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October 17th, 2014

Edward F. "Ted" Wall

October 17, 2014

Edward F. "Ted" Wall

CUMBERLAND - Edward F. "Ted" Wall, 77, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, after a brief illness. He was the fiancée of Jean Ayers of Cumberland, the love of his life, and the husband of the late Claire Migneault. He was born in Cumberland, the son of the late Leo and Grace (Mowry) Wall. He was a warehouseman in local paper supply companies until retiring in 1981.

Annie W. McLachlan

October 17, 2014

Annie W. McLachlan

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Annie W. McLachlan, 100, died October 16, 2014 at Hopkins Manor. She was born in Kilmarnick, Scotland. Daughter of the late Charles and Jessie (Allan) McLachlan. She came to this country in 1928 and settled in Pawtucket. She was employed by Brown & Sharpe for 43 years until her retirement in 1979. Mrs. McLachlan was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and King's Daughters. She was an avid traveler.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Robert and George McLachlan, Berthya Jessiman, Jessie Davis and Jane Bennett.

October 16th

Man injured in bat attack

October 16, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Providence man struck his brother in the head with a baseball bat several times following a dispute late Wednesday, police said.

Amancio C. Gomes, 39, of Providence, was at his brother's apartment at 193 Newell Ave. around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday when the two got into a disagreement over “some disrespect that was going on regarding familial relationships,” police Maj. Arthur Martins said.

Ora Potter

October 16, 2014

Ora Potter

PAWTUCKET- Ora (Boulais) Potter, 88 a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Apollo Beach, Florida where she had been residing for the last 3 years.
She was the wife of the late Galen (Bud) Potter. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Rose (Plante) Boulais.

Gladys W. McKee

October 16, 2014

Gladys W. McKee

CUMBERLAND - Gladys W. McKee, 93, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Thursday at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. She was the wife of the late William S. McKee.
Born in Shreveport, LA, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Thelma (Robertson) Williams. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
Mrs. McKee was employed as a Department Head, Home Economics and Science Teacher for the Cumberland School Department for 33 years until her retirement.
She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, ETA Chapter, and a lifelong member of NEA.

Jose N. Mendes

October 16, 2014

Jose N. Mendes

PAWTUCKET - Jose N. Mendes, "Zepe" 68, passed on October 16th with his family by his side.
He was the husband of Joana (Baptista) Mendes and step son of Lolo Spinola.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde he was the son of the late Joaquim Rodrigues and Eva Mendes. He had been employed by Union Wadding for over 15 years. He was a member of Mount Hope Community Baptist Church.

Viviane T. Belisle

October 16, 2014

Viviane T. Belisle

PAWTUCKET - Viviane T. Belisle, entered into eternal life on Tuesday at Berkshire Place in Providence after an illness. She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Phillip and Eva (Caouette) Fournier. She was the former wife of the late Robert L. Nixon.

Richard F. Kachuk

October 16, 2014

Richard F. Kachuk

CUMBERLAND - Richard F. Kachuk, 76, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Darlene A. (Fasulo) Kachuk for 46 years. Born in Putnam, CT, he was a son of the late William and Yvette (Champagne) Kachuk. Richard enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends, he especially enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren, Richard, Riley, Jake and Nicole.

Alfred E. Vieira, Jr.

October 16, 2014

Alfred E. Vieira, Jr.

PAWTUCKET - Alfred "Coach Al" E. Vieira, Jr., 73, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of Evelyn (Rogers) Vieira of Pawtucket and the late Alfred E. Vieira, Sr.

October 15th

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen to honor individuals, businesses

October 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET – With each of them carrying on the legacy of Ernie Marot and his selfless efforts to end hunger, a collection of individuals, businesses, and state agencies will be honored as part of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen's second annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and fundraising dinner Friday.
According to the Adrienne Marchetti, the soup kitchen's executive director, the five honorees at Friday's gala are: Irving Basiliere, Dr. Michael Ragosta, Navigant Credit Union, Pawtucket Credit Union, and the state Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Man bites brother's ear off

October 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A man had a big chunk of his ear bitten off by his brother after complaining that his sibling drank all the alcohol in the house and hadn’t left any for him, according to police.
Melvin S. Gboe, 35, of 950 Main St., was arrested Monday on charges that include domestic felony assault, mutilation, resisting arrest and misdemeanor domestic assault, according to police reports.

John E. Johnson

October 15, 2014

John E. Johnson

BROWNINGTON, VT - John Emanuel Johnson, 75, died October 9, 2014, at his home in Brownington, VT. John, a longtime resident of Pawtucket, RI, was the loving father of four children - Cathy Tupper of Cape Coral, FL; Jan Eve Johnson of Wayland, MA; Virginia H. Johnson of N. Attleboro, MA; and John E. Johnson of Pawtucket, RI. John is also survived by his mother, Rita Johnson, of Greenville, RI; his brother, Bertil Johnson, of N. Scituate, RI; his sister, Linda Molack, of Coventry, RI; and his two grandchildren, Angelina M. and Isabella Eve Johnson, of Pawtucket, RI.

Tolman girls' volleyball | With 10 straight wins, the Tigers are dominating D-II

October 15, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High continued one of the most dominating runs imaginable on Tuesday night when the Tigers captured their ninth 3-0 victory in their last 10 Division II-North matches. This romp came over a 1-10 Tiverton team that offered only token resistance.

October 14th

LONG COURTSHIP: Time, language, distance couldn't separate Paula Cadavid from her sport

October 14, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Six years, and just shy of three thousand miles separated Paula Cadavid from her sport.

To be reunited, it took a passion that wouldn’t fade and the devotion of a handful of sympathetic coaches. Her story is a reminder that sometimes, the well-worn phrase “love of the game” actually means what it says.

Mabel G. Kelleher

October 14, 2014

Mabel G. Kelleher

PAWTUCKET - Mabel G. (DesRoches) Kelleher, 78, passed away with her husband by her side on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 after many years of illness. She was the beloved wife of Paul B. Kelleher for 27 years and the late Kenneth Brown. Born in Somerville, MA, she was a daughter of the late Theodore, Sr. and Helen (Lane) DesRoches.
Mabel was the nursing payroll clerk at Memorial Hospital of RI for 17 years until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed collecting Swarovski Crystal; reading; knitting; crocheting and completing word searches and crossword puzzles.

Joan B. Roskowski

October 14, 2014

Joan B. Roskowski

CUMBERLAND - Joan B. Roskowski, 81, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (McCaffrey) Demers. Joan lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
She is survived by two children, Tom Roskowski, and Cathy Calcagni, two sisters, Dorothy Demers, and CarolAnne Dragon, and six grandchildren, Alexander, Erica, Stasha, and Brandon Roskowski, and Chelsea and Mikaela Calcagni. She was the mother of the late David Roskowski and sister of the late Cornelius "Neil" Demers.

October 13th

Feldman Furniture building to be converted by Nexus into luxury apartments

October 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Standing at the corner of Broad and North Union streets, the old Feldman Furniture warehouse is undergoing some serious renovations, and the prodigious three-story red brick building could house upwards of 25 luxury apartments in the future.

The 66,000-square-foot three-story mill building was sold to Nexus Property Management LLC on July 3 for $175,000, according to records with the city Tax Assessor’s office.

October 12th

Tolman High Football | Tigers take down defending D-II champs West Warwick, 15-13

October 12, 2014


WEST WARWICK — Tolman ended West Warwick’s 13-month unbeaten at Maznicki Field thanks to two long runs, some solid defense and an unplanned two-point conversion.
 
The Tigers and Wizards were knotted at 13 following a seven-yard touchdown run from junior Jacob Vargulish with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Tigers lined up for the extra point, but the snap was poor and Vargulish had to improvise.

October 11th

St. Raphael Football | Saints stay unbeaten with 35-7 thrashing of Mt. Hope

October 11, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Unbeaten St. Raphael Academy turned a solid Mount Hope team every which way but loose during a 35-7 romp over the Huskies on Friday night at Pariseau Field.

Shea High Football | Central Falls High Football | North Smithfield High Football

October 11, 2014


Raiders start strong before holding on to top Vikings

PAWTUCKET -- Shea jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter before holding on to defeat Division II-A rival Rogers, 23-21, Friday night at Max Read Field.

Anthony Almeida scored on a 12-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to provide the Raiders with the deciding. Yanique Duarte caught a 45-yard touchdown for Shea and also ran for a 3-yard score. Shea, which led 17-14 at halftime, improves to 2-1 in league play.