Archive - 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Fresh out of college and teaching history in a public high school in Revere, Mass., Rosalind Murphy could see something in many of her students that they were somehow incapable of seeing in themselves.
Call it potential.
â€śSome of my students didnâ€™tâ€™ know how capable they actually were and how smart they were or that they actually could make the grade and be the student that goes on to college,â€ť she says. â€śAlthough I saw that in them every day, they didnâ€™t see it in themselves.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ It used to be that any mention of the first name â€śMookieâ€ť would send a collective shiver down the backs of Red Sox fans. Mention this particular Mookie, however, and youâ€™re bound to receive a completely different reaction, one that doesnâ€™t center on key words or phrases such as â€śgroundball,â€ť â€śthrough the legsâ€ť or â€śBuckner.â€ť
Margaret Hesketh Longoni
TUSCON, AZ - Went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Joseph M. Longoni. Margaret was born on July 22, 1931 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecile (Giguere) Hesketh.
She vived by sons; Bob (Becky) Longoni, Jim (Devi) Longoni, and Mike (Cyndi) Longoni; daughters; Jo-Ann Longoni, Patti Longoni, and Stephanie Barry; also sister Patricia (Ron) Van Brocklyn, and 11 grandchildren.
Timothy E. Fitzgerald
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Timothy E. Fitzgerald, 64, of Black Plain Rd. died Saturday May 31, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Lafreniere) Fitzgerald.
Born in Milford, Mass., son of the late George and Helen (Schiller) Fitzgerald - Tariela.
Timothy worked for the former Miller Electric for 26 years and as a Material Handler for Riverdale Mills in Northbridge, Mass.
He enjoyed his camping trips to Maine and the times he went to Foxwoods. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Amanda L. Ethier
WOONSOCKET - Amanda L. Ethier, 29, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Daniel A. Ethier and his wife Donna of No. Smithfield and Kimberly (Cote) Ethier of Woonsocket.
Besides her parents, Amanda leaves two sisters, Alicia M. and Sarah R. Ethier, both of Woonsocket; her companion, Nathan Bergeron of Blackstone, MA; her paternal grandmother, Pauline (Barrett) Ethier of Cumberland; her maternal grandfather, Edward Cote of Bellingham; two nieces, Riley Lynn and Reigan Reese; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The City Council last night approved Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâ€™s first proposed budget, a $129.7 million spending plan that would hike residential property taxes about 5 percent.
The figure may come as a surprise because the Budget Commissionâ€™s five-year financial rehabilitation plan for the city calls for increases in the overall levy of 4 percent a year, the maximum allowed by law.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The final game of Tolman Highâ€™s season featured an all too familiar pattern: Plenty of good pitching to go around, but not nearly enough hitting to carry the day.
â€śEspecially over the last third of the season, our pitchers have been holding teams to three or four runs. In Rhode Island Division II baseball, youâ€™re doing all right,â€ť stated Tigers coach Theo Murray.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After suffering a difficult-to-swallow 2-1, eight-inning loss to North Smithfield High on Saturday afternoon, Mount St. Charles faced elimination in the R.I. Division II/Region II Tournament entering its losersâ€™ bracket tilt against Prout on Monday.
Thatâ€™s why skipper Tom Seaver took his players aside beforehand and explained his game plan for the Crusaders.
BURRILLVILLE â€” A newspaper carrier for The Call called 911 and helped wake up a man after noticing his home on Chapel Street was on fire during his morning route Sunday.
Nicholas Belanger, 29, a Call carrier for the past 10 years, was dropping off bundles of newspapers at the Liâ€™l General store just after 2 a.m. Sunday when he spotted smoke and flames coming from the back of a duplex located four house up the street at 451 Chapel St., which is located in heart of Harrisville village.
BLACKSTONE - Michael A. Ferragamo 94, of Blackstone, died peacefully Thursday May 29th, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, following an illness. He was the beloved husband of Mildred V. (Altimar) Ferragamo.
Born April 25, 1920 in Boston, a son of the late Carmine and Teresa (Guarino) Ferragamo, he was formerly a resident of Roslindale and Norfolk before moving to Blackstone.
He was raised and educated in Boston, where he was a graduate of Don Bosco Technical High School. Michael was the retired owner and operator of the former Mikeâ€™s Radio & TV in Roslindale, for over 40 years.