Ethel M. Shaw
BURRILLVILLE - Ethel M. (Carr) Shaw, 86, died Wednesday November 24, 2010 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. Wife of the late Alfred Shaw. Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Louis L and Elsie (Montgomery) Carr.
She is survived by a daughter Linda L. Rondeau and her husband Russell of Burrillville, two grandchildren and four nieces. She was the sister of the late Robert Carr.
Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of the Boucher Funeral Home.www.boucherfh.com
Pauline E. Buco
PAWTUCKET:Pauline E. Buco, 83, of Beverage Hill Ave, passed away on November 27, 2010. She was the wife of the late James Buco.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Lena Provost.
Pauline had been employed by AT&T for over 44 years before retiring. She was a Communicant of St. Teresa Church and a member of the AT&T Pioneers.
PAWTUCKET â€” In the end, Tuesday night's Division II semifinal playoff game between Tolman and St. Raphael Academy came down to a few gridiron standbys â€“ halftime adjustments, plays that just missed connecting, and which team wanted it more.
Tolman made the necessary adjustments, St. Raphael dropped a crucial touchdown pass, and the top-seeded Tigers, who trailed 12-7 at halftime, reached deep down within themselves to outlast a courageous Saints team, 25-12, before an estimated crowd of 1,200 fans at Max Read Field.
PROVIDENCE â€” During the league season last month, Lincoln High had its way with Moses Brown and handed its Division III foe its first loss of the fall.
Letâ€™s just say the Quakers took that defeat personal.
In the more-important rematch between the two squads â€” a semifinal tilt on Tuesday night â€” Moses Brown returned the favor with a convincing 21-0 blanking of the Lions at Brown Universityâ€™s Berylson Field.
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.