Archive - Mar 2013
Helen G. Toole
PAWTUCKET - Helen G. (Gerry) Toole, 79, of Pawtucket died at home on March 11, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Mary (Horan) Toole.
Miss Toole was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, class of 1951, and a communicant of Holy Family Parish, formerly St. Joseph's. She was a Service Representative for New England Telephone for over thirty years.
She is survived by her sister Ann K. Toole, her brother Rev. Lawrence E. Toole, sister in law Evelyn T. Toole, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Austin A. Toole Jr.
William R. Lomax
PAWTUCKET - William R. Lomax, 76, lifelong resident of Pawtucket, died March 11, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket to the late Norma E. (Simmons) and Charles R. Lomax. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served for four years. He was employed by the Office Appliance Co. for thirty five years and Current Carrier for three years, retiring due to illness. He was a former member of the Saylesville Fire Department, member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was a former member of the United Methodist Men and a trustee.
Donald A. Lariviere
PAWTUCKET - Donald "Pop" A. Lariviere, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Delores (Gomes) Lariviere for fifty-four years.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Arthur and Marie (Breton) Lariviere, he resided in Pawtucket since 1959. Don was a Master Electrician at Brown University for twenty years until retiring in 1996, and previously worked in electrical construction.
Marjorie Reardon Hartnett
SEEKONK, MA - Marjorie Reardon Hartnett, 79, of Seekonk, MA died March 11, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice in Providence. She was the wife of Robert A. Hartnett of Stoughton, MA.
She was born the daughter of the late Edward W. Reardon and Doris Smiley Reardon. She resided in the Saylesville section of Lincoln, RI during her youth. She then moved to Pawtucket, RI and finally to Seekonk, MA. She immensely enjoyed her summer retreat at her beach in Westport, MA.
PAWTUCKET â After the City Council questioned a new $53,200-$58,800 âcommunity/business communications liaisonâ that the Grebien Administration is seeking to create, the mayorâs response last week was a letter talking about his economic development efforts.
In a letter to Council President David Moran, Grebien said his administration has made progress in economic development during the past two years.
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 âŠ
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 Universityâs 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.
PAWTUCKET â The instant the final horn sounded, the Tolman High players on the Lynch Arena ice and those on the bench raced to senior netminder Jared DaSilva to mob him, celebrate perhaps the most-craved win ever recorded in school hockey history.
Months after receiving word this would be the squad's last hoorah, due to a dwindling number of incoming freshmen and only a few underclassmen on the bandwagon, the senior-oriented Tigers wanted to end it all in style.
A little of this, a little of that âŠ
The gate to the memory bank swung open Wednesday upon learning that Ryan Westmoreland was retiring from the Red Sox.
CRANSTON --- East Providence got the large ice surface it wanted as the host of the first game of its Division III best-of-three semifinal-round series with Tolman on Friday night.
The Townies got a bit of momentum from their âSenior Nightâ festivities that took place prior to the opener, and they also got to dress a full complement of players (20), while the Tigers were only able to suit up a dozen.
But in the end, Tolman got the only thing that mattered the most â a hard-fought triumph over the leagueâs defending champions.
LINCOLN (AP) â An envelope containing white powder sent to the Community College of Rhode Island in Lincoln that forced a campus-wide evacuation has been found to be non-hazardous.
The college canceled classes at the Flanagan campus on Friday afternoon after a professor received an envelope containing an unknown substance. Campus officials notified the Lincoln police and fire departments.
The school said later the substance was found to be a sugar-based product. A sample is being sent to the state Department of Health for further testing.