October 17th, 2011
James Michael Themis
REHOBOTH, MA - James Michael Themis of Rehoboth, MA, passed away on October 14, 2011. At the young age of 69, he leaves his wife, Audrey, son James Jr. and Anthony, Darlene and Katrina Damiani. He was the son of the late Michael V. Themis of Famugusta, Cyprus.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, RI, James served his country proud from 1960-1964 in the USAF. When he returned, he met his loving wife, Audrey and attended the University of Rhode Island.
Doris M. Miron
Doris M. Miron, 85, of Belmont Street, Pawtucket died Friday, October 14, 2011.
She was the wife of the late Thomas H. Miron.
Mrs. Miron was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Leo T. and Emma (Fontaine) McKenna. She was a factory worker in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Miron is survived by her son, Thomas L. Miron of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Leo McKenna.
Doris C. LeMay
SMITHFIELD - Doris "Dot" C. LeMay, 71, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Wilfred E. LeMay Jr. and on November 11th they would have been married 50 years. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse "Buster" and Juliette (Picard) Robichaud. Mrs. LeMay was employed as a school bus driver for the Town of Cumberland until her retirement in 2002.
She was an avid New England Patriots fan.
PAWTUCKET â€” Former Central Falls coach Bobby Marchand used to describe soccer â€“ when played correctly -- as â€śthe beautiful game.â€ť
That description came to mind on Saturday when Marchandâ€™s old team, now coached by long-time Marchand assistant Carl Africo, played to a 1-1 stalemate with Shea High in a battle of Division I state title contenders. Both Shea and Central Falls play a similar game that emphasizes passing and playmaking at its core.
PAWTUCKET â€” Of the handful of non-league games this weekend that pitted Division I teams against Division II teams, this should have been the Division IIâ€™s best chance to grab a victory -- undefeated II-B leader Tolman vs. winless Cranston East at Pariseau Field.
The Tigers, who entered Saturday nightâ€™s game with a 10-game losing streak against Division I opponents, had a golden opportunity to halt that drought and dust off a reeling opponent that was banged up with injuries, but couldnâ€™t take advantage of it.
PROVIDENCE â€” The much-anticipated pension reform bill will be presented to a joint session of the General Assembly tomorrow.
Early reports of the plan to be presented by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo indicate that it will include shifting state employees and teachers from the defined benefit plan they have now to a â€śhybridâ€ť scheme that has components of both a defined benefit and a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan. This would affect contributions as well as benefits.
PROVIDENCE â€” To get a better feel of the Providence College players he was inheriting, Ed Cooley made it a point to watch every Friar game from last season â€śfour or five times.â€ť
What were the impressions Cooley gathered as he studied individual tendencies and Providenceâ€™s style of play under ex-head coach Keno Davis? Letâ€™s just say the new PC coach realized he has his work cut out for him.
William F. Harty Jr
PAWTUCKET - William F. Harty Jr, 80, of Naushon Road, Pawtucket died Friday, October 14, 2011.
He was the husband of Barbara (Wall) Harty. They were married 56 years.
Mr. Harty was born in Pawtucket the son of the late William F. Harty Sr and
Catherine A. (Shannon) Harty.
He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and Bryant College.
Mr. Harty was the President of Harty Realty and the HOD Corporation and Chairman of the Pawtucket Redevelopment Association. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
Mildred A. Hyde
Lincoln - Mildred A. Hyde of Smithfield Avenue and formerly of Cobble Hill Road died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William K. and Lena G. (Harris) Hyde, she had lived in Lincoln for most of her life.
Miss Hyde worked for the Sun Oil Company, Providence for 29 years retiring in 1979.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth K. Hyde and Robert W. Hyde.
Irene F. Aubin
FALL RIVER - Irene F. Aubin, 96 of Fall River died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Holiday Nursing Home in Manville. She was the wife of the late Henri L. Aubin. Born in Fall River she was the daughter of the late Albert and Georgeanna (Couture) Bernier. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Irene was a long time communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Donald Aubin of Seekonk MA, Robert Aubin of Attleboro, MA,Maurice Aubin of Lincoln, and Norman Aubin of Vermont; a daughter, Rachelle
PROVIDENCE â€“ All four U.S. Senators from Rhode Island and Massachusetts â€“ including Republican freshman Scott Brown â€“ have introduced legislation that would create the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
â€śItâ€™s a great day,â€ť enthused Robert Billington, president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, after hearing the news. â€śWe thought something was probably going to be moving sooner than later, but we didnâ€™t think it would be this soon. Weâ€™re just happy the timing worked out in our favor.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” The best compliment that Farida Ferrario could ever receive was the sight of a group of her customers dressed in sweaters, tunics, skirts and other knitwear items that she had inspired them to make.
As the longtime owner of the Wayland Yarn Shoppe, located at 112 Raleigh Street in Pawtucket, Ferrario has passed on her knitting and crocheting talents as well as her passion for the crafts. On October 5, those who benefited from Ferrario's lessons, design sense, and encouragement crowded into her cozy shop to help celebrate her 44 years in business.
Pawtucket native Gerry Philbin sat down to watch his old New York Jets team play football last month when the phone rang at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
â€śIt was the owner of the Jets, Woody Johnson, calling to tell me I was going to be inducted into the Jetsâ€™ Ring of Honor,â€ť Philbin said on Thursday afternoon. â€śThe ceremony will be held at halftime of Monday nightâ€™s game against the Dolphins.â€ť
â€śI was quite surprised to hear from the owner of the Jets,â€ť Philbin added. â€śHe was such a gentleman to make the call personally. I told him it was a great honor.â€ť
Maybe in some perverse way, the Red Sox are enjoying all this attention.
Bad P.R.? Perish the thought. The bottoming out and subsequent fallout of the 2011 season has everyone still chirping even though two weeks have passed since left fielder Carl Crawford acted like a fish out of water in Baltimore, a snapshot that says it all with regards to the clubâ€™s sad regular-season finish.
Four weeks have elapsed since Ryan Kalish underwent surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck.
â€śAt this point honestly, I canâ€™t really tell that anything was done to my neck,â€ť said Kalish via phone from San Francisco, where the Red Sox outfield prospect is conducting his rehab. â€śYou have post-surgery pain and all that, but thatâ€™s totally gone. It just feels like a normal neck.
PAWTUCKET - Claire Beaudet, 99, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, October 10, 2011. She was the wife of the late Roger Beaudet.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Clara (Metayer) Bosse. Mrs. Beaudet was a seamstress in the textile industry as well as at home for many years. She was the former secretary for St. Cecelia church senior club, a member of Notre Dame senior club, Woodlawn senior club, St. Mary's prayer group, and a longtime volunteer at the Jeanne Jugan home.
Josephine M. LeMay
CUMBERLAND - Josephine M. LeMay 94, of Marshall Avenue passed away Tuesday October 11, 2011 at the Holiday in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. LeMay.
Born in Lincoln she was a daughter of the late Michael and Tillie (Lomecki) Kocon. She lived in Cumberland for the past 61 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Winder for the Worcester Textile Co. of North Providence.
Josephine was a member of the St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed doing needlework and solving puzzles.
ATTLEBORO - Dorothy Morin, 76, passed on October 7th. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Morin Sr.
She was the mother of Linda Bobola of South Carolina, Susan Dionizio of Central Falls, Thomas Morin of Cranston, Cheryl Morin of Cranston and Charles Morin Sr. of Cumberland, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Arthur F. Morin Jr. and Raymond Morin.
A memorial service will be held at later date. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Stanley F. Ryfa
PAWTUCKET - Stanley F. Ryfa 93, formerly of Pawtucket passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Carole H. (Sowa) Ryfa. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Jan and Julia (Skaczynska) Ryfa. He was a graduate of Tolman High School.
Stanley was a WWII Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during action in Okinawa.
Before retiring he was employed by the former Okonite Wire & Cable Co. for many years.