Archive - 2013
Nicole A. Arruda
RHINEBECK, NY - Nicole A. Arruda, 32, of Rhinebeck, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck as a result of an automobile accident.
Born on March 1, 1980, in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of Marilyn (Maloof) Sullivan of Rhinebeck and Ronald T. Arruda of Jefferson, OH. She was a graduate of Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI- Class of 1998.
Normand R. Laliberte
PAWTUCKET - Normand R. Laliberte, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice Laliberte. Together they made their home in Hollywood, Florida for over 30 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Israel and Marie (Pommenville) Laliberte.
Charles E. Kelley
PAWTUCKET - Charles E. Kelley of Dodge Street, Pawtucket passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Charlie was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Charles E. Kelley and Anne E. (Hickey) Kelley. He was in the United States Army Reserves for many years.
Charlie was employed by the City of Pawtucket, working at his beloved Slater Park, caring for the grounds, especially the flowers. He truly enjoyed being outside tending to the flowers and landscaping throughout the city.
Emile H. Languirand
NORTH PORT, FL. - Emile H. Languirand of North Port, Florida and formerly of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at home in Florida. He was the husband of the late Theresa D. (St. Andre) Languirand.
Mr. Languirand was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the son of the late Raymond Languirand and Rosilia (Trudeau) Languirand.
He was the manager at Warren Tire in Pawtucket for many years.
Emile is survived by his daughter Cheryl Morris of Florida and a son Gary E. Languirand of New Jersey.
PAWTUCKET - Anna Lopes, 90, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She was the wife of the late Fernando Lopes. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Leopoldina (DaLomba) DaSilva. Mrs. Lopes lived most of her life in Pawtucket. She worked for Texas Instruments for many years before retiring in 1993.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ There's a distinct reason why only a few folks in these parts are paying attention to the success of the Bishop Keough High girls' hoop team: They've been programmed not to care.
Even the school itself, located just up Smithfield Avenue from a cemetery, is miniscule in student population, often graduating between nine and 14 seniors every June. People realize the Keough administration and teaching staff is huge on religion and academics; they also realize they view athletics as extracurricular activities that merely bolster students' resumes for higher education.
PROVIDENCE â€” All Jared Pedro, Kristopher Wallace and Teddy Reall are asking for is a chance to tryout for a neighboring high school hockey program come next season, when the trio will be seniors.
PAWTUCKET â€” It's a sad sign of the times when students tell their teachers that they don't get enough to eat on the weekends and other days that school isn't in session.
It's a problem that school officials have been aware of for years. However, when recent statistics showed that the city's average poverty level had increased substantially, the School Committee's Wellness Subcommittee decided to take action by launching a â€śBackpacks to Fight Hungerâ€ť initiative.
LINCOLN â€” Troop 711 Albion Scouts Gian DiCostanzo, Bryan Guilbert and Matthew LaButti were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout at a High Court of Honor on Dec. 29 at St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
It was the 11th Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 711, which was founded in 2005.
DiCostanzo, Guilbert and LaButti represent the 17th, 18th and 19th Eagle Scouts for Troop 711.
DiCostanzo, the son of of Kim DiCostanzo and the late John DiCostanzo of North Smithfield, is a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket.
Mildred E. Godfrey
LINCOLN - Mildred E. (Bush) Godfrey, 96, of Front Street died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Mount St. Rita's Health Centre, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Melvin J. Godfrey.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late George S. and Rosina (Norris) Bush, she had lived in Lincoln for the past 40 years.
Mrs. Godfrey was an executive secretary in the insurance industry before retiring.
Cheryl E. Wallace
PAWTUCKET - Cheryl E. (Cass) Wallace, 60, of Gill Avenue died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Pawtucket Institute of Health, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Wallace.
Born in Lynn, MA, a daughter of the late Richard and Charlotte (Holbrook) Cass, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
She was an active member and Past Worthy Matron of Queen Esther Chapter #2, Order of the Eastern Star, Pawtucket. She was an active member of Pawtucket Chapter of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket.
David G. Maine, Jr.
COVENTRY - David G. Maine, Jr., 64, of Cantaberry Lane died at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 27, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Patricia J. (Silva) Maine.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late David G. and Alice T. (Cardosi) Maine, Sr., he moved to Coventry in 1977. He served during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force.
Antero M. Borges
CUMBERLAND - Antero M. Borges, 84, died peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013 after an illness.
He is survived by his children Ann Marie Miguel, Christina Borges, Manuel Borges and Michael Borges and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Joseph Borges. He was the former husband of Frances (Dugal) Borges.
Sheila M. Smith
CUMBERLAND - Sheila M. Smith, 85, of Ronald Ave., passed away Sunday at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Smith.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Margaret Brannigan. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Smith and her late husband we communicants of St. John Vianney Church and had been very active at the church form many years.
Cora M. Duquette
PAWTUCKET - Cora M. (Choiniere) Duquette, 91, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Lucien "Duke" Duquette.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Albert J. and Orilda
(Mayer) Choiniere, she resided in Central Falls before returning to Pawtucket many years ago. Cora was employed by Ann & Hope, Cumberland for twenty years until retiring.
Edward F. Philbin
CUMBERLAND - Edward F. Philbin, 85, of Albion Court, Lincoln and formerly of Cumberland passed away Friday surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth A. (Bailey) Philbin.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mabel (Johnson) Philbin. He lived in Cumberland most of his life.
Serafim E. Machado
PAWTUCKET - Serafim E. Machado, 80, passed at home on January 25th. He was the husband of Valdemira (Cota) Machado. They have been married for 53 years.
Born in Terceira, Azores, a son of the late Jose and Maria Machado.
He had been employed by Electric Boat of Quonset Point as a sheet metal mechanic for 18 years. He was a member of the Friends of Terceira.
PAWTUCKET â€” The last time East Providence High faced Division III rival Tolman, way back on Dec. 21, head coach Kevin Croke's crew held a 3-1 cushion in the final three minutes of regulation.
The Townies, however, allowed two late goals, and had to settle for a 3-3 overtime stalemate with its foe.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Tax season has arrived and with it an opportunity for low income working families and individuals to tap the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITA) program for some extra money in their pocketbooks.
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse joined state and local officials and community partners at the Museum of Work and Culture on Friday to kick off this yearâ€™s awareness effort aimed at increasing participation in the federal and state tax assistance program.
PAWTUCKET â€” In a concerted effort to improve efficiencies within and between city departments and to ultimately serve the public better, city department heads recently took part in a three-hour â€śLean Officeâ€ť training session based on proven management principles used globally for many years across a number of top businesses and industries.