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March 19th, 2014

Comeback victory over Scituate earns St. Raphael girls berth in Saturday's Division II title game

March 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Way back in January, St. Raphael Academy faced Scituate in a crossover tilt between league frontrunners.
Despite the Spartans’ physical presence, or the fact it would eventually become the Division II-North champion with a stellar 16-2 mark, the Saints manufactured a 44-38 triumph, though head coach Fred Saunders claimed it was a tough, aggressive affair.
The two foes met again in a R.I. Division II semifinal at Rhode Island College on Wednesday night for the right to play for the state crown on Saturday. And this time, the same ensued, except …

Students to be homeless for a night

March 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET — The 2014 6th Annual Catholic High School Homeless Sleep Out, unfortunately could not be held at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul this year.
Instead, it will be hosted by Saint Raphael Academy tonight. There will be a Diocesan Professional Day the following day—so all Catholic High School students in the Diocese of Providence will not have school. The five schools participating in the Homeless Sleep Out are St. Raphael Academy, Bishop Hendricken, LaSalle Academy, the Prout School, and Bayview Academy.
Two-hundred students are expected at this event.

Ex-Pawtucket cop indicted

March 19, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A statewide grand jury has indicted a former Pawtucket police officer accused of choking and raping his girlfriend last year.
Stephen Ricco, 41, of 1 Tupperware Drive, was indicted on one count each of first-degree domestic sexual assault; domestic strangulation; and two counts of domestic assault. The former two charges are felonies.
The alleged incidents took place in Ricco’s condo on Nov. 28, state prosecutors said. Ricco has been held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions since his arrest, the same day.

Maria M. Almeida

March 19, 2014

Maria M. Almeida

Wanda Squadrito

March 19, 2014

Wanda Squadrito

PAWTUCKET - Wanda Squadrito, 91, of Bellmore Drive, Pawtucket died March 19th at Grandview Nursing Home in Cumberland. Wanda was the wife of the late Angelo Squadrito Sr.
She was born in Norwich, CT a daughter of the late Joseph and Franciska (Wojnar) Brzozowski.
Mrs. Squadrito worked for Texas Instruments in Attleboro, MA for eighteen years before retiring in 1985.

Joan LeBeau

March 19, 2014

Joan LeBeau

PAWTUCKET - Joan Elizabeth (Tretton) LeBeau, of Pawtucket, RI, died peacefully on March 14, 2014, on her 80th birthday, of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
She was born on March 14, 1934, in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the second child of the late Eugene Tretton and Elizabeth "Lily" (Mayman) Tretton. She grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts, and graduated from East High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Joan was a long-time resident of Pawtucket.

March 18th

Central Falls schools could face restructuring plan

March 18, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS—The Central Falls Schools Superintendent has come up with a proposal that she said would integrate special education classes across all grade levels while better accommodating the school district's increasing primary school population.

Vincenza A. Lincardio

March 18, 2014

Vincenza A. Lincardio

PAWTUCKET - Vincenza A. "Auntie Vee" (Pacia) Lincardio, 86, a longtime Pawtucket resident, passed away at Elmhurst Extended Care in Providence, on March 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lincardio and daughter of the late Angelo and Antonetta (Bounaito) Pacia.
Vincenza was employed in the Jewelry industry at Richmond Sales, a business owned by her brother, before her retirement.

Josephine C. Varone

March 18, 2014

Josephine C. Varone

PAWTUCKET - Josephine C. "Joan" Varone, 98, passed away Monday March 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank A. Varone.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kara) Molak. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 37 years.
Joan was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church Central Falls and a member of the former Orchard Lake Schools Ladies Auxiliary.

Kathleen Lalime

March 18, 2014

Kathleen Lalime

PAWTUCKET - Lalime, Kathleen Eleanor, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was the wife of the late Laurent A. Lalime. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Mary Elizabeth (Martin) DuBreuil. Mrs. Lalime lived in Cumberland for the last two years. She previously lived at Daley Court, Pawtucket.

Roland G. LaPalme

March 18, 2014

Roland G. LaPalme

Norman R. DeBlois

March 18, 2014

Norman R. DeBlois

ATTLEBORO - Norman Raymond DeBlois of Davis Street passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital at age 83.
He was the beloved husband of Rose (Godin) DeBlois for nearly 50 years.
Born January 3, 1931 in North Attleboro, he was a son of the late Ernest and Blanche (Paquette) DeBlois.
Norman grew up in North Attleboro and was a 1953 graduate of North Attleboro High School. He moved to Plainville in 1964 where he resided until moving to Attleboro in 1978.
Norman attended both the Rhode Island School of Design and Dean Junior College.

Samuel Sabbagh

March 18, 2014

Samuel Sabbagh

PAWTUCKET - Samuel Sabbagh, 87, of Pawtucket, retired Electrical Contractor, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Haddad) Sabbagh. They were happily married for 64 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Farrah) Sabbagh.

James J. Morin

March 18, 2014

James J. Morin

EAST PROVIDENCE - James J. Morin, born on May 20, 1936 passed away on March 6, 2014.
Jim worked as a driller/blaster, was in the Marines and also for his dear friends Frank and Laura for many years.
Jim is survived by his brother Donald, first cousins Ruth and Therese, his children Rick, Tori, Mike, Joe, and Gary, grandchildren Mike, Joe, Chrissy, Stefanie, and Jessica, Great grandchildren Alexis and Joseph James Morin and Christopher Michael. He leaves many friends in East Providence, RI, and his former wife Gail G. Hunt, who brought us all together. Thanks, mom!

March 17th

Clippers oust Lions, head to Division II hockey finals

March 17, 2014

WARWICK – In a perfect world, this would have been the match-up to determine the R.I. Division II Tournament champion.

Instead, the powers-that-be within the Rhode Island Interscholastic League bracketed regular-season unbeaten Cumberland High against archrival Lincoln, which had dropped a pair of one-goal decisions to the Clippers, in a D-II semifinal.

This one had all the drama and intrigue of a championship final, especially the rubber match between the two at Thayer Arena on Monday night.

How ‘HEART & SOUL’ has come to ring true for the Friars

March 17, 2014

PROVIDENCE – They could have paraded out to center court at Alumni Hall Sunday night in the same Big East Championship t-shirts that were distributed to them the previous night at Madison Square Garden.

Instead, everyone associated with the Providence College men’s basketball program wore grey short-sleeve t-shirts that on the front features a poignant and simple battle cry – HEART & SOUL.

Students to get first look at new assessment test in spring

March 17, 2014

LINCOLN – The local public schools are about to make the shift from one statewide student assessment system, the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), to its replacement and will be giving students a first look at the change this spring.
The initial round of testing under the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is being done on a practice basis in Rhode Island school districts and will be used as a database for the state Department of Education to adjust the testing process before it becomes the new assessment of student achievement.

George F. Smith

March 17, 2014

George F. Smith

ATTLEBORO - George F. Smith, 80, of Attleboro passed away on March 14, 2014 in Life Care Center of Attleboro. He was the loving husband of Elinor (Dollard) Smith for 50 years.
Born December 30, 1933, in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Hugh and Catherine Smith.
George resided most of his life in the Attleboro area. He was employed at Texnor Apex Co. in Pawtucket for many years before his retirement. He loved line dancing, woodworking and made beautiful doll houses.

Barbara M. McCaughey

March 17, 2014

Barbara M. McCaughey

Paul C. O'Neill

March 17, 2014

Paul C. O'Neill

PAWTUCKET - Paul C. O'Neill, 78, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dolores (Cote) O'Neill. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Crane) O'Neill.
Paul worked in the automotive industry for many years. He later worked for the Pawtucket School Department, retiring in 1996. He then worked in the O'Neill family funeral business for the last 17 years.

 

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