September 11th, 2014
LINCOLN - Thomas Collins, "Tom" 89, passed on September 11th peacefully at home with his family. He was the son of the late James and Marcella Collins. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rita (LaFountaine) Collins. Tom was a member of Army Air Corp and served in the Pacific during World War II. He had been employed by Harvest Bread for many years and retired from Wonder Bread in Providence. Both Tom and Rita were co-founders of the ARC of Blackstone Valley.
PAWTUCKET - William Lussier, "Bill" 70, passed on September 4th.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Oreme and Delia (Pelletier) Lussier. He resided most of his life in Pawtucket and Central Falls and recently resided at Kennedy Manor. He loved listening to music, especially Elvis.
Bill is survived by a sister, Beatrice Emery, of Lincoln, a brother, Richard Lussier and his wife Lillian of Pawtucket and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Doris Beaulier Alexion and Leo Lussier.
Ryan J. Fernandes
CUMBERLAND - Ryan J. Fernandes, 26, passed away Tuesday in the R.I. Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved son of Carleen (Ribeiro) Correia of Cumberland and Joseph Fernandes of South Attleboro.
Ryan was a self employed Computer Technician for a number of years. He enjoyed the Art's, Music and Tattoos, however his greatest love was time spent with his daughter and family.
CUMBERLAND - Manuel Silva, 89, of High St., passed away Monday at the home of his daughter, Patucinia "Pat" Martell. He was the beloved husband of the late Aurora (Lourenco) Silva.
Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Jaime and Marie (Campos) Silva. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
He was a steel worker, employed by Lincoln Dementional Tube, Lincoln for 35 years until his retirement in 1987.
Ralph J. Skurka Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Ralph J. Skurka Sr., 63 of Main St. passed away Monday, September 8th at home. He was the beloved husband of Karen R. (Tolman) Skurka. They had been married for the past 41 years.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Amy (Buckley) Skurka Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
PAWTUCKET â€“ School Committee member Sandra Cano ran away from the pack as the top vote-getter in Tuesday night's City Council primary, garnering
well over 400 more votes than the next closest candidate.
Cano, who has served on the School Committee since 2012, received 4,068 votes, according to unofficial results from the state Board of Elections.
Trailing behind Cano, but still chosen by voters to be on November's
ballot, was three-term council member Lorenzo C. Tetreault, who garnered
PAWTUCKET – One down, two to go.
PAWTUCKET - Aguinaldo Dolivramento, "Gui" 76, passed on September 3rd at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Francelina (Gomes) Dolivramento. Born in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, a son of the late Emanuel D. and Emilia (Lopes) Dolivramento.
He had been employed by the City of Pawtucket and Providence School Departments. He was also employed by BB Greenburger.
Henry V. Genest
ATTLEBORO - Henry "Hank" V. Genest, 68, formerly of Greenfield St., Seekonk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in Quebec, Canada, he was a son of the late Henry J. and Nellie M. (Penney) Genest. Hank was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was the proprietor of Hank's Garage on Case St., Seekonk for many years. He enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, taking them out to dinner often and teaching them how to fish and boat.
PAWTUCKET – A disclaimer right off the bat: Rivalries in minor-league baseball do not exist, no matter how hard some in the business wish they did.
PAWTUCKET – Inside Ray Tanguay’s office – located a jump shot away from the basketball court inside St. Raphael’s Alumni Hall – is a textbook example of an athletic director who emphasizes staying ahead of the curve.
Hanging on one of the walls are several dry erase boards that contain the schedules for all SRA fall sports teams at the varsity and junior varsity level. If there’s a postponement, all Tanguay needs to do is wipe and write the rescheduled date in its new slot.
It’s going to be a long day for statewide candidates locked in tight primaries, but voters should need no more than a few minute to do their duty. All they have to do is choose the candidates they think will lead Rhode Island toward a brighter future.
Sounds easy, right?
Joseph A. Olivier
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joseph A. Olivier, 85, a retired proofreader, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Dunn) Olivier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Bruno and Marie Blanche (Lessard) Olivier.
Joe resided in Central Falls until moving to South Attleboro in 1995. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, and a member and former Trustee of the VFW Post 1271, Central Falls. He was also a member of the Elks and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Noella L. Aunchman
N. KINGSTOWN - Noella L. Aunchman, 94, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at South County Hospital on Friday, September 5, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Aunchman until his death in 1984. She was born in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Philippe and Blanche (Chartier) St. Pierre. Noella worked at the former Deb Shoppe as a presser before her retirement in 1981. She was a long-time member of the choir of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland.
Violet L. Marceau
PAWTUCKET - Violet L. Marceau, 85, passed peacefully on August 17th surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph D. Marceau.
She had been employed by Apex for many years before retiring.
Marion A. Glasheen
PAWTUCKET - Marion A. Glasheen, formerly of Pawtucket passed into eternal life on Sunday, September 7, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Glasheen.
Mrs. Glasheen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Francis McGovern and the late Lillian (Mack) McGovern. She was a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone, now Verizon, for over 40 years.
PAWTUCKET — After two years of battling Division I stalwarts like Hendricken, La Salle, Portsmouth and Barrington, Tolman High coach Dave Caito believes his Tigers, now back at Division II-A, could have a special season in front of them.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The four candidates for three at-large council seats say that issues ranging from improving the cityâ€™s business climate to keeping a keen eye to the cityâ€™s finances are focal points in the lead-up to Tuesdayâ€™s Democratic primary.
Incumbent councilmen Thomas E. Hodge, Lorenzo C. Tetreault, and Albert J. Vitali Jr. will look to receive another term on the council when voters take to the polls during the Sept. 9 primary. However, a challenge has come from School Committee member Sandra Cano.
Cumberland American Little League coaches and players acknowledge the applause from the Fenway Park crowd prior to Friday night's Blue Jays-Red Sox game. Joining the New England champs is Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.
SYRACUSE — Pawtucket clinched a trip to the Governors’ Cup finals with a three-game sweep of the Syracuse Chiefs, capped off by a roller-coaster 7-6 win on Friday night on the road.
After playing from behind the entire night, PawSox DH Ryan Lavarnway delivered a two-run, game-tying single in the seventh, his first hit of the series. Blake Swihart followed with a base hit to score Lavarnway for what proved to be the winning run.
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