February 14th, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ A complex and intricate proposed settlement of the lawsuits challenging the watershed 2011 pension reform law provides minor sweeteners in benefits to state and municipal employees and retirees while preserving the lionâ€™s share of the savings to state and local taxpayers.
PAWTUCKET â€” In an apparent case of pet hoarding that has spiraled out of control, city officials on Friday condemned a house at 403 Liverpool St. and removed 17 animals that resided there.
Natalie L. Brodeur
WAKEFIELD - Natalie L. Brodeur, 87, of 681 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at home. She was the former wife of Henry J. Brodeur. Born in Mansfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Agnes (Lynds) Titus.
Mrs. Brodeur was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Kingston, a member and past president of VFW Ladies Auxillary Gatchel Post, Pawtucket, and The Faternal Order of Eagles, 29 Palms, CA. She was always lending a helping hand in a caring manner with a smile and generous concern.
Felix E. Sandoval
CENTRAL FALLS - Felix E. Sandoval, of Earle Street, passed into eternal life on Tuesday after being stricken. He was the husband of Ana D. Sandoval. Born in San Manuel Chapparon Jalapa, Guatemala, a son of the late Jeronimo Maria Sadoval and Santos Maria Sandoval He has lived in Central Falls since 1984.
PAWTUCKET - Mary Lamka, 93, passed away Tuesday February 11, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center in Providence.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Pizio) Lamka. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 60 years and was formerly of New York City.
Before retiring Mary was employed by ITT Royal Electric of Pawtucket in the Quality Control Department. She had a strong passion for gardening. Mary was a kind gentle spirit who loved animals and music.
Irene J. Dupre
CUMBERLAND - Irene J. Dupre, 84, passed on Friday, February 14th after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Gerard M. Dupre.
She was the daughter of the late Albert O. and Ida (Brouillette) Benoit.
She was employed by Senior Companions of RI for the past 10 years.
William J. Walsh
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - William J. Walsh of South Attleboro, Massachusetts died on February 13, 2014.
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Arthur Walsh and Madeline (Dooley) Walsh. Mr. Walsh owned and operated Walsh's Auto Clinic in North Attleboro for many years.
Mr. Walsh is survived by his sons, Stephen Walsh and his wife Julie of South Attleboro Ma., and Kenneth J. Walsh of Moosup Ct. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Stephen, Jessica and Brendan.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Helena Rosa Monteiro, born on the island of Brava, Cape Verde on January 1940, Maria migrated to the US in 1981 along with her husband of 51 years, Manuel Monteiro, her sons, Osvaldo, Carlos, and Roberto as well as her daughters, Carmen Vieira-Monteiro, Cesarina Elias, Ivonilda Burgess, and her late daughter Fatima Monteiro.
The change from heavy snow to rain as another storm battered the area Thursday afternoon had area highway department officials crossing their fingers that it might also mean a reprieve in the use of rock salt for the storm.
Rock salt is mixed with the sand highway departments lay down on roads as part of their storm cleanup efforts and has been in short supply this season due to the wide reach of winter weather across the country.
PAWTUCKET â€” Their ranks might be small in number, but the Pawtucket Republicans are a unified group who are still meet regularly and maintain a voice in their party's statewide organization.
PROVIDENCE â€“ With Colorado and Washington State having legalized the possession and sale of recreational marijuana earlier this year, and a poll of Rhode Island voters showing 53 percent of Rhode Islanders favoring the legalization, regulation and taxing of the drug for sale to adults, legislation to do just that has been introduced in the General Assembly.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Due to declining enrollment and financial deficits, the Square Mile City is losing its only Catholic school.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy, located at 909 Lonsdale Ave., will close at the end of the school year, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. The news was announced to faculty, staff and parents by letter on Tuesday, and an informational meeting for parents was scheduled for Wednesday night at the school.
Joseph G. Brule
CUMBERLAND - Joseph G. Brule, 96, husband of the late Anita (Nadeau) Brule, passed into eternal life at home on Monday. He was born in Canada, a son of the late William and Blanche Brule. Mr. Brule lived in Central Falls many years until moving to Cumberland in 1994. He had been employed as a foreman for the Bird & Son Company for several years and also was a house painter for many years.
Milagros Vargas Castro
PAWTUCKET - Milagros Vargas Castro, 65, passed into eternal rest at home on Tuesday.
She was born in Barahona, the Dominican Republic, a daughter of the late Manuel Vargas and Irenes Castro. Milagros was a home-maker.
She leaves 3 sons, Wilfredo Matos with whom she lived, Rafael Matos also of Pawtucket and Wendy Matos of the Dominican Republic, a daughter, Delinea Chapman of Pawtucket and 15 grandchildren.
Maurice J. Jarest
WOONSOCKET - Maurice J. Jarest, 82, formerly of Ocala, Fl. passed away Tuesday after an illness. He was born in Central Falls a son of the late Dominique and Josephine (Gaboriault) Jarest. He had been employed at the former Collyer Wire Co. as a wire drawer and also worked as a house painter. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
LINCOLN - Nancy (Saliba) Tajra, 103, formerly of Carriage Drive, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at North Bay Manor, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late William G. Tajra.
Born in Canada, a daughter of the late Said and Nazira (Daoud) Saliba, she had lived in Lincoln for over 40 years.
Mrs. Tajra was a bookkeeper before retiring.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Lincoln, a member of the Lincoln Garden Club, and a member of the Social Order of Beauceants.
PAWTUCKET â€“ St. Raphael Academy is running out of time when it comes to making the playoffs.
Needing to spring an upset victory over visiting Smithfield on Tuesday night, the Saints fell victim to a dazzling shooting display by the Sentinels, who hit eight three-point field goals in the first half en route to a decisive 64-56 victory.
The Saints got 25 points from Alcino Aviles-Soares, who was no match for the balanced offensive talents of a youthful Smithfield squad that improved to 11-3 in Division I-North with the victory.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Lloyd E. Mumford, Sr. admits he wasn't there when Pawtucket Police arrested his son on a domestic violence warrant on January 30, but he says he doesn't like what he sees in a video taken by someone who was.
It almost never fails.
Every now again, the budgetary scalpel cuts off funding for sports at the middle school and high school levels.
Naturally, such slicing prompts strong reaction from everyone in town â€“ concerned parents to coaches to the real victims affected by this slashing of essential monetary support, the adolescent student-athletes.
Robert J. Carnie
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Carnie, 81, passed away on February 11, 2014. Born in Mt. Desert, Maine, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Marcia (Robinson) Carnie.
Robert leaves his sister, Ruth C. Carnie of Pawtucket.
Services are private. Flowers are omitted, memorial gifts to Gentiva Hospice, 2374 Post Rd., Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. Arrangements are with William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket.