February 28th, 2011
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.
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.
Eileen F. Winiarski
PAWTUCKET- Eileen F. Winiarski formerly of Manton Street passed away Friday February 25, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank P. Winiarski.
Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Ethel V.(Day) Newton. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 44 years and was formerly of Greenville.
Before retiring in 2000 she worker as a Jewelry and Box Maker for the former Dale Box Co. and also worked as a Machine operator and Sample Maker.
She was a Past Noble Grand of the International Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity Manchester, England.
Doris R. Gaumond
PAWTUCKET - Doris R. Gaumond, 86, of Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket died Saturday, February 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Raymond Gaumond.
Mrs. Gaumond was born in the Albion section of Lincoln the daughter of the late Philibert and Florida (Lacombe) Riel. She was a binder for the former Samuel P. Harris Company for many years.
PROVIDENCE â€” Regular season dual-meet results donâ€™t carry over into the tournament season. Each wrestler, no matter how big his reputation and how long his list of accomplishments, must begin anew when the opening whistle sounds to start a tournament match.
Thatâ€™s the beauty of this sport, which focuses on a team aspect during the dual-meet season. The emphasis changes to individual results during the postseason.
As the regular season winds down, the discussion for postseason awards and other laurels heats up. Suddenly the office water cooler or neighborhood establishment becomes the spot to discuss and dissect the merits of potential candidates, while those given autonomy to cast a vote sit down with pen, paper and DVD player, study tea leaves and rub the Magic 8-Ball before filling out the ballot.
PAWTUCKET -- When Steve Reynolds took over the reins as Tolman Highâ€™s hockey coach in the winter of â€™08, he inherited a team that not only graduated a talented senior class that reached the Division II quarterfinals the previous season, but was short on upperclassmen and bodies.
He also had his share of first-year players on his 16-player roster that season, and one of them was a familiar name who starred for the Tigersâ€™ football and wrestling teams the past couple of seasons, Kyle Coutu.
Roland Carroll never liked to talk about his World War II experience as a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima in the early months of 1945 while U.S. forces closed in on Japan.
â€śWho am I to talk?â€ť the 88-year-old veteran was saying last week when put on the spot. â€śI figured I wasnâ€™t the only guy who went in the service. We all had to go fight the war. I realize now how important it was. We had to win that war or Hitler and the Japanese were going to take over the world.â€ť
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LINCOLN â€“ Just over a week after submitting his Fiscal Year 2011-12 recommended municipal and school operating budget of approximately $70.4 million to the Budget Board â€“ his deadline, per order of the Town Charter, was Feb. 15 â€“ Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond called the number â€śvery fairâ€ť to both sides.
PAWTUCKETâ€”With the state of the local economy and a spate of convenience store robberies making news, Pawtucket Police admit that crime is on the rise. However, they say it didn't increase in 2010 over the previous year as much as another local newspaper had indicated.
LINCOLN â€“ It was rather by accident how Lincoln Prevention Coalition Coordinator Pam Shayer discovered John Mattson, a Providence-based consultant who has served as a trainer, curriculum developer and evaluation advisor for numerous U.S. groups, including the National Crime Prevention Council, Center for Civic Education and Youth Crime Watch of America.
She doesn't care.
PAWTUCKET --- If Tolman High and the Johnston/North Providence co-op team end up meeting in two weekends in the Division III semifinals, it should make for a truly entertaining best-of-three series.
For the second time in seven days, the two teams battled tooth and nail in an exciting high school game, but unlike their meeting last Saturday, this contest didnâ€™t end with a winner or a loser.
Adrien R. Houle
PAWTUCKET - Adrien R. Houle, 85, a Professional Photographer, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne (Beauchemin) Houle.
Gensy V. Vanterpool
PAWTUCKET - Gensy V. Vanterpool, 42, of Coyle Avenue, passed away on Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of the late Ivette(Figueroa) Vanterpool.
He was born in the Dominican Republic, a son of the late Montero Vanterpool and Gladys Correa and has lived in Pawtucket for the last 4 years. He had been employed as a service manager at Quirk VW of Quincy, MA. before retiring due to illness.
Annette A. Goodwin
PAWTUCKET. Annette A. Goodwin, 68, of Main Street, passed away on Sunday after an illness. She was the wife of William Johnson and was recently married.
Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Rocco and Rose (Melchione) DeMaria. She has lived in Pawtucket for the last 8 years.
Oscar G. Marchand
PAWTUCKET - Oscar G. Marchand, 86, of Pawtucket passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011. He was the husband of Jeannette (Grenier) Marchand. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Theodore and Yvonne (Bricault) Marchand. Mr. Marchand was a Veteran of the Coast Guard serving during WWII and was Production Manager at the former Paulis Silk Co. in Pawtucket for many years retiring in 1986.
George J. Steele
CUMBERLAND: George J. "Phantom" Steele, 67, died February 21, 2011 at Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag, RI.
George was born November 10, 1943 in Boston, MA, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas and Pawtucket, RI. He was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Salvas) Steele. He is predeceased by a baby sister, Helen Steele, his brother Walter Steele Jr., and sisters Mary Robitaille and Rose Robitaille all of Pawtucket, RI.
Marion G. Dineen
PAWTUCKET - Marion G. Dineen, died Thursday, February 24, 2011. She was the wife of the late Thomas Dineen and the mother of Thomas Dineen Jr.
There will be a Memorial Mass for Marion Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyr Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk Ma. For full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com
Jean R. Lambert
PAWTUCKET - Jean R. Lambert, 84, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Mariette C. (Goulet) Lambert. Born in St. Edmond de Grantham Quebec Canada, he was a son of the late Donat and Bethe (Houle) Lambert. He worked as a dry wall finisher for Atlantic Contracting until his retirement.