Archive - 2013
WEST WARWICK â As if on cue, droplets began falling from the purple-, orange- and dark gray clouds surrounding McCarthy Field just as Navigant Post 85 of Woonsocketâs leaders accepted their second straight Anthony J. Lombardi Jr. Trophy as Rhode Islandâs premier American Legion team.
Still, nothing was going to rain on this parade.
PAWTUCKET â Rich Sauveur canât wait to see Anthony Ranaudo go all Pablo Picasso on the blank canvas that will represent his tenure at Triple-A Pawtucket after his promotion here on Friday.
âFrom what I heard, he was throwing the ball extremely well down in Portland and I canât wait to see him throw,â stated Sauveur, Pawtucketâs pitching coach. â(Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper) sent me some information on Anthony, and I was just reading up on it. Kipper thinks that heâs an outstanding person and a great student of the game.
Bruna M. Mancinelli
WOONSOCKET- Bruna M. Mancinelli, 78, of Pinecrest Drive, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Carlo Mancinelli.
Born in Blackstone, Mass., daughter of the late Oscar and Carlotta (Grassi) Pecori.
Bruna was a homemaker; she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Steven P. Beals
PROVIDENCE - Steven P. Beals, 54, of Providence, RI, Sept. 30, 2012.
Survived by a brother, Vernon H. Beals, and sister-in-law Debra L. Sutton of Malvern, PA, sister Nancy A. Niles and brother-in-law Scott Niles of Greenville, TN., uncle to Erin E. Sutton-Beals. Predeceased by father Vernon H. Beals Sr., mother Anna M. Beals (O'Connor) and brother Mark C. Beals.
Internment August 2, 2013 in the Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, MA.
Robert A. Pariseau, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert A. Pariseau, Sr., 79, died August 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Dion) Pariseau.
A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Annette Dion.
He was the owner of the former Bob's Flooring in Woonsocket retiring in 1987. Robert served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
WEST WARWICK -- As a light drizzle started to find its way to McCarthy Field, the tides of the American Legion âFinal Eightâ winnersâ bracket final changed on one pitch.
With Upper Deck Post 86/14 holding a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, Navigant Credit Unionâs E.J. Torres stepped in the box with the bases loaded and two outs. Facing a full count, Torres blasted an opposite-field double to left field.
That hit emptied the bases and gave Navigant a 4-3 lead, one that Post 85 would improve all the way to a 12-3 final.
PAWTUCKET â Was Bryce Brentz resigned to the possibility that his season was over upon undergoing significant surgery to his right knee? A rollover-and-surrender attitude wouldnât fit the PawSox outfielderâs hard-charging persona now, would it?
That said, the power hitter is a realist and understands the slippery slope that comes with accelerating the rehab timetable in order to return to the field this season.
BRISTOL â Milliseconds after southpaw Brendan Wright had fielded an easy grounder and thrown to first baseman Jayden Struble for the final out on Thursday evening, Cumberland American's All-Stars came from all directions to celebrate mere feet in front of home plate.
Not surprisingly, the one on the bottom of the pile happened to be second baseman Johnny Belisle, one of the more vociferous members of this splendid contingent.
WOONSOCKET â Janette Adams was asleep in her first floor apartment at 7 Veterans Way when she heard a crash Thursday morning that nearly knocked her out of bed.
Squinting through the blinds of her bedroom window, Adams did a double-take when she saw the front end of a late model Winnebago-style motor home stuck in the mangled front porch of the multi-family apartment building.
The 20-foot-plus RV slammed into the front of the building just after 11:30 a.m., lodging itself in the front porch, which was nearly torn off the building.
Omer J. Durand
WOONSOCKET - Omer J. Durand, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Saint Antoine Residence. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene (Willerval) Durand. Born in Woonsocket on November 29, 1927, he was the son of the late Philippe and Anna (Durand) Durand.