Archive - 2013
Fernande A. Baris
PAWTUCKET - Fernande A. Baris, 90, a resident of The St. Jeanne Jugan Residence passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand G. and Eva C. (Bedard) Baris.
Miss Baris was a Clerk, Stenographer and Secretary for The United States Government and The State of Rhode Island, retiring in 1988 after 22 years of service.
Raymond L. Conlon
PAWTUCKET - Conlon, Raymond L., 70, died July 18, 2013, husband of Gladys D. (Hill) Conlon, residence Tower Street, Pawtucket, for complete obituary and condolences kindly visit
Beverly A. Sheehan
PAWTUCKET - Beverly A. (Carvalho) Sheehan, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederic W. Sheehan. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Martins) Carvalho. Beverly worked at Texas Instruments, Attleboro for many years until her retirement.
She leaves two children, Shawn C. Sheehan and Shelly L. Carvalho both Pawtucket; two grandsons, Trevor Willis and Justin Carvalho and a sister, Hilda Alexander of Boynton Beach, FL. She was the sister of the late Dolores 'Del' LaFountaine.
Phyllis A. Shaw
ATTLEBORO/TAUNTON - Phyllis A (McCormick) Shaw, 74 years old, died July 18, 2013, in Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was born in Pawtucket, RI., daughter of the late William and Agnes (O'Brien) McCormick. She was a graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket. For many years she was employed by Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket as a Family Care Worker.
Phyllis and her late husband, Arthur E. Shaw wintered in Florida. She formerly lived on Washington Street, in Taunton and on Weldon St in Pawtucket. Phyllis enjoyed bowling and golfing.
Edward J. Gorman
CUMBERLAND - Edward J. Gorman, 77, passed on July 19th, he was the longtime companion of Danny Savard.
Born in Maine, he was the son of the late Patrick O. Gorman and Jane (Blouin) McClaine.
He had been employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Besides his companion he is survived by his beloved dog "Mollie", his aunts, Ester Morgan of Augusta, Maine, and Emma Watts of Alabama and many cousins.
LINCOLN â€” Rhode Island State Police confirmed on Sunday that three people were killed after a head-on crash on Route 146 at 3:07 a.m.
State police said the crash was caused by Aldo Almanzar, 29 of North Smithfield who was driving a Toyota and traveling in the wrong direction on Route 146 near Route 99. Almanzarâ€™s car hit a Hondo Accord, head-on according to state police. There were three people in the Honda.
State police said Almanzar, who was killed, did not have a driver's license and was not wearing a seat belt.
CRANSTON â€” If the Lincoln All-Stars had any concerns during their R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament opener on Saturday afternoon, they didn't relate to their collective performance but the weather conditions, which slowly deteriorated.
As the skies overhead grew dark and thunder resounding in the background, righty reliever Dave Bordieri put the finishing touches on Cranston Western, the crushed victim of relentless Lincoln's 13-0 â€śmercy ruleâ€ť triumph at Michael P. Varrato Field.
CENTRAL FALLSâ€”A three-story building at 52 Watson St. was damaged by fire at about noon Saturday after a Dumpster next to the building caught fire. Flames extended to the outside of the building. The fire quickly went to two alarms due to the intense heat. Mutual aid was called to the scene to assist.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Police are asking for the publicâ€™s help after a woman was shot at 108 Cross St. at 4:45 Saturday morning. Police said a 28-year-old unidentified woman was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police are investigating a "commonality" between Saturday's shooting and a shooting last month at Hadwin and Tremont streets, a police press release stated. Police would not release any other details as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Police Departmentâ€™s tip line at 727-7420.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” Jocelyn Bodington delivered one of the finest outings of her young softball career, Alex Pina knocked in five runs to lead a potent attack at the plate, and the Cumberland All-Stars made their presence felt in a very big way on Friday afternoon in the Eastern Regional tournament.
The three-time Major Division state champions kicked off their New England pool play by parlaying Bodingtonâ€™s dominant pitching and an 11-hit assault into an 11-1 win over Charlton, Mass. that went all six innings at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.
Pauline L. Spink
PAWTUCKET - Spink, Pauline L. (Jacques), 72, of Steadman Ave, passed away peacefully in the caring hands of the staff at Hospice Care in Providence RI on Monday July 15, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Domenic Jacques & Gilberte Jacques.
Pauline grew up in Pawtucket. At the age of 17 she went to Quebec, Canada, to the convent and served as a nun in several orders. After 3 years she returned home and later met and married George Gaumond. She dedicated her life to raising her two children, and later 4 grandchildren.
Susan T. Nolette
PAWTUCKET - Susan T. Nolette, 58, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Roland J. "Ziggy" and Irene M. (Beauchemin) Nolette. Sue was a graduate of the former St. Jean-Baptiste High School, Pawtucket and a graduate of Rhode Island College where she received her Master's Degree in Education. She was an educator at the Providence Center and most recently in Fort Pierce, Florida until retiring.
Cheryl A. Rowe
LINCOLN - Cheryl A. Rowe 66, of Smithfield Avenue passed away Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of Roger H. Durand.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Charles P. and Lucy (Oleska) Kwolek. She was a life long resident of Lincoln.
Before retiring Cheryl was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the former Cartie's Health Center of Central Falls.
LINCOLN â€” On Tuesday afternoon, Lincoln All-Starsâ€™ manager Matt Netto still didnâ€™t know which opponent his team would face in the opening round of the upcoming state Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament.
Because Cranston Western upset winnersâ€™ bracket titleist Johnston, 11-6, Monday night, those two District I representatives faced off in a winner-take-all championship game on Wednesday night at Cranston Westernâ€™s home site.
PAWTUCKETâ€” It's not quite the same as an old-fashioned â€śbarn raising,â€ť but close. Thanks to an outpouring of business and community support, plans are moving ahead for replacing a burnt out summer camp storage facility at Slater Park with something bigger and better.
An early morning fire on Dec. 30, 2012 destroyed the storage facility and all of its contents, along with an administrative and counselor training office. Among the items lost were arts and crafts supplies, games, and sporting goods used for the city's annual summer camp program.
Andrew M. Mikula
CUMBERLAND - Andrew "Matt" M. Mikula, 88, of Maybury Street, passed away Wednesday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Leona (Nawrocki) Mikula.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Maciej and Maryann(Cyran) Mikula. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
He was a United States Navy, World War II Veteran serving during the invasions at Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
CUMBERLAND â€” When the Cumberland Major Division All-Stars arrive at the Bart Giamatti Complex in Bristol, Conn. sometime later this morning, theyâ€™re going to have the perfect guide to direct them around the facilities in Jocelyn Bodington.
Thatâ€™s because the 12-year-old standout is the only member of last seasonâ€™s ballclub â€“ coaches included â€“ that participated in the Eastern Regionals and was two victories away from capturing the regional championship and earning its way into the Little League World Series.
With a single serving size weighing in at a hefty 330 calories, thereâ€™s a good chance some of the thousands of Rhode Islanders who stopped by Kennedy Plaza Wednesday to receive a complimentary cake from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro will be feeling some remorse today and working a little extra to burn off the calories.
Or if youâ€™re Dennis Hoag of Central Falls youâ€™re planning to have a slice for breakfast and maybe another for lunch.
â€śNot bad,â€ť Hoag says as he licked a dab of frosting from his finger under a shade tree in nearby Burnside Park.
Doris R. Breault
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Doris R. Breault, 90, passed away peacefully at Darlington Memory Lane, North Providence on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Armand Alcide Breault for 51 years until his death in 1998. She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Napolean and Delina (Lamontagne) Grenier and lived in the Pawtucket Blackstone Valley area her entire life.
Cranking up the air conditioner is one way to stay cool during an oppressive heat wave, but with electricity usage forecast to reach near record-breaking levels this week, National Grid is asking consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity to help keep supply and demand in balance during the hot spell.
â€śThereâ€™s always a concern when we have prolonged hot weather, but rarely do we see five to six days of this kind of oppressive heat and humidity,â€ť said National Grid Spokesman David D. Graves.