March 26th, 2012
Ella H. Krzak
PAWTUCKET- Ella H.(Palagi) Krzak, 93, formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday March 24, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Stanley Krzak.
Mrs. Krzak was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Pietro and Severina (Finucci) Palagi.
She worked for the family business of Palagi Ice Cream and in the office Dupree Oil for many years.
John D. Ogni
PAWTUCKET- John D. Ogni, 59, formerly of Warwick Rd, passed March 25th.
He was the son of Josephine Ogni.
He had been employed as a supervisor at the Sanford & White Company of Pawtucket for many years.
He is survived by two sons, John D. Ogni Jr. of Texas and Kyle D. Ogni of Pawtucket, and several grandchildren. He was the former husband of Gladys Ogni Boulanger.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 7pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Stella A. Bedard
PAWTUCKET- Stella A. (Kowalski) Bedard, 92, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Bedard, a former teacher at Tolman High School.
Born in the Hebronville section of Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kaczowka) Kowalski.
Maria J Dutra
PAWTUCKET- Maria J Dutra, 80 of Chaplin Street died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home.
She was born in Faial, Azores a daughter of the late Jose and Eduina (Silva) Mello. Mrs. Dutra worked at American Insulated Wire and Rhode Island Textile Company before retiring.
PAWTUCKET- Genevieve S. JEAN Golembicki formerly of Pawtucket passed away Thursday March 22, 2012 at the Lancashire Convalescent Center in Kilmarnock, VA. She was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Golembicki.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Henrietta (Jakubowski) Maziarz. She lived in Virginia for the past 16 years.
Before retiring Jean was employed as an Embroiderer for the former Health-Tex Manufacturing Co. for many years.
Dennis M. Mack
PAWTUCKET- Dennis M. Mack, 60, of Hanover Street, Pawtucket died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital, Providence.
Mr. Mack was born in Brockton MA, the son of Alfred P. Mack and Muriel (Whealan) Mack of Attleboro MA. He graduated from Brockton High School and Massasoit College.
Mr. Mack was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served his country Courageously in Vietnam. He was a fork lift operator for the Rolf C. Hagan Company.
PAWTUCKET- Matilda Ringuette, "Tillie", 90, passed March 25th at the Roger Williams Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Malvina (Arnold) Menoche.
Tillie is survived by a sister, Yvette Theroux of Florida and a brother, Raymond L. Menoche of Lincoln.
Per her request, burial will be private in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Loretta E. Labbe
CUMBERLAND- Loretta E. Labbe, 89, formerly of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William Labbe.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Emily (Dupras) Boulay.
Mrs. Labbe had been employed as a line toymaker for Hasbro Manufacturing until her retirement.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Wilfred, Ernest and Gerard Boulay.
Lucille J. Paquette
EXETER, NH- Lucille J. Paquette, 87, of Exeter, NH, died Wednesday at home surrounded by her children. She was the wife of the late James H. Paquette.
Born in St. Gertrude, PQ Canada, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Maria C. (Baril) Dumont.
Mrs. Paquette worked in the textile industry and made fiberglass parachute cord during World War II. Later, she worked for Texas Instruments in quality control.
David D. Koohy's introduction to Kiwanis International came two decades ago when he volunteered to flip burgers and pour beers at the Kiwanis Club of Newport's food concession stand at the Newport Yachting Center.
The club members were so impressed with his enthusiasm, they invited him back to help out at the next waterfront festival.
With opening day fast approaching on April 5, Leo Dufresne of Central Falls power washes the grandstands at McCoy Stadium this week. The stadium is also installing a new scoreboard.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â€” An 11-year member of the Rhode Island National Guard has been killed in a vehicle accident while serving in Afghanistan.
Spc. Dennis Weichel died Thursday in Afghanistan.
State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride announced the death Friday.
Weichel joined the National Guard in 2001. He was a member of a unit based in East Greenwich, R.I., that arrived in Afghanistan earlier this month. The unit is conducting security operations in Laghman Province.
A Pawtucket resident, Weichel is survived by three children and his parents.
PAWTUCKET â€” With news he received this week, Shea High School Principal Christopher Lord is living the phrase â€śwhen one door closes, another one opens.â€ť The administrator has been selected as the new principal at Andover High School in Andover, Mass.
LINCOLN â€” Thomas Falowo passed the first six-round test of his pro career with flying colors.
The Pawtucket middleweight remained unbeaten in six fights on Thursday night by grabbing an impressive victory over a tough opponent before a standing-room-only gathering at the Twin River Event Center.
Falowo snagged an unanimous-decision triumph over battle-tested Bronx, N.Y. fighter Troy Artis on the undercard of Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ€™s â€śHome Invasionâ€ť show, as he won the fight by scores of 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56.
PAWTUCKET â€” The desire to remain current with the times and create a setting thatâ€™s aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of those passing through the turnstiles at McCoy Stadium â€“ the members of the Pawtucket Red Sox front office continue to display a jewelerâ€™s attention to detail.
There are organizational meetings followed by player evaluations with a round of office powwows involving high-ranking team officials. Welcome to the portion of spring training where filling out minor-league rosters starts to take on a more serious tone.
Henry A. Chauvin
SEEKONK- Henry A. Chauvin, 90, died at home in Seekonk on Monday (Mar. 19th). He was the husband of the late Regina (Jutras) Chauvin.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph and Amanda (LaFlamme) Chauvin, he had been employed as a warehouseman in the shipping and receiving department of the former ITT Royal Electric Company of Pawtucket.
In excess of thirty nieces and nephews survive. He was the brother of the late Raymond Chauvin, Sr., Doris Dery and Honore Chauvin.
Susan E. Shea
PAWTUCKET- Susan E. Shea (Walsh), 55, of Slater St. and formerly of Cumberland passed away Thursday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late John Shea.
Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late James and Cyrilla (Bliss) Walsh. She resided in Pawtucket for the past 2 years having lived in Cumberland most of her life.
Susan worked for many years at the former Ann & Hope, Cumberland.
Lorraine A. Rondeau
PAWTUCKET- Rondeau, Lorraine A. 66 of Stedman Ave. died Thursday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of George J. Rondeau.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Noel) Phaneuf. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Mrs. Rondeau was a bookkeeper for CD Properties.
She was a communicant of the Church of the Presentation North Providence and a Eucharistic Minister and Reader at the church.
CUMBERLAND â€” The public will get a second chance next week to comment on School Superintendent Philip Thornton's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 school budget.
The School Committee is expected to vote on the $55.15 million budget at its meeting at 7 p.m. in the Transitional Building cafeteria at the high school, a session that will be open for public comment before the vote is taken.
Thornton's $55,152,928 budget represents a 4.9 percent, or $2.75 million, increase over the current $52,574,966 spending plan.