June 11th, 2014
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 didnât. 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 didnât beat around the bush when asked about the significance of Tuesdayâs 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, âpaper slippingâ 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 Hernandezâs career.
Hernandez carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of Sunday afternoonâs 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 clubâs hitters was a bit more elaborate. In Chien-Ming Wang, weâre 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 Providenceâs Vladine Biosse for Biosseâs 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. âLook at all those angles these two bridges make. And you donât see stonework like that anymore. People in New York City would love to see this,â the attorney marveled.
PAWTUCKET â St. Raphael Academy found its missing offensive attack on Friday during a 22-6 rout of The Prout School that sent the Saints into the Division II losersâ bracket semifinals on Sunday afternoon.
SRA, which had scored just seven runs in its first three tournament games, netted 13 runs on 11 hits in the first inning alone on Friday.
George N. DeWolfe
EAST PROVIDENCE - George N. DeWolfe, 84, of Rumford, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joan C. (Howe) DeWolfe for 62 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Robert and Harriet (Mason) DeWolfe.
Howard Campbell Newsome
MELBOURNE, FL - Howard Campbell Newsome, 84 years old, passed away on May 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Florida, where he had lived since 2007, after moving from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Frederick Newsome and Elizabeth Campbell.
PROVIDENCE â Pressing against a self-imposed midnight deadline Thursday, the House Finance Committee worked to give its approval to an $8.7 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
About $3.4 billion of that will come from general revenues collected by the state and the rest from various federal sources. The $3.4 billion figure is about $10 million less than proposed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee in January, while the $8.7 figure is higher than the governorâs because of increases in federal funding, according to House Finance Chairman Raymond Gallison of Bristol.
Alberto S. Resendes
CUMBERLAND - Alberto S. Resendes, 62 of Broad Street passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lucia M. (Sousa) Resendes.
Born in Ponta Delgada, Feteiras do Sul S. Miguel Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel Costa and Luisa (Farias) Resendes. He has resided in Cumberland for the past 30 years, previously residing in Portugal.
Mr. Resendes was a machine operator for the Carol Cable, Lincoln for 20 years until his retirement.
Member of the Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente, Pawtucket.
Lillian D. Mantha
PAWTUCKET - Lillian D. (Ledoux) Mantha, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Melina E. (Denoyelle) Ledoux. Lillian was an inspector at Royal Electric, Pawtucket and Woonsocket for many years until retiring.
She leaves her son, Richard W. Mantha with whom she resided; a brother, Edgar G. Ledoux of North Smithfield and a nephew, Brian Ledoux of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Arthur L. Ledoux.
CRYSTAL RIVER, FL - Marylouise Martin, 95, formerly of Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, joined her husband, sisters, mother and father in heaven on January 3, 2014. She was a resident at the Crystal River Nursing Home. She was the wife of Frederick Martin Jr. to whom she was married on February 5, 1944. Born in Providence on Sept. 15, 1919, she was the daughter of Robert Cronin and Angela (Golden) Cronin.