January 13th, 2015
Jacqueline B. Pelletier
ATTLEBORO - Jacqueline B. Pelletier, 77, pass January 13th. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Pelletier.
Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley
PAWTUCKET - Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley, 70, of Pawtucket, died January 12, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of William L. Riley, Jr. for twenty two years. Janet was born September 2, 1944 in Boston MA, a daughter of the late James Howard and Frances (Komnatzky) Schmitz.
She grew up in Foxboro, MA and graduated from Foxboro High School in 1963. Janet began as a waitress at Hale's Diner in Foxboro and finished working at Giovanni Jewelry in Providence.
PAWTUCKET – Student-athletes at Tolman and Shea high schools were recently recognized and awarded The Key Player Spirit Award.
This award sponsored by Key Group, Mortgage Division and Spirit Recognition. The award is presented to one athlete from each fall sports team who exemplify perseverance, effort, spirit, sportsmanship, teamwork, role model, determination and academics.
The following Shea athletes were selected:
WOONSOCKET â€“ This cityâ€™s loss is apparently East Providenceâ€™s gain, as a Connecticut-based manufacturing company backed out of its plan to take over the vacant Walmart on Diamond Hill Road.
Ardent Retail Displays & Packaging is now under contract to purchase a building located at 275 Ferris Ave. in East Providence, according to Michael Giutarri, a partner in the MG Commercial brokerage company. There is a closing date on the sale, and Ardent has a significant deposit tied up in the deal.
Marlene A. Makepeace
PAWTUCKET - Marlene A. (Amaral) Makepeace, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 9, 2015. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Antonio and Maria (Lopes) Amaral of Pawtucket.
Marlene was a graduate of the University of Phoenix and worked at Daniele Foods, Inc, Pascoag, RI. She was a talented artist and enjoyed drawing and candle making. Marlene was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed kickboxing, fishing and board games. Above all, she was a devoted and loving mother. Marlene's three children were the center of her life.
PAWTUCKET - Pappas, Nicholas, 86, died Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the husband of the late Teresa (Lappin) Pappas.
A Pawtucket resident most of his life, he was a son of the late Andrew and Paraskevi (Verras) Pappadopoulos.
He was a facility supervisor for the city of Pawtucket for many years retiring in 1994
He was a World War II Veteran and a lifelong member of the Greek Social Club in Pawtucket.
Maria V. Medeiros
PAWTUCKET - Maria V. Medeiros, 84, of Darlingdale Avenue, passed away Sunday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Manuel C. Medeiros. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, a daughter of the late Joao and Maria Jesus (Rego) Carvalho Nunes.
Maria had lived in Pawtucket more than 43 years and had been employed as an assembler at the former American Insulated Wire Co. for many years before retiring.
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Leo R. Laliberte
PAWTUCKET - Leo R. Laliberte, 85, of Oriole Avenue, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend to many, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 after a brief hospitalization surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Arlene F. (Gately) Laliberte for 54 years. Born on July 31, 1929, a son of the late Armand and Ernestine (Carrier) Laliberte, he has been a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Lillian Joseph 87, one of 14 children born to Manuel and Janet (Howard) Joseph, passed away Friday at The Holiday Retirement Home after an illness. She had lived in Central Falls many years and moved to Pawtucket in 1983. Lillian had been employed at the former Moore Fabrics and also at Conrad Javis Mfg. many years before retiring in 1992. She was an avid bingo player.
Joseph R. Trudel
PAWTUCKET - Joseph R. "Bob" Trudel, 78, passed on December 22nd in Florida. He was the husband of the late Elize Trudel.
Bob was a lifelong entrepreneur. He also served in the US Army, was former president of the Pawtucket Kiwanis Club, a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus as well as a member of the DAV.
PROVIDENCE â€“ As the new General Assembly session got under way last week with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, a list of new area members joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area House of Representatives members and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
KINGSTON – Sometimes you just have to be satisfied with what you're able to accomplish on any given day.
That seemed to be the sentiment of most of the more heralded aquawomen participating in the annual Bay View Invitational Girls Championships at the University of Rhode Island's Tootell Natatorium on Sunday afternoon.
The particular cases in point: Juniors Mollie Westrick of Lincoln High, Kayleigh Canavan of Cumberland and Liz Gross of Mount St. Charles.
WOONSOCKET -- To head coach Tom Pereira, something was clearly missing in the first seven games of the season for the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team.
That “someone” was prized transfer Samantha Wellington, who made her season debut Friday against ironically her former club, Mount St. Charles. Though the sophomore did not create a ripple on the scorer’s sheet, she impacted the game in other areas in helping the Lions top the Mounties, 5-3, at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s win over Butler earlier in the week illustrated, dishing out minutes is no exact science.
Coaches like Ed Cooley have to consider every factor when concocting a game plan for that day’s opposition. The toughest decisions don’t always boil down to playing zone or man-to-man on defense. There is one consideration that carries prime importance: Ultimately, you play the guys who provide the best chance to win.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High “executed” Shea High on Friday night, breaking open a close game with a 12-0 run to start the second half. The Tigers, behind 22 points from Steve Otis, rolled to a 69-54 victory over their crosstown rivals.
“We executed our offense in the second half,” Tolman coach Mike Kayata admitted. “It started with our defense. We played good ‘D’ in the first half and then made some stops and some steals that started our offense after that.”
James F. Baron
CUMBERLAND - James F. "Jim" Baron, 57, of Bear Hill Road, died Monday, January 5th, at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of seventeen years of Denise Perreault.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Mary M. (Wilkie) Baron of Lincoln, and the late Robert Baron, he grew up in Lincoln and had lived in Cumberland for the past twenty years.
Charles L. Hatch
LINCOLN - Charles L. Hatch Sr., 82 passed on January 8th. He was the husband of Natalie (Cambria) Hatch. They have been married for 57 years.
He had been employed by Sayles Finishing Plant, was a former Horse Trainer and previous proprietor of Lincoln Pest Control. Charles was also a Free Mason and an avid golfer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charles L. Hatch Jr. and his wife Suzanne and David M. Hatch and his wife Debra, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Rita "Bunny" Rondeau
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Rita "Bunny" (Bonneau) Rondeau, of North Kingstown, formerly of Delray Beach, FL, passed away on January 7th. Bunny was predeceased by her husband, Armand Rondeau, and her parents, Alberic and Alice Bonneau. Prior to living in Florida, she was a resident of South Attleboro, MA. She and her husband ran the Hi-D-Ho shop. She was a very creative and talented person, whose interests included decoupage and vue d'optique.