May 1st, 2012
PROVIDENCE â It seems like almost yesterday, but it was on Oct. 14, 2006 when Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. presented a marquee intracity duel between Providence super middleweights and bitter rivals Peter Manfredo Jr. and Joe âThe K.O. Kidâ Spina that generated a ton of buzz across the state and packed the Dunkinâ Donuts Center.
PAWTUCKET â With the St. Raphael Academy boys' volleyball team trailing 17-10 in the third, and what proved to be the final, game Tuesday night, head coach April Oberhelman called a timeout to discuss strategy.
After she finished her soliloquy, junior Steve Carvalho and senior Connor Harrington began stomping to their own version of Queen's âWe Will Rock You.â
Stomp, stomp, clap! Stomp, stomp, clap!
Team statistician Pauline Tougas, whose son, senior John Tougas, co-captains the squad with junior Brandon Dasilveira, turned around, laughing.
PAWTUCKET â It's official: Mayor Donald R. Grebien is seeking a second term. He is planning to announce his candidacy for re-election at a campaign kick-off to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at Slater Mill. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
SEEKONK â Leftover contaminants fueled a smoky blaze that destroyed a vacant Seekonk mill and made for a long and exhausting day in the rain on Tuesday for area firefighters.
According to fire officials, crews were called to the scene at around 4:30 a.m. for a fire that had broken out in an abandoned building at 36 Maple Avenue, located off Central Avenue (Route 152). Several fire officials said the cause appears to be suspicious, as all of the utilities in the building had been shut off.
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Richard A. "Dick" Kelley, 72, of Avery Street, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home. He was the husband of Jeanne T. (Ringuette) for over 50 years.
PAWTUCKET - Josephine (Gonzalez) Craveiro, 87, formerly of Chestnut Street, Pawtucket, passed away Monday in the Hallworth House Rehabilitation Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Manuel R. Craveiro.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Rodriguez) Gonzalez. She resided in Johnston for the past 10 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Craveiro was employed as Embroiderer for the former Health Tex Inc. for many years, and later was a CNA for The Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls.
Woonsocket - Elaine P. (Lucrkut) Anderson, 67, of Allen Street and formerly of Canterbury Avenue, Cumberland passed away peacefully on April 30, 2012 in the loving arms of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Craig Anderson.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was one of three children born to Agnes (Leal) Lucrkut of East Providence and the late Anthony Lucrkut. She had lived in Cumberland for 43 years before moving to Woonsocket 3 years ago.
Edward M. Kenney
SMITHFIELD - Edward "Ted" M. Kenney, 94, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side at his daughter's home. He was the husband of the late Marion (Booth) Kenney.
Ted was the son of late Joseph and Sarah (McAllister) Kenney-Dyson.
He had been employed by the Wardwell Braiding Machine Company as a truck driver and carpenter and had also worked as a maintenance person at the Pawtucket Day Nursery. Ted attended the Woodlawn Baptist Church and was an Army-Air Force Veteran of WWII.
BOSTON â For Aaron Cook and the Red Sox, D-Day â as in Decision Day â is at hand.
With Tuesday marking May 1, the day in which Cookâs minor-league opt-out clause officially takes effect, Boston must decide whether to promote the veteran pitcher and place him on the active roster or risk losing him to free agency. Reached Monday night, Joe Bick, the agent for Cook, spelled out a step-by-step process that included all involved parties.
BOSTON â The sight of Josh Reddick sporting a green and gold Oakland Aâs uniform inside Fenway Park Monday night only further augments the idea that not every drafted-and-developed Red Sox type has a seat waiting for him at the parent clubâs table.
LINCOLN -- Davies Tech head coach Scott Cooper and assistant Joe Handy have spent a lot of time working on their squadâs base-running skills over the past month or so, and it showed â and then some â on Monday afternoon.
The Patriots turned singles into doubles or more, robbed four bases and registered three runs on wild pitches to snag a 10-0 âmercy ruleâ victory over Bishop Keough at the Daviesâ diamond.
PAWTUCKET â Saying that it has played âa vital roleâ in the growth of the city's downtown as an artistic, cultural and economic center, the City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the exemption of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre from taxation.
The resolution, supported by an 8 to 0 vote, gives the City Council the authority to exempt the theatre from paying taxes on real property, personal and motor vehicles. The legislation will require approval from the General Assembly to take effect.
WARWICK - Nancy A. (LaFountaine) Seaton of Richmond Drive, Warwick and formerly of Yorkshire Street, Providence passed away Monday April 30, 2012 surrounded by her loving family, at the Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Center, Providence.
Nancy was born in Pawtucket the daughter of Barbara (Thorpe) LaFountaine of Davenport, Florida and the late James LaFountaine of Pawtucket. She was the Administrative Assistant at Pawtucket Fastners for over 20 years. Nancy graduated from Tolman High School in 1974.
CUMBERLAND - Lionel J. Bibeault, 89, of Eaton Street, formerly of Old River Road, passed away Thursday in the Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Rousseau) Bibeault.
Born in Blackstone, MA he was the son of the late Omer and Marie (Giguere) Bibeault. He resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Lincoln.
Mr. Bibeault was the owner of the Crawford Door Sales of Pawtucket, and the former Country Kitchen of Cumberland for many years.
CAMP HILL, PA. - Donald Joseph Magnuski, Sr., 78, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away April 28, 2012 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born August 21, 1933 in Providence, RI, son of the late Roman and Leona (Martin) Magnuski.
Surviving Donald are his son, Donald Magnuski, Jr. and wife Cindy; grandsons, Trevor and Clayton Magnuski; and brother, Raymond Magnuski.
A private memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of PA, Inc.
PAWTUCKET - Cecile D. Gemme, 95, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late Frederick Gemme.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late David and Jeannette (Favreau) Peloquin. Mrs. Gemme had lived in Pawtucket for forty years before becoming a resident of Golden Crest Nursing Home, North Providence, six years ago.
PAWTUCKET - Rene Fournier, 68, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. He was the husband of the late Constance Fournier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Phillip and Eva (Caouette) Fournier. Rene was a chef at Providence College, retiring in 2004.
He is survived by a son, Christopher Fournier, a brother, Armand Fournier. a sister, Viviane Belisle, and his companion, Denise McCaffrey. He was the brother of the late Donald, Gerald and Daniel Fournier.
Anthony F. Medeiros
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Anthony F. Medeiros, "Tony", 81, passed April 29th at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Charlotte (Bruno) Medeiros. They have been married for 47 years.
He was the son of the late Anthony and Maria (Pacheco) Medeiros.
He had been employed as a truck driver for 45 years and was a member of the Teamsters, Local 251.
Tony was a Korean War Veteran; he enjoyed fishing and boxing. His greatest joy was time spent with his family.
PAWTUCKET- Kelley, Robert, 82, of Newport and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Robert and Kathleen (Ward) Kelley.
Mr. Kelley lived most of his life in Pawtucket before moving to Newport fourteen years ago. He was a shipping clerk for Geo. F. Fuller Company for forty years, retiring in 1987. He is survived by a sister, Frances Kelley and many cousins. He was the brother of the late Mary Kelley.
McCONNON, Gertrude F. (Smith), 91, of Atwood Avenue, passed away April 27th at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Conaty) Smith; wife of the late John McConnon (Ret. Pawt. P.D.); cousin of Janice M. Kennedy, Eleanor T. Perdue, Lee-anne K. Hart, Lt. Joseph P. Hart (N.Kingstown P.D.), and the late Mary Rita Wetzel and Carol A. (Wetzel) Crocker.
She had been a devoted communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church in Pawtucket.