Archive - Feb 12, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ With Colorado and Washington State having legalized the possession and sale of recreational marijuana earlier this year, and a poll of Rhode Island voters showing 53 percent of Rhode Islanders favoring the legalization, regulation and taxing of the drug for sale to adults, legislation to do just that has been introduced in the General Assembly.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Due to declining enrollment and financial deficits, the Square Mile City is losing its only Catholic school.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy, located at 909 Lonsdale Ave., will close at the end of the school year, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. The news was announced to faculty, staff and parents by letter on Tuesday, and an informational meeting for parents was scheduled for Wednesday night at the school.
Joseph G. Brule
CUMBERLAND - Joseph G. Brule, 96, husband of the late Anita (Nadeau) Brule, passed into eternal life at home on Monday. He was born in Canada, a son of the late William and Blanche Brule. Mr. Brule lived in Central Falls many years until moving to Cumberland in 1994. He had been employed as a foreman for the Bird & Son Company for several years and also was a house painter for many years.
Milagros Vargas Castro
PAWTUCKET - Milagros Vargas Castro, 65, passed into eternal rest at home on Tuesday.
She was born in Barahona, the Dominican Republic, a daughter of the late Manuel Vargas and Irenes Castro. Milagros was a home-maker.
She leaves 3 sons, Wilfredo Matos with whom she lived, Rafael Matos also of Pawtucket and Wendy Matos of the Dominican Republic, a daughter, Delinea Chapman of Pawtucket and 15 grandchildren.
Maurice J. Jarest
WOONSOCKET - Maurice J. Jarest, 82, formerly of Ocala, Fl. passed away Tuesday after an illness. He was born in Central Falls a son of the late Dominique and Josephine (Gaboriault) Jarest. He had been employed at the former Collyer Wire Co. as a wire drawer and also worked as a house painter. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
LINCOLN - Nancy (Saliba) Tajra, 103, formerly of Carriage Drive, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at North Bay Manor, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late William G. Tajra.
Born in Canada, a daughter of the late Said and Nazira (Daoud) Saliba, she had lived in Lincoln for over 40 years.
Mrs. Tajra was a bookkeeper before retiring.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Lincoln, a member of the Lincoln Garden Club, and a member of the Social Order of Beauceants.