January 9th, 2014
Glenn R. Fitzpatrick
PAWTUCKET - Fitzpatrick, Glenn R., 57 of Pawtucket died January 9, 2014 at Home and Hospice Care of RI. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Providence, son of the late Fred R. and Dorothy H. (Earnshaw) Fitzpatrick. He loved sports.
He is survived by his four siblings, Carolyn Parrott and her husband Robert of Manchester, CT, Barbara King and her husband Joseph of Pawtucket, Allen Fitzpatrick and his wife Michele of Pawtucket and Fred Fitzpatrick and his wife Paula of Bristol. His guardian Cheryl Grenier of Cumberland.
PROVIDENCEâIn the company of an interpreter, Jorge DePina of Pawtucket pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Thursday to murdering his 10-year-old daughter, Aleida.
PROVIDENCE â After watching his team dismantle Georgetown for its Big East win the season, PC head coach Ed Cooley touched upon the ominous cloud that has hovered over his program in recent weeks.
From a three-game losing streak that included a pair of stinging overtime defeats and a 30-point blowout against Villanova, to Brandon Austinâs decision to leave without playing a single regular-season minute, to a fire at Cooleyâs East Greenwich home that forced his family to evacuate, the head coach saw an opening to address all concerns following the Friarsâ 70-52 bludgeoning of the Hoyas.
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PAWTUCKET â Tolman High coach Mike Kayata has been juggling a bunch of individual talents over the first month of the season while looking for the one piece that will turn his team into a cohesive machine on offense.
âIâve been looking for a point guard,â the coach said after the Tigers rolled to a 70-56 victory over Shea High in the annual James W. Donaldson Memorial Scholarship game before a full house of vocal fans from both schools.
Examining the stat sheet and learning that newcomer Prince Johnson Jr. collected 10 assists on the night, Kayata smiled.
PAWTUCKET â In a situation that has become as muddled as the mint in a Mojito, the City Councilâs Board of License Commissioners once again delayed a decision on the transfer of a liquor license to the new owner of a Mineral Spring Avenue bar.
Donald J. LeBlanc Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Donald J. LeBlanc Jr., of Byron avenue, Pawtucket died on January 5, 2014.
Mr. LeBlanc was the husband of the late Eileen (McConnon) LeBlanc.
He was born in Bristol, the son of the late Donald J. LeBlanc Sr. and Victoria (Santo) LeBlanc.
Mr. LeBlanc served his Country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He earned numerous commendations during his time there including the Bronze Star Medal.
Ruth H. Travers
CUMBERLAND - Ruth H. Travers, 79, of Highland Avenue passed away Tuesday in R.I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Travers.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Chaput) Davis. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
Mary A. Rodrigues
CUMBERLAND - Mary A. (Calista) Rodrigues, 83, of Lincoln Manor, passed away Tuesday at the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the cherished wife of Joseph M. Rodrigues.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late John Q. and Carolina (Nobrega) Calista. She resided in Lincoln for the past 37 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
Alice was employed as an Administrative Assistant for the Central Beverage Company for over 35 years until her retirement.
PROVIDENCE - Angela Morales, 88, of Hillside Avenue and formerly of Pawtucket, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Nicolas and Modesta (Salenas) Morales, she had lived in Pawtucket for over 20 years before moving to Providence.
Angela was an assembler of jewelry boxes at International Packaging Company, Pawtucket for many years before retiring.
Beatrice Carter Minkins
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice Carter Minkins, 100, of Glenwood Avenue passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the 8th daughter of the late John Carter and Rosa L. (Jessup) Minkins.
PAWTUCKET â In what appears to be a case of âbuyer beware,â a small Broad Street church that purchased the old Pawtucket-Central Falls train depot from its previous owners for one dollar could potentially be facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair costs and significant liabilities.
Representatives of the Iglesia Pentecostal Nueva Vida En Cristo Church, of 114 Broad St., have been summoned to appear in Municipal Housing Court on Jan. 13 to answer to a host of citations related to the crumbling 99-year-old brick building.
Full story appears on Page 1 of Wednesday's Times.
PROVIDENCE â Acknowledging that last yearâs House session âdid not end nice,â with members taking personal shots at one another over various issues, House Speaker Gordon Fox gaveled the 2014 session open with a call to âmake this about the people.â
âThings can not be worked out in this chamber if it gets personal,â Fox said. âIf you lash out today, maybe it feels good, but ultimately it does not solve problems.â
Full story appears on Page 1 of Wednesday's Times.
PAWTUCKET - Clara (Palumbo) Willis, 91, passed on January 5th. She was the wife of late Clayton Willis.
She is survived by her four children, Clayton Willis, Roseann Purcell, Julia Zelano and Anthony Willis, four grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit staring at 9:30am.For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.
Catherine J. Grant
ATTLEBORO - Catherine J. (Gaouette) Grant, 60, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert G. Grant, Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Clinton M. and Dorothy L. (Bailey) Gaouette of Seekonk.
Catherine was a lifelong member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Seekonk, where she served as a Deaconess and President of the Womens Fellowship. She was very active in many church activities and served on several committees. Catherine was also an active member of the Linsey Woolsey Quilt Guild, Attleboro Falls.
Pauline A. Smith
LINCOLN - Pauline A. Smith, 85, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Harry C. Smith. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late James and Ann E. (Cassidy) Nelson.
Mrs. Smith was employed for the State of RI as a medical claims examiner for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active parishioner/volunteer at St. Jude Church.
PAWTUCKET â The unsafe conditions in what remains of a graceful, gambrel-roofed Colonial at 34 Utton Ave. have prevented fire officials from determining the exact cause of Saturday morningâs fire.
A two-alarm blaze broke out in the two-and-a-half-story, woodframe house at around 4 a.m. Pawtucket firefighters had to deal with bitter cold temperatures and icy conditions as they worked for over seven hours to fully extinguish the fire and douse stubborn âhot spotsâ.
Full story appears on Page 1 of Tuesday's Times.
CENTRAL FALLS â Declaring that âWe have come too far to turn back now,â Mayor James Diossa was sworn in for his first full term in office on Monday, pledging to âcontinue the momentum, the positive energy that is flowing through Central Falls.â
Itâs time for Providence College basketball fans to put everything in proper perspective.
Theyâre an upset group due to the administration imposing a season-long suspension from game competition on two freshmen. They feel the sentence is a tad on the harsh side, especially in the wake of no reported legal wrongdoings.
Ernest A. Tapley
CUMBERLAND- Ernest A. Tapley, 88, of Cumberland, died Sunday at The Holiday Nursing Home. He was the husband of Ursula (McCann) Tapley.
Born in Millinocket, ME, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude (Madore) Tapley.
Mr. Tapley was employed as a truck driver for A&P Stores and Dexter Farms. He was a member of Teamsters Local #370. Mr. Tapley was a World War II Army veteran.
CENTRAL FALLS- Irene Bouvier, 84, passed on January 5th.
Born in Lowell, MA, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Leda (Charette) Bouvier.
She had been employed by AT Cross for many years.
Irene is survived by a sister, Rita M. Turenne of Central Falls and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Armand J. Bouvier
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, (Tommorow) at 9:30am in Holy Spirit Parish, Dexter St, Central Falls. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.