September 12th, 2012
Robert J. Moskowitz
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Moskowitz, 81, of Monticello Road, Pawtucket died September 12, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Louise (Palagi) Moskowitz.
Robert was born in Patterson, NJ, son of the late Emanuel and Ann (Franceschini) Moskowitz. Robert is a veteran of the Armed Forces serving his country in both the Navy and Air Force. He was the International Traffic Manager for Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation until he retired. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Viola M. Gianetti
SEEKONK - Viola M. (Letourneau) Gianetti, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno J. Gianetti.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Democratic primary resulted in upsets to two incumbent City Councilors and one School Committee member and could affect some of the privatization initiatives of incumbent Mayor Donald Grebien going forward.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline takes to the stage, surrounded by family, close friends and campaign workers, at Blaze Restaurant on Providence's East Side, to claim victory over opponent Anthony Gemma, a Lincoln businessman, shortly after 9:00 Tuesday night. Cicilline, who won 62 percent of the vote to Gemma's 30 percent, in the hardfought primary, was elated after being introduced by R.I.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The anatomy of a young hitter adjusting to a new minor league level has been on full display lately.
In the case of outfield prospect Bryce Brentz, the hot streak he carries into the Governorsâ€™ Cup finals represents a complete 180 from where he stood following a handful of Triple-A games.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The scouting report provided by Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Dan Butler revealed just how on knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright was on Tuesday night.
â€śIt was all over the place and just so unpredictable,â€ť said Butler after Pawtucket took Game One of the Governorsâ€™ Cup finals against Charlotte by a 7-2 count. â€śI couldnâ€™t catch it and they (meaning the Knight batters) couldnâ€™t hit it. I donâ€™t know if (Wright) knew where it was going, but it was a pretty special pitch tonight.â€ť
PAWTUCKET - Annie Astphan, 85, passed away on September 10, 2012 at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family, after a courageous fight with Alzheimer's Disease.
PAWTUCKET â€” Focusing on depth, along with the current state of Bostonâ€™s maxed-out pitching staff, there are several intriguing options on the Pawtucket Red Sox that the parent club is undoubtedly keeping close tabs upon.
Some of these additional pieces are already included on the 40-man roster, like Zach Stewart and Pedro Beato. For those in the non-inclusive position, such as Alex Wilson and Nelson Figueroa, some manipulating of the roster would have to transpire before they could become eligible to pitch for Boston.
PAWTUCKET â€” At Tolman High's first team practice a few weeks ago, third-year head coach Carminda Rocha sat down her players and offered them a simple philosophy as to how they should attack each match.
That is, keep the ball in play, or continue to be cautious during rallies.
â€śI told them to try to extend the point; that, if they didn't make an error, eventually their opponent would,â€ť Rocha said.
Her Tigers pretty much followed that advice at Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Monday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 Division III-East triumph over archrival Shea High.
WOONSOCKET â€” Ever since Mount St. Charles made the move to Division I two seasons ago, the Mounties have hooked up with Division I-North foe East Providence to play in some competitive matches, with both sides bringing out their very best brand of volleyball.
On Monday night, the Mounties and Townies renewed acquaintances, but to the dismay of the fans that packed the Mountiesâ€™ gymnasium, they saw two teams trying to shake off their early season cobwebs and overcome more than their share of errors.
A dance troupe performs during the annual Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival at Festival Pier in Pawtucket on Saturday.
PAWTUCKET â€” Carlos Tobon is trying hard to break into politics, and the 30-year-old Pawtucket native thinks he could bring a youthful vision and committed effort to the House 58 state representative seat. By contrast, his incumbent opponent, William San Bento, is running on his achievements over the past 10 terms, and believes that his focus on more statewide issues will ultimately help the local district the most.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Grebien Administration appears poised to outsource the city's trash collection and recycling services in a move that could potentially mean the loss of 20 to 24 jobs.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Medeiros, 84, formerly of Doyle Manor in Pawtucket, passed away Friday at the Grandview Center in Cumberland after an illness.
He was born in new Bedford, a son of the late Anthony and Juanna (Amaral) Medeiros. He had lived in Pawtucket since 1958 and had been employed at Teknor Apex, retiring in 1990. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He leaves 3 sisters, Alzira DeMattos, Joana Gracia and Hilda Medeiros all of Swansea.
At his request Services were Private. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea.
Irene L. Laberge
ATTLEBORO, MA - Irene L. Laberge, 93, of Phillips Street, Attleboro, passed on September 9, 2012 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late David Laberge who passed in 2010.
Raymond E. Elkas
KNOXVILLE, TN - ELKAS, RAYMOND E. "BUZZ" - age 84, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 6, 2012, after an extended illness.
Born on July 16, 1928, in Central Falls, RI. Retired owner of Players International of Knoxville. 1947 graduate of Saint Raphael Academy, Graduate of University of Tennessee, Member of the UT Lettermen's Club, having in 1948 and 1949 under General Neyland.
Jeanne R. Vigeant
CENTRAL FALLS - Jeanne R. Vigeant, 95, passed peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Albertine (Labrie) Vigeant.
She had been employed as the Office Manager for Dr. Ronchese for over 40 years.
She was a former member of the Golden Agers, the former Central Falls Community Center, the Alumni Association of St. Xavier Academy and was also a lifelong Communicant of Saint Matthew Church.
EAST PROVIDENCE - June Harriet Reardon of Riverside, R.I. and her Westport MA retreat, passed away at home, Saturday, September 8, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
June was the daughter of the late Edward W. Reardon and Doris (Smiley) Reardon. She grew up in Saylesville and Pawtucket. June graduated Jr. High School from St. Mary Academy Bay View and graduated with honors from Pawtucket West High School. She later earned her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Johnson and Wales University.
Albina M. Lakomski
PAWTUCKET - Albina M. Lakomski, passed away Friday September 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter P. Lakomski.
Born in Attleboro, MA she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Polak) Hull. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 63 years.