Archive - 2014
Edward I. Morgan
CENTRAL FALLS - Edward I. Morgan of Central Falls died on November 28, 2014. He was the husband of the late Frances (Sistakavskas) Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his son, Edward W. Morgan of New York, New York and his daughter Susan Rossi of Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. He also leaves his grandchildren, Allison, Taylor, and Christopher. He was the father of the late Marilyn Morgan.
Antonio S. Gomes
EAST PROVIDENCE - Antonio "Tony" S. Gomes, 82, of Rumford, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Langlois) Gomes for 56 years. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Antonio S. and
Capitolina (Almeida) Gomes, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life before moving to Rumford in 2008.
Tony was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran.
CUMBERLAND â€“ While many on Friday opted to spend their day shopping online or at nationwide chains, shoppers on Saturday were encouraged to support and patronize local businesses as part of the national Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday was launched in November 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage people across the country to support small local businesses. Over the years, what began as a day eventually grew into a nationwide movement. According to American Express, an estimated $5.5 billion has been spent at small independent businesses on the day.
CUMBERLAND – The game had been over for nearly 15 minutes, maybe a bit longer, but the Cumberland High gridders remained on the Tucker Field turf posing for pictures for any amateur photographer who asked.
Some danced around with teammates, others issued hugs to parents while a few gathered around the one holding the annual Thanksgiving Day trophy to study the history behind it.
LINCOLN – The final game for Ferguson Field’s grass surface proved to be an entertaining affair.
A one-yard run by Central Falls quarterback Malik Velazquez provided the deciding points in the Warriors’ come-from-behind 28-21 triumph against Thanksgiving rival Lincoln Friday night. C.F. now leads the holiday series, 3-2.
PAWTUCKET – In an anti-climactic conclusion to a season of great expectations, St. Raphael Academy blanked Super Bowl-bound Moses Brown 34-0 on Friday morning at Pariseau Field.
PAWTUCKET – Shea High and Tolman played a Thanksgiving football game for the ages on Friday evening at Max Read Field.
In a game that meant nothing but pride for both sides, Tolman jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter and led 33-21 at halftime before the Raiders rallied in the second half to take home a scintillating 49-40 victory over their crosstown rivals.
PAWTUCKET – It could be the end of an era for one of the local sports scene’s most beloved franchises, although nothing is official yet.
Mary J. Polonczak (Rogala)
PAWTUCKET -Mary J. "Marylou" Polonczak, 83, passed away Friday November 21, 2014 at the Victorian Mansion in Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of Walter E. 'RED' Polonczak.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Sepiol) Rogala. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 50 years.
Before retiring Mary was employed as a Sales Clerk for Apex. Prior to that she was employed by the former Fram Corp. as a Waitress and also worked as a Waitress for the former Elsa's Lodge of Pawtucket.
Claire E. Carr
WOONSOCKET - Claire E. Carr, 80, of Phillip Ave., passed away Wednesday at home. She was the beloved wife of Charles Carr.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Ena (Gillant) Depot. She resided in Woonsocket for the past 20 years previously residing in Cumberland.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also loved cats, knitting and jewelry.
Eugene E. Noel, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Eugene "Gene" E. Noel, Jr., 82, of Pawtucket, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed Friday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of 18 years of Carla (Dame) Noel and the late Jeanne P. (Fournier) Noel who passed in 1993.
Elizabeth S. Handrigan Hinchcliffe
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth S. "Libby" (Wilde) Handrigan Hinchcliffe, 94, of Cumberland passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert Hinchcliffe and the late Earl V. Handrigan.
PAWTUCKET – The sight of a quarterback taking a knee comes at the end of the game when the outcome is no longer in doubt – in football parlance it’s commonly referred to as the genuflect offense.
When Tolman High was dealt a one-year playoff ban by the Interscholastic League Principals’ Committee on Athletics for a brief on-field skirmish in 2013, the 2014 team could have easily found itself taking a season-long kneel down.
CENTRAL FALLS – During preseason workouts in August, some high school football coaches already know that their teams – based on numbers, talent, seasons played together, knowledge of their systems, etc. – will earn a playoff berth.
In fact, there are a few who figure their clubs, barring massive injuries, will claim a spot in their divisional Super Bowl.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A local family was given a lift emotionally and financially Tuesday when they were presented with a $5,000 donation from a Massachusetts-based organization that provides funds to families involved in the care of children with cancer.
Four-year-old Sebastian Calado in July was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. On Tuesday, Sebastian was joined by his mother and two brothers as the family received a $5,000 gift from Cops for Kids with Cancer.
Lawrence P. Mooney
PAWTUCKET - Lawrence P. Mooney, 82, of Pawtucket, passed away surrounded by his family, Monday, November 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Davis) Mooney. They were happily married for 58 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Theileg) Mooney.
LINCOLN - Delfina (Silva) Gaspar, 99, of Grandview Avenue, passed away Tuesday at the Grandview Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late Ximenes Gaspar.
Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Pedreira) Silva. She spent her childhood and young adult years in Sao Paio, Gouveia, Portugal, returning to the United States at age 35, settling in Pawtucket. She resided for the past 13 years in Lincoln with her daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Gaspar was employed as a Stitcher for the former Health-Tex Inc. of Central Falls for 20 years.
Cheryl L. DiGiuseppe
PAWTUCKET - Cheryl L. (Allison) DiGiuseppe, 64, of Second Street died unexpectedly Saturday, November 22, 2014 at home. She was the wife of James W. DiGiuseppe.
Born in Greenville, SC, a daughter of L. Lee Allison of Punta Gorda, FL and the late Carolyn (DeGuilio) Allison, she had lived in Pawtucket and Cranston for most of her life.
Cheryl was the Tax Collector for the City of Pawtucket for 33 years before retiring in 2010. She was a graduate of St. Xavier's Academy, Providence.
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