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October 3rd, 2014

Lucy E. Harris

October 3, 2014

Lucy E. Harris

PAWTUCKET - Lucy E. (Ringland) Harris, 94, formerly of Pawtucket and Little Compton, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Harris. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Eastwood) Ringland. Lucy was the Chief Clerk and Hearing Officer at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Providence for twenty years until retiring. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

October 2nd

Just drive! Students learn dangers of texting behind the wheel

October 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Taylor Perez isn't shy about how she feels about sending or reading text messages while driving. In fact, she is vehemently opposed to it.
A senior at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Perez said that if she is in a car with a friend, she will tell them that they are to put the phone down, not send or read text messages while driving, and keep their eyes on the road.
“I'm always against texting and driving,” Perez said, adding that among her peers, distracted driving is an issue.

Barbara Woisard

October 2, 2014

Barbara Woisard

CUMBERLAND - Barbara "Julie" Woisard, 85, of Cumberland, died Monday. She was the wife of the late Thomas G. Woisard. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Sarah (Reid) Rush.
She was employed as a order clerk for Health-Tex Manufacturing until her retirement in 1991.
Julie was well known for the many years of devotion she gave to Saint Aidan's Seniors as a member and past president.

Michael J. Kane

October 2, 2014

Michael J. Kane

PAWTUCKET - Michael J. Kane, 27, of Sweet Avenue, Pawtucket died October 2nd 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Karen F. Kane and step-son of Brian Taylor.
After spending seven years in the US Army with tours in Iraq, he attended New England Tech.
Mr. Kane leaves a daughter, Taylor Kane, and two sisters, Alexandra Jarl and Samantha Kane.

Ruth A. Cabral

October 2, 2014

Ruth A. Cabral

PAWTUCKET - Ruth A. (Flanagan) Cabral of Pawtucket entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Henry Cabral.
Mrs. Cabral was born Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Pierce) Flanagan. She was a counselor at group homes in the area and a self employed accountant.

October 1st

RI GOP bashes Raimondo, Reed over TV ad

October 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party wants the state Board of Elections to make the Democratic Party pull an ad featuring both Gina Raimondo and Jack Reed, claiming it is a blatant attempt “to circumvent state campaign laws.

Joan LHeureux

October 1, 2014

Joan LHeureux

CENTRAL FALLS - Joan (Vaillancourt) LHeureux, 73, of Central Falls died August 19, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Tetreault) Vaillancourt.
Prior to her retirement, Joan worked as a phlebotomist at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
Joan is survived by her children, William Edward Borges of Florida and Donna Borges of South Attleboro, MA; her brothers, Jerry, Johnny, Eddy and George and 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Germaine Y. Francoeur

October 1, 2014

Germaine Y. Francoeur

CUMBERLAND - Francoeur, Germaine Y. (Maynard), 95, of Cumberland, died on September 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leonard A. Francoeur. She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie-Rose (Mercier) Maynard. She resided in Central Falls for fifty three years and many years in Pawtucket. She was a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church and was a member of the Fogarty Manor Association in Pawtucket.

Charles Slemon

October 1, 2014

Charles Slemon

PAWTUCKET - Charles Slemon, 96, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. He was the husband of the late Anna (Abgrab) Slemon. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Shafee and Annie (Hanna) Slemon. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket.

September 30th

Armanda Andrade

September 30, 2014

Armanda Andrade

EAST PROVIDENCE - Armanda Andrade, 79, passed on September 29th with her family by her side. She was the wife of Guilherme de Andrade. They married for over 60 years.

September 29th

Pawtucket Hall of Fame to induct all-female class

September 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The first executive director of the Pawtucket Arts Council; a retired senior center director and advocate for the aged; a pioneer for women in Pawtucket politics; and an advocate for impoverished women are all slated to be inducted into the 22nd Pawtucket Hall of Fame, the Hall’s nomination committee announced Monday.

Established in 1992, the Pawtucket Hall of fame honors people who have made a real difference in the community and have had a significant impact on the city as a whole.

Violet Maillet

September 29, 2014

Violet Maillet

PAWTUCKET - Violet (Wilson) Maillet 82, of Pawtucket, died Sunday at the Hallworth House in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Maillet.
She leaves behind three loving children, Cheryl Sullivan and her husband Kenneth, of Maine, Guy Maillet and Sandra Beaulieu both of Pawtucket.
Private services will be at a later date.

Irene S. Demers

September 29, 2014

Irene S. Demers

PAWTUCKET - Irene S. (Derois) Demers, 99, formerly of Pawtucket passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Golden Crest Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Demers. Born in Lakeport, NH, she was a daughter of the late Euzebe and Alouisia (Tremblay) Derois.
Mrs. Demers was a winder for Lebanon Mills until her retirement in 1975.

September 28th

The joys of 'positive play' at Day for Kids

September 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET – On a day that could have been one of summer’s last bastions before the leaves change color and cooler temperatures inevitably descend upon the area, hundreds of children participated in the annual “Day for Kids” at the Boys & Girls Club Saturday, celebrating with games, arts and crafts, and inflatables.

Amy Gravell, development officer with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, said that Saturday’s outdoor festivities were “all about encouraging positive play.”

Red Sox minor-league coach Andy Fox recalls Derek Jeter's rise to stardom

September 28, 2014

Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.

“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said.  “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”

September 26th

Calabro clobbers Townies in 28-0 Cumberland win, Oakley leaves Pilgrim in the dust in 31-0 Lions rout

September 26, 2014


CUMBERLAND  –  Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by his lonesome as the Clippers steamrolled East Providence, 28-0, before a large, thrilled gathering at Tucker Field.
 
 

Alexi Flores, Warriors vex Clippers in 2-1 win

September 26, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS – After a scoreless initial half, senior quin-captain Alexi Flores scored two tantalizing tallies – the last with only three minutes left in regulation – to lift Central Falls High to a 2-1 Division I conquest of pesky Cumberland at Macomber Stadium on Friday night.
 
Flores curled in a feed from fellow captain Moises Blanco about 10 minutes into the final session, but the talented Yordano DaSilva evened up the match on a pass from Denser Martinez.
 

Tolman puts hurt on Chariho with ground game, defense in 21-0 rout

September 26, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High is once again starting to throw its weight, and speed, around in Division II. After a brief hiatus in Division I, the Tigers are back where they belong, showing off their explosive offense and smothering defense on a weekly basis. 
 

Noella M. Letourneau

September 26, 2014

Noella M. Letourneau

PAWTUCKET - Noella M. Letourneau, 90, formerly of Pawtucket, died September 4, 2014 in Florida. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert R. Letourneau Sr. Born in North Providence on Christmas day; she was the youngest of ten children born to the late Alfred and Valeda (Benoit) Lemieux.

Eleanor McLaughlin

September 26, 2014

Eleanor McLaughlin

PAWTUCKET - Eleanor (Brierley) McLaughlin, 99, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edward L. McLaughlin.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Emily (McCaw) Brierley. She was a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
Mrs. McLaughlin was employed as a seamstress for the former Health-Tex Inc. of Central Falls for over 20 years.