July 7th, 2011
LINCOLN â€“ Cumberland exacted revenge against Lincoln in the best way possible: with a victory in the District IV softball championship game.
After dropping a one-run decision to Lincoln last Friday, its lone loss of pool play, Cumberland used a five-run fifth inning to separate itself in Thursdayâ€™s title bout and held on for a 9-7 win at Sullivan Field.
This past Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Bowden relocating from the rotation to the bullpen. Rest assured cake was not served in the PawSox clubhouse to commemorate the occasion.
WOONSOCKET â€” After missing the first month of the season, Cumberland Post 14 outfielder Christian Spader was having a little trouble adjusting to the wooden bats that have been instituted into the American Legion baseball season this year.
But the Cumberland High product broke out of his mini slump in a big way on Thursday night against Navigant Credit Union Post 85. Spader collected four hits, including a game-winning two-run single in the top of the 11th inning as Post 14 outlasted Navigant, 2-0, in a three-hour marathon at Renaud Field.
WOONSOCKET â€” The custody battle for the man accused of murdering gas station manager David Main swerved toward uncharted legal territory yesterday as an appeals court postponed his transfer to federal authorities for arraignment on charges that carry the death penalty.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston granted the motion of defense lawyers for Jason Wayne Pleau to stay his surrender to federal authorities for arraignment â€” originally set for today â€” on charges stemming from Main's robbery and shooting death on Sept. 20.
Elizabeth A. Thompson
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth A. (Stowik) Thompson, 75, a retired medical secretary, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Thompson.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Stanley J. and Annie (Conlon) Stowik. Elizabeth was a graduate of Bryant College and enjoyed spending time at the beach.
Marcel O. Duphily
PAWTUCKET - Marcel O. Duphily, "Slim" 86, passed July 6, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Ella E. (Parker) Duphily.
He was the son of the late Origene and Marie Rose (Bonin) Duphily.
Slim had been employed by Miriam Hospital for many years retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Forand Manor Association, an avid card player, a sports enthusiast and enjoyed his time with the grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET --- Mercy-rule winners last week. Lopsided losers on Wednesday night.
Darlington American was unable to ride the momentum from last Thursdayâ€™s District II Major Division tourney-opening rout of Riverside into its winnersâ€™ bracket quarterfinal-round contest against Barrington at Slater Park, and the visitors were able to come away with a resounding victory.
Barrington used a seven-run rally in the top of the second inning and a 13-hit attack that featured a half dozen extra-base hits to produce a 14-4 triumph over DALL that dropped the Pawtucket All-Stars into the losersâ€™ bracket.
CUMBERLAND â€” The stakes were clear for both teams entering Wednesdayâ€™s matchup at Garvin Field.
For Cumberland National, a win would punch its ticket to the semifinal round of the District IV tournament. For Bernon, a win would allow it to stave off elimination.
In a vintage pitchersâ€™ duel that featured more than four times as many strikeouts (26) as hits (6), Cumberland National rode ace right-hander Brandon Croteau to a 2-1 victory, clinching the second-best record in Pool B.
PAWTUCKET - Manuel Prata, 76, of Fortin Avenue, died July 6, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. He was the husband of Mary (McCann) Prata to whom he had been married for fifty-five years. He was born on Pawtucket, the son of Manuel and Julietta (Tavares) Prata.
After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Manuel worked as a machinist for Narragansett Wire in Pawtucket and for the Pawtucket School System.
Selena M. Caidin
PAWTUCKET - Selena M. (Holden) Caidin, 100, a retired educator, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Caidin.
Born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah (Noble) Holden, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Mrs. Caidin was a Lieutenant in the Red Cross during World War II and a graduate of URI.
She leaves two brothers, Lawrence Holden of Lincoln and Thomas Holden of Cumberland and many nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Anna "Rita" Hosey, 91, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died July 4, 2011. For the past nine years she resided at Evergreen House Health Center of East Providence where she received loving care. She was the wife of the late William P. Hosey.
Anna was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late John and Mary (Rogers) Goodwin.
Mrs. Hosey was a longtime Communicant and member of St. Joseph's Church in Pawtucket where she was a past president of the Mother's Club and an active supporter for The White Sisters.
Bruce Foster loves an adventure. The tougher, the better.
In past years, Foster has rode his bike 300-plus miles from his Lincoln residence to the Canadian border and back a few times. Heâ€™s also participated in the Sunday River Mountain Epic trail running challenge, a handful of Odyssey Adventure Racing multi-day expedition adventure races, and a few other over-the-top challenges to test his personal boundaries and push himself to the limit.
But none of his past experiences came close to measuring up to the challenge he endured two weekends ago.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€”The man suspected of leaving a dog in deplorable health at the front door of the R.I. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sometime Monday afternoon has been arrested by East Providence police, Lt. Michael David confirmed Wednesday.
Carlos Alvarez, 46, of Rehoboth, turned himself in at the East Providence Police Department late Wednesday morning, then was asked to meet with Dr. E.J. Finocchio, RISPCA President.
Gail O. Varone
VENICE, FL - Gail O. Varone, 76, of Venice, Florida died Wednesday June 15, 2011. She was born on July 19, 1934 in Bellingham, MA to Henry and Rose (Gaulin) Dufour.
Mrs. Varone resided in Pawtucket for many years before moving to Cumberland and then to Venice, Florida. She was a hair stylist in the Blackstone Valley Area for many years and was co-owner of the former B&J Movers and Trailer Sales. She was employed by the State of Rhode Island in the State Archives prior to her retirement in 1997.
Carla M. Scott
WOONSOCKET - Carla M. (Vigneau) Scott, 45, of Woonsocket passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 1, 2011 at home. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Evelyn (Donnelley) Vigneau.
She is survived by a son Ryan Goyette of Pawtucket; a sister, Dana Grenier of Johnston and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Shannon Vigneau.
Helen M. Peloquin
WARREN - Helen M. (LaRiviere) Peloquin, formerly of Main Street Pawtucket, died peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Warren, R.I. She was 88. Helen was the wife of the late Henry W. Peloquin and the late John Smodics, Jr.
Roger R. Allard and Catherine C. Allard
PAWTUCKET - Roger "Red" R. Allard, 78, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 4, 2011. Roger has now been reunited with his beloved wife Catherine C. (Gaudette) Allard who passed away on March 31, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Roland H. and Mary E. (Grenier) Allard. Red was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran.
ATTLEBORO - Gengo, Cecile, 70, of Hillside Ave, passed July 3rd with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Gerald Gengo. They have been married for 51 years.
She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Irene (Lambert) Marchand.
She had been employed by Machine Specialties and Ocean State Job Lot for many years. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Robert Gengo of Providence, two daughters, Diane Gengo and Patricia Seiber, two grandchildren, Joshua Gengo and Cody Seiber, a brother, Al Marchand and his wife Linda-Lee and several nieces and nephews.
Germaine M. Boucher
PAWTUCKET - Germaine M. (Glancy) Boucher, 81, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest J. Boucher.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Yvonne T. (Taupier) Glancy.
Germaine was employed by the Carlton Manufacturing Company, Central Falls for over 25 years before retiring in 1989.
Marjorie I. Whalen
PAWTUCKET - Whalen, Marjorie I., 80, of Pawtucket died July 3, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Whalen, born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late James and Elsie (Long) Leary.
Marjorie leaves her son, Kenneth and his wife Lisa of Smithfield, her daughter, Katherine Carroll-Young and husband Ricky of Pawtucket, a sister, Beverly Smallwood of Pawtucket, three grand children, two step-grandchildren and two great-grand children. She was predeceased by her brother Lawrence R. Leary.