Archive - Jul 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.
CUMBERLAND â 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 Fridayâs 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.
CENTRAL FALLS â 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 Examinerâs Office has not yet to issue an official cause of death for the victims, Rave said.
LINCOLN â Colonel Steven G. OâDonnell, 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.
PAWTUCKET âFeather boas, fishnets, and the glamor of âold style Vegasâ will dominate the stage at downtown Pawtucket's House of Mood during two special shows this month.
Called âVintage Vegas,â these lavishly entertaining productions, scheduled for July 13 and July 20, will also serve as fundraisers for a more serious women's health issueâthe 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
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.
CUMBERLAND â At 56 years of age, Scott Miller, a small business owner, doesnât have to take part in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge â 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.
PAWTUCKET --- If Tuesday nightâs game proved anything, itâs 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 havenât been recorded in the last inning, a team can still come out victorious.
PAWTUCKET â 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.
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.
âIsnât it beautiful?â asked Samek who manages the family-owned deli along with another brother, Kristian Przybyko, and father, JĂłzef.
PAWTUCKETâA family of three living at 208 Oakland Ave. was displaced by a fire that started in their âcomputer roomâ on Monday night, according to the Pawtucket Fire Marshal.
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
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
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
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.
By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
PAWTUCKETâBehind a photo of a smiling young girl with big brown eyes and wearing a purple satin dress is a handwritten note that reads: âMay your life in heaven be better than the one you knew here. R.I.P.â It is signed, âA Friend.â
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.
PAWTUCKET â Sometimes, heâs 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 âhave our backs if we heed his expectations.â
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
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
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
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.