Archive - 2014
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
Jean F. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET - Jean F. Bergeron, 79, of Pawtucket died May 3, 2014. She was the loving husband of Richard J. Bergeron.
Mrs. Bergeron graduated from the Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was employed as a nurse for many years before retiring in 1980.
Besides her husband Richard Mrs. Bergeron is survived by her children; Jennifer Medeiros of Norton, Ma., Susan Beetles of Rehoboth Ma. She also leaves her grandchildren; Jared Rocha, Nathan Rocha, Emily Medeiros, and Zachary Medeiros. She was the mother of the late Donald Moehle.
Rita A. Ethier
PAWTUCKET - Rita A. Ethier, 92, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the beloved wife of the late Oscar A. Ethier. She was born in Plainville, MA, the daughter of the late Urbain J. and Valida I. (Mayer) Eno. Prior to her retirement she was employed as an assembly worker for Hasbro Industries.
She leaves a son, Joseph Ethier and two brothers Archille "Archie" Eno and Paul Eno, all of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Urbain, Gerard, George, Armand, Joseph and Adrien "DD" Eno.
Mario A. Tovar
CENTRAL FALLS - Mario A. Tovar, 88, entered into eternal rest on Sunday after an illness. He was the husband of Alba Aroujo Tovar. He was born in Colombia a son of the late Juan and Adriana Blanco Tovar. He migrated to the US in 1969, settling in Central Falls. Mario had been employed as a machinist at Hasbro Industries for several years.
Besides his wife he leaves 4 daughters, Yomira Tovar of Central Falls, Sonia Ahumada and Adriana Tovar of Pawtucket and Carolina Tovar in Florida. He also leaves 7 Grandchildren, and 2 brothers in Colombia.
Joseph F. Rentes Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph F. Rentes Jr., 68, passed away Friday at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Florence (Ferri) Rentes and the late Joseph F. Rentes Sr. He resided in Pawtucket for many years.
He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the intelligence field from 1965-1970.
PAWTUCKET - Sophie Zuba, 92, formerly of Bloomfield Street passed away Saturday May 3, 2014 the day before her 93rd birthday at Darlington Memory Lane Assisted Living in North Providence.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zietek) Zuba. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1986 Sophie was employed by the Rhode Island School Lunch Program, working in the Pawtucket School Department for 10 years. Prior to that she worked at the former Moore Fabric of Pawtucket for 35 years.
PAWTUCKET - Alice (Jack) Lima, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Macey Luiz Lima. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Eliza (Marks) Jack.
Alice leaves a sister, Irene Vogel of Cumberland and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edmund Joaquim, Aurora Cunha, Rosalind Torres, Anthony and Raymond Jack.
CUMBERLAND - Roy Hilton, 63, of Bryant Street, died unexpectedly May 1st at home. He was the husband of Deborah (Patenaude) Hilton. Roy was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Pollitt) Hilton and lived most of his life in Cumberland. He had been employed as a diesel mechanic for Pasquale Trucking for several years before illness forced his retirement.
PAWTUCKET - Isabelle Turmel, 73, passed peacefully on May 2nd. She was the wife of Robert A. Turmel. They would have been married for 40 years in October.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Isabele (McAloon) Dougan. She had been employed as the payroll clerk by Moore Fabrics of Pawtucket for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by Robert A. John P. and Andrew C. Turmel, and a grandson, Nathan.
Services were private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
He used to coach college softball and baseball. But now he's far more likely to be found coaching his much younger City Council colleagues on how to survive the rough and tumble world of City Hall politics.
Typically, the role of a coach is to guide current players. In most but not all cases, coaches have played the game they are coaching. Therefore, they can describe what needs to be done, offer advice. Coaches wear a lot of hats: they are at various times psychologists; tormentors; father figures; motivators; older brothers.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s not often that an athlete at an advanced stage such as Triple-A baseball is hearing something for the first time, but that was the case after Pawtucket held on for a 3-2 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday.