Archive - 2014
Rita G. Caron
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita G. Caron, 81, of North Smithfield, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Albina (Durand) Caron.
Rita was a beautician who owned and operated Caron's Coiffures in Central Falls before retiring in 1995.
She is survived by two sisters, Monique Perreault, and Yvette Caron, a niece, Pamela Carstens, and two nephews, Kevin and Michael Perreault.
PROVIDENCE â Local talk radio hosts are having no end of fun with a Florida TV stationâs identification of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin as a âSarasota resident,â and now state Sen. Dawson Hodgson, a Republican candidate for attorney general, is adding questions of his own.
Kilmartin, whose full-time residence is in Pawtucket, has a vacation home in Sarasota where he stayed during a recent January vacation. While there, he and his wife, Kristine, visited the Sarasota Arts Festival, and he was buttonholed by a local TV reporter for a comment on the event.
CENTRAL FALLS â The body of the person found inside a car that had been submerged in the Blackstone River has been identified as Angela Rivera, a 62-year-old Pawtucket woman who had been reported missing in March 2011.
The car, a light blue Toyota Camry, had been spotted underwater on Tuesday morning by state employees who had been doing work on a barge in and around the underside of the bridge near 1420 Broad St. When the vehicle was towed from the water, it was determined that a body was inside.
Full story appears on page A1 of today's Times.
Lillian M. Weygand
EAST PROVIDENCE - Lillian M. (Kingsley) Weygand, 97, formerly of Pawtucket and Ft. Myers, Fl. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Home. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Weygand, Sr. They had been married fifty-five years.
Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Frederick T. and Rose F. (Boyle) Kingsley. Mrs. Weygand worked in the business office at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for twelve years before she retired in 1978.
PAWTUCKET â An accurate weather service forecast, a parking ban and a âno schoolâ call helped the cityâs Department of Public Works to get a good handle on Wednesdayâs snowstorm.
By mid-morning, most of Pawtucketâs roads were very passable and by lunchtime, many were down to the pavement, as temperatures warmed up and the snow tapered off.
CUMBERLAND â The opportunity for a father to coach his son in a college setting does not come around very often.
For Cumberland High senior Joe Fine, you can officially swap out âopportunityâ and replace it with âreality.â
Beginning this fall, there will be two Fines on the football sideline occupied by Bryant University. Head coach Marty Fine listed son Joe as part of the programâs latest recruiting effort on Wednesday. The Bulldogsâ 22-player class includes players from 10 different states with 11 being from New England.
LINCOLN â Oseh-Lie Saine is officially a member of Boston Collegeâs football program. In the eyes of the 2013 Lincoln High graduate who signed a pretty important document Wednesday, itâs a significant step that runs the gamut of emotions.
âIt feels really, really good,â a clearly jubilant Saine expressed when reached later the same day. âItâs a day Iâve been waiting for a long time and for it to finally come, it hit me (Tuesday night) and I was just like, âwow.â Signing that paper just felt great. Itâs real and I think Iâm still on cloud nine.â
LINCOLN â Although she didn't want to, Lauren Hervieux did a lot of watching from the sidelines as her Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op teammates competed.
Naturally, the premier senior defenseman would've preferred to take the ice with them and help in her usual ways â battling in the corners, stealing pucks, squelching 2-on-1 breakaways.
She couldn't, of course, after dislocating and fracturing her kneecap at a Lincoln varsity soccer practice back on Nov. 7, the afternoon before a pivotal state tournament semifinal.
LINCOLN- Dennis P. Pacheco Sr, 90, of Lincoln Manor, passed away Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Beatrice (Levesque) Pacheco, and they had been married 66 years.
Born in East Providence, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (Botelho) Pacheco. He resided on Webster Street in Lincoln for 28 years, moving to California for 10 years, and returning to Lincoln in 1992.
Mr. Pacheco was a United States Navy, World War II and Korean War Veteran.
Ovidio J. Garzoli
PAWTUCKET- Ovidio J. Garzoli- "Charlie" of Brewster Street Pawtucket died on February 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (King) Garzoli.
Mr. Garzoli was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Dominick and Assunta (Bonini) Garzoli. He worked at New England Linen for many years.
Charlie served in the United States Army as a constable in Germany after WWII. He was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish in Pawtucket.
Naseem A. Ayoub
SEEKONK- Naseem "Nas" A. Ayoub, 75, formerly of Seekonk, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Naples, FL with his beloved wife of 46 years, Ann M. (Davignon) Ayoub, by his side.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Assad and Mary (Moussab) Ayoub.
LINCOLN âNational Signing Day 2014 in college football circles is well underway this morning and we have some news concerning a local prospect to pass along.
Oseh-Lie Saine, a 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, has officially joined the Boston College football team. The news was announced via Twitter under @BCFootballNews: âOsei-Lie Saine joins the BC football team! The DL earned all-Rhode Island 1st-team honors at Lincoln HS.â
BC lists Saine as a defensive end who measures out at 6-foot-4, 265 pounds. He played a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy this past autumn.
PAWTUCKET â Based on his court-side demeanor late in his squadâs intense Division II tussle with North stalwart Scituate High on Tuesday night, St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders seemed both miffed and anxious at his girlsâ turnovers and lack of offense.
Once the Saints had clinched a solid 44-38 crossover victory over the Spartans, however, he slowly became more gregarious.
CENTRAL FALLS âPolice and fire officials confirmed that a body was inside a rusted and delapidated Toyota Camry that was found submerged in the Blackstone River near the Blackstone Landing boat ramp on Tuesday morning.
A Central Falls Police spokesman would not say if the body was male or female, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Read the full story in Wednesday's Times.
Thomas J. Duffy
PAWTUCKET - Thomas J. Duffy, formerly of Pawtucket and Little Compton passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Molloy) Duffy. They were married for 59 years.
Mr. Duffy was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Thomas L. Duffy and Mary (Kennedy) Duffy. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII.
John L. Brierley
PAWTUCKET - John L. Brierley, of Manton Avenue, passed away Saturday at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab. He was the husband of the late Velma G. (Shea) Brierley.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John L. and Emily (McCaw) Brierley. He was a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
Mr. Brierley was a United States Army Air Corps, World War II Veteran, earning the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
John was employed by the Newman Crosby Company for over 40 years until his retirement.
He loved to spend time at the Lincoln Dog Track.
Antonio A. Forte
CUMBERLAND - Antonio A. Forte, 83, of Doire Road, passed away Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Sylvia (Champagne) Forte.
Born in Cumberland he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Mascio) Forte. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Forte was employed as an Operating Engineer for the former Forte Brothers Inc. for over 45 years, retiring in 1993.
Judith A. Sabatini
FORT PIERCE, FL - SABATINI, Judith A. (Parent), 71, of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away February 2, 2014. She was the wife of Reno R. Sabatini, Sr. for 54 years.
Matthew S. Lydon
PAWTUCKET - Matthew S. Lydon, 20, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was a beloved son of Joseph P. and Lisa A. (Fortin) Lydon of Pawtucket.
Russell N. Morrison
PAWTUCKET - Russell N. Morrison, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014. He was the husband of the late Norma A. (Hadley) Morrison. Born in Seekonk, he was a son of the late William and Christina (Newton) Morrison.
Russell was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.