Archive - Apr 5, 2013
MOOSIC, Pa. â€“ There are baseball lifers, and then thereâ€™s someone like Gary DiSarcina.
In short, the 45-year-old is a man whoâ€™s worn many hats since retiring 11 years go. Heâ€™s enjoyed successful stints in three totally different realms with all roads leading back to the game that saw him carve out a 12-year major-league career. Thanks to experiencing life as a manager, television analyst and trusted front-office contributor, DiSarcina can speak comfortably on a number of topics.
PAWTUCKET â€” When the Mount St. Charles team bus rolled into the parking lot fronting Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Friday afternoon, and head coach Sean McClelland stepped from it, a chorus of boos rang out from the Tolman High netters.
Most mentors would've been flabbergasted, and spoken immediately to the opposing coach about a lack of respect.
Stephanie K. Zapasnik
SEEKONK Stephanie K. Zapasnik, 87, formerly of Mayfield Street passed away Thursday April 4, 2013 at a Nursing Home in Longmeadow, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester Zapasnik.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Wincenty and Zofia (Misiaszek) Strybuc.
Prior to retiring from Texas Instruments as a Calibrator Stephanie was employed as a Seamstress for many years.
Helen L. Massarotti
EAST PROVIDENCE - Helen L. Massarotti, 90, passed away Friday April 5, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Louis Massarotti.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Chester and Bertha (Mruk) Trzuskowski. She lived in Rumford for the past 60 years.
Before retiring in 1993 Helen was employed by the Hord Tool and Dye Co. of Pawtucket as an Inspector. Prior to that she was employed by the Premier Thread Co.
Helen was a member of Holy Cross Church Ladies Adoration Society and an avid Red Sox fan.
Maurice E. Tobin, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Maurice E. Tobin, Sr., 95, formerly of Pawtucket, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth G. (Rock) Tobin.
Mr. Tobin had been employed as a teacher for the Providence School System prior to his retirement. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the former Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post #1271.
Heather L. Casto
PAWTUCKET - Heather L. Casto, 18, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, she was the beloved daughter of Keith W. and Suzanne (Pise) Casto of Pawtucket. Heather was a kind hearted gentle soul, who cherished her family and friends, loved animals and enjoyed painting. She worked as a salesperson at GameStop after graduating from Wm. Davies Career & Technical High School this past June.
Besides her loving parents, Heather leaves a sister, Nicole S. Doumato of West Palm Beach, FL; her Memere and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Anna B. Bricault
CUMBERLAND - Anna B. (McPhillips) Bricault, 87 of England Street, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Unit, Providence. She was the wife of Joseph "Norman" Bricault, and they had been married for the past 65 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Wilde) McPhillips She resided in Cumberland for the past 64 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Bricault was employed as a Registered Nurse for the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for 44 years, retiring in 1989.
Just one day after state officials assembled to roll out a raft of proposed school safety legislation, a lockdown at the University of Rhode Island triggered by reports of a gunman on the South Kingstown campus brought new immediacy to what has become a national conversation about guns.