Archive - 2014
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PAWTUCKET â€“ A 13-year-old girl committed suicide Thursday by deliberately running into the path of an oncoming vehicle on I-95 southbound, at the foot of the Broadway ramp, according to the state police.
The girl was distraught over a â€śsituation with her boyfriendâ€ť that came to a head shortly before she was struck by the car, about 2 a.m., according to Lt. Col. Michael Winquist.
She was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital a short time later.
The victimâ€™s name was withheld, but Winquist said her family lives in Pawtucket.
â€śObviously itâ€™s a very tragic situation,â€ť he said.
Edward W. Mowry
NORTON, MA - Edward W. Mowry, age 63, of Norton, formerly of Cumberland, RI passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Maryjane E. (Franco) Mowry and father of Rebecca L. Mowry.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 11th at 10:00 A.M. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (Off Route 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton. Burial with military honors will follow at the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 10th from 4:00-7:00 P.M.
Woody Allen directs a scene for his upcoming movie on Main St. in downtown Pawtucket Thursday on morning. Main St. and High St. were closed for a time while several scenes were filmed for the new movie, as yet untitled, before Allen and company moved to 207 Wickenden St. in Providence for filming shot the Coffee Exchange.
See Friday's Pawtucket Times and Woonsocket Call for complete story and more photos.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Perhaps 30 minutes after the Cumberland American All-Stars had sustained a 5-3 walk-off loss to Fairfield American of Connecticut on Tuesday night, manager Dave Belisle conducted a meeting in the team dorm.
In essence, he told his bunch to keep their heads up, that they had played well in the defeat and to believe in themselves as they always did.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Manager Kevin Boles doesnâ€™t pretend to be unaware of the fact that his Pawtucket Red Sox are now in the throes of a pennant race, something that in recent years has been an annual staple of August baseball around these parts.
â€śThereâ€™s a buzz and definitely aware whatâ€™s going on. They want to accomplish some special things,â€ť Boles said. â€śWeâ€™re here to develop winning ballplayers.â€ť
Joseph J. Dewey
EAST PROVIDENCE - Joseph J. Dewey, 81, of Rumford, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Habib and Adell (Ganem) Dewey. Joseph was a printer for the Sun Chronicle and the Pawtucket Times for many years, and he was a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Branch of Damascus. He dedicated his life with his time and compassion for his family and friends.
John V. DeGoes
RUMFORD - John V. DeGoes, 77, of Rumford, RI passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne L. (Kurowski) DeGoes.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John and Mary L. (Nobrega) DeGoes. He resided in Rumford for the past 25 years, previously residing in Pawtucket. John served in the RI Air National Guard for 7 years and for the Air Force during the Berlin crisis from 1962-63.
PAWTUCKET - Eulalia Fontaine, "Lolly", 90, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leo Fontaine. Born in Wallingford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Alberto and Maria Rosa (Albuquerque) Ferreira.
She is survived by two daughters, Denise Fontaine, and Deborah Asermely, a brother, Edward Ferreira, and three granddaughters, Nichole, Christine, and Andrea Asermely.
Roland P. Genereux
GLOCESTER - Roland P. Genereux, 91, passed away peacefully at home. He was the devoted husband of Therese B. (Saucier) Genereux for 67 years. Roland was born in Canada, the son of the late Emile and Albertine (Coutu) Genereux; he was a longtime resident of Pawtucket before moving to Glocester.
Roland was a Teamster Truck Driver, Local 251 for 40 years before retiring in 1980. He was also a co-owner with his wife of the T House Hair of Fashion in Pawtucket for 50 years.
LINCOLN - Alina Goncalves, 92, passed on August 5th. She was the wife of the late Alzino Vaz
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde Island, a daughter of the late Pedro Goncalves and a daughter, Eugenia Alves.
She is survived by 6 sons, Alberto Vaz, Domingos Vaz, Bendavid Vaz, Olavo Vaz, Pedro Vaz, and Carlos Vaz, a daughter, Isabel Vaz, 31 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren a sister, Lidia Goncalves.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Lawn Ave, Pawtucket
VIDEO Training Camp Today: Patriots continue to look good in joint practices
(Boston.com) The Boston Globe's Ben Volin and Boston.com's Zuri Berry recap the Patriots joint training camp practice with Washington. (Video by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff)
PAWTUCKET – When reached early Sunday afternoon, Jim Mello admitted he's had a lot on his mind over the previous few days.
Ever since his Collette Vacations Post 79 squadron captured its first-ever R.I. American Legion Senior Division Tournament title with back-to-back 8-2 and 9-6 victories over the Newport-area's R&R Construction last Wednesday at McCarthy Field, he's had to prepare loads of paperwork.
In fact, he mentioned he was still trying to complete all of the necessary forms on his kitchen table.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Cumberland American’s All-Stars had inflicted a lot of pain to opponents with three walk-off hits on their road here to the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center.
On Tuesday afternoon, they shockingly were on the receiving end.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Executives of Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, which includes The Call and The Times of Pawtucket, announced that longtime newspaper professional Paul V. Palange has joined the staff as general manager and director of advertising for the newspapers.
Claudia C. Corrigan
PAWTUCKET - Corrigan, Claudia Chaves, of Dania FL and formerly of Pawtucket, died July 31, 2014 at Memorial Regional Hospital South. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Manuel H. Chaves of Texas and the late Patricia (Oliva) Chaves.
Claudia was Vice President of a nonprofit organization A Child is Missing.
In addition to her father; she is survived by her brother Philip M. Chaves of Texas, an aunt, uncle and cousins.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Matt Spring is a career minor-league catcher who gets it.
You wonâ€™t find his name mentioned in the same way as acclaimed youngsters Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart, two under-25 prospects who are viewed by many as potential catchers-of-the-future for the rebuilding Boston Red Sox.
Meanwhile, Spring sits three months shy of his 30th birthday, and is in the midst of his first extended stay at the Triple-A level with the PawSox.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Lightning struck twice for the Cumberland American All-Stars on Monday night.
After pasting Massachusetts champion Barnstable, 25-5, in its opener on Saturday, the bat-savvy Rhode Islanders strolled to a 10-0 “mercy-rule” victory over Goffstown, N.H. in another pool-play contest of what is becoming a terrific Little League New England Regional Tournament at Breen Field.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Police seized contraband cigarettes and suspected pirate DVDs after raiding a Broad Street convenience store Friday, they said.
The co-owners of RI Market 2, Mahmoud Najib and Ghassub Hasim Aljandali, both of Cranston, were charged with one count each of the sale of unstamped cigarettes; forgery; importation of cigarettes with the intent to evade taxes; and conspiracy.
Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr., 78, July 30, 2014. Husband of Bertha (Davy) Bourgault. Father of Ronald Bourgault, Jr., Thomas Bourgault, Charlotte Waldeck and Nancy Hertl. Step-father of Debra Durant, Robert Gilbert, David Gilbert and the late Nancy Grace and Michael Walters. Brother of Edward Bourgault, Jr., Nancy Wunschel and his late twin, Robert Bourgault. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.