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November 14th, 2014

Shea High Football | Raiders blast Kilties 30-14, head to D-II semifinals

November 15, 2014


PAWTUCKET  –  Whatever good will had been displayed over the previous two-plus hours quickly evaporated at the end of the R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal clash between Shea-Mount Pleasant on Friday night.

St. Raphael Academy Football | STUNNED – Saints knocked out by Johnston, 33-31

November 15, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Johnston High pulled off the upset of the year on Friday night, knocking unbeaten St. Raphael Academy out of the Division II playoffs with a stunning 33-31 victory at Pariseau Field.

Johnston utilized the Wing-T offense formerly favored by the host Saints and tore holes in the SRA defense. Halfback Marc Conte ran for two touchdowns and scored another on a pick-six interception to spark the Panthers, who came into the game with a 3-4 league record. The Saints were 7-0.

Traffic stop ends in drug bust

November 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Two Central Falls men were charged with possession of cocaine – among other charges – after police found more than 158 grams of the drug in a safe in their car Thursday, authorities said.
Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, two officers were on patrol in the city when they observed a vehicle travel through a stop sign at the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue and Hayward Street, police said.

Marsha L. Kirkconnell

November 14, 2014

Marsha L. Kirkconnell

PAWTUCKET - Marsha Lois (Henry) Kirkconnell, 76 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home in Pawtucket, Rhode
Island.
Marsha
enjoyed her early career as a cosmetologist and stylist before joining Raytheon as a sub-assembler working on the Patriot missile defense system. She was actively involved in her community. She started the "Adopt-A-Kid" program, providing Christmas and Easter gifts for underprivileged children, and was recognized as an Anti-Hunger Hero by the Emergency Food Center in 1994.

November 13th

Shea Football, St. Raphael Academy Football | Raiders, Saints begin playoffs tonight

November 13, 2014

Shea relishes first playoff spot since '07

PAWTUCKET  –  The drought is over, and veteran Shea High coach Dino Campopiano is hoping his club will choose to make the most of the opportunity.
 

City resident charged with beating teen

November 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man is facing a felony charge of second-degree child abuse after he struck a 15-year-old female relative with a belt several times, police said.
Joaquim L. Fontes, 47, was arrested Wednesday around 11:30 a.m., police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Fontes was having a discipline issue with a 15-year-old female relative at his Darrow Street residence, and he ended up striking her several times with a leather belt, which caused bruising, red marks, and scratches to her arms and back, Martins said.
Martins did not specify the relationship between the girl and Fontes.

Man robbed at gunpoint

November 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Armistice Boulevard Monday night.
A 22-year-old man was walking on Armistice Boulevard near Littlefield Street around 8:20 p.m. Monday when he was approached by four men, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The victim said three of the males were dark-skinned and one was light-skinned. One of the dark-skinned men had a handgun and pointed it at the victim, demanding he turn over his property, Martins said.

November 12th

High school sports | Tolman's Wilson signs LOI to play softball at Saint Anselm

November 12, 2014

Tolman senior Leiandra Wilson is all smiles as she gets ready to take part in a signing ceremony at the high school Wednesday afternoon. Wilson signed her letter of intent to attend Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire on a softball scholarship.

Kathrin R. Keough

November 12, 2014

Kathrin R. Keough

PAWTUCKET - Kathrin R. "Kitty" Keough of Pawtucket died on November 10, 2014.
Kitty was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late James F. Keough and Frances J. (Bodell) Keough. She was employed at the Clients Choice Answering Service.
Miss Keough is survived by her Brothers; Daniel Keough and his wife Debra, James Keough, and William Keough. She also leaves her sisters; Jane Bartley, Elizabeth Bubier and her husband Dan, and Mary Rose Peloquin and her husband David.
Kitty was a loving Aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Linda M. DeSanto

November 12, 2014

Linda M. DeSanto

PAWTUCKET: Linda M. DeSanto, 50, passed on November 7th. She was the daughter of James DeSanto Sr. and Eileen (Davy) DeSanto.
She is survived by two sons, Anthony and Richard DeSanto, four brothers, James, William, Scott and Richard DeSanto, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, November 15th from 11am to 1pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit
www.thekeefefuneralhome.com

Claire R. Beaudette

November 12, 2014

Claire R. Beaudette

PAWTUCKET - Claire R. (Blanchette) Beaudette, 96, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Herve Beaudette. Born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late Lionel and Mary (Lemieux) Blanchette, she resided in Central Falls before moving to Pawtucket over thirty-five years ago.
Claire had been a housekeeper at the Wannamoisett Country Club, and was previously a winder at American Insulated Wire Company for twenty-five years and at the Joyal VanDale Company for twelve years.

David A. Wildenhain

November 12, 2014

David A. Wildenhain

PAWTUCKET - David A. Wildenhain, 87, of Pawtucket passed away on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014. He was the loving husband of Marceline (Brook) Wildenhain.
Mr. Wildenhain was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Bartholomew Wildenhain and Magdelyn (McGuirk) Wildenhain. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in WWII.
David was a Union Carpenter for many years serving in the Local 342 Union.

Mary T. Handrigan

November 12, 2014

Mary T. Handrigan

REHOBOTH - Mary T. (Reilly) Handrigan, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Ted" L. Handrigan and the daughter of the late Philip J. and Mary (Callaghan) Reilly. Mary was a lifelong Pawtucket resident, until moving to her daughter's home in Rehoboth
in 2006. She worked in the Advertising Department of both the Pawtucket Times and Sun Chronicle for many years until her retirement. Mary was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother; she also loved caring for her dogs, Raven and Reilly.

November 11th

High school sports | National Letter of Intent day at hand for local athletes

November 11, 2014

Another national letter-of-intent signing day is upon us and several Blackstone Valley high schools have student-athletes set to perform their best signatures. For this noteworthy group, everything at last becomes official after months, if not more than a year, of honoring their verbal commitment.

November 10th

Cumberland council sworn in; Dwyer selected as president

November 10, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Town Council veteran E. Craig Dwyer was named president of the panel following a reorganization meeting in Town Hall that saw all of the panel’s leadership roles filled under the same 4-3 vote.

The council action came after U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse swore in the panel and congratulated the membership on stepping forward to take a role in public service.

Veronika Dobosz(Wardzala)

November 10, 2014

Veronika Dobosz(Wardzala)

CUMBERLAND - Veronika Dobosz, 91, passed away Sunday November 9, 2014 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Dobosz.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late Jozef and Regina (Marszalek) Wardzala. She lived in Cumberland for the past 4 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring Mrs. Dobosz was employed as a Weaver for the Murdock Webbing Co. for 25 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society and was an avid reader and loved sewing and gardening.

Eva P. Valentine

November 10, 2014

Eva P. Valentine

CUMBERLAND - Eva P. (Pereira) Valentine, 92, formerly of Dunnell Avenue, Pawtucket passed away Saturday at the Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Valentine.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Pereira. She was resided in Pawtucket for 30 years.
Mrs. Valentine was employed as an Operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company for over 40 years until her retirement.
Eva loved to volunteer at the Pawtucket Animal Shelter, and also volunteered at St. Mary Church CCD Program.

Michael J. Marszalkowski

November 10, 2014

Michael J. Marszalkowski

PAWTUCKET - Michael J. Marszalkowski, 83, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was the husband of Anna (Petas) Marszalkowski. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Adam and Agnes (Kulik) Marszalkowski. Michael was a self-employed Mason for 50 years, retiring in 2003. An avid Country Music fan, he liked to watch, listen to, and play it on the guitar. He loved nature, and he loved his dogs.

Zachary G. Delmar, Sr.

November 10, 2014

Zachary G. Delmar, Sr.

W. WARWICK - Zachary G. Delmar, Sr. 21, died unexpectedly Friday, November 7, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted fiancé of Kayla Bolarinho, of West Warwick. He was born in Attleboro, MA the son of Loretta Delmar of Liberty, NC and the late Gary Urquhart of Walpole, MA. He worked in food service at BJ's in Coventry.
In addition to his fiancé and mother he leaves a son, Zachary G. Delmar, Jr., a sister Amelia Delmar of Staley, NC, and nieces and nephews Kayleigh Baker, Lannie Baker, Brianna King, and Michael King.

Raymond L. Fournier

November 10, 2014

Raymond L. Fournier

CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond L. Fournier, 85, died on November 8th with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Claire P. (Hudon) Fournier. On May 14th they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a Hunt and School St. resident, before moving to 1 Mendon Rd, Cumberland.
He was the son of the late Raymond L. and Mary (Pelletier) Fournier.