August 29th, 2012
PAWTUCKET - Jeannette Marchand, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012. She was the wife of the late Oscar Marchand.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Bernard) Grenier. Jeannette was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
CUMBERLAND - Antonio Silva, 86, of Colonial Ave. passed away Tuesday in the Oakland Grove Nursing Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Placedia (Brito) Silva.
Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Jaime and Maria (Campos) Silva. He resided in Cumberland most of his life.
Mr. Silva was employed as the general manager of the former Howard Johnson Motor Lodge and Restaurant, Pawtucket for 30 years until his retirement.
CENTRAL FALLS(AP) â€” Police say a body pulled from the Blackstone River in Central Falls last week is that of a 31-year-old man reported missing from a treatment center.
Police said Tuesday the body found in the river was that of Marvin Reynolds.
Reynolds had been reported missing by Gateway Healthcare, Inc. on Aug. 18. Police issued a warrant for his arrest because he was required as a condition of his parole to remain in one of Gateway's facilities.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Police in Central Falls made an arrest Tuesday in a double shooting that occurred in the area of Illinois Street and Hedley Avenue at around noon time Monday.
The unidentified shooting victims, a male and a female, were taken by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital where they were treated for minor gunshot wounds and released, according to Police Maj. James J. Mendonca.
Charles R. Mooney
PAWTUCKET - Charles Robert Mooney, 74, of Elder Street, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Chretien) Mooney and they had been married for the past 48 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Alfred and Evelyn (Follows) Mooney. He resided in Pawtucket for the past 46 years.
Mr. Mooney was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Charles was employed as tool setter for the Fulford Manufacturing Company of East Providence for many years until his retirement.
Linda May Goyette
CUMBERLAND - Linda May Goyette, 53, of North Attleboro, formerly of Canning Street, Cumberland, passed away MONDAY at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Robert Curran and the late Edna (Roberts) Curran. She resided in North Attleboro for the past 3 years, previously residing in Cumberland.
She was employed as laser operator for the Needletech Inc. of North Attleboro for the past three years. She was previously employed for many years at Texas Instruments.
Marilynn E. Brown
LINCOLN - Marilynn E. Brown, 67, of Lincoln, died Monday at home. She was the wife of Robert C. Brown.
Born in Mahattan NY, she came to Lincoln in 1956 and has lived in the same house her grandparents bought in the late 1800s when they immigrated from Ireland. She was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Sullivan) Downing.
His tenure with the Pawtucket Red Sox may have ended in a less-than-desirable fashion, yet make no mistake: Mark Prior remains as determined as ever to refute the industry bias surrounding him by pitching again in a major-league setting.
PAWTUCKET â€” After dropping one-goal verdicts in each of the past two Division I state title matches, could the third time be the charm for Shea High this fall?
Veteran head coach Pierre Ridore certainly thinks so, even though he graduated a half dozen key starters, and he let his feelings be known early Monday afternoon before his team boarded its bus for a preseason scrimmage against two-time defending Division II champion Smithfield.
PAWTUCKET â€” A 28-year-old Pullen Avenue man with a history of domestic assault charges is accused of hitting his former girlfriend and taking part in her abduction in an incident near her Amey Street home early Sunday morning, Pawtucket Police said.
CUMBERLAND â€” The start of a new school year begins tomorrow with students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 9 returning to classes, followed by students in Grades 10-12 on Thursday.
Throughout the summer, the School Committee, School Superintendent Philip D. Thornton and the school administration and staff have been planning several new programs and initiatives for the upcoming year, including full-day kindergarten and a new district-wide grading policy.
Barbara M. Normandin
PAWTUCKET - Normandin, Barbara May, 83, of Roosevelt Avenue, died Monday August 27th, 2012 at Fogarty Housing in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Ernest Normandin Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Woods) Quinn. Mrs. Normandin had worked as a foreman at Hasbro.
David W. Greenwood
PAWTUCKET - David W. Greenwood, 45, of Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket died August 22, 2012.
Mr. Greenwood was born in Pawtucket, the son of William M. Greenwood and Doris (Alarie) Greenwood. He was a self employed telemarketer.
Mr. Greenwood was a longtime political activist in the City of Pawtucket. He was a staunch supporter of a fair and honest government for all the citizens in and around his beloved Pawtucket. David was a dedicated fan of the Boston Red Sox and though he loved all sports the Red Sox were always his favorite team.
Eileen M. MarcAurele
Eileen M. MarcAurele, of Hughes Avenue, Pawtucket passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Gerald J. MarcAurele.
Mrs. MarcAurele was born in Cumberland, the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Perry) Bannon. She was a loving homemaker and a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
PAWTUCKET - Mariana Gomez, formerly of High Street, Pawtucket died August 25, 2012.
Mariana was born in East Providence, the daughter of the late Lawrendo and Matilda (Pina) Alves.
Ms. Gomez is survived by her son Ricardo Gomez of Providence, her nephew James Parker and his wife Pearl of Providence, her nieces Angelita Cartagena of Florida and Benita Sanchez of Massachusetts and several great nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Maria Alves Cartagena, Dulinda Alves Sanchez, Domingo and John Alves and the aunt of the late Laurendo Peters.
Ovila J. Pelland
CUMBERLAND - Ovila J. "Chick" Pelland, 85, of Little Pond County Road died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Neil) Pelland. Mr. and Mrs. Pelland were married for 53 years.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Homer and Roseanne (Bergeron) Pelland, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 23 years.
Mr. Pelland was an engineering aide for Texas Instruments, Attleboro for 32 years before retiring in 1968.
He was a member of Assembly of God Church, South Attleboro.
CUMBERLAND -- When Ray Sikorowicz and his family drove from their Lincoln residence to Camp Ker Anna for the â€śYoâ€ť Raymond Memorial 5K early Saturday morning, the 45-year-old veteran runner had two modest goals in mind â€“ run a time that was in the low-18 minute range and compete for the top spot in his 40-49 age division.
Sikorowicz was able to accomplish both of those goals, as well as do something that in his wildest dreams he could not have envisioned â€“ win the sixth annual race.
NORTH SCITUATE -- Members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshalâ€™s Office (Boston) and the Randolph (Mass.) Police Department arrested Hector Andrade, 24, whose last known address was in Central Falls, for several armed robberies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to Colonel Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Back in the mid-1990s, Brian Johnson and Chuck Rinebolt often teased each other about how long they would, or could, last playing semi-pro football.
The game, more often than not, can be thankless. They don't get paid, and â€“ at times â€“ are stuck paying for their own equipment, but they don't care. These men, most of whom work full-time, have to hustle to the practice grid two or three times a week before or after their jobs to hone their skills, speed and strength for their upcoming weekend opponent.
They're in it just for their intense love for football.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Members of the Central Falls Police Departmentâ€™s Special Investigative Unit executed a search warrant Friday at 63 Fletcher St., 2nd Floor.
The focus of the investigation was a Mildred Ramirez, 48, and her daughter, Luz Ramirez, 24.
During a month-long investigation, it was learned that Ramirez and her daughter were manufacturing and distributing cocaine throughout the city of Central Falls. Investigators also discovered that both females had criminal histories involving the distribution of narcotics and were currently on probation for those offenses.