Leo S. Lavault
CENTRAL FALLS - Leo S. Lavault, 88, passed away Saturday, August 16th. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Beauvais) for 69 years. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Omer Lavault and Roseanna (Hebert) Leeming, brother to the late Andrew and Sylvio Coutu, and Norman, Gerard and Roger Lavault, he lived in Central Falls for all 88 years of his life.
Their game on Monday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will be Cumberland Americanâ€™s seventh straight on television. It will also be the teamâ€™s fourth consecutive appearance on the national networks of ESPN.
Not a big deal? Consider this contrast, then.
The NBAâ€™s Boston Celtics, whose schedule was just recently announced, are slated for only one nationally televised contest for their entire upcoming season. Cumberlandâ€™s Little Leaguers beat that slim total in just a weekend.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Ivy Duffy, 76, of Providence, got a taste of Greek culture while taking a sailing cruise through the Greek islands with her husband Charlie last year, and figured to add to her experiences with a visit to the Grecian Festival at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday.
Her interest was also heightened by her friendship with a dance teacher, Andrea Vastis, who helps run the Greek Pride of Rhode Island dance troupe starring at the Walcott Street churchâ€™s 87th annual festival.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As 10,732 eyes stared at him and millions more watched worldwide, Cumberland’s shortstop/pitcher CJ Davock blocked it all out.
It was just he and the pitcher. The frustration of an inning earlier was gone. An opportunity awaited and redemption was at hand.
Davock pounded on it, earned it and kept a dream alive.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Cumberland manager Dave Belisle and coach Matthew Wright proved they learned from their 2011 Little League World Series experience.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Police yesterday released a description and composite sketch of the man they believe shot 42-year-old shop owner Yusef Aâ€™Vant to death in his Pawtucket Avenue barbershop on Wednesday afternoon.
East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella said investigators are looking for a black male believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s, who is approximately 5-foot-11 tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket at the time of the shooting
Leonard R. Champagne
CHEPACHET - Leonard R. Champagne, age 67, died suddenly at home in Chepachet, RI pm August 12, 2014. He was born in Pawtucket and was the beloved son of the late Aline (Blouin) and Raymond L. Champagne.
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EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Police yesterday released a description and composite sketch of the man they believe shot 42-year-old barbershop owner Yusef Aâ€™Vant to death in his Pawtucket Avenue business on Wednesday afternoon.
East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella said investigators are looking for a black male believed to be in his late 30â€™s to early 40â€™s, who is approximately 5â€™11â€ť tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket at the time of the shooting
PAWTUCKET â€“ No one was injured and three people were arrested Wednesday night after a reported shooting incident outside an apartment building on John Street, police said.
At approximately 6:20 Wednesday night, police received several calls from people who reported hearing gunshots near an apartment building at 48 John St. and seeing a black Lexus fleeing the scene.
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The players are having as much fun as the players from 2011 did.
The coaches, though, have changed their message a bit this time.
The Cumberland American Little League is back at the Little League World Series for a second time in four years. And this time it thinks it can stay a little longer.
Andreas Gustav-Adolf Mahlecke
PAWTUCKET - Andreas Gustav-Adolf Mahlecke, 66, August 13, 2014. Husband of Judy; father of Elaine, Andrew, Jerry and John; son of Gustav-Adolf and the late Veronika; brother of Martin, Anja and the late Dina.
Services Monday at 10 a.m. in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 60 May St., So. Attleboro. Visitation Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. at William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Memorials to the Church. For full obituary visit: TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com
CENTRAL FALLS - Benvinda Fontes, "Vinda" 59, passed away on August 12th. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was the beloved wife of the late Francisco A. Fontes and the daughter of the late John Correia and Domingas Rocha.
As a loving and caring mother, she is survived by a son, Manuel Fontes, a daughter, Michell Fontes and a grandson, Jose Gabriel Fontes, all of Central Falls. She is also survived by her siblings Idilia Cosme. John Correia Jr, Estella Barbosa, Autilia Dylan and Lydia Nelson along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.
Bode Andrew Taylor
SEAVILLE. NJ - Bode Andrew Taylor age 4 of Seaville, NJ was called to Heaven on June 24, 2014 after a swimming accident. He was the son of Christine Czaja of Seaville, NJ and Jason Taylor of Absecon, NJ formally of Pawtucket, RI.
Those who have closely followed the chronicles of Cumberland American this summer are well aware of Trey Bourque’s offensive prowess. For those late to the game, let’s examine the youngster’s stat line from the New England Little League Regional tournament.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ A well-known local barber was fatally shot in his Krazy Kuts business at 2400 Pawtucket Ave. Wednesday afternoon, a killing that has put residents of the neighborhood on edge.
Yusef Avant, 42, who has previously been listed as living in an apartment at the 2400 Pawtucket Ave. property, was shot inside the shop, and was transported by rescue to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to East Providence Police.
As the players and coaches in the Cumberland American are discovering this week, there’s nothing little about the Little League World Series.
On the surface, competing in this grand spectacle – how else would you describe an event that includes participants hailing from around the country and the world? – can seem overwhelming. ESPN cameras are practically everywhere, which CALL manager Dave Belisle hinted at earlier this week upon stating, “All of the eyes of the world are on Williamsport.”
PAWTUCKET - Florence (Allen) McKinnon, 93, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Allan McKinnon for 60 years prior to his death in 2003. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Fannie (Hill) Allen.
Florence was a 1938 graduate of Central Falls High School, and was employed as a bookkeeper at the Carol Cable Company, Pawtucket for many years until retiring in 1990.
Barbara E. Campbell
PAWTUCKET - Barbara E. (Ventresca-Major) Campbell, 74, Born in Augusta, Maine on 11-16-39 to the Eva 'Pearl' (Morin) Ventresca and George Ventresca Sr. (both now deceased) and had a wonderful relationship with her stepfather, James E. Major of Lincoln, RI.
Barbara moved from Maine to Lincoln, RI in her early teen years. She enjoyed Saturday night roller skating, winter ice skating, spinning records...especially Elvis Presley, country music and summer beach days with her daughters. Barbara worked at Coats Field department store and School House Candy in Pawtucket, RI.