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March 2nd, 2011

SRA cagers ready for second chance

March 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Rest is always welcome – just so as long as rust doesn’t start to form.
Eleven days will have elapsed since St. Raphael Academy’s last game – a tough-to-swallow 77-75 loss to Coventry in the Division I quarterfinals on Feb. 21 – and the next time the Saints participate in a meaningful affair. Their reintroduction to spirited competition, complete with three referees and a neutral setting, is set for Friday night against Westerly High in the new all-inclusive state tournament at the Providence Career & Technical Academy Fieldhouse.

CF's Fernandes has two big meets left

March 2, 2011

For most of the elite athletes in the state, including several with local ties, Friday’s New England Interscholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships signifies the end of the winter season.
For a select few like Central Falls senior Aleide Fernandes, it’s just one more meet to prepare for the inaugural New Balance Nationals the following week.

Mary C. Ward

March 2, 2011

Mary C. Ward
PAWTUCKET - Mary C. Ward died peacefully, at home, on Saturday. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late James and Jane (Burrell) Ward. She is survived by her companion David Bishop. Ms. Ward worked as a Telephone Operator for the Department of Human Services in Pawtucket for many years before retiring. Funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences www.rifuneral.com

Doris Havey

March 2, 2011

Doris Havey

Dorothy Mae Comey

March 2, 2011

Dorothy Mae Comey
FOXBOROUGH - Dorothy Mae (Ferden) Comey, age 93, died on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Mansion in Central Falls, RI. She was the daughter of the late Rosco and Edith (Brown) Ferden.

Ann Guisti

March 2, 2011

Ann Guisti
PAWTUCKET - Ann Guisti, 72, passed away on Feb. 26. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Clinton and Marie(Sutcliffe) McGowan. She is survived by a son, Angelo Jr., 2 daughters, Marie and Christina, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Ruth Sellers of CA, Ida Benoit and Harriet Picard, both of Seekonk, MA, and 1 brother, Joseph Clinton, Jr.

Albert F. Hopkins Jr.

March 2, 2011

Albert F. Hopkins Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Albert F. Hopkins Jr., age 70, of Talcott Avenue, died February 28, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rose Marie (Tabele) Hopkins. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Albert F. and Edna Mae (Plante) Hopkins.
He worked as a machinist for Foxboro Company for 21 years. He was a former member of the Teamsters Local 251.

Anne T. Pettis

March 2, 2011

Anne T. Pettis
PROVIDENCE - Anne T. Pettis of Providence died March 1, 2011. She was the wife of the late George Pettis.
Mrs. Pettis was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary (Duffy) Manning. She was an assembler for Hasbro for many years.
Mrs. Pettis is survived by her children, Robin Brunner of Providence, Mary Smith of Warwick and Mark Pettis of Providence. She also leaves her sister Mary Laliberte of Lincoln, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Girls' hoops playoffs set to tip off

March 1, 2011

A dozen teams from the Blackstone Valley will be shooting for the same goal — a strong postseason run that hopefully leads them to a state championship — these next two weeks when the R.I. playoffs take flight.
In two of the three division tournaments, there are clear favorites – unbeaten Barrington High is the team to beat in Division I, while powerful Middletown High leads the way in Division III.
But Division II appears to be wide-open, with a handful of teams capable of rising above the pack and winning the title.

February 28th

Health study seeks pregnant women

March 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Attention local pregnant women: you and your child can take part in a study that could make medical history.
The National Children's Study Rhode Island is looking at how children's health and development are affected by their family history and the social, natural, and physical environment of the places where they live, learn and play. As such, they are looking for 1,000 Rhode Islanders to take part in an important national study that will track children's development from before birth until the age of 21 to look at key health issues.

Gordon C. Rattray

March 1, 2011

Gordon C. Rattray
BROOKFIELD - Gordon C. Rattray, Jr., 90 of Brookfield, died Thursday, February 24, 2011. He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Winifred (Harker)Rattray in 2007 and his son, Dana D. Rattray in 1969. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Surette, with whom he lived; grand-daughters Amy Beaupre of Lillian, AL and Rebecca Johnson of Jaffrey, NH; 6 great-grandchildren, and a brother and 3 sisters; Donald Rattray, Doris Gagne, Betty Brandenshaw and Jean Sharkey all of Rhode Island. His sister Catherine and brothers William, Robert and Norman Rattray predeceased him.

Normand H. Laramee

March 1, 2011

Normand H. Laramee
PAWTUCKET - Normand H. Laramee, 83, of Pawtucket died February 26, 2011. He was the husband of Doris A. (Pepin) Laramee. they had been married 64 years.
Mr. Laramee owned and operated Laramee Floor and Rug Cleaning for many years. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. Mr. Laramee was a longtime fishing enthusiast, and a lifetime member of the Narragansett Salt Water Fishing Club.

Adam S. Budnick

March 1, 2011

Adam S. Budnick

Lucille St Jean

March 1, 2011

Lucille St. Jean
CENTRAL FALLS - Lucille St. Jean, VISITATION, TUESDAY, 5-8 PM IN the CHARLES COELHO Funeral Home, 151 Cross St. Central Falls with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Spirit Parish Church, Dexter St. Central Falls at 9:30. Condolences, www.coelhofuneralhome.net.

Raymond A. Lachance

March 1, 2011

Raymond A. Lachance
Devoted to His Family and Ardent Gardener
ATTLEBORO - Raymond Arthur Lachance, 93, of Park Street, Attleboro; formerly of Mansfield and Rehoboth, died on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Annette Rita (Bergeron) Lachance, the love of his life, who died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Lachance celebrated 71 cherished years of marriage. The couple was married on November 30, 1939.

Sister Rose Gravel, OP

March 1, 2011

Sister Rose Gravel, OP
FALL RIVER - Sister Rose Gravel, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, 92, died Feb. 27, 2011.Sister Rose Gravel is survived by one sister, Olive Lemoine of Lincoln and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jean Gravel, Marguerite Cote, Albert, Roland, Christien, Raymond, Lucien and Calixte Gravel.

John L. Marshall

March 1, 2011

John L. Marshall
EAST PROVIDENCE - John L. Marshall. 82, of East Providence and Narragansett died Sunday, February 27, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Asermely) Marshall. They had been married 59 years.

Joseph E. Chandley

March 1, 2011

Joseph E. Chandley
SEEKONK - Joseph E. Chandley of Seekonk Ma, died February 28, 2011. he was the husband of the late Elsie (Keenan) Chandley.
Mr. Chandley was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late James Joseph and Mabel (Donahue) Chandley.
He was the stepson of the late Helen (Shannon) Chandley, who fondly referred to his as “Joe Pete”

Helen Lusko

February 28, 2011

Helen Lusko
PAWTUCKET - Helen Lusko 94, of Primrose Street passed away Saturday February 26, 2011 at Home & Hospice Care of RI. She was the beloved wife of the late John Lusko.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Kazukewich) Kober. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 70 years.
Before retiring she was employed in the Blackstone Valley Area as a Textile Weaver for many years.

Fernando Ferreira

February 28, 2011

Fernando Ferreira
PAWTUCKET - Fernando Ferreira, 86, formerly of York Avenue, passed away Sunday in the Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls. He was the husband of Maria H. (Mendes) Ferreira.
Born in Ferraria, Porto de Mos, Portugal, he was the son of the late Gracinda Ferreira. He moved to this country in 1969, settling in Pawtucket.
He was employed by the American Insulated Wire Company of Pawtucket for many years, retiring in 1987. He was previously a tailor in Mira de Aire, Portugal.
Mr. Ferreira was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

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