Archive - 2013
Carlos Antonio Delgado
CENTRAL FALLS - Carlos Antonio Delgado, 29, died accidentally April 11, 2013. He was the companion of Lymari Gonzalez. He was born in Puerto Rico a son of Jose Carlos Delgado and the late Maria M. Berrios.
John H. Lawrence
PAWTUCKET - John H. Lawrence, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes R. (Rock) Lawrence.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Harvey and Agnes (O'Hare) Lawrence. John was an aviation mechanic in the United States Navy for 20 years until retiring. He enjoyed painting and drawing; gardening and working on his computer. Above all else, John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Blackstone Valley Sports Editor Eric Benevides knew he would not run one of his best marathons when he set out on Mondayâs 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course, and that may well have spared him the horrific scene marking the race memories of many others.
Two bombs detonated near the courseâs finish line killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, by last nightâs tally and wounded scores of others as Benevides and his wife, Bozena Chmielewski, were still running the 26.2-mile course.
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox, already off to its finest start to a season in club history, seemed poised to move to 10-1 after holding a 3-1 cushion through seven innings on Monday night.
But righty reliever Chris Carpenter surrendered the Lehigh Valley IronPigs five runs in the top of the eighth, and the PawSox ultimately suffered an 8-3 International League-North beatdown before 3,849 fans at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â A walk-off win that results in Woonsocket Highâs first triumph of the season. That was the narrative of the Villa Novansâ come-from-behind performance on Monday.
You hate to associate âmust winâ with a game that takes place during the second week of the regular season. Standing at 0-2 in Division I-North and 0-3 overall, Woonsocket understood that halting the slide was imperative against a St. Raphael outfit that was seeking to maintain its pristine ways.
BOSTON (AP) â How runners from Rhode Island finished in Monday's Boston Marathon.
182, Jason T. Reilly, Cumberland, 2:37:27.
767, Philip A. Kiesling, Cranston, 2:49:49.
1012, Roy Smoot, Providence, 2:53:02.
1286, Lukasz Willenberg, Barrington, 2:55:55.
1334, Jeffrey J. Walker, Westerly, 2:56:16.
99, Karolyn A. Bowley, Middletown, 2:57:41.
1596, Peter Harley, Bristol, 2:57:59.
1753, Clay Howland, Providence, 2:58:51.
1847, Jeffrey Vuono, Westerly, 2:59:20.
120, Megan C. Jaswell, Johnston, 2:59:25.
2468, David Constantino, Cumberland, 3:03:43.
Cumberland High School running Coach Tom Kenwood had believed Monday would be like any other Patriots Day when he took a bunch of his team members to Wellesley to watch runners in Boston Marathon pass by.
Patriots Day, after all, has always been a good day to visit Boston for a chance to see runners in the cityâs historic Marathon and maybe to see the Red Sox play or take the kids to a museum.
But the explosion of bombs at the finish line for the marathonâs 117th running changed all that while leaving thousands on the marathon course and people in general wondering why.
Constance O'Donnell Meiklejohn Kerr
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. - Constance O'Donnell Meiklejohn Kerr, 87, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Connie was born in Pawtucket, RI to parents Joseph and Alma O'Donnell and lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Ft. Lauderdale in 1971.
Alice M. Papagolos
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Papagolos, 90, passed peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013 at her daughters' home in Lincoln surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Costas R. Papagolos and longtime companion of Robert Axon.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Palmira (d'Oliveira) Bento.
She had been employed by the former Elsie Mae Nursing Home and was also a longtime senior companion volunteer.
BOSTON â Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people â including a child â and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism.
President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."
Melvin A. Goldenberg
CENTRAL FALLS - Melvin A. Goldenberg, "Mel", 70, passed Wednesday April 10th. He was the lifetime companion of the late Walter F. Laurie.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Harry and Rose Goldenberg.
He was the Co Proprietor of the former "Flowers to Remember" and had retired from the City of Central Falls. Mel was a member of the "Odd Fellows".
He was a dedicated member of Park Place Congregational Church, was the founder of their Chopstick Auction and facilitator of the Thrift Shop.
Alice M. Barbeau
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. (Froment) Barbeau, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Barbeau.
Born in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Oscar J. and Juliette (Groulx) Froment. Alice was a member of the PEAL Club and enjoyed cooking, sewing, shopping, traveling and bowling. Above all Alice was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Robert K. Gingras
CUMBERLAND - Robert K. Gingras, 79, of 1 Flat St., passed away Saturday in the R. I. Hospital Providence.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Edmund and Lillian (Baril) Gingras. Mr. Gingras resided in Cumberland for the past five years and had resided in Lincoln for most of his life. He was employed by the former Miller Electric Co., of Woonsocket for 40 years retiring in 1993.
He was a communicant of St. Jude Church, Lincoln and a member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club.
A little of this, a little of that âŠ
Thereâs plenty of blame to go around now that a Massachusetts group has been given the responsibility to assign, evaluate and train officials for Ocean State-based games.
Itâs the result of an embarrassing fallout exposing unfortunate and regrettable decisions made by all involved parties in the saga over the fate of Rhode Island high school football officials.
PAWTUCKET --- Itâs been said time and time again that life begins at 40, but in Linda Bachandâs case, running careers can also begin at that age.
Four years ago, Bachand, a 44-year-old detective and 18-year veteran of the Pawtucket Police Department, stumbled upon a health and wellness expo with a co-worker during a work conference in Florida.
The expo was being held in conjunction with a nearby marathon that was scheduled that weekend, and when Bachand, who was looking to kill time, toured the expo, something inside her clicked.
PROVIDENCE â State Rep. Michael J. Marcello wants to use GPS tracking systems to greatly expand the reach of the stateâs domestic violence laws.
Marcello (D-Dist. 41, Scituate, Cranston) says a court-issued protective order or no-contact order is not enough to ensure that the victim of a crime will be safe from violence.
CENTRAL FALLS â Joining neighboring Pawtucket, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa has privatized the city's trash and recycling services with the Seekonk, Mass.-based vendor MTG Disposal, Inc.
PAWTUCKET â The story on Saturday afternoon wasnât so much that the Pawtucket Red Sox assembled a mammoth sixth-inning rally to snag a 7-1 Game 1victory over the Rochester Red Wings at McCoy Stadium, but instead that David Ortiz played a key role in it.
The 37-year-old designated hitter, on a 20-game rehab stint with Pawtucket after suffering a right Achillesâ injury in a triumph over the Chicago White Sox last July 16, delivered a two-run ground single to right to help his club extend its lead to 4-1 â and continue Pawtucketâs finest-ever start to a season.
PAWTUCKET â Alfred Smith feels confident now that whenever he has to lie down on a floor, he has the ability to raise himself back up. This was a personal milestone for the 70-year-old man with developmental challenges, and he took his first step through an Adaptive Yoga project offered by Shri Studio.
PAWTUCKET â The project to replace the crumbling Pawtucket River Bridge, which carries I-95 over the Seekonk River between Exits 27 and 28, is now expected to be completed some time during the first half of August.
Thatâs the latest estimated completion date for the $81 million bridge project, which began in the fall of 2010.