CENTRAL FALLS - Benvinda Fontes, "Vinda" 59, passed away on August 12th. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was the beloved wife of the late Francisco A. Fontes and the daughter of the late John Correia and Domingas Rocha.
As a loving and caring mother, she is survived by a son, Manuel Fontes, a daughter, Michell Fontes and a grandson, Jose Gabriel Fontes, all of Central Falls. She is also survived by her siblings Idilia Cosme. John Correia Jr, Estella Barbosa, Autilia Dylan and Lydia Nelson along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ A well-known local barber was fatally shot in his Krazy Kuts business at 2400 Pawtucket Ave. Wednesday afternoon, a killing that has put residents of the neighborhood on edge.
Yusef Avant, 42, who has previously been listed as living in an apartment at the 2400 Pawtucket Ave. property, was shot inside the shop, and was transported by rescue to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to East Providence Police.
Barbara E. Campbell
PAWTUCKET - Barbara E. (Ventresca-Major) Campbell, 74, Born in Augusta, Maine on 11-16-39 to the Eva 'Pearl' (Morin) Ventresca and George Ventresca Sr. (both now deceased) and had a wonderful relationship with her stepfather, James E. Major of Lincoln, RI.
Barbara moved from Maine to Lincoln, RI in her early teen years. She enjoyed Saturday night roller skating, winter ice skating, spinning records...especially Elvis Presley, country music and summer beach days with her daughters. Barbara worked at Coats Field department store and School House Candy in Pawtucket, RI.
LINCOLN – Police are investigating the second armed robbery of the Bank of America at 611 Smithfield Ave. in four months after a man entered the branch Monday afternoon and demanded money while threatening a teller with a handgun, according to police.
Lincoln Police Captain Philip Gould said the police department received a call from the branch at 3:55 p.m. reporting an unidentified male had walked in and pulled out a black handgun before demanding money from the bank teller.
Mary A. Cardozo
CUMBERLAND - Mary A. Cardozo, 92 of One Mendon Road, passed away Tuesday in the Grandview Nursing Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Ezekiel Cardozo.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Isabel (Sanchez) Machado.
She lived most of her life in Cumberland.
She was employed by the A.T. Cross Company, Lincoln, retiring in 1984.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Mary was a member of the Cumberland Lions Club.
Theodore J. Durand
CENTRAL FALLS - Theodore J. "Ted" Durand entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 10, 2014 after a four year illness. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Degnan) Durand. They had been married 48 years.
Ted was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Brown) Durand. He was a Forman at Eastern Color and Chemical Company for over 48 years.
LINCOLN - Anna Labrie, 86, passed on August 6th. She was the wife of the late Ernest E. Labrie.
Anna was the daughter of the late John and Emelia (Kulak) Klimuszka.
She is survived by a sister, Laura Bankas of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles and Stanley Klimuszka.
CUMBERLAND - Adeline Piepszny, 93, passed away Tuesday August 5, 2014 at her residence in Port Orange, FL. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew J. Piepszny. They were married for 43 years.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Franciszek and Paulina (Chuckla) Pasciak. She lived in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was a graduate of Central Falls High School. Before retiring Adeline was employed as a Bookkeeper for Guyan Mills, Bonney Blouse Co. and North Central Airways.
Alexis R. Coulombe
PAWTUCKET - Alexis R. Coulombe, 13, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Mark Coulombe, and Tara Erskine. Alexis was going into the 8th grade at Goff Junior High. She loved to sing and dance.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to the continued dedication of a group of area veterans and their devoted supporters, Pawtucket once again hosted the annua Victory Day memorial event on Monday at the Veterans Amphitheatre, adjacent to the City Hall complex, with numerous speakers praising the sacrifices made by veterans to preserve the nationâ€™s freedom.
Victory Day signaled the end to the War in the Pacific that concluded World War II.
PROVIDENCE â€“ For a different and perhaps refreshing change of pace, Ed Cooley wonâ€™t have to worry about juggling timeouts, what instructions to bark out or rack his brain in hopes of recalling the vivid details of the oppositionâ€™s scouting report.
As Cooley and his Providence College Friars embark on a 10-day, three-game exhibition swing through Europeâ€™s sunny peninsula, the head coach does so with somewhat of a lightened load. During PCâ€™s three exhibition contests against Italian competition, Cooley will let his assistant coaches run the show while he sits and observes.
PAWTUCKET â€“ It was a big night at McCoy Stadium Sunday night with lots of stars, both from sports and entertainment, shining bright, and all for singer and Providence native Jeffrey Osborneâ€™s charitable foundation and the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Trust.
PAWTUCKET --The very presence of Magic Johnson at McCoy Stadium on Sunday offered an interesting juxtaposition.
Here was the NBA legend, standing on the same plush and well-manicured field that became second nature to Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa during the past two seasons. The two former PawSox pitchers represent the prospect-laden haul the Red Sox received from Johnsonâ€™s Dodgers when the two teams ironed out a blockbuster trade that is rapidly approaching its two-year anniversary.
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It's a bus ride that will never get old for Cumberland American Little League.
The newly crowned New England Regional champions left Bristol, Conn., Sunday morning for Williamsport, Pa., and the Little League World Series.
"They left via coach bus at nine in the morning," Eastern Region assistant director Patrick Holden said.
Gerald "Jerry" Carroll
PAWTUCKET - Gerald "Jerry" C. Carroll, 76, of Pawtucket and a summer resident of Pittsburg, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Maryann N. (Banas) Carroll for fifty-four years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Nicholas E., Sr. and Grace Mary (Cameron) Carroll.