Archive - 2012
PROVIDENCE â Deep down, Ed Cooley has to know that the basketball gods have not completely forsaken his Providence College Friars.
While injuries continue to decimate Cooleyâs already razor-thin core, PC somehow continues to avoid getting buried under an avalanche of excuses and naysayers proclaiming itâs impossible to play major college basketball with a depleted lineup. The fact that the Friars sport a 6-2 record following Saturdayâs too-close-for-comfort 73-63 win over SEC foe Mississippi State reiterates the adage âwhat doesnât kill you makes you stronger.â
Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, right, and Foolproof Brewing Company owner and CEO Nick Garrison cut the ribbon during a grand opening celebration at the new brewery, located at 241 Grotto Avenue in Pawtucket, Saturday evening. Congressman David Cicilline also attended, presenting Garrison with a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives and offered his congratulations for a successful future in Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â Local police have arrested a city man as a suspect in the Election Day shooting that left another man wounded on a Smithfield Avenue sidewalk.
On Nov. 6 at around 10:30 a.m., Pawtucket Police had responded to a reported shooting in the area of 558 Smithfield Ave. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 28-year-old Terrance Myers, of Providence, injured from several gunshot wounds. None of the wounds appeared to be life-threatening, police said.
PAWTUCKET â Once again, the humble buildings and streets of Pawtucket will serve as movie stand-ins for places in a more major metropolis. Over the next few weeks, film crews will be in and around the downtown, shooting scenes for an independent crime drama, set in Boston, that its supporters hope becomes a major motion picture.
WARWICK - Peloquin, Doris V. (Pare) 91, of Warwick and formerly of Pawtucket died on November 29, 2012 at Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Care. She was the wife of the late L. Theodore Peloquin. Mrs. Peloquin was born in Central Falls. She was the daughter of the late Hudor and Louise (Lague) Pare. She had lived most of her life in Pawtucket. Mrs. Peloquin was a communicant of St. Edwards Church, senior citizens group at the church and a homemaker.
Charles Oswald, Jr.
CANTON, MI - Oswald, Charles Jr., age 92 of Canton, MI, formerly of Seekonk, MA.
Beloved husband of Bertha.
Loving father of Glenn Oswald, Kris (Sandra) Oswald, Holly (Daniel) Clemans.
Proud Grandfather of Five and Great Grandfather of 6.
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Lucienne E. Zonfrillo
ATTLEBORO - Lucienne E. Zonfrillo, 88, died peacefully at home on November 27. She was the wife of the late Edward Zonfrillo and the late Lucien Elie. She was born in Sherbrooke, Canada, the daughter of the late Eddy and Amanda (LaCroix) Cote. She settled in the Pawtucket/Attleboro area more than 55 years ago.
Mrs. Zonfrillo retired from the Allendale Insurance Co. (now FM Global) where she worked in the mail room for many years. Her home and family were the centers of her life and she was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Dorothy L.C. Downes
SEEKONK - Downes, Dorothy L.C., 85, passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2012.
Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of Clifford and Salvatoria (Barone) Walters.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Jeremiah E.Downes and her children, Stephen J. Downes, Deborah Cahill, Mary Xavier, Cynthia Senor and June Tebbe as well as 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Thomas C. Downes. She is also survived by her sister, Gladys Brown, and her brothers, Clifford and Frederick Walters.
PAWTUCKET â Streets were blocked for several hours and a bomb squad was called in after a woman told police there was an explosive device in her vehicle that was parked in the municipal lot across from Pawtucket City Hall on Thursday morning.
PAWTUCKET â The city's fire marshal, a 25-year veteran of the Pawtucket Fire Department, is under investigation for putting his girlfriend's daughter on his health insurance family plan for about 10 months last year, city officials say.
Fire Capt. Steven Parent, who has been fire marshal for about two years, found himself in the hot seat this week after being featured on reporter Jim Hummel's on-line news website âThe Hummel Report.â
PROVIDENCE â To Ryan Kalish, the time and sweat heâs putting in this offseason has a rewarding vibe surrounding it â the kind that provides the 24-year-old Red Sox outfielder with the sort of reassurance that heâll be ready to answer the bell come spring training.
At first blush, the task of Cumberland and Woonsocket laying the groundwork for the seasonâs biggest game doesnât seem entirely daunting â especially since weâre referencing two squads that staged a gridiron tussle merely eight days ago.
With only three days between the semifinals and Sundayâs Division II Super Bowl, the art of familiarity helps to take a little strain off of the preparation process. Time has become a valuable commodity, and if youâre going to step into the ring of fire, what better opponent to have than someone where introductions are not required?
Robert J. Fernandes, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Fernandes, Sr., 75, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 29, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Maureen C. (Welsh) Fernandes for 58 years.
Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Correia) Fernandes. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Claire Y. Roy
CENTRAL FALLS - Claire Y. Roy, 77, passed on November 28th. She was the daughter of the late Adelard and Mary A. (Bessette) Fredette.
She had been employed by Stanley's Restaurant of Central Falls for 30 years and then for the Foundation for the Blind retiring in 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Santos, with whom she resided at 70 Hall St, in Providence before moving to Charlesgate Nursing Home.
CUMBERLAND â Mercy!
It was yet another Big Blue blowout in a season that has pointed in one direction â the Division II Super Bowl. An appearance in the title game is officially in Cumberland Highâs line of sight after Wednesday nightâs 48-14 romp against West Warwick High in semifinal-round action at frigid Tucker Field.
PAWTUCKET â Happily for new owner Kayla Bessette Imbracsio, business has been blooming for 80 years at The Flower Shoppe in Pawtucket. As such, she is inviting the public to a Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 2 for a celebration of âfamily, friends, flowers and fun.â
LINCOLN - Joseph James "Joe" Goudreau, 49, of Dexter Rock Road died unexpectedly Monday, November 26, 2012 after a tree felling accident. He was the loving husband of Judi (Hinsdill) Goudreau.
Born in Providence, a son of Joseph A. and Catherine (Peacock) Goudreau of Lincoln, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He was a 1979 graduate of Lincoln High School and a graduate of CCRI.
Doris Jean Smith Bagley
NEW BERN, NC - Doris Jean Smith Bagley, 82, born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on August 9, 1930 died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Two Rivers Healthcare-Neuse, New Bern, NC after a brief illness.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ("Charlie") Bagley; her brother, John Smith; her brother-in-law, William ("Bill") Lyle and her step grandson, Charles Jackson.
CENTRAL FALLS - Domingos, Joseph, 85, of Hunt St, Central Falls, died Sunday November 25, 2012 at the Golden Crest Nursing Centre. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Manuel and Maria (Peiera) Domingos. He was the companion of Vivian Martin. He was a Navy WWII veteran.
CUMBERLAND â Police are investigating an armed robbery at the BC Petroleum and Convenience Store at 3585 Mendon Road Tuesday night.
A man was said to have shown the clerk a gun while demanding money during the 8:30 p.m. incident, according to police.
Cumberland Police Sgt. John Cook said no one was hurt in the incident. Woonsocket police assisted Cumberland units in checking the Mendon Road area after the incident was reported.