January 9th, 2015
Rita "Bunny" Rondeau
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Rita "Bunny" (Bonneau) Rondeau, of North Kingstown, formerly of Delray Beach, FL, passed away on January 7th. Bunny was predeceased by her husband, Armand Rondeau, and her parents, Alberic and Alice Bonneau. Prior to living in Florida, she was a resident of South Attleboro, MA. She and her husband ran the Hi-D-Ho shop. She was a very creative and talented person, whose interests included decoupage and vue d'optique.
LINCOLN – It’s still early in the Division II dual-meet slate, so Lincoln High senior tri-captain Nicole Moneghan isn’t as concerned with her times as she was during her underclassmen years.
Instead, as she’s building toward what she hopes is a premier individual showing at the Rhode Island State Championships in late February, she’s concentrating more on the development of some of the Lions’ younger aquawomen.
The simplistic reason: Moneghan wants to see her school claim a long-awaited state crown.
PAWTUCKET – Joining manager Kevin Boles and coach Bruce Crabbe on the 2015 PawSox coaching staff will be a pair of newcomers, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitching coach Bob Kipper, the team announced Thursday.
Both men take over roles previously held by Dave Joppie and Rich Sauveur, respectively. Joppie will take over hitting-coach duties in Double-A Portland while Sauveur chose to pursue opportunities elsewhere after seven seasons overseeing the Pawtucket pitching staff.
Robert J. Daigle
SIMSBURY, CT - Robert J. Daigle, "Bob", recent resident of Governor's House, Simsbury, CT, died peacefully on Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford Ct. He happily celebrate his 95th birthday on Christmas day with family and friends.
Bob, a longtime resident of Central Falls, R.I. resided at Wilfred Manor for over 20 years before relocating to Simsbury, Ct. to be near his son and daughter-in-law.
CENTRAL FALLS â A Central Falls man will be arraigned at Sixth District Court today for the murder of a Providence man, authorities said.
On Wednesday evening, an arrest warrant was signed for Ken Emuakpor, 33, of Central Falls, for the murder of 41-year-old Cheikh Diop, of
Providence, Central Falls Police said.
Emuakpor was located by the Providence Police Department Wednesday and later turned over to Central Falls Police Detectives, police said.
PAWTUCKET â Although Christmas has come and gone, the time to donate and help those in need never ceases. Through the end of January, The Times is appealing to individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate to the Merry Christmas Fund, which benefits The Salvation Army of Pawtucket.
Donations can be made in the name of an individual, family, or in memory of a loved one. All donations will be acknowledged in The Times, unless
the benefactor chooses to remain anonymous.
WOONSOCKET – T.J. Ciolfi’s Villa Novans are quickly earning the reputation as a pick-your-poison team for opponents.
Do you run multiple defenders at 6-foot-5 senior Gary Lyles, who possesses a special blend of athleticism that’s hard for frontcourts to contend with? Or do you elect to concentrate on Elijah Vazquez, a shifty guard who seemingly possesses unlimited range?
Odocea C. Nunes
PAWTUCKET - Odocea C. (Rebelo) Nunes, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4th at Memorial Hospital of RI, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Armindo M. Nunes for 62 years. Born in Pawtucket on July 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Herminia Rebelo.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Maj. Fernando J. Nunes, US Army (Ret), her sister Maria Fonseca and her brother Antonio Rebelo.
Jeannine M. Taylor
CENTRAL FALLS - Jeannine Marie Marguerite (Lafond) Taylor, age 79, of Central Falls, RI, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Saint Antoine's Residence in North Smithfield.
Jeannine was born on Shawmut Avenue in Central Falls on November 5, 1935; she was the oldest of three children to the late Homer and Lucille (Dery) Lafond.
CUMBERLAND - Rita (Carr) Dennett, 94, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was the former wife of George H. Dennett.
Born in Central Falls, RI she was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Schofield) Carr. She resided in Attleboro for most of her life.
Rita was employed as Credit Manager for the former Pawtucket / Bell Fasteners for 17 years until her retirement. She was previously the co-owner of Connelly Gold Stamping Company.
She loved to cook and entertain family and friends.
CUMBERLAND – Prior to facing powerhouse Hendricken in a key Division I clash on Tuesday afternoon, Cumberland High senior tri-captain Jack Bauer explained he and his teammates were more than ready to try to claim an upset dual-meet victory.
“The only thing is,” he said, “Hendricken has a lot of depth. It can score a lot of points just taking seconds and thirds.”
PAWTUCKET â James F. âJimâ Baron, 57, The Times and The Callâs legendary political reporter and a well-known and respected observer of all doings at the Rhode Island Statehouse, died Monday night at Miriam Hospital.
Jim was the husband of Denise Perreault, a former city editor at the Woonsocket Call, and son of Mary (Wilkie) Baron and the late Robert Baron.
Patricia M. Kelly
PAWTUCKET - Patricia M. Kelly, 78, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. She was the wife of the late Dr. Earl F. Kelly. Formerly of North Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Kiely) Mullen.
Patricia was a registered nurse, graduating from the RI Hospital School of Nursing. She was a volunteer for over 20 years at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence.
PAWTUCKET â While many took time to look back on all the city has accomplished over the past few years, the theme of Monday nightâs inauguration was looking forward to a bright and hopeful future.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien, along with the nine members of the City Council and the seven members of the Pawtucket School Committee, were given the oath of office during the ceremony at Tolman High School Monday night.
CENTRAL FALLS – Steve Otis, averaging around 24 points per game for Tolman this season, had just two points during the first half of Monday night’s Division II game against Central Falls. No big deal. The Tigers led 33-26 at halftime, thanks to 10 points off the bench from Derek Ashley.
When Central Falls roared back in the second half to take a 54-53 lead with 3:30 left on the scoreboard clock, Otis stepped up to hit a big three-pointer and the Tigers hung on for a 62-60 victory that puts them at 3-0 in league play and 8-1 on the season.
Jose J. Rojao
PAWTUCKET - ROJAO, Jose J., 90, of Englewood Ave., Pawtucket, died Monday morning, January 5, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao who passed away October 6, 2014.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and was a member of Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente and of the Pawtucket Portuguese American Citizens Club.
Robert A. Bensson
ATTLEBORO - Robert "Bob" Arthur Bensson peacefully passed away after a 9 month battle with bladder cancer on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Pauline Elizabeth (Anderson) Bensson.
He was the son of the late Edith and Arthur Bensson; born on June 2, 1930 in Attleboro.