March 29th, 2011
Florence C. St. Jacques
PAWTUCKET - Florence St. Jacques, 96 of Pawtucket died on Monday at the Heritage Hills Nursing Center in Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Henry V. St. Jacques. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clemina (St. Onge) Goffette, she was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, and a homemaker. She was a pianist who at one time had her own band and played the piano to entertain in nursing homes until well into her 80's.
Eleanor F. Masse
CUMBERLAND - Eleanor F.(Vose) Masse, 82, of Pollett St., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
Mrs. Masse worked for the former Ann & Hope Company for over forty years. She began her career as a cashier, worked her way up in the company, and retired as the buyer and manager of office supplies.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Dan Oâ€™Brien has several memories of retired Cumberland High swim coach Bruce Calvert.
His first three years for the Clippers, Oâ€™Brien recalled a person that was not only dedicated to his craft, but a person that knew how to motivate with his unique style of dealing with student-athletes.
â€śYou could go out and drop ten seconds and he would still have something to tell you that would improve it,â€ť he said. â€śI guess some people would say that he had a negative outlook on your swim, but in a way it motivated us to try harder and drop our times more.â€ť
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Anthony St. Angelo would love to allow his children â€” ages 12, 6 and 5 â€” outside to play after school or on the weekends, but he's afraid of the consequences.
One major fear includes the possibility of developing respiratory problems caused by the dust and/or stench emanating from the TLA-Pond View Recycling Facility, located near the banks of Rumford's Omega Pond.
Vivian I. Ryan
CUMBERLAND - Vivian I. (Hutchinson) Ryan, 85, of Lantern Lane, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Honorable Harvey J. Ryan, Esq., a former practicing attorney and Pawtucket Probate Court Judge.
PAWTUCKET - Anna Pacholec 98, of Raymond Avenue passed away Sunday March 27, 2011 at Chestnut Terrace in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew J. Pacholec.
Born in Cumberland a daughter of the late Jan and Karolina (Wach) Kapinos. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed at the former Healtx-Tex Manufacturing Co. as an Inspector for many years. She was a member of the former Senior Citizens Group of St. Joseph's Church.
PAWTUCKET - Rosemary "Bud" McDermott died Friday, March 25, 2011 peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John E. Oâ€™Neil Jr. and Rosemary (McCann) Oâ€™Neil. She was the wife of fifty two years to John J. McDermott.
Mrs. McDermott was a cum laude graduate of Bryant University with a degree in Business Education.
PAWTUCKET - Eliseu Silveira, 82, of Pawtucket died Thursday at Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Calling hours Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefh.com.
Robert L. Desorcy
PAWTUCKET: Robert L. Desorcy 74, passed March 26th. He was the husband of Helen (Gauthier) Desorcy
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Oscar and Solange Desorcy.
He had been as a carpenter for over 50 years
Robert served in the US Navy for six years.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Robert Gauthier of Pawtucket and Raymond Gauthier of Central Falls. He was the brother of the late Normand Desorcy.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln.
Estelle E. Rowse
SCOTTSBORO, AL - Estelle E. (Cayer) Rowse, 91, formerly of Mendon Ave., passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Scottsboro, Alabama. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Rowse, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Leonidas A. and Eva (Tremblay) Cayer. Estelle resided in Pawtucket most of her life, she resided in Attleboro, Massachusetts for three years before moving to Scottsboro in 2008.
Elizabeth A. Rinaldi
LINCOLN - Elizabeth A. (Armfield) Rinaldi, 95, of Franklin Street, died Wednesday, March 23, at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Rinaldi.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Elsie (Clegg) Armfield. She had lived in Pawtucket and Lincoln for the past thirty-three years.
Mrs. Rinaldi was the owner of Donna's Market in Pawtucket for thirty years, and had also worked as a receptionist at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She was a member of Christ Church, Lincoln.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High coach Craig Giarrusso admits his biggest challenge during preseason practice sessions has been to develop a replacement for four-year starting pitcher (and slugger) Micayla Kirylo.
â€śIn this sport, pitching is obviously the big key,â€ť Giarrusso admits. â€śWe have two pitchers we are working with this spring â€“ sophomore Olivia Larson and junior Alex Lacoste. I have a lot of faith in Olivia that she can take over for Micayla and do a good job.â€ť
At what point in Tiger Woodsâ€™s golf career will the media stop trailing the guy around like heâ€™s still the No. 1 player in golf?
Even though Woods has been a non-factor in most tournaments since Thanksgiving of 2009, the long-time No. 1 player in the world still gets an inordinate amount of face time on television as he struggles to regain his old form. I guess the guy is news, no matter what he shoots each day. Or maybe we all just like to watch the golfing version of a train wreck unfold each time he plays.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” State Receiver Robert G. Flanders, Jr. has announced several staff reductions, cutbacks in hours, and other operational changes at the Ralph J. Holden Community Center at 361 Cowden St. in an effort to reduce the center's current fiscal year deficit of $66,327 by more than half.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Henry Stad is eager to spread the news about â€śHonor Flight New Englandâ€ť to his fellow World War II veterans.
â€śThey treated us like royalty when we went to Washington, D.C. last October 24th,â€ť Stad was saying recently. â€śWorld War II veterans are becoming a smaller group every day. I want all of the guys who are still alive to know about Honor Flight New England, which takes groups of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. several times a year, for free.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Two defendants responsible for a series of â€śnote-jobâ€ť bank heists in the Blackstone Valley have been sentenced to federal prison for committing a combined total of five robberies, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced.
Shirley A. Green, 48, of Lincoln, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to 48 months in federal prison for committing three robberies in two months in 2009.
On Friday, Andrew Shepard, 30, of Warwick, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for two similarly weaponless robberies within a span of seven days in July 2010.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Ask Laurel Shepard why a qualifying fifth-grade student would want to apply to The College Crusade of Rhode Island, and she reels off reasons as if they were items from a shopping list.
â€śFor one, we're an organization that will prepare you for college, so â€“ when you graduate from high school â€“ you're more than ready,â€ť explained the Crusade's Admissions Manager. â€śWe offer a variety of college readiness programs for those in grades 6-12.
The hockey season concluded less than a week ago and to no one's surprise it was Mount St. Charles that was celebrating on the ice with another state championship. Except for a four-year dry spell from 2003-07, that's the way it has been since the 1977-78 season for the Mounties, who have racked up 42 state titles in their storied history.
In boys' swimming, Bishop Hendricken has won every team title since 1989-90, a total of 22 straight crowns.
Might Ed Cooleyâ€™s standing as the Friarsâ€™ new head coach rekindle the sparks with high school prospect and fellow Providence native Ricky Ledo? Time will tell says Ryan Hurd, Ledoâ€™s head coach at Notre Dame Prep, located in Fitchburg, Mass.