June 24th, 2014
BARRINGTON â€” If PGA stalwarts Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt had their way, they'd return to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic every summer.
The only problem? Given the duo's remarkable success at Rhode Island Country Club over the past two years, tournament co-hosts and local favorites Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade joked about their possible return after a wildly-entertaining finish early Tuesday afternoon.
When asked if there was anything he would change about the event, Faxon grinned, â€śI wouldn't invite Stricker back. He's too good.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” It wasnâ€™t Mookie Bettsâ€™ intention to create a firestorm. Thanks to his strong play since joining the PawSox three weeks ago coupled with Red Sox manager John Farrellâ€™s impromptu â€śI know Mookie Betts is swinging the bat wellâ€ť remark last weekend, the 21-year-old wunderkind is being seen in a different light.
In response to the attention that goes with the territory of being the flavor of the moment, Betts sought out Kevin Boles. The last thing Betts wanted to do was to make the life of the PawSox manager even more chaotic.
PAWTUCKET â€” In the world of target dates and timetables, Shane Victorinoâ€™s bid to rejoin the Red Sox during the teamâ€™s current West Coast sojourn came up well short.
With Wednesday marking the final game of a three-game set in Seattle, the best that Victorino can hope for is a return this weekend in New York. In order reach the point where the Red Sox feel comfortable enough to activate him, itâ€™s safe to say that the outfielder will have to withstand the challenge of playing nine innings.
Shirley A. Masse
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Shirley A. Masse 74, of Biscaia Ave. New Port Richey, FL died Monday, June 23, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Normand Masse. Born in Northbridge, MA she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Pearl (Duquette) Rice. Shirley was a homemaker for most of her life. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards and traveling.
Joseph W. Quiray, Jr.
HARRISVILLE - Joseph W. Quiray, Jr., 62, of Harrisville, died peacefully Monday, June 23, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of Claudette (Joyal) Quiray, whom he married September 10, 1972. Born in San Diego, CA, he was the son of the late Joseph W. Quiray, Sr. and Anna (Panciocco) Haynes.
Joseph was the owner of Print-It Plus, Providence for 27 years. He was a life member of the Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, fisherman, musician and amateur radio technician, who most of all loved spending time with his family.
Joseph G. LeClair
BURRILLVILLE - Joseph G. LeClair, 41, of Glendale, RI, passed away June 22, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, a son of Gerald & Gail (Connell) LeClair of Glendale, RI.
Joseph was a chemical applicator for the Malec Tree Services Co.in Nasonville. He was a lifelong Burrillville resident. He played in several area bands including the Down to Earth Band. An accomplished musician, he composed and preformed both music and vocals. He also was an avid New England Patriot fan.
BARRINGTON â€“ Peter Jacobsen found himself in an unusual position when the first round of the 16th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic ended Monday afternoon.
The former PGA star and playing partner Jimmy Walker manufactured a nine-under 62 at Rhode Island Country Club, and he admitted being tied for the lead â€“ with the defending champion tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt â€“ was a spot he didn't anticipate.
â€śWhat was our secret? I don't know, except maybe my youngest daughter (Kristen Sahler) is in the hospital (in Greenwich, Conn.); she's in labor, so maybe that's it,â€ť he smiled.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In addition to beefed-up school aid, the $8.7 billion state budget signed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee a couple of days ago has something that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has been lobbying for a long time: money to bring the makeover of World War II Veterans Memorial State Park to the starting line.
The spending plan includes $1.25 million over five years for park upkeep and staffing, a previously missing piece of the funding puzzle that had waylaid the project.
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.
Eugene E. Gramolini
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Eugene E. "Johnny" Gramolini, 94, died Saturday evening at home. He was the loving husband of the late Eleanor G. (Carroll) Gramolini.
Born in Winchendon, Massachusetts he was a son of the late Primo and Zaide (Caselli) Gramolini. He was raised in Woonsocket and resided in North Smithfield for over 55 years.
Mr. Gramolini served in the U.S. Army during WWII.