Archive - Jan 7, 2014
PAWTUCKET - Clara (Palumbo) Willis, 91, passed on January 5th. She was the wife of late Clayton Willis.
She is survived by her four children, Clayton Willis, Roseann Purcell, Julia Zelano and Anthony Willis, four grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit staring at 9:30am.For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.
Catherine J. Grant
ATTLEBORO - Catherine J. (Gaouette) Grant, 60, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert G. Grant, Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Clinton M. and Dorothy L. (Bailey) Gaouette of Seekonk.
Catherine was a lifelong member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Seekonk, where she served as a Deaconess and President of the Womens Fellowship. She was very active in many church activities and served on several committees. Catherine was also an active member of the Linsey Woolsey Quilt Guild, Attleboro Falls.
Pauline A. Smith
LINCOLN - Pauline A. Smith, 85, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Harry C. Smith. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late James and Ann E. (Cassidy) Nelson.
Mrs. Smith was employed for the State of RI as a medical claims examiner for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active parishioner/volunteer at St. Jude Church.
PAWTUCKET â€” The unsafe conditions in what remains of a graceful, gambrel-roofed Colonial at 34 Utton Ave. have prevented fire officials from determining the exact cause of Saturday morningâ€™s fire.
A two-alarm blaze broke out in the two-and-a-half-story, woodframe house at around 4 a.m. Pawtucket firefighters had to deal with bitter cold temperatures and icy conditions as they worked for over seven hours to fully extinguish the fire and douse stubborn â€śhot spotsâ€ť.
Full story appears on Page 1 of Tuesday's Times.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Declaring that â€śWe have come too far to turn back now,â€ť Mayor James Diossa was sworn in for his first full term in office on Monday, pledging to â€ścontinue the momentum, the positive energy that is flowing through Central Falls.â€ť
Itâ€™s time for Providence College basketball fans to put everything in proper perspective.
Theyâ€™re an upset group due to the administration imposing a season-long suspension from game competition on two freshmen. They feel the sentence is a tad on the harsh side, especially in the wake of no reported legal wrongdoings.