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February 1st, 2012

Locals win award at Year of Dragon celebration

February 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In a spectacle of sights, sounds and colors, the “Year of the Dragon” was ushered in with grand style at the Tolman High School auditorium on Saturday.
Over 800 people attended the lavish Chinese New Year Celebration that featured Chinese dancers and performers. It was hosted by the Rhode Island Association of Chinese Americans, the University of Rhode Island and Bryant University.

Juan Y. Vidal

February 1, 2012

Juan Y. Vidal
PAWTUCKET - Juan Y. Vidal, 63 died at home in Pawtucket on Sunday. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Arias) de Vidal. Born in the Dominican Republic, a son of the late Fernando and Elvira (Santana) Vidal, he had been a resident of Pawtucket for several years. He loved the New York Yankees. Prior to retirement two years ago due to illness, he had been employed as a custodian in supermarkets.

Margaret W. Dwyer

February 1, 2012

Margaret W. Dwyer
PAWTUCKET - Margaret W. Dwyer (Boyle) 94, of Pawtucket, died Jan. 31, 2012. She was the wife of the late Raymond V. Dwyer. Mrs. Dwyer was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She was the daughter of the late Colin and Elizabeth (Cruden) Boyle. She came to this country 83 years ago settling in Pawtucket where she had lived for most of her life.
She was employed by the former Lorraine Mfg. as a sewer for 20 years. Mrs. Dwyer was a 72 year member of Smithfield Ave. Congregational Church and a willing worker.

Clifton R. Choiniere, Jr

February 1, 2012

Clifton R. Choiniere, Jr
PROVIDENCE - Clifton R. Choiniere, Jr. 77, of Veazie Street, passed away January 30th.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Clifton R. Sr. and Gertrude (Coughlin) Choiniere; husband of Lydia (Ramsdell) Choiniere and the late Betty Choiniere; father of Clifton R. III, Nathan, Jason and Kathleen Choiniere, Rebecca Manley, Lanel, Vinell and Shai Ramsdell; grandfather of 16; greatgrandfather of 7.

Flora B. Therrien

February 1, 2012

Flora B. Therrien
PAWTUCKET - Flora B. (LeClair) Therrien, 98, born February 6, 1913 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, died January 30, 2012 at the St. Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, R.I., where she resided for twenty years. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Agnes (Cournoyer) LeClair and the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Ernest Therrien.

January 31st

PawSox' Tamburro reflects on journey into I.L. Hall of Fame.

January 31, 2012

PAWTUCKET – If Mike Tamburro were to take a page from late night talk show David Letterman and compose a top 10 list based exclusively on all the achievements and accolades bestowed upon him over the years, chances are the exercise would tug at the heart of the team president of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Shea races to easy win over Cumberland

January 31, 2012

CUMBERLAND --- Shea coach Matt Pita got exactly what he wanted from his ballclub on Tuesday night – 32 minutes of smart basketball – and because of that, his Raiders picked up a surprisingly-lopsided victory over Cumberland.
Six-foot-six center Michael Neal produced a game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots to power a balanced scoring assault by the Raiders and help them bus home with a resounding 77-46 triumph at the Clippers’ Wellness Center.

McGair: Where there's a 'Will,' you'll find the Giants' Blackmon

January 31, 2012

The next time you visit Youtube.com, do yourself a favor and type in “Will Blackmon Recovery.” The segment is only 10 minutes in length and offers terrific insight into someone who’s been repeatedly knocked down throughout his six-years-and-counting NFL odyssey, only to refuse to stay down for the count.

Tolman's "Iron Five" knocks off C.F.

January 31, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS – Call them the Iron Five. They are Tolman’s Justin Zetina, Napoleon Johnson, Mamour Samb, Jonathan Percy and Brandon Gagne, a group of Tigers who played every minute of Tuesday’s important Division II clash with Central Falls.
With suspensions forcing head coach Mike Kayata to shrink his playing rotation, the Tigers rode the same cast of the players from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Tolman gutted out a much-needed 65-53 win on C.F.’s home floor, one that signaled the end of a four-game losing streak for the Tigers.

Central Falls, Woonsocket YMCAs to merge

January 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET — YWCA Northern Rhode Island, located at 514 Blackstone St., will merge with the faltering Central Falls-based YWCA of Greater Rhode Island in a deal expected to be finalized by March 1.
“This is not a hostile take-over,” said Deborah Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Northern Rhode Island. “We’re both in favor,” and the news is in the ambitious plans she has for the new YWCA Rhode Island.

Edith Merle Agin

January 31, 2012

Edith Merle Agin
FOXBORO, MA - Edith Merle Agin, 74, of Foxboro Massachusetts, passed this Sunday with her loving family at her side. She succumbed to a brief 1 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Her friends know her as Merle.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, Merle was the daughter of Evelyn and Isadore. Merle was a long time Pawtucket resident but recently resided in Foxboro near her sons.

Mary T. Suita

January 31, 2012

Mary T. Suita
PAWTUCKET - Mary T. Suita 96, passed away Monday January 30, 2012 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Suita.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Wincenty and Mary (Balbaton) Rusielewicz. She lived in Pawtucket all her life.

Gabriel M. Fortin

January 31, 2012

Gabriel M. Fortin
LINCOLN - Gabriel M. "Gabe" Fortin, 77, died Saturday, January 28, at home. He was the husband of the late Lois B. (Vivier) Fortin.
Born in the Albion village of Lincoln, a son of the late Wilfred and DiNora (Metivier) Fortin, he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Mr. Fortin was a schoolteacher for the Central Falls School Dept. for over thirty-five years, and was a graduate of St. Michael's College, Vermont.

Ronald W. Burke

January 31, 2012

Ronald W. Burke
DeLand, FL - Mr. Ronald W. "Hank" Burke, 75, of DeLand passed from this life on Friday, January 27, 2012. Ronald was born on May 10, 1937 in Attleboro he was the son of the late James H. and Muriel D. (Brown) Burke. He moved to DeLand in 2003 after retiring from CSR Rinker in South Florida.
His Favorite Hobby was building and working on his 1934 Cabriolet. He was a veteran having served in the Navy.

Ex-RI Gov. Garrahy eulogized at funeral Mass

January 31, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Joseph Garrahy has been remembered as a man who lived humbly and set an example for others.
The Rev. Marcel Taillon remembered Garrahy at a funeral Mass on Tuesday morning as a man of faith who rose from humble beginnings.
Taillon, the pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Narragansett, delivered the homily at a service at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.
Garrahy died last week at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 81.

January 30th

Tigers embark on 'must win' stage of season

January 30, 2012

Two high school hoops games stand out above the rest tonight. And they’re both Division II crossover contests.
Tolman, 4-7 with seven games left in the regular season, visits Central Falls (6-5) in the first meaningful game. The Tigers seek to end a four-game losing streak that has jeopardized their playoff hopes. Those hopes were not helped on Monday when leading scorer Juan Velez (20.8 points per game) and starting forward Seny Samb, a solid defensive player, were suspended for violating school disciplinary rules.

Clippers return to mat after staph infection scare

January 30, 2012

CUMBERLAND — After surviving a staph infection scare that shut down the Cumberland High wrestling program for a week, the Clippers return to the mat this week for a pair of tough matches with La Salle Academy and Cranston West.
“Every match we have from here on out is going to be tough,” Cumberland coach Steve Gordon admitted on Monday. “Next week, we host unbeaten Hendricken and the week after that we visit Warwick Veterans. Both of those teams are state title contenders.”
Gordon is just happy to have his team wrestling again.

City man hears State of the Union in person

January 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — At about 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, Adam Tumlinson had been making his way home to his Darlington neighborhood when he heard his cell phone jingle.
“It said, ‘Restricted,’ so I was very hesitant to answer it,” Tumlinson stated recently between sips on a coffee at an Armistice Boulevard doughnut shop. “I usually don’t answer numbers I don’t recognize, but for some reason I picked it up anyway.”

Annis I. Prevost

January 30, 2012

Annis I. Prevost
PAWTUCKET - Annis "Maud" I. (Senior) Prevost, 91, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 28, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Prevost. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ethel M. (Carter) Senior. Annis was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.

Willis J. Leonard

January 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Willis J. Leonard, 67, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 29, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Beausoleil) Leonard for twenty-seven years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Edward A. and Loretta (McNally) Leonard.

 

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