LINCOLN – Despite his squad’s ability to outshoot Davies Tech by an 8-3 count over the first 40 minutes, St. Raphael Academy hadn’t scored.
That’s why veteran mentor Michael Ross Drake assembled his troops at the break and indicated – via whiteboard and black ink – how to pick it up a notch in the final stanza.
PAWTUCKET — Veteran St. Raphael Academy chief Mike Sassi is always so forthcoming as to how a new season will unfold, but admitted this one will be extra special, not to mention memorable.
Instead of playing the primary role of offensive coordinator – as well as overseeing every other aspect of the team – he will turn his focus to defense.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ The third annual Bright Future Festival will kick off Saturday afternoon, with a diverse celebration of the city's culture, including dance and musical performances, and concluding with a firework display.
The festival begins Saturday at noon at Jenks Park and is free and open to the public and celebrates Central Falls' diversity with cultural foods, dance performances, informational and educational booths, and interactive community art activities.
John J. Durkin
CUMBERLAND - John J. Durkin, formerly of Cumberland and Jamestown passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Mr. Durkin was born in Carlstadt, New Jersey, the son of the late John Durkin and Alice M. (Marginson) Durkin. He was a custodian for the Cumberland School Department for many years.
John is survived by his nephew Thomas Benoit and his wife Virginia of Seekonk, Massachusetts, his niece Barbara Drolet of Rumford and several grand nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Marie Benoit and Irene Munson.
Katherine Ann Carroll-Young
PAWTUCKET - Katherine Ann Carroll-Young of Pawtucket died on September 16, 2014. She was the wife of Rickey F. Young.
Katherine was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Whalen and Marjorie I. (Leary) Whalen. She was a dispatcher for the City of Pawtucket's Police Department for over 30 years.
Besides her husband she leaves her daughter Denise Carroll, her stepchildren, Rickey Young Jr., Michelle Mederios, Marsha Young, Jennifer daPonte, Michael Young, Dustin Young, and David Young.
Doris May Halliwell
CUMBERLAND - Matriarch Doris May (Bishop) Halliwell died peacefully on Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of RI Inpatient Center, in the loving care of her family. She had resided at the Emerald Bay Manor assisted-living home in Cumberland since 2003. She was predeceased by her faithful husband Thomas to whom she was married 65 years. Doris was the loving daughter of the late Lottie (Patterson) and Clarence Bishop.
PAWTUCKET – The time-honored tradition of seeing the manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox receive a “job well done” seal of approval in the form of a September call-up to Boston remains alive and well.
Kevin Boles is the latest to receive such a commendation following a transaction-driven Triple-A season that culminated with the PawSox’s capture of the Governors’ Cup.
John P. Lubera Jr.
PAWTUCKET - John P. Lubera Jr. passed away September 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Lapierre) Lubera.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late John P. and Jennie (Cordeau) Lubera Sr. He lived in Pawtucket for most of his life.
Before retiring John was employed as a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years and also owned and operated Lubera's Window Cleaning Service.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. John was a member of several veterans organizations.
CENTRAL FALLS - Caroline Kulig, 98, passed away Tuesday September 16, 2014.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Walter and Wiktorya (Pietruszka) Kulig. She lived in South Attleboro for the past 6 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Secretary for the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.
Esther F. Powers-Lane
PAWTUCKET - Esther F. Powers-Lane, 84, passed away Tuesday after an illness.
She was the former wife of the late Milton Powers and the widow of George Lane and the daughter of the late Hugh J. and Esther (Goodwin) Walsh. Esther was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Irene E. Fontaine
PAWTUCKET - Irene E. Fontaine, 95 of Pawtucket died Sunday.
Funeral Friday with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Church, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
Robert R. Landry Jr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Robert R. Landry Jr., 44, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, September 11th with his loving family by his side. Born in Pawtucket, the son of Robert R. Landry Sr. and Lucille (Lavallee) Landry. He is also survived by his fiancĂ©e Patricia Sweeney.
Robert was a proud supporter of "RI Pink Trucks" and "Pink Heals" as well as spending time and talking with Veterans. He was a proud member of the "Patriot Guard."
PAWTUCKET -- PawSox fans are invited to a Victory Celebration at McCoy Stadium tomorrow (Wednesday), September 17 at 12:30 pm to honor the 2014 Governors' Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox.
The team is scheduled to arrive back at McCoy via bus from T.F. Green Airport at approximately 12:45 pm. Several players, manager Kevin Boles, coaches, front office executives, mascots Paws and Sox, and many local dignitaries from the City of Pawtucket and the State of Rhode Island will be on hand to celebrate the PawSox championship season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The PawSox will meet the Omaha Storm Chasers tonight in a one-game, winner-take-all game for the Triple-A National Championship.
The game begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NBCSN (Cox Cable Channel 93) and on 920 AM (WHJJ).
Starting for the PawSox is Edwin Escobar.