July 16th, 2012
PAWTUCKET - James H. Holden, 92, Pawtucket, died surrounded by family on July 15, 2012. Husband of the late Lucille (Whiteside) Holden to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in Providence, son of the late John and Jenny (Maher) Holden. He lived in Harmony and Harrisville before moving to Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Arruda, John W., 60, of Armington Street died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Donna M. (Proctor) Arruda.
Born in North Attleboro, a son of the late Arthur F. and Marilyn E. (Brown) Arruda, he had been a Cranston resident for the past 15 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Mr. Arruda was a driver for the Royal Cab Company for the past 15 years. He served in the U.S. Army.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Mariette S. (Joyal) Bruneau, 80 formerly of 500 Mendon Road, South Attleboro died Saturday July 14, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Rodolphe P. Bruneau to whom she was married 54 years.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Armand A. and Ernestine R. (Brouillard) Joyal.
Mrs. Bruneau volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her lifetime and spent the last 25 years dedicated to Amos House in Providence.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Dolores R. Guatieri (Welsh), 85, died peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Orchard View Manor in East Providence.
She was predeceased by her late husband, Marius and her beloved daughter Loren. Until her retirement, Mrs. Guatieri was a principal in Hammart, Inc. a former Central Falls Aluminum Manufacturing business.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Helene V. (Clark) and Charles Welsh and the sister of Charles G. Welsh, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. and the late H. Sheila Margraff of Clearwater, FL. and Eloise M. Cook, Farmer's Branch, TX.
PAWTUCKET - Sister Jacqueline Lemieux (Sr. Anne Melanie), SUSC of St. Cecilia Residence, Pawtucket, died suddenly on July 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
She was born in Taunton, MA on August 13, 1937, the daughter of the late Oscar and Helen (Nolin) Lemieux. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister Marguerite Steeves and brother Paul Lemieux, nieces and nephews, and a grandniece survive her. Her brother Raymond and sister Gertrude predeceased her.
CUMBERLAND - Diane A. (Descoteaux) Pepin, 68, of 156 Bear Hill Rd. passed away on Saturday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Vivian (Chaston) Descoteaux of Woonsocket and the late Gerald Descoteaux. She resided in Cumberland most of her life.
She was employed by the Dynisco Corp., Franklin, MA for 8 years until her retirement. Previously, she had been employed for over 15 years by the Motorola Mfg., Co., Mansfield, MA.
PAWTUCKET - Susan M. Kelley, 59, of Glen Meadows Drive, Pawtucket passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of retired Pawtucket Police Chief, George L. Kelley III. They had been married 37 years.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Providence, the daughter of the late John V. Fargnoli and Mary (Gebhardt) Fargnoli. She was a Court Clerk for the State of Rhode Island in RITT where she leaves many friends.
Rhode Island public schools have begun to work with a revised system of school accountability and intervention after the release of the state Department of Education's 2012 School Classifications on Friday.
The revised accountability system is based on the federally-approved waiver the state won in May for the federal No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) standardized approach to accountability and intervention requirements.
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BARRINGTON â€” Thanks to some bottom-of-the-sixth-inning heroics courtesy of Sean Dunphy, Darlington American is now one victory away from capturing the programâ€™s first R.I. Little League District II Major Division banner since 2000.
Dunphy broke a 9-all tie with a home run on a 2-1 count, propelling Darlington to a dramatic 10-9 walk-off triumph against Barrington Sunday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington scored four runs in the top of the sixth to tie this District II final game, but DALL and Dunphy responded with two down in the frame.
SEEKONK â€” As often is the case during the summer, Sandy Gorham could be found standing on a local pool deck exhorting his Kendbrin Swim and Tennis Club competitors to be the best they can be.
On Thursday, the site just happened to be the six-lane, 25-meter Grist Mill club facility; that's where Kendbrin was competing in an cabana club league dual meet.
Weâ€™ll guess that Kevin Youkilis steps into the batterâ€™s box at Fenway Park around 7:13 Monday night â€” three minutes after Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook rocks back and issues the first offering of the game.
MIDDLETOWN â€” The ever-elusive progress of tracking improvement in oneâ€™s golf game â€¦ itâ€™s actually not that difficult a chore for Cumberland native son Jamison Randall.
CUMBERLAND â€“ You donâ€™t have to be a parent to know that children donâ€™t get sick during business hours. And if they happen to, it isnâ€™t until todayâ€™s busy parents come home from work that they invariably find out about it and start looking for medical attention.
And so Dr. Peter Yasigian was often needed in the office until seven or eight oâ€™clock at night, tending to the usual afflictions of his pediatric caseload, from sore throats and sprains to coughs and croup.
There had to be a better way.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city won't be getting any additional school funding from the state in the near future, at least not through legal action.
That was the outcome of a successful move by the state to block the city from winning a hearing on its school funding lawsuit in Superior Court.
Judge Nettie C. Vogel on Thursday issued a 31-page decision ruling in favor of the state's motion to dismiss the case filed by both the Woonsocket and Pawtucket school districts while noting earlier court decisions to the same effect.
Alice D. Hurd
EAST PROVIDENCE- Alice D.(Walz) Hurd, 87 formerly of Toner Street, Rumford died Thursday July 12, 2012 at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport.
She was born in Holyoke, Ma. a daughter of the late Jacob and Dora (Scholl) Walz.
Mrs. Hurd was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital before retiring.
William T. Moreau
SEEKONK, MA - William T. 'Bill' Moreau, 54, died unexpectedly on Wednesday at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Ryan) Moreau for 28 years. He was born in Central Falls, RI, the son of the late Oscar and Claire (Chartier) Moreau and lived in the Blackstone Valley until moving to Seekonk 24 years ago.
Mr. Moreau was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and was a biology teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough, MA; he was admired for his passionate devotion to his students.
CENTRAL FALLS- Raymond J. Gauthier Jr, 54, passed on July 12th.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Helen (Gill) Gauthier and Raymond J. Gauthier Sr.
He had been employed for many years by Harris Industries and previously worked laying the Alaskan Pipeline from its beginning to end.
Ray served aboard the USS Nimitz from 1974 to 1980; he then served as a Seebee from 1986 to 1980.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Robert Gauthier of Pawtucket and Michael Gauthier of California.
PAWTUCKET â€” Starting on Monday, television commercials for new cars, fast food restaurants and Schtickies will be joined by spots urging you to approve table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette at Lincolnâ€™s Twin River gambling emporium.
Boasting that Twin River is â€śdoing extremely wellâ€ť and growing revenue while much larger casinos in the region are struggling, CEO John Taylor shared the companyâ€™s strategy to expand to table games with the Pawtucket Rotary Club Thursday.
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PAWTUCKET â€” Carl Crawford has 142 million reasons to play for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
The injured outfielder also has 142 millions reasons why he should shut himself down, undergo Tommy John surgery like he hinted at last weekend, and start planning for the future.
When Crawford does return to the BoSox, he will not be 100 percent. That hasnâ€™t stopped him from looking ahead to Monday, which is when the 30-year-old hopes to play in his first major-league game of what to date has been an empty vessel of a season.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Just because Ryan Kalish spent some time with the Boston Red Sox recently doesnâ€™t mean the outfielder is completely in the clear of the shoulder and neck injuries that whitewashed his 2011 season.