March 28th, 2012
A new study released today by HousingWorks RI says Central Falls, Woonsocket and Pawtucket ranked among the top four communities with the highest foreclosure rates from 2009 through 2011, with multi-family homes bearing the brunt of the blow.
By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
PAWTUCKET â Central Falls Police say it was âall in the familyâ with a drug operation that was allegedly being operated out of an apartment on Darling Street.
According to Major James J. Mendonca, members of the Central Falls Police Department's Special Investigative Unit executed a search warrant late Tuesday morning at 97 Darling St., first floor.
The focus of the investigation was 32-year-old Glenda Alamo, who rents the apartment, and her 17-year-old son. Also present in the apartment was Alamo's boyfriend, Jose Diaz, 30.
Robert F. Masterson
PAWTUCKET- Robert F. Masterson, 64, passed away March 24, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Cambridge, MA a son of the late Robert and Patricia (Holston) Masterson. Robert had been employed as a fork-lift operator for NECCO candy company for several years. He had lived in Providence before moving to Pawtucket a few years ago.
He leaves a sister, Patricia Velez of East Boston and formerly of No. Smithfield. He was the brother of the late Janice Smith.
PAWTUCKET â In what has been a busy week for school administrators, the transformation plan for Shea and Tolman high schools has been finalized and was expected to be submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today, while the process is underway to hire new principals at both troubled schools.
Itâs hard to believe Kyllie Magill, the former St. Raphael Academy All-State softball catcher, is now in her final semester at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
It seems like only yesterday she had been drilling doubles and blocking the plate for the Saints, who always were in contention to win the Division I state title.
Pearl R. Dugas
PAWTUCKET- Pearl "Auntie Pearl" R. (Horton) Dugas, 88, formerly of Carter Ave., passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund E. Dugas.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Herbert E. and Ruth M. (Newbury) Horton.
Leonard J. Clarke
PAWTUCKET- Clarke, Leonard J., 73, of Courtney Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away on Tuesday, March 27 2012. He was the husband of Claire A. (Domanski) Clarke.
Leonard was born in Warwick, the son of John M. and Marion I. (Allen) Clarke. He was employed as a zoo keeper for the City of Pawtucket for 40 years.
Besides his wife, Leonard leaves a daughter Tracy Gustafson of Seekonk, MA, two sisters, Linda Fusaro and M. Arlene Haddock, two nieces and two nephews.
Judith A. Gordon
LINCOLN- Judith A. Gordon, 69, of Lincoln, died Saturday. She was the wife of John A. Gordon.
Born in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter of the late Audrey (D' Angelo) Shaw.
Mrs. Gordon was a self employed housekeeper. She previously worked for the Maid Brigade.
She is also survived by her daughter Jaime Perry (Greg) of Harrisville, sisters Pamela Dubois of Bristol, CT; Norma Meiselman of Bristol, CT; Carol Mitchell of Meriden, CT and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Shaw and Joan Wood.
WARWICK â Whenever a new administration takes the reins of power, the first few days can seem like a blur. In the case of Dan Hurley, the newly minted URI head coach has wasted little time in remaking the program and personnel heâs inheriting into one befitting of his image.
Monday saw Hurley conduct an early morning workout session with the Rhody players brought specifically to campus by previous coach Jim Baron. He described the proceedings as a prime chance to gather more information while simultaneously laying his cards on the table in terms of expectations moving forward.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Jay Monteiro well remembers his days as an outstanding student-athlete at East Providence High back in the early 1980s. He also admits he recalls the simplicity in which his old gym classes were designed.
In the fall, boys would hustle to the locker room between classes, put on school logo-emblazoned workout clothes and play flag football or soccer, while â during the winter months â they'd pick makeshift teams and play basketball or volleyball, or even partake in sports such as gymnastics or floor hockey.
CENTRAL FALLS â The Central Falls firefighters' union has come to the rescue of some Central Falls High School students who were worried they could not afford to go to their senior prom.
On Tuesday, eight students who are taking part in the high school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM ) Academy internship program in conjunction with the Central Falls Fire Department received a nice surprise: their prom dresses, tuxedo rentals, flowers, and limousine would be paid for, courtesy of I.A.F.F. Local 1485.
LINCOLN- Dusablon, Eleanor "Pat" 74 died Saturday March 24, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Norman Dusablon.
Born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late James and Alice (Qualey) Newman. She was a lifelong resident of Lincoln.
Mrs. Dusablon was a knitter for Health-Tex Company. She served in the United States Navy.
Alma A. Magnan
PAWTUCKET- Alma A. Magnan, 92 died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Jeanne Jugan Residence after an illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Magnan.
She was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Vitalin and Georgianna (Allard) Chartier.
Mrs. Magnan was an assembler at the Bruce Diamond Company retiring in 1985.
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.