Skip to main content

Archive - 2014

July 18th

College pals Verdugo and Ranaudo reunited at McCoy

July 18, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The newest member of the PawSox pitching staff had a familiar face waiting to greet him at T.F. Green Airport.
 
Make that a good friend who also doubles as an offseason housemate down in Baton Rouge.
 

Immigration rhetoric intensifies

July 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Standing on the steps of the Statehouse, Terry Gorman told a small rally riday that if buses filled with immigrant children from Central America were rolling in Rhode Island, “I would lay down in front of those buses.”

As the three dozen or so protesters cheered and shouted “Me, too,” he added, “because I believe that would be the destruction of the state of Rhode Island.”

Ernest W. Levasseur, Jr

July 18, 2014

Ernest W. Levasseur, Jr.

PAWTUCKET - Ernest W. Levasseur, Jr., 81, quietly passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, following a battle with cancer. Ernie was born and raised in Pawtucket, RI and was pre-deceased by two spouses; Delores Levasseur and Lauretta Ferriera Levasseur.

Alma M. DuPuis

July 18, 2014

Alma M. DuPuis

Hubert J. Fregeolle

July 18, 2014

Hubert J. Fregeolle

PAWTUCKET - Hubert "Curly" J. Fregeolle, 88, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marguerite "Peg" (Salois) Fregeolle, the couple would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Labor Day. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Ernest and Alice (Millotte) Fregeolle. Curly was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater aboard the destroyer, USS Picking. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Cecilia Church.

Matilda D. Fortunati

July 18, 2014

Matilda D. Fortunati

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Matilda "Tillie" D. (Lapham) Fortunati, passed away at home on Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Fortunati. Born in Seekonk, the daughter of the late Wilbur D. and Blanche M. (Arpin) Lapham, she resided in Pawtucket before moving to South Attleboro 25 years ago.
Tillie had been employed by the Ledgemont Country Club, Fram and the Harvest Bakery. She gave freely of her time and talent by volunteering for many different organizations including the Memorial Hospital of RI and Meals on Wheels.

Russell Turmel

July 18, 2014

Russell Turmel

PAWTUCKET - Russell Turmel, 81, passed Wednesday July 16th with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Edna B. (Lambert) Turmel. He was of the son late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Shorrock) Turmel. Russell was the proprietor of Turner Caulking and Restoration for many years.

July 17th

Vazquez could make himself Boston’s top backstop

July 17, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – Whether it’s promoting him to a new level or putting more responsibilities on his plate, the Red Sox have never shied away from challenging Christian Vazquez.

“Whether it’s going to the Arizona Fall League or his first big-league (spring training) camp, this guy has exceeded expectations every time,” gushed Red Sox Minor-League Catching Coordinator Chad Epperson on Thursday when asked about the recently-promoted-to-the-majors Vazquez.

Victoria M. Gonya

July 17, 2014

Victoria M. Gonya

PAWTUCKET - Victoria M. (Lamoureux) Gonya 79, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Hospice center surrounded by her family and her beloved cat Mai-tai. Her husband Rudolph A. Gonya predeceased her. They had been married for 60 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George Lamoureux and Victoria (Breault) Lamoureux. Victoria had been employed as a spooler and a private duty nurse in her younger days. She was also a Eucharist minister at St. Raymond Church for many years.

Ora Potter

July 17, 2014

Ora Potter

PAWTUCKET- Ora Potter, 88 a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Apollo Beach, Florida where she has been residing for the last 3 years. Service will be announced at a later date.

Brian R. Labonte

July 17, 2014

Brian R. Labonte

WEST GREENWICH - Brian R. Labonte, 48, died unexpectedly on July 14, 2014. Brian was born in Pawtucket, the son of Robert J. Labonte (Providence County Sheriff-Retired) and the late Alice V. (Thompson) Labonte.
Brian was the office manager in a local law office.
In addition to his father he leaves two sisters, Deborah Garay of Pawtucket and Donna Simmons of Springtown, TX; his nieces and nephews: Gloria Garay, Jose Garay, Nadine Simmons, and Nicole Simmons; and grandnieces and nephews Zaria, Jalen, Sincere, Jaleah, Julianna and Lola.

July 16th

Districts in rear view, CALL preps for states

July 16, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Twenty-four hours after their epic, come-from-behind 9-6 victory over gritty Lincoln in the District IV championship game, it was back to business as usual for the Cumberland American All-Stars.
 
They returned to practice at their Garvin Field home on Tuesday night, ready to move on from one of the most exciting and memorable contests in R.I. Little League Tournament history.
 

Obama taps ex-Pawtucket senator for federal post

July 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Thomas Coderre, former state senator from Pawtucket and now the chief of staff to Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, is leaving his Statehouse job to take a position with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Coderre overcame his own high-profile troubles with substance abuse nearly a dozen years ago and became active in substance abuse treatment advocacy. He served as the board chair for Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES), and was National Field Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery, based in Washington, D.C.

Robert Medeiros

July 16, 2014

Robert Medeiros

SEEKONK - Robert Medeiros, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marianne Medeiros. Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Manuel C. and Mary R. Medeiros of Fall River.

July 15th

Lincoln, CALL gave it their all in unforgettable D.IV finale

July 15, 2014


BURRILLVILLE -- For participants and fans alike, Monday night’s R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship game was something like a Six Flags water slide – jam-packed with thrilling twists and turns, while getting everyone soaked.
 

Students revamp CF plaza

July 15, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — A joint project by students from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia to transform an ugly vacant lot on Dexter Street into an attractively landscaped public plaza and park is finished.

To celebrate the completion of the six-week project, a finale party, or “Party at the Plaza,” is slated to be held tonight at 6 at 741 Dexter St. The event will include live music, food, screen printing, a photo booth and a plaza-naming contest.

Gail E. Quinn

July 15, 2014

Gail E. Quinn

Formerly of Pawtucket - Gail E. Quinn passed on January 7, 2014. A Celebratory Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Saint Maria Goretti Church, Power Rd, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited.

M. Joyce Noble

July 15, 2014

M. Joyce Noble

PAWTUCKET - M. Joyce Noble, age 89, a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Atria Senior Living at Lincoln Place where she had been residing for the last 17 months.

July 14th

Lincoln captures 9-10-Year-Old District IV title

July 14, 2014

Members of the Lincoln 9-10-Year-Old District IV All-Star team take a victory lap around Burrillville's Sherman Park after capturing the district title Monday night

Cumberland park gets new paved lot

July 14, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The town’s Diamond Hill Park off Diamond Hill Road has a new asphalt parking lot thanks to a $165,542 improvement project but Mayor Daniel J. McKee is asking the Town Council for an expansion of the work when it meets on Wednesday.

McKee said the Department of Environmental Management rules for use of the open space park allowed the initial paving project to cover just one acre of the available parking area at the one-time, state-operated ski area to be paved by the Cardi Corporation under the initial work.