Archive - Jun 2013
CUMBERLAND - Alice Santos, 96, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday at The Highlander, Fall River. She was the wife of the late Constantino "Slugger" Santos, former Deputy Chief of the Cumberland Police Department.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Rosa (Travers) Estrella.
Mrs. Santos was employed as a factory worker for the Attleboro Dye Company for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of the St. Patrick Church, Cumberland. She was a charter member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus.
Lenora C. Costantino
PAWTUCKET - Lenora C. Costantino, 95, formerly of Pawtucket died on Saturday, June 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Italo "Adrian" Costantino. They had been married 69 years.
Mrs. Costantino was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Carmine Costantino and Angelina (Roberta) Constantino.
She was a seamstress at Standard Romper and then worked at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket.
Geraldine S. Buss
CUMBERLAND - Geraldine S. (Taylor) Buss, 70, of Old Whipple Street, passed away Sunday at home. She was the beloved wife of Paul J. Buss.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Ursula Taylor. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
During her early years, Geraldine was employed by the Pawtucket Credit Rating Bureau, and the Central Falls Public Assistance Office.
PAWTUCKET - Laura Pizzo, 88, passed on June 21st. She was the wife of the late Joseph Pizzo.
She was the daughter of the late Charles and Maria (DaLuz) Viveiros.
She had dedicated her life to her family.
She is survived by, three sons, Dennis Murphy, William Pizzo and John Pizzo, two daughters, Theresa Anderson and Melissa Brayall of Lincoln, a step son, Joseph Pizzo, 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Robert "Bobby" Pizzo,
PAWTUCKET â With the first day of summer comes many reasons to celebrate. Yet, Pawtucket police and fire officials want to remind residents of the laws regarding two activities that can affect safety and quality of life in a densely populated city like Pawtucket: fireworks and outdoor burning.
By DAN CHAREST
Toeing the rubber in the top of the ninth was a strikeout specialist from Pennsylvania. His batterymate behind the dish was a high-average hitter from Alabama.
And leading off for the Ocean State Waves of the New England Collegiate Baseball League stood Pawtucketâs Nick Sebastian.
Before Sebastian strolled to the plate with his Waves losing 3-2 to the Laconia Muskrats, he had spent a lengthy time on his baseball journey outside of his hometown until the Waves brought him back to Rhode Island.
PAWTUCKET -- On a late March day in Fort Myers, Fla., Xander Bogaerts could have accepted what the lineup card stipulated and left it at that.
The Red Sox prospect and now the newest member of the PawSox, however, was comfortable enough in his own skin to approach the powers-that-be and show his eagerness and enthusiasm for the game he is paid to play.
According to one staff member, the sequence helped cast the player in a whole new light.
PAWTUCKETââDisappointedâ is the way that Mayor Donald Grebien said he felt after getting the news that Pawtucket stands to receive about $876,000 less under the House Finance Committee's budget plan than what it would have under the governor's original proposal.
Kay E. Fournier
PAWTUCKET- Kay E. (Follett) Fournier, 57, of Robinson Avenue died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of William M. Fournier.
Born in Providence, the loving daughter of Stuart A. Follett of Cumberland and the late Thomasine H. (Dick) Follett, she had lived in Pawtucket for the past 31 years.
Kay was a sales associate at J. C. Penney at Emerald Square Mall, North Attleboro for 18 years before retiring.
She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and Dean Jr. College.
Gary E. Furtado
NORTH PROVIDENCE- GARY E. Furtado, 45, passed unexpectedly at home on June 18th.
He was the son of Gary A. Furtado and the late Odete A. (Duarte) Furtado.
He had been employed by the University Club of Providence.
Besides his father, he is survived by his grandmother, Irene (Fernandes) Duarte, a sister, Kim Medeiros, a brother, Jason Furtado, a niece, Alexis, and his nephews, Brayden, and Antonio. He was the fianc of Tammy Nary. Gary was the grandson of the late Agostinho Duarte.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Bobby Leopold would have loved to compete in more amateur tourneys this spring, but just couldn't find the time.
On December 10, he and his wife, Taylor, became proud new parents of Grayson Robert, now a bouncing six-month-old boy, so â naturally â most of his days, and of course nights, are devoted to his baby and work.
PAWTUCKET â A 38-year-old city man, reportedly an ex-boxer, has been charged in the brutal beating of a homeless man that occurred on May 18.
According to Pawtucket Police, the suspect has been identified as as Rafael Torres, 38, of 82 Sabin St.. Torres is accused of pummeling 58-year-old John Simms, of no permanent address, in a dispute. Torres, also known to live on the streets, was reported to have been angry with Simms because he drank his bottle of vodka.
CUMBERLAND â Steaming plates of tripe stew and barbecue chicken and the traditional Marchas de SĂŁo JoĂŁo will highlight Clube Juventude Lusitanaâs annual Saint Johnâs Feast, a three-day Portuguese festival that kicks off tonight.
One of the biggest Portuguese feasts of its kind in Rhode Island, the festival grounds at the clubâs headquarters on Chase Street, including its three function halls, will be teeming with activity with everything from Portuguese folkloric dancing groups to the clubâs traditional SĂŁo JoĂŁo parade in honor of St. Johnâs Day.
Francis A. Deneault
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Deneault, Francis A. "Frank", 54, of North Providence, died June 14, 2013 in Orlando, FL. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Bessette) Deneault. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Oscar F. and Jeanne T. (Doyon) Deneault. He was employed by the State of RI in the Treasurers Dept. for 28 years until his retirement in January. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
David E. Frazier
CUMBERLAND - David E. Frazier, 90, of Cumberland, died June 19, 2013. He was the husband of Claire (Marchand) Frazier.
Mr. Frazier was a World War II Navy Veteran.
Besides his wife Claire he leaves his sons Daniel E. and his late wife Janet Frazier of Cumberland and David M. and his wife Arlene Frazier of Lincoln, his sister Doris Gauvin of Cumberland, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Regrets? Every golfer has some upon the roundâs conclusion.
The ones that Jamison Randall expressed followed his one-over 70 performance on Day 1 of the Northeast Amateur Invitational didnât equate to the Cumberland lad singing the blues. Had the golf gods been kinder, perhaps Randallâs Wednesday score would have been closer to the low number Brazilâs Rafael Becker posted â a minus-seven 62 that featured an eye-popping eight birdies.
PAWTUCKET â Never has a trip to the principalâs office been more soothing and reassuring.
Score one for PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina for putting out the fire before it engulfed the clubhouse he oversees. There was a delicate situation that needed to be addressed with several Pawtucket players, and DiSarcina handled every last conversation with aplomb.
âThatâs what the job of a manager is. You have to manage those people,â stated DiSarcina matter-of-factly.
LINCOLN â Casie Beauchemin, Lincoln High's heralded junior right fielder, sat back on a bench in front of the school early Wednesday afternoon trying to convey how incredible it felt to be a part of a team that not only captured two consecutive state Division I titles, but did so with an unblemished 43-0 mark.
PAWTUCKET â Northern Rhode Islandâs foreclosure problem appears to be on the mend, but itâs improving at a significantly slower pace than other regions of the state, a report released today says.
LINCOLN â Wielding gold-painted hedge clippers, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond, CEO John Taylor and other dignitaries cut a ceremonial red ribbon Wednesday to officially initiate Las Vegas style-table games at Twin River, ushering in yet another new era at a facility that has morphed over the decades from a horse racing track, to a dog track to a slot parlor and now to a full-fledged casino.