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January 13th, 2011

Spooner named new School Committee chairman

January 13, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Two former School Committee chairmen, who were elected back to the committee in November, have been chosen by their fellow board members to assume leadership roles once again.
By unanimous vote Tuesday night, the newly installed School Committee named Raymond Spooner as chairman and Alan Tenreiro as deputy chairman. The board also chose to retain school secretary Diana Liss, who is Spooner’s sister, as its clerk.

Normand L. Boucher

January 13, 2011

Normand L. Boucher
Normand L. Boucher, 71 of Johnston, died Saturday.
He was the husband of the late Irene (Neveu) Boucher. They had been married 45 years. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Alfred Boucher.
He served in the US Marine Corps from 1957-1962. Normand worked for Lebanon Knitting Mills for 15 yrs., Worcester Textile for 23 yrs. and Benny's Warehouse for 10 plus yrs.

Yvonne Smith

January 13, 2011

Yvonne Smith
CUMBERLAND - Yvonne Smith, 68, of Dexter Street, passed away Tuesday, January 11, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Smith.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alcide and Estelle (Ouellette) Plante. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Smith was employed as an accounts payable clerk for Teknor Apex for many years, and was the owner of the former Smitty's Restaurant which was situated on Broad Street in Cumberland.

Margaret M. Silda

January 13, 2011

Margaret M. Sidla
CUMBERLAND - Margaret M. (Mooney) Sidla, 84, passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Anthony Sidla.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Theilig) Mooney. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was employed as a secretary for Ann & Hope for over 20 years.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church.

January 12th

Strong start is important to Iannetta

January 12, 2011

Some baseball notes geared to make you forget those snow removal blues …

There’s no question Chris Iannetta is bent on staying sharp during the offseason. The St. Raphael Academy alum is renown around the R.I. Baseball Institute for having a set routine and hating to deviate from it. In fact, it wouldn’t come as a shock to learn Iannetta possesses a key to the indoor batting cage, located in Warwick.

January 11th

David Allen Young

January 11, 2011

David Allen Young

Raymond F. Noonan

January 11, 2011

Raymond F. Noonan
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Noonan, 95, of Pawtucket, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at Epoch on Blackstone. He was the husband of the late Anna (Wynne) Noonan.
Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident, he was the son of Edward J. Noonan and Anna J. Bowen Foley Noonan.
He was a 1932 graduate of Pawtucket High School. He graduated from Brown in 1936 and attended Harvard Law School with the class of 1939. He was captain of the 1935-36 Brown basketball team, selected for the all-New England team, and elected by his peers to the Brown all-decade team.

Arthur Hicks

January 11, 2011

Arthur Hicks
RIVERSIDE: Arthur Hicks, 78, of Crescent View Ave, passed January 10th. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Rothermel) Hicks.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Stephen P. and Ellenor (Spitznagel) Hicks.
Arthur was a chef for over 50 years at various restaurants thought RI.

Jeanne A. Gailey

January 11, 2011

Jeanne A. Gailey
FLORIDA - Jeanne A. (DuBois) Gailey, 92, of Jensen Beach, FL, formerly of Dennisport, died December 27, 2010 in Palm City, FL. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Gailey, Sr.
Born in Rhode Island, she and her husband resided there until 1973 when they moved to Cape Cod. She and her husband were avid square dancers for many years; they belonged to the Cape Cod Chowder Club, Square and Round Dancers Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.
She was former member of Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, Port St. Lucie Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Jensen Beach Elementary School.

Evelyn P. Sherry

January 11, 2011

Blanche S. Prevost
PAWTUCKET-- The Funeral of Blanche S. (Pieretti) Prevost, has been rescheduled for Friday at 9:00am from the Cheetham Mortuary 1012 Newport Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am in St Leo The Great Church Central Ave. Burial in Mt St Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home Thursday 4-8pm. www.cheethammortuary.com

Blanche S. Prevost

January 11, 2011

Blanche S. Prevost
PAWTUCKET-- The Funeral of Blanche S. (Pieretti) Prevost, has been rescheduled for Friday at 9:00am from the Cheetham Mortuary 1012 Newport Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am in St Leo The Great Church Central Ave. Burial in Mt St Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home Thursday 4-8pm. www.cheethammortuary.com

Cumberland wrestlers picking up the pace

January 11, 2011

CUMBERLAND – Wrestling season inside the state of Rhode Island doesn’t really get serious until the middle of January. A few of the top teams use the first six weeks of the season to test themselves outside the state in weekend tournaments against elite competition from around New England.
That’s the route Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon has chosen over the years. This season, his defending state champions have won tournaments in Connecticut and Massachusetts before finishing third last Saturday in the prestigious Redskin Invitational up in Sanford, Maine.

Manfredo, now 30, fights Friday in Florida

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- While folks across the Northeast were bracing themselves for today’s heavy snowstorm, Peter Manfredo Jr. pulled off the great escape on Tuesday by jumping on an early flight that took him to sunny Key West, Fla.
But instead of heading to Florida to work on his tan and enjoy a pleasurable vacation, Manfredo chose business over pleasure and flew down for his next fight, Friday night’s 10-round middleweight bout against Daniel Edouard of West Palm Beach, Fla. at Mallory Square overlooking Key West Harbor.

January 11th

Graca carries Tolman cagers to victory

January 11, 2011

BARRINGTON –Jeremy Graca was Mr. Clutch for Tolman High on Monday night
The talented senior scored seven of his 16 points in the final minute as the Tigers defeated Barrington, 56-48, in a Division II crossover contest at the Eagles’ gymnasium.

Saints coast past Classical, 69-42

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET --– This may be hard to fathom, but the regular season in boys’ basketball ends exactly one month from today.
For teams like St. Raphael Academy, it’s simply a matter of full speed ahead. Veteran head coach Tom “Saar” Sorrentine has concerns that are generally viewed as normal for this time of year. Yet with the finish line in sight and playoffs – both divisional and the experimental Sweet 16 – knocking on the doorstep, the onus is on clubs to get everything in order before the truly important games arrive.

Actors lead Mixed Magic Mahalia Jackson celebration

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Richard Jenkins are lending some Hollywood star power to the Mixed Magic Theatre’s year-long celebration of the 100th birthday of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and a related series of events.
Davis, who grew up in Central Falls, and Jenkins, who spent many years at Providence’s Trinity Repertory Company and lives in Cumberland, have agreed to be honorary co-chairs as Mixed Magic kicks off its Arc of Events that centers around the legendary gospel great.

Chili Davis new PawSox batting coach

January 11, 2011

Certainly the ability to switch-hit in baseball can come in handy, paving the way for a batter to place himself in an advantageous situation against any pitcher they step in the box to face.

Sports memorabilia, collector's show set for Feb. 5

January 10, 2011

When the first Cranston Sports Collectors Show opened, you could buy a Honus Wagner tobacco card for $1,500 or so.
Now, that image of old Honus would cost you at least $250,000 and, if you wanted the best known example of the baseball card now recognized as the hobby’s “Holy Grail,” you’d have to come up with at least $1.62-million which is what the current owner paid for it.

George Haddad

January 10, 2011

George Haddad
PAWTUCKET - George Haddad, 94, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (Sharkey) Haddad for 51 years.

Beatrice M. Piche

January 10, 2011

Beatrice M. Piche
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice M. Piche, 103, formerly of Grandview Rd, Pawtucket died Monday, January 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Ernest E. Piche.
Mrs. Piche was born in Putnam Ct., the daughter of the late Henry and Celina (Brodeur) Langlois. She is survived by her grandchildren, Thomas Piche and his wife Donna of Cumberland and Amy (Piche) Almanzar and her husband Oscar of Warwick. She also leaves her great grandson Alexander Almanzar and her great granddaughters Jessica and Kaitlyn. Mrs. Piche was the mother of the late Ernest E. Piche Jr.

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