November 30th, 2010
Eva M. Ferland
PAWTUCKET - Eva M. Ferland, 98, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010. She was the wife of the late Louis Ferland. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marianne (Drolet) Normand. She is survived by her children, Constance Lagerstrom, Muriel Chagnon, George Ferland, and Gloria Baribault;, a sister, Doris LaRose, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Anita LeBlanc, George Normand, and Alice Morgan.
Edward F. Doonan
WARWICK - Edward F. Doonan, Jr., age 65, of Warwick, died on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at his family's home in Cumberland after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Adrienne J. (Longtin) Doonan.
Born in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Edward F. Doonan, Sr. of Cumberland, and the late Vivian "Ma" Doonan, he lived in Pawtucket before moving to Warwick in 1979. He attended Holy Trinity School in Central Falls, and was a graduate of Cumberland High School and New England Institute of Anatomy in Boston.
PAWTUCKET - Alice (Osowski) Wunsch, 95, formerly of Cameron St., Pawtucket, died peacefully on November 26, 2010 at her home at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Donald I. Wunsch.
Born in Pawtucket, November 2, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Aleksander and Balbina (Kurpiewska) Osowski.
She was a former employee of First National Stores.
PAWTUCKET - Antonio Alves, 89, passed away Saturday in the Pawtucket Health Care Center, Pawtucket surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Laurentina Albuquerque.
Born in Vila Real, Portugal he was the son of the late Jose and Anunciacao (de Sousa) Alves. He moved to this country 25 years ago, settling in Pawtucket.
Randy A. Johnson
PAWTUCKET - Randy A. Johnson, 59 of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday the 21st in Orlando, FL., with his son Luke by his side. Son of the late Bernice Johnson, he is also survived by his sister Becky and brother Todd.
PAWTUCKET â€” The genteel sport of lawn bowling could be going to the dogs â€” literally â€” if a proposal by city officials gains footing.
CENTRAL FALLS - John Kopec 96, of Hunt Street passed away Thursday November 25, 2010 at Harris Health Care North.
Born in New Bedford, MA he was a son of the late Antoni and Zophia (Sztaba) Kopic. He lived in Central Falls for the past 40 years and was formerly of the Valley Falls section of Cumberland.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for Standard Nut & Bolt Manufacturing Co. of Cumberland for many years.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the Southern Philippines with the 226th Field Artillery Battalion Battery C.
Doris R. Gervais
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Doris R. "Mema" (Lavallee) Gervais, 77, a retired hairdresser, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 27, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. "Pe-Paâ€ť Gervais, Sr.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Alexander and Rose (Lemire) Lavallee, she resided in South Attleboro for over fifty years.
Robert L. Palmer
PAWTUCKET - Robert L. Palmer, 76, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris L. (Dubois) Palmer. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Leo F. and Albertine I. (Begin) Palmer, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
Bob served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed boating. He leaves a son, Loren R. Palmer and his wife Laurie of Johnston and four granddaughters.
Aurora M. Teixeira
PAWTUCKET - Aurora M. Teixeira , age 80,of Reservoir Ave., died November 25, 2010 at Memorial Hospital,surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde Island,she was the daughter of the late Antonio Barbosa and Agda Teixeira.
Aurora worked as an assembler for Providence Metalizing for several years.
Gearing up for Tuesdayâ€™s push to the Super Bowl â€¦
Making fundamental changes to a football teamâ€™s strategy this late in the season is a radical move. Tweaking is the preferred action of coaches, applying a new wrinkle or two depending on the next opponent. Generally what has worked up until this point is going to continue â€“ unless something unforeseen happens.
LINCOLN â€“ Don't believe everything you read.
That was no flat-screen TV in the box, like the label said. That was Alex Camperone's trophy.
It was his prize for spending most of a drizzly and raw, post-Thanksgiving night waiting outside the Target store at Lincoln Mall.
Those other folks in a line of customers that snaked halfway around the mall, waiting, along with Camperone, for the store to open â€“ they were Camperone's rivals in a hungry quest for doorbuster bargains.
At this time of the year, many college and high school football teams compete against traditional Thanksgiving opponents. We call them rivalry games, contests that are played for â€śbragging rightsâ€ť and even, in rare cases, for league championships.
The advent of playoffs has diminished these games over the years. In college ball, radical reformers want to take it one step farther, creating a national championship for Division I teams that would completely dilute the meaning of bowl games while also extending the season deep into January or even into the first weekend of February.
Marilyn R. O'Connor
PAWTUCKET - Marilyn R.O'Connor, of Orient Ave, Pawtucket died Thursday, November 25, 2010.She was the daughter of the late James and Inez (Steadman) O'Connor.
Miss O'Connor was born in Providence on July 4, 1926, she lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Miss O'Connor was a teacher for thirty nine years in the Pawtucket School System.
She taught at the former Baldwin St. School, Cottage St, School, now Curvin McCabe and the Curtis School. For one year she lived in Bad Nauhein, Germany, where she taught for the American Government at a United States Army Post.
Ellen Howard Briden
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ellen Howard (Smith) Briden, 92, died peacefully on November 24, 2010 at her home at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Earl H. Briden, her husband of 58 years.
Born in Pawtucket, March 22, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Agnes (Howard) Smith. Prior to moving to East Providence a few years ago, she had lived on Birchland Avenue in Pawtucket for about 50 years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Julie Nolan is happy again, and it's because she can leave her Harcourt Avenue home for a walk. She can place her three young grandchildren in her lap and read them a Berenstein Bears book, make them laugh. She can move freely.
She now revels in the fact â€“ at 5â€™ 5â€ť â€“ her body matches her height, as she weighs a svelte 118 pounds. Her penchant for overeating has ended, though also calls it a lifelong journey.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Itâ€™s hard to boil down four quarters of action into two calls that werenâ€™t on the side of Sandy Gorham and his East Providence Townies. Listen to Gorham, however, and it became clear that the two judgment calls by the officiating crew played a big part in La Salle Academy waltzing out of Pierce Stadium with a 14-6 win on Thursday morning before an estimated crowd of 3,000.