Archive - Mar 11, 2013
CUMBERLAND â€” The Town Council last week approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Daniel J. McKee to enter into a contract agreement with Birchwood Design Group, a Providence-based landscape architecture planning and design firm chosen by the town to replace the natural grass football field at Tucker Field with synthetic turf as part of the Tucker Field Athletic Complex renovation project.
Looking back at the recently completed boysâ€™ basketball playoffs with an emphasis on what the young men and coaches from North Smithfield accomplished â€¦
Heartache and disappointment always seem to boil to the surface whenever extenuating circumstances arise. Yet as he paced around a somber locker room to console a hazed and dazed group of downtrodden teenage boys, North Smithfield head coach T.J. Ciolfi kept thinking about a bonding/healing session to be conducted on a yellow school bus.
PAWTUCKET â€” Minutes after Tolman High had finished its practice Monday afternoon at Lynch Arena, head coach Steve Reynolds and volunteer assistant Tom Vecoli followed their players to the locker room for a team meeting.
There, they discussed how they must approach their tune-up workouts before battling unbeaten and top-seeded West Warwick-Exeter/West Greenwich Co-op in the first game of their best-of-three R.I. Division III Tournament championship series; that's slated for noon Saturday at Brown Universityâ€™s Meehan Auditorium.
LINCOLN- George "Pete" A. Charpentier, of Cambria Drive, passed away Sunday, March 10 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marjorie I. (Sabourin) Charpentier, and they had been married for 25 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Gravel) Charpentier. He resided in Lincoln for the past 15 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
He was a United States Army, World War II Veteran.
Maria L. Minicozzi
CENTRAL FALLS- Maria L. (Sousa) Minicozzi, 90, of High Street, passed away Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Minicozzi and the late Lionel R. Sousa.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Drummond) Vasconcellos. She was a life-long resident of Central Falls.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. She was an avid bowler.
ALBION- Irene Godin, 97, of Albion, died Sunday morning at Oakland Grove surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Adrien Godin, Sr.
Born in St. Eugene, P.Q., Canada, she was a daughter of the late Onesime Gendron Sr. and Anna (Norman) Gendron. She was raised in Canada and came to the United States as a child and settled in Albion.
Mrs. Godin was employed at American Tourister, Berkshire Hathaway and AT Cross in Lincoln during her working years before retiring in 1980.
Mary C. Alves
CUMBERLAND- Mary C. Alves, 73 of Cumberland passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Jose L. Alves.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Celestino S. and Evangalina (De JC deMatto) Paiva. She was also the step daughter of the late Marie Paiva.
She resided in Cumberland for over 40 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Alves was employed as a credit manager for American Insulated Wire until her retirement.
Evelyn M. Arrighie
PRUDENCE ISLAND- Evelyn M. (Ducharme) Arrighie, 86, of Prudence Island and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 8, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick A. Arrighie.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late George L. and Eva M. (Michaud) Ducharme.
Evelyn and her late husband were the proprietors of Freddy's Fruit Stand / General Store on Prudence Island for well over twenty years. She was previously a teller at the Raynham Dog Track, and had also been employed as a telephone operator many years ago.
Kerri Lynn Twohig
PAWTUCKET- Kerri Lynn Twohig, beloved daughter of Gayle Haskins and the late Donald P Twohig of Pawtucket, passed away on March 4, 2013.
Kerri was born in Pawtucket and had been a resident of Arizona for the past 5 years.
Besides her mother Gayle she leaves her step father Stanley Haskins, her son Corey Baker of Pawtucket, her brother Donald D. Twohig and his wife Nancy of Cumberland, a niece Emily Twohig, a nephew Brian Wilson and her granddaughter Mia Lynn Baker of Pawtucket. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved close friends.
Claire L. Melchert
PAWTUCKET- Melchert, Claire L., 84, of Burns Manor in Pawtucket died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Mt. St. Rita's Health Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Adolph Melchert.
Claire was born in Groton, CT, the daughter of the late Camille and Rosedelima (Lemay) Benoit.
Shirley H. Daly
LINCOLN- Shirley H. Daly, 82, of Lincoln, died Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Shirley loved to travel and explore new places.
She was an avid downhill skier which she retired from at the age of 79. Shirley loved spending her time visiting her children and grandchildren, getting together with friends and bringing joy to everyone she came in contact with.