January 5th, 2015
Next Weekâ€™s Matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bayâ€™s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bayâ€™s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.
Pick: Green Bay 31-24
Carolina @ Seattle
What to watch for:
Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi
LINCOLN - Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi, 99, of Lincoln, died Sat. December 37, 2014. Born in Springfield, MA, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Minardi) Bacchiocchi.
Miss Bacchiocchi was employed as the head payroll clerk for McKenzie Walton Co. which was later called Lincoln Dimensional Tube, until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Lincoln Manor Tenants Assn., Lincoln Senior Center and a communicant of St. Jude Parish.
PAWTUCKET – Providence Country Day/St. Raphael/Wheeler Co-op head coach Gary Leonard set a few lofty goals for himself and his icemen prior to the first-ever Hockey Scores for Hunger Holiday Tournament last week.
First, and most obvious, he wanted to win the event’s championship. Second, he hoped to raise at least 300 pounds of canned goods for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
CRANSTON â€“ R.I. State Police are assisting Cranston Police with the investigation of a Saturday afternoon incident in which a police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense after being struck by a motor vehicle operated by a suspect attempting to avoid arrest on drug possession charges.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A city man has been charged with simple assault on a police officer, among other charges, for his role in a Dec. 26 melee in a parking lot outside of The Met, authorities said.
The charges come a week after the manâ€™s brother was arrested for his own involvement in the fracas.
CUMBERLAND -- Steve Gordon doesn’t like to talk about coaching milestones, such as the 500th career dual-meet victory that came to his Cumberland High wrestling program on Tuesday night.
Daniel F. Kelley
CENTRAL FALLS - Daniel F. Kelley, 83, of Central Falls, died Dec. 31, 2014. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. (Conroy) Kelley. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Claudia (Fontaine) Kelley.
Mr. Kelley was a Retired Deputy Chief of the Central Falls Fire Dept. He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Assn., the Knights of Columbus Sullivan Council and Forand Manor Tenants Assn. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
PAWTUCKET - Edith "Edie" (Farrington) Karneeb, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James G. Karneeb. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John and Irene (Smith) Farrington.
Edie was a floor supervisor at Health-Tex for 37 years until her retirement and was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter #2, Order of the Eastern Star, Pawtucket.
December 31st, 2014
Things have a tendency to move pretty quickly around here – almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired. On a day-to-day basis, we concern ourselves with concrete items such as wins or losses, how many points a team puts up, or whether the season culminates in championship glory.
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the small, but significant individual moments. Rest assured that it’s not our intent to paint with broad strokes.
Theresa I. LaPalme
PAWTUCKET - Theresa I. (Dupuis) LaPalme, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland G. LaPalme for 65 years before he passed away on March 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph T. C. and Eva R. (Doullard) Dupuis.
CUMBERLAND – For a sport like wrestling that prides itself on physicality and toughness, there sure were a lot of softer emotions like love, honor and respect on display Tuesday night at The Wellness Center when Cumberland High recorded the 500th dual-meet victory in program history, all under one man, head coach Steve Gordon.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Pires, 28, passed on December 27th.
She was the daughter of Isabel Vaz and Antonio Pires. She is survived by three sisters, Maria R. Pires, Eugenia Alves and Stephanie Vaz, and a brother, Olavo Pires.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held THIS MORNING at 11am in St. Mary Church, 103 Pine St, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit at the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, WEDNESDAY morning, December 31st starting at 8am.
Maria E. Rita
PAWTUCKET - Maria E. Rita, 75, passed on December 30th surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Norberto M. Rita. They have been married for 52 years.
She had been employed by Hasbro Inc. for almost 25 years. Maria was an active volunteer at Sacred Heart Parish.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Norberto S. Rita and Rui Rita, two daughters, Maria Ledoux and Jenny Green, seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Catrina, Stephanie, Devon, Andrew and Makenzie, a great granddaughter, Eva, nieces, Fatima Amado, Gil Avila and Lucy.
Ida A. Langlois
PAWTUCKET - Ida A. (Lech) Langlois, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerard A. Langlois, Sr. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Belengo) Lech.
Ida loved sewing and was an avid Bingo player. She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Twin River. Ida was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Barbara A. Oliveira
ATTLEBORO - Barbara A. Oliveira, 89, of Princess Avenue and formerly Brown Street South Attleboro and Clarke Street Cumberland, passed away on Monday surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Jack Oliveira.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Waters) Smith.
She resided in Cumberland for 23 years and previously in South Attleboro for 42 years.
She was an inspector for the FRAM Corporation, Pawtucket for 30 years.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Investigators have concluded that careless smoking caused a fire that heavily damaged a duplex at 7 Boyle Ave. early Sunday, leaving four people homeless.
Michael Sweeney, chief of investigations for the state fire marshalâ€™s office, said someone left a lit cigarette on a bed in one of the units.
â€śThey put it there and just forgot it was there,â€ť said Sweeney.
Luckily, said Sweeney, everyone was able to escape from the dwelling without injury.
Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times and Tuesday's Call.
LINCOLN — Head coach Mike Tuorto would be more assured of what to expect from his Lincoln High matmen this season if he had All-State phenom Alex D'Aloisio back for another go-around.
He, however, graduated last June, and is now beginning his academic/athletic career at Arizona State University.
SMITHFIELD — A trio of sophomores led Cumberland High to a 70-40 victory over Burrillville – not to mention a divisional title within the annual Rhode Island Board of Girls Basketball Officials/Smithfield Boosters Holiday Tournament – at Smithfield High’s gym on Monday night.
Julianne Ross manufactured 18 points, seven assists, five steals, while Mary Lynch contributed eight points and nine boards and Allison Ladetto seven points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Pauline A. (LeBlanc) Laliberte
1938 - 2014
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