Archive - Jun 2013
Elizabeth A. Green
EAST PROVIDENCE - Elizabeth A. (Partridge) Green, 99, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and L. Alma (Blackburn) Partridge and the wife of the late Wesley C Green. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Partridge and her brother, Rev. Daniel Partridge, Jr. She is survived by her son, Wesley C. Green, Jr. of Green Valley, AZ and one grandson.
J. Raymond Vadnais
PAWTUCKET - J. Raymond Vadnais, 80, passed away peacefully in Providence on Monday, June 17, 2013. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Raymond and Angelique (Genereux) Vadnais, he resided in Pawtucket for the past 34 years.
Paul R. Durocher
ATTLEBORO - Paul R. Durocher, 62, of Locust Street, Attleboro, MA passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Raymond and Janice (Pride) Durocher. Mr. Durocher was a Systems Analyst for the Robert Allen Group in Foxboro, MA.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Emma L. W. Durocher of Attleboro, MA, and his sisters, Joyce Applegarth of California, Carol Masterson of Seekonk, MA and Nancy Pepin of Pawtucket, RI.
EAST PROVIDENCE â How Jamison Randall landed a coveted spot in this weekâs Northeast Amateur Invitational can be traced back to last summerâs noteworthy accomplishment on the links.
For the Cumberland High alumnus and junior-to-be at Virginiaâs Old Dominion University, winning the R.I. Stroke Play Championship was akin to feasting oneâs eyes on a golden ticket after opening a Wonka bar.
PAWTUCKET â The brother of a man charged in a local murder last summer was sent to the ACI to be held without bail on Tuesday after he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl Monday night.
Major Arthur Martins, Pawtucket Police spokesman, said Napoleon Johnson, 19, was ordered held without bail on the charge of 1st degree sexual assault after turning himself in at police headquarters early Tuesday.
The victim, who was an acquaintance of Napoleon Johnson, was reported to have been taken to his 69 John St. residence and raped in his bedroom.
PAWTUCKET â Elizabeth âBettyâ Johnson's rich legacy, from her vast collection of historical documents to her 19th century homestead and its contents, are in good hands, according to local preservationists. As such, the non-profit organization that she created to oversee her property is planning to disband.
PAWTUCKET â Bernie Carbo assumed custody of his grandson when he was two. This same lad has matured into a 14-year-old with big-league hopes, no doubt fueled by a grandfather who authored one of the most memorable home runs in Red Sox lore.
PROVIDENCE â While far from finalized, several realignment proposals were shared and discussed amongst the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâs Principalsâ Committee on Athletics Monday afternoon.
Speaking on behalf of the realignment committee, Prout Athletic Director Mike Traficante presented modifications to the formula that has been the determining factor in placing teams in corresponding divisions. The earliest these changes would take effect is the 2014-15 academic year, the first year following the expiration of the current two-year realignment agreement.
PAWTUCKET â An investigation is going on into the possible misuse of the city's gasoline pumps by someone who allegedly used them to fill up a personal vehicle.
However, while city officials have confirmed the investigation, they are being tight-lipped about the scope of it and any other details surrounding the matter.
CUMBERLAND â Test drilling will begin later this summer at Franklin Farmâs east field, one of five sites and the primary parcel identified in an evaluation of town-owned properties that have the potential to provide a new source of municipal groundwater.
The Cumberland Water Department has contracted with Layne Christensen Company of Dracut, Mass. to drill test wells and conduct short term pumping tests in late August or early September when groundwater levels are expected to be at their lowest.
PAWTUCKETâEvery woman dreams of finding the perfect dress for her wedding day. For bride-to-be Beth Coakley, that means taking her turn in the same satin and lace gown that has been worn by seven other family members before her.
When Coakley, a school teacher in Beverly, Mass., marries Pawtucket native Bob Bedard this fall, she will be proudly outfitted in a family heirloom known as âthe corn crop dress.â The gown was first worn by Coakley's great-aunt when she wed in 1949, and was passed down to a bride in every generation after that, from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Aline G. LeClair
PAWTUCKET - Aline G. (Marot) LeClair, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter C. LeClair. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Alice (Cote) Marot. Mrs. LeClair was a seamstress and homemaker, but most of all a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
SMITHFIELD - Julio Coia 91, a resident of North Bay Manor, passed away on June 14, 2013. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Irene G. (Mello) Coia. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Giulio and Angela (Capaldi) Coia.
Julio was a Supervisor for the former Valley Gas Company. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Julio loved to golf, ballroom dance, and spend quality time with his family.
George J. Metfooney
SEEKONK - George J. Metfooney, 80, died at the New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital on Friday, June 14, 2013 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Carmela (Gentile) Metfooney. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John and Hapel Metfooney, and lived in Pawtucket and nearby Seekonk for most of his life.
George was the owner/operator of Cousin's Food Store and Restaurant in Pawtucket. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.
Lucille T. Laporte
CENTRAL FALLS - Lucille T. Laporte, 81, passed June 14, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Arthur L. Laporte. Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary-Jane (Raymond) Maurice.
She had been employed as a winding technician for many years, retiring from Quality Ribbon after 20 years.
James B. Downing
CUMBERLAND - James B. Downing, of Cumberland passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Kathleen (Peranzi) Downing. They had been married 47 years.
Mr. Downing was born in Providence the son of the late Michael Downing and Mary (Smith)Downing.
He was a truck driver for the Coca Cola Company for many years. In recent years Jim was a bus driver for the Durham Bus Company in Cumberland.
Mary B. Welsh
PAWTUCKET - Mary B. (Russell) Welsh, 80, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Welsh. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (McCrystal) Russell. Mary worked as a bookkeeper for Rhode Island Medical Imaging for 42 years until retiring in 1997.
PAWTUCKET â This knuckleballer had the Wright stuff on Sunday afternoon.
Steven Wright impressed a large Fatherâs Day crowd at McCoy Stadium with his finest start of the year. Throwing a season-high eight innings -- the Pawtucket Red Sox starter to do so this year -- Wright struck out seven batters and gave up just five hits, a run, and no walks to help the PawSox notch a 5-3 triumph over the Buffalo Bisons.
PROVIDENCE â To Emily Bouthillette, a whack to the face never felt so good.
Minutes after Lincoln High had clinched an easier-than-anticipated 5-1 victory over Coventry to claim its second straight R.I. Division I Tournament title on Sunday afternoon, Bouthillette's fellow senior tri-captain, Lindsay Mayer, accepted the state championship plaque.
When Mayer heard fans screaming from the third-base gate to spin and hoist it â of course for photos â she accidentally struck her teammate, and immediately responded, âEm, I'm so sorry!
PROVIDENCE â In two previous regular-season meetings with Division II-West champion North Providence High, league runner-up St. Raphael Academy suffered losses of 5-0 at Notte Park and 1-0 at the Hank Soar Complex.
SRA skipper Ron Labree and assistant Kevin Shea discussed the nuances of those defeats on the team bus, one carrying the Saints to one final showdown against the mighty Cougars in the R.I. Division II Tournament championship game, on Saturday morning.