PAWTUCKET – The groundwork for what co-manager Matt Bergeron dubbed “a once in a lifetime experience” and “something the kids will be telling their grandkids about years from now” was hatched last summer when the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division All-Stars participated in the RBI Junior Division World Series in Minneapolis.
C UMBERLAND â€“ Police put out a notice for a missing teenager Wednesday after he was last seen in the area of Manville Hill Road Tuesday night.
Police are looking for help in locating Mathew Rockefeller, 14, of Cumberland, in connection with the missing person report, Lt. William W. Wilkie said Wednesday.
â€śIf anyone has information on his whereabouts please contact us at Police Departmentâ€™s main number, 333-2500,â€ť Wilkie said.
PAWTUCKET - Catherine Lachut (Kacharo) of Garden Street, Pawtucket died at home on July 3, 2014. She was the wife of the late Michael Lachut.
Mrs. Lachut is survived by her sons; Robert Lachut and Steven Lachut.
There will be a service for Catherine on Friday, July 11, at 10:30 am in the Notre Dame Cemetery Chapel, Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket. Her burial will follow. For online condolences please visit
Sister Pauline Fournier
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Sister Pauline Fournier (Sr. Pauline Dolores), SUSC of Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, died Monday, July 8, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Central Falls, RI January 15, 1925, daughter of the late John and Marie Rose (Chauvin) Fournier. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her niece, Theresa
Galletly and grandnieces survive her. She was predeceased by her sisters, Sr. Therese Jeanne, SUSC and Anita and her brother Hector Fournier.
WESTERLY – Losing the pregame coin toss was the only thing that didn’t go well for the Cumberland I Major Division Softball All-Stars on this night.
They pounded out 15 hits to post a convincing 11-6 victory over Warwick West Side Tuesday night in a Rhode Island State Tournament losers’ bracket final. Cumberland will return to the Paul E. Trombino Memorial Complex on Wednesday (5:30 p.m. first pitch) to face Cranston National.
PAWTUCKET â€“ An apartment building on North Bend Street was evacuated Tuesday after a grenade was discovered by a cleaning crew in one of the apartment units, police said.
Maj. Arthur Martins, spokesman for the Pawtucket police, said a sewer leak in the apartment unit prompted the building manager to call in a cleaning crew, which discovered the grenade as well as a handful of bullet shells.
According to Martins, the RI State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene and quickly determined that the grenade and rounds were not live.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A city motorist is facing serious charges after he allegedly slammed into a parked car and then tried to run over three people who attempted to come to his aid Sunday night, police said.
Steven M. DaSilva, 32, of 43 Benefit St., was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, a felony; reckless driving; leaving the scene of an accident; operating an unregistered motor vehicle; and operating without proof of insurance.
Read the full story in Tuesday's newspaper.
CUMBERLAND -Thomas C. Cox, 68, of Ronald Avenue, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Quinn) Cox, and they had been married for the past 47 years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Donald and Jennie (DelMatio) Cox. He resided in Cumberland for the past 40 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mr. Cox was the owner and operator of TOCO Express Inc. of Milford for the past 15 years retiring due to illness. He was previously was the owner of Star Wine Liquors of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Harry A. Miller, 71, of West Forest Avenue died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Bethany Home, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Thomson) Miller.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Harry F. and Catherine (McDade) Miller, he had lived in Pawtucket for the past 50 years.
Mr. Miller was a project manager and estimator for Donatelli Construction Company for 10 years before retiring in 1991. He previously worked for Diebold Safe Company, Mosler Safe Company, and Citizens Bank.
PAWTUCKET - Antonio Carvalho, 89 of Pawtucket died Thursday at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane Rochette. Born in
Pawtucket he was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Serra) Carvalho. He was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement he was a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years.
Antonio is survived by his son Kevin and his wife Pat of Warwick; his granddaughters, Karisa and her fiancĂ© John of Warwick and Kaitlin of
His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE
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. â€śChiefâ€ť 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. Charlotteâ€™s 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, â€śLennyâ€ť, 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 Oâ€™Malley, 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.