May 14th, 2013
Jessica L. Alves
CUMBERLAND - Jessica L. Alves, 38, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket. She was a daughter of John and Gayle (Vose) Alves.
Beside her parents, she leaves a daughter, Ociana Liberty Alves, a son, Kyle Alves, a brother, Christian Richard, a sister, Nicole M. Alves and her godfather, Daniel J. Alves.
Her funeral and burial will be private. For online guest book please visit
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” The streak is still alive.
After playing five drama-free contests that were decided by nine or more runs, unbeaten Lincoln encountered its toughest test in nearly a month when the Lions trekked down to Ryan Park for a Monday night showdown with second-place North Kingstown.
And while the Lions were able to come away with a 3-2 win, it was far from easy, and it took eight innings and some daring baserunning from Casie Beauchemin to produce the game-winning run.
SCITUATE â€” Showdowns donâ€™t get any better than this â€“ first place sitting on the line, ace pitchers dueling each other, and extra innings needed to decide the outcome.
For Tolman, victories donâ€™t get any better than the ones they nailed down on the road on Monday afternoon against Division II-North foe Scituate at Manning Field.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” An empty lot on Newport Avenue, used mostly as overflow parking for Uncle Tony's Pizza and Pasta restaurant, is serving up some fascinating pieces of history as part of an archaeological dig.
It seems that the front portion of the lot, situated between New Road and Moore Street, was once the East Providence Cemetery. While the burial ground has long been closed and the coffins removed and interred elsewhere, the current owners of the commercially zoned property want to make sure that no remains were left behind.
CUMBERLAND - Mary Gertrude (Davis) Berard, 88, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul F. Berard. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Christopher and Catherine (Goodwin) Davis, she resided in Cumberland since 1955.
Mrs. Berard had been employed by Fram; the Cumberland School Lunch Program and Texas Instruments until retiring in 1988. She was a former volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of RI and was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Bowling League.
Virginia M. Smith
ATTLEBORO - Virginia M. (Herrell) Smith, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Alton Smith. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charity (Brown) Herrell.
Virginia was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pawtucket, and worked as braider at Rhode Island Textile, Pawtucket, for many years until retiring in 1989.
PAWTUCKET - Amaral, Gilberta "Betty", age 81, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully Friday, May 10, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the wife of the late Antonio F. Amaral. Born March 15, 1932 in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Horacio and Gloria (Almeida) Andre.
Mrs. Amaral was a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church. She worked for many years at A.T. Cross before retiring in 1994.
Carl W. Schmidt
PAWTUCKET - Carl W. Schmidt, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Velma (Barrie) Schmidt for 56 years. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of Calvin C. and Edith "Molly" M. (Sumner) Feld of East Providence.
Grace P. Roy
PAWTUCKET - Grace P. (Foley) Roy, 77, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Roy. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Grace M. (Grant) Foley.
Grace was the Activities Director at the former Rose Cottage Nursing Home, Central Falls for 35 years until retiring, and was most recently a sales associate at the former Paper Scene, Seekonk. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Grace loved animals and had adopted a greyhound.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Thereâ€™s a hearty dose of local talent on this yearâ€™s baseball team at La Salle Academy. More precisely, there are five players whose contributions to date represent a key reason why head coach Geoff Marconeâ€™s ball club is positioned near the top of Division I-North.
What makes this particular quintet so distinctive is that each of them brings something different to the field. In Cumberlandâ€™s Caleb Gardner and North Smithfieldâ€™s C.J. Dandeneau, the Rams are buoyed by a rock-solid 1-2 punch at the front-end of the rotation.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A North Kingstown lawmaker is threatening to rally a boycott of Sovereign Bank if she finds out the bank closed its accounts with a local firearms dealer for political reasons.
â€śIf I find out this is true Iâ€™m going to close my account with Sovereign Bank and recommend all the Second Amendment people in Rhode Island do the same,â€ť State Rep. Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31) told The Call. â€śBanks shouldnâ€™t be choosing their customers because theyâ€™re in a certain kind of business. Thatâ€™s just stupid.â€ť
LINCOLN â€“ Local voters will get the chance to offer their say on a proposed $76,138,712 town budget for 2013-14 when the Financial Town Meeting gets under way in Lincoln High School tonight beginning at 7 oâ€™clock.
Michelle Decelles always knew Motherâ€™s Day to be a big day at the Coachmenâ€™s Lodge Restaurant she and her husband, Norman, run at 273 Wrentham Road in Bellingham.
It was a big day for the restaurant but Decelles never fully understood why people wanted to take their Momâ€™s out on that day until she became a Mom six years ago.
â€śI donâ€™t think I realized what motherhood really was until I became a mother myself,â€ť she said while working at the restaurant this week.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” A bomb threat involving Central Falls City Hall prompted an evacuation of employees and tied up traffic along Dexter Street and the surrounding area for more than two hours on Friday morning.
The threat proved to be unfounded and Police Chief James Mendonca gave the â€śall clearâ€ť at around 12:15 p.m. after the Rhode Island State Police Bomb Squad declared the building safe. Two police dogs, trained to detect explosive devices, were used to search the facility and no evidence of any bomb was found.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. â€“ The creed that Daniel Bard swears by nowadays is simple enough.
Jams on the mound are going to arise â€“ but how he reacts and responds to those situations is what matters most. Even the most successful professional pitcher can never be flawless, and therefore he must have an unflappable disposition when confronted with an inevitable first-and-second, no-out jam.
Elaine C. Baskins
CENTRAL FALLS - Elaine C. Baskins, 66, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 9th.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the Alice (Banna) Hindy of North Providence and the late Joseph Hindy.
Elaine was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and was known for her beautiful voice and generous ways.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High head coach Neil Nachbar easily could have refused an interview on Monday night, especially given the fact his club had just suffered an unfathomable 3-2 Division II crossover loss to the South's marginal Warwick Vets contingent.
He nevertheless acquiesced, despite the fact his Tigers, at the time, fell to 10-2 overall and 9-2 in II-North and remained on the ceiling of the league standings.
FOSTER â€“ Anthony Manzo is seated in a vintage leather barber chair with his muscular right arm extended in front of him as tattoo artist Robert Young prepares to go in.
Clean-cut and bookish-looking in his thick-rimmed eyeglasses, Young gives off the demeanor of a doctor as he pauses for a moment, studying Manzoâ€™s arm with quiet intensity. Youngâ€™s hands are covered in black rubber gloves, one of which is holding aloft a metallic device that looks like some sort of oversized hypodermic.
PAWTUCKETâ€”The owner of a former nightclub at 242 Middle St. was denied a request for a liquor license to re-open based on the club's troubled past and objections from neighbors.
On Wednesday, the City Council's Board of License Commissioners voted 8 to 0 to deny a request by Robert L. Thibeault to obtain a liquor license for Club Macundo. At a public hearing, he told the council that he has had trouble keeping tenants in the commercial building, and he wants to re-open as a club to help pay his taxes.
Janice M. Feuti
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Janice M. (Banach) Feuti, 70, of North Providence passed away on May 6, surrounded by her beloved family.
She leaves her husband Ernest Feuti, daughter Nicole and son Jason. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, brothers and grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, 1525 Cranston Street and burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery.