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Sophie Cunha

December 28, 2011

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Sophie Cunha
PAWTUCKET - Sophie Cunha, 88, died on Friday, December 16. Mrs. Cunha was also the mother of the late Donna Cunha.

Gregg M. Mowry

December 28, 2011

Gregg M. Mowry
CENTRAL FALLS - Gregg M. Mowry, 35, passed unexpectedly on December 28th.
He was the son of Elizabeth Mowry Dube and stepson of David M. Dube of Pawtucket.
He had been employed as a truck driver for Bud Van Lines for several years.
Besides his parents he is survived by two sons, Shane P. Mowry and Alex M. Mowry. He also leaves his grandparents Ernest and Carol Mowry and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit

Clarinda A. Walsh

December 28, 2011

Clarinda A. Walsh
CUMBERLAND - Clarinda A. (Chaput) Walsh, 105, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at home. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Thomas F. Walsh Jr.
Born in Suncook, NH she was the daughter of the late Delvini and Marie L. (Veilleux) Chaput. She had resided in Cumberland since 1942 previously living in West Warwick.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and a founding member of the St. Patrick Mothers Club. She was also a charter member of the former St. Thomas Knights of Columbus, Womens Guild, Cumberland.

Delia P. Lima

December 28, 2011

Delia P. Lima
CUMBERLAND - Delia P. (Rego) Lima 92, of Cumberland, affectionately know as Dee, born in West Warwick, RI to Manuel and Teolinda (Silva) Rego; the eldest of twelve children. She was the loving wife of 66 years to Felix A. Lima.
Dee was a registered nurse, for more than 45 years, beginning her career at Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls, RI, and later worked as a private nurse for Dr. Upton Savoie.

E.P. station named for fallen hero

December 28, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — Newport Police Officer Christopher Ian McGregor looked out at the dispersing crowd, those folks who had gathered to forever memorialize his dad late Tuesday morning.
He then perused the mammoth plaque hanging to the right of the stairs leading to the front entry to the East Providence Police Department.
It read: Major Alister C. McGregor Public Safety Complex.

December 27th

Tolman rallies past Lincoln in tourney opener

December 28, 2011

CUMBERLAND – By Gary Reedy’s estimation, eight years have elapsed since Cumberland High last captured the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys & Girls Holiday Tournament.
Needless to say, putting an end to such a drought would brighten the Clippers’ spirits heading into the coming year. Cumberland earned the right to play in the championship game after disposing of Woonsocket, 71-63, Tuesday night in the Wellness Center. Junior Ben Bradley paced Cumberland with 19 points along with eight assists and five rebounds.

Rego's goal lifts Lions over Clippers in OT

December 27, 2011

WARWICK -- Taylor Rego’s goal late in the second overtime period lifted Lincoln to a 3-2 victory over Cumberland in the Toll Gate Holiday Tournament championship game played on Tuesday night at Thayer Arena.
“It took a great shot by Taylor to win this game,” said Lincoln coach Jim Riel. “Taylor ended up being named MVP of the tournament.”
Cumberland took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Michael Kinch. Lincoln took a 2-1 lead after two periods on goals by Nick Zammarelli and Mike Enos but the Clippers stayed strong and tied the game in the third stanza on Andrew Pluta’s goal.

N.P. too strong for Tolman girls

December 27, 2011

SMITHFIELD – For 16 minutes of the Smithfield Officials Tournament, Tolman High held its own against Division I opponent North Providence.
It’s too bad it was the other 16 minutes that made the difference.
The Tigers fell behind by 25 points at halftime before eventually succumbing to a 57-34 loss to the Cougars in Tuesday’s opener of the three-day tourney. Senior Danai Porter was the lone bright spot for Tolman, scoring more than two thirds of the offense with a game-best 23 points.

Lillian M. Jacques

December 27, 2011

Lillian M. Jacques
ALBION - Lillian M. Jacques, formerly of School St., Albion, died Tuesday at The Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Ernest Jacques and the late Armand Lamothe.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Yvonne (Blanchette) Henault. She resided in Albion for most of her life.
Mrs. Jacques was employed as a cook by the Lincoln School Department before retiring in 1982.

Marie E. Custer

December 27, 2011

Marie E. Custer
CRANSTON - Marie Elizabeth (O'Neill) Custer of Cranston, RI, passed away suddenly on December 23. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, she touched the lives of many, and is already sorely missed.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eva LaPrade and John A. O'Neill, and lived in North Smithfield for many years. Active in her community, she played several roles including teacher, politician, parishioner, and counselor.

Charles C. Burns

December 27, 2011

Charles C. Burns
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Charles C. Burns of Allen Ave. passed away peacefully Monday, December, 26, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI surrounded by his loving family. He died at the age of 70 after being stricken by an unexpected illness.

Mary McCarthy

December 27, 2011

Mary McCarthy
PAWTUCKET - Mary (Jardin) McCarthy, 87, of Cape Coral, Florida, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late William F. McCarthy, Sr. They were happily married for 65 years.
Born in Lowell, MA and raised in Pawtucket, RI, Mary was the daughter of Francisco and Adeline Jardin. Mary lived in Pawtucket while she and Bill raised their family of six children. They retired to Lee County, Florida in 1980 where she lived until the time of her death.

Mercedes Rodriguez

December 27, 2011

Mercedes Rodriguez
PAWTUCKET - Mercedes Rodriguez, 77 of Prospect St. passed away on Friday at RI Hospital after an illness.
She was born in Mayaguez, PR, a daughter of the late Pelon and Emelia Lopez. She has lived in Rhode Island for the last 40 years. Mrs. Rodriguez was a home maker and enjoyed being with her family.
She leaves 4 daughters, Elba Lacroix and Norma Rosario both of NO. Providence and Millagros Rodriguez and Soccoro "Lisi" Perez both of Central Falls; 3 sons, Ramon Rodriguez, Reynaldo Santos and Hector Rosario all of Pawtucket, 14 Grandchildren and 36 Great Grandchildren.

Susan Dorothy Augenti

December 27, 2011

Susan Dorothy Augenti
BROCKTON, MA - Susan Dorothy "Dolly" (Perrault) Augenti of Brockton, MA died unexpectedly at her home on December 23, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Augenti for 50 years whom she missed dearly every day since his passing in June 2009.

William F. Tinkham

December 27, 2011

William F. Tinkham
PAWTUCKET - William F. Tinkham, 54, of Pawtucket died December 26, 2011. He was the longtime companion of Joyce Audette.
Mr. Tinkham was born in Central Falls, the son of the late John J. Tinkham Jr. and Margaret (Lalime) Tinkham.
Besides his companion Mr. Tinkham leaves a son, William F. Tinkham Jr. He is also survived by his sister Gail Laroche, and his brothers James Tinkham, Robert Tinkham, and Edward Tinkham. He was the brother of the late John J. Tinkham III.
Funeral and burial will be private. www.manningheffern.com.

Irene T. Fagnant

December 27, 2011

Irene T. Fagnant
S. ATTLEBORO - Irene T. Fagnant, 73 died on Monday in Attleboro, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Richard R. Fagnant and the daughter of the late Georges and Dorilla (Viau) Ledoux. She was a communicant of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in S. Attleboro, where she had been a resident since 1968.

Annette Lavergne

December 27, 2011

Annette Lavergne
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Annette (Sirois) Lavergne, 86, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Monday, December 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Armand D. Lavergne.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary Jane (St. Pierre) Sirois. Mrs. Lavergne lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland in 2002 and then North Smithfield in 2008.

Charles C. Burns

December 27, 2011

Charles C. Burns
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Charles C. Burns of Allen Ave. passed away peacefully Monday, December, 26, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI surrounded by his loving family. He died at the age of 70 after being stricken by an unexpected illness.

Claire R. Rancourt

December 27, 2011

Claire R. Rancourt
PAWTUCKET - Claire R. (Bebeau) Rancourt, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Antoine G. Rancourt,together they had celebrated 50 years of marriage. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Blanche E. (St. Germain) Bebeau.
Claire was an avid bowler and card player. She was also a volunteer at the Community Food Pantry, Benefit St., Pawtucket and was actively involved with the RIARC, Blackstone Valley Chapter.

Lucille T. Coutu

December 27, 2011

Lucille T. Coutu
CENTRAL FALLS - Lucille T. Coutu, 85, passed December 26th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Central Falls Fire Chief Robert A. Coutu.
She was a daughter of the late Charles and Alphonsine (Levesque) Hall.
She had been employed by the Central Falls School Department before retiring.
Lucille was an avid gardener and enjoyed Tai Chi and spending time with her children.

 

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