PAWTUCKET – Tyreal Whitaker and Jason Vargulish worked some magic on Friday night, combining for two touchdown passes in the second half that propelled Tolman to a dramatic 18-15 victory over Mount Pleasant.
Trailing 15-6 at halftime, Tolman cut into its deficit when Whitaker found Vargulish open for a 24-yard touchdown reception midway through the third quarter.
Ronald P. Skurka
PAWTUCKET - Ronald P. Skurka, 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Taveira) Rigley-Skurka. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Henault) Skurka.
Edward J. Sullivan
CUMBERLAND - Edward J. Sullivan, 88, formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Village at Waterman Lake. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Burns) Sullivan.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Werbicki) Sullivan.
Mary A. Brunelle
PAWTUCKET - Mary A. (Grylls) Brunelle, 73, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Gerard R. Brunelle for forty-eight years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary A. (Maine) Grylls.
Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Gerard W. Brunelle; a daughter, Mary L. Brunelle and five grandchildren, Mary Beth, Justin, Courtney and Christopher Brunelle and Matthew Hawes all of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late William Grylls.
Edward F. "Ted" Wall
CUMBERLAND - Edward F. "Ted" Wall, 77, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, after a brief illness. He was the fiancĂ©e of Jean Ayers of Cumberland, the love of his life, and the husband of the late Claire Migneault. He was born in Cumberland, the son of the late Leo and Grace (Mowry) Wall. He was a warehouseman in local paper supply companies until retiring in 1981.
Annie W. McLachlan
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Annie W. McLachlan, 100, died October 16, 2014 at Hopkins Manor. She was born in Kilmarnick, Scotland. Daughter of the late Charles and Jessie (Allan) McLachlan. She came to this country in 1928 and settled in Pawtucket. She was employed by Brown & Sharpe for 43 years until her retirement in 1979. Mrs. McLachlan was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and King's Daughters. She was an avid traveler.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Robert and George McLachlan, Berthya Jessiman, Jessie Davis and Jane Bennett.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A Providence man struck his brother in the head with a baseball bat several times following a dispute late Wednesday, police said.
Amancio C. Gomes, 39, of Providence, was at his brother's apartment at 193 Newell Ave. around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday when the two got into a disagreement over â€śsome disrespect that was going on regarding familial relationships,â€ť police Maj. Arthur Martins said.
PAWTUCKET- Ora (Boulais) Potter, 88 a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Apollo Beach, Florida where she had been residing for the last 3 years.
She was the wife of the late Galen (Bud) Potter. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Rose (Plante) Boulais.
Gladys W. McKee
CUMBERLAND - Gladys W. McKee, 93, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Thursday at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. She was the wife of the late William S. McKee.
Born in Shreveport, LA, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Thelma (Robertson) Williams. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
Mrs. McKee was employed as a Department Head, Home Economics and Science Teacher for the Cumberland School Department for 33 years until her retirement.
She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, ETA Chapter, and a lifelong member of NEA.
Jose N. Mendes
PAWTUCKET - Jose N. Mendes, "Zepe" 68, passed on October 16th with his family by his side.
He was the husband of Joana (Baptista) Mendes and step son of Lolo Spinola.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde he was the son of the late Joaquim Rodrigues and Eva Mendes. He had been employed by Union Wadding for over 15 years. He was a member of Mount Hope Community Baptist Church.
Viviane T. Belisle
PAWTUCKET - Viviane T. Belisle, entered into eternal life on Tuesday at Berkshire Place in Providence after an illness. She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Phillip and Eva (Caouette) Fournier. She was the former wife of the late Robert L. Nixon.
Richard F. Kachuk
CUMBERLAND - Richard F. Kachuk, 76, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Darlene A. (Fasulo) Kachuk for 46 years. Born in Putnam, CT, he was a son of the late William and Yvette (Champagne) Kachuk. Richard enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends, he especially enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren, Richard, Riley, Jake and Nicole.
Alfred E. Vieira, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Alfred "Coach Al" E. Vieira, Jr., 73, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of Evelyn (Rogers) Vieira of Pawtucket and the late Alfred E. Vieira, Sr.
PAWTUCKET â€“ With each of them carrying on the legacy of Ernie Marot and his selfless efforts to end hunger, a collection of individuals, businesses, and state agencies will be honored as part of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen's second annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and fundraising dinner Friday.
According to the Adrienne Marchetti, the soup kitchen's executive director, the five honorees at Friday's gala are: Irving Basiliere, Dr. Michael Ragosta, Navigant Credit Union, Pawtucket Credit Union, and the state Registry of Motor Vehicles.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A man had a big chunk of his ear bitten off by his brother after complaining that his sibling drank all the alcohol in the house and hadnâ€™t left any for him, according to police.
Melvin S. Gboe, 35, of 950 Main St., was arrested Monday on charges that include domestic felony assault, mutilation, resisting arrest and misdemeanor domestic assault, according to police reports.
John E. Johnson
BROWNINGTON, VT - John Emanuel Johnson, 75, died October 9, 2014, at his home in Brownington, VT. John, a longtime resident of Pawtucket, RI, was the loving father of four children - Cathy Tupper of Cape Coral, FL; Jan Eve Johnson of Wayland, MA; Virginia H. Johnson of N. Attleboro, MA; and John E. Johnson of Pawtucket, RI. John is also survived by his mother, Rita Johnson, of Greenville, RI; his brother, Bertil Johnson, of N. Scituate, RI; his sister, Linda Molack, of Coventry, RI; and his two grandchildren, Angelina M. and Isabella Eve Johnson, of Pawtucket, RI.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High continued one of the most dominating runs imaginable on Tuesday night when the Tigers captured their ninth 3-0 victory in their last 10 Division II-North matches. This romp came over a 1-10 Tiverton team that offered only token resistance.
PAWTUCKET – Six years, and just shy of three thousand miles separated Paula Cadavid from her sport.
To be reunited, it took a passion that wouldn’t fade and the devotion of a handful of sympathetic coaches. Her story is a reminder that sometimes, the well-worn phrase “love of the game” actually means what it says.
Mabel G. Kelleher
PAWTUCKET - Mabel G. (DesRoches) Kelleher, 78, passed away with her husband by her side on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 after many years of illness. She was the beloved wife of Paul B. Kelleher for 27 years and the late Kenneth Brown. Born in Somerville, MA, she was a daughter of the late Theodore, Sr. and Helen (Lane) DesRoches.
Mabel was the nursing payroll clerk at Memorial Hospital of RI for 17 years until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed collecting Swarovski Crystal; reading; knitting; crocheting and completing word searches and crossword puzzles.
Joan B. Roskowski
CUMBERLAND - Joan B. Roskowski, 81, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (McCaffrey) Demers. Joan lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
She is survived by two children, Tom Roskowski, and Cathy Calcagni, two sisters, Dorothy Demers, and CarolAnne Dragon, and six grandchildren, Alexander, Erica, Stasha, and Brandon Roskowski, and Chelsea and Mikaela Calcagni. She was the mother of the late David Roskowski and sister of the late Cornelius "Neil" Demers.