May 8th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â Say this about the Boston Red Sox â the organization is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to commemorating the centennial anniversary of Fenway Park.
As part of the season-long celebration, the Sox have set aside this month as a prime chance to revisit some of the ballparkâs most spine-tingling moments and salute the players primarily responsible for creating them.
BURRILLVILLE -- The DâAntuono brother tandem of sophomore Mike and junior Matt wanted desperately for Burrillville High to post a spirited victory over St. Raphael Academy on Tuesday afternoon.
They did their part, as both assembled straight-set victories over the Saintsâ No. 1 and 2 representatives, seniors Sam Reinhardt and Juan Bedoya, respectively.
Perhaps a half hour after Mike had mustered a 6-1, 6-0 win over Reinhardt and Matt dispatched Bedoya, 6-1, 6-1, however, the rain became steadier, though the remaining players wanted to continue their assaults on winning.
Eugene H. Farland
OAKLAND, CA- Eugene H. Farland, 93, Oakland, CA passed away on April 19, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket of the late Joseph and Alma (Cayer) Farland.
George J. Michaud
WOONSOCKET- George J. Michaud 63, of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Thursday May 3, 2012, in Mariam Hospital after a long illness. He was the former husband of Margaret (Charest) Beaudoin of Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gerald and Lena (Marzini). He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Homer L. Lafond Jr.
N. CONWAY, NH- Homer L. Lafond Jr., 73, died Saturday in N. Conway, NH. He was the husband of Claudette (Tellier) Lafond.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Homer L. Lafond Sr. and Lucille M. (Dery) Lafond.
LINCOLN- Madelyn Collins, 91, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arnold B. Collins and the daughter of the late James J. and Helen (Rush) Gorman.
She is survived by several cousins.
Mrs. Collins was employed as a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital for over 37 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial to which relatives and friends are invited will be celebrated today at 10:00 am in St. Ambrose Church, School St., Albion.
PROVIDENCE â A federal appeals court ruled Monday that an inmate at the center of a legal tug-of-war between Gov. Lincoln Chafee and federal prosecutors may stand trial in federal court, where he faces a possible death penalty prosecution over a fatal robbery.
The 3-2 decision issued by the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston sided with federal prosecutors, saying the state prison would serve as âa refuge against federal chargesâ if Jason W. Pleau were allowed to remain in the custody of Rhode Island authorities.
PAWTUCKET â In true maddening fashion, Daisuke Matsuzaka nibbled and nibbled some more in his rehab start Monday, which saw the Pawtucket Red Sox post a 4-0 victory. Facing a free-swinging Rochester outfit, Matsuzaka lasted just 4 2/3 innings, with 49 of his 87 pitches going for strikes.
PAWTUCKET â To many Red Sox fans, Daisuke Matsuzaka has always been a man of mystery. Granted, the language barrier has made it next to impossible for the American populous to get a firm handle on the Japanese import, yet judging by the heavy media turnout for Matsuzakaâs rehab outing for the Pawtucket Red Sox Monday, the right-handed pitcher is still very much a big deal in his native land.
Florence C. Seagrave
DOUGLAS- Florence C. (Hansen) Seagrave Neely, 91, of Douglas died Sunday May 6, 2012 in the Madonna Manor, North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late George R. Neely who died in 2002. Her former husband was George A. Seagrave, Jr. who died in 2005.
She was employed in the reprographic department of the Morgan Construction Company in Worcester for 19 years before retiring in 1985. During WWII, Florence worked at her mother-in-laws photography studio in Uxbridge, MA.