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May 20th, 2014

Adele Walach

May 20, 2014

Adele Walach

CUMBERLAND - Adele Walach 96, of 1 Mendon Road passed away Friday May 16, 2014 at the Grandview Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John M. Walach.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Agata (Gorlowska) Orzechowski. She lived in Cumberland for the past 63 years.
Before retiring in 1982 Adele was employed by the Ann & Hope Store of Cumberland for 12 years. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.

May 19th

McGair: Time for Nava, Bradley to swap Sox

May 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- Monday night marked the 21st game of Daniel Nava’s penance with the PawSox.

The gone-but-certainly-not-forgotten Red Sox outfielder/first baseman carried a .275 batting average, .370 on-base percentage and a .435 slugging mark out to his right-field post while looking to extend a nine-game hitting streak.

Mayor: Central Falls is the 'Welcoming City'

May 19, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Rhode Island’s smallest city already has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents and Mayor James Diossa has now officially proclaimed it a “Welcoming City” for newcomers to America.
He says it will send out the message that Central Falls is a good place to come to raise a family and start a business.

Trucking company hits roadblock

May 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET—It's a densely populated city that has long mixed industry with residential. Yet, with a renewed effort at trying to beautify the riverfront, a plan by the owner of M&G Trucking and Transportation to build a new trucking facility in an area known as Bishops Bend has caused controversy with nearby property owners and has city officials trying to find a balanced solution.
Read the complete story in Tuesday's newspaper.

Antonio C. Bucci

May 19, 2014

Antonio C. Bucci

CUMBERLAND: Antonio C. Bucci, “Tony” 91, passed peacefully on May 18th. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Lambert) Bucci.
Born in Berkley Village, Cumberland, he was a son of the late Antonio and Louise Marie
(Archiolli) Bucci.

Rita M. Guilbeault

May 19, 2014

Rita M. Guilbeault

PAWTUCKET - Rita M. Guilbeault of Pine Street Pawtucket died on May 16, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry Guilbeault.
Mrs. Guilbeault was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Felix and Marion (Bertrand) Galimberti.
She was the mother of the late Gary Guilbeault.

May 18th

Pawtucket's Carney mixes family with mentoring prospects following NHL career

May 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The Keith Carney who was enshrined into Mount St. Charles’ Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday night was the picture of serenity – suggesting that after 17 years in the NHL, retirement agrees with him.

Partners in advanced learning: RIC and Central Falls schools team up

May 18, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — In the best-case scenarios, teaching is a two-way street. A unique new collaboration between Rhode Island College and the Central Falls School District capitalizes on this, and then some.
Rhode Island College recently hosted a celebration of the first anniversary of its partnership with Central Falls schools through the Innovation Lab. Reportedly the first of its kind in the nation, this joint effort is designed to function as a “shared community,” where new models of learning, teaching and services are developed, piloted and researched.

May 16th

F.I.T. Challenge OCR (Outdoor Course Race) Training Center set to debut in Cumberland

May 16, 2014

CUMBERLAND --- For the past few years, the sand volleyball courts in the back of Fore Court Racquet & Fitness Club on Cray Street had been vacant and pretty much forgotten.

But when a club member approached Dave Morin, the president and general manager of Fore Court, about the possibility of transforming the big outdoor space into a training center for obstacle racing, the wheels went into motion.

Mary L. Lopes

May 16, 2014

Mary L. Lopes

ARIZONA - Mary L. Lopes, 92, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2014. Born in Portugal, Mary came to America as a baby and resided most of her life in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Mary spent her later years in Arizona with her daughter and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary L. Wareham, grandchildren; Amy Wareham, David L. Wareham and Jeremy Conrad Wareham; four great-grandchildren and brother, Abel Lopes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lopes.

Clementina R. Desrosiers

May 16, 2014

Clementina R. Desrosiers

CUMBERLAND - Clementina R. (Lopes) Desrosiers, 87, of North Carolina and previously of Murphy Drive in Cumberland passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2014 at the Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, NC. She was the beloved wife of Pete Desrosiers, and they had been happily married for 36 years. She was previously married to Norberto Coutinho who passed away in 1974.
Born in Guarda, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Rosa (Raposo) Lopes. She resided in Statesville, NC for the past 30 years, previously residing in Cumberland.

Edward Wilks Jr.

May 16, 2014

Edward Wilks Jr.

PAWTUCKET- Edward Wilks Jr. 74, passed away Thursday May 15, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Bator) Wilks.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Edward and Tessie ( Wojcik ) Wilks Sr. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Mr. Wilks was employed as a Supervisor for Hasbro Industries for 40 years.
Besides his wife he leaves one loving son Edward R. Wilks and his wife Elaine of Pawtucket, one devoted grandson Kyle Wilks, one sister Carol A. Ouellette and one brother Robert Townsend both of Florida.

Leo J. Lachance

May 16, 2014

Leo J. Lachance

EAST FALMOUTH - Leo J. Lachance, 89, of East Falmouth and formerly of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mabell B. (Curtis) Lachance. Born in Central Falls, RI, the son of the late Henri and Malvina (Robidoux) Lachance, he resided in South Attleboro until moving to East Falmouth in 1995.
Leo was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the proprietor of Dottie’s Caterers, Pawtucket, RI for fifty years until retiring in 1995.

Herbert H. Entwistle

May 16, 2014

Herbert H. Entwistle

LINCOLN - Herbert H. Entwistle, 96, of Lincoln passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 14, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Herby was born in Pawtucket on March 11, 1918 to the late Herbert and Mary Evelyn (Martin) Entwistle.
He served as an MP in the U.S. Army during World War II completing tours in North Africa and Italy. Upon returning from the War, he married the love of his life, Doris (Crooks) on September 22, 1945.
Herby worked as a Master Plumber throughout Rhode Island for many years before retiring.

May 15th

Lawmakers hear plea from Central Falls retirees

May 15, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Holding his thumb and forefinger about a half inch apart, retired Central Falls policeman Bruce Ogni implored the House Finance Committee to “show us just this much compassion” by allowing the retirees to keep the 75 percent of their pensions they have left after the city’s historic bankruptcy.
While there were some tax increases and layoffs as part of Central Falls’ plan to get out of bankruptcy, the hammer came down hardest on retirees.

Jeannette M. Quilitzsch

May 15, 2014

Jeannette M. Quilitzsch

CUMBERLAND - Jeannette M. Quilitzsch, 93 of Little Pond County Road passed away Monday in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Herbert Quilitzsch and the late James Jackson.
Born in Waterville, ME., she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary (LaBrecque) Sevigny. She lived in Cumberland for more than 20 years and previously resided in North Attleboro.

Erin E. Erskine

May 15, 2014

Erin E. Erskine

PAWTUCKET - Erin E. Erskine, 32, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of John Erskine, and the late Margaret (Whitehead) Erskine. Erin was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. She graduated from Bishop Keough in 1999 and she also attended the New England Institute of Technology.
Besides her father she is survived by a sister, Tara Erskine of Pawtucket. She also leaves twin nieces, Taylor and Alexis Erskine-Coulombe.

May 14th

R.I. Strikers FC hopes to add more Blackstone Valley soccer talent to club

May 14, 2014

Providing quality without paying quantity.

That’s the mindset of the R.I. Strikers FC premier youth soccer organization as it kicks off its second season of existence.

After fielding five teams last season, including an Under-13 boys’ squad that captured the R.I. State Cup, the Strikers are looking to expand to nine teams this summer and include young talent from across the Blackstone Valley.

And they’re doing so with the repeat promise of offering the lowest premier fees in southeastern New England.

Sixth-graders to be moved to ease overcrowding

May 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET—To ease more cases of anticipated overcrowding at the elementary level, sixth grade students from Fallen Memorial and Agnes E. Little Elementary Schools will be moved to Jenks Junior High School in the fall.
On Tuesday, the School Committee unanimously approved the plan outlined by interim Schools Superintendent Patricia DiCenso. She said the move is necessary because there is no available classroom space remaining at Fallon or Little to accommodate the expected influx. Projected enrollment figures show an additional 55 students heading to Fallon in the fall and 29 more at Little.

William L. Bresnahan

May 14, 2014

William L. Bresnahan

CUMBERLAND - William L. Bresnahan 84, beloved husband of Maria (Araujo) Bresnahan passed away Tuesday May 13, 2014. See full Obituary at romenskifuneralhome com.

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