Archive - Apr 2013
PAWTUCKET â From a win-loss perspective, the Pawtucket Red Sox canât ask for much more. Winners of six of seven games, it seems that Mother Nature, not the opposition, is the teamâs toughest foe in the seasonâs early stages.
Fridayâs postponement of Rochester-Pawtucket marks the second time in three days that the pitter-patter of raindrops has come into play for Gary DiSarcinaâs ball club. This past Wednesday saw Pawtucket play two innings at Lehigh Valley before the game was halted in the second inning due to rain.
Evangelina D. Lindo
HARRISVILLE- Evangelina D. (Miranda) Lindo, 77, of Iron Mine Rd. died Thursday April 11, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Francisco Lindo.
Born in the Azores, Portugal, daughter of the late Manual and Marie (DeAmeida) Miranda.
She was a Homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends.
An avid gardener, loved to crochet and knit, and cook, so everyone would enjoy.
Gerald R. Langlois
BURRILLVILLE- Gerald R. Langlois, 74, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Estelle M. (Gravel) Langlois, whom he married on July 28, 1984. They resided on East Ave. in Harrisville.
Born in Mapleville, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Beatrice (Blanchard) Langlois.
Gerald worked as an Assembler for GM Motors in Framingham, MA for over twenty five years before retiring. He was a former member of the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department.
Frances T. Bouchard
BLACKSTONE- Frances T.(Halza) Bouchard, 91, of Blackstone, MA died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of the late Fernand Bouchard who died in 1987.
She was born in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late George and Anna (Hvisc) Halza.
Norma T. DiPietro
BELLINGHAM- Norma T. (Murray) DiPietro, 74, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at St. Antoine Residence. She was the beloved wife of retired Bellingham School Superintendent Joseph F. DiPietro since 1969.
Born in Providence, RI on March 13, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Hardress and Teresa (Furey) Murray.
PAWTUCKET â It was clear that David Ortiz was in no mood to stroll down memory lane.
Asked if he felt a touch of nostalgia upon returning to McCoy Stadium for the first time since the memorable three-game show he put on during the summer of 2008, the Red Sox slugger offered a wry smile. After being down for so long, itâs clear that Ortiz is using his rehab stint with the PawSox as a prime opportunity to make up for lost time.
âBeen a while, huh? Yeah, man, just coming down here to get some at-bats and get that engine going,â said a succinct Ortiz.
PAWTUCKET â As if enough confidence wasnât radiating from Jose Iglesias already, the shortstop was privileged enough to spend part of his Thursday afternoon with a noteworthy batting practice partner.
About two hours prior to first pitch, David Ortiz emerged from the clubhouse to get a few on-field swings. Fighting through the crowded wall of TV cameras and microphones, Iglesias had every intention of stepping in the cage the moment Ortiz needed a breather.
Iglesias may have been at McCoy Stadium, but it was clear that the big leagues were still on his mind.
PROVIDENCE â The man accused in the brutal killing of Donna Pike was a 43-year-old career criminal who had been released from a federal prison in West Virginia less than three months ago.
A police affidavit filed in District Court says Brian Audette confessed to killing Pike, 57, whose battered, lifeless body was found in her third-floor apartment at 79 Rathbun St. in Woonsocket Monday night.
Wearing a pair of dirty jeans and a rumpled polo shirt, Audette was formally arraigned on charges of first-degree murder before Judge Joseph Ippolito Thursday morning.
Clara B. Nelson
WOONSOCKET- Clara B. Nelson, 91, of Woonsocket, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. Clara was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Carter and Rebecca M. Davis on December 3, 1921.
Her family moved to Boston, MA when she was young. She attended Roxbury Memorial High School. She was a dietary aide at the Wentworth Institute until her retirement. She enjoyed walking, special outings, board games, knitting and spending time with her daughter. She enjoyed children and was a kind and gentle soul.
WOONSOCKET â A city man shot and killed himself Thursday moments after firefighters evacuated the manâs wife and young daughter from their apartment unit located in the sprawling Veterans Memorial public housing development in the cityâs Fairmount section.
There were initial reports that gunshots were fired at police officers and firefighters responding to the emergency call at the home, but police later confirmed that no firefighters or officers on the scene were shot at or injured.