June 20th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” Three local men will be honored (two of them posthumously) on Saturday, June 23 for their efforts in founding Turning Point, formerly the Pawtucket Boys Club Group Home, in 1973.
A ceremony to unveil a plaque dedicating the Turning Point group home to Nicolas Retsinas, along with the late Michael Pappas and Gary P. Paparo, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Turning Point facility at 5 Kids Way in Pawtucket. Members of the public are invited to attend.
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PAWTUCKET - Edward C. Czyzewicz, 57, passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Leslie F. (Oliver) Czyzewicz.
Born in Central Falls he was a devoted son of Frances V. (Czupryna) Czyzewicz and the late Tady E. Czyzewicz. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Ed was employed as a Mechanic for National Grid for 25 years and was also a local Musician most notably with the Bands Strutt and Illusion. He was a member of the BUW Local # 310.
ATTLEBORO - Paul E. Pankow III, 34 of South Main St., Attleboro, died Sunday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
He was the fiance of Latisha Peacock.
He was born in Denver, Colorado, a son of Paul E. Pankow Jr., and the late Alice (Athersmith) Pankow.
Paul was a receiving manager for Gardner Inc. for over 3 years.
He has lived in Attleboro for over 3 years coming from Pawtucket and Nebraska.
Paul enjoyed fishing.
WARWICK - Anthony, Santa (Cambria), 86, formerly of Pawtucket passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Warwick.
Born in Sicily, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Onofrio and Josephine (Spinella) Cambria; loving mother of Jerome Squadrito, Joanna Interlini, Thomas Anthony, Tino Anthony, Joseph Anthony and Tina Baptista; sister of Frank Cambria, Natalie Hatch and the late Joseph Cambria.
BARRINGTON â€” Just last year, Morgan Pressel and playing partner Davis Love III had to settle for second at this CVS Caremark Charity Classic after they combined for a 22-under total of 120.
Unfortunately for them, the tandem of PGA standouts Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson finished two strokes better and garnered the $300,000 first prize, not to mention the tournament trophy.
Angelo Broccoli, 3, watches as Nathan Oum, 9, center, and his brother, Biagio Broccoli, 7, reach for the pass as they play catch on the steps of St. James Church in Manville Tuesday. Hot summer weather is forecast for the next couple of days, with highs reaching the mid-90s.
PAWTUCKET â€” Two firefighters were injured battling a blaze in an office building at a used car lot at 589 Pawtucket Ave. that occurred late Monday night.
According to Pawtucket Fire Battalion Chief Bob Neill, the fire was reported at around 11:30 p.m. after flames could be seen from the brick office of Perlow's Auto Annex. The two-alarm fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes, Neill said. However, it caused a good amount of damage to the front of the building and smoke damage throughout.
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PAWTUCKET - Kaveny, John P., 90, of Rosemont Ave Pawtucket passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of RI. He was the husband of Mary Ann (McCaughey) Kaveny.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Patrick J. and Julia M. (McCabe) Kaveny.
John worked for the Pawtucket School Department as a teacher at Goff Junior High School for 38 years. He was past President of the Pawtucket Teacher's Alliance. He was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister of the former Sacred Heart Church. John was also an Army Veteran of World War II.
CENTRAL FALLS - Jorge Inacio, 40, of Parker Street died unexpectedly Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Born in Sobral Da Lagoa, Portugal, he was the beloved son of Celestino and Maria (Domingos) Inacio of Pawtucket. He came to the United States in 1978.
He was the manager of the Molding Department of Sanford-White Company, Central Falls for the past 20 years.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his three loving sisters, Lina Inacio Fatal, Isabel Vito and Ana Inacio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Carols Inacio.
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. (Bernard) O'Connell, 90, of Pawtucket died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Providence. She was the wife of the late Pawtucket Police Sgt. Ralph E. O' Connell. They were married 55 years.
Mrs. O'Connell was born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident of the city, the daughter of the late Edmond J. and Sarah A. (Tennyson) Bernard.
Mary was a homemaker. She was a past member of the St. Teresa's Senior Group, and the Leon Mathieu Senior Center. She was also a member of the St. Mary's Bowling League for 47 years.
PAWTUCKET - Eugene F. LaCroix, 85, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Dolores LaCroix.
Born in Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late Henri LaCroix and Yvonne (Tremblay) LaCroix. Eugene was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was an avid traveler and gifted at solving puzzles. He was a proud veteran of World War II.
PAWTUCKET â€” As members of the Grebien Administration had been in the midst of discussions about ways to fund the job, Richard Kazarian resigned from his post as special economic development coordinator.
Kazarian, a noted art historian and antiques dealer who has been active in Pawtucket's redevelopment efforts of the past decade, was appointed to the $1,000 per week position by Mayor Donald Grebien last April in what was initially described as a temporary position.
PROVIDENCE â€” Monday afternoon saw the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics convene for one final time in 2011-12. Yet before this governing body could officially close the books on the just completed high school sports season, there was the matter of attending to several housekeeping chores.
BARRINGTON â€” When 13-time LPGA Tour winner Juli Inkster discovered about two weeks ago that she would be paired with Champions Tour â€śIron Manâ€ť Dana Quigley for the first round of the 14th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic, she was ecstatic.
â€śI was really excited to be playing with Dana,â€ť she said minutes after the two had mustered a birdie on the final hole on Monday afternoon. She then deadpanned, â€śI'm glad they put me with someone who can tolerate me for 18 holes.
PAWTUCKET â€” It won't be quite the way she wanted it, but plans are underway to move Betty Johnson's vast Pawtucket history collection out of the basement of her Fruit Street house and into a safer and more secure location at the Pawtucket Public Library.
CUMBERLAND - Henriette E. Jovin, "Etta" 88, passed peacefully June 17th. She was the wife of the late Alfred D. Jovin Sr.
Born in New Bedford, MA, Etta was a daughter of the late Josephat and Eva (Benoit) Angers.
She had been employed by Hasbro Industries of Pawtucket for many years.
Henriette received many citations throughout her generous life of charity, she volunteered at many food banks was always kind to those in time of need.
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Neville, Sr., 89, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Eva I. (Chabot) Neville, the couple would have celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary on June 23, 2012.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late James L. and Alma (Stillwachs) Neville. Bob was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a printer at Highland Textile Printworks, Providence, for thirty-five years before retiring in 1983. Bob was an avid gardener; loyal Red Sox fan and a former member of the Royal Travelers.
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Francoise (Croce) Shevchuk, 92, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander A. Shevchuk.
Born in Septemes-les-Vallons, France, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Alpe) Croce. Mrs. Shevchuk came to the United States from Marseilles, France in 1946 and settled in Pawtucket, she moved to South Attleboro in 1964. Mrs. Shevchuk was employed by the Fram Corporation, East Providence for forty years until retiring in 1980.
PAWTUCKET - Frank J. Pluta, 85, passed June 17, 2012. He was the husband of the late Mary (Medeiros) Pluta.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Stacia (Strzempek) Pluta. He resided the past 8 years at Blackstone Falls and previously was a longtime Pawtucket resident.
Frank had been employed by the former Almacs for many years. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 251. He was an Army WWII Veteran.
LINCOLN - Robert Fortunati, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Bob was born Roberto Guglielmo Fortunati, in Providence, to the late Fabio and Annuziata (DiSantis) Fortunati. Starting early in the tile business, he left for the US Army as a young man and was stationed in Germany. Once returning, he soon founded Crest Distributors, Inc., established in Central Falls, his most successful endeavor.