Author Archives: Scott Pickering

Gilda M. Alano, 81, Bristol

Gilda M. (Pellegrini) Alano, of Bristol, Rhode Island, formerly of Worcester and Shrewsbury, Mass., died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Rhode Island Hospital with her family gathered by her side. She was 81. Gilda was born July 7, 1933, in Worcester, the youngest of seven children of Italian immigrants Peter and Josephine (Martucci) Pellegrini. In death she joins her

Mae C. Barba, 93, Warren

Mae C. (Wrobleski) Barba, 93, of Libby Lane, Warren, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at home. She was the wife of the late Frank Barba. She was born in Warren, a daughter of the late Adolph and Frances (Serwatka) Wrobleski. Mae was a cashier clerk for the former Grants Store. A lifelong Warren resident, she

Eastbayri switches to Digital Subscription model

  East Bay Newspapers is now selling subscriptions to its website. As of this afternoon, the site is open to subscribers only. The price is $.99 per month for anyone who subscribes to one of the company’s paid newspapers. The price is $3 per month for any non-subscribers. Customers who visit the company’s Subscription


Bristol church finishes 100-year celebration with Sunday banquet

Saint Elizabeth’s Church in Bristol hit a milestone recently as it celebrated its 100th anniversary. To honor the church making the 100-year mark, Saint Elizabeth’s Church commemorated the festivities by hosting a “Centennial Celebration” — a series of events that kicked off last September and has continued throughout all of 2014. “It’s not every day


Joseph Andrew Arruda, 57, Bristol

Joseph Andrew Arruda, 57, died suddenly in Hadley, Mass., on Thursday morning, May 22, 2014. He was the loving husband of Denise (Johnson) Arruda. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph E and Shirley (Miller) Arruda. Joe was happiest while fishing and boating with family and friends in the waters of

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Lillian Micheletti, 77

Lillian (Brown) Micheletti, 77, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, May 24. She was the wife of the late Vincent Micheletti. Born in Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Frank and the late Georgianna (Machado) Brown. Mrs. Micheletti worked at Amica Insurance in Providence for 11 years before joining her husband, Vincent, and

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Betty Jane Burkhardt, 89, Bristol

Betty Jane (Neale) Burkhardt, 89, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth R. Burkhardt. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Howard Irvin and Elva T. (Newman) Neale. She leaves two children, Dr. Ann Burkhardt (Ramon Noboa Barroso)

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Women business owners gather at Alayne White in Bristol

Nearly 50 women gathered at Alayne White (the spa and wellness center owned by Alayne White) for the first-ever “Superchick Bristol Women-Owner-Business” luncheon on Monday. Ms. White organized and hosted the event as a way for Bristol’s women business owners — believe it or not, there are about 75!  — as well as women in

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Linda Castigliego, 59, Bristol

Mrs. Linda L. (Lannigan) Castigliego, age 59, of 28 Sunnyside Ave., Bristol, died peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Paul M. Castigliego, her husband of 35 years. Born in Fall River and raised in Bristol, a resident of