November 1st, 2010
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.
PAWTUCKET - Roland Benjamin, 91, of Pawtucket, died Friday at the Briarcliff Manor. He was the husband of Beatrice (Patenaude) Benjamin. Born in Pawtucket and a resident of the city since 1976, he was the son of the late Edward and Lorina (Grenier) Benjamin.
He was employed as a warehouse man for 30 years at Electric Boat in Quonset Point. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia Church in Pawtucket. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine division.
Celine M. Girouard
BRISTOL - Celine M. Girouard, 92, died Friay at St. Elizabeth Home in Bristol. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond Girouard. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Adelard and Aglae (Poulin) Tetreault, she had resided in Warren since 1983 and previously in Pawtucket. Prior to retirement in 1983, she had been employed for 40 years at R.I. Textile and other local braid shops.
Raymond E. Dube
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Raymond E. Dube, 88, passed October 30, 2010 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Gertrude (Corneau) Dube. They have been married for 17 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph E. and Naomi S.(Angers) Dube.
He had been employed by the Foxboro Company for many years retiring in 1985
Besides his wife he is survived by a niece, Rhonda Jewitt and he became a beloved member of Gertrude's family.He was the brother of the late Blanche Viens.
WARWICK â€” This isnâ€™t the same St. Raphael Academy outfit that started out the year â€“ not by a long shot.
Gone are the lingering memories of a 2-4 beginning that featured shutout losses to Hendricken, Tolman and Woonsocket, while the wins coming at the expense of Pilgrim and West Warwick, two squads with a combined 1-11 in league play. In a frenetic two-week turnaround, SRA has seen its season go from being on the brink to one that will include a postseason appearance for the first time since winning the Division I Super Bowl three years ago.
Ponaganset football coach Brian Gendreau has developed a good perspective on two of the toughest teams in Division II this season â€“ unbeaten Tolman and once-beaten Woonsocket. His Chieftains have lost to both Super Bowl contenders.
â€śTolman is the fastest team in the league,â€ť Gendreau admitted on Sunday, â€śbut I would say Woonsocket is more balanced. They can run and throw the ball. You can see why they played a 6-0 game earlier this season. Both teams have great defenses.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Veterans Day is just around the corner, but Lance Robinson, a retired Marine from Export, Pennsylvania, thinks another occasion is needed to reach out to a younger generation of military veterans who don't feel connected to the national holiday.
CENTRAL FALLS --- Jean Morris, 80 years young, maintained she had a terrific reason for attending the Central Falls Housing Authority's â€śCancer/Domestic Violence Awareness Activities Dayâ€ť event at Forand Manor on Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A well-balanced Ponaganset offense put a scare into unbeaten Tolman on Friday night at Pariseau Field. The Chieftains never really took command of the game but they walked off the field with their heads held high following a 26-10 loss to the explosive Tigers.
â€śWe just had too much speed and too many athletes for them,â€ť Tolman coach Dave Caito said after his club stayed unbeaten in Division II-B at 6-0.
Caito understood his team had been tested in this game.
WARWICK â€“ Donâ€™t count the Shea Raiders out just yet.
In a game Shea simply had to have to keep its razor-thin playoff hopes afloat, the Raiders grounded host Warwick Vets Friday night, 13-0. Defense was the calling card for head coach Dino Campopianoâ€™s crew as Shea racked up seven sacks and two turnovers. Offensively the Raiders did just enough, scoring on their first and last possessions of the Division II-B contest.
The win allows Shea (3-3, 5-3 overall) to remain mathematically alive heading into next Fridayâ€™s critical contest at Johnston.
George P. Anderson
May 2, 1926-October 28, 2010
PAWTUCKET - George P. Anderson, 84, of Pawtucket has passed away. He was the son of the late Gustavus A. and Margit (Johannesen) Anderson, the brother of the late Ralph A. Anderson, and the husband of the late Mabel Mason Anderson. He is survived by two children, Jon M. Anderson and Jane L. Anderson, both of Pawtucket, and a cousin, Sally Foss, of Columbia, New Hampshire.
Dorothy R. Giannini
NORTH PROVIDENCE Dorothy R. Giannini, 85, formerly of North Providence, died Thursday, October 28, 2010. She was the wife of the late Charles Giannini.
Mrs. Giannini was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Romeo and Marion Bourque. She worked for the former Fram Corporation for many years.
Mrs. Giannini is survived by her three sons, Charles Giannini, Raymond Giannini and Roger Giannini. She also leaves her brother Richard Bourque, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was the sister of the late Roger Bourque.
Tracey Ann DeLauder
PAWTUCKET - Tracey Ann Delauder, 42, of Goff Avenue died Thursday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
Born in Attleboro, Ma, she was the daughter of Myra Richards of Lady Lake, FL and the late Wesley DeLauder.
Surviving besides her mother she leaves a long time companion, Daniel Mooney also a paternal Grandmother, Florence DeLauder of Pawtucket and several Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved maternal Grandmother Barbara Kitchen. Tracey's funeral will be private. www.cheethammortuary.com