November 15th, 2013
William P. Drape
PAWTUCKET - William P. Drape, 69 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Friday at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane (Tanguay) Drape and they had been married for 43 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Louise (Poulin) Domenici and the late William H. Drape.
Prior to his retirement in 2007, Bill was a self-employed investment salesman for many years.
Evelyn F. Humphreys
MADISON, CT - Evelyn F. Humphreys age 86, widow of Joseph H. Humphreys, passed away on Monday with her beloved family by her side.
Evelyn was born on May 27, 1927, daughter of Arthur and Mary Bacon.
She was raised in Pawtucket R.I and graduated from Pawtucket High School.
Besides raising her three children, Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper for the Board of Education, Town of Madison and later on went on to receive a degree in computer programming from Middlesex Community College.
She was a member of St. Margaret's Church.
Arlene R. Fuller
WARWICK - Arlene R. (Scullin) Fuller, 68, of Harrison Avenue died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved companion of Charles C. Moss.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Maybelle L. (Holt) Scullin, she had lived in Woonsocket for 14 years before moving to Warwick 24 years ago.
Mrs. Fuller was a LSM Operator for the United States Postal Service in Providence for 24 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thereâ€™s a new Bad Kat in town who knows how to stir things up in the kitchen. Bad Kat Kupkakes & Kafe opened last week at 29 Exchange St., in the Elks building downtown.
Proprietress Carol Cove sells her signature line of alcohol-infused cupcakes (along with non-alcohol Kitten Kakes for the kids), plus a selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups, smoothies, coffees and teas. She is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday, and also takes large-scale cupcake and catering orders for parties and events.
If last Novemberâ€™s riveting playoff result is any indication, the â€śrematchâ€ť between St. Raphael and Woonsocket in a R.I. Division II quarterfinal at Barry Field on Saturday should be a wild one.
The Villa Novans had trailed the Saints, 13-0, at the break, but rallied for 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the final quarter, to knot it at 21-21 at Pariseau Field.
In the end, SRA veteran mentor Mike Sassiâ€™s crew took a 28-21 advantage in overtime, though Woonsocket later notched a TD to pull to within one.
Mary A. LaPlante
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mary A. LaPlante (Harkness), 59, longtime resident of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10th at The Village at Waterman Lake, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Robert J. A. LaPlante, who predeceased her in 1984. Mary was the daughter, and best friend of Teresa J. Harkness and the late Normand L. Harkness, Sr. of Lincoln. She was an RN for the City of Cranston Family Planning and WIC Program for many years before her affliction caused an early retirement.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee made it official on Wednesday and became the first announced candidate seeking election to the stateâ€™s lieutenant governor seat in the 2014 state general election.
McKee, now serving his sixth term as mayor of Cumberland, pointed to his roles in leading Cumberland out of past financial difficulties and helping to improve its schools as successes that would help him lead the lieutenant governorâ€™s office into new areas of responsibility aimed at improving the lives of Rhode Islanders.
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You could say there was a heavy presence of local talent on this fallâ€™s menâ€™s soccer program at Rhode Island College.
The roster featured three players from Pawtucket â€“ Camilo Estrada, Anderson Monteiro and Chuck Oddih â€“ and two from Lincoln â€“ Emmanuel Asiedu and Alexander LaBreche. Estrada and Asiedu learned earlier this week that their efforts and contributions did not go unnoticed by their contemporaries. Both were named to the Second Team All-Little East Conference.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Thereâ€™s so much notoriety surrounding major college sports today that sometimes, we lose sight that the central figures are mere babes in the woods in terms of life experience.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” The firing last week of City Manager Peter Graczykowski has prompted a renewed call for the city to consider switching to an elected mayor form of government, a proposal the sitting City Council wants to open up for debate at its next meeting on Nov. 19.
Part of that debate will be whether or not the council should put a strong mayor form of government question on the ballot next year.
Beatrice L. Weiss
LINCOLN - Beatrice L. Weiss, of Lincoln, died Monday at Landmark Medical Ctr. She was the wife of the late Marcel J. Weiss. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Rene P. and Florence (Laporte) Tougas.
She was a graduate of the former Notre Dame High School. She lived in Attleboro, MA and worked for many years at Texas Instrument before moving to Woonsocket where she made her home for 45 years. She was a retiree of AT Cross Mfg. Co. of Lincoln.
Annette Y. Dussault
CUMBERLAND - Annette Y. Dussault, 89 of One Mendon Road, passed away Tuesday in Riverview Healthcare Center, Coventry. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Dussault.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Eserest & Ida Vincellette. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
Kent C. Smith
PAWTUCKET - Kent "Kenny" C. Smith, 53, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 10, 2013, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Woods) Smith and the son of Alice Shirley (Jamieson) Smith of Lincoln and the late Justin Francis Smith.
Kenny resided in Lincoln before moving to Pawtucket twenty-seven years ago. He was employed as a form roller at Umicore, Attleboro and had previously been employed by EMS, Attleboro.
Lily Belle St. Onge
PAWTUCKET - Lily Belle St. Onge, 16 days old, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Lily was born in Providence on October 22, 2013, the beloved daughter of Christopher E. St. Onge, Jr. and Danielle R. (Greene) St. Onge of Pawtucket.
Last year, Woonsocket and St. Raphael staged a thrilling Division II quarterfinal-round playoff contest. A touchdown produced in the waning seconds of regulation enabled the Saints to force overtime, this after the Novans held a 21-13 advantage with just 90 seconds remaining.
PROVIDENCE â€“ After exactly 100 minutes of regulation and overtime play, Lincoln High found itself in an eerily similar position in the R.I. Division II championship game against Toll Gate late Saturday afternoon.
Back on Nov. 2, the Lions played ninth-seeded East Greenwich to a 1-1 quarterfinal stalemate before eventually claiming a 2-1 shootout victory; that came via a 4-3 penalty-kick count.
Against third-ranked Toll Gate, Lincoln seemed to have some confidence built in following that previous third OT triumph, but one swing of the leg turned the tide.
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland needed to bring out its best football against a formidable opponent on Friday night if it wanted to repeat as Division II-B champions and earn the leagueâ€™s top seed in the upcoming playoffs.
But instead of bringing out their best, the Clippers did the complete opposite against West Warwick and paid the price.
PAWTUCKET â€” The busy holiday season is approaching, and with it comes more worries for those who are struggling to make ends meet. As it has for the past 31 years, The Times is trying to help by raising money through its annual Merry Christmas Fund that benefits The Salvation Army of Pawtucket.
PROVIDENCE â€“ As he watched one Providence player after another foul out, Ed Cooley took a hard and long look at the available options on the bench.
What the head coach saw was his sophomore point guard in a finely tailored suit sitting alongside a collection of reserves that suddenly found themselves in the eye of the storm. With his options at a premium, Cooley motioned in the direction of Lee Goldsbrough and Ted Bancroft, hoping beyond belief that somehow, PC could survive this overtime session against Boston College.
Thomas P. O'Brien
NARRAGANSETT - Thomas P. O'Brien passed away on October 29, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the beloved son of Norman F. and Jane M. O'Brien. Tom was a graduate of William M. Davies High School.
Besides his parents, Tom is survived by his brothers William O'Brien of Boston, Michael O'Brien of South Kingstown, Joseph O'Brien of Rehoboth and 1 niece and 5 nephews.