Archive - Feb 2013
Marie F. Bouchard
PAWTUCKET - Marie F. (Gavin) Bouchard, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013. She was beloved wife of the late Francis E. Mayers and Gerard Bouchard.
Born in Cambridge, MA, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Hazel T. (Burnham) Gavin. Marie resided in Connecticut where she worked as a nurses aide before moving to Pawtucket in 1996, and then worked as an assistant at Rose's Daycare for 17 years. She was an active member of the Senior's Club at St. Teresa Parish, Pawtucket.
Richard T. Tomasso
PAWTUCKET - Richard "Dick" T. Tomasso, 68, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, February 25, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Shirley L. (Webster) Tomasso for 47 years.
Born in Providence, a son of Mary (Salzillo) Tomasso of Providence and the late John Tomasso, he resided in Pawtucket since 1992. Dick was a diamond tool maker for J & M Diamond Tool Co., Inc., East Providence for over 40 years. He enjoyed the ocean, especially sitting on the rocks at Galilee and watching the boats. Most of all he loved his family.
PAWTUCKET - Worthington "Sparky" Leonard, 92, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Gloria C. (Lefebvre) Leonard for 66 years.
Born in Fairfax, Vermont, a son of the late Wesley J. and Jennie (Ward) Leonard, he resided in Pawtucket the past 67 years. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Infantry 85th Division in Italy and France. Sparky was employed by Brown & Sharpe, Providence for 40 years before retiring in 1981, and was a member of the International Machine Association.
Ruth L. Beaudoin
PAWTUCKET - Ruth L. Beaudoin, 83, formerly of Pawtucket passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Connecticut. She was the wife of the late Irving J. Beaudoin.
Mrs. Beaudoin was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Clarence Bury and Ernestine (Oliveira) Bury. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket for many years before she retired in 1987.
Gilbert E. Arundale
SWANSEA, MA - Gilbert E. Arundale, 90, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home in Swansea, Massachusetts surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Robertine (Gauthier) Arundale.
Mr. Arundale was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Edwin Arundale and Mary E. (Mills) Arundale. He was employed at Collyer Wire for many years where he was a wire insulator.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.
PAWTUCKET â The grand marshal and Irish âfacesâ have been chosen, the raffle has been held and the shamrock will be painted in the street in front of City Hall this morning. In short, the city is gearing up for its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.
The parade will step off on Saturday, March 2, at noon (rain or shine) from McCoy Stadium on Division Street. The parade then proceeds down South Bend Street to Walcott Street, then into the downtown and onto Roosevelt Avenue, where it passes by a reviewing stand in front of City Hall.
After the four, four-team regions that comprise the R.I. boysâ basketball open tournament were revealed, clever minds declared Region IV âThe Blackstone Valley Invitational.â
The folks at The Prout School may feel slighted with such a bold declaration, but look at the rest of the regionâs participants. Here you have two of the three division champions in Cumberland and North Smithfield along with Shea.
In other words, the moniker fits.
Olga M. Chmura
PAWTUCKET - Olga M. (Cherkes) Chmura 92, of Pawtucket and Narragansett passed away Saturday February 23, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Chmura Sr.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Swirski) Cherkes.
Before retiring Mrs. Chmura was employed by the State of Rhode Island in the Vital Statistics Department. Prior to that she was employed as a Real Estate Broker for J.W. Riker Realty Co.
She was a member of the former St. Leo The Great Parish of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Hervieux, Genevieve, 85, formally of York Ave, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Epoch on Blackstone Blvd. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Hervieux, Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Frank and Virginia (Medeiros) Morris. She was a Pawtucket resident most of her life and was living at the Rumford Towers for the last six years. She was a lifelong communicant of St Teresa's Church. She was a devoted mother and longtime caregiver for her husband Alfred.
Anna S. Robinson
PAWTUCKET - Robinson, Anna S., 95, of Pawtucket passed away on February 24, 2013 at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late John Robinson. Anna was born in Easthampton, MA a daughter to the late Frank and Alice (Waszkiewicz) Padykula.
Before retiring, she operated the Lawn & Country Gift Shop for twenty years. She was also a member of the Quanta Club and the St. Teresa's Rosary & Altar Society and Senior Citizens Group.
James W. McKenna
CUMBERLAND - James W. McKenna, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket, RI. Born on 7/18/1925 in New York, James eventually settled down in the State of Rhode Island. He was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. He served as an aviator in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943-1946. James was employed by the Johnston School Department of Transportation as a bus driver from 1969-1980, also owning and operating his own Laundromat business from 1970 until his retirement in 2002.
PAWTUCKET - Pasco Perrotti, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2013. A son of the late Giovanni and Filomena (Poce) Perrotti, he was raised in the Mt. Pleasant section of Providence. Pat was the beloved husband of the late Victoria B. (Macksoud) Perrotti, after their marriage the couple resided in Central Falls before moving to Pawtucket in 1972.
Lisa M. Belrose
CUMBERLAND - Lisa M. Belrose, 47, of Broad Street, passed away unexpectedly at home.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph O. Belrose Sr. and the late Jean A. (LeBlanc) Belrose. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She leaves her son, Jesse Belrose of Cumberland, three sisters, Linda Goula of Cumberland, Judith Erikson of Pawtucket and Laurie Shunney of Pawtucket, one brother, Joseph O. Belrose Jr. of Blackstone, MA; she had several nieces and nephews. Lisa was the companion of David Brouillette
LINCOLN â The Community Against Bullying in Schools will hold its Let Kindness Bloom fundraising gala on Thursday, March 14 at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln, from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event will feature a dinner prepared by Kirkbrae chefs, a silent auction, a display of student anti-bullying artwork, guest speakers, and music by entertainer Matty B.
BURRILLVILLE â At 89, former World War II POW Raymond A. Nouryâs health isnât what it used to be and these days he spends more time sitting in his wheelchair than he does using the walker that carries his portable telephone and plastic bin of personal items.
Noury, the sole survivor of an 11-member B-24 bomber crew, also has to contend with arthritis that makes it difficult to use his hands or straighten out his back.
PROVIDENCE â Winning has become contagious for Cumberland Highâs athletic department, spreading from one season to the next.
With the fall producing a Super Bowl champion along with the stateâs top male cross-country runner (Trevor Crawley), the pressure fell squarely on the Clippersâ winter sportsâ entries to keep the good times flowing. Crawley kept up his end of the bargain when the swift 12th grader captured the 3,000-meter run at the R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships two weekends ago.
PROVIDENCE â Immediately after Lincoln High senior quad-captain Nik Zicuis had posted a 10-5 triumph over La Salle Academy senior John Georges in the 220-pound weight class, he hustled to the opposing coaches' corner and accepted congratulatory handshakes.
He then sprinted to the opposite side and leaped into head coach Mike Tuorto's arms; while hugging him and grinning at able assistant Anthony Turchetta, Zicuis threw his fist into the air, index finger pointing skyward.
PAWTUCKET â âWhat we've got here is failure to communicate.â That movie line from âCool Hand Lukeâ would seem to apply to an increased effort on the part of the city administration to promote Pawtucket and a new job it wants to create that would handle this in a more tech-savvy way.
CENTRAL FALLS â Just a week after his predecessor was sentenced to two years in prison on a federal corruption charge, new Mayor James Diossa signed a comprehensive set of new rules for city officials and employees into law that he promises will âset a new standard for ethics and transparency in Central Fallsâ government.â