June 16th, 2014
Rita E. Casavant
REHOBOTH - Rita E. Casavant, 95, died peacefully on June 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel Casavant who died in 1993. Rita was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clarinda (Desvoyaux) Lambert. She was a devoted homemaker that enjoyed the company of her family, and the comfort she found while working in her yard.
Donald H. Parker, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Donald H. Parker, Sr., 62, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was the longtime companion of Nancy A. Russell. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Frank W., Jr. and Elizabeth (Nixon) Parker.
Don was a longtime volunteer for the Darlington Braves, having served on the Executive Board and as the Equipment Manager. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Sarah J. Langlois
PAWTUCKET - Sarah J. Langlois, 74, affectionately known to all as "JANE" passed away peacefully early Sunday morning at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of 51 years to Gerald W. Langlois of East Providence, formerly of Pawtucket. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Francis & Sarah (McNulty) Cherry.
Donna Lee Mowry
CUMBERLAND - Donna Lee Mowry, 60, passed suddenly on June 14th. She was the wife of Clarence T. Mowry. They have been married for 41 years
Donna was the daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Barbara (Durkee) Daigneault.
She enjoyed the customer service she provided at the Ann Hope, Building 19 and the Burlington Coat factory for many years.
Besides, Clarence, she also leaves two daughters, Brenda and Christine Mowry, a son, Clarence T. Mowry Jr, two brothers, Paul and Donald Daigneault, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren
Robert E. Larence
CUMBERLAND - Robert E. Larence, 75, of Cumberland passed away Friday at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Beatrice (Salois) Larence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Mozart and Jennie (Pandolfi) Larence. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Larence was a Rhode Island National Guard Veteran.
He was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1957 and Salve Regina University, Class of 1971.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Despite an early lead and a dominating five-inning performance from Felix Doubront (see related story), the PawSox couldnâ€™t close out Charlotte on Fatherâ€™s Day.
Left-hander Drake Britton came on in the ninth with Pawtucket guarding a 1-0 lead they had held since their first turn at bat. Britton got the Knightsâ€™ Matt Davidson to foul out to first to start the inning, but yielded a ground single to left to Matt Tuiasosopo. The Sox then caught a break as Tyler Saladino botched a sacrifice bunt attempt and fouled out to catcher Christian Vazquez.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Professional baseball was a way of life for Kevin Boles and Travis Shaw long before they reached their respective posts with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Both have their fathers to thank for lighting the way, giving them a model for understanding the gameâ€™s finer points. Thereâ€™s no substitute for having a dad who understands the baseball culture because heâ€™s lived and experienced it.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Itâ€™s a word that no one expected to hear again so soon in this city, but the financially troubled Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is now in receivership.
On Friday, Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein granted the temporary receivership and appointed Providence attorney Jonathan Savage as the receiver for the next 20 days. After that, Silverstein will appoint a long term receiver if necessary.
PAWTUCKET – At least Clay Buchholz’ trip to McCoy Stadium was not a complete washout – no pun intended, considering the deluge that blanketed the area all day Friday.
Marie Jeanne LaMountain
PAWTUCKET - Marie Jeanne LaMountain, 74, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Russell W. LaMountain. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Goddard) Beaulieu.
Kenneth Hills, 65, originally of Pawtucket, died May 28th in Orlando, Florida.
Ken proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa Hills (of Pawtucket), his wife Marie, sons Scott (in Saint Clair Shores, Mi) and Josh (in Orlando) as well as numerous grandchildren.
PROVIDENCE â€“ An 18-year-old Pawtucket man pleaded guilty on Thursday to his role in a Providence shooting that killed 17-year-old George Holland Jr. of Providence.
According to the state attorney generalâ€™s office, Alain Bedame, with a last known address of 280 Weeden St., pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharging a firearm while committing a crime that resulted in injury. Under the agreement, he will testify against his co-defendants in the case.
Martin Owusu Mensah
PAWTUCKET - Martin Owusu Mensah passed away peacefully in his 77th year at his home in Pawtucket, R.I on Monday June 2, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Mensah was born on July 10, 1936 in his native Ghana where he served in the military and police force as Chief Inspector for thirty years. In 1989, he moved to the USA and worked at RI Hospitalâ€™s Department of Environmental Services retiring in 2006.
Isabel Silva Correia
PAWTUCKET - Isabel Silva Correia, 91, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away peacefully on May 26, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Fall River, MA and raised in Portugal before returning to the United States. She lived most of her life in the Pawtucket, East Providence area until moving to Florida in recent years.
Lucienne J. Lemieux
LINCOLN - Lucienne J. Lemieux, 93, passed peacefully with her family by her side on June 11th. She was the wife of the late Gerard N. Lemieux Sr.
She was the daughter of the ate Leodore and Marie L. (Daunais) Larence.
She is survived by a son, Gerard N. Lemieux Jr. and his wife Pauline, a daughter, Jeannine Wilson and her husband Brian, all of North Smithfield, six grandchildren, Keri, Brad, Jennifer, Nicole, Monique and Erica and two great grandsons. Lucienne was a former Cub Scout Den mother at St. Matthew Church.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ A man chosen four years ago to reform troubled Central Falls High School is moving on to a new role in education and one that will possibly involve a national stage.
Schools Superintendent Fran Gallo announced Wednesday that Victor Capellan, the districtâ€™s deputy superintendent for transformation, will be leaving the school district at the end of this school year to take a position with Mass Insight Education in Boston. He will begin his new position in July.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.
PAWTUCKET â€” In rather brisk fashion, the winds of change have swept through the top tier of the athletic department at St. Raphael Academy.
Lucy M. Frechette
PAWTUCKET - Lucy M. (Beaulieu) Frechette, 84, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphee A. Frechette. Born in Montreal, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Valerie (Lemire) Beaulieu.
Lucy came to the United States in 1950 and resided in Pawtucket most of her life. She was employed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence for many years until retiring.
Alfred J. Catelli
WARWICK - Alfred J. Catelli, 61, passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Kwiatkowski) Catelli.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of Dorothy (Robilotto) Catelli and the late William Catelli. He lived in Warwick for the past 10 years.
He was employed as a Truck Mechanic for Trask Petroleum of Providence.
Alfred was a Vietnam Era veteran serving as a Sergeant in the Air Force.
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.