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June 6th, 2012

Tolman spikers begin defense of Div. II title

June 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET -- Last spring, Tolman High finished the season as it hoped it would — as Rhode Island Division II champions.
It nevertheless wasn’t easy, as it had to manufacture come-from-behind victories over Pilgrim in a quarterfinal, Cranston West in a semifinal and finally Barrington, 3-1, in the championship match.

Giants draft Lincoln's Pickering in 32nd round

June 6, 2012

LINCOLN — Call what happened to Lincoln’s Chris Pickering on Wednesday afternoon a pleasant and unexpected surprise – that of getting selected by the San Francisco Giants on the third and final day of the MLB Draft.

Arts and crafts festival Saturday at the Monastery

June 6, 2012

CUMBERLAND — The town's Monastery property will be on display with all its history when the sixth Annual Cumberland Arts and Crafts Festival is held there this weekend. More than 50 artists and crafters will be setting up booths near the Cumberland Senior Center building at the Monastery on Saturday for what organizers are hoping will be a nice day outdoors for the festival's visitors.
Lee Drury, Senior Center Director, said the festival is something the event's sponsors have been trying to grow each year as a rival to other popular arts and crafts events later in the season.

June 5th

Central Falls veteran remembers D-Day

June 5, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — For years when he was working as a driving school instructor in France, Leo Heroux would request to have June 6 off to go to the beach.
But it was no ordinary vacation day.
Heroux's destination was always Omaha Beach — a place that, despite its natural beauty, brings back painful memories of the carnage he witnessed as a young soldier in the aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Paula A. Picard, R.N.

June 5, 2012

Paula A. Picard, R.N.

JOHNSTON- Paula A. (Todd) Picard, R.N., 53, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was the loving wife of Gary D. Picard for 33 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of William L. and the late Gloria J. (Smith) Todd and the beloved step-daughter of Cheryl Todd.
Paula was Director of Nursing at New England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, MA. She enjoyed bowling and traveling, and especially going on cruises.

SEE OUTDOOR TRACK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SLIDESHOW

June 5, 2012

See East Providence long jumper Chris Moura and others compete in a slideshow of the RIIL Outdoor Track and Field State Championship held Sunday. Click SPORTS in the menu bar at top of page to view.

Many concerns, few bright spots in Kids Count

June 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — According to the latest data from the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook, there are many reasons for concern over Pawtucket children and their future well being. Yet, there are also a few bright spots on the horizon to offset mostly grim statistics.

Governor: New day at EDC

June 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared Monday that “this is a new day at EDC,” because the RI Economic Development Corp. will start being more cautious about the way it doles out taxpayers’ money.
“We’ve been scorched; we’ve been burned, as it stands now,” Chafee acknowledged. “Rhode Islanders should know I am conservative by nature with every dollar and I always have been, as a mayor, as a (U.S.) senator, as a governor. There is going to be a full analysis before any investment is made.”

June 4th

Capturing the moment: That’s exactly what the Clippers did en route to Div. II girls' lacrosse title

June 4, 2012

CUMBERLAND — As a sophomore, Cumberland High senior Kara Gorman blew out a shoulder throwing the javelin, but attempted to make a comeback her junior outdoor track and field season.
“It was a ‘no-go,’” she explained. “Way too painful.”
This past fall, a few members of the girls’ lacrosse squad begged her to sign up for their program, as they desperately needed a goalie, and she finally acquiesced.

Tigers dodge rain drops, Northmen in Division II softball playoffs

June 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — No. 2 and No. 3 seeds don’t usually battle each other until the semifinals of a winners’ bracket, not in the opening round of a losers’ bracket, but that’s where Tolman and North Smithfield were contesting each other on Monday afternoon.
And not only did both teams head into Slater Park looking to erase the sting of 1-0 defeats from the previous afternoon, but they had to combat the misty weather and temperatures in the low 50s thoughout this part of the state.

Tigers fend off Chieftians, earn rematch with Bulldogs in Division II baseball playoffs

June 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Tolman High overcame a 3-2 deficit with a five-run fifth inning and claimed a 7-3 victory over Ponaganset in a R.I. Division II/Region III losers’ bracket final at Slater Park’s Ted McConnon Memorial Field in Monday afternoon’s off-and-on drizzle.

Jose DaGraca

June 4, 2012

Jose DaGraca

CENTRAL FALLS- Jose DaGraca, "Djidjinho" 79, passed June 2nd at home. He was the husband of the late Maria (Moniz) DaGraca.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, he was a son of the late Manuel Goncalves and Carlotina DaGraca.
Djidjinho had been employed by American Insulated Wire for over 30 years.
He was the father of seven, Daniel DaGraca, Dolores Baptista, Adozinda Mason,

James R. Walsh

June 4, 2012

James R. Walsh

ATTLEBORO- James "Jimmy" R. Walsh, 48, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Born in Warwick, he was a son of Lois E. (Tallman) Walsh of South Attleboro and the late Thomas E. Walsh.
James worked as a household furniture mover for the Sterling Moving Co. for over 20 years.
He was a devoted son and brother, caring for his mother and sister over the last seven years. Jimmy was a car enthusiast and he also enjoyed fishing, holding yard sales and following wrestling.

Roseanna Messier-Bechard

June 4, 2012

Roseanna
Messier-Bechard

PAWTUCKET- Roseanna (Lambert) Messier-Bechard passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on June 2nd. She was the wife of the late Omer Messier and Hubert Bechard.
She recently celebrated her 98th birthday while receiving exceptional care at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing.
Born in North Providence, a daughter of the late Leon and Agnes (Chartier) Lambert.
Roseanna had worked many years at the State of RI Medical Center before retiring.

Janice R. Pace

June 4, 2012

Janice R. Pace

PAWTUCKET- Janice R. Pace, 80, of Pawtucket died Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Mrs. Pace was born in Fall river MA, the daughter of the late Everett E. and Marion E. (Hall) Brown. She was a dietary Technician at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Pace is survived by her son William J. Pace and her granddaughter Kierstyn Pace of Norton MA.

Anna Belle Lapalme

June 4, 2012

Anna Belle Lapalme

PAWTUCKET- Anna Belle Lapalme, 85 of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012. She was the wife of the late Roland "Red" Lapalme.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Norris) McGreaves.
She is survived by a daughter, Sally Zona, and her son-in-law, John Zona, who she considered her own son. She was the sister of the late Sally Prete.
The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home. www.rifuneral.com

Sr. Jeannette Joinville

June 4, 2012

Sr. Jeannette Joinville

MARLBOROUGH- Sr. Jeannette Joinville, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Marie Eveline of Jesus, died at the age of 98 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on June 3, 2012. She was in the 77th year of the religious life.
She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Evelina (Lefebvre) Joinville of Central Falls, RI. She completed both her elementary and high school education at Notre Dame School in Central Falls and continued her studies at Anna Maria College, Paxton.

Felisbela Bernardo

June 4, 2012

Felisbela Bernardo

CUMBERLAND- Felisbela (Duarte) Bernardo "VOVO", 96, of Old Mendon Road, and previously Geldard Street, passed away Sunday in the Holiday Retirement Center, Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Francisco Bernardo.
Born in Aores, Celorico da Beira, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Adelaide (Martins) Duarte. She moved to this country in 1931 settling in Cumberland.

Roseanna Messier-Bechard

June 4, 2012

Roseanna
Messier-Bechard

PAWTUCKET- Roseanna (Lambert) Messier-Bechard passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on June 2nd. She was the wife of the late Omer Messier and Hubert Bechard.
She recently celebrated her 98th birthday while receiving exceptional care at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing.
Born in North Providence, a daughter of the late Leon and Agnes (Chartier) Lambert.
Roseanna had worked many years at the State of RI Medical Center before retiring.

Ruth Palmieri

June 4, 2012

Ruth Palmieri

PAWTUCKET- Palmieri, Ruth (Grant) of Pawtucket died peacefully at home on June 1st. 2012. She was the wife of the late Ralph A. Palmieri. Daughter of the the late Thomas J. and Ruth M. (Duchaine) Grant. Sister of the late Ethel C.Barry and Margaret T. Wild. Aunt of the late Ethel F. Barry and John J. Barry.

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