorkeeper for the Rhode Island House of Representatives for more than 30 years before retiring in 2010. He was a political mentor to former R.I. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, having met him while Kennedy was a young student at Providence College.
PAWTUCKET â€” With ears still ringing from angry constituentsâ€™ phone calls, the City Council convened a meeting of its Snow Removal Committee on Tuesday night at City Hall.
Councilors Jean Philippe Barros, David Moran, Albert Vitali, Terry Mercer and Larry Tetreault attended. Most of the other key officials were there: Director of Administration/Public Safety Director Tony Pires, Public Works Director Lance Hill, Emergency Management Director Normand Menard, Highway Supervisor Norm Lamoureux, Police Chief Paul King and Fire Chief William Sisson.
PROVIDENCE â€” Thereâ€™s no need for Lee Goldsbrough to conceal his true emotions. For the first time in his Providence College tenure, basketball is fun.
PROVIDENCE --- St. Raphael Academy picked a bad time to endure its worst offensive performance of the season.
Needing a victory over Moses Brown on Tuesday night in order to clinch sole possession of the Division II-Central crown, the Saints found themselves struggling with their shot from start to finish and left the Quakersâ€™ Waughtel-Howe Field House with an ugly 47-40 defeat.
CENTRAL FALLS - Joseph Forcier, 86, passed February 19th. He was the husband of the late Joan (Donahue) Forcier.
Born in Rumford, a son of the late Camile and Carana (Dodgee) Forcier.
He had been employed as a maintenance mechanic for many years and was a Navy WWII Veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Mark C. Forcier of Tennessee and Philip J. Forcier of Cumberland, a sister, Carana Burch of California and five grandchildren.
Ross H. Jones
CUMBERLAND - Ross H. Jones, 65 of Will Croft, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Kwolek) Jones.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Elizabeth (Morse) Jones and the late Thomas Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
He was a parts driver for Advanced Auto and formerly employed by Pawtucket Auto and Selrex.
He was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam, and was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Mr. Jones enjoyed watching Family Guy and NASCAR. He loved his cats and doing crossword puzzles everyday.