October 12th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â Everything's better in harmony. And when it comes to singing, the old-fashioned style of âBarbershopâ harmony is a proven training ground for honing voice skills.
Earlier this month, the Ocean State Chorus, performing Barbershop harmony, moved to a new home inside St. Paul's Church at 50 Park Place. Established in 1967, the all-male chorus was previously based in Smithfield, but the musical group is now happily part of Pawtucket's downtown arts scene.
The book on Charles Correa is that heâs a basketball player, a pretty darn good one at that.
Basketball is his passion, his lifeblood. Hopefully basketball will help this youngster land a college scholarship.
Why play football then? Why tempt the fates and risk the future for a sport known for its cutthroat and harsh nature? All it takes is one misstep on the field, absorbing one teeth-rattling hit, one crunch administered by a big, big guy, to change everything.
PAWTUCKET â A fire of unknown origin heavily damaged a two-family house at 442 Pawtucket Avenue early Tuesday morning and forced the five occupants to seek alternative lodging.
According to Pawtucket Fire Capt. Steven Parent, who is also the city's fire marshal, the two-alarm fire broke out shortly after midnight. When the first engine company arrived, firefighters found the two front porches of the house fully engulfed in flames and the air was thick with heavy smoke. A short time later, the entire front porch collapsed off of the house, he said.
PAWTUCKET â Six individuals who made a positive difference in the city over the years were inducted Friday night into the 2011 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. Also honored was a deceased Civil War veteran, Capt. Levi Tower, who was chosen as this year's historical inductee.
Irene D. Bergeron
CUMBERLAND - Irene D. Bergeron, 90 of Cumberland died Sunday at the Oakhill Nursing Home in Pawtucket. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Gervais) Bergeron.
Prior to her retirement in 1986 she worked for 48 years at Fram Corporation. Irene was an LPN and worked part time at Memorial Hospital and the Red Cross. She was President of the Womanâs Guild at St. Jean the Baptist Church and Treasurer of AARP #610 from 1993 until 2000. She enjoyed traveling and had traveled around the world.
Rita Marie Blais
ARIZONA - Rita Blais, 86, of Peoria, Arizona formerly of Pawtucket, RI and Central Falls, RI, passed away on October 8, 2011. She was born on April 1, 1925 in Woonsocket, RI as one of 11 children to John and Mary (Elias) Joseph, and was married to Joseph O. Blais of Central Falls, RI, who preceded her in death in 1975.
Alice E. Machowski
FLORIDA - Alice E (Aubin) Machowski February 21, 1925 - October 10, 2011, Resident of Port Orange, FL since retiring the early 1980's. Alice passed away peacefully at Halifax Hospice in Edgewater. Alice was born and raised in Pawtucket, RI.
Robert E. Strom
SEEKONK - Robert "Bob" Ellis Strom, 93, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 6, 2011. He is the beloved husband of Eleanor Edythe (McIntosh) Strom to whom he was married for 63 years; together they resided in Seekonk since 1958. Born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Ellis and Esther (Michelson) Strom.
Alice C. Johnstone
PAWTUCKET- Alice C. Johnstone 98, formerly of Towers East passed away Sunday October 9, 2011 at Berkshire Place in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis M. Johnstone.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Kowalec) Stelmach.
Mrs. Johnstone leaves one loving brother Frank Stelmach of Melbourne, FL and several devoted nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Blanche Roderick, Jessie Green, Albert and Andrew Stelmach.
Rev. Joseph P. Hynes
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Reverend Joseph P. Hynes, 85, pastor emeritus of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church in Pawtucket, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Lyons) Hynes. He attended St. Mary School, LaSalle Academy in Providence, also the School of Philip Neri in Boston.
Gertrude M. Jameson
CUMBERLAND - Gertrude M. Jameson, 90 of Cumberland, formerly of Central Falls, died on Oct. 8 at Hospice Care of RI. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Jameson. Daughter of the late Oscar and Marie Rose (Racquier) St. Onge she was born in Central falls and lived there most of her life. She has been a waitress in local restaurants until her retirement several years ago.
Arthur E. DeLange Jr. (NO PHOTO)
PAWTUCKET - Arthur E. DeLange Jr., died at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Battista) DeLange, to whom he had been married for 57 years.
Born in the Bronx, NY, a son of Arthur and Anna (O'Connor) DeLange, he had been employed for many years as a printer at various local companies, including the former E.L. Freeman Co. and the J.C. Hall Company of Pawtucket prior to retirement in 1993.
Mary F. Allard
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. (Pardi) Allard, 60, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo Allard. Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Barbara (Duran) Pardi.
Mary had worked as a Mutual Clerk at Twin River Casino, Lincoln, for several years.
Mary is survived by two brothers, Rocco M. Pardi of Attleboro and Joseph A. Pardi of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Barbara E. Pardi and John E. Pardi both of Pawtucket.
WEST WARWICK â If St. Raphaelâs defensive players had a vote, they would like to see their offensive mates grind out one of those keep-the-chains-moving, wind-sapping, 80-yard drives that encompass 15 plays and takes six or seven minutes off the game clock.
Dreamers can keep on dreaming because SRAâs offense is defined by big plays and quick strikes that can happen from any spot on the field. Such firepower is akin to attaching a turbo-charged engine to a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Sheâll be wearing a white tennis skirt with a veil on her head and heâll be wearing shorts and a Tuxedo T-shirt.
About 150 guests have been invited to attend their wedding next weekend, but Geralyn Hoffman and Larry Ducady arenât planning on getting too dressed up for their big day.
After all, running a race wearing a full tuxedo or a wedding gown isnât exactly comfortable. Neither is dress shoes or heels.
LINCOLN â Almost a month to the day after the van of her dreams had been stolen from her family home's driveway, Joan Malark hopes and prays that either Lincoln police officers find the vehicle, or the thieves return it.
Life hasn't been the same without it, stated Malark, a 61-year-old Saylesville resident who suffers a great deal of lower leg pain from her bout with multiple sclerosis.
PAWTUCKET â When the Pawtucket East Class of 1951 graduated from high school 60 years ago, many of the young men in the class were impacted by the Korea War that had begun at the end of their junior year.
It was a perilous time for the seniors that year. They had grown up during World War II and now their own war was looming in their lives.
As the principal of Pawtucket East, Mr. James P. McGeough, stated in the 1951 Redjacket:
The Times is planning a special salute to area veterans next month in the leadup to Veterans Day.
In order to obtain photos of area veterans, The Times will be holding a special photo session on noon on Friday, Nov. 4. The tentative location is the Cumberland Monastery facility on Route 114.
We will be taking group photos of veterans from the eras of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. You do not have to be a combat veteran to participate.
Veterans who plan to attend should email us with a RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAWTUCKET â In the picture, William Pacelt is seen as a 22-year-old serviceman standing outside of his living quarters at an Army Air Corps base in England. The year is 1944.
PROVIDENCE â Providence police continue to search for suspects in the shooting death of Derek M. Taylor, 34, of Pawtucket.
Officers stated Taylor had been driving his van near Miriam Hospital when it suddenly crashed early Friday morning. He later died of a gunshot wound, and police are investigating the death as a homicide. A cousin of Taylor's, Rishaun Taylor, told a local media outlet that he had been shot in the head.