May 11th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s always been a soft spot in Tommy Harperâ€™s heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Thatâ€™s why it pained Harper, a 15-year big league veteran, to see the Red Sox speedster get abused and mistreated â€“ both from media members and teammates alike â€“ the way he did in 2010.
â€śA lot of people turned on him,â€ť noted Harper on a visit to McCoy Stadium Wednesday night. â€śSometimes in team meetings, you would give an opinion, but it stays right there. But if a media person says it, itâ€™s all over because itâ€™s out in the public.â€ť
WOONSOCKET --- The national spotlight could be on Joe Gardner again.
The Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter and EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight champion will step into the ring for his first fight outside New England and on the undercard of Saturday nightâ€™s â€śSuper Six World Boxing Classicâ€ť at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Gardner (7-2-1, 1 KO) will fight super middleweight prospect and 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (11-0, 10 KOs) in a six-round battle that highlights a seven-fight undercard and expects to be the swing bout on the nightâ€™s slate.
PROVIDENCE â€” If the state is going to talk about â€śshared sacrificeâ€ť to help eliminate a $300 million budget deficit, then those at the very highest income levels should be asked to sacrifice as well, a freshman state representative said Tuesday.
Members of the Woonsocket United Veterans Council, from left, Joseph L. B. Nadeau, Melvin Defoe, chaplain Thomas Paine, president Ernest Frappier and Richard Schatz, present former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, center, with the Citation of Excellence Award for his efforts on their behalf during his congressional career during a ceremony at the St. Joseph Veterans Hall in Woonsocket Tuesday evening. Kennedy spoke of his new crusade on behalf of veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury Syndrome, depression and substance abuse issues after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Leo "Rick" E.
CUMBERLAND- Leo "Rick" E. Powers, Jr., 48, of Heroux Blvd, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Leo E. Powers, Sr. of Blackstone, MA and Rhea (Bouchard) Powers with whom he lived.
He was the owner of the former Powers Roofing Co., Cumberland.
Mary C. Tremblay
WOONSOCKET- Mary C. (Carbone) Tremblay, 86 of Burnside Ave. passed away on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at home with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Raymond Tremblay.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elvira (Patraca) Carbone.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Leo J. Forand
WOONSOCKET- Leo J. Forand 86, of Greene St., died Friday at Woonsocket Health Center. He was the husband of Claire (Charest) Forand.
Born in Nantucket Island, MA., he was the son of the late Emil and Leonie (Rainey) Forand.
Mr. Forand was a mechanic for Coca Cola Corporation for thirty five years before retiring in 1986. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the VFW.
Michelle A. Cousineau
BLACKSTONE- Michelle A. (Roy) Cousineau, 55, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 5 years of Wayne G. Cousineau.
Born in Exeter, NH on August 21, 1955, she was the daughter of Marie L. (Bouley) Gregoire and her husband Roger of Woonsocket and the late Robert R. Roy.
Margarita L. Quinto
LINCOLN- Margarita L. Quinto, 94, died Tuesday at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the beloved wife of the late Severino Quinto MD.
Born in the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Vicente and Paula (Vinluan) DeLeon. She came to this country in 1982 settling in Lincoln.
She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville and was an accomplished pianist.
The Call will be taking a group photo of area veterans on Saturday, May 21, at the monument located at the intersection of Main and Court Street in downtown Woonsocket. We will take the photo at 1 p.m. sharp so please show up 15 minutes early.
The photo will appear on the cover of our May 30 Memorial Day special section.
If we get a big crowd, we will also take separate photos of veterans from each of the following eras: World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War/Iraq/Afghanistan. You do not need to be a combat veteran. Anyone who served in the military is welcome to attend.