May 29th, 2014
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â Hayley Microulis, the lone senior on St. Raphael Academyâs roster, took charge on Thursday when the Saints opened the Division II playoffs against Burrillville in the single-elimination portion of the tournament.
âI wanted to make a statement about how much I love playing softball for St. Raphael Academy,â Microulis said after knocking in three runs and scoring another in a 4-0 victory that sent the Saints into the double-elimination phase of the playoffs, probably on Saturday against the Moses Brown-Cranston East survivor.
PAWTUCKET -- A fire that broke out about 9:45 p.m. Thursday night at 24-26 Garden St., was brought under control in about 30 minutes, but left 12 people without a place to live. The cause of the fire was not immediately available. No injuries were reported.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Two Fall River men were detained on drug charges Thursday after the state police seized a sizable quantity of heroin during a motor vehicle stop on I-195 the day before.
State police said they seized more than 20 âbricksâ of heroin â 1,050 individually wrapped packets in all â after they pulled the car over. A single brick has a street value of about $300.
NAPLES, FL - Carden, Colleen Diane, 53, beloved daughter of William S. and Elaine J. (Drolet) Carden, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Seekonk, Massachusetts passed away on May 19. Born in Pawtucket she was the granddaughter of the late William G. and Jeanne G. (Barre) Carden and Ulrick and Rolande (Lambert) Drolet.
WOONSOCKET - Gerard Frappier, 79, Retired Vice Principal of Bellingham Memorial Junior-Senior High School, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Omer Frappier, and his sister, Jeanne Pepin, both of Woonsocket, and was the brother of the late Joseph Frappier of Bellingham.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 4th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., Woosocket, RI. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private.
WOONSOCKET _ Scott A. Bootland, 58, of Grove Street, died May 28, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Stella (Czarny) Bootland of Woonsocket, and the late George Bootland. He was a lifelong city resident.
Mr. Bootland worked the past fifteen years as a registered nurse for Zambarano Hospital, Pascoag and was previously employed by Landmark Medical Center for over ten years. Scott enjoyed bowling, playing pitch and trips to the casino with his mother.
PAWTUCKET â Usually, it's the marginal students who sigh in relief upon learning they will graduate after all. This June, more so than in years past, the city's teachers and administrators will be feeling that sense of relief right along with them.
PAWTUCKET â Nearly seven months have passed since Stephen Drew last appeared in a major-league game.
Naturally, the goal is to see as many pitches as possible following such a lengthy layoff. Given that this is considered spring training for Drew, something he acknowledged prior to going 1-for-3 with two strikeouts in Pawtucketâs 3-0 victory over Gwinnett at frigid McCoy Stadium on Wednesday night, thereâs also a sense of urgency on the shortstopâs part.
PAWTUCKET â At long last, Danny Redshaw can enjoy all the perks that come with subscribing to the MLB Extra Innings package.
âIt will be nice to turn on the TV and see a young man who you were fortunate enough to coach in high school and has gone on to play Major League baseball,â Redshaw admitted when reached via cell phone.
Ramona J. Fisher
WOONSOCKET - Ramona J. Fisher, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18 in her home at 238 Second Avenue. She was born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Raymond and Marion (Salley) Fisher. Ramona retired from The Woonsocket Call in 1997, after 47 years as a proofreader and advertising clerk. She is survived by her son, David Fisher, and many close friends whom she considered family.
John Costa Sr.
CENTRAL FALLS - John Costa Sr., 55, passed on May 26, 2014.
He was the son of the late Jose and Idilia (Duarte) Costa. He had been employed by General Cable for many years.
Evelyn L. McKenna
PAWTUCKET - Evelyn L. McKenna, 85, of Liverpool Ave., Pawtucket died on May 28, 2014.
Miss McKenna was born in Pawtucket, daughter of the late Everett and Mary (Nilan) McKenna. She was employed at Miriam Hospital for many years.
Miss McKenna is survived by a sister Sarah McKenna of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Nancy Hill, Maureen Boland and Robert McKenna.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn to which relatives and friends are invited, in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Friday at 11:00A.M.
Pierre E. Paradis
CENTRAL FALLS - Pierre E. Paradis, 94, passed on May 25th at his son Richard's home in Providence. He was the husband of Gaetane (Dube) Paradis and the late Mary (Reid) Paradis.
He was the son of the late Pierre and Georgianna (Brunnell) Paradis.
He had been employed by the former Collyer Wire till his retirement and then assisted his son Richard at Paradise Re-sharpening Service as delivery coordinator till he was 85 years old. Pierre was an Army-Air Corp Veteran of WWII serving on the China Burma India Rd.
Imelda R. St. Jean
CUMBERLAND - Imelda R. (Ledoux) St. Jean, 99, passed away Monday, May 26, in the Grandview Nursing Center, Cumberland RI she was the beloved wife of Adelard "Eddy" St. Jean.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Moise and Marie (Roussel) Ledoux. She resided in Cumberland for the past 5 years previously residing at Lincoln Manor for over 30 years and Central Falls and Pawtucket.
Beverly A. Bloomer
PAWTUCKET - Beverly A. (Clarke) Bloomer, 72, of Riley Street, died Friday, May 23 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of thirty years to Craig W. Bloomer.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Robert B. Clarke and Doris (Collette) Velletri, and step-daughter of Fred Velletri of Johnston, she had been a lifelong resident of the city.
Cecile A. Berard
PAWTUCKET - Cecile A. Berard, "Sis", 93, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice E. Berard. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Bernard) Grenier. Cecile was a supervisor for Conrad Manufacturing for 25 years, retiring in 1986. She loved traveling, camping, and playing cards.
Arthur J. Fontaine Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Arthur J. Fontaine Jr. 78, entered into eternal life, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of the late Elizabeth R. (Gelinas) Fontaine. Mr. Fontaine was born in Providence, a son of the late Arthur J. Fontaine Sr. and Rita R. (Rudduck) Fontaine. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket. He was a Merchant Marine for more than 30 years.
He leaves a daughter, Christine Elliott and her husband Thomas, with whom he resided. He also leaves 3 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Jeannie Hall.
Albert A. Jackson, Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Albert A. Jackson, Jr., 81, of Mendon Road died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Bayberry Commons, Burrillville. He was the husband of the late Lois F. (Rainey) Jackson.
Born in Pawtucket a son of the late Albert A. and Florence (McCullough) Jackson, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Cumberland in 1996.
Charles R. Leland, Jr.
SEEKONK - Charles R. Leland, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Ellen A. (Petzold) Leland. Born in Randolph, VT, he was a son of the late Charles R. Leland, Sr. and Janet (Maxfield) Larkin.
Catherine F. Russell
LINCOLN - Catherine F. Russell of Lincoln passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Robert Russell.
Mrs. Russell was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late John and Mary (King) Ford.
Mrs. Ford is survived by her daughters; Kathleen R. Russell of Lincoln and Beth-Ann Trudeau of Lincoln. She is also survived by her sister Joan Furoli and her husband James of Providence and her grandchildren, Michael R. and David R. Trudeau.