Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET --- If Tuesday nightâ€™s game proved anything, itâ€™s that, in baseball, a team should always play until the final out. Whenever a team is considered down and out, as long as three outs havenâ€™t been recorded in the last inning, a team can still come out victorious.
PAWTUCKET â€” The principal and staff at the Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School, where 10-year-old murder victim Aleida DePina had just finished the fourth grade, had not been aware of any abuse going on at home, says Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke.
A handmade banner bearing the portrait of the late Pope John Paul II hangs above the counter at the Krakow Deli in Woonsocket, a gift Marta Samek received from her brother who brought it back from Poland 25 years ago.
â€śIsnâ€™t it beautiful?â€ť asked Samek who manages the family-owned deli along with another brother, Kristian Przybyko, and father, JĂłzef.
PAWTUCKETâ€”A family of three living at 208 Oakland Ave. was displaced by a fire that started in their â€ścomputer roomâ€ť on Monday night, according to the Pawtucket Fire Marshal.
CENTRAL FALLS - Nellie (Macksoud) Lemire, 93, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 8, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Ovila Lemire. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Habib and Lillie (Sasba) Macksoud. Nellie worked at Hasbro for many years until her retirement. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, who enjoyed cooking; baking and especially enjoyed playing Bingo with her many friends. Nellie was also a Hi-Lo Jack, championship player.
Jeanie Y. Howard
LINCOLN - Jeanie Y. Howard, 92, died Sunday at Hebert Nursing Home. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Wyllie) Howard.
Miss Howard had been employed as an executive secretary for Lyon Morrison Paper Co. for many years and retired at the age of 65. She was a 1938 graduate of Pawtucket East High School, a former treasurer of Seekonk Alliance Church, a member of Faith Alliance Church of Attleboro, MA and a member of the church's mission committee.
Mary H. Crook
EAST PROVIDENCE - Mary H. (Hunt) Crook, 91, formerly of Vermont Avenue, Rumford died Monday, July 8, 2013 at Waterview Villa. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Crook, Sr.
She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Michael and Nora (Hunt) Hunt. Mrs. Crook was a receptionist for Hasbro Industries for 27 years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Teresa's Church and a member of the Seniors Club. She was also a member of the Quarter Century Club at Hasbro.
Ronald R. Martel
PAWTUCKET - Ronald R. Martel, 70, died at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of Dorothy (Breault) Martel and the late Joseph H. Martel and lived most of his life in the Blackstone Valley area. Ron was an automobile salesman for many years at Fireside Nissan until retiring several years ago. He was a proud veteran serving in the U S. Navy for four years. He was a member of American Legion Post #312.
By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
PAWTUCKETâ€”Behind a photo of a smiling young girl with big brown eyes and wearing a purple satin dress is a handwritten note that reads: â€śMay your life in heaven be better than the one you knew here. R.I.P.â€ť It is signed, â€śA Friend.â€ť
The girl in the photo, Aleida DePina, 10, died last week from what the medical examiner determined was blunt force trauma.
Her father, Jorge DePina, has been charged with her murder.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Sometimes, heâ€™s simply carrying out marching orders from those above him. Other times, he engages in small talk, a sign that allows the ballplayers to comprehend that, yes, this particular minor-league manager will â€śhave our backs if we heed his expectations.â€ť
You see it during batting practice when PawSox skipper Gary DiSarcina sprays fungos to the infielders while standing not too far from the batting cage. A bum shoulder prevents DiSarcina from throwing a round or two. He makes up for it in other areas such as assuming an even greater instructional role.
Helene D. Geoffroy
PAWTUCKET - Helene D. (Joyal) Geoffroy, 74, died peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2013 amongst family. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand Albert and Ernestine Regina (Brouillard) Joyal. A communicant of St. Cecilia Church, she served as a choir member and music librarian for over 50 years. Most recently employed at Fiore Asmussen, she had also worked for Thomson Apex, Industrial National Bank, and as secretary for the Young Peoples School for the Performing Arts.
Georgia A. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Georgia A. Messier, passed July 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Messier, Sr. She was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Nelson) Scott.
She is survived by three children, Robert J. Messier, Jr. and his wife Colleen, Lu-Ann R. Rancourt and her husband Paul and Jill L. Provost and her husband Raymond, two sisters Alyce Gorman and Ruth Kaye, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Messier was a payroll analyst for Lifespan for over twenty years.
Maria A. Sousa
CENTRAL FALLS - Maria A. Sousa, 79, entered into eternal life, at home on Saturday. She was born in Vila Franca, Sao Miguel, the Azores, a daughter of the late Mariano and Maria deConceicao (Costa) Batista. She had previously live in Cumberland 6 years and moved to Central Falls in 1985. She had been previously employed at the Otis Hospital in Cambridge, MA. in the housekeeping Dept.
Edna B. Turmel
PAWTUCKET - Edna B. Turmel, 79, passed Thursday July 4, 2013. She was the wife of Russell Turmel Sr. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Victor and Charlotte (Seagrave) Lambert.
Besides her husband she leaves three children, Charlene Turmel, Bruce Lambert and Russell Turmel Jr, six grandchildren Darrell, Richard, Amy, Bruce, Adrienne, and Cheyenne, three great grandchildren Aiden, Kaylee and Shea. She was the sister of the late Dolores Patenaude and Arthur Lambert.
Lucien J. Pelletier
ALBION - Lucien J. Pelletier, 90, formerly of School St., Albion, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Ida I. (Floyd) Pelletier. They were married on September 27, 1944.
Born and raised in Albion, he was a son of the late Domina and Clarinda (Lusignan) Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Boatswain's Mate First Class on the LCT 590 which was one of the first vessels to land at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pineview Big League skipper Joe Clark revels in this kind of problem.
Thanks to his clubâ€™s simplistic 10-1 victory over East Greenwich in the championship game of the R.I. Big League (15-18) All-Star Tournament at its Presidentâ€™s Field home on Sunday afternoon, Clark and Co. earned a berth in the U.S. Eastern Regional Big League tourney in Dover, Del., one that begins Saturday.
With the title, unbeaten Pineview qualified for its third straight regional event, but will need to raise approximately $5,000 to make the trek.
PAWTUCKET â€” There are coffee drinkers who describe their favorite brew as â€śregularâ€ť or â€ślight with two sugars.â€ť Then there are others whose assessment would go something like this: â€śa heavy, syrupy body and flavors of brown sugar and crĂ¨me brulee give way to nectarine acidity and a clean, dry grapefruit finish.â€ť
(Editorâ€™s note: This is the eighth in a series of reports about the new city of Central Falls, now clear of bankruptcy and proceeding anew to provide for its residents. Robert E. Bradley Jr. is the cityâ€™s first permanent fire chief since 2010.)
CENTRAL FALLS -- During the dark days of the bankruptcy, Fire Chief Robert E. Bradley Jr. saw his force of firefighters dwindle.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The Town Council is not scheduled to convene this month. Those plans have changed thanks to the proposed significant upgrades to the football and track portions of Tucker Field.
Parks and Recreation Director Michael Crawley confirmed late last week that everythingâ€™s in place for the council to gather this coming Wednesday night. The hope is that this special meeting will bring the town one step closer to commencing a construction project that some will say is long overdue.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Pineview Big League skipper Joe Clark admitted his club didn't exhibit the kind of superb defense he expected from a lot of high school players in a 3-2 victory over East Greenwich on Tuesday night.
Sure, Clark and Co. won the game, but they looked rather shaky doing it.
That's why he chose to have a short conference with his young men prior to facing Edgewood/South Elmwood in the R.I. Big League (15-18) All-Star Tournament's winners-bracket final at the Doreen A. Tomlinson Athletic Complex' Presidents' Field on Friday night.