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Maureen F. Marcil

December 22, 2011

Maureen F. Marcil
ARIZONA - Maureen F. Marcil, 63, of Peoria, AZ passed away December 20, 2011 in Peoria, AZ.
Maureen was born in Central Falls, RI and resided in East Providence, RI. She was employed by Karew Manufacturing in Bristol, RI, prior to moving to AZ, where she has resided for the past 17 years. Maureen is survived by her Husband Charles, her mother Dorothy Allen, Brothers; Richard and James Squires, Sisters; Patricia Thibert, Judith Hall and Janice LaBlanc along with many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Francis Squires.

Antonio L. DaSilva

December 22, 2011

Antonio L. DaSilva
CUMBRLAND - Antonio L. DaSilva, 92, died Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Emilia (DaNave) DaSilva.
Born in Meridia, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel Lopes DaSilva and Maria(Ferreira) DaSilva. He resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
He was a construction worker until his retirement having worked for various Rhode Island area firms.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.

December 21st

Checking in on PawSox's offseason moves

December 22, 2011

At this stage of baseball’s offseason, the headlines are typically reserved for the big-ticket acquisition and the occasional blockbuster trade.
Behind that glitzy curtain is where you’ll find new Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett. His mission is to replenish the upper levels of the farm system with players who will hold down the fort in Triple-A Pawtucket, ready to contribute if injury besets one of the major-league starters.

Grebien appoints finance director

December 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Returning to the city where she once served as chief accountant, Joanna L'Heureux has been named as Pawtucket's new finance director by Mayor Donald R.Grebien.
L'Heureux will succeed Ronald Wunschel, who is retiring from that post after 14 years. She will officially assume her duties in January, and Wunschel has offered to assist with the transition. L'Heureux served as Pawtucket's chief accountant in the Finance Department, under Wunschel, for nearly four years, ending in January 2001, after previously working as a staff accountant for the Pawtucket School Department.

R.I. high school sports pit 'haves' vs. 'have-nots'

December 21, 2011

Looking back on the 2011 sports year, my most vivid memories relate to a Shea High boys soccer team that dazzled opponents with its talent, ball skills and exuberance for the sport.
The Raiders made soccer fun to watch, even for a traditional sports fan like myself who is more attuned to football than “futbol.”

December 20th

Shea takes care of Tolman

December 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Make no mistake: Tolman made Shea earn its 60-55 victory Tuesday night at the Donaldson Gymnasium.
The Raiders were the dominant club for much of the way, building a 32-23 lead at halftime before going ahead by 17 points with eight minutes remaining. That’s when Tolman head coach Mike Kayata decided to switch defenses from man-to-man to a matchup zone that allowed the home team to make a spirited charge.

Clippers flying high in Division II-North

December 20, 2011

WOONSOCKET -- The senior class is one of its smallest in a number of years.
The number of players that graduated from last season’s Division II-North championship club, including six of the top eight scorers and one of the finest goaltenders in the team’s history, was one of its largest.
And several players who are featured in key positions have little or no varsity experience.
But despite all this, Cumberland has been the talk of the division and the area’s only team with a ‘0’ in the loss column.

12 robbed at gunpoint

December 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Two men wearing masks and brandishing handguns robbed approximately 12 people who were watching Monday Night Football in a city rental space just after 11 p.m., Monday.
According to Pawtucket Police Maj. Arthur Martins, the suspects had confronted two men who had left the converted mill building, located at 545 Pawtucket Ave. (across the road from Gold's Gym), to smoke cigarettes outside.
The gunmen then ordered them up the stairs to Unit 302, where several people had congregated to watch the NFL tilt between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.

Betty Ann Drezek

December 20, 2011

Betty Ann Drezek
CUMBERLAND - Betty Ann (O'Leary) Drezek, 68, of Abbey Dr. died Sunday, surrounded by loved ones at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Drezek Jr.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of Doris A. (Paquette) Bourassa of Cumberland and the late Frank O'Leary and Norman Bourassa. She resided in Cumberland for the past 44 years.

Paul Marczyk

December 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET - Paul Marczyk, 56, of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 1, 2011. He was the son of Agnes and Antoni Marczyk and the brother of Angela Mueller. Private family arrangements were made.

Captain Frank A. Reddington, Jr.

December 20, 2011

Captain Frank A. Reddington, Jr.
Lincoln - Providence Fire Department Captain Frank A. Reddington, Jr., 53, of Whipple Road died Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (McKeon) Reddington. Mr. and Mrs. Reddington were married for 23 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of retired Pawtucket Police Officer Frank A. Reddington and Ann (Burns) Reddington of Pawtucket. He had lived in Providence for 7 years before moving to Lincoln 16 years ago.

December 19th

Davies girls hit first bump in road

December 19, 2011

LINCOLN – Joe Handy has been coaching long enough to know that when you take over a program for the first time the transition period isn’t always going to be easy. With a new coach and a new system, it’s not always going to be smooth.
In his first year at Davies Tech after two decades at Central Falls, including 10 as the head coach, Handy experienced one of those lumps on Monday.

DEM meets with Rumford residents

December 19, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — Three members of the East Providence Coalition met with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Assistant Director Terry Gray and legal counsel Richard Bianculli in Providence on Friday to discuss DEM's recent notice of intent to suspend the license held by TLA-Pond View Recycling Facility.

Roger N. Brochu

December 19, 2011

Roger N. Brochu
CUMBERLAND - Roger N. Brochu, 66, of Marshall Avenue Cumberland, died Sunday at the Home and Hospice Care of RI.
He was born in Attleboro a son of the late Gaetan N. & Dorothy (Robinson) Brochu.
Roger was the owner of the Home Town Reality, and also the Remax Executives, he was also a Real Estate Salesman for many years.
He has lived in Cumberland for over 10 years.
Mr. Brochu was a parishioner of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Church in South Attleboro.
He was a sports enthusiast, who liked the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics.

Edward Zielinski

December 19, 2011

Edward Zielinski
PAWTUCKET - Edward Zielinski, 86, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion T. (Comstock) Zielinski.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Andrew and Johanna (Nindas) Zielinski, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. Ed was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was a lab technician at Teknor-Apex until retiring in 1990.

Edward J. Carpenter Jr.

December 19, 2011

Edward J. Carpenter Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Edward J. Carpenter Jr., 57, of Doire Rd. died Saturday in R. I. Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen A. (Doire)Carpenter.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Anne (DeCiantis) Carpenter of North Port, FL and Warwick and the late Edward J. Carpenter Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
He was employed in the Engineering Department of Kent Hospital, Warwick for the past 10 years and was previously employed by the former Rizzo Ford Co., North Providence for 17 years.

Norman R. Ponton Sr.

December 19, 2011

Norman R. Ponton Sr.
WOONSOCKET - Norman R. Ponton Sr., 48 of 107 Rathbun Street died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Debra M. (Worsley) Ponton to whom he was married for 31 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he is a son of Gilbert R. Ponton Sr. of Central Falls and the late Beatrice (Stay) Ponton. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan and a former member of the Sat. Night Mixed Bowling League at East Providence Lanes.

Freda Thomas

December 19, 2011

Freda Thomas
WESTFIELD, MA - Freda Thomas, 92, died Friday, December 16, 2011 in Westfield, MA. She was born in New York City, NY on July 4, 1919 to Saul and Gertie(Goldberg) Wax. Freda lived most of her life in Pawtucket, RI and graduated from Pawtucket East High School.
She was employed as a salesperson at Peerless Department Store in Pawtucket for over forty years, retiring in 1984. Freda enjoyed knitting, reading, and especially her dog Juno.

Margaret T. Duffy

December 19, 2011

Margaret T. Duffy
SEEKONK - Margaret T. Duffy, 84, of Seekonk and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, December 17, 2011. She was the former wife of the late Leo Duffy and the longtime companion of the late Benjamin Woz.
Mrs. Duffy was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late John T. Holmes and Edith D. (Durand) Holmes. She owned and operated Frances Beauty Salon for many years. Mrs. Duffy was a charter member of the local 830 Theatrical Wardrobe Union. She was employed by the Providence Performing Arts in their wardrobe department.

Jeannette M. Benoit

December 19, 2011

Jeannette M. Benoit
LINCOLN - Jeannette M. Benoit, 65, of Lincoln, died Wednesday at Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston after a courageous battle. She was the wife of Norman P. Benoit. They had been married 43 years. Born in Montreal, Canada, she was a daughter of Marguerite (Bourbonniere) Blier of Smithfield and the late Albert D. Blier.
She is also survived by her sons Michael Benoit and his wife Laurie of N. Smithfield and Christopher Benoit and his wife Lisa of Cumberland, her sister Debra Blier of Morgan, VT and her grandchildren Kyle and Emily Benoit.

 

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