November 23rd, 2010
Jeanne M. Martin
ALBION - Jeanne M. Martin, 89, formerly of School St. Albion, died Sunday at Mt. St. Francis Health Care Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Louis P. Martin.
Born in Albion she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Clara (Lusignan) Robidoux. She was a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mrs. Martin worked as a supervisor for American Tourister and also at Berkshire Hathaway before retiring.
Margaret E. Cookson
Seekonk - Margaret E. Cookson of Seekonk, MA and formerly of Pawtucket, RI died November 22, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret devoted her life to her family and always had hugs and smiles to give. She loved nothing more than playing Yahtzee with her family and cards with her friends. She had a love affair for all things sugary sweet and a green thumb with Christmas cactuses.
Raymond Breton Sr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond Breton Sr., "Pepere" 99, formerly of Samoset Ave, passed away peacefully at Oakland Grove Health Center on November 20, 2010. He was the husband of Germaine (Daunais) Breton.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Philias and Rosana (Latimer) Breton.
He had been employed as a mechanic for over 30 years.
Antoinette M. Smith
CUMBERLAND - Antoinette M. Smith, 92 of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Edward H. Smith. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Hilda (Ladebauche) Cardin,she had lived most of her life in Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET -â Itâs just a natural fit, having Tolman and Shea as Thanksgiving rivals. The holiday series may still be in its early stages â Wednesday night at Max Read Field marks the ninth installment, with each side winning four â but the way the two sides appreciate what the game truly means, itâs as if the Tigers and Raiders have been doing this for many moons.
For that, the credit belongs to the two men responsible for shepherding the programs: Tolmanâs Dave Caito and Dino Campopiano of Shea.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs a long journey from early September to late November for most football teams. Very few have covered as much distance as the 2010 St. Raphael Academy football team.
The Saints, who dropped down from Division I this year, opened their Division II-B season with a 37-0 loss to Tolman that had been a long time in the making for the Tigers, who were on a mission that night. Two weeks later, the Saints dropped a 16-0 decision to Woonsocket and seemed dead in the water.
LINCOLN â Dave Waycott is currently bouncing around the same dilemma 14 other playoff-bound head coaches around the state are pondering as they prepare for their respective Thanksgiving matchups.
âDo you play (your players) to keep them sharp or rest them to avoid getting hurt?â the Lincoln head coach asked. âIâve been going back and forth with this. I havenât really decided what weâre going to do when we play them.â
LINCOLN â With the first public unveiling of the edifice to be called only âThe Center,â Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond and State Rep. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith called Saturday morning a glorious moment for Lincoln.
It was easy to tell by the glow in the eyes of 89-year-old Gladys McKee that she heartily agreed.
McKee, a former Cumberland resident who now calls Lincoln home, relaxed in the main lobby of the state-of-the-art, 11,000 square-foot facility â following a ceremony attracting perhaps 200 â and reveled in its beauty.
PAWTUCKET â There has been a curfew in place for the city's youth for 16 years, but do they know about it? Some who are involved with juveniles and teens say that more should be done to get the word out.
Since 1994, the city has had two ordinances on the books aimed at keeping youths off the streets during the late night or early morning hours. One calls for any juvenile under the age of 16 to be home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., and the other requires that any juvenile 16 years of age or older and under the age of 18 to be home between midnight and 5 a.m.
CENTRAL FALLS â Mo Jackson has endured only a few rebuilding years during a decade-plus tenure as the head coach of Central Falls, but youâd be hard-pressed to find any of those seasons as difficult as this one.
With just four returnees and a wealth of first-year players and junior varsity call-ups at his disposal, Jackson saw his inexperienced squad battle through a lot of growing pains and wrap up its Division IV season with a 2-6 record.
Arthur Charles Laperche
CUMBERLAND - Arthur Charles "Art" Laperche, born November 6, 1928, passed away November 18, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence at the age of 82 years old. Born in Pawtucket on Newport Ave., he lived in Cumberland most of his life. He was the son of the late Honora S. (Blanchette) Laperche-Smith, and Charles H. Laperche and stepson of the late Clarence E. Smith.
He worked for Teknor Apex in Pawtucket as a Plant Supervisor for 36 years. Arthur loved his work and his family.
PROVIDENCE â Marshon Brooks had his fill of Morgan State by the time he reported to the Dunkinâ Donuts Center on Thursday afternoon. Thatâs why the Providence College senior wanted to make sure that the rest of the Friars knew that the Bears were no slouch.
âWe hear it from the fans, from Facebook, that Morgan State is no joke and that theyâve been to the NCAA Tournament the last two years,â said Brooks. âIt was a different atmosphere.â
CUMBERLAND â Cumberland High was officially eliminated from postseason play in Division II back on Oct. 29 when it lost to Central High at Conley Stadium.
Since that 19-6 defeat to the Knights, the Clippers have reeled off two straight victories â a narrow 9-0 shutout of Coventry High and a 31-6 rout of Ponaganset High in a consolation game last Friday.
PROVIDENCE â Wilder Arboleda demonstrated the proper way of turning the page Thursday afternoon as Providence College routed St. Peterâs of New Jersey, 6-2, in the first round of the NCAA Division I Menâs Soccer Tournament.
Arboleda, a Pawtucket native and Tolman High graduate, tallied two goals as the Friars travel to face No. 16 Ohio State this Sunday afternoon in the second round.
Thereâs a lot to like about Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth, two of the most desired names currently dangling on the free-agent market. If you are a general manager like Theo Epstein, which all-star outfielder do you break the bank for?
Itâs a question Davey Lopes is glad he doesnât have to answer. Reached earlier this week, Lopes, the East Providence native with 38 years of baseball experience at his fingertips, was asked to debate and dissect the merits of Werth and Crawford.
PAWTUCKET â It began over 25 years ago when Shea High School teacher Stan Lachut and outreach worker Joan Doyle would hear about some students whose families seemed to be having a hard time financially. The two co-workers would try to drum up support among their fellow staffers to donate money, canned goods, turkeys and other grocery items so they could create holiday food baskets.
WARWICK: Robert Anthony Labonte Jr, age 42, passed November 17, 2010. Born in Pawtucket, RI on April 5, 1968. He was the son of Ann-Marie LePage and Robert A. Labonte. He attended school on the west coast and later in Augusta, Georgia. Robert and his family later returned to Rhode Island. He had a love and natural gift for music at an early age and performed with several bands in New England Clubs and charitable organizations. Prior to his illness, he was employed as a machinist for Standard Mill and Mark Precision Co. Robert was challenged by many medical hardships before passing.
PAWTUCKET: Manuel Teixeira, 58, passed away November 17, 2010 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Shirley Teixeira.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Manuel Cunha and Aurora Teixeira.
He was the proprietor and head chef of Cantina di Marco Restaurant of Cumberland.
Coaches canât look past their next opponent. Sports writers shouldnât, either. But sometimes the temptation to look down the road is just too enticing.
When it comes to local high school football, whatâs next is a two-day slate of Thanksgiving contests, which are ârivalryâ games with not much at stake âŠ except for East Providenceâs game against La Salle on Thanksgiving morning. E.P. is already in the Division I playoff field. La Salle needs a win to gain the fourth and final playoff berth over Barrington.