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February 13th, 2012

John N. Furtado

February 13, 2012

John N. Furtado

SOMERSET, MA- John N. Furtado "Coach Jack Furtado", 73, of Somerset passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2012 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of forty-eight years to Marjorie (Audette) Furtado.
John was born in Fall River the son of the late John S. and Josephine (Simons) Furtado.

Luisa R. Silva

February 13, 2012

Luisa R. Silva

CUMBERLAND- Luisa R. Silva (Viriato), 95, of Duke Rd. passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket.
Born in St. Michael, Azores she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Margarida (da Silva) Viriato.
She came to this country settling in Central Falls and has resided in Cumberland for the past 21 years.
She was employed by the Monet Jewelry Co., Pawtucket for a number of years until her retirement. She was also a communicant or Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Doreen E. Mackevie

February 13, 2012

Doreen E. Mackevie

PAWTUCKET- Mackevie, Doreen E., 89, a long time Pawtucket resident died Saturday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John E. Mackevie whom she met during World War II while he was an officer in the US Army stationed in England.
Born in England, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Coombes) Chant.

James A. Rouillier

February 13, 2012

James A. Rouillier

PAWTUCKET- James "Jim" A. Rouillier, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February, 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Annette (Panarello) Rouillier.
Jim served as a patrolman for the Pawtucket Police Department for 22 years until his retirement in 1995, and was a member of the FOP, Lodge # 4, Cedar St., Pawtucket.
Jim enjoyed playing golf, fishing and taking leisurely walks with his wife Annette. He was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a fan of the rock bands, U2 and AC/DC.

Leo C. Cooney

February 13, 2012

Leo C. Cooney

Leo C. Cooney, 89, of East Providence, died Feb. 6, 2012.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth A. (McCaffrey)
Cooney, he had lived in Cumberland most of his life. Mr. Cooney was employed as an Administrative Technician for the Dept. of Defense USAR for 30 years. He retired in 1972. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Retired Federal Employees Chapter #13 and the VFW Post #274 Israel Couture Post.

Claire S. Riendeau

February 13, 2012

Claire S. Riendeau

PAWTUCKET- Claire S. (LaPorte) Riendeau, 75, died at home while in the care of her loving family on February 12, 2012.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Gabrielle LaPorte and the wife of Raymond Riendeau.
Claire was a transcriptionist at the Community Counseling Center, Pawtucket, for ten years until retiring in 2000. She was an enthusiastic and long time member of the St. Cecilia Church Choir, and enjoyed singing with the Blackstone Valley Community Singers.

February 12th

Vazquez focused on state meet

February 12, 2012

PROVIDENCE — With the state meet less than a week away, it’s all about consistency. Whether it’s in the running or field events, the elite athletes that have been consistent in their craft, particularly over the last few weeks, usually continue that trend on track & field’s biggest stage.
Central Falls senior Steven Vazquez, a multiple all-stater in the high jump, has been one of those athletes.

Lions' good works: The pride of our community

February 12, 2012

Robert Lacourse wasn't exactly a young guy when he joined the Lincoln Lions Club 18 years ago. But at the age of 52, Lacourse says he was at a stage in his life when he finally had the time to devote to a local group of service-minded men and women who were doing volunteer work to support the community and help those in need.
The Lions, he says, fit the bill perfectly.

February 11th

‘The timing is right for me’ —Bousquet retires from LPD

February 11, 2012

LINCOLN – After over two decades of patrolling the streets of the town's seven villages, managing the training of officers and acting as the Lincoln Police Department's public information officer, Capt. Raymond Bousquet III has chosen to retire.
Friday was his final day in an LPD uniform. He now will direct his energies toward a new career in the banking industry in Boston.
In vintage Bousquet fashion, he stated, “This is not a sudden decision. I'm moving on, and it's time. The timing is right for me and my family. That's it.”

NECAP results show promise

February 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE – State Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist had words of both praise and caution on the latest round of New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing on Friday.
Gist's praise included high marks for charter schools in Cumberland, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket and also a special nod to the students and staff of Central Falls High School for raising its four-year graduation rate by 17 points and Woonsocket High School for its improvement in reading.

February 10th

PC Friars staying positive despite tough stretch

February 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE — For those associated with Providence College basketball, the importance of keeping a stiff upper lip or one’s chin high cannot be underscored. After all, it’s not time to pack away the jerseys just yet.

No contest as North Providence rolls past Cumberland

February 10, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Two nights earlier, the wrestlers from Cumberland High knocked off previously undefeated Bishop Hendricken, the friendly confides of the Wellness Center serving as the backdrop. Hoping to replicate some of that home cooking, the Cumberland boys’ hoops team played host to state contender North Providence on Friday night.

Jose I. DaSilva

February 10, 2012

Jose I. DaSilva
CENTRAL FALLS - Jose I. DaSilva, 73, of High Street died Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Maria (Maciel) DaSilva.
Born in Faial, The Azores, a son of the late Jose Manuel and Palmiera (DaSilva) Viera, he had lived in Pawtucket most of his life and had also lived in Attleboro, MA before moving to Central Falls 1 year ago.
Mr. DaSilva was a machine operator at American Insulated Wire Company, Pawtucket for 27 years before retiring in 2009.
He was a member of Club Juventude Luzitania, Cumberland.

Theresa A. Allen

February 10, 2012

Theresa A. Allen
LINCOLN - Theresa A. Allen, formerly of Franklin St. Lincoln died Thursday at the Holiday Nursing Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late William M. Allen. She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Boulais) Paquin. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life and moved to Lincoln in 1979.
She is survived by one son, William M. Allen and his wife Janice of Seekonk Mass. A daughter Judith A. Bellavance and her husband Richard of Jenson Beach FL. One brother Lionel Paquin of Port Charlotte FL. Four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mary R. Molak

February 10, 2012

Mary R. Molak
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary R. Molak, 84 died on Thursday (Feb. 10) in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late John James Molak. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Melia) Foran, she had been a resident of the Blackstone Valley most of her life. She was a homemaker.
Survivors are two sons: Robert (Susan) Molak of Warwick, and John J. (Pamela) Molak, Jr. of Orlando, FL; one sister: Claire Gamache and two brothers: Walter and Edward Foran; 2 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

David J. Rousseau

February 10, 2012

David J. Rousseau
PAWTUCKET - David "Chef" J. Rousseau, 57, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 9, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Denise V. (Pond) Rousseau for twenty-one years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of Grace H. (McLean) Rousseau of Pawtucket and the late Oscar J. Rousseau.

Pablo Ordonez

February 10, 2012

Pablo Ordonez
PAWTUCKET - Pablo Ordonez, 65 passed February 9th. He was the husband of Janire C. (Cumplido) Ordonez.
Pablo was Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, arriving in the United States in 1980.
He had been employed in the Webbing Industry till taking ill.

Noelle Patricia Lavallee and Joshua William Lavallee

February 10, 2012

Noelle Patricia Lavallee and Joshua William Lavallee
CHEPACHET - Noelle Patricia Lavallee and Joshua William Lavallee newborn twins of Christopher N. and Carla E. (Geissler) Lavallee of Chepachet died February 3, 2012 at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence.

Darlene Ann Duarte

February 10, 2012

Darlene Ann Duarte
PAWTUCKET - Darlene Ann Duarte, 54 of Pawtucket died Monday at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of Dorothy (Barbosa) Duarte and
the late Joseph Duarte. She lived in Pawtucket her entire life.
Darlene worked at PCS in Seekonk for many years.

February 9th

Shea gets past Central Falls

February 10, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — As a coach you want to see your team pushed to the extreme, especially with the playoffs not too far off in the distance.
Thursday night saw Shea and Central Falls trade big shots and big plays with neither side backing down. The difference in the end was the steely-eyed play of Jordy Brito, the Raiders senior coming up with a series of clutch plays in the closing minutes in what amounted to a hard-fought 63-57 victory over the host Warriors.

 

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