Archive - 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Declaring that â€śdiscrimination is real in Rhode Island today,â€ť Democratic candidate for governor Clay Pell laid out what he called an â€śOpportunity for Allâ€ť policy that would benefit women, minorities, gays and even illegal immigrants.
â€śI believe we need to make this a place where all people can succeed,â€ť Pell told reporters at a press conference at the Museum of Work and Culture Thursday. â€śI believe we have to include people regardless of their immigration status in our economy. We have to make sure that
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Fire investigators say the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building on Pine Street Wednesday afternoon has been officially listed as "undeterminedâ€ť due to the extensive damage.
A cause is classified "undetermined" when multiple causes can not be eliminated, or there is insufficient proof of a particular cause.
Brian D. Correia
NARRAGANSETT - Brian D. Correia, 44 of Birch Road passed away Tuesday at home. A funeral service with military honors will be held on Saturday at 10 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. Burial will be private.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Monday 9 to 10 AM. Directions/guestbook; jjduffyfuneralhome.com.
Arthur J. Mondor Jr.
ATTLEBORO - Arthur J. Mondor Jr., 84 of Attleboro passed away on May 5, 2014 at Life Care Center of Attleboro. He was the husband of Theresa (Joubert) Mondor of Attleboro.
Born September 9, 1929 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Arthur J. Sr. and Mary (Waldron) Mondor.
Arthur was raised and educated in Attleboro and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.
Frank J. Conlon
CENTRAL FALLS - Frank J. Conlon, 66, passed unexpectedly at home on May 4th. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sophie (Motyka) Conlon.
He had been employed as group home counselor and by the Wrentham State School.
Frank was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 79.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Conlon of Pawtucket and Susan Souza of Cumberland, a brother, Thomas Conlon of Smithfield and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET --- As good as Brandon Workman was on Wednesday night â€“ and he was very good â€“ his counterpart was just a tad bit better.
Toledo Mud Hens starter Kyle Lobstein delivered his best outing of the year, limiting the Pawtucket Red Sox to four hits and a free pass in 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Hensâ€™ bullpen kept the PawSox off the board the rest of the way in securing a 4-0 victory at McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET --- Limited to five hits in each of its last two games, Cumberland broke out of its offensive slumber in a big way in the top of the first inning of its Division I contest against Tolman on Wednesday afternoon.
The Clippers scored six times on seven hits in that inning, and then watched ace pitcher Juliet Nelson and their defense contain the hard-hitting Tigers the rest of the way before busing out of Slater Park with a 10-1 triumph.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A Pawtucket man was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with the unprovoked stabbing of a barber at the Major League Kuts barber shop on Pleasant Street, police said.
The suspect, identified as Abraham R. Silva, 25, of 52 Larch St., Pawtucket.
Read the full story in Thursday's newspaper.
ILdebranda F. Oliveira
PAWTUCKET - ILdebranda F. Oliveira, "ILDE" 46, passed on May 7th surrounded by a large loving family. She was the devoted wife of Antonio G. Oliveira. Born in Brava, Cabo Verde, she was a daughter of Carlota Fernandes and Gaudencio Rodrigues.
She had been employed as a supervisor by RI Textile Company for many years. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her 24 siblings, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a step son, Antonio J. Oliveira, her mother, brother and sister in laws.
PROVIDENCE â€” If Rhode Island College was going to see Bob Walsh pursue his basketball coaching dreams elsewhere, Anchormen Athletic Director Don Tencher took comfort in knowing that he was not going to lose his head coach to a Division II or III school.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Alex Wilson who posted a 10.80 ERA in four Grapefruit League outings is a distant memory.
In his place is a reliever who has been a rock solid contributor at the backend of Pawtucketâ€™s bullpen. Entering Tuesdayâ€™s game against Toledo, the right-hander has posted a microscopic 0.71 ERA in 12.1 innings. International League foes are hitting a paltry .143 against Wilson, who is averaging 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
PAWTUCKETâ€”The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed annual operating budget for fiscal year 2015 at its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.
The public will have a chance to comment on the spending plan for the city as presented by Mayor Donald Grebien. The proposed budget of $112.3 million is about $1.6 million higher than the current operating budget of $110.7 million, an increase of 1.47 percent. The proposal involves no tax increase for residential or commercial property owners, tangibles or motor vehicles.
CENTRAL FALLS - Pepe, (DelFarno) Gloria 85, of Central Falls passed away May 3, 2014 at Mansion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Gloria was the wife of the late Louis Pepe, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose DelFarno. Gloria is survived by her daughter Christine Pepe.
All services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home 200 Hawkins St. Providence, RI 02904.
For further information please visit, www.Marianiandson.com
Raymond P. Theriault
PAWTUCKET - Raymond P. Theriault, 94, a retired fisherman, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Jean-Baptiste and Eugenie (Charette) Theriault. Ray was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He leaves fifteen nieces and nephews; twenty-five great-nieces and nephews and three great-great nephews. Ray was the brother of the late Yvonne C. Langlois, Simonne M. Theriault, Noella Ouellette, Jeanne M. Griffin, John J., Bertrand J., Lucien J. Theriault, Therese M. Gendreau and Roger J. Theriault.
Adella O. Porada
CUMBERLAND Adella O. Porada, 88, passed away Monday May 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore T. Porada.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Stanislaw and Julia (Wilczek) Pitera. She lived in Cumberland for the past 61 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1984 Adella was employed as an Office Clerk at the Amica Insurance Co. for 10 years and prior to that she was employed by the former H & B Machine Co.
ATTLEBORO â€“ If not for Abigail McNultyâ€™s father pushing her in the direction of high-school running, there is no story about how this Cumberland native and Bishop Feehan senior blossomed into a long-distance ace that will be Stanford-bound this September.
To borrow from a popular television series: â€śFather Knows Best.â€ť Tom McNulty certainly fits the bill after parlaying a strong tennis career at Feehan into a scholarship to Providence College.
PAWTUCKETâ€”While plans are in the works for an MBTA commuter rail station to be built near Dexter Street, the fate of the old brick train depot a short distance away at Broad and Barton streets remains in limbo.
Rita M. Goyette
ATTLEBORO - Rita M. Goyette, 93, of Attleboro, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Richard T. Goyette.
Born August 27, 1920 in Lynn, MA she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Eva (Tetrault) Guertin.
Rita was raised and educated in Pawtucket and was a 1938 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Pawtucket. She was employed at the former Robbins Company for 27 years as a jewelry packer.
PAWTUCKET - Timothy Donahue, 61, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away after a long illness at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late John and Rita (O'Brien) Donahue.
Timothy is survived by his four siblings, Michael Donahue of Attleboro, Susan McNulty Donahue, Patricia DeCosta Donahue, and Stephen Donahue, all of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Kenneth Donahue.
His funeral and burial were private. Arrangements by the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home. www.rifuneral.com