June 16th, 2012
What is the most important gift a father can give to his child?
If you answer unconditional love or a top-flight education, youâ€™re right on target. What about providing a supportive and nurturing home life geared toward helping oneâ€™s offspring achieve their best? Canâ€™t find fault with that, either.
PAWTUCKET - Frank Riley, 95, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his family on Friday, June 15, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Idola (Ross) Riley for 69 years.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he was a son of the late Ernest and Mary Emma (Crossley) Riley. Frank was a World War II US Army veteran and worked as a master book binder for the J.C. Hall Co., Pawtucket, for 32 years until his retirement. Frank was a longtime volunteer and first aid instructor for the American Red Cross.
FLORIDA - MORRIS, Frank, Jr., 80, of Lakeland, Florida died Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
He was born in Pawtucket, RI, where he lived most of his life before moving to Florida.
He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Ayers, of Florida; his sister, Genevieve Hervieux of East Providence; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Services were held in Florida. Condolences may be left at
PAWTUCKET â€” Kelsey Fournier spent the last three years rallying fans to cheer for the New England Patriots and now it's time for locals to return the favor and root for her. The 23-year-old Pawtucket native was recently crowned â€śMiss Rhode Island 2012â€ť and will represent the Ocean State in the national Miss America competition in January.
PAWTUCKET â€” From his dugout vantage point, Rich Sauveur saw something in Daniel Bardâ€™s delivery that was fixable while the pitcher was toeing the rubber â€“ providing that the PawSox pitching coach could grab the attention of catcher Ryan Lavarnway.
PAWTUCKET â€” An assistant principal at Warwick's Pilgrim High School, who is technologically savvy and a self-described â€śinnovative administrator,â€ť has been named the new principal of the Charles E. Shea Senior High School.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond J. O'Riley, 90, of Goff Ave., Pawtucket passed away June 10, 2012 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Providence.
He was the husband of the late Mary (Bolandz) O'Riley. He was born in Providence, the son of the late Mildred Frechette. He was also the son of his adoptive parents Margaret and George O'Riley.
He worked in numerous restaurants as a cook in RI, also owning two restaurants in Providence. He worked in food service his entire life, retiring at age 83. He served in the US Military (Navy) during WWII and received the Purple Heart.
PAWTUCKET - Richard T. Biliouris, 67, went to be with our Lord on April 16, 2012, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Richard was born in Pawtucket to the late Charles and Mildred Biliouris. Richard graduated from Tolman High School, class of 1963 and attended the University of Rhode Island.
PAWTUCKET - Manuel L. Medina, 87, of Pawtucket died June 12, 2012. He was the husband of Estela (Cardoso) Medina.
He was born in Figueira DaFoz, Portugal, son of the late Jose and Maria Lopes (Raposeiro) Medina.
Besides his wife he is survived by 1 son Joseph Medina of East Providence, 1 daughter Elaine Falk of North Providence and 1 granddaughter.
His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10am in the Mt. Hope Community Baptist Church 734 Hope St. Providence. Calling hours will be held on Friday 5-8pm in the church. Burial will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Attleboro.
CRANSTON - Emilia Barros "vovo" 91, of Cranston passed away on Monday June 11, 2012 at 1:50pm in Riverview Nursing Home in Coventry in the presence of her loving granddaughter Clara Clark. She was the wife of the late Caitano Barros.
She was born in Brava, Cape Verde a daughter of the late Cacilda Silva Santos and Manuel DosSantos.
Emilia leaves 6 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Elisa Rocha.
PAWTUCKET â€” From the days of volunteers and horse-drawn equipment to the continued importance of funding a relief fund for the injured, the long and storied history of the Pawtucket Fire Department and those serving on it, past and present, were celebrated on Sunday outside the Roosevelt Avenue headquarters.
CUMBERLAND â€” With a nod to the class of 1962, the graduating class of 2012 bid farewell to Cumberland High School on Monday night at a ceremony held at Tucker Field.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Daniel Bard got his wish Monday night. Unfortunately for the pitcher, the switch to the bullpen did little inspire confidence that heâ€™s ready to turn the corner.
Working one inning, Bard allowed one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts as the PawSox saw a ninth-inning rally come up just short in an 11-8 loss to the Gwinnett Braves. Bard ended up tossing 22 pitches, 11 for strikes.
Through all the video and bullpen sessions along with everything else geared toward the task of Reconstruction: The Daniel Bard Story, thereâ€™s one loose end left.
What exactly is Bardâ€™s mound assignment moving forward â€“ starter or reliever? Judging by the early returns in his minor-league stint with the PawSox, such a pretty important clarification appears to have been left off the struggling pitcherâ€™s itinerary, the one that the Red Sox brain trust undoubtedly compiled and left atop Bardâ€™s equipment bag as he packed up his Fenway Park locker.
PROVIDENCE â€“ And just like that, there will be a new champion in Division II this year.
Tolman Highâ€™s run at the top came to a sudden and abrupt end Monday night, the semifinal loss sustained against an undefeated Pilgrim High outfit that pulled away in the third and final game en route to posting a sweep at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house.
PAWTUCKET - Donald E. Goulet, of Utton Avenue, Pawtucket died June 11, 2012 . He was the husband of Theresa I. (Bouthillette) Goulet.
Mr. Goulet was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Harvey G. Goulet Sr. and Anna (Bociek) Goulet. He was a self- employed contractor for many years and then worked for the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency until he retired. Mr. Goulet was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army and a member of LeFoyer Club, F.O.P.A. And Pawtucket Country Club. Mr. Goulet was an avid golfer and hobbies included classic car restoration.
PAWTUCKET - Dolores G. LaCroix, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Eugene. LaCroix Sr.
Born in Taunton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alexandre and Elizabeth (Frechette) Poirier.
Dolores was a faithful member and soprano soloist at St. Cecilia Church for seventy years until limited by illness. She was an avid traveler who enjoyed all things beautiful.
MARLBOROUGH - Sister Doris Pontbriand, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Marie Anne Elise, died suddenly Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the age of 83, at Marie Esther Health Center in Marlborough. She was in the 63rd year of religious life.
CAMBRIDGE, NY Ruth E. M. Bates, 84, died June 7, 2012 at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. She was the wife of Henry S. Bates, Jr.
Born, raised and educated in Pawtucket, RI, she was the only child of Archibald and Catherine Barr Muirhead. While participating in a Bible reading contest in Northfield, MA she met her future husband. They were married on August 12, 1950 and lived in his home town of Cambridge.
Ruth worked at a variety of jobs, retiring from the United States Postal Service.
Michelle Torres, of Cental Falls, receives her Salutatorian medal and is applauded by Saint Raphael Academy principal Maryann Donohue-Lynch, center, and the Most Rev. Robert C. Evans, Auxiliary Bishop of Providence, during the 85th commencement at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul in Providence Sunday.