October 24th, 2014
CUMBERLAND – With bullish senior running back Mike Stock at the helm, Cumberland High sailed to a 26-0 triumph over Division I foe Cranston East at Tucker Field on Friday evening.\
CENTRAL FALLS – North Smithfield withstood a stiff challenge from Central Falls on Friday night in a Division IV game that looked like a mismatch on paper, at least to those who don’t know the Warriors’ heart.
Mary "Carol" Jones
PORTSMOUTH, NH - Mary Carol Jones, 82, of Portsmouth, NH died on October 18, 2014. She was the wife of Earl W. "Jake" Jones for 60 years.
Carol touched and inspired many lives through her endless love, deeply caring nature & deep-rooted spiritual devotion. Her kindness and her faith brought strength to those who Carol cared for as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, nurse and friend. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.
Bertha H. Norek
CENTRAL FALLS - Bertha H. Norek, 95, of Tremont Street passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston.
Born in Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Tomasz and Franciszka (Pasek) Norek. She lived in Central Falls for most of her life.
Miss Norek is survived by several nieces and nephews also many great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Josephine Carlin, Julia Rupar and Helen Ziochouski.
Gerald G. Larocque
SEEKONK - Larocque, Gerald George, 87, of Seekonk, MA, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital after a difficult battle with end-stage heart and lung condition.
PAWTUCKET â It may not be the Capulets and the Montagues or the Hatfields and the McCoys, but two feuding neighbors engaged in a heated confrontation Wednesday afternoon, at which weapons may have been drawn, police said.
The two men â Joseph Mederios, 51, and Dana P. Titchenell, 45 â live in the same Prospect Street apartment building and âdon't like each other,â police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Mederios lives on the third floor and Titchenell resides on the first floor, according to police records.
PROVIDENCE – A torrential downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Shea High Raiders on Thursday, as they put the finishing touch on a perfect regular season campaign with a convincing 5-2 victory in a showdown with Central at Conley Stadium
NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield seemed ready to do its seniors proud on “Senior Night” Thursday after claiming a rather easy 25-18 verdict in the opening game against Lincoln, but the Lions roared back with three straight triumphs to post a thrilling 3-1 decision at the green-and-white-balloon-adorned Michael F. Lovett Memorial Gymnasium.
CENTRAL FALLS â Red light cameras may be coming to Central Falls after the City Council recently voted to endorse a proposal that would see red light cameras installed as a public safety improvement at three of the cityâs busiest intersections.
At least three intersections in the city will receive red light cameras, including the intersection at Lonsdale Avenue and the Burger King; Roosevelt and Cross Streets; and Cross and High Streets.
Walter R. Mercier
WAREHAM - Walter R. Mercier passed away at home on Saturday, October 4, 2014. He was the husband of Brenda A. (McNulty) Mercier and the former husband of Donna Mae (Thorpe) (Mercier) Pollitt.
Walter was born in Pawtucket and was the son of the late Norman J. and Fedora M. (Laliberte) Mercier. Walter graduated from Saint Raphael Academy. He was employed at Lebanon Knitting Mills and eventually retired from Hanora Spinning.
TAUNTON - Normand Lamarre, 84, passed away on Oct. 21, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Alice L. (Girouard) Lamarre.
He is survived by Gilberte (Audet) Lamarre, his loving wife of 44 years, their two sons, Normand and Charles, three grandchildren, two brothers, Maurice of Pawtucket and Francis of Port Charlotte, FL, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert and sister Therese Forest.
Marion E. Collinge
CUMBERLAND - Marion E. (Otte) Collinge, 91, of Cumberland passed away Thursday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Collinge and Earl Cooke.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hildur (Sward) Otte. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life, previously residing in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Collinge was employed as an assembler for the A.T. Cross Company of Lincoln for many years until her retirement. She was also a self-employed hairdresser for many years.
Juliette M. Nagle
PAWTUCKET - Juliette M. (Vaughn) Nagle, 89, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to rejoin her late beloved husband, James "Sparky" P. Nagle. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James M., Sr. and Katherine (Flood) Vaughn. Juliette enjoyed sewing and gardening, but above all she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
James G. Karneeb
PAWTUCKET - James G. Karneeb, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Edith (Farrington) Karneeb for fifty-eight years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Teebagy) Karneeb.
John G. Poisson
EAST PROVIDENCE - John G. Poisson, 75, of Rumford, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. He was the former husband of Eileen Abboud of North Providence and Antoinette Poisson of Pompano Beach, Florida. Born in East Douglas, MA, he was a son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Bowness) Poisson and the stepson of the late Juliette (Salois) Poisson.
It’s officially down to crunch time in Rhode Island cross-country circles. Come this Saturday, the Interscholastic League Class Championships will take flight at Ponaganset High School’s “Covered Bridge” course.
The following are the school assignments in each varsity class, and start times of respective races:
PAWTUCKET – Back in September, it looked like Shea High would be playing two crucial games against top contenders Central Falls and Central in the final week of the regular season.
Ronald Raymond Hall
PAWTUCKET - Ronald Raymond Hall, 54, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away on Tuesday morning after a long illness. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Jeannette (Mailhot) Hall and Ronald F. Hall. He was the step-son of Robert J. Courtemanche.
Ronald had been employed as a truck driver for Pascale Trucking for many years until retiring due to illness.
He was an avid electric guitar player and enjoyed all music. Ron was also an avid Red Sox and Miami Dolphins fan.
PAWTUCKET – Last August, when Shea High’s head soccer coach Pierre Ridore discovered Leandro Alves would be coming out for his team, he didn't have time to celebrate.
PAWTUCKET â A fire at a multifamily property on Nickerson Street Sunday night that left a dozen people temporarily homeless was intentionally set, and a local man is now facing a charge of first-degree arson, authorities said.
Jeffrey A. Mooney, 44, was charged with first-degree arson. He was brought before Sixth District Court on Tuesday and arraigned on the charge, and was held without bail, police said.