June 4th, 2013
James M. Ryan
RIVERSIDE - Ryan, James M., "Jamie" 61, of Riverside, died peacefully, Monday, surrounded by his family at home.
He was the husband of Karen (Haskell) Ryan, father of Amy and Brett Ryan and brother of Edward Ryan, Beverly Melucci and Aurise Carden.
Visitation Thursday 4-7pm in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Funeral and burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For complete obituary visit andersonwinfield.net.
A little of this, a little of that ‚Ä¶
Rainouts during high school spring sports are always problematic. Sure, there‚Äôs comfort in knowing that you can reschedule, but what happens if the same issue arises on the rescheduled day? Can‚Äôt keep pushing the games or matches further and further down the road forever, you know.
A rainout like the one that washed away the vast majority of Monday‚Äôs baseball and softball playoff contests brings with it a whole host of complications.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ It‚Äôs been said that all good things must come to an end, and for Peter Manfredo Sr., nearly a quarter of a century of running his boxing gym in Pawtucket has heard the final bell.
The longtime owner and trainer of Manfredo‚Äôs Gym in Pawtucket won‚Äôt be making any more hour-long drives from his Charlestown residence to Conant Street. Instead, he will only need to take a short drive to his fairly new Narragansett center on 140 Point Judith Road to train his boxers and conduct his fitness classes.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď One day after Jose Iglesias went deep for his first big-league home run of the 2013 season, PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina was asked to weigh in on the suddenly red-hot Red Sox infielder.
The blast at Yankee Stadium continues a stretch that has seen Iglesias shift from short-term fill-in to possibly serving as a full-time backup. The official answer won‚Äôt come until Boston activates third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the disabled list, yet if Iglesias continues to perform at a high level, it‚Äôs hard to imagine that the 23-year-old will be back with Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ Thanks to Saturday's gun buyback program, there are now 17 fewer firearms on the city's streets.
According to Pawtucket Police Major Arthur Martins, the program, held at the police substation on Armistice Boulevard, netted eight handguns, six rifles and three other firearms that were deemed inoperable. He said the bulk of the firearms were of the ‚Äúsmall caliber‚ÄĚ variety, such as 22s, but there was a 12-gauge shotgun and a 32-caliber revolver among the inventory.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.
PROVIDENCE - Maynard-Dunbar, Jean, age 91, formerly of Pawtucket, died May 30, 2013. For obituary please visit www.rebellofuneralhome.com.
James T. Gallella
CUMBERLAND - James T. Gallella, 77, of Angell Road, passed away Sunday at The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Frances (Malloy) Gallella.
Born in Stoneham, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Hastings) Gallella. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
Mr. Gallella was a communicant of the Historic St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET - Ricardo Rose, 63, passed on May 31, 2013. He was the husband of Renee (Benoit) Rose.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of John Rose Sr. and Dorothy (Trudeau) Rose.
He had been employed by Handy and Harman for 27 years and then retired from EMS of Attleboro.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Christina Rose, three sons, Eric Rose, Colin Rose, and Marcus Rose, a brother, John Rose Jr. and a granddaughter, Justine Vota. He was the father of the late Veronica Rose.
LINCOLN - Ann Theresa "Terri" (Martin) Harris, 81, of Parker Street died Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Francis A. Martin, Jr., a former state representative from the City of Pawtucket, and the late Charles C. Harris.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Grennan) Cooney, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Lincoln in 1995.
Vincent P. McKinnon
RUMFORD - Vincent P. McKinnon, died peacefully at home in Rumford on Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was the beloved friend and companion of Dora Burch. He was the husband of the late Louise (Melucci) McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Kiley) McKinnon.
REHOBOTH - Kanarian, Armenouhi (Pahigian), 90, a longtime resident of Rehoboth, MA, passed away peacefully January 14, 2013 at the Life Care Center, Attleboro, MA. Born in Lowell, MA to the late Verkin and Armenag Pahigian. She was raised in Boston, MA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Norire Kanarian with whom she owned and operated the Avenue Superette in Pawtucket for many years.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ Potter Burns Elementary School, closed for repairs since a section of an unoccupied basement room gave way on May 22, will reopen for the start of the school day on Monday, June 3.
Nathanael Greene Elementary, closed last week for similar problems, will reopen Tuesday, June 4, according to an announcement by Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke.
CENTRAL FALLS ‚Äď When people try to describe Central Falls, many terms may come to mind, but there is one description no one ever thinks of even though its accuracy and its appeal cannot be denied.
Central Falls is a city along the Blackstone River, and Steve Larrick, the city‚Äôs newly named director of planning and economic development, wants to make sure you and everyone else realizes that fact.
LINCOLN ‚Äď After watching Bay View‚Äôs Shannon McArthur bloop a shot that hugged the left-field foul line, Lincoln High head coach Dick Ryan got up from his dugout perch and asked the home plate umpire to grant him time.
With the infielders and star pitcher Lindsay Mayer gathered around him on the mound, Ryan conveyed the following decree ‚Äď don‚Äôt let the Bengals bring the potential tying run to the plate. If the hitter that was next in line to face Mayer was fortunate enough to blast one out of Sullivan Field, the Lions would remain ahead by one run.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď Fresh off a 5-3 road trip that saw them take over first place in the North Division, the Pawtucket Red Sox kept the good times rolling Friday night.
It may have taken some time, yet Pawtucket was able to outlast Syracuse courtesy of a 9-8 contest that took 12 innings and lasted four hours, 20 minutes. The hero was Jonathan Diaz, who blooped a ball into shallow right-center to score Justin Henry with one down in the 12th.
Diaz‚Äô third base hit of the game went in the books as a double. Ryan Rowland-Smith picked up his third victory after tossing a scoreless top-of-the 12th.
For a change of pace, the R.I. high school baseball playoffs are neither rushed nor condensed.
The 16-team field in Division I and II takes center stage Saturday, with the first game of the double-elimination regional qualifying round. In years past, a loss on Day 1 placed players and coaches squarely behind the eight ball. Teams were forced to start their battle for survival in the losers‚Äô bracket the very next day, a predicament that wreaked havoc with pitching plans and left no opportunity for coaches to address any other issues.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď As his stay in the major leagues expanded from days to weeks to months, Alex Wilson resisted the temptation to feel comfortable.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď At about this time last season, Team Providence Athletics ‚Äď then an Under-14 girls' basketball travel squad under the direction of Pawtucket hoop legend Walter ‚ÄúBunky‚ÄĚ Gonzalez ‚Äď bused into the Bay State to qualify for the AAU National Girls' Under-14 Division II Tournament, always held at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
Unfortunately, it dropped a heartbreaking four-point loss to the North Central Blaze of Gardner, Mass. in the championship final.