Archive - Aug 2013
PAWTUCKET --- Itâ€™s been more than a month-and-a-half since the Pawtucket Red Sox strung together four wins in a row, but on Wednesday afternoon, they were able to extend their win streak at the expense of the Louisville Bats.
Three-run homers from Xander Bogaerts and Mark Hamilton and a strong start from Clayton Mortensen enabled the defending International League champions to hold off a seventh-inning rally by the Bats and come away with a 6-5 win at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Tammy Shea, 34, of Woonsocket really didnâ€™t know what a scaffolding structure was doing on either side of Main Street Wednesday, but she was curious about it.
So were her children as the family walked past it on the sidewalk opposite the Stadium Theatre at Monument Square.
â€śI donâ€™t even know what it is,â€ť Shea said when told the work site was part of the cityâ€™s upcoming 125th Anniversary Block Party celebration on Aug. 29.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A group of local World War II combat veterans will be honored Aug. 18, at the Cumberland Beagle Club, which for the fourth year in a row, is giving the public an opportunity to hear the stories and unique experiences of what Richard Souza calls â€śtrue American heroes.â€ť
Theresa M. Methot
WOONSOCKET- Therese M. Methot, 86, of Woonsocket died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Eugenie (Briere) Guilmain. She was raised in Manville and lived most of her life in Woonsocket.
Therese was homemaker and had a special place in her heart for animals and loved her dog "Princess". She also enjoyed gardening and puzzles.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The meeting place for city veterans for more than 90 years, the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 on Fountain Street has been home to blood drives, spaghetti dinners, and hundreds of other community events over the years.
But the 100-year-old city-owned building is starting to show its age and is in desperate need of repair, especially the roof, which needs to be replaced.
PAWTUCKET â€“ There are two schools of thought regarding Will Middlebrooks and the third basemanâ€™s recent return to major-league duty.
Given the Red Sox were receiving zero in the way of offensive production at the hot corner following the departure of Jose Iglesias â€“ the post-July 31 non-waiver trading deadline saw Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder struggling to the tune of a combined .135 batting average (5-for-37) â€“ the ball club was more than justified in being in the market for an upgrade.
Georgette V. Davis
NO. SMITHFIELD- Georgette V. (Dubois) Davis, 93, died August 13, 2013 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Gerard R. Davis, Sr. whom she married December 28, 1943. Born in Croix, France she was the daughter of the late George and Valentine (Delbaere) Dubois.
Georgette moved to the United States when she was 3 years old and was a homemaker during her marriage. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, Slatersville.
Richard A. Morin
WOONSOCKET- Richard A. Morin, 87, of Woonsocket, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of Florence J. (Allard) Morin, whom he married May 21, 1955.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Aime J. and Adele (Lizotte) Morin.
Maurice O. Rondeau
WOONSOCKET- Maurice O. "Moe" Rondeau, 74, of East Woonsocket, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Jeannine C. (Deziel) Rondeau, whom he married on May 28, 1960.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Gertrude (Mandeville) Rondeau of Woonsocket and the late Edmond Rondeau.
John J. Giguere
LAKELAND, FL- John J. Giguere, 82, of Lakeland, FL, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.