February 7th, 2012
Maureen Plouff Borge
CUMBERLAND - Maureen Plouff Borge, 72, passed February 6th 2012. She was the longtime companion of Robert Bourgault.
Maureen was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Brown) Miniati.
She had dedicated her life to her family.
â€śItâ€™s not about this week,â€ť Tolman High basketball coach Mike Kayata was saying on Monday. â€śItâ€™s about having your team ready when the playoffs begin.â€ť
Kayata was just voicing the sentiments of most area coaches who are priming their teams for the state open tournament that is scheduled to begin on Feb. 24. A field of 32 teams will begin play that night. Tolman High, just 6-7 in Division II right now, hasnâ€™t even reached the eight-win qualifying standard yet.
Steve Gordon has been coaching Cumberland Highâ€™s wrestling program since time began. Well, not quite. Just since he got the program started back in 1969. Thatâ€™s 43 years, if youâ€™re counting.
The 70-year-old coach spent many of those early years trying to build his program from the ground floor up, creating a wrestling community in Cumberland, one or two parents at a time, that formed the foundation for his program.
Gordon learned a lot from the Coventry High School wrestling program, a dynasty that produced 17 straight state championship teams between 1982-98.
PAWTUCKET â€” Angry about the Pawtucket Police Department's public comments concerning the dismissal of drunken driving charges involving his son, attorney William Lynch is vowing to fight back and maintains that the true story has not been told.
As reported in The Times last Wednesday, Pawtucket Police are questioning the way a case was handled by a special prosecutor for the city that resulted in the dismissal of charges against 24-year-old Jarred Lynch.
John J. Karsulavitch
PAWTUCKET -John "Karsy" J. Karsulavitch, 60, of Rock Ave., passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Born in Providence, he was a son of Mary M. (Morrissey) Karsulavitch with whom he made his home and the late Robert S. Karsulavitch, Sr.
Daniel J. Costa
PAWTUCKET Daniel J. Costa, 39, passed on February 4th.
He was the son of Maria DeSenna and step son of Henry DeSenna of Pawtucket.
Besides his parents, he is survived by 4 children, De'andre, Devonte, Destenie and Isabella, 3 brothers, Louie, Carlos and Carlito, 4 sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Lisa and Anna.
Flora L. Snow
PAWTUCKET - Salvation Army Brigadier Flora L. Snow, 96, of West Forest Avenue died Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket.
Born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Bennett and Mary (Dawe) Snow, she had lived in Pawtucket for 28 years.
Brigadier Snow was a Salvation Army officer in Everett, MA; Keene, NH; Newburyport, MA; Haverhill, MA; Stamford, CT; Pawtucket, RI (where she served for 14 years) and Chelsea, MA before retiring in 1978. Following her retirement, she continued to serve the Salvation Army until her death.
CUMBERLAND - Louise Silva, 88, of One Mendon Road, passed away Monday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Joseph Silva.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (deJesus) Francisco. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Silva was employed as a line worker for Hindley Manufacturing Company for many years, retiring in 1988.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Mrs. Silva was a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana for many years.
Rita M. Deslaurier
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita M. Deslaurier, 95 died Saturday (Feb. 4, 2012) at the Golden Crest Nursing Centre, North Smithfield, RI. She was the wife of the late Herbert Deslaurier.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Donat and Catherine (Baker) Houde she was a lifelong resident prior to moving to the nursing centre. She was a homemaker, a member of the former Notre Dame Church Women's Club and of the former Wilfred Manor Associates.
Margaret R. Doiron
HAMPTON, NH - Margaret "Peggy" Doiron of Hampton, 64, formerly of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Oceanside Skilled Nursing Center in Hampton.
She was born in Portsmouth on July 24, 1947 to the late William and Jeanne (Gagne) Moreau.
Elizabeth M. Tammany
EAST PROVIDENCE - Elizabeth "Betty" M. (Cullen) Tammany, 84, of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester J. Tammany.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (McArdle) Cullen.
Betty was a graduate of Rhode Island College of Education Class of 1949, and taught in the Johnston School System and was a member of the Johnston Federation of Teachers. She taught at Windson Hill Elementary School and also was a Co- Operating Teacher at URI and RIC until retiring in 1984.
Jean E. Blakey
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Jean E. Blakey (Blackmer) 80, of South Attleboro and formerly of Pawtucket died February 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late Wilfred E."Whitey" Blakey.
She was born in Cranston, RI a daughter of the late Earl T. and Arlene E. (Franklin) Blackmer.
She was a homemaker.
Dorothy M. Maitland
LINCOLN - Dorothy Mary (Walsh) Maitland, 89, of Lincoln, passed unexpectedly and peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 2012, at the Steere House Nursing Center in Providence where she'd lived for ten months. She was the beloved wife of Robert Leo Maitland, who preceded her in death in March 2011.
Susan C. Nicastro
LINCOLN - Susan C. (Aldrich) Nicastro, 69, of Franklin Street died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Vincent A. Nicastro.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Herbert A. and Catherine R. (Riley) Aldrich, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Lincoln 9 years ago.
Mrs. Nicastro was the supervisor of phlebotomy at Miriam Hospital, Providence for 24 years before retiring in 1999.
She was a 1960 graduate of the Sacred Heart High School.
CENTRAL FALLS - Margaret Plouffe "Dot" 95, of Hunt St, passed on February 2nd.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Rose (Theroux) Burns.
She had been employed for 35 years by the former Corning Glass of Central Falls.
PROVIDENCE â€“ There are times that Ed Cooley must feel like heâ€™s being pulled in a thousand directions.
On one hand, Cooley is trying to build a program befitting of his workmanlike image. In order to accomplish that, the first-year PC head coach needs players that compliment this ideal. Based on the buzz surrounding one of the nationâ€™s most talked about recruiting classes, Cooley has allowed Friar fans to dream big about what the future may hold.
PAWTUCKET â€“ East Providenceâ€™s 2-0 victory over previously undefeated Johnston/North Providence was definitely the big news in Division III over the weekend.
â€śSurprised?â€ť Tolman coach Steve Reynolds said, repeating a question on Sunday morning, 12 hours after his team completed a 10-0 romp over Warwick Veterans. â€śA little bit. But East Providence is a very good defensive team and they are physical. Plus, itâ€™s tough to go undefeated for the whole season.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ Five additional minutes seemed like a risky proposition for the Providence Friars. Turns out it was.
The final verdict, an 87-84 nail-biter in West Virginiaâ€™s favor, only re-opened the wound regarding how PC let Sundayâ€™s Big East contest slip away. Missed free throws coupled with an inability to snatch rebounds on the defensive end were the main culprits. The two bugaboos came back to bite the home team hard when Mountaineers senior Daryl â€śTruckâ€ť Bryant calmly and coolly splashed in a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in OT, breaking what was a 84-84 affair.
When Michael S. Krzywonos used to attend Sunday Mass at the former St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket he'd see the same friendly faces sitting in the same pews every week. Other than exchanging passing greetings and a few pleasantries at the end of Mass, it eventually dawned on Krzywonos that he really didn't know who his fellow parishioners were.
"For the longest time they were just faces without names," he says.