September 6th, 2011
Vanna M. Giuttari
EAST PROVIDENCE - Vanna M. (Frova) Giuttari, 103, of East Providence, RI, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Born in Allentown, PA to the late Manlio Frova and the late Eva (Arner)Frova. Vanna was the wife of the late Joseph Giuttari, and sister to the late Carl Frova and Jean (Frova) Gann.
Beatrice A. Doran
CENTRAL FALLS - Beatrice A. Doran, 82, of Wilfred Manor entered into eternal rest on Saturday at Miriam Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late George and Jane (Conroy) Davenport. She lived most of her life in Central Falls. Mrs. Doran was the prominent owner of the former 'Club 43' in Pawtucket for many years. She also worked at the former Windsor Restaurant, Admiral Inn and The Lindsey Tavern.
Henry F. Archambault
WOONSOCKET - Henry F. Archambault, 86, of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeanne (Paulhus) Archambault. He was also the husband of the late Theresa (Kelleter)Archambault, and the late Doris (Lefebvre) Archambault.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Gedeon and Lillian (St. John) Archambault. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Michael J. Szczoczarz Sr.
REHOBOTH - Michael J. Szczoczarz Sr., 95 of 420 Minerva Ave., passed away Sunday in Home & Hospice Care of RI, Providence. He was the husband of Mary H.(Matisewski) Szczoczarz.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late George and Veronica (Morytko) Szczoczarz. He resided most of his life in Cumberland.
He was a steel worker employed by the former Newman Crosby Steel Co., of Pawtucket, retiring in 1977. Mr. Szczoczarz enjoyed gardening, reading and most of all being with his family.
Leonel Cesar Pereira
PAWTUCKET - Leonel Cesar Pereira, 88, of North Bend Street, Pawtucket, passed quietly Friday, September 2, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Arminda (Rodrigues) Pereira.
James B. Reilly
James Bernard Reilly of Pawtucket died Friday, September 2, at Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of Angela M. (Casey) Reilly.
Born January 24, 1938 in Providence, he was a son of the late Peter Patrick Reilly and Margaret Mary (O'Neill) Reilly.
He was the brother of Mary Reilly, R.S.M., of Bristol; Eileen M. Moriarty of Baltimore, Md.; Frances P. O'Malley of Narragansett; Margaret M. Capezza of Franklin, Mass.; and the late Peter P. Reilly, M.D., John P. Reilly, and William F. Reilly,Esquire.
Adrienne C. Laneres
EAST PROVIDENCE - Adrienne C. (Bonin) Laneres, 85, formerly of Riverside, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul M. Laneres for 64 years. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Leo and Clara (Nolin) Bonin, she resided in Central Falls until moving to Riverside in 1967.
Florence M. Szczes
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Florence M. (Cordeau) Szczes, 89, of North Smithfield, died Friday, September 2, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Her husband, John Szczes died in 1978. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Hortense "Lena" (Poirer) Cordeau. Mrs. Szczes lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to North Smithfield in 1984.
Frederick C. Merow
PAWTUCKET - Frederick C. Merow, 89 of Pawtucket died Friday, September 2, 2011.
Mr. Merow was born in Cumberland, the son of the late Edward and Mary (Gorman) Merow. He was United States Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Merow was a dipper for Nelco Manufacturing for many years.
There will be a service for Mr. Merow in the Rhode Island Veteran's Cemetery chapel, South County Trail, Exeter Rhode Island, Friday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. His burial with full Military Honors will follow.
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WOONSOCKET â€” For most people, Labor Day is a last call for summer, a chance for one more family cookout or that final great day at the beach.
But at the cityâ€™s Museum of Work And Culture, the holiday was another chance to remember a difficult period of local history, a national textile workerâ€™s strike that came to town in early September 1934 and claimed the lives of two city men in the process.
As part of its Labor Day Open House 2011 program, the Museum staged two performances of Raymond H. Baconâ€™s short play about the strike and its local aftermath.
PAWTUCKET â€” Bring on the IronPigs!
The playoff-bound Pawtucket Red Sox completed their regular season quietly on Monday afternoon, finishing 20 games above .500 at 81-61 after rolling to a 7-3 win over Rochester.
The PawSox will begin a best-of-five playoff series Wednesday night at Lehigh Valleyâ€™s field in Allentown, Pa. against an IronPigs team that lost 10 of 16 games to Pawtucket during the regular season. Lehigh Valley nailed down the wild-card with a 4-1 rain-shortened win over Syracuse on Monday.
PAWTUCKET â€” While the Pawtucket Red Sox were celebrating their International League North division championship on Saturday night, Club President Mike Tamburro found himself thinking about the franchiseâ€™s late owner, Ben Mondor.
â€śI was definitely thinking of Ben,â€ť Tamburro admitted on Monday. â€śI know heâ€™s somewhere up there celebrating.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ Arnie Beyeler had everything figured out â€“ or so he believed prior to discussing his baseball career ambitions with Brad Mills a few years back during spring training.
At the time Beyeler was managing in Double-A Portland while Mills served as Terry Franconaâ€™s bench coach in Boston. One day the pair engaged in some casual chatter when the minor-league skipper revealed what he considered the pinnacle: coaching third base for a major league club.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Want to truly understand why the Pawtucket Red Sox are playing meaningful games in September for the first time in three years and are winners of the I.L. North for the first time since 2003? Here are several items that stand out based on the observations of this particular scribe.
1). Run prevention
PAWTUCKET â€“ As his players danced to loud music while taking swigs of beer in the other room, Arnie Beyeler stood in the managerâ€™s office, his t-shirt completely soaked after several players cornered him near the visitors dugout and dumped beer all over him.
The fruits of victory are sweet if youâ€™re the Pawtucket Red Sox. The locals clinched the I.L. North Saturday night after rallying for a 12-7 victory past Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The division title is the franchiseâ€™s first since 2003 and the fifth since 1991, when division play was introduced in the International League.
The Leon Mathieu Senior Center in Pawtucket hosted a Talent Show last week for local seniors. Tony Pandolfo is pictured singing "You Belong to My Heart" by Bing Crosby.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â€” A state legislator charged with misappropriating funds from a life insurance policy on his friend's dead daughter told investigators he used some of the money to pay his business' bills, according to court papers.
State Rep. Leo Medina, a freshman Democrat from Providence, is accused of pocketing $28,000 from a life insurance policy that he was helping his friend cash in. Medina told investigators he paid Alejandro Nico $6,200 to $6,400 but used some of the money to pay bills for his struggling business, according to an affidavit written by a state police detective.
NORTH PROVIDENCE â€” Col. John J. Whiting, the town's police chief and a former Pawtucket Police major, was released on bail but remains suspended without pay following his arraignment on Thursday on felony charges that he stole $714 out of a vehicle involved in a police chase and then asked Pawtucket Police to cover it up.