August 22nd, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ Luis Exposito finally heard the words heâ€™s longed to hear â€“ the catching responsibilities for the Pawtucket Red Sox are his and his alone.
No longer is Exposito subjected to a strict platoon partnership, one that can test even the most patient of souls. Thanks to Ryan Lavarnwayâ€™s promotion to Boston and the Red Sox shipping off prospect Tim Federowicz at the July 31 trade deadline, the 24-year-old Exposito holds the title as the primary backstop.
Naturally, PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler wasted little time in delivering the message to Exposito.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mayor Leo T. Fontaine remained unopposed in his bid for re-election as the campaign season opened Monday, but who jumps in â€” and who doesnâ€™t â€” may depend on the outcome of a new poll in which two potential challengers to the first-term incumbent are named.
Cumberland political pollster Joe Fleming said his company has been hired to conduct research on how former Mayor Susan D. Menard or State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket) would fare in political competition against Fontaine. But Fleming wonâ€™t say who hired him.
Anna M. Swiski
LINCOLN - Anna M. (Sudol) Swiski, 91, of Franklin Street died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Alexander Swiski.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Hetel) Sudol, she had lived in Cumberland for 27 years before moving to Lincoln 17 years ago.
Mrs. Swiski was a secretary at the former Woonsocket Institution for Savings and later Eastland Bank for 10 years. She also was a substitute teacher at Our Lady of Consolation Parochial School and in the Woonsocket School system.
Jeanne D'Arc Richer
WOONSOCKET - Jeanne D'Arc Richer died Sunday at the age of 91 in The Ballou Home in Woonsocket surrounded by family and friends. Jeanne was one of many Franco-Americans of Canadian descent who worked the now defunct Woonsocket textile mills such as the Alsace and the Woonsocket Spinning.
Vivian A. Kamer
WOONSOCKET - Vivian A. Kamer, 70, of Woodhaven Rd., died Monday August 22, 2011, in the Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of Thomas Kamer.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Wilfred and Alice (Corriveau) Mathieu.
She worked in Housekeeping at the Mt. St. Rita Health Center for several years, and also for Miller Electric, for 28 years.
Irjean A. St. Onge
WOONSOCKET - Irjean A. "John" St. Onge, 89, formerly of Old River Rd., Manville, died Sunday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of Claire E. (Delage)(Godin) St. Onge. They were married on May 29, 1983.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Zephrim and Eva (Delisle) St. Onge. He was a resident of Manville for most of his life and had lived in Woonsocket for the past several years.
Mr. St. Onge was employed as a tool maker at Bird Co. Inc. for over 20 years and in his earlier years he worked at the Manville Jenckes mill.
Claire B. Hanley
WOONSOCKET - Claire B. Hanley 86, of Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside died Sunday at Waterview Villa in East Providence. She was the wife of Thomas E. Hanley.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Dante Iapaolo, 87of No. Smithfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.
Born in Macchiagodena, Italy he was the son of the late Lucia (Dipardo) and Annibale Iapaolo. He was a graduate of the University of Rome in Rome, Italy. He was formerly employed as an assistant professor at Brown University, as a chemist for Uniroyal and Sears. He was an avid horse and greyhound racing fan.
CUMBERLAND - Edwood Anderson, formerly of Blue Mist Drive, Manville passed away Sunday at home in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Anna (Crociata) Anderson.
He resided in Attleboro for the past year, previously residing in Cumberland, and the Manville section of Lincoln.
He trained as a pilot in the United States Air Force.
Mr. Anderson was self-employed in the computer industry as a consultant.
Ed was an avid builder and craftsman, lover of science fiction, and movie buff.