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July 11th

David A. Traylor

July 11, 2013

David A. Traylor

PROVIDENCE - Traylor, David A., 63, formerly of Providence passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Lakeland, Florida. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Walter and Norma (Duphiney) Traylor. Mr. Traylor served honorably in the U.S Navy for 4 years.

July 10th

Cumberland American earns spot in District 4 semis

July 10, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Must-win pressure? Cumberland American showed zero signs of it on Wednesday night in its Pool A finale against Scituate-Foster.
Needing a victory to cement a spot in Friday’s District 4 Major Division semifinals at Ayotte Field, CALL cruised to its third triumph in four games by mercy-ruling S-F, 14-3, in four innings at Garvin Field.

C.F. murder victims identified

July 10, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – The two men believed to have been murdered and found inside a 16 Sylvian St. apartment July 3 were identified by Central Falls Police on Wednesday.
Lt. Dorian R. Rave listed the victims in the double homicide as Malcolm Townes, 21, and Nathan Lewis, 22. Lewis was reported to have lived in the apartment and Townes to be staying with him.
Although ruled to be homicides, the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet to issue an official cause of death for the victims, Rave said.

Police make first gaming arrest at Twin River

July 10, 2013

LINCOLN — Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the first arrest at the Twin River Casino relating to the integrity of table games.
At 2:45 a.m. on July 10, a member of the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) arrested Steven E. Sabitoni, 46, of School Road, Lincoln, on one count of larceny under $1,500.

‘Vintage Vegas’ shows at House of Mood to benefit breast cancer fight

July 10, 2013

PAWTUCKET —Feather boas, fishnets, and the glamor of “old style Vegas” will dominate the stage at downtown Pawtucket's House of Mood during two special shows this month.
Called “Vintage Vegas,” these lavishly entertaining productions, scheduled for July 13 and July 20, will also serve as fundraisers for a more serious women's health issue—the fight against breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, a cause that happens to be close to the heart of House of Mood founder/entertainer Jennifer Kennedy.

Robert L. Ruel

July 10, 2013

Robert L. Ruel

CUMBERLAND - Robert "Robby" L. Ruel, 44, of Leigh Road, passed away Wednesday at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Richard O. Ruel Sr. and Anne M. (George) Ruel. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Besides his parents, he leaves his maternal grandparents, Louis and Violet (Couture) George of Cumberland, one brother Richard Ruel Jr. of Cumberland; as well as his aunts, cousins, and friends.

July 9th

Local cyclists 'look for fun' at Pan-Mass Challenge

July 9, 2013

CUMBERLAND — At 56 years of age, Scott Miller, a small business owner, doesn’t have to take part in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge – a grueling, two-day, 192-mile trek from Sturbridge to the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown.
The Cumberland resident just chooses to, and he has dozens of explanations as to why he participates in the longest, most difficult version of the PMC.

White, Quinlan help Elmwood Sports take 2-1 thriller

July 9, 2013

Contributing writer
PAWTUCKET --- If Tuesday night’s game proved anything, it’s that, in baseball, a team should always play until the final out. Whenever a team is considered down and out, as long as three outs haven’t been recorded in the last inning, a team can still come out victorious.

Cylke: Staff unaware of abuse to victim

July 9, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The principal and staff at the Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School, where 10-year-old murder victim Aleida DePina had just finished the fourth grade, had not been aware of any abuse going on at home, says Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke.

Local Catholics herald sainthood for Pope John Paul II

July 9, 2013

A handmade banner bearing the portrait of the late Pope John Paul II hangs above the counter at the Krakow Deli in Woonsocket, a gift Marta Samek received from her brother who brought it back from Poland 25 years ago.
“Isn’t it beautiful?” asked Samek who manages the family-owned deli along with another brother, Kristian Przybyko, and father, Józef.

Family displaced by fire

July 9, 2013

PAWTUCKET—A family of three living at 208 Oakland Ave. was displaced by a fire that started in their “computer room” on Monday night, according to the Pawtucket Fire Marshal.

Nellie Lemire

July 9, 2013

Nellie Lemire

CENTRAL FALLS - Nellie (Macksoud) Lemire, 93, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 8, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Ovila Lemire. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Habib and Lillie (Sasba) Macksoud. Nellie worked at Hasbro for many years until her retirement. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, who enjoyed cooking; baking and especially enjoyed playing Bingo with her many friends. Nellie was also a Hi-Lo Jack, championship player.

Jeanie Y. Howard

July 9, 2013

Jeanie Y. Howard

LINCOLN - Jeanie Y. Howard, 92, died Sunday at Hebert Nursing Home. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Wyllie) Howard.
Miss Howard had been employed as an executive secretary for Lyon Morrison Paper Co. for many years and retired at the age of 65. She was a 1938 graduate of Pawtucket East High School, a former treasurer of Seekonk Alliance Church, a member of Faith Alliance Church of Attleboro, MA and a member of the church's mission committee.

Mary H. Crook

July 9, 2013

Mary H. Crook

EAST PROVIDENCE - Mary H. (Hunt) Crook, 91, formerly of Vermont Avenue, Rumford died Monday, July 8, 2013 at Waterview Villa. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Crook, Sr.
She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Michael and Nora (Hunt) Hunt. Mrs. Crook was a receptionist for Hasbro Industries for 27 years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Teresa's Church and a member of the Seniors Club. She was also a member of the Quarter Century Club at Hasbro.

Ronald R. Martel

July 9, 2013

Ronald R. Martel

PAWTUCKET - Ronald R. Martel, 70, died at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of Dorothy (Breault) Martel and the late Joseph H. Martel and lived most of his life in the Blackstone Valley area. Ron was an automobile salesman for many years at Fireside Nissan until retiring several years ago. He was a proud veteran serving in the U S. Navy for four years. He was a member of American Legion Post #312.

School supt., DCYF mum on beating, abuse of slain girl

July 9, 2013

By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
dkirwan@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET—Behind a photo of a smiling young girl with big brown eyes and wearing a purple satin dress is a handwritten note that reads: “May your life in heaven be better than the one you knew here. R.I.P.” It is signed, “A Friend.”
The girl in the photo, Aleida DePina, 10, died last week from what the medical examiner determined was blunt force trauma.
Her father, Jorge DePina, has been charged with her murder.

July 8th

McGair: DiSarcina following in the big-league footsteps of previous PawSox managers

July 8, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Sometimes, he’s simply carrying out marching orders from those above him. Other times, he engages in small talk, a sign that allows the ballplayers to comprehend that, yes, this particular minor-league manager will “have our backs if we heed his expectations.”

You see it during batting practice when PawSox skipper Gary DiSarcina sprays fungos to the infielders while standing not too far from the batting cage. A bum shoulder prevents DiSarcina from throwing a round or two. He makes up for it in other areas such as assuming an even greater instructional role.

Helene D. Geoffroy

July 8, 2013

Helene D. Geoffroy

PAWTUCKET - Helene D. (Joyal) Geoffroy, 74, died peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2013 amongst family. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand Albert and Ernestine Regina (Brouillard) Joyal. A communicant of St. Cecilia Church, she served as a choir member and music librarian for over 50 years. Most recently employed at Fiore Asmussen, she had also worked for Thomson Apex, Industrial National Bank, and as secretary for the Young Peoples School for the Performing Arts.

Georgia A. Messier

July 8, 2013

Georgia A. Messier

PAWTUCKET - Georgia A. Messier, passed July 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Messier, Sr. She was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Nelson) Scott.
She is survived by three children, Robert J. Messier, Jr. and his wife Colleen, Lu-Ann R. Rancourt and her husband Paul and Jill L. Provost and her husband Raymond, two sisters Alyce Gorman and Ruth Kaye, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Messier was a payroll analyst for Lifespan for over twenty years.

Maria A. Sousa

July 8, 2013

Maria A. Sousa

CENTRAL FALLS - Maria A. Sousa, 79, entered into eternal life, at home on Saturday. She was born in Vila Franca, Sao Miguel, the Azores, a daughter of the late Mariano and Maria deConceicao (Costa) Batista. She had previously live in Cumberland 6 years and moved to Central Falls in 1985. She had been previously employed at the Otis Hospital in Cambridge, MA. in the housekeeping Dept.

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