Harvey N. Bryant
PAWTUCKET - Harvey N. Bryant, 61, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010. He was the husband of the late Patricia Bryant. Born in Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late William Bryant and the late Beverly (Craig) Rushlow.
He is survived by one son, Harvey Bryant Jr., six brothers, Richard LaClair, Monte, David, and Duane Bryant, Therron and Sean Hamaker, three sisters, Lynda and Melissa Hamaker, and Monalisa Aguiar, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€” As manager of Double-A Portland the past four seasons, Arnie Beyeler was at the forefront of nurturing while simultaneously pushing all of the better known prospects in the Red Soxâ€™ farm chain. Beyelerâ€™s mission was to not just get the likes of Clay Buchholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Bard and Ryan Kalish ready for life at Triple-A, but to present them a sample of what life is like as a major leaguer.
Celestino N. Ferreira
TEXAS - Funeral Mass for Celestino N. Ferreira, 81, of Richmond, Texas will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2010 in the Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg.
Tracey-Ann Soares Pytka
CUMBERLAND - Tracey-Ann Soares Pytka, 38, of Titus Street, Cumberland died Monday, December 20, 2010. Tracey was the loving and devoted mother of Peter J. Pytka III, Jaymee - Lynn Pytka and Julia A. Pytka and the daughter of Donald and Dorothea L. (Arrighi) Soares. She was the sister of Donald Soares and his wife Brenda, Jenny-Lynn Soares and her husband John, and Lori - Ann DiGregorio and her husband Robert. Tracey-Ann is also survived by her nephew Matthew DeGregorio.
Winifred L. Geddes
CUMBERLAND - Winifred L. (Allan) Geddes, 98, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at Shady Acres Nursing Home, West Kingston. She was the wife of the late William J. Geddes.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James T. and Alice (Agnew) Allan, she raised her family in Smithfield and had lived in Cumberland for over 50 years.
Mrs. Geddes worked in various local parish rectories before retiring.
Edward F. Doonan, Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Edward F. Doonan, Sr.,age 85, of Carlson Drive, Cumberland, passed away on Monday,December 20, 2010. He was the husband of the late Vivian S. "Ma" Doonan.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Matthew and Almeida "Mary" (LaChance) Doonan, he lived in Cumberland for over 50 years. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
JOHNSTON â€” You know things are looking up when the opposing coach pulls his starters â€“ with 1:25 left in the first half!
Yes, Johnston head coach Dan Mazzulla did reinsert his starting group for the second half. By that point, though, it didnâ€™t matter. Tolman was still up big and still playing tenacious defense, the latter the major reason why the Tigers handed the Panthers their first league loss on Tuesday night, 45-33.
CUMBERLAND â€” A 14-year-old boy made a 911 call Monday afternoon after discovering his mother's body lying in a pool of blood in his 29 Titus St. home and later learned police would charge his father in her death.
Peter J. Pytka, 40, was arraigned in District Court, Providence, on a Cumberland Police charge he allegedly murdered his wife, Tracey Pytka, 38, after an apparent domestic incident at the Titus Street residence.
CUMBERLAND: Theresa Richard, 83, of Diamond Hill Rd, passed away December 20, 2010.She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Richard.
Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Henry and Yvonne (Lemay) Robideau. She had been employed as a hairdresser for several area salons for many years before retiring. Theresa was a member of the St. Aidan Seniors and the St. John Vianney Pray Group.
Richard E. Bricusse
PAWTUCKET Richard E. "Bric" Bricusse, 87, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Estelle M. (Robichaud) Bricusse. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Felicien and Lucy (Pierson) Bricusse. Bric was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was wounded during combat and received the Purple Heart. He was a roofer for many years until retiring and most recently worked at St. Cecilia Parish until 2004.
Every race that Charlie Breagy creates appears to turn to gold.
The past few months in Providence, his Monster Mini Dash 5K on Halloween and his Downtown Jingle 5K a couple of weeks ago, drew more than 2,000 participants to the starting line. His annual Ocean State Cross-Country Invitational has 5,000-plus high school and middle-school runners congregating at Goddard Park in mid-October.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” The top selling Christmas gift for basketball coaches is a point guard who can handle the ball, run an offense, get his teammates good shots and make a few key baskets when the game is on the line. Santa passes these things out every five or 10 years. They donâ€™t grow on trees.
St. Raphael Academy coach Tom Sorrentine got such a gift last Christmas in freshman Charles Correa, a Pawtucket product who has developed into an emerging sophomore with the potential to open some eyes around the state before he graduates in two years.
WOONSOCKET â€” More than $1.3 million generated by this summer's CVS/Caremark Charity Classic found its target yesterday as the company handed out checks to dozens of nonprofits in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
CVS/Caremark CEO Tom Ryan, and the co-hosts of the tournament, homegrown golf pros Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade, announced the figure during a ceremony at the pharmacy giant's headquarters.
Lisa Marie Ilic
PAWTUCKET - Lisa Marie Ilic, 35, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday.
She was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Linda Barney and Janek Ilic. She was a lifelong resident of the city. She was also the step-daughter of David. Besides her parents and step-father she leaves a daughter, Haley Nicole Vincent of Pawtucket and 2 brothers, Thomas Ilic of Cumberland and David Barney of Pawtucket.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday in the CHARLES COELHO FUNERAL HOME, 151 Cross St. Central Falls from 6 until 9 PM. Condolences,
CENTRAL FALLS - Theresa Frechette, 82, of Clay Street, passed away on Friday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Norman E. Frechette Sr.
She was born in Cumberland but was a lifelong resident of Central Falls. She had been employed at area textile mills and also at Interpak for many years.
CENTRAL FALLS - Maria Mateo-Felix, 74, of Rand Place, passed into eternal life on Saturday at Memorial Hospital, after an illness. She was the wife of Confesor DeJesus.
Born in Santo Domingo, DR, a daughter of the late Antonio Mateo and Ortencia Felix Feliz. Maria was a home-maker. Besides her husband she leaves a daughter, Isabel Santana of Providence and 2 sons, Pedro Fernando DeJesus and Cesar Rafael DeJesus both of Central Falls
Angelo Morales Flores
CENTRAL FALLS -Angelo Morales Flores, 47. of Garfield St, passed away at home on Wednesday. He was the husband of Medalyn Santana.
Born in Chicago, Ill. A son of Ladie Angel Morales and Milagros Pacheco, both of Puerto Rico. Mr. Flores has resided in Central Falls for the lat 8 years, previously living in Chelsea, MA. He was employed in the Maintenance Department at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the last 20 years.
Madeline A. Dion
SCITUATE - Madeline A. Dion, 95, of Rockland Oaks, died Saturday December 18, 2010. \She was the wife of the late Joseph Dion.
Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Etgar and Mary (Malley) George.
Gloria A. O'Brien
PAWTUCKET - Gloria A. O'Brien, 80 of Norfolk Ave., Pawtucket died Saturday,December 18, 2010.
She was the wife of the late Joseph O'Brien. Born in Pawtucket, Gloria was daughter of the late David and Annie (Corey) Johnson. She was employed by Royal Electric for many years.
Mrs. O'Brien is survived by her sister, Dorothy T. Eklind and her nephew David P. Eklind of Pawtucket
Mary, E. Senecal
PAWTUCKET: Mary, E. Senecal, 90, passed peacefully on December 16, 2010 with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Vincent E. Dolan Sr. and Ernest Senecal.
Mary had been employed by the former Union Wadding and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Providence before retiring.
She is survived a son, Joseph M. Dolan and his wife Diane of North Smithfield.
She was the mother of the late Vincent E, Dolan Jr.