August 6th, 2012
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.
CUMBERLAND - Robert E. Reilly, 95, of Cumberland, R.I. (previously of Bay Terrace) passed away on July 28th at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens.
Bob, a 21 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, served during W.W.II as a Chief Petty Officer PHC 1st. class. He later worked as a photographer for the N.Y.C. Health & Hospital Corp as a photographer & color timer.
An organist & longtime member of The American Theater Organ Society (A.T.O.S.) his love of the Arts knew no bounds. He is a widower (married only 1 time) to Kathryn Orchik Reilly.
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita Girard, 86, passed away August 2, 2012 after a brief illness at Miriam Hospital. She was called home to be with her husband Normand Girard. Rita was the daughter of the late Rodrigue and Yvonne (LaSalle) Dessert.
CUMBERLAND - Jacinto B. Sousa, 75, of One Mendon Road, passed away Friday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Maria (Cabral) Sousa, and they had been happily married for the past 49 years.
Born in Feteiras, Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose Botelho Sousa and Maria da Conceicao Carreiro. He moved to this country in 1987, settling Burrilville and later Cumberland.
Jacinto was employed as a Machine Operator for Tech Industries for 15 years, retiring in 2002.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET(AP) â€” Pawtucket police say they looking for a man who's been trying to lure teenage girls into his car for the past week.
Police tell WLNE-TV that at least five girls between the ages of 15 and 17 have come forward, saying the man approached them near the CVS store on East Avenue. None of the girls was harmed. One girl got into the man's car but managed to get away after refusing to give him her address and phone number.
All the girls told police similar stories about how the man called them beautiful and asked them if they needed a ride.
PAWTUCKET â€” You really have to reach a certain age before taking part in some deep-rooted retrospection. Trying to size up lifeâ€™s journey along the way is simply too tall an order, not to mention how distracting it can be from the pursuit of reaching what each individual interprets as the zenith.
PAWTUCKET â€” Both young and old visitors to the Looff Carousel in Slater Park will no doubt enjoy seeing the big model of a U.S. Navy ship that is currently on display. What many don't realize is the important part that this boat played in U.S. history as well as the way it helped lift a Pawtucket resident out of his post-retirement doldrums.
Theresa M. Trombley
KILLEEN, TX - TROMBLEY, Theresa M. 84, of Killeen, Texas, died on July 19, 2012. She was born in Central Falls to the late Liniere and Marianna (Boucher) Vallee.
She was a dedicated and loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and the former owner of MiLady's Beauty Lounge.
William H. Foss
CUMBERLAND - FOSS, William H. 90, passed away Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the husband of Pauline (Gagnon) Foss, and they had been married for 50 years.
Born in Providence he was the son of the late Harry and Anna (Mulvey) Foss. He resided in Cumberland for over 60 years.
Mr. Foss was a United States Navy veteran, serving during World War II as a radio operator. Bill was employed as a truck driver for Teknor Apex of Pawtucket for over 35 years.
Ronald P. Murby
City of Pawtucket Employee
PAWTUCKET - Ronald P. Murby of Pawtucket died on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center in Providence following a short illness.
He was the son of the late Thomas J. Murby, Sr. and Alice (Pontbriant) Murby.
For the past 52 years, Mr. Murby had been employed by the City of Pawtucket Highway Department.
He leaves two sisters: Jean Martin of North Attleboro and Mary Gaynor of Seekonk; several nieces and nephews and his cherished coworkers at the Highway Department who became his extended and loyal family.
LINCOLN - Janine Nassaney, 84 of Lincoln, died Tuesday at the Mansion Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Harvey Nassaney.
Born in France, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Marie (Despessailles) Joly.
Mrs. Nassaney was a former co-owner of NAYCO Family Store in Lincoln. She was a member of St. Basil Church Sodality and taught religious education.
James M. Wright
LINCOLN: James M. Wright, 83, passed at home on July 29th. He was the husband of Beverly E. (Brooks) Wright.
Born in Lincoln, a son of the late William J. Wright Sr. and Henrietta (McCaughey) Wright. James was a history teacher at Lincoln and Foster-Gloucester school systems for 25 years. He also served as the basketball coach in Foster-Gloucester. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the VFW Post 602 and also the American Legion Post 14.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Calling it a â€śvery sad situation,â€ť state Sen. Elizabeth Crowley said Wednesday that election officials are making it more difficult for residents of Forand and Wilfrid manors â€” the cityâ€™s two largest elderly high rises â€” to vote.
While even Crowley acknowledges that the polling places are being moved only a short distance away from those spots, the senator nonetheless likens the action to â€śdisenfranchisingâ€ť the elderly residents who live in those two buildings.
Read more in our print edition.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” While much may have changed about Central Falls in the past 80 years, a Dexter Street restaurant and its most famous menu item remain, blessedly, as fixtures in the bustling city. The â€śStanleyburger,â€ť a classic hamburger with trademark grilled onions and pickles on a soft bun, is still satisfying longtime fans and winning over new ones in the small eatery by the same name.