Archive - 2014
Antonio Barbosa Vicente
CENTRAL FALLS - Antonio Barbosa Vicente, "Tony" 92, passed on May 11th with his loving family by his side.
Born in Fogo, Cabo Verde, a son of the late Marino Barbosa Vicente and Anna Vasconselos Barbosa Vicente.
He was the proprietor of farmlands in Cape Verde.
He is survived by four children, Antonia Vicente Ribelo, Dina Barbosa Vicente, Antonio Barbosa Vicente and Grace Vicente Spinella, a sister, Isabel Rodrigues, ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Joseph Morrissey Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Morrissey, Jr., 52, passed away on May 10, 2014 in Pawtucket. Joseph grew up in Pawtucket, graduated from Shea High School and then later moved to Chicago and worked as a middle school teacher.
He is survived by his father Joseph Morrissey of Pawtucket and his mother Sandra (Handrigan) Morrissey of Clearwater, Florida, two siblings Kelly (Morrissey) Chadwick of Cumberland and Michael Morrissey of Mystic, Ct. He also leaves a niece Allison Chadwick, a brother in law and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ernest F. Coit, Jr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Ernest F. Coit, Jr., 76, of North Providence went to be with his mother in heaven on May 11, 2014. He peacefully passed surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Lenore K. (Goldstein) Coit for 28 years. Born in Providence and raised in West Warwick, he was the son of the late Jeannette (Catalano) Coit and the late Ernest F. Coit.
PAWTUCKET â€“ One cannot quantify with simple words what John Scanlon and Ray McGee mean to this cityâ€™s public school athletic programs.
So given recent developments, two coaches â€“ one from Tolman and the other from Shea â€“ feel that itâ€™s time to begin a new tradition to preserve the legacies of these two dedicated and beloved athletic directors.
Following the final out of Tuesdayâ€™s Division II baseball game between the Tigers and Raiders at McCoy Stadium, the first-ever awarding of the â€śMcGee/Scanlon Trophyâ€ť will be made to the winning team.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman Highâ€™s options to overturn the one-year playoff ban saddled to its football program have been completely exhausted.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Four tenants at 149 Valley St. were sitting outside in Monday's sunshine, but they had heavy hearts knowing that their neighbor, Shelina Moreino, was not among them. The 41-year-old mother was found stabbed to death inside her apartment early Sunday morning, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, Robert Bethea.
Kim A. Culpan
Portsmouth - Kim A. Culpan, (Nassaney), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey Culpan. They were happily married for 12 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Zaky and Lillian (Kahla) Nassaney of Lincoln.
Kim graduated from RI School of Design in 1990. She was a self employed interior designer primarily working with clients residences. She enjoyed boating, skiing, and most of all was her career as a designer.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” A suspect at a Central Falls apartment where a womanâ€™s body was found has been charged with her murder.
Police say Robert Bethea was at the second-floor apartment at 149 Valley St. when he was arrested early Sunday morning.
He was arraigned Sunday morning on charges of domestic murder and violation of a no-contact order. The 45-year-old Bethea was held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court this morning.
An autopsy has yet to be done to determine the cause of death of 41-year-old Shelina Moreino.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Pawtucket resident Joe Handy recalls with fondness â€“ not to mention an edge in his voice â€“ his years as a student-athlete at Central Falls High School.
But no particular moment meant more to him than the happenings of March 15, 1987. It was on that Saturday at the then-Providence Civic Center that Handy, the Warriorsâ€™ senior co-captain, helped deliver to his school its first-ever state basketball championship.
LINCOLN â€” As Lincoln High senior first baseman McKenzie Cavanaugh walked to her family car late Friday afternoon, she heaved one last grunt â€“ â€śAaarggh!â€ť â€“ at what had occurred just minutes before.
She then shook her head in dismay.
Cavanaugh had every reason for the sentiment, and â€“ actually â€“ had to be relating her teammatesâ€™ feelings after the Lions sustained a disgruntling 3-0 Division I loss to still-unbeaten North Kingstown at the Saylesville Elementary School diamond.
PAWTUCKET â€“ There are nine craft breweries in Rhode Island, and three of them are in Pawtucket, which just might make the city the craft brewery capital of Rhode Island, says Jason Lourenco, co-owner of the cityâ€™s third micro brewery â€“ Brewery 401 â€“ which opened on May 1.
â€śItâ€™s purely coincidental that we landed here in Pawtucket, and we only realized later that it was where Bucket Brewery Co. used to be before they expanded,â€ť says Lourenco, who along with co-owner and Brewmaster Nicole Pelletier opened Brewery 401 in the Lorraine Mills building on Mineral Spring Avenue.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Pires, 76, passed on May 9th. She was the former wife of Fortunato Pires.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was a daughter of late Pedro and Silvana (Serena) Baptista.
She had been employed in the Textile Industry for many years in the Pawtucket area. She dedicated her life to help others via numerous charity and church involvements. She was an active choir member at Immaculant Heart of Mary Church, St. John the Baptiste and St. Anthony Church.
Rose Marie Giannini
PAWTUCKET - Rose Marie Giannini, 91, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. Rose was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late William and Carmina (Morelli) Giannini and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. Rose was a graduate of Pawtucket East (Tolman) High School and a congregant at St. Joseph's Church. She was employed by Conrad Jarvis for more than 20 years prior to her retirement.
E. Warren Newell
LINCOLN - E. Warren Newell, a life-long resident of the Prospect Hill neighborhood of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, May 6 at the age of 84. He was the husband of 60 years to his beloved wife Shirley Newell. Warren was the son of the late Elisha A. Newell and L. Irma King Newell of Lincoln and, the brother of Irma H. Newell Remington of Dunnellon, FL and the late Kenneth Newell of Tampa, FL.
PAWTUCKET â€” There was a time Thursday afternoon when Rubby De La Rosa didnâ€™t appear as if he would make it out of the second inning.
Toledoâ€™s three runs in the frame came as a result of five consecutive batters reaching with two outs. De La Rosa allowed RBI singles to Ben Guez and Daniel Fields, while the pitcherâ€™s own throwing error enabled the Mud Hens to plate another run.
PAWTUCKET â€” As a knuckleball pitcher, Steven Wright can get loose in a hurry.
As a 29-year-old man who is three months removed from undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia, the importance of taking things slow and steady cannot be understated.
From his vantage point, Wright earnestly believes that heâ€™s thriving on this unconventional and demanding comeback trail. The Red Sox right-hander is not rehabbing a bum shoulder or a tender elbow. In effect, he had to re-train the muscles in the lower half of his body following a lengthy stretch of inactivity.
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.