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November 18th, 2011

Elsa Brunelle

November 18, 2011

Elsa Brunelle
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Elsa (Ochsenreiter) Brunelle, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Theophile "Ted" Brunelle for 54 years and the companion of Lionel Lee LeMarier for many years. Born in Kempten, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gebhard and Karolina (Dadl) Ochsenreiter. Elsa was a devoted mother who enjoyed completing puzzles, playing cards, bowling and especially enjoyed dancing and waltzing. She was also a member of the Hi-Lo Camping Association.

Florence M. Piccolo

November 18, 2011

Florence M. Piccolo
CENTRAL FALLS - Florence M. Piccolo, 96, passed peacefully at the Jeanne Jugan Residence. She was the wife of the late Vincenzo T. Piccolo.
She was the daughter of the late Delphis and Georgianna (Chabot) Gagnon.
Florence is survived by two daughters, Gloria McGovern of Cumberland and Jacqueline Fickle of Lincoln, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children, a great- great grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Roland and Roger Gagnon.

Joseph H. L. Moreau

November 18, 2011

Joseph H. L. Moreau
CUMBERLAND - Joseph H. L. Moreau of Cumberland, Rhode Island died on Thursday, November 17, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline T. (Langevin) Moreau, to whom he was married for 58 years.

Elizabeth Frances Gunning

November 18, 2011

Elizabeth Frances Gunning
KINGSTON -Elizabeth Frances Gunning, 59, of Kingstown Road, Kingston, died November 15, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center in Providence after a four-month illness.
Born in Pawtucket on October 11, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Gunning and the late Frances V. (Dempsey) Gunning. Raised in Pawtucket, she moved to Kingston when she was in the sixth grade, attended St. Francis School, and resided in the greater South Kingstown/Narragansett area for much of her life.

George F. Rizzardini

November 18, 2011

George F. Rizzardini
SEEKONK - George F. Rizzardini, 73, of Newman Avenue, Seekonk Ma, died Thursday, November 17, 2011. He was the husband of the late Beverly L. (Carpenter)Rizzardini.
Mr. Rizzardini was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Lena M. and Gabriel (Pierini) Rizzardini. He served in the Army National Guard from 1956-1963.
Mr. Rizzardini graduated from the Massachusetts Police Academy in 1966 and served as both a full time police officer in Seekonk for two years and then a special Seekonk police officer until he retired in 2003.

Pension reform passes

November 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly culminated an historic special fall session by overwhelmingly approving a radical overhaul of the public employee's pension system designed to save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over time and preserve the integrity of the pension funds going forward.

November 17th

The Bard sheds light on Red Sox managerial hunt

November 17, 2011

Only in New England can you be sitting in an audience, watching a great presentation of Hamlet by the Gamm Theatre acting company of Pawtucket, when during intermission a man turns around in his seat and asks: “Who’s going to be the next manager of the Red Sox?”
The interrogator was Bobby Fields, a former Pawtucket West student-athlete. He probably won’t recognize the rest of this but Shakespeare might.

ANNA S. FUSI

November 17, 2011

Anna S. Fusi

MANUEL V. CARDOZA, JR.

November 17, 2011

Manuel V. Cardoza Jr.
CENTRAL FALLS- Manuel V. "VOOVOO" Cardoza Jr. 86, of Clay Street passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Lucinda (Catarina) Cardoza.
Born in Madeira, Portugal he was a son of the late Manuel V. and Maria (Teixeira) Cardoza Sr. He lived in Central Falls for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed by the Washburn Wire and Cable Co. of East Providence for many years
Manny was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Europe as a Truck Driver with the 1286th Engineer Combat Battalion.

November 16th

Pawtucket’s Chattelle seeks MMA middleweight title

November 16, 2011

At this time last year, fighting for a championship was the furthest thing from Todd Chattelle’s mind.
The Pawtucket fighter was a few weeks removed from the worst defeat of his pro career -- a knockout loss to undefeated Derek Brunson that saw Chattelle hit the canvas just 14 seconds into the fight. Chattelle was hoping to keep his record above .500 with a hard-fought win, but instead, he slipped to 6-6.

Davies kids learn ways of the robot

November 16, 2011

LINCOLN — Sophomore Isaiah Narvaez often has told his family and friends that he someday wants to be an electrical engineer.
That may have changed a bit on Tuesday afternoon, after he watched and listened to Jim Moulton, a lead training and support manager for iRobot Corp. out of Bedford, Mass., describe the dozens of uses of the “310 SUGV,” an acronym for Small, Unmanned Ground Vehicle.

Ronald J. Hanley

November 16, 2011

Ronald J. Hanley
PAWTUCKET - Ronald J. Hanley, 77, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. Born in Providence, the son of the late Lester and Catherine (Carroll) Hanley, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. Ron was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was employed by the Carol Cable Company for many years until its closing. Ron was an avid sports fan, he especially loved the St. Louis Cardinals.
He leaves a daughter, Sheryl J. Pandolfi; two sons, Steven R. Hanley and Christopher M. Hanley; his former wife, Susan Y. (Amaral) Vachon and three grandchildren all of Pawtucket.

Yolande M. Lepine

November 16, 2011

Yolande M. Lepine
PAWTUCKET - Yolande M. Lepine, "Betty", 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She was the former wife of the late Alfred Lepine. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Josephat and Victoria(Robitaille) Laramee. Mrs. Lepine was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Yolande was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket and attended school there as well. She served as a parish Den mother and Boy Scout leader for many years.

Watchdog groups urge reform passage

November 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Demonstrating vigilance against what they fear might be “eleventh-hour, last minute shenanigans” pulled by the General Assembly on the pension reform legislation scheduled for a final vote on Thursday, three government watchdog groups held a Statehouse press conference to urge that the bill be passed in its current form.

November 15th

McGair: Have Thanksgiving football games run their course?

November 15, 2011

For Rhode Island high school football teams, playing on Thanksgiving is hailed as one of those holiday traditions you can’t live without, it’s so-called importance ranking up there with the Macy’s Day Parade, awkward dinner-time conversations and endless turkey leftovers.

November 14th

PC hoopsters down Sanders-led Fairfield, 80-72

November 14, 2011

BRIDGEPORT, Ct. – Believe it or not, Providence College and Fairfield actually played a basketball game on Monday night.
Such an important detail can get easily lost in the wash considering the pregame circumstances. On one side of the court stood Ed Cooley, the new PC coach whose previous port of call was Fairfield. On the opposite side of the scorer’s table resided a group of players that Cooley was instrumental in recruiting, among them Pawtucket native Rakim Sanders.

Manfredo fights for WBC middleweight title Saturday

November 14, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- Fights don’t get any bigger or significant than the one Peter Manfredo Jr. has on Saturday night.
If the Manfredo’s Gym middleweight beats undefeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at Houston’s Reliant Arena, he will take home Chavez’s WBC (World Boxing Council) championship belt and be in line for a huge payday in the form of an expected title defense against former WBC champion Sergio Martinez.

That time of year again — watch out for deer

November 14, 2011

LINCOLN — Route 116 South, near the intersection to Blackstone Valley Place proved to be quite the scene on Monday morning.
Two elderly women had been traveling southbound at about 9:30 a.m. when a deer leaped in front of their 2002 Buick Century and crashed through its windshield and roof, ripping a massive hole. In the process, the animal struck a 75-year-old passenger from Central Falls, and the woman suffered injuries to her head and face, stated Police Capt. Raymond Bousquet.

Rose E. Bonacorsi

November 14, 2011

Rose E. Bonacorsi
PAWTUCKET - Rose E. Bonacorsi, 93, of Dover Street, Pawtucket died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred Bonacorsi.
Mrs. Bonacorsi was born in Pawtucket the daughter of Julio and Maria (Vanni)Scarpetti. She worked in a supervisory role at Rhode Island Textiles for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie "Sis" Emond, with whom she made her home, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a son, Richard Bonacorsi.

Margaret L. Blake

November 14, 2011

Margaret L. Blake
LOS ANGELES - Margaret L. Blake, 96, passed away on November 10, 2011. Margaret was born on December 19, 1914 in Central Falls R.I. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mary (Clavin) Blake, her sister Mary Hainey, and her brothers Charles, Raymond, Joseph, and Richard Blake. She was the beloved baby sister of the Blake family.

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