Archive - 2013
LINCOLN â Fans flocked to Lincoln High's Ferguson Field on Thursday afternoon/evening to catch a glimpse of what their varsity grid teams may offer this season in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's four divisions.
Perhaps the most tense tilt for the crowds attending this R.I. Injury Fund quadruple-header came in the form of Shea's 7-0 victory over Woonsocket, that a battle of usual Division II mainstays. The most entertaining contest, however, was the third, a free-for-all between D-I's East Providence and D-II's St. Raphael Academy.
PAWTUCKET â With jokes about the waterway actually being the Seekonk River, the stylish new span that carries Interstate 95 across it was formally dedicated as the Pawtucket River Bridge Thursday in a ceremony attended by federal, state and local officials.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, state Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien joined in the unveiling of the sign that will be affixed to the $81 million bridge, which serves as a major link for the Rhode Islandâs interstate system.
PAWTUCKET â From toddlers and teens to seniors and everyone in between, there's simply no excuse to be bored in the coming days with the 2013 Pawtucket Arts Festival lineup. The festivities get under way tonight with the Blackstone River Party and Taste of the Valley in and around Slater Mill on Roosevelt Avenue from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Peter J. McConville
PAWTUCKET - Peter J. McConville, 52 of Pawtucket died Friday, August 30, 2013. He is the husband of Sheri (MCQueen) McConville. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he is the son of Lloyd and Joyce (Rocheford) Morin.
Peter worked as a Call Receiver for AAA until 2008.
Beside his wife and parents, Peter is survived by his step daughters, Ashleigh Echevaria and Erin Perkins both of Pawtucket and Becca Perkins of Providence; a daughter, Delisha Cruz of Fall River, MA; and a brother, Brian McConville of Webster, MA.
PAWTUCKET â After her squad had sealed a satisfying 2-1 victory over Masters Regional Academy of Smithfield, Shea High head coach Danielle Bishop spent perhaps 10 minutes with her girls addressing their collective strengths and weaknesses.
Conditioning certainly wasn't an issue in the Raiders' Division 3-B opener at Max Read Field on Wednesday afternoon. Now she's hoping the collective mind-set for a long season will follow suit.
CRANSTON â In a move that stunned the Rhode Island political world, and completely scrambled the complex electoral calculus for the 2014 gubernatorial race, Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Wednesday that he will not seek a second term as the stateâs chief executive.
PAWTUCKET - Irene Grenon, 66, died Monday, August 26th at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Laurie) Grenon.
Irene was the sister of the late Robert, Raymond, and Roland Grenon and is survived by 6 nieces and 7 nephews.
Ms. Grenon was employed by Ann & Hope and retired in 2012. Ms. Grenon was a donor to both ASPCA and Society of the Little Flower. She leaves her best friend, Noelle her much loved cat.
Susan J. Evans
PAWTUCKET - Evans, Susan Jean, 60 of Pawtucket, died Sept. 2, 2013, at her home on Goff Avenue. Susan was the daughter of the late Ellen and John Meyer. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Evans and the mother of Candace Cloutier of Woonsocket and Scott Evans of North Providence and loving grandmother of Joshua Evans, Ellen Cloutier, Marissa Cloutier, Jeremy Evans, and Benjamin Evans.
The Pawtucket Red Sox â correction, the 2013 Eastern Division champion Pawtucket Red Sox â will begin the Governorsâ Cup playoffs Wednesday night on the road against wild-card entry Rochester.
Just let that marinate for a second.
The PawSox captured the division flag with the Red Wings ending up 3.5 games off the pace. To borrow from A Few Good Men, âThese are the facts of the case. And they are undisputed.â
To that end, why pray tell is this best-of-five first-round series starting at Frontier Field as opposed to McCoy Stadium?
Good question, and below is the actual answer.
PAWTUCKETâEmployees, board members and hospital officials stood under white tents on the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island's lawn Tuesday to witness a milestone: the signing of documents that seal the partnership between the Pawtucket-based medical facility with the Care New England Health System.
Anna Maria Koziol
CUMBERLAND - Anna Maria (Quarto) Koziol, 95, of Riverside, formerly of Cumberland, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Orchard View Manor, East Providence. She was the wife of the late John M. Koziol, the daughter of the late Giovanni and Emelia (De Vito) Quarto and the beloved step-daughter of Maria (Iannelli) Quarto.
Mrs. Koziol was employed as an assembler for Peterson Puritan until her retirement in 1982.
Sr. Blanche Laurence
MARLBOROUGH - Sr. Blanche Laurence, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Mary Laurentine, died at the age of 100 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on September 1, 2013. She was in the 81st year of vowed religious life.
LINCOLN - Marguerite Blier, 87, of Lincoln, died Monday at Hebert Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Albert D. Blier and the daughter of the late Romeo and Jeannette Bourbonierre.
Mrs. Blier had been a nurse's aide at Rhode Island Hospital and for VNA prior to her retirement. She had previously been employed at Moore Fabric Co.
Therese M. Trudeau
CENTRAL FALLS - Therese M. Trudeau, 87, passed on September 2nd. She was the wife of the late Gerard A. Trudeau.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late William and Florida (Tardiff) Mercier.
Therese was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends at Wilfred Manor. Also known as being "39 Forever".
Jerolyn V. Fink
UNCASVILLE - Jerolyn V. Fink "Precious Fawn", 70, went home on the wings of an eagle to the Great Spirit on Friday.
She was born in Cranston, RI on July 20, 1943. On March 14, 1964 she married her beloved husband Roland J. Fink Sr., in Hebronville, MA. He survives her. Together they raised their family while she also worked as a security clerk.
Margaret M. Ogden
CUMBRLAND - OGDEN, Margaret M., 98, of Cumberland, passed away on September 1, 2013. She was the wife of the late Ralph N. Ogden. Margaret was born in Cumberland the daughter of the late William and Mary Conway DeRosier.
Anna L. Wilk
LINCOLN - Anna L. Wilk, 83, passed away peacefully on August 30th at Orchard View Manor with her loving family, friends, Nurse Kathy and Rev. Susannah by her side. She was the wife of the late Mathew S. Wilk of Central Falls.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anastasia (Kogut) Zuba of Poland.
CENTRAL FALLS â âResilientâ is the word teacher Robert A. Scappini uses to describe his students at Central Falls High School.
For the past 23 years, Scappini has been teaching kids in this working-class community, including many who have come from war-torn countries.
Heâs also training some of those kids as members of an elite squad of emergency first responders as part of the Central Falls High School Emergency Response Team (SERT).
PAWTUCKET â Be careful if youâre standing next to Thomas Blacke. While heâs smiling at you, shaking your hand and engaging in friendly chitchat, your wallet, watch or keys can disappear in...poof! A matter of seconds.
Blacke is no criminal, however. His intent is purely theatrical, as he has conjured up a successful career out of being a magician.
âI was gifted with very quick hands,â says the show business veteran and world record holder. âYou can learn the skills involved in magic, but you need natural hand speed to do it well.â
PAWTUCKET â Back in February, Pawtucket Youth Soccer Association President Fatima Daly attended, as always, a Soccer Rhode Island meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.
This one in particular sparked her interest more than any other. The reason: One of the subjects was educating developmentally or physically disabled children about the game so many others had been enjoying.