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December 26th

Jane F. Nicholson

December 26, 2014

JANE F. NICHOLSON

PAWTUCKET - Jane F. Nicholson, 79, of Pawtucket died on December 25, 2014. She was the wife of James P. Nicholson.
Mrs. Nicholson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Wallace A. and Lola Baker. She was a relocation consultant for United Van Lines for many years.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her sons, Kevin S. Nicholson and his wife Romy Sue of North Kingston, and Scott Nicholson of Pawtucket. She also leaves her brother Donald Baker and her three grandchildren.

Jeffrey J. Smutek

December 26, 2014

JEFFREY J. SMUTEK

Rita J. Menard

December 26, 2014

RITA J. MENARD

PAWTUCKET - Rita J. Menard, 82, passed December 20th with her loving family by her side. She had been employed by AT Cross, attended RISD, was a sales rep for Stanley Home Products and was an avid bingo player.

High school school sports | Post-Christmas tournaments coming to town!

December 26, 2014

 

As is always the case following a Christmas Day full of gift-giving, unwrapping, eating and celebrating, area coaches and their teams will attempt to get back into the competitive mode this weekend at a variety of holiday tournaments.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

December 25th

2014: The year the famous flocked to RI

December 25, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.

Whether it was stumping for candidates, directing movies or accepting honorary keys to the city, there were plenty of celebrities and big name politicos who visited the Ocean State in 2014.

December 24th

Youth cheerleading | THREE CHEERS! Darlington Braves’ cheerleading outfit wins national title

December 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Parents, family members and friends hailed the conquering heroines in style at the Darlington Braves' bingo hall last Thursday night.

As the announcer introduced each member of the Braves' 15-and-under competitive cheerleading squad, those in the crowd hooted and hollered loudly, and for good reason: The previous Saturday afternoon at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla., head coach Nicole Dupont's contingent landed itself the grand championship at the American Youth Cheer National Championships.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced

December 24, 2014

December 23rd

Cumberland wrestling | Gordon closing in on 500th victory as head coach

December 23, 2014

CUMBERLAND — In his 48th year of involvement with the Cumberland High wrestling squad, 47 of them as the head coach, Steve Gordon has seen his fair share of ebbs and flows -- that is, outstanding seniors moving on to college, as a result having to rely on newcomers to fill those empty slots.

In others, the loss was minimal, and that plentiful experience led his crew to four state titles and other solid team placements.

Ernest V. Beaulieu

December 23, 2014

Ernest V. Beaulieu

CENTRAL FALLS - Ernest V. Beaulieu, 54, passed on unexpectedly on December 14th.
He was the son of
Heliane (Brodeur) Beaulieu and the late Albert Beaulieu.
Ernie is survived by his siblings, Albert Beaulieu, Diane Corneau, Denise Lavoie, Jeanine Bascom, several nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Paul Beaulieu.

Diane J. Standring

December 23, 2014

Diane J. Standring

PAWTUCKET - Diane J. Standring, 65, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Norman E. and Cora T. (Benoit) Standring.

Rita E. Bedard

December 23, 2014

Rita E. Bedard

PAWTUCKET - Rita E. "Rit" (Bergeron) Bedard, 77, passed on December 22nd. Born in Pawtucket, she was the wife of the late Donald A. Bedard to whom she was married for 48 years. Rita was the daughter of the late Laurence Bergeron-Malloney.

Helen M. Keegan

December 23, 2014

Helen M. Keegan

PAWTUCKET - Helen M. Keegan, 84, of Hillside Avenue, died Wednesday evening, December 17, 2014, at Summit Commons Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Frederick T. Keegan, Sr.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Annie (Lipay) Boick.
Helen worked in the office of A & Z Chain Company for several years before retiring.
She leaves a daughter, Karen J. Dunbar, of Pawtucket, and four loving grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her son, Frederick T. Keegan, Jr.

Carole A. Kelley

December 23, 2014

Carole A. Kelley (Rutkowski)

PAWTUCKET - Carole A. Kelley, 73, passed away Friday December 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter E. Kelley Jr.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Alexander J. and Stella H. (Szaldak) Rutkowski.
Before retiring Carole owned and operated the former Jewel Box of Pawtucket.
Carole leaves her caregiver Jessica F. Goncalves of Cumberland and also leaves her best friend, her dog Yogi. She was the mother of the late Keith P. Kelley and the sister of the late Richard A. Rutkowski.

Alice Irene Issa

December 23, 2014

Alice Irene Issa

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Alice Irene (Dion) Issa, 94 of North Providence, RI, loving wife of 71 years to Alphonse Issa, passed away on Monday, December 22 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital with her loving family by her side. Alice was born on August 24, 1920 in Springfield, MA the daughter of Samuel and Lottie Dion.

December 22nd

Guinea pig flees from Facebook tiff

December 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A guinea pig got loose and couldn’t be found after a man broke apart the animal’s cage by kicking it in the midst of a heated domestic quarrel Sunday, police said.

Barry Joseph Cartin, 40, of 92 Bates St., is facing charges of unnecessary cruelty to an animal, domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic assault and battery, according to Major Arthur Martins.
The episode came to the attention of the police shortly before noon, when a 42-year-old woman came to police headquarters saying her boyfriend had roughed her up.

Major League Baseball | Switching gears: Woonsocket's Baldelli moves from Rays' front office to first-base coach

December 22, 2014

Rocco Baldelli wasn’t seeking a switch in assignments with the Tampa Bay Rays. In his own words, the Woonsocket native and Bishop Hendricken alumnus “was very much into the work he was doing” as a key and trusted figurehead in the front office.

Twila Stevens

December 22, 2014

Twila Stevens

LOVELAND, CO - Twila Stevens was born June 9, 1927 in Great Bend, KS to Frank and Nola (Dixon) Stoss, and entered into rest on December 9, 2014 at the Green House at Mirasol in Loveland, CO at the age of 87.

Helen Borozny

December 22, 2014

Helen Borozny

CUMBERLAND - Helen Borozny, 97, of Cumberland died Monday morning at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Borozny, Sr. who died in 1971.
Mrs. Borozny was born and raised in Providence and upon her marriage moved to Cumberland where she resided for over 75 years.
Helen was a dedicated homemaker when raising her family and later worked for Health-Tex in Cumberland. She was a talented cook and enjoyed gardening and keeping up her skills through word-find and crossword puzzles.

Willard L. Menconi

December 22, 2014

Willard L. Menconi

ST. CLOUD, FL. - Willard "Will" Lewis Menconi (83 years) of St Cloud, Florida died peacefully in his home on December 10, 2014. He was born on December 3, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island to William Lee Menconi and Leona Le Beau Menconi. Will's brother, 2Lt Lee William Menconi, US Army, sacrificed his life during the VietNam War. Will served in the Korean War with the US Army for two years.
Will is survived by his wife, Donna Mae Jenkins, daughter; Jeanette Girdner and her husband Troy, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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