March 26th, 2012
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Jay Monteiro well remembers his days as an outstanding student-athlete at East Providence High back in the early 1980s. He also admits he recalls the simplicity in which his old gym classes were designed.
In the fall, boys would hustle to the locker room between classes, put on school logo-emblazoned workout clothes and play flag football or soccer, while â€“ during the winter months â€“ they'd pick makeshift teams and play basketball or volleyball, or even partake in sports such as gymnastics or floor hockey.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The Central Falls firefighters' union has come to the rescue of some Central Falls High School students who were worried they could not afford to go to their senior prom.
On Tuesday, eight students who are taking part in the high school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM ) Academy internship program in conjunction with the Central Falls Fire Department received a nice surprise: their prom dresses, tuxedo rentals, flowers, and limousine would be paid for, courtesy of I.A.F.F. Local 1485.
LINCOLN- Dusablon, Eleanor "Pat" 74 died Saturday March 24, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Norman Dusablon.
Born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late James and Alice (Qualey) Newman. She was a lifelong resident of Lincoln.
Mrs. Dusablon was a knitter for Health-Tex Company. She served in the United States Navy.
Alma A. Magnan
PAWTUCKET- Alma A. Magnan, 92 died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Jeanne Jugan Residence after an illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Magnan.
She was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Vitalin and Georgianna (Allard) Chartier.
Mrs. Magnan was an assembler at the Bruce Diamond Company retiring in 1985.
Ella H. Krzak
PAWTUCKET- Ella H.(Palagi) Krzak, 93, formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday March 24, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Stanley Krzak.
Mrs. Krzak was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Pietro and Severina (Finucci) Palagi.
She worked for the family business of Palagi Ice Cream and in the office Dupree Oil for many years.
John D. Ogni
PAWTUCKET- John D. Ogni, 59, formerly of Warwick Rd, passed March 25th.
He was the son of Josephine Ogni.
He had been employed as a supervisor at the Sanford & White Company of Pawtucket for many years.
He is survived by two sons, John D. Ogni Jr. of Texas and Kyle D. Ogni of Pawtucket, and several grandchildren. He was the former husband of Gladys Ogni Boulanger.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 7pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Stella A. Bedard
PAWTUCKET- Stella A. (Kowalski) Bedard, 92, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Bedard, a former teacher at Tolman High School.
Born in the Hebronville section of Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kaczowka) Kowalski.
Maria J Dutra
PAWTUCKET- Maria J Dutra, 80 of Chaplin Street died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home.
She was born in Faial, Azores a daughter of the late Jose and Eduina (Silva) Mello. Mrs. Dutra worked at American Insulated Wire and Rhode Island Textile Company before retiring.
PAWTUCKET- Genevieve S. JEAN Golembicki formerly of Pawtucket passed away Thursday March 22, 2012 at the Lancashire Convalescent Center in Kilmarnock, VA. She was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Golembicki.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Henrietta (Jakubowski) Maziarz. She lived in Virginia for the past 16 years.
Before retiring Jean was employed as an Embroiderer for the former Health-Tex Manufacturing Co. for many years.
Dennis M. Mack
PAWTUCKET- Dennis M. Mack, 60, of Hanover Street, Pawtucket died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital, Providence.
Mr. Mack was born in Brockton MA, the son of Alfred P. Mack and Muriel (Whealan) Mack of Attleboro MA. He graduated from Brockton High School and Massasoit College.
Mr. Mack was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served his country Courageously in Vietnam. He was a fork lift operator for the Rolf C. Hagan Company.
PAWTUCKET- Matilda Ringuette, "Tillie", 90, passed March 25th at the Roger Williams Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Malvina (Arnold) Menoche.
Tillie is survived by a sister, Yvette Theroux of Florida and a brother, Raymond L. Menoche of Lincoln.
Per her request, burial will be private in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Loretta E. Labbe
CUMBERLAND- Loretta E. Labbe, 89, formerly of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William Labbe.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Emily (Dupras) Boulay.
Mrs. Labbe had been employed as a line toymaker for Hasbro Manufacturing until her retirement.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Wilfred, Ernest and Gerard Boulay.
Lucille J. Paquette
EXETER, NH- Lucille J. Paquette, 87, of Exeter, NH, died Wednesday at home surrounded by her children. She was the wife of the late James H. Paquette.
Born in St. Gertrude, PQ Canada, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Maria C. (Baril) Dumont.
Mrs. Paquette worked in the textile industry and made fiberglass parachute cord during World War II. Later, she worked for Texas Instruments in quality control.
David D. Koohy's introduction to Kiwanis International came two decades ago when he volunteered to flip burgers and pour beers at the Kiwanis Club of Newport's food concession stand at the Newport Yachting Center.
The club members were so impressed with his enthusiasm, they invited him back to help out at the next waterfront festival.
With opening day fast approaching on April 5, Leo Dufresne of Central Falls power washes the grandstands at McCoy Stadium this week. The stadium is also installing a new scoreboard.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â€” An 11-year member of the Rhode Island National Guard has been killed in a vehicle accident while serving in Afghanistan.
Spc. Dennis Weichel died Thursday in Afghanistan.
State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride announced the death Friday.
Weichel joined the National Guard in 2001. He was a member of a unit based in East Greenwich, R.I., that arrived in Afghanistan earlier this month. The unit is conducting security operations in Laghman Province.
A Pawtucket resident, Weichel is survived by three children and his parents.
PAWTUCKET â€” With news he received this week, Shea High School Principal Christopher Lord is living the phrase â€śwhen one door closes, another one opens.â€ť The administrator has been selected as the new principal at Andover High School in Andover, Mass.
LINCOLN â€” Thomas Falowo passed the first six-round test of his pro career with flying colors.
The Pawtucket middleweight remained unbeaten in six fights on Thursday night by grabbing an impressive victory over a tough opponent before a standing-room-only gathering at the Twin River Event Center.
Falowo snagged an unanimous-decision triumph over battle-tested Bronx, N.Y. fighter Troy Artis on the undercard of Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ€™s â€śHome Invasionâ€ť show, as he won the fight by scores of 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56.
PAWTUCKET â€” The desire to remain current with the times and create a setting thatâ€™s aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of those passing through the turnstiles at McCoy Stadium â€“ the members of the Pawtucket Red Sox front office continue to display a jewelerâ€™s attention to detail.
There are organizational meetings followed by player evaluations with a round of office powwows involving high-ranking team officials. Welcome to the portion of spring training where filling out minor-league rosters starts to take on a more serious tone.