February 16th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” It had been frigid and icy getting around and the sprawling Hope Artiste Village was the last stop on a tiring, whirlwind tour of Rhode Island's arts scene, but Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, still exuded enthusiasm about the people and places he visited.
â€śRhode Island gets it,â€ť said Landesman. â€śIt is an arts state. Rhode Island has the most working artists, per capita, than any other state in the country, and what I'm taking back is information showing how the arts can be a model for economic development.â€ť
Albert F. Moquin
PAWTUCKET - Albert F. Moquin, 84, formerly of Weeden Street passed away Tuesday after an illness. He was the husband of the late Marjorie A. (Laplante) Moquin.
He was born in Pawtucket a son of the late Euclid and Margaret Moquin. Mr. Moquin had been a self employed electrician in Pawtucket for many years. He was a member of the Little Rhody Bottle Club, The RI Historical Society, Friends of the Pawtucket Library and a Senior Inn Volunteer.
ATTLEBORO - Carol Curry-Rossi, 87 of Attleboro died on Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts.
The daughter of the late John and Flora (Aldsworth) Curry she had resided in Attleboro most of her life. Prior to retirement in the late 1970's she had been the office manager for Dr. Longobardi in Central Falls for many years. She was a member of the Pawtucket Branch of Medical Assistants. She also had a great love for playing the piano.
PAWTUCKET - Eleanor (Nault) Davignon, 93 passed away February 14, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Gerard Davignon.
Brother Majella Larivee Marchand
PAWTUCKET - Anna Gajda 89, of Ridge Street passed away Tuesday February 15, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Grzegorz Gajda.
Born in Horodnica, Poland she was a daughter of the late Michal and Antonina (Krysztalowicz) Gajda. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 37 years.
Before retiring she was employed by the Miriam Hospital in the Housekeeping Department from 1974 to 1985.
Walter S. Kieon
CENTRAL FALLS - Walter S. Kieon, 90, of Jenks Street passed away Wednesday February 16, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine V. (Salus) Kieon.
Born in Pawtucket a son of the late Michael and Zuzanna (Bujak) Kiewra. He lived in Central Falls for the 65 years and was formerly of South Attleboro.
Before retiring in 1978 he was employed as a Truck Driver for the former Yale Transportation Co. for 25 years.
CUMBERLAND -- Tonight marks the beginning of the best 10-day stretch in Rhode Island wrestling this year. It starts with a battle between two unbeaten high school programs. Defending state champion Cumberland will host 2010 runnerup Warwick Veterans tonight at The Wellness Center with the regular season dual-meet title at stake.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High faces a serious challenge in its final four regular season games, meeting a 12-1-0 Johnston/North Providence team and a defensive-oriented East Providence (6-5-0) team that sits right behind the Tigers in the Division III standings. Tolman (8-4-0) faces both contenders twice.
â€śWeâ€™ve lost two games to Mount Hope (10-2-1) and twice to Cranston East (8-3-1),â€ť Tolman coach Steve Reynolds pointed out. â€śWeâ€™ve beat the teams we should have beat but now we have to finish our season against two good playoff teams.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” In what seems like an ideal match, a company that specializes in architectural history and preservation is planning to make its new home at the city's landmark To Kalon Club.
Albert D. Giguere
PAWTUCKET - Albert D. Giguere, 82, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011.He was the beloved husband of the late Irene (Braganca) Giguere. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Roch G. and Beatrice (Lafleur) Giguere, he resided in Pawtucket over 60 years.
Al was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed by Texas Instruments, Attleboro until retiring in 1993 and was previously employed by the former Washburn Wire Company for over thirty years until its closing. Al was a member of the Italian DIP Club.
Sandra D. Marcotte
SEEKONK - Sandra D. (Pope) Marcotte, 61, a Medical Secretary passed away Monday, February 14, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Edward F. Marcotte for thirty-nine years.
Frederick M. Rogers
PAWTUCKET - Frederick M. Rogers, Sgt. Pawtucket PD Ret., passed away peacefully February 10, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in the city of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Clementina (Cormier) Rogers. He was the husband of the late Joyce G. Rogers.
Paul J. Goulet Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Paul J. Goulet Jr., 56 of Francis Avenue, passed away Sunday in the VA Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Carla Orzechowicz.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Phyllis (Rhode) Goulet Sr. He was a lifelong Pawtucket resident.
He was employed as a truck driver for Regency Transportation for 10 years prior to becoming an owner/operator.
He was a US Army Veteran of Vietnam, where he served as an MP.
He enjoyed Fishing, Dirtbiking and riding his Harley Davidson.
Paul was loved and respected by all his friends and family.
Dominic R. Sorrentine
N. CAROLINA - Dominic R. Sorrentine, 104, of North Carolina and formerly of Rumford, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011. He was the husband of the late Rose (McAloon) Sorrentine. They were happily married for forty one years until she passed away in 1972.
Born in Palermo, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Valleco) Sorrentine.Dominic was a Milkman for the former Fiske Dairy of Rumford for many years until his retirement. He had lived in Rumford for most of his life before moving to North Carolina seventeen years ago.
Clara S. Raimundo
PAWTUCKET - Clara S. Raimundo, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011. She was the wife of the late Jaime Raimundo. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Maria (Paiva) Sequeira. Mrs. Raimundo was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Smiley and her husband Philip of Pawtucket. She also leaves two grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Manuel, Leno, Antonio, Joseph, George, John, William and Josephine Sequeria and Hilda Fonsceca.
PAWTUCKET- Joseph Fernandes, 95 of Grandeville Court, Wakefield died Saturday at South County Hospital, Wakefield. He was the husband of Alice (Lopes) Fernandes.
Born in Taunton, Ma. a son of the late Albert and Izaura (Almeida) Fernandes. He has lived in Wakefield for the past three years and prior to that he lived in North Providence and Pawtucket.
Mr. Fernandes was the owner of Joe's Market in Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â€” After dodging knockout punches for most of the night, Shea delivered one of its own in overtime during its showdown with Central Falls on Monday night.
Junior guard and tri-captain Malik Moody scored eight of his game-high 20 points in the four-minute OT session to help the Raiders grab a 64-58 win over their neighboring foes before a packed house at â€śThe Cageâ€ť in the two sidesâ€™ Division II regular-season finale.
Thereâ€™s never too little to write about when it comes to the Blackstone Valley region and the indoor track & field state championships.
This weekendâ€™s meet, however, may border on the ridiculous. In fact, when it comes to its conclusion roughly four hours after its early 10 oâ€™clock start on Saturday morning, thereâ€™s a good chance Iâ€™ll develop a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome.