July 14th, 2014
CUMBERLAND â The townâs Diamond Hill Park off Diamond Hill Road has a new asphalt parking lot thanks to a $165,542 improvement project but Mayor Daniel J. McKee is asking the Town Council for an expansion of the work when it meets on Wednesday.
McKee said the Department of Environmental Management rules for use of the open space park allowed the initial paving project to cover just one acre of the available parking area at the one-time, state-operated ski area to be paved by the Cardi Corporation under the initial work.
BURRILLVILLE â If you have a penchant for the dramatic, and you attended the Cumberland American-Lincoln All-Star Game on Monday night, your appetite was whetted.
In the end, Jayden Struble walloped a three-run home run to left field with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to deliver to CALL a 9-6 walk-off victory over Lincoln at Sherman Park. With the triumph, Cumberland American not only captured the Rhode Island District IV Major Division crown, but also sealed a berth in next weekendâs state tournament in Bristol.
Arminda M. daLomba
PAWTUCKET - Arminda M. daLomba (Monteiro), 88, of Pawtucket, died July 13, 2014. She was the wife of the late Caledio daLomba. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde. She was a daughter of the late Antonio and Matilda (daCosta) Monteiro. She came to this country 46 years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was formerly employed by N.E. Paper Tube Co.
She is survived by her five children James and Tony daCosta, Carmen Rodrigues, Maria daGraca and John DosSantos. Twenty two grandchildren, thirty five great-grandchildren, two nephews and three nieces.
PAWTUCKET - June Dash, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Dash, Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Jane (Fox) Cartier.
Jeanne d'Arc Fournier
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Sister Jeanne d'Arc Fournier, SUSC of Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, died July 9, 2014 at the age of 93. She was born in Lawrence, MA July 20, 1920, daughter of the late Napoleon and Roseanna (Raymond) Fournier. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her brother Francis Fournier of North Attleboro, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. Her sister Annette Logan and brothers Joseph, Donald, Romeo and Raymond predeceased her.
Robert G. Ostiguy
LINCOLN - Robert G. Ostiguy, 85, of Lincoln, died July 11, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Tillier) Ostiguy. They had been married 55 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George A. and Antoinette E. (Bouchard) Ostiguy.
Mr. Ostiguy was employed as a plumber for Local #51 for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Rhody Oldies Hockey Club.
GREENVILLE, RI - Joseph Soares, 89, of Greenville, RI formerly of Attleboro passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2014 at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Pascoag, RI. He was the husband of the late Edna N. (Surprenant) Soares.
Born December 20, 1924 in Fall River, MA he was a son of the late Jose and Mary (Martins) Soares.
PAWTUCKET â It was certainly warm enough for a dunk tank to be operating at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 306 Block Party Sunday afternoon, and Mayor Donald R. Grebien and City Councilman Albert J. Vitali Jr. didn't disappoint the kids and a few adults looking to see them take the plunge.
The dunk tank was part of the fundraising activities scheduled for the block party to help fund Post programs for veteran outreach and services and also bring a little attention to the 95 year-old organization and its 94-year-old Womenâs Auxiliary.
It looks like Theo Epstein may have the last laugh after all. All the former general manager of the Red Sox would have to do is point to last Wednesday when the starting lineup included five rookies. Surely such a development would have brought a smile to Epsteinâs face if he were still running the day-to-day baseball operations on Yawkey Way.
PAWTUCKET â Sarah Mirza-DiNardo still has plenty of acting blood in her.
Case in point: The happenings at the U.S. Figure Skating National Theatre on Ice Competition in Dearborn, Mich. the afternoon of Friday, June 27.
CENTRAL FALLS â As a surge of undocumented immigrant children spills into the United States from Mexico, itâs not unusual to hear calls to seal the border and speed up deportations.
âA nation without borders is a nation without sovereignty,â a woman says on the TV news.
But in the most Latino square mile of Rhode Island youâre likely to hear a kinder, gentler version of the ramped-up debate over immigration triggered by the crisis in the Rio Grande Valley.
âPutting up walls and other things are Band-Aids,â says Mario Bueno, the director of Progreso Latino.
SMITHFIELD – His teammates call him “Hien Machine.”
Gail E. Quinn - Formerly of Pawtucket - Gail E. Quinn passed on January 7, 2014. A Celebratory Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Saint Marie Goretti Church, Power Rd, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited.
David E. Hamel
PAWTUCKET - David E. Hamel, 65, passed away on July 10th. He was a son of the late Ernest and Thelma (Freebairn) Hamel.
He had been employed by Colfax Industries for 30 years as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union 251. He was a member of the Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues preservation society, a former member of the SOS Big Band. David was also the Chaplin of the Howard Roger Legion Post, 25 and played local Jazz sessions' as Dave "Bebop" Hamel. He served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972 aboard the submarine "USS Bluefish"
PAWTUCKET - Gladys Conlon, 73 of Pawtucket passed away on July 8,2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Conlon for 52 years. She is survived by her 10 children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Avenue Lincoln, R.I. on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. for complete obituary www.thekeefefurneralhome.com
Katherine Anne Foley
CUMBERLAND - Katherine Anne Foley (11/08/1990 - 07/09/2014)
Katie, only 23 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She leaves behind two sons, Jayden Chace and Ashton Cole, her brothers, John andKris, her mom, Jenn, her dad, Jack, her grandmother, Heather, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. She was predeceased by Grampy
Olden, and Grammy & Grampy Foley.
Rowland E. Hill
PAWTUCKET - Rowland E. Hill, 89 passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.
He was the father of Cindy Roberge and her husband William with whom he resided. He was also the brother of Violet E. Hill of Central Falls.
Committal prayers will be held on Monday July 14, 2014 in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2 PM in the Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Fellowship Fund of the Memorial Baptist Church.
Bruce S. Camire
ATTLEBORO - Bruce S. Camire, 68, of Attleboro, passed away on July 10, 2014 at home with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Joubert) Camire .
Bruce was born in Attleboro, the son of the late Gerald and Anna Claire (Arsenault) Camire.
Before his illness, Bruce was a self employed auto body mechanic, he loved to restore cars, was an avid NASCAR fan, most of all he was a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family.
HELEN MICHALENKA (Mroz)
PAWTUCKET - Helen Michalenka, 97, passed away Tuesday July 8, 2014 at Pawtucket Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Talia Michalenka. They were married for 72 years.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Walenty and Mary (Pietrasz) Mroz. She lived in Pawtucket, Narragansett and Lincoln.
Before retiring in 1979 she was employed as a Textile Worker in the Blackstone Valley Area.
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