July 28th, 2014
Brian J. McLaughlin
PAWTUCKET - McLaughlin, Brian J. 62. Known to his friends as "Niney" passed away on July 20, 2014.
A life long resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late David and Hope McLaughlin.
Survived by his wife Karen (Voikos) McLaughlin of Pawtucket, RI and his two sisters, Terrie Barone and her husband William, of East Providence, RI and Lynne Barstis and her husband Ron of Attleboro, MA.
Roland E. Carroll
ATTLEBORO - Roland E. Carroll, 92, formerly of Pawtucket and Brooksville, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Doris M. (Smith) Carroll for 68 years. Born in West Warwick, he was a son of the late John F. and Amelia (Joyal) Carroll.
Raul J. Coelho
CUMBERLAND - Raul J. Coelho, 93, of 10 Old Diamond Hill Rd. and formerly of Carpenter St. passed away Sunday in Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland. He was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Domingos) Coelho.
A lifelong Cumberland resident he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Ferreira) Coelho.
Patricia A. Ballard
PAWTUCKET - Patricia A. Ballard (Stasiukiewicz) 67, of Crescent Road passed away Saturday July 26, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Susan M. Ballard of Pawtucket. For full obituary please visit
CUMBERLAND - Antonio Lopes, 95, of West Barrows St. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday July 26, in The Holiday, Manville. He was the beloved husband of the late Otelinda (DaSilva) Lopes.
Born in Insua, Penalva do Castelo, Portugal he was the son of the late Lourenco and Maria Lopes. He came to this country in 1960, settling in Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET â€” Mark Binder, author of the groundbreaking childrenâ€™s book â€śCinderella Spinderella,â€ť is taking his work one step further with the â€śPay a Book Forwardâ€ť campaign.
PAWTUCKET â€“ For reasons no doubt discussed ad nauseam in other forums, â€śRocketâ€ť Roger Clemens will not be featured during this weekendâ€™s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Brandon Workman, Clemens fan, fellow Red Sox pitcher and fellow University of Texas Longhorn, hopes that changes someday.
CENTRAL FALLS - Normand Levesque, 86, passed on July 25th. He was the husband of Rhea (Collignon) Levesque. They have been married for 61 years.
He was the son of the late Adolphe and Leopoldine (Pelletier) Levesque and was a lifelong Central Falls resident.
Normand had been employed as Lace Draftsman for American Textiles, RI Lace and Seekonk Lace for over 40 years before retiring. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Dolores J. Teixeira
PAWTUCKET - Dolores J. Teixeira, 82, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late Carlos Teixeira. Born in Seekonk, MA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Alice (Verfaille) Amaral.
She is survived by her children, Kevin and Scott Teixeira, and Karen LeClair, three grandchildren and two great granddaughters. She was the sister of the late Ronald Amaral.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ A Bristol man and registered sex offender was arraigned in District Court Providence Thursday, where he pled not guilty to charges that inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl at the Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness swimming pool.
Raymond J. Dubord, of 50 Monroe St., Bristol, was charged with simple assault after the grandmother of the girl filed a complaint with the East Providence police on July 18. According to the complaint, Dubord was constantly trying to talk to the girl and exchanged phone numbers and that there was â€śunwanted touchingâ€ť involved.
John R. Ayers
CUMBERLAND - John R. Ayers, 80, of Cumberland, died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Zenna (Gwozdz) Ayers. They had been married 59 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late John H. and Doris C. (Dempsey) Ayers.
Mr. Ayers was a self employed and union carpenter for many years. He was a member of the Carpenters Local #51. He enjoyed golfing.
Wanda G. Winslow
CUMBERLAND - Wanda G. Winslow, 93, of Cumberland died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Pawtucket.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late John and Stephanie (Bozek) Winslow.
Miss Winslow was a textile worker for several textile companies in Pawtucket and Central Falls for many years before she retired from Crown Textiles in Central Falls
She is survived by one sister, Monica Winslow and one brother, Frank J. Winslow, both of Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery after a man showed up at the hospital Tuesday afternoon with a gunshot wound to the foot, they said.
Marquis Hopper, 20, of Pawtucket, suffered a small-caliber bullet wound to the foot and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, said Major Arthur Martins. He is expected to be okay.
Dorothy A. Audette
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy A. Audette (Desrochers), 94 of Pawtucket and formerly of Central Falls died peacefully at Grandview Center, Cumberland on Monday, July 21, 2014. She was the devoted wife of the late Emile O. Audette for 68 yrs. until his death in 2010. She was the daughter of the late George and Blanche (Couture) Desrochers.
KR Baseball Academy is on the move after a successful 10-year run in Pawtucket.
Though nothing is official, the owner hopes everything regarding the academy’s new Lincoln location will be signed, sealed and delivered by the middle of next week. More specifically, Ken Ryan plans to inhabit space on 100 Higginson Ave., which is situated in the Lonsdale section of town.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ An unprecedented community collaborative to tackle truancy and chronic absenteeism in the cityâ€™s public schools kicks off next month and City Councilwoman and School Committee member Stephanie Gonzalez is leading the charge.
The idea for the Back to School campaign was hatched in the spring by the newly-formed Central Falls Alumni Association, which has partnered with the school district to reach out and involve school, community and municipal stakeholders, including School Superintendent Frances Gallo, Mayor James A. Diossa and Police Chief James J. Mendonca, to name a few.
PAWTUCKET - Janice "Jan" (Drake) Box, 85, of Pawtucket, died peacefully Sunday, July 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Joseph J. Box, DDS.
Born in North Brookfield, MA, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mabel (Chadbourne) Drake, she had lived in Pawtucket for over 50 years and summered in North Falmouth, MA for over 50 years.
Frank V. Paine, Jr.
MANVILLE - Frank V. Paine, Jr., formerly of Manville, entered into rest July 17, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was predeceased in 2009 by his wife of fifty-two years Claudette A. (Paulison) Paine. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Frank V., Sr. and Mabel (King) Paine.
LINCOLN â€” A fire breaking out in a motor vehicle inside Georgeâ€™s Towing and Auto Repair at 25 North Crow Point Road Monday afternoon caused heavy damage to the metal commercial building and non-life threatening injuries to three local firefighters working to put it out.
Police Capt. Philip Gould said the department received a call from an employee at 25 North Crow Point Road reporting fire inside the building at 1:12 p.m.
â€śThey were working on a vehicle inside the building and the vehicle caught fire,â€ť Gould said.