Archive - Jul 2013
BRISTOL, Conn. --- After watching his All-Star team nearly mercy-rule the Mount Abraham All-Stars of New Haven, Vt. in an easy victory on Sunday, Cumberland manager Chris Bodington knew that his girls had probably seen their last lopsided win of the Eastern Regional tournament.
On deck was a pool play contest against a team that took Cumberland extra innings a year ago in the tourney, two-time Maine state champ Scarborough, and the next game was against a tougher opponent, the George J. Hummel All-Stars of Seymour, Conn.
PAWTUCKET -- Almost simultaneously, co-managers Matt Bergeron and Luke McLaughlin leaned back in their office chairs rather amused when asked the question, â€śHow the heck did you do it?!â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re still trying to figure that out!â€ť Bergeron exclaimed of the miraculous, comeback 13-12 victory recorded by the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division All-Stars over the Jersey City, N.J./Jackie Robinson Mets in Queens, N.Y. back on Saturday, July 13.
PAWTUCKET â€” Two gleaming new rescue vehicles will go into service this week, joining the new Engine 2 which made its debut earlier this month.
They will be the first city rescues to feature a state of the art EMS computer system allowing crews to file online reports upon completion of their patient care runs, allowing for faster filing and making paper reports a thing of the past. They also join the new Engine 2, which went into service last month, as marking major improvements in front line equipment for the department.
PAWTUCKET - McNally, Aphro A., 88, formerly of Pawtucket and Lincoln, R.I, passed away July 21, 2013 in Long Island, NY. She was the mother of Kenneth E. McNally and the late Carolyn Taylor. Grandmother to 5 grandchildren. Sister to the late Helen Kapos.
Aphro was employed by the City of Pawtucket and was retired from the Tax Assessors Office. She was a long time member of the Pawtucket Country Club.
Rita T. Manley
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita T. Manley, 84, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 23, 2013. She was the wife of the late Harrold H. Manley.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adolphe J. and Gertrude (Baris) Collette.
She had been employed as a cashier by the former Almacs for 22 years, retiring in 1993.
Barbara J. Young
SMITHFIELD - Barbara J. Young, 83, of Smithfield died July 22, 2013. She was the wife of the late Lawrence H. Young. She was born in Providence, daughter of the late Walter L. and Alva (Battey) Strand.
She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl A. Fetterolf and two grandsons.
Donald C. Turcotte
PAWTUCKET - Donald "Don" C. Turcotte, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Katherine L. (Connor) Turcotte for 25 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Charles J., Sr. & Cecelia (Phillips) Turcotte.
Joseph S. Beck
CUMBERLAND - Joseph S. Beck of Cumberland died on July 21, 2013.
Mr. Beck was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Maxwell A. Beck and Elizabeth (Sullivan) Beck. He was also the brother of the late Mary E. Beck. Mr. Beck was a United States Army Veteran of WWII.
Mr. Beck was a teacher and counselor at Cumberland High School for many years.
By JOSEPH B. NADEAU
JAMESTOWN -- Anyone who has regularly participated in Save The Bay's annual Narrragansett Bay swim fundraiser and entered the waters off Potter's Cove Saturday for this year's 37th annual edition will remember it as definitely different.
LINCOLN â€“ The wrong-way driver who caused a crash in which he and two passengers in another car perished on Route 146 Sunday was the target of an active arrest warrant for failure to answer charges of driving without a license, court records say.
A District Court judge had issued the bench warrant for Aldo M. Almanzar, 39, when he failed to appear for arraignment on North Smithfield police charges of driving without a license on Feb. 26.
WARWICK â€“ Upper Deck Post 86/14 skipper Steve Reynolds Sr. admitted before his squad's final regular-season tilt against Senerchia Post 74 early Monday night that he'd be a bit shorthanded, as four or five of his players were home nursing minor injuries.
â€śIt's a long season, and those things are going to happen,â€ť he stated. â€śWe're OK.â€ť
The club was much better than that after recent Cumberland High grad and southpaw Dylan Boisclair scattered five hits and three walks while mowing down a half-dozen Senerchia batters in a satisfying 3-1 victory at Hendricken High's Ray Pepin Field.
Joaquim H. Sousa
CUMBERLAND - Joaquim H. Sousa, 87, a longtime former Cumberland resident, passed away Friday at the Eastgate Nursing Center, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Luciana (Lemos) Sousa. "Grandpa" loved and was devoted
to his family, especially enjoying his years in retirement spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.
Lillian D. Boyer
PAWTUCKET - Lillian D. Boyer, 69, of Columbine Avenue, passed away July 11 at the Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Simoel Boyer and Therese (Foisy) Boyer. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was employed in the Print Shop for the former Brooks Drug Pharmacy.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church. Lillian loved to go camping with family, and was an avid bowler.
Elizabeth Clarke Howes
WOONSOCKET - Elizabeth Clarke Howes, 66, of Dana Street, passed away Monday at the Trinity Health Care Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late James Sturgis Howes and Ellen (Clarke) Howes. She resided Woonsocket for the last few years, previously residing in Cumberland.
She was a 1965 graduate of Cumberland High School. She was also a 1969 graduate of Stonehill College.
Miss Howes was employed as teacher for the Pawtucket School Department for over 30 years.
Fernande A. Baris
PAWTUCKET - Fernande A. Baris, 90, a resident of The St. Jeanne Jugan Residence passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand G. and Eva C. (Bedard) Baris.
Miss Baris was a Clerk, Stenographer and Secretary for The United States Government and The State of Rhode Island, retiring in 1988 after 22 years of service.
Raymond L. Conlon
PAWTUCKET - Conlon, Raymond L., 70, died July 18, 2013, husband of Gladys D. (Hill) Conlon, residence Tower Street, Pawtucket, for complete obituary and condolences kindly visit
Beverly A. Sheehan
PAWTUCKET - Beverly A. (Carvalho) Sheehan, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederic W. Sheehan. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Martins) Carvalho. Beverly worked at Texas Instruments, Attleboro for many years until her retirement.
She leaves two children, Shawn C. Sheehan and Shelly L. Carvalho both Pawtucket; two grandsons, Trevor Willis and Justin Carvalho and a sister, Hilda Alexander of Boynton Beach, FL. She was the sister of the late Dolores 'Del' LaFountaine.
Phyllis A. Shaw
ATTLEBORO/TAUNTON - Phyllis A (McCormick) Shaw, 74 years old, died July 18, 2013, in Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was born in Pawtucket, RI., daughter of the late William and Agnes (O'Brien) McCormick. She was a graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket. For many years she was employed by Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket as a Family Care Worker.
Phyllis and her late husband, Arthur E. Shaw wintered in Florida. She formerly lived on Washington Street, in Taunton and on Weldon St in Pawtucket. Phyllis enjoyed bowling and golfing.
Edward J. Gorman
CUMBERLAND - Edward J. Gorman, 77, passed on July 19th, he was the longtime companion of Danny Savard.
Born in Maine, he was the son of the late Patrick O. Gorman and Jane (Blouin) McClaine.
He had been employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Besides his companion he is survived by his beloved dog "Mollie", his aunts, Ester Morgan of Augusta, Maine, and Emma Watts of Alabama and many cousins.
LINCOLN â€” Rhode Island State Police confirmed on Sunday that three people were killed after a head-on crash on Route 146 at 3:07 a.m.
State police said the crash was caused by Aldo Almanzar, 29 of North Smithfield who was driving a Toyota and traveling in the wrong direction on Route 146 near Route 99. Almanzarâ€™s car hit a Hondo Accord, head-on according to state police. There were three people in the Honda.
State police said Almanzar, who was killed, did not have a driver's license and was not wearing a seat belt.