September 10th, 2012
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.
Marie Ange Michaud
PAWTUCKET - Marie Ange Michaud, 83, passed peacefully at the Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston on September 8, 2012. Born in Quebec, Canada on August 2, 1929 Marie was the wife of the late Leon J. Michaud. She relocated to RI five years ago from Florida.
She is survived by three daughters, Rita Michaud, Theresa Holley and Suzanne Anastacio her husband Luis and their son Gabriel.
Marie was one of 15 children and is also survived by a sister, Jackie Lebeau of Wilfred Manor and six other siblings in Canada. Marie was a joy and a blessing to all that knew her.
Chelsie Santos of Pawtucket, this year's Grupo Amigos da Terceira Festival Queen, waves to the crowd Saturday during the annual parade in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, in Pawtucket. Hundreds turned out for the parade, which wound its way from McCoy Stadium down Columbus Avenue to the club's hall on Memorial Drive.
CUMBERLAND â The town will receive more than $64,000 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) as part of the statewide Recycling Revenue Share Program.
Cumberland delivered 3,023.77 tons of recycled material for a total profit share of $64,838. The money will help support local recycling programs.
RIRRC is providing cities and towns with the cash rebates based on how much each municipality has increased its recycling rate. The corporation has made $1.94 million in profits from the sale of household recyclables this year, which will be disbursed to 36 communities.
PAWTUCKET â With tomorrowâs Democratic primary looming, the race for the House of Representatives District 59 seat between incumbent J. Patrick O'Neill and his challenger, fellow Democrat John Arcaro has taken a heated turn.
O'Neill's camp has put out a bright orange flier showing a head shot of Arcaro under bold lettering that reads: âCommunity Warningâ and âThis politician has been seen peddling extreme positions that are out of touch with Pawtucket's working families. Approach with caution.â Underneath reads, âHave you seen this man?â
ROCHESTER, N.Y. â For the first time since 2003, the Pawtucket Red Sox will play for the right to be called Governorsâ Cup champions. The PawSox clinched a spot in this weekâs championship series after disposing of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-1, in Game Four of the best-of-five opening-round series on Saturday night at Frontier Field. Pawtucket wins the series, three games to one. The finals get underway Tuesday night with the first two games on tap at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox will play Charlotte after the Knights eliminated first-round foe Indianapolis in four games.
WOONSOCKET â Inside the Barry Field meeting/locker room hangs a sign reading simply, âDiscipline: Do what has to be done; when it has to be done; as well as it can be done; do it that way all the time.â
Excepting a couple of fumbles (one lost) and five penalties for a minus-32 yards, Woonsocket High pretty much followed those instructions to a âTâ in its Challenge Cup non-league tilt against East Providence High on what became a soggy Saturday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET â Catherine Cabral, who just moved to Pawtucket last year, was happily enjoying a shrimp kabob, listening to the music and surveying the crowd along Roosevelt Avenue. âThis is fun. And itâs a great way to get you to try food from different places. I thought Iâd come and get to know Pawtucket.â
PAWTUCKET â With all 11 Pawtucket School Committee candidates running as Democrats, Tuesday's Democratic primary will be an important decider in the make-up of the school board for the next two years.
All seven incumbent School committee candidates are seeking re-election: Michael Araujo, Joanne Bonollo, David Coughlin, Raymond Noonan, Nicole Nordquist, Raymond Spooner, and Alan Tenreiro. They are facing a challenge from Sandra Cano, Gerard Charbonneau, Joseph Knight, and John Tellini.
PAWTUCKET â There was Paul Labossiere, as usual focused on the task at hand inside the McCoy Stadium ticket office. To this Central Falls native and current Lincoln resident, Labor Day Monday was typical â no deviation in the slightest from the previous 71 PawSox home dates in the 2012 season, or the 39 years of loyal service that preceded this one.
CENTRAL FALLS - Lucille Ledoux, 91, of 466 Hunt St, passed on September 6th. She was the wife of the late Rudolph Ledoux.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Deschesne) Philibert. She had been employed by United Net and had also worked in the Jewelry Industry.
She is survived by a sister, Therese Batalon and her husband Deacon Raymond Batalon of Greenville, and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Richard Ledoux and sister of the late Irma Emond, Estelle Chicoine and Jeannette Boucher.
Doris F. Larocque
PAWTUCKET - Doris F. Larocque, 87 passed away Friday, August 31st at the Oakhill Nursing Home in Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Larocque for 63 years.
Born in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alvarez and Felixina (Lemoine) Marceau.
Doris is survived by her loving and devoted caretaker and daughter, Lynn A. Larocque; a daughter in law Sharlene Larocque; a sister, Elaine Lethbridge; several nieces and nephews and her much loved K-9 companions, Shi-Ling, Angelic and Amelia.
CENTRAL FALLS â Cristina Robalo, a 19-year-old student at Central Falls High School, is the recipient of $1,000 scholarship award from Rhode Island Community Action Scholar (RICAS) Scholarships.
A senior at the high school, Robalo is a member of the Youth Success Program at Blackstone Valley Community Action Agency in Central Falls, a program that helps pregnant and parenting teens succeed.
PAWTUCKET â They'll be rockin' by the river tonight, as the 14th annual Pawtucket Arts Festival gets underway with its Gala and âTaste of Pawtucketâ events.
The opening night Gala and âTaste of Pawtucketâ will start at 6 p.m. along a portion of Roosevelt Avenue near the intersection with Main Street and on the grounds of Slater Mill (rain or shine). It promises to be an evening of delicious restaurant samplings served with an ample portion of zydeco music, dance and refreshment, all by the banks of the mighty Blackstone River and historic Slater Mill Museum site.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs closing time for your Pawtucket Red Sox â as in closing out the opposition and advancing to the Governorâs Cup finals.
First things first as the PawSox still need to notch one more win against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Such a scenario could come to fruition as early as Friday night at Rochesterâs Frontier Field after Pawtucket grabbed Game Two of its opening-round series Thursday night by a 3-2 count at McCoy Stadium before 2,214 supportive and at times enthusiastic fans.
The temptation to overlook this weekâs non-league gridiron slate is great, understanding that league play â set to commence a week from now â serves as judge, jury and executioner.
Over time, principles rooted in Darwinism help in separating the wheat from the chaff by performing the simple act of drawing a line right down the middle. Such a divide wonât begin on Friday night as teams partake in what could essentially be chalked up to the final installment after nearly four weeks of preseason camp.
LINCOLN â With just five starters from the 2011 campaign returning, Lincoln High head coach Brenda Sylvester admitted âwe have a brand new bunch.
âWe were just looking for proper spacing, and we wanted to see how weâd play together for the first time around,â she stated. âWe did well, but there are some things we need to work on.â
Evelyn I. dosSantos
Evelyn "Daisy" I. DosSantos, 65, of Johnston died Tuesday at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of Angelo dosSantos and they were married for 26 years.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Frates) McDermott. Evelyn resided in Pawtucket most of her life and moved to Johnston 3 years ago.
Margaret C. Podgurski
RUMFORD- Margaret C. (Cloutier) Podgurski, 92, formerly of Rumford Towers and Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Podgurski and the loving mother of the late Nancy M. Cox.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary V. (Harbec) Cloutier, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life before moving to Rumford in 1986.
Mrs. Podgurski was a saleslady at the Peerless Company, Pawtucket for sixteen years until retiring in 1984.