March 15th, 2012
CRANSTON --- After losing his last three fights over the past 24 months as a lightweight fighter, can a change in weight class result in a change of fortunes for Eddie Soto?
The Pawtucket fighter and his camp at 401 Boxing in Cranston certainly think so.
Soto, who spent the first seven years of his pro career fighting at 135 pounds, is moving up two classes to the 145-pound welterweight circuit and making his debut in this division next Thursday night on the â€śHome Invasionâ€ť show, presented by Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sports, at the Twin River Event Center.
PAWTUCKET â€” Standing in the City Hall of one of the â€śhighly distressed communitiesâ€ť that he is hoping to aid, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee unveiled his proposal of a legislative package aimed at reforming municipal pension plans run by the State and by cities and towns and providing other types of financial relief from state mandates.
BILLERICA, MA- Maureen (Bonaventure) Rahill. A Loving Wife, Mother, Daughter and Sister passed away at home on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Paul Rahill.
Maureen was a daughter of John and Rose (Rafferty) Bonaventure and lived in Pawtucket before moving to Billerica, MA in 1994. She was a graduate of Tolman High School Class of 1981 and a graduate of Rhode Island College.
PAWTUCKET- Dennis McGettigan, 75, passed March 13th at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marjorie A. (Pelrine) McGettigan.
Born in April 7, 1936 in Quincy, MA he was a son of the late Dennis James and Isabell "Ella" (Douglas) McGettigan.
He had been employed by Motorola for over 20 years and then worked several years for Mallinckrodt.
Dennis was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
STOUGHTON, MA- Victor Dino, 76, retired owner of Dino Buick in Stoughton, MA, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Stoughton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Patricia Lee (Audette) Dino.
Born and raised in Central Falls, he was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln.
Ernest O. Menard
PAWTUCKET- Ernest O. Menard, 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of Doloris P. (Rattey) Menard for 63 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Oscar and Alice (Bergeron) Menard. Ernest was a World War II, US Navy veteran. He worked at the Washburn Wire Co., over 26 years until his retirement.
Even her simplest of motions had become a tall order. No matter that she was gingerly pressing her feet against the hardwood â€“ Brooke Coderreâ€™s â€śdogsâ€ť were barking loudly and incessantly, begging her not to continue.
PAWTUCKET â€” You can't help but laugh when Gil Dolman explains how he came to enlist in the U.S. Navy at age 17. He does so in such a Pawtucket way.
â€śI joined up to get away from all the creeps, the bullies,â€ť the 59-year-old lifetime city resident offered. â€śI had been living in Prospect Heights, and I was always in fights. I didn't start them, of course; there were just kids in the heights in the 1960s and '70s who wanted to beat me up. They'd do that because they wanted to take my lunch money, or because I was hanging out with a girl, whatever.
PAWTUCKET â€” While noting there are a lot of variables â€” chief among them being the governor's proposed meals tax increase â€” School Department officials are expressing a cautious optimism about the school budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
PAWTUCKET â€” A male suspect who crashed a party on March 4 and then threw a beer bottle through a window, seriously injuring a man sitting nearby, was arrested by Pawtucket Police on Monday and charged with felony assault.
Adilson Fernandes, 30, of Mansfield Street, Providence, was identified by Pawtucket Police as the suspect in the incident, said Major Arthur Martins. Fernandes was arraigned Monday in District Court on the charges and surety bail was set at $2,500.
PAWTUCKET â€” Of all the people she's wanted to tell about her participation in an elite NASA-sponsored educational program, 37-year-old Jodi Perron wishes she could relay the news to her former guidance counselor at Cumberland High School.
That woman, now deceased, had grounded Perron's freshman dreams of pursuing a course of study that could have lead her to become a rocket scientist at the famed U.S. space center.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” The Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Rumford, is among five preliminary candidates selected to stand for election as the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island, officials with the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island announced Monday.
PAWTUCKET â€” Ask Jessica McLaughlin her highlight as a Tolman High cheerleader in the early 2000s, and she answers immediately.
â€śWe went to the AmeriCheer National Championships at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. my senior year (2003), and we actually made it to the finals,â€ť the still-perky McLaughlin explained. â€śWe ended up fifth in the country out of 18 teams, and I still think about it. I remember the pressure of making it to the final round, and the feeling of accomplishment that came with it.
Margot E. Lavender
PAWTUCKET- Lavender, Margot E. 68 died Monday March 12, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late John Lavender.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late John and Blanche (Pechie) Mistowski. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 10years and prior to that lived most of her life in Smithfield.
Mrs. Lavender was a C.N.A. for many years.
She leaves three sons Seann L. Jackson of West Warwick, Ryan L. Jackson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Cory L. Jackson of Cranston, two grandchildren.
Charles O. Black
THE VILLAGES, FL - Charles O. Black, 78, of English Ivy Circle and formerly of Cumberland, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothea "Dot" (Hodgkinson) Black. Mr. and Mrs. Black were married for 55 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Stanley T. and Marion (Richardson) Black, he had lived in Cumberland for 30 years, Lincoln for 3 years, Sandwich, MA for 3 years before moving to Ft. Myers, FL in April, 1995. He has lived at The Villages, FL for the past 5 years.
PAWTUCKET- Barbara (Ogilvie) Milloy, 86, March 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Milloy, Jr.
Mother of Adrina B. Barlog.
Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Services at 10 a.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, Angell Rd., Cumberland. Interment, Highland Memorial Park. VISITATION Friday 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the church. Full obituary:
Sandra J. Lutynski
LINCOLN- Sandra J. Lutynski (Dawson) 69, of Nottingham Drive passed away peacefully Thursday March 8, 2012 with her loving family by her side at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Born in Pawtucket she was a beloved daughter of the late Robert W. and Stephania A. (Sroka) Dawson. She lived in Lincoln for the past 20 years and was formerly of Cranston.
Gerald L. Moniz
PAWTUCKET- Gerald "Jerry" L. Moniz, 41, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 9, 2012 after a heroic battle with leukemia. Jerry is survived by his wife, Missy, the love of his life.
He is also survived by his best friend and only son Jerry Moniz Jr, and three amazing daughters, Kelsey Davenport, Jalen and Rowan Moniz.
The son of the late Dolores and Henrique Moniz Sr, Jerry will be greatly missed by his devoted sisters Elaine Marrero and Diane Moniz Reed, and his loving brother, Henry Moniz Jr.
Erbano "Al" Cabral
Pawtucket - Erbano "Al" Cabral, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Teresa (Lopes)Cabral. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Manuel and Antonia (Francisco) Cabral. Mr. Cabral worked over 30 years as a foreman and crane
PAWTUCKET. Elizabeth Barney-Robidou, 78, formerly of Maynard St. Passed away Friday after an illness. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Bedard) Goyette. She was a lifelong resident of the city and had been employed at the former Clover Bead for several years.