Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed the Rhode Island acquisitions of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.
Through their subsidiaries, Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services and the nonprofit Prime Healthcare Foundation now have more than 30,000 employees and own and operate 25 hospitals.
Each year, the Blackstone Valley boasts its share of amateur championship teams (from the high school ranks to the summer amateur leagues) and tremendous individual performances that rank among the very best in Rhode Island.
But itâ€™s been quite some time since this region has seen an outpouring of success such as the events that transpired during 2013.
WOONSOCKET- Ida (Suffoletto) Laplume, 90, of Laflamme Ave., died peacefully Monday, December 30, 2013, in the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Laplume.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Margueritta (Cicolella) Suffoletto.
Ida was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriot and Bruins fan.
Cora E. Demers
WOONSOCKET- Cora E. Demers, 97 formerly of East School St. died Monday December 30, 2013 at Mt St. Rita's Health Centre. She was the wife of the late Raymond Demers.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Adolphe and Marie (Roch) Ouellette. Cora was a stitcher for the former Jacob Finkelstein & Sons for twelve years. She was a member of, St. Joseph Sr. Citizens, St. Louis Sr. Citizens, Golden Ages Club, St. John Vianney Sr. Citizens, Royal Travelers, and the St. Germain Manor Club.
Robert S. Frueh
WARWICK- Robert S. "Bob" Frueh, 66, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Ricci) Frueh with whom he had celebrated 34 years of marriage.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Otto R. and Mary Ann (Ference) Frueh.
He lived in Woonsocket before moving to Warwick where he resided for the last 32 years.
Dora F. Ducharme
BURRILLVILLE- Ducharme, Dora F., 91, of Harrisville, RI, passed away on December 27, 2013 at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag, RI.
She was the loving wife of sixty one years to Edward Ducharme.
She was born March 24, 1922 in Pittsfield, NH, a daughter of the late Arthur & Sophia Vien.
Dora was a nurse's aide for several area nursing homes. She was a resident of Burrillville since 1951, previously living in New Hampshire.
Jean Paul Lariviere
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jean Paul Lariviere 87, of 36 Bellevue Ave. died Monday December 30, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. J. Paul Lariviere owner of Paul's Family Restaurant passed away peacefully after a brief illness.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Frederick and Valida (Vincent) Lariviere.
CUMBERLAND- Dorothy M. (Vose) Bascombe, 92, of Old West Wrentham Road died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Willard E. Bascombe.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
She was employed by Tanury Brothers Jewelry Manufacturers of Lincoln for many years before retiring in 1965.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Family members of domestic violence victim Catherine Salvi say her condition has taken a dramatic turn for the worse at Rhode Island Hospital.
Mary Salvi said her doctors have informed the family that her daughter would stop breathing if she were taken off a respirator.
â€śTheyâ€™re going to do one more test,â€ť said a subdued Salvi, her voice trailing off. â€śWeâ€™ve never had to do something like this before.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Hereâ€™s hoping that Bryan Berard succeeded in knocking off the skating rust last week at Adelard Arena.
Itâ€™s one thing to glide around the ice while having a good time with your high school buddies, along with the Mount St. Charles hockey alumni who preceded your time on Logee Street. Come New Yearâ€™s Eve, a much bigger audience will be watching Berard as the Woonsocket native and former Mountie standout joins forces with legends and greats of the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise.