August 12th, 2014
Alexis R. Coulombe
PAWTUCKET - Alexis R. Coulombe, 13, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Mark Coulombe, and Tara Erskine. Alexis was going into the 8th grade at Goff Junior High. She loved to sing and dance.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to the continued dedication of a group of area veterans and their devoted supporters, Pawtucket once again hosted the annua Victory Day memorial event on Monday at the Veterans Amphitheatre, adjacent to the City Hall complex, with numerous speakers praising the sacrifices made by veterans to preserve the nationâ€™s freedom.
Victory Day signaled the end to the War in the Pacific that concluded World War II.
PROVIDENCE â€“ For a different and perhaps refreshing change of pace, Ed Cooley wonâ€™t have to worry about juggling timeouts, what instructions to bark out or rack his brain in hopes of recalling the vivid details of the oppositionâ€™s scouting report.
As Cooley and his Providence College Friars embark on a 10-day, three-game exhibition swing through Europeâ€™s sunny peninsula, the head coach does so with somewhat of a lightened load. During PCâ€™s three exhibition contests against Italian competition, Cooley will let his assistant coaches run the show while he sits and observes.
PAWTUCKET â€“ It was a big night at McCoy Stadium Sunday night with lots of stars, both from sports and entertainment, shining bright, and all for singer and Providence native Jeffrey Osborneâ€™s charitable foundation and the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Trust.
PAWTUCKET --The very presence of Magic Johnson at McCoy Stadium on Sunday offered an interesting juxtaposition.
Here was the NBA legend, standing on the same plush and well-manicured field that became second nature to Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa during the past two seasons. The two former PawSox pitchers represent the prospect-laden haul the Red Sox received from Johnsonâ€™s Dodgers when the two teams ironed out a blockbuster trade that is rapidly approaching its two-year anniversary.
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It's a bus ride that will never get old for Cumberland American Little League.
The newly crowned New England Regional champions left Bristol, Conn., Sunday morning for Williamsport, Pa., and the Little League World Series.
"They left via coach bus at nine in the morning," Eastern Region assistant director Patrick Holden said.
Gerald "Jerry" Carroll
PAWTUCKET - Gerald "Jerry" C. Carroll, 76, of Pawtucket and a summer resident of Pittsburg, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Maryann N. (Banas) Carroll for fifty-four years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Nicholas E., Sr. and Grace Mary (Cameron) Carroll.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ A 13-year-old girl committed suicide Thursday by deliberately running into the path of an oncoming vehicle on I-95 southbound, at the foot of the Broadway ramp, according to the state police.
The girl was distraught over a â€śsituation with her boyfriendâ€ť that came to a head shortly before she was struck by the car, about 2 a.m., according to Lt. Col. Michael Winquist.
She was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital a short time later.
The victimâ€™s name was withheld, but Winquist said her family lives in Pawtucket.
â€śObviously itâ€™s a very tragic situation,â€ť he said.
Edward W. Mowry
NORTON, MA - Edward W. Mowry, age 63, of Norton, formerly of Cumberland, RI passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Maryjane E. (Franco) Mowry and father of Rebecca L. Mowry.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 11th at 10:00 A.M. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (Off Route 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton. Burial with military honors will follow at the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 10th from 4:00-7:00 P.M.
Woody Allen directs a scene for his upcoming movie on Main St. in downtown Pawtucket Thursday on morning. Main St. and High St. were closed for a time while several scenes were filmed for the new movie, as yet untitled, before Allen and company moved to 207 Wickenden St. in Providence for filming shot the Coffee Exchange.
See Friday's Pawtucket Times and Woonsocket Call for complete story and more photos.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Perhaps 30 minutes after the Cumberland American All-Stars had sustained a 5-3 walk-off loss to Fairfield American of Connecticut on Tuesday night, manager Dave Belisle conducted a meeting in the team dorm.
In essence, he told his bunch to keep their heads up, that they had played well in the defeat and to believe in themselves as they always did.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Manager Kevin Boles doesnâ€™t pretend to be unaware of the fact that his Pawtucket Red Sox are now in the throes of a pennant race, something that in recent years has been an annual staple of August baseball around these parts.
â€śThereâ€™s a buzz and definitely aware whatâ€™s going on. They want to accomplish some special things,â€ť Boles said. â€śWeâ€™re here to develop winning ballplayers.â€ť
Joseph J. Dewey
EAST PROVIDENCE - Joseph J. Dewey, 81, of Rumford, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Habib and Adell (Ganem) Dewey. Joseph was a printer for the Sun Chronicle and the Pawtucket Times for many years, and he was a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Branch of Damascus. He dedicated his life with his time and compassion for his family and friends.
John V. DeGoes
RUMFORD - John V. DeGoes, 77, of Rumford, RI passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne L. (Kurowski) DeGoes.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John and Mary L. (Nobrega) DeGoes. He resided in Rumford for the past 25 years, previously residing in Pawtucket. John served in the RI Air National Guard for 7 years and for the Air Force during the Berlin crisis from 1962-63.
PAWTUCKET - Eulalia Fontaine, "Lolly", 90, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leo Fontaine. Born in Wallingford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Alberto and Maria Rosa (Albuquerque) Ferreira.
She is survived by two daughters, Denise Fontaine, and Deborah Asermely, a brother, Edward Ferreira, and three granddaughters, Nichole, Christine, and Andrea Asermely.
Roland P. Genereux
GLOCESTER - Roland P. Genereux, 91, passed away peacefully at home. He was the devoted husband of Therese B. (Saucier) Genereux for 67 years. Roland was born in Canada, the son of the late Emile and Albertine (Coutu) Genereux; he was a longtime resident of Pawtucket before moving to Glocester.
Roland was a Teamster Truck Driver, Local 251 for 40 years before retiring in 1980. He was also a co-owner with his wife of the T House Hair of Fashion in Pawtucket for 50 years.
LINCOLN - Alina Goncalves, 92, passed on August 5th. She was the wife of the late Alzino Vaz
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde Island, a daughter of the late Pedro Goncalves and a daughter, Eugenia Alves.
She is survived by 6 sons, Alberto Vaz, Domingos Vaz, Bendavid Vaz, Olavo Vaz, Pedro Vaz, and Carlos Vaz, a daughter, Isabel Vaz, 31 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren a sister, Lidia Goncalves.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Lawn Ave, Pawtucket
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PAWTUCKET – When reached early Sunday afternoon, Jim Mello admitted he's had a lot on his mind over the previous few days.
Ever since his Collette Vacations Post 79 squadron captured its first-ever R.I. American Legion Senior Division Tournament title with back-to-back 8-2 and 9-6 victories over the Newport-area's R&R Construction last Wednesday at McCarthy Field, he's had to prepare loads of paperwork.
In fact, he mentioned he was still trying to complete all of the necessary forms on his kitchen table.