July 7th, 2014
PAWTUCKET - Raymond Vincent, 91, of Mt. Vernon Blvd, Pawtucket passed away on July 5th at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center. He was the loving husband of Anna (Totoro) Vincent. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Dona and Marie (Allard) Vincent.
Before starting his career working for the Teknor Apex Corporation, Mr. Vincent served his country in the U.S. Navy during the WWII. Raymond loved to travel and was a member of the Royal Travelers as well as a lifelong member of The American Legion.
Florence, SC â Irene C. (Bergeron) Allard, 95, of Florence, SC, formerly of Cumberland, passed away at home on Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Jean-Paul Allard. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Edouard and Amanda (LaRoche) Bergeron, she resided in Cumberland for forty years before moving to South Carolina in 1990. Irene was a sales clerk at Ann & Hope, Cumberland before retiring in 1980. She leaves her daughter, Pauline R. Fowler with whom she made her home; four grandchildren, David R. Labbe in Utah, Christopher M. Labbe, Alicia R.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Leonor Lopes, 87, passed on July 6th with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Miguel Lopes.
Maria is survived by two sons, Danglares Lopes of Central Falls and Carlos Lopes of Canada, four daughters, Olga Gaudencio of Somerset, MA, Isaura Andrade of North Providence, Dilia Mello of Pawtucket and Regina Araujo of Cumberland, two brothers, Ernesto Caetano and Luis Santo Cristo, two sisters, Dilia Botelho and Liliana Rogue, all of Portugal, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Valdemar Lopes.
Charlotte M. (Bowker) Ferland, RN, 88, of Hanover Avenue, Pawtucket passed away peacefully at home on July 4th, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice J. âChiefâ Ferland. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Fallon) Bowker.
Charlotte graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1946, before working at both Memorial Hospital and Brown University for many years until her retirement. Charlotteâs greatest joys in her life were her family and her faith.
Robert E. Daigle, 71, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Bernard and Cecile (Rivard) Daigle. Robert was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a big NASCAR fan and was often called NASCAR Bob.
PAWTUCKET â Virginia M. Szuluk, 95, formerly of Primrose Street passed away Thursday June 26, 2014 at the Legend Oaks Health Care Center in Katy, TX. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Szuluk.
Born in Boston, MA she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn (Dempsey) Conway.
Before retiring Mrs. Szuluk was employed as a Copy Writer for a Catalog Co.
CENTRAL FALLS - Leonard J. H. Nadeau, âLennyâ, 52, passed on July 2. He was the son of the late Leonard J. Nadeau and Madeleine C. (Bergeron) Nadeau. He is survived by his six sisters, Nancy OâMalley, Peggy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Connie Whalen, Julie Heineke, and Marie Johnson. He also is survived by 13 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.
CENTRAL FALLS -- A 29-year-old local man was arrested by State Police Saturday night after he was alleged to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with his 4-year-old son in the vehicle and not properly seated with child safety restraints.
LINCOLN â It was a highlight of the 1904 Worldâs Fair in St. Louis, Mo., and like many things of the past, the Great Observation Wheel that towered 23 stories over the fairgrounds no longer exists.
But there are still physical reminders of the great exhibition that introduced hot dogs in buns, cotton candy, iced tea and ice cream in a waffle cone to the world. One of them, in fact, sits along Great Road â the townâs historic Hearthside House and Museum.
PAWTUCKET â There was a time when the slightest mention of Anthony Ranaudoâs injury-marred 2012 campaign would prompt the same kind of reaction Brad Pitt had in the film âFight Club.â
Paraphrasing the 1999 move â âWe donât talk about it.â
âLooking back it kind of stinks thinking that I lost a full year of development, but Iâve put it behind me,â said Raunado about his aforementioned trying season while sitting in the PawSox dugout recently.
Two years ago, Colin Tierney came in third place at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race. Last year, the recent Bishop Hendricken graduate and freshman-to-be at Columbia University crossed the finish line right behind the event’s winner, Brian Doyle, the son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle.
BURRILLVILLE – The phenomenal offensive display Cumberland American Little League’s All-Stars assembled on Fourth of July eve wasn’t lost on the victims, Burrillville skipper Chris Toti included.
CENTRAL FALLS â Central Falls Mayor James Diossa announced the opening of two bicycle âfix-itâ stations in the city Thursday afternoon. The fix-it stations, which include all of the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, are located along the on-road cycling route connecting the East Bay Bikeway and Blackstone Bikeway, at the following locations: Chocolateville Overlook (Charles Street) and River Island Park (1425 High St.
Due to expected rain and wind associated with Hurricane Arthur, some local fireworks displays have been rescheduled.
Cumberland has cancelled its show for July 3 (tonight) and rescheduled it to Saturday, June 5 with the celebration beginning at 6 p.m.
Fireworks are still currently scheduled in Glocester for July 5, at 9 p.m., but there is a rain date of Sunday, July 6.
The Bristol fireworks scheduled for July 3 (tonight) at Bristol Harbor at 9:30 p.m. is still expected to proceed as planned.
PAWTUCKET â Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.
CUMBERLAND â For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.
In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.
CUMBERLAND â Gloucester/Burrillville All-Stars manager Dave Peloquin admitted after his club had suffered a disgruntling 17-2 loss in a R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale on Monday night that he had a surprise in store for Cumberland I.
In the winner-take-all championship final, he would pitch Rebecca Arndt, a tall, strong hurler with an innate ability for baffling hitters â not to mention strikeouts.
PAWTUCKET â The state Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a majority ruling overturning a Superior Court decision denying the cityâs appeal of a Policemenâs Bill of Rights Hearing decision on its disciplinary charges against Patrolman Nichalas Laprade.
The cityâs appeal resulted from a decision by a Law Enforcement Officersâ Bill of Rights Act hearing on its list of 18 disciplinary charges brought over Lapradeâs February 2011 conviction on charge of disorderly conduct by indecent exposure.
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce RH starter Anthony Ranaudo and catcher Christian Vazquez have both been selected to the International League All-Star Team for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game that will be played on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:05 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
CRANSTON â Hanging from the kitchen wall in Dick and Rollie Ernst's cozy Philmont Avenue abode is a laurel he received after his North Smithfield High School icemen captured the R.I. Division III Boys' Hockey Tournament crown with a 6-4 triumph over East Providence at Schneider Arena.
The date: March 26, 2006.
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