November 4th, 2010
You never forget your first big league manager â€“ no matter where the game of baseball takes you. Thatâ€™s how Torey Lovullo is choosing to remember the wisdom and guidance former Detroit and Cincinnati manger Sparky Anderson imparted on his pro career. Anderson passed away on Thursday from complications of dementia in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 76.
â€śIâ€™m saddened because he was an influential man in so many areas,â€ť said Lovullo, Pawtucketâ€™s manager, when reached early Thursday night.
Helen C. Luther
September 27, 1922 - October 9, 2010
HARWICH PORT, MA - Surrounded by her loving family in her Harwich Port, Massachusetts summer home, Helen Christine (Ladd) Luther passed into the hands of her Lord.
PROVIDENCE â€” Rhode Island has another Governor Chafee.
Independent Lincoln Chafee outpolled a seven-man field Tuesday to win the office his father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, held more than 40 years ago. He is the first candidate to win the governorship as an Independent.
â€śRoger Williams would be proud,â€ť Chafee said in his acceptance speech, referring to man who founded of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663.
Providence Mayor David Cicilline bucked a sweeping nationwide Republican trend Tuesday to narrowly win the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Patrick Kennedy,
In besting a surprisingly strong showing by Republican John Loughlin, 51 to 45, Cicilline becomes the first mayor of Providence to successfully win higher office since Dennis J. Roberts was elected governor in 1950. Also seeking the seat were Independents Kenneth Capalbo, who got 4 percent of the vote and Gregory Raposa, who picked up less than 1 percent,
PAWTUCKET â€“ So how do you build a winning high school football program? Tolman coach Dave Caito certainly can describe the process.
WOONSOCKET -- Last yearâ€™s Division II Super Bowl championship season is a distant memory for players on the 2010 Woonsocket High squad.
â€śThatâ€™s gone,â€ť head coach Carnell Henderson admitted on Tuesday night. â€śWe were a senior-heavy team last year. The kids on this yearâ€™s team feel like they were recipients of a championship last year. They want to win one for themselves.â€ť
The Villa Novans are 5-1 with one game left in the regular season. That one loss came against unbeaten Tolman by a 6-0 score back in mid-September.
Based on their records and how theyâ€™ve played against their league opponents, the Division I semifinals should include top-seed Barrington and No. 2 Shea from Division I-East and third-seeded Bishop Hendricken and No. 4 seed La Salle from Div. I-South.
Robert Hanley Jr.
PAWTUCKET: Robert Hanley Jr, 56, of Hunts Ave, passed October 30, 2010. He was the husband of Karen Coyle.
Robert was the loving father of Jamie, Karrie, Joey and Tabitha Coyle and grandfather of twelve. Services were private. Arrangements are by the Keefe Funeral Home, Lincoln.
For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Hrad H. Zolmian, M.D
PAWTUCKET - Hrad H. Zolmian, M.D., 96, of McNeill Street, Carthage, North Carolina and formerly ofPequot Road, Pawtucket died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at home in North Carolina. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Notley) Zolmian and the father of the late Rod S. Zolmian.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late George and Hanoushag (Anderson)Zooloomian.
Dr. Zolmian was a physician in the Blackstone Valley for many years retiring in November 1993. He was a 1936 graduate of Brown University and a 1940 graduate of Harvard University Medical School.
PAWTUCKET - Alfredo "Pauly" Barros 20, passed October 30, 2010.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Alfredo and Fatima (Fernandes) Barros of Pawtucket. He attended Shea High School.
Besides his parents he is survived by a son, Jahrell, five sisters, Nancy Martins and her fiance Scott Palardy of Pawtucket, Martha Barros and her fiance Adilson Correia of Kissimmee, FL, Charline Barros of Kissimmee, FL, Luana Barros and Paula Barros both of Cape Verde Islands, a brother, Jesse Barros of Roxbury, MA.
VERMONT - Thelma Hunt, 74 of Fayston, VT, formally of Rumford, RI passed away Thursday, October 28 at Fletcher Allen Hospital with her daughter Brenda and son-in-law Todd by her side.
PAWTUCKET â€” Two great names from Tolman High football history were reunited on Monday evening for the taping of Bill Mulhollandâ€™s â€śGood Sportsâ€ť cable access television show.
Larry Caswell and Frank Geiselman shared a stage, talking about their successful careers as quarterback and wide receiver, respectively, at both Tolman and the University of Rhode Island.
The World Series might be grabbing all of baseballâ€™s headlines, but that hasnâ€™t stopped the PawSox Express from churning out team-related news â€¦
Torey Lovullo has been in baseball long enough to understand how the game is played. So when good buddy John Farrell was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays last week, the obvious was raised: would Lovullo receive an invitation to join the Jaysâ€™ coaching staff?
WOONSOCKET â€” For Lincoln High, Mondayâ€™s task was as straightforward as youâ€™ll get. A win against Woonsocket High meant the Lions would clinch no worse than a share of the Division II-North crown.
Mission accomplished as Lincoln, buoyed by two goals from Jillian DeSimone, took care of business with a 4-0 win over Woonsocket at Barry Field. The Lions finish the regular season 12-1-5. The Villa Novans completed their first â€“ and possibly last â€“ in Division II with a 1-17 mark.
PAWTUCKET â€” Local voters will choose a new mayor and decide the fate of several incumbents at both the local and state levels when they head to the polls today. All polling places in Pawtucket are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CUMBERLAND - Georgina Lawrence, 95, of High St. died Saturday in the Grandview Nursing Home, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Joaquim "Jack" Lawrence Sr.
Born in New Bedford she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Maria (Sousa) Martin. She resided in Cumberland for the past 52 years.
Mrs. Lawrence was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Jose L. Quinones-DeGros
PAWTUCKET. Jose L. Quinones-DeGros, 48, passed away on Friday surrounded by his family after an illness. He was the husband of Gale Gaines.
Frank R. Madonna
PAWTUCKET - Frank R. Madonna, 74, of Lake St, Pawtucket died Saturday, October 30, 2010.
He was the husband of Selma (David) Madonna. They spent 51 beautiful years together.
Mr. Madonna was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Frank and Marie (Giuliotti) Madonna. He was an iron worker at the former Newman Crosby for many years.
Mr. Madonna was a United States Navy Veteran, a member of the Italian Dramatic Club in Pawtucket, an enthusiastic hunter on trips to Prudence Island and cherished his peaceful time in Florida.