November 18th, 2013
Kathleen V. Fonseca
CENTRAL FALLS - Kathleen V. Fonseca, 67, passed November 18th with her family by her side. She was the wife of Amadeu F. Fonseca; they have been married for 49 years.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Rose E. (Barry) Shottek.
She had been employed as an LPN for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Anthony J. Fonseca and David J. Fonseca, a daughter, Kristen M. Baker, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Kathleen was the oldest of seven siblings. She was the mother of the late John J. Fonseca.
Chief Chester W. Segers
INVERNESS, FL - Chief Chester W. Segers, U.S. Navy (Ret), 86, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis M. (Walsh) Segers. Born in Blount County, Alabama, a son of the late Clayton and Cotha Mae (McDonald) Segers, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to Florida in 1992.
Sarah E. Pendlebury
PAWTUCKET - Sarah E. (Ward) Pendlebury, 96, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Major General William B. Pendlebury, U.S. Army (Ret). Born in New Bedford, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth M. (Heatley) Ward. Sarah resided in Pawtucket most of her life before moving to Rumford in 1996 and then to Bristol in 2001. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and served as Choir Mother.
PAWTUCKET â€” Just as one tiny snowflake can turn into something much bigger, so too has the Winter Wonderland festival grown. The annual event held in Slater Park is celebrating its 15th year, and its success appears to be ensured for many more years to come.
PAWTUCKET â€” Moments after St. Raphael Academy had claimed a controversial, down-to-the-wire, stunning 15-14 triumph over Woonsocket High on Saturday afternoon, head coach Mike Sassi stood at Barry Field with his youngest daughter in his arms speaking with media types.
WOONSOCKET â€” A single image defined Woonsocket Highâ€™s incredulously disappointing 15-14 loss to St. Raphael Academy on Saturday afternoon.
Perhaps 15 minutes after the R.I. Division II quarterfinal defeat, junior running back/linebacker Jaston Robinson exited the Barry Field clubhouse doors and â€“ after being approached by a WHS parent â€“ fell into his arms and sobbed.
PAWTUCKET â€” If the past is any sort of indicator, the Red Sox can go in one of a number of directions in shopping for a new PawSox manager.
Pawtucket has seen four skippers come and go dating back to Buddy Baileyâ€™s dismissal in 2004. In Ron Johnson and Arnie Beyeler, the Red Sox elected to go the internal route â€“ both received promotions from their managerial posts in Double-A Portland. With Torey Lovullo and most recently Gary DiSarcina, the organization chose to cast a net outside the farm system and bring in someone with already set-in-stone connections.
PAWTUCKET â€“ After struggling through eight Division I losses, Tolman High deserved a break. And the Tigers got one on Friday night when Division IV pretender Hope High came to Pariseau Field with just 21 players in uniform.
PAWTUCKET -- Shea High exploded for 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to claim a thrilling, come-from-behind 28-18 non-league triumph over Westerly at Max Read Field on Friday night.
Yanique Duarte completed a 67-yard touchdown catch-and-run in the final stanza, good for his third score of the contest, before Andy Darius iced it with a 30-yard interception return for the paydirt. Signal caller Tyâ€™shon Ashe added the two-point conversion as the Raiders earned not just the 10-point win, but also improved to 5-5 overall.
PAWTUCKET â€” While stores may be festively decorated and Christmas music is playing 24/7 on the radio, the approaching holiday season can often be more stressful than enjoyable for anyone struggling to make ends meet.
That's why The Times is once again supporting its annual â€śMerry Christmas Fund,â€ť which benefits The Salvation Army of Pawtucket. As the communityâ€™s daily newspaper, The Times is part of the fabric of the Blackstone Valley, and its management team and staff believe in the importance of trying to reach out to help local residents in need enjoy a brighter holiday season.
Jeannine M. Hoffer
PAWTUCKET - Jeannine M. Hoffer, 84, passed on November 15, 2013. She was the wife of the late Gera B. Hoffer.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Marie Rose (Bessette) Leberge.
Jeannine is survived by two daughters, Joan E. Ferrara of East Greenwich, RI, and Jean Standring of Pawtucket, a son, Gary Hoffer of Pawtucket, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a great great grandson.
William P. Drape
PAWTUCKET - William P. Drape, 69 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Friday at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane (Tanguay) Drape and they had been married for 43 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Louise (Poulin) Domenici and the late William H. Drape.
Prior to his retirement in 2007, Bill was a self-employed investment salesman for many years.
Evelyn F. Humphreys
MADISON, CT - Evelyn F. Humphreys age 86, widow of Joseph H. Humphreys, passed away on Monday with her beloved family by her side.
Evelyn was born on May 27, 1927, daughter of Arthur and Mary Bacon.
She was raised in Pawtucket R.I and graduated from Pawtucket High School.
Besides raising her three children, Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper for the Board of Education, Town of Madison and later on went on to receive a degree in computer programming from Middlesex Community College.
She was a member of St. Margaret's Church.
Arlene R. Fuller
WARWICK - Arlene R. (Scullin) Fuller, 68, of Harrison Avenue died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved companion of Charles C. Moss.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Maybelle L. (Holt) Scullin, she had lived in Woonsocket for 14 years before moving to Warwick 24 years ago.
Mrs. Fuller was a LSM Operator for the United States Postal Service in Providence for 24 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thereâ€™s a new Bad Kat in town who knows how to stir things up in the kitchen. Bad Kat Kupkakes & Kafe opened last week at 29 Exchange St., in the Elks building downtown.
Proprietress Carol Cove sells her signature line of alcohol-infused cupcakes (along with non-alcohol Kitten Kakes for the kids), plus a selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups, smoothies, coffees and teas. She is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday, and also takes large-scale cupcake and catering orders for parties and events.
If last Novemberâ€™s riveting playoff result is any indication, the â€śrematchâ€ť between St. Raphael and Woonsocket in a R.I. Division II quarterfinal at Barry Field on Saturday should be a wild one.
The Villa Novans had trailed the Saints, 13-0, at the break, but rallied for 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the final quarter, to knot it at 21-21 at Pariseau Field.
In the end, SRA veteran mentor Mike Sassiâ€™s crew took a 28-21 advantage in overtime, though Woonsocket later notched a TD to pull to within one.
Mary A. LaPlante
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mary A. LaPlante (Harkness), 59, longtime resident of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10th at The Village at Waterman Lake, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Robert J. A. LaPlante, who predeceased her in 1984. Mary was the daughter, and best friend of Teresa J. Harkness and the late Normand L. Harkness, Sr. of Lincoln. She was an RN for the City of Cranston Family Planning and WIC Program for many years before her affliction caused an early retirement.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee made it official on Wednesday and became the first announced candidate seeking election to the stateâ€™s lieutenant governor seat in the 2014 state general election.
McKee, now serving his sixth term as mayor of Cumberland, pointed to his roles in leading Cumberland out of past financial difficulties and helping to improve its schools as successes that would help him lead the lieutenant governorâ€™s office into new areas of responsibility aimed at improving the lives of Rhode Islanders.
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You could say there was a heavy presence of local talent on this fallâ€™s menâ€™s soccer program at Rhode Island College.
The roster featured three players from Pawtucket â€“ Camilo Estrada, Anderson Monteiro and Chuck Oddih â€“ and two from Lincoln â€“ Emmanuel Asiedu and Alexander LaBreche. Estrada and Asiedu learned earlier this week that their efforts and contributions did not go unnoticed by their contemporaries. Both were named to the Second Team All-Little East Conference.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Thereâ€™s so much notoriety surrounding major college sports today that sometimes, we lose sight that the central figures are mere babes in the woods in terms of life experience.