September 5th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ One down, five to go.
Seeking to claim the franchiseâ€™s first Governorâ€™s Cup championship in 28 years, the Pawtucket Red Sox grabbed Game One of the best-of-five opening-round series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-4. The PawSox fell behind 4-0 after 2Â˝ innings before compiling seven unanswered runs to end the contest, which was witnessed by 1,518.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Larry Lucchino admitted Wednesday that he tries to clear his schedule and make a once-per-season pilgrimage to McCoy Stadium. In that regard, the Red Soxâ€™s president and CEO should thank the PawSox for advancing to the Governorâ€™s Cup playoffs.
Providing a textbook case of better late than never, Lucchino took in Wednesdayâ€™s playoff opener from Pawtucket president Mike Tamburroâ€™s box.
Arriving roughly 3 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled 7:05 first pitch, Lucchino spent quite a bit of time in the home teamâ€™s clubhouse and in the company of PawSox skipper Arnie Beyeler.
WOONSOCKET â€” Former funeral director Todd Lauzon has been ordered to serve four years in prison for embezzling money from numerous clients who purchased prearranged funeral contracts from him between 2002 and 2009.
Lauzon, 39, was sentenced by Associate Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to 30 counts of embezzlement, said Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for the attorney general.
Vogelâ€™s full sentence was 20 years, with four to serve, and the balance suspended, with probation. She also ordered Lauzon to make $137,000 in restitution to his victims.
WOONSOCKET â€” A spokesman for Republican congressional challenger Brendan Doherty said Wednesday he will remove a campaign sign from private property on South Main Street after a complaint about the size of the advertising was filed at the cityâ€™s zoning office.
â€śWe donâ€™t want to ruffle any feathers,â€ť said Robert Coupe, spokesman for the campaign. â€śIf thereâ€™s a complaint, weâ€™ll remove it.â€ť
Jeff Burlingame, a city firefighter, told The Call he filed the complaint because the sign is larger than the zoning code allows for political advertising.
Read more in our print edition.
Marie Rose Roy
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie Rose Roy 90, of Victory Highway, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Eugene Edward Roy.
Born in Woonsocket February 16, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Delia Bernier.
Mrs. Roy spent her life taking care of her family and home.
LINCOLN- Raymond E. Lamoureux, 84, formerly of Manville, died comfortably Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Port Health Center, Newburyport, MA surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Claire (Laliberte) Lamoureux who died in 2005. They were married for 48 years.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Leo and Antonia (Gouin) Lamoureux.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The School Committee later this month will formally honor School Superintendent Frank W. Pallotta Jr. for being named Rhode Island's 2013 School Superintendent of the Year.
A special ceremony will be held prior to the committee's regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Members of the Town Council will also be on hand to present Dr. Pallotta with a special council resolution. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include refreshments.
UXBRIDGE- Robert William Drtina, 54, of Uxbridge was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday September 2, 2012 within 200 yards of his home while riding with his very good friend; who is broken hearted at the loss.
Mr. Drtina was married to Barbara E. McGuinness-Drtina.
Robert was born in Philadelphia, PA to Arnold and the late Jacquelyn (Wileman) Drtina.
Madeline I. Dominick
WOONSOCKET- Madeline I. (Moon) Dominick, 79, of Crepeau Court, Woonsocket, died September 3, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Dominick.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Georgianna (Languirand) Moon.
She worked as an assembler for over 20 years retiring in the late 1990s from CD Burns Company in No. Smithfield. Madeline was a Communicant of Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and was also a Boston Red Sox fan.
Eva J. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Eva J. (Lambert) Parenteau, 94, of Cumberland Hill Rd., died September 3, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Germain J. Parenteau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the last surviving daughter of the late Charles and Cordilia (Robidoux) Lambert.
Mrs. Parenteau worked for Tupperware, No. Smithfield, in the lunch program for the Woonsocket School System and in dietary department for Fogarty Rehabilitation Hospital.