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Antonio L. DaSilva

December 23, 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.

Louis V. Pezzi

December 23, 2011

Louis V. Pezzi
PAWTUCKET - Louis V. Pezzi, 74, longtime educator and sports coach, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011. The beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Champoux) Pezzi, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Louis A. and Mary(Romano) Pezzi. Lou served in the United States Marine Corps. A graduate of Providence College, he was a teacher at Shea High School as well as a soccer and tennis coach for many years until retiring. Lou enjoyed golfing and was an avid Yankee fan.

December 22nd

Longtime city assessor Quinn retiring

December 22, 2011

PAWTUCKET — As 2011 winds down, more than a dozen municipal employees have decided to retire, including several who occupy key positions in Pawtucket City Hall.
Longtime Tax Assessor David Quinn just announced his retirement on Thursday, although he will be stepping into the same role in the city of Providence. He told the Times that he is leaving to take the Tax Assessor's job at Providence City Hall under Mayor Angel Taveras that recently became available. He added that it was “too good of an opportunity to turn down.”

'Blessings' are good for the body and soul

December 22, 2011

CUMBERLAND – As the saying goes, giving is its own reward. But at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, they’ve figured out a way to double the reward.
It’s called Blessings in a Backpack, a program that provides needy children from Woonsocket with food for the weekend – when they can’t get a meal in school.
Once a week, a group of volunteers at the nursing home and rehab facility stuff backpacks with cans of tuna, applesauce and other treats – enough to bridge the gap between Fridays and Mondays. But it’s no ordinary group of volunteers.

Lucille Dianna Smith

December 22, 2011

Lucille Dianna Smith
CUMBERLAND - Lucille Dianna (Gasse) Smith, 76, formerly of Canning Street, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in the Orchard View Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the wife of Gerald Dusablon.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Eva (Lepire) Gasse. She resided in Providence for the past five years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mrs. Smith was employed as a Navy Line Worker for Texas Instruments for over 15 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

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.

 

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