October 21st, 2010
PAWTUCKET â€” The cause of the massive Union Wadding Company mill fire has been determined to be arson, and fire officials are turning to the public for help in finding the person or persons who lit the match.
Wayne R. Girard
PAWTUCKET - Wayne R. Girard, 35 of Wood Street died Monday at his home. He was the son of the late Andrew, Sr. and Beatrice (Clarkson) Girard.
He was employed as a machinist and was a student of the Yoons Martial Arts Academy in Deleware for a time.He was well loved and will be missed by all.
He is survived by one son, Austin Girard and one daughter Audry Girard both of Pawtucket, one sister Sheryl Genest of Pawtucket and two brothers Andrew Girard, Jr. of Cranston and Mark Girard of Pawtucket and five nephews.
Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine(Geraghty) Bowen, a long time resident of South Attleboro, joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. Lucy was born October 20, 1923 in South Attleboro, Mass. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen for 65 years. In 1957 the couple moved to Greenville, Ohio, where they raised their family and lived for more than 25 years. They retired and returned to South Attleboro in 1980 where Lucy was an active volunteer for the Knights of Columbus and St. Theresa's parish. Lucy was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Maria Armanda Craveiro
NORTH SCITUATE - Maria Armanda (Almeida) Craveiro, 62, of Carue Drive, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Mrs. Craveiro was a ten year breast cancer survivor. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Craveiro, the former tailor for the Rhode Island State Police.
Born in Gouveia, Portugal, she was the daughter of Antonio and Maria Isabel (Cruz) Almeida. She moved to this country in 1969 settling in Woonsocket. She resided in Scituate for 33 years.
She was the owner and hairdresser for Hair Designs by Maria for many years, retiring due to illness.
PAWTUCKET â€” Since it opened on September 11, 2008, the Sean Nassaney Emergency Operations Center has proved useful for coordinating city workers during major snowstorms and last March's flooding. However, EMA Director Robert Howe said he never imagined it would one day serve as a command center for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
LINCOLN â€” As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When â€śMaâ€ť wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house â€śin a huff.â€ť
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.
Must-win games? It seems like fans will have their pick of the litter when it comes to teams in the Blackstone Valley this weekend!
Fridayâ€™s action features four schools -- East Providence, Cumberland, Shea, and St. Raphael -- who sorely need to win their games over tough opponents in order to keep their respective playoff hopes alive.
PROVIDENCE -- Itâ€™s been two years since Peter Manfredo Jr. last fought in Rhode Island, but for the Manfredoâ€™s Gym world middleweight champion, it seems like a lifetime ago.
The last time Manfredo stepped into the ring in this state, he endured one of the worst defeats of his pro career -- a third-round TKO loss to Sakio Bika for the IBO (International Boxing Organization) super middleweight title at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that heâ€™s going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.
Tintra Mary Cochran
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Tintra Mary (Alessandro) Cochran, 93, of West Carpenter St., South Attleboro, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Francis Cochran.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Josephina (Costa) Alessandro and had lived in South Attleboro for over 55 years.
She was retired and had worked as a seamstress for Pawtucket Dress Company. She was a member of the Royal Travelers for over 30 years.
Ethel L. Martel
Pawtucket - Ethel L. (Oldrid) Martel, 94, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Roy E. "Jake" Martel. They were married for 51 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Samuel and Estelle (Esser) Oldrid, she had lived in Pawtucket and Central Falls all her life.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a televised slugfest that remained competitive and contentious until the final bell, Democrat David Cicilline and Republican John Loughlin fought toe-to-toe over Social Security, taxes, jobs, health care and a raft of other issues Tuesday.
The two main candidates vying to succeed Democrat Patrick Kennedy as the congressman in the 1st District argued almost every issue vehemently, frequently trying to talk over each other and occasionally they had to be reined in by moderator Tim White of WPRI.
PAWTUCKET â€” As he held 10-month-old son Leland in his arms, Ken Hoffa explained why he volunteered to help the New Urban Farmers organization â€” not to mention members of KeepSpace, the Pawtucket Foundation and the city's Housing Authority â€” construct and care for the â€śGarden of Lifeâ€ť at Galego Court on Monday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET â€” One of Pawtucketâ€™s native sons and an â€śadoptedâ€ť one from across the state line were honored Monday night by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
In a ceremony at the Hope Artiste Village, city resident Richard Kazarian, a noted historian, antiques dealer and civic leader, was the recipient of the 2010 Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities. In addition, nationally recognized, award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Bill Harley, of Seekonk, Mass., was given the 2010 Honorary Chairsâ€™ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities.
George L. Bailey
PAWTUCKET - George L. Bailey, 82 of Meadow St. passed away on Monday at RI Hospital after an illness. He was the husband of Rosa (Oliva) Bailey. He was also the husband of the late Doris Bailey. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Lester F. and Margaret (Duhaine) Bailey and was a lifelong resident of the city. He had been employed as a truck driver for the former Fuller Packaging Co. for several years before retiring. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 602.
Sharon J.Soboda CENTRAL FALLS- Sharon J. Soboda, 53, of High Street passed away Monday October 18, 2010 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Florence A. (Aubin) Soboda Sr. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Sharon was a Customer Service Representative for MetLife Insurance Co. and prior to that she was employed by Hasbro Industries for 18 years in the Information Systems and the Engineering Departments.
John E. Henshaw
ATTLEBORO - John E. Henshaw, of Liberty Drive, passed away on Friday at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Shirley A. (Durand) Henshaw and had been married for 32 years.
He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late John and Gladys (Jamison) Henshaw.
Paul J. Eklund
PAWTUCKET: Paul J. Eklund, 52, of Vine St, passed October 18th 2010 after a brief illness.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John and Florence (Fontaine) Eklund.
Paul had been employed by Texas Instruments of Attleboro and GTECH of West Greenwich for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Elaine E. Eklund and a dear friend Anita Van Leeuwen, both with whom he resided.
Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine Bowen joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen. They had been married 65 years.
Mrs. Bowen was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Vensky) Geraghty. She was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Besides her husband Mrs. Bowen is survived by her two sons, John Bowen of Jamestown, IN and Daryl Bowen of Los Angeles CA, her five grandchildren and eight grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Cheryl Bingham.