October 10th, 2014
STEPHEN JOHN DURAND
PAWTUCKET - Stephen John Durand, 57, of Trinity, FL (formerly of Pawtucket,RI) died Tuesday October 8 in New Port Richey, FL after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Loretta (Buckley) Durand. They were married 35 years.
CENTRAL FALLS â Fresh off his recent victory in the hit reality television series âBig Brotherâ, a city police sergeant will participate in a meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session with the public at Central Falls High School Friday.
Sgt. Derrick V. Levasseur, 30, of Providence, was named victorious at the conclusion of the show's Sept. 24 season finale, outlasting 15 other house guests over the course of the show's 16th season to win the $500,000 grand prize. âBig Brotherâ airs nationally on CBS.
PAWTUCKET – Virtually every athletics confrontation between archrivals Tolman and Shea is gritty, even chippy. And while “American rules” football may be where the rivalry burns hottest, the other foot ball isn’t far behind.
BOSTON â A Pawtucket man who pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes, among other charges, was captured aboard an airplane at Logan Airport in Boston that was about to depart for Paris, authorities said.
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Bourgault Jr., "Teddy" 75, passed on October 6th at his home with family by his side. He was the longtime companion of Elaine Sencar.
Teddy was the son of the late Edward J. and Pearl (Moon) Bourgault Sr. He was a self-employed painter for many years and was an Army Veteran.
Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao
PAWTUCKET - Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao, 91, of Englewood Ave., Pawtucket, died surrounded by her family Monday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of Jose J. Rojao.
Born May 2, 1923, in Valley Falls, RI, she was a daughter of Jose Monteiro and Maria do Carmo (Videira) Monteiro. She was a dress maker for many years at Pawtucket Dress before retiring.
She was a communicant of St. Anthonyâs Church and was a member of Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente for 65 years.
RICHARD G. CARPENTER
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Richard G. Carpenter, 97, of North Providence, died October 6, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Christina (De Luca) Carpenter. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George and Rose (Roy) Carpenter.
PAWTUCKET â All through that day in the early summer of 2010, a feeling of dread had been growing in the pit of Michelle Lavalleeâs stomach. But nothing could have prepared her for what she found in her daughterâs Rufus Street apartment.
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CENTRAL FALLS â Covered in mud and sweat, and after an exhausting morning of dragging tires, flipping logs, pushing weighted wheelbarrows, and scaling ropes, you would expect most participants in Saturdayâs Lions Club Warpath Challenge to be physically drained at its conclusion.
And you would be mistaken.
Of the 100-plus people who participated in Saturdayâs first-ever challenge on High Street, many of them had smiles on their faces and were excitedly talking about completing the course again, albeit their words were coming through panted breaths.
PAWTUCKET – Now that Rich Sauveur will absolutely not be back with the PawSox in 2015, the search is on for the team’s next pitching coach.
The Red Sox haven’t had to worry about that position since the 2007 offseason (to jog your memory, think back to the heyday of Abe Alvarez) – Sauveur has overseen the pitching staff that long. While the logs to stoke the hot-stove season haven’t even been chopped yet, the early rumblings are that Sauveur’s replacement could come from within the organization.
Lincoln stamps out Hope, 20-0
LINCOLN – Granted, it wasn't the cleanest game in interscholastic history, but Lincoln coach Dave Waycott and Co. could walk to the locker room up the hill with a bit of enthusiasm – Lincoln's defense came up with a monumental collective effort while sophomore signal caller Matt Oakley pitched a pair of TD tosses in a 20-0 rout.
CENTRAL FALLS – Burrillville is making an early-season statement in Division IV. The message is loud and clear: Look out for the Broncos!
Donald M. Hayes
PAWTUCKET - Donald M. Hayes, formerly of Pawtucket died on October 2, 2014.
Mr. Hayes was born in Central Falls, the son of Irene (Desrosiers) Hayes of Central Falls and the late William E. Hayes. He worked in the security office for Brinks Corporation.
Besides his mother Mr. Hayes is survived by his daughters; Lindsey Hayes and Shayna. He also leaves his brothers William and Richard Hayes.
The funeral and burial for Mr. Hayes will be with full Military Honors in Rhode Island Veteran's Cemetery. For online condolences please visit
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.
PAWTUCKET â 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.
âI'm always against texting and driving,â Perez said, adding that among her peers, distracted driving is an issue.
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
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.
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