June 16th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€” Walking into McCoy Stadium didnâ€™t seem quite as daunting to Dante Baldelli. Never mind that heâ€™s a precocious 16-year-old who on the surface has some big shoes to fill following in a certain big brotherâ€™s footsteps.
Call it a case of what happens when baseball and family serve as parallel threads.
WOONSOCKET - Mildred "Millie" (Savoie) Tellier, RN passed from this life at the age of 88 on June 15, 2014, after a long illness, surrounded by her husband Robert, of 63 years and family. She was born in Manville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Regia (Guilbault) Savoie, and lived most of her life in Woonsocket.
Raymond N. Girard
MAPLEVILLE - Raymond N. Girard, 87, of Maplewood Dr., Mapleville, R.I. died on Sunday June 15, 2014 at home. He was the beloved husband of Gladys (Jardine) Girard.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Adelard and Alice (Pepin) Girard.
Raymond worked as a machinist for Draper's in Hopedale, R.I. for several years and also at Exercycle in Woonsocket, prior to retiring.
He was a member of the Burrillville Seniors.
Mildred A. McLaughlin
MAPLEVILLE, - Mildred A. (Gaskill) McLaughlin, 69, of Mapleville, RI, passed away at home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles B. McLaughlin, Sr. Born in Milford, MA on October 1, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Dora (Streeter) Gaskill.
NO. SMITHFIELD - Janina "Jennie" Klara, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday at the St. Antoine Residence. Born April 16, 1922 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Martin & Stefania (Wawskiewicz) Klara, she resided in Woonsocket all her life. Jennie was employed as a secretary for the Axelrod Co. in Woonsocket and then the Sisters of Mercy in Cumberland before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Woonsocket.
Robert E. Larence
CUMBERLAND - Robert E. Larence, 75, of Cumberland passed away Friday at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Beatrice (Salois) Larence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Mozart and Jennie (Pandolfi) Larence. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Larence was a Rhode Island National Guard Veteran.
He was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1957 and Salve Regina University, Class of 1971.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Despite an early lead and a dominating five-inning performance from Felix Doubront (see related story), the PawSox couldnâ€™t close out Charlotte on Fatherâ€™s Day.
Left-hander Drake Britton came on in the ninth with Pawtucket guarding a 1-0 lead they had held since their first turn at bat. Britton got the Knightsâ€™ Matt Davidson to foul out to first to start the inning, but yielded a ground single to left to Matt Tuiasosopo. The Sox then caught a break as Tyler Saladino botched a sacrifice bunt attempt and fouled out to catcher Christian Vazquez.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Aspiring filmmaker Victor Ramos isnâ€™t ready to quit his day job yet, but heâ€™s getting close.
The assistant executive director of the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition has already trimmed down the full-time position to part-time hours to promote his feature-length movie, a cross-cultural comedy called â€śLa Guagua.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ Professional baseball was a way of life for Kevin Boles and Travis Shaw long before they reached their respective posts with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Both have their fathers to thank for lighting the way, giving them a model for understanding the gameâ€™s finer points. Thereâ€™s no substitute for having a dad who understands the baseball culture because heâ€™s lived and experienced it.