September 23rd, 2014
Raymond A. Noreau
PAWTUCKET - Raymond A. Noreau, 60, of Power Road died Tuesday, September 23, 2104 at Miriam Hospital, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Louann (Konicki) Noreau, the Lincoln Animal Control Officer. Mr. and Mrs. Noreau were married 38 years on March 20.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph Charles and Blanche J. (Malo) Noreau, he had lived in Lincoln for most of his life before moving to Pawtucket 10 years ago.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A new national park in the Blackstone River Valley moved a bit closer to reality late last week when the House Committee on Natural Resources approved the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) announced Monday.
Cicilline, who introduced the legislation in the House, says the bill will preserve and protect nationally significant resources throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, promote economic development, and improve historic and natural resources in the Blackstone Valley.
Regina M. Pimental
CENTRAL FALLS - Regina M. Pimental, 81, of Notre Dame St., passed away Friday in the R.I. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Pimental.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Larosee) Wright.
Mrs. Pimental was employed by the Hindley Manufacturing Co., Cumberland for over 20 years until her retirement in 1996.
PROVIDENCE â€“ A Pawtucket man indicted by a grand jury in the murder of his 10-year-old daughter is scheduled for a pre-trial conference at Providence County Superior Court today.
Jorge DePina, who is facing murder charges after the July 2013 death of his daughter, Aleida DePina, is slated for the conference before Judge Jeffrey Lanphear.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A former Tolman High School wrestling coach is facing five
counts of possession of child pornography after police said they found
â€śseveral videos and images that featured what appeared to be males under the age of 18 performing sexual acts,â€ť after receiving a search warrant for his phone.
David Veccharino, 32, was formerly the head wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Tolman High School prior to his firing earlier this week, School Superintendent Patricia DiCenso confirmed.
â€śThe Pawtucket School Department learned this week of possible
PAWTUCKET – Tyreal Whitaker and his Tolman High teammates had plenty of speed to burn on Friday night.
The definition of a one-person wrecking crew, Whitaker piled up four touchdowns as Tolman blew past Johnston, 35-12, in the Division II-B opener for both schools at Max Read Field. Whitaker rushed for three scores and also passed for one.
PAWTUCKET – In a battle of two hard-hitting Division II squads, St. Raphael Academy landed the last punch and trotted off the Pariseau Field gridiron with a 14-6 victory over Shea High on Friday night.
Alfred Dorbor scored both touchdowns for the Saints on short runs. The senior running back also had the game’s biggest play, a 52-yard rumble on a fake punt midway through the first quarter that set up the Saints’ only touchdown in the first half.
Editor's note: This story originally ran in the print edition of The Times on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Anna M. Coleman
CUMBERLAND - Anna M. Coleman, formerly of Cumberland died on September 18, 2014. She was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Joseph Coleman and Jane (Conlon) Coleman. Anna was a remarkable and generous woman she was always in good cheer. Anna was an inspector at Corning Glass for many years. Anna recently was awarded her 75 years of service pin there.
Leo N. LeBeau
PAWTUCKET - Leo N. LeBeau, 92, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014. He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Vashey) LeBeau. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Rose (Beaudette) LeBeau. Leo was an army veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver for the Teamsters for 38 years, retiring in 1981.
LINCOLN – Despite his squad’s ability to outshoot Davies Tech by an 8-3 count over the first 40 minutes, St. Raphael Academy hadn’t scored.
That’s why veteran mentor Michael Ross Drake assembled his troops at the break and indicated – via whiteboard and black ink – how to pick it up a notch in the final stanza.
PAWTUCKET — Veteran St. Raphael Academy chief Mike Sassi is always so forthcoming as to how a new season will unfold, but admitted this one will be extra special, not to mention memorable.
Instead of playing the primary role of offensive coordinator – as well as overseeing every other aspect of the team – he will turn his focus to defense.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ The third annual Bright Future Festival will kick off Saturday afternoon, with a diverse celebration of the city's culture, including dance and musical performances, and concluding with a firework display.
The festival begins Saturday at noon at Jenks Park and is free and open to the public and celebrates Central Falls' diversity with cultural foods, dance performances, informational and educational booths, and interactive community art activities.
John J. Durkin
CUMBERLAND - John J. Durkin, formerly of Cumberland and Jamestown passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Mr. Durkin was born in Carlstadt, New Jersey, the son of the late John Durkin and Alice M. (Marginson) Durkin. He was a custodian for the Cumberland School Department for many years.
John is survived by his nephew Thomas Benoit and his wife Virginia of Seekonk, Massachusetts, his niece Barbara Drolet of Rumford and several grand nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Marie Benoit and Irene Munson.
Katherine Ann Carroll-Young
PAWTUCKET - Katherine Ann Carroll-Young of Pawtucket died on September 16, 2014. She was the wife of Rickey F. Young.
Katherine was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Whalen and Marjorie I. (Leary) Whalen. She was a dispatcher for the City of Pawtucket's Police Department for over 30 years.
Besides her husband she leaves her daughter Denise Carroll, her stepchildren, Rickey Young Jr., Michelle Mederios, Marsha Young, Jennifer daPonte, Michael Young, Dustin Young, and David Young.
Doris May Halliwell
CUMBERLAND - Matriarch Doris May (Bishop) Halliwell died peacefully on Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of RI Inpatient Center, in the loving care of her family. She had resided at the Emerald Bay Manor assisted-living home in Cumberland since 2003. She was predeceased by her faithful husband Thomas to whom she was married 65 years. Doris was the loving daughter of the late Lottie (Patterson) and Clarence Bishop.
PAWTUCKET – The time-honored tradition of seeing the manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox receive a “job well done” seal of approval in the form of a September call-up to Boston remains alive and well.
Kevin Boles is the latest to receive such a commendation following a transaction-driven Triple-A season that culminated with the PawSox’s capture of the Governors’ Cup.
John P. Lubera Jr.
PAWTUCKET - John P. Lubera Jr. passed away September 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Lapierre) Lubera.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late John P. and Jennie (Cordeau) Lubera Sr. He lived in Pawtucket for most of his life.
Before retiring John was employed as a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years and also owned and operated Lubera's Window Cleaning Service.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. John was a member of several veterans organizations.
CENTRAL FALLS - Caroline Kulig, 98, passed away Tuesday September 16, 2014.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Walter and Wiktorya (Pietruszka) Kulig. She lived in South Attleboro for the past 6 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Secretary for the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.
Esther F. Powers-Lane
PAWTUCKET - Esther F. Powers-Lane, 84, passed away Tuesday after an illness.
She was the former wife of the late Milton Powers and the widow of George Lane and the daughter of the late Hugh J. and Esther (Goodwin) Walsh. Esther was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
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