June 26th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€” Even though several potential suitors were knocking on his door, Andres Torres was not going to sign with a major-league club until he felt fine physically.
â€śI wasnâ€™t ready because I had the surgery (to repair a strained left Achillesâ€™ tendon). It takes time. I just took my time and made sure that I was good to go,â€ť said Torres on Thursday, his first day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. â€śI [heard] from a few teams, but I was just waiting for the right moment. Once I feel good, I just signed with Boston.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ If you werenâ€™t settled into your seat at McCoy Stadium until the second inning Thursday night, you missed a lot.
A five-run first inning highlighted by Garin Cecchiniâ€™s grand slam propelled Pawtucket to a 7-3 victory over Norfolk before 5,297. Cecchini turned on a 2-1 offering from Jason Gurka and deposited it into the right-field bullpen for his third home run of the season.
The homer enabled Cecchini to take over the club lead in RBI with 30. The previous leader was Bryce Brentz with 28. Brentz hasnâ€™t appeared in a game for the PawSox since May 15.
Victor G. LeMay
WOONSOCKET - Victor G. LeMay, 79, of Sunrise Avenue, died June 24, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of Ramona (Koury) LeMay whom he married November 23, 1961. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerald and Rose (Craig) LeMay.
He worked for the City of Woonsocket for eleven years before retiring in 2000 and prior to that worked locally as a machinist. Victor served in the United States Army, he enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, wood working and spending time with his grandchildren.
Norman H. Lataille, Sr.
HARRISVILLE - Norman H. Lataille, Sr., 84, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Roger Williams Hospital, Providence with his family by his side. He was the husband of Lena (Lafreniere) Lataille, whom he married June 23, 1951. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Leo and Dora (Lague) Lataille.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Camille "Cam" Morisseau, 69, of Great Road, died June 18, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Elaine S. (Nys) Morisseau whom he married June 12, 1965. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Emile and Laurencia (Julie) Morisseau.
Rose B. Simard
BLACKSTONE - Rose B. (Parenteau) Simard, 97, of Diana Street died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center after taking a fall at home. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Paul A. Simard, Sr., who died on March 31.
Mrs. Simard was born in Canada and emigrated to this country with her family as a young child. She was a daughter of Joseph and Marie (Giguere) Parenteau of Woonsocket and was predeceased by four brothers: Ubald, Germain, Bernard, and Raymond Parenteau, and three sisters: Cecile Parenteau, Marie Couture, and Rachel Giguere.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles Academy is reducing its staff by about a dozen teachers at the end of the school year.
PAWTUCKET â€” There have been three editions to Paul Dicksonâ€™s handy and comprehensive â€śThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary,â€ť though no revised version has graced bookstore shelves in the past five years.
If and when Dickson gets around to updating the gameâ€™s vernacular â€“ 952 pages of words and phrases suggests that the author has covered all the bases (no pun intended) â€“ he should make it a point to insert the full name of the Red Soxâ€™ current version of a Swiss Army knife: Brock Holt.
Mary Ellen French
WHITINSVILLE - Mary Ellen "Mame" (Kane) French, 67, formerly of Plummer Ave. died Tues. June 24 at Milford Hospital after a long illness. Her husband Edward A. French died Feb 2, 1994.
Marion I. Ducharme-Paul
BURRILLVILLE - Marion I. (Spink) Ducharme-Paul, 98, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Harold Ducharme and Horace Paul. Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Albina (Dumas) Spink.
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