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December 22nd

Helen Borozny

December 22, 2014

Helen Borozny

CUMBERLAND - Helen Borozny, 97, of Cumberland died Monday morning at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Borozny, Sr. who died in 1971.
Mrs. Borozny was born and raised in Providence and upon her marriage moved to Cumberland where she resided for over 75 years.
Helen was a dedicated homemaker when raising her family and later worked for Health-Tex in Cumberland. She was a talented cook and enjoyed gardening and keeping up her skills through word-find and crossword puzzles.

Willard L. Menconi

December 22, 2014

Willard L. Menconi

ST. CLOUD, FL. - Willard "Will" Lewis Menconi (83 years) of St Cloud, Florida died peacefully in his home on December 10, 2014. He was born on December 3, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island to William Lee Menconi and Leona Le Beau Menconi. Will's brother, 2Lt Lee William Menconi, US Army, sacrificed his life during the VietNam War. Will served in the Korean War with the US Army for two years.
Will is survived by his wife, Donna Mae Jenkins, daughter; Jeanette Girdner and her husband Troy, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Eugenia Donato

December 22, 2014

Eugenia Donato

PAWTUCKET - Eugenia "Jean" (Stenovitch) Donato, 73, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. She was the former wife of Basil Donato. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Amelia (Kogut) Stenovitch.
Jean was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her two granddaughters, Nicole and Julie Donato. She loved reading; cooking and going to dinner with family and friends. Jean was an avid sports fan, she especially enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Frank E. McDonald

December 22, 2014

Frank E. McDonald

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Frank "Red" E. McDonald, 90, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Collinson) McDonald for sixty-six years.
Born in Burrillville, a son of the late Mary (Locklin) McDonald, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to South Attleboro over forty years ago.

Robert J. Mikula

December 22, 2014

Robert J. Mikula

CUMBERLAND - Robert J. Mikula 58, of Lenox Street, passed away Saturday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Edwin and Eleanor M. (Obuchon) Mikula. He was lifelong resident of Cumberland.
He is survived by his brother Anthony E. Mikula of Blackstone, MA., and his sister Elaine George of Cumberland. Three nephews Michael, Matthew and Peter Mikula, two nieces Crystal and Shannon George and one great niece Alana Riendeau.

Eileen Keenan

December 22, 2014

Eileen Keenan

CENTRAL FALLS - Eileen Keenan, 88, passed on December 20th. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Keenan.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Barbara Laramee, Sheila Keenan, Donna Petrin and Pamela LaPlante, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Edward Keenan.

Leatrice S. Morrison

December 22, 2014

Leatrice S. Morrison

PAWTUCKET - Leatrice S. (Green) Morrison, 91, formerly of Chandler Avenue died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John F. Morrison.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Beatrice S. (Smith) Green and she summered in Matunuck for many years.
Mrs. Morrison was an office worker for the former Almacs Grocery Stores for 20 years before retiring.

Loretta Monteiro

December 22, 2014

Loretta Monteiro

PAWTUCKET - Loretta Monteiro, 64, of Beechwood Street, passed away on Friday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Sgt. John M. Monteiro. She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Albert and Loretta (Martin) Victoria and lived most of her life in Pawtucket. Loretta had been employed for many years as a dispatcher for the Pawtucket Police Department.
She is survived by 2 sons, Christopher Monteiro of Cranston and Michael Monteiro of Pawtucket, a sister Linda Valcourt of Cumberland and a brother Michael Bibby of Pawtucket, nieces and nephews.

December 21st

PawSox | Officials: City Hall keeping eye on the ball with potential Sox sale

December 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Officially, city leaders are on standby in regards to the potential sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox to the Boston Red Sox.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Otis & Co. hope to bring Tigers to new heights this season

December 22, 2014


PAWTUCKET – These are good times for the Tolman High basketball program. The Tigers went 13-5 last season and qualified for the state open tournament. They return most of the key players from that squad and have enhanced this year’s team with a couple of useful new parts.

Coach Mike Kayata’s team is 3-0 so far, winning by an average of 18 points per game. The Tigers were tested on Friday night by a solid North Smithfield team that they eventually wore down on their way to a 91-66 victory.

Man dies in Pawtucket blaze

December 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man described to be in his late 50s died after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his 31 Grove St. apartment on Sunday afternoon.

Michael J. Sweeney, chief of investigations for the R.I. Fire Marshal’s Office, said at the scene Sunday that Pawtucket Fire Department companies conducting a fire suppression effort in the first-floor apartment shortly before 2 p.m. encountered the victim in a nearby bedroom.

The man was not breathing and not responsive to efforts to resuscitate him, Sweeney said.

Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times and Monday's Call.

December 19th

Davies Girls' Basketball | Kelly, Pats earn gratifying 44-32 win over Northmen

December 20, 2014


LINCOLN  –  Friday night marked the homecoming of Davies Tech senior tri-captain/forward Waleska Kelly, and she sure made the most of it.

Kelly, who had suffered a stroke while playing in a summer high school basketball league in July of 2013, had been granted a waiver by Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials to play a fifth year, and admitted being excited about returning to compete.

Willard L. Menconi

December 19, 2014

Willard L. Menconi

ST. CLOUD, FL. - Willard "Will" Lewis Menconi (83 years) of St Cloud, Florida died peacefully in his home on December 10, 2014. He was born on December 3, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island to William Lee Menconi and Leona Le Beau Menconi. Will's brother, 2Lt Lee William Menconi, US Army, sacrificed his life during the VietNam War. Will served in the Korean War with the US Army for two years.
Will is survived by his wife, Donna Mae Jenkins, daughter; Jeanette Girdner and her husband Troy, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

PawSox hit a home run for Christmas Fund

December 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox organization hit a home run for the community and The Times' annual Merry Christmas Fund, donating $1,000 to benefit the efforts of The Salvation Army of Pawtucket this holiday season.
Jeff Bradley, director of community relations with the Pawtucket Red Sox, said that for over 30 years, the organization has been happy to support the fund, “which supports the community that we feel proud to be a part of, and it's just a small way to give back to help those less fortunate enjoy the holidays.”

December 18th

St. Raphael Boys' Basketball | Coventry uses late run to leave young Saints behind, 61-40

December 19, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Joseph Sekator is a coach’s dream, an early Christmas present for the Coventry High basketball program.
 

Cops: Pair use BB gun in robbery

December 18, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local 18-year-old and a juvenile male were charged in connection with a robbery on John Street Tuesday afternoon, in which they allegedly brandished a weapon resembling a shotgun and stole a video game system from a victim's car, authorities said.

Candace M. DiIorio

December 18, 2014

Candace M. DiIorio

PAWTUCKET - Candace M. DiIorio, 34, passed unexpectedly on December 14th. She was the wife of Tobey Malmberg.
Candace was the daughter of John and Pamela S. (Custer) DiIorio of Central Falls.
She is also survived by her children, Tiffany, Jordan, Alexis and Joshua Malmberg, a brother, Adam DiIorio, two sisters Jessica and Stephanie DiIorio.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, December 20th from 5 to 7pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be held Monday at 9am at Newell Burying Ground, Attleboro, MA. For online condolences visit

Georgette T. Mitchell

December 18, 2014

Georgette T. Mitchell

ATTLEBORO - Georgette T. Mitchell, 90, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Golden Living Center of Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Ovila Mitchell. Georgette was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Charles and Lena (Doucette) Perry. She was a lace winder for local textile manufacturers in Pawtucket until her retirement.
She was a Gold Star Mother of the V. F. W. and a former treasurer of the Birchwood Village Mobile Home Park Association, Attleboro.

Gary R. Graham

December 18, 2014

Gary R. Graham

PAWTUCKET - Gary R. Graham, 80, of Pawtucket died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Bisset) Graham. Born in Dayton, KY, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Trester) Graham, he had lived in Pawtucket for the past 55 years.
Mr. Graham was a supply clerk at Amica Insurance Company, Lincoln for 18 years retiring in 1996.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran during peacetime.
He was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Cumberland and Mount Moriah Lodge #8, F. & A.M., Lincoln.

December 17th

Schools get grant money

December 17, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Foundation on Wednesday announced that 157 teachers in five statewide communities would share nearly $148,000 in grants through a program that encourages classroom innovation in urban school districts.