Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â Armando Garcia, 33, with a last known address of 486 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the 2010 murder of Brooke Lee Verdoia, according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartinâs Office. In addition, Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl sentenced Garcia to five years to run consecutive for the charges of failure to report a death and driving a motor vehicle without consent.
PAWTUCKET â It's clear that the city and future generations will benefit from the clean-up of a 23-acre former industrial site located off Pleasant Street known as Tidewater. However, keeping local residents and school children safe during those remediation efforts has been the focus of state and local officials and concerned parents as preliminary plans are being drafted.
PAWTUCKET â A 23-year-old city man is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at his apartment on multiple occasions, Pawtucket Police said.
The suspect, Sergio C. Fernandes, of Vale Street, was arrested on Monday afternoon after a family member went to police about the matter. Major Arthur Martins said the incidents involving the girl, who is unrelated to the suspect and lives elsewhere in the city, are alleged to have been taking place since December.
Dino J. Romoli
PAWTUCKET - Dino J. Romoli, of Pawtucket passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Jean (Adams) Romoli.
Mr. Romoli was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Nello Romoli and Altomira (Pallini)
CUMBERLAND - Lucille Frappier, 93, passed peacefully on February 26th. She was the wife of the late Alfred H. Frappier.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Dollard and Rose Alma (St. Pierre) Remy.
She had been employed by Crystal Thermo Plastics, Magco Plastics and JP Coats.
She was a member of the former Ashton Homemakers.
Marie F. Bouchard
PAWTUCKET - Marie F. (Gavin) Bouchard, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013. She was beloved wife of the late Francis E. Mayers and Gerard Bouchard.
Born in Cambridge, MA, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Hazel T. (Burnham) Gavin. Marie resided in Connecticut where she worked as a nurses aide before moving to Pawtucket in 1996, and then worked as an assistant at Rose's Daycare for 17 years. She was an active member of the Senior's Club at St. Teresa Parish, Pawtucket.
Richard T. Tomasso
PAWTUCKET - Richard "Dick" T. Tomasso, 68, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, February 25, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Shirley L. (Webster) Tomasso for 47 years.
Born in Providence, a son of Mary (Salzillo) Tomasso of Providence and the late John Tomasso, he resided in Pawtucket since 1992. Dick was a diamond tool maker for J & M Diamond Tool Co., Inc., East Providence for over 40 years. He enjoyed the ocean, especially sitting on the rocks at Galilee and watching the boats. Most of all he loved his family.
PAWTUCKET - Worthington "Sparky" Leonard, 92, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Gloria C. (Lefebvre) Leonard for 66 years.
Born in Fairfax, Vermont, a son of the late Wesley J. and Jennie (Ward) Leonard, he resided in Pawtucket the past 67 years. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Infantry 85th Division in Italy and France. Sparky was employed by Brown & Sharpe, Providence for 40 years before retiring in 1981, and was a member of the International Machine Association.
Ruth L. Beaudoin
PAWTUCKET - Ruth L. Beaudoin, 83, formerly of Pawtucket passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Connecticut. She was the wife of the late Irving J. Beaudoin.
Mrs. Beaudoin was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Clarence Bury and Ernestine (Oliveira) Bury. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket for many years before she retired in 1987.
Gilbert E. Arundale
SWANSEA, MA - Gilbert E. Arundale, 90, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home in Swansea, Massachusetts surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Robertine (Gauthier) Arundale.
Mr. Arundale was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Edwin Arundale and Mary E. (Mills) Arundale. He was employed at Collyer Wire for many years where he was a wire insulator.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.
PAWTUCKET â The grand marshal and Irish âfacesâ have been chosen, the raffle has been held and the shamrock will be painted in the street in front of City Hall this morning. In short, the city is gearing up for its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.
The parade will step off on Saturday, March 2, at noon (rain or shine) from McCoy Stadium on Division Street. The parade then proceeds down South Bend Street to Walcott Street, then into the downtown and onto Roosevelt Avenue, where it passes by a reviewing stand in front of City Hall.
After the four, four-team regions that comprise the R.I. boysâ basketball open tournament were revealed, clever minds declared Region IV âThe Blackstone Valley Invitational.â
The folks at The Prout School may feel slighted with such a bold declaration, but look at the rest of the regionâs participants. Here you have two of the three division champions in Cumberland and North Smithfield along with Shea.
In other words, the moniker fits.
Olga M. Chmura
PAWTUCKET - Olga M. (Cherkes) Chmura 92, of Pawtucket and Narragansett passed away Saturday February 23, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Chmura Sr.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Swirski) Cherkes.
Before retiring Mrs. Chmura was employed by the State of Rhode Island in the Vital Statistics Department. Prior to that she was employed as a Real Estate Broker for J.W. Riker Realty Co.
She was a member of the former St. Leo The Great Parish of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Hervieux, Genevieve, 85, formally of York Ave, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Epoch on Blackstone Blvd. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Hervieux, Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Frank and Virginia (Medeiros) Morris. She was a Pawtucket resident most of her life and was living at the Rumford Towers for the last six years. She was a lifelong communicant of St Teresa's Church. She was a devoted mother and longtime caregiver for her husband Alfred.
Anna S. Robinson
PAWTUCKET - Robinson, Anna S., 95, of Pawtucket passed away on February 24, 2013 at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late John Robinson. Anna was born in Easthampton, MA a daughter to the late Frank and Alice (Waszkiewicz) Padykula.
Before retiring, she operated the Lawn & Country Gift Shop for twenty years. She was also a member of the Quanta Club and the St. Teresa's Rosary & Altar Society and Senior Citizens Group.
James W. McKenna
CUMBERLAND - James W. McKenna, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket, RI. Born on 7/18/1925 in New York, James eventually settled down in the State of Rhode Island. He was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. He served as an aviator in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943-1946. James was employed by the Johnston School Department of Transportation as a bus driver from 1969-1980, also owning and operating his own Laundromat business from 1970 until his retirement in 2002.
PAWTUCKET - Pasco Perrotti, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2013. A son of the late Giovanni and Filomena (Poce) Perrotti, he was raised in the Mt. Pleasant section of Providence. Pat was the beloved husband of the late Victoria B. (Macksoud) Perrotti, after their marriage the couple resided in Central Falls before moving to Pawtucket in 1972.
Lisa M. Belrose
CUMBERLAND - Lisa M. Belrose, 47, of Broad Street, passed away unexpectedly at home.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph O. Belrose Sr. and the late Jean A. (LeBlanc) Belrose. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She leaves her son, Jesse Belrose of Cumberland, three sisters, Linda Goula of Cumberland, Judith Erikson of Pawtucket and Laurie Shunney of Pawtucket, one brother, Joseph O. Belrose Jr. of Blackstone, MA; she had several nieces and nephews. Lisa was the companion of David Brouillette