January 18th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” Freddy Gobewole has had problems with his shoulder since his junior campaign last year when he tore his rotator cuff during a scrimmage game for the Shea High football team.
But that hasnâ€™t stopped the talented senior from tearing up the track with his unmatched speed.
Necole L. Tessier
PAWTUCKET - Necole L. Tessier, 27, of Pawtucket, died on Friday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the daughter of Rene R. and Denise (Dussault) Tessier and a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Necole was a great computer enthusiast who also enjoyed video games.
Survivors are her parents and one brother, Christopher Tessier, and his fiancĂ© and family, all of Pawtucket, and her grandmother, Mary Tessier of Central Falls, also aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marguerite L. Burke
CUMBERLAND - Marguerite L. Burke, 73, formerly of Cumberland and Pawtucket passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Isabelle (Dorrian) LeBlanc. Mrs. Burke worked as a Case Worker for the State of RI for over twenty years before retiring.
Victor A. Fontaine
CENTRAL FALLS - Victor A. Fontaine 92, passed January 14, 2011.
Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Victor and Eva (Marchand) Fontaine. Victor lived in Central Falls his entire life. He was employed by Cumberland Engineering for over 30 years before retiring.
Mary E. Goudreau
PAWTUCKET - Mary E. Goudreau, 83 died Wednesday January 12, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late William E. Goudreau, Sr.
Born in East Providence a daughter of the late John F. Cook, Sr. and the late Lena (Hammersmith) Cook. She lived in Pawtucket for the past thirty four years.
PAWTUCKET - Catherine M. McNamara, 91, of Pawtucket passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011. She was the wife of the late James McNamara.
Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ellen (Donovan)O'Lyons.
Mrs. McNamara lived most of her life in Pawtucket and worked in transport at Memorial Hospital for many years, retiring in 1981.
An interesting aspect of Rhode Island high school wrestling is the traditional powers typically avoid one another until the final month of the dual-meet season, choosing to compete in out-of-state tournaments in December and January before taking each other on during February.
In wrestling, familiarity isnâ€™t a good thing. Nobody likes to tip their hand before the pot gets big enough to mean something.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Behold the power of defense.
St. Raphael knocked off Smithfield, 73-57, on Saturday afternoon because the Saints got downright defensive in the second half. The teams were deadlocked at 40-all with 12:49 remaining before the Saints dialed up their defense a few notches, resulting in a game-ending 33-17 run.
WOONSOCKET -- Proactive community service and attention to public safety was the order of the day when members of the St. James Baptist Church on South Main Street opened this year's celebration of the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The annual celebration in the past has included marches to honor the public demonstrations King led in the 1950s and 1960 to help end the segregation of African Americans in the south and achieve civil rights for all. There have also been readings by young people and musical programs highlighting King's work.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ According to Police Chief Joseph Tavares, the city managed to save Santa Claus' reputation thanks to the steadfast work of his detectives.
The woman accused of concocting a tale about the jolly old elf stealing cash from the East Providence Yacht Club bar faced a judge at Sixth District Court on Thursday. Once there, police charged Christal Johnson, 37, of 2400 Hartford Ave., Johnston with felony embezzlement and falsely reporting a crime, a misdemeanor.
CUMBERLAND â€” Thereâ€™s more than just the Lariviere twins behind this yearâ€™s Cumberland High wrestling team. Defending state champions Shaidai and Shoneil Lariviere have help from a collection of ever-improving teammates, especially 130-pound sophomore Erik Travers.
â€śThe twins improve the team just by their presence,â€ť Cumberland coach Steve Gordon said on Saturday night after his Clippers successfully defended their team title at the John D. Gorman Memorial Tournament. â€śThey make everyone else better.â€ť
LINCOLN â€“ Retired Army Lt. Col. Rene Remillard relaxed at a table at a coffeehouse on Route 116 Thursday afternoon, promising he'll never forget how he escaped trouble when he was a young teen growing up in Blackstone.
â€śI was 15 or 16 at the time, and one night my friends and I were at the Castle Restaurant in Woonsocket,â€ť chuckled Remillard, now 70 and a longtime Lincoln resident. â€śThe guys said something like, 'Let's go look at cars.' They wanted to take one for a ride.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ East Providence played a â€śfull 32 minutes,â€ť in the words of coach Alex Butler, en route to a 56-43 victory over Division I-North leader La Salle on Friday night.
Joe Carnevale hit five three-point field goals while scoring 23 points for the Townies, who improved to 3-5 in Division I with the win. Derek Andreoli added 10 points for the Townies.
La Salle fell to 6-2 in league play with the loss.
PAWTUCKET â€“ George Coderre is well aware of all the gimmicks and schemes opposing teams have deployed this season in pursuit of slowing down Diandra DaRosa, St. Raphaelâ€™s top ballhawk.
CUMBERLAND --â€“ For the past four decades, the face of Cumberland High swimming has been Bruce Calvert. During his long tenure as the Clippersâ€™ head coach, he produced an abundance of all-state athletes and a combined 13 state crowns (boy and girls).
Calvert no longer patrols the CHS pool, retiring from his longtime post in November only a few months after doing the same as the schoolâ€™s aquatic director.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Arnie Beyeler was sitting at the head of a table in a conference room at snow-covered McCoy Stadium on Friday afternoon, performing his first official act as manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Ernest B. Stevenson
PAWTUCKET - Ernest Blake Stevenson 92, of Pawtucket died January 13, 2011. Devoted husband of Evelyn (Hartley) Stevenson for 67 years. Son of the late John and Emma (Piggott) Stevenson.
JOHNSTON - Alice Pendlebury, 103 of Old Pocassett Road, passed away Thursday in Briarcliffe Nursing Home.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Hargreaves) Pendlebury.
She was employed for many years at the former Standard Braid Co., Pawtucket.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret Csisar, Bernice Colvin, Rhoda Swanton, Theresa Pendlebury, Florence and Ada Filippi,Beatrice Jubainville, James Pendlebury, John Pendlebury and Gen. William Pendlebury.
Mary H. Flynn
PAWTUCKET: Mary H. Flynn, 83, formerly of West Ave, passed on January 14th. She was the wife of the late James W. Flynn. Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Walter F. and Pearl A. (Merrill) Hill.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda A. Auclair of Moosup, CT, three sons, Michael J. Flynn and John W. Flynn, both of Pawtucket and Brien O. Flynn of Jamaica Plain, a sister, Kathleen Grimes of Mays Landing, N.J., eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.