August 7th, 2012
DELTONA, FL - Roland L. Grenier Sr., 84, of Deltona and formally of Cumberland, RI lost his battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, August 1st home. He was the beloved husband of the late Dora (Viens) Grenier. They were married for 42 years.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Napoleon and Delina (Lamontagne) Grenier.
He leaves three children Elaine Pytka of Cumberland, RI; Debra A. Grenier-Anderson of Wichita, KS and Richard M. Grenier of Deltona, FL and a sister Doris Breault of Pawtucket, RI.
CENTRAL FALLS - Daniel Carreiro Furtado, 82 of Central Falls, died Monday, at Summit Commons Nursing Home in Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Noemia (Carreiro) Furtado.
Born in Pedreira, Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Antonio Carreiro and Maria do Carmo (Mota) Furtado. Daniel came to the United States in 1967.
NORTH PROVIDENCE: Raymond A. Lague, 81, passed away on August 6th. He was the loving husband of Claire (Guindon) Lague. They have been married for 62 years.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Arthur and Eliane (Brousseau) Lague.
Raymond graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1949. He played professional baseball with the Boston Braves and Pittsburg Pirates AA Farm System.
PAWTUCKET - George "Dad" H. Hands, III, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Christine T. (Lussier) Hands for 30 years.
CUMBERLAND - Thomas F. Almeida Sr., 65, of Duchess Rd. passed away Monday at home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Baillargeon) Almeida.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Constance M. ( Mc Pherson) Almeida of Cumberland and the late Wenceslau S. Almeida Jr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
Mr. Almeida was a partner in the law firm of Capineri & Almeida, Pawtucket for over 20 years until his retirement in 2008. He was also the Solicitor for the Town of Cumberland for 14 years under the Stetkiewicz and Gaschen administrations.
PAWTUCKET â€” While saying that he intends to be open minded about hearing options at an upcoming meeting, Mayor Donald Grebien has made it clear that he thinks the School Department must take responsibility in addressing an unexpected deficit of $1.5 or more that has arisen as the 2012 school budget is being closed out.
PAWTUCKET â€” A Pawtucket man with convictions for attempted murder and narcotics charges in Puerto Rico was arrested by State Police Monday under a new law that makes it a crime to possess body armor after a crime of violence.
Antonio E. Limardo, 34, of 42 Webster St., was also in possession of a 9mm handgun, a knife and pepper spray, state police said.
Read more in our print edition.
PAWTUCKET - Kenneth J. Lawrence, 51, of Pawtucket, RI and West Yarmouth, MA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Karen A. (Kut) Lawrence, they would have celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary in September.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Donald R. and Patricia A. (Perry) Lawrence of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - BALCOM, Myrtle M., 84, of Pawtucket passed away on August 3, 2012at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center.
The funeral for Myrtle will be Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket at 10:00 AM. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5:00 to8:00 PM. Full obituary can be found at
PAWTUCKET - Martha F. (DeRoche) Bibby-Boucher, 83, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Conrad "Butch" O. Boucher.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Annie (Tally) DeRoche. She leaves three children, Sandra Mellen, Walter Bibby and Michael R. Bibby, Sr. all of Pawtucket; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Annette Lust passed away at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center on August 3, 2012 at the age of 70.
She is survived by her husband Paul Mowrey, brothers George and Dirk, sisters Hannelore and Angelika and children Paco, Gustavo, Friedrika and Stephanie, together with 6 grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews.
CUMBERLAND - Manuel Ferreira, 74, of Broad Street passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Adozinda (Saraiva) Ferreira
Born in Pinhancos, Portugal he was the son of he late Antonio and Maximina (Santos) Ferreira. He resided in Cumberland for the past 10 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was employed at the former Central Braid, Central Falls until his retirement.
PAWTUCKET: Clarisse Doyon, 84, passed away at Grandview Nursing Home on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Born in Central Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Marguerite (Dion) Doyon.
PAWTUCKET - George J. Audette, 91 of Pawtucket died Friday at the Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of the late June (Voyer) Audette. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Joseph D. and Diana (Bourgeault) Audette. He was a Pawtucket resident his entire life.
PAWTUCKET - Martin, Jean, 67, of Pawtucket, and formerly of Central Falls, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. She was the wife of Joseph W. Martin Jr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Searles) Burns. She was a school bus monitor in Central Falls School Department for eighteen years, retiring in 2004.
Nights like the one that transpired at McCoy Stadium Saturday night donâ€™t come around too often â€¦
PAWTUCKET â€” As much as he enjoyed his two-year stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Wade Boggs wanted no part of the Triple-A ball club upon reaching the parent team in 1982.
Any ballplayer will tell you that his goal is not just to make the majors, but to make it and stay there, leaving the minor leagues in their rear-view mirror for good. When Boggsâ€™ promotion came after almost six years in the minors, he felt he had learned everything he needed to begin his big-league career.
PAWTUCKET â€” While children look forward to the time off from school, research reportedly shows that the lazy, hazy days of summer can cause a loss of learning. To help stem this, Hasbro, Inc. and the United Way of Rhode Island have teamed up to establish the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative for children across Rhode Island.
PAWTUCKET â€” From Aug. 5 to 11, the following operations will be in effect:
Anticipated Traffic Impacts / Road Work:
â€˘ Temporary highway closures of I-95 NB will continue during the early morning hours on Monday and Tuesday. These closures are necessary for the completion of the concrete deck panel erection for the new Bridge 550 NB structure.
PAWTUCKET â€” Following an investigation of an incident on Anthony Avenue, a 28-year-old city man was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse.
Dennis R. Hoffman, of Seneca Avenue, was arraigned on one count of child abuseâ€”first degree on Friday morning in District Court in Providence.
PAWTUCKET â€” With a new gateway bridge well under construction, a regional bicycle path in design and the consideration of a new national park before Congress, the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have now partnered with The Pawtucket Foundation to unlock the development potential of the two communitiesâ€™ historic riverfront corridor.