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October 5th, 2011

Joaquim Patricio

October 5, 2011

Joaquim Patricio
CUMBERLAND - Joaquim "Jack" Patricio, 83, of Castle Gate Road died Tuesday,October 4, 2011 at Life Care Center of Attleboro, Attleboro, MA. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Griffin) Patricio.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Jose and Maria (Cabral) Patricio, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 50 years.
Mr. Patricio was the Vice President of Operations for the former Paramount Press,Lincoln for 30 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a World War II Navy Veteran, and he was a communicant of St. Aidan's Church, Cumberland.

October 4th

Tolman, Moses Brown battle to 2-2 soccer title

October 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Following his team’s 2-2 tie against Moses Brown on Tuesday afternoon at Wasserman Field, Tolman head coach Jack Couto was asked if the stalemate fell into the category of a good tie or a bad one.
“It was a good tie considering the way we played. Moses Brown scored seven minutes into the game, so we weren’t ready,” Couto said. “We still get the point and we're still undefeated, but they aren’t playing great right now. We need to pick it up.”

St. Ray's plans to name AD by end of month

October 4, 2011

PAWTUCKET – If everything goes according to plan, St. Raphael Academy will have a new athletic director in place by month’s end, says President-Principal Maryann Donohue-Lynch.
Such a finite timeline speaks to the confidence Donohue-Lynch has in the five-person search committee she herself handpicked. The committee will recommend candidates and advise school administrators about a successor to Bruce Gammell, whose departure in August created an opening.

Cumberland boys remain unbeaten, win division title

October 4, 2011

CUMBERLAND — Longtime coaches John Menna of Lincoln and Joe Bennett of Smithfield have had their share of success over the years in their respective programs and enjoy winning just as much as anyone else.
But neither coach was concerned about beating unbeaten Cumberland on Tuesday in a Northern Division dual-meet finale at the Monastery. The primary concern for Menna and Bennett was on the competition between their two teams.

Jacqueline E. Gadziala

October 4, 2011

Jacqueline E. Gadziala
PAWTUCKET - Jacqueline E. Gadziala 81, of the John E. Fogarty Manor Roosevelt Avenue passed away Friday September 30, 2011 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Gadziala Sr.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Blanche (Hamel) Lanoue. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed by the former Mc Connell and Carpenter Jewelry Co. as an Accounts Payable Clerk.
Mrs. Gadziala was a member of the Fogarty Manor Tenants Association.

Madeline A. Ramos

October 4, 2011

Madeline A. Ramos
SEEKONK - Madeline Alice Ramos, 79, of Seekonk, MA, passed away Tuesday, October 04, 2011. She was the wife of Fernando Ramos.

Angienne Figueroa

October 4, 2011

Angienne Figueroa
PAWTUCKET - Angienne Figueroa, 34, of Coyle Avenue, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday after an illness. She was born in Mayaguez, PR, a daughter of Jose Figueroa of Boston and the late Awilda Cuba. She previously lived in Central Falls.
Besides her father she leaves a son, Anthony Figueroa and a daughter Dilana Morel; she also leaves 3 sisters, Awilda Figueroa of W. Warwick, Liliana Figueroa and Leslie Figueroa of Fall River, 3 brothers Jose of Boston and Jose and Cano Figueroa both of Fall River, a Granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

Ramond W. Johnson

October 4, 2011

Raymond W. Johnson, Jr.
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Raymond W. Johnson, Jr., 77, of North Attleboro, a leading metallurgist and business co-founder, died on Friday. Husband of Flora L. (Hoyt) Johnson.

Bernadette Obuchon

October 4, 2011

Bernadette Obuchon
CUMBERLAND - Bernadette Obuchon (Lagrandeur), 77, of Garden St., died Saturday at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland A. Obuchon.
Born in St. Anne De La Rochelle, P.Q., Canada she was the daughter of the late Jean M. and Alberta (Casavant) Lagrandeur. She had resided in Cumberland for over 54 years.
She was employed by the Ann & Hope Co., Cumberland for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church,Cumberland.

October 3rd

Parker powers SRA to City X-C crown; Tolman girls win

October 3, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Monday’s city championship meet at Slater Park featured an expected victory by the St. Raphael Academy boys and an end to the SRA girls’ six-year run as champions.
Tolman’s girls, coached by former Tiger star Kayla Fleming, beat the Saints 22-33 to capture the city title. Shea High finished a distant third in the meet. Tolman placed five runners among the first seven finishers.
St. Raphael’s Catherine Piper won the race in a personal-best time of 20 minutes, 27 seconds but Tolman’s depth and pack-running technique proved difficult to beat.

RI to get $13.1 million for small biz

October 3, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Calling it “ a seeding of the new economy,” Keith Stokes, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Council, was one of several state and local officials to tout the importance of a new $13.1 million stimulus grant awarded to small business financing programs in the state.

Americo P. Ambrosio

October 3, 2011

Americo P. Ambrosio
PAWTUCKET - Americo P. Ambrsio, 72, of McCabe Ave. died Sunday surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Aldina C. (Alves) Ambrosio.
Born in Fornos, Algodres, Portugal he was the son of the Luis and Maria J. (Lopes)Ambrosio. He came to this country in 1975 living in Cumberland for three years and moved to Pawtucket in 1978.
He was employed by the North East Cable Corp., South Attleboro for 30 years until his retirement.

Carol L. Choches-O'Brien

October 3, 2011

Carol L. Choches-O'Brien
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A MEMORIAL RECEPTION "Carol's Smile" was held Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the South Kingstown Land Trust, Wakefield, RI for Carol L. Choches-O'Brien who passed away August 25 at home.
Born August 24, 1954 and raised in Pawtucket, a cherished daughter of Lillian M. and the late Walter S. Choches. She was the beloved wife of 36 years to Stephen B. O'Brien.

Louisa A. Goncalves

October 3, 2011

Louisa A. Goncalves
CENTRAL FALLS - Louisa A. Goncalves, 85, of Blackstone Falls passed away Saturday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Alvaro Goncalves.
She was born in the Medeira Islands, Portugal a daughter of the late Joa and Olinda(Teixeira) Agrela. She has lived in the US for the last 45 years. She had been employed at the former Conrad-Jarvis Co. for several years.

John F. Wall Jr.

October 3, 2011

John F. Wall Jr.
CUMBERLAND - John F. Wall Jr., 87, of Cumberland Street passed away Friday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center,Providence, surrounded by his loving family. Happily married for 62 years, he was the husband of Estelle (LaRose) Wall.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John F. Wall Sr. and Margaret V. (Burns) Wall. He was a life-long Cumberland resident.
He was a United States Army Air Corps, World War II veteran. He was an active member of the Rhode Island Air National Guard from 1958 to 1961.

Joseph Brunelle

October 3, 2011

Joseph Brunelle
CUMBERLAND - Joseph Brunelle, 76, of Cumberland, died Friday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Corrigan) Brunelle and the son of the late Amos V. and Marie (Melia) Brunelle. He was employed by the Town of Cumberland for 20 years as a Director of the Finance Dept. until his retirement in 1996.
He was an Army veteran.

John Edward Harrison

October 3, 2011

John Edward Harrison
LINCOLN - John Edward Harrison, 97, of Lower River Road, Lincoln passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Margaret (Gormley) Harrison, they had been married for 67 years.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late John T. and Selma (Simoneau)Harrison. He resided in Lincoln for the past 50 years, previously residing in North Providence and Burrilville.

October 2nd

St. Raphael's offense defined by explosive and dynamic players

October 2, 2011

St. Raphael Academy has enough big-play weapons on offense to stick with the more potent teams in Division II this season.
Head coach Mike Sassi is most comfortable running a Wing-T offense. This year’s team has the personnel to make that formation work cohesively. It begins with quarterback Julian Diaz, an efficient playmaker who can throw the ball on the run and downfield when needed.

The jewel of Central Falls

October 2, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — When the city's state-appointed receiver decided not to fund the programs and operations of the Adams Memorial Library back in April, Carol Basile's heart broke.
Hers wasn't the only one.
“I felt terribly,” she said. “The children were disappointed and disgusted, and the parents were, too. The Children's Room is downstairs, and they came not just to be read to but read themselves. They had other things to do; they'd play with blocks or puzzles, and the older ones would go on the computers. Their moms would sit on the couch so they could keep an eye on their children.

CF roads get paved as benefit of water main project

October 2, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — By being able to piggy-back on the Pawtucket Water Supply Board's water main replacement project, 14 local roads have been newly repaved at no cost to the city.
Central Falls DPW Director Joseph Nield said that the Pawtucket Water Supply Board (PWSB) earlier this year embarked on a program to replace water mains and pipes in the water district that were 25 years old or beyond. The replacement project involved sections of 14 roads that were dug up and fitted with new pipes and mains.

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