Archive - 2013
A handmade banner bearing the portrait of the late Pope John Paul II hangs above the counter at the Krakow Deli in Woonsocket, a gift Marta Samek received from her brother who brought it back from Poland 25 years ago.
â€śIsnâ€™t it beautiful?â€ť asked Samek who manages the family-owned deli along with another brother, Kristian Przybyko, and father, JĂłzef.
BOURNE, MA- Ray Edward Goyette, Sr. of Bourne died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 78.
He was the husband of Ethel (Kermetzoglou) Goyette, and is survived by his children: Stephen Goyette, Deanna Campbell and Rachel Whitehead, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Ray Goyette, Jr. and John Goyette, and his sister, Margie Butler.
Nathan H. Lewis
WOONSOCKET- Nathan H. Lewis, 22, died July 3, 2013 in his home.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Michael Bergeron and his wife Joyce and Sabrina Lewis-Cooley.
Nathan loved music and animals.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his two children; his brother, Michael Lewis; two sisters, Casandra Lewis and Kea-Ana Bergeron; his paternal grandmother, Ellen Bergeron; his maternal grandmother, Sharon Lewis; five uncles; two aunts; two nieces; and his loving girlfriend.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Advocates for the poor are casting a wary eye across the border as the Massachusetts legislature backed a requirement for photo identification on electronic benefit transfer cards used by welfare recipients, but others say Rhode Island should follow suit.
â€śI would be a hundred percent in favor of that,â€ť said Terrence Gorman of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Enforcement, who contends the stateâ€™s welfare benefits are a magnet for illegal aliens.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Budget Commission voted 4-0on Monday afternoon to implement the $2.5 million supplemental tax bill, acting on the authority provided by state lawmakers.
The supplemental bills for fiscal 2013 are due to be issued retroactively on July 26, raising an extra 18.7 percent on motor vehicles and 4.7 percent on real estate, excluding single-family homes and condos.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A policeman was nearly run over during a brief but wild motor vehicle chase that ended in the arrests of three men, including one who was subdued with a stun gun.
The episode began with a report of a confrontation among patrons who were exiting a bar on Arnold Street shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. Initial reports led police to believe that the participants might be carrying firearms, but those reports turned out to be unfounded.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Sometimes, heâ€™s simply carrying out marching orders from those above him. Other times, he engages in small talk, a sign that allows the ballplayers to comprehend that, yes, this particular minor-league manager will â€śhave our backs if we heed his expectations.â€ť
You see it during batting practice when PawSox skipper Gary DiSarcina sprays fungos to the infielders while standing not too far from the batting cage. A bum shoulder prevents DiSarcina from throwing a round or two. He makes up for it in other areas such as assuming an even greater instructional role.
Sophie H. Wawszkiewicz
BIDDEFORD, ME- Sophie H. (Banas) Wawszkiewicz, 99, a resident of Biddeford, ME., and formerly of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on July 5th at the St. Antoine Residence in No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph Wawszkiewicz.
Peter P. Hroszowy
MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK- Peter P. Hroszowy, a retired wholesaler/retailer in produce, died Saturday July 6, 2013 at home. He was 68. Formerly of Blackstone, Mass. And Spartanburg, SC.
The son of the late John and Stefania Zaryczna Hrossowyc, he was born on August 8, 1944 in Blackstone, Mass.
Lucien J. Pelletier
ALBION- Lucien J. Pelletier, 90, formerly of School St., Albion, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Ida I. (Floyd) Pelletier. They were married on September 27, 1944.
Born and raised in Albion, he was a son of the late Domina and Clarinda (Lusignan) Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Boatswain's Mate First Class on the LCT 590 which was one of the first vessels to land at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944.