January 8th, 2015
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. â€śJimâ€ť Baron, 57, The Times and The Callâ€™s 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 nightâ€™s 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.
PAWTUCKET - Thomas Case, 63, of Pawtucket, died January 4, 2015. He was the husband of Rosa (Medeiros) Case. Mr. Case was born in Pawtucket to the late Edward and Gladys (Clarkson) Case. He was a U.S. Army
Besides his wife he is survived by his son Timothy Case, two step-children Daniel Leite and Darlene Phelps, one sister Patricia Mercier, four brothers Raymond, David, George and Wesley Case and six grandchildren. Brother of the late Edward and Joseph Case.
Muriel C. Stevenson
SUN CITY CENTER, FL - Muriel C. Stevenson of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on November 23, 2014.
Derrith M. Woloshyn
CUMBERLAND - Derrith M. Woloshyn, 63, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday at Home and Hospice Care of RI, Philip Hulitar Inpatient Unit, Providence.
Born in Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Otterson) Woloshyn. She resided in Cumberland for many years previously residing in Attleboro. She received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Roger William University in Bristol, RI.
Alice R. Carlson
PAWTUCKET - Alice R. (Lapierre) Carlson, 89, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis M. Carlson. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edward C., Sr. and Lea (Fortier) Lapierre.
Alice was a clerk at Stone-E-Lea Golf Course, Attleboro for many years until retiring. She was a member of St. Leo's Senior's group and enjoyed walking, Bingo and playing cards.
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16
Next Weekâ€™s Matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bayâ€™s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bayâ€™s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.
Pick: Green Bay 31-24
Carolina @ Seattle
What to watch for:
Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi
LINCOLN - Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi, 99, of Lincoln, died Sat. December 37, 2014. Born in Springfield, MA, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Minardi) Bacchiocchi.
Miss Bacchiocchi was employed as the head payroll clerk for McKenzie Walton Co. which was later called Lincoln Dimensional Tube, until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Lincoln Manor Tenants Assn., Lincoln Senior Center and a communicant of St. Jude Parish.
PAWTUCKET – Providence Country Day/St. Raphael/Wheeler Co-op head coach Gary Leonard set a few lofty goals for himself and his icemen prior to the first-ever Hockey Scores for Hunger Holiday Tournament last week.
First, and most obvious, he wanted to win the event’s championship. Second, he hoped to raise at least 300 pounds of canned goods for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.