Archive - Jan 2014
PAWTUCKET- Debra DaSilva, entered into eternal life on Thursday December 27, 2013 after an illness.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Charles Newton and Janice (Plante) Wagner and lived most of her life in the city.
Debra had been employed in the food service industry for many years and had been the linen manager at Kent Hospital for Angelica Linen Service for 6 years before retiring due to illness. She also had been a home health aid to several private clients.
Eileen P. Cadden
PAWTUCKET- Cadden, Eileen P., 91, of Maplecrest Drive, Pawtucket died on January 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the loving wife of James J. Cadden.
Eileen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth (Ford) Shannon.
She worked as a clerk for many years at the Health-Tex Corporation. Eileen was also a member of the Ireland 32 Society and the RI Cellidne Club.
Norman E. Fowler
GREENVILLE - Norman E. Fowler, born March 19, 1925, died on December 15, 2013 at Cortland Place in Greenville. He was the son of the late Ernest and Maryellen (Weavil) Fowler. He was also predeceased by his wife Marion (Miliken) Fowler.
Norman worked in the textile industry until he retired over 30 years ago.
His only survivors are cousins, Jean McGregor, Paul O'Toole and Sally Boisclair.
A Memorial Service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on January 8, 2014 at 11:30 am at Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln.
PAWTUCKET- Michael Gomes, 42, of Pawtucket died December 17, 2013.
He was born in Pawtucket.
He was the son of Donald F. Gomes and the late Claire E. (Muncey) Gomes.
He was employed by RI Hospital as a unit assistant for 15 years.
Besides his father, he is survived by his son Derrin Michael Quinn; his siblings, Nancy McKenna, William Gomes, Donna White St. Germain and Michele Gomes; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Donald Gomes Jr.
PROVIDENCE -- If you measure progress by wins, the Rhode Island men's basketball team has certainly made progress in coach Dan Hurley's second season.
After winning just eight games last season, the Rams picked matched last season's win total Wednesday night against Brown.
Senior guard Xavier Munford had his most efficient day night of the season with 25 points on just 18 shots and freshman E.C. Matthews scored 21 points to earn the Rams their first road win of the season with a 75-68 victory over the Bears at the Pizzitola Center.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If the recent past is any indication, Lincoln High should be able to withstand the onslaught Cumberland will bring when the two archrivals meet in a key Division II-North matchup at 7:30 tonight at Adelard Arena.
A year ago, the Lions posted a rather easy win in their first regular-season clash, though the Clippers forged a thrilling 3-3 stalemate on this same ice last February; that became the lone blemish on a slate that included an eventual 23-0-1 mark, not to mention the capture of the R.I. Division II Tournament championship.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Christmas is over and itâ€™s time to discard that dried-out tree standing in the corner of your living room.
The East Providence Department of Public Works and Parks Division has set up 10 drop-off locations around the city to provide a convenient way for city residents to recycle their needle-dropping trees.
Full story appears on page 1 of Friday's Times.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The death of 10-year-old Aleida DePina was the cityâ€™s most horrific abuse case in recent years, and now the girlâ€™s father, Jorge DePina, has been indicted by a grand jury in her murder.
On Thursday, the Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging the 32-year-old DePina, of 48 Knowles St., Pawtucket, with one count of murder. It is alleged that DePina killed his daughter on or about July 3, 2013.
Full story appears on page 1 in Friday's Times.
Things have a tendency to move pretty quickly around here â€“ almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired. On a day-to-day basis, we concern ourselves with concrete items such as wins or losses, how many points a team puts up, or whether the season culminates in championship glory. So sometimes itâ€™s easy to overlook the small, but significant individual moments.
Ice melt, rock salt and snow shovels were flying off the shelves at local hardware stores Wednesday as folks prepared for the first major snowstorm of the year â€” a long-duration storm that began pre-dawn today and will continue into Friday with 8 to 10 inches of dry, powdery snow predicted for most of Rhode Island, including Woonsocket and Pawtucket.
The storm will be followed by some of the coldest air of the season. Temperatures could be near zero by Saturday morning.