Archive - Mar 2013
Lawrence F. Kelly, Jr.
JONESTOWN, PA - Lawrence F. Kelly, Jr., 74, of Jonestown, PA passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Gisele G. Lapointe Kelly.
Born in Boston, on September 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary Schiller Kelly. He had a prosperous career in textile spending over 25 years with Health-Tex in RI before eventually retiring as supervisor at Everite Knitting Mills in Lebanon PA. Lawrence was a member of the Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, Jonestown, PA. He was a life-long auto racing fan, and train enthusiast.
Joan Cecilia Trahan
LEWES, DE - Joan Cecilia Trahan, of Lewes, DE, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE. She was 80.
Joan was born, January 6, 1933 in Cumberland, Rhode Island, to the Late- William & Cecilia (McKee) Kelleher. She had been employed as the manager for Zayre's Department Store, which later became Ames, for many years, in Attleboro, MA. Later in life Joan had served as a secretary for the Fellowship House, in Reston, VA. She enjoyed playing cards, especially the game Canasta.
RIVERSIDE - Michelle Kent, 44, of Bristol Avenue, Riverside, passed away on February 27, 2013. Michelle was born in Pawtucket, daughter of Frederick Kent, Jr. and Patricia (Bonneau) Kent of Pawtucket.
Besides her parents, Michelle is survived by her son Shane N. Kent of Riverside, her brothers, Todd E. Kent and his wife Janine of North Providence and Michael A. Kent of Norfolk, VA. She also leaves a sister, Joyce A. Malo of East Providence and nieces and nephews, Brett, Jason, Carissa and Taylor.
PAWTUCKET - Despa Martino, 85, of Pawtucket passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Frank Martino. They had been married 59 years.
Mrs. Martino was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Stephen Theohares and Polexeni (Markazini) Theohares. She was employed by the Tax Department for the City of Pawtucket for over 20 years before she retired in 1989.
PROVIDENCE â Gun control laws that legislators may want to pass in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn. school massacre in December âare only going to impact law-abiding gun ownersâ and not criminals already inclined to break laws, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association lobbyist told more than a dozen state lawmakers Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â With its prime location along the banks of the Seekonk River and visibility from the new Pawtucket River Bridge, a 23-acre land parcel known as Tidewater has often been mentioned positively as part of the city's riverfront development plans. Yet, while some unsightly gas storage tanks have been removed from the property, and a total clean-up of the industrial site is planned, it appears that any possible re-use of the land is still several years away.
LINCOLN â On the day the state learned that its adjusted unemployment rate for last December had dropped to 9.9 percent â the first time it fell below 10 percent in 47 months â an upbeat Gov. Lincoln Chafee told a roomful of businessmen and women that âbetter days are ahead.â
The governor told a Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast Thursday that with sales and income tax revenues rising, and employment going down, all the metrics are headed in the right direction. That is an indication, Chafee said, âthat we are managing the state well.â