PAWTUCKET — Veteran St. Raphael Academy chief Mike Sassi is always so forthcoming as to how a new season will unfold, but admitted this one will be extra special, not to mention memorable.
Instead of playing the primary role of offensive coordinator – as well as overseeing every other aspect of the team – he will turn his focus to defense.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ The third annual Bright Future Festival will kick off Saturday afternoon, with a diverse celebration of the city's culture, including dance and musical performances, and concluding with a firework display.
The festival begins Saturday at noon at Jenks Park and is free and open to the public and celebrates Central Falls' diversity with cultural foods, dance performances, informational and educational booths, and interactive community art activities.
John J. Durkin
CUMBERLAND - John J. Durkin, formerly of Cumberland and Jamestown passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Mr. Durkin was born in Carlstadt, New Jersey, the son of the late John Durkin and Alice M. (Marginson) Durkin. He was a custodian for the Cumberland School Department for many years.
John is survived by his nephew Thomas Benoit and his wife Virginia of Seekonk, Massachusetts, his niece Barbara Drolet of Rumford and several grand nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Marie Benoit and Irene Munson.
Katherine Ann Carroll-Young
PAWTUCKET - Katherine Ann Carroll-Young of Pawtucket died on September 16, 2014. She was the wife of Rickey F. Young.
Katherine was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Whalen and Marjorie I. (Leary) Whalen. She was a dispatcher for the City of Pawtucket's Police Department for over 30 years.
Besides her husband she leaves her daughter Denise Carroll, her stepchildren, Rickey Young Jr., Michelle Mederios, Marsha Young, Jennifer daPonte, Michael Young, Dustin Young, and David Young.
Doris May Halliwell
CUMBERLAND - Matriarch Doris May (Bishop) Halliwell died peacefully on Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of RI Inpatient Center, in the loving care of her family. She had resided at the Emerald Bay Manor assisted-living home in Cumberland since 2003. She was predeceased by her faithful husband Thomas to whom she was married 65 years. Doris was the loving daughter of the late Lottie (Patterson) and Clarence Bishop.
PAWTUCKET – The time-honored tradition of seeing the manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox receive a “job well done” seal of approval in the form of a September call-up to Boston remains alive and well.
Kevin Boles is the latest to receive such a commendation following a transaction-driven Triple-A season that culminated with the PawSox’s capture of the Governors’ Cup.
John P. Lubera Jr.
PAWTUCKET - John P. Lubera Jr. passed away September 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Lapierre) Lubera.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late John P. and Jennie (Cordeau) Lubera Sr. He lived in Pawtucket for most of his life.
Before retiring John was employed as a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years and also owned and operated Lubera's Window Cleaning Service.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. John was a member of several veterans organizations.
CENTRAL FALLS - Caroline Kulig, 98, passed away Tuesday September 16, 2014.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Walter and Wiktorya (Pietruszka) Kulig. She lived in South Attleboro for the past 6 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Secretary for the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.
Esther F. Powers-Lane
PAWTUCKET - Esther F. Powers-Lane, 84, passed away Tuesday after an illness.
She was the former wife of the late Milton Powers and the widow of George Lane and the daughter of the late Hugh J. and Esther (Goodwin) Walsh. Esther was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Irene E. Fontaine
PAWTUCKET - Irene E. Fontaine, 95 of Pawtucket died Sunday.
Funeral Friday with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Church, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
Robert R. Landry Jr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Robert R. Landry Jr., 44, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, September 11th with his loving family by his side. Born in Pawtucket, the son of Robert R. Landry Sr. and Lucille (Lavallee) Landry. He is also survived by his fiancĂ©e Patricia Sweeney.
Robert was a proud supporter of "RI Pink Trucks" and "Pink Heals" as well as spending time and talking with Veterans. He was a proud member of the "Patriot Guard."
PAWTUCKET -- PawSox fans are invited to a Victory Celebration at McCoy Stadium tomorrow (Wednesday), September 17 at 12:30 pm to honor the 2014 Governors' Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox.
The team is scheduled to arrive back at McCoy via bus from T.F. Green Airport at approximately 12:45 pm. Several players, manager Kevin Boles, coaches, front office executives, mascots Paws and Sox, and many local dignitaries from the City of Pawtucket and the State of Rhode Island will be on hand to celebrate the PawSox championship season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The PawSox will meet the Omaha Storm Chasers tonight in a one-game, winner-take-all game for the Triple-A National Championship.
The game begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NBCSN (Cox Cable Channel 93) and on 920 AM (WHJJ).
Starting for the PawSox is Edwin Escobar.
What goes up must come up as well. Translation: When the Pawtucket Red Sox lose a player to the big leagues, where do they turn to first? Try your friendly neighborhood Double-A affiliate.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ The East Providence Historic District Commission is urging the City Council to make emergency repairs to the long-vacant shingle-style Odd Fellows Hall at 63-65 Warren Ave. to stop further deterioration while the city comes up with a long-term solution for the re-use of the historic building.
Ida I. Pelletier
ALBION - Ida I. Pelletier, 90, of Franklin St. Lincoln, formerly of School St., Albion died Thursday September 11, 2014 at Home & Hospice Care of RI Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Lucien J. Pelletier who passed away on July 5, 2013.
Born in Richmond, Virginia she was a daughter of the late Walker and Etta (Klein) Floyd. She was raised in Ocean View, Virginia and graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Elaine T. DiAngelo
SEEKONK - Elaine T. (Rhodes) DiAngelo, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Floyd "Don" V. DiAngelo for 38 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Whalen) Rhodes.
CENTRAL FALLS - Paula (Ziochouski) Mongeau, 65, passed away Sunday September 7, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Central Falls she was a beloved daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Norek) Ziochouski. She lived in Warwick for the past 5 years and was formerly of Johnston and Central Falls.
Before retiring Paula was employed as a Meat Wrapper and Deli Clerk for the former Almacs Supermarkets.
PAWTUCKET â€“ City Councilman Albert J. Vitali Jr. has filed for a recount of Tuesdayâ€™s at-large council primary after the most recent figures from the state Board of Elections have him trailing third-place finisher and fellow City Councilman Thomas E. Hodge by only 35 votes.
Vitali said he filed for the recount on Wednesday, the day after the primary, â€śbecause the percentage points were so narrow.â€ť
DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
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