Archive - 2013
Rudolph A. Gonya
PAWTUCKET - Rudolph A. Gonya "Rudy", 81, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 14, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Victoria (Lamoureux) Gonya. They have been married for 60 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Florence (Desjardin) Gonya. Rudolph had been employed for many years by Decorated Fabrics and served as their union's president. He was also a head usher at St. Raymond Church for many years.
James L. Campbell
PAWTUCKET - James L. Campbell, 80, of Pawtucket, died September 15, 2013. He was the husband of Barbara (Ventruska) Campbell. He was born in Pawtucket. Son of the late Leo and Loretta (Kelly) Campbell. He was employed by American Insulated Wire Co. for fifty years until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
Besides his wife he is survived by two children James Campbell of San Diego, CA and Diane Fuller of Pawtucket. Six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Edith E. Keron
PAWTUCKET - Edith E. Keron, 95, of Pawtucket passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis L. Keron.
Mrs. Keron was born in Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Polycarpe Rodrigue and Emma (Racine) Rodrigue. She was a long time communicant of St. Leo's Church in Pawtucket and a member of the senior citizens group there.
Elizabeth A. Moss
PAWTUCKET - MOSS, Elizabeth Anne (Andrade) 72, of Pawtucket died on September 13, 2013. She was born in Providence. Daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Monteiro) Andrade. She was a nurse and a proud member and veteran of the U.S. Army.
She is survived by two daughters Jacquelyn and Lisa Moss, both of Pawtucket. One son Patrick Dozier of Virginia. Two sisters Celeste Andrade of Belmont, MA and Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins of Providence. Five grandchildren Darnell, Jarnee, John, Madison and Mia. One great-grandson Darnell Joseph.
Lillian M. Ruddy
PAWTUCKET - Lillian M. Ruddy , 92, of Pawtucket died on September 13, 2013. She was the wife of the late John J. Ruddy.
Mrs. Ruddy was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Peter and Marie Beauregard. She was a supervisor at Health Tex and Standard Romper. After Lillian retired, she not only loved spending time with her family but also with her dear friends at St. Aidan's Senior Center planning their next trip.
Augusto B. Vicente
Central Falls - Augusto B. Vicente, "Gugu" 57, passed on September 13th at the Miriam Hospital.
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde, he was a son of the late Paulino Barbosa Vicente and Candida
(Pires Gomes) Vicente of Central Falls.
He had worked for many years as a machine operator.
Besides his mother, Augusto is survived by many siblings, and other relatives and friends.
Edward G. Malloy
WEST PALM BEACH, FL. - Malloy, Edward G, 81, passed away Sunday September 8, 2013 at his home in West Palm Beach, Fl. He was the companion of Joan E. Welch. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late George J. Malloy and Sarah (Chase) Malloy of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â There was dancinâ in the street on Saturday, as the fifth annual Rocktucket music festival got underway on a perfect early fall day.
SMITHFIELD â The score could've been so much worse at halftime, and Cumberland High head coach Chris Skurka knew it.
That's why, after the horn signifying intermission had sounded, Skurka clapped his hands (although not with pleasure but more for self-healing), spoke with a few assistants and shuffled his squad back to its team room underneath Bryant University's Bulldog Stadium.
PAWTUCKET â Not very long ago, before the Boston Red Sox bullpen became seemingly overrun with young, hard-throwing arms, there was Alex Wilson.
Wilsonâs current status is Triple-A reliever, while former PawSox like Brandon Workman, Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa are getting the call late in games for Boston. But back in July, it was Wilson who held down a major-league spot. What ensued was a thumb injury for Wilson that temporarily pushed the 26-year-old to the back burner and presented a chance for others to come forward.
PAWTUCKET â After suffering a disgruntling 2-0, 14-inning loss to Durham in Game No. 3 of this Governorsâ Cup best-of-five championship final â the two runs both unearned due to a three-base error, throwing miscue and two grounders â the Pawtucket Red Sox hoped to put the ugly, immediate past behind them and look ahead.
They wanted desperately to post a Game 4 win on Saturday night and force a deciding contest today, the lone desire the chance to claim the franchiseâs second straight Cup title and fourth in club history.
PAWTUCKET -- Shea committed 16 penalties for 126 yards, turned the ball over three times, and did a few other things that drew the ire of head coach Dino Campopiano in its regular-season opener against Lincoln on Friday night.
But all that didnât prevent the Raiders from walking out of Max Read Field with a three-touchdown victory, as special teams and defense played a large role in their 28-8 triumph over their longtime foes.
PROVIDENCE â Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland), a member of the House Government Oversight Committee that is currently investigating the 38 Studios debacle, says she wants the panel to issue subpoenas to learn how the Economic Development Corporationâs (EDC) loan guarantee program went so wrong.
âWe can follow the money a lot more closely than we are able to with the documents we have,â MacBeth told The Times Friday. âWho was on the payroll? People made lots of money on this business, I believe, fully knowing that it wasnât going to make it.
CUMBERLAND â Dressed in waterproof rain bibs, plastic gloves and rubber boots, Kerri A. Stenovitch looks more like a commercial fisherman than a fruit farmer.
Indeed, Stenovitchâs three-member apple pressing team at Cumberlandâs Phantom Farms, including Chris Combs, Chameal Rogers and Stenovichâs husband, David Joseph, all look like they just walked off a fishing boat at the docks in Galilee.
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the stateâs Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.
Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopianoâs Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.
WOONSOCKET â âIâm doing this for the betterment of these two kids,â declares George Nasuti.
It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans â for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boysâ soccer player and a baseball player â do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâs basic eligibility principles.
PAWTUCKETâ A blood spattered sidewalk at 90 Cooper St. marks the spot where a 30-year-old city man was shot in the chest late Wednesday. The unidentified victim remains hospitalized in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital, according to police.
Police said the man was returning to his house and had just stepped out of his vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. when the shooting occurred. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male who was wearing all black clothing. The suspect fled on foot.
PAWTUCKET â While its longtime use was as a jewelry manufacturing plant, the historic Geo. H. Fuller & Son Co. building at 145 Exchange St. can boast of âlocation, location, location.â As such, itâs no surprise that a husband and wife who specialize in seeing the value and potential of all things old have acquired the property and intend to give it a new purpose.
DURHAM, N.C. â The Durham Bulls capitalized on two mistakes by the Pawtucket Red Sox to post a 2-1 win over them in Game 2 of the Governorsâ Cup championship series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
That win knots the best-of-five series at a game apiece as it shifts back to McCoy Stadium on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. Game 4 is Saturday at 6:05 p.m., and if a Game 5 is needed, it will be held on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
LINCOLN â Twin River officials have received state approval to increase the number of table games at the 100 Twin River Road, state-supervised casino, and may be unveiling a new expansion plan even as casino plans move forward in nearby Massachusetts.
Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle confirmed on Tuesday that the casino received permission from the state Lottery Commission last Friday to increase the number of live gaming tables from 66 to 80, but noted a specific plan for an expansion has not yet been finalized.