September 8th, 2014
Joseph A. Olivier
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joseph A. Olivier, 85, a retired proofreader, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Dunn) Olivier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Bruno and Marie Blanche (Lessard) Olivier.
Joe resided in Central Falls until moving to South Attleboro in 1995. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, and a member and former Trustee of the VFW Post 1271, Central Falls. He was also a member of the Elks and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Noella L. Aunchman
N. KINGSTOWN - Noella L. Aunchman, 94, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at South County Hospital on Friday, September 5, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Aunchman until his death in 1984. She was born in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Philippe and Blanche (Chartier) St. Pierre. Noella worked at the former Deb Shoppe as a presser before her retirement in 1981. She was a long-time member of the choir of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland.
Violet L. Marceau
PAWTUCKET - Violet L. Marceau, 85, passed peacefully on August 17th surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph D. Marceau.
She had been employed by Apex for many years before retiring.
Marion A. Glasheen
PAWTUCKET - Marion A. Glasheen, formerly of Pawtucket passed into eternal life on Sunday, September 7, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Glasheen.
Mrs. Glasheen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Francis McGovern and the late Lillian (Mack) McGovern. She was a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone, now Verizon, for over 40 years.
PAWTUCKET — After two years of battling Division I stalwarts like Hendricken, La Salle, Portsmouth and Barrington, Tolman High coach Dave Caito believes his Tigers, now back at Division II-A, could have a special season in front of them.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The four candidates for three at-large council seats say that issues ranging from improving the cityâ€™s business climate to keeping a keen eye to the cityâ€™s finances are focal points in the lead-up to Tuesdayâ€™s Democratic primary.
Incumbent councilmen Thomas E. Hodge, Lorenzo C. Tetreault, and Albert J. Vitali Jr. will look to receive another term on the council when voters take to the polls during the Sept. 9 primary. However, a challenge has come from School Committee member Sandra Cano.
Cumberland American Little League coaches and players acknowledge the applause from the Fenway Park crowd prior to Friday night's Blue Jays-Red Sox game. Joining the New England champs is Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.
SYRACUSE — Pawtucket clinched a trip to the Governors’ Cup finals with a three-game sweep of the Syracuse Chiefs, capped off by a roller-coaster 7-6 win on Friday night on the road.
After playing from behind the entire night, PawSox DH Ryan Lavarnway delivered a two-run, game-tying single in the seventh, his first hit of the series. Blake Swihart followed with a base hit to score Lavarnway for what proved to be the winning run.
PAWTUCKET – Taking center stage following two rather quiet Injury Fund scrimmages, Tolman High all but set Max Read Field’s gridiron on fire Friday night during a 25-7 romp over Cumberland.
Charles D. Lagor
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Charles D. Lagor, 87, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on September 4, 2014.
Charles was married to his loving wife Lois (Jacques) Lagor for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late William and Philemena (Pyne) Lagor.
Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Barbara M. (Gauthier) Fontaine-Blanset, 82, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter G. Fontaine, Sr., and the late Jack Blanset. Born in Pawtucket, she was one of six children of the late Philip J. and Marie B. (Doucette) Gauthier.
Barbara worked as a CNA until retiring, she then worked as a school lunch aide in the East Greenwich School Department for several years. Barbara was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Bridge.
Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.
PAWTUCKET - Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D., 93, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irene M. (Wojnilowicz) Czekanski.
Born in Warren, RI he was a son of the late Andrew L. and Frances (Krawczyk) Czekanski.
Dr. Czekanski was a member of both the RI Medical Society and the Pawtucket Medical Society. He was a Past President of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
During WW II he served as a Captain with the 363rd Station Medical Group in the U.S. Army Air Corp.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Arson is considered a â€śreal possibilityâ€ť in an early-morning fire that gutted an unoccupied three-story building on Foundry Street Thursday, fire officials said.
The fire broke out at 63 Foundry St. at about 3 a.m. Thursday and required nearly 50 firefighters from Central Falls and neighboring communities to fight the blaze before it was fully under control nearly three hours later, Fire Chief Robert Bradley Jr. told The Times.
The fire is the third in six months at the property, Bradley said, with the intensity of each inferno worsening with each incident.
PAWTUCKET — During the regular season, Pawtucket Red Sox righty Matt Barnes was 2-1 in three starts with a bloated 7.18 ERA.
But any resemblance between the regular-season Barnes and the post-season Barnes was pure coincidence.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Rooted in humble beginnings â€“ with a few dozen attendees attracted to the Pawtucket Public Library to celebrate the first annual festival in 1999 â€“ the Pawtucket Arts Festival has witnessed continued growth and expansion over the past 15 years Arts Festival Chairman John Baxter is hopeful that this year's upcoming celebration, the 16th annual such festival, will only serve to further grow the size, spectacle, and overall reach of the event.
For The Times
PAWTUCKET -- Garin Cecchini didn’t exactly crush the ball in the 10th inning Wednesday night. But his three-hop single over a drawn-in infield gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs in Game 1 of a best-of-five Governors’ Cup semifinal series.
Game 2 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday with a pair of right-handers on the mound – Syracuse’s Scott McGregor (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Pawtucket’s Matt Barnes (8-9, 3.95 ERA).
DANDRIDGE, TN - Leslie Thompson, 68, died at her home in Dandridge, TN on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Leslie, who grew up in Rhode Island, graduated from Cumberland, Rhode Island High School in 1963 and from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Microbiology in 1967. She earned a Master's Degree in Biomedical Research from Brown University in 1970.
Margaret C. Olson
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Peg" C. Olson, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was the loving wife of Michael R. Dunbar. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. Olson and Virginia T. (Bergeron) Andrew.
Peg was a CNA at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro for many years. She loved listening to music, caring for animals and camping. Peg lived life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
CUMBERLAND - Richard Bertrand, 67, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was the husband of Joyce (Marland) Bertrand. They were happily married for 44 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lea (Duhamel) Bertrand. Richard was an insurance underwriter for 35 years, retiring in 2010. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Anthony T. Olivo
FALL RIVER - Anthony T. Olivo, 73 of Fall River, formerly of Pawtucket, RI, passed on August 28, 2014. He leaves his wife, Candice Viveiros-Olivo; 2 brothers, Richard and Joseph Olivo; his sister, the late Marion Butler.
Anthony loved colorful and crazy socks, so please select a pair at the back of the church and take that final walk with him. Put a smile on his face and attend in casual summer clothes.
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