June 12th, 2014
Martin Owusu Mensah
PAWTUCKET - Martin Owusu Mensah passed away peacefully in his 77th year at his home in Pawtucket, R.I on Monday June 2, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Mensah was born on July 10, 1936 in his native Ghana where he served in the military and police force as Chief Inspector for thirty years. In 1989, he moved to the USA and worked at RI Hospitalâ€™s Department of Environmental Services retiring in 2006.
Isabel Silva Correia
PAWTUCKET - Isabel Silva Correia, 91, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away peacefully on May 26, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Fall River, MA and raised in Portugal before returning to the United States. She lived most of her life in the Pawtucket, East Providence area until moving to Florida in recent years.
Lucienne J. Lemieux
LINCOLN - Lucienne J. Lemieux, 93, passed peacefully with her family by her side on June 11th. She was the wife of the late Gerard N. Lemieux Sr.
She was the daughter of the ate Leodore and Marie L. (Daunais) Larence.
She is survived by a son, Gerard N. Lemieux Jr. and his wife Pauline, a daughter, Jeannine Wilson and her husband Brian, all of North Smithfield, six grandchildren, Keri, Brad, Jennifer, Nicole, Monique and Erica and two great grandsons. Lucienne was a former Cub Scout Den mother at St. Matthew Church.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ A man chosen four years ago to reform troubled Central Falls High School is moving on to a new role in education and one that will possibly involve a national stage.
Schools Superintendent Fran Gallo announced Wednesday that Victor Capellan, the districtâ€™s deputy superintendent for transformation, will be leaving the school district at the end of this school year to take a position with Mass Insight Education in Boston. He will begin his new position in July.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.
PAWTUCKET â€” In rather brisk fashion, the winds of change have swept through the top tier of the athletic department at St. Raphael Academy.
Lucy M. Frechette
PAWTUCKET - Lucy M. (Beaulieu) Frechette, 84, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphee A. Frechette. Born in Montreal, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Valerie (Lemire) Beaulieu.
Lucy came to the United States in 1950 and resided in Pawtucket most of her life. She was employed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence for many years until retiring.
Alfred J. Catelli
WARWICK - Alfred J. Catelli, 61, passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Kwiatkowski) Catelli.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of Dorothy (Robilotto) Catelli and the late William Catelli. He lived in Warwick for the past 10 years.
He was employed as a Truck Mechanic for Trask Petroleum of Providence.
Alfred was a Vietnam Era veteran serving as a Sergeant in the Air Force.
Eleanor M. Mikula
CUMBERLAND - Evelyn M. (Obuchon) Mikula, 86, of Bryant St. and formerly of Naranja, FL. Passed away Saturday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Mikula.
Born and raised in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Albert and Dora (Chaput) Obuchon. She and her late husband had resided in Naranja, FL for 10 years.
She was a Telephone Operator, employed originally by the former New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. and continued with the transition to Southern Bell in Florida for many years.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Perfect Pets owner Scott Bergantino is convinced that had members of the East Providence City Council visited his The Perfect Puppy store on Wampanoag Trail, they would have thought twice about passing an ordinance that makes it illegal for any commercial business to sell dogs or cats in the city.
But they didnâ€™t. The ordinance was passed. And Bergantino is in the legal fight of his life.
PAWTUCKET â€” To say that Felix Doubront was merely okay in his rehab outing for the PawSox on Tuesday would be a fair and accurate assessment.
There were times when the lefthander appeared in control, mainly when he utilized his changeup and curveball. His velocity, however, suggested a pitcher who was content with the idea of keeping things under wraps â€“ at least for now.
It all added up to a 4.2-inning stint where he was charged with two runs on six hits â€“ all of which were struck with authority â€“ as Pawtucket rallied to knock off Louisville in 10 innings, 4-3.
Rose M. Peloquin
CUMBERLAND - Rose M. (Picknik) Peloquin, 82, of Poplar Street, Woonsocket, passed away Monday at the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Gerard H. Peloquin, and the late John Zemba.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Baton) Peloquin. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was an avid Bingo player, and loved her chocolate.
Mildred Axon Willett
LANCASTER, KY - Mildred Axon Willett, 94, passed away Friday June 6, 2014. She was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island November 7, 1919, she was the fourth and youngest child of Joseph and Ada Ashworth Axon, and grew up in Valley Falls, Rhode Island.
Eva G. Annis
CENTRAL FALLS - Eva G. Annis (Drolet) 115 Washington St., Central Falls, RI, died unexpectedly June 7, 2014 at the age of 76. She was born in Pawtucket, RI and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Drolet.
Eva is survived by her daughter, Linda M. Fruzzetti and her husband Anthony of Middleboro, MA, her three grandchildren, Angela, Jessica and Felicia; her two great grandchildren, Morgan and Catelin, her dear friend Terry of 48 years and nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€” Even though he has one more rehab start lined up, Felix Doubront didnâ€™t beat around the bush when asked about the significance of Tuesdayâ€™s mound assignment for the PawSox.
The festival season has begun and carnival and amusement ride companies are already setting up at events around the state to bring their unique form of flashing lights and stomach-churning, g-force motion rides to the brave of heart.
But there is a lot to more to a carnival setting up in town for a few days or a week-long festival than unpacking the rides and connecting them to their electricity supplies.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” It was during the last hurricane that knocked out power in his hometown of East Hampton that Alec Baldwin realized just how important the community library can be.
There was no electricity, but the small library in the seaside township of Sag Harbor found a way to function, â€śpaper slippingâ€ť books to patrons, operating with a small generator that allowed people to use their computers, and otherwise providing a welcome beacon to storm-weary residents.
PAWTUCKET â€” It took one of the top hitters in the National League to ruin what would have been one of the most memorable afternoons of Pawtucket Red Sox southpaw Chris Hernandezâ€™s career.
Hernandez carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of Sunday afternoonâ€™s contest against the Louisville Bats, only to watch rehabbing Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto break it up with a leadoff single.
PAWTUCKET â€” With a look of determination on his face, Mookie Betts tried to make sense of the scouting report devoted to the Louisville starting pitcher the PawSox faced on Sunday afternoon.
Mind you Pawtucket did not face your garden-variety Triple-A hurler, hence why the information provided to the clubâ€™s hitters was a bit more elaborate. In Chien-Ming Wang, weâ€™re talking about a 34-year-old right-hander who once posted back-to-back 19-win seasons for the New York Yankees and has eight years of big-league service time on his rĂ©sumĂ©.
LINCOLN â€” Rich Gingras remembers all too well the first time he sported a New England championship belt around his waist.
It lasted all of two minutes.
Last summer, after a marquee matchup with Providenceâ€™s Vladine Biosse for Biosseâ€™s super middleweight title at Twin River went to the judgesâ€™ cards, it was announced that Gingras had won the championship, winning by a slim margin on two of the three cards.
PAWTUCKET â€” Standing on a traffic island on Taft Street, Jack Partridge used his hands to frame the scenic image made by the weathered stone of the Division Street bridge paralleled with the modern steel arches of the adjacent Pawtucket River Bridge. â€śLook at all those angles these two bridges make. And you donâ€™t see stonework like that anymore. People in New York City would love to see this,â€ť the attorney marveled.