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December 23rd

Ernest V. Beaulieu

December 23, 2014

Ernest V. Beaulieu

CENTRAL FALLS - Ernest V. Beaulieu, 54, passed on unexpectedly on December 14th.
He was the son of
Heliane (Brodeur) Beaulieu and the late Albert Beaulieu.
Ernie is survived by his siblings, Albert Beaulieu, Diane Corneau, Denise Lavoie, Jeanine Bascom, several nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Paul Beaulieu.

Diane J. Standring

December 23, 2014

Diane J. Standring

PAWTUCKET - Diane J. Standring, 65, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Norman E. and Cora T. (Benoit) Standring.

Rita E. Bedard

December 23, 2014

Rita E. Bedard

PAWTUCKET - Rita E. "Rit" (Bergeron) Bedard, 77, passed on December 22nd. Born in Pawtucket, she was the wife of the late Donald A. Bedard to whom she was married for 48 years. Rita was the daughter of the late Laurence Bergeron-Malloney.

Helen M. Keegan

December 23, 2014

Helen M. Keegan

PAWTUCKET - Helen M. Keegan, 84, of Hillside Avenue, died Wednesday evening, December 17, 2014, at Summit Commons Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Frederick T. Keegan, Sr.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Annie (Lipay) Boick.
Helen worked in the office of A & Z Chain Company for several years before retiring.
She leaves a daughter, Karen J. Dunbar, of Pawtucket, and four loving grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her son, Frederick T. Keegan, Jr.

Carole A. Kelley

December 23, 2014

Carole A. Kelley (Rutkowski)

PAWTUCKET - Carole A. Kelley, 73, passed away Friday December 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter E. Kelley Jr.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Alexander J. and Stella H. (Szaldak) Rutkowski.
Before retiring Carole owned and operated the former Jewel Box of Pawtucket.
Carole leaves her caregiver Jessica F. Goncalves of Cumberland and also leaves her best friend, her dog Yogi. She was the mother of the late Keith P. Kelley and the sister of the late Richard A. Rutkowski.

Alice Irene Issa

December 23, 2014

Alice Irene Issa

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Alice Irene (Dion) Issa, 94 of North Providence, RI, loving wife of 71 years to Alphonse Issa, passed away on Monday, December 22 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital with her loving family by her side. Alice was born on August 24, 1920 in Springfield, MA the daughter of Samuel and Lottie Dion.

December 22nd

Guinea pig flees from Facebook tiff

December 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A guinea pig got loose and couldn’t be found after a man broke apart the animal’s cage by kicking it in the midst of a heated domestic quarrel Sunday, police said.

Barry Joseph Cartin, 40, of 92 Bates St., is facing charges of unnecessary cruelty to an animal, domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic assault and battery, according to Major Arthur Martins.
The episode came to the attention of the police shortly before noon, when a 42-year-old woman came to police headquarters saying her boyfriend had roughed her up.

Major League Baseball | Switching gears: Woonsocket's Baldelli moves from Rays' front office to first-base coach

December 22, 2014

Rocco Baldelli wasn’t seeking a switch in assignments with the Tampa Bay Rays. In his own words, the Woonsocket native and Bishop Hendricken alumnus “was very much into the work he was doing” as a key and trusted figurehead in the front office.

Twila Stevens

December 22, 2014

Twila Stevens

LOVELAND, CO - Twila Stevens was born June 9, 1927 in Great Bend, KS to Frank and Nola (Dixon) Stoss, and entered into rest on December 9, 2014 at the Green House at Mirasol in Loveland, CO at the age of 87.

Helen Borozny

December 22, 2014

Helen Borozny

CUMBERLAND - Helen Borozny, 97, of Cumberland died Monday morning at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Borozny, Sr. who died in 1971.
Mrs. Borozny was born and raised in Providence and upon her marriage moved to Cumberland where she resided for over 75 years.
Helen was a dedicated homemaker when raising her family and later worked for Health-Tex in Cumberland. She was a talented cook and enjoyed gardening and keeping up her skills through word-find and crossword puzzles.

Willard L. Menconi

December 22, 2014

Willard L. Menconi

ST. CLOUD, FL. - Willard "Will" Lewis Menconi (83 years) of St Cloud, Florida died peacefully in his home on December 10, 2014. He was born on December 3, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island to William Lee Menconi and Leona Le Beau Menconi. Will's brother, 2Lt Lee William Menconi, US Army, sacrificed his life during the VietNam War. Will served in the Korean War with the US Army for two years.
Will is survived by his wife, Donna Mae Jenkins, daughter; Jeanette Girdner and her husband Troy, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Eugenia Donato

December 22, 2014

Eugenia Donato

PAWTUCKET - Eugenia "Jean" (Stenovitch) Donato, 73, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. She was the former wife of Basil Donato. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Amelia (Kogut) Stenovitch.
Jean was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her two granddaughters, Nicole and Julie Donato. She loved reading; cooking and going to dinner with family and friends. Jean was an avid sports fan, she especially enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Frank E. McDonald

December 22, 2014

Frank E. McDonald

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Frank "Red" E. McDonald, 90, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Collinson) McDonald for sixty-six years.
Born in Burrillville, a son of the late Mary (Locklin) McDonald, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to South Attleboro over forty years ago.

Robert J. Mikula

December 22, 2014

Robert J. Mikula

CUMBERLAND - Robert J. Mikula 58, of Lenox Street, passed away Saturday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Edwin and Eleanor M. (Obuchon) Mikula. He was lifelong resident of Cumberland.
He is survived by his brother Anthony E. Mikula of Blackstone, MA., and his sister Elaine George of Cumberland. Three nephews Michael, Matthew and Peter Mikula, two nieces Crystal and Shannon George and one great niece Alana Riendeau.

Eileen Keenan

December 22, 2014

Eileen Keenan

CENTRAL FALLS - Eileen Keenan, 88, passed on December 20th. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Keenan.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Barbara Laramee, Sheila Keenan, Donna Petrin and Pamela LaPlante, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Edward Keenan.

Leatrice S. Morrison

December 22, 2014

Leatrice S. Morrison

PAWTUCKET - Leatrice S. (Green) Morrison, 91, formerly of Chandler Avenue died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John F. Morrison.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Beatrice S. (Smith) Green and she summered in Matunuck for many years.
Mrs. Morrison was an office worker for the former Almacs Grocery Stores for 20 years before retiring.

Loretta Monteiro

December 22, 2014

Loretta Monteiro

PAWTUCKET - Loretta Monteiro, 64, of Beechwood Street, passed away on Friday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Sgt. John M. Monteiro. She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Albert and Loretta (Martin) Victoria and lived most of her life in Pawtucket. Loretta had been employed for many years as a dispatcher for the Pawtucket Police Department.
She is survived by 2 sons, Christopher Monteiro of Cranston and Michael Monteiro of Pawtucket, a sister Linda Valcourt of Cumberland and a brother Michael Bibby of Pawtucket, nieces and nephews.

December 21st

PawSox | Officials: City Hall keeping eye on the ball with potential Sox sale

December 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Officially, city leaders are on standby in regards to the potential sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox to the Boston Red Sox.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Otis & Co. hope to bring Tigers to new heights this season

December 21, 2014


PAWTUCKET – These are good times for the Tolman High basketball program. The Tigers went 13-5 last season and qualified for the state open tournament. They return most of the key players from that squad and have enhanced this year’s team with a couple of useful new parts.

Coach Mike Kayata’s team is 3-0 so far, winning by an average of 18 points per game. The Tigers were tested on Friday night by a solid North Smithfield team that they eventually wore down on their way to a 91-66 victory.

Man dies in Pawtucket blaze

December 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man described to be in his late 50s died after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his 31 Grove St. apartment on Sunday afternoon.

Michael J. Sweeney, chief of investigations for the R.I. Fire Marshal’s Office, said at the scene Sunday that Pawtucket Fire Department companies conducting a fire suppression effort in the first-floor apartment shortly before 2 p.m. encountered the victim in a nearby bedroom.

The man was not breathing and not responsive to efforts to resuscitate him, Sweeney said.

Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times and Monday's Call.

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