November 2nd, 2010
WOONSOCKET -- Last yearâ€™s Division II Super Bowl championship season is a distant memory for players on the 2010 Woonsocket High squad.
â€śThatâ€™s gone,â€ť head coach Carnell Henderson admitted on Tuesday night. â€śWe were a senior-heavy team last year. The kids on this yearâ€™s team feel like they were recipients of a championship last year. They want to win one for themselves.â€ť
The Villa Novans are 5-1 with one game left in the regular season. That one loss came against unbeaten Tolman by a 6-0 score back in mid-September.
Based on their records and how theyâ€™ve played against their league opponents, the Division I semifinals should include top-seed Barrington and No. 2 Shea from Division I-East and third-seeded Bishop Hendricken and No. 4 seed La Salle from Div. I-South.
Robert Hanley Jr.
PAWTUCKET: Robert Hanley Jr, 56, of Hunts Ave, passed October 30, 2010. He was the husband of Karen Coyle.
Robert was the loving father of Jamie, Karrie, Joey and Tabitha Coyle and grandfather of twelve. Services were private. Arrangements are by the Keefe Funeral Home, Lincoln.
For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Hrad H. Zolmian, M.D
PAWTUCKET - Hrad H. Zolmian, M.D., 96, of McNeill Street, Carthage, North Carolina and formerly ofPequot Road, Pawtucket died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at home in North Carolina. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Notley) Zolmian and the father of the late Rod S. Zolmian.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late George and Hanoushag (Anderson)Zooloomian.
Dr. Zolmian was a physician in the Blackstone Valley for many years retiring in November 1993. He was a 1936 graduate of Brown University and a 1940 graduate of Harvard University Medical School.
PAWTUCKET - Alfredo "Pauly" Barros 20, passed October 30, 2010.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Alfredo and Fatima (Fernandes) Barros of Pawtucket. He attended Shea High School.
Besides his parents he is survived by a son, Jahrell, five sisters, Nancy Martins and her fiance Scott Palardy of Pawtucket, Martha Barros and her fiance Adilson Correia of Kissimmee, FL, Charline Barros of Kissimmee, FL, Luana Barros and Paula Barros both of Cape Verde Islands, a brother, Jesse Barros of Roxbury, MA.
VERMONT - Thelma Hunt, 74 of Fayston, VT, formally of Rumford, RI passed away Thursday, October 28 at Fletcher Allen Hospital with her daughter Brenda and son-in-law Todd by her side.
PAWTUCKET â€” Two great names from Tolman High football history were reunited on Monday evening for the taping of Bill Mulhollandâ€™s â€śGood Sportsâ€ť cable access television show.
Larry Caswell and Frank Geiselman shared a stage, talking about their successful careers as quarterback and wide receiver, respectively, at both Tolman and the University of Rhode Island.
The World Series might be grabbing all of baseballâ€™s headlines, but that hasnâ€™t stopped the PawSox Express from churning out team-related news â€¦
Torey Lovullo has been in baseball long enough to understand how the game is played. So when good buddy John Farrell was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays last week, the obvious was raised: would Lovullo receive an invitation to join the Jaysâ€™ coaching staff?
WOONSOCKET â€” For Lincoln High, Mondayâ€™s task was as straightforward as youâ€™ll get. A win against Woonsocket High meant the Lions would clinch no worse than a share of the Division II-North crown.
Mission accomplished as Lincoln, buoyed by two goals from Jillian DeSimone, took care of business with a 4-0 win over Woonsocket at Barry Field. The Lions finish the regular season 12-1-5. The Villa Novans completed their first â€“ and possibly last â€“ in Division II with a 1-17 mark.
PAWTUCKET â€” Local voters will choose a new mayor and decide the fate of several incumbents at both the local and state levels when they head to the polls today. All polling places in Pawtucket are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CUMBERLAND - Georgina Lawrence, 95, of High St. died Saturday in the Grandview Nursing Home, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Joaquim "Jack" Lawrence Sr.
Born in New Bedford she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Maria (Sousa) Martin. She resided in Cumberland for the past 52 years.
Mrs. Lawrence was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Jose L. Quinones-DeGros
PAWTUCKET. Jose L. Quinones-DeGros, 48, passed away on Friday surrounded by his family after an illness. He was the husband of Gale Gaines.
Frank R. Madonna
PAWTUCKET - Frank R. Madonna, 74, of Lake St, Pawtucket died Saturday, October 30, 2010.
He was the husband of Selma (David) Madonna. They spent 51 beautiful years together.
Mr. Madonna was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Frank and Marie (Giuliotti) Madonna. He was an iron worker at the former Newman Crosby for many years.
Mr. Madonna was a United States Navy Veteran, a member of the Italian Dramatic Club in Pawtucket, an enthusiastic hunter on trips to Prudence Island and cherished his peaceful time in Florida.
PAWTUCKET - Roland Benjamin, 91, of Pawtucket, died Friday at the Briarcliff Manor. He was the husband of Beatrice (Patenaude) Benjamin. Born in Pawtucket and a resident of the city since 1976, he was the son of the late Edward and Lorina (Grenier) Benjamin.
He was employed as a warehouse man for 30 years at Electric Boat in Quonset Point. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia Church in Pawtucket. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine division.
Celine M. Girouard
BRISTOL - Celine M. Girouard, 92, died Friay at St. Elizabeth Home in Bristol. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond Girouard. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Adelard and Aglae (Poulin) Tetreault, she had resided in Warren since 1983 and previously in Pawtucket. Prior to retirement in 1983, she had been employed for 40 years at R.I. Textile and other local braid shops.
Raymond E. Dube
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Raymond E. Dube, 88, passed October 30, 2010 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Gertrude (Corneau) Dube. They have been married for 17 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph E. and Naomi S.(Angers) Dube.
He had been employed by the Foxboro Company for many years retiring in 1985
Besides his wife he is survived by a niece, Rhonda Jewitt and he became a beloved member of Gertrude's family.He was the brother of the late Blanche Viens.
WARWICK â€” This isnâ€™t the same St. Raphael Academy outfit that started out the year â€“ not by a long shot.
Gone are the lingering memories of a 2-4 beginning that featured shutout losses to Hendricken, Tolman and Woonsocket, while the wins coming at the expense of Pilgrim and West Warwick, two squads with a combined 1-11 in league play. In a frenetic two-week turnaround, SRA has seen its season go from being on the brink to one that will include a postseason appearance for the first time since winning the Division I Super Bowl three years ago.
Ponaganset football coach Brian Gendreau has developed a good perspective on two of the toughest teams in Division II this season â€“ unbeaten Tolman and once-beaten Woonsocket. His Chieftains have lost to both Super Bowl contenders.
â€śTolman is the fastest team in the league,â€ť Gendreau admitted on Sunday, â€śbut I would say Woonsocket is more balanced. They can run and throw the ball. You can see why they played a 6-0 game earlier this season. Both teams have great defenses.â€ť