Archive - Jul 2013
PAWTUCKET â City officials are planning to formally issue a request for proposals (RFP) from private firms to redevelop and/or manage the downtown municipal parking garage and two adjacent parking lots.
WEST WARWICK â Upper Deck Post 86/14 was only looking for some insurance runs while holding a 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night.
Yet when it was all said and done, one walk and one error by R&R Construction opened the floodgates for a big rally and a comfortable 9-3 win in the winnerâs bracket semifinals of the American Legion âFinal Eightâ Tournament at McCarthy Field.
R&R ace pitcher Eddie Hole was working with authority through seven innings, allowing just two hits since the first inning. That was, until the eighth.
PAWTUCKET â It was apparent that Will Middlebrooks was not a happy camper.
On the same day that saw the Red Sox bring up Brock Holt to fill the infield void that was created in the wake of Jose Iglesiasâ departure, Middlebrooks expressed his displeasure in a loud and boisterous way after striking out to end the third inning of Pawtucketâs 3-0 loss to Norfolk on matinee Wednesday at McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET â In economic terms, the Red Sox were sitting on a surplus of shortstops and third basemen. As the Jake Peavy trade demonstrated, the organization was comfortable with putting that surplus to good use.
The parent club was not going to field a team that included Jose Iglesias, Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks and Garin Cecchini on the same roster at the same time. And as Iglesias is a free agent at the end of the season, the Red Sox were able to sidestep a potential off-season topic by trading away the one-time perceived starting shortstop of the future to Detroit.
PAWTUCKET â It was akin to the calm before the storm Tuesday afternoon inside the PawSox clubhouse.
Some 24 hours before Wednesdayâs 4 p.m. Eastern Time non-waiver trading deadline, Pawtucket took the field for batting practice. There was perfect attendance as Will Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts â two names that have swirled amidst the trade winds in recent days â joined the rest of their Triple-A teammates in heading back inside for a cool, air-conditioned sequester.
CUMBERLAND â A local man convicted in June on multiple counts of first-degree and second- degree child molestation was sentenced to 60 years, with 50 to serve, during a hearing on Tuesday before Superior Court Judge William E. Carnes Jr., according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartinâs office.
CUMBERLAND - Armand "Mundy" Costa, 71, of Curran Rd. passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Dale (Cote) Costa.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (Medeiros) Costa Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond Jette, 90, passed on July 29, 2013. He was the husband of the late Estelle (Bourgette) Jette. He was a decorated Air Force Veteran of WWII.
Raymond is survived by two daughters, Venita Cameron and Donna Oliveira, several grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
He was the father of the late Russell Jette and Diane Bandilli.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 7pm followed by a service at 7pm at the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit
Rita M. Lambert
MOUNT CARMEL, PA - Rita Marie Lambert, 87, of 325 North Vine Street, died Monday, July 29, 2013.
Born in Mount Carmel on March 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Helen (Adzema) Korzeniecki. Rita was educated in the Mount Carmel School District.
She was married to the late Adeland Lambert, who preceded her in death on February 24, 1987, she was a caregiver for both her late husband and family. She enjoyed listening to big band music, flea marketing, dining out and casinos.
Rita was a member of Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel.
Lucien H. Provost
PAWTUCKET - Lucien H. Provost, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice S. (Labonte) Provost. Born in Montreal, P.Q., Canada, he was a son of the late Henri & Marie Reine (Vincent) Provost.
Lucien was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and then worked as a lab technician at Teknor Apex, Pawtucket over 40 years until his retirement. He was a hard worker and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Lucien enjoyed working in the yard and traveling.
PAWTUCKET â The conversation started out as a prime chance to look ahead for PawSox players Alex Hassan and Dan Butler. The pair is listed on Bostonâs 40-man roster, meaning thereâs a pretty good chance that each will make their big-league debuts when MLB rosters expand come September.
It wasnât Gary DiSarcinaâs intention to throw this reporter off the trail, but not soon after the two aforementioned names and the particular circumstances surrounding them were brought to his attention, the Pawtucket manager made a point that helped place everything in proper perspective.
PAWTUCKET â On the surface, it seems fitting that Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon are locker room neighbors in the PawSox clubhouse.
One stall stands between the two veteran right-handed pitchers who by happenstance reported to the Triple-A ballclub on the same day (July 19). At this stage, Contreras, 41, and Lyon, 33, are intriguing due to the perception of bullpen depth thatâs already in the fold â something the Red Sox at the moment seem to have in abundance considering Franklin Morales and Alex Wilson are in town this week for rehab assignments.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs always nice to start the postseason slate with your top arm grabbing the ball for the first game.
That luxury becomes even better when your pitcher hurls a top-notch performance, as Elmwood Sportsâ Bryan Quinlan exemplified in his squadâs 7-1 win over Westerly on Monday night in the opener of the best-of-three Connie Mack playoff series.
PAWTUCKET â Police are investigating a second death in as many days after an unidentified man's body was found in the woods off Blackstone Avenue Monday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET -- The body of an unidentified man was discovered in a wooded area on Blackstone Avenue on Monday afternoon. Police confirmed they are investigating the discovery of the body as a suspicious death, but wouldn't release any other details. The medical examiner was called to the scene and an autopsy is planned, police said.
CENTRAL FALLS â A city woman is being hailed a hero after rescuing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter from a burning three-family apartment building on Lincoln Avenue Saturday morning.
Battalion Chief Keith Sullivan said the 9:34 a.m. fire broke out in the kitchen on the first floor of the 99 Lincoln Avenue building, which quickly filled with thick, heavy smoke.
Claire O. Wojtyto
PAWTUCKET - Claire O. (Therrien) Wojtyto, 90, formerly of Douglas passed away after an illness at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center in Pawtucket, RI where she was a resident.
Jack L. Blum Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Jack L. Blum Sr., 77, of Glenside Rd., passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Leona M. (George) Blum.
Born in Howe Township, PA he was the son of the late Robert M. and Reva L. (Akin) Blum. He resided in Cumberland for the past 50 years.
He was employed by the Orchid Mfg. Co., Lincoln for 10 years until his retirement. Mr. Blum was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 14, Cumberland and a member of the VFW.
Margaret F. Quilitzsch
PAWTUCKET - Margaret F. Quilitzsch, 76, passed July 27, 2013. She was the wife of Robert O. Quilitzsch. They have been married for 59 years.
Born in England, she was a daughter of Reginald and Marjorie Smith.
Margaret had been employed as a health aide for Lifetime Medical and the VNA Nursing of Pawtucket for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by her sisters Greta and Lillian, and her brother, Keith and several nieces and nephews.
Albert L. Colaccio
ATTLEBORO - Albert L. Colaccio, 95, of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 26, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Sarah Sally (Swarbrick) Colaccio. Born and raised in Providence, a son of the late Alessandro and Resttula (Grillo) Colaccio, he resided in South Attleboro over 40 years.
Al was a foreman at Fram, East Providence for many years until retiring in 1982. He loved to travel, play cards and was a member of PEAL for over 25 years. An accomplished violinist, he enjoyed playing for 85 years.