August 16th, 2012
Guilio A. Grassini
COVENTRY- Grassini, Guilio A., 87, passed away August 15, 2012. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Utraide and Maria (Dori) Grassini. Former husband and eternal love of Cecile Grassini.
He lived in Woonsocket most of his life before moving to Coventry in 2008.
Mr. Grassini was a fork lift operator for the former Ames dept. store in Mansfield, MA for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Thunder Mist Stripper Club and the Italian Workers Men's Club of Woonsocket.
PAWTUCKET â The Elizabeth Beisel Welcome Home Tour made a stop at McCoy Stadium Wednesday evening, as the North Kingstown native and Olympic medalist threw out the first pitch and signed autographs at the ballparkâs Cox Fan Center.
Standing on the field in her Team USA jacket and a PawSox cap, Beisel was presented a Pawtucket team jacket by General Manager Lou Schweichheimer and infielder Tony Thomas, who took the occasion to tweet the following after catching the ceremonial toss: âNot a bad arm for a swimmer; thanks for keeping it close so I could catch it!â
PAWTUCKET â Stop if youâve heard this before, but PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur feels that embattled reliever Daniel Bard is closer than the numbers suggest.
Sauveur provided words of reassurance on Wednesday afternoon, one day after Bard had a devil of a time locating the strike zone. You probably know the grizzly numbers by now, but here they are again: On his way to recording one out Tuesday night against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Bard walked four and allowed two runs. Just 10 of the 27 pitches he recorded were strikes.
WOONSOCKET â The Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH), a coalition of more than 70 employers in Rhode Island representing over 50,000 employees, is weighing in on the pending sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island to Boston-based Steward Health Care System, saying negotiations between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Landmark Medical Center/Steward Health Care must abide by several considerations, including establishment of a statewide coordinated health care plan.
LINCOLN â A Lincoln police officer who was found guilty in January of felony battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside a slot parlor in 2009, has resigned, Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond announced Wednesday.
âEffective Aug. 10, 2012, the Town of Lincoln has accepted an unconditional and irrevocable resignation from Officer Edward Krawetz,â Almond said. âThis action has allowed the town to avoid the inherent uncertainty of costly and time-consuming litigation and appeals which would inevitably ensue if this matter remained unresolved.â
HARRISVILLE- Carmella (Silba) Cecconi, 87, of Inman Rd. died Wednesday August 15, 2012 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Anthony Cecconi. Carmella and Tony were married for 69 years.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Matteo and Marion (Delfino) Silba.
Carmella worked for US Rubber for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens.
Bernard E. Meunier
CUMBERLAND- Bernard E. Meunier, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket, RI. He was the loving husband for 58 years to Claire J. (Berard) Meunier.
He was born October 13, 1926 in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond E. and Aldora (Desrosiers) Meunier.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The future of the Halliwell Memorial School in Slatersville will be the focus of a special joint meeting of the Town Council and School Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Kendall Dean School auditorium, 83 Green St.
Read more in our print edition.
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucket Red Sox Team President Mike Tamburro will never forget the phone call he received from then-Red Sox General Manager Lou Gorman in June 1990.
âHow would you like Johnny Pesky to be your new manager?â was the message Gorman relayed to Tamburro. âI said, âWe would love to have Johnny (pilot the PawSox).ââ
Richard A. Eldridge
WOONSOCKET - Richard A. "Doc" Eldridge, 65, of Sandwich, MA. formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Henry and Irene (Girard) Eldridge. He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School.
Mr. Eldridge was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Following his naval service he lived in Pittsburgh for several years until returning to Woonsocket.