Archive - Aug 13, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ The meeting place for city veterans for more than 90 years, the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 on Fountain Street has been home to blood drives, spaghetti dinners, and hundreds of other community events over the years.
But the 100-year-old city-owned building is starting to show its age and is in desperate need of repair, especially the roof, which needs to be replaced.
PAWTUCKET â€“ There are two schools of thought regarding Will Middlebrooks and the third basemanâ€™s recent return to major-league duty.
Given the Red Sox were receiving zero in the way of offensive production at the hot corner following the departure of Jose Iglesias â€“ the post-July 31 non-waiver trading deadline saw Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder struggling to the tune of a combined .135 batting average (5-for-37) â€“ the ball club was more than justified in being in the market for an upgrade.
Michael F. Flaherty
Flaherty, Michael F., 61, passed away August 9, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen "Kate" (McCrink) Flaherty.
Born in Providence, a son of Eleanore (Frazier) Flaherty and the late John Flaherty. Michael was a Captain with the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal for 30 years until retirement. He was a graduate of Bristol Community College and member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Italian Social Club in Taunton.
Special to The Times
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Dan Klotz has big plans for Central Falls.
H. Reynold Ward
CENTRAL FALLS- H. Reynold "Lefty" Ward, 99, of 1485 High Street died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Grandview Center, Cumberland.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Hugh S. and Maude (Pollitt) Ward, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Central Falls 20 years ago.
Mr. Ward was an expeditor for Potter & Johnson and Madison Industries for many years before retiring. He was an MP in the United States Army during World War II.
Gilberto R,. Roque
CENTRAL FALLS-0 Gilberto R,. Roque, 66, passed away Sunday at home, after an illness. He was the husband of Lucia M. (Perreira) Roque and had been married 40 years. He was born in San Roque, Portugal a son of the late Jose Rodrigues Roque and Mara Gilberta Medeiros. He has lived in Central Falls 21 and previously lived in Pawtucket. He was a machine operator at Tech Industries for 35 years before retiring.
Ronald A. Camire
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Ronald A. Camire, 66, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. He was the loving husband of Marie S. (Costa) Camire. They had been married for forty one years.
Mr. Camire was born in Pawtucket the son of Alfred Camire of Cumberland and the late Alice (McMahon) Camire. He was a meat cutter for many years and then worked for the Camire Corporation.