Archive - 2013
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says he would favor confiscating guns from people who are the subject of domestic violence restraining orders as a â€śpreventive measureâ€ť that could avoid situations like the one in Johnston last Sunday when a mother and her young daughter were murdered, her son abducted and then left to roam the streets of Providence and a second daughter was found unharmed inside the home.
â€śObviously the whole situation is horrific,â€ť Kilmartin told The Times Wednesday, â€śinnocent people dying and children being abandoned. Itâ€™s about as bad as it can get.â€ť
TUCSON, AZ- Helen Russell (Hayes) formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away in Tucson, AZ Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Joshua Donald Zagorski
PAWTUCKET- Joshua Donald Zagorski, 6 weeks old, died peacefully in his parent's embrace at Women and Infant's Hospital, Providence on Monday, August 12, 2013.
He was born on July 2, 2013 the beloved son of Brian J. and Debra (Teixeira) Zagorski.
Joshua leaves his sister Samantha Linda Zagorski; his loving grandparents Donna and David Teixeira of Pawtucket; and Linda and Stanley Zagorski of Leicester, MA. He was the dear nephew of Christopher Zagorski and Stacy and Kyle Graves. He was the younger brother to Jessica Rose Zagorski who preceded him to heaven.
Herve M. Boudreau
PHOENIX, AZ - Herve M. Boudreau, 74 of Phoenix, AZ began dancing with the angels August 2, 2013 after courageously battling leukemia. He was born in Troy, Vermont. After working as a union Ironworker for Local 12 Albany, NY for over 35 years he retired in Arizona and was a lifetime union member. He also served in the RI National Guard.
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.
PAWTUCKETâ€”It's a homeowner's nightmare: living next door to a house where trash and debris are strewn about the yard and the grass is a foot high. Or perhaps the home has been damaged by fire or abandoned for foreclosure and it sits as an eyesore and a target for vandals.
As a relatively junior Democrat in a Republican-dominated Congress, 1st District Rep. David Cicilline says he finds it â€śvery frustratingâ€ť that a significant portion of the GOP â€śare not moving forward anything we need to get done,â€ť in terms of the important issues facing the country.
Instead, he says, â€śthey seem very focused on passing bills that are used to communicate a message and speak to the most extreme members of their party, knowing that the bill in the form that they pass it is not going to be taken up by the Senate or is promised to be vetoed by the president.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ As Lincoln All-Stars' manager Matt Netto drove the 125-plus miles home to Central Falls from Bristol, Conn. late Saturday night, dozens upon dozens of â€śWhat ifs?â€ť flooded his mind â€“ how an extra-base hit with Braedon Carney on first with no one out in the third could've changed matters; how Patrick Gribbin could've scored after beating out a perfect bunt with two down in the fifth; how similar this defeat was to the one Lincoln suffered in this same scenario four years before.
Just when all seemed copacetic, serious doubts have crept in regarding this autumnâ€™s Rhode Island high school gridiron slate and the inclusion of a full complement of registered R.I. football officials.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” Back on Monday afternoon, the Lincoln All-Stars suffered their first and only defeat of this long summer, an 8-1 decision to South Burlington, Vt., and they didnâ€™t look good doing it.
The previously-unbeaten squad uncharacteristically struck out seven times and committed a pair of errors in the ugly 8-1 defeat, causing parents and others to state to skipper Matt Netto that the team appeared downtrodden, like they didnâ€™t care about being in their lofty position.
As much as Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on things Friday, Jamison Randall braved the wet weather and walked approximately eight holes at The Country Club, located in Brookline, Mass.
Margaret T. Farren
CRANSTON - Farren, Margaret T. (Marge), 91 formerly of Orient Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday at Victoria Court. She was the wife of the late Roger P. Farren, Sr. Born in Cambridge, MA a daughter of the late Thomas and Marianne (Ferguson) Arkins, she was a Pawtucket resident for 50 years.
Kenneth A. Bartelson, Jr.
MAINE - Kenneth Allan Bartelson, Jr born August 18, 1965, from Pawtucket, passed away August 5, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Kenneth is the son of Kenneth Bartelson Sr. of Rhode Island and the late Gail Bradshaw Downey.
PAWTUCKET - Courtney Drolet, 66, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Sandra C. (Chlebek) Drolet for thirty-seven years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Honore P. and Leona J. (Merow) Drolet.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Matthew D. Drolet, a daughter, Heather N. Drolet, a brother, Russell B. Drolet, a sister, Norma J. Drolet; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Honore P. Drolet, Jr.