Archive - Apr 16, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” For members of the PawSox family with Massachusetts blood running through their veins, the horrific and tragic events that marred the Boston Marathon hit particularly hard.
â€śItâ€™s a special day for race fans and baseball fans; thereâ€™s a (Boston Bruins) game at night. Itâ€™s a great time for the town,â€ť explained manager Gary DiSarcina, a native of Malden, Mass. and current resident of Plymouth. â€śWhen you least expect it, thatâ€™s when these things happen.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” What David Ortiz is attempting to do is adhere to spring-training protocol.
The question is, will the Red Sox slugger be able to get everything ironed out over eight or so at-bats in the coming days with the Pawtucket Red Sox? In 2010, Ortiz received 62 at-bats in spring training and equaled the total the following year. In 2012, he collected 57 Grapefruit League at-bats.
WOONSOCKET â€” In an impressive 26-game win streak that dates back to its season opener a year ago, Lincoln has experienced only a handful of close games that not only tested the teamâ€™s mettle, but also presented some anxious moments for its players, coaches, and fans.
But while most of those tight contests were decided by three or more runs, only one was a one-run nailbiter â€” Tuesday afternoonâ€™s chilly Division I affair against host and longtime foe Mount St. Charles.
MILLIS, MA- Maureen E. Delaporta Of Millis, died Monday evening, April 15, 2013, at Medway Country Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her family, She was 82.
The daughter of the late William and Rose (Robillard) Durkin, she was born in North Smithfield, RI and raised and educated in Woonsocket. She has been a Millis resident for over 55 years.
A homemake her life centered around her family.
The wife of the late Richard Delaporta, she was predeceased by her sisters, Hope Johnston, Sheila Durkin, Kay LeClerc and Judy Plante.
Frances M. Donnelly
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Niro) Donnelly, 90, of Rhodes Ave formerly of Chateau Claire, died Friday April 12, 2013, in the Friendly Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late James C. Donnelly.
Born in Milford, Mass, daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Tomassini) Niro.
She worked in production for the US Rubber Co. for 25 years.
Cecile L. Gilbert
WOONSOCKET- Cecile L. (Riquier) Gilbert, 90, formerly of Sharkey Ave, died Friday, April 12, in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Aldor Gilbert.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Aldora (Morin) Riquier.
She was a devoted homemaker, a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family at the beach.
Ella A. Demers
BLACKSTONE- Ella A. (Johnson) Demers, 83, of King St., died Sunday April 14, in Milford Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Demers.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late John and Hilda (Johnson) Johnson.
Ella was Owner & Operator of Ella's Variety on Rathbun St. in Blackstone, MA., and also she worked as a line technician supervisor for Foxboro Co., until retiring in 1984.
She was an avid sewer, knitter and crocheter. She loved spending quality time with her family.
The Call will be publishing a special tribute page to the victims, families, physicians and first responders of the Boston Marathon bombing in the Sunday, April 21 edition of the newspaper. Original poems, prayers, artwork, photos and comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be brief and respectful. Please include your name and hometown. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m.
Blackstone Valley Sports Editor Eric Benevides knew he would not run one of his best marathons when he set out on Mondayâ€™s 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course, and that may well have spared him the horrific scene marking the race memories of many others.